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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1978
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven B.

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I have been teaching acoustic guitar part time since 1972 and full time since 1998. From beginning level to advanced, I teach virtually all styles of music using flat picking and finger picking methods.

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music fo

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
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Peter C.

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Livermore, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Peter C.

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Music has been my passion since I was 10 years old. I didn't have any real instruments at first, so, I built my own out of coffee cans, ice cream containers and of course: a rubber band shoebox guitar! It might sound funny, but, I believe these early days of trying to create music using my "homemade symphony," forced me to really get to the core of sound and expression without the pre-set curriculum of traditional music study. Early on, I learned a few fundamental concepts of music theory that would forever change how I learned, as well as how I taught music to others. I believe these concepts set a foundation that allowed me to understand music and grow much faster - including learning multiple instruments.

And yes, I eventually acquired a real guitar and went on to study music and computers at the University of California and I currently compose music for TV and film in my own studio. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, drums, theory, composition and recording production to ...

About Peter

I currently compose music for TV, film and other digital media in my own recording studio. Prior to that, I spent about 25 years playing guitar, piano, bass and drums in bands and as a studio musician. At school I studied classical music (theory and composition) as well as orchestration and compute

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Nick
Peter has a wonderful, positive personality and is really easy to work with!
Art
I just started my second year of guitar lessons with Peter and I’m learning so much! Peter is a great teacher who is patient, encouraging and a great listener. He can “hear” the areas that I need to work on, and is able to clearly communicate ways for me to improve . He has helped me get better at my rhythm, my strumming, tempo and even an introduction to music theory. I’m now playing (and singing) some of my favorite songs! Highly recommend!
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Advanced
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
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Mark B.

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I enjoy teaching people what they want to learn. If they have specific interests, I will show them how to get the results they want. If a general musical education is desired, I will make suggestions as to what would be good for them. With over 35 years of teaching experience, I have found many different ways to communicate how and why the whole thing works on different levels.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.

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Teresa A.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, German
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner
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Teresa A.

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Guitar lessons that have the student playing chords and singing along from the beginning.!

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Hello thumbtack I am always excited to meet someone who is wanting to music and I find it interesting to hear what pieces you want to play. I teach with a chord approach for those who want to play their favorite songs asap or I can teach the most difficult classical pieces. It's all about what yo

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Ann
Ms Teresa is awesome! She has taught my daughter how to play both Piano and guitar. I love that she actually teaches the music and explains things not just how to play the song!
Michael
I started trying to teach myself piano until I met Ms. Arth. On the very FIRST lesson she pointed out some bad habits and quickly resolved them. This allowed me to reevaluate my technique and iron out the basics. I plan on continuing my studies with Ms.Arth and I highly recommend her for any student beginner or advanced. Totally 💯 satisfied!!!!
Donna
Teresa has been amazing helping Lily learning piano. Her self esteem has grown so much. I love that the students learn multiple instruments.
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Sean S.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • BA, Human Development from Pacific Oaks College
  • Teaching since 1984
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Sean S.

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I believe that learning music should be as fun and inspiring as it can be to play. We all have a vast wellspring of creative energy within us, and the goal of the relationship between the student and the teacher is to help nurture and develop that latent talent. For this reason, my approach to teaching music is highly individualized. I start out with the premise that the student has unique gifts and my job is to help them discover what those are, and develop and refine them in order to make beautiful and deeply satisfying music, through whatever instrument and in whatever style they are drawn towards.

Depending on one's starting level of experience, some basic exercises will be assigned to develop core skills, with increasing levels of technical challenge and complexity. Elements of music theory will be woven into practical lessons. Students will have the choice to incorporate material from popular and familiar music into their studies, and as they progress they will be encouraged ...

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COVID-19 Update: Due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases, I will be teaching all lessons online for now, using the TakeLessons app or through your web browser, with no download necessary. I've found the clarity and responsiveness excellent. Don't hesitate to give it a try! When things settle

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Sean was very kind and knowledgeable. Gave me three things right off the bat I can use to improve.
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Akos F.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Hungarian, Serbian
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded Berklee Award from Berklee College of Music
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Akos F.

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I am an experienced acoustic guitar teacher with 10+ years of professional career behind me.

I'm looking for eager students of all ages who would like to start learning the basics of acoustic guitar! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of good playing habits (learning the right songs and techniques that you makes you a better musician!). I specialize in rock, funk and pop. I focus on playing by memory but sheet music and cheat sheets are also available upon request. I also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more.

Let's grab the guitar and let's start play some songs :)

About Akos

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. I'm an electric bass player with a history of touring around the world playing rock, funk, and jazz styles. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Music. I am currently teaching and playing music professionally. I have had the opportunit

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The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Castro Valley is $66. 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.
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"Will is an excellent teacher who has taught bass, acoustic and electric guitar to our son for the last 7 years.

Will's unique teaching method allows the student to assume ownership of the learning process. His student-driven lessons had our son playing songs from the very beginning. Not chords or scales, but songs that he chose. It has kept my son engaged and passionate about music throughout his childhood.

Will is also exceptionally flexible and kind, making it easy for us to fit lessons into our schedule. He has really shaped our son's childhood and love of music. We are so thankful and would highly recommend him as an excellent teacher for any student."
Heather
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Will V.
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"Kevin is a great instructor that not only brings his vast knowledge of music to each lesson, but also a contagious passion for music. Every student has the unique opportunity to learn in a fun environment that is both engaging and inspiring! You won't regret learning from Kevin!"
Nirup
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"Working with Chris is to learn guitar is one of the best decisions I've ever made concerning a music instructor. He is well rounded and knowledgeable in every aspect of his profession. His ability to match his intended instruction with my unique needs is unmatched. Music lessons with him have has influenced my life beyond the guitar. I can only imagine the impact he would have with in person lessons."
Sade
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Like any good teacher should be, Alex is patient and very instructive. He can cover a variety of musical styles and ability levels. I would recommend him to anyone."
Joseph
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Alejandro L.
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"Jordan has done a terrific job connecting with my son, and imparting a fun atmosphere to learn in. Highly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn an instrument in a structured, yet relaxed atmosphere."
Brenda
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"My experience have been very good and I learned a lot, I was impressed with his talent, patient and love for music. if you show interest, dedication and follow his instructions I can guarantee you will see great results."
Eti
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from RasTaylor W.
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"this is my first class with Donnie and it was so great i didnt want to leave when it was over i had lots of fun and as great"
Francs
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"When the year started and I wanted to get serious playing guitar and becoming a better performer, singer, songwriter and just overall musician, I said to myself, "Where do I start?" To find someone of Bernadette's talent, quality, and patience has truly be amazing. She is great at setting up a practice structure and teaching theory as well as building up your skills and open to directing the lessons to exactly what you are looking for. My confidence on the guitar has grown by leaps and bounds and I looking forward to continuing the journey...5 stars!!!!!"
Daniel
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Bernadette T.
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"John is super cool. He is able to help me understand why one chord goes to another from a musical and physical stand point. We always have a good time together! I am amazed at how many songs he knows, I have not been able to stump him yet."
Kristen
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from John P.
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"Matt knows the guitar and is very patient. The 45 minutes go by quickly and the pace of the instruction is just right."
Gibran
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matt M.
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