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Steven B.

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

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Learn the subtleties of what makes blues guitar its own unique style, and learn how to break away from the typical "rock template" to set your blues style apart from the rest... and make it your own!

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.

227 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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, ...

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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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Lynn
Sorry but I'm using my wife's account to post this review...but SERIOUSLY 5 stars!!In just a few short months, Ahmad was able to systematically undo all my self-taught bad habits and incomplete YouTube tutorial learnings of the past and set me on the correct playing/learning path. A path I intend to stay on with Ahmad for a long time. I've "played" guitar for many years (on and off) and it wasn't until my wife gave me a 4-lesson gift certificate with Ahmad almost year ago that I REALLY started to learn the instrument I love. If you are contemplating starting your guitar journey, do not hesitate for a minute longer and contact Ahmad to get started.
He has a way of simplifying the concepts and providing the needed context to eliminate the "intimidation factor" of learning. Combined that with on-going encouragement, a plan customized to you and consistent positive reinforcement, Ahmad is able to maximize your enthusiasm and motivation for learning...I only wish that I would have started years earlier.
I'm having a blast, thanks to Ahmad!
Gregory
Ahmad is an excellent guitar teacher. He's a very experienced and dedicated teacher that will no doubt improve your level of play.

I recently relocated to Bay Area after happily taking guitar lessons in CT (where I went from absolute beginner to campfire strummer). So the bar was set high for finding a new teacher and, like you, I started reading numerous reviews. Every one of Ahmad's reviews were extremely positive from all levels of students. In addition, his experience (30+ years of teaching) and education (Guitar Institute) were top notch.

So I decided to take a lesson with Ahmad and couldn't be happier right now. From the first lesson Ahmad was able to quickly assess where my level of play was and jump right in. Ahmad focused on teaching good habits and guitar fundamentals, all while improving my timing.

He is very organized, and has thousands of handouts right at his fingertips (so no time is wasted writing down your lesson). He is very encouraging as you tackle new material, and also reads you well to know just the amount of new material that will appropriately challenge you. He will also create as many additional handouts as necessary to bring you to that next level.

And in a little over a year, Ahmad has indeed brought my guitar playing to a new level. His exercises made it fun to learn scales and the guitar fretboard, and I'm now able to identify keys and understand the intervals of a chord. So when improvising to a chord progression, this allows me to make the changes (ie playing the most melodic notes to transition from one chord to the next). Ahmad's teaching has also brought my rhythm and timing to a new level. I'm able to play more advanced rhythms with an even tighter timing. I'm quite pleased whenever I go back to an old song and see how much tighter the rhythm is now. I'm also very pleased how quickly I'm able to learn a new song or riff now (where some would have been too advanced for me only a year ago). His lessons will also improve your picking, ability to move up and down the guitar neck, hitting the desired strings and much more.

In addition, Ahmad if very nice and friendly, so it has been a pleasure to take lessons with him. I'm very excited to see where Ahmad takes my guitar playing as I continue lessons with him, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher.
Ben
I have been meaning to write this review for a while. I have been coming to Ahmad for lessons for about 6 months. I have tried on two occasions to learn guitar from other instructors but quickly became frustrated and gave up. My time with Ahmad has been a completely different experience. He is a fantastic instructor and he focuses on building the fundamentals. Using a foreign language as an analogy, my other instructors started by just teaching me how to pronounce different phrases, without teaching what the individual words meant or how to modify the sentences. Ahmad starts by teaching the vocabulary and how to construct any sentence you want. He is very patient, sends you home with excellent lessons to practice, and once you get to the point where you simply need time to improve technique before you can advance any further, he switches to teaching basic music theory, so that you can continue to learn while you wait for your hands to catch up with your brain.

If you want to spend the least amount of money on guitar lessons, I would encourage you to go learn from some college kid, as you will spend $80 on one or two lessons and then just give up. If you want to actually learn how to play guitar, come see Ahmad.
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Munro D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music. from The Juilliard School, Berklee School of Music, Arizona State University.
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Munro D.

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Munro is a dynamic composer and musician who has been teaching for over 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Arizona State University. He has attended the prestigious Juilliard School in NYC to further his study of composition and orchestration, and also Berklee School of Music in Boston.

