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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

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Beginner
Learn the basics of rhythm and tonality so you can play the music you're most interested in.

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 for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Melissa M.

37 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Melissa M.

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Beginning guitar students will be taught the basics in a fun but productive way. I will teach a strong foundation so a student can move forward with confidence. Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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Raine
My 14 y/o daughter enjoyed her lessons.
Violet H.
Wonderful drawing lesson with my 4 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her next set of lessons with Melissa. I am grateful and I highly recommend!
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Ahmad G.

230 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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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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Earl C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded 2005 Smooth Jazz #1 Artist of the Year from Smooth Jazz and More
  • Teaching since 1990
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Earl C.

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Each student's training program is uniquely based on his/her personal goals. This depends on individual needs to include teaching basic technique, music theory, chord inversions, scales, improvisation, site reading and/or ear training as part of the process.

Remember... becoming a fluent musician requires practice, practice and more practice!

About Earl

This International guitarist is now offering online music lessons. With more than forty years of experience, he has performed with many well-known artists including grammy-nominated celebrities and others such as Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, EU, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Mya, Syleena Johnson

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Gray Williams
Great learning experience with Eric.
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I can't say enough good things about Earl's instruction. He's extremely knowledgeable and talented and yet responsive, inspiring, and kind. Rather than applying a narrow and rigid approach to teaching, lessons are built around my abilities and interests and he has taught me new ways of looking at music and playing guitar. I feel very fortunate to be one of his students.
Kevin P.
Great experience! Looking forward to more.
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Andrew S.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, spanish
  • Master's in Jazz Arranging/Composition from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 1993
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Andrew S.

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Teaching Style
I believe first and foremost in supporting and developing what musically inspires a student’s decision to study and play music. In order to fully develop control, musicality and understanding of the music language, it is important to focus on several components including music theory (scale and harmonic structure/function and rhythm), style, ear-training, reading and performance skills.

Expectations of Students
Like any aspect of life, consistency and patience are two very important qualities to posses when working towards a goal. The duration of each practice session is proportional to the level of the student. Learning how to practice efficiently with your instrument is key for adherence and success in obtaining your goals.

About Andrew

Education/Experience: Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer, Andy S., is an experienced, well-versed musician in many disciplines of music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies from the prestigious University of North Texas and Masters in Jazz Arranging/Composition from

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Justin S.
Patient and knowledgeable. Made me feel immediately at ease and was a pleasure to work with. Would recommend to anybody that wants to improve their singing.
Sydney H.
Andrew has been a wonderful teacher. Funny and patient.
Mike
Excellent knowledge, presentation and communication. He taught at the right level for me. He's a great teacher.
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Cole P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Cole P.

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Hello! I'm Cole and I have been playing guitar for 14 years. It is my passion and mission to share music and fellowship in it with my friends and colleagues. I live in Nashville, TN and am an A&R executive for a publishing company. I want to share my knowledge and years of playing guitar with others to as many of those who are eager to learn. While I have not formally taught guitar before I have many years of experience teaching an array of subjects at summer camps around the U.S. I assure that my lessons will be as personable and relaxed as possible to make sure that you are getting the most out of it you can. I look forward to meeting and rocking with you soon!

About Cole

Hello! My name is Cole and I have been playing guitar in church and in bands for 14 years! I am super excited to be sharing some of what I have learned over the years with you. I love music and playing guitar and look forward to geeking out over our favorite songs from the past and today! I want to

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Allison Wilson
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lynn K.
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"My son is 8 and has been seeing Jordan for several weeks. Jordan started out by clapping out music, learning about pitch and timing etc instead of putting a guitar in my sons hand on day one and overwhelming him. My son left Jordan today and on the way home excitedly told me “I love seeing Jordan, my confidence grows every time I see him.” Those were his own words! Tomorrow we are purchasing him a real guitar and I see him being a great student because of Jordan’s patience and introduction to music the right way! Jordan began at the foundation and I feel has set the stage for great things for my son. Wonderful teacher!!"
Jody
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan M.
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"Andrew is very patient and makes learning the guitar super easy and really fun! I love his chill vibe and helps me find my style in music. He is a great teacher and ill definitely recommend picking him as your next guitar teacher!"
celia G
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrew A.
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"Andrea is a qualified musician and an incredible teacher! It’s always a pleasure to take his lessons.
He is very patient and he is able to explain very well the rudiments of guitar!
ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED!"
Gaia D.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Awesome....looking forward to next week. Which is TODAY cheers..."
Tim
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Dwayne J.
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"We are very happy that our son takes guitar lessons with John Krauss. John is a very skilled and versatile guitar teacher. He was adept at discovering my son's specific interests and learning style(s) and has tailored his lessons accordingly. My son enjoys, and looks forward to his lessons.
John brings a lot of experience as a musician to his teaching. For much of his life he has performed on stage as a Rock and Jazz guitarist. In addition to teaching music, John Krauss is an award winning sound engineer. He has recorded musical ensembles and soloists, as well as, audio books by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Senator Fred Thompson, and other well known authors, speakers, and public figures."
Mark
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from John K.
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"Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! I've been taking lessons from Ahmad for about 6 months, and I can actually play the darn instrument now. Amazing. Ahmad is a complete treasure - skillful and smart, but laid back and fun. He seems to know exactly how to much to push without ever having to ask."
Mary Jo
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Andrew is so gifted at listening to my guitar capabilities and then offering his own expertise to quickly improve my playing. He is positive and a lot of fun to work with!!"
Staci
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrew C.
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"Grant takes his time with beginners, and gives wonderful practice tips. He also introduced us to a cool website which helps one learn songs by the chords we are learning. He is very friendly and accommodating! Salt of the earth, that guy! :)"
Helen
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"I've had a great time learning with Lena. She's very nice and extremely patient. She mixes music theory with hands-on practice during each lesson. I was playing music (terribly) with her by the end of the first lesson. Every lesson I've walked away with enough information to keep me hungry to learn more."
Eric
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lena E.
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