Violin, vocal, guitar, ukulele lessons

Lucia Pontoniere

Post by Dennis in on 10.05.2021

A native of San Francisco, Lucia Pontoniere began playing violin at the age of 6. After pursuing classical violin seriously for 10 years, she began to explore other styles of music on the violin, including jazz, Irish, Scottish, and old-time fiddle. Lucia graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Violin …

Sharman Duran

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Sharman Duran, vocalist and keyboardist, has been performing jazz standards, Top 40, Soul, Rock, Pop, and Latin jazz in bands since 1976.  She works with students in high school and adults.  Sharman teaches private lessons in voice and piano – in person or online. Request a lesson with Sharman.

Piano, voice, drum lessons

Amanda VanderMeer

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Amanda VanderMeer graduated with high honors from Portland Community College’s Professional Music Program and has been playing and writing music for twenty-five years, touring the globe and releasing two studio albums. Since 2006, she has taught a wide range of ages in drums, piano, vocals, music theory, and songwriting. She plays drums in her current …

Caroline Dahl

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Caroline Dahl plays boogie-woogie, blues and rock piano in bands and solo at many Bay Area clubs.  She is frequently seen wearing sequins and sensible shoes.  Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, she earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Kentucky.  She had some classical piano lessons in high school, but soon …

Janak Ramachandran

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Janak Ramachandran has been playing guitar for the better part of two decades and teaching it for more than 15 years.  His acoustic guitar technique is designed to progressively build the skills needed to become a one-man or one-woman band.  With the use of songs specifically chosen for their instructive value, Janak’s teaching approach can …

Francesca Lee

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Francesca Lee graduated from Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (Music) in 2002 majoring in pop vocal performance and songwriting with disciplines in both guitar and keyboard.  She is best known for her soulful/sultry vocals and music that merges styles of Folk, Pop, Blues, and Jazz.   During her residency in the U.K., …

John Turner

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

With an early background in trumpet, piano, and voice in concert bands, marching bands, community symphony orchestras, and barbershop quartets, John Turner eventually settled on the keys, touring with national recording groups and working as a session player.  He has also accompanied cabaret acts and played for Top 40 and show bands, upscale restaurants, five-star …

Voice and piano lessons

Lea Centauri

Post by Dennis in on 08.06.2019

Lea Centauri has been singing since age four.  She is the author of two vocal programs:  Voicedance for Young Voices and Inner Voice for adults.   A mezzo-soprano, Lea lived in Paris for several years, performing and teaching throughout France as well as in other countries in Europe, in Turkey, and in North Africa.  She …