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Ahmad G.

231 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
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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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Will M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Will M.

7 Reviews
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With my lessons, you can expect to learn basic home recording. So that you can get a pro sound at your house!

Skilled producer, guitarist, and marketer who has worked on over 100 songs. I started playing guitar at age 13 and graduated from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in 2012.

About Will

Skilled producer, guitarist, and marketer who has worked on over 100 songs. I started playing guitar at age 13 and graduated from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in 2012. Since then, I worked to become an effective collaborator in the indie-pop genre. I take the “random melody you sang in your

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Eric
Will is a great teacher. He's friendly and makes it easy to learn. I would highly suggest him as a teacher.
Keagan
When it comes to arranging and composing music, I sometimes feel like I fall short as a musician. I usually have a multitude of ideas and some sections written in my head but I struggle with piecing everything together in a coherent way, luckily I have had the pleasure of knowing Will for a number of years, and thankfully he has helped me in this area time and time again, and the finished product is always better than the initial concept. He has a remarkable capability to recive musical ideas from others and weave those ideas into a final arrangement without straying far from the initial ideas. Like I said, I've worked with him a couple times in the past and I'll work with him again every opportunity I can, because the quality of his work and the final product is always remarkable.
David
Will helped me learn the structure of guitar chords and scales while answering any questions that I had when beginning guitar. Throughout my lessons he gave me information about chord diagrams and scale diagrams while putting an emphasis on a guitar's fretboard layout and individual notes. This knowledge allowed me to progress and learn even more about how to properly play and enjoy the guitar. The instruction was done objectively, with attention to detail, and was a great experience.

I also look forward to learning more about musical programs and production thanks to Will.
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Damien S.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Damien S.

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I am a working, music composer and educator. I have been teaching and writing/performing professional scores for over 20 years. In regards to teaching, I teach privately and in a classroom atmosphere. My youngest student is 4 and my oldest has been in their 70 ’s. I approach my teaching style in a

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Corinne C.
Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better.
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Cory H.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Vocal Music from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Teaching since 2011
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Cory H.

34 Reviews
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Learn about what it takes to record great music.

About Cory

I am a professional singer, beatboxer, audio engineer, and music director who specializes in contemporary a cappella music! I graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music. I’m also an experienced actor; I can help build confidence in you

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Trevor H.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, English, Latin
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Trevor H.

24 Reviews
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Learn how to record and mix your own music.

About Trevor

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the huge, black monstrosities th

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Cathy L.
Great teacher. Takes time to know the student has patience. My son looks forward to his lessons.
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my 14 old took 5 lessons w Trevor and he was great! He is very cool and has a cool studio that he teleconerences in from
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Zen R.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Top Five Jazz Combo from Cuesta College Jazz Program
  • A.A. in Music Performance, Percussion from Cuesta College
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Zen R.

23 Reviews
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Let’s get started using the resources you already have available for your lessons in recording techniques! Over 11 years experience using Ableton Live, Logic Pro X and Pro Tools. We can start with one mic or ten. Let's start recording! Feel free to ask me any questions.

About Zen

Want to produce, mix, master and perform with Ableton Live? Want to play the drums? Want to be able to DJ? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away! Bio: Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Performa

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Michael M.
Yo, Zen is the best in the game. Gettin' groovy on the drums as well as in the virtual world. Much obliged!
Jason R.
Dj zen is an excellent teacher for someone like me.. He was patient and understanding when it came to the speed at which I pick up things. (Slowly) He was extremely versatile when it came to the types of music i wanted to mix and very knowledgeable about the equipment i had in front of me. I would recommend him to extreme beginners to people looking to polish their skill sets and add even more. Im very happy with what I am learning!
Lorelei M.
Zen has done such an amazing job teaching me how to operate Ableton. I was extremely overwhelmed and had no idea where to start and Zen really broke everything down for me and provided me with the resources I needed to get started.

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The average cost of 60-minute music recording lessons in Scotts Valley is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $300 per hour.
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"Andrea is a great musician. But a great musician doesn't make a great teacher. He's both. Really.
He is a wonderful producer. So, if you are interested not just in learning guitar, but in recording too, he is able to make your sound shine, and teach you how to do it.
I play both piano and guitar, and he helped me a lot to understand the mechanism inside those instruments with theory and musical touch."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Andrea B.
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"Awesome! Exactly what I was looking for! Steve G. really knows his stuff, and his studio and home are really cool! 30 minutes per lesson is not long enough, so I plan to change my future lessons to 45 mins."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Steve G.
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"Very able and talented guy! I will refer him to others in the industry and definitely use him again for future recordings."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Jarod G.
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"Very informative first session"
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Took Music Recording lessons from Jonah R.
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"I'm a vocalist, and Jarod knows how to encourage me, push me, and get the most out of a recording session. He is a perfectionist and won't allow for mediocre sessions. I will return to his studio in the future!"
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Took Music Recording lessons from Jarod G.
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"Jarod's in home studio worked really well for recording my vocals, and the production he created went beyond my expectations. He pushed me to do more with my voice until we both felt it was where it needed to be for my song. I would definitely recommend Jarod to others and use him in the future for my own projects."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Jarod G.
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"High quality studio 45 min south of Chicago - fair pricing, great to work with , will record with Jarod again!"
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Took Music Recording lessons from Jarod G.
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"Helpful, considerate, knowledgeable, and flexible."
Dana
Took Music Recording lessons from Andrew B.
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"I've had a great experience working with Brendon. He's been reliable, and explains things very well. He's been able to tailor the lesson plan to exactly what I need. I am much further ahead than I expected to be at this point, thanks to him.I give him the highest recommendation."
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Took Music Recording lessons from Brendon R.
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"Words cannot explain how much I learned from Alex in just a few lessons. Alex teaches exactly what I'm looking for. I now feel so much more confident for and capable of pursuing my work, thanks to all your advices."
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