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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
  • 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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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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Dean
I began taking singing lessons with Ahmad from an online coupon and had a great time. My guitar playing got consistently and measurably better and I felt like I was given quality instruction at the lesson as well as good ideas for practicing at home.

Ahmad is laid back and friendly and a great instructor. Thank you!
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Thomas T.

8 Reviews
Saratoga, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Italian (4 years at University)
  • Awarded Winner from Loren L. Zachery Voice Competition
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thomas T.

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I was a lead Tenor Artist-in-Residence for Opera San Jose for 4 years. I have sung lead roles (Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Mozart, and many others) in the USA, Europe, Canada, France and Brazil with over 30 years of professional onstage performing experience including at Lincoln Center, the Disney Concert Hall, Seattle Opera, Monte Carlo Opera, Canadian Opera, Spoleto Opera in Italy, Virginia Opera, Genoa Opera, Metz Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Brazil's first ever "Ring Cycle" which took place in Manaus. I have professional stage experience in Musical Theater, sung for Hollywood movie soundtracks and have extensive concert experience including sacred music. I have shared the stage in lead roles and in concert with some of the worlds leading opera singers.

About Thomas

Career highlights for Thomas include the title role of PARSIFAL for Genoa Opera in Italy; Siegmund in DIE WALKUERE with Brazil's Manaus Festival; Bacchus in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with L'Opera de Monte Carlo; Don Jose in CARMEN with Seattle Opera, Nashville Opera, Dayton Opera, Sacramento Opera, Longvie

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Rena
Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which help me Improved the voice and tone dramatically. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. He customizes his class for different levels of students. I am glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for my daughter and myself.
Rena
Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which helps me a lot on the voice and tone. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. His customizes his class to different level of students. Glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for both my daughter and myself.
Kathy
Thomas is a great teacher and really encourages you. He really improved my voice and his exercises are very helpful. I really recommend him to be your teacher.
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Jennifer C.

3 Reviews
Marina, CA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded 2nd Place Winner from Atlanta Flute Club
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Jennifer C.

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Piccolo is usually an instrument that people dread playing, but piccolo is actually beautiful and so fun to play! I have been playing for about 15 years and I always enjoy when I have opportunities to perform on piccolo. In lessons, we can work together to build your confidence in your piccolo chops, and in turn expand your musical palate and capabilities. Through etudes, orchestral excerpts, movie music, or popular song, I can help you to find your voice on this instrument!

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Hi there! My name is Jennifer, and I teach private flute and piccolo lessons. My teaching method/philosophy is simple; it's all about you! I have been teaching since 2009 with students of all ages and playing levels. During our weekly lessons, I will give you the tools to improve your musical skill

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Hristina
Jennifer is a great flutist and instructor! She is very knowledgeable, helpful, and really knows how to articulate her ideas and communicate with the student. She is encouraging and creative in her approach towards her students. She helped me very much with my piccolo playing.
Giovanni
Jennifer Kennedy is an inspiring teacher and performer. One can be in awe with her beautiful playing and amazed of her patience in the way she teaches you to reach your goal. I DEFINITELY recommend Ms. Kennedy for private, online, Skype or at home teaching. you will not be disappointed.
Joanne
I have listened to Jennifer as she gave flute lessons to several young beginning students. I observed that she truly cares about her students and invests herself in their progress. She has a creative teaching style, always coming up with new ways to approach the challenges of each individual student. She spends time to discover the students’ goals and structures their lesson plans accordingly. Jennifer is also a good communicator with the parents of younger students, making sure they are informed and inviting them to observe lessons if they wish. I’m sure you’ll find her a delight to work with.

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Andrew A.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Classical Guitar Performance from Arizona State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Andrew A.

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Whether you've just started out or you want to take that next step to becoming a better drummer, I'm here to help!

