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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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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.

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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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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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Ahmad G.

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

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse T.

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Jesse began studying guitar at the age of ten, and in his studies has developed an unwitting passion for playing and teaching. Bay Area native Jesse has studied with classical guitarist Angel Miguel Lejarza Leo, flamenco guitar virtuoso Jason McGuire, and has worked under the mindful instruction of classical guitarist Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. There Jesse completed his Bachelors in Music (Classical Performance) with distinction, and was honored with a Performer’s Certificate, demonstrating excellence in guitar performance. During his undergraduate studies, Jesse performed in masterclasses led by the prestigious GFA winner, Tengyue Zhang, and Bach expert, Paul Galbraith. His time at Eastman has given him a strong background in music theory; he is an advocate for the written and aural analysis of music, and stresses the importance of composition and instrumental exploration. As a performer and teacher, Jesse specializes in ...

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I love music and have been composing and performing for many years. And although I love to compose and perform, teaching is probably my favorite aspect of working in music. I get the most joy in teaching when an individual learns something new, or when things start to "click" so to speak. Further, I

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Pranidhi
Jesse is an excellent teacher. He is calm, warm and incredibly patient with my 6 year old daughter. After having a thoughtful discussion about how we should start lessons, we agreed on an approach that would further encourage her natural enthusiasm for music. She loves it. Jesse has also been very flexible with offering zoom and in person classes. I have been really impressed with how well he holds my daughter’s attention even over zoom. He is