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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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pat's Music Studio

    Pat's Music Studio

    Hayward, CA 94541

    5.0 (4)

    I have taught private voice and/or piano lessons for about 20 years to students age 4 to adult.  I teach classical piano and voice and in addition to voice I teach musical songs and jazz.  My piano students learn to read, play in a relaxed way, and demonstrate good technique.  I am a member of the Music Teacher's Association of California and have had students participate in the Certificate of Merit program for at least 15 years.  Over the years, I have learned how to keep the student's interest, and have developed my own method for teaching how to read music.&nbs
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Upscale Piano

    Upscale Piano

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    5.0 (1)

    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!

  • 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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  • Lots Of Fun AND Serious Discipline:  Music And You.

    Lots Of Fun AND Serious Discipline: Music And You.

    Oakland, CA 94611

    Universities, arts high school, music middle school, Talented in the Arts music programs, and my private studio -- all these areas make up my teaching experience. I am especially equipped to work with musically and intellectually gifted students, but I have successfully taught many "average" students. Flexibility is my highest priority: working with each student where he is and using what works with him. Currently I am teaching both children (age range 6 - 11) and adults (age range 18 - 85). My training is mostly in classical music, but I like to use a variety of genres and styles -- a
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  • Angel Vazquez Piano Lessons

    Angel Vazquez Piano Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94124

    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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  • 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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  • Delaney Piano Studio

    Delaney Piano Studio

    Oakland, CA 94607

    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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  • 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.

  • RG Music Studio

    RG Music Studio

    Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920

    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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  • MGP Lessons

    MGP Lessons

    Daly City, CA 94015

    Hello potential students! I have been teaching piano for over 10 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 94703

    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 94134

    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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  • Alicia Phipps Guitar Lessons

    Alicia Phipps Guitar Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94605

    As a professional musician, I can offer music tutoring to people of any age or ability. I LOVE teaching music and have found it to be a real passion; I learn a great deal from students and definitely consider myself to be enthusiastic and supportive. I am a trumpet player, so I have taught many different brass players in the past. I can also teach guitar, piano and music theory. I am also a music therapist with a great deal of experience of working with people who have additional needs, such as learning disabilities and autism. I also have worked with individuals with mental health issues su
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  • Maria Childress Piano Lessons

    Maria Childress Piano Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94111

    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 94125

    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.

  • D. Riley Nicholson Music

    D. Riley Nicholson Music

    San Francisco, CA 94121

    I teach piano and composition to a wide range of students who are passionate and excited about music!  Specifically I prefer to teach:  All levels and ages of piano students   Beginning to advanced composers  I love working with many types of students, from beginning young piano students to advanced adults. I also have extensive experience coaching professional and pre-professional artists on modern music. I am eager to work with a wide range of instrumental students and composers, and am flexible in teaching different types of music that interest the student.&nb
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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.


San Francisco Piano Lessons

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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.