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  • Confident Chords

    Confident Chords

    San Francisco, CA · Robert McManmon

    (11 reviews)

    Instruments are an extension of oneself, I focus on developing the musician within each of us to their fullest potential. My passion is to Connect and inspire through music, Share my passion for music with those around me, and Teach creativity through music.

  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    San Francisco, CA · Lana A.

    (10 reviews)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuri
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  • Machiko Music

    Machiko Music

    San Francisco, CA · Machiko Hill

    (2 reviews)

    In my private lessons, I create a positive environment for my students to be able to fully enjoy the music!  I teach students the correct form of fingers, hands and the use of the arm carefully in order to produce a beautiful tone.  I guide my students to be able to play many repertoires by reading score and by listening to music.  I will support my students to: Foster sensitivity, sensibility, creativity and the ability to express one’s self.  Acquire the sense of rhythm and the sense of music.  Improve memory  Gain confidence, improve self-esteem  Ac
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  • Bryan Albert Guitar Lessons San Francisco

    Bryan Albert Guitar Lessons San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA · Bryan Albert

    (2 reviews)

    I teach guitar and piano catered to the individual student. There is no one formula that works for everybody, and my extensive experience with all ages and varying goals makes lessons an enjoyable experience for everybody.  I taught at the University level, to non-music majors, at Northwestern University. I also cultivated a studio of approximately 35 students, of all ages, at Columbia College Chicago, as a private piano and guitar instructor and pre-collegiate ensemble coach.  I am also a touring professional entertainer and composer.
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  • Upscale Piano

    Upscale Piano

    San Francisco, CA · Ellen Levine

    (1 review)

    I offer lessons in your home geared to your level of mastery. Lessons include theory, music history, and other aspects of piano literature. Contact me so we can get you started!

  • Rosabel's Piano Lessons

    Rosabel's Piano Lessons

    San Francisco, CA · Rosabel Estrada

    I teach piano to students of all ages for several years now. I want to share with you my passion. I want to be able to help you be good at it. Please give me a call for inquiries and reservations. Thank you!

  • MGP Lessons

    MGP Lessons

    Daly City, CA · Matthew Gaspar

    Hello potential students! I have been teaching piano for over 8 years at a local music store and am looking to branch out into private lessons. I have experience teaching both group and private lessons. However, I have taught mostly group lessons which has allowed me to teach a lot more students over an 8 year period than usual. This extra experience has allowed me to become more efficient in teaching my curriculum and knowing the most problematic points of the curriculum and how to help students get past those difficulties. I greatly enjoy teaching students and I always look to simplify and
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  • Wendy's Piano Lessons

    Wendy's Piano Lessons

    Berkeley, CA · Wendy Wendy

    Professional concert pianist willing to accept more private piano students. all ages& all levels! Fun classes and students for beginners will learn very solid foundation about playing piano and be able to do the sight reading very fast and be able to play songs on their own soon. Helping advanced levels students prepare for the up coming concerts, competitions, school entry exams etc. Providing professional venues to host concerts for students to perform in public . At the age of three Wendy began the study of piano. For six years she studied under the watchful eye of her mothe
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  • Mark Thornton Flute And Piano Instructor

    Mark Thornton Flute And Piano Instructor

    San Francisco, CA · Mark Thornton

    Experienced flute and piano instructor now offering private lessons in the Bay Area. Diploma in Music majoring in flute 6 years of teaching experiences in both piano and flute RCM Gr. 10 Flute Certificate Honors RCM Gr. 8 Piano Certificate Honors Loves teaching beginner to advance flute students Enjoys teaching beginner piano students Regularly performs at events/functions Fluent in English and good in Spanish Able to travel to meet students Beginner Piano : $25/30min $30/45min $35/hr Flute : $25/30min $35/45min $45/hr
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  • Maria Childress Piano Lessons

    Maria Childress Piano Lessons

    San Francisco, CA · Maria Childress

    Enthusiastic, dynamic, friendly piano teacher offers lessons. Competitive rates, beginners welcome. You can play for pleasure or do exams. I have also attended rock school teacher training and a rock school course can be followed with or without exams; including a more contemporary repertoire as opposed to solely classical music. I live in Financial District but I can travel anywhere within San Francisco. References available upon request.

  • Piano, Music Theory And Music Technology Lessons

    Piano, Music Theory And Music Technology Lessons

    San Francisco, CA · Courtney Rutledge

    Hi! My name is Courtney and I have a 'First Class' honors degree in Music. I am a trained classical pianist and have just over 6 years worth of teaching experience in music. I have worked with a variety of different abilities and ages. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information on lesson plans and exam preparation regarding piano.

