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Ahmad G.

230 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $250
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Beginner
Learn the basics of rhythm and tonality, as well as how they apply to your instrument. Then use those tools to learn the music you're 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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Trevor S.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude from Santa Fe University of Art & Design
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Trevor S.

46 Reviews
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Want to learn how to play your favorite songs on the guitar and learn how they work? I'm the teacher for you! I teach all ages and styles and will tailor the curriculum to your needs and goals. I graduated from the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, and have been teaching since 2015. Send me a message and let's get rockin'!

About Trevor

I am a diverse and skilled lead and rhythm guitarist. I play Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Balkan music. I started my journey with Eric Clapton and George Harrison in 2004. I graduated with honors from the Contemporary Music Program at Santa Fe University of Art & Design in 2015. During my time at school,

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Jen
Thanks for the class Trevor! I just got my ukulele today, signed up for a free trial and came across your class! Chat or voice options weren't working for me so I couldn't respond during the class but just want to let you know it was great:)
Mark S.
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Will M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded 2020 Runner Up from Baltimore Loves Talent
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Will M.

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Skilled producer, guitarist, and marketer who has worked on over 100 songs. I started playing guitar at age 13 and graduated from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in 2012.

About Will

Skilled producer, guitarist, and marketer who has worked on over 100 songs. I started playing guitar at age 13 and graduated from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in 2012. Since then, I worked to become an effective collaborator in the indie-pop genre. I take the “random melody you sang in your

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Eric
Will is a great teacher. He's friendly and makes it easy to learn. I would highly suggest him as a teacher.
Keagan
When it comes to arranging and composing music, I sometimes feel like I fall short as a musician. I usually have a multitude of ideas and some sections written in my head but I struggle with piecing everything together in a coherent way, luckily I have had the pleasure of knowing Will for a number of years, and thankfully he has helped me in this area time and time again, and the finished product is always better than the initial concept. He has a remarkable capability to recive musical ideas from others and weave those ideas into a final arrangement without straying far from the initial ideas. Like I said, I've worked with him a couple times in the past and I'll work with him again every opportunity I can, because the quality of his work and the final product is always remarkable.
David
Will helped me learn the structure of guitar chords and scales while answering any questions that I had when beginning guitar. Throughout my lessons he gave me information about chord diagrams and scale diagrams while putting an emphasis on a guitar's fretboard layout and individual notes. This knowledge allowed me to progress and learn even more about how to properly play and enjoy the guitar. The instruction was done objectively, with attention to detail, and was a great experience.

I also look forward to learning more about musical programs and production thanks to Will.
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Eric J.

433 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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Eric J.

433 Reviews
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Private Electric Guitar Teacher

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!

Lead & Rhythm Guitar:

Chord voicing: triads, four note open/closed chord voicing, chord melodies, comping, strumming, fingerstyle, standard grooves in various styles

Step-by-step approach to soloing/improvisation:
major & minor scales & modes & arpeggios, blues/pentatonic scales and "licks". Phrasing & line
development over simple - sophisticated harmonic changes Alternate/sweep & tremolo picking, hybrid picking, slide guitar, hammer on/pull offs, (up to 8 finger) tapping, bending and whammy techniques.

Sight reading (standard notation/tablature)
Music Theory & Ear Training
Composition/songwriting

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.
Tonight, I attended karaoke for the first time since before I started working with Eric.

I got a lot of compliments about the improvements I've made over the last year! Thank you Eric!
Shawn R.
Always learning from Eric and had a great session again today! 11/10 would recommend!
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Andrea C.

57 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks English
  • Life Coaching, Music, Fitness, Psychology, Mediation, Healthy Cooking, Religion, Singing, Songwriting, Painting, Bodybuilding, Fashion, and more... from CCSU (Connecticut Central University), Donahues School of Music, Various Online Studies and Courses
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Andrea C.

57 Reviews
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Private Electric Guitar Teacher

Electric Guitar will give you a feel for a different avenue of sound.
1 - I will teach you will to play electric guitar setting and achieving your goals and learning in your own style through different techniques.
2 - You will learn string names, major and minor chords, strumming and additional details.
3 - You will learn cover songs and to write your own original songs if desired.
3 - You

About Andrea

I love teaching and inspiring people so that they can achieve and feel the best they can be in their life. With my many years of experience and education I look forward to helping you through your life journey and reaching your goals. Let me help you organize your life. You will enjoy my friendly

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Sonia H.
Always a great experience! She makes me feel so comfortable every time. It's a breeze working with her, would highly recommend. She really cares about her students.
Lene W.
Andrea has been a great voice lesson teacher for my daughter. My daughter felt comfortable singing in front of her even though she has anxiety when signing in front others. She's very relaxed and confident teacher and help her students to feel the same. And I must add, that she's a very easy person to get a hold of, and to communicate with at all times. She customizes the lessons to fit the student needs. I highly recommend her.
Loyce S.
I gambled on Andrea, as most do when selecting an unknown person to guide us. After my first session, I feel good about my pick as so many of us are seeking to reach our potential, as I am so fervently and for ME, expression is vital and Andrea has the wisdom, as few do, to LISTEN to me so I believe we are off to a good start on what I hope is a great journey of learning/growing/expanding and realization of higher realms as I believe my success will come from Partnering with an individual who UNDERSTANDS individuality and uniqueness and thus will also grow and glow with me, truly a win/win situation

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"I took guitar lessons from Greg for a year. I had a GREAT experience and HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Thank you for a wonderful first lesson! My daughter looks forward to more."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"Matt has taught me electric guitar through High School and I had learned techniques beyond I thought I could ever conquer. He is a exceptional teacher and is very inspiring to my guitar playing and music capabilities."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"Our teenage son connected with Jered right away, and it was an excellent first lesson. Aaparrently our son learned so much more in one private face to face lesson than online classes he's been doing for a month. ( This isn't online private/group lesson, it's a class with video lectures and exercises). Would definitely continue."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Jered J.
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"Nils is a great teacher. He has really advanced my music theory knowledge."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Ahmad is very knowledgeable, but most of all, his love for music is obvious. He has a great basic lesson plan, but also tailors to individual needs. Highly recommend"
Robert
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Judy has been an amazing teacher for our eight year old daughter Elizabeth! Rock on!"
Nicholas
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Judy G.
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"As someone who has played guitar for over ten years and taken lessons from several other accomplished guitar teachers, I can safely say that Ahmad is the best guitar teacher I've taken lessons from.

He determines what you hope to take away from the lessons and what your goals are as a player and is very dedicated to finding a way to get you there that is both educational and enjoyable. His instruction is very flexible and has no hesitation dropping one exercise and focusing more on styles of learning that are suitable for you as a student.

For someone who has been playing for a long time he was quickly able to open up a whole new set of possibilities and refresh the instrument for me as well as better my understanding of music harmony and melody in general."
Harry
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Nils has been working with our son for a little over the past month, and we are very happy in finding such a talented teacher. Our son has some music background, having taken some guitar instruction in the past, so Nils was pretty quick to pick up on where he is musically and right off the bat work how to adjust to his needs. His lessons are a good mix of theory and application, and we can see how they (the lessons) are progressing in terms of complexity and reach. While we, the parents, are very happy to let them work out the lessons themselves, Nils has taken great care in keeping us in the loop, and we certainly appreciate that as parents. Certainly looking forward to how these guys progress!"
Anirban
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Donnie has been teaching me how to play guitar and read/understand tab. I've been learning how to play some pretty cool riffs along the way. I've even learned a few songs and i'm only 5 lessons in. Im excited to see where this can go."
Andrew Radil
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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