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  • Confident Chords

    Confident Chords

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    4.9 (11)

    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.

    Best of 2018
  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    5.0 (10)

    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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  • Alexandra Perdew Music Lessons (Harp, Piano, Chamber Music, Theory)

    Alexandra Perdew Music Lessons (Harp, Piano, Chamber Music, Theory)

    San Mateo, CA 94404

    5.0 (7)

    I teach music to students of all age in order to enhance the student's appreciation of music and love/interest in their instruments. I believe music should be fun and not just a chore. Yes, there is homework, but the homework should be rewarding most of the time. I teach beginning to intermediate piano, all levels of harp, and all levels of theory and chamber music. My students are attending or have attended many of the Ivy Leagues and major conservatories throughout the world. My goal is to teach them music to a high level while allowing them to keep their musical voice. Each one of my studen
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    Best of 2018
  • Hadley McCarroll Piano Studio

    Hadley McCarroll Piano Studio

    Oakland, CA 94611

    5.0 (6)

    My enthusiasm for the material, performing, and helping students achieve their goals. Check out my youtube channel via the link listed on my profile. You can also read more about me here: and here: looking forward to working with you!

  • Lella Piano Lessons

    Lella Piano Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94109

    5.0 (5)

    I studied Musicology and Piano Perfmance at the Shandong Normal University School of Music, w with my BA in 2005.   I have been teaching piano for more than 10 years. I am happy to continue sharing my love of music with my students here. I began tutoring Mandarin in January 2015. As a native speaker, I can guide you to a very high level, and help you learn to speak with a proper Chinese accent. Please note: Online classes are available for Mandarin Chinese only. Piano lessons are only available in person.
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  • Martin Morley Piano Lessons

    Martin Morley Piano Lessons

    Lafayette, CA 94549

    5.0 (5)

    I have bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance and have been featured as a concerto soloist with orchestras in Kansas, Texas, and California.  I continue to perform as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and duo-pianist, both in paid gigs and as fundraisers for non-profit organizations like the Young People's Symphony Orchestra and Contra Costa Interfaith Housing.

  • Angel Music Studios

    Angel Music Studios

    San Francisco, CA 94124

    5.0 (4)

    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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    Best of 2018
  • Upscale Piano

    Upscale Piano

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    5.0 (3)

    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!

  • Mansfield Music

    Mansfield Music

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    5.0 (3)

    I teach many instruments: Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Ukelele, and more. I design a custom approach for each student. What makes me different from other teachers is that I have extensive experience in many diverse fields of music—classical, jazz, rock, pop, etc.—as a result of a professional music career working with performers and publishers in every style imaginable. I also teach students of all ages, usually from 4 years old to senior citizens. Beginners are welcome! Please visit my website for more detailed information about lessons, and how to get the most out o
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  • Mission Studio

    Mission Studio

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    5.0 (2)

    Best of 2018
  • Alia's Piano/music Lessons

    Alia's Piano/music Lessons

    San Leandro, CA 94577

    5.0 (2)

    As a private piano instructor, I teach sight-reading and classical technique for the beginner to the intermediate student.  I also teach pop, rock, jazz, and R&B music and self-accompaniment techniques for students who want to play and sing.  My lesson plans are individualized for each student’s capabilities and interests.  I have a large pool of books, exercises, classical repertoire, pop tunes, and theory lesson plans to pull from.  I prepare each student with a performance repertoire and teach memorization skills for recital time.
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  • Ghazal Karimpour Piano Lessons

    Ghazal Karimpour Piano Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94114

    5.0 (2)

    Born and raised in Iran, Ghazal Karimpour began her musical education at age six with piano lessons. She received classical and pop music lessons until the age of twenty, when she was accepted to one of the most prestigious contemporary and jazz schools of music in the US, Berklee College of Music.  Throughout college, Ghazal participated in many music performances, and wrote numerous music pieces. At Berklee, Ghazal studied piano, guitar and voice performance, theory and technique with well-established musicians such as Neil Olmstead and Vuk Kulenovic. Majored in music therapy, Ghazal wo
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  • Doris Angel Services

