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Julie L

Julie L

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I tailor my lessons to the needs of the individual student.  I use a combination of lesson books, solos and exercises to bring out the best performances my students can achieve at the time.  I feel it is important for us to have fun while learning.  I also use practice sheets as a motivational tool for children, so they can earn stickers and small prizes for putting the practice time in required to learn the skills needed to continue moving to the next level.  No matter what level, we work together to attain the best results possible.

Andrew K

Andrew K

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I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. In 2010, I graduated from Musician's Institute with an Associate's Degree in Guitar Performance.

Phillip D

Phillip D

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I am a very motivated instructor who loves giving musical instruction to anyone that is excited about music.  I love teaching and talking about all different genres of music and learning about other people's influences and musical experiences.  I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2012 and have been teaching guitar lessons in the East Bay area since moving back.  I've been fortunate enough to study with some world class musicians and to perform with professional bands since I was 16 years old. Whether you want to dig into learning the history of the blues or you want to get starting on learning some jazz standards or even just picking up some Metallica riffs/solos, I can get you started from whichever starting point you choose.  From there I always make sure to assess a student's needs and tastes, then try to apply music theory along with nudging the student into new musical territory.  I believe that any student is capable of learning any type of music with the right attitude and carefully guided instruction.   Also if a student wants to develop his or her ear training on the guitar, I can help unlock the secrets to developing relative or even perfect pitch.  Since the ear is perhaps the most important factor to anyone's musicianship, this will be an immense help to any student. Most importantly, my goal is to have fun and to share my love for music with anyone who is willing to learn and listen!

Yehoshua J

Yehoshua J

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For beginner students who are pursing music on the tonal instruments, I typically start with learning the names of the notes on the instrument and the major scale in every key as it relates to the piano. For the bass guitar I start of with basic finger strength techniques and exercises while incorporating the major scale fingering form and Nashville numbering system for all tonal instruments. For voice, I start off by finding the range of the individual and then teaching warmup techniques while building the individuals technique through finding a song and learning how to sing along. 

Kevin R

Kevin R

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 Hello there!    My name is Kevin. I am a 27-year-old musician and graduate music student at Cal State East Bay. I have been teaching for over 5 years both privately and in group setting. I currently hold my bachelors in music from San Francisco State University. I am a multi-instrumentalist. I studied jazz/pop/classical bass and piano while attending San Francisco state. I have also been playing guitar since high school and have years of private lessons.  I enjoy teaching and feel I can be a great fit for reverb lessons! thank you. I have been teaching piano, guitar, bass and music production from my house studio in Berkeley for over 5 years now. I currently teach from my graduate studio at Cal State University East Bay.  I also have taught for groups for a former organization called Music Camp Rocks in Pleasanton, California. In music camp rocks we taught kids to work together in a band and perform songs. at the end of their session they would perform on stage.  Since then I have been teaching professionally from my school office and my home studio for several years. I make learning music fun and enjoyable for all ages! 

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