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Antoniy K.

6 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English; Bulgarian
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Antoniy K.

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Take classical guitar lessons with a seasoned, prize-winning classical guitarist ! I am an active performer throughout the country as a soloist and member of the Pacific Guitar Ensemble, alongside David Tanenbaum, Peppino D'Agostino, Marc Teicholz and Larry Ferrara. I graduated from the SF Conservatory of Music and hold Bachelor's, Master's, and Professional Studies' diplomas.

I welcome students at any age or skill level ! I focus on classical guitar playing, but can also provide lessons in other styles.

I am very passionate about music and take joy in teaching this art to kids and adults ! I focus on proper technique as well as musicality, and understanding different musical styles and music theory. I am patient, but will also challenge my student to progress naturally. I have been teaching classical guitar for seven years and take great enthusiasm in it. I focus on proper technique which will allow the guitarist to play relaxed and with ease, musicality which is such an ...

About Antoniy

Take classical guitar lessons with a seasoned, award-winning and professional classical guitarist! I am an active performer throughout the country as a soloist and member of the Pacific Guitar Ensemble alongside David Tanenbaum and Peppino D'Agostino. I graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory

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Luke
Tony was awesome. This was my first ever lesson, despite having "played" for many years - Tony was friendly and gentle in his approach to showing me all my bad technique and habits and how to correct them. I'm looking forward to many more lessons and growing my ability through his guidance!
Bonnie
Tony is an excellent instructor. His style of teaching emphasizes clear instruction, valuable feedback and attainable goals within a friendly and calm environment. The pieces he chooses for study are appropriately challenging and musically enjoyable. The in-home lessons were very convenient and he was professional in all respects. I recommend him highly!
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Ahmad G.

162 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

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 wit

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Emilie
My son has only recently started taking lessons from Ahmad, but we are all impressed! He is so kind, friendly, and encouraging of my energetic 7 year old and is able to keep him focused, motivated, and learning for the whole 30 minutes. Working with little kids isn't easy, but Ahmad is a natural.
Marty
I've been taking lessons from Ahmad for a few months now. It's great. He adapts himself well to my pace. There's a good balance between music theory, real world examples, and practice exercises in his lessons. I really feel I'm learning from someone who has an incredible amount of knowledge and experience.
Katie
My family gifted me lessons with Ahmad and I'm so glad they did! Ahmad is really friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and encouraging. He knows just how to keep a beginner, like me, motivated and I'm sure he could help folks with experience improve upon their skills. He has worked with me on songs that I really love, which makes practice fun. He makes sure you get the most out of the sessions. I'm even continuing with lessons after the gift period is over.
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Beginners
Learn to find the notes on your instrument and read simple pieces, as well as all the theory to back up all concepts. Explore the basic methods of fretting and finger picking. Play simple pieces primarily in first position in major keys.

Intermediate
Expand upon your theory to include all three types of minor keys (natural, harmonic, and melodic). Start to traverse the neck in pieces.

Advanced
Start to apply prior concepts to arrangement and improvisation. Take music off the page, and begin to live it.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.

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Ahmed A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Speaks Hindi, punjabi, Urdu, pashto, english
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ahmed A.

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The thing that makes my guitar lesson unique is i teach a total different, unique and attractive style music. Im professional teacher from Pakistan, im professionala t my culture too. i know many instruments, like piano, harmonium, rabab(pakistani instrument), Tabla(just like drum) and i am mainly the teacher of rabab. and rababs are availabke with me

About Ahmed

many years of experiwnce with music. Not only guitar. Perosnal passion with Music. And take music as my religion and want my students to love music as i love. i teach rabab. A pakistani instrument same as guitar. but better than guitar. it has more strings and various sounds it creates. i also have

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Elliot J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Psychology, Minor in Music from University of Arizona
  • Teaching since 2001
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Elliot J.

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My music education began 27 years ago with private lesson on clarinet. 5 years later, I began studying guitar, bass, theory and improvisation.

I am a professional musician who plays guitar for a local cover band. I also sub for local groups in the area and have been asked to perform as a guest musician. This is also my 4th year as musical director of a brass band in which I am responsible for selecting and arranging their music, as well as directing then during live performances.

Studying theory and multiple instruments at a young age allowed me to become quite diverse as I am able to play or teach any style. Lessons are customized to each student to ensure that the fundamentals are mastered as well as focusing on what interests the individual student.

I have taught music for 7 years and my students have ranged in age from 6-45 years old.

About Elliot

I believe that all students need to learn the fundamentals of their instrument, but lessons should be fun and geared toward the individual. My lessons are customized to each student and are the perfect combination of fundamentals and studying the styles, artists, and topics that interest YOU!

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RasTaylor W.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Mesa Community College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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RasTaylor W.

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You will learn proven methods of technique, improvisation, warm up routines, chord & scale memory improvement, music theory, and how to play your favorite songs/albums of ANY genre. Yes ANY genre, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classical, Flamenco, Finger-Tapping, Funk, Country.

About RasTaylor

20 years in Music. Taylor has created a proven method of practice guaranteed to keep the student on their finger tips! All skill levels are welcome: beginner intermediate advanced. All Styles, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Blues, Heavy Metal, Rock, Reggae,

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Allison
Taylor is a gifted musician and an excellent instructor. And very patient. I look forward to my lessons with him each week.
Adam T.
Ras is very patient and methodical which is perfect and necessary for learning flamenco guitar.
Jade
Taylor is awesome, very dedicated and patient with helping his students understand what hes saying. I’m not a quick learner but wow I play guitar 100x better than I did before our lessons ! He’s very nice. Thanks Taylor (:

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The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in San Francisco is $70. 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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"Jason really cares about helping me achieve my goals. He is a totally dedicated teacher!"
- Toddi
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"I have been trying to master an instrument forever. By that i mean guitar or piano since age 12. In my first five lessons I have made more progress than in all those years. I admit that the demands of everyday life can get in the way of my goal of being a musician, but Keith has brought me so very far.His empathy and professionalism has helped me to begin to overcome performance anxiety. His support has been priceless!!"
- sherylann
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"Barbara was great. I had never played the guitar before, so she was patient with me and her teaching method was such that allowed me to pick up what she wanted me to learn. I have been practicing every day and am looking forward to my next session with her."
- Tim
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Barbara L.
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"I really like the approach that Guilherme has. He understands the philosophy of teaching music to children. My son is amazed by his technique."
- Edgar
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Guilherme F.
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"I recently began taking lessons with Joseph and I have already been making progress. Alongside being a professional and amazing teacher, Joseph is also patient, taking time to thoroughly explain and answer each question and misunderstanding. I highly recommend!"
- Arthur
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph G.
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"Very informative first lesson. It helped to address a number of technical issues I need to overcome. Thanks Remi."
- Bill
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"Zander is extremely knowledgable and has the ability to communicate that knowledge in an easy tower and way. Great teacher!"
- Cate
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Zander W.
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"we had a great lesson I'm looking forward to are next"
- Mart
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph G.
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"Genial!!!!! me enseñó todo lo que sé de guitarra, me gustan mucho sus clases, muy profesional, cuando regrese a Austria lo estaré esperando para seguir aprendiendo... gracias por todos sus consejos y su guía."
- Johannes
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Juan Pablo O.
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"Classical Guitar with Raymond is the best

I have been taking guitar lessons with Raymond for almost two years. I have enjoyed the lessons tremendously and have improved my playing. Raymond is a very patient teacher and is able to effectively communicate his ideas on how I can improve."
- Jose
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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