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Oakland Piano Lessons Instructors

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Clifford Lamb Music
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Manisha S.
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Clifford is patient, tailors his teaching method to my abilities, is flexible with my schedule, and is passionate about his profession. As an adult, it's especially challenging for me to be taking beginner piano lessons, but quite fun. I've experienced quite a bit of progress under his tutelage over the last several months and am quite pleased.

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Stella Lim Piano
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
TL T.
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I hired Stella because of her great reviews. I came with my daughter and she was very patient, very attentive and super nice! We are looking forward to our next appointment!!

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Kelly Keys
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy N.
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Kelly is an enthusiastic teacher! He is willing to spend over time with my kids and makes them engaged. My kids always look forward for his lessons. He also provides my little four year old daughter and myself free lessons! We like him a lot and highly recommend him!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joaquin H.
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Juan Carlos is such a great teacher. He is helping my son learn piano and teaching him how to use his voice properly. He is patient, kind, and clear when teaching my 12 year old who is not very confident yet with his singing. My son is learning how to listen and match pitch. Juan Carlos always finds a teaching approach to help my son understand what to do. I definitely recommend Juan Carlos! Melanie Hernandez

PrinceSF Productions
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Adam P.
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I can't say enough about my experience with Ken. He is very intuitive. His lessons are balence between exercises and therory. I have alway found myself mentally stimulated, with plenty of work for my fingers. He is very energetic and reaches out between lessons to give you more music to play with. His warm and friendly personality make the lessons fly by. He also willing to work through tought topics without cutting the lesson short (schedule permitting ). I really appreciate his effort into his students. He has also been pretty flexible with my shedule. As an adult these are not the piano lessons I hated as a child. Lol

  • 38 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Kat K.
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Both of our kids ( 12 and 10 ) are having a nice time with Lynn while learning their drills. She connects with them individually and helps them learn their drills in a smooth way. Our daughter loves her voice and piano lessons. On the other hand, our son did not want to take piano lessons at all but after a few lessons with Lynn, he decided to stay with it! How great is that! Thank you so much Lynn!!! :-) I am happy and looking forward to seeing more of their progress!

  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Manuel C.
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The only two hiring have been great, the current one is awesome, Marie seems very cooperative and genuine. My daughter love's her. And now from wanting first, singing lessons, also wants to learn the piano as well

Dynamic Drumming
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Brian J.
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I'm an intermediate level drummer who was seeking lessons to help bring my playing to the next level and I found Brian Fruechtenicht here on thumbtack. I have to say, having taken drum lessons before that this experience has been unlike any other. Brian's novel approach may seem unorthodox if you come into lessons with any preconceived notion of what drum lessons should be like, however his unique take on them (not to mention his enthusiasm) really conveys a lot of the practical knowledge that helps change good drummers into great drummers. In my own drumming, I feel like my style had become rote, but Brian helped me find more creativity behind the kit. I play for a band and I have to say even that sounds leagues better since beginning lessons with Brian Fruechtenicht, and those lessons tend to be some of the most fun I have all week. Brian Fruechtenicht gets a high recommendation from me!

Lin Chiao Piano Studio
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Taizhi Z.
Verified review

I started my adult piano lessons from this spring. The general experience was great so far. Lin Chiao was always on time. I learned a lot in her teaching.

San Francisco Piano Lessons
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kaiden M.
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I've been learning piano under Rebecca's guidance for 2 years now, and she's an incredible teacher. She's very friendly, and has made learning piano a very fun experience, even going out of her way to find music that I particularly enjoy learning while still providing a sufficient challenge. I've come to look forward to every lesson I have with her, and couldn't recommend her more.

Fog City Jazz
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy N.
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I have been taking piano lessons with Jeffrey for the past year. Although I started taking lessons when I was young and have studied under other great teachers, Jeffrey stands out among them as exceptionally gifted. He is eternally patient and has a great sense of humor. I always look forward to seeing him. Besides his affability, the depth and breadth of his musical knowledge are hard to find, even among professionals. I would recommend him to anyone, regardless of age or proficiency.

