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  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Chris C.
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Andrew is fantastic. He has been giving private lessons on the alto saxophone to my 4th grade son for the past year... and is a solid dude. He can start from square one with your student and get them learning right away. He challenges his students to improve and lets them know what is holding them back. He is authentic and accountable and hardworking.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen C.
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My daughter was having difficulty with piano lessons and decided to try the flute in sixth grade instead. Ms. Vargas was recommended to us and fulfilled all our expectations. She helped my daughter get over her conviction that she was unable to read music and inspired her to continue with her flute lessons until she graduated from high school. She made sure all her students had the traditional recitals to polish their work, but also made the time for those interested to play at coffee houses and other venues at Christmas time. She supported them in school competitions and customized her teaching to the students interests as well as needs. Although my daughter is now 24, she still plays her flute at times and has added the guitar.

Nancy Tyler
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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Wonferful teacher. Very patient, knowledgeable and great with my kids. Teaching piano and flute!

Harmony Grows
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel H.
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My Daughter takes both violin and clarinet lessons at Harmony Grows with Carly and we couldn't be more happy. Carly is patient and works well with kids. My daughter loves going to her lessons. But what I really like is that Carly challenges her while still making music fun.

  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sara W.
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Tara was great, she works with a nice group of piano and guitar teachers and we were able to find a few different options that were a good match for my kids. She's very flexible, communicative and helpful.

Tonal Essence
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Iyesha L.
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We have enjoyed having Maureen as our family's music teacher throughout the past 8 years. My daughter has taken piano and violin lessons with Maureen and has been doing a great job. She is playing classical music on violin in school and in YOSAC (Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County). On piano this is her second year participating in the MTAC.org classical music Certificate of Merit program, a rigorous evaluation that includes performance, sight-reading, technique, ear training, and music theory. She is also learning to play the blues and jazz, as well as learning to compose music. My son started taking flute lessons with Maureen in 2009 and advanced through the levels very quickly. He plays flute in YOSAC (Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County). He also plays saxophone and tried out and was selected for the Alameda County Honor Band. Maureen worked with him on jazz theory and improvisation and he plays in the jazz band at school. With Maureen, he worked through all six levels of Master Theory and was ready to study college level AP Music Theory at 14 years old. He also completed the MTAC (Music Teacher's Association of California) Composer's Today workbooks and used http://www.noteflight.com to write his own music and participate in composition contests. Both of my children have been able to successfully participate in the LaHonda Summer Music Camp. We have had a great experience with Maureen and have enjoyed seeing her each week.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail P.
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Emily Sapa is the perfect flute teacher for my daughter. We began working with her in the summer when we hadn't rented an instrument or even committed to playing flute. From the start, Emily's patience and calm won us over. She has an amazing way of gently encouraging my kid to work hard - she really want to impress Emily at weekly lessons. She is really good at teaching and plans each lesson carefully tailoring it to my kid. She uses stickers and worksheets as incentives, but the most wonderful thing is that my kid is learning to love her instrument.

  • 38 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sara M.
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Lawrence Rhodes helped my 10 year old son with saxophone lessons this summer. He is a wonderful teacher that focuses on details and repetition. With Lawrence's help my son really improved his sax skill and the quality of music/sound he produces. Lawrence is very patient with his students and was very flexible in scheduling lessons. We were really lucky to find him and I hope to hire him again in the future.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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This music tutor offers fun and exciting drum lessons for kids and adults. She is a music education graduate who specializes in teaching the Djembe hand drum with Congolese and West African rhythms.

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If you are looking for creative and fun flute lessons with an active performing artist – then I am the teacher for you! I have over 15 years’ experience teaching all levels of flutists: beginners as young as 6; advanced high school students interested in “going pro”; adult beginners; adult amateurs; and professional doublers (saxophone/clarinet players who also play flute). I focus on each student's individual strengths and tailor my teaching style to their needs and interests. I have worked with many young beginners and have developed unique ways to address the common challenges of learning the flute, with a focus on keeping things fun! At the same time, I have the skills and experience to delve into the intricacies and nuances of advanced playing. My extensive, high-level performing background strengthens my teaching ability and sets me apart from other teachers. I’ve freelanced with major orchestras (San Francisco Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, and Utah Symphony) and can be heard on multiple Naxos Label recordings. If you’re interested in more details of my performing background, email me or check out my website!

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I know English, Mandarin, and a bit of Korean. I had started learning piano and flute since elementary school and had plenty of experience in performing. I have performed with school symphonic band in Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Vienna.

  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Please feel free to contact me if you need further information. I teach all ages, children thru adults, and all levels, beginners thru advanced. I provide flute lesson.

