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Christopher M.

Hayward, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Outstanding Musicianship from Chabot College Jazz Festival
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Christopher M.

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I am able to adapt to every student in order to effectively communicate musical concepts and practice techniques no matter what level the student is at. All of this is essential in order for a student to find themselves through music.

About Christopher

Christopher Main is a guitarist/composer/educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Christopher earned a Bachelor of music degree in Jazz Studies from San Jose State University where he studied under some great local musicians such as Rick Vandivier, Aaron Lington, John Shifflett and Frank Sumar

David W.

19 Reviews
Berkeley, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelors of Science from Charter Oak State College
  • Teaching since 1996
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David W.

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From Classical to Jazz, and lots of World Music in between.
Guitar was my main instrument until I began playing Bass in bands in 2000. Since then Guitar is still my main 'go-to' for practice at home, teaching music theory, and composition.

About David

Hi there, and thanks for viewing my TakeLessons profile! I am excited to be a part of the team in Berkeley, CA. I started teaching lessons while in music school for Classical Guitar in 1996. From 1998 onwards, I played with a variety of musicians from Africa and Latin America, as well the as gr

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Selina
David did a wonderful job, teaching me bass via Zoom with a lot of focus on what I wanted to do. Even though my interests ranged from technical to classical to theoretical to funk, he always had something he could show me and proved to have great knowledge of the instrument as well as of music theory and history. I would recommend him to anyone.
Alec
David is a talented and extremely knowledgable musician. He has a deep love and respect for the music and imparts this love on his students. Always going above and beyond, he gives all of himself in his students, making sure they not only have proper technique, but a strong foundation of knowledge about the tradition of flamenco. He is able to breakdown and explain the complexities of this arcane art form in a way that is accessible to all levels of musicians. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
Aki M.
David is patient and enthusiastic about teaching how to play the guitar. He is also encouraging!

Peter C.

Livermore, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Peter C.

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Music has been my passion since I was 10 years old. I didn't have any real instruments at first, so, I built my own out of coffee cans, ice cream containers and of course: a rubber band shoebox guitar! It might sound funny, but, I believe these early days of trying to create music using my "homemade symphony," forced me to really get to the core of sound and expression without the pre-set curriculum of traditional music study. Early on, I learned a few fundamental concepts of music theory that would forever change how I learned, as well as how I taught music to others. I believe these concepts set a foundation that allowed me to understand music and grow much faster - including learning multiple instruments.

And yes, I eventually acquired a real guitar and went on to study music and computers at the University of California and I currently compose music for TV and film in my own studio. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, drums, theory, composition and recording production to ...

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I currently compose music for TV, film and other digital media in my own recording studio. Prior to that, I spent about 25 years playing guitar, piano, bass and drums in bands and as a studio musician. At school I studied classical music (theory and composition) as well as orchestration and compute

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Julian G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Julian G.

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My lessons are very adaptive and cater to your styles. While I specialize in rock, blues, and jazz, I can also help develop skills in classical and world music.

About Julian

Hi! I'm Julian. While I specialize in guitar, I also know my way around keys, bass, and a drumkit. I've been teaching guitar for about 11 years, and have spent a few years teaching out of music shops. My style is adaptive and fluid to suit a wide range of desires and skill levels, but in additio

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Angely M.
Julian is very patient and understanding. He definitely loves what he does and enjoys it. He makes sure the student stays asking for more. I would definitely recommend him as an guitar instructor.
Brooke
Julian is very patient and knowledgeable! He makes learning guitar exciting by allowing the student to learn songs that they enjoy. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with him, and I would recommend him for both children and adults.
Steve M.
Very good teacher. Very knowgeable. Helped me a lot on just my 1st lesson.
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Jason D.

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  • BS Integrative Studies Minor in Health Studies/Communication from Eastern Oregon University
  • Teaches students Male: 9 to 90; Female: 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jason D.

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Experienced in acoustic and electric guitar playing. I have been playing for over 35 years with experience in rock, pop, funk, soul, r&b, christian music, and gospel. I played lead and rhythm guitar in church for over 15 years. My guitar lessons will help you become comfortable with chord progressions, basic rhythm techniques and basic soloing. I am very patient and have played with many amazing musicians in my years. I have played/performed with Joe Ellison from Run With Patience (Christian Artist). I played lead and rhythm guitar on a worship team led by David Cobb (Christian Artist) City Church 2011-2014, Learned "Johnnie B Good" from Billie Joe Armstrong Green Day front man in my youth with a child hood friend. Played Walnut Festival third stage at the Walnut Festival Walnut Creek 2012.

