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Ahmad G.

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San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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Ahmad G.

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Online lessons through video, Skype or Zoom. Or private 1-on-1 piano lessons at my sanitized private Studio in San Jose. Ranked Best Music Lessons in San Jose Bay Area!

I have toured around the world with bands such as Guns N Roses, Dokken, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt and Metallica. I have studio experience. Over 20+ experience in teaching, touring and recording. I specialize in rock, metal, blues, acoustic, classical and pop music. I can teach beginners how to start correctly yet learn fast from techniques I developed myself and learned from piano masters. I can also teach advanced techniques, artist development, live and gear consultation.

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Teaches students: Ages 3+
Teaching since: 1992
I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself 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 and performed ...

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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. & 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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Farobag C.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Music, English, Gujarati, French
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Farobag C.

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About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as w

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Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Very good instructor
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Melanie M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Melanie M.

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I enjoy teaching piano to beginners as well as intermediate students. I believe in making learning piano fun for students. Lessons are divided into playing for part of the lesson. Learning fundamentals of reading music is important to me. Students spend the second half of their lesson learning to read music. I have a lot of fun activities to help students learn note reading.

About Melanie

I have a Master's Degree in Oboe Performance from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. I also have a Master in the Art of Teaching Degree in Music Education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. I play oboe professionally for special events, and weddings. I

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Yihan Z.

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Starting at $55
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yihan Z.

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I hated piano when my parents first started me, I was secretly hoping that one day something terrible would happen to my piano so that the teach never had to come teach me and made me practice like a hamster on the spinning wheel ever again… After years of struggling and lots of tears, I quit.

Little did I know that I would rediscovered that giant instrument in my teen years, falling hopelessly in love with classical music that later I became a professional pianist… I traveled around playing concerts for years, I’ve always enjoyed sharing my passion of music with people, but I couldn’t stop wondering, why did I hated piano so much when I was young? What if my first piano teach didn’t push me too hard? What if there’s a better way to learn piano…etc. Those questions led me to this ultimate idea: maybe I can be a better teacher for what I’ve gone through.

I started full time teaching in 2018 as a piano instructor at Westminster Conservatory. Piano was secondary instrument for most

About Yihan

I used to be a full time concert pianist before I started teaching, I was lucky enough to be able to give concerts and recitals at some of the most beautiful halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Walt Disney concert hall in LA, Lewis art center in Princeton NJ, Beijing Concer

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Alison C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Doctorate in Musical Arts - Piano Performance from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Alison C.

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Music is such an important aspect that can be enjoyed by all ages. My approach to lessons is individual-based and flexible to your goals and needs. I believe that the enthusiasm, love, and enjoyment of playing music should never be lost, and it is my goal to maintain and cultivate your continued interest in music.

Learning piano should be a balanced skill. We will improve or learn piano techniques to help you play the pieces you've dreamed of, as well as hone ear sensitivity to sound and a creative imagination for bringing the music to life. As a concert pianist, there are definitely pianistic techniques and "hacks" I can share that will help in grasping both difficult musical and physical techniques.

With a Doctorate Degree in Piano Performance, my training included pedagogy classes and experience teaching all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced, college professional) at all ages (from 4 to adult). Although I am a classical pianist, I am happy to work on popular songs, some ...

About Alison

Music is such an important aspect of life that can be enjoyed by all ages and is a crucial aspect of sharing and communicating. My approach to lessons is individual-based and flexible to your goals and needs. I believe that the enthusiasm, love, and enjoyment of playing music should never be lost, a

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Carolina
Alison is great at explaining complex terminologies as well as breaking down difficult piano techniques. Her passion and understanding of different classical music styles exude even when she is just demonstrating a repertoire during our lessons. In addition, her patient and kind personality make our lessons very enjoyable and rewarding. Every week I look forward to our lessons and I am always excited about them.

Because Alison is also an inspiring role model herself, she constantly challenges me to become a better pianist. Throughout my years as her student, not only has my piano skills immensely progressed on a technical level; but I have also learned how to better interpret the repertoires of different styles, and conveying those emotions through my playing.
Alex
Alison is an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and experienced instructor. Her love for music comes across through her words and demonstrations, and she knows how to pinpoint and help me with both technical and musical issues. She also helps me understand the piece better without getting too theoretical or technical, which allows me to make more sense of what I am doing and still maintain interest. Her teaching is organized and detailed, which I appreciated. I highly recommend Alison for piano lessons!
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Cheryl M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks I had French in High School, College!
  • Awarded Bronze Metal/Silver Metal from National Assocation of PianoTeachers
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cheryl M.

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This subject would be geared for intermediate to advanced students. The areas explored would be focused on detailed piano pedagogy, and repetoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Twentieth century eras. My experience traces a musical lineage back to the 19th century pianist and composer, Franz Liszt. Students must have a piano background of a minimum of 10 years of study.

About Cheryl

I have worked for over 30 years as a professional accompanist and musician in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. I have earned several degrees, which include a Bachelor of Music Performance in Organ and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Music both from Wayne State University. My studies

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Lakeeta W.
Cheryl was very patient with me during our first lesson. She’s a really good and nice teacher I wish I was able to still go to her but I can’t due to my new schedule
Kourtney
So far so good. Was excited to get home and try out what I learned and have practiced everyday so far. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Jacob M.
All I can say is wow , Cheryl is a fantastic teacher with a great deal of patience and very skillful at finding the best approach for each student .Just the 1st lesson and I'm eager to get home and begin practicing .

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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Brookdale is $81. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Andrew is exceptionally talented with a keen ear. He was very understanding and flexible to my needs and open to the pieces I wanted to learn. Reasonably priced to allow long term instruction and consistent lessons."
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"I took piano lessons from Adam. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to play the piano due to a serious shoulder injury. I took piano for a number of years as a child and also later as an adult. Adam is by far and away the best teacher I have had. The main strength he has is teaching you how to practice. In retrospect, it seems odd that none of my previous teachers had taught me these skills. It made my practices more efficient. Adam is also a delightful person to be around!"
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"We've been taking piano lessons since January 2016 and we're very happy with Fawn. She is so experienced and knowledgeable and I have nothing but compliments for her. She makes learning fun! My wife and I are playing high level songs in a short amount of time and reading music. Thank you Fawn!"
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"We've been taking piano lessons since January 2016 and we're very happy with Fawn. She is so experienced and knowledgeable and I have nothing but compliments for her. We all love her!"
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"I took piano lessons with Ms.Charlene for 13 years. I started my lessons with her at a very young age when I was in kindergarten. My piano journey with Ms.Charlene is an experience I will treasure forever. She is very kind, nurturing, patient and professional. She taught me musical skills that enabled me to perform confidently at recitals and complete my Advanced level CM piano evaluation. I am proud that I can pick up any piece of music and play with ease. I also volunteer to perform regularly in a hospital for patients. It brings me joy to share music with others and its all thanks to my teacher Ms.Charlene."
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"Natasha is a great teacher who makes learning how to both read and play music very fun, exciting and rewarding. I definitely look forward to becoming a better musician under her tutelage."
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"Natasha is a wonderful, patient, innovative and very playful piano teacher to my 8 year old daughter. I can see her improve and grow in leaps and bounds in the past year in her musical journey."
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"Excellent. First lesson found pieces for my level and enjoyment. I learned so much both about music and composers. Ronald made sure my musical needs were met both by inquiry and demonstration. Looking forward to future lessons."
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