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Ahmad G.

233 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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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 ...

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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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Patrick
I've had the pleasure of taking lessons from Ahmad for a couple of years. He is a very knowledgeable and patient instructor with the ability to find minor technical flaws in my playing and easily correct them. I really enjoy his philosophy and musical understanding with a really high ability to dissect and explain elements of a song and relate it to music theory that's easily understandable. On top of that he is a super nice guy that exudes nothing but a positive attitude and gives one the impression that anything is possible in one's musical effort that is really infectious. Don't hesitate to give Ahmad a try.
Dan
Ahmad is no doubt one of the most humble, approachable, and skillful guitar teacher you can find around Seattle. 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 and be your student again.
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.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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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.

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*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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Melissa M.

38 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Melissa M.

38 Reviews
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Beginning Piano students will be taught the basics in a fun but productive way. I will teach a strong foundation so a student can move forward with confidence. Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

Students will learn the basics about rhythm, harmony, and melody and how they apply to piano. They will become fluent in the 12 basic keys to a degree where you can play simple songs in any of them.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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My 14 y/o daughter enjoyed her lessons.
Violet H.
Wonderful drawing lesson with my 4 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her next set of lessons with Melissa. I am grateful and I highly recommend!
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Phil J.

San Jose, CA
Starting at $55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Phil J.

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Why just play music when you can play and UNDERSTAND music? Get all your important piano techniques along with a system for understanding what you're playing so you can teach yourself new things and communicate and play with other musicians easily.

About Phil

Have you been trying to self-teach with YouTube videos and scattered internet resources? Feeling like you're stuck and just don't know how to put it all together? WHAT you learn is important. But HOW you learn it is the real magic to become a better guitarist. I'll show you how to develop your

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Lipeng C.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lipeng C.

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I am a professional musician and educator with over 22 years of teaching experience. My students have won music competitions and scholarships both nationally and internationally. I approach each student as a unique and promising artist. I help them set individual goals, then plan and prepare lesson materials tailored for what he or she intends to achieve. I encourage them to work hard, dream big, and enjoy the rewards of learning and performing music.

About Lipeng

I am a professional musician and educator with over 22 years of teaching experience. I have played with the legendary Yo-Yo Ma, Riccardo Muti, Joshua Bell, Renee Flaming and other world famous musicians. I am currently a tenured violinist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Steinway piano educator,

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Charlyn B.
The best instructor for my daughter.
Will recommend to friends and family.
Audrey
Lipeng is very patient and encouraging for my beginner 11-year-old, using the video format well to demonstrate the songs and watch the student. She has been a good fit for a player who is motivated to improve but can complain a little bit about practicing everyday.
Paul C.
Very first lesson with Lipeng and I enjoyed it so very much. Lipeng encourages to listen to the music and then accentuate the notes to make it music, not to simply play them.
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Chengge L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chengge L.

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I always believe learning an instrument should be a fun experience, so my lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I have been teaching piano for 3 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome.

About Chengge

Hello! I am a classically trained pianist, with my bachelor's degree in piano performance from Wuhan Conservatory of Music and my master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Miami. Now I am pursuing my doctoral degree in piano pedagogy. I have played the classical pian

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Soquel, CA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Soquel is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"I decided to take piano lessons again after having not played for a long time and with considerable apprehension due to stressful and negative music lesson experiences in my past. Howard was wonderful at listening and helping me work through my previous challenges. He gave me very clear drills and exercises for technique and mental improvement which all produced great results. His ability to provide feedback in a productive way was invaluable. I have not had a better piano teacher and recommend him very highly. Give him a try for yourself and you will see what a talented pianist and teacher he is."
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Took Piano lessons from Howard R.
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"Love her! Super patient, helpful, enthusiastic and so knowledgeable...she will work at your pace and do whatever she can to help."
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Took Piano lessons from Ramona D.
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Dominic is patient and thoughtful, I am someone that started piano two years ago, and I am now in my 40'S therefore set in in my ways, and i could not read music and had no idea how to play but decided one day I wanted to try. Dominic tries to get me as his student to feel the music through intuition, while also learning the parameters. He also has taught me that there are no mistakes; and it is important to have fun and keep moving forward. This is similar to the best wine connoisseurship classes that I have taken which make the point that while you can learn about wine the best wine is the wine that you enjoy."
Jordana
Took Piano lessons from Dominic S.
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"Stellar Teacher

After one of my daughter lessons, she stated "it was like he believed in me." Buzz is a positive non-judgmental teacher. He is concerned about finding the best way to teach you. He is very patient. He has a way of making students feel comfortable and motivated in a safe learning environment.

Buzz is a brilliant musician with professional etiquette that surpasses most teachers."
Dianna
Took Piano lessons from Buzz A.
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"Damien teaches my 9-year old son piano. My son absolutely loves him and says, "He is the best teacher ever!" Damien is patient and provides positive feedback. He also provides music for my son and I have seen and heard progress in little time!"
Carolyn
Took Piano lessons from Damien G.
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"The first lesson went well. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Evelyn
Took Piano lessons from Jerry S.
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"In just a few lessons, my daughter has already recognized that Judy is a "caring" and "nice" instructor who is patient and encouraging too. My daughter enjoys going to her lessons."
Michele
Took Piano lessons from Judy F.
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"Robert has made the piano come alive for me and I am so grateful. His teaching is lively and I have never experienced such wonder in music. The lessons are fun:
they include singing, counting, improvising and sprinkling of basics.
I love my lessons with Robert...."
Mary Kaye
Took Piano lessons from Robert H.
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"Excellent teacher for my 8 year old. Kind, attentive, generous - couldn't ask for more!!"
Julian
Took Piano lessons from Elisabetta F.
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"Easy to understand teaching method."
Percy
Took Piano lessons from Howard R.
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