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Jesse M.

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

103 Reviews
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Beginners
Learn to find the notes on your instrument and read simple pieces, as well as all the theory to back up all concepts. Explore the basic methods of fretting and finger picking. Play simple pieces primarily in first position in major keys.

Intermediate
Expand upon your theory to include all three types of minor keys (natural, harmonic, and melodic). Start to traverse the neck in pieces.

Advanced
Start to apply prior concepts to arrangement and improvisation. Take music off the page, and begin to live it.

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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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.

227 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
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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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Lynn
Sorry but I'm using my wife's account to post this review...but SERIOUSLY 5 stars!!In just a few short months, Ahmad was able to systematically undo all my self-taught bad habits and incomplete YouTube tutorial learnings of the past and set me on the correct playing/learning path. A path I intend to stay on with Ahmad for a long time. I've "played" guitar for many years (on and off) and it wasn't until my wife gave me a 4-lesson gift certificate with Ahmad almost year ago that I REALLY started to learn the instrument I love. If you are contemplating starting your guitar journey, do not hesitate for a minute longer and contact Ahmad to get started.
He has a way of simplifying the concepts and providing the needed context to eliminate the "intimidation factor" of learning. Combined that with on-going encouragement, a plan customized to you and consistent positive reinforcement, Ahmad is able to maximize your enthusiasm and motivation for learning...I only wish that I would have started years earlier.
I'm having a blast, thanks to Ahmad!
Gregory
Ahmad is an excellent guitar teacher. He's a very experienced and dedicated teacher that will no doubt improve your level of play.

I recently relocated to Bay Area after happily taking guitar lessons in CT (where I went from absolute beginner to campfire strummer). So the bar was set high for finding a new teacher and, like you, I started reading numerous reviews. Every one of Ahmad's reviews were extremely positive from all levels of students. In addition, his experience (30+ years of teaching) and education (Guitar Institute) were top notch.

So I decided to take a lesson with Ahmad and couldn't be happier right now. From the first lesson Ahmad was able to quickly assess where my level of play was and jump right in. Ahmad focused on teaching good habits and guitar fundamentals, all while improving my timing.

He is very organized, and has thousands of handouts right at his fingertips (so no time is wasted writing down your lesson). He is very encouraging as you tackle new material, and also reads you well to know just the amount of new material that will appropriately challenge you. He will also create as many additional handouts as necessary to bring you to that next level.

And in a little over a year, Ahmad has indeed brought my guitar playing to a new level. His exercises made it fun to learn scales and the guitar fretboard, and I'm now able to identify keys and understand the intervals of a chord. So when improvising to a chord progression, this allows me to make the changes (ie playing the most melodic notes to transition from one chord to the next). Ahmad's teaching has also brought my rhythm and timing to a new level. I'm able to play more advanced rhythms with an even tighter timing. I'm quite pleased whenever I go back to an old song and see how much tighter the rhythm is now. I'm also very pleased how quickly I'm able to learn a new song or riff now (where some would have been too advanced for me only a year ago). His lessons will also improve your picking, ability to move up and down the guitar neck, hitting the desired strings and much more.

In addition, Ahmad if very nice and friendly, so it has been a pleasure to take lessons with him. I'm very excited to see where Ahmad takes my guitar playing as I continue lessons with him, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher.
Ben
I have been meaning to write this review for a while. I have been coming to Ahmad for lessons for about 6 months. I have tried on two occasions to learn guitar from other instructors but quickly became frustrated and gave up. My time with Ahmad has been a completely different experience. He is a fantastic instructor and he focuses on building the fundamentals. Using a foreign language as an analogy, my other instructors started by just teaching me how to pronounce different phrases, without teaching what the individual words meant or how to modify the sentences. Ahmad starts by teaching the vocabulary and how to construct any sentence you want. He is very patient, sends you home with excellent lessons to practice, and once you get to the point where you simply need time to improve technique before you can advance any further, he switches to teaching basic music theory, so that you can continue to learn while you wait for your hands to catch up with your brain.

If you want to spend the least amount of money on guitar lessons, I would encourage you to go learn from some college kid, as you will spend $80 on one or two lessons and then just give up. If you want to actually learn how to play guitar, come see Ahmad.
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Matt O.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English, German
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

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My Classical guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy. I'

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Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
Joe
Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor.
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Randy G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Randy G.

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My lessons are goal oriented and tailor made for YOU! We will discuss in your first lesson what your goals are, whether you have modest goals of playing your favorite songs, or you have ambitious goals to become a songwriter, learn music theory, improvise, improve your guitar technique, etc.

I already have a database of premade lessons that we will use to get the ball rolling and get you going onto your guitar playing journey!