During lessons, Munro utilizes modern teaching techniques to assure quality results for his students. He has experience and success working with students of all ages, regardless of previous musical experience.

He is well versed in Music Theory, Modern Contemporary Harmony. Other teaching styles Munro can accomodate are Blues-Rock Guitar, Improvisation, Composition, and Orchestration.

About Munro

Munro D (Teaches Online) Instruments: Piano, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, (Music Theory, Composition, Improvisation). Styles of Music: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Bossa Nova, Music Theory, Composition, Improvisation. Where I T

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Denise
Munro is the best ! The best teacher I have ever had. Very knowledgeable about music theory which enables the student to learn improvisation. He simplifies theory making it very easy to understand. He also understands that every student has his/her own learning curve and is never intimidating.
Anna
After studying with Munro for 5 years, I can say without a doubt, I would not be at the level I am now without him. From the first lesson, he had me playing a song. Munro is patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. I could not recommend Munro enough for future students!
Ed
I consider myself extremely lucky to have Munro as my instructor. I am in my 50's and only decided to learn to play piano several years ago. Munro can teach the most advanced techniques, music theory and composition, yet still has the patience for someone like myself, who is a casual learner that just wants to play for enjoyment and doesn't always have much time to practice. He is never frustrated by my slow progress, always supportive, and has a knack for finding music that will challenge but not overwhelm me. And while my competency at playing still has a long way to go, my understanding of music, and appreciation for composition are something I would not have received from most any other instructor.
I have no reservations endorsing Munro, regardless of your ambition, skill level or goals.
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James V.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Guitar Performance from Mathew K. Baynes School of Music
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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James V.

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The guitar can be an intimidating instrument for the beginner and an ever-expanding maze for the seasoned player. I want you to think about every time you practice as an adventure into a brave new world, navigating your way through chords, scales, and music theory concepts, your world of music will expand.

My teaching method is guaranteed to get you playing the guitar and having fun in no time! I’ve created a step by step program that is tailored to each individual student. Whether you're a beginner who doesn't know where to start or have been playing for years and finally want to take your playing to the next level, I accept students at any level.

I'll give you all the tools you need to succeed including jam tracks, chord & scale diagrams, and tablature. With my course you will learn the notes on the guitar, chords, scales, strumming and picking techniques, music theory, sight-reading, ear training, modes, arpeggios, sweep picking, tapping, finger-style techniques, hybrid ...

About James

James is a professional guitarist with over 10 years of experience performing and teaching. He plays and teaches many genres of music including Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk, R&B, Classical and Modern Fingerstyle. Like any artist, he aims to work with many other musicians and teachers

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Armin V.
great patience with a new student
Armin V.
great to learn new struming options
Armin V.
very patient teacher
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Michael B.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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Michael B.

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I teach a wide variety of students from beginning to advanced and the styles we explore range from rock, blues, folk, and alternative, to worship music, classical, and jazz. I place an emphasis on developing a well-rounded student by focusing on music literacy, theory, and training the ear for things such as improvising and playing along with others without supervision.

About Michael

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and have been teaching guitar for over 25 years to students from beginning to advanced levels in a variety of styles. I can help you achieve your goals in many styles including rock, blues, country, metal, and classical by balancing technical knowledge and skill

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Kristen B.

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  • Teaches students 3 to 12
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kristen B.

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Guitar is such a fun instrument. Lessons are student based, we will learn what you want to learn, and the way you would like to learn! Your curriculum will be made just for you!

About Kristen

I’m Kristen! I am a mother to an adorable little boy named Beckett. I live on a farm with lots of animals. I love the spring time when all of the babies are born, I especially love baby goats (did you know they are called kids too!). During the weekdays you can find me teaching music lessons,

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"Leaving a second review for William to tell players out there how awesome he is. Having worked with William for over a year, I can tell you his teaching style and ability to communicate are superior to that of other teachers. Moreover, William helped me develop a strong technical foundation for playing—and after 16 years of guitar playing with other teachers, I was surprised how far those little changes can go (i.e., how you hold the pick, where to put your thumb on the neck, the sequential order to playing notes on a chord, etc.) While that may sound basic, believe me, it's not. I almost had to relearn how to play. Overall, I highly recommend William if you're looking to crush your guitar playing goals."
Gregg Anderson
Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"It is fun to learn basics with Richard. Looking forward to the next lesson."
Mac
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Heading into my first class with Tim, I had almost no musical experience (at least for the last 15+ years). In a very casual way, he was able to get a sense of where I was and where he should start with my instruction.

