Find a piano teacher in San Francisco, CA

Find piano lessons in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 piano teachers in San Francisco, CA

Students agree: these San Francisco piano lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dan Lupo Music

Dan Lupo Music

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Gabriel H. says, "I’ve been working with Dan for a little over a month now & after taking a break from piano for over 6 years I’ve been able to get back into it and learn things I never learned in my previous 15 years of playing piano. Dan has been amazing at helping me work towards my goal of learning more music theory and composition. " Read more
Alice's Crescendo Piano Lesson

Alice's Crescendo Piano Lesson

5.0(4)
2 hires on Lessons
Serves San Francisco, CA
Nicco W. says, "Alice was incredibly professional and punctual, even braving the rain to make it to our lesson on time. Her dedication to her students is evident in every session. She has a warm, encouraging teaching style that makes learning enjoyable and rewarding. Her extensive experience and deep knowledge of piano playing and music theory are evident, and she tailors each lesson to suit my skill level and goals. I have made significant progress since starting lessons with her. I highly recommend Alice to anyone looking to improve their piano skills." Read more
Piano Lessons In Person/online And In Group.

Piano Lessons In Person/online And In Group.

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Hanie G. says, "I take my son to piano lessons since he was 18 months. Teacher Margarita is very creative to keep him playing at the pianos. She is very patient and knows how to work with him. She really cares that he gets the most out of his class. Also very professional, detailed oriented and on time." Read more
Yanowitz Tutoring Services

Yanowitz Tutoring Services

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves San Francisco, CA
I tailor lessons to students' unique learning styles and interests. Depending on student's interests I can teach a combination of sight reading, harmony, ear training, technique, and songwriting. I have taught popular, jazz, and contemporary piano styles to students of diverse ages ranging from 5 to 65. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from Yale, a certificate in jazz piano and composition from the acclaimed Dick Grove School of Music, and an MS/MBA from Purdue. I enjoy watching my students's improve their performance skills and seeing it carry over to other parts of their life (i.e. school, work, confidence, and discipline.)...
Karen's Piano Studio

Karen's Piano Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Experience your natural musicality with the remarkable Australian-developed Simply Music approach. Simply Music is a revolutionary piano and keyboard program that offers a breakthrough in music education. This unique method has adults, children, teens, and seniors playing great-sounding blues, classical, contemporary and accompaniment pieces – immediately – from their very first lessons. Karen’s Piano Studio offers piano and keyboard lessons for students of all ages and abilities. We’re located in downtown San Rafael and parking is conveniently available at the studio. My musical background includes traditional piano lessons all through...

Your Piano Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are piano lessons?

Piano lessons cost $40 to $80 per hour, depending on the location, their experience level, and session length. A piano lesson package costs $180 to $350 for five 1-hour lessons. Children's piano lessons and online lessons often cost less than average.

Piano lessons are available for all ages in most cities in the country. Music instructors teach:

  • Music theory
  • Sight-reading
  • Improvisation
  • How to improve playing or technique

At what age should you start piano lessons?

The best age to start piano lessons is 5 to 9 years, though learning how to play the piano doesn't have an age limit. Playing the piano strengthens fine motor skills, increases flexibility, and improves your memory no matter how old you are.

Are piano lessons worth it?

Piano lessons are worth the money and effort invested over time. Playing an instrument can be beneficial for mental health, and cognitive strength. For smaller budgets, book just a few lessons to get the basics down and continue on your own.

How long are piano lessons?

Piano lessons for beginners or children are typically 30 to 45 minutes per session. Intermediate or advanced lessons are 45 to 60+ minutes per session. Most people have 1 to 2 lessons per week.

Can you learn to play piano online?

Yes, you can learn to play piano online through a webcam or virtual tutorials. Search our list of online piano teacher near you to find an instructor. Online piano lessons are often more convenient than in-person lessons and cost 20% less on average.

How do I select a piano teacher?

Start by searching our list of piano teachers, then:

  • Get at least three free estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews on Lessons and Google if possible.
  • Ask for references from current or recent students.
  • Make sure they are kind and personable, especially when with children.
  • Get a written estimate and schedule before the first lesson.
  • Avoid making a large payment up front. Follow a payment plan instead.

After asking questions and browsing reviews, hire the best piano instructor in your area.

What questions should I ask piano instructors?

When hiring piano teachers near you, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been teaching piano?
  • Do you have a degree in music?
  • What age do you typically teach?
  • What genre of piano do you specialize in?
  • Will you give me a contract or payment arrangement in writing?
  • Will you allow me to choose some or all of the songs we practice?

Reviews for San Francisco piano teachers

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Andrew Z.
I have been taking voice lessons with Dan for about two months now, and have noticed obvious improvements. Dan demonstrates and communicates concepts in a way that is easy to understand and he also gives clear and actionable feedback. Beyond this, he is friendly, accommodating, and responsive -- all amazing qualities to have as a teacher and person. Highly recommend to anyone looking to learn more about music.
Dan Lupo Music
Nicco W.
Alice is an amazing teacher who is not only knowledgeable but also incredibly patient and supportive. Her passion for music is truly inspiring and she has a unique way of making even the most challenging concepts seem manageable. I've seen so much improvement in my playing since starting lessons with her and I always look forward to our sessions. I highly recommend Alice to anyone looking for a skilled and encouraging piano instructor.
Alice's Crescendo Piano Lesson
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