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Peter C.

Livermore, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Peter C.

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Music has been my passion since I was 10 years old. I didn't have any real instruments at first, so, I built my own out of coffee cans, ice cream containers and of course: a rubber band shoebox guitar! It might sound funny, but, I believe these early days of trying to create music using my "homemade symphony," forced me to really get to the core of sound and expression without the pre-set curriculum of traditional music study. Early on, I learned a few fundamental concepts of music theory that would forever change how I learned, as well as how I taught music to others. I believe these concepts set a foundation that allowed me to understand music and grow much faster - including learning multiple instruments.

And yes, I eventually acquired a real guitar and went on to study music and computers at the University of California and I currently compose music for TV and film in my own studio. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, drums, theory, composition and recording production to ...

About Peter

I currently compose music for TV, film and other digital media in my own recording studio. Prior to that, I spent about 25 years playing guitar, piano, bass and drums in bands and as a studio musician. At school I studied classical music (theory and composition) as well as orchestration and compute

Mark B.

26 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark B.

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I teach all levels of guitar lessons, from beginner to advanced professional...in all styles, except classical/flamenco.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. I now perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started playing guitar at age 9, and recorded 2 si

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Tomas
Best instructor ever
Scott F.
great slide lesson today - really patient and effective teaching - breaking the song down and getting into technique - thank you Mark!!
Richard D.
Great instructor, gave me tips that immediately improved my playing.
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Steven B.

23 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
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Steven B.

23 Reviews
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I teach beginning to advanced levels, including music theory, proper hand and finger technique and ear training. Pick the style of guitar playing you want to learn and I'll teach you how to perfect your abilities and have fun with it at the same time!

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music fo

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Sue D.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
Chuck B.
Great experience

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Amanda I.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2008
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Amanda I.

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I am an experienced teacher of 10+ years and I love teaching beginners! Whether you are an adult or child, I strive to make lessons fun and informative. I want to help you reach your full potential!

About Amanda

Hello! I am a music teacher at an elementary school in Michigan. Outside of the classroom, I teach lessons and I am in a pop cover band! I have been teaching for 10+ years and I love working with beginners. I love to share my passion for music with others!

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Mordechai W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree, Creative Writing from University of Hartford
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Mordechai W.

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Experienced teacher of 20+ years and professional musician. Teaching and music are my two passions and I love to work with students of all ages. Lessons are customized to you and your goals, and I promise you'll have fun and will be playing in no time. Let's rock out together!

About Mordechai

I am a professional singer, guitarist, songwriter, and teacher. I've taught for over 20 years and currently teach over 20 students, while continuing to gig regularly. I love teaching students of all ages and am always super energized and focused as soon as I am with my students. I've never met a

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Rebecca
Mordechai is awesome! So fun and so patient. I was playing a song in the first lesson!! Can't wait for the next one. I always look forward to seeing him.

William B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • A.S. Music Industry Recording Arts from SPC
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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William B.

7 Reviews
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The guitar is an incredibly fun instrument. It takes only three chords to unlock hundreds of well known songs. I have been helping many people learn new songs and techniques for over ten years, in turn I have made many friendships, I have traveled, and gained a good amount of knowledge and experience to pass on to you. The lessons I offer will be unique to each student based on your interests and pace of learning.

About William

Welcome to my profile! My name is William Beck. Most people call me Billy. I have been teaching mainly guitar and songwriting here and there for over 11 years. I started playing guitar at age eleven. I began writing my own songs at age thirteen and haven't stopped since. I am an artist above all

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Rebecca P.
Just had my first lesson with Billy and it was fantastic! He created the perfect balance of learning something enjoyable that I would be excited to go home and practice along with things that I had skipped over and knew I needed to re-visit in order to improve. I was impressed with his ability to quickly gauge my skill level and prior music knowledge so it didn’t feel mundane but challenged me just the perfect amount. Excited for our next lesson already!
D.G.
Billy helped me understand what i wanted out of music and tailored the lesson to do just that...started w the basics but then let me direct whete i wanted to take my playing...easy going and made it so much fun....i would recommend him to anyone at the beginner/intermediate level, as he is adept at getting to know who u are as a player and goes at the appropriate pace....great teacher!
Gail P.
William is an awesome teacher. He is exactly what I was hoping for, very knowledgeable, low key, great personality. I am excited to be learning from him!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in San Mateo, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in San Mateo is $66. 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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"Neguine was very sweet with Sam and he enjoyed the lesson."
Sam
Took Guitar lessons from Neguine N.
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"Indigo is a great teacher. She is deeply knowledgeable! I highly reccomend lessons with her."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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"One of the best teachers i've ever had