I was very reluctant to take lessons at first, but my wife got me started with Tim and it was really worth it. He was accommodating to my relatively slow speed of learning and easily adapted to my own musical preferences and interests.

His studio is a great space and is located within a really cool, historic building. The sound is fantastic and it's a comfortable space to practice in.

I highly recommend Tim for lessons - especially for adults who may not be able to dedicate hours a day to practicing. I took lessons weekly for three months and I got a great foundation for practicing. Once my life settles down a little, I definitely hope to go back."
Tucker
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tim M.
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"I started taking weekly electric guitar lessons with Mr. Soukis at his Times Square studio, after watching many videos of him rockin' the blues at various venues in New York City. He is one of those rare teachers who is not only knowledgeable, but also able to share the knowledge with his students in a comfortable and relaxing manner. I have always been afraid of the guitar but the man has cured my guitar phobia. He has made learning the guitar approachable and fun!!"
CHRIS D
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Spiros S.
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"Stan is obviously both knowledgeable and talented but he is also a very good teacher and will tailor your lessons not only to your ability but also to your own personal goals

Stan has my highest recommendation"
Cullen
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Stan M.
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"Ryan has definitely opened up my perspective with regard to learning my instrument and "hearing" tonal options for music I like to play. I'm a working Dad with very limited time for lessons and practice, so an online learning platform has worked best for me. Ryan has been very accommodating and flexible. More than that, he's been extremely patient with my learning style. In addition to opening up my instrument for me, he's fostered a passion for learning guitar and a taste for new music that I may not have listened to/learned otherwise. I love music and because of Ryan, I've found a very heartfelt, almost tangible, passion for playing it. Ryan...thank you!!"
Mark
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"What a music teacher! Heard him play with Bobby Hurricane Spencer and was an instant fan. I have been taking lessons ever since. Didn't think I could learn so quickly and have so much fun doing so! Strongly recommend!"
Bruce
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"To be honest, I wouldn't know exactly where to begin to write this review so I am going to just speak from the heart - and a little bit of experience. I started with Christian about a month ago. I held off leaving a review because a good teacher of anything shows they are good by also showing how they build off what what they are teaching and how the student reacts to what he/she is being taught.

I can honestly say that Christian has exceeded my expectations, but it might be for the non-musical aspect that he has. As far as ability goes, just watch his videos and you will see he knows much more than necessary to teach anyone else how to play. However, what makes Christian so great at teaching is that he doesn't translate that ability into unreasonable expectations for his students. He realizes the personal nature of music and will help the student achieve their own personal goals and even more, if the student wishes to do so and puts in the practice and effort of learning.

He has been very good at building on what he has previously taught. Christian has also given much attention to where I seem to connect with music, which is personal only to me. I don't connect to music the same as he does. He knows that and makes an effort to see music from the way I am seeing it, at least he does that during our time in the studio together. This helps each student be the best that THEY can be. This is what a good teacher does. A great teacher also, with time, slowly makes himself obsolete. He teaches the student to figure out how to teach themselves. Christian does this as well. It is not his intention to lose students. But he absolutely wants me to see WHY I am doing what I am doing so I can apply that theory to other aspects of the guitar ON MY OWN.

So, I am not saying he is the best teacher out there. "Best" is a funny word anyway. What I am saying is: Christian will help you be as good as you can possibly be within the realm that you want to be in, as long as you want to actually learn the instrument fully by putting in the work -- work is always necessary.

So I should also mention that I am a song writer and a piano player, and have been for over 20 years. That is why I can say I am speaking from experience. I have had instructors before. I know what it is like and I know what to look for. You can't go wrong with Christian, if you are really looking to learn how to play the guitar and get the most out of your dedication to the instrument."
Arty
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Christian L.
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"The lesson went very well. Devin was patient and answered all of my questions of which I had many. He was very thorough in teaching me hand placement and strumming technique. I was very happy with the lesson and feel I quickly gained confidence."
Wayne
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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"Andrea’s lessons are amazing! He’s the best guitar teacher I’ve ever had. He certainly got ‘the blues’. Definitely recommended"
Manny M.
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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