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Ahmad G.

Ahmad G.

4.9(246)
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, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone. I have 25 years experience teaching kids and adults guitar. Also performing live and in the studio. *** Lesson Details *** My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, guitar technique, and theory. Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student. Also,I do prefer to work weekly with my students. A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs. An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for guitar auditions or doing live or studio gigs. I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. *** Specialties *** I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and challenge them, as well. I also have new techniques for teaching Electric, Acoustic and Classical Guitar. I do prefer to teach a weekly lesson.
$1$38
/15 mins
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Jesse M.

Jesse M.

4.8(104)
Beginner Learn the basics of rhythm and tonality, as well as how they apply to your instrument. Then use those tools to learn the music you're interested in. Intermediate Learn about common variations of the tonalities you already know and start to venture into more complex rhythm ideas like polyrhythms. Also start to build the chops to learn parts more accurately when learning songs. Advanced Expand into more complex polyrhythms as well as asymmetrical meters. Also expand harmony and melody to include modes and chromaticism. Push your skills through original creations or original arrangements of existing material.
$1$70
/30 mins
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James S.

James S.

5(27)
You will learn all the modern techniques and have a solid foundation on fretboard knowledge. Whether you want to learn how to improvise, create or be self sufficient to teach yourself any type of music no matter what style it is, you will be able to.
$1$15
/30 mins
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Donnie E.

Donnie E.

4.9(166)
I teach everything from basic chords to advanced lead guitar. If you have a desire to improve your skills and learn to play with the best sign up now! Check out my videos below to see what I can do!
$1$45
/45 mins
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Michelle W.

Michelle W.

4.9(60)
Lessons are simple & easy for all ages of begginner guitarists! Learn your favorite songs right away! Each lesson will consist of a unique and personalized curriculum to fit your needs! This will be done at a pace that allows for confidence to be built and a complete understanding of the material to become a pro guitar player! Along with your favorite songs, each student is taught what I call 'beginning fundimentals'. These are a basic set of skills that can help any guitarist become an independent and self-sufficient musician with a strong fundamental foundation. Crucial skills such as: reading music TAB scales various chords playing your favorite songs and more... will be taught in each lesson. Each lesson will be just as enjoyable as it is informative. *Note for in-person lessons at teacher's location* Due to current circumstances mask and temp check are required for in person lessons at teacher's locations. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe!
$1$20
/30 mins
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Justin L.

Justin L.

5(13)
Learn to play the electric guitar, from theory to chords to your favorite songs!
$1$25
/30 mins
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Nicole D.

Nicole D.

4.9(13)
In my lessons, I focus on teaching songs, scales, chords, and music theory. I also like to teach my students to read music if they are interested in that. I will teach whatever genres my students are interested in, help them reach their individual goals, and develop their love for music.
$1$17
/15 mins
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Russell S.

Russell S.

4.9(23)
If you are ready to start taking your guitar skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument or subject matter themselves. My name is Russ and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 15. I have a Platinum #1 Billboard charting record under my belt, worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Red Velvet, Lifehouse and more; and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Feel free to browse my official website for a full list of credits. Want to learn to shred guitar? Produce beats? Write your own songs? Dive into theory? Record yourself? This page is the one stop shop. Feel free to reach out with any requests or questions!
$160
/60 mins
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Ahmad is fantastic. I have never touched a musical instrument in my life. After several lessons, Ahmad taught me to play music, read music, and appreciate music. Ahmad is very knowledgeable, patient w

Max (Electric Guitar lessons with Ahmad G.)

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 que

Chi (Electric Guitar lessons with Ahmad G.)

Ahmad brought my playing to a new level in a very short period of time. I had been stuck and not making much progress with my improvisational skills for the better part of a year when I first started

Ivan (Electric Guitar lessons with Ahmad G.)

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 playi

Pat (Electric Guitar lessons with Ahmad G.)

Ahmad is fantastic. I have never touched a musical instrument in my life. After several lessons, Ahmad taught me to play music, read music, and appreciate music. Ahmad is very knowledgeable, patient w

Max (Electric Guitar lessons with Ahmad G.)

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 que

Chi (Electric Guitar lessons with Ahmad G.)

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