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  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Anette's Flute and Piano Lessons

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.

El Sobrante, CA 94803 (510) 517-9208


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Feona Lee Jones

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.

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (510) 779-4669


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Juliana Graffagna Voice & Piano Lessons

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.

Oakland, CA 94611 (510) 435-7844


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Lafayette Piano Lessons

Lafayette Piano Lessons is a private piano studio based in Lafayette, California, that offers piano lessons to students of all levels, aiming to help learners play beautifully through customized lessons that develop natural abilities and strengthen any weaknesses. Laura Ponti of Lafayette Piano Lessons studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has been teaching piano for over 20 years. Laura Ponti travels to clients’ homes to instruct them in the most convenient location and believes that every student deserves serious, quality attention. Clients praise Laura Ponti for her individualized teaching approach, constructive criticism, and ability to motivate students.

Lafayette, CA 94523 (925) 935-1797


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Loree Capper Voice & Piano

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.

Walnut Creek, CA 94507 (925) 210-0478


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Music One Studio

Music One Studio is a private piano studio located in Walnut Creek, California that offers piano lessons for children and adults in an intimate, supportive atmosphere. Janet Murray of Music One Studio has 27 years of teaching experience and established her studio in 2000, offering group classes with pianos and keyboards, as well as private piano, string, and art classes. Janet Murray has a bachelor of arts degree from Antioch University and is a member of the American College of Musicians and the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She studied with Daniel Glover and John Khouri and debuted in 2009 at Carnegie Hall. Her students play for local events, masterclasses, and the Van Cliburn Competitions.

Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925) 932-4458


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Piano by the Bay

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.

Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 691-5935


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Piano Le Petit

Piano Le Petit is a private music studio located in Danville, California that offers piano lessons to provide an introduction to music appreciation and performance. Tatiana Zhiglova of Piano Le Petit trained at the Pedagogical College at Khabarovsk, Russia, with an emphasis on teaching children. Tatiana Zhiglova has been playing piano for over thirty years and specializes in beginning students and children of all abilities. Piano Le Petit focuses on the enjoyment and appreciation of music as the primary goal, teaching students to read music and play by ear. Emphasis is on learning the fundamentals of posture, finger techniques, ear training and sight reading in an environment of fun and play.

Danville, CA 94526 (925) 309-9414


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Pianos Plus

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.

Castro Valley, CA 94546 (510) 581-1660


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Saxophone and Piano Lessons

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.

Oakland, CA 94619 (510) 436-0504


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