Mansfield Music Private Music Lessons in Berkeley, CA

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 3 reviews
We feel that private instruction is the best method for learning an instrument. The teacher can focus 100% on each student. This also means that each student can have a custom approach. One size does not fit all. We encourage creativity and composition/improvisation as well. That being said, we do use established method books as the basis of our teaching.

These days there are many method books available in many different musical styles; classical, jazz, rock, etc. Knowing which ones to select is important. We offer half-hour or one-hour lessons. Most children take half-hour lessons. Here are some general descriptions of what is offered.
Lessons Offered
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Songwriting
Highlights and Features
  • Pre-Piano Lessons
  • Piano Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Flute, Saxophone , Clarinet Lessons
  • Singer/Songwriter Services
  • Theory and Composition
Contact Information
Contact Person Ernie Mansfield
Phone Number (510) 524-2055
City Berkeley, CA
Zip Code 94701
Address PO Box 737
Key People
Ernie Mansfield
A musician with over 25 years experience in the music business. He is a classically trained musician, with experience in pop, rock, and jazz.
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 3 reviews
  An excellent teacher
by Elizabeth N.
Nov 02, 2012
Ernie is an excellent teacher of children (that's my only experience with him). He loves what he does and always treats the kids with respect and patience, and he has a way of interacting with my eccentric son that makes me feel very comfortable. My son is not the easiest person to teach anything to, and Ernie works wonders with him during piano lessons, handling his attentional issues very gently and well. I am extremely impressed with the progress he's made in only one year.
  Thank you Ernie
by Deena L.
Feb 19, 2009
Ernie is not only a masterful teacher & musician, he is very well know in the Bay Area music world and can pull together a top notch band for any occasion. Mansfield Music created a wonderful jazz band as part of my mother's 80th birthday party. We enjoyed dinner jazz, dance music & beautiful jazz solos performed by world class, local musicians.
  He is very talented
by Lee R.
May 26, 2008
I have known Ernie for about 5 years. His passion is music and he is very talented! When I hear Ernie play, I get goose bumps. He knows how to hit the notes that create emotion. I like his music a lot.

Ernie shares his talent with people of all ages. He teaches piano, guitar, flute and clarinet. He also helps people learn composition and arranging.
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