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Michael F.

17 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelor Of Arts Psychology from La Salle University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael F.

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Private instruction includes everything from basic chording to advanced theory and technique, with a focus on the mechanics of the instrument. Topics covered include rhythm and technique studies, chord and scale theory, chord progressions, songwriting, musicality and performance, and improvisation. These topics are studied at a rate commensurate with the studentʼs ability.

About Michael

My name is Mike, and I have been teaching the guitar for over 20 years. I have helped hundreds of musicians develop their skills. As a performer, I have played in many bands, and shared the stage with performers such as Imagine Dragons, Train, Blues Traveler, Camper Van Beethoven, and countless oth

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Mike is an awesome guitar teacher and a good dude. Looking forward to continuing to learn from him.

Soraya B.

9 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Soraya B.

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I have been teaching guitar for the past 10 years. I really enjoy teaching guitar and seeing my students learning and enjoying it too! I use a book that I really like but of course I add other materials when I think it is suitable for my student. Each student learns differently so I adapt to his learning style and to his needs.

About Soraya

About me, I have been playing the guitar for more than 20 years. I studied at the Conservatory of Music in France. In San Francisco, I studied and played with many great jazz musicians and teachers. I have also studied theory/ composition, electronic music, and voice. I hold an MA in Education.

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Eden B.
I've been working with Soraya for over two years. My experience with taking lessons from Soraya has been a wonderful journey of self discovery as well as learning an amazing instrument. My schedule is quite busy and I also have a 10mo old so I don't have a lot of time to practice. However somehow Soraya's teaching technique keeps me moving forward during every class. We meet once a week and I am always excited for my lesson. Sometimes it has been really challenging to learn new chords and yet she is always patient with me and curates the lessons if she sees I need more time on something. Now I am learning a new song that I picked out and it's been so much fun. I highly recommend Soraya and her knowledge about music theory is an added bonus.
Katherine B.
This teacher never showed up to my appointment. Her phone number was disconnected.. so much for buying 10 lessons in advance.
Iralda G.
She is very patient as a teacher!
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Aidan C.

14 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Guilford College Art Award from Guilford College Music Dept.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Guilford College
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Aidan C.

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About Aidan

I have been playing guitar since I was 10 and loving music my whole life. I have been in numerous rock bands, the high-school jazz band, classical guitar duos, trios, chamber ensembles, and even played mandolin in a bluegrass band. I received my Bachelor of Music at Guilford College as a student of

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Christine D.
Aiden is a wonderful instructor. He taught my 8 year old son beginners guitar. He is a knowledgeable and skilled guitar player. He is patient, kind, and flexible. I am happy with the progress that my son has made with the lessons we've had so far. From knowing nothing at all, my son understands the basics of guitar playing and can play a tune comfortably. Thank you Aiden. We recommend him to those who have kids and are looking for a great instructor.
Ryan
Aiden has been a great guitar teacher and has helped me improve considerably over my first few months with him. I've spent the last 20 years sort of knowing how to play guitar, but I was self taught and never really could figure out how to progress beyond a few chords. Aiden has provided me with the structure I need to get continually better. He has been especially attentive and helpful at correcting and improving my technique. He's always willing to work on what I find interesting or come up with something to guide me. I also really appreciate his laid-back teaching style.
Iralda G.
An Excellent instructor! He has lot of patience specially with beginners. He is very knowledgeable in regards to music/ guitar.He is so kind to share his expertise with you.He is easy going and he show enthusiasm in what he does which invite you to keep going in you guitar journey.His studio is a peaceful, welcoming and inviting environment to play your guitar. He’s open in whatever music you feel comfortable to play with. He adapted to your needs and he knows how far you can go. He is an expert in what he does! You’re the best Aidan! I highly recommend him! Thank you so much for all your patience, enthusiasm and support!

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Christopher M.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English only
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
  • Awarded Blues Award from Blues Rock Review
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Christopher M.

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Become the guitar player you've always wanted to be! Learn to play along to your favorite songs, how to figure out your favorite songs, how to solo in ANY genre and ANY key, how to use modes, construct any chord arpeggiate/sweep, write your own songs, music theory, ear training, reading music and more!

