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  • Martan Mann

    Martan Mann

    Mountain View, CA 94041

    5.0 (22)

    My name is Martan Mann.  I am a professional jazz pianist, with an MA in Classical Piano.  I've been teaching piano 40 years, have authored three internationally published books on jazz piano improvisation.  Also, I'm the author of an extensive online jazz piano course, JazzSkills for Piano (you will receive free access to this course if you are a regular private student).   I teach primarilly at West Valley Music Store in Mt. View.  I'm happy to give you a free 20-minute interview.  Check out my website:
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    Best of 2018
  • For The Luv Of Piano

    For The Luv Of Piano

    San Jose, CA 95127

    4.9 (16)

    I teach a remarkable breakthrough piano method that has beginning students playing blues, accompaniment, classical, and popular pieces immediately from their very first lessons.  

  • 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
  • JnK Music Lessons

    JnK Music Lessons

    Los Gatos, CA 95032

    5.0 (10)

    At JnK Music Lessons students will enjoy one-on-one instruction with the experienced performer and teacher, James Nobriga,  as their own private instructor online or in studio.     Lessons may focus on learning to play their instrument with confidence, how to play songs that inspire and are fun to play, applied music theory when necessary, learning to how play to perform with other musicians, and possibly composing their own original songs.     As a performer on guitar, piano, bass, marching percussion, symphonic percussion, and Drumset for ov
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    Best of 2018
  • Music Lessons With Ms. Wang

    Music Lessons With Ms. Wang

    San Jose, CA 95111

    5.0 (8)

    I am a public school string music teacher and I have a lot of experience teaching violin, viola, cello and bass. I am very experienced in teaching and helping students establish a strong foundation in technique, music reading, and performance.

    Best of 2018
  • Patricia Cachopo Piano Studio

    Patricia Cachopo Piano Studio

    Santa Clara, CA 95050

    5.0 (6)

    I have been teaching all ags and levels including theory and technic ear training sight reading and music history for over 43 years. I have a BA from SJSU in 1982 and have studied with about 5 different teachers for over 17 years.  I have entered students in CM program and Nationat Guild Auditions.  My students have performed in Church, at graduations, weddings, funerals and school musicals. It is a great joy to be able to share what I care about.
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  • Mr. Diego's Piano Lessons

    Mr. Diego's Piano Lessons

    San Jose, CA 95118

    4.8 (6)

    Fun piano lessons.  Won't leave until the lesson of the day is learned. Extremely fun and patience to work with. 5 years of teaching experience with kids 4 and older.

  • Piano Studio Of Svetlana Elenkova

    Piano Studio Of Svetlana Elenkova

    San Jose, CA 95116

    5.0 (4)

    Weekly piano lessons with 2 recitals per year. This suits best and ensures fastest development of the student. Adults do not do recitals. Motivation is most important. Students play music which they like and perform at friendly audience. Students have positive atetude, confidence, hapinnes.c I do this for 30 years in Bay area.  Master degree in piano and pedagogy with honor guarantee best education for the student.

  • Nora Ayzman

    Nora Ayzman

    Mountain View, CA 94043

    5.0 (3)

    My goal is to cultivate love for music and at the same time give students tools to advance their technical and interpretive skills.

  • Jifan Li  Piano Lessons

    Jifan Li Piano Lessons

    San Jose, CA 95131

    5.0 (3)

    I love teaching. For me, a good music teacher means honesty, clear language expression, appropriate demonstration skills, unwavering responsibility and loving heart. The most important thing is love. In class, not only should students learn music skills, but also let them fall in love with music and learn to achieve  their goals by working hard.

  • South Bay Music Academy

    South Bay Music Academy

    San Jose, CA 95126

    5.0 (2)

    I have a passion for teaching voice and piano that I am excited to share with my students. During my undergraduate degree studies I spent time not only performing regularly, but also teaching beginning and intermediate voice and piano. I received my BA in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Conducting where I was thoroughly trained to lead all age groups in learning the building blocks of music theory and creating beautiful harmony. In my time as the soprano section leader at the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos, and at St. Martin de Porres Church I have helped guide our volunteer singe
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    Best of 2018
  • 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.

  • Harmony Music Studio

    Harmony Music Studio

    San Jose, CA 95111

    5.0 (1)

    I am an experienced piano, violin and viola teacher, have been running my own studio for 12 years. I am a graduate of Mussorgsky School of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia. My lessons are a balance of fun and focus, I teach lifelong skills. Over the last 12 years, I have had over 200 students, some of them have been accepted at San Jose Youth Symphony, many play with school orchestras. Performing experience as follows: Campbell String Chamber Orchestra, Concertmaster, Pat Isham, Conductor Nova Vista Symphony, First Violin, Anthony Quartuccio, Conductor Winchester Symphony Orchestra, Henry Molli
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  • Mugham Music Academy

    Mugham Music Academy

    Cupertino, CA 95014

    5.0 (1)

    Hi! I have 10 years of teaching experience. Teaching also theory. Preparing for Certificate of Merit test. Also work with young students 4/5 years, using  special program for young students. 

