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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven B.

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I have been teaching acoustic guitar part time since 1972 and full time since 1998. From beginning level to advanced, I teach virtually all styles of music using flat picking and finger picking methods.

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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Lars R.

11 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Music from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
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Lars R.

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I am familiar with the many sonic possibilities of various types of acoustic guitars: nylon-string, steel-string, dobro, slide, twelve-string, seven-string . . . Many thanks!

About Lars

I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players, and continue to broaden my horizons under the guidance of Matthew Gra

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Abhi D.
Lars is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgeable and also very articulate with his instructions. I highly recommend him. I am an absolute beginner and yet he was able to share so much in the very first lesson itself! He also makes learning fun.
Subhabrata D.
very good!
Subhabrata D.
Very focused lesson
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Nathan M.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Nathan M.

5 Reviews
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Hi, I’m Nate and I want to help you build a lifelong relationship with the guitar! I’m an award-winning, nationally-toured musician / video game composer, and I’m passionate about fun and effective music education. I offer individualized lessons in beginning and intermediate guitar to students of all ages. I’ll support you in meeting your musical goals and help you develop the tools you need to follow your musical curiosity wherever it takes you :)

About Nathan

All my students receive: • Individually-tailored lessons for the music YOU want to learn • A pre-lesson questionnaire about your goals and interests • Coaching & support in building a sustainable personal music practice With me you can learn: • To play your favorite songs & riffs •

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Will
After a long time trying to find a guitar instructor with affordable rates and availability that suits my needs, I am so glad to have been referred to Nathan. He radiates kindness and patience, making it easy to quickly feel comfortable with him. He moves at my pace and shows interest in the songs I want to learn and my own goals rather than working from an agenda. Nathan offers Covid conscious in-person as well as Zoom lessons which is convenient. I highly recommend him and I am so glad to learn from him.
Brian
I've worked with Nathan as a songwriting collaborator on various projects in the past and I can attest to his talent as a guitarist and songwriter. Nathan is a very innovative composer and an incredibly kind and thoughtful person. I've had the pleasure of co-writing and workshopping songs with him and it's always an inspiring experience. I would strongly recommend him as a guitar instructor and songwriting teacher.
Adam
Nathan’s optimism and continuous support helped reignite my passion for writing and playing! It’s obvious that he puts in an abundance of time and energy into personalizing a lesson plan for you, constantly assessing (and reassessing) your goals and then laying out achievable steps you can take to reach those. He has never been discouraging or judgmental; on the contrary, I look forward to sharing my progress with him each week. He breaks otherwise daunting concepts into small, palatable portions, teaching and incorporating into your practice regimen seamlessly. Outside of musical theory and technique, he also has advice for a number of problems, whether it be regarding networking, stage presence, recording, or less music-based problems such as burning out or handling drastic life changes.

If you’re looking for a talented, empathetic teacher who truly cares about you and your pursuit of music, Nathan is my only recommendation!
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Kenton D.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Kenton D.

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I believe music can change the world.

Lessons with me start with a no-nonsense plan to growing as an artist on the guitar. With my program you will get a customized path with a healthy mix of foundational theory, skills, and (most importantly) playing fun songs!

Message today to see if we'll be a good match, I can't wait to share music with you!

About Kenton

Hi, there! My name is Kenton and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2019 and have loved helping my students learn the basics of guitar, music theory, and musicianship. I went to SUNY Brockport and earned a degree in Psychology in 2016. Following my undergrad I took a

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Jameson B.
My son has had a total of 3 virtual guitar instructors all of whom he has really liked but Kenton is his absolute favorite. “I like all of my instructors but Kenton is really the best, he really listens to me and takes into account what I know and what I want to learn when making my lesson. He’s really fun and great at his job”
Fotini B.
Hillary
Kenton is an amazing instructor. I wasn't sure anyone would have enough patience to teach my 7 yr old daughter, but he has such a gift for working with kids that she is actually learning to play and looks forward to every lesson! She is starting to understand how to read music, and Kenton's enthusiasm and encouragement are making it such a fun process. I would recommend him to anyone of any age, at any point of their musical journey!
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Donnie E.

