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Ahmad G.

236 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $38
  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1992
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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 ...

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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. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with

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Brent
I have been taking lessons with Ahmad since June 26th, 2011 - I was referred by a mutual acquaintance. I bought myself a guitar for my birthday a year ago and realized I needed some outside motivation to play it. While I'm relatively new to guitar and this is my first time taking guitar lessons, I have been drumming for 13 years with private instruction and university courses. I would highly recommend Ahmad. He is inspiring, professional, informative, and patient; a shining example of what a great teacher should be.

Over the past five months, I've already seen significant improvement in both my guitar performance as well as my understanding of the guitar and music in general. Ahmad is very good at balancing the scale between creativity and technique, while never losing sight of what your goals are as a student. As with any learning process, I would suggest you understand your own goals and level of commitment before jumping in to lessons. As I've seen, Ahmad will probably motivate you to practice more than you originally thought, which I really appreciate. It's with practice and strong understanding that I've gotten to a point where I am proud of my abilities on the guitar. Work with Ahmad and I hope you find the same!
Shawn
I started taking guitar lessons for the first time 10 months ago and am thankful I found such a great teacher in Ahmad. His positive attitude and love of music helps me stay engaged and lessons are productive and fun.

One of the great things about Ahmad is he listens to you and adjusts lesson content based on the feedback you provide. His ability to listen allows Ahmad to deliver a personalized lesson plan that incorporates your goals and gets you excited about what you are working on.

Ahmad also has taught me techniques to prevent and address minor aches that come up while learning to play. He takes this seriously and shows you how to prevent and resolve any issues that come up.

Overall, taking lessons from Ahmad has been a very positive experience. I look forward to continuing working with him to get better.
Steven L.
I have been taking guitar lessons with Ahmad. Music has always been important to me and my lessons with Ahmad have been a continual source of inspiration and joy. I love Ahmad's musical philosophy and regardless of what I'm interested in he is always able to help me better myself. I continue to be very busy in my life but always find myself coming back to music. Through taking lessons with Ahmad I have been able to achieve many of my musical goals and know that if I keep practicing I will be able to achieve even more of my goals.

Ahmad is extremely talented, intelligent, and friendly and is always there to support me in whatever new musical concept I wish to learn next. He can help anyone looking to better themselves in a wide variety of areas regardless of the style of music you are interested in. I have been studying jazz with him primarily, as my goal is to be able to write my own music and put together a band some day. I have no intention of stopping music lessons with Ahmad as they continue to be something I look forward to every week. Anyone would be lucky to have such a great teacher.
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Michael R.

26 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 2002
  • BA in Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Michael R.

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Piano is such a lovely instrument, good for exercising both hemispheres of our brain for sure!

About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner guitar students, but I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

Intermediate
Learn about music theory regarding rhythm, harmony, and melody and how it applies to the piano. Learn how to talk about music and improve how you read sheet music and lead sheets.

Advanced
Learn about more advanced rhythmic feels. Understand modal concepts, and how to use them to improve how you currently play. Venture past diatonic playing into full comprehension of out chords and certain types of chromaticism.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Melissa M.

38 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Melissa M.

38 Reviews
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Beginning Piano students will be taught the basics in a fun but productive way. I will teach a strong foundation so a student can move forward with confidence. Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

Students will learn the basics about rhythm, harmony, and melody and how they apply to piano. They will become fluent in the 12 basic keys to a degree where you can play simple songs in any of them.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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Raine
My 14 y/o daughter enjoyed her lessons.
Violet H.
Wonderful drawing lesson with my 4 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her next set of lessons with Melissa. I am grateful and I highly recommend!
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Maggie Z.

15 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $61
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaching since 2018
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Maggie Z.

15 Reviews
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I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, violaļ¼Œbeginner piano and singing lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano less

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Loann
My 8-year-olds daughter has some minor learning delays, Maggie is very understanding & patient with her. She engages and makes the sessions fun. My daughter thinks she’s awesome and enjoys her sessions with Maggie.
Isabel R.
Maggie is a great teacher! I have only spent 3 sessions with her and I am making great progress. She's very patient and skilled. Her positivity encourages me and helps my advancement. I learn a lot from one lesson and I am excited to take more.
Flordeliza C.
Maggie is an awesome piano teacher! It has been 7 years since my last piano lesson and Maggie took over recently. I didn't have much confidence in myself, but I guess she saw potential in me. My former teacher was keen on using children's piano books for me because she thinks, despite being an adult, those teaching materials are the most appropriate for my level. But Maggie had me playing Hanon right away. It was intimidating, but definitely helped me build confidence in myself! I feel so empowered playing the piano now. :) She's also very flexible. My schedule is all over the place right now due to schoolwork, but she's able to accommodate me still. I highly recommend her!
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Fallon N.

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San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance from University of Redlands
  • Teaching since 2014
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Fallon N.

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Students can expect to learn music, theory, sightreading and musicality

About Fallon

I began my musical journey with piano lessons at age 4. I then began singing lessons at age 12. Throughout High School I performed with local theater companies including CMTSJ. I then turned toward classical singing in college. I received my Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Un

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Miranda
I’ve been working with Fallon for almost 4 years now and I adore her! She is extremely professional, friendly, and kind. She works to give the best for her students.