    Doris Angel Services

    Palo Alto, CA 94303

    5.0 (2)

    I tell stories that students relate to! And cater to each student's needs.  I also have a sense of humor and can lighten the student's stress levels.  I am also a song writer. And I am very creative! I think of exercises that will suit the student accomplish what their needs are. I have had over 35 years experience with some of the best teachers in Michigan and California and Europe.

  • Allan Moon

    Allan Moon

    Oakland, CA 94610

    5.0 (2)

    I'm an Oakland based musician, composer and producer with over 40 years of experience in both live and recording environments. I offer lessons on piano, bass guitar and 6 string guitar. I have studied classical piano from the age of 7 and have played guitar and bass since the age of 15. I can offer a solid foundation of technique and reading but also like to emphasize that, most importantly, playing music should be fun and fulfilling.

  • Rosie Garcia Piano Lessons

    Rosie Garcia Piano Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94118

    5.0 (1)

    Piano lessons for children, adults and anyone interested on music theory, music history and specifically playing the greatest instrument in the world! I can also teach you in Spanish if you like :) Piano for children: Learning how to play an instrument can be so much fun for your children and also it will help them to develop their artistic and musical skills. Besides playing piano is an easy way to get the basic notions of music and it is a great instrument to start due to its facility to performance since the very first day. Piano for adults: Or.. you can improve your piano skills if
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  • Piano Lessons In French, English, Russian

    Piano Lessons In French, English, Russian

    San Francisco, CA 94134

    5.0 (1)

    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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  • Glorious Music Studio

    Glorious Music Studio

    El Cerrito, CA 94530

    5.0 (1)

    Hi, I am a Juilliard grad and have been teaching and playing for the last 25 years. Teaching-motivatin is my passion and mission in life. It’s not just teaching how to put fingers down, but layers of discovery levels to enjoy going thru the path together with the wealth of Piano music given. You will be taught a well-rounded, holistic musicianship that will last a lifetime. It gives me great pleasure to see the students think on their own and be their own teacher as music is joyful and fun to learn. Through music, we learn language, things that we didn’t know existed in ourselves a
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  • Trent Garner, Piano And Percussion Lessons

    Trent Garner, Piano And Percussion Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94117

    5.0 (1)

    Offering professional percussion services, private piano & percussion lessons, masterclasses, ensemble & marching pit instruction, equipment repair, and tutoring in music theory & musicianship in San Francisco. Check out my website! Trent Garner performs with a variety of ensembles, from church drumming and pit percussion, to marching in DCI and performances with local groups including the San Francisco Symphony @ Sound Box, the Prometheus Symphony, and SFJazz.   His professional experience encompasses many styles and settings, including tim
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  • Kenn Gartner Concerts Inc.

    Kenn Gartner Concerts Inc.

    San Rafael, CA 94903

    5.0 (1)

    I am the sole piano and sole voice teacher on the Juilliard School's Private Teacher Directory in the following two cases: IN PIANO:  I am the only piano teacher listed from the Los Angeles area to the Washington State border, east through Utah. IN VOICE:  I am the only voice teacher listed from the Mexican to the Canadian borders, east through Utah, with the exception of another voice teacher in Oklahoma.

  • 88 Keys, Unlimited Creativity

    88 Keys, Unlimited Creativity

    San Francisco, CA 94112

    5.0 (1)

    I believe encouragement is the key to success and I strive to make my teaching environment positive and fun.

