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Ahmad G.

231 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • 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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Online lessons through video, Skype or Zoom. Or private 1-on-1 piano lessons at my sanitized private Studio in San Jose. Ranked Best Music Lessons in San Jose Bay Area!

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 piano masters. I can also teach advanced techniques, artist development, live and gear consultation.

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Teaches students: Ages 3+
Teaching since: 1992
I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself 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 and performed ...

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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Charles C.

7 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks english, chinese
  • music from San Jose State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Charles C.

7 Reviews
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Experienced teacher for five years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate clarinet and bass clarinet student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight-reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Charles

I am concentrated on clarinet performance and could also teach piano, music theory, and music history. I teach clarinet students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied clarinet for 10 years, I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, and teach students all k

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Thomas
Great lessons!
Peng Yu
Great clarinet performer and educator!
Andy Satana
Thank you! What a great teacher! Lots of knowledge on music and clarinet!
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Susan T.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University
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Susan T.

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Classical Piano normally leads to other styles of piano playing, which I encourage. However, if you want to focus only on classical piano technique, I can take you up to early advanced/late intermediate studies (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, DeBussy, Mozart, etc.).

Please see "Piano" in my Subjects list for more information.

About Susan B.

After 30+ years of professional musicianship spanning across two continents (North America and Europe) with original published songs available digitally (on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) and two CDs on the market (a third containing jazz standards/originals mastered) I retired from "performing" in

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Raymond F.
The best instructor I had an experience with by far.
Bianca
Fantastic and patient with kids
Fiona
My daughter has been under the wonderful care of Ms. Taylor for over 2 years now and she has learned and grown tremendously under her care. From not knowing how to read notes or any finger placements, to reading notes and switching things up ( different tempos) while playing the piano on her own.

Ms. Taylor pays attention to detail and is very easy going that makes it easy for my daughter to learn. She is very compassionate. She has also taught her breathing techniques along with voice training. She keeps her grounded and motivated. My daughter has a passion for music and is in the best possible hands. She is very flexible and accommodating!

Thank you so much for everything you do to help her flourish!!

We LOVE and APPRECIATE YOU!!
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Kessa M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Kessa M.

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I have been teaching piano almost as long as I have been performing, coming up on 10 years. To date, I have taught lessons to over 100 different students ranging in age from 5 to 70, and ranging in skill from complete beginner to college piano performance major. I can teach students of any level and help them overcome any problem, whether that is a technical problem, interpretative problem, or having pain during playing.

Not every student is going to think I’m the best fit for them. I expect consistent practice, completion of assignments, and attention to detail in music. I have had many trial lessons that don’t pan out because the student or parent thinks my expectations are too high for them. Make no mistake; I expect a lot, but I also care deeply about music and have great understanding and sympathy for those who genuinely try. Whether your goal is to learn to read music, improve rhythm, learn to play the great classical repertoire, or simply have a good time learning the ...

About Kessa

I received my BM in piano performance from Brigham Young University, studying under Dr. Richard Anderson and Dr. Irene Peery-Fox. While there, I studied pedagogy from master teachers Dr. Irene Peery-Fox and Dr. Jared Pierce, who taught me both how to run a studio and how to manage individual lessons

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Robert P.
Excellent. Nothing gets by her; very helpful.
Caleb
I had the opportunity to work with Kessa when we were both in undergrad and I was trying to decide whether or not to become a music major. I was feeling pretty discouraged with my current piano teacher at the school and talked with Kessa since we had a class together and I knew she was a piano major. I had a few lessons with her and she gave me so many helpful ideas about how to approach my pieces and improve my practice habits. She was very kind and didn’t make me feel bad at all, but still pushed me hard in those lessons because she believed in me. Even though I ended up deciding not to go into music after all, I still value those few lessons I had with her and recommend her to everyone at any level.
Marissa
Kessa is a very professional and talented piano teacher. My son loves going to lessons and we love hearing him practice such pretty music. We're impressed with Kessa's ability to explain confusing concepts and to encourage my son when he is having a tough time. She's done so well with transitioning to Zoom lessons during the pandemic and we love being able to have lessons from home.
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Vandi E.

85 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Awarded Graduate Student of the Year in Voice from University of Akron
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Vandi E.

85 Reviews
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I have played piano since I was a child and studied piano as a non major during college. I have played piano in church for several years. I've taught students from children to older adults. Whether you wish to play for personal pleasure or prepare for a career in piano, I can give you the necessary tools.

