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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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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn about rhythm, harmony, melody, and dynamics in great detail.

Music is often taught excessively by rote, and I feel it's very important to understand the logic behind everything just like you would in mathematics. So take that leap and explore the science of music.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Michael R.

25 Reviews
Santa Clara, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Advanced
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Michael R.

25 Reviews
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About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dram

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Susan O'Hara
He’s so patient and very skilled!!
Susan
We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!
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Charles C.

7 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks chinese, english
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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Serena P.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BFA Musical Theater from University of the Arts
  • Awarded Promising Young Artist Award from University of the Arts
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Serena P.

22 Reviews
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I can help you get started and grow in music theory!

About Serena

**In-person students must be vaccinated. Teaching singing, acting, and piano in-person in Oak Park, IL to any fully vaccinated student, as well as teaching singing and acting online all over the country!** Serena has been teaching online for over ten years and has tons of experience making online

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Sophia
My daughter feels very comfortable with Serena and is learning so much. This has been a great experience so far and we are very excited to continue on.
Camille P.
Serena isn't only a talented pianist, she's a skilled instructor as well. She teaches everything you need to understand piano theory, improve finger strength and agility and acquire the best hand posture.

Serena tailors her lessons towards her student. Depending on my weekly progress, she recommended a detailed routine to consolidate my weaknesses and push me to improve.

Finally, Serena is eloquent and friendly. She explains things in a simple manner and does her best to understand you, your lifestyle and your objectives, all to provide the best experience . And she totally nails it.

Thank you Serena! :D
Alexandria Franklin
Serena is great. She is patient but pushes you just enough to see results. She helps you with singing technique as well as with techniques to make the song more genuine and authentic.
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Atalia M.

135 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, German
  • Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance from University of Redlands
  • Teaching since 2010
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Atalia M.

135 Reviews
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You will learn all levels of music theory (the math of music) and find out how and why music is made. In my lessons you will learn anything from basic rhythms and music notation to key signatures and harmonic analysis.

About Atalia

Everyone has a beautiful voice. Let me teach you how to make it heard. My passion for music is the most pervasive quality of my personality. Consequently, passing that passion on to others is what brings me the most joy in life. My goal is to spread the love and appreciation for this unique an

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Alexandra
I had a very good first lesson. She was very patient with my Hebrew and helping me to better my grammar.

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"Gregg was my musical instructor during the early 1980ties. What I learned in a few lessons with him was more that I could have expected. I was primarily focused on percussion, of which his vast knowledge was highly dynamic. I learned about poly-rhythms, Indian ti-hies, and complex time signatures. He had available much reference material that he provided me. And over the years his musical insights have not only supplemented my inquiries, but made me a better musician and person. I hope you have a chance to study with Gregg, as you will be introduced to a new and better way of musicianship!"
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"I had a great experience with Eli. He was patient, compassionate, detail oriented, and extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter. He gave useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts for synthesizing the information and retention of concepts. Highly recommended for any level of instruction."
Dominique
Took Music Theory lessons from Eli S.
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"Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities."
Matthew
Took Music Theory lessons from Jenny J.
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"Fantastic all around. Deep knowledge and excellent teaching skills. He is also a truly kind and caring person too. He made it easy for me to understand concepts that were always lost on me in the past. It was the best money I have ever spent to get my skills and knowledge where I need them to be. I highly recommend Shon as both a theory and instrument (guitar/piano) instructor. Definitely the best option if you want to take you or your child's playing to the next level."
Andrew
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"The first lesson was extraordinary the teacher is very good"
Annmarie
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul B.
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"Ramona is a Great instructor, Very knowledgable in different aspects of music and instruments; also has a nice set up in her home. grateful for the experience and lessons."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Ramona D.
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"He made me feel very comfortable and it was my first lesson, ever."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Axel O.
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"Marcelo is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I `ve been taking theory classes with him and it is great. He has a very good methodology and will make everything very clear."
Jason MIller
Took Music Theory lessons from Marcelo M.
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"We hired Brian to work with our barely 3 year old to play the drums we got him for his birthday. He loves it! We don’t have any grand aspirations for him, but he likes to bang around and we wanted to give him some direction to see if he latched on to it. Our main objective is that he has fun. Brian is GREAT with him and he looks forward to it every week. 10/10!"
Cliff
Took Music Theory lessons from Brian H.
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