Hired 3 times
2 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
Mon - Fri
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Credit card, Cash
Interested musical styles
I learned so much in my piano lessons. It's been years since I played, and Aaron was able to bring me right back to when I played piano as a child. I will definitely be using TuneLark again!Jan 16, 2019Verified
Nikki S.Jan 14, 2019Verified
Took lessons with Aaron at Tunelark. I've tried multiple different instructors before and none were as successful at getting me to progress as Aaron! Two things: (1) the software they use to complement the lessons is incredible. In addition to the classic exercises and finger training, they built a system to give me fun games for sheet reading and even hearing music. It's cool, you can play your piano and the app will listen to it and score accuracy and speed and stuff. (2) Aaron himself is super patient and great at explaining stuff. His passion really comes through.Nov 12, 2018
Highly recommended for anyone wanting to pick up a new instrument and learn efficiently!! I’ve taken lessons from Aaron on multiple occasions and have always been impressed by his enthusiasm, knowledge of musical theory and organization as he helps me choose a goal and work toward it. He has studied piano for 25 years and while he can sight read a challenging Bach piece, he can also break down intro level songs for me step-by-step. Despite being brand new to piano, I’ve learned to play simple songs in just a couple months. I’ve found Tunelark to be VERY worth the money. Being able to practice and track my progress between lessons has kept me learning at a much faster pace than past experiences with trying to learn an instrument. The payment, scheduling and communication process with my teacher is also really simple and has saved me time.Nov 30, 2018
I've been meaning to learn piano for some time, and reached out to Tunelark for help. It was so easy to work with Tunelark, all from the convenience of my living room. After discussing my needs with the studio manager, I was matched with Aaron, and he was a great instructor. He was patient, experienced, and a killer musician in his own right. He made music learning fun! A problem of mine was a lack of understanding of music reading. The games on Tunelark's software made learning skills like note reading and ear training between lessons really fun and efficient, and freed up more lesson time for important skills with Aaron. Considering how great the instruction was, I feel that it was very well priced. I still use the learning software!Nov 12, 2018
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?In-Home Lessons: (No extra charge for commuting to your home) - 30-minute lesson in your home: $54 - 45-minute lesson in your home: $69 - 60-minute lesson in your home: $79 Video Chat Lessons: ($1 per minute) Many of our students use this option to schedule quick check-ins with their instructor to get practice help in between lessons. Other students alternate in-home and video chat lessons to save money and time while still getting the benefit of working with a single dedicated instructor. In between lessons, your instructor will gladly answer questions and provide practice help via text or email at no additional charge.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Drum students: Our drum instructor, Desmond Sadler, is a San Francisco native who has been playing drums for 18 years and teaching for the past five years. He teaches beginning and intermediate drum set with a focus on rock, jazz, and funk. By developing students' rhythmic creativity early on, Desmond helps students discover their own passion for the drums. Beginning students will learn to master simple rock and jazz grooves, play foundational snare drum rudiments, and read sheet music. Intermediate students will dive deeper into their technique and hone in on particular artists and genres they are interested in. Desmond also plays guitar and enjoys improvising and jamming out with students to reinforce the skills they’re learning. Piano students: Our piano instructor, Aaron Clayton-Dunn, has been playing and teaching piano in the Bay Area for five years. In 2013, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, earning a degree in music theory, composition, and performance, and winning the annual award for excellence in piano performance. As an instructor, his first priority is making sure each student is having fun and that lessons are enhancing their love and appreciation of music. As their passion for music grows, students learn to set their own goals and work steadily toward them through structured lessons and assignments. Aaron’s students learn the surprisingly simple music theory concepts that underlie all the music they hear and play. They practice improvising and playing songs by ear. They also learn to read sheet music which enables them to develop a repertoire of performance-ready pieces. Guitar students: Our guitar instructor, composer and guitarist Adam Hughes, has studied, performed, and taught music for two decades. An experienced classroom and lesson teacher, Adam helps every student set and achieve their own musical goals while also emphasizing musicianship development through ear training and sight reading. Providing instruction in a wide range of styles, he encourages every student to find their unique voice in the language of music. Bass guitar students: Our bass instructor, multi-instrumentalist and composer Kevin Goldberg, has been playing piano, bass and guitar for well over 20 years. As an instructor, Kevin focuses on building a solid theoretical and technical foundation, while mixing up genres and musical styles as well as different instruments to keep each lesson exciting and new. Beginning students learn technical basics and fundamental reading skills, as well as ear training (an often-overlooked but essential aspect of joyful noise). Advanced students study the music of legendary performers and composers with the goal of discovering their own unique voices and songwriting styles. As a professional performer in the Bay Area, Kevin holds down the low end for Lil' Elephant, Solate, Piwai, Knightress M1, Adrian West Band, and many other projects. Music production / audio engineering students: Our music production instructor, Tyler Hafer, approaches production from three distinct angles: creative workflow, technical prowess, and artistic vision. Using a synergistic process that he’s developed over the past 8 years, Tyler takes musical productions from raw ideas to release-ready songs. Tyler relocated from the Big Island of Hawaii in 2010 to pursue and acquire his BS degree in Audio Production. Since then, he’s produced a slew of records from various genres in the veins of Hard Rock, Pop, Trap, Synthwave, Electro Pop, and more. His realms of experience range from small bedroom studios to fully-racked commercial studio spaces. With introductory lessons, students will learn the basics of how music is recorded, processed, and produced. Intermediate students will learn their way around industry standard software, hardware, common production techniques, and workflow methods. Advanced students will gain access to a vast arsenal of tricks, skill sets, and techniques used by today’s top producers to create compelling productions. Violin students: Our violin instructor, Abigail Shiman, is an active performer and passionate teacher. Growing up in a musical family in the Boston area, music was always a familial staple. It blossomed into a passion at a young age, and later into a career. She is a Suzuki trained teacher and loves coaching chamber music. In September of this year, she worked as a teaching artist at the Flying Carpet Festival in Mardin, Turkey, where she performed and led workshops with artists from around the globe.