Private Classical Guitar tutoring lessons Berkeley, CA.

100% guarantee. Private Classical Guitar instruction for kids and adults. Classes designed for beginners or advanced guitarists. Book a teacher now.

“Today is my opportunity to practice classical guitar.”

Popular Classical Guitar Teachers in Berkeley, CA

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jesse T.

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Bachelors of Music 2020 (Classical Guitar Performance) from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jesse T.

10 Reviews
Book Now
Private Classical Guitar Teacher

Jesse began studying guitar at the age of ten, and in his studies has developed an unwitting passion for playing and teaching. Bay Area native Jesse has studied with classical guitarist Angel Miguel Lejarza Leo, flamenco guitar virtuoso Jason McGuire, and has worked under the mindful instruction of classical guitarist Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. There Jesse completed his Bachelors in Music (Classical Performance) with distinction, and was honored with a Performer’s Certificate, demonstrating excellence in guitar performance. During his undergraduate studies, Jesse performed in masterclasses led by the prestigious GFA winner, Tengyue Zhang, and Bach expert, Paul Galbraith. His time at Eastman has given him a strong background in music theory; he is an advocate for the written and aural analysis of music, and stresses the importance of composition and instrumental exploration. As a performer and teacher, Jesse specializes in ...

About Jesse

I love music and have been composing and performing for many years. And although I love to compose and perform, teaching is probably my favorite aspect of working in music. I get the most joy in teaching when an individual learns something new, or when things start to "click" so to speak. Further, I

Recent Reviews
Pranidhi
Jesse is an excellent teacher. He is calm, warm and incredibly patient with my 6 year old daughter. After having a thoughtful discussion about how we should start lessons, we agreed on an approach that would further encourage her natural enthusiasm for music. She loves it. Jesse has also been very flexible with offering zoom and in person classes. I have been really impressed with how well he holds my daughter’s attention even over zoom. He is a wonderful teacher and I could not recommend him more.
Lily
Jesse masters the art of making teaching be FUN! He is an incredible musician, but knows how to connect with kids to open up their world to love and learn music. My 6 year old son and 7 year old daughter both do ukulele lessons with Jesse, and it’s a highlight of their week. As a parent, I’m excited to have them learning an instrument, and at the same time, I see it building their confidence too. Being brave to practice singing and playing the instrument, despite feeling nervous about it. Jesse has a beautiful way of connecting to the kids with humor and encouragement, so they feel both comfortable and confident. I’m so happy we started music lessons with Jesse, and honestly cannot recommend him enough!!
Patrick Kennedy
Jesse structures lessons for the skill of the student and the direction the student wants to go in. Emphasizing the students abilities. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of music. Jesse explains concepts well and also ensures the student understands what is being thought. Great guitarist and great teacher.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

David R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Italian, Italian
  • Guitar Performance from Florida State University - School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

David R.

25 Reviews
Book Now
Private Classical Guitar Teacher

David’s 35 years of teaching and performing experience, coupled with intensive years of formal studies with many of the world's greatest guitarists, have afforded him a rich and in-depth understanding of music and the guitar. He shares all of this with his students in an insightful and uniquely original manner. David is committed to helping students enjoy and excel in playing the music they love.

About David

David discovered his love for music early on at the age of seven with the musical/movie: The Sound of Music. He and his siblings would entertain their babysitter by acting out the entire musical - singing and dancing along with the soundtrack. To make it even more fun, they would sometimes speed u

Recent Reviews
Patrick Holmes
First rate instructor.
Mark N.
David has a cheery disposition and heart for his students. For those who want to go into classical guitar he’s a fantastic choice!
laura R.
David is a great teacher. He is very patient and he remains positive. HIs encouragement has helped me tremendously.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Eric L.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1977
  • Awarded Award from Gigmasters
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Eric L.

41 Reviews
Book Now
Private Classical Guitar Teacher

I am an experienced Classical Guitar teacher of 30 years. My students have gone on to play professionally, have their songs on iTunes and teach at the college level. Available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons to build strong technique from the ground up. I taught Classical at the College level for over 20 years and would like to put that experience to work for you! I typically use the Shearer, Noad and the Royal College of Music Series method books to get beginners and intermediate students started. I use several app which help make your learning experience more enjoyable. Looking forward to working with you.

