Music Teachers for Private Lessons

Taking private lessons is a great way for students of all ages to set goals, build confidence in a new instrument, stay motivated, and learn quickly. Our new search tool helps you find music teachers who offer private lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more detailed information about an instructor, just click on the teacher’s name.

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Note to Bay Area music teachers: please fill out this form to be included in our directory.

Title Instruments/Styles Rate* Age Range
Charles Barrett Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone, Conducting, Theory
$80-90 Per Hour any
Hadley McCarroll piano
Classical piano, Opera, Lieder
email for information. I offer sliding scale as well for people in need, so please ask! Ages 4-84. All kinds of different people, from retired civil engineers to inquisitive preschoolers.
Scott Blakley Bassoon
Classical, modern, and punk (why not?)
70 per hour Adult, Elementary, High School, Middle School
Gloria Justen Violin, Viola, Chamber Music, Ear Training, Music Notation, Composition
classical, new music, electric violin and viola
$65/hour intro lesson, $85 per hour single lessons, monthly discounts available Adult, Elementary, High School, Middle School
Emily Cardwell composer, lyric soprano, electronic musician, producer
classical, electronic
$45/30-minutes, $75/1-hour Adult, High School
Victoria Williams Classical $60/hr
Julia Grizzell Soprano
All Styles
60/hour Adult, Elementary
8- Adult
Natascha Bach Mezzo Soprano
Classical, Art Songs, Opera, Oratorio, Folk Songs, Musical Theatre, Jazz
$40-80 Adult, Elementary, High School
James Choi
Jessica Ivry Classical, String Improvisation, Rock/Pop, Jazz $65/$75/$85 5-adult
Rachel Patrick classical monthly tuition Adult, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Pre-School
Dina Mirkskaya Piano, Voice and theory of Music
Classical, Jazz and Broadway
200$ - 400$ Monthly Adult, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Pre-School
Age 6 to up
Beverly McChesney Walter Green, Principal Bassoon SF Opera & SF Symphony (1925-2007) may his memory be for a blessing
$50 per hour Adult, Elementary, High School, Middle School
Natalia Pressman Piano
80 to 100 Adult, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Pre-School
4 to older adults. Music is a lifetime adventure!
David Kim Viola $100/hr 10+
Abigail Graham All $180/month Any
Thomas Clark Dramatic Tenor
All Genres
$100 Cash per two-hour session Adult
Matthew Linaman Cello
Classical, Pop
please check website Elementary, High School, Middle School
Paula Karolak Violin/Viola
Carrie Jahde Drums
Jazz, Latin, Rock, Pop, Classical, etc.
$100/hr, includes travel to your home All