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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse M.

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Beginner
Learn the basics of rhythm and tonality, as well as how they apply to your instrument. Then use those tools to learn the music you're interested in.

Intermediate
Learn about common variations of the tonalities you already know and start to venture into more complex rhythm ideas like polyrhythms. Also start to build the chops to learn parts more accurately when learning songs.

Advanced
Expand into more complex polyrhythms as well as asymmetrical meters. Also expand harmony and melody to include modes and chromaticism. Push your skills through original creations or original arrangements of existing material.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Ahmad G.

230 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with

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Kris
After having been a student of Ahmad's for over a year now, I can earnestly say he is a quality instructor unlike any I've had before. He shapes each individual class specifically to what your guitar goals are, creating incredibly detailed and thorough handouts and exercises to help you get there. I am the type of student who learns best with a well-defined regime laid out clearly in front of me. His handouts are a perfect match for my learning style and you can tell the years of experience and knowledge that has gone into creating each one. He is also a very adaptive teacher helping me surpass some rhythm barriers in unique and creative ways. He had helped me gain a new appreciation and understanding for music theory and most importantly he helps keep it fun.
Tammy
When my son moved to the area, he began playing guitar for the first time. His job kept him very busy, so he wanted to find a guitar instructor where his time would be well spent. Below is his review of Ahmad.

You would be hard-pressed to find an instructor as excellent as Ahmad. With his help, I made an incredible amount of progress on guitar in a matter of months. His lessons are precise and organized, and I always left the lesson feeling like I learned a ton of new stuff. He strikes a great balance between requiring excellence as well as giving encouragement and making sure it's always fun. In a few months, I went from knowing close to nothing about music to being able to play my favorite songs from start to finish. As I have left the area, I will miss Ahmad's lessons, but I'm thankful for getting him to start my journey into the world of music!
Ryan
If you are ready to embark on the journey of mastering the guitar and learning to truly express yourself through music, you will not find a more dedicated, enthusiastic and organized teacher than Ahmad
Ahmad has devoted his life to the art and methodology of teaching the guitar to others. It's not about him and how well he can play or his personal aspirations to be musician. There is no intimidating showing off during lessons - only a sincere desire to be the best teacher he can be. I've always been self-conscious playing in front of great guitar players, but Ahmad creates a safe environment for me to learn and grow as a player.
Ahmad's experience has given him true expertise and it shows in his ability to meet students exactly where they are at - no matter what their experience level. His years of teaching experience and vast, meticulously organized archive of personally-created handouts are perfect for whatever the moment calls for. That is a world of difference from one-size-fits all online materials I've struggled with in the past. Or, unprepared teachers who "wing it" each lesson.
My window of opportunity to be a rock star closed many years ago, if I ever had one. While I am a dedicated guitar student, work and family come before practice and lessons. Ahmad has been extremely accommodating in allowing me to take lessons as frequently or infrequently as my schedule allows. Yet, he always keeps me making progress and never lets me stall out or drift away from my commitment to learn.
Great teachers are hard to find. I discovered Ahmad through searching online and reading his reviews. After over 3 years of studying with him, I know I have a found a superb teacher and an inspiring musical mentor. Begin the journey!
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David S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

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Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
Kailie
David was/is a great guitar teacher ! I came to him with some knowledge on how to strum but he completely transformed my technique... making it easier & better to play! I’m looking forward to continuing my lessons with him & improving my guitar skill!! I Highly recommend David !
Jay
Very grateful to have found David on this site and add to the chorus of great reviews. I have entered the world of music through the bass guitar with David's instruction and am already hooked. Bass is a fascinating (and challenging) instrument so I appreciate working with a professional who caters to beginners. I am looking forward to exploring more about music with each lesson and gaining more confidence playing this instrument. Thanks David!
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Music from Florida State University
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Daniel E.

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Before learning Classical and Jazz guitar in school, I was a full on Rocker!!! I played SRV/Hendrix style blues rock to what is now old school metal...Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, etc.
I loved early Prog Rock, pre-era of a million extra strings and down tuned everything. I still love to shred, so if you're still reading this, we may be a fit. Thanks!!!!

About Daniel

Teaching Background: * I have a record of success with students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and goals * I teach using a variety of methods and styles, including my own authored books * I owned a music academy for 10 years where I trained others to be successful instructors * I have a v

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Teri C.
Great first lesson!
Kate
Great lesson! Daniel was patient, upbeat, and gave very understandable explanations. We covered quite a bit of ground at a pace that kept it all easy to handle. Now it's time to practice!
Diman T.
Studying with Daniel has been an incredible experience. He is very knowledgeable but also very flexible. Whatever aspect of your music adventure you are looking to improve, Daniel has a path for you to follow.
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David E.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Ibanez Solo Competition 2017 from Ibanez
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David E.

