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Jesse M.

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

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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 on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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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.

219 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $43
  • 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 wit

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I have been working with Ahmad for over a year now. I spent some time trying to learn guitar myself, from books and from online teachers, but was never able to make any real progress until I met Ahmad. Immediately he was able to move me in the right direction through 1 on 1 tutoring and by providing me with the right materials to build my confidence and skills. As a person with a family and somewhat demanding job it's always tough to find the time to work on guitar practice, but Ahmad works with me and paces everything well to build my skills while keeping it fun and challenging. It's always a delight to join Ahmad for lessons - his studio is convenient (with easy free street parking) and comfortable with nice natural light.
I can't recommend Ahmad highly enough - He's an absolute pleasure to work with. He's friendly, considerate, and an amazing guitar teacher. Since starting guitar lessons with Ahmad my playing has risen to a new level and my enjoyment of guitar in general his increased exponentially. I find myself always looking forward to my lessons!
Ivan
Ahmad brought my playing to a new level in a very short period of time. I had been stuck and not making much progress with my improvisational skills for the better part of a year when I first started lessons with him. I was impressed by his ability to quickly analyze my playing and knowledge and suggest some focus areas. After working on various intervals, I began to feel a magnetic pull in my fingers when playing. The intervals enabled me to make the connection between the licks and lines in my head and the physical fret board on the fly during improvisational sessions.

Ahmad is extremely organized. He has folders full of exercises for every topic imaginable. His exercises are clearly written with specifics on how to effectively practice them, and they progress in an incremental and logical fashion. This level of organization allows you to get the most out of your time with Ahmad. He can quickly retrieve exercises for a topic, without having to stop and think, or waste time on transcription.

I have a demanding schedule which only allows me time for lessons once a month. Even at such a low frequency, I leave every lesson with more than enough material to keep me busy. Ahmad has been very flexible working with me and changes that arise in my schedule. On top of all of this, Ahmad is a genuinely pleasant person to spend time with and I really look forward to our time together. For me, I was an intermediate player looking to get to the next step. But I'm confident that Ahmad could accelerate anyone's playing at any level.
Christine
Do you see all of these 5-star reviews? Read on and BELIEVE THEM. Ahmad is the best!
I am a total beginner and started taking lessons from Ahmad in the Fall of 2019.
I am amazed at how much I have learned already!
Not only is Ahmad patient and kind, but he is very thorough and knows his stuff. He was destined to be a musician/teacher...and we all are so blessed to have him around!
His teaching style is very organized and sequential and he explains things and gives examples so the concepts are easy to understand. He provides handouts during each lesson for you to take home and practice between sessions.
I will add more to this review as time progresses.
But for now, I just want to let all the beginners out there know that lessons from Ahmad are totally worth your time and money.
He makes learning fun and I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ahmad is just a super cool dude.
Don't waste your time trying to learn through YouTube videos- you will spend most of your time scrolling through videos that don't teach you proper technique, form, terminology, timing, concept, etc.
If you are serious about learning how to play guitar, then Ahmad is for you!
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Neil K.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student from San Jose State University
  • Master of Arts (Music - Jazz Studies) from San Jose State university
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Neil K.

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I've been teaching guitar for the past 15 years. I help students find their unique musical voice through the study of songs and techniques they are interested in. For younger students I also use the Hal Leonard guitar method books to learn music reading. As students advance we switch to William Levitt's Modern method for guitar for jazz students, or Christopher Parkening's classical guitar method for fingerstyle players. Students should be able to play chords to their favorite tunes within 6 weeks. I teach to inspire passion for music. If you love music it makes it fun to practice. When you practice it makes music fun!

About Neil

I have been vaccinated for the Corona virus! I am a Jazz Guitarist / Composer / Arranger / and Band Leader and teacher who has been working in the greater San Francisco Bay area for the past 20 years. Originally from the East Coast and Chicago I arrived in California in 1992. I hold a Master's Degr

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Neil is great to work with, easy going & customs the lesson to your needs.

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Larry P.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Performance Award from Naval Shipbuilding Support Office
  • Teaching since 2013
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Larry P.