About Andrew

My name is Andrew, and I've been a musician nearly my entire life. I have a Bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance from Arizona State University, but my background goes far beyond classical music. My performance experiences range from playing violin in my high school symphony orchestra t

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Gigi & Adam G.
Very good instructor. I was able to learn from him.
Lilly B.
Great first lesson. Andrew is awesome
Wendy T.
Andrew has been awesome with our 12 year old son. He’s figured out a way to get him excited about the guitar and we appreciate him so much!

Chelsea L.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Speaks French, English
  • B.A. Music from Yale University
  • Teaching since 2014
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Chelsea L.

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I'm a professional harpist who graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Music with extensive teaching experience in the United States and Belgium. I am offering harp lessons to students of all backgrounds, levels, and ages.

I am currently in the process of completing my Doctor of Musical Arts at the CUNY Graduate Center. I hope to transfer the skills and knowledge I have obtained from working with some of the most renowned harpists to my own students.

Teaching is a passion for me. Whether you are just taking lessons for fun, or whether you are serious about creating a future professional career, I will be equally attentive to your needs. I like to ensure that my students progress during the lesson, but not at the expense of having fun! I believe that a relaxed atmosphere is essential to the learning experience.

About Chelsea

I'm a professional harpist who graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Music with extensive teaching experience in the United States and Belgium. I am currently in the process of completing my Doctor of Musical Arts at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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MIPTA
Chelsea is a fantastic teacher who combines a disciplined mastery of the harp with a genuine understanding of each student. She is engaging and kind with children and a lovely person and teacher in every way. We love working with her and it has been extremely gratifying to witness our children’s progress under her tutelage ! I feel so lucky to have her as our teacher.
Mary
Chelsea is WONDERFUL! She has supported every aspect of our son’s development with regard to his harp playing and we are so grateful for her support!! Chelsea is a top professional and anyone would be lucky to have her teach music!!
Stephanie
I had the benefit of taking lessons from Chelsea after I had been learning to play for a bit over a year. She was both encouraging and warm personally, and gave me several ways to think about technique, which helped a great deal. She was able to give me insights to help me get into music theory, as well as technique and practical questions, all so valuable for a beginner!

Gary S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gary S.

1 Review
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Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist,composer
and member of PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS.
A Graduate of Berkee College of Music, he has over 30 years of experience teaching and performing. He specializes in Contemporary and Classical Guitar. Lessons focus on the application of Music Theory to Guitar to help students acquire strong compositional and songwriting skills, knowledge of chord construction, the ability to play scales proficiently, and gain necessary skills needed for solo improvisation. In addition to a wealth of teaching experience, he has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and has numerous songwriting credits on international releases.

About Gary

Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist and composer most notably associated with PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS. He has earned a reputation as a virtuosic live performer and highly sought after professional guitar instructor. In 2011, he joined Rocket

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Carol S.
excellent teacher

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Took Piano lessons from Jennifer G.
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"Lonze was very patient with our little guy. He was good at explaining, encouraging and inspiring. He was gracious, friendly and polite. Tyson is looking forward to his next lesson."
Anita
Took Piano lessons from Lonze R.
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"She helped me to know what I actually need to improve"
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Took Cello lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Britta is an excellent teacher, who is able to provide the basic skills and provide the associated understanding for what is being presented."
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Took Piano lessons from Britta Y.
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Gabriel is absolutely amazing! He is so passionate about the arts & his love of singing. He sees where ur focus is & makes sure that is what u work on..he shows u how to do vocal exercises, how to take control of ur voice, how to get wonderful range. He is a fabulous teacher!! He doesn't just tell u what to do but demonstrates & makes u understand why u are doing certain exercises. He is a great person & u r very lucky to have him as a teacher, I know I am!!!"
Erin
Took Singing lessons from Gabriel W.
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"When you are looking for the most patient talented instructor: Dave is it. Please note that Dave is multi talented in many types of musical instruments he methodically does lessons at the students pace and knowledge. I recommend Dave for anyone young or old, experienced, novice or beginner; he is the best."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Uncle Dave T.
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