Alison's Music Lessons
3.7
from 13 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Cc C.
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We have been working with Ms. White since January 2016. My boys, ages 6 and 7 walked out of their very first lesson knowing “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and this quick, concrete “take away” gave them a sense of excitement and confidence! Ms. White is very thoughtful with her instruction. She has realistic and responsive goals--like helping accommodate a variety of sports seasons and understanding the difference between her student’s temperament and attention span. She has nurtured an intrinsic and age appropriate interest and exposure to the world of piano playing. My boys pick up and play piano on their own and they love teaching their father and me their new skills. I would highly recommend Ms. White for piano lessons.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Prachi P.
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I've just had one lesson so far, which was amazing. I'm just starting to learn music and singing, and Emily seems like the perfect teacher for a beginner like me. I'm really excited to continue learning with Emily.

FAME Yamaha Music Center
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

We love FAME. Ms. Gloria is a fantastic teacher. She makes piano lessons fun.

Ryan's music lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
John F.
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My three boys play a mixture of guitar and piano. Ryan keeps them interested in playing songs that they pick and want to play. He has made music a fun part of our household.

Phil Johnson Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ed B.
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He is very professional and patient. I am a beginner and that is very important to me.

Angel Music Studios
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evelyn W.
Verified review

Ángel Has been reaching both of my sons Michael and Daniel since they were 7 years old. They are 10 and 12 now and We all love Angel. They both look forward to their lesson weekly, Angel encourage them in such a way that I don’t even hVe to ask them to study or practice they want to be ready for their lesson. Angel, speaks Spanish and since my kids are learning the language, he teaches their lesson in Spanish, which for us is a plus because it helps them practice the language while learning piano.

Brent Elberg
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Talyn I.
Verified review

I have been taking jazz piano lessons from Brent for the past 8 months and I've really enjoyed getting to work with him. He is very knowledgeable on the topic of jazz. Every week we practice improvising over jazz standards and he plays along with me on the piano or sometimes drums of there is a kit in the room. Brent if friendly and cares about his students. Would recommend to anyone wanting to take drum or piano lessons!

Nick Lamb Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Steven W.
Verified review

Nick is a fantastic teacher!!! He gave my son Michael jazz piano lessons for just over 2 months last summer and the difference in his playing was incredible!!!!

Talyn Imhoff
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brent E.
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I have been studying classical piano with Talyn Imhoff over the past 10 months. She has helped me immensely with sight reading, technique, and articulation. She makes the lessons fun and lets me choose the pieces I want to work on. She is patient, kind, and a very accomplished pianist. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to take their playing to the next level!

Piano Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Polina S.
Verified review

Laurence is a great piano teacher who understands the needs of the student. She introduced my son to piano and he really enjoyed his lessons with her. She is easy to work with.

Actual Requests

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Need a Piano Teacher

Oakland, CA

  • Student age
    6 - 9
  • Interested in following musical styles
    Classical, Jazz, Pop
  • Able to read music?
    Yes
  • Piano or keyboard
    I have a piano
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    This is for our son; he's done about a year of piano, likes it "well enough", with a good teacher he'll do well (I play piano a bit, well enough to oversee practice, etc., and my husband is taking lessons himself currently for fun)
  • $46.67
    Average price

Need a Music Theory Teacher

Oakland, CA

  • Student age
    18-25
  • Instrument
    Piano, Guitar
  • Subjects of interest (music theory)
    Fundamentals (pitch, rhythm, chords, etc.), Harmonization, Music subjects (notation, analysis, ear training)
  • Level of experience
    Intermediate
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Primary method for creating music = music production with ableton live 9

Need Piano Teacher

Oakland, CA

  • Student age
    15
  • Years of experience
    5
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Interested in following musical styles
    Classical
  • Music lesson type
    Private
  • Able to read music?
    Yes
  • Piano or keyboard
    I have a piano
  • Short term goals
    Continue to enjoy playing
  • Long term goals
    Continue to enjoy playing
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    Indefinitely
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm), Other (Weekend morning)
  • Details
    Has played intricate pieces by ear as her note reading is not on par with her ability and desire to play complex pieces
  • $50
    Average price
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