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Anette's Flute and Piano Lessons

El Sobrante, CA 94803
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Anette’s Flute and Piano Lessons is a private flute and piano studio located in El Sobrante, California. Annette of Anette’s Flute and Piano Lessons has over 20 years of experience teaching flute, recorder, and piano in group and individual settings, to students ranging in age from 3 to 73. Anette received her music degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and in addition to running her music studio, has also taught in various after-school programs and worked as a choir accompanist. Anette’s Flute and Piano Lessons offers a tailored curriculum for students of all ages and levels, using method books, theory, sight reading, tone production, repertoire, rhythm, games, and duets. Anette’s Flute and Piano Lessons offers biannual recitals in a relaxed, supportive, and casual environment.

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Feona Lee Jones

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Feona Lee Jones is a musician, composer, and music teacher located in California, and offering private piano and music theory lessons in person and over Skype to students of all levels. Feona Lee Jones is a pianist, keyboardist, composer, conductor, and musician. Feona Lee Jones has worked in the concert world, film music, interactive games, and more. A graduate of Mills College in 2009, Feona Lee Jones studied piano performance with Marc Shapiro of the San Francisco Symphony and Robert Schwartz and Kenn Gartner of Juilliard, as well as North Indian Classical Voice and Composition with W.A. Mathieu. Feona Lee Jones is an active composer, performer, and teacher throughout the Bay Area.

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Juliana Graffagna Voice & Piano Lessons

Oakland, CA 94611
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Juliana Graffagna Voice & Piano Lessons is a private music studio offering voice and piano lessons in a variety of styles including folk, pop, and Eastern European music. Juliana Graffagna of Juliana Graffagna Voice & Piano Lessons strives to teach vocal students ear training, performance skills, chest-voice technique, healthy singing habits, breath support, sight-singing, ensemble skills, and songwriting. Juliana Graffagna's piano students study music literacy and sight reading, musicality, relaxation and therapy, technique, practice methods, improvisation, theory, and composition. Juliana Graffagna has been a semi-professional vocalist for over 30 years, and a voice teacher for 15 years. Juliana Graffagna’s goal is to help create a personal, engaging, joyful, and relaxed yet challenging experience for students to help learners develop a love relationship with the music they are creating.

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Loree Capper Voice & Piano

Walnut Creek, CA 94507
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Loree Capper Voice & Piano is a private music studio located in Walnut Creek, California, offering voice, piano, and music theory instruction. Loree Capper of Loree Capper Voice & Piano is an accomplished performer in musical theater, opera, and jazz, touring with the National company of Nunsense as well as the Michigan Opera and Toledo Opera. Loree Capper has over 25 years of teaching experience in voice and piano, teaching private voice sessions and college music classes across the United States. Loree Capper also has music-directed numerous musicals and cabarets locally and nationally. Clients praise Loree Capper for her generosity, talent, positivity, and hard work.

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Piano by the Bay

Oakland, CA 94612
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Piano by the Bay is a private music studio located in Oakland, California that offers private piano and music theory lessons to beginner and advanced students. Piano by the Bay offers well-rounded lessons, incorporating classical and popular music styles along with music theory. Students are offered the freedom to pick their own songs and area of focus. While most lessons are held at Piedmont Piano in Oakland, in-home lessons are available upon request. Kelsey Shogren of Piano by the Bay has over 20 years of experience with the piano and taught at a creative music school in Marin County. Clients praise Kelsey Shogren for her patience, friendliness, knowledge, organization, and ability to instill confidence in students.

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Pianos Plus

Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Pianos Plus is a piano dealer and music studio located in Castro Valley, California for over 40 years. Pianos Plus is one of the country’s highest volume independent Authorized Yamaha Piano dealers, offering the lowest prices on a large selection of high-quality keyboard instruments, acoustic and digital. Pianos Plus also offers private piano and vocal music lessons by staff teacher John Di Benedetti, who has extensive experience playing for cruises, casinos, studios, and more. John di Benedetti has taught music for over 40 years, teaching students to play by note, chord, and ear. John Di Benedetti has studied with Don Haas, Smith Dobson, and Larry Muhoberac.

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Saxophone and Piano Lessons

Oakland, CA 94619
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Saxophone and Piano Lessons is a music studio located in that teaches multiple styles of music, including jazz, blues, latin, ballads, standards, and some classical. Saxophone and Piano Lessons also offers lessons in reading music, music theory, technique, ear training, accompanying, and improvisation. Eva Pettersson of Saxophone and Piano Lessons studied music theory, ear training, jazz arranging, and jazz piano at Laney College in Oakland, California. Eva Pettersson has been teaching full time for over 19 years and strives to guide and inspire students. Saxophone and Piano Lessons offers twice a year “big jam” recitals, with saxophone and piano players performing together or individually.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a good keyboard for piano lessons?

A: Electric keyboards designed for beginners are ideal for students learning piano. Recommended models include the Yamaha YPT-260 and the Yamaha PSR-EW300. Both of these versions are portable for easy transport to lessons, and the keys of the YPT-260 are printed with music notes for sight reading.

Q: Should I quit piano lessons?

A: If you're not happy with your piano teacher or with piano lessons in general, it may be a good idea to take some time off from your lessons to reassess your musical goals. Consider working with a different teacher or self-teaching through online tutorials if music is an important aspiration.

Q: How long does it take to learn piano with lessons?

A: On average, beginning piano skills, such as learning basic notes and hand positions on keys, takes between four and six months, while intermediate and expert levels can take years to achieve. The amount of time it takes to learn can vary, depending on the student's ability to absorb information and the amount of time put into practice.

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