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Cristopher E.

14 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cristopher E.

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Can play and teach all styles and levels of guitar, although I have the most experience with rock, jazz, pop, metal, and classical music.

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo

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Lindsay and Aidan E.
My daughter (9), son (7) and myself are all taking lessons and Cris Is able to adapt for all our learning needs and makes it fun along the way too.
Derek R.
I had my first lesson today. Cris is the real deal. He is an excellent guitar player and was able to coax what little skill and talent I possess into a formidable lesson early on. I'll be booking my Son along with myself and returning. We are blessed to have someone in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Penaquitos area like Cris!
Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.
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Jesse H.

76 Reviews
Del Mar, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jesse H.

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Learn any song you want from any time. I have a good ear and can pick any song off a CD or YouTube. I can then write it out for you and teach it to you in any key. Don't be afraid, I like to use Tablature so you don't need to be able to read music.

Do you want to play Lead Guitar? I can teach you all the scales, arpeggios & Pentatonics that you need to know to become a rock 'n' roll guitar god!

About Jesse

Jesse H. plays guitar with The Mar Dels, one of San Diego’s best-known dance and party bands. But he’s more than just a rock-and-roller — he’s studied jazz and classical guitar with other master musicians. His lessons focus on developing: - Right and left hand technique - Finger picking and

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Odin
Good first lesson!
Matt G.
Great first lesson. Look forward to many more.
Steve
Really liked this lesson Jesse is a very competent, patient, articulate, and understanding teacher. He worked with me at the level I was at and at one pint we actually played a kind of duet! That is just my first lesson. Loved it.

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Bijan Z.

59 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Farsi, Swedish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bijan Z.

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I play many instruments, but Guitar is my first instrument. I'll go through a method book together with you, in which you can learn the basics, including note reading, playing some simple chords...After some months this basic course will open a door for you to enter the world of Guitar playing and you'll be able to play many songs. Many of my students are interested to sing to Guitar and I help them to sing to Guitar too because I am a voice instructor too. Guitar is an easy and fun instrument to play.

About Bijan

Hi! I believe that music is rooted in all human beings and cultures in a reach and vast variety of forms. Music unifies and engages thinking and feeling in a direct and immediate way. Music influences individuals simultaneously on different levels of consciousness and form an important device f

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Darcy
It was a lot of fun. He is great at explaining and a positive and patient teacher!
Roger S.
Bijan was very welcoming and encoutaging. His observations about what I need to work on were the kindof couching I was looking for.

I am already looking forward to the next lesson.
Samuel D.
Great singing instruction. Teaches you about music in general and trains your ear.

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Dennis B.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
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Dennis B.

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I teach all levels of guitar in the areas of rock, blues and jazz, but I really focus more on the musical skills need to play guitar in any style. These include a thorough chord vocabulary, experience playing rhythm guitar, and a complete progressive study of scales and their use in improvisation (lead guitar) starting with pentatonic scales and progressing to major scales, different forms of minor scales and modes. All scales are learned in multiple positions and the student learns to perform with them in any key. In every lesson the student and I play exercises and study materials together to make actual music from the materials being studied.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age

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Austin
I've been taking weekly online guitar lessons with Dennis for a little over a year now and I have nothing but good things to say. Dennis brings decades of playing and teaching experience to the table and it shows in each lesson.

Dennis is particularly great at tailoring the lesson material to the abilities and experience of the student. I had been self learning guitar for about 2 years before signing up for lessons with Dennis. In our first lesson, he got an idea of my skill and interests and built the lessons off of that. I am personally interested in jazz guitar and Dennis holds a wealth of knowledge in that department as well as many other genres and styles.

Ultimately, the greatest thing about Dennis' teaching method is that he helps you pursue your interests and goals and provides you with the tools and information to do so. You won't be spending any time practicing anything you don't feel is relevant to your interests.

Another note I'd like to add is that I have never felt looked down on or judged by Dennis throughout my year of lessons. I know this is common concern among adult beginners like myself (I am currently in my late 20's). I can assure anyone reading this that Dennis is a true professional and conducts his lessons in a stress-free, peer-to-peer manner.
Tom
Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Best Female Guitarist from Rock City Awards
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

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Having taught Guitar for over 20 years, I can help improve your technique while also assisting with any pieces you are preparing to record or for live performance.