Mainly, i would like to work with beginners and intermediate. I play by ear will teach you the songs you have always wanted to learn. It takes time to build a foundation and I move you along the ...

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I am here to help you start your journey in guitar playing. As it is a journey that takes practice and time to get better, I am here to guide along because I have put in the time and practice.

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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded 1st prize- Georgia Music Teachers Association Competition from GMTA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin F.

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I am a classical guitarist originally but I also play acoustic, electric, fingerstyle, blues, bluegrass, country, and rock, and I am a master of music theory. I have been teaching for over 20 years and playing and performing for 25 years. My specialty is fingerstyle and I can teach from beginner to the highest advanced levels. I teach at a major University and have been an assistant professor of guitar at several colleges. I currently play and perform in a band that plays all kinds of music from Folk to Funk, from Country to Blues, from Bluegrass to Ballads. I am a music theory specialist. I can teach it in general but I specialize in teaching theory for guitarists. Teaching music is one of my main passions in life!

About Kevin

My name is Kevin and I am a professional musician, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience. I have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and have taught at 4 colleges, at 1 of which I am still faculty. I play Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, beginner

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Norman Griswold
Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations.
Henry Curran
Kevin has guided me along my guitar journey for over 5 years. He is a patient instructor with musical knowledge and a pedigree to match any level student. From classical to Blue Grass, Kevin will help you reach your playing goals.
Jody
I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Pleasanton, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Pleasanton 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 $276 per hour.
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$38 average
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$51 average
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"Alex is an amazing teacher!!!! I have been studying under him for several years now and he consistently makes tricky concepts really fun and approachable.

Not only does he have a clear method for teaching guitar (I really like the structure) but I can come to him with any song or idea and he either teaches it to me or we work through it together.

With so many guitar teachers in the area, I consider myself lucky for having met such a brilliant guitarist and wonderful teacher. Can't recommend him enough."
Randy
Took Guitar lessons from Alex R.
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"I really enjoyed working with Steve at my first lesson. He has a vast amount of knowledge and is willing to work with me at my level, not his."
Tom
Took Guitar lessons from Steven E.
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"I was fortunate enough to take lessons with Ahmad years ago and I can say he is the most committed and focused guitar teacher I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I've sorted through more than a few. When I returned to the area after a few years in a job out of state I very quickly looked Ahmad up and began working with him again. I believe he has a real skill at determining what his students need to focus on to arrive at their goals and he is equally adept at presenting the material in the right amount at the most beneficial time. His instruction bolstered my confidence as a musician and enabled me to achieve longstanding goals of playing with other musicians, in key and on time;) it is also very clear that teaching guitar is Ahmad's passion and I found that very important, it's what he does for a living sure, but his dedication is rooted in something deeper and it shows. There are many tips, licks, and tricks instructors out there and that can be fine, but a true teacher is rare indeed. If you follow his lead he'll make you better."
Tracy
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"It was great for a first session"
Dev
Took Guitar lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Great teacher! Very patient with beginners!"
Angel
Took Guitar lessons from Luther B.
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"Matthew was really great with my kiddos, he was patient and broke down lesson in a way the kids could relate. We will be coming back!!"
Jayden
Took Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Cheryl is a patient and caring teacher. Very professional - helped us with finding the right guitar, books and so on. Very caring. My shy daughter is very comfortable with her and we highly recommend her."
Jacqueline
Took Guitar lessons from Cheryl C.
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I took guitar lessons from Aaron for about 5 years and it was brutal the first year and a half, since it was the first genuine music training/instruction I'd really received in my life.
He was understanding of my beginner status and ALWAYS made sure I had memorized all the basic chords, notes, melodies, etc. before moving onto the intermediate and eventually advanced techniques.
He answered any question I had promptly and with a full explanation, -ex: he'd play the part of a song I had a hard time with, then asked me to play it on my axe, and at my own pace- which was good considering I liked experimenting out harder stuff when I still considered myself just a real good amatuer.
On top of all that he keeps up with the times, so that newest film or game thats come out, he'll know what your talking about. A nice change from the old geezers who I've received music tips from who didn't know what an Xbox is.
The top choice for a guitar instructor if you live in the San Diego area."
Jarrett
Took Guitar lessons from Aaron D.
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"Curtis is awesome. Very patient and positive. Great with kids."
Ben
Took Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
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"We appreciated Phillip's patience and encouragement to a new and unsure student. The student left with the feeling of satisfaction that he will achieve his musical goals studying with Phillip."
nate
Took Guitar lessons from Phillip Z.
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