Fog City Jazz
Fog City Jazz

Fog City Jazz

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Introduction: I am available to help you learn all you wish know. Whether you want to work on technique, reading, improvisation or composition, I have been teaching students of of all ages and levels for nearly 40 years. I offer private lessons in piano, music theory and composition at my home, at your home, or through video chat applications such as FaceTime or Skype. I am also professional pianist and composer. I am fluent in most every style of music. Feel free to contact me to chat. Let’s see if this might be a good match!
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Hired 13 times

42 years in business

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Reviews

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

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Matt N.
Feb 26, 2017
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I've had six lessons with Jeffrey so far, and I'm getting SO much out of them. He's an inspiring pianist, a boundless resource of musical knowledge, and a motivating teacher, while still being tirelessly friendly and patient. So far we've worked mostly on jazz basics, music theory understanding, and the beginnings of improvisation technique, but I'm confident that Jeffrey can help me keep learning along whatever path I take with my musicianship. I feel incredibly lucky to have made this connection, and I'd highly recommend working with Jeffrey.
Piano Lessons (for adults)
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Tal S.
Aug 12, 2014
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Hired on Thumbtack

Jeffrey is an outstanding piano teacher! I have been taking lessons with him for around a year and a half, and over that time I have grown a ton as a piano player; he has patiently taught me numerous aspects of jazz piano theory, helped me improve my piano technique tremendously, and guided me to mastery on many pieces in different musical styles (jazz, classical, jewish, and more). He is a knowledgable in many different areas of piano, and music in general, and strikes a great balance between pushing you to learn through theory + technique and having fun learning new songs + improvising.
Piano Lessons
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Omar D.
Sep 9, 2015
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I wanted to learn how to improvise better after having played classical piano for 8 years. After a few lessons I’m getting really comfortable! Jeffrey works at my pace, and provides examples from the greats of jazz music to inform how I ought to think about scales, intervals, and improvisation. Great teacher and I can’t wait for more.
Piano Lessons
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Wes K.
Nov 16, 2017
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It was really great taking lessons with Jeffrey! After being self taught most of my life, I noticed a huge improvement in my playing abilities over a few short months. He also tailored the lessons to my interests and helped me write compositions in a way where I understood the theory. I feel confident enough to learn difficult pieces on my own now
Music Composition Lessons
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Paul S.
Jul 19, 2017
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I am so glad I found Jeffrey. He is flexible enough to tailor the lessons to my goals. There is a wonderful blend of supportiveness and pushing me to do better. He is just a marvelous teacher. After I had been taking lessons with him for a year my wife was so impressed that she started taking lessons with him too.
Keyboard Lessons

FAQs

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

    I observe their current skill level. I ascertain their goals. I provide them with materials and coach them through the process of attaining their goals.

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

    Honors graduate of the Grove school of music for composition and arranging. The Berkeley school of music. The University of South Florida composing work.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I have always been fascinated with the way people learn to make music. I am passionate about sharing my decades of knowledge.

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