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Ahmad G.

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San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
  • Teaching since 1992
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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 wit

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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.
Susan
Damn. I was impressed by Ahmad. He is active in the music community and masterful! I was able to master some of the techniques that I was stuck on guitar. Now I don't embarrass myself when I perform.

Marty H.

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Campbell, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Marty H.

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My easy going and patient personality allows me to teach my students to become their best, whether they are just starting out or are more advanced in guitar. I believe the positive relationship between teacher and student is a crucial part of a student's success in learning while having fun playing. My focus is for my students to leave each lesson feeling confident and empowered to want to play and learn more each day. I know what it's like to go from knowing nothing about the guitar to becoming a seasoned musician, so I use extreme patience, encouragement, and guidance with simple guitar techniques. My focus for the beginner is to teach the fundamentals and basic chords for them to play their favorite songs as quickly as possible using a variety of books and personal instruction. For the more advanced player, I focus on theory and advanced techniques to challenge them to play at a higher level. My overall goal is to see the success and achievements of my students to play with ...

About Marty

I've been playing guitar for 34 teaching for 17years and music is my passion. Born and raised in New York, I grew up in a musical household as my mother was a professional piano player in New York and I was exposed to the industry at an early age. After leaving college in New York, I moved to San

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Excellent teacher

Marty is a fantastic teacher. He’s been great teaching my 14 year old daughter. He’s very patient and makes playing the guitar so simple for her. The first lesson he really was interested in what SHE wanted to eventually be able to play, then taught her some basics and a few simple cords. By the end of the lesson, she was playing a simple song and was so excited. Also very respectful to me as her parent and has a gentle, non-aggressive personality making us both very comfortable. My daughter now even is writing her own songs and playing guitar to them. I would highly recommend Marty as a guitar teacher, he really knows what he’s doing.
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Rhonda S.

45 Reviews
Hayward, CA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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Rhonda S.

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I've been teaching guitar to students of all experience levels and ages for 20 years. I structure lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of basic musicianship. I typically use Hal Leonard Guitar Method for those students who want to learn to read music.

About Rhonda

I have always had a love for music. From all the music trivia games my family won't play with me, to my large collection of records, cassettes, and CDs - I am hooked! I made my solo performance debut at age 7 by singing "It's A Small World" acapella in a school talent show. At age 9 I started

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nice.
Devon H.
Rhonda is great with my son, who has trouble focusing. She makes the lessons fun and I can tell he is learning.
Justin O.
fantastic and lovely teacher.

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Liam T.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Liam T.

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You get to experience something because you will be coached to:
1. Experience a great feeling of accomplishment
2. Feel like you learned something
3. Feel like you can do anything you want
4. Feel like you can say what's on your mind
5. Feel free to express yourself in any way you want
6. Meet your needs and goals, and maybe go beyond that, too
7. Believe you can feel and do anything
8. Create plan as we move forward

You will receive all of my attention and coaching you need to become the best version of yourself through music and playing the guitar.

We will be a team and focus on your development throughout these coaching meetings, because it's what you'll need.

About Liam

Hey, you! I pray and hope you are well and ready to take on this new experience with your musical instrument. You are probably thinking how this experience will be for you, and all you need to think about is you. No one else. Not me, not your friend or friends that play or the rest of the world. J

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Andrew
I thoroughly enjoyed my time being taught by Rocky as I called him. He taught me to enjoy the guitar and music in general. I honeslty can rarely pick up my guitar without thinking back to something he taught me. He genuinely loves the guitar, it isn't just a paycheck to him.
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Jennifer W.

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  • Bachelor of Art in Music from Boise State University
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jennifer W.

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I'm a certified music teacher with Bachelor of Arts in Music and 25 years experience. I believe that every individual learns music skills differently. As a teacher I seek to design lessons that provide each student with the opportunities to grow in a creative and enjoyable way. Providing a customized schedule for each student is essential for engaging and encouraging musical growth. I have discovered that as students combine interests with their music study it brings more enjoyment to their musical experience. See you in the studio!

About Jennifer

I believe that every individual learns music skills differently. As a teacher I seek to design lessons that provide each student with the opportunities to grow in a creative and enjoyable way. Providing a customized schedule for each student is essential for engaging and encouraging musical growth.

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Cristopher E.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cristopher E.

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Can play and teach all styles and levels of guitar, although I have the most experience with rock, jazz, pop, metal, and classical music.

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo

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Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.
Caleb
Great teacher. Very helpful and patient
Ashlea
My boys (ages7 and 9) love Cris. They can’t wait for their next lesson! We highly recommend him!

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in San Jose is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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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 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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