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Ahmad G.

227 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner
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Ahmad G.

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Online lessons through video, Skype or Zoom. Or private 1-on-1 piano lessons at my sanitized private Studio in San Jose. Ranked Best Music Lessons in San Jose Bay Area!

I have toured around the world with bands such as Guns N Roses, Dokken, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt and Metallica. I have studio experience. Over 20+ experience in teaching, touring and recording. I specialize in rock, metal, blues, acoustic, classical and pop music. I can teach beginners how to start correctly yet learn fast from techniques I developed myself and learned from piano masters. I can also teach advanced techniques, artist development, live and gear consultation.

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Teaches students: Ages 3+
Teaching since: 1992
I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself 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 and performed ...

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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. & 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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Phillip L.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Awarded Honors Graduation in Oboe, Piano, French, and History from Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
  • BFA Music Performance from Tulane University
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Phillip L.

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The focus of my piano teaching is the classical style, but the fundamentals we learn as classical pianists are necessary for any type of music! Whether you're just starting out, looking to brush up on your skills, or learning more advanced repertoire, I am happy to adjust lessons to YOUR goals! We can also incorporate music theory and history to broaden your musical understanding.

I am a professional musician residing in New Orleans. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in music and have been studying and playing the piano since the age of 8! I currently teach and provide piano accompaniment with the music department at Tulane University.

Please contact me to discuss method books, repertoire, etc. I am happy to teach online, in person at Tulane University, or at your location. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about lessons, scheduling or anything else!

About Phillip

I believe that the study of music is one of the most rewarding pursuits we can undertake! Whether a total beginner, college student or adult looking to brush up on skills or learn new ones, I will help you reach your goals! As a lecturer with the Tulane University Department of Music in New Orlea

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Great teacher!
David P.
Phillip was an excellent oboe teacher for our middle school daughter. He determined what was causing problems with her instrument and was very focused on helping her with her band assignments.

Phillip has an easy-going and pleasant manner and will be a good match for a wide range of students.
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Rebecca T.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Rebecca T.

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I teach beginning piano. As an experience elementary music teacher, I am skilled in creating music lessons that are fun and engaging to young learners. I recommend half hour lessons for elementary students learning piano.

About Rebecca

If you're looking for a dynamic and experienced virtual music teacher, let's talk! I have taught students of all ages to love and appreciate the wonderful world of music through clarinet, saxophone, flute, and oboe. My past students have won placements in performing arts high schools, won superior

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Eeshan
Great lessons, looking forward to the next ones!
Kimberly
Rebecca is phenomenal for private lessons for all ages. She is very patient and makes learning the clarinet fun. She is detail oriented and will help you be the best you can be while still being encouraging and helpful. Rebecca gives clear feedback and suggestions to fix issues, she also is very knowledgeable about repertoire and new opportunities for playing. I would recommend her to everyone I known interested in clarinet.
Brian
Rebecca has worked with me for a few lessons and each time I can see improvement. I would highly recommend to anyone, including adult learners.
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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Russian, Ukranian, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelor and Master Of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School
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Joseph B.

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Would you like to study with a Concert Pianist / Composer with graduate degrees from the renowned Juilliard School?

If you do, than why not with a winner and laureate of multiple international competitions such as the International Canada Recording Competition, Beethoven International Competition (Austria, Vienna), The New York Philharmonic Competition and others? If you find a teacher who successfully competed in the field, why not one who also had been respected enough to be invited to judge it? I served as judge on competition juries for the National Teachers Association and many other competitions.

Should you get a teacher who is In high demand as a master teacher, lecturer and educator at many music festivals such as Utah Music Festival, Milwaukee Music Festival and others around the world? Requested for knowledge and expression as an editor of professional music publications at Oxford University in the two volume compendium of music knowledge and history with ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Julli

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Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Alexander K.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Alexander K.

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If you aspire to become a classical pianist, I can help you achieve your goals. We will work on technique, dynamics, and phrasing. I will also provide you with an insight into the style and structure of the music you are performing.

About Alexander

My name is Alexander, and I teach in-person and online piano lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. I am a knowledgeable instructor that will push you toward your goals in a friendly and encouraging manner. I have been teaching piano for about 10 years, and my education consists of a

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Christina
Our kids have loved their lessons with Dr Alex. He’s been working with them for two years now, and they have learned and grown so much. He has been extremely flexible and respectful over the past year with Covid guidelines - even hosting virtual lessons and recitals. He adjusts his teaching to each of our children’s different learning styles, makes it fun, and keeps them engaged. We highly recommend Dr. Alex and love working with him.
Mason D.
Alex is very patient and positive. Our nine year old grandson looks forward to the lessons and practices a lot during the week.
Jennifer
Dr. Kostritsa has been a wonderful teacher for my daughters. They have made excellent progress with him over the last two years. His flexibility in allowing my older daughter to select some of her own music really helped with motivation. It's also inspiring that he composes and performs his own music as well.
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Sabrina P.

