Music Lessons in Pacific Heights

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StrumSchool.com offers burgeoning musicians an effective way to learn guitar by way of short, engaging instructional videos. Using a step-by-step format, each 5?10 minute lesson is taught by a guitarist with at least 15 years of full-time teaching experience, ensuring a comprehensive and easy-to-follow way for students to learn to shred on the sleek website accessed from their computer, tablet, or smartphone. Lessons cover everything from guitar anatomy and reading music, to learning basic chords and strumming patterns for genres such as rock, jazz, blues, country, or the Swedish death metal band you secretly love. StrumSchool also maintains a list of easy songs to learn, and provides plenty of know-how when it comes to taking care of your gear, sounding like a guitar pro, and advice on cleaning up minds after they've been blown by the guitar solos you've just learned.

2102 Filbert St #2
San Francisco,
CA
US

Designed and developed by vocal coach and singer/songwriter Ruth Gerson, the Singingbelt trains singers and public speakers to support their voices with their diaphragms. The belt provides feedback on the position of the diaphragm, which signals to the wearer any time they cease supporting their breath. The belt can help singers develop power, tone, pitch, and endurance.

Marina Blvd. & Buchanan St.
San Francisco,
CA
US

During 90-minute appointments, a registered piano tuner will tickle ivories, listening with a keen ear to tweak each chord until a perfect pitch sounds. Annual coverage and minor repairs are incorporated into the piano doctor's checklist, and this includes sticky keys (consoles excluded) and squeaky pedals. More substantial and time-consuming repairs that take more than 30 minutes may incur additional charges, but clients will be consulted first before any repairs are made. Feral strings and pianos without regular tuning (less than once a year) may require an additional appointment for rough tuning ($50) before this Groupon's fine-tuning appointment can occur. Appointments are typically available 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Saturday and regular tune-ups can transform a piano into a lifelong companion, unlike carnival-won goldfish.

935 Geary Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Before he met singing instructor David Stroud?a onetime coach of American Idol's Adam Lambert?Alexys Paris subjected his naturally mellifluous vocal cords to constant stress, admitting on his website that he would "force notes or yell on pitch." Working in the Institute of Vocal Advancement system, Stroud trains voices to perform in a natural, stable manner. Alexys teaches students how to comfortably transition from the deep-chest register to the high-pitched head register without resorting to voice-straining exertions or discretely switching places with virtuoso body doubles.

681 Page St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.

45 Ashbury Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

50 Oak St
San Francisco,
CA
US