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Davis W.

San Jose, CA
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Davis W.

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I can make learning the guitar fun and relaxing. Prevent bad playing habits before they start and get up and playing songs you love way faster than those who try to learn on their own. 20+ years of experience in all styles with 6+ years of teaching experience.

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I can make learning the guitar fun and relaxing for kids and adults. Prevent bad playing habits before they start and start playing songs you love way faster than those who try to learn on their own. 20+ years of experience in all styles with 6+ years of teaching experience.

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Ahmad G.

177 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • 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.

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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Terry
Ahmad is so amazing and great!. He is very flexible, can schedule classes via email and is totally approachable. I am learning a ton already.
Marc
Recently, I joined an 18 piece jazz band as their guitarist before realizing I was in way over my head. The speed and complexity of the chord changes were bit too much for me even though I have been playing at home for some 40 years and now I'm in my 50s. Freaking out and not wanting to be a quitter, I decided to ask for the best jazz guitar instructor in Seattle so that I could learn whatever I could in two months (our first gig.) I was told that Ahmad would be a great match for me. I sent him an email and received a response the same evening with the days and times that he could fit me into his schedule. What a relief, I thought, and began to relax.

Sitting down with Ahmad, I realized how much I didn't know about music theory and the guitar fret board and decided to begin lessons twice per week. It's been just over a month now I cannot believe how much sense music theory and the guitar fret board makes to me right now. Ahmad has really laid it out a good foundation so that I can see how everything fits together like never before. Ahmad not only understands jazz guitar, but he also knows how to teach according to the way a person learns. Recently, the stress of playing with a big jazz band has gone away.

After talking with several other students of Ahmad who were waiting for their lessons to begin, I learned that he was a really great instructor for all sorts of guitar lessons. And everyone seemed very pleased. I've have been to other guitar instructors in the past and I will highly rate Ahmad for jazz guitar, a solid 5 stars.
Jimmy L
I took several guitar classes with Ahmad a while back - he is an excellent instructor and very personable. He was more concerned with teaching me how to play the guitar rather than trying to get me to pay for more sessions. I still have his very helpful teaching notes!

In addition to the actual instruction, he also had great advice on what to or not to buy - I am an expert at the violin (this is not like an Asian thing but I had insisted to learn it) but was a complete novice with the guitar. It also helps that he is a bonafide musician in an actual band - I attended one of his concerts, which was very enjoyable, but had to leave before I could talk to him.
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Neil K.

12 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student from San Jose State University
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Master of Arts (Music - Jazz Studies) from San Jose State university
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Neil K.

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I've been teaching guitar for the past 15 years. I help students find their unique musical voice through the study of songs and techniques they are interested in. For younger students I also use the Hal Leonard guitar method books to learn music reading. As students advance we switch to William Levitt's Modern method for guitar for jazz students, or Christopher Parkening's classical guitar method for fingerstyle players. Students should be able to play chords to their favorite tunes within 6 weeks. I teach to inspire passion for music. If you love music it makes it fun to practice. When you practice it makes music fun!

About Neil

I am a Jazz Guitarist / Composer / Arranger / and Band Leader and teacher who has been working in the greater San Francisco Bay area for the past 20 years. Originally from the East Coast and Chicago I arrived in California in 1992. I hold a Master's Degree in music from San Jose State University wh

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Regina(Eun Young) S.
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Walt O.
Neil is great to work with, easy going & customs the lesson to your needs.
Sharon
Neil is a fantastic teacher and musician. He's taught all three of my kids for 7 years and he's adapted to all the various types of music they've wanted to learn over the years. I highly recommend him.

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Noah T.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Noah T.

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Noah just finished his senior year at the University of Oregon, where he studied music performance and took part in multiple ensembles. Additionally Noah has had the honor of being selected as a band member for the U.S. Army, where he plays guitar, bass, and provides sound support for all the groups. He has served for over 5 years.

He graduated with his associates degree from Santa Rosa Junior College. During that time he worked under Randy Vincent in Jazz Studies,Will Johnson in Composition and for Prairie Sun Recording Studios as an audio engineer (they have produced names like Tom Waits, journey, Wu Tang Clan, etc..)

Noah is proficient on a host of instruments: from the guitar, bass, percussion, ukulele, piano and banjo. He has worked as a private instructor on all these instruments gaining consistent student approval as he makes learning an enjoyable and rewarding endeavor.

He welcomes students from all backgrounds, skill levels, and ages to join him in developing their ...

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Noah recently graduated from the University of Oregon, where he studied music and took part in multiple ensembles. Additionally Noah has had the honor of being selected as a band member for the U.S. Army, where he plays guitar, bass, and provides sound support for all the groups. He has served for

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Shannon
I have been under the instruction of Noah for a little over two months now and I really enjoy his teaching style. I am older and not a proficient reader of music so Noah has had to start with very basic skills for me. He has done a great job of making it understandable. I am learning to read music and to play the ukulele at the same time, and am enjoying the online lessons.
Cynthia
Noah has been a fantastic Giutar teacher and really takes the time tillI I understand it , he is really knowledgeable and inspirational .
Sophie and Molly B.
My kids (ages 10 & 12) have had such a wonderful time learning with Noah. He is patient, kind, and encouraging as well as knowledgeable. He does a great job with beginners -- they are learning so many skills each week. And it has been such a blessing to us that he comes to our home!
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Michael E.

