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Ahmad G.

230 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $250
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael R.

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Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
Matthew C.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn the elements of a good solo or group performance.

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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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Ukranian, English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joseph B.

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This is a subject often thought of as akin to magic! Seeing Vladimir Horowitz in late years painfully shuffling to the piano and yet somehow electrifying the audience on the edge of their seats even before he touched the keys of his piano....

What is that secret ingredient that makes the actor on the silver screen the lead role and identifies without a doubt a relationship to the audience that can not be easily defined. Is it leadership? Self awareness of greatness with no false modesty or ego? Is it the experience the audience have had before to know this is going to be a memory of an experience they will never forget? No, it seems these fantastic individuals have that effect on the audience even before they were heard or seen or experienced in performance before. When Barishnikov leaps or walks onto the stage, that energy is a cloak around his shoulders no matter what costume he wears. That super hero cloak of amazing energy is the material we will be exploring and working ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Julli

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Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Rebecca M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Rebecca M.

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Say goodbye to stage fright and learn to open up to audiences in these Music Performance lessons! In these lessons I will help you to identify how to connect with your audience and boost your confidence while maintaining your skill with your instrument.

About Rebecca

Welcome! My name is Becca M. and I am an experienced songwriter, guitarist, and performer looking to share my knowledge and love of music with others. I am available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons. I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and graduated this May 2017 with a Bachel

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Kenny
Becca is an excellent teacher. She is very patient and explains things very well. She's also prompt and communicative and easy to work with on scheduling.
Tommy C.
Based on our first lesson, I would highly recommend Becca for a teacher of young kids. She came to the class prepared, was very patient with my son, and left him wanting more and with something to work on. It was a very good experience.
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Anthony K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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Anthony K.

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The study of musical performance is a combination of talent and learning the skills. From beginners to advanced, I would help my students find their brand and learn how to make that brand a success. If a student has stage fright, I will teach them the tricks to overcome this issue.

My work as a professional musician, producer, performer, composer, theatre director and author for over 50 years, has truly given me the understanding of what it takes to be a great performer.
I have worked as a musician for celebrities' and I observed how they would connect with an audience. I have also been on the road and was part of show bands that truly would win over the audiences. One of those bands performed at the world famous Copacabana in NYC just before it closed.

The experience I have will help shape the lessons based upon the knowledge the student has from beginner to advanced. The lessons will explore the work of the great performers the student will find to be inspiring.

About Anthony

I am a professional musician, producer, composer, and author for over 50 years. Some of the highlights of my career; `my first two years of college, I attended the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, `I have toured as a musician for a total of over 10 years, `I performed in the world famous n

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"Great teacher with lots of knowledge to impart and tons of patience. I highly recommend."
David
Took Music Performance lessons from Melissa G.
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"Amazing teacher, really great at connecting with kids and fostering a love of music and skill."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Glenn has so much experience as a performer that he offers very practical suggestions!"
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Took Music Performance lessons from Glenn W.
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"Very helpful and informative!"
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Took Music Performance lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Karen’s recitals, showcasing 6 to 12 students each time, always thrill
me. Men, women, boys, & girls of all ages and various degrees of
achievement stand before their audience with confidence. They have
practiced, not only the pieces which they play, but showmanship, not
pushy or cocky, but polite and welcoming. They make eye contact and
smile; some invite the crowd to sing along on the choruses. Even the
1st year students exude confidence.

The crowd returns those smiles, along with cheers and clapping. One
can tell that Karen has kindly and persistently shown and encouraged
each student. If any show fear, she does not chide; she accompanies
them in the performance and nods approval as they continue. I watch
that fear subside. They are then met with handshakes and pats on the
back. Next time, they will be even more eager to share the pieces that
they worked on and not expect criticism.

Karen picks a theme and arranges guitar, piano, and voice selections,
intermingled into a program that leaves a person well entertained and
planning to come back next time. I am not related to any of the
participants and have no obligation to be at the recitals. I love the
music, the talent, and the progress that I see and hear. You, too,
will be glad you came."
Alice
Took Music Performance lessons from Karen R.
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"Josh is an incredibly versatile musician and teacher. He understands the individual's source of desire to learn and meets them at the right place - remaining flexible to explore all of the many facets of music creation from writing to performance to production. His approach is about the joy of making music, as it should be!"
John
Took Music Performance lessons from Joshua F.
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"My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible."
J.E.P.
Took Music Performance lessons from Nick R.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson. Leah explains things in a way that is very helpful and easy to understand. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson!"
Ken
Took Music Performance lessons from Leah L.
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"Marissa is amazing. She has been guiding my daughter through improving vocal techniques, building confidence, preparing for auditions, and navigating the ups and downs of life in the performing arts for a few years now. She is a wonderful teacher and mentor."
Kristin
Took Music Performance lessons from Marissa V.
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"This teacher works to bring out the possible best in a person. She provides constructive criticism when needed but also makes you feel you are learning and progressing under her instructions. She took a shy, quiet person and turned him into someone who is learning that it can be fun to perform for live audiences and how good it feels to express a talent you always wanted to share with others but were not sure you had it in you to do so. I greatly love and respect this teacher."
Ken
Took Music Performance lessons from Kait K.
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