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David B.

43 Reviews
Lakeside, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
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David B.

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All levels, all styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Masashi (Masa) N.

6 Reviews
El Cajon, CA
Starting at $33
  • Speaks French, English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • AA - Music & Liberal Studies (Honors) from Santa Barbara City College
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Masashi (Masa) N.

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Students should expect to learn a variety of topics such as naming different parts of the instrument, tuning, technique, music theory, function within a larger ensemble.

About Masashi (Masa)

I've been teaching/tutoring music since 2007 with experience teaching music theory, aural skills, piano, and guitar. I can help students with a variety of musical tasks. The program I was enrolled in at SDSU ensured that I had a good grasp of a wide variety of instruments. *** Lesson Details ***

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Bob
As a first time piano student at age 70, I find Masa. very patient with me. He encourages me to understand music theory as well as playing. I enjoy the lessons very much, even after 15 months!
Tyler O.
Being the first lesson, I had an instant connection and a really great lesson!
He makes learning fun.
Miranda D.
Great lesson
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Kevin C.

23 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

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Hey there! I'm a multi-instrumentalist with a strong foundation in Guitar, Bass, and Drums.

My lessons are curated behind a few things:
-the understanding of music theory (scales, chord progressions, rhythmic structure, song composition etc.)
-student's requests to learn specific songs and creating original song
-having FUN!

Because in my experience, you're not learning if you're not enjoying what you're doing.

After 6 years, of playing drums, I began my time as a guitar player. I grew as a guitar player tremendously fast because of my understanding and practice of rhythm. I began as an acoustic/folk guitarist, progressed into a blues/funk guitarist, and now play mainly jazz and neo-soul. I also am accustomed to teach many other genres. I now write, produce, and perform my own music and stream online.

When you take lessons with me you can expect that the lessons will increase your music theory knowledge, finger/hand dexterity, rhythm, ear training, performance ...

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Noah M.
Kevin was very good.
Christian Ruiz
Kevin is really friendly and knowledgeable. He has a good grasp of band production! I look forward to working with him in the future
Steve M.
I had 4 lessons with Kevin. I had to stop due to a medical issue. I am a beginner and Kevin successfully got me to relax and feel comfortable on his awesome drum kit. He made a real effort to meet me on my level and made sure I was solid on the fundamentals. Best of all: I had a lot fun at his lessons! Highly recommended.
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Daniel G.

24 Reviews
Escondido, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Italian, Spanish
  • BA Liberal Arts with secondary emphasis on Theater and Musical Performance Teaching Credential from University of San Diego BA Chapman University Teaching Credential
  • Awarded Day Jams Vocal Instructor of Excellence from Day Jams Rock and Roll Camp
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Daniel G.

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FUN!!! Learning guitar should be fun! I teach electric and acoustic guitar in a fun way. The exercises that I have you do are not boring, they are actual songs that you get better and better at playing.
I mix up the lessons and your practice with a combination of scales that can turn into instant leads, cords and the combination of cords that make up a family called a "key". I teach a variety of strum and picking patterns and styles, from folk to reggae to rock. The latest thing in playing melodies is tablature, I teach that, but I also believe that you need to be able to play regular notes as well. Best of all, you do not have to be a great lead guitarist to be a star, and if you want to sing while you play I can definitely teach you that!

About Daniel

Music lessons should be fun and focus on what you want! I am willing to travel to you or welcome you to my studios: Reseda pr Canoga Park. I travel to homes San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. What is your goal? School or Church choir? Musical programs?Learn to Cantor or lead songs at Church/S

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Monica
It can be pretty intimidating singing in front of a stranger in their home but Daniel makes you feel at ease and comfortable. He also has very extensive vocal training with makes me confident that his critiques and recommendations will help me grow and develop my voice. I also love that he gives me actionable steps to take at home between lessons to improve even further. Highly recommend him for opera voice lessons!
Nathan
Dan is the man. Simple as that. He explains things several different ways to make sure you understand the concepts.
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Steven B.

