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Ahmad G.

230 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
  • 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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Kris
After having been a student of Ahmad's for over a year now, I can earnestly say he is a quality instructor unlike any I've had before. He shapes each individual class specifically to what your guitar goals are, creating incredibly detailed and thorough handouts and exercises to help you get there. I am the type of student who learns best with a well-defined regime laid out clearly in front of me. His handouts are a perfect match for my learning style and you can tell the years of experience and knowledge that has gone into creating each one. He is also a very adaptive teacher helping me surpass some rhythm barriers in unique and creative ways. He had helped me gain a new appreciation and understanding for music theory and most importantly he helps keep it fun.
Tammy
When my son moved to the area, he began playing guitar for the first time. His job kept him very busy, so he wanted to find a guitar instructor where his time would be well spent. Below is his review of Ahmad.

You would be hard-pressed to find an instructor as excellent as Ahmad. With his help, I made an incredible amount of progress on guitar in a matter of months. His lessons are precise and organized, and I always left the lesson feeling like I learned a ton of new stuff. He strikes a great balance between requiring excellence as well as giving encouragement and making sure it's always fun. In a few months, I went from knowing close to nothing about music to being able to play my favorite songs from start to finish. As I have left the area, I will miss Ahmad's lessons, but I'm thankful for getting him to start my journey into the world of music!
Ryan
If you are ready to embark on the journey of mastering the guitar and learning to truly express yourself through music, you will not find a more dedicated, enthusiastic and organized teacher than Ahmad
Ahmad has devoted his life to the art and methodology of teaching the guitar to others. It's not about him and how well he can play or his personal aspirations to be musician. There is no intimidating showing off during lessons - only a sincere desire to be the best teacher he can be. I've always been self-conscious playing in front of great guitar players, but Ahmad creates a safe environment for me to learn and grow as a player.
Ahmad's experience has given him true expertise and it shows in his ability to meet students exactly where they are at - no matter what their experience level. His years of teaching experience and vast, meticulously organized archive of personally-created handouts are perfect for whatever the moment calls for. That is a world of difference from one-size-fits all online materials I've struggled with in the past. Or, unprepared teachers who "wing it" each lesson.
My window of opportunity to be a rock star closed many years ago, if I ever had one. While I am a dedicated guitar student, work and family come before practice and lessons. Ahmad has been extremely accommodating in allowing me to take lessons as frequently or infrequently as my schedule allows. Yet, he always keeps me making progress and never lets me stall out or drift away from my commitment to learn.
Great teachers are hard to find. I discovered Ahmad through searching online and reading his reviews. After over 3 years of studying with him, I know I have a found a superb teacher and an inspiring musical mentor. Begin the journey!
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Joy M.

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Monterey, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Best Saxophonist in the State of Georgia from The State of Georgia
  • Teaching since 2001
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Joy M.

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I can help you define your message & intent so that you can sing your songs with purpose and power. I can assist in turning spiritual messages into a palatable poetic piece of art.

About Joy

Jazz Saxophonist and Singer with the gift of bringing the best out of students. I make learning fun & easy. I can help you discover your true sound and voice. I’m proficient in jazz, free jazz, soul, funk, reggae, dub, drum n bass, house, and world music. You'll be improving in not time ; )

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Max L.
Joy is a warm and patient teacher who can assess the appropriate pace for a new student to learn at. She's also a wonderful musician herself. Will definitely be back for more lessons!
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Rodolfo G.

73 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded VocalizeU Closing Performance from Vocology in Practice Los Ángeles California
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Composition from Fermatta School Of Music
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Rodolfo G.

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Songwriting:

I am a member of ASCAP and SACM songwriter societies and I would love to help you communicate your ideas and experiences through melodic ideas. Rhetoric figures, rhymes, phrasing, smart analogies and more tools will become second nature for your songwriting craft.

I have helped dozens of students to learn chord progressions and melodies, arranged and produced their ideas and connect them with renown producers to achieve their career goals.

Let me be your mentor and make those songs a hit!

About Rodolfo

Vocal coaching & Artist development I have been teaching singing for 10+ years. I've enhanced singing lessons into a complete program of vocal mastery/songwriting/production. I am an active music artist, music production/audio engineer college graduate, "The voice" ex-participant and vocal pro

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David D.
Rodolfo has been very patient and deliberate. I have a much better understanding of the mechanics of singing and the discipline it requires.
Francisco R.
Rodolfo is an Excellent Vocal Coach! He is incredibly knowledgable and has a great way of explaining things. Not only that, but he is very accommodating, being able to work around my busy schedule. I have been with him for close to a year and in that time I have seen a lot of improvement. I feel very fortunate to have found him and am looking forward to continue to learn with him. If you want a quality coach, Rodolfo is your guy!
Jay S.
Rodolfo is the man! I’ve learned so much working with him! He’s super knowledgeable but he presents in a way that makes it really easy to understand. He takes his time explaining things and is really encouraging. I really feel like I hit the jackpot having him as my vocal coach. My singing has definitely improved! Especially my breathing and overall awareness. I can’t wait to see and hear how things will be after even more time with his coaching! If you want a quality coach with all the know how and awesome personality, Rodolfo is your guy!
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Arrica R.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded SAG Scholar from Screen Actor's Guild
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Arrica R.

