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Paul S.

9 Reviews
Novato, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Interdisciplinary Music Studies from Berklee College of Music
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Paul S.

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I have been teaching acoustic guitar for the last 5 years. I can help you learn more about open/bar chords, finger picking, palm muting, scales, power chords, and soloing/improvisation. We can also work on learning your favorite tunes and maybe writing of some of your own! I am here to help you achieve your goals as a guitar player. We'll start with what you are currently interested in learning and expand outwards from there. Feel free to message me and we'll take it from there!

About Paul

I am a composer, professional musician and music educator. I have recorded and performed with many different artists, but am best known for my work with the Central Coast band Still Time. Starting in 2004, Still Time steadily expanded from a local college band to a national touring act and we succe

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Nadia S.
Paul has been an incredible teacher. He is helping me learn the guitar and I’m a lot further ahead then I thought Id be. He is also helping me with my song writing and composing. I highly recommend him.
Jeffrey
absolutely brilliant bass player. he's great at breaking things down in a way that you'll understand and he's extremely supportive.
Robyn
Inspirational! I love working with Paul. He is patient, fun, and incredibly talented and versatile.

I have improved so much working with him-- and he's also a really great person and all around cool guy.
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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaching since 1978
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Steven B.

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I have been teaching acoustic guitar part time since 1972 and full time since 1998. From beginning level to advanced, I teach virtually all styles of music using flat picking and finger picking methods.

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music fo

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
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Mark B.

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I enjoy teaching people what they want to learn. If they have specific interests, I will show them how to get the results they want. If a general musical education is desired, I will make suggestions as to what would be good for them. With over 35 years of teaching experience, I have found many different ways to communicate how and why the whole thing works on different levels.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.

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Joshua Z.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Joshua Z.

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We focus on playing and writing music immediately, the theory is second, music playing and having fun is first!

I'm 31 years old and I have been playing music of all kinds since I was 15. I practiced 3 years before I actually played with anyone and once I did I learned so much more. I don't want you to make the same mistake, try out my 30 minute discount rate and we can make sure you are having fun and playing music in no time, if you want to expand into harder lessons then we can worry about that later.

My prices guarantee commitment for my students to practice what I teach. I started teaching more regularly and came across a lot of adults who wanted to learn, they would not practice during the week like most of my children do. Raising my price convinced these people to practice in order to truly get their money’s worth out of the lessons.

About Joshua

Guitar is the most amazing instrument to me. I got really lucky because someone gave me an electric when i was 12 and I just played it. I didn't even know they had to be tuned at first! Once I started playing with people I learned so much so fast. I also went to school for recording and am able

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April
Joshua is so friendly and always on time! Both of my kids are enjoying their lessons.
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Jay B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jay B.

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Take your playing to a higher level. Professional musician (40+ yrs. exp.) Music teacher (20+ yrs. exp.) Online only.
Learn acoustic finger style and flatpicking, Blues, delta to Chicago and solo jazz guitar, chord melody, playing over changes, improvisation and technique to make you a better player.

About Jay

I have been performing for over 40 years and teaching professionally for nearly twenty years. I started in folk music playing coffeehouses as a teen. I then played in rock, blues and country bands through my twenties and thirties as guitarist and singer in the Washington DC area. I always had a int

Scott S.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA in Graphic Design from Cal State University Long Beach
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Scott S.

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Experienced guitar teacher of 25 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of fundamental guitar skills. I specialize in rock, blues, and country, flat picking, finger picking. Typically use study books, and also have sheet music available to use during lessons. You will learn simple and complex chords, lead guitar scales and melodies, music sight reading and music theory.

About Scott

I have been teaching private lessons since 1990 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, or in my studio. I have helped students learn chords to accompany themselves when singing, learn rock, blues, and country lead guitar, and read music. Together we can tailor a course that will

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Sean
I have been playing guitar (self taught) for about 25 years, just not very well. I was looking for a teacher that could help me fill in the music theory gaps. As well as help me formulate a meaningful practice plan that will get me over my hump. I gotta say Scott has hit the nail on the head every lesson. He first listened.. and as a result has delivered an eye opening and inspiring lesson every time. I highly recommend Scott for guitarists of all levels. He knows his STUFF!! Better yet, he knows how pull what YOU need from what he knows and deliver it effectively.
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Average Cost of Acoustic Guitar Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in San Francisco is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$54 average
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"Kevin has a passion to teach and the patience/tender tone of voice to carry out that passion effectively. His purposeful attention to the needs of the student are top notch because he makes you feel you can achieve your goals and are going to play with excellence as you grow in your artistic talent."
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"I enjoyed my first lesson with Heather and look forward to more!"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Awesome....looking forward to next week. Which is TODAY cheers..."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Dwayne J.
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"I’ve only had one lesson so far and I’ve learned so much!!! Tanesha is a great teacher and is very friendly. I’m so excited to continue learning!"
Lauren
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanesha M.
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"Started with the basics and mapped out a plan for progress. Very productive time."
Terry
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"I’m a relative beginner and Chris has done a great job at making me feel a lot less overwhelmed than my previous instructor. He is very patient and has a great demeanor. He is extremely focused for the entire lesson and is a great communicator."
Bill H
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Greg is a awesome guitar player and a great teacher.
I only took lessons for a month because I really didn’t have the time because of work and other chores I needed to give attention to but Greg was really friendly and patient and if I had the time to really focus on guitar, with the help from Greg, I’d probably be awesome by now.🤙🏽
If you’re thinking about or wanting to learn how to play, I’d highly recommend Greg.
Thank you Braddah Greg and ROCK ON 🎸"
Jamie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"My son Mike took lessons from Matt for 2 years and really enjoyed it. He and Mike really hit it off. Matt has very advanced active listening skills and really tunes in to providing his students with a positive learning experience. Matt's passion is music, and he wears it on his sleeve. He has quit his "day job" and totally dedicated himself to music. When he isn't teaching, he's either learning or playing somewhere. Thank you Matt for being such a positive influence on Mike's life"
Tom
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"The lessons I received were informative and useful to expand my playing of the guitar"
walter
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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"I started with Paul about 6-8 weeks back and i am already starting to play some famous songs. which is great for motivation. He can mold the class as you desire based on your choice of music and style of learning. He is a wonderful teacher for all age groups. I would recommend taking lessons with him."
Anant
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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