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Guitar Lessons in Santa Cruz

There are some fun things you can do to enhance your guitar lessons in Santa Cruz. Attending large venue concerts with world-famous artists, frequenting restaurants, coffee shops and bars with local live music, and even attending student concerts and other educational events are all exciting ways to spend the day while also improving your guitar skills. Here are some great places around Santa Cruz to check out:

  1. The Art Bar and Cafe The Art Bar and Cafe provides an artsy and family-friendly atmosphere for art, food, drinks, coffee and live music. They even provide free Wi-Fi! Check their website for a list of upcoming artists. Customers describe the list of performers as "eclectic," so you'll have lots of different types of music to choose from. (http://scartbar.com/)

  • Kuumbwa Jazz Center If the focus of your guitar lessons in Santa Cruz is jazz, then you'll need to check out the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Their doors opened 40 years ago, and they have a great reputation for bringing fantastically creative and engaging acts to Santa Cruz. In addition to frequent concerts, Kuumbwa also provides the public with FREE master classes. Check their website for details about master classes, performances, and to book tickets. (http://kuumbwajazz.org/)

  • The Crow's Nest Restaurant Located on a picturesque cliff, this restaurant provides great food, drinks and live entertainment with the backdrop of the ocean. The Crow's Nest website has a monthly calendar of events, and the musicians they host include reggae, rock, progressive funk, soul and more. So no matter what genre you're into, or even if you're still deciding, The Crow's Nest has something for you. (http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com/live-entertainment/)

  • Moe's Alley Moe's Alley is known for hosting both local and world-renowned musical acts. The atmosphere of this bar is described as pleasant and "laid back," and many customers love the small and intimate setting as well as the fantastic acoustics. There's also a dance floor and Vivas Organic Mexican Food served on the patio during all shows. (http://www.moesalley.com/)

  • Santa Cruz Blues Festival The Santa Cruz Blues Festival has been happening every Memorial Day Weekend for the past 23 years at Aptos Village Park. The festival is family friendly, and it's located in a beautiful Redwood amphitheater, known for it's premiere sound. The festival prides itself on bringing well-known blues traditionalists as well as modern artists. Musicians who have graced the stage in the past include Tommy Castro, Jonny Lang, Joan Osborne and Trombone Shorty, just to name a few. (http://www.santacruzbluesfestival.com/info.php)

  • Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Attending the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is another great way to enhance your guitar lessons in Santa Cruz. This festival brings fantastic musicians from all around the world to perform in Santa Cruz in August. Expand your musical education by exposing yourself to a wide variety of contemporary music performers. There are also events designed to educate you about contemporary music and even open rehearsals to attend! (http://cabrillomusic.org/)

  • UC Santa Cruz You don't need to be an enrolled student to take advantage of some of the events the UCSC music department offers. Between the Classical Guitar Ensemble, Small and Large Jazz Ensembles, the Latin Ensemble and individual student recitals, there are frequent on-campus concerts that are open to the public. (http://music.ucsc.edu/)

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    I am very passionate about the guitar and want my students to take lessons on their own terms, learning the things that inspire them to improve on the instrument. No one likes to be forced to learn things, therefore I try to facilitate lessons in a way that nurture the students interests and strengths and allow them to have fun with it, that's most important after all! Students who wish to challenge themselves and push the limits will also find that I can match the intensity however!

    About Cameron
    My name is Cameron, I’m 27 years old, born and raised in Redwood City California and I’ve been playing guitar for 17 years. I have been performing and recording with various bands and I started teaching lessons about 10 years ago. I recently completed a year and a half of school at the Berklee College of Music in Boston studying guitar performance where I focused on jazz, latin, fusion, and a variety of styles, and since then have moved back home to pursue a career with my current band, Letters From The Fire.

