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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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Thomas B.

Oakland, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Thomas B.

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I've been playing various stringed instruments in different ensembles for the last 15 years. I studied electronic music composition and recording at UC Santa Cruz. *** Lesson Details *** I want to encourage students to explore new musical frontiers including and building upon the styles of music a

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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
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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

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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.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.

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Rebecca M.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music – Popular Music Performance from University of Southern California
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Rebecca M.

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I've been playing guitar for 19 years and teaching for 10. In my teaching experiences so far, my students have gone from little or absolutely no experience, to playing their favorite songs in just a few short weeks. I will work with you to set goals and will customize lessons to work toward accomplishing them.

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 Bache

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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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Ross H.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ross H.

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Music has a profound affect on our quality of life and perception. No matter the skill level, the joy of listening and performing music is something nearly every person finds valuable to their life. I feel it is a privilege to have the opportunity to share my understanding of music with others.

I have been teaching publicly and privately for over 10 years. I teach music using songs the student(s) listen to. Fundamentals are introduced using the music that you love. I studied Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) as well as classical guitar (IUP) and jazz guitar (IUP, Duquesne Faculty).

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

About Ross

Hello! My name is Ross. I've been teaching privately and performing in the Pittsburgh area for about 10 years. I studied Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I also studied classical, jazz and contemporary guitar. My lessons are designed to introduce the language of music thr

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Nina S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Media Studies & Film from Pomona College
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Nina S.

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With most teachers, practicing an instrument as a beginner can feel like a chore. It is my mission to make practicing guitar the highlight of your day, every single step of the way.

When I first started learning guitar, I convinced myself that I was going to give up at least once a week. This is because I hadn't yet discovered the secret to learning music the fun way. I'll tell you that secret, which I didn't realize until 6 years into playing for various bands: being a good musician is not about mastering technic, knowing the names of all the scales and rhythms, or being able to move your fingers in the fastest or hardest ways. Being a good musician is about loving music. If you can connect to what you're playing, you will create beautiful sounds. It's as simple as that.

In our lessons, you'll connect to what we're playing because you will take the reins: we'll start by learning the music you love. We can find a way to tailor any song you love to your skill level so that you ...

About Nina

I'm Nina: the most fun teacher you'll ever have. The learning that sticks with us the best is the learning that we enjoy the most. No matter our subject, my goal is to make you passionate. I teach courses in music, language, and arts- because these three things are the love of my life. I want to m

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My daughter said she loved Nina. She lost interest with guitar with her last guitar teacher. I think she prefers a female teacher (who likes cool songs!)
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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Oakland is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"When I found Ahmad I had no musical ability - I still have no musical ability but I love the opportunity to play guitar and learn so much so fast from Ahmad every week. He has musical ability and a real talent for teaching. He has taken someone like me with iron hands and helped me make this more than 10 year journey a learning experience that has opened thought pathways experiences. I am so glad that I found Ahmad and the guitar -- I started when I was already past 50 - so it is never too late to start to learn."
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Guitar Resources in Oakland

Are you considering taking guitar lessons in Oakland? Lucky for you, the city is filled with valuable resources for aspiring guitarists and hobbyists. From repair shops to live music venues, Oakland is a great place for guitarists to get inspired and stay motivated.

In addition to taking guitar lessons in Oakland, it’s important to take advantage of the different resources around you. Listening to live music and playing with other artists helps improve your skills and speed up the learning process.

Below are just a few of the local spots around Oakland in which you can take advantage.

Live Music Venues

Café Van Kleef: Are you looking for a place with an eclectic crowd and great live music? Then look no further than Café Van Kleef. On Friday and Saturday nigh

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ts, this intimate hangout features a wide range of live music, including jazz, R&B, and soul.

The Sound Room: If you’re into the jazz scene than The Sound Room is the perfect place for you to get inspired and maybe even pick up a few guitar tricks. The live music venue is home of the Bay Area Jazz and Arts Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting jazz.

The Legionnaire Saloon: From soul to indie, the Legionnaire Saloon features an array of live music acts all throughout the week. If you’re tired of playing the same old songs, then make your way to the Legionnaire Saloon to get inspired by some new sounds.

Guitar Shops

A&G Music: Located on 564 14th St., A&G Music offers a large selection of new and used guitars for both beginner and advanced students. Need to repair some strings? The shop also does repairs in its in-house instrument repair facility. According to the shop’s website, close to 15,000 damaged instruments come through the shop each year!

Jon’s Music & Repair Shop: Do you have a guitar that’s been collecting dust in the attic and needs some major repairs? Take it to Jon’s Music and Repair Shop on 467 19th St. where the trusted and experienced staff members have a reputation for successfully repairing instruments at a great cost.

Econo Jam Records: While it might not be a guitar shop, Econo Jam Records is a great place to go if you’re looking for some musical inspiration. The shop carries an abundance of new and used vinyl records and music from independent artists.

Guitar Meetups

Neighborhood Acoustic Jam Group: Do you want to practice your acoustic guitar skills with other musicians while having fun? The Neighborhood Acoustic Jam Group is group that gathers to play instruments and have fun! Past meetups have included nights out listening to live music and intimate jam sessions.

Rise Up Singing: This folk singing group, comprised of 429 members, welcomes guitar players as well as other string instruments to play along during their singing sessions. Taking place around the Oakland, Berkeley, and Walnut Creek areas, this meetup is great for those interested in possibly forming a band.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t wait another minute. Sign up for guitar lessons in Oakland and take advantage of all the resources available to you!

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