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Ahmad G.

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San Jose, CA
Starting at $250
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • Teaching since 1992
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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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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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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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Andy G.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
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  • Awarded Fall 2020 Outstanding Resident Award from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Bachelors of Music Learning and Teaching (BMUS) from Arizona State University
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Andy G.

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Andy Gonzalez is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, music teacher from Mesa, Arizona. Gonzalez holds a bachelors degree in Music Learning and Teaching from Arizona State University. Andrew Gonzalez is the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Fall 2020 recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Resident Achievement Award presented by Teachers College Dean Dr. Carole Basile.

Andy currently teaches K-6 general music in the Gilbert Public Schools district.

About Andy

I have been teaching several instruments including guitar, ukulele, bass, tuba, trumpet, and trombone to hundreds of students of every age and ability since 2013. In addition to lessons, I am a certified k-6 general music teacher in the Gilbert Public Schools district. Many past guitar students o

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Chandra
We would highly recommend Andy! My daughter took lessons from him for about 5 years. He is incredibly patient and knowledgeable.
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Trevor H.

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

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Learn how to play classical guitar. Right and left-hand technique. Standard notation reading. Amassing a repertoire.

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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Jason M.

103 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jason M.

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Sight-reading Mozart can be a bit intimidating. I can help. Everything from positioning your fingers to reading single notes and complex poly-chords.

I have experience playing a lot of piano concertos on guitar as well as an extensive background in music theory. I'm ready to help you discover your limitless potential.

About Jason

-=FULL VACCINATED as of 5/19/21!!=-TakeLessons.com Instructor since it's inception, Jason M. is available for in person and online lessons worldwide leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 20 years, ukulele, bass, banjo and keyboard for over 10 and teaching music in gen

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Mark
patient, thorough in explaining things
James S.
Five Stars for the teacher.
Three Stars for technology.
Patient, knowledgeable, easy to work with.
Did I say patient?
A fantastic ear and knows what I need to accomplish.
In time, Jason will help me master my goal and in time to jam with friends this summer.
Cheers.
Jaiden
My 10 year old is taking drawing lessons online with Jason. He loves it! The lesson is tailored to what he wants to learn and his confidence in what he is able to do is steadily increasing. He looks forward to his lesson every week.
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David M.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English
  • B.M./M.M. Music Theory and Composition from Webster University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David M.

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Sight-reading, right-hand technique, repertoire development.

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Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with

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Danielle
Dave is a great teacher!
Brian O.
Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher.
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Ms. Taylor is a great musical instructor! Her attention to the abilities of her students maximizes their skill. She gives them pieces to both challenge them and enable them to thoroughly develop their musical ability."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Phillip Z.
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You are really great with Ben, btw. I like how you are patient with him, compliment him and encourage him. He clings on your every word. He is also very impressed with the talent you bring to the table when you play at the lessons. It's fun to be a part of that!"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"My middle son took an interest in classical guitar and Josh was perfect to get him going. We bought the books recommended by Josh which gave my son the basics. Josh follows the pace of the student and was flexible when teaching from books."
Scott
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joshua A.
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"Jessie has taught my daughter classical and regular guitar for a couple of years. There are many, many thing I like about Jesse's teaching. One of the things that I like most is that he asks my daughter what she wants to learn and then teaches it to her. He mixes up the theory and it's application with what she wants to learn keeping interest and motivation at a high. Another thing that I like is the breadth of material he brings. His students end up well versed in all types of music and are able to play well known pieces in many different genres. Yet another thing that I like is his creditability. He walks the walk. His group plays regularly. Any doubts that your teenager may have about him can be quickly and easily put to rest just by going to hear him perform. Jesse is a good teacher and I highly recommend him."
Irene
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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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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"Loved Ben and Zane liked him also. He was on time and very patient. Loved that the lesson are in our home."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ben H.
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I’ve had two other teachers before I found him and there is simply no comparison to how much better he is. He is a real reacher! The other two were posers."
Jason Allen
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ingo S.
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Daniel M.
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