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Ahmad G.

219 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
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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 wit

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Tim
I have been working with Ahmad for over a year now. I spent some time trying to learn guitar myself, from books and from online teachers, but was never able to make any real progress until I met Ahmad. Immediately he was able to move me in the right direction through 1 on 1 tutoring and by providing me with the right materials to build my confidence and skills. As a person with a family and somewhat demanding job it's always tough to find the time to work on guitar practice, but Ahmad works with me and paces everything well to build my skills while keeping it fun and challenging. It's always a delight to join Ahmad for lessons - his studio is convenient (with easy free street parking) and comfortable with nice natural light.
I can't recommend Ahmad highly enough - He's an absolute pleasure to work with. He's friendly, considerate, and an amazing guitar teacher. Since starting guitar lessons with Ahmad my playing has risen to a new level and my enjoyment of guitar in general his increased exponentially. I find myself always looking forward to my lessons!
Ivan
Ahmad brought my playing to a new level in a very short period of time. I had been stuck and not making much progress with my improvisational skills for the better part of a year when I first started lessons with him. I was impressed by his ability to quickly analyze my playing and knowledge and suggest some focus areas. After working on various intervals, I began to feel a magnetic pull in my fingers when playing. The intervals enabled me to make the connection between the licks and lines in my head and the physical fret board on the fly during improvisational sessions.

Ahmad is extremely organized. He has folders full of exercises for every topic imaginable. His exercises are clearly written with specifics on how to effectively practice them, and they progress in an incremental and logical fashion. This level of organization allows you to get the most out of your time with Ahmad. He can quickly retrieve exercises for a topic, without having to stop and think, or waste time on transcription.

I have a demanding schedule which only allows me time for lessons once a month. Even at such a low frequency, I leave every lesson with more than enough material to keep me busy. Ahmad has been very flexible working with me and changes that arise in my schedule. On top of all of this, Ahmad is a genuinely pleasant person to spend time with and I really look forward to our time together. For me, I was an intermediate player looking to get to the next step. But I'm confident that Ahmad could accelerate anyone's playing at any level.
Christine
Do you see all of these 5-star reviews? Read on and BELIEVE THEM. Ahmad is the best!
I am a total beginner and started taking lessons from Ahmad in the Fall of 2019.
I am amazed at how much I have learned already!
Not only is Ahmad patient and kind, but he is very thorough and knows his stuff. He was destined to be a musician/teacher...and we all are so blessed to have him around!
His teaching style is very organized and sequential and he explains things and gives examples so the concepts are easy to understand. He provides handouts during each lesson for you to take home and practice between sessions.
I will add more to this review as time progresses.
But for now, I just want to let all the beginners out there know that lessons from Ahmad are totally worth your time and money.
He makes learning fun and I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ahmad is just a super cool dude.
Don't waste your time trying to learn through YouTube videos- you will spend most of your time scrolling through videos that don't teach you proper technique, form, terminology, timing, concept, etc.
If you are serious about learning how to play guitar, then Ahmad is for you!

Chang L.

5 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Bachelor in Flute Performance from University of Southern California
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Chang L.

5 Reviews
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Experienced piano teacher with young kids. Develop individual lesson methods and plans according to students' personalities. Besides learning to play the piano, students will encounter fundamental music theories.

About Chang

***teacher has been vaccinated for COVID. Dr.Chang Lu is both an active musician and dedicated instructor in Los Angeles. Born into a family of musicians, she was introduced to piano at the young age of four, and the flute at age of nine. She has given performances on both instruments throughout

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Rebecca H.
Chang is an incredible teacher! she made learning fun and easy and even helped me to find and purchase the perfect flute for my needs! So glad I found her.
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Great !!!
Sofia
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner guitar students, but I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

Intermediate
Learn about music theory regarding rhythm, harmony, and melody and how it applies to the piano. Learn how to talk about music and improve how you read sheet music and lead sheets.

Advanced
Learn about more advanced rhythmic feels. Understand modal concepts, and how to use them to improve how you currently play. Venture past diatonic playing into full comprehension of out chords and certain types of chromaticism.

About Jesse

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

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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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Noah D.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English (North American), Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Noah D.

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Whether you're a beginner or intermediate my piano lessons cater to both!

All ages are welcome! We will definitely learn songs, but in order to truly become an amazing musician you must also focus on building strong technique. Taking lessons with me will ensure that you’ll be able to learn songs and parts by ear. No more tabs! Here’s what we’ll focus on:
- building technique
- transcribing songs and solos
- learning theory
- ear training
- learning to read

Feel free to message me at any time if you have any questions!

