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Ahmad G.

219 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ahmad G.

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Online lessons through video, Skype or Zoom. Or private 1-on-1 piano lessons at my sanitized private Studio in San Jose. Ranked Best Music Lessons in San Jose Bay Area!

I have toured around the world with bands such as Guns N Roses, Dokken, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt and Metallica. I have studio experience. Over 20+ experience in teaching, touring and recording. I specialize in rock, metal, blues, acoustic, classical and pop music. I can teach beginners how to start correctly yet learn fast from techniques I developed myself and learned from piano masters. I can also teach advanced techniques, artist development, live and gear consultation.

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Teaches students: Ages 3+
Teaching since: 1992
I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself 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 and performed ...

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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Sid
17 years ago I took lessons from Ahmad (maybe 4 or 5 at most due to moving out of state then as well). Fast forward to this year when I came back for a work contract and decided to give him a call. It just so happened that due to COVID the day I called him was the day he was starting to teach in person again. What great timing!!! Unfortunately I only had about 2.5 months of lessons from him this time, but I have learned so much in that short time.

Ahmad is by far the best guitar teacher I've ever had the pleasure of taking lessons from. The cost of the lessons are completely worth it in my opinion. His ability to break things down , his patience, and his willingness to ensure you have the understanding of the days subject is unparalleled. If I weren't moving out of I would 10000% continue going to him. Definitely do yourself a favor and see what he has to offer.
Matthew
I've taken lessons with Ahmad a few months now and I've made more progress in that short time than in any period during my 25 years playing guitar. He's helped me tackle the biggest technique issues that were slowing me down, and greatly expanded my knowledge of the fretboard. These improvements are making me a more confident player. Now I look forward to playing live (post COVID-19!) and recording, whereas in the past I had a lot of anxiety about pressure situations. I look at the improvement I've made in such a short time and get excited about where I could take my playing in the time to come.

Ahmad is professional and dedicated to teaching: He provided me a practice binder that he fills with exercises as I progress, and it's clear a lot of thinking has gone into the order of exercises, the suggested fingerings (often with several alternatives), and the presentation. When asked about theory or technique issues related to the exercises, Ahmad responds with clear explanations, so I'm confident he has deep knowledge of his subject. He's responsive over email between lessons when I have questions too. Also, if you're worried about in-person instruction during the pandemic like I was, Ahmad is on top of it.

While he's professional, Ahmad's demeanor is very friendly and conversational, and there's a casual atmosphere at his studio. Further, if you're worried about a teacher forcing you to learn things you're not interested in, there's nothing to fear here. Ahmad always checks in with me when presenting something new to make sure we're going in the direction I want. Thing is, I feel confident enough in Ahmad, and had such great results, I tend to follow his suggestions to the letter.
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.

Nicholas M.

18 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • AA Degree in Music from West Valley College
  • Teaching since 2013
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Nicholas M.

18 Reviews
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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Piano Lessons may include the following...

+ Piano warm-up exercises
+ Technique and style development
+ Selected songs to practice
+ A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable pianists in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Piano and Vocal Song Books
Lesson Recording Device

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a selection of music books to read from, a piano keyboard if the student does not have one, and a lesson recording device. Students may provide any music they wish to work on.

About Nicholas

Nicholas M. is available to give voice and piano lessons in-home and in-studio. What to expect in a voice lesson: Vocal warm-ups Technique and style development Selected songs to practice You may record the lessons with your own phone, microphone, etc. As a private instructor, Nicholas

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Keith J.
Great first lesson.
Sempi
He is friendly, knowledgeable about music, and my son says he is good with kids.
Guan Q.
experienced teacher for singing. And he is very patient and nice.
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Jenna H.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jenna H.

9 Reviews
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Private Classical Piano Teacher

I grew up being trained classically, and although I value the skills I learned from classical training, I realized that I did miss out on the other aspect of learning piano skills. Those skills include improvisation, creativity, song-writing, and much more! I purposefully incorporate more than just sheet music reading while also trying to make reading music more accessible and relatable. Each student also has different individual goals with piano playing that I think are of utmost importance in the way I teach.

About Jenna

I am a pianist, singer, choral director and lover of many different genres of music from classical and jazz to musical theatre and indie/folk. I graduated from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas with a Bachelor's of Music Education, emphasis in Piano. If you are studying voice wit

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Ann B.
She is amazing!!!!
Jeanne & Edward S.
Jenna is a great fit for our two teenage beginners! She is lively and upbeat, well organized, moves at a pace appropriate for their age, incorporates music which interests them, presents a great blend of playing and theory, and holds them accountable to practice assignments. We are very grateful to have her for an instructor!
Louis M.
Jenna has helped me improve so much since I've been taking lessons from her. She is very detailed and will break everything down for you. In the amount of time of my lessons I have become a lot more confident and am not nervous to play and sing in front of others now. She really cares about her students and will push you to be the absolute best you can be. All around down to earth good person and a bad to the bone teacher.

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Merav E.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Hebrew, English, French, German, Spanish
  • Awarded Irvin Bushman Memorial Prize in Singing from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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Merav E.

