Music Lessons in San Francisco


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  • RicaSalsa Dance Company
    Mexico City native Ricardo Téllez began dancing when he was 12, shimmying his way through styles such as cumbia and guaracha. In 1995, he packed up his dancing shoes and moved to the Bay area, accelerating his salsa study not only by studying under Gabriel Romero, but also by trying out his footwork in clubs. Armed with a passion for dance, Ricardo founded RicaSalsa Dance Company in 1999 to share his love of the art. Today, he and dance partner Tianne Frias—with whom he placed third in the World Latin Dance Cup—teach private lessons and group classes that impart new and advanced dancers with the steps, partnership skills, and medallions filled with glowworms needed to light up the floor. By focusing on social dance skills and the ability to follow the rhythm, they help their students adapt easily to different songs and settings.
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    1830 17th street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Gymboree Play and Music (San Francisco)
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Gymboree Play and Music is a worldwide leader in early childhood enrichment programs. We have more than 600 locations world wide.
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    1503A Sloat Blvd.
    San Francisco, CA US
  • American Guitar Academy
    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.
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    45 Ashbury Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Guitar Cities San Francisco
    Guitar Cities Schools cater to music lovers of all ages by helping them achieve their melodic and rhythmic goals through relaxed, effective instrument instruction. Teachers schooled in myriad genres draw sound buckets from wells of music knowledge and performing experience in order to fortify the skills of both beginning musicians and experienced bards. Fledgling chord learners can take advantage of the school's in-house instruments for no additional charge, eliminating the risk of accidental busking when carting pianos on the bus. Ideal for hectic lifestyles, Guitar Cities Schools boasts flexible lesson times, easy online scheduling, and is within walking distance from most downtown businesses.
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    101 California St.
    San Francisco, California US
  • Guitar Cities
    Imagine a group of nationally touring guitarists and accomplished recording artists all beneath one roof, and none of them are playing a single note. It may seem like a waste of talent, but these musicians aren’t at Guitar Cities to play—they’re there to teach. Each instructor has been selected by Guitar Cities's staff who vets their teachers for mastery of their respective instrument, patience, an aptitude for communication, and sensitivity when informing students that air guitar is not considered a real instrument. These instructors welcome students of all ages for guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons. Guitar Cities offers private instruction, group classes, and “choose your song” lessons. The staff will provide the instruments and a stress-free environment where students can learn everything from basic chords to music theory in various genres. They even have professional studio equipment on which students can record, and offer the chance for students to take the stage at the House of Blues for Guitar Chicago’s Rockfete concert.
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    1 Sansome St, 35th Fl
    San Francisco, CA US
  • The Art of DJing
    Operating out of Washburn Studio, DJ Chucky Brown of The Art of DJing trains his students when to rock the party and when to recognize that the party is happening inside a lifeboat. “You throw bait out,” he says, recognizing that different crowds, such as indie dance rock and Top 40 audiences, require different tunes. “If you start with Azari and nothing happens, throw out some Datarock or LCD Soundsystem; or if you start with Daft Punk, then throw out some Usher, Calvin Harris, or Madonna.” Brown imparts this encyclopedic knowledge of music in private, small-group, and large-scale classes, where his charges learn how to mix, scratch, and reinvent on the fly. On Brown’s student mixes page, visitors can listen to mash-ups and mixtapes created by his former pupils. The DJ has even performed for several of the artists sampled by his students and himself, having spun at events thrown by Elton John, Missy Elliot, and Justin Timberlake.
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    473 Broadway St.
    San Francisco, CA US
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