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Ahmad G.

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San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

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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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Jimmy L
I took several guitar classes with Ahmad a while back - he is an excellent instructor and very personable. He was more concerned with teaching me how to play the guitar rather than trying to get me to pay for more sessions. I still have his very helpful teaching notes!

In addition to the actual instruction, he also had great advice on what to or not to buy - I am an expert at the violin (this is not like an Asian thing but I had insisted to learn it) but was a complete novice with the guitar. It also helps that he is a bonafide musician in an actual band - I attended one of his concerts, which was very enjoyable, but had to leave before I could talk to him.
Uma
Ahmad is an amazing teacher. My daughter took guitar from him for over a year and she progressed quickly both in skill level with guitar, but also in confidence and social skills. My daughter has some issues relating to other people, including some speech issues, and I was upfront with Ahmad about this before signing her up. He was amazing the whole way. Always positive and always a great communicator both in person and via email.
Ronald
I love Guitar Lessons with Ahmad. Going on my second year of guitar lessons with Ahmad. Great atmosphere and great teacher.

Trevor E.

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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Popular Music Performance/Composition from USC
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Trevor E.

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Hi, my name is Trevor. I've been playing music for 12 years and have been teaching for 6. I studied guitar and composition at the USC Thornton school of music, and have taught with School of Rock and the 4/4 school of music. I think that music can be a lifelong passion and my principal goal in lessons is instilling a sense of love and curiosity for the art. Different students are excited by very different things, and I always try to balance teaching technique with learning songs and compositions that the student loves. I'm really excited to be able to share everything I've learned along my musical career!

About Trevor

My name is Trevor. I'm a musician with 12 years of professional experience. I attended the USC Thornton School of Music, where I had the incredible opportunity to study with master musicians such as Patrice Rushen (Grammy award nominated pianist/composer, musical director of the Grammy's), Andrew N

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Jon A.

18 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Classical Guitar Performance from The College of Mt. St. Joseph
  • Teaching since 1990
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Jon A.

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Students learn how to chord and play leads in a bluegrass style while also learning great Americana tunes!

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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Katie
Jon is AWESOME! His patient yet enthusiastic demeanor made my 9yr old look forward to her lessons, and really enjoy learning! I plan to continue with him as long as her interest holds!!!!
Natalie
We love what Jon has taught our son. Our son has progressed so much in the past couple of years, and still enjoys meeting with his teacher despite him being a teenager. When you find a good teacher, you do all you can to stay with them.
J.G. M.
At 52 years old, my wife treated to lessons for Christmas. I haven't played in 30 years. Although, I have had a few lessons with several different instructors back in my 20's, I never felt any direction. I always heard 'you got it. just keep playing'. Unfortunately, I stopped as nothing made sense.
I have learned a ton from Jon in only 5 lessons. Bits and pieces are all quickly coming together. I have a long way to go, but know more already than I ever have. Jon is fun, friendly, and has a great demeanor for teaching. If he has the patience to teach me, he's the right guy for you.
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Robert T.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks french, english
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion from Canadian Guitar Festival
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Robert T.

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Learn and have fun at YOUR pace with Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Robert Taylor.

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Every student has unique interests and goals, and my job is to find adaptive ways to help each individual student reach their potential. In my twenty years of teaching experience, I have taught everything from classical guitar to heavy metal, bluegrass, and pop songs (and more), and have enjoyed every minute of it. Over the long term, I expose students to a variety of playing and learning methods including playing by ear, tabs, sheet music, books, chord charts and lead sheets.

About Robert

Robert Taylor is a guitarist, banjoist, and ukuleleist with over 20 years of teaching experience. Some notable achievements in Robert’s career include winning the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and touring internationally as a recording artist with CandyRat Records. Robert’s music has als

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Oriana
Robert is extremely knowledgeable and super funny. I have learned so much from taking lessons with him.
Connor
Robert is really awesome and patient. I'm like a total noob but he obviously really likes teaching me, I've learned a lot, too.
Edith
My daughter, Samantha, takes ukulele from Rob and she loves every minute of it. She even has her own YouTube channel now where she sings and plays! I'm such a proud momma!
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Nils B.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Dutch
  • Guitar Institute of Technology from Musician's Institute
  • Teaching since 2002
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Nils B.

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About Nils

Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, age 5 or 500, in my experience, with just a little bit of practice each day anyone can learn to play guitar. Maybe your goal is to simply learn to play your favorite songs or maybe you want to learn to write your own music, improvise, or perform live.

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Daniel
Nils is a great teacher. He has really advanced my music theory knowledge.
Jesse
Nils is a great teacher! Has helped me a lot with both guitar and better understanding music theory. Highly recommend!
Sarah O.
Nils was wonderful! He took the time to understand and teach to my abilities and made me feel like a competent, confident guitarist right away. Highly recommend!
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Jakob F.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Norwegian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Jakob F.

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Every lesson is different, depending on the student's level and goals.
My focus is on passion, discipline, and music theory and my experience and educational background in performance, ear training and songwriting give me a solid foundation to confidently share my passion for music.

About Jakob

I am a passionate musician and teacher with a demonstrated ability to help students reach their maximum potential by applying teaching techniques focused on passion, discipline, and music theory. My experience and educational background in performance, ear training and songwriting give me a solid f

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Marie C.
Jakob is a first rate instructor. He is extremely knowledgeable and organized while possessing patience and thoroughness. His humor brings a fun energy to lessons, and I look forward to playing music with him every week!
Louise
Jakob has great exercises and is enthusiastic, encouraging, patient, and very fun to work with.

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Average Cost of Bluegrass Guitar Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute bluegrass guitar lessons in San Jose is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $276 per hour.
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"Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Max Z.
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"Really good instructor. Appreciated his flexibility."
Bob
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Tara has been teaching our 8 year old Evan Bluegrass guitar for a little over two years. He looked forward to his weekly opportunity to learn and play with Ms. Tara. To watch her interact - educate - and entertain Evan - was just a joy. We are sorry she has left Virginia - impossible to replace - if you get the chance - take it! She is an amazing teacher and a great friend of our Son."
Don
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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"Lucian will listen to whatever it is that you want to learn and give you all the building blocks to play how you want to play and explore your options on the neck in many different ways. I am a intermediate guitar player and within a few lessons with Lucian I was given tools to work on and practice for months to improve my skills and technique/ approach to playing. I would recommend his lessons to ANYONE looking to improve!"
Chase
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Brad Farmer is a classically trained guitarist with an emphasis in Bluegrass guitar. He has the perfect teacher "temperament" and never gets frustrated with me...very patient and able to provide great insight on the best ways to practice so that you can obtain your goals quickly. While taking lessons with Brad, I have made marked improvements in a short period of time. Highly recommended!"
Landon
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"Alex has been my guitar teacher now for about 9 months and I have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. He is always enthusiastic with the music we're learning and has a very clear way of explaining new ideas. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher!"
Catherine
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Alex R.

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