Grand Feature Film Orchestra - community/youth ensemble (GFFO)

The Grand Feature Film Orchestra (GFFO)

We're a non-profit San Francisco Bay Area student/community group based in Vacaville, California.  With a passion for how music, sound effects, and visual media come together to tell stories, The Grand Feature Film Orchestra studies, rehearses, and presents creative original and restored film scores live with the movie. Films from Chaplin, Lloyd, Keaton, Lang, and more, come to life with the music perfectly synchronized with the action on the screen.

Golden Gate Guitar Lessons

Golden Gate Guitar Lessons got started by Nathan Martinez after he graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory. For years he'd been teaching throughout the Bay Area. During this time, he learned how every guitar school in the Bay worked:

1. Students come to the studio (often during rush hour).

2. They have their lesson.

3. Then go right back into traffic for hours on end.

Private Lessons

The Alameda String Academy is a music school conveniently located in the heart of Alameda offering high quality instruction in violin, viola, cello and guitar, with a particular emphasis on chamber music.

Our goal is to provide more than “just lessons.”  Our talented faculty work hard to create a real community of musicians where students enjoy their music, play together in groups, and perform for each other in a kind, supportive and challenging environment.

Ross Thompson

English-born composer and international concert guitarist Ross Thompson (b. 1967) spent his childhood in Puerto Rico before moving with his family to the United States. Mr.

Christopher Mann

Christopher Mann, born 1985 in Berlin, Germany, received his first guitar instruction at age 3. At age 7, he won first place in the solo guitar competition “Jugend Musiziert”. In following years he won various local competitions in Berlin. At age 12 he was admitted to the Julius-Stern-Institute, the program for young musicians at the University of the Arts in Berlin, as a student of Professor Martin Rennert.

Kevin Robinson

Kevin Robinson provides high quality instruction and personalizes his teaching for every student. Hailing from Philadelphia area, he grew up in a family of professional musicians. His diverse musical life has brought him to a number of stages: solo recitals, jazz big band, and electro-rock to name a few. Kevin completed his bachelor’s degree at GWU, studying with Berta Rojas. He completed his graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Marc Teicholz.

Dix Bruce

I've taught for 40+ years and have written over 50 musical instruction books, CDs, and DVDs, for Mel Bay Publications. Visit my website: I specialize in acoustic instruments and welcome students of all levels and ages, school age to seniors, interested in folk, country, bluegrass, swing and jazz. Oakland lessons (especially mornings and afternoons) are at Piedmont Piano, 728 San Pablo Ave. @ 18th. Some openings available in Concord. Let's have some fun pickin'!

Opus 1 Music Studio - Private Lessons

Opus 1 Music Studio offers private music lessons for all ages and all ability levels. We can provide lessons for piano, voice, guitar, violin/viola, flute, clarinet, and saxophone. We have lessons in classical music, popular music, and jazz. Our teachers are all university or conservatory trained musicians. Contact us and find out why we're one of the Peninsula's most popular music school!