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Nils B.

44 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Guitar Institute of Technology from Musician's Institute
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Nils B.

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Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, age 5 or 500, in my experience, with even a few minutes of consistent daily practice anyone can learn music. Maybe your goal is to simply learn to play your favorite songs or maybe you want to learn to write your own music, improvise, or perform live. Li

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John
Nils is an extremely knowledgeable and accomplished instructor. He has extraordinary patience and excellent teaching skills. Coming from an adult student with high expectations, Nils has constantly delivered instructional value far beyond beyond what my paid "app" lessons were able to teach me. I highly recommend you give Nils a shot if you want to take your guitar playing to the next level.
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Susana
Nils is extremely knowledgeable and explains concepts thoroughly and patiently. He’s very much mastered both teaching and performing his craft and is equal parts artistic and technicality minded, a balance most of my previous creative instructors lacked, and one I believe plays an integral part in teaching a craft well.
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David D.

9 Reviews
Studio City, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David D.

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Learn how to play your favorite songs, good technique, and some music theory as well!

About David

David is a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, mix engineer, and music instructor who works with artists and students at varying levels developing their skills, creativity, and music. After nearly 2 decades of studio work and live performance gigs, David has an understanding of the skillset and m

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Grace S.
great experience for my daughter. David was very knowledgeable and supportive! Highly recommend
Kimberly
I'm re-learning the piano with David and he has changed my relationship to music for the better. After only a few lessons with David I've gotten a greater understanding of music theory than I had in my few years of early piano training. He is patient and flexible with his style of teaching. If it's taking me awhile to understand a concept he's good at explaining it more clearly. I definitely recommend him for learning the piano!
Christian J.
David is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist and producer. I was introduced when he recorded an EP for my band and since then, we've spent many an evening talking about performing, recording, teaching and making music. He is kind, patient and extremely knowledgable about his craft. I always learn something new, interesting and immediately applicable to my playing when I work with him. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of his students and they have always been exceptionally professional and prepared. I highly recommend David for lessons in whatever discipline you request - the crossover knowledge from all of his experiences will be invaluable to you.
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Sofia W.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks
  • English and Creative Writing from Occidental College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sofia W.

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For electric guitar lessons, we will focus on learning guitar fundamentals and specifically how to manipulate the sound of an electric instrument.

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My name is Sofia and I'm a recent Occidental College graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. I have been a professional singer-songwriter since I was in high school, touring both the US and the UK. I have a passion for teaching students of any age and working to design a personalized

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Zach P.

5 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Zach P.

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I started playing guitar around the age of 8. I've studied with a jazz legend and toured around the US. I teach all skill levels. From music theory, basic concepts, learning songs to advanced techniques. I'm here to help you on your journey to becoming a fantastic guitar player. Together we'll overcome the physical, mental and technical challenges. Are you ready PLAY?!

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“I have a passion for music and my greatest goal in life is to share that passion one way or another.” Zach P. started his musical journey before he could speak with his father starting his ear-training as a toddler. He’s taught all levels of guitar, piano and voice for several years. H

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Erica
Zach is awesome! My 15yo daughter has been loving her lessons and is excited to show us what she has learned after every lesson. She picked up the guitar herself about six months ago and after learning some basics from YouTube she asked if she could have lessons to get to the next level. She will definitely be continuing her weekly lessons with Zach for as long as she wants. We love hearing her practice every day and are excited that she is learning to play the music she listens to and has a passion for.
Hayley H.
Zac was a great instructor.
Renay F.
Zach is a great teacher! He has been teaching my son (HS Junior) piano since November and from the start, Zach has been very easy to work with, a good balance of encouragement while challenging Noah to improve his skill level. Definitely recommend :)
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Patrick B.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Patrick B.

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focus on Rock, Blues, Country, Folk and improvisation.

About Patrick

Hello there! My name is Pat, I live in Nashville, Tennessee (US) and I absolutely love playing the guitar! Besides studying the instrument over the past 16 years, I've played in countless bands and have performed in over 1000 shows in my lifetime. Some notable concerts I've played: Bonnaroo, Aus

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Lauren T.
Super helpful first lesson!
Ali
I know more about the guitar than I ever thought I would, thanks to a Patrick. He is so patient with me and knows exactly how to teach me so that I remember and understand. I originally started taking lessons to be able to play a few songs around a campfire and now I can play whatever song I want because he really taught me to read music and know chords. I’ve been taking lessons for less than 6 months and I am farther along than I even thought possible. I would recommend Patrick to anyone and everyone wanting to learn guitar. He is incredible and such a great teacher!!!!!!
Heidi
Patrick is extremely knowledgable which makes learning from him really fun and engaging. He not only teaches you how to play, but teaches you the why behind every chord and how it relates to other things you've already learned. He's patient, fun to learn from and will help you reach your goals. I can guarantee there is no other teacher out there who knows more about this instrument — he's definitely worth the investment!
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Ahmad G.

227 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
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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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Lynn
Sorry but I'm using my wife's account to post this review...but SERIOUSLY 5 stars!!In just a few short months, Ahmad was able to systematically undo all my self-taught bad habits and incomplete YouTube tutorial learnings of the past and set me on the correct playing/learning path. A path I intend to stay on with Ahmad for a long time. I've "played" guitar for many years (on and off) and it wasn't until my wife gave me a 4-lesson gift certificate with Ahmad almost year ago that I REALLY started to learn the instrument I love. If you are contemplating starting your guitar journey, do not hesitate for a minute longer and contact Ahmad to get started.
He has a way of simplifying the concepts and providing the needed context to eliminate the "intimidation factor" of learning. Combined that with on-going encouragement, a plan customized to you and consistent positive reinforcement, Ahmad is able to maximize your enthusiasm and motivation for learning...I only wish that I would have started years earlier.
I'm having a blast, thanks to Ahmad!
Gregory
Ahmad is an excellent guitar teacher. He's a very experienced and dedicated teacher that will no doubt improve your level of play.