    My primary background is in rock/metal but I enjoy playing and teaching all styles and all skill sets. I am very passionate about the guitar, and I love to teach and consider myself very patient and open minded when it comes to my approach. I like for students to take lessons on their terms, learning the things that inspire them
    and give them the drive to further themselves on the instrument and as people. Feel free to contact me, I would love to get some lessons going!
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    Mike January 15, 2018
    · Guitar · In home
    In the several years that I took lessons from Cameron he made me a much better guitar player and all-around musician. I definitely improved on my speed, technical skills, and theory; but he also helped me improve my musicality and my ear, which is so important in becoming a better musician. Cameron is extremely proficient in all genres, including rock, metal, blues, jazz, fusion, etc. He can play and teach anything. Not to mention the fact that he is a great guy and very patient and helpful with his students. I would highly recommend Cameron if you want to become a better musician at any level.
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    Redwood City, CA 94062
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    Santa Cruz, CA

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    Throughout the last 10 years I have taught hundreds of private music lessons, toured internationally and across the US, and collaborated on dozens of musical projects around CA.

    I teach music as a language with four main components; melody, harmony, rhythm and dynamics. Lessons emphasize ear training and guitar technique, pushing students to develop a personal relationship to their instrument and understand how to best utilize its strengths, both as a solo instrument and in a group settings.

    About Rory
    From beginners to intermediate and advanced students, lessons can cover a wide range of topics including - ear training, left and right hand technique for both flat-picking and finger style playing, basic to more advanced music theory, sight reading, rhythm and lead playing, and more.

    Former touring guitarist and songwriter with Bay Area based Americana trio Quiles & Cloud, signed to Compass Records Group; a Nashville based roots music label with over 25 years in the industry.

    With nearly 2 decades of performance experience and over 12 years teaching private lessons, Rory provides musical instruction tailored to individual skill sets and goals.

    Have any other questions, feel free to ask!
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    Andy December 31, 2017
    · Acoustic Guitar · In home
    Rory, is a truly gifted guitarist with the perfect temperament for teaching anyone with the silliness to lear music. Every lesson I have with him is full of music theory and strong fundamentals needed to build a solid foundation for any starting guitarist. With in 3 months of weekly lessons I was able to read basic music notes, understand time, rhythm, and tempo by the end of 5 months. I am able to hear and understand music a lot deeper then I have before and can play a few songs. If you haver wanted to learn how to I highly recommend Rory as your teacher he’s the best there is.
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    Jonathan December 15, 2017
    · Acoustic Guitar · In home
    Rory is an amazing instructor -- he is patient, informative, but most of all allows the instruction to be fun as well as educational. Rory allows the student to have some free reign about where the lessons will go -- never boring, and always moving towards an increased knowledge of the instrument and the music being learned.

    Rory also happens to be one of the best guitar players in the business - with a talent that shines through in his work and instruction. I'd highly recommend Rory to anyone considering lessons -- he's even great with beginners!
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    Kyle O. December 14, 2017
    · Acoustic Guitar · In home
    Rory is an awesome guitar teacher! He is kind, patient, talented, and is great about tailoring the lesson to what you want. Highly recommended.
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    Rory C.

    Rory C.

    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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    About Jesse M.

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    Beginner
    I'm not currently taking beginner guitar students. Please refer to my studio partner Andrew:
    https://takelessons.com/profile/andrew-i5

    Intermediate
    Learn about common variations of the tonalities you already know and start to venture into more complex rhythm ideas like polyrhythms. Also start to build the chops to learn parts more accurately when learning songs.

    Advanced
    Expand into more complex polyrhythms as well as asymmetrical meters. Also expand harmony and melody to include modes and chromaticism. Push your skills through original creations or original arrangements of existing material.

    About Jesse
    *Disclaimer*
    I'm currently not taking beginner students on guitar, bass, drums, piano, or ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Andrew and Melissa though. Please check out their profiles for the following topics:

    Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Piano
    https://takelessons.com/profile/andrew-i5

    Piano, Ukulele, and Drums
    https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

    My Background

    I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Ar
    ea.

    Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

    Philosophy of Learning

    Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

    I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

    I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
    Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Once or twice a year we'll also stage a larger event off site for more individual students and bands classes to perform.
    Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

    Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
    (*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

    *Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

    My studio is equipped with:

    *Music Stands

    *A P.A. System

    *Vocal and instrument microphones

    *Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

    *Two guitar amps and a bass amp

    *Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

    *A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

    *An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

    *A MicroKorg Synthesizer

    *A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

    *An extensive physical and virtual music library

    *A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

    *HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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    Brian August 29, 2017
    · Trumpet · In studio
    This was my son's first lesson, and he is looking forward to playing his trumpet and coming back for more lessons. I was hoping to spark his interest in music and so far so good.
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    Rajeev July 18, 2017
    · Trumpet · In studio
    After a break of more than a year I wanted to restart my Trumpet lessons. I chose Jesse based on the reviews and Jesse did not disappoint. He is very patient and focused teacher. I liked his structured method and tools he uses. I was able to get back in groove in no time.

    Highly recommended.
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    Jesse M.

    Jesse M.

    Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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    I can teach students from anywhere between a beginning level or an advanced level attempting to advance technique.

    About Cristopher
    As a musician that has played for about a decade, I have studied and worked to become a teacher. I've played in numerous bands, have worked in studios, and have been teaching for about four years now and am always finding new ways to understand and help accomplish my students' goals. I've studied music theory and composition from Mike Keller (Letters From the fire) and David Meckler (Canada College music department). I'm currently working on an independent album that has begun recording.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I find it's easiest to asses the level at which a student is at and work from there, moving towards the goal set by the student using music the student already enjoys, not kiddy books with songs they'll never actually play. My styles focus on technique and work back to theory. I play anything and everything from country to Santa
    na, to Metallica, and to everything in between. I teach from covers to original works.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    The equipment I have for the studio are a couple of my electric guitars: Midnight Blue Schecter Omen 6, Ibanez S470DXQM, KSE ASG, Ibanez F0509338, Fender Stratocaster. My BOSS ME-33 special effects pedal, my Raven RG20 amplifier, and my Fender Frontman 15G amplifier. I also have multiple iMacs for Garageband and a recording studio. (services of which cost additional value for use)

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    The equipment I have for travel are a couple of my electric guitars: matte black LTD Deluxe EC-1000, gray/black Schecter Omen 6, KSE ASG, Ibanez F05, and a Fender Stratocaster. My BOSS ME-33 special effects pedal, my Raven RG20 amplifier, my Fender Frontman 15G amplifier, and my Fender Mustang 200.

    *** Specialties ***
    I specialize in technique, so I can help even the newest of players find their style and learn how to work on memorizing the fretboard without even having to look at it or your finger placement. I can also help more advanced players smooth out their way of playing.
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    Alice November 30, 2017
    · Guitar · In home
    I had an awesome beginner class with Cris! It’s super fun and clear!
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    Joseph B. October 25, 2017
    · Guitar · In home
    Had first lesson for my two boys aged 7.5 and 9 years last night - both were very happy and are looking forward to lesson number two. Cris is very polite, prompt, and I heard him chatting very nicely with the boys, and building up a good rapport, which was great.
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    Emma March 25, 2016
    · Guitar · In home
    My 7 year old daughter loved it, she can't wait to keep learning. He is very patient and knows how to make it easy for her to understand.
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    Cristopher H.

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    Redwood City, CA 94061
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    About Trevor
    My name is Trevor Murphy. I am 24 years old and have been teaching music lessons for 4 years. I completed my Bachelor’s of Music – Jazz Studies from San Jose State University in 2017. I have been a member of the International Society of Bassists since 2012 and achieved my Eagle Scout Rank in 2011. I have 14 years of performance experience and specialize in Double Bass Performance and Music Theory as my main focuses. I also offer lessons in guitar, piano, trumpet, electric bass, and upright bass. I enjoy working with motivated students of all ages and backgrounds who are passionate about music and want to develop a great work ethic and sense of self-discipline, while having fun in what they do. It’s more than just music – It’s about combining what’s in your heart with what’s on the page and truly expressing the music. Additionally, I will
    go into detail on the secrets of overcoming fear and performance anxiety when playing for audiences. The inner game of music is about overcoming self-limiting beliefs. Become brilliant. Become fearless. Become the most confident version of yourself through music. Learn a higher level of musicianship and book with me today!
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    Scott December 26, 2017
    · Upright Bass · In studio
    I was looking for an upright bass teacher and found Trevor on Takelessons.
    After we got through the maze of takelessons website ( a real issue that needs to be resolved. How can you know if a teacher is right for you without communicating with them Takelessons?) we were able to discuss what my interests and goals were. Trevor understood I was new to double bass, but had some experience on electric bass and was able to put together a lesson plan that helped me progress rapidly while still keeping the lessons interesting and fun.
    I asked Trevor to help me with bowing, classical and Jazz improv. Each lesson contained time for each and I was sent home with practice pieces on each of the disciplines. My zeal for learning "everything" may have been a bit unrealistic, but Trevor made sure to spend time with me on each area and worked on correcting anything he saw come up that was not correct form.
    Trevor has an easy going style, but shows a great love for music.
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    Trevor M.