  • Steve Gray Teaches Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice, And Pro Tools

    Steve Gray Teaches Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice, And Pro Tools

    Santa Clara, CA 95050

    5.0 (1)

    I've been playing guitar since 1966.  I havea Master's Degree in classical guitar from San Jose State University, but I have been playing rock and roll, some jazz, and country for years.   I taught Jazz and Pop Voice and Music Appreciation at West Valley College in Saratoga.  I have a unique approach of teaching popular vocal singing technique that is informed by workshops that I took with famed vocal clinician Joseph Klein.  I have been a nightclub singer for years, and you can see some of my recent demos for the Gray Diamond Show on YouTube. I recorded an early karao
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  • Dr. Seong Piano Studio

    Dr. Seong Piano Studio

    Santa Clara, CA 95051

    5.0 (1)

    I instill passion in my piano students and musicians.  Teaching beginner through advanced piano students Customized Instruction for ABRSM, CM, and RCM Tests Curriculum includes,  • Individual piano lesson • Music theory • Music history • Aural skill • Themed recital • Sight-reading • Technique I am a solo/collaborative pianist, educator and scholar, who is renowned internationally across Asia and the US, for my stellar performances and teaching prowess. Since 2001, I have performed both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, sharing my artisti
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  • Bytes And Notes

    Bytes And Notes

    San Jose, CA 95148

    5.0 (1)

    Bytes and Notes teachers, students, and parents work together to create an enjoyable learning experience to everyone, nurturing their talents in Music and Arts. We care about our students and treat them as part of our family. We are proud that we have diverse personalities and we are inspired by the power of Music to bring people together. We use innovative techniques to enhance life long learning experiences, various instructional strategies and offer the highest quality of music instruction and performance opportunities to our students of all ages.
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  • Theresa's Voice And Piano Lessons

    Theresa's Voice And Piano Lessons

    Gilroy, CA 95020

    5.0 (1)

    Theresa’s love of performing started early while she was growing up in the Bay Area. Her training started at age seven when she joined the San Francisco Girl’s Chorus. Her first role was as Amaryllis in the Music Man and she quickly fell in love with musical theatre. Her earliest roles include Maggie in A Chorus Line, Mary Jane in Big River, Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, and Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Theresa left home at the age of 18 to attend The Boston Conservatory where she majored in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in dance. She performed in summer stoc
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  • Piano Lessons With Kristin

    Piano Lessons With Kristin

    San Jose, CA 95119

    5.0 (1)

    My name is Kristin. I am an aspiring concert pianist, and teach beginners ages 5-14 using the Reading Keyboard Music (RKM) method book series. RKM is a unique program that makes it easy to learn to read music. If your child has had struggles with traditional methods, this is especially good for visual learners, and will work really well for your child. It is the most brilliant, straight forward, easily understandable way to learn to read music out of all the methods there are. Lessons are tailor fit for each student according to what they are enthusiastic about and what they want to do whether
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  • Cultivate Music Studio

    Cultivate Music Studio

    Santa Clara, CA 95050

    Cultivate Music Studio emphasizes the growth of the whole person and strives to make music relevant to the life of each individual student. CMS serves students of all ages and abilities, including individuals with special needs, adult beginners and preschool-aged children. In addition to studying traditional repertoire and technique, students are encouraged to direct their own musical pursuits. Students will help choose repertoire based on their specific preferences (yes, even video game music) and develop their own musical tastes. Students will also develop real-world piano skills such as c
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    Best of 2018
  • Sunnyvale Piano Lessons

    Sunnyvale Piano Lessons

    Sunnyvale, CA 94087

    Although derived from the Classical tradition of Russian piano teaching, Olga Day combines traditional, progressive, and her own methods in her teaching. She uses classical pieces, traditional songs, jazz and standard exercises, resulting in a highly effective way of teaching piano. She believes that "Learning piano should not be boring!"

  • Mina's Piano School Of Music

    Mina's Piano School Of Music

    Sunnyvale, CA 94086

    No matter how far your children will ultimately take their musical experience, my 35 years of experience in piano teaching has taught me, that a child's discovery of 'the sound of music' in themselves is the real purpose of a musical education. The process of developing this internal capacity can be one of the first experiences of something that is truly their own and serves as a foundation for self confidence and a measure for their own self evaluation. Member of MTAC, preparations to CM exams, competitions and annual concerts. Emphasis on reading musical notation, learning to deal with the f
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  • San Jose School Of Music

    San Jose School Of Music

    San Jose, CA 95125

    San Jose School of Music is the largest music school on the Avenue in downtown Willow Glen, San Jose, CA. We are an actual professional school of music, not someone's home or a retail store afterthought. Students have come as far north as the Bay Area Peninsula and as far south as Gilroy to take lessons here. While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a San Jose School of Music student and find out why we are San Jose’s Willow Glen number one choice for music lessons. San Jose School of Music has been offering quality music lessons fo
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  • Music 4 Life