About Eric

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a pr

Recent Reviews
Juli
i have zero music experience. eric is patient and thorough.
Ken T.
I have been working with Eric for one year and he is an excellent instructor. He is quite knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. He is detailed oriented and provides lots of tips on improving my playing. He is also very flexible and allows me to select what I would like to work on whether it be new skills or selecting music I wish to learn. I would very highly recommend him as an instructor.
Lois
Eric has taught me a lot in 5 months! He is patient but also corrects my technique which I appreciate. He explains the various skills and techniques making sure that I understand them using efficient fingering. He is also left handed which helps me see the mirror image as I am right handed. Highly recommend him!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Craig G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Craig G.

Book Now
Private Classical Guitar Teacher

As a teacher, I work to ensure your experience is educational and fun. I use a straightforward approach to teaching theory and technique, with a three-part lesson plan adapting to your skill level and interest:

1 Proficiencies: Playing scales, arpeggios, chords, chord inversions, chords with bass lines, chord melody chord progressions, techniques, basic music theory, and more.

2 Reading: Identifying single notes in all positions, reading chord symbols, and reading chords and melody together. Reading rhythms.

3 Song Repertoire: Learning and appreciating songs, understanding the theory used in the song development, incorporating emotions and dynamics into the song, and learning how to apply learned proficiencies to master the songs and add personal improvisational touches to the songs.

Each student is monitored with a checklist that follows the three categories so we can identify strengths and weaknesses as students progress through different musical styles. The checklists help ...

About Craig

Hello, Here is information on my Experience, Music Performance, Instruction, and Composition and Song Writing Services. Experience My full range of musical services includes live solo performance, band performance, orchestra/pit performance, session recording, music director, concert production,

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Ben R.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Ben R.

9 Reviews
Book Now
Private Classical Guitar Teacher

I have taught guitar since 2012 and have been playing since 2000. I am happy to take students at the beginner and intermediate levels. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

Recent Reviews
Peng D.
I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
Sandra S.
Ben has character attributes one would like to find in a teacher, knowledge, patience and presence! Looking forward to our next lesson. Thanks Ben!
Aena
Fantastic, patient and kind ukelele instructor. I recommend Ben without reservation.
Thanks Ben!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Scott M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Scott M.

Book Now
Private Classical Guitar Teacher

Hi! I have been playing guitar for over 40 years. I was introduced to guitar by my older brother. He taught me Johnny B. Goode & we would jam for hours. I took some music classes at college but was a business major. Colleges only offered classical guitar & I was not interested in that. I have since studied six years with SF Conservatory graduate & classical guitarist Tim Lawler. Tim helped me learn to read music & develop my teaching skills. Thanks Tim!
I have been teaching for over 25 years, making a living at it for most of that time. I teach group & private lessons. Most of my students are beginners. Many start out as kids & stay until they go to college. I have a lot of teen & adult students also, with many diverse interests from classical, jazz, rock, funk, blues, alt, pop, rap, punk, metal, folk, country, game music, Americana, reggae, bluegrass. I also have those interests. Students are studying with me; we are both learning. I enjoy it as much as they do. I ...

About Scott

Hi! I have been playing guitar for over 40 years. I was introduced to the guitar by my older brother. He taught me Johnny B. Goode and we would jam for hours together. I took some lessons. I started a rock band and would play parties. I joined the high school jazz band. I took some music and t

Looking for an online Classical Guitar teacher in Berkeley, CA?

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing classical guitar teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream classical guitar teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Classical Guitar Lessons in Berkeley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Berkeley is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$68 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

