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Alejandro L.

3 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $34
  • Computer Science from WNMU
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alejandro L.

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Successfully teaching current students with clear, concise lessons.

All of my current students have developed confidence and enthusiasm to learn all materials presented in an easy to comprehend format.

Each student learns at different levels so all lessons are customized to challenge them but also insure they learn and retain all materials presented to them.

Currently have 16 students ranging from beginners to advanced level.
When selecting a teacher, make arrangements to meet in person to review short and long term goals of learning a musical instrument. Pricing should only be used as the last criteria before making a final decision. It's important to insure your instructor is patient and willing to challenge students to setup a practice routine that will fit their current schedule.

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About Alejandro

What is your typical process for working with a new student? Initially will setup lesson plans for first 3 cycles of instruction. Lessons are based on the time frame selected (1/2 hr, hr) and are mandatory once a week. We can also discuss additional lessons if desired up to 3 lessons within a w

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Joe
Alejandro is a great instructor, really knowledgeable and motivational. I started lessons with him as a beginner and I have made a lot of progress.
Elizabeth
Alejandro is a marvelous teacher of music, the guitar specifically, to my 3 grandchildren every Saturday and now for getting onto a year. They love it and are learning ever so much! He is a most talented musician, himself, and has a way of transferring all of that to the 2 boys and my granddaughter. He is reliable and punctual and a treasure to have the opportunity to have him teach the children. I studied the piano for 15 years when I was young, so know a lot of what I speak
Joseph
Like any good teacher should be, Alex is patient and very instructive. He can cover a variety of musical styles and ability levels. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Cristopher E.

12 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Arts from UCSD
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cristopher E.

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I can teach traditional classical guitar finger picking techniques using a nylon string guitar. I can also teach fingerpicking on steel string acoustic guitar, as well as performing and arranging classical pieces on the electric guitar. I also love to make my own arrangements of classical pieces from other instruments. My personal favorites to perform are J. S. Bach and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo

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Derek R.
I had my first lesson today. Cris is the real deal. He is an excellent guitar player and was able to coax what little skill and talent I possess into a formidable lesson early on. I'll be booking my Son along with myself and returning. We are blessed to have someone in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Penaquitos area like Cris!
Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.
Caleb
Great teacher. Very helpful and patient

Jennifer P.

San Diego, CA
Starting at $17
  • Guitar Performance from Minnesota State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
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Jennifer P.

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Classical is where I started and where I find my deepest emotions. Get lost in this beautiful instrument.

About Jennifer

My name is Jen P. and I have an extensive amount of education and experience within the music industry. I attended Minnesota State University for guitar performance and music industry. My experience includes touring, recording, teaching, writing, singing and playing various musical instruments.

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Ben S.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Spanish, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded Best Surf Band Nominee from Orange County Music Awards
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Ben S.

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🎼 The are so many beautiful pieces in the classical guitar repertoire!

...Where is the eager guitar student expected to start?

Come along! Let me show you.

What you will get in these lessons:

βœ… How to play "Romance"

βœ… How to play beautiful pieces by legendary composers
βœ”οΈ Fransisco Tárrega
βœ”οΈ Fernando Sor
βœ”οΈ Bach
... And more!

About Ben

πŸ‘‹ Hey there guitar aficionado! Ben Stubbs here, your Flamenco guitar go-to-guy. I want to show YOU HOW to PLAY the guitar...but more specifically, the Flamenco guitar. Let me tell you a little about myself, and then we'll get started with a plan for you! EDUCATION I hold an M.P.A. and a B.A.

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Love this guy!
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Kristen M.
Ben is an amazing instructor. I hired him for a group lesson and he was fantastic!!!
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Matt M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree of Music-Jazz Performance from William Paterson University
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Matt M.

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I've been studying guitar for 20 years and have been teaching it since 2001. I have a vast knowledge of the techniques and repertoire necessary to succeed as a classical guitarist.

About Matt

I am a professional jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher. I've been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in groups since 1998. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance I spent 10 years in New York City working as a free

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Todd R.
Matt is a great conversationalist and an amazing musician but most importantly, he is a skilled instructor. Matt can teach performance and theory. He listens to your needs, assesses your skill level and if you let him, he will mold you into a great musician too. After 40 years of playing around with my guitar, Matt has opened my eyes and is teaching me to play the guitar. Todd R.
manuela
matt was a great teacher. quickly figured out my level of learning. im excited to continue working with him!
Aiden M.
Aiden enjoyed his first lesson, he’s quiet and shy but likes Matt
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Travis P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BM in Classical Guitar Performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Travis P.