33 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1972
  • Piano Lessons from Stonewall Jackson Elementary
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Michael E.

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Nothing can beat seeing an experienced person playing the guitar, except being able to ask that person questions and get answers. One on one private lessons are what I offer in a comfortable, relaxed environment. I can show you exactly how to make all the moves for playing correctly. This makes progress exponentially faster. We also get into theory, which is WHY you are playing the notes you play in songs. You want lead guitar? You've got it here. I teach all styles, old and new.

About Michael

*** SKYPE LESSONS *** My name is Mike E. I am a resident of Lake Highlands. I played by ear for eleven years before starting training on music and how to teach by Mr. Terrill Gardner. Terrill took me through music from the Rolling Stones all the way through "Modern Method for Guitar" books I, II,

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Susan
Michael used creative examples to quickly explain certain topics I had never quite grasped before. I can’t wait to go back next week!
Dan
A really cool instructor with friendly patience with someone ignorant like me. Nice Guy!
Steve
Great guy! Really simplifies things for ya. I've been playing almost 20 years and I learned something integral to my becoming a better musician. Highly recommend.
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James V.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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James V.

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The guitar can be an intimidating instrument for the beginner and an ever-expanding maze for the seasoned player. I want you to think about every time you practice as an adventure into a brave new world, navigating your way through chords, scales, and music theory concepts, your world of music will expand.

My teaching method is guaranteed to get you playing the guitar and having fun in no time! I’ve created a step by step program that is tailored to each individual student. Whether you're a beginner who doesn't know where to start or have been playing for years and finally want to take your playing to the next level, I accept students at any level.

I'll give you all the tools you need to succeed including jam tracks, chord & scale diagrams, and tablature. With my course you will learn the notes on the guitar, chords, scales, strumming and picking techniques, music theory, sight-reading, ear training, modes, arpeggios, sweep picking, tapping, finger-style techniques, hybrid ...

About James

James is a professional guitarist with over 10 years of experience performing and teaching. He plays and teaches many genres of music including Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk, R&B, Classical and Modern Fingerstyle. Like any artist, he aims to work with many other musicians and teachers

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Michael
One of the best in the business, and don't take that lightly. Very easy to work with and he has a humble attitude collaborating with Grammy winners to local artists. 100% recommended.
Tommy
James Is a Great and truly talented instructor. His extensive knowledge of music theory, teaching techniques and patience made learning guitar a breeze. Every time we scheduled a lesson, James was there at least 10-mins early without fail. I would highly recommend taking lessons from him.
Chris
He is a great teacher. Very thorough, very comprehensive and easy to understand. He is very patient with new beginners and willing to adapt to each persons learning preferences.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Scotts Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Scotts Valley is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Michelle is here to teach me what I need to learn and not just what I want to learn like to learn. Some teachers just want to make a quick buck and show me a song without basics...it slowed me down even more. So I am very happy to have chosen a female and a knowledgeable one with lots of patience."
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Took Guitar lessons from Joe B.
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John is an extremely patient and positive teacher. He is exactly what my son needs. He is encouraging and funny and the lesson with him just flies by. My son, who is not quite six, is already playing many notes and chords and reading music after just two months. I whole-heartedly recommend John."
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Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"My son has taken guitar lessons from William for 8 years and I cannot recommend him any higher. I am proud to say that not only is my son a remarkable guitar player due to Williams teaching, he is a better young man. William has been such a positive influence and has become a dear family friend. He teaches guitar and respect and opened our family up to the wonderful world of music in the Phoenix area. I'm happy to share a photo of William, my son and I at a classical guitar concert at ASU. Spend your money wisely and hire William"
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"Andrew is passionate about music and guitar. He appreciates many styles of music from jazz to rock. He is well-spoken, friendly, and his enthusiasm gets students motivated! You will be very happy with him!!!"
Dennis
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew S.
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"Corey is a former guitarist with the Temptations, and a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. I've worked with him many times over the last 20 years, and you won't find a better teacher for all levels. He's knowledgeable, patient, and has a wonderful sense of humor. I highly recommend him, as I have for the past 20 years!"
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"Mich teaches guitar in our home to our 10-year-old daughter. What a find he is. He strikes the absolute right balance among humor, comfort, and moving her along with challenges. He has been responsive to every question I have had, and never made me feel like I was being a pushy stage mom. I feel incredibly lucky to have found Mich for my daughter and I hope they continue together for years to come."
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Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Super lay back and knowledgeable. This guy will take you to the places you want to go in your guitar journey."
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"I took guitar lessons from Dan for many years. He helped me establish great fundamental techniques and made lessons fun. He would always ask what I wanted to learn about and made it a very personalized experience. Dan is the main reason I stuck with the instrument. I had taken guitar lessons prior but the instructor was dry and uninspired, switching to Dan was the best decision I could have made."
Sean
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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