Featured Piano Teachers Near Elk Grove , CA

Pejman A

Pejman A

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I am very flexible with my teaching methods and put together the best style matching the student's learning strengths. Furthermore, I update and change my methods if I feel the current method is becoming ineffective. I keep my lessons interactive with the student because the time is for the student to retrieve as much information as he/she can regarding their instrument and they can build a stronger week of preparation heading into the next lesson. 

Beaux B

Beaux B

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I'm a knowledgable instructor looking to share my passion for music. In 2012, I graduated from Musicians Institute with an Associates of Arts in Guitar Performance and Sound Engineering. I have played with several musicians of all styles, and have played many popular venues including the House of Blues, The Roxy, and The Whisky-a-Go-Go.

Elizabeth P

Elizabeth P

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I have been teaching on and off for a few years. It started with two students and grew up to 5. What I want to help the student is that is music is enjoyable to learn. It is a way to help them grow as a person. I love sharing new ideas with people while we are in our lesson too! My students are highly encouraged to enter any contest or solo or audition. 

Elizabeth L

Elizabeth L

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My first taste of teaching came in middle school, when my orchestra director asked me to teach the class a new technique (left hand pizzicato). I've never looked back, and now have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. In high school, I led group rehearsals and taught individual lessons to string players. By college, I knew teaching would play a significant role in my life, so I chose to focus on education during my undergraduate studies. I gained valuable experience leading ensembles, teaching in elementary and middle school classrooms, and expanding my instrumental knowledge and teaching ability. I am proud to offer quality instruction in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jacqueline (Joy) S

Jacqueline (Joy) S

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Welcome and thanks for choosing this Musical Path: stay positive, make beautiful music. This music program is based on the philosophy that play is the central basis for learning with young children and adults too. We will learn“technical skills” (50% of everyday practice must be on Technique and Method), but at the same time keeping in mind that music is not just about pyro-technical skills but also interpretation, story-telling, musicality, dynamics, nuance, and phrasing. I hope that we can also learn to apply “piano lessons as life lessons” (e.g. how to apply musical terms such as “harmony”, “countrapuntal voices”, “polyvocality” and so on, in everyday life). We will explore music theory (e.g. Scales and Arpeggios, Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths; Note Values and Rhythmic Precision), preparation for music performance (solo, duet, and ensemble), and learn about music history (from Bach, Beethoven and Brahms to Southeast Asian music/s). Some of the thematic issues we will learn about and practice include: Technique and Method: 50% of everyday practice. For piano and cello: Scales and Key Signatures Books for piano: “A Dozen a Day”; Czerny; Isidor Phillip; Hanon (all available from the teacher or if not, from the website International Music Score Library Project or IMSLP). Books for cello: Dotzauer; Rick Mooney’s Position Pieces. Music Theory Students will be given hand-outs (by the teacher) every lesson or worksheets can be downloaded and printed from internet websites on: Note Values and Rhythmic Precision: if you don’t already have a METRONOME, please make sure to get one. Until you get one, you can ask the teacher to borrow hers. Key Signatures and Scales (with Arpeggios and Chords): very important not only for technique and ear training, but also for composing. Phrasing Reading Notes (Sight-reading) Dynamics (the meaning of Italian and other musical terms): please try to get a comprehensive MUSIC DICTIONARY ( in order to understand the terms “legato”, “dolce”, “sforzando” and so on). Interpretation Ear Training, Tonalization, and Listening Students are strongly encouraged to listen to their songs/pieces everyday (either from a music disc or in youtube). It is very important that you are not just sight-dependent, but can play and compose music too by “playing it by ear”. This is a very useful skill to have specially when playing music and with musicians who are not familiar with printed texts or cannot sight-read (e.g. Timorese music, some Philippine music, jazz, some hymns and spirituals, folk songs). Learning how to cooperate with others by playing duets, ensemble work: This is a very important life lesson. You cannot just be a “soloist”. Our goal is to build a community of talented musicians in Timor Leste. Music History (from different countries and cultures) and Reading the Biographies of Composers and Musicians Students are strongly encouraged to read widely about music history and the lives of musicians. You can download composer’s biographies from Wikipedia or order books via amazon.com. I also have a “rotating library” of books I brought to Timor which I can lend to each of you and can rotate, please ask me: Highly recommended (you can borrow from me): Eric Siblin’s “The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece.” Richard Powers, “The Time of our Singing.” J. Siapno, “A Society with Music is a Society with Hope: Musicians as Survivor-Visionaries in Post-war Timor Leste,” in Southeast Asia Journal. London, 2013. See link: https://www.academia.edu/4513125/_A_society_with_music_is_a_societywith_hope_musicians_as_survivor-visionaries_in_post-war_Timor_Leste_

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