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Aidan C.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from Guilford College
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Aidan C.

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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!

Chris B.

Alameda, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris B.

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I am currently only accepting students taking lessons every week. I will help you learn how to make beautiful music with your acoustic guitar! I focus on proper technique and will have you playing your first song by the end of your first lesson.

About Chris

All of these experiences make her a well rounded and versatile performer and teacher. For her students, she can help them find their unique voice and style,

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Christopher M.

Hayward, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Outstanding Musicianship from Chabot College Jazz Festival
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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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Ricardo D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Portuguese, French, English
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ricardo D.

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Experienced guitar player for 25 years, as a musician in bands, as well as providing lessons for 20 years. I provide courses for a variety of different styles of music: Rock / Blues / Spanish / Ethnic / Heavy Metal and also Acoustic and classic. *** Lesson Details *** For those who are not b

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David S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Music Department Award 2003 from Salisbury University
  • Teaching since 1996
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playin

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Mike B.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor degree, Jazz performance from Hartt School of Music
  • Teaching since 1992
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Mike B.

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learn proper finger style technique. Beginner to advanced

About Mike

I teach all styles of music and all levels of ability. As I look back at my life, I see that music was my constant companion. My passion for music, and more specifically for the guitar, goes back to the time when, as a ten year old I received a guitar for my birthday. The sound of the instrument

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Jenifer C
Mike is a great teacher!!! thank you so much for all your help.
John
Mike is a great guitar teacher!!!! He is really patient and organized.
Emmanuel P.
Really happy with Mike. He knows how to work with kids. My son feels confident on his first class. Thank you.

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"Michael is a knowledgeable and patient teacher who is capable of adjusting on the fly to the student and their ability to learn. During lessons he has been able to draw out what I have learned in the distant past and expand upon it in a way that has begun to build a good foundation for me to practice with. I highly recommend him as an instructor."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Michael K.
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"David is really patient and a great instructor, can't believe how much I've learned already from one lesson!"
Margaret
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Diego is a true teacher. He is prescriptive in his comments, well organized and models what is being learned. In addition, he is kind and encouraging.
If you truly want to learn and are willing to practice, consider Diego."
Jan
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Diego A.
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"First lesson was more of an assessment of where I am as a musician, it was a good lesson but I'm sure the next will be better. Omar is obviously a professional. Hopefully he will be able to teach me how to read music as good as he soon."
Ed
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"Nothing but good things to say about Brendon. Aside from his insane talent as a composer and musician, he was phenom with our son Max. A few thoughts below...

We knew Brendon was the right person to help our son Max on day one with TakeLessons, when we wrote to 4 or 5 potential instructors. The other folks wrote back and just said 'sure, I'm here, happy to help'. But Brendon wrote back with thoughts about the pieces Max needed to learn for his audition, a rough outline of a plan, and shared enough about himself that we knew he had truly 'heard' what we needed were looking for. That kind of thoughtfulness is unique.

Brendon is great with kids, and created instant rapport with Max over the video lessons. Brendon will always spend a little extra time than budgeted, which is appreciated. And his scheduling was flexible which always helps with us busy families. We did a few in person lessons and Max came away inspired - for classical guitar but also for music in general. Max's skills grew throughout, and he never resisted practicing; he looked forward to the lessons and the chance to talk about some guitar-related thing with Brendon.

Brendon isn't a big disciplinarian so after a few weeks I had a little chat with Max about what it means to respect your teacher, even if they seem young and cool and are on video. That's something I think parents need to monitor a little.

Recommended w/o any hesitation. If you have Brendon in mind you're headed in the right direction for sure. -MR"
marc
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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"My son Tyler has been taking classical guitar lessons with Raymond for several months now and we can happily say that we have found the best guitar teacher for Tyler. Tyler has taken guitar lessons with several instructors before but Raymond's approach is very different. He is very attentive to how Tyler plays and corrects it as necessary. Tyler has improved so much. He even memorizes his music sheets and plays anytime, anywhere I ask him to. We are very happy with the results. Highly recommended Raymond for a classical guitar teacher!"
Boinghi Nguyen
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"OK, so here's the scoop. Ahmad is the best guitar teacher around, and I know because I had a deep background in piano and music theory, playing pretty much any sheet music you put in front of me. I took LAST summer 4 lessons with some guy and I got nowhere, fast. Then this August I started with a 5-pack from Ahmad, just to get started, and within 5 lessons I was already learning how to play REAL songs but with the foundations and skills (all those scales-drills) that you need to actually UNDERSTAND the guitar and see how it all comes together. Ahmad is an amazing teacher, his teaching space is great, and he's just a great guy. He will help ANY person start playing real guitar in a short time, and now I'm working with him for a long time trying to really become a PROFICIENT guitar player that can entertain people. If you're thinking about guitar lessons, get them from Ahmad. Totally affordable, and totally a good use of your time."
Bernard
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Joseph has been working with my 7 year old son for 3 months now. And to my surprise, in just 2 weeks I saw results. Joseph creates a fun learning environment, pays attention to detail, and makes learning easy. Thank you for all you do!"
Atineh
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph G.
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"Been talking lessons with Diego for about half a year now. He's been one of the best teachers I've had (being 40+, I've had an opportunity to experience quite a few). He's enthusiastic about my progress and works hard at presenting material in a way, and at a pace that's right ofr me. I've been incredibly pleased with the quality of his instruction, and super happy with the progress I've made with his guidance. I'm looking forward to continuing my lessons with him."
Scott
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Diego A.
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"Keith is very exacting and wants me to do it right. Even if I know how to read music and meter, ifI made a mistake because I couldn't find the place on the guitar, he would make me start over. Perfect for me"
Babette
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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