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Steven B.

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Alameda, CA
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  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Steven B.

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I teach beginning to advanced levels, including music theory, proper hand and finger technique and ear training. Pick the style of guitar playing you want to learn and I'll teach you how to perfect your abilities and have fun with it at the same time!

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 f

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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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Dawn F.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Dawn F.

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I care about making my students the best musicians they can be! It doesn't matter if you're just starting out or if you have been playing for a while. I want you to improve and not give up! No matter the style or pace its all about getting you playing, feeling great and having fun! What are ya waiting for? All ages welcome.

About Dawn

Hi my name is Dawn! I've teaching around Los Angeles for the past 20 years working with children of all ages beginner to advanced. I've helped kids perform in bands and as individuals on the stage and help build their confidence. I can teach all sorts of different styles of music, help with techn

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Andy G.

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Teaches Online
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  • Awarded Fall 2020 Outstanding Resident Award from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Mathew M.

21 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mathew M.

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Mat’s goal is to create lesson plans to fit each student’s unique learning style. Whether the student prefers the structure of studying through a book or wants coaching as they explore their own path, Mat will help them develop a strong understanding of the fundamentals of guitar to help them play the music they dream about playing.

About Mathew

Mat has been teaching guitar for 14 years, and has been performing guitar, bass, and drums with rock bands for 18 years. He studied music and guitar performance through years of private lessons, and has a Music Theory Professional Certificate from Berklee College of Music. Mat teaches everything fro

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Julien
Mat’s very instructive and supportive - he does a great job of engaging my 13 year-old son
Myk B.
My first lesson with Mat and he was very professional, friendly, informative, and patient. I'm looking forward to our next lesson
Ryan
Mathew is wonderful! My son loved his first lesson!
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Will M.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Awarded 2020 Runner Up from Baltimore Loves Talent
  • Classical Guitar from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
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Will M.

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With my lessons, you can expect to learn everything up to advanced technique, music theory, and improvisation. I can help you find your personal style as a guitarist.

Skilled producer, guitarist, and marketer who has worked on over 100 songs. I started playing guitar at age 13 and graduated from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in 2012.

About Will

Skilled producer, guitarist, and marketer who has worked on over 100 songs. I started playing guitar at age 13 and graduated from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in 2012. Since then, I worked to become an effective collaborator in the indie-pop genre. I take the “random melody you sang in your

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Eric
Will is a great teacher. He's friendly and makes it easy to learn. I would highly suggest him as a teacher.
Keagan
When it comes to arranging and composing music, I sometimes feel like I fall short as a musician. I usually have a multitude of ideas and some sections written in my head but I struggle with piecing everything together in a coherent way, luckily I have had the pleasure of knowing Will for a number of years, and thankfully he has helped me in this area time and time again, and the finished product is always better than the initial concept. He has a remarkable capability to recive musical ideas from others and weave those ideas into a final arrangement without straying far from the initial ideas. Like I said, I've worked with him a couple times in the past and I'll work with him again every opportunity I can, because the quality of his work and the final product is always remarkable.
David
Will helped me learn the structure of guitar chords and scales while answering any questions that I had when beginning guitar. Throughout my lessons he gave me information about chord diagrams and scale diagrams while putting an emphasis on a guitar's fretboard layout and individual notes. This knowledge allowed me to progress and learn even more about how to properly play and enjoy the guitar. The instruction was done objectively, with attention to detail, and was a great experience.

I also look forward to learning more about musical programs and production thanks to Will.
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Darrell M.

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  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Bethany College
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Darrell M.

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If you or someone in your family would like to learn to play the guitar, I have had years of experience and would love to assist. I teach using a note reading approach as well as a finger strumming technique that I believe is the best way to approach learning the guitar. Let's get started today!

About Darrell

My goal is to personalize a music lesson that is designed around each student’s learning style, skill level, schedule and interests. My specialty is in teaching elementary age students, but I have taught all ages, including adults through the years. My philosophy for teaching involves these elem

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in El Cerrito is $65. 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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"Kyle is a fantastic guitar teacher! He takes the time to show you how to play guitar with good fundamentals, and teaches you a little bit of music theory along the way without making it complicated. I tried learning on my own using online TABs and Youtube videos and a game called Rocksmith. This was a good start, but eventually I hit a wall and wasn’t really progressing. Kyle has really helped me develop my skills. We went over all the basics like how to hold a pick, how to hold the guitar, how to play single notes vs. chords, palm muting and alternate picking. I was missing all of this technique before and I was actually making playing the guitar more difficult than it needed to be! Kyle explained it all in a very easy to understand way and gives you as much detail as you need. I like lots of detail, so we went over everything! He knows a lot of little tips and tricks from playing as long as he has and this is the kind of priceless information you can't get elsewhere. He's very easy to talk to and has a breadth of knowledge on all kinds of music. We normally geek out about anything from Jimi Hendrix to 90’s music to more modern music and everything in between. I can’t say enough about how knowledgeable he is – highly recommended!"
Ryan
Took Guitar lessons from Kyle K.
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"I have taken lessons from Steve for many years. He is an excellent teacher in every way - he has a music degree, is very down-to-earth, has a great sense of humor and is patient, and very skilled at teaching all aspects of guitar. I play acoustic blues and finger style, classical, electric, you name it. He has been very versatile. I highly, highly recommend him - you won't find a better teacher!"
Andrew
Took Guitar lessons from Steven S.
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"Kieth was amazing! I bought these as a gift for my husband. Kieth was so knowledgeable and patient!


