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Christopher M.

Hayward, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Jazz Studies from San Jose State University
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Christopher M.

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I am able to adapt to every student in order to effectively communicate musical concepts and practice techniques no matter what level the student is at. All of this is essential in order for a student to find themselves through music.

About Christopher

Christopher Main is a guitarist/composer/educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Christopher earned a Bachelor of music degree in Jazz Studies from San Jose State University where he studied under some great local musicians such as Rick Vandivier, Aaron Lington, John Shifflett and Frank Sumar

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Mandy B.

8 Reviews
San Leandro, CA
Starting at $40
  • MM, BM from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaches students Male: 20 and up; Female: 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mandy B.

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I have been singing since I was a little girl and began studying voice at age 15. I was singing in my first band when I was in high school and participating in vocal competitions. Professionally, I was a back-up vocalist and percussionist with the Sam Morrison Band from 2006-2012, where I traveled

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Dolores
Manny is awesome!!
Dolores M.
Mandy appears to be a lovely, friendly and competent piano instructor. Her piano space is very suitable and I like her very much.
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Mandy is awesome :)
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Aidan C.

14 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Guilford College Art Award from Guilford College Music Dept.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Aidan C.

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About Aidan

I have been playing guitar since I was 10 and loving music my whole life. I have been in numerous rock bands, the high-school jazz band, classical guitar duos, trios, chamber ensembles, and even played mandolin in a bluegrass band. I received my Bachelor of Music at Guilford College as a student of

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Christine D.
Aiden is a wonderful instructor. He taught my 8 year old son beginners guitar. He is a knowledgeable and skilled guitar player. He is patient, kind, and flexible. I am happy with the progress that my son has made with the lessons we've had so far. From knowing nothing at all, my son understands the basics of guitar playing and can play a tune comfortably. Thank you Aiden. We recommend him to those who have kids and are looking for a great instructor.
Ryan
Aiden has been a great guitar teacher and has helped me improve considerably over my first few months with him. I've spent the last 20 years sort of knowing how to play guitar, but I was self taught and never really could figure out how to progress beyond a few chords. Aiden has provided me with the structure I need to get continually better. He has been especially attentive and helpful at correcting and improving my technique. He's always willing to work on what I find interesting or come up with something to guide me. I also really appreciate his laid-back teaching style.
Iralda G.
An Excellent instructor! He has lot of patience specially with beginners. He is very knowledgeable in regards to music/ guitar.He is so kind to share his expertise with you.He is easy going and he show enthusiasm in what he does which invite you to keep going in you guitar journey.His studio is a peaceful, welcoming and inviting environment to play your guitar. He’s open in whatever music you feel comfortable to play with. He adapted to your needs and he knows how far you can go. He is an expert in what he does! You’re the best Aidan! I highly recommend him! Thank you so much for all your patience, enthusiasm and support!

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William C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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William C.

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I want students to excel the fastest they can on guitar. Though I know it is important to let students learn at their own pace, I will never cease to challenge them through difficult pieces or exercises. I will develop plans and keep track of progress so that students and I can stay organized and ensure the learning is fluent. I will direct lessons based on what the student wants to learn most and what genres of music they are interested in. I also change the structure of lessons based on how the student learns. The basics I want students to learn from my lessons are basic chords, fretboard knowledge and music theory, finger-picking styles, pick and strumming techniques, left-hand techniques, and most importantly I want to teach students how to listen. I will train students ears through ear training exercises and songs. I firmly believe the better the student’s ears can get, the better the musician they can be. Besides just teaching songs, I want students to understand the theory, ...

About William

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a child singing in musical theater. My passion for music led me to pursue a music degree at California State University, Sacramento. Throughout my time there I have learned a plethora about pedagogy, theory, musicianship, music history, composing, an

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Oanh C.
We are so happy that we finally found a trained musician to teach my 13 yo son. Now my husband and I are taking lessons from William also. I feel that I finally have found the key to open up my music talent! Lol. William is very dedicated teacher and musician. He is skillful and he knows exactly what his students can do to make progress. Our time with him is very productive. If you want your kids to enjoy learning guitar in an encouraging environment, William is a great instructor. His time is valuable and he makes it worth your time.
John
William is a great teacher so far. He is also a pleasant person and very flexible with schedule and teaching style to meet students' needs.
Christopher C.
My son and husband are taking lessons from William. I am so pleased that we have found a true musician., they seem to learn a lot in a few short lessons. My son starts to teach me guitar. His method makes the lesson easy for me to learn. His enthusiasm makes learning fun and 20 minutes lesson tolerable. I start to like my son more! William has changed my boy after only 2 lessons!
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Greg C.

