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Ahmad G.

177 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • 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 wit

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Beth
Here's why I dig Ahmad. The atmosphere is casual, personable and relaxed, but he is a real professional who know what they're talking about and don't just give you Green Day tabs (unless you're into that, I'm sure). I've taken all kinds of music lessons with all kinds of folks in all kinds of places and settings and what I learn with Ahmad is comparable to what I could get at any serious school without the pretentiousness.

My lessons with Ahmad have been illuminating. I totally appreciate his willingness and ability to work through my various neuroses with patience, grace and clarity. Ahmad brings a refreshing combination of content knowledge, adaptability, professionalism and humanity to his instruction--the cherry atop my Tuesday evening parfait.
Nancy
My kids had great lessons with Ahmad. A friendly instructor with a definite love for music and teaching evident. I think he is a very approachable person for anyone nervous about improving their musical skills.
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Shai B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English , Hebrew
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Shai B.

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Hey there!
My passions are technique and accuracy; by perfecting technique comes a deeper understanding of theory. I have lots of teaching methods that will encourage you to play your favorite songs and styles with the sounds you like.
I'll focus on the very basics of guitar theory in order to get to a higher level of understanding music theory.
I will challenge you! We will have lots of fun and you will see, hear, and feel your own improvements with my teachings.

About Shai

If you are fascinated about guitar technique and awesome weird sounds that you can do with your guitar, you will like having lessons with me. I began as a classical guitar player, studying traditional classical pieces and applying them to my guitar. During that time I began to explore and became

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Gary
Shai is amazing!!
Nir
This guy is much more than a guitar teacher :)
Probably the best there is.
Ely
I know Shai for many years and he is an amazing friend and incredibly dedicated musician! If you want to work hard at guitar, or musicin general, get those chops and timing going, flamenco, whatever it is, Shai is the man!!
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Matthew H.

121 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Awarded Student Favorite from Takelessons Community from TakeLessons
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Matthew H.

121 Reviews
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Award-Winning Teacher - Networked/played with various members of Heart & Bad Company & Former Queensryche. Learn Your Favorite Songs Quickly & Accurately.
2020 Update - I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from "NBC TV's The Voice!" Go Team Blake -

Teaching Bluegrass Guitar Is My Specialty.. Been Playing & Performing For 35 years now!

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Learn How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! See How Associates Of Mine Made it On “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Learn Easy Achievable "Baby Steps" To Get You Started. 12 Steps

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Steven Jones
Learned piano, harmonica & guitar... Matthew is a wonderful teacher!
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Kevan
Matthew is a very good teacher. He has spent a lot of time to teach me the theory of music so I can understand how the harmonica fits in as a musical instrument.

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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
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Gio A.

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I've played guitar since I was only eight years old (over 20 years!) in many different bands, styles, and genres. I played in a traditional Irish ensemble when I was in college and have since picked up banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and bodhran (an Irish hand drum). I love playing and teaching bluegrass music, it's a special challenge both for me and the students!

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Alejandro L.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Computer Science from WNMU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alejandro L.

3 Reviews
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Successfully teaching current students with clear, concise lessons.

All of my current students have developed confidence and enthusiasm to learn all materials presented in an easy to comprehend format.

Each student learns at different levels so all lessons are customized to challenge them but also insure they learn and retain all materials presented to them.

Currently have 16 students ranging from beginners to advanced level.
When selecting a teacher, make arrangements to meet in person to review short and long term goals of learning a musical instrument. Pricing should only be used as the last criteria before making a final decision. It's important to insure your instructor is patient and willing to challenge students to setup a practice routine that will fit their current schedule.

If a student needs an instrument, have instructor give recommendations based on the musical styles they are interested in learning.

Students often ask how long it will take to learn to play a Guitar.

About Alejandro

What is your typical process for working with a new student? Initially will setup lesson plans for first 3 cycles of instruction. Lessons are based on the time frame selected (1/2 hr, hr) and are mandatory once a week. We can also discuss additional lessons if desired up to 3 lessons within a w

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Joe
Alejandro is a great instructor, really knowledgeable and motivational. I started lessons with him as a beginner and I have made a lot of progress.
Elizabeth
Alejandro is a marvelous teacher of music, the guitar specifically, to my 3 grandchildren every Saturday and now for getting onto a year. They love it and are learning ever so much! He is a most talented musician, himself, and has a way of transferring all of that to the 2 boys and my granddaughter. He is reliable and punctual and a treasure to have the opportunity to have him teach the children. I studied the piano for 15 years when I was young, so know a lot of what I speak
Joseph
Like any good teacher should be, Alex is patient and very instructive. He can cover a variety of musical styles and ability levels. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Kevin F.

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I am a classical guitarist originally but I also play acoustic, electric, fingerstyle, blues, bluegrass, country, and rock, and I am a master of music theory. I have been teaching for over 20 years and playing and performing for 25 years. My specialty is fingerstyle and I can teach from beginner to the highest advanced levels. I teach at a major University and have been an assistant professor of guitar at several colleges. I currently play and perform in a band that plays all kinds of music from Folk to Funk, from Country to Blues, from Bluegrass to Ballads. I am a music theory specialist. I can teach it in general but I specialize in teaching theory for guitarists. Teaching music is one of my main passions in life!

About Kevin

My name is Kevin and I am a professional musician, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience. I have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and have taught at 4 colleges, at 1 of which I am still faculty. I play Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, beginner

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Norman Griswold
Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations.
Henry Curran
Kevin has guided me along my guitar journey for over 5 years. He is a patient instructor with musical knowledge and a pedigree to match any level student. From classical to Blue Grass, Kevin will help you reach your playing goals.
Jody
I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!

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Average Cost of Bluegrass Guitar Lessons in Scotts Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute bluegrass guitar lessons in Scotts Valley is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $276 per hour.
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"I get a lot out of every lesson and a lot to take away and work on in practice as well. Great experience and I've noticeably improved after just a few lessons."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Alex has been my guitar teacher now for about 9 months and I have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. He is always enthusiastic with the music we're learning and has a very clear way of explaining new ideas. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher!"
Catherine
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Alex R.
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"Very insightful — was able to immediately diagnose issues with my playing and offer solutions."
Wilfred
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Brad is an excellent instructor. Willing to work with the student on their goals."
Tim
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"Tara has been teaching our 8 year old Evan Bluegrass guitar for a little over two years. He looked forward to his weekly opportunity to learn and play with Ms. Tara. To watch her interact - educate - and entertain Evan - was just a joy. We are sorry she has left Virginia - impossible to replace - if you get the chance - take it! She is an amazing teacher and a great friend of our Son."
Don
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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"Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Max Z.
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"Lucian will listen to whatever it is that you want to learn and give you all the building blocks to play how you want to play and explore your options on the neck in many different ways. I am a intermediate guitar player and within a few lessons with Lucian I was given tools to work on and practice for months to improve my skills and technique/ approach to playing. I would recommend his lessons to ANYONE looking to improve!"
Chase
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Works very well with beginners like myself. Kind, patient, and helpful. Looking forward to further lessons."
Cady
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Brad Farmer is a classically trained guitarist with an emphasis in Bluegrass guitar. He has the perfect teacher "temperament" and never gets frustrated with me...very patient and able to provide great insight on the best ways to practice so that you can obtain your goals quickly. While taking lessons with Brad, I have made marked improvements in a short period of time. Highly recommended!"
Landon
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"Really good instructor. Appreciated his flexibility."
Bob
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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