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Ahmad G.

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

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hungarian, English
  • Bachelor Of Arts from Rutgers University
  • Teaches students 15 to 70
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Dennis H.

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I can teach you the finer points of digital recording. You will learn to set up your own system to record your own backing tracks. You can unleash your ideas using ProTools, Logic, or the recording software of your choice.

About Dennis

With a bachelor's degree in music from Rutgers University, I began teaching guitar over 20 years ago. I have recorded with Larry Coryell and many other artists over the course of my career. My teaching style is direct and to the point. We will go through all the necessary theory of music and apply

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It's been a great experience taking lessons from Dennis. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and is very patient and clear in his teaching instructions. He also takes the time to explain the theory behind the instructions and strives to keep every session interesting and fun.
Rick Payne
Dennis makes you comfortable right away. Very easy to relate to. He moves at a pace his students are comfortable with. I look forward to MANY more lessons.
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Melody M.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Melody M.

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I typically use Garage Band and have a professional recording mic, plus access to the best engineers and studios in the Twin Cities. We can get the material ready and do the preliminary work and record some great takes!

**Several of my students like to post on Sound Cloud, You Tube and upload into their individual social media to acquire more fans and promote their shows!

Here are a few great tips to create your best recording, enjoy!

1. Make sure the singer is well rehearsed, physically comfortable, and under no psychological pressure. Most singers perform best standing up in a room that has a comfortable but not over-warm temperature. If they are distracted by other members of the band or by hangers-on, send everyone but the engineer (and producer, if you have one) out of the studio.

2. Take time to get the vocalist's headphone mix right, and give them a little reverb to help them sing more confidently. If you can rig up a system which allows vocalists to adjust their ...

About Melody

Are you looking to sing or play keyboard, work on material for your band, build your repertoire, sing or play in the church choir/band, audition for a production, become a better lead singer in your rock or pop band, overcome stage-fright or wanting to get to the next level? You have come to the rig

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Amanda G.
It was a great lesson and I already learned so much. She was a great teacher
Vivian H.
Amazing class! Ms. Melody not only teaches techniques, she also help build my daughter the singer’s confidence.
Merri B.
Melody is so fun to work with. She makes the lessons fun and I always feel comfortable. She has already taught me some new strategies and I cannot wait to continue improving!!
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Enrique S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Enrique S.

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When teaching, my ultimate goal is to answer and share what I know in the most simple and efficient way possible. I love hearing: "Dude, no one has explain this to me this way, now it makes total sense to me, thank you".

You can feel comfortable asking me any questions, no matter how simple or "stupid" you may think they are. I am a humble guy who will happily answer all the questions you may have.

For Music Recording I will teach you signal flow, audio effects (compressors, EQs, Reverbs, Delays, Chorus, Flangers, etc), SideChain Compression, Automation, Shortcuts that people actually use in the studio, best plugins for different situations, different track types and/or whatever it is that you want to learn.

About Enrique

I've been in the music industry for more than 10 years, actively performing different hats by being a Guitar Player, Drummer, Teaching Assistant, Live Audio Engineer, Beat Maker, Music Producer and Recording Engineer; this has allowed me to get a wide perspective of this industry and understand what

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Steve G.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steve G.

53 Reviews
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The basics of audio recording are covered. Mic choices, mic placement, hard disk recording, software based recording, how to choose an audio recording program,how to configure your software,how to use plug-ins, and how to mix your sound. Programs such as Sonar, Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, Reason, are taught, as well as how to configure 3rd party plug ins with your audio program.

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 80

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Daniel K.
Steve actually researched a style of play that he was unfamiliar with to teach me. Obviously a master musician, he analyzed the basics of the style and started from my baseline, teaching me the technique from the ground up. A dedicated and friendly teacher, I'd recommend him to anyone.
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we got right to it. lots for me to learn!
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Patrick R.

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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Patrick R.

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With a background balanced between live concert production, academic research/design, and retail product representation, I keep a practical-yet-creative approach to support everything from your equipment needs to your creative workflow from the studio to the stage.

Every job is an opportunity to empower other artists, from the instruments and tools in their hands, to their recording software/hardware, to the tactical logistics they employ within a complex production.

Services include:
- Tutorials/assistance in digital recording, synthesis, and sound design.
- Live sound stage pre-production or production.
- Build or repair cables for instruments, microphones, MIDI and other tools of the stage and studio.
- Field- or live-concert recording
- Sound design and custom sample work to help you discover and express your unique voice. - clean, repair or customization of electronic musical instruments.

About Patrick

7+ years teaching college-level creative and performance technology as a professor in multiple Philadelphia institutions: - Temple University: Boyer college of Music and Dance - Drexel University: Westphal college of media - Art Institute of Philadelphia: Audio Production program Drumming for ove

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"Very good so far I learned a lot in just 45 minutes , see you at the next class Alex!"
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"I've been working with Danielle for over a year now and shes a great, hardworking person with a beautiful spirit. I've learned and grown so much musically because of her."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Danielle J.
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"My lessons involve music recording, including editing and arranging.

David quickly discovered what I do know what I desired and need to learn. He has helped me to make tremendous progress in just the three lessons. I look forward to each session. He has been able to make some very complex information simple and interesting. He proceeds at my pace and never complains when I need even the simplest things explained. I was so lucky to find him!"
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"Eric is great! He’s very knowledgeable about all of the aspects of music. We’ve recorded music together and collaborated and the music has been awesome. I recommended him."
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"High quality studio 45 min south of Chicago - fair pricing, great to work with , will record with Jarod again!"
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Took Music Recording lessons from Jarod G.
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"You gotta try this guy, he won't let you down.

Simplistic and easily understood. Designed dummyproof. Intuitive to the student needs and best learning style. Does not read off the page. Dynamic and injects fun into the lesson. Highly recommended to anyone regardless of ability level."
Benjamin
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"Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter"
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"The first lesson was really great and informative.
Greg was easy to talk to and very knowledgable...and was able to show me some really great things to help me work better in my recording studio.

Highly recommended!"
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Took Music Recording lessons from Gregory V.
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"I've had a great experience working with Brendon. He's been reliable, and explains things very well. He's been able to tailor the lesson plan to exactly what I need. I am much further ahead than I expected to be at this point, thanks to him.I give him the highest recommendation."
steve
Took Music Recording lessons from Brendon R.
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"Jeremie is a good listener and I think he really got what it was that I wanted to learn. He wasn't up on the latest version of Garageband for ipad, but he knew the basic stuff from past versions. This was only my first lesson, so I haven't spent enough time to give a deeper review. Jeremie seems very nice."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Jeremie W.
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