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If you want to get started with guitar, I'm the one you've been looking for. I'll get you started with basic theory, then I'll gradually move on to more advanced topics. I have a good background in this subject. I've actually taught this subject to a student who already had seven years experience; he didn't know how to put chords together in the right way. Guitar can be fun!

About Larry

First off, I want to mention something that potential Philadelphian students should be aware of. I can only go to certain sections of the city, and I can only give you lessons on weekday afternoons between 12-2pm. Sorry, no evening classes. I'll need time to travel between New Jersey and Pennsylvan

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Larry continues to amaze me as I am amazed at all he is teaching me. Larry is musical genius and I’m truly blessed to have him as my teacher for almost 3 1/2 years. Thank you Larry. God bless you.

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Stephen C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $56
  • I studied music education from ACU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Stephen C.

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I have been playing guitar for over 30 years—since 1987—and I'm ready to pass my knowledge and experience along to you. I teach all ages, all levels, and all styles (but my specialties are rock and blues). I am a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, the international professional music fraternity, having been initiated in 1998 at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, while I was attending their music education program.

I'm based in Marietta/East Cobb (just outside of Atlanta), but I'm proud to offer lessons to almost anywhere* that the internet and your computer can reach.

About Stephen

There are LOTS of guitar teachers online...believe me, I know! But I feel confident that you'll find that I am the best deal, and I also offer the most "extras"—not to mention that students will learn more under the guidance of an experienced, seasoned musician and teacher like me; I've played hund

Cristine F.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Communication Studies from Chaffey College
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner
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Cristine F.

4 Reviews
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I am a guitar player, singer/songwriter performer and recording artist. I am self taught and formally trained, graduate from Musicians Institute. I play acoustic and electric guitar. As my student, I will work at your pace teaching you basic music theory, guitar chord charts and tab so that you can easily learn how to play your favorite songs and create your own songs.

About Cristine

I am a Musicians Institute graduate. guitar player, singer/songwriter, performer and recording artist. I have an Associates degree in Communication studies. I am a guitar instructor at Guitar Center and have been background checked by my employer. In addition to my self released album on Amazon and

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Jackie
Cristine is the best! Not only is she knowledgeable of music theory, etc., but patient! She makes learning fun!
Ludim Ferrusca
Cristine is the best she is so good with my daughter Harlow she is so patient and my daughter has learned so much we absolutely love Cristine!!!!!!!
Moe
After my 6 year olds first guitar lesson with Christine he went home and played the broom, toilet plunger and anything else that his imagination told him too pick up and start playing. Truly inspired...

Thank your Cristine.

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"Adam has been coming to our home for almost 2 years to teach my 13 y.o. son and 12 y.o. daughter guitar. It has been a wonderful experience for all. Adam has a cool temperament and is quite patient. He has really made the whole learning experience rewarding and enjoyable for the kids. It is apparent that they have been growing as guitarists. Adam is highly recommended as an instructor."
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"Rob is an amazing instructor. I came to Rob wanting to study jazz and overall improve my guitar playing. Not only did he do just that, but in doing so, I learned much more about music theory. A very nice person too. I would recommend Rob to anybody interested in the guitar."
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"My 10 year old son has no musical knowledge what-so-ever. We wanted him to have some basics, and he was curious about the guitar. Sadly our family isn't musical and it's hard to know where to start. We were lucky to have engaged Stephen. His calm, patient, encouraging approach has been the perfect complement to my son's temperament.

When I overhear snippets of exchanges during their lesson I am excited that my son is making connections and having a conversation about what he's learning. I can't support his instruction because of my complete inability to read sheet music—so I am particularly pleased that he seems to be making observations and taking small steps towards understanding something that confounds me.

My son looks forward to his time with teacher and (so far) is interested in practicing too. Of course we'd recommend Stephen!"
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"Jeremie and I jumped right in on playing something since I had some previous experience. He started me on reading tab music which made things easier especially for an older adult getting back into playing guitar. He's really easy going and has a lot of experience teaching."
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uplifting teaching style. Looking forward to playing some beautiful music together. Practicing and looking forward to my next lesson is my favorite time. See you next week and still loving that Am chord.

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Dave is a wonderful guitar teacher. He has an unique ability to help you understand the music. Great ear for music."
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