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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
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Steven B.

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I teach beginning to advanced levels, including music theory, proper hand and finger technique and ear training. Pick the style of guitar playing you want to learn and I'll teach you how to perfect your abilities and have fun with it at the same time!

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music f

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
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Jesse T.

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Bachelors of Music 2020 (Classical Guitar Performance) from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Jesse T.

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Jesse began studying guitar at the age of ten, and in his studies has developed an unwitting passion for playing and teaching. Bay Area native Jesse has studied with classical guitarist Angel Miguel Lejarza Leo, flamenco guitar virtuoso Jason McGuire, and has worked under the mindful instruction of classical guitarist Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. There Jesse completed his Bachelors in Music (Classical Performance) with distinction, and was honored with a Performer’s Certificate, demonstrating excellence in guitar performance. During his undergraduate studies, Jesse performed in masterclasses led by the prestigious GFA winner, Tengyue Zhang, and Bach expert, Paul Galbraith. His time at Eastman has given him a strong background in music theory; he is an advocate for the written and aural analysis of music, and stresses the importance of composition and instrumental exploration. As a performer and teacher, Jesse specializes in ...

About Jesse

I love music and have been composing and performing for many years. And although I love to compose and perform, teaching is probably my favorite aspect of working in music. I get the most joy in teaching when an individual learns something new, or when things start to "click" so to speak. Further, I

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Pranidhi
Jesse is an excellent teacher. He is calm, warm and incredibly patient with my 6 year old daughter. After having a thoughtful discussion about how we should start lessons, we agreed on an approach that would further encourage her natural enthusiasm for music. She loves it. Jesse has also been very flexible with offering zoom and in person classes. I have been really impressed with how well he holds my daughter’s attention even over zoom. He is a wonderful teacher and I could not recommend him more.
Lily
Jesse masters the art of making teaching be FUN! He is an incredible musician, but knows how to connect with kids to open up their world to love and learn music. My 6 year old son and 7 year old daughter both do ukulele lessons with Jesse, and it’s a highlight of their week. As a parent, I’m excited to have them learning an instrument, and at the same time, I see it building their confidence too. Being brave to practice singing and playing the instrument, despite feeling nervous about it. Jesse has a beautiful way of connecting to the kids with humor and encouragement, so they feel both comfortable and confident. I’m so happy we started music lessons with Jesse, and honestly cannot recommend him enough!!
Patrick Kennedy
Jesse structures lessons for the skill of the student and the direction the student wants to go in. Emphasizing the students abilities. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of music. Jesse explains concepts well and also ensures the student understands what is being thought. Great guitarist and great teacher.
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Mark B.

30 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mark B.

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I teach all levels of guitar lessons, from beginner to advanced professional...in all styles, except classical/flamenco.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons a

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
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Rhonda S.

47 Reviews
Hayward, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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Rhonda S.

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I've been teaching guitar to students of all experience levels and ages for 20 years. I structure lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of basic musicianship. I typically use Hal Leonard Guitar Method for those students who want to learn to read music.

About Rhonda

I have always had a love for music. From all the music trivia games my family won't play with me, to my large collection of records, cassettes, and CDs - I am hooked! I made my solo performance debut at age 7 by singing "It's A Small World" acapella in a school talent show. At age 9 I started

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Conor G.

2 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $63
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Conor G.

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Hey there,

If you have always wanted to shred like Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, or Gary Clark Jr., this message is for you.

If you are new to guitar and you have no idea how the masters make their guitars sing, and you think that's the coolest thing in the world, but don't have the first clue how to do it, keep reading.

I structure my lessons in a really fun and approachable way to learning how to be a guitar *player* and not a dabbler. I first picked up a guitar 20 years ago and have tried and failed many times and ways, but along the way have picked up some really good instruction, hours of fun playing, and lots of new musical friendships. I've played in a number of bands and currently play with a number of groups in the SF Bay in California. I'm a working musician and also a student of music and performance.

My lessons are highly specialized for beginners. I will show you what gear to buy, all of the proper techniques to make you look and ...

