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Ahmad G.

236 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $38
  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • 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, ...

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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. & 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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Brent
I have been taking lessons with Ahmad since June 26th, 2011 - I was referred by a mutual acquaintance. I bought myself a guitar for my birthday a year ago and realized I needed some outside motivation to play it. While I'm relatively new to guitar and this is my first time taking guitar lessons, I have been drumming for 13 years with private instruction and university courses. I would highly recommend Ahmad. He is inspiring, professional, informative, and patient; a shining example of what a great teacher should be.

Over the past five months, I've already seen significant improvement in both my guitar performance as well as my understanding of the guitar and music in general. Ahmad is very good at balancing the scale between creativity and technique, while never losing sight of what your goals are as a student. As with any learning process, I would suggest you understand your own goals and level of commitment before jumping in to lessons. As I've seen, Ahmad will probably motivate you to practice more than you originally thought, which I really appreciate. It's with practice and strong understanding that I've gotten to a point where I am proud of my abilities on the guitar. Work with Ahmad and I hope you find the same!
Shawn
I started taking guitar lessons for the first time 10 months ago and am thankful I found such a great teacher in Ahmad. His positive attitude and love of music helps me stay engaged and lessons are productive and fun.

One of the great things about Ahmad is he listens to you and adjusts lesson content based on the feedback you provide. His ability to listen allows Ahmad to deliver a personalized lesson plan that incorporates your goals and gets you excited about what you are working on.

Ahmad also has taught me techniques to prevent and address minor aches that come up while learning to play. He takes this seriously and shows you how to prevent and resolve any issues that come up.

Overall, taking lessons from Ahmad has been a very positive experience. I look forward to continuing working with him to get better.
Steven L.
I have been taking guitar lessons with Ahmad. Music has always been important to me and my lessons with Ahmad have been a continual source of inspiration and joy. I love Ahmad's musical philosophy and regardless of what I'm interested in he is always able to help me better myself. I continue to be very busy in my life but always find myself coming back to music. Through taking lessons with Ahmad I have been able to achieve many of my musical goals and know that if I keep practicing I will be able to achieve even more of my goals.

Ahmad is extremely talented, intelligent, and friendly and is always there to support me in whatever new musical concept I wish to learn next. He can help anyone looking to better themselves in a wide variety of areas regardless of the style of music you are interested in. I have been studying jazz with him primarily, as my goal is to be able to write my own music and put together a band some day. I have no intention of stopping music lessons with Ahmad as they continue to be something I look forward to every week. Anyone would be lucky to have such a great teacher.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Beginners
Learn to find the notes on your instrument and read simple pieces, as well as all the theory to back up all concepts. Explore the basic methods of fretting and finger picking. Play simple pieces primarily in first position in major keys.

Intermediate
Expand upon your theory to include all three types of minor keys (natural, harmonic, and melodic). Start to traverse the neck in pieces.

Advanced
Start to apply prior concepts to arrangement and improvisation. Take music off the page, and begin to live it.

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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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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Russell P.

63 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $19
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Performer of the Semester in Guitar from Western Kentucky University
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Russell P.

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My goal as an instructor is to keep the lessons fresh, fun, interesting, and to ultimately guide the students to better teach themselves as they gain experience and familiarity with the instrument and music. Students can have their lessons catered to the music and styles they wish to pursue. Lessons are tailored to each individual student so that we can build upon their strengths and focus on lessons to improve weaker areas. Students will learn how to build dexterity, use proper technique, and be creative. Every student has different goals, some really want to learn theory and read music. Others may simply want to learn to strum a few chords. Whatever the goal, I can provide the instructions to help the student succeed!

About Russell

WINTER SALE GOING ON NOW!!!!!!!! NEW AVAILABILITY!!! The transformative learning experiences at Prestige Guitar are designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Established in 2016, Prestige Guitar is located in St. Louis, MO and reflects the vibrant energy of the area

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Jeff A.

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Starting at $17
  • Awarded Americanism from American Legion
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Jeff A.

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I've been teaching music for over 35 years in all kinds of settings, including universities, public schools, community education programs, commercial music stores, and private practice. I've taught over 24,000 individual lessons and 160 sections of music classes on a variety of topics and hold both bachelor's and master's degrees in music. I am very client-centered while striving to meet generally recognized goals.

About Jeff

I have taught over 26,000 individual lessons and 160 sections of classes in virtually every setting, such as universities, public schools, commercial music stores, community education programs, private practice, and the internet. I have two degrees in music, a master's and a bachelor's, and a certif

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Ian S.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • B.A. Chinese from Rutgers University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ian S.

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I have been playing guitar for 26 years, and have experience playing and teaching practically every style of guitar, including fingerstyle, classical, jazz, folk, rock, blues, pop, country, and metal. Classical is definitely one of the most challenging genres, but also one of the most rewarding. I have been teaching guitar for 12 years. Let my experience and patience guide you on your way to mastering classical guitar!

