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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaching since 1978
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Steven B.

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I have been a studio recording artist since 1979, playing piano, organ, synthesizers, acoustic and electric guitar and electric bass. I will teach you the basics of studio recording, how to make the most out of your time in the studio, and let you in on the "insider secrets" that recording artists use to set them apart!

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 f

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
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.
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Ahmad G.

230 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
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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.

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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 with

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Kris
After having been a student of Ahmad's for over a year now, I can earnestly say he is a quality instructor unlike any I've had before. He shapes each individual class specifically to what your guitar goals are, creating incredibly detailed and thorough handouts and exercises to help you get there. I am the type of student who learns best with a well-defined regime laid out clearly in front of me. His handouts are a perfect match for my learning style and you can tell the years of experience and knowledge that has gone into creating each one. He is also a very adaptive teacher helping me surpass some rhythm barriers in unique and creative ways. He had helped me gain a new appreciation and understanding for music theory and most importantly he helps keep it fun.
Tammy
When my son moved to the area, he began playing guitar for the first time. His job kept him very busy, so he wanted to find a guitar instructor where his time would be well spent. Below is his review of Ahmad.

You would be hard-pressed to find an instructor as excellent as Ahmad. With his help, I made an incredible amount of progress on guitar in a matter of months. His lessons are precise and organized, and I always left the lesson feeling like I learned a ton of new stuff. He strikes a great balance between requiring excellence as well as giving encouragement and making sure it's always fun. In a few months, I went from knowing close to nothing about music to being able to play my favorite songs from start to finish. As I have left the area, I will miss Ahmad's lessons, but I'm thankful for getting him to start my journey into the world of music!
Ryan
If you are ready to embark on the journey of mastering the guitar and learning to truly express yourself through music, you will not find a more dedicated, enthusiastic and organized teacher than Ahmad
Ahmad has devoted his life to the art and methodology of teaching the guitar to others. It's not about him and how well he can play or his personal aspirations to be musician. There is no intimidating showing off during lessons - only a sincere desire to be the best teacher he can be. I've always been self-conscious playing in front of great guitar players, but Ahmad creates a safe environment for me to learn and grow as a player.
Ahmad's experience has given him true expertise and it shows in his ability to meet students exactly where they are at - no matter what their experience level. His years of teaching experience and vast, meticulously organized archive of personally-created handouts are perfect for whatever the moment calls for. That is a world of difference from one-size-fits all online materials I've struggled with in the past. Or, unprepared teachers who "wing it" each lesson.
My window of opportunity to be a rock star closed many years ago, if I ever had one. While I am a dedicated guitar student, work and family come before practice and lessons. Ahmad has been extremely accommodating in allowing me to take lessons as frequently or infrequently as my schedule allows. Yet, he always keeps me making progress and never lets me stall out or drift away from my commitment to learn.
Great teachers are hard to find. I discovered Ahmad through searching online and reading his reviews. After over 3 years of studying with him, I know I have a found a superb teacher and an inspiring musical mentor. Begin the journey!
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Christine G.

98 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Christine G.

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Learn the basics of Music Production using a free DAW program. Basic elements of music are explored such as Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Timbre, Dynamics, Texture, and Form. Students will apply these concepts as they create new compositions each week. Students will explore and compose different genres of music fused with electronica giving them exposure and appreciation of the various styles of music and culture but with a contemporary twist. Lessons are presented in a Multimedia format with interactive games, activities, and loads of creativity.

About Christine

"It's not just about creativity. It's about the person you're becoming while creating." This quote epitomizes my teaching philosophy concisely. My mission is to raise my students’ artistic confidence, grow their skills, and teach them to enjoy the art-making process while building integrity and g

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Giselle
I sadly have to end lessons to save up money to go back to college in the fall. You were an amazing teacher and thank you for teaching me so much. One day I’ll pick up where I left off. I’ll most definitely choose you. Hope all is well for you in the future l. I wish you the best. Thanks for everything and making my every Monday so wonderful.
Your beloved student (haha),
Daniel
I really appreciate your patience with her and your help to get her to grow as a young beginning singer. Again thank you for all you’ve done. I always enjoyed your interactions with Sophie 😂😂😂
Lydia
I have really enjoyed our music lessons. I appreciate how much I’ve learned! I am so much more confident with my pitch and I feel I can sing in public with more confidence.
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Brett R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • AAAS digital/analog audio engineering from Shoreline Comm. College
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Brett R.

