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Emiliano T.

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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Academic Dean's List (7 of 8 semesters) from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Teaching since 2013
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Emiliano T.

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Professional guitarist, composer, and producer in Manhattan, NY. Honors graduate from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music with 5 years of teaching experience. I'm here to help you achieve whatever it is YOU specifically seek in your musical development! This includes (but is not limited to) learning your favorite songs, developing guitar technique/facility, music theory/harmony, ear training, sight reading, rhythm/time/feel, home recording/production techniques, and even tools to combat performance anxiety. I'm a specialist in jazz, rock, blues, country, metal, alternative, folk, funk and pop guitar. I've dedicated my life to music and have a vast amount of experience studying, performing, recording, and teaching in a variety of genres. I'm here to help you tackle your personal goals and dreams in music!

About Emiliano

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Emi began his formal training in jazz guitar with Berklee College of Music mentor and professor Bruce Saunders while attending college preparatory school at St. Stephen’s Episcopal. After graduating high school cum laude, at 18, Emi relocated to New York City wher

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Sam
I've taken lessons with Emi as a beginner and later as a more experienced guitarist. Always a great lesson. He's a fantastic teacher for people of any experience level. He goes out of his way to tailor his lessons to whatever you specifically want to learn.
Will
I've been trying to teach myself to play the guitar for months now, and I learned more with Emiliano in 2 lessons than I did in those months. If you really want to learn to play, get a lesson with Emiliano. It is worth it. He makes things easy to understand, and was super patient with me who has zero musical talent. I really cannot recommend him enough.
Matthew
Emiliano is a fantastic teacher. I knew little to nothing about guitar before working with him and he was able to easily walk me through everything. Thanks Emiliano!

Gary S.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Gary S.

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Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist,composer
and member of PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS.
A Graduate of Berkee College of Music, he has over 30 years of experience teaching and performing. He specializes in Contemporary and Classical Guitar. Lessons focus on the application of Music Theory to Guitar to help students acquire strong compositional and songwriting skills, knowledge of chord construction, the ability to play scales proficiently, and gain necessary skills needed for solo improvisation. In addition to a wealth of teaching experience, he has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and has numerous songwriting credits on international releases.

About Gary

Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist and composer most notably associated with PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS. He has earned a reputation as a virtuosic live performer and highly sought after professional guitar instructor. In 2011, he joined Rocket

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Carol S.
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Britta P.

27 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Britta P.

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Hi, I’m Britta! I’ve been playing piano since before I can remember. I picked up guitar as a teen. I have been teaching piano lessons since 2016 and guitar since 2018. I approach music lessons with flexibility. The joy of working one-on-one is that we can adjust the lesson to whatever the student brings to the table each time. Practiced a lot? Excellent! Show me what you can do. Having a difficult time with something? Not a problem; let me help. Feeling fatigued? It’s okay; I understand. We’ll take it a tad easier today. I’m sensitive to my students’ needs, and I’m more than happy to make learning an instrument accessible, whatever is going on.

Generally, we start with a warm-up. Then, we proceed to go over the songs the student has been practicing since last time. I provide feedback and coaching. When we’re ready, we move on to new music and assign it for practice. I’m your guide as the music gets progressively more challenging. When time allows, we have several miscellaneous ...

About Britta

Hello and welcome! My name is Britta, and I teach piano and guitar lessons online. I have been playing the piano since before I can remember. I took lessons from an excellent teacher from age 5 to 18. During that time, I performed in one formal recital every year, as well as three other informal

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Justin
Everything went very well with my almost 5 year old!
Nicholas + Joey P.
Britta is amazing!
Luke S.
I’m only one Lesson in so far, but Britta seems to be an excellent teacher and I look forward to learning with her

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Kathryn Z.

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  • Speaks English, German, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Kathryn Z.

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Rhythm guitar, picking patterns and reading notes on the guitar are all taught.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

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Mary-Clare
Amazing!!! A bright, joyful light!
Thiago
My experience with Kathy has been great. It's been roughly five months and I learned a lot and I'm also much more confident to sing. Learning the right techniques is crucial. Kathy is extremely patient and she adapts the classes to the student goals and aspirations. English is not my first language and she was also always very respectful and patient in explaining everything twice or maybe three times until I get it.
Kathleen
Kathryn has a terrific demeanor, and provides clear, thoughtful suggestions for technique!

Curtis L.

23 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 9 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Curtis L.

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All Levels are welcomed! Please scroll down and view my student reviews, videos and pictures. Learning Songs of the students choice, Music Reading, Soloing/Improvising, Acoustic & Electric Guitar styles are all covered in private lessons with me.

About Curtis

Hello! I'm a supportive, positive and patient teacher who is passionate about helping my students. Each individual student learns differently and with my professional performance background and having studied in the world renown Guitar Institute of Technology(GIT) program at Musicians Institute, I

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Phillip M.
Curtis has been a great instructor for me. Curtis listens ,encourages and teaches in away that I am making progress each week on skills like strumming ,timing, and rhythm . The bottom line is that I truly look forward to my lesson every week with Curtis and I think you will too.

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Alan
Curtis is a fantastic teacher! He is patient, enthusiastic, and encouraging. He teaches the type of songs you want to learn and not some song from a guitar guidebook. My first lesson was two hours and it quickly went by. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun and am looking forward to my next lesson. If you are in search of a guitar instructor, I would highly recommend him.
Jas S.
I think Curtis is a very very great teacher he taught me many songs. From Elijah .P

Daniel P.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks Rock and Roll, English, Classical (Baroque/Classical/Romantic), Celtic (Irish/Scottish), Blues, Bluegrass (The High Lonesome Sound)
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Daniel P.

