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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.
Guitar, Bass, Computer Music and Electronic Music
rate: Sliding scale with discount for queer/gender diverse and PoC folks
location: Can host at home in Oakland and can also drive to clients
bio: Hi! I'm Beatrice (aka Triss), and I use she/her pronouns. I started playing guitar and bass in 2005, and have since played in several bands, performed at Silicon Valley Pride and MAGWest, produced and released original music, and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in music. I'm happy to work with students of all ages and skill levels to achieve their individual musical goals!
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.
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!
Keyboard, beginner violin & ukulele
rate: @ Mountain Music (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat), monthly rate = $170 (cash/venmo/non-fee-based payment) ; west oakland rates vary and scheduling is limited. Will consider sliding-scale options for lower income folks with proof, basic at-home rate in west oakland is $35 per 30 minute lesson, $30 each if you pay in advance. Trial lessons available, as well. 1-hour lessons are $60.
location: Mountain Music (4444 Piedmont Ave) and/or @ home in west oakland.
bio: I started teaching music in high school in 1998 and have been doing it ever since! Despite achieving an art degree, my passion lies in sharing my greatest love & passion - MUSIC. I moved to Oakland in 2014 and started working for Acme Music in 2016 & volunteering for my first BAGRC program in 2017.