148 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Donnie E.

148 Reviews
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With my acoustic guitar lessons we will learn everything from A to G (because there is no Z in music) about chords, theory, fingerstyle guitar, sight reading sheet music and much more! From the inspiration of Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Trace Bundy, Adam Rafferty, and others, we will learn how to master the acoustic guitar. Please feel free to use the "Ask a question" feature! Thank you!

About Donnie

Hi! My name is Donnie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for 5 years and have loved helping my students, Kevin, Andrew, and Avery (all of whom have left 5-star reviews) reach their goals! I strive to not only give my students exercises and riffs to learn, but to teach t

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Annette W.
awesome lesson
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Justin R.
Explains knowledge thoroughly and is very friendly
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Brendan F.

2 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Grand Prize & "Lennon Awards" Winner from International John Lennon Songwriting Competition
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Brendan F.

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Before I got a degree in music, I was self taught, so I know what it's like to be on both sides of musical understanding! Because of this I'm extremely passionate about my students musical growth and I find it to be vital to the human experience.

About Brendan

Hello! My name is Brendan "B" Forrest, I'm an award winning singer-songwriter / guitarist (2020 John Lennon Songwriting Competition grand prize winner), and passionate music educator. I've been doing music full time since graduating with a B.A. in Music from NPU. I've been in love with music since

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Katie
Brendan’s passion for music is contagious! My son’s musical growth is a direct result of his lessons with Brendan and practice. I’m so glad my son has this opportunity to learn.
Samadhy
I’ve been taking classes for approx 2 years and have really enjoyed learning from Brenden. He’s Ext really knowledgeable about any instrument and music in general. I’ve gained so much and even though I’m still a beginner I have a deeper understanding that I wouldn’t get from watching you tube or another online learning method.

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The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in San Rafael is $67. 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’m a relative beginner and Chris has done a great job at making me feel a lot less overwhelmed than my previous instructor. He is very patient and has a great demeanor. He is extremely focused for the entire lesson and is a great communicator."
Bill
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"James is a great teacher! I left my first lesson completely energized and excited to learn more. He explains things really well and is very patient. I'm very happy with the choice I made!"
Olivia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James S.
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"complete novice; adult student. First lesson very relaxed. Excellent blend through-out lesson of questions and information my goals and background as well as instructor's goals for me and his background. First "technical" part of lesson was manageable and care taken by Lyle to make sure I understood what was being presented. I left the first lesson feeling this would be a good fit between instructor and student"
Robert
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lyle R.
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"Kristina is wonderful. She is warm and I felt very comfortable with her teaching space and gratified at the way she designed a lesson based on where I'm at and my goals. She really listened to me and for the first time (I've had a number of teachers) I was encouraged that she took the time and made the effort to provide me structure for practice which I very much want and, at the same time, relieved that she is open to modifying based on my ability, interest and feedback She took time with patience and grace to guide me through unfamiliar territory and was very clear in her explanations and demonstrations of everything. I'm delighted."
Vicky
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kristina B.
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"A pleasure to be around and the best teacher I have had in any subject"
Steve
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Ahmad is a fantastic instructor. He begins work by teaching proper technique with the type of music the student is interested in and goes from. He can work with interests from punk rock to classical, electric to acoustic, no theory to complex music theory. A very talented musician and an excellent, encouraging, patient instructor. My son was a music novice with an intense desire to learn and practice (2-4 hours a day). In just 18 months he advanced his music theory knowledge and skills so far that he was able to easily improvise jazz solos. You can't go wrong working with Ahmad!"
Kent
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Eric is a very talented and patient instructor!"
Richard
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Wonderful first session. Will look forward to next sessions. Cheers!"
Trinanjan Dasgupta
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Mauricio is gentle, talented and focused on the kids finding their way through music. I highly recommend him. My kids are 7 and 5 and they now have a love of guitar. Thanks to Mauricio."
victoria
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mauricio O.
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"I have found Donnie to be an excellent instructor. So glad I found him."
Vince
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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