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Ahmad G.

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San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
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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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Melody M.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from Michigan State University
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Melody M.

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I typically use Garage Band and have a professional recording mic, plus access to the best engineers and studios in the Twin Cities. We can get the material ready and do the preliminary work and record some great takes!

**Several of my students like to post on Sound Cloud, You Tube and upload into their individual social media to acquire more fans and promote their shows!

Here are a few great tips to create your best recording, enjoy!

1. Make sure the singer is well rehearsed, physically comfortable, and under no psychological pressure. Most singers perform best standing up in a room that has a comfortable but not over-warm temperature. If they are distracted by other members of the band or by hangers-on, send everyone but the engineer (and producer, if you have one) out of the studio.

2. Take time to get the vocalist's headphone mix right, and give them a little reverb to help them sing more confidently. If you can rig up a system which allows vocalists to adjust their ...

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Are you looking to sing or play keyboard, work on material for your band, build your repertoire, sing or play in the church choir/band, audition for a production, become a better lead singer in your rock or pop band, overcome stage-fright or wanting to get to the next level? You have come to the rig

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Tim C.
The best vocal coach hands down!! And one of the singer and performer ever!! And great personality
Tim C.
She is such a "great" vocal coach. She is the best! One of the top singers and performer ever.
Amanda G.
It was a great lesson and I already learned so much. She was a great teacher
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Ayme F.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts from Long Island University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ayme F.

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I haven't taught this specifically, but I do have a lot of experience with home recording and have interned at a recording studio. I can give you the basics of what you need to get started recording yourself.

About Ayme

Music can be as simple or as intricate as you want to make it. I will to teach you how to make the most of whatever knowledge and skill you have and to have fun while you do it. My tastes are all across the board, rock and roll, country, metal, opera, I love it all. So, let me know what you are into

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Leonard
Very professional and patient.
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Dean S.
Ayme is a great teacher, makes learning very easy to enjoy....
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Trevor H.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German, Latin
  • Music from University of the Pacific
  • Teaching since 1998
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Trevor H.

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Learn how to record and mix your own music.

About Trevor

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the huge, black monstrosities th

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Alin
He was very knowledgeable
Marc
Greta, personable and customized instruction
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Max K.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Awarded John Phillip Sousa National Band Award from Mount Sinai Central School District
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Max K.

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Learn to professionally record your own music, live events and understand the different way of sharing and utilizing the recorded material.

About Max

I am a professional drummer, hand drummer, music producer and recording artist. I graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a degree in music education and percussion performance. I am a New York State Certified music educator with over 6 years of private and classroom teaching experience. A

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Max is dope. Super patient, really positive, and over all a great dude.
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Athan G.

78 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Athan G.

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Having worked professionally in Los Angeles as a studio drummer/producer and recording engineer for 10 years, I have been very fortunate to have learned from some of the most talented engineers in the industry.

The recording process is riddled with variables and unknowns, and many Youtube videos like to claim they have all the answers... Of course, it is not one size fits all, and what works for Youtube may be the worst choice for you and your projects! I structure all my recording lessons based on learning the fundamentals of recording, capturing a great sound from the source (no more need for 50 plugins on each track) and using the recording process as both a creative and foundational tool, to create the best music possible! By understanding the fundamentals and having a strong command of what is important, the recording process can become a creative tool to further enhance your musical message with confidence.

Now having run a successful Los Angeles music production studio for ...

About Athan

Hello potential students! I have been teaching music for over eight years, and love teaching as much as music itself. As someone who started late (began drumming at age 16), and quickly progressed from complete (i.e. terrible) beginner to studying at nationally ranked CSU Northridge's jazz program,

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Megan
ty so much for being my drum teacher. so excited to start slipknot next week!!
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thank you
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"David and I hit it off right away in my opinion. I'm a no nonsense kinda guy and I truly believe he get that! I listened to some of his production and If I only gain 1% of 1% of his knowledge I will be forever grateful!"
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"I've had a great experience working with Brendon. He's been reliable, and explains things very well. He's been able to tailor the lesson plan to exactly what I need. I am much further ahead than I expected to be at this point, thanks to him.I give him the highest recommendation."
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"Jeremie is a good listener and I think he really got what it was that I wanted to learn. He wasn't up on the latest version of Garageband for ipad, but he knew the basic stuff from past versions. This was only my first lesson, so I haven't spent enough time to give a deeper review. Jeremie seems very nice."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Aleksis is awesome! I had questions about using the equipment I currently own to produce best vocal recording and I feel very satisfied with the way he answered my questions."
Julie
Took Music Recording lessons from Aleksis B.
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"Very good teacher and got me up and running on Pro tools. i have already set up another lesson."
Robbie
Took Music Recording lessons from Steve G.
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"Jarod knows how to make his clients feel welcome in his studio, he is productive with his time, gives very helpful feedback during recording, and I look forward to future in studio sessions with him."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Jarod G.
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"I found Scott’s expertise and approach to teaching music recording to be most impressive! He is highly skilled at determining the level necessary to explain the recording process and consistently thorough in making sure that every step is clearly understood before moving on to the next. I learned a lot from Scott in a short amount of time and would highly recommend him."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Scott K.
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"Jarod is genuinely interested in helping his clients exceed their goals, and he cares a lot about getting the best outcome for the project. I would definitely work with him again and refer him to others."
Susan
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"Awesome! Exactly what I was looking for! Steve G. really knows his stuff, and his studio and home are really cool! 30 minutes per lesson is not long enough, so I plan to change my future lessons to 45 mins."
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