Email or call 510-267-1808 for instructor contact information.

These individuals provide private lessons and, while they have all volunteered with Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, they do not represent the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp organization.

Chanelle Ignant


rate: negotiable

location: I live in West Oakland, and can host lessons at my house or travel to the student's home.

bio: With over 10 years of playing experience, I'm comfortable teaching various styles on both acoustic and electric guitar for all experience levels. My current band blends jazz and R&B styles. I've been teaching music informally for two years, and I first volunteered with BAGRC in the summer of 2017.

Katie Schwarz


rate: $25/half hour, $40/hour

location: East Bay, in home of student or teacher

bio: I’ve played acoustic and electric guitar for 20 years, as well as playing in a dreampop/punk band and a bluegrass guitar duo. I’ve taught guitar to youth from ages 8 to 18, beginner to intermediate, at Bay Area Girls Rock Camp and Girls Rock After School Program in Oakland.

Gesine Lohr


rate: Serious sliding scale, negotiable (I am happy to give a first lesson free)

location: student homes in Oakland, Alameda and nearby

bio: I love keyboards! I've played rock keyboard since 1981, played & taught piano, rock keyboard, harpsichord, & drums. I've been in a number of rock bands (several all female). Since 2011 I've taught rock keyboard at BAGRC. You can make powerful keyboard lines and parts, from very simple bits!

Jesseka Barbosa

keyboard, piano, beginner violin

rate: in-home $50 - $60/hour may be negotiable for those with financial hardship or flat-monthly rate @ ACME House of Music

location: I presently do the bulk of my teaching for ACME music @ 4444 Piedmont Ave, Oakland. I have limited availability for in-home lessons. Would make hardship exceptions to Girls Rock attendees on scholarship/aid, schedule permitting.

bio: I started teaching music in 1998 and have been for the better half of 20 years. I teach privately, primarily, though since moving to Oakland, I've taken on group KEYS instruction roles at Thornhill Elementary, in addition to my work for BAGRC. I am delighted to also contribute to BAGRC as Band Manager.

Alena Coons


rate: Negotiable, please email to set up a brief phone consultation

location: Lessons at the student's home in Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, or El Cerrito

bio: As a bass instructor and bass support person with BAGRC, I have focused on ways to keep beginning students engaged in learning music. I adjust bass lessons to fit a student's learning style. My goal is to help learners build strong foundational skills while staying enthusiastic and motivated.

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