  • Angel Vazquez Piano Lessons

    Angel Vazquez Piano Lessons

    San Francisco, CA · Angel Vazquez

    Angel Vazquez is a Singer/Songwriter born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 23, 1982. Son of Natividad Perez, a professional puertorican singer, and Angel A. Vazquez. From an early age Angel Vazquez was exposed to music and to different Latin genres such as Salsa, Merengue, Pop Ballads, and Spanish Pop Rock among others. Angel started his formal music training at the age of 13 at the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico, even though he had been singing since he was 8 years old at different talents shows and events in Puerto Rico such as weddings, school programs, private and charity events and
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  • Jerome's  Piano Lessons

    Jerome's Piano Lessons

    Alameda, CA · Jerome Phillips

    I teach how to improvise in the genres of blues, rock, jazz and R&B. I work best with people that have some traditional piano training. I'll help you move away from written music and noddle around on a keyboard or piano. We discover how anyone can improv alone or in a group ensemble. This is not a system that requires sight reading. Would you like to do open mics, write songs, or understand what is going on when you see a musician on stage? It is not a mystery reserved for a few 'naturally gifted' musicians. There is a form underlying all pop music, and it can be taught. I've been a manage
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  • Piano Lessons In French, English, Russian

    Piano Lessons In French, English, Russian

    San Francisco, CA · Margaret Pinko

    I have been teaching music for 13 years and I have students from all levels and ages. I can speak French, Polish, English, Russian. My lesson program is very flexible and depends on client's needs. We can discover together theory, some simple singing and of course piano pieces from classical, jazz or pop repertoire. I think that learning music is very important especially for kids. It can help to study other subjects for school and strengthen their concentration. Please contact me for further information.
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  • D. Riley Nicholson Music

    D. Riley Nicholson Music

    San Francisco, CA · D. Riley Nicholson

    I teach piano, percussion, and composition to a wide range of students who are passionate and excited about music!  Specifically I prefer to teach:  Beginning piano students Beginning percussion students Beginning to advanced composers  My teaching experience so far includes teaching young beginning piano students and coaching professional and pre-professional artists on modern music; however, I am eager to work with an even wider range of instrumental students and composers. Composer and Performer Bio: D. Riley Nicholson has performed and compo
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  • Delaney Piano Studio

    Delaney Piano Studio

    Oakland, CA · John Delaney

    Register now open for classes in September! Delaney Piano Studio has been providing music lessons for over 15 years. We specialize in teaching music to children and teach piano and voice lessons. John Delaney is a director of the studio. Trained at the Royal College of Music, London, UK, he is highly experienced and has developed a unique, child-centered program. We work with your child to discover their learning style and strive to keep their learning experience lively, interesting and exciting. We not only offer lessons, but monthly practice incentives, piano parties, recitals and many creat
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  • Classical Guitar, Piano & Singing Lessons, Music Theory & Musicianship

    Classical Guitar, Piano & Singing Lessons, Music Theory & Musicianship

    Oakland, CA · Diane Becerra

    I teach private and group lessons for all ages (kids from 5 and up, adults - any age). Lessons 30min, 45min, full hour. My specialties are classical guitar (& some chord strumming), piano, private signing lessons for children, exam preparation in guitar/piano, music theory & musicianship: rudiments and university level, listening to music, and ensemble lessons (duets, trios, etc)Learning program and homework are designed individually to suit your needs. Classical pieces, your favorite songs, holiday music - you name it!Please contact for more details.Thanks!
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  • Piano Lessons From Music Teachers Association Of California Member

    Piano Lessons From Music Teachers Association Of California Member

    San Francisco, CA · Fiona Cheng

    I have been teaching music in the bay area for over twenty years. I graduated from Holy Names University with a Master's Degree in Music Education. I have taught music to children from preschool to elementary school for over twenty years. At present, I am a piano teacher at Golden Key Piano School in Berkerley. I love to play the piano, and I love to share my passion with my students.

