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Eamon R.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eamon R.

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Students will be playing songs after first lesson. Will tailor lessons around the student's desires and goals. I can show how to play other songs, or write original ones and record them! I will teach scales, chords, riffs, and music theory so students can be jamming in no time.

About Eamon

I grew up in New York City and have been playing in bands since 2nd grade. I have a bachelors in music from NYU Steinhardt, I took AP music theory at Trinity High School in NYC, and I have completed composition programs at The Mannes School of Music. In addition to guitar, I play piano, sing, and

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Waleed & Jenna E.
Finished my first lesson with Eamon. I am a complete beginner, never took any lessons or anything. Ramon is great! After doing some exercises and sounding completely horrible, he gave me some pointers and immediately I sounded much better. He is great for anyone who is looking to learn a new skill and you can tell he knows what he is doing
Natasha Recoder
Great teacher! definitely recommend. Will work with you on what you want to work on or build a curriculum for you if you don't know where to start!
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Ahmad G.

215 Reviews
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  • 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 with

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Kai
Stellar teaching every time and the nicest guy to boot! Trust Ahmad, he will save you YEARS!

I have been playing the drums for more than 15 years but was always infatuated with the guitar (acoustic and electric). In my youth, I managed to figure out some basic campfire chords and riffs by my favourite bands but that was about it.

2 years ago I decided to get back to guitar, but did not make much progress trying to learn from online courses and Youtube. I was never able to adhere to a schedule or a lesson plan and I eventually found myself frustrated with practicing. I was always second guessing myself and unsure of my technique, which led to a drop in confidence. In addition, this attempt at self teaching led to MAJOR gaps in my fundamental music theory knowledge and did way more harm than good.

But I still could not put out this desire to learn the guitar.
I was lost and decided that I needed to completely reset.

I started looking for a teacher who would be able to understand my situation. I wanted to find a teacher that would help me cultivate accountability, meet my expectations for regular progress and reach my musical potential. And I am so lucky to have found Ahmad!

In the first session itself, Ahmad was able to assess my playing level, goals and recommended a path forward for me in my quest to get better! At every lesson, he knows exactly what to focus on so that practice stays fun while ensuring steady progress and while avoiding bad habits and detrimental shortcuts.

Ahmad provides detailed lesson handouts that I can refer to when practicing at home. The rhythmic notation and phrasing are always included. What really benefited me is that Ahmad provides the fingerings along with the lesson tablature, this way I am able practice exactly how I should be and build the proper muscle memory in my fingers.

I am finally learning guitar the right way!

Ahmad's philosophy is to understand 'why' and 'how' instead of memorizing notes and patterns. The knowledge he imparts will be useful and will stay with me for the rest of my guitar playing days.

Fast forward a year under Ahmad's tutelage I feel so much more confident and capable in my playing. I am now able to understand how the notes are mapped out on the guitar and how they are related to each other, it just makes sense now!

Ahmad is continuously helping me build a strong fundamental knowledge and technique base that I can build on. My lessons with Ahmad are always fun and mentally stimulating as he actively challenges me and keeps me engaged as we tackle harmonized scales, chord building, triads and technique. I especially like how he shares his experiences and precious personal tips from his time at G.I.T (Guitar Institute of Technology) in Los Angeles!

I absolutely believe that what I have learned from Ahmad, I would have never learned anywhere online. There is a renewed and sustained feeling of excitement every time I pick up my guitar.

I highly recommend Ahmad to anyone who is looking to learn to play guitar well.
I hope that others will find the same joy that I have found in learning to play guitar with Ahmad.
Kris
Ahmad really knows his theory. He designs lessons around what you want to learn and helps get you where you need to go. You can tell he actually cares about the preparation. Ive been taking lessons from him for about 4 months and have definitely stepped up my chops.
J C
Ahmad is exactly the kind of teacher I've been looking for. I bought a guitar seven years ago thinking I could teach myself how to play (I played other instruments as a kid and figured, how hard could it be?). After several false starts, I never really made any progress until starting to take lessons this year. Ahmad is a terrific teacher - patient and encouraging, but also challenging you to do the things that seem difficult. He really listens to where you're at and what you want to accomplish and develops lessons around that. I already feel like I've made more progress in a few weeks than I had in seven (granted, largely not focused on guitar) years and am really excited to practice and learn more. Highly recommend!

Andrew H.

42 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Independent Music Award from IMA
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Andrew H.

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*Adults*
Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your own melodies while simultaneously deepening your understanding of the language of music. At the end of each lesson you’ll receive an MP3 of all the material covered.

*Kids*
I believe in building music fundamentals while fostering a love of playing. My fun, imaginative, and age appropriate classes are just right for any budding musician! Each lesson is customized to get the individual student excited about music, that means playing songs they like and having fun while learning the essential techniques and developing musicality. I have extensive experience working with children 5-16 and adapt my teaching to promote success for each unique student.

*Genres*
Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, ...

About Andrew

*Adults* Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your ow

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Melissa H.
Andrew is awesome—you should definitely take lessons with him! He’s an exceptional musician, and really great at breaking down the process. Andrew teaches in a laid-back, fun and accessible manner. I’m really loving my lessons!
Wolf P.
I'm 13 and I'm learning fast. Andrew is a very good teacher
Jenny P.

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Zachariah R.

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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zachariah R.

