Featured Music Teachers Near Oakland, CA

James P

James P

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For the past 30 years I have been a full time musician based in the San Francisco Bay Area. During this time I have performed across the United States and have also made numerous trips to Germany, Switzerland and Japan. Over those years I’ve developed a wealth of knowledge and experience that I’m very excited to be sharing with my current students.  They appreciate my patience and warm demeanor as i work with them on their lessons.

Joe C

Joe C

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I have taught Saxophone and Clarinet for the past 20 years. In 2000 I toured with Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus as the Saxophonist.  I've also worked as Saxophonist with Norwegian Cruise lines for a number of years.  I've performed with hundreds of acts, including Bobby Mcferrin, Arturo Sandoval, Lonnie Smith, Thomas Dolby, E.C. Scott, Lyrics Born, and many more. Currently I am a freelance musician in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Jules F

Jules F

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I began teaching music in 2004 while working in a guitar shop in nothern California. While I have mostly focused on writing music and performing, I am a passionate teacher and use the many great teachers I have had as a backdrop to my teaching style. I currently teach privately in my San Francisco home and studio. I hold a BA in music from San Francisco State University with a focus in jazz studies on gutiar.

Jeff W

Jeff W

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One of my mentors used to say "you don't teach music, you teach kids." Every student is an individual and I try to tailor my approach to each student, depending on their learning style. Music is very much a personal journey. The learning occurs when students come to realizations on their own, with the guidance of a teacher. I try to give the student the tools they need to make breakthroughs in their playing. Along the way, I try to expose them to different styles of music. It is important to me that they become a great musician overall, not just a trumpet player.

Andrew D

Andrew D

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For beginning students I like to start in the Standard of Excellence Series as well as the Rubank Method Books. I also try to allow my students a chance to play something they want at the end of lessons. Older students and adults we can fgure out what you want from the lessons. I try to work it so it is enjoyable for you yet not as elementary. 

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