I recently relocated to Bay Area after happily taking guitar lessons in CT (where I went from absolute beginner to campfire strummer). So the bar was set high for finding a new teacher and, like you, I started reading numerous reviews. Every one of Ahmad's reviews were extremely positive from all levels of students. In addition, his experience (30+ years of teaching) and education (Guitar Institute) were top notch.

So I decided to take a lesson with Ahmad and couldn't be happier right now. From the first lesson Ahmad was able to quickly assess where my level of play was and jump right in. Ahmad focused on teaching good habits and guitar fundamentals, all while improving my timing.

He is very organized, and has thousands of handouts right at his fingertips (so no time is wasted writing down your lesson). He is very encouraging as you tackle new material, and also reads you well to know just the amount of new material that will appropriately challenge you. He will also create as many additional handouts as necessary to bring you to that next level.

And in a little over a year, Ahmad has indeed brought my guitar playing to a new level. His exercises made it fun to learn scales and the guitar fretboard, and I'm now able to identify keys and understand the intervals of a chord. So when improvising to a chord progression, this allows me to make the changes (ie playing the most melodic notes to transition from one chord to the next). Ahmad's teaching has also brought my rhythm and timing to a new level. I'm able to play more advanced rhythms with an even tighter timing. I'm quite pleased whenever I go back to an old song and see how much tighter the rhythm is now. I'm also very pleased how quickly I'm able to learn a new song or riff now (where some would have been too advanced for me only a year ago). His lessons will also improve your picking, ability to move up and down the guitar neck, hitting the desired strings and much more.

In addition, Ahmad if very nice and friendly, so it has been a pleasure to take lessons with him. I'm very excited to see where Ahmad takes my guitar playing as I continue lessons with him, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher.
Ben
I have been meaning to write this review for a while. I have been coming to Ahmad for lessons for about 6 months. I have tried on two occasions to learn guitar from other instructors but quickly became frustrated and gave up. My time with Ahmad has been a completely different experience. He is a fantastic instructor and he focuses on building the fundamentals. Using a foreign language as an analogy, my other instructors started by just teaching me how to pronounce different phrases, without teaching what the individual words meant or how to modify the sentences. Ahmad starts by teaching the vocabulary and how to construct any sentence you want. He is very patient, sends you home with excellent lessons to practice, and once you get to the point where you simply need time to improve technique before you can advance any further, he switches to teaching basic music theory, so that you can continue to learn while you wait for your hands to catch up with your brain.

If you want to spend the least amount of money on guitar lessons, I would encourage you to go learn from some college kid, as you will spend $80 on one or two lessons and then just give up. If you want to actually learn how to play guitar, come see Ahmad.

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"I took lessons from Matt for just about ten years and it was a great experience! I'd gladly recommend him to anybody, regardless of prior experience playing guitar."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"I haven't had lessons in a long time. But I wanted to get back into them as I feel like I missed alot on my musical journey as a guitar player. Greg knew right away where to start to get me going on the right path. He explains things in a way that's easy to understand and I have alot of fun learning from him."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Gave great honest feedback. Had great understanding of what student will be required to do in auditions. Took his time to really understand the students interests and talent evaluation to develop a plan suited for them"
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Noah D.
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"Erics great and very passionate"
Himanshu Aggarwal
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Really good demeanor. Knowledgeable. Humorous. Patient. Great first lesson."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Headline: Jared is amazing teacher.
Jared has excellent knowledge of music foundations and music theory.
Knows styles and genres, knows not only how to play but create too... And how this style was born.
He helps to build habit to do things right - I'm talking about technique - or, in other words - how to use your hands!
Same time he's extremely patient.

I'd like to recommend Jared for everyone who want's to learn play guitar (don't look at your age), his teaching approach works great, because he is teaching you and adjust classes for you."
Alex
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Jared G.
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"Kenton is one of my top students. He has excelled in many guitar subjects and always has a very positive attitude. His guitar playing and his experience as a current educator will make him a quality teacher to anyone who books a lesson with him.
His patience and understanding will go a long way for any student to learn and grow. Book a lesson with Kenton and find out how much you'll learn!"
Jorge
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Kenton D.
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"My son was given a guitar by a family member and showed variable interest until Greg started to teach him - Greg has woven elements of what my son needs to learn to improve with how these elements are used by some of the biggest and best guitarists ever and really changed practice from being a chore to something that can be fun. This is the way Greg said he would teach and he’s sticking very much to it! A great instructor that my son really enjoys going to - thanks Greg!!"
Nick
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"Jerry's a great teacher with a lot of patience. He's easy to connect with and always makes the lessons fun."
Chris
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Jerry M.
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"Ahmad is a fantastic teacher. No matter what skill level you are coming in, he can make you better. He makes sure that lessons focus on the songs/topics that you are interested in and has great patience.

Many times we think of learning guitar, or music in general, as a daunting task, but Ahmad has shown me how to think about playing guitar in a way that is approachable. He does a great job of mixing in theory where appropriate/necessary and will give more confidence in your ability to learn this great instrument than you have ever had!"
Luke
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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