Bay Area Music Workshop

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JAZZ GUITAR   LESSONS FOR TEENS  LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS

SONGWRITING   THEORY    COLLEGE & PERFORMANCE PREP

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Serving San Francisco, Marin, Berkeley, Oakland & Remote Lessons

Guitar Lessons

 

Guitar lessons for beginners

Guitar lessons for teens

Blues guitar lessons

Jazz guitar lessons

Classical guitar lessons

Folk/rock guitar lessons

Scales, chords, soloing, fingerpicking, strumming

SPECIALIZED AREAS & STYLES

TECHNIQUE

THEORY & ARRANGING

Chord harmony

Reading music & tablature

How to perform a song in your best key using chords that suit your level

Soloing & improvisation

Sculpt a song to make it exciting and performable

Create and workshop songs

 Prepare for recording songs

Prepare songs for performance

SONGWRITING

 

Voice Lessons

Singing lessons for beginners

Contemporary singing lessons

Jazz singing lessons

Folk and rock singing lessons

Understand your range and how to alter a song to suit your voice.

Improve your pitch with ear training and vocal exercises.

Learn how to use vocal arranging to improve performance and comfort.

Find your style and learn how to make a song your own.

SPECIALIZED AREAS & STYLES

TECHNIQUE

 

 Lessons for Teens

Guitar lessons for teens

Voice lessons for teens 

Ukulele lessons for teens

Piano Lessons for teens

Recital prep

Music prep for college

SPECIALIZED AREAS & STYLES

 

About

Cherie

Cherie is a versatile teacher offering guitar and voice lessons out of her home studio in Greenbrae, Marin CA. With more than 500 students throughout her career, she offers a wide range of teaching techniques and a creative teaching spirit to ensure great outcomes for students. 

Cherie offers a supportive, fun, musical and professional music education for students of all levels and ages. She has taught at The Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco and has run an independent teaching business over the past 20 years.

 

Testimonials

 If you want something that is better than some online pre-packaged method-of-the-week - and to work with a real musician, composer and artist - Cherie is the real thing. 

Ricco D.

Cherie a consummate professional who knows her stuff and has been teaching for many years in NY and the Bay Area. She's also a good communicator, lots of patience and a nice person to interact with.

Yelp Review

I'm breaking into writing songs and Marlana has helped me get over a huge block I've had for years. She's really helped me expand my guitar skills so I can write with a fresh sound. And how to fine tune my performance.

Janet R.

I have to give Cherie 5-stars. She recently moved her teaching business to Marin and I'm so happy I can finally get back to lessons with her. I studied with her years ago when I lived in SF, I was a complete beginner back then.

Yelp Review

I have now expanded into a new area in my music lessons with voice training. Each lesson gives me more confidence and assurance in my playing and singing. I highly recommend Cherie. I am also impressed with her as a performer and feel honored to have her as my musical guru.

Tom B.

I have experimented with music (guitar and harmonica) for a number of years without any direction or form and I'm so blessed to have found Cherie. She creates a relaxing environment where I can focus and understand music theory

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