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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Brenden R.
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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Ahmad G.

231 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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, ...

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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Benjamin
I have been playing guitar for many years. And before I met Ahmad, I worked with many teachers. However none of them had much of a systematic approach. Ahmad does! And I have come to realize how important it is to study this instrument in the right sequence or something pretty close. The thing I appreciate the most is that Ahmad has taught me musicality. He has taught me how to follow the chords when soloing. Prior to our lessons it was a daunting task for me. Now landing on the "pretty" notes has become very easy. It makes me so happy. I believe such experience is very precious. To me it's the charm of music!
He has solid, professional theoretical and practical skills. He is super organized. His explanations are very clear. In addition, he is funny so the process is very pleasant. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate guitar player, I can guarantee that you can learn a lifetime of knowledge from him.
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!
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Melissa M.

38 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • 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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Jesse B.
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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Ms. Patino F.

73 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Music Education from Universidad del Valle - Colombia
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Ms. Patino F.

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Sing and play guitar at the same time. Be able to play your favorite songs.
Learn classical repertoire
Conservatory audition preparation in guitar.

BEGINNERS TO ADVANCE

- KIDS (13 to 15 years old):
Introduction to music
Technique
Repertoire
Music and guitar preparation for Conservatory test

- PIANO FOR ADULTS :
Learn how to play your favorite songs
Explore different styles of music
Accompaniment guitar (Folk and Hispanic)
Improve your memory and your hands' mobility
Create a repertoire to entertain your friends and family
Sing and play

I like to work one-on-one with my students creating a team and program that will lead each one of them to achieve their goals.
Since each student is different I like to create and select the material for each student's needs.
Sometimes I suggest some books but I try to keep my students from spending too much money.

About Ms. Patino

Hello, I am Ms. Patino originally from Colombia, South America. Spanish is my mother tongue. All my life, I have been studied and practice this language. From an early age, I start to write plays, poems, articles, and essays. Read is one of my passions. I am a musician. I hold a BM in Musi

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Leeland O.
Super teacher with lots of teaching experience. Lessons are well prepared and fun. She adds things to the lesson that relate well to the student, making it personal.
Emil Milker
¡Patricia siempre hace que aprender español sea divertido!
Emil Milker
Patricia esta una excellente maestra!!
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Nils B.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Dutch
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nils B.

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Anything from Bob Dylan and the Beatles to Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.

About Nils

Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, age 5 or 500, in my experience, with even a few minutes of consistent daily practice anyone can learn music. Maybe your goal is to simply learn to play your favorite songs or maybe you want to learn to write your own music, improvise, or perform live. Li

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Julie
Nils is a capable teacher with clearly evident musical experience. I have been taking lessons from him for about 3 months now. He is particularly gifted at interpreting how a work should be played based on how it sounds or has been performed in the past, a skill he brings to bear for his students.
Richard H.
Awesome instructor! Patient, encouraging, very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
John
Nils is an extremely knowledgeable and accomplished instructor. He has extraordinary patience and excellent teaching skills. Coming from an adult student with high expectations, Nils has constantly delivered instructional value far beyond beyond what my paid "app" lessons were able to teach me. I highly recommend you give Nils a shot if you want to take your guitar playing to the next level.
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Dennis R.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dennis R.

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An evaluation of your goals in taking lessons.
An assessment of your current level of guitar playing and music theory knowledge and ability.
A lesson plan based on your goals and current ability level.
Lessons that work towards your goals.
Lessons are provided in classic rock, mainstream rock, funk, blues, pop, and folk guitar styles.

Are you interested in getting started with learning guitar? Are you tired of trying teach yourself? Have YouTube and other free online sources not provided you with what you want? Have you taken guitar lessons that didn't really seem to help?

My first job with a new student is to understand what they are looking for in guitar lessons. Do you want to be able to strum songs that you like? Do you want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Do you want to play along with backing tracks or songs? Do you want to learn music theory? Do you want to enrich your life with playing music? Do you want to write your own songs? I start by understanding what you want to

About Dennis

One of my main passions in music is teaching guitar. My approach is to focus on the student's goals and then to craft lesson plans around that. I enjoy working with students and helping them overcome obstacles. I am a guitarist, composer, and teacher. I have been in the music field for over 30 ye

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Ken
Dennis is a fantastic teacher. My son always looked forward to his lesson.
He makes the learning process fun.
I highly recommend him.
Jeff
Dennis is an outstanding teacher. He's insightful and patient, and customizes his lessons and practice assignments to your specific needs. I've been making great progress since starting lessons with Dennis and enjoy playing more and more as a result.
Rachel Lynn
A great and fun learning experience with Dennis. He’s the best!

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The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Scotts Valley is $68. 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 love the passion behind his teaching. I felt he really took in to consideration the style and music that I wanted to learn/play. He also challenged me by picking songs that had different skill levels that I would not have learned if trying to teach myself how to play. He has an incredible background in music (of all genres) and teaching. I highly recommend him for anyone no matter their skill level."
Olivia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Grant is great. The group guitar session is a hard setting to teach, as there are different skill-sets of the students, but he does it in stride with good humor and flexibility."
Bryon
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Great first lesson. Learning some theory and basic chords. Already playing a couple songs"
Matthew Stevens
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule."
Sam
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim M.
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"Jason is an awesome and patient teacher. Can't recommend him enough!"
Barney
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"Dima liked his first lesson with Donnie. hope he will try hard and his teacher will be patient to him."
Dima
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"He is an awesome teacher who knows what he is doing and how to do it. He has taught me well."
Brenda
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Mathew is wonderful! My son loved his first lesson!"
Ryan
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mathew M.
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"I picked up my first guitar around 1960, and took my first real lesson - from Jeff - about 55 years later. I had played off and on before, mainly off, but when I retired from doctoring my wife bought me a package with TakeLessons, and Jeff was the closest to home and had good reviews. I highly recommend him. We focus on the rock, R&B and such that I grew up on. Jeff's knowledge of music is encyclopedic, and he is able to teach it to an old man like me. He plays just about everything, from Jazz to Ukulele. I give him 5 stars. I have learned a lot, limited only by my own lack of practice time, and over the years I have also gained a good friend. Give Jeff a try!"
Pat
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"Mel is a great instructor"
Kevin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Mel P.
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