About Noah

Hello and thank you for showing interest in lessons with me! My name is Noah and I’ve been a musician for 15 years. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelors degree in Jazz composition. When I first started playing the guitar I loved 80’s and classic ro

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Marc
Noah is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He makes sure you have rock solid base to work off of if you are complete beginner.
Christine
I have really appreciated Noah's expertise and knowledge to help me make progress. More importantly, however, he is very patient and encouraging which is needed when one is lacking confidence and finding it challenging to learn new skills.
Ryan
Noah is a fantastic instructor. I really appreciated that he balanced an understanding of music/music theory, and getting right into playing to keep you motivated. He’s very respectful, patient, and clearly an expert at what he does. Highly, highly recommend him.

Timothy S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Timothy S.

2 Reviews
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Hello! I specialize in teaching ear playing whether that is Gospel, Jazz, R&B and Pop piano playing. Learning scales, improvisation, reharmonization, soloing, music theory, I can show you my approach. I can also teach beginners how to sight read. Send me a message and lets see if I am the right fit.

About Timothy

Hello! My name is Timothy, and I am a professional singer, pianist and organist. I graduated Berklee College of Music in 2015 and have gained a lot of experience from performing live, to studio recordings, audition preparations, song choices, stage presence and much more. I am a versatile musician

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Regina
I've had a great experience practicing my singing with Timothy. He's patient and encouraging. I've learned a lot and I'm inspired to continue on my journey.
Danyelle
I am feeling very challenged right now! Looking forward to becoming a skilled organist. Great teacher if you are serious about putting the work in.

Carly A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Korean, Japanese
  • B.A. Music and Spanish from George Mason University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Carly A.

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My goal as a piano teacher is to have my students grow as musicians in a supportive and patient environment. I believe this is what is most important. I have lessons be tailored to the interests of the students and always do my best to offer choices. I use a variety of sources and visuals in order to help students learn. My experience as a classroom teacher has developed my style of teaching and catering to all learning styles. I love working with students of all ages and I can speak both English and Spanish. I can't wait to meet you!

About Carly

Hello! Hola! My name is Carly and I am a Spanish, ESL and Flute teacher who has taught in private and public schools so I'm familiar with the curriculum that is offered there. I gained my first classroom teaching experience when I lived abroad in South Korea and taught English. I transferred all

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Scotts Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Scotts Valley is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"I have been taking lessons with David for about 4 months. Excellent teacher!! i have learned a lot from each lesson."
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Took Piano lessons from David E.
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"Awesome teacher!

Edwin is a great teacher. He was very patient and encouraging from the start. He has a great knowledge of different styles of music and from day one i was already learning some of my favorite songs that before i could only dream of playing. He breaks down the structure of the song very well so that i can understand what im playing which made the learning stress-free. Would highly recommend to all ages and experience!"
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Took Piano lessons from Edwin I.
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Took Piano lessons from Melody C.
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"My daughter get along with her very well. Jennifer is great with young children which is a relief for me as a father. She is very approachable, adaptable and gives the lessons at an appropriate pace."
Juan
Took Piano lessons from Jennifer T.
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"Steve is an excellent teacher! I always look forward to my classes. I am a student in high school, and he fully understands my need to balance my school work with piano, and he makes sure that I am able to comfortably commit to both aspects of my life. Steve makes sure that I stay on task and that I am progressing with my piano skills all while making the lessons fun and enjoyable."
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Took Piano lessons from Stephen B.
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"Kevin is great. No problems at all. He comes to the house, and he is always on time."
Rhiannon
Took Piano lessons from Kevin F.
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"Marty was so much fun and understanding! She is a free spirit and her lesson was one of the most unique ones that I've ever had! The time flew by without me even noticing!"
Stella
Took Piano lessons from Marty W.
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"When I moved to LA in '86, I decided I wanted to find a teacher that could help me get my left hand to be as fast and fluid as my right hand. A singer I was working with suggested I go to Howard Richman. That was almost 30 years ago. To this day, I still go to Howard every now and then for a 'touch up' lesson and...if my time allowed...I would take weekly lessons from him.

To put this in perspective...I'm a very good piano player...one of the better ones in LA. Howard has the unique ability to immediately see what was wrong with my technique and showed me how to get past that log jam I was stuck behind. He not only helped me with my left hand...but his methods of how to practice totally opened up a whole new facility for me to the point where I can now play those Oscar Peterson pieces that I have loved since I was a kid and only dreamed of playing like that. Now..thanks to Howard...I can!

I could go on and on about Howard's virtues, not only as a teacher, but also as a mensch. Let me just add one more thing here. Howard can help anybody who has the desire to play the piano...from ALL levels of proficiency...from the very beginner to the top of the professionals. Bottom line...in my book...he's the best!"
Chris Hardin
Took Piano lessons from Howard R.
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"An amazing teacher who really knows how to feel her music. She has great technique and will really help students in the way they learn best."
Louise
Took Piano lessons from Rebekah A.
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"Robert was courteous and patient. Encouraging even despite my limited proficirncy"
Deon
Took Piano lessons from Robert C.
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