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Paul S.

9 Reviews
Novato, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Interdisciplinary Music Studies from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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Paul S.

9 Reviews
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I have been teaching acoustic guitar for the last 5 years. I can help you learn more about open/bar chords, finger picking, palm muting, scales, power chords, and soloing/improvisation. We can also work on learning your favorite tunes and maybe writing of some of your own! I am here to help you achieve your goals as a guitar player. We'll start with what you are currently interested in learning and expand outwards from there. Feel free to message me and we'll take it from there!

About Paul

I am a composer, professional musician and music educator. I have recorded and performed with many different artists, but am best known for my work with the Central Coast band Still Time. Starting in 2004, Still Time steadily expanded from a local college band to a national touring act and we succe

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Nadia S.
Paul has been an incredible teacher. He is helping me learn the guitar and I’m a lot further ahead then I thought Id be. He is also helping me with my song writing and composing. I highly recommend him.
Jeffrey
absolutely brilliant bass player. he's great at breaking things down in a way that you'll understand and he's extremely supportive.
Robyn
Inspirational! I love working with Paul. He is patient, fun, and incredibly talented and versatile.

I have improved so much working with him-- and he's also a really great person and all around cool guy.
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
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Mark B.

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I enjoy teaching people what they want to learn. If they have specific interests, I will show them how to get the results they want. If a general musical education is desired, I will make suggestions as to what would be good for them. With over 35 years of teaching experience, I have found many different ways to communicate how and why the whole thing works on different levels.

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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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Steven B.

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I have been teaching acoustic guitar part time since 1972 and full time since 1998. From beginning level to advanced, I teach virtually all styles of music using flat picking and finger picking methods.

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 fo

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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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David B.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David B.

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All forms and levels of acoustic guitar.

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I h

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Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
Jacob P.
David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time.
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Mike B.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Jazz Band Music Studies from El Mo Lino High School
  • Teaches students 8 to 60
  • Teaching since 1992
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Mike B.

9 Reviews
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I've been teaching one-on-one lessons for about 25yrs, in Guitar, Bass, & Drums. Lessons are personalized & tailored to each student's needs & goals, in their own style of learning. No matter your age or ability, whether just for fun to learn a favorite song or something long term and serious, I do it all. I have a lot to share with you in all styles of music and playing. Together we can shave years off your learning curve. And if you'd like to know theory, and how to write and produce your own songs, we'll do that too! Let me know if you have any questions, and if you'd like to see references from former students! Hope to connect with you soon!

About Mike

I am a music teacher, song writer, book author, and a gigging & studio musician in Rock, Blues, Motown, Country, Metal, and Acoustic Duo bands. I've been performing since the age of 15, after getting bitten by the music bug at the ripe old age 8 yrs old. I've been playing music as my number one foc

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Christina
Mike has been a fabulous teacher for our son for the past 2 years! Mike allows Gabriel to try lots of new music while still teaching him the fundamentals of guitar. He has provided a safe and creative space for our son to musically grow in. We couldn't be happier with him as a teacher.
Don
Mike is a patient, qualified guitar teacher for me. I am a beginner older adult. Mike is creating lessons that are in the style I want to learn.
I am getting much more than just 30 or 60 minutes a week. He puts together lessons and songs of interest, that he emails to me between lessons.
Very glad to have found Mike.

I’ve tried a few online lesson services, but the weekly one on one with Mike has kept me more motivated and challenged. So for me, he is a much better fit.
Mitchell
I've had mike for many years now. I'm always excited to see him and learn/play guitar with him. He is kind, nice and a really good friend.

Mikael B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mikael B.

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Online Acoustic Guitar Teacher

I’m a Brazilian Musician, with 13 years of experience. I have been teaching all ages. Levels and styles. I Studied at a famous brazilian university (ULM) with the best teachers of Brazilian Music and studied jazz at Berklee College of Music. Since 2005 I have been teaching Brazilian music to students from all over the world!