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Everyone learns differently and I try to make each lesson fit their needs. I find what goals you have and make a lesson plan specific to you. I have 10+ years of experience teaching ages 5-80. I have learned that no student is alike. At the end of the lesson I want everyone to have fun while learning.

About David

I stated playing guitar when I was 8yrs old. By the time I was 15 I was playing in band s and local venues in Phoenix. When I was 18 I relocated to L.A. and attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood CA. I performed and recorded for many artist while living out there. Ranging from up and coming arti

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Fernanda
Just had my first lesson with David and it was so much fun! David is kind, patient and a great instructor!
David Rickers
Excellent lessons, always fun and exciting.
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Dennis R.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dennis R.

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An evaluation of your goals in taking lessons.
An assessment of your current level of guitar playing and music theory knowledge and ability.
A lesson plan based on your goals and current ability level.
Lessons that work towards your goals.
Lessons are provided in classic rock, mainstream rock, funk, blues, pop, and folk guitar styles.

Are you interested in getting started with learning guitar? Are you tired of trying teach yourself? Have YouTube and other free online sources not provided you with what you want? Have you taken guitar lessons that didn't really seem to help?

My first job with a new student is to understand what they are looking for in guitar lessons. Do you want to be able to strum songs that you like? Do you want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Do you want to play along with backing tracks or songs? Do you want to learn music theory? Do you want to enrich your life with playing music? Do you want to write your own songs? I start by understanding what you want to

About Dennis

One of my main passions in music is teaching guitar. My approach is to focus on the student's goals and then to craft lesson plans around that. I enjoy working with students and helping them overcome obstacles. I am a guitarist, composer, and teacher. I have been in the music field for over 30 ye

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Ken
Dennis is a fantastic teacher. My son always looked forward to his lesson.
He makes the learning process fun.
I highly recommend him.
Jeff
Dennis is an outstanding teacher. He's insightful and patient, and customizes his lessons and practice assignments to your specific needs. I've been making great progress since starting lessons with Dennis and enjoy playing more and more as a result.
Rachel Lynn
A great and fun learning experience with Dennis. He’s the best!

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The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons in Belmont is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $41 and $300 per hour.
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"Ahmad is very knowledgeable, but most of all, his love for music is obvious. He has a great basic lesson plan, but also tailors to individual needs. Highly recommend"
Robert
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Bebe was superb for my daughter Béa (who is 10)! Patient, precise, organized and very understanding when a note was slipped. Highly recommended!"
Beatrice
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Bebé S.
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"Erics great and very passionate"
Himanshu Aggarwal
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"I first got to talking with Zach back in 2015, I had been looking for an accomplished musician to play at my husbands birthday party. He did not disappoint! ! Everyone was very impressed with his music style and professionalism. Through that connection we got to talking, and I also learned that he teaches music all over the south bay! Years later now in 2019, My 16 year old son had been wanting to take electric guitar lessons, but we had not been finding a good fit with a teacher. My son is very smart and artistic, however struggles with a mild learning disability. I reached out to Zach, and we discussed giving it a try. Zach is very patient and breaks up the music information in a way that is very understandable for my son, and is hands on pointing out the best techniques to help him excel, and stay engaged. My son has been taking lessons from Zach once a week for a few months, and I cannot believe my sons progress!! He actually enjoys learning the guitar and is feeling very inspired to continue to learn more because he is learning to play all the songs he is interested in. MY son is now teaching me how to play some new songs..I am thankful to Zach for empowering my son to unlock his musical ability and keeping him interested in learning in a stress free environment. Zach although very professional, he is a relaxed teacher, and very relatable to young people, teens and young adults which I think makes lessons fun! I am very picky about who teaches my kids, and Zach I would say checks off all the right boxes!!"
Erika
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Zach P.
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"Chris is a great teacher. I met him in group lessons. And now I’m using him for personal lessons. It was a good lesson."
Ronald
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Chris V.
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"Took lessons with Matt for several years. He is great guy and an excellent teacher. He's very passionate about music and has a lot of technical training too. Would recommend to anyone at any level."
Bobby
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"Greg really helped me get started with my love of the electric guitar. He introduced me to a lot of tools and ideas to help me continue on in my crazy busy life. Definitely recommend him for a student at any level."
Andrea
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Anj really pushed me to move forward in my guitar playing, highlighting problem areas I was unaware of. I noticed a dramatic improvement in my playing after learning with him."
Billy
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Andrzej G.
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"Greg works very well with both beginners and experienced players to help them become the musician they strive to be"
Carsen
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Noah is patient and encouraging even when you are very much lacking in natural aptitude. He is able to determine what skills are needed next and provides instruction that is easy to understand and implement. I highly recommend him an an instructor."
Christine
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Noah D.
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