Highly recommend!"
Zach
Took Guitar lessons from Keith P.
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"My son had a great first lesson and knows what to do for practice this week and is excited to continue learning with his next lesson"
James
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Flexible and accommodating schedule. Works at my pace, challenges me and encourages me at every step! Enjoying every minute!"
Leslie
Took Guitar lessons from Lee Q.
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"Concetta is a super knowledgable and supportive teacher! She adjusts her teaching to student interests and needs. She teaches in a lovely space and if you are super lucky you will meet her adorable dog, pepper <3. I highly recommend her!"
katherine
Took Guitar lessons from Concetta A.
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"Great teacher!

My 10yr old recently started taking lessons with Juan, and we couldnt be more pleased.
Juan is patient, professional, reliable and easy to work with.
We had a bumpy road finding a good/reliable teacher for my son.
Im glad we gave Juan a try!"
Kim
Took Guitar lessons from Juan G.
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"I have been with Eric for about over three years and must I say he is an angel. He's so sweet, kind, and patient. He never makes you feel uncomfortable and he goes with whatever genres you like. I've not only learned the guitar but a bit of the piano and he has also given me advice on how to improve my voice. He is one of the best teachers I've been practicing with and I so highly recommend him."
Shania Castillo
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"He is patient and very knowledgeable!"
Darryl
Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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"Taking lessons with Jared is a true gift; one that inevitably sends me out the door in better spirits then when I come in.
Jared is knowledgeable, experienced, respectful, flexible, funny, sensitive, patient, humble and kind.
I most appreciate his flexibility and understanding towards where I am in the moment, and believe that the ability for a teacher to meet the student where they're at is a true art.
I came to him for lessons in guitar, and am learning so much more. I have improved my skills on guitar, my understanding of theory, my confidence in song-writing, my awareness of the music industry, my comfort in singing, etc.!
Most importantly for me, is that taking lessons with Jared helps me be accountable to my own dreams of being a musician and he helps me take that seriously by celebrating the small victories and always being respectful to my ideas and efforts.
Jared has helped elevate and encourage my musicianship most importantly by simply being humble, human and easy to work with!
He shares his love of music and his joy in his students' progress, and he creates a community of learners that respect and cheer for each other at regular performances.
I am confident that Jared can help you learn what you want to learn, that you'll end up having fun and learning something you weren't expecting to learn along the way, and that he is humble enough to say if he ever gets stumped by a question and you'll end up learning something new together.
Have fun!"
Jessica
Took Guitar lessons from Jared C.
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What I love about being a guitarist in El Cerrito are the parties, of course!

By Monique L.-El Cerrito Guitar Teacher

Last weekend, I received a text inviting me to an impromptu gathering that would be that very night to play some good music before a friend was to embark on an expedition to the rainforests of Central America. For gatherings at Cam’s house, I’ll clear my Friday night schedule in one hot second. The reason I love meeting up with the crew of folks who turn-out for his often last-minute and spontaneous events is what draws me to all parties: the promise of playing music with good people.

I rode my bike the ten minutes it takes to get across town to my friend’s house, feeling the cool evening air swirl across my face and enjoying the familiar bump of my guitar against my back. As friends welcomed me across the threshold of Cam’s house,

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I could already hear the soft sound of guitar strings rolling into his kitchen from the backyard. I felt the familiar butterflies in my stomach at the thought of sharing some of my new homemade songs with these cool people.

Danny led me through the sliding glass doors and into the backyard where a small bonfire glowed warmly in the center of a crowd. “Hey, Monique, check out my new backpacking guitar,” Cam called to me, his face happy and aglow, as he perched on a simple stool cradling his instrument.

“Wow, that is gorgeous,” I smiled to him as his fingers begin dancing along the guitar strings. Closing his eyes in concentration, his smoky and resonant voice slowly uncurled from his lips, and he began to sing. I love the way songs comes out as often as conversation when musicians and friends gather together. As Cam’s voice grew stronger, Little D picked up his ukulele and Leslie grabbed her violin. Danny offered me some of the tasty food they had grilled earlier, but all that mattered to me was diving into that song with my friends. Even people I hadn’t met yet, nodded to me and smiled as I settled onto a wooden chair pulled up near the fire and opened my dark brown guitar case. With my round, classical guitar, I picked out a soft bass line, weaving a new rhythm into the song, helping it to spring to life.

When Cam’s song faded, I swooped in with a favorite Cat Power song of mine. Women’s voices around the fire took up the chorus and Shawn’s lead guitar started to ice skate in quick fast strokes all along the neck of his slide guitar. When the sweet pull of violin strings caught my attention, I smiled as we created a song. As a guitar teacher in El Cerrito, these are the moments that I love. I also love living in El Cerrito as a guitarist and playing music with the amazing musicians who live in my neighborhood, as well as teaching guitar lessons.

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