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My love of music has taken me down many paths from which I have learned many musical styles. I can sight read almost anything and am able to improvise in several different styles. i can also transpose while sight reading. The flute has such a glorious sound, it is soothing, rich and versatile..

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Basic instruction given for transverse bamboo, shakuhachi and silver concert flute playing. I also have a line of bamboo flutes (transverse, shakuhachi and native American style) available for purchase. I give a free 20-minute get started lesson with every purchase. EarthTone Bamboo Flutes - Handcrafted in a 5-stage process from Kauaian, Far Eastern and N. Calif Bamboo. - Headjoints and fetishes are adorned with gemstones. - Both major western and minor (shakuhachi) Pentatonic scales available in a variety of keys. - Includes instruction booklet and fingering chart. Price: $28 - $48

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I'll let some of my students, parents and conductors, colleagues letters speak to this question! "Sandra has been my son's oboe instructor for six years taking him from a complete novice to being a CMEA State Solo Medal Winner and a CBDA State Festival Honor band member. The Oboe is considered a difficult instrument by many, but for Sandra, it is easy and her enthusiasm for music is passed onto her students. Her instruction style has been consistently and patiently work with her students motivating them towards very high standards while still having fun. She is interested in the students achieving their best, and not just musically, but in all of life. She has been a major influence in the development of the character and maturity of my son and we are appreciative." - Ron Fong, Fremont Parent "My acquaintance with Sandra goes back many years, as she played with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, of which I was a member. More recently, Sandra served as a coach for the Fremont Youth Symphony while I was General Manager. She was enthusiastic, conscientious, reliable, and an excellent teacher who had a good rapport with her students. She was always accommodating and easy to work with, and was well like by colleagues and parents." - Caryl Dockter, Musician, Fremont Youth Symphony,General Manager "I have known Sandra for 6 years as a music instructor for my daughter and as a personal friend. Sandra is highly skilled, disciplined and goal oriented musician, however her talents extend beyond her excellence in music. She is a fine teacher, and has worked successfully with students of all capabilities and experiences to ensure each of her students reaches the highest achievements possible. She worked carefully with my daughter to set short term and long term goals--both musically and personally, then proceeded diligently and thoughtfully with her so she would know the satisfaction of success for goals achieved. Sandra has been warmly received by both adults and children and has repeatedly given generously of her time and talents. In her instruction to my daughter as well as her other students, Sandra was careful not to limit the lesson time to just the musical notes, but taught the breadth and personality of the entire musical piece --the composer, the times, the politics, background and the audience. When preparing her students for local recitals. or regional or state level competitions, Sandra worked with them to ensure that they each had technical command of the compositions to be played, but also worked with students on personal composure, manner, dress, presentation of themselves to adjudicators, and poise. She is patient and understanding when interacting with her students, ready with a smile and encouragement to them, and she is careful to answer their questions without patronizing them. She is quick to point out a positive side of something, to strengthen, and give courage when others might remain silent or demean." - Lisa Selzer, Fremont Parent "Under Mrs. Moore's care and guidance, and due to her solid effort and dedication in giving the most of what she can offer to teach her students, my daughter became highly skilled, talented and disciplined oboe player. In addition, Mrs. Moore gave her students opportunity to experience and perform in several musical events within California, such as CMEA and California State Solo Festivals. Her students, my daughter included, had received the highest overall ratings in these events, which I can attribute to Mrs. Moores' high level of standard and excellent teaching skills." - Celso Bagaoisan - Union City Parent "I am delighted to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Sandra Moore, artist/teacher and music educator. I, Dr. Wesley J. Broadnax, am currently Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands/Instrumental Music Education at California State University, East Bay (Hayward, CA). It was here that I became acquainted with Sandra and her wonderful work as an oboe performer, teacher and music pedagogue. She is well known and highly regarded in her field throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and is consistently in high demand by various public schools, colleges/universities, and community/professional ensemble organizations. Sandra is one of the most musical and artistic oboist/English horn players I have ever had the pleasure of interaction! She has performed throughout the SF Bay Area in numerous symphony orchestras, concert bands, and various chamber ensembles. My initial encounter with her was hiring her as the oboe teacher for my annual CSUEB Instrumental Music Festival, which was a chief recruitment and outreach event hosted by the university. She served as sectional coach for a number of high school oboe students, providing them with the oboe pedagogy that was truly exceptional. This ranged from basic sound production to quality reed making. Many of these students never had such thorough mentoring and training on the oboe, and Sandra's teaching aided in CSUEB gaining about two-thirds of those students to the university! I was extremely pleased with her work in such a setting! Additionally, Sandra's performance skills are of professional and artistic standards! I hired her on two occasions -- to perform with the CSUEB Wind Symphony, English horn on Michael Daugherty's Rosa Parks Boulevard, and on Oboe on Maslanka's Symphony No. 4. On each of her performance occasions, her playing was of the highests artistry, and it helped my current students model her musicianship that dramatically improved their own performance skills that year! Sandra's musical presence is truly infectious and has a way of adding life to any performance situation she is part of. I should also add that Sandra's organizational skills are first rate! She appears to be well prepared for any and all tasks (whether it is teaching or performance) in a strict, methodical fashion. Her teaching and performance reflects this. Given these positive attributes, I HIGHLY recommend Sandra for any and all available employment! She has the right ingredients to be successful in any employment situation she wishes to pursue--strong work ethic, tenacity, high motivation/drive, desire/passion, and delightful personalities that "encourages", rather than "demean." While I am no longer in California, I have missed working and making music with Sandra, but I know her to be a wonderful success wherever her life takes her! Please contact me if you have further questions regarding Sandra Moore." Sincerely, Dr. Wesley J. Broadnax Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Bands Conductors Guild Board of Directors Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Phone numbers and email available by request) broadnax(at)drexel(dot)edu "I am writing this letter of recommendation for Sandra Moore, inspired musician. She has performed in my bands and orchestras for over 20 years. As a conductor of the various Ohlone College wind groups, I find myself uniquely positioned to evaluate Sandra's musicianship, diligence towards the completion of a task, group loyalty and teamwork." "Sandra has performed as principal oboe/English Horn with the Ohlone Wind Orchestra since its inception. The band is a one-on-apart, semi-pro (most of the players have made music at least and advocation in their lives and a handful of players are active professionals) quality ensemble, which performs five concert sets per season. The repertoire is quite often the most difficult written for wind ensemble. We have premiered new works, backed professional soloists; created three critically acclaimed CD's and received major accolades at various festivals. Sandra has performed all the solo oboe/English Horn solo spots for the duration of her tenure. Ohlone College also produces critically acclaimed musicals every summer season. I have hired Sandra as one of the instrumental professionals in the pit for as many years we've worked together in the bands. Sandra doubles well on both oboe and English horn and has been a critical asset to our many productions over the years. Sandra always meets rehearsal and performance deadlines and has a high level of professional commitment and integrity. It's not easy to succeed under the pressure of soloist with a major performing ensemble; Sandra's exemplary dedication to thorough preparation and attention to detail have rendered her sustained success as a solo artist through the years. I recommend Sandra Moore for any position, business or the artistic, that she feels would be a stimulating employment opportunity. Well beyond her outstanding musicianship, Sandra is at team player and is highly respected and well received by her colleagues. Knowing Sandra as I do, she will bring the same passion and commitment to any and every task assigned. Even more importantly, she has the perspicacity to see the task through to fruition." Philip C. Zahorsky - Director of Instrumental Music, Ohlone College