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An experienced teacher of 10 years, I offer student-led lessons that help you grow musically. If you put in the work, you will see results!

We can learn your favorite songs, and use the guitar as a tool to learn and understand music theory in the process. Learn 3 fingerstyle fingerpicking, flat picking, traditional music, blues, rock, and bluegrass.

About Daniel

Daniel teaches and performs classical, jazz, gypsy swing, traditional irish music, old time fiddle, bluegrass and country, blues, and rock and roll. Instruments included but not limited to: cello, violin, guitar, and mandolin. Daniel graduated in 2007 with a cello performance degree from the Long

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Tony T.
Great teacher - friendly, patient, knowledgeable.
Kenneth M.
Daniel does a nice job explaining the lesson.
Kimberli H.
He is an amazing teacher! Very kind and I am advancing well. I highly recommend Daniel.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in San Jose is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"I've been seeing Ahmad for about 2-3 months now, and thought a review might be in order to help those looking for guitar lessons.

First off I'm an intermediate player, who has successfully avoided theory since I started playing. Coming to Ahmad for some help to hit the next level, he's cunningly introduced theory into the curriculum, but made it fun to do so with creative exercises I can take home and work on. For the last month I've seen my understanding of playing the guitar improve, and he's also helped with the creative side using the tools I have at my disposal.

I've been through a few teachers in my time, and Ahmad's understanding, patience and vim for guitar really shine through. Would definitely recommend for whatever stage you're at."
Duke
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I've learned a lot through my lessons with Luke. He's a great teacher, incredibly talented and an all-around good guy. Very highly recommended."
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Took Guitar lessons from Luke P.
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"I really love Rhonda , she is very supportive , motivate you no matter what lever you are ...
She explain really nice every single detail and have a lot of patience ... She is also open to listen to you and willing to answer any question you have ...
What I really love the most about her that she just guide you but let you chose the music and what you want to play ... And encourage you to follow what you love to play ...
She is awesome !"
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Took Guitar lessons from Rhonda S.
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"WOW! What an amazing experience! Eric is awesome is every way. He is a real rock star so he has all the experience besides the training to bring my guitar playing to the next level."
Spencer
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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Studying Guitar in San Jose, CA

by Hristo V. - San Jose Guitar Teacher

San Jose, CA is one of the most vibrant cities in the country. Not only it is the capital of Silicon Valley, but it is also one of the oldest and most culturally diverse cities in the state. The town offers an outstanding display of international and culturally rich mix of arts and music.

As a guitar teacher in this multi-cultural city, I feel so excited about the opportunity to work with so many students from all around the world and with so many different backgrounds, musical preferences, and personalities. It does not matter if you want to become a professional concert guitarist, a studio session cat, or simply play guitar by the campfire on your next camping trip.

San Jose offers so many different resources that can make

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the musical journey of taking guitar lessons in San Jose so much more exciting and entertaining!

The Bay Area is home to some of the best music festivals in the country. Each summer San Jose presents the Summer Jazz Festival which happens the 2nd weekend in August. Some of the top musicians from all over the world get together for a 3 day extravaganza in the middle of downtown that includes concerts, masterclasses, panel discussions, jam sessions, and more. It is open to all ages and such an environment provides all the needed excitement that is essential to spark, fuel, and kickstart the learning process.

A little further down south, the city of Monterey presents what many consider to be the best jazz/blues festival in the world: The Monterey Jazz Festival is one of these events that is hard to explain in words. The excitement, magic, and pure musical joy that happens every second weekend of September in this beautiful coastal Californian city is simply contagious. As a student taking guitar lessons in San Jose, having the chance to see up close and personal some of the best and most gifted guitarists on the planet, is simply priceless.

Up north, you have SFJAZZ - one of the largest non-profit music organizations in the country. It features leading musical acts from all over the world and boasts a concert schedule that’s almost seven days a week - year round. any student taking guitar lessons in San Jose can have this unique chance to witness the magic live and get all the needed inspiration to get better at their instrument.

San Jose also offers quite an array of jam sessions and open mic settings which are the ideal environment in which a student can try all the new concepts he or she is learning during their guitar lessons, meet new friends and musical partners, and observe what other students and music lovers are doing. These sessions are also the perfect place to network and make connections that can potentially lead to gigs, private engagements, and studio sessions/collaborations.

Every Wednesday evening the Hedley Club at the hotel DeAnza in beautiful downtown San Jose hosts the official San Jose Jazz Jam. All ages and levels are welcome!

Just down the street, the cozy Cafe Stritch presents a jam session every Sunday afternoon. This place is frequented by some of the best musicians in town and features all kind of music genres from rock to blues to jazz. They also present concerts by national and international touring acts seven days a week.

There is also the Blue Rock Shoot coffee shop and deli in downtown Saratoga. They host a open mic / jam session every Sunday and Monday evening and the feature blues, jazz, rock, and singer-songwriters. Another excellent place to get inspired and put some of your skills at practice!

San Jose is also home to the South Bay Guitar Society - a non-profit organization that supports all things guitar. They have an extensive (all year round) concert season and feature some of the best and most accomplished guitarists in the world. Attending such events is always a very special treat for any musicians, student, or music lover.

On top of that, San Jose is home to many universities and community colleges. They all have very demanding and busy concert seasons and feature a lot of free-to-the-community events, concerts, and recitals that are open to all ages.

In summary, San Jose presents the platform and needed musical and arts foundation for any student hoping to take guitar lessons in San Jose. I simply invite you to explore the possibilities!

So get excited and inspired so you can excel, have fun, and develop your inner artist!

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