40 Reviews
Coronado, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven B.

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Steven B is an outstanding guitar teacher! He is a professional teacher of three instruments: PIANO - GUITAR - VOICE.
He has a family discount for you if you want to learn two instruments. 🎵

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THE GUITAR is the most popular instrument in the world! Steven B teaches many styles of guitar music, pop, rock, blues, and many music genres. For 30 years, he has successfully taught hundreds of students. Teaching all the fundamentals of technique in guitar for correct hand positions, fingering, strumming, finger picking, hybrid picking, and the C-A-G-E-D formula, depending upon the interest of the student. He teaches famous guitar songs. Steven is an expert in getting a student to sing on top of their guitar playing. Provide teaching up to advanced guitar playing. Beginners are welcome. With guitar teacher Steven B,

About Steven

Steven B, Instructor PIANO - GUITAR - VOICE For over 30 years, Steven B has been successfully teaching hundreds of students on piano, guitar, and voice. He has over 60,000 hours experience as a teacher, musician, and performer. He teaches all styles, ages and skill levels. Beginners are most certa

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Nick
Excellent instructor. We have been working on singing and playing guitar for 2 years now and every lesson is challenging yet easy to follow. I can definitely tell the difference. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in improving their musical ability, beginner or advanced.
Jackie H.
Steven is a great guitar teacher. He is very patient, but thorough. He is very good at explaining things. I look forward to my lesson every week.
Justina U.
Mr. Steve is a great blessing to my Child. My son has learnt a lot from his piano lessons and now plays piano in church.
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Jesse H.

81 Reviews
Del Mar, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jesse H.

81 Reviews
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Learn any song you want from any time. I have a good ear and can pick any song off a CD or YouTube. I can then write it out for you and teach it to you in any key. Don't be afraid, I like to use Tablature so you don't need to be able to read music.

Do you want to play Lead Guitar? I can teach you all the scales, arpeggios & Pentatonics that you need to know to become a rock 'n' roll guitar god!

About Jesse

Jesse H. plays guitar with The Mar Dels, one of San Diego’s best-known dance and party bands. But he’s more than just a rock-and-roller — he’s studied jazz and classical guitar with other master musicians. His lessons focus on developing: - Right and left hand technique - Finger picki

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Flavio S.
Great first class with Jesse! He was very nice, patient and knowledgeable.
Kathy W.
Jesse is an excellent instructor- very patient and encouraging- highly recommend
Stephanie D.
Jesse is the best he is so nice

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Lakeside is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"Aside from Joran being a very talented musician, he's a really chill instructor who knows how to teach without making the lesson boring. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for music lessons to take."
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Took Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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Bernadette is well versed in music theory. She is helping me learn the theory as well as developing my technique on various levels."
Don
Took Guitar lessons from Bernadette T.
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"We had our first lesson today and my daughter and niece really like Teresa. She made them feel comfortable and excited to come back next week."
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Took Guitar lessons from Teresa Y.
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"William has been exceptional as a teacher for my daughter. My daughter started lessons at age 9 with a smaller guitar recommended by William and as she grew, he made recommendations on both electric and acoustic guitars.
His understanding her goals with music and personalizing a plan to help her attain those goals makes William invaluable.
Many programs are geared for teaching the student to play a song quickly which leads to boredom; the building blocks that William has set up provides the student with skills that will keep her engaged in this choice.
if you are a parent and you want the best for your child, choose a teacher that has credibility, and the student's best interest in mind."
Darin
Took Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Great lesson, I leaned so much from Kevin! He has so much patience and is really good with giving tips and tricks."
Sergio
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin C.
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"I have been so impressed by the way he teaches ,he is more clear and try to use the methods to make the student learn faster .He is so kind and a gentleman ."
Mohammad
Took Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
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"Mike is an excellent guitar teacher with a well thought out and easy to approach plan for new players. His passion, depth of knowledge, and talent are plain to see. He combines that with a real aptitude for teaching."
Kevin Whalen
Took Guitar lessons from Michael F.
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"Very patience and knowledgeable."
Antonio
Took Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Nils is an amazing guitarist and teacher, he is very skilled and knowledgeable. He listened to what I was looking for and gave me relevant material to practice. His teaching style is relaxed but focused. The lesson environment is very comfortable. I would highly recommend Nils as a guitar teacher to anyone looking to learn how to play guitar"
Anders
Took Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Extremely helpful during lessons. Designs the lessons to use song in my areas of interest. Lesson critiques are always done in a positive manner. Right now mostly in the area of finger placement. This does make the music easier to play. Her husband Chris also teaches."
Jack Stoutland
Took Guitar lessons from Courtney K.
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