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in San Jose is $145. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $80 and $300 per hour.
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"Iryna is amazing. She is truly talented in her craft and is a fantastic teacher. Her passion is apparent and she is skilled at meeting her students wherever they are. Very young to old, beginner or seasoned player -- anyone is lucky to have Iryna instructing them."
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"So, Buzz is pretty much the best! I’m an adult with a full-time career and no musical background, and I've been looking around off and on for years to find a teacher who wasn't stuffy and was open to a non-traditional student with a semi-crazy work-life schedule. Buzz is patient, flexible, and really breaks down the lessons in ways that make sense to my logical thinking. I always walk away feeling that I learned something new and excited to learn more, which I feel is the biggest testament to his teaching skills. His expertise in music theory has really inspired me to do more than simply learn how to read music, too, and I have no doubt that I’ll be taking lessons with him for a long time to come. Plus he’s hilarious, so that helps."
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"I loved her method, Bonnie is very professional, patient and enthusiastic. My boy was very happy dur Me and after class. Came home and wanted to continue playing the piano"
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"My daughter has progressed beautifully. Daniel is an excellent piano teacher who is patient. Recommend!"
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Took Piano lessons from Daniel K.
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"My 9yo son just had his first piano lesson with Milton and he just loved it. He was jumping with excitement when it was over and said "he is very supportive!""
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Took Piano lessons from Milton J.
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"Dora is an incredible teacher. She is patient, kind, understanding and talented. My daughter is in 1st grade and Dora teaches the lesson at an age appropriate way. My daughter looks forward to going to Dora's house for lessons. My daughter has made progress every week. I highly recommend sending your child to Dora for lessons."
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Took Piano lessons from Dora H.
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"Our first lesson was better than i expected. Very friendly and easy-going. Knowledgeable on the theory and skilled in his execution in a way that makes it easy and fun to learn."
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"This was our first time meeting Vasiliy and first lesson for my son. My son took to Vasiliy right away. The lesson went well and we are excited for future lessons. We highly recommend Vasiliy."
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I had a fine session.."
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Piano Lessons in San Jose, CA

Even if you truly love piano music and feel at home on the piano bench, learning a new instrument isn't always easy. Before the challenges pay off, your motivation might need some boosting along the way. Luckily, South Bay has a live music scene that's full of inspiring and entertaining piano performances, and downtown San Jose is the cultural capital of the whole region. From piano bars and sheet music stores to historic concert halls and world-class symphonies, there are plenty of local opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of live piano while taking piano lessons in San Jose.

Symphony Silicon Valley Silicon Valley's very own symphony calls the California Theatre home, and there's no better place to immerse yourself in the grand tradition of live piano. Every season,

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the Symphony Silicon Valley entertains more than a thousand guests per night at the iconic downtown landmark. Listen to the talented symphony's take on musical masterpieces that range from the classical to the brand new, and from the local to the international. Recent and upcoming performances include piano concertos by living legends, musical interpretations of American Gothic literature, and pieces by French, Russian, German, and Japanese composers. Symphony Silicon Valley: http://www.symphonysiliconvalley.org/ The California Theatre: http://sanjosetheaters.org/theaters/california-theatre/

Live Music Venues After attending one of your city's many downtown concerts, step right into an old-school speakeasy for a little more live piano. SingleBarrel only seats small groups, so it's easy to hear and appreciate every jazzy note their live pianist plays. Located right in the middle of SoFA, SingleBarrel is just steps away from the California Theatre, McEnery Convention Center, and San Jose State University.

If you're feeling more modern, request your favorites at the Fairmont San Jose on Market Street. The hotel restaurant, Pagoda Bamboo Lounge, has a piano bar that takes written requests as you dine. Its doors are open to the street, so you don't have to walk through the hotel to find the swanky spot, but you should definitely make a point of taking the scenic route on Sunday evenings. That's when a solo pianist entertains guests in the lobby. SingleBarrel: http://www.singlebarrelsj.com/ Fairmont San Jose: http://www.fairmont.com/san-jose/

Local Music Stores Music Village is a family-owned fixture with two locations in San Jose. The instrument store's expansive sheet music selection ranges from classical composers to contemporary hits, and they also carry a wide range of piano parts and accessories. http://www.musvil.com/

Competitions and Festivals The San Jose International Piano Competition is an annual ten-day series at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, a Versailles-style recital hall that's famous for its Steinway D and equally grand architecture. You don't have to be a competitor to experience the musical thrill of the competition, though. The series is hosted by a nonprofit organization that wants to share music with the world, especially Russian piano music. It opens with a free concert and includes ten days of top-tier performances by local talents. San Jose International Piano Competition: http://sjipc.com/ Le Petit Trianon Theatre: http://www.trianontheatre.com/

Piano is a passion, a skill, and an art form all at once. To become a great pianist, you must embrace all its forms and remind yourself why piano music means so much to the world. If you're taking private piano lessons in San Jose, you're already on the right track. When piano has a regular spot in your schedule, it's easier to keep your commitment to the instrument. As your skills and music knowledge improve, you'll enjoy more freedom and confidence at the keys, and practice will be hard to distinguish from playing for pleasure.

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