Rated 5 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyGuitarist Great for grown ups too!
ABOUT TAKE LESSONS
I came across TakeLessons and was skeptical about what I would find. The customer service has been excellent (thank you Rafael!). Okay, like any company that would like you to enroll in their service, you might find them pushy. But if you're really interested in learning music of any sort, then go to TakeLesons to get your start. I did and I'm happy :-#
As a "grown up", finding guitar lessons around the Bay Area is no easy task. I was pretty sure Branden would be impatient and patronizing given I'm really old and don't know the ABCs of music.
I was very, very nervous driving up to Branden's with my acoustic guitar. I mean, would he just look at me and say you're too old to learn anything?
What a refreshing surprise! My fears were imaginary.
I've had 2 lessons so far. Branden is easy going, absolutely gets it and is no-fuss. We stick to our lessons, he is quick to point out where I'm going wrong and very patient #please don't change that Branden!#. He also highlights techniques to help learn smarter. Make sure you take your notebook with you when you go, he gives homework and it would be nice if you track it in the same place.
Also, I'm worried about booking appointments at different times and TakeLessons/Branden assured me that can be worked out later. Good to know.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zackiel My teacher Branden is 5 star. I love my lessons. I am slow but i know i can learn. Trying my best to memorize my lessons. Anyone in the bay how wants a wonderful real teacher Branden is it.
July 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BassBob Branden is a great bass guitar teacher.
Branden is a great teacher. He is skilled and patient. He understands that beginners want to get started on challenging songs as soon as possible and he helps with that. After 3 months of lessons, he helped me get accepted to my school's jazz band.
September 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeAnneK Branden is doing a great job. My son really enjoys the lessons and is learning a lot. Branden is flexible and seems to adjust his teaching style to his students needs.
July 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by IpshitaR He teaches well and good in keeping the child interstedin the lesson.
May 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArvindV Very motivating. guess his experience with younger students has made him very patient.
December 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by tanyah Great guitar instructor
My son is 8 years old and has been taking guitar lessons with Branden for about 5 months. Branden is an excellent instructor. My son has learned so much in a short amount of time. He loves going to his lessons. My husband and I are extremely pleased with Branden and we highly recommend him!
October 2, 2011