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Ahmad G.

230 Reviews
San Jose, CA
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  • 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.

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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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Benjamin
I have been playing guitar for many years. And before I met Ahmad, I worked with many teachers. However none of them had much of a systematic approach. Ahmad does! And I have come to realize how important it is to study this instrument in the right sequence or something pretty close. The thing I appreciate the most is that Ahmad has taught me musicality. He has taught me how to follow the chords when soloing. Prior to our lessons it was a daunting task for me. Now landing on the "pretty" notes has become very easy. It makes me so happy. I believe such experience is very precious. To me it's the charm of music!
He has solid, professional theoretical and practical skills. He is super organized. His explanations are very clear. In addition, he is funny so the process is very pleasant. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate guitar player, I can guarantee that you can learn a lifetime of knowledge from him.
Kris
After having been a student of Ahmad's for over a year now, I can earnestly say he is a quality instructor unlike any I've had before. He shapes each individual class specifically to what your guitar goals are, creating incredibly detailed and thorough handouts and exercises to help you get there. I am the type of student who learns best with a well-defined regime laid out clearly in front of me. His handouts are a perfect match for my learning style and you can tell the years of experience and knowledge that has gone into creating each one. He is also a very adaptive teacher helping me surpass some rhythm barriers in unique and creative ways. He had helped me gain a new appreciation and understanding for music theory and most importantly he helps keep it fun.
Tammy
When my son moved to the area, he began playing guitar for the first time. His job kept him very busy, so he wanted to find a guitar instructor where his time would be well spent. Below is his review of Ahmad.

You would be hard-pressed to find an instructor as excellent as Ahmad. With his help, I made an incredible amount of progress on guitar in a matter of months. His lessons are precise and organized, and I always left the lesson feeling like I learned a ton of new stuff. He strikes a great balance between requiring excellence as well as giving encouragement and making sure it's always fun. In a few months, I went from knowing close to nothing about music to being able to play my favorite songs from start to finish. As I have left the area, I will miss Ahmad's lessons, but I'm thankful for getting him to start my journey into the world of music!
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Brendan F.

2 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Awarded Grand Prize & "Lennon Awards" Winner from International John Lennon Songwriting Competition
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from North Park University
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Brendan F.

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Before I got a degree in music, I was self taught, so I know what it's like to be on both sides of musical understanding! Because of this I'm extremely passionate about my students musical growth and I find it to be vital to the human experience.

About Brendan

Hello! My name is Brendan "B" Forrest, I'm an award winning singer-songwriter / guitarist (2020 John Lennon Songwriting Competition grand prize winner), and passionate music educator. I've been doing music full time since graduating with a B.A. in Music from NPU. I've been in love with music since

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Katie
Brendan’s passion for music is contagious! My son’s musical growth is a direct result of his lessons with Brendan and practice. I’m so glad my son has this opportunity to learn.
Samadhy
I’ve been taking classes for approx 2 years and have really enjoyed learning from Brenden. He’s Ext really knowledgeable about any instrument and music in general. I’ve gained so much and even though I’m still a beginner I have a deeper understanding that I wouldn’t get from watching you tube or another online learning method.
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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded 1st prize- Georgia Music Teachers Association Competition from GMTA
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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 P

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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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Joe S.

40 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe S.

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Bluegrass has progressed beyond guitar for me and has now moved into mandolin and banjo studies. There are so many cool licks and sounds!

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient p

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Stan
Joe is an excellent observer and listener. In our first lesson, was able to assess where I was at and immediately start providing constructive feedback. Looking forward to continuing!
Jim J.
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Lisa A.

19 Reviews
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  • Awarded Honored Lifetime Member from Wellington Who's Who of Executive and Professionals
  • BA Vocal Music Education from Capital University
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Lisa A.

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I teach many areas of Bluegrass guitar: basic to advanced rhythm styles, lead guitar, fingerpicking, improvisation. I also teach how to read music and play by ear.

About Lisa

Lisa Abrams has a Vocal Music Education Degree from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. She graduated in 1997 and has been teaching professionally, both in schools and privately, since that time. She has taught General Music grades K-8 in the Parochial School System. She has been the Music Dire

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Denis D.
Got more than was expected. A+
Tyler
My lessons are great! She is incredibly knowledgeable in both experience, and the literature aspect of the piano instrument and I plan on keeping my lessons with her as long as I can.
Lorraine D.
going to be a lot of fun starting me out right where I want to be
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Austin M.

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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Austin M.

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Students can expect fun yet structured lessons in which they will learn new songs, and explore new techniques and genres. Though I love to teach pop, rock, and jazz, my speciality is classical guitar and fingerstyle.

About Austin

Austin began playing guitar at the age of 14, and has amassed over 10 years of experience. He developed his skills further by studying classical guitar at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, performing works by Leo Brouwer and Johann Sebastian Bach. Austin has performed along headli

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"Tara has been teaching our 8 year old Evan Bluegrass guitar for a little over two years. He looked forward to his weekly opportunity to learn and play with Ms. Tara. To watch her interact - educate - and entertain Evan - was just a joy. We are sorry she has left Virginia - impossible to replace - if you get the chance - take it! She is an amazing teacher and a great friend of our Son."
Don
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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"Lucian will listen to whatever it is that you want to learn and give you all the building blocks to play how you want to play and explore your options on the neck in many different ways. I am a intermediate guitar player and within a few lessons with Lucian I was given tools to work on and practice for months to improve my skills and technique/ approach to playing. I would recommend his lessons to ANYONE looking to improve!"
Chase
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Brad is an excellent instructor. Willing to work with the student on their goals."
Tim
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"I get a lot out of every lesson and a lot to take away and work on in practice as well. Great experience and I've noticeably improved after just a few lessons."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Brad Farmer is a classically trained guitarist with an emphasis in Bluegrass guitar. He has the perfect teacher "temperament" and never gets frustrated with me...very patient and able to provide great insight on the best ways to practice so that you can obtain your goals quickly. While taking lessons with Brad, I have made marked improvements in a short period of time. Highly recommended!"
Landon
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"Very insightful — was able to immediately diagnose issues with my playing and offer solutions."
Wilfred
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"I had a wonderful first lesson with Richard. It was fun and he taught me exercises that I can actually do and really make music right off the bat. I was scared that I'd be overwhelmed and not be able to do anything right but Richard broke things down into small steps that were easy to follow. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson. Thanks Richard!"
Janice
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Max Z.
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"Alex has been my guitar teacher now for about 9 months and I have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. He is always enthusiastic with the music we're learning and has a very clear way of explaining new ideas. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher!"
Catherine
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Alex R.
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Bob
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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