Jeff is a awesome teacher! He explained every lesson with alot of details since i was a beginner and taught me chords, leads, and songs throughout the years. It's been great learning from him \m/"
Benjamin
Took Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"Steve G: A Superb Instructor

I'm a student of Steve G.'s and am in my 40's. I had previously taken classical piano lessons from the age of 7 until 18, but I wanted to try my hand at guitar. Having come from a long line of teachers in my own family, I am well acquainted with the great (but often under-appreciated) skill it requires to be a quality instructor of any kind. A superb instructor (like Steve G.) should possess the following qualities:

1. Patient: Prodigies or masters of their art often lack the ability to convey their ability on a small scale to their pupils. Steve is an amazing performer and artist, and yet he is humble enough to walk alongside you, particularly when you are establishing the fundamentals of guitar technique. He will find the areas that need work and allow you to see how a small amount of persistence can result in large gains.

2. Encouraging: Steve is always optimistic. You can feel his passion for music in every word he speaks. He has the rare gift of making you see the flashes of your own talent, and he will help you build on those. He will not only help you figure out ways to overcome your obstacles in playing, but he will also deepen your appreciation of the instrument itself. He even went with me to the store to pick out an awesome acoustic guitar!

3. Individualizing: Steve doesn't have a once-size-fits-all method of teaching. He is a very keen and observant instructor who will challenge you based on your progress as well as your natural abilities. He will get to know you as a human being and as a budding artist. He will find ways to allow you to take your own inspirations and use them to drive you forward in your musical exploration.

4. Exemplary: Steve has tremendous integrity, not only as an artist but also as a professional instructor. He is also a tremendous guitarist with a broad repertoire, and watching him play will motivate you to become even better.

I hope this review is helpful to anyone who is considering taking lessons. Sign up with Steve and you won't regret it! Good luck on your journey!"
George
Took Guitar lessons from Steve G.
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"I'm just learning to play guitar. I am very comfortable learning from Robert and am enjoying it!"
Nate
Took Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"highly recommend

My son started taking guitar lessons with Daniel in December. So far, we are very happy customers. He is talented, knowledgeable, professional, polite, and accommodating. We would highly recommend Daniel"
nataliya
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel M.
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"I have little to no experience with guitar, but Ralph makes it very easy to get started and I began learning technique and chords right away. He clearly has a passion for music, but also experience in teaching others to play. He's not only compassionate and understanding for the difficulties you face as a beginner, but is also ready to challenge you and keep you motivated when learning gets frustrating. You'll progress quickly with him as your teacher."
Cheyenne
Took Guitar lessons from Ralph H.
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"My son said he was a great teacher and already has a better understanding after lesson 1. looking forward to learning more."
Tyler
Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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"Exceptional musician. Skilled and patient teacher.

I have been taking weekly guitar lessons with Nick for nearly four months now and it has been all I hoped for and more. As a recent retiree and amateur musician one of my goals is to rapidly improve my novice guitar skills. I was looking for a teacher who would push me hard but was willing to work with the particular songs and musical questions that I might bring to him each week. I could not be more pleased. Nick is able to immediately bring his knowledge and experience to any material that I bring to a lesson and he uses it as the basis for a wide range of teaching moments – whether it be technique, harmony, or improvisational approach. What I didn't anticipate was the extent to which his holistic, listening (and singing) based approach to playing an instrument has challenged me. Nick is making me a better musician not just a better guitar player. (And it is very helpful that he types out notes on all that we discuss and sends an email following each lesson.)"
James
Took Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"My 10 year old boy liking his teaching. It is nice to pick for my son classes Thank you for your time Daniel.."
shan
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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