Sterling Music
Sterling Music

Sterling Music

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Interested musical styles

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Introduction: I am based in El Cerrito, CA 94530. I am overall a teacher of Musicianship (understanding Music Theory, Ear Training, and the ability to Singing and Sight Reading). 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. I teach Brass instruments (Trumpet, Trombone and Tuba). I have published three books that are currently available on Amazon: Elementary Bugler (Bb Trumpet), Elementary Tenor Bugler (Trombone) & Elementary Bass Bugler (Tuba). I also teach Piano, Flute and Cello. 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.
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Hired 154 times

Serves El Cerrito, CA

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25 years in business

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2023

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

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Tom H.
Jun 24, 2023
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I had a couple of months singing lessons with Scott which was great value and a great learning experience. Scott is very easy to work with.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Musical theater • Classical • Pop • Jazz • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location

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This student was a joy to teach, being wonderfully motivated to learn.
Singing Lessons
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Jitka B.
Mar 2, 2024
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My son took lessons from Scott for about 3 months. He enjoyed taking it and Scott was very patient and adjusted to our pace.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Classical • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Piano Lessons
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Rob H.
Sep 27, 2023
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I highly recommend him! We covered a lot of ground in just the first lesson. And he’s just a real down to earth guy.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, the student can read music • Classical • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a cello • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Cello Lessons
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Favio R.
Sep 11, 2023
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Scott Sterling is a great teacher. He sets a positive ambience for the student & he really knows his music well. He has a background in choir, theory, & playing instruments. He also has a podcast & a book…great guy!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Rock • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Singing Lessons
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Thumbtack U.
Aug 28, 2023
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He was very quick to respond to all of my messages. He is very interested in helping make others grow in their music adventures.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No formal training • No, the student cannot read music • Classical • Yes, the student has a cello • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Cello Lessons
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