278 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
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Greg C.

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I am truly passionate about your success in becoming the best player you choose to be! I like to teach with repetition (wax on wax off) and prefer to present the big picture first so that every obstacle may potentially never be an obstacle for you. I take years of teaching experience and what have been topics of frustration brought to me from students in the past... I try to smooth the road and teach you so you get the highest yield of success for your money with as little headaches as possible :) I would LOVE to have the opportunity to show you how great you can be in WAY less time than a traditionalist private teacher would get you...

About Greg

Hey there! I am EXTREMELY excited to help you get to your best potential through lots of flight hours as quickly as you like! I hope you will pick me to help you avoid common setbacks in your progress. I look forward to helping you be your best on your instrument! I play fretted and fretless bas

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Jack
My 9 year old just completed his first lesson with Greg and it was great. He is very patient and understanding. My son is excited about his next lesson.
Tara
Greg has been really great with my son who is 9. He's very knowledgeable and still very personable and able to relate to my son. Greg has been able to figure out how he learns and applies that to how and what he teaches him.
Sarah
Greg has taught me everything from the basics to playing songs and reading tabs and I still learn something new every lesson.
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Max F.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Max F.

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Hello! My name is Max Fletcher - I have been playing and teaching guitar for over 15 years. I recently graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music, where I studied Guitar Performance with Maestros Eliot Fisk and Joe Morris, and Composition with Stratis Minakakis. When teaching, I have always tried to provide a multi-faceted and multi-dimensional experience that encourages learning to take place on many levels simultaneously. Music making is a process that involves many technical, theoretical, practical, and even historical elements, and is not a linear progression but often more circular in nature. In my own practice I have always tried to let the music guide and inform me, and consequently the most important element of my teaching is the experience of the music itself.

About Max

I began with the electric guitar at age 10 playing jazz, blues, and metal before becoming interested in classical guitar when I was 14. I have performed internationally in numerous masterclasses for esteemed guitarists such as Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Fernandez, David Tanenbaum, Jorge Caballero, Zaira

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Alameda, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Alameda is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Charlie is the most patient and musical music teacher I have ever experienced and I am old! His approach to teaching is first rate. He is incredibly knowledgeable about all forms of music."
Richard
Took Guitar lessons from Charlie M.
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"William is my first guitar teacher. As daunting as it can be to learn an instrument, he created a comfortable experience for me. He's incredibly talented and his love for music truly shows (which is inspiring). I initially started with the desire to learn jazz and William opened my eyes to explore other genres that integrate with jazz. Im excited to continue to learn and grow with music. I highly recommend anyone at any level to take lessons with William.

Thank you, William!"
leah
Took Guitar lessons from William C.
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"I have been taking guitar lessons from Steve for several years. He has taught me electric as well as acoustic guitar. It's a pleasure to go see him and work with him every week. He is very patient with my slow fingers and always tries to help in any way he can. He has a recording studio setup that allows us to do just about anything, from recording songs from scratch, to using "minus-one" prerecorded tracks to record versions of popular songs. Taking lessons with Steve has really changed the way I listen to music - now I am amazed about all the steps artists take to put together a song. I would highly recommend Steve, he's a great teacher and a great person."
Joel
Took Guitar lessons from Steven S.
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"Cooperative, professional, easily relatable with my Freshman daughter. Money well spent for smiles and excitement of learning."
Ella
Took Guitar lessons from Meghan L.
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"I have been taking lessons with Albert for several years. He has become a good friend in addition to being a great teacher. He's got an incredible ear, the patience of a saint, and a terrific ability to relate to his students. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone interested in guitar."
Andrew
Took Guitar lessons from Albert M.
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"John Butler is a great teacher

John is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable about the guitar and the technical aspects of music, and he is also very personable and encouraging. When I started lessons with John last summer I had been playing the guitar for over 30 years, and feel I have learned a tremendous amount from him.

I would recommend him for any level of lessons. He's a great guy!"
Sue
Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Indigo is great1 I learned a lot and can't wait for my next lesson!"
Caly
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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"Great first lesson! Got my daughter interested in her lessons and she is looking forward to getting better."
Megan
Took Guitar lessons from Sean H.
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"This was my son's first lesson. He really liked Ryan. I would have given 5 stars but it's hard to say he's the best after one lesson. I have no reason to think he won't be a great instructor and my son is looking forward to his next lesson."
Kyle
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"He is really patient and kind, and he got playing songs in days."
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Took Guitar lessons from Jason F.
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