Sterling Music
Sterling Music

Sterling Music

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$30
starting cost


Responds in about 55 min

Introduction: In terms of teaching Piano, I am a teacher of Musicianship (Sight Singing and Sight Reading abilities). I have a natural tendency to lean toward teaching the reading of sheet music. I have a fun and simple way I start with an educational goal and and break it down into easily manageable parts. I.e. Sight Reading: the ability to know how to read and play music that the musician has not seen before. Break it down into understanding all of the bits of information in the sheet music: Signatures; Key & Time, Tempo, Rhythm & Road Map, Accidentals and Did you miss anything? -Dynamics -Phrasing -Key Changes, etc. The best part of my job is when a student "gets it". When s/he is able to do and apply what s/he has learned to his/her own work. Basically, a student-Musician takes lessons to get challenged, learn and grow, then in School Band or Orchestra, s/he gets assessed. I live in El Cerrito, CA 94530.
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23 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Composing a Trio from a Melody

    Songwriting

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Very good 4.5

30 reviews

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Hugo A.
Oct 7, 2021
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Really proactive, responsive, and professional. My daughter had a couple of trial lessons including one with Scott. She decided to work with someone else, but it was a tough decision.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Pop • R&B • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
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Brian B.
Apr 1, 2022
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Our first session impressed upon me how much I have to learn. He broke it down into pieces I could handle. I appreciated later how he checked me for being capable of learning how to sing.

Details: 65 years or older • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Pop • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location

Singing Lessons
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Ronald C.
Nov 8, 2021
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I interviewed with Scott and other voice teachers but chose another after we decided we weren’t a good match. Scott was professional, honest and responsive.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Pop • R&B • Jazz • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
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Kristina C.
Oct 7, 2021
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My daughter is taking voice lessons and learning so much new information. Enjoying this process!

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Musical theater • Classical • Gospel • Pop • What the teacher recommends • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

Singing Lessons
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Subrat B.
Aug 8, 2021
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I had zero knowledge about music and flute. With Scott's guidance, I learned so much in just couple of sessions. Besides flute, he taught me how to read music which I really enjoyed learning. Besides flute, he teaches other instruments too so I would highly recommend Scott if you are a beginner or want to get advanced in your own skills.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training • No, the student cannot read music • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Flute Lessons
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Scott Sterling

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My rate (starting in 2022) is $60/hour. Lessons are usually either 30 or 45 minutes. Paying for the lesson can happen after the lesson.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I have the Brass Player their favorite tune so that I may assess the his/her tone and technique. I then give him/her some effective exercises using Long Tones/Articulations & Lip Slurs that strengthen his/her foundational abilities.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Educatio in 2010 from Cal State East Bay.

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