    San Jose, CA 95112
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    I offer acoustic guitar for children and adults of all levels, from first time players to very advanced players. I offer lessons teaching Country, Rock, Classic Rock and Folk style guitar. I can provide a complete curriculum including tabs/sheet music or I can can give personalized lessons on skills or music of your choice. I can teacher material in both standard notation and tablature as well as learning to play by ear. I can also prepare students to play in bands and jams.

    About Victor
    I am a professional teacher and performer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. I have been teaching guitar, banjo, and mandolin professionally since 2004. I have performed on all of these instruments and have played at numerous music festivals throughout the United States as well as teaching at many music camps on the West Coast. I am currently performing in bands on electric guitar, banjo, and mandolin.
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    Steve August 19, 2016
    · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
    The lesson was great I told Victor the things I struggle with most & he started me off with some basics that I need to work on & also showed me some bad habits I needed to correct all with a patient pleasant attitude I'm looking forward to the next lesson.Steve S
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    Steve August 19, 2016
    · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
    Victor was great I haven't picked up my Guitar in it felt like forever and I had picked up a lot of bad habits he was very patient and gave me the building blocks to help me get started back on the right track.
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    Shaheer M. January 25, 2016
    · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
    Had a great lesson with Victor! He knows music really well and is very patient with beginners.
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    San Jose, CA 95130
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    I will teach you proper and comfortable techniques to play the guitar. You will learn to play in all major keys and with different rhythmic styles so you can play songs you like. I will also teach you how to read music for your instrument. My lessons are adjusted to the specific student's pace and their learning style.

    About Andrew
    Since 2008 I've been studying and playing music in many different settings. I have performance experience with both classical ensembles and contemporary rock bands. Through these experiences I've learned a lot about writing music, playing music, and ensemble management all within a wide range of musical styles.

    Since 2013 I have been teaching and training in various settings. In 2016 I moved out here to the Bay Area and have been teaching music full time. Since I moved my main focus has been to further develop my own personal ability and curriculum for my students. Currently I teach as an instructor at MTS Studios in Sunnyvale CA on a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass guitar, piano and ukulele.

    I am looking forward to helping you further your musical goals and aspirations. Feel free to send a question if you want to as
    k about anything before starting up.
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    Ana December 22, 2017
    · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
    Coming in as a complete beginner in guitar I was a little nervous about finding a good teacher. I have really enjoyed my lessons with Andrew! He is extremely knowledgeable, his lessons are a good balance of theory and practice and well prepared. He is also incredibly patient when I have to start the same measure 20 times before getting it right or asking the same questions over again. I highly recommend him to anyone!
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    Margarita M. November 6, 2017
    · Piano · In studio
    My daughter just took her first piano lesson with Andrew and we really liked his super patient and friendly personality. We are looking forward to taking more lessons with him.
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    James August 28, 2017
    · Drum · In studio
    My 8 year old son just had his first drums lesson with Andrew and can't wait for his next drums lesson. My son also took a couple of guitar lessons with Andrew and we really like his super patient and friendly personality. Andrew definitely knows how to work with kids and my son always looks forward to his music lessons!
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    Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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    I my first instrument was the drums, but later on I picked up the guitar and have become fairly advanced. I can get anyone started on playing guitar with chords, scales, and some basic songs.