About Marija (pronounced, "Maria")

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")! Anyone who is curious about playing music or has a passion for it can learn. Whether you are an adult who is brand new at it (and you are NEVER "too old to start"), have been away from playing for a while & would like to get back into it, a performer

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Tina D.
She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!
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Jon A.

23 Reviews
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  • Awarded Blue Note Guitar Competition from The Blue Note
  • BA in Classical Guitar Performance from The College of Mt. St. Joseph
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jon A.

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I teach and perform styles ranging from classical and Jazz to country, classic rock and even metal. I enjoy teaching all styles and ability levels.

About Jon

I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped

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Cathy Miller M.
One of the best teachers that we have had! Great Experience
Mariah R.
Jon is an awesome teacher! He is great at explaining things and has helped me learn so much already, all while learning some awesome songs
Julia
Jon is an awesome instructor. I was a beginner at age 50, and he never made me feel insecure. He met me at my level, and has helped me with songs I wanted to learn. I highly recommend Jon.

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"Chris is an excellent teacher and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him."
Gustavo
Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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"I really appreciate Scott's encouragement in teaching me and his experience from years of playing guitar. I can learn songs by ear now! He even helped me buy my first guitar!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Scott S.
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"Great! Very patient and keeps my daughter motivated."
Alexa
Took Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"I have been a student of Eric's for a little over 2 years. He has taught me so much about music and guitar and is an awesome teacher ! I have learned alot !!"
Kimberly
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Rachel is my second instructor, after not feeling great about the first one I was hesitant. She is very knowledgeable and makes you feel great about any accomplishment or efforts you've made between lessons. amd of course she's very fun and positive!"
Monique
Took Guitar lessons from Rachel W.
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"Thanks for the first lesson. Looking forward to the next one!"
Paul
Took Guitar lessons from Matt M.
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"Ruben IS the TEACHER, calm, very knowledgeable a great professional and kind and KNOWS THE MATH behind the music. Even though I have dabbled for 40 years with the guitar I feel secure in my baby steps."
Francisco
Took Guitar lessons from Ruben D.
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"He teaches awesomely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Sridhar
Took Guitar lessons from Russell P.
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"Gotta say that Eric's the best instructor out there. Even though our lessons were online it didn't hold me back from being the best guitar player I could be. Extremely flexible with times and always found time to make a lesson. Definitely the most patient person I know.
Thanks for everything Eric:)"
Eric
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"He was very nice and patient. I have already learned so much after just one lesson. I am looking forward to our next sessions"
Nathan
Took Guitar lessons from Edward E.
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Private Guitar Lessons & Teachers in San Diego

By Aaron D. - San Diego Guitar Teacher

Do you want to learn how to play the guitar? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private guitar lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher near you or online accelerates progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert player.

Many of you know San Diego for its beautiful beaches, great weather, Sea World and the zoo, but did you know that San Diego is home to a great many guitarists? As a new resident of San Diego, I recently realized the amount of talent present in this great city. Wherever you go, you can always hear the unmistakable sound of the guitar, whether it’s the strumming of an acoustic on the beaches of La Jolla, some blu

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es licks played on a Les Paul in a downtown club, or the plucking of a classical in the streets of North Park, there’s always something exciting to hear from this great instrument. Many great guitarists, local and non-local, perform and have honed their skills in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Local jazz legend Peter Sprague can be caught playing almost nightly, and Carlos Santana learned to play on the streets of nearby Tijuana. Bands such as Blink 182, Switchfoot, and P.O.D. have all called San Diego home, and local talent such as Intransit Audio, Foreign Film, and Science Fiction are making their names and building followings in the bustling local music scene.

So as a San Diegan, you may ask yourself, “How do I become a part of all this?” Well, for one, I’m sure many of you have at least one friend who plays the guitar, and he or she is always willing to get you started in the right direction. Or you can always find a great teacher here at TakeLessons who can teach you guitar lessons in San Diego. Whatever your fancy, San Diego is a great place for guitarists and music lovers alike. Join the fun and sign up for guitar lessons in San Diego today!

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