61 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded National Federation Festival from Georgia Federation Music Club
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Sabrina P.

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It is my goal to develop in each of my students a comprehensive understanding of music which enables them to play the piano with utmost enjoyment and musicality. Quality piano instruction is achieved through focused private lessons. Although an emphasis is placed on classical repertoire, the student's curriculum is always tailored to the student's interests and goals. I find encouragement is absolutely necessary but students must try their best. My teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed environment where students can feel like they can express themselves fully and learn much at the same time. Mastery at the piano is so much more than learning to press the right keys at the right time. Music is about expressing and sharing human emotions and feelings that are unspoken and is something we can all be touched by.

About Sabrina

I've been banging on the piano since I was 3, but piano became more structured when I turned 7 and I've loved piano so much since then! I've been classically trained in the US and then later in Italy so altogether I have 20 years of piano playing experience. My favorite genre is Modern Japanese Cl

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Mary M.
Sabrina always challenges me to be better without overwhelming me. She is such a wonderful instructor
Mary M.
It is always such a pleasure working with Sabrina, she is encouraging and challenging at the same time.
Mary M.
I love working with Sabrina, She is talented, well educated and has the great ability to share her knowledge in an understandable way. She pushes you, but not so hard that you get frustrated. Such a fun instructor.

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"Ms. Alice is one of the most memorable piano teachers I've taken lessons with. I would always look forward to piano lessons because she would make them fun yet still be able to move forward in songs and techniques. Whenever Ms. Alice plays a section of a song for demonstration, I could feel the emotion behind her playing and I think that plays a role in her being an excellent piano teacher.
I enjoyed my lessons with Ms. Alice very much and I strongly believe that anyone who takes lessons with her will enjoy them as well."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Alice C.
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"We have come to know Niki as a very knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated teacher. My daughter was only 5 when she had her first piano lessons, and I was interested, most of all, in understanding whether her interest in music and the piano in a common room in our building was mature enough to begin music lessons - or not. Niki gave me a very knowledgeable assessment of my daughter's readiness to begin studying music, and then went on to give her piano lessons that were right for her level and age. She definitely developed my daughter's eagerness to learn more, and left her looking forward very much to her weekly piano class. We can wholeheartedly recommend Niki."
Brian
Took Classical Piano lessons from Niki S.
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"My son (10 years old) has been taking piano with Ezra for three years. Ezra is patient and warm but also has very high standards and expectations, which is crucial for young musicians. I've seen so much growth in my son's playing and his enjoyment of practicing. I highly recommend his teaching."
Laura
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ezra D.
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"Laura is a great instructor for any student, especially for beginners who can learn and adapt quickly. She is extremely patient with students and thoroughly explains everything. She tailors music choices to the student’s preference while also making sure classical pieces and theory are covered at the same time. She encourages students to be creative and individualistic instead of enforcing strict boundaries when playing modern pieces. Laura consistently gives constructive critiques and positive reinforcement to help students understand their mistakes and fix them properly. Overall, she is an excellent piano teacher and I could not recommend her more. In only 1.5 years of lessons with Laura, I have improved tremendously thanks to her brilliant style of teaching."
Jahnavi
Took Classical Piano lessons from Laura M.
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"Alena is a true professional in her field with substantial experience both as a teacher and performer. She is a nice and supportive person and always does her best to help her students to succeed. She is very flexible and easy to communicate with, and I highly recommend her as a teacher!"
Kate
Took Classical Piano lessons from Alena K.
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"I took piano with Alex a few years ago. A fantastic performer himself, he greatly improved my technique and musicality. As an instructor, he is demanding yet very friendly. I will highly recommend him to anyone."
David
Took Classical Piano lessons from Alexander K.
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"Gabriel Casas has a love for music and the piano. It shows in his teaching! He has a unique style and care for his students every single one! Gabriel has many students that have gone on and achieved success is in their piano field of music! I am writing this review because I cannot say enough about this sincere and caring person.! Anyone from adult to child who takes lessons from Gabriel will not be disappointed!"
Patty
Took Classical Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"Alexis is a great teacher and I always look forward to lessons with her"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Alexis T.
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"Troy is a really patient instructor. I started these lessons as an adult with no prior musical training. I am enjoying the lessons and despite the fact that I never quite have enough time to practice as I should, sometimes even only having the lesson time with him, I still feel I made some progress. I also enjoy the discussions we have on music theory. I am trained as a scientist and when I read theory I have parse it through my own way of thinking about things. I find that Troy is a really good teacher and able to communicate in a manner that is easy to understand. I highly recommend him!"
Ilinca
Took Classical Piano lessons from Troy W.
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"Ruth is a phenomenal instructor! She's been teaching my son piano since he was four years old and it has been a wonderful experience!"
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