    About Dennis
    I have been playing drums since I was 9 years old and have been teaching for 5 years. I currently play in a professional band in the bay area called Constructs. I specialize in various genres, including those with double kick, and odd time signatures. I make sure that every one of my students understand and play with proper technique and dynamics to perform like the professionals. I teach how to read music, play various types of rhythms, play to a metronome, and play along to any of your favorite songs. I will often times play another instrument with my students to give them an understanding of what it is like to play in a band setting. I also offer group lessons where multiple students learn to play different instruments together to make music.
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    Pavel November 27, 2017
    · Drum · In studio
    Great instructor: friendly and patient, clear guidance and fun process
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    Joey November 23, 2017
    · Drum · In studio
    He's an experienced drummer and a good teacher. It helps that we have similar tastes in music.
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    Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    Guitar lessons in my private Studio in downtown San Jose. 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 guitar masters such as Joe Satriani, John Mayer, Stave Vai and George lynch themselves. I can also teach advanced techniques, artist development, live and gear consultation.

    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 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 & 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, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone.

    I have 25 years experience teaching kids and adults guitar. Also performing live and in the studio.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, guitar technique, and theory.

    Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student.
    Also,I do prefer to work weekly with my students.
    A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs.

    An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for guitar auditions or doing live or studio gigs.

    I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults.

    *** Specialties ***
    I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and challenge them, as well.
    I also have new techniques for teaching Electric, Acoustic & CLassical Guitar.
    I do prefer to teach a weekly lesson.
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    Tim January 15, 2018
    · Guitar · In studio
    Ahmad helped me crack the code and I'm learning and playing guitar with growing confidence.
    The lessons are challenging and fun and I'm inspired to practice on my own.

    Ahmad's talent and experience as a guitarist, guitar teacher and performer come through in small things such as making sure your metronome is loud enough and with more important items like performance preparation strategies such as playing in front of a neighbor or co-worker.

    I only wish I had started lessons sooner!
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    Jamie January 11, 2018
    · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
    Ahmad is an excellent teacher. He has huge experience in teaching and his lessons reflect that. I would recommend Ahmad to anyone who is interested in learning to play the guitar!!!!
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    Emma January 10, 2018
    · Music Theory · In studio
    Ahmad is very energetic and passionate about guitar and teaching guitar to people. He is very organized and systematic in his teaching. His style of teaching enables students to learn and get to know a wide variety of guitar aspects very quickly. He breaks up lessons into short but consumable modules while at the same time giving something concrete to start playing and get going from the word go whether you are a beginner or not. I've been going to him for several months now and would highly recommend Ahmad for his guitar teaching skills!
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    Ahmad M.

    San Jose, CA 95116
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    To be honest, I'm here to encourage people to play their guitar. So, I'm mostly going to work on the things you want to work on. In terms of my experience, I have been playing for almost 10 years. I started as a self-taught guitarist in high school and then I decided to actually study music in college. So, if you have theory questions I'll be happy to help.
    My methods aren't too strict like classical guitarists. However, I do have specific exercises on how to practice more effectively and other things like chord studies. Again, I'm mainly here for you to learn how to play your favorite song, or how to be able to jam with other guitarists and so on. At the end of the day, I want students to reach their goals and enjoy playing what they want to play rather than being able to play all the chords and scales without enjoying it.

    About Homayoon
    Hello All,
    My name is Homayoon and I am really passionate about music.
    My journey of becoming a musician started with grabbing my first acoustic guitar in High School. When I went to college, I tried to pursue a career in Computer Science and Programming, but after a year, I decided to take my passion to the next level and study music, and learn about writing songs and be a musician that I always dreamed of. So far, it's been almost 10 years that I have been playing guitar (Blues, Rock, Jazz etc.) while studying music theory and composition in college. My goal is to become a RockStar \m/ (There, I said it!) but more realistically, I want to be a Performer as well as Song Writer and possibly pursue a path in Music Production.
    Most importantly, I am here to help and encourage people to learn and play guitar and maybe help out with the und
    erstanding the basics of song writing and theory.
    I have written short summary about what and how I will teach guitar and music theory in each section and I'm looking forward in seeing you!
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