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Hello! My name is Zach, and I have been in love with the guitar since I was 10 years old. Over the 14 years that I've been playing now, I have always been hungry to learn and play in many different styles, starting with blues and folk as a young boy and going on to learn jazz, country, R&B, metal, and even dabbling in classical and flamenco. Studying and understanding these styles and all the wide variety of techniques they use is something I love to share with my students, as I believe that whatever style or genre one prefers, it is still tremendously beneficial to learn from all types of music. As a self-taught guitarist, I realize how difficult it can be to make progress without guidance on proper technique and practice habits. That's why I like to apply my years of trial and error and the knowledge I've gained from studying great players and playing with talented musicians towards helping students overcome those hurdles faster, make greater progress and (as a result) have even ...

About Zachariah

Hello! My name is Zach, and I have been in love with the guitar since I was 10 years old. Over the 14 years that I've been playing now, I have always been hungry to learn and play in many different styles, starting with blues and folk as a young boy and going on to learn jazz, country, R&B, metal, a

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Jeff
I would highly recommend Zach as a guitar teacher. He has a very organized approach to teaching guitar, and does a great job of not just teaching the technical aspects of guitar (which he does really well), but also how to apply those concepts to the type of music you want to play. He is also very well prepared for lessons, and creates teaching materials to use for practice. He has definitely put a lot of time and energy into thinking about how to teach guitar, and it shows.
Joda Morrison
Zach is a longtime friend and bandmate. Zach taught me music theory after I spent years and thousands of dollars on university courses that ended up failing. You could not hope for a more kind or patient instructor. He will make everything make sense, whether you’re new or like me and have been self taught for 13+ years. Any style of guitar or technique he will be able to teach you, as he has mastered so many different ways of expression on the guitar. A lesson with Zach will always be money well spent. Check out his YouTube channel, the proof is in his playing.
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Russell P.

62 Reviews
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Starting at $19
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Performer of the Semester in Guitar from Western Kentucky University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Russell P.

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My goal as an instructor is to keep the lessons fresh, fun, interesting, and to ultimately guide the students to better teach themselves as they gain experience and familiarity with the instrument and music. Students can have their lessons catered to the music and styles they wish to pursue. Lessons are tailored to each individual student so that we can build upon their strengths and focus on lessons to improve weaker areas. Students will learn how to build dexterity, use proper technique, and be creative. Every student has different goals, some really want to learn theory and read music. Others may simply want to learn to strum a few chords. Whatever the goal, I can provide the instructions to help the student succeed!

About Russell

FALL SALE GOING ON NOW!!!!!!!! NEW AVAILABILITY!!! The transformative learning experiences at Prestige Guitar are designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Established in 2016, Prestige Guitar is located in St. Louis, MO and reflects the vibrant energy of the area.

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Joe R.

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  • Teaching since 2005
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Joe R.

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Beginner guitar is easier than you think! Learn the basics and start to play in days!!

About Joe

Hello! I've been singing since before I can remember and playing instruments for almost as long. I have a passion for music. Whether it's being onstage at York Little Theatre, directing the church choir in Red Lion, or paying with one of several local and regional bands, I love music and performing.

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Angelus P.
Joe is amazing when he gives vocal lessons. His examples are spot on. His ability to read into your strengths and weaknesses helps you to customise your lesson and focus on those aspects that'll give you quick and sustainable results. Thank you Joe.
Katelyn B.
So far my daughter is pleased and is looking forward to working with Joe. She has only had 1 lesson so far but it was smooth sailing and all went well.
Kyle A.
As someone who was nervous and horrible at singing Joe made me feel comfortable and confident.

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"I have been studying with Ahmad for more than half a year now and it's been a great experience! Coming from wind instrument, my understanding of chords is seriously lacking. Ahmad addressed all my questions step by step. He's patient and motivating! If you live in the bay area and want to learn guitar, Ahmad is your best friend and teacher!"
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Greg has been able to help me with all my questions about effects, amps and the terminology associated with their settings and what they actually do for any of my electric guitar setups !"
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"I fell into the pattern of doing the same thing over and over on guitar and needed help getting a fresh perspective. Ahmad is an excellent teacher. He taught me a lot of new theory to make my playing more interesting, as well as different techniques to change up my sound.

Highly Recommended!"
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Greg works very well with both beginners and experienced players to help them become the musician they strive to be"
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Donnie is a great teacher. He has good patience. He also gives you material to work which helps to keep you on track."
Herb
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Greg is an experienced teacher of electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass guitar. He is a master of his craft and great working with students of all ages."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg really helped me get started with my love of the electric guitar. He introduced me to a lot of tools and ideas to help me continue on in my crazy busy life. Definitely recommend him for a student at any level."
Andrea
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Bebe was superb for my daughter Béa (who is 10)! Patient, precise, organized and very understanding when a note was slipped. Highly recommended!"
Beatrice
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Bebé S.
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"Rich is an amazing teacher and I couldn’t be more happy with the progress I’ve made over the years. He has brought me even closer to the music I love and has even expanded my taste and style of play. It’s nice to have the ability to go to someone with any musical questions I have and get answers immediately. Love this guy as a teacher and friend!"
Vincent
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Rich C.
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"James is awesome! He teaches both my kids (11 & 13) AND my husband! He’s great with all of them! He’s knowledgeable, a great teacher, has a really positive upbeat attitude, and he’s an awesome guitarist! You can tell he’s passionate about what he does and it shows during each lesson. Everyone is progressing, learning, and having fun! So glad I signed my family up with James :)"
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from James S.
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