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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Flexibility on our lessons plan and schedules. We tailored the lessons to the needs of the students, not other way around. We allow flexibility in the scheduling without compromising the quality of service we have been providing for over 15 years.

  • 11 years in business
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Monica Williams, bachelor's degree, from the prestigious Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY where she studied with Bonita Boyd. She is a professional music educator with extensive experience teaching and performing. Currently, Monica is working with several contemporary ensembles in the Bay Area, including Phoenix Rising. She has recorded two albums which have received many awards, including 5 nominations to the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Monica is the director of Flock of Flutes, East Bay's Premiere Flute Choir, and maintains successful flute studios in Walnut Creek and San Francisco.

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I hold a bachelor's degree in piano/flute performance and elementary general and music education in a normal university in Taiwan and a master's degree in music education with credential (K-12) in University of Oregon. I have been teaching piano and flute for over five years. I love kids and love teaching them to play. I also love music. I usually give lessons to kids from the age of 4 1/2 years. I am also a member and evaluator of MTAC and been preparing students for CM evaluations for several years. I understand every level and requests for the evaluation. All of my students have passed and achieved the levels they expected. Let's enjoy music together!

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Hello! I teach saxophone, flute and clarinet to students of all levels and ages, and will help you build and grow a solid musical foundation to play any style of music. Through the study of technique, music theory, ear-training, songs, sight reading, composition and more, I will help you achieve your goals in a fun and comfortable environment. I love to share my passion and diverse knowledge of music, and students appreciate my friendliness and patience. Best, Teddy

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth utilizes principles of body alignment, music theory and history, developmental psychology and more to create a personalized lesson plan that meets the needs of any student. She teaches fun, engaging, and creative lessons for students of all ages and levels. Get in touch to schedule a half-off trial lesson!

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