    Music 4 Life

    Pleasanton, CA 94588

    Kelly has been teaching music since 1987. After studying piano, composition, and classical voice, she served as a worship leader in northern california for several years. During this time she met the late Jo Estill. Under the direction of Estill, she became a master certified teacher in vocal physiology-one of three in the western united states. The Estill method teaches 13 different structures (figures) we can change within the human instrument to make a wide range of styles. Students gain the skills required to switch easily between styles such as pop, opera, and theatrical belting w
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  • Piano Lessons From A Chinese Teacher In Fremont

    Piano Lessons From A Chinese Teacher In Fremont

    Fremont, CA 94536

    I started to learn piano from a traditional piano professor when I was 7 years old. I kept practicing for 7 years and got the Certificate of Accomplishment for Grade Committee by China Central Conservatory of Music, which is the best music academy in China. The Central Conservatory of Music practices a system of total 9 grades, with Grade 1 as the initial grade. I achieved the 7th grade in the year 2002. I had 5 years piano teaching experience in China. My students include both adult and children, but mainly are children in elementary school. I have good ways of drawing students' interests o
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  • Phil Johnson Music Lessons

    Phil Johnson Music Lessons

    San Jose, CA 95132

    My teaching approach: Why My Lessons Are Different: * I teach more than just the intro to a bunch of songs and random lessons that don't connect * I won't make you drill scales and arpeggios over and over for no reason * After we get through some basics, we'll play the kind of music you like * I'll also stretch you into areas of music you may not have thought of before Be sure to email me for more info. My influences are: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kirk Hammett, BB King, Joe Perry, Prince, Louis Armstrong My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in th
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  • Happy Piano

    Happy Piano

    San Jose, CA 95117

    I'm a graduate student at CSUF focusing in piano pedagogy. More than two years experiences working with mostly young children, I have really enjoyed my job. I would build a solid music foundation for beginners. Also, a sound-leading approach to piano teaching is essential for all ages and levels. Train our ear for sound. Look for the sound you want. If a piano teacher only focuses on score and notes, then he misses the most important part of music training. Piano is almost the most difficult instrument to learn. Discipline and perseverance are required. As for parents, you don't necessarily to
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  • Piano Lessons With A Pro

    Piano Lessons With A Pro

    South San Jose, CA 95136

    Want to play like a PRO! Take Lessons FROM A PRO! Hardy has been on some of the largest stages in the world with some of the biggest names in pop/rock & country music. He is a multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter. He only has a few open slots for students because he is still performing live and recording for others everyday. He puts passion into everything he does. He believes in motivating students with a positive attitude toward achievement, believing that hard work get rewarded. Here's a bit more about him: Starting on the piano at age 5 and classically training on the universi
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  • The Music Place

    The Music Place

    San Jose, CA 95125

    Bright eyed 3-year-olds stare expectantly as a big circle is drawn on the whiteboard in front of them. With a burst of energy, their teacher, Janice Morris, adds a squiggly line and two dots. "This is a smiley face", she exclaims. Janice Morris, founder and director of The Music Place, Fine Arts for Children! has developed an innovative teaching method that enables children as young as 2 to begin music theory while having fun. Blue eyes twinkling, "Miss Janice", as the children know her, dips her finger into pretend paint, makes a comical squeaking sound, and the "smiley face" suddenly become
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  • Andy Diep Nguyen One-on-One Piano Lessons

    Andy Diep Nguyen One-on-One Piano Lessons

    San Jose, CA 95148

    * Private One on One piano lessons for beginners to advanced in my home studio. * I have over 10 years of experience with piano teaching in classical and contemporary music. You will learn to play great popular, blues, classical and accompaniment pieces after a couple of lessons. My teaching method is tailored to each student's learning style. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN. * All ages are welcomed. Start from ages 5+ (Teens, Adult, Seniors) Why is my tuition such at an affordable price? Because I have a passion to give everyone a chance to learn and play great music.
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San Jose Piano Lessons

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Tips to find the best Piano Lessons in San Jose, California
Silicon Valley may be all about technology, and the foundation for this area is creativity. Piano lessons in San Jose can help students learn music skills that are surprisingly marketable. After all, video game designers still need a sound track, and sound waves are one way to model different scientific concepts. No matter the reason why you are looking for lessons, there are some things you need to consider before choosing the right instructor.

Where to Get Lessons
Through, you have a lot of options. You can book piano teachers to come to your home, visit them at their home studio or go to a classroom for lessons. Each setting has pluses and minuses. At home you can be comfortable, but you are also surrounded by distractions. At a teacher's studio, there are fewer distractions, but you might have a hard time getting in the right mood to focus on the lesson. In a classroom environment, it will probably be easier to focus, but you may not want to deal with the external distractions from other classrooms. At the end of the day, it all comes down to what you are most comfortable with. Be sure to try out several environments to find out which works best for you.

Choosing the Right Instructor
When considering piano instruction, it is crucial to find a teacher who shares your goals. Whether you want to learn enough to play a few pop tunes or be a professional pianist, you need to discuss what it will take with your piano teacher. Different lessons work toward building different skills. Work to build a lesson plan that takes you from plunking out scales to seamlessly playing tunes. After a skills assessment, your teacher should be able to give you an idea about the number of lessons and hours of practice it will take to get you to the level of proficiency you want.

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