  • Phyllis Plotkin Piano Lessons

    Phyllis Plotkin Piano Lessons

    Oakland, CA · Phyllis Plotkin

    I care about giving students the tools they will need to make the best music they can. This includes of comprehensive program of technique, sight-reading, ear-training, learning pieces and performing. I have taught private lessons for over 40 years, and really feel like I'm in my best teaching years now. I taught at Piedmont Piano for many years, and also at Alameda School of music. Now I teach at home and enjoy having all my materials at hand, and giving students the opportunity to play on a very good grand piano. I'm a member of the Music Teachers Association, and a performing member of t
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  • Rhonda Bradetich Flute Lessons

    Rhonda Bradetich Flute Lessons

    Sausalito, CA · Rhonda Bradetich

    Ms. Bradetich is very interested in educational programs and teaches many students both as faculty flutist at North Idaho College and privately in the Sandpoint area. She has also been a flute instructor for the Lionel Hampton School of Music Summer Program at the University of Idaho.

  • Lawley Lessons LLC

    Lawley Lessons LLC

    Emeryville, CA · Billy Lawley

    How is Billy unique as a Music Instructor in the Bay Area? Billy has over a decade of experience teaching private voice and piano. Billy is a Board Certified Music Therapist and has significant experience working with students who have special needs. Billy has worked with students as young as 4 years and as old as 75 years.  He can teach students of any age. Billy has significant professional training in both opera and musical theater, as well as a strong understanding of popular  music.  Billy can focus on the musical taste of the student during any voice or piano l
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  • RG Music Studio

    RG Music Studio

    Belvedere Tiburon, CA · Rhoda Gravador

    Private one-on-one piano and voice lessons. Will travel to the student's residence in Marin. San Francisco location is in the South of Market. Online voice lessons are also available via Skype. Semi-annual recitals are held for all students of all levels. Currently, her teaching focus is beginning to intermediate piano for all ages and all levels for voice. Prior teaching experience includes K-8 music education, choral conducting, a Capella intensives, and singing for actors. All beginner and intermediate levels of all ages are welcome!
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  • Charlie Han's Music

    Charlie Han's Music

    旧金山, CA · Chengyuan Han

    San Francisco-based Chengyuan (Charlie) Han is a composer, arranger, producer and music editor with 8 years of experience and Charlie also studied keyboard instruments (Piano, Electone and Portable Keyboard) for 22 years. An MFA candidate in the Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media program at the Academy of Art University, Charlie has worked with a variety of creative teams to produce and polish music and sound for television shows, video games, and commercials, such as Music for 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade. Outside his work in music composition and production, Char
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San Francisco Piano Lessons

(26 reviews)

As an adult, you may have the thought about taking piano lessons, but you are not sure where to start the quest. You probably want to buy a piano lesson book and start practicing. But which book?

If this instrument is a brand new thing for you, musical theory can be time-consuming to learn. The most important part is to learn the basics. There are a number of books to get you started.

Easiest Piano by John Thompson
This is a series of piano lesson books that are suitable for beginners. John Thompson brilliantly presents the lessons in a clear and concise way with colorful illustrations. The interesting visuals help you to learn notes plus complete the assignments like a pro. This is an ultimate resource for a new player.

Bastien Piano
This lesson book is designed especially for adults. There are samples of music cross genres and it is more entertaining with a CD to listen to. It helps a lot in understanding the beat or tempo progressively. This book is for learners who want to improve their knowledge in blues, folk, and even classical piano.

Basic Adult All in One Piano Course by Alfred
This collection by Alfred is one of the mostly sought after piano lesson books. It is easy to follow with simple tutorials and it is also enjoyable for adults who are just starting to learn piano. There are sections of theory, techniques, and the lessons themselves. It is recommended for teachers who give piano lessons to adults.

Guide to Musical Theory: A Complete Idiot Guide
This book has an interesting title but let’s not be worried about that. In fact, this book smartly compiles every little thing you need to know about piano lessons. Whether you have no experience at all, or you have played a melody before, this book has all the guides specifically for piano lessons. When you already have a teacher to assist you in learning piano, you still need to equip yourself with books to improve faster.

Getting the Right Book, and the Right Teacher
The right lesson book will explain confusing theories in their simplest form. Hence, you will be able to understand your lesson better. The right piano lesson book will help you to understand piano better. It takes effort and dedication to learn instruments, especially piano. But when you finally find a teacher and the right book, you will surely feel satisfied when you can play something from it.

Getting yourself a private teacher is also essential to support your learning session. A good teacher will give you the tips and tricks needed to accelerate your lesson learning. Also, they will give you the step-by-step guide to improve your skill. To find piano lessons in San Francisco, CA, simply go to and find your favorite skillful teacher in no time. Register your information and browse expert teachers based on the features you choose.