I am a professional teacher and musician, and have been teaching for over 15 years, mostly in Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda.
I am currently offering lessons online (via zoom) on the following instruments:
I have been studying music, musical styles and musical instruments my entire life. I studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts. I also make musical instruments, especially bamboo flutes (bansuri). I have recently started taking guitar lessons myself with a professional flamenco guitarist. I am very interested in many styles but I am currently engaged in studying Hindustani Classical Music (Voice, Tabla, Bansuri), Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion (on Drum Set), Flamenco Guitar, Classical Guitar, and Jazz Improvisation (memorizing tunes and changes, then playing them on a variety of instruments).
I currently play drums and sing in a duo with a guitarist/vocalist, guitar and vocals in rock quartet, clarinet in a gypsy jazz trio, and trumpet in a folk rock band, among other projects.
My rate is $30/hr, however in the event that you need lessons but cannot afford them, please contact me and we can work something out.
Due to COVID-19 I am not offering in-person lessons, however I do normally teach from students homes (arriving by bicycle, in the lake merritt area and surrounding areas).