About Mikael

I'm a guitarist and I've been playing since I was 12. I play in a jazz and Brazilian music band. I love teaching from beginners to professional musicians looking for improvement. I graduated in guitar at brazilian GIT, music theory at ULM and Jazz Improvisation at Berklee College of Music. I als

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"My daughter,Kloe,has been taking lessons from Kevin since last year. She has never had any lessons before and was a beginner. Kevin has a passion for music and his students and it shows in his teaching. He is patient and lets the student learn at their own pace. He provides them with instruction on what to work on for the next lesson and any tools that may help with the student's progress. Kevin involves the parents on their child's achievements and sends weekly updates to the parents so they know what their child needs to focus on. I highly recommend Kevin !!!"
Lorena
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kevin M.
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"Edwin is very kind and patient. He has great attention for detail and will give gentle instruction on how to make adjustments to improve your guitar playing. Edwin is a natural when it comes to music. He can hear a complicated song and know what chords/rhythm to play. He is also very knowledgeable about music theory and the technical aspects of guitar playing. I highly recommend him as a teacher."
Anna
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Incredible teacher. Highly knowledgeable and passionate about music. I like how he asks me about where I want to go with music and tailors his teaching approach accordingly. He's patient but also pushes you to do your best."
Nate
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"I finished my 3rd lesson and I think Tim is great. I can't wait to learn more."
Joe
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"I have had a year's worth of lessons with Michael- our first lesson was 1 Feb 2016. When we hit our anniversary, I wrote down what I was able to accomplish because of his efforts in helping me to learn to play the guitar. I went from knowing NOTHING about the guitar to playing in 3 regular "gigs" (as he calls them) during our 1 year of lessons together. I would call that a success.

I had the guitar for a year before lessons, but with only using Youtube video tutorials and zero experience, I was not dedicated enough to learn anything on my own. So, that guitar just sat there until I ran across this site and chose Michael for my very first lesson, 1 Feb 2016. Well it is now 1 year later and after a year's worth of lessons, I want to publish a review. Michael was very patient with me. I am a very busy homeschooling mom. Originally, I signed up for guitar lessons thinking that it was an affordable option for me to learn and then teach my children- but it ended up being really fun for me to be able to play a tune all on my own! Well, after only 6 months of hard work, I joined (and still continue to play) on my church's praise and worship team. Michael helped me with questions about the music I was given to play. I knew NOTHING before and now I am on a worship team! I have also been asked to play in other places- it is all because of this teacher. I had A LOT of questions and Michael did an exceptional job explaining things without the frustration I would have had since I am not able to physically touch their guitar or their fingers. Before I joined the team, I emailed Michael songs that I was interested in learning how to play and he figured out the chords and strumming patterns and would teach me the song. He would record himself playing back the song (slow and then normal tempo) as well as provide a written tab or whatever it was that I needed in order to "get it."

I made a recording to document my journey (video below with a link to the written part). I know it's not the best, but I know from where I came and how far I had come with the guitar. If you are looking for a teacher who takes any kind of music that you are interested in and helps you reach your goals- whatever they might be for the guitar- then this guy is your guy. Thank you Michael for all of your hard work. Also, thank you for for being so patient with me when I did not do my homework as much as I should have. Your accountability and grace kept me going. Look at me now!!! https://youtu.be/l8yixvi1ohM"
Sejana
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Last November I began playing the guitar. Like most beginners I learned the basic chords (G,C,D,etc.). It wasn't much but you'd be surprised how many songs you could play with these few chords.

A few months ago, I decided it was time to learn more and sharpen my skills... starting with the basics (including reading guitar music). I decided to check out TakeLessons because I knew I could have the lessons in the comfort of my own home. So, I began researching and found Tim's profile.

If you are looking for a solid foundation in learning the guitar and feeling encouraged to push through (even if you think you can't play that one chord) I'd highly recommend Tim. Tim provides students with a guitar manual that is easy to understand and helps build one skill at a time. Like building a brick wall, the book has you put one brick on top of the other as you go through the book. In time, you will be surprised how much you've learned!

Beginners, Intermediate/Advance players if you're looking for a guitar teacher that will help you sharpen your skills and encourage you along the way... I'd highly recommend him as a guitar teacher!"
Olivia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"First instruction and I feel like I got more out of it than I expected. Looking forward."
James
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"Phil is EXACTLY the kind of guitar teacher I was looking for. I couldn't ask for a better instructor. He knows his stuff and breaks things down so that you can understand and apply what you learn. He's also a deep soul and has a love for music that is contagious!"
Jeremiah
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Phil C.
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"Jordan is great teacher! He is creative, informative, persistent, and engaging in his teaching approach. Bargain price. easy to get to his lessons."
Philip
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"I teach beginning guitar and whenever I have a student who asks to learn something that I don't know how to play, I go and take a few lessons from Greg. He is very good at helping students take their playing to the next level of proficiency."
Sharon
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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