About Vandi

Vandi has extensive performance experience in multiple genres: professionally with opera, orchestra, chamber music, musical theater, straight theater, film, sacred works, church music, jazz, and contemporary music. Credentials: Russian Opera Workshop-Philadelphia 2020 Opera Programs Berlin-2020

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Neal P.
Vandi is an excellent teacher. She is patient, very good natured, and fun. I highly recommend Vandi.
Gardner H.
I was pretty nervous at first, more uncomfortable than nervous I suppose, but Vandi was quick to put me at ease and as we started working through different exercises and ideas I became more comfortable and got more out of my time with her. She's super nice and has a natural warmth about her that is welcoming and encouraging. .
Neal P.
Vandi is so warm and real. She is patient and gently corrects my mistakes. I can already hear a difference in the quality of my speech.
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Ruth F.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Winner of Butler University Concerto Competition . from Butler University
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Ruth F.

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I bring more than thirty years of experience in teaching piano to students of every age and level. All lessons are tailored to each student's level and comprehension. I use a comprehensive approach to teaching piano incorporating technique development, learning of theory, piano performance and sight reading. In my lessons, I select and combine classical music from different music periods. I also help students who want to obtain certificates from Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) or Trinity College London (TCL) to excel in these examinations.

About Ruth

I have played piano since I was six years old, when my parents enrolled me in my first music classes. I continued my music education while going to elementary, middle, and high school. Ultimately, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Music from Butler University, located in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Sunil
My son Chiraag Nadig has been learning classical piano under Mrs Ruth's guidance for close to 3 years now and we have been extremely pleased with her coaching for my son. She is very kind and adapts very well to the needs of the student. She is extremely good at piano and has taught many intricate pieces to Chiraag. She helped him clear Grade 7 of Trinity with distinction. We would surely recommend her as a teacher who is very skilled, adaptable and easy to work with.
Juned
I am an adult learner, and Ruth did an excellent job at improving my playing. She brought out the musicality in all the pieces I was learning. Ruth is also friendly and approachable, making the entire learning process very enjoyable. I highly recommend taking lessons with her.
Vida
Ruth taught our 2 kids for about 5years. W. She is a great teacher, pleasant and patient. she holds her students to a very high standards whiles encouraging them to be successful.

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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Scotts Valley is $82. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"I received classical piano lessons from Dr. Backus for almost two years before college. In those two years, I grew so much in my playing and in my love for music. Dr. Backus has a deep passion for music and her students. In my lessons, Dr. Backus incorporated extensive knowledge about music history, theory and technique. Our goal was to build knowledge and technique so that I could freely create and make a beautiful sound with each piece. After taking lessons from her, I LOVE the piano. Dr. Backus taught me how to express music from my heart, and it was a privilege to learn from her and know her. I would highly recommend her for piano lessons!"
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"Ryan is very musically focused and knows a wide variety of piano literature. He helped me a lot with technique as well."
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"Fawn is a fabulous piano teacher. She is talented, patient and great with children. My 10-year-old son really enjoys working with her. I highly recommend her!"
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"My son has been taking lessons with Gabe for about 5 years. His calm encouragement has helped him flourish in his love for piano and music. The amount of theory, classical piano, and music that my son chooses has been the perfect combination to help him create what I expect to be a lifelong enjoyment of music. He has also worked for about 1 year with my 7 year old daughter and has more patience than anyone I have ever known. She has also enjoyed every one of her lessons. I would highly recommend Gabe for all ages and all learning styles."
Becky
Took Classical Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"Kathryn is awesome!
She has a great attitude and has been very patient in teaching me the piano.I feel very comfortable -she makes our lessons fun ,her warm personality and wonderful energy makes me relaxed.Kathryn is not only a very gifted musician but also highly skilled at teaching,very professional! Highly recommend!"
Margot
Took Classical Piano lessons from Kathryn O.
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"I got back at playing piano after 15 years long absence, I’m very lucky to have Yihan as my piano teacher, my piano lessons with her were fun and unforgettable. she is a very knowledgeable pianist, she explains the complicates in simple terms. Her approach to teaching is so different than the other piano teachers I had before, I highly recommend her."
Stephanie
Took Classical Piano lessons from Yihan Z.
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"lella
Successfully helped me to play difficult parts in piano pieces I had been challenged with."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Lella L.
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"Great teacher.Knows very well how to teach to our rather shy daughter."
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