221095_394069_1333762393
"Barbara was great. I had never played the guitar before, so she was patient with me and her teaching method was such that allowed me to pick up what she wanted me to learn. I have been practicing every day and am looking forward to my next session with her."
Tim
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Barbara L.
215355_300779_31545
"If you're interested in studying classical guitar you know that it is both difficult and important to find a quality guitar instruction. Look no further. Geoff is fantastic. His daily exercises for guitar have helped improve my technique dramatically. I'm so glad I found him and had an opportunity to work with him."
Bradley
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Geoff S.
366107_66bnn3kyhcj6j6mwgrqr
"The reason why I called Jim was to help me with my classical guitar pieces for my ASU audition. I had very little experience in this side and of music and looking for a teacher was important. I hired Jim for an hour every Sunday the past month of January. The way he approached the music pieces and the knowledge he had was very impressive. Jim is also very patient and lets you have control over the lesson and start or suggest were to begin the lecture. I was able to lean a piece and know how to approach classical guitar thanks to Jim. There were somethings that I din't like about some of the lessons, There were times that when Jim was lecturing, he would get side tracked and forget about the topic and not even look at the music for a great majority of the hour, it was defiantly frustrating. Nonetheless, Jim is a great teacher, always appreciated when he stayed over the hour to further discus the piece. For these reasons I have decided to give Jim a four out of five rating."
Carlos
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jim W.
207750_225653_21368
"First lesson went very well. My daughter was comfortable with Mr. Keene and I hope she continues."
Grace
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Tim K.
Profile_160569_pi_923114_10200558687602339_642870679_n
"Lessons are clear and easy to understand. Patience with progress. Have had multiple guitar teachers in the past, Cole is one of the very best. I am excited to learn more. Thank you Sir!"
Steven Fry
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Russell P.
Profile_227843_pi_newme
"Acoustic guitar

Good teacher, very passion with kids. My son really likes this classes."
Leo
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ian M.
Profile_219179_pi_IMG_5439
"Hugo is a very patient teacher and has a lot of musical knowledge to pass along. I went to my first lesson with him without knowing anything about music or the guitar and now I already feel some confidence talking about the subject. He gradually deepens the subject and always makes sure you understood before going forward. I super recommend him!"
Lucas
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Hugo A.
Profile_131646_pi_IMG_6420%20%282%29
"Do you think you can't learn guitar? think again...I am 50 years old and almost gave up after several attempts , I am not a talented person...Then, 4 years ago William, patiently achieved the impossible...I am intermediate classical guitar player now..."
David
Took Classical Guitar lessons from William G.
Profile_227843_pi_newme
"Great teacher

My son loves learning guitar from Ian! He is so patient with children. His love for music is infectious. He makes my son look forward to learning each week. If you want to learn guitar... Pick Ian!"
Michelle
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ian M.
306668_7mrk2n897y7sm4nbl8xl
"Hands down, Nick is an incredible music teacher. My online guitar lessons with him are greatly helpful for both my guitar playing and for when I eventually return to playing piano (I played piano for several years when I was younger). In addition to his knowledge of music and pedagogy, his responsiveness is amazing. When I first started lessons with him, I had an electric guitar with goals of learning hard rock and metal. After a few lessons, my goals drastically changed, and I am now learning on a classical guitar. Despite this massive shift in focus, the quality of Nick’s lessons has not diminished in any way. With his help, I picked out a more appropriate guitar and the lessons have only gotten better. If you want someone who is not only incredibly skilled but also knows how to teach his set of skills, Nick is the teacher for you, regardless of which genre of guitar music you want to learn. I will add that his online lessons are just as good as any in-person instruction."
Andrew
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Nick R.
View More
View Less

Popular Classical Guitar Articles from our Blog

Concerts in San Diego: Inside the Classical Music Scene

When most people think of San Diego, they think of surf and sunshine. But as a resident of the city, you know there's also a thriving classical music scene. You can make Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Rachmaninoff, and the other great composers in history a part of your daily life by going to one of the many classical concerts in San Diego and listening to classical radio. Live Classical Music in San Diego There's nothing like the thrill of feeling the music of a professional orchestra vibrate thr …

By Megan L.

7 Classic & Fun Songs to Play on the Guitar

  Ready to learn a few fun songs to play on the guitar? Guitar teacher Heather L. picked out 7 easy and classic tunes, just for you... So, you've practiced your scales and played the songs out of your guitar method book. You've checked your posture, your hand position and your guitar technique. You've finished all of your theory homework. Now, you just want to play guitar! Here are seven classic and fun songs to play on guitar and a video for each. 7 Fun Guitar Songs 1. "Brown Eyed Gi …

By Megan L.

Learning Classical Guitar: Can I Use Tabs or Should I Read Music?

Whether you're brand new to guitar, or just new to classical guitar, you might be wondering, "what's the deal with tabs and sheet music?" Let guitar teacher Raymond L. clear up the fog and put you on the right path to classical guitar success... To get started, let's be sure to clearly distinguish standard musical notation from what we call nowadays "tab" notation. What is Tab? The name tab, or guitar tab, is derived from tablature, a form of musical notation indicating fingering an …

By Megan L.