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I've been studying songwriting for over 20 years and I've professionally released several albums. I am grateful to have had my music licensed by Starbucks, NBC, The CW network, NikeWomen.com, and MTV. Whether you've never written a song before or are just in need of growth and guidance with your existing body of work, we'll work together to expand your songwriting skill set and repertoire.

About Arrica

I was born and raised in Los Angeles but I now split my time between the Bay Area (Oakland) and Los Angeles. I am a Professional Musician/Songwriter/Vocalist teaching songwriting, voice, and performance technique as well as a combination thereof. I began singing at a very young age for anyone who wo

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Had a lovely time!! Looking forward to learning more!
Sung Hae K.
Arrica is a very talented instructor. I benefit from both the structure of her lessons as well as how she teaches and motivates me.
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Tanisha H.

205 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Business Management, Instrumental focus Voice from Berklee College of Music
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Tanisha H.

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Song form, lyric construction, melody formation, writing lyric and melody to a track vs 100% songwriting including music (chord) construction.

About Tanisha

Tanisha is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music's Vocal and Music Business programs. Since arriving to Los Angeles, Tanisha has built a solid career providing artist development services to professional entertainers, recording artists and actors. Her services include vocal coaching

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Abbey L.
Tanisha is an unbelievably talented teacher. She really took the time to help me understand what was needed and to fill various gaps in my knowledge. She was also quite flexible with our time difference as I am on the Gold Coast, Australia. I would definitely recommend her to anyone at any level.
Martha
Learned a lot about the music industry and gained a lot of confidence in my singing. Also learned a lot about songwriting and music production. Definitely recommend if you are serious about singing.
Vivian J.
Working with Tanisha Hall, I am learning how to practice for my class. She is the kind of professional that you do not dare come to her class half stepping. In other words, you do not come unprepared.
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Eli T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Eli T.

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From Contemporary Christian Music all the way to Heavy Metal and everything in between, I equip my students with not only the necessary skills to proficiently play most genres, but with the confidence to excel both on the stage and in the studio. With years of professional touring and recording as the guitarist of a Christian Worship band and employment as the worship leader at several different churches, I'm your guy when it comes to all things church-related. But hey, if that's not your thing, don't look away just yet as I also have 15 years of heavy metal/rock and roll experience as well as a deep love for the pop-punk and folk genres (with much experimental dabbling in the areas of blues, jazz and bluegrass). Whether you're a beginner who's still trying to get those tough barre chords down, an intermediate player who's looking to shred the neck even faster, or someone who's never even touched a guitar, I encourage you to take a step of boldness and let me help you become the best ...

About Eli

When I was a child I begged my parents to buy me a guitar, and as I grew up, year after year, I eagerly watched as each of my siblings (I have 7) received their very own "axe" on Christmases and birthdays. I waited and waited...but mine never came. Even my younger siblings got theirs before I did. S

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The average cost of 60-minute songwriting lessons in Freedom is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"She’s a great teacher and super creative! Mady is great to work with and is a super talented songwriter."
Stephanie
Took Songwriting lessons from Madyson W.
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"Paul is an excellent teacher. He was kind, patient and willing to work on whatever it was that our daughter wanted to work on. He not only taught her guitar, but helped with her writing and some recording aspects as well. She was a teenager and loved her time she spent with Paul. She has been very successful so far in her music career and it all started with a passionate music teacher."
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Took Songwriting lessons from Paul N.
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"Kyle is very informative, knowledgeable about the subject, patient, and supportive, and he has a wonderful sense of humor! I am learning a lot in my songwriting lessons and gaining much more self-confidence. Definitely several points above average!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Kyle K.
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"Carolyn is very patient kind and caring and easy going and also fun I would recemend here and do other lessons she has:)"
Abbie Roles
Took Songwriting lessons from Carolyn O.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for years now for music theory, acoustic guitar, singing, recording, and now songwriting. Its awesome to have all those options in one place. Jimmy has a lot of experience when it comes to writing songs and it shows in the way he teaches. He always shows excitement towards the new songs I bring to him, and encourages me to keep writing. He has taught me how easy it can be to create songs, while taking what he has taught me with music theory to push the song to the next level. The best part is when I decide I like a song, he has the ability to record it for me in his studio. This process of recording and listening to what you have created is invaluable. I always look forward to lessons with Jimmy and highly recommend him."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from James R.
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"Danielle is personable, listens well, and has great ideas - I can't wait for our next lesson!"
Jerel
Took Songwriting lessons from Danielle J.
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"It's been incredible to see my son grow in his songwriting, audio engineering, and guitar skills. Ro has been a great teacher and mentor for the past 3 years now, and I can see the huge positive impact she's had on Michael's life. I'm so grateful she offers online lessons."
Doug
Took Songwriting lessons from Ro M.
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"Really loving my songwriting classes with Prophet. He's an excellent teacher in a very natural way. He inspires creative expression. I feel lucky to be learning from him."
Diane
Took Songwriting lessons from Prophet C.
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"I was impressed by her passion for music and teaching. She had all the ideas in detail about how she would direct the lessons. I'm pretty sure she could handle the advanced level. I can't wait for the next lesson."
Yo Hwan
Took Songwriting lessons from Jerrica A.
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"Lorin is a wonderful teacher."
Beth
Took Songwriting lessons from Lorin D.
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