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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Beginner
Learn the basics of rhythm and tonality so you can play the music you're most interested in.

Intermediate
Learn about common variations of the tonalities you already know and start to venture into more complex rhythm ideas like polyrhythms. Also start to build the chops to learn parts more accurately when learning songs.

Advanced
Expand into more complex polyrhythms as well as asymmetrical meters. Also expand harmony and melody to include modes and chromaticism. Push your skills through original creations or original arrangements of existing material.

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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Brenden R.
Liz S.
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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Ahmad G.

227 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
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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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Ethan H.

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San Jose, CA
Starting at $84
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ethan H.

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We start with the music that excites you. We learn to play it like a pro, then take it apart and study it from top to bottom.
You use some of what you learn and improvise or compose your own music. We record everything so you can share it with friends or reflect on it later. One song at a time, you master the guitar, learn how music works, and become capable of learning or creating any music you want to hear.

Sound like a lot? I'm here to guide you every step of the way- I make recommendations and design exercises for each student to help you bridge the gap between the music you want to make and your current skillset. Shoot me a message and we can get started!

About Ethan

My musical life started at the piano when I was four. I've spent the last five years helping students understand the sounds that speak to them and bring them into their own music-making. I spent my early years playing piano, then picked up the saxophone, which took me to Berklee College of Music,

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Isabelle Ng
I have studied saxophone, jazz piano/theory, and songwriting with Ethan for over 2 years, and he is the best music instructor I've ever had. He cares so much about his students and helps us thrive. Not only is Ethan my teacher, he is a friend and a mentor.

I first met Ethan through my school's jazz combo program, and my interest in music immediately grew in the presence of his friendly persona. Ethan organized life changing jam sessions and master classes that I will remember forever. His teaching approach is project based which gives his students something to walk away with. With his guidance, I have become a stronger musician and a wiser person. Thanks Ethan!
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Parker B.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Parker B.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years. I taught all throughout high school and have been playing my entire life. I believe that music is the only universal language that soul can speak to with soul, and all genres from all walks of life have value to someone. I love guitar and I love teaching!

About Parker

From a single song to mixolydian scales and key modulations, I can teach it all to you! I am a super enthusiastic teacher who loves all music, no matter what it is, no matter who you are, and no matter what you want to learn, we will get you there together and have a blast doing it! I have taught gu

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Showed extensive knowledge and was very friendly.
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Eric J.

429 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Awarded Endorsed Artist from Elixir Guitar Strings
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Eric J.

429 Reviews
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I have been playing guitar since I was 8 years old, teaching guitar since I was 16 and through takelessons since 2013. My method is step-by-step and easy and to understand. I want to help you to become a great guitarist!

fundamental concepts you will learn include:
chords/chord voicing: triads and their practical use in modern music.
7th chord open/closed chord voicing, chord melodies, comping, strumming, fingerstyle, standard strumming and rhythmic grooves in various styles

About Eric

A great teacher can change a student's life. I give my students 110% and take pride in my students growth and accomplishments. Since I began working with takelessons in 2013 I've worked with students both online and in-person at my home studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My experienced as online

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Shawn R.
Eric is great to work with takes time to explain things.

I always get excited when we have a session that we find something that clicks to help take my singing up another notch!
Becca H.
What a wonderful experience this has been working with Eric Jayk for singing lessons!  He is a class act, top notch, professional.  Where I've struggled he's helped me overcome with musically intelligent techniques!  I cannot say enough good things about our lessons together!
Shawn R.
I am so happy with the progress I keep seeing the longer I work with Eric! He's a great, and patient instructor.
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Kristen B.

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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kristen B.

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Guitar is such a fun instrument. Lessons are student based, we will learn what you want to learn, and the way you would like to learn! Your curriculum will be made just for you!

About Kristen

I’m Kristen! I am a mother to an adorable little boy named Beckett. I live on a farm with lots of animals. I love the spring time when all of the babies are born, I especially love baby goats (did you know they are called kids too!). During the weekdays you can find me teaching music lessons,

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"Scott is a great musician, an excellent communicator and a compassionate and caring human being! Life is more fun where Scott is. As Praise/Worship Leader of my congregation, the band, people and co-workers always enjoyed working alongside Scott and learned so much from him. He is a an excellent musician and is great to work with."
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"First instruction and I feel like I got more out of it than I expected. Looking forward."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"You won’t regret booking Wes for lessons. And very affordable!"
Andrew W.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"Robert is a very nice and remarkable teacher to learn guitar from. He is very patient with student with no background in music. He is very personable and continuously motivates his students to want to practise the guitar."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Robert P.
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"Kirk was my first guitar teacher, and helped me develop and cultivate my raw desire to play the instrument. His open, laid-back approach and flexible schedule made my learning experience enjoyable. The only complaint I would have, is that Kirk does not really enforce persistence; practicing a phrase or entire piece with me until I get it perfect, but that might just be a personal preference. Overall a patient, enthusiastic, down-to-earth guy who's generally fun to be with, and even more fun to learn guitar with."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"Great teacher! Organized, professional and compassionate. Great video and audio quality in the lessons too :)"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Ryan gears lessons to my ability to learn. His encouragement and enthusiasm for teaching, is about music and not limited the guitar. I have learned more in 6 lessons than I have in the last 6 months."
Brett
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Trevor is the real deal! He takes the time to get to know you and listen to what your needs may be or what you desire to accomplish in the lessons.
Then he breaks it down and takes the speed you are comfortable in learning and does not overwhelm you. I feel very comfortable with him and I am tons more advanced then I could even imagine. I’ve only done 3 sessions so far and can’t wait to see my progress with 5 more lessons to go. Great guy on top of it:). I highly recommend Trevor to anyone."
Liz Layton
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"Awesome first lesson with a very knowledgeable, patient and personable teacher :)"
Madeline
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"My 13 year old daughter has been taking lessons from Jared for 4 months. Jared is versatile and really knows music. His stlye is very relevant and he keeps my daughter interested in learning by teaching her music she knows and hears on the radio and at home. I would definitely recommend Jared for anyone who wants to learn not only how to read music but how to master the guitar, the correct way!!"
Merideth
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jared G.
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