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Extensive background in both live sound reinforcement and studio tracking and mixing audio-production

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT ARE OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments th

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Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Ramona D.

56 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ramona D.

56 Reviews
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Beginner - Advanced let me help you make the best audio recordings and mixes!

I am a certified pro audio engineer. I've worked in the following audio engineering fields: Music recording, mixing and production; Post Production; Front of house engineering; A1 & A2; Live Stage Recording. I have a professional recording studio, which is equipped with the following: Isolated and acoustically treated recording booth; Neumann condenser mic, Genelec monitors, Pro Tools & Logic on a Mac Pro computer and many instruments for live music production (keyboards, guitars, bass, drum set) all of which are set up for recording.

About Ramona

I'm a professional musician and audio engineer. I'm a classically trained pianist and I offer lessons in piano, guitar, voice, music theory, music recording, music performance and songwriting. I received my music education from The Brooklyn Music School, Cornell University and the The Institute o

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Scott C.
Always so patient and understanding all while helping me progress confidently!
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Max K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Percussion Performance & Music Education from Eastman School of Music
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Max K.

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Learn to professionally record your own music, live events and understand the different way of sharing and utilizing the recorded material.

About Max

I am a professional drummer, hand drummer, music producer and recording artist. I graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a degree in music education and percussion performance. I am a New York State Certified music educator with over 6 years of private and classroom teaching experience. A

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Ryan
Max is dope. Super patient, really positive, and over all a great dude.

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The average cost of 60-minute music recording lessons in San Mateo is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $300 per hour.
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"Very good so far I learned a lot in just 45 minutes , see you at the next class Alex!"
Kristina
Took Music Recording lessons from Alex B.
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"Will was everything I expected. I was looking for someone to teach naturally as opposed to rote (boring) learning. I'm sure Will can do rote but he did what I asked.

He really knows his music and can teach in a way that gets my son directly into actually playing music, which is exactly what I was after.

He’s really flexible and can take anything and turn it into something good.

The pace was spot-on, matching perfectly the maximum my son could understand at the time.

I think my son learnt the absolute maximum he could in that short space of time and he learned a LOT."
Eban
Took Music Recording lessons from Will F.
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"Best instructor ever"
Mari Anne
Took Music Recording lessons from Fawn A.
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"Scott is a very talented producer and drummer and is very patient and easy to work with. i highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn Ableton and advance their engineering/ production skills!"
Michael
Took Music Recording lessons from Scott K.
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"Eric knows how to get the best performance from an artist. I look forward to doing more projects with him."
Karena
Took Music Recording lessons from Eric J.
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"This spring semester started off very stressful, but after getting James to tutor me for my music business class it have been a big relief. My grades started going back up and the biggest accomplishment of them all is that I passed my class with a B+. “Thank god out of all the teachers on takelessons.com I chose him.”

James is very caring and understanding and most definitely knows his stuff when it comes to Music business. He really cares about his student’s and really wants to see them win , even when he’s not on the clock with you at the moment he randomly sends you helpful tips and interesting reading files that can help you along the way to become a success artist. I will most definitely keep him around while I'm on my Musical Journey ! and If I were you I would too."
Jeyney
Took Music Recording lessons from James W.
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"I loved his music recording life group classes
they were the best"
Tanya
Took Music Recording lessons from Scott K.
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"Seth came through in a pinch and was extremely generous with his time, talent and knowhow."
Dean
Took Music Recording lessons from Seth D.
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"Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques"
Joey
Took Music Recording lessons from ryan S.
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"Very informative first session"
Andrew
Took Music Recording lessons from Jonah R.
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