    Best of 2018
  • Trowbridge Music

    Trowbridge Music

    Oakland, CA 94606

    5.0 (1)

    At Trowbridge Music you will receive the highest level of teaching in a cozy neighborhood music studio near Lake Merritt, with free parking.  Contact me at Classical, jazz, flamenco, bluegrass, reggae, gypsy jazz, folk, rock, punk, blues, Brazilian, and more!  I weave ear training and music theory with guitar technique and performance skills into finely crafted lessons to inspire your love of playing guitar and motivate you to acheive your goals. My former students have been awarded scholarships at many of the top music schools in the country, including San
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  • Piano & Voice Studio Of Juan Carlos Zepeda

    Piano & Voice Studio Of Juan Carlos Zepeda

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    5.0 (1)

    Juan Carlos Zepeda is a pianist, vocalist, piano and voice instructor based in Berkeley, CA. Currently named 2018 Top Pro on Thumbtack, this distinction is reserved for only 4% of Thumbtack’s most dedicated and highly-rated professionals. Juan Carlos is a passionate and dedicated teacher with more than 12 years of teaching experience . Equally at home teaching piano and singing, he combines his teaching and academic experience with intuition and common sense to help his students achieve their goals, whether it’s learning music for the first time or developing advanced skills and ar
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  • Sandra Bowen Piano Studio

    Sandra Bowen Piano Studio

    Lafayette, CA 94549

    I have been teaching piano since 1980, and I can't imagine a more rewarding or enjoyable career. I get to combine my loves of music and children with my fascination with music technology. I believe every child can learn to play music and enjoy doing it. I do not believe in music competition, but I do believe in performing and listening to the performances of others. The studio’s achievement that I value most is that my students keep music in their lives. I don’t want their playing to end with high school graduation. My studio blends traditional, private, classically based instruction w
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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 94118

    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.

  • Tina's Music Lessons

    Tina's Music Lessons

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    I was raised in a musical household, started playing piano at the age of four, and began teaching classical piano when I was 16. Though I have been formally teaching off-and-on since then, I've found it incredibly rewarding and have always been happy to teach any friends or family who showed an interest in learning. I have taken voice lessons from Broadway, Classical, and Gospel instructors and, as a theatre performer, have also studied voice as an actor. Having spent two years as the Soprano section leader for a local choir, I use and teach methods that both strengthen the voice as well as
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  • Phyllis Plotkin Piano Lessons

    Phyllis Plotkin Piano Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94609

    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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  • Rapid Progress Piano School

    Rapid Progress Piano School

    San Rafael, CA 94915

    I specialize in helping you or your child make rapid progress. You have my full focus of attention and I use techniques that I learned the hard way. Most of my teachers were great musicians and masterful performers but they did not master the art of teaching. This is why it is important to remember that great musicians and great performers are not always great teachers. If you want to make rapid progress, it is best to find a teacher who can show you how you can do it NOW. I seek to create joy in your heart and put a smile on your face by providing you with the fastest results possible. + Wr
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  • Dapiano Studio

    Dapiano Studio

    Castro Valley, CA 94546

    Hi, my name is David. I started teaching when I was 13. I've enjoyed my 40 + years of working with students of all ages, beginning to advanced levels. Students learn how to read music themselves, develop practice techniques and strategies to maximize their learning power. I am a longtime member of the MTAC Southern Alameda County Branch. Look forward to work with you.

  • Rhoda Gravador Piano & Voice

    Rhoda Gravador Piano & Voice

    Mill Valley, CA 94941

    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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  • Bruce Loeb Pianist & Vocal Coach

    Bruce Loeb Pianist & Vocal Coach

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    I have been playing and singing for my entire life and teaching piano and voice for many years. My work in music as a teacher and performer is enriched by my understanding of body-structure and presence. I am grounded in the classical tradition and play popular tunes and improvisations in my work as a silent film accompanist. My lessons provide personal contact that develop, deepen and sustain a music practice. Musical intelligence is a life-resource that has durability and practical value over time. Tongue and gesture are the means by which the voice and hands discover and communicate m
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San Francisco Piano Lessons

(72 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.

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