23 Reviews
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Online Classical Piano Teacher

Hello! I am a professional opera singer and pianist who loves teaching. Whether you are finally finding the time to take those piano lessons you always wanted or whether you just want to brush up on your technique I am here for you. lessons are tailored made to suite each student's goals and needs. Want to play the piano while having fun and making some great music? Let's get started!
I believe that with good technique you can be in charge of your own instrument which is crucial for any style of playing. That’s why my prime goal is to help my students build a good base of technique that will allow them to approach any musical genre they'll ever wish to.

About Merav

***********************I'VE RECIEVED BOTH OF MY VACCINATION SHOTS AS OF MARCH 26TH. IF YOU ARE ALSO VACCINATED OR SOON TO BE, I OFFER IN-PERSON LESSONS.********************* Hello, and welcome to my profile! I invite you to read and listen to my materials here. Please don't hesitate to reach out

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Bianca
Merav was a great teacher. She helped me focus on my tone and style of the songs I chose. She was very patient and kind. I looked forward to each class.
Matthew
Merav is a wonderful instructor. She is very patient and informative and never makes me feel like I am being judged for my mistakes or for asking questions. She also works very well with different styles of music and explaining how those sounds are made. And above all she is a bright soul and makes lessons comfortable and enjoyable.
Elizabeth
Merav has wonderful, positive energy and my daughter loved her first lesson. We can’t wait for next week!
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Cody W.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
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Cody W.

5 Reviews
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I have played a wide variety of repertoire in classical piano from Bach, to Beethoven to Frederic Kuhlau in recitals in the past six years. I also write music in classical piano and can help students mainly with technique and expressiveness when playing.

About Cody

With my two Bachelor's degrees in Music Composition and Technology, I began tutoring students in piano, voice, and composition as it was part of my training. I also have experience writing and editing essays, books, and more for several independent clients. I have experience writing my own books as

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Chaerin
Cody has been teaching piano to my son for at least 2 years. Justin really enjoys Cody and looks forward to lessons every week. Cody is good communicating with my son who has autism
Chaerin
Cody has been teaching piano to my son for at least 2 years. Justin really enjoys Cody and looks forward to lessons every week. He’s great with kids
Quinn
Best vocal teacher ever! Learned alot from him!
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Jodi J.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Music & Communications from Appalachian State University
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Jodi J.

5 Reviews
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Online Classical Piano Teacher

Experienced piano teacher offering customized lessons based on the needs of the student. My ultimate goal is to create a lifelong love of music through piano, whether that means Beethoven sonatas or broadway classics.

About Jodi

I am a pianist and music teacher located in the metro Atlanta area! I strive to make music fun and engaging for all students. Whether you are interested in pop styles, classical or ear training, I'm happy to help set up a custom plan and schedule to meet your goals. I offer in-office and in-home le

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Natalie
Jodi is working with my 15 year old beginner on trombone. She is very upbeat and positive in lessons. She explains things well, is very patient and knowledgeable on the instrument. Great teacher!
Pam
Jan C.
After our first lesson my daughter is very excited and really enjoyed working with Jodi!

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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in San Jose is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"My five year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Rachel for almost 9 months now and she has been progressing very well. Rachel is patient, encouraging, and enthusiastic. She really loves music and it’s obvious that she enjoys her job. Very highly recommended!"
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"Timothy is a well-trained pianist and vocalist, with an ardent love for music. You can trust that he would do his very best in assisting you in developing your musical abilities, treating you with kindness and respect. No matter what his duties have been, whether in his studies, his workplace, or his church, he has demonstrated determination and perseverance, while striving to excel in each task. Timothy is a man of integrity and would seek to serve you, if you allow him the opportunity."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Timothy S.
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"My son really enjoyed his first lesson. We look forward to next week!"
Payne
Took Classical Piano lessons from Niki S.
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"Deborah is a kind, passionate, skillful, experienced pianist and teacher!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Deborah B.
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"As an adult beginner, I chose Anastasia for more personalized instruction, especially in technique, after learning the basics through community center group lessons. I have not continued only because another equally well-qualified instructor who lives close by, within walking distance, has become available. I am very pleased with the lessons and pointers that I have received. Anastasia is professional, encouraging, and friendly. An especially helpful part of her instruction is the set of comments and suggestions that she writes down to guide practice between lessons. If the neighbor instructor does not work out, I’ll be back."
Denny
Took Classical Piano lessons from Anastasia S.
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"She is a skillful pianist and a talented musician. Video and sound quality over her side is well equipped for the online lessons."
Andrea
Took Classical Piano lessons from Daniela K.
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"Thanks Ryan for making the lesson totally fun and relevant to my present level!"
Mary A.
Took Classical Piano lessons from JunZhao(Ryan) D.
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"Maureen is the best teacher ever, so far. She is just what I wanted/needed. Very patient and understanding. I enjoyed my lesson with her and look forward to more"
Olga
Took Classical Piano lessons from Maureen K.
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"Jihye is perfect! Kind, patient and humorous. Great teacher!"
Sojourn
Took Classical Piano lessons from Jihye L.
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"Very patient with my first time student."
Clifford
Took Classical Piano lessons from Timothy S.
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