About Randy

I am a professional guitarist and guitar teacher, with 15 years of experience playing guitar, and 8 years teaching guitar. I have helped many guitar students reach their goals, and am continuing to do so. I want to help YOU now! I have reached many of my own goals as a guitar player, I have writ

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Nicole
Randy is a good teacher. I just booked my next class!
Kim
He's great! I took my little brother before quarantine started. And then when it hit, he's accommodated well to his online lessons and he's continuing to make great advances in his progress. Highly reccomend!
Demitree
I play guitar in a band and as all musicians do, we always want to chase a new sound. I discover new techniques from others and naturally i want to learn them.
I always I find myself coming to Randy To further advance my playing because he explains the process to create the sound I want as simple as possible and we are able to get results quickly.
He is definitely someone who cares about making his students the best they can be in something they love!
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel E.

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I believe music lessons should be fun and engaging for students. I am excited to take you to the next level, whether you are an absolute beginner, intermediate, or advanced student. If you are interested in learning classical guitar, rock, jazz, heavy metal, or polka!

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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Dylan T.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Dylan T.

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I graduated from the University of North Texas with Bachelors Degree in Music and have been teaching for 6 years (3 years with Guitar Center). I have been playing music since I was 12 and have mastered and teach multiple instruments: electric/acoustic guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals, banjo, and mandolin. My studio has a solid reputation with the local music scene and provides lessons in growing as a musician with your community. Learn more about production, booking, promoting, live performance, Logic Pro, Garage Band, recording, mixing, mastering, distribution, and monetizing your music.

About Dylan

I have a strong passion for music and believe any body can learn music no matter age or health. I believe music has the power to heal the brain and comfort the soul. I have taught students aging from 4 years old to 87 years old. I have also successfully taught students suffering from cerebral palsy,

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"I have been taking lessons with Ahmad since June - I was referred by a mutual acquaintance. I bought myself a guitar for my birthday a year ago and realized I needed some outside motivation to play it. While I'm relatively new to guitar and this is my first time taking guitar lessons, I have been drumming for 13 years with private instruction and university courses. I would highly recommend Ahmad. He is inspiring, professional, informative, and patient; a shining example of what a great teacher should be.

Over the past five months, I've already seen significant improvement in both my guitar performance as well as my understanding of the guitar and music in general. Ahmad is very good at balancing the scale between creativity and technique, while never losing sight of what your goals are as a student. As with any learning process, I would suggest you understand your own goals and level of commitment before jumping in to lessons. As I've seen, Ahmad will probably motivate you to practice more than you originally thought, which I really appreciate. It's with practice and strong understanding that I've gotten to a point where I am proud of my abilities on the guitar. Work with Ahmad and I hope you find the same!"
Brent
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"It's been a great experience taking lessons from Dennis. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and is very patient and clear in his teaching instructions. He also takes the time to explain the theory behind the instructions and strives to keep every session interesting and fun."
Vipin
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Dennis H.
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"If you have high standards, you'll be pleased

Having moved from Barcelona Spain we were interested in continuing our daughter's classical guitar lessons. He is able to connect to our daughter (age 10) and encourage her while giving her good feedback. She practices on her own (without reminders) and looks forward to Jesse's visits. You won't be disappointed."
Ashley
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Our son has been receiving lessons from Mark for the past two and a half years. Mark is professional, punctual, and a wonderful teacher and guitar player! Our son looks forward to his lessons every week and Mark has been so patient in helping him as he bounces around between classical and electric guitar, and we're thrilled to have him as a teacher."
Hilary
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Mark S.
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"I've had a great experience as Eric's student. He is highly knowledgeable as a guitar teacher and I have loved learning classical technique from him. And I'm kind of picky, since I already have a degree in music and am also a music teacher! He has really helped me broaden my skills as a guitarist and I can highly recommend him as a teacher for all kinds of guitar styles."
Kristi
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Eric L.
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"Guilherme's is an excellent teacher. He was very didactic and has a superior knowledge of classical guitar, the best teacher I ever had."
Davi
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Guilherme F.
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"Aidan is an excellent guitarist and musician, and is very good at sharing his skills, knowledge and enthusiasm. I'm very pleased with my progress in guitar in the space of a few months and I always look forward to our lessons."
Winston
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"I moved to San Diego for a few months for work and decided while I was there I would start to learn classical guitar. By luck or aligning of the stars or whatever you want to call it I found Francesca as an instructor. When it came time for my first lesson, and first time playing a guitar, I was a bit nervous and didn't know what to expect. With that first hug and incredible positive attitude all worries shed away. I walked away from every lesson feeling like I had really learned something because you can tell she has a genuine desire to teach people. I'm really going to miss our weekly lessons but I walked away with a lifelong desire to play the guitar and a lifelong friend."
Joshua
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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Mark
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Antoniy K.
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"My daughter has been with David for 4 to 5 years, and he is an excellent teacher. He was extremely passionate, encouraging, and patient while teaching. I would 100% recommend David to anyone wanting to learn guitar."
Aravinda
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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