About Ian

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children in New Jersey. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on pi

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Bill
Ian is a talented, knowledgeable and thoughtful instructor. He listens to your needs and comes up with a plan to help you achieve what your looking for. Very personable and connects with his students immediately. Highly recommend.
Gary T.
I've learnt so much within a month! I'm so excited for the future! He's great!
Hayati
Even it was my first lesson I can feel the progress and I am confident about achieving my goal. Thanks Ian!!
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Andrew H.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance and Worship from Moody Bible Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew H.

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Guitar is one of the most enjoyable instruments to play. At least I think so! Join me as I teach you the fundamentals of guitar in a creative, student-customized way. Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, I'd love to help you get the next level. My specialty is teaching classical guitar. It's my firm belief that learning classical guitar will make you better at playing any and every other style of guitar. But that doesn't mean we will only focus on classical music. I'll tailor lessons to your interests as well. If you like blues, we'll learn tools to improvise up and down the neck. If you like pop, we'll learn chords and finger picking. And the list goes on and on. Most of all, my goal is to show you how fun playing guitar and making music can be. I've sure enjoyed it!!

About Andrew

I've been playing guitar for 15 years and have gained so much joy from it. I loved it so much, I got a degree in classical guitar performance. When I'm not playing or teaching, you can find me spending time with my wife, playing with my dog, or composing and recording music. I look forward to gettin

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Mary
Andrew is a knowledgeable guitar player with good ideas and methods for how to improve my playing. He teaches through encouragement and keeps me focused on enjoying the process. I highly recommend him.

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"I never thought I'd study classical guitar, but Mr Josh showed me how important it is to have a good foundation to build from. Highly recommended!"
Casey
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joshua A.
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"John is very patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is the best instructor/teacher i have had in the many years I have taken lessons."
Scott
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"I have been working with Brendon for about 2 years now. He is not only incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of guitar (composition, scales, classical pieces, finger-strengthening exercises, etc.), he is also an incredibly patient and dedicated instructor who really listens to the student's needs and helps fill them. His repertoire of songs, exercises, and general guitar knowledge have helped me understand the instrument in a multitude of different ways. I have had many guitar instructors before, but never someone who was so incredibly flexible and patient and willing to help when it comes to someone who has a busy schedule who is still interested in learning a complex instrument. He's definitely the best instructor I've ever had, and I look forward to continuing to work with him for a long time."
Sabina
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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"Jessie has taught my daughter classical and regular guitar for a couple of years. There are many, many thing I like about Jesse's teaching. One of the things that I like most is that he asks my daughter what she wants to learn and then teaches it to her. He mixes up the theory and it's application with what she wants to learn keeping interest and motivation at a high. Another thing that I like is the breadth of material he brings. His students end up well versed in all types of music and are able to play well known pieces in many different genres. Yet another thing that I like is his creditability. He walks the walk. His group plays regularly. Any doubts that your teenager may have about him can be quickly and easily put to rest just by going to hear him perform. Jesse is a good teacher and I highly recommend him."
Irene
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Jay is an amazing teacher! I had him as my instructor for my MUS 1471 Beginning Guitar class at the University of Minnesota and he does a phenomenal job with students! He is very patient and always has great back-up techniques for those who struggle to learn. I was always one that didn't have a problem learning music after 6 years of band, but he made this class very well balanced between challenging those who could use a challenge and those who struggled a bit but wouldn't be left behind. He always assigns and teaches great pieces that are well known and touches on many techniques for playing guitar. I would highly recommend Jay as a guitar instructor!"
Alex Broderius
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jay H.
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"Robert is a super nice guy, great teacher, and extremely knowledgeable about the guitar."
Michael
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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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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"Andrei has been our weekly music teacher for more than three years. He teaches my son (now 9 years old) to read music and play the drums and the piano, and he teaches me to play the guitar.

Andrei has been nothing but reliable and generous with his time. He is proficient in music history and theory, in a wide range of musical styles, on multiple instruments. His patience, diverse knowledge and skills along with what appears to be an intuitive approach toward each of his varied students, has been very effective for us. Also, he knows A LOT of music, has a great ear and doesn't seem to mind working with us to play whatever tunes we come up with each week.

If you or your child wants to learn to play an instrument, this is the guy!"
Kimberly
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Andrei P.
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"My son has thoroughly enjoyed his time with Jordan. Jordan makes it fun for my 10 year old, and is very patient with him. I really like Jordan's approach with kids, but also respect his professionalism and talent. Thank you, Jordan for sharing your gifts with your students!"
Emily
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Marc is a great classical guitar teacher. He makes learning fun and easy. I highly recommend him."
Annette
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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