About Conor

I'm lead guitarist & songwriter for a touring rock band based in California. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with Bachelor's and I am currently teaching 15 lessons a week to beginner and intermediate electric guitarists. I'm a huge music fan and nerd, I have a family home in Nashville

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Chris
really fun lessons! the zoom instruction makes it so I can learn from home and he gives lots of stuff to practice after, highly recommend!
catherine
conor is a very patient and eager teacher. in 2 lessons we learned so much about guitars that I never even thought to ask!
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Dennis W.

7 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2013
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Dennis W.

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The guitar is a fun but challenging instrument. I teach my students how to play with proper technique, whether it's an acoustic or electric guitar. I make sure that all my students understand the basics of how to play notes and chords while also playing in proper rhythm.

About Dennis

Hey there! My name is Dennis, and I have been playing the drums for most of my life, and have taught for nearly 10 years. Music has become my greatest passion, and I love to share it with anyone who wants to learn. Music is a very special artform in which everyone can relate, feel, and understand

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Sarah
Dennis is a fantastic teacher.
Valeryia
Really understanding and patient teacher with a clear passion for drums.
Elise
My daughter loved her lesson. Superb drawing and shading instruction! Definitely scheduling more lessons.

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"Don has been teaching my son Michael for 4 1/2 years. Michael has gone from a novice, to a skilled guitar player on electric, acoustic, electro-acoustic guitars.
Don teaches theory, skills, instructional, and adds fun into each lesson.
We can't recommend him highly enough."
sandi
Took Guitar lessons from Don D.
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"Tina has been terrific with my 10 year old daughter. Wealth of knowledge and vast experience. Highly recommend."
Olivia
Took Guitar lessons from Tina D.
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"I’ve been taking lessons with Eric since May 2017. Many times I have friends asking me “you got a lot better very fast, what’s going on?” Well, this is what’s going on: Eric knows what is the most important thing for me to practice at each stage to take my playing further. I have been faithfully following his advice, and make extremely satisfying progress. Can’t ask for a better teacher."
Sizhan
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"First lesson with Brandi and she broke everything down very thoroughly. Really easy instructions and its obvious shes a talented instructor."
Sean
Took Guitar lessons from Brandi B.
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"My kids have been learning from Jesse for nearly two years now and we are so grateful to have found him. They had already taken a few years of ukulele, and so wanted to branch out to guitar. Now, they have started exploring several instruments (electric guitar, drum, keyboard, bass guitar/ukulele) and they look forward to their private lessons and band lesson every week. Jesse is a gem - he gives students a chance to direct their own interests in learning music (they suggest their own song choices to learn from), and encourages them to be responsible with the equipment and their practices. My kids really look up to him, and he is a fantastic role model - a great combination of skill, dedication, and teaching, but also really fun-loving. You can tell that he really loves what he does. He is also very professional and responsible, and an incredibly nice person. Highly recommended without reservation."
Lucy Lee
Took Guitar lessons from Jesse M.
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"Great Choice with Chase R.

Hiring Chase to work with my daughter is one of the best decisions I've made. He has taught her new skills in guitar instruction and by doing has given her a level of confidence that empowers and motivates her. His level of dedication to her exceeds my expectation and as a result we will continue with additional lessons. Having an instructor that appreciates my daughters enthusiasm to learn more and that teaches techniques that further her scope as a guitar player has been a rewarding experience. Thank you Chase!"
Patricia
Took Guitar lessons from Chase R.
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"Amazing! I've learned so much after just 3 lessons! I look forward to my lessons each week."
Laurel
Took Guitar lessons from Will V.
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"Great teacher! Makes excellent use of lesson time and I was able to immediately apply things I learned."
Brian
Took Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Andrea was calm and patient throughout our lessons. He took a systematic approach to teaching and the lessons were always well structured. Of particular note was how the lessons were adapted to my play style, resulting in a smooth learning experience. Would reccomend!"
Haris
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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Ruben has been an excellent instructor. Very patient and very knowledgeable. He is also flexible in that he allows me to "dabble" in various areas of instruction. He provides excellent suggestions that can be used outside of the class room environment. So far all suggestions have been very helpful in advancing my progress. I highly recommend!"
Luis
Took Guitar lessons from Ruben D.
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