About Christopher

My name is Chris and I am a professional guitar player. I have been teaching sense 2008 now and sharing the joy of music with others has become a passion of mine. I started playing the piano at the age of five, the trumpet at nine and the guitar at thirteen. Over the years I have also learned to

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Laura R.
Amazing teacher! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve with their instrument. Lessons are fun and based on what you want to learn. I'm lucky to have him as a teacher!
Chad G.
Amazing recorded thee session so I could go back and look over on it!
Chad G.
helped a lot and let told me to practice with my dad
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Sachem C.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Sachem C.

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Premium music lessons to become advanced in minimal time!

I adjust my program significantly based on the musical interests of the student. My course is designed to develop your skills to meet all of your specific goals.

Areas of study include: performance, songwriting, genre techniques, improvisation, music theory, sight reading, and more!

About Sachem

I love teaching through the power of positivity! This program is also specific to your musical interests! I am able to teach advanced music theory from the skills that I gained studying music at the University of Pittsburgh. I also have a wealth of knowledge of the business side of music from my M

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Chris S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Classical piano from Private imstriction
  • Teaching since 2009
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Chris S.

25 Reviews
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If upi are interested in rock, heavy metal, or alternative music, then my electric guitar lessons are a great fit for you!

material is given weekly and is graded from beginner to advanced. the material you are given is required for you to study, however, you may explore other material at home and ask questions at your lessons.

About Chris

Hi there! My name is Chris and I've been playing music my entire life and I believe that with the right attitude and environment anyone can achieve musical greatness! I was born into a musical family and have studied classical piano since I was 4 years old! I am very well versed in music theory

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Laura Leyden
Chris is awesome. So unbelievably talented. He is encouraging and patient and is the perfect teacher for this mom of 2 college boys. Borrowed my youngest son's first acoustic guitar and am slowly learning and loving it. Sore fingertips and all.
Jenna
Chris was very prompt, polite, and enthusiastic!
Gary G.
Truly alot better than previous instructors trying to rush through time instructing you on sounds then the basic theory of music. Chris made it simple enough, even for a sixty year old adult to understand. Day one of my first class. Thank you.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in El Cerrito, CA

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 $276 per hour.
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"Thomas is great. My 5-year old daughter took to him immediately, and while this was only her first lesson I already saw her interest sparked. He's not just a musician, but a true educator - which is crucial for kids of a younger age starting a new instrument."
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Took Guitar lessons from Thomas V.
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"Blake has been an amazing instructor for my two boys! My boys are 9 & 10 years old and they are learning so quickly!! We were doing lessons in Blake's home until my work schedule got too hectic and he was VERY flexible and offered Skype lessons and the boys LOVE IT! Thanks Blake for all you do! You're the best!"
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Took Guitar lessons from David B.
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Took Guitar lessons from Luke P.
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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"Matt Macaulay has taught me guitar in his studio and at my home over the course of the last two years. He is a wonderful teacher, caring, thoughtful and thorough. I've had a lot of music teachers over the years but Matt stood out in his ability to provide organized and interesting teaching sessions which are well prepared for in advance and always entertaining. Matt is an amazing motivator and swiftly got me through the burdens of an early learning curve and into the fascinating world of music. I would warmly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning - at any age - and is looking for a highly skilled and caring teacher!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Anthony D.
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This guy makes learning guitar not such a daunting task. I have always wanted to learn guitar- and thought I was too old to start now- But after working with Ryan- I am confident that my skills will only grow and that some day I will be as good as he is :) His lessons are geared towards your specific needs- he creates a curriculum that is attainable. I really appreciate the personal approach he takes with his students and I look forward to continuing working with him. Great Teacher!!!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"David is an incredible instructor, I'm not writer so it's a challenge to express how the combination of his talent, personality and love of the arts that makes him so easy to work with. His sessions are magical and he really has taught me a lot in a short period of time. Highly Recommended."
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Took Guitar lessons from David E.
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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, 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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