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I pay attention to detail, and do not skip past the fundamentals of guitar technique. I make sure to explain why certain techniques are essential, and why I teach things a certain way. I try to keep my lessons organized and focused.

About Travis

I just graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in classical guitar performance. I started out playing differing styles, but for now I will only teach Classical Guitar.I don't have much performance teaching, but I figured this would be a great place to improve! I can

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Average Cost of Classical Guitar Lessons in Solana Beach, CA

The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Solana Beach is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Shaun is an outstanding teacher. In a very short amount of time, he took me from knowing absolutely nothing about guitar, to reading music and actually playing songs. He's patient, enthusiastic, and knows what he's doing. I would high recommend him to anyone interested in really learning to play guitar, the right way."
Susan
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Shaun Z.
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"If you're interested in studying classical guitar you know that it is both difficult and important to find a quality guitar instruction. Look no further. Geoff is fantastic. His daily exercises for guitar have helped improve my technique dramatically. I'm so glad I found him and had an opportunity to work with him."
Bradley
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Geoff S.
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"From the first day, Ahmad has crafted lessons tailored specifically to my goals and skill set. I already had a decent idea about how to get around the guitar, but I wanted someone to help me get to the next level, to understand the guitar completely. Ahmad is incredibly knowledgable about the instrument and theory, perceptive to learning habits, and overall a fun person to be around. He's also incredibly patient about working around schedules. I can't recommend him enough!"
Ray
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Great first lesson. Very personable and engaging. Looking forward to my remaining lessons."
william
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Norman T.
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"Ahmad is no doubt one of the most humble, approachable, and skillful guitar teacher you can find around the bay area. I have been studying with Ahmad for the past 3 and a half months. Ahmad was not the first music instructor I had. He is however, the best one so far by a large margin. Since the first lesson Ahmad has been extremely professional and organized in his teaching methods. He is able to quickly identify my strengths and weaknesses as a player, tailor his lessons to fit my capabilities, and help me improve in great effectiveness.

I took lessons once a week with Ahmad, and every week I could see noticeable improvements because Ahmad assigned me homework that was fun and challenging but never frustrating. But beyond this, not only have I become a more skilled guitar player, through Ahmad's help I was also able to apply a lot of the theoretical music knowledge in other aspects. When I hear a piece of music, I find that I am slowly able to identify parts of the music, break it down into logical steps, and connect the music to the fretboard of the guitar.

I am a college student with a busy schedule both on and off work, but with Ahmad I was able to greatly improve nonetheless. Thank you Ahmad, I really look forward to coming back to the Bay Area and be your student again."
Danny
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Amdrew is awesome with my 12 year old’"
Wendy
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Andrew A.
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"Nothing but good things to say about Brendon. Aside from his insane talent as a composer and musician, he was phenom with our son Max. A few thoughts below...

We knew Brendon was the right person to help our son Max on day one with TakeLessons, when we wrote to 4 or 5 potential instructors. The other folks wrote back and just said 'sure, I'm here, happy to help'. But Brendon wrote back with thoughts about the pieces Max needed to learn for his audition, a rough outline of a plan, and shared enough about himself that we knew he had truly 'heard' what we needed were looking for. That kind of thoughtfulness is unique.

Brendon is great with kids, and created instant rapport with Max over the video lessons. Brendon will always spend a little extra time than budgeted, which is appreciated. And his scheduling was flexible which always helps with us busy families. We did a few in person lessons and Max came away inspired - for classical guitar but also for music in general. Max's skills grew throughout, and he never resisted practicing; he looked forward to the lessons and the chance to talk about some guitar-related thing with Brendon.

Brendon isn't a big disciplinarian so after a few weeks I had a little chat with Max about what it means to respect your teacher, even if they seem young and cool and are on video. That's something I think parents need to monitor a little.

Recommended w/o any hesitation. If you have Brendon in mind you're headed in the right direction for sure. -MR"
marc
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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"She's been more than I expected. Personable with a lot of energy with a knowledge base I can't begin to fathom. She's going to make learning guitar a great experience. I only hope is that I can live up to her expectations."
Roger Nash
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"Every time I have a guitar lesson with Nick, it is wonderful. He is very passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable. He always manages to find interesting pieces, beautiful to listen to but also fun to play. He is open to suggestions and new techniques and makes sure that his students enjoy the class and learn something. He is never hesitant to explain something again or in a different way. He is very kind and always gives the student a voice, encouraging them all along the way. I definitely recommend Nick to anyone wanting to learn guitar at any level or age."
Amelie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"David tailors each lesson dynamically to my own progression which has been great. Gauges progression and gives you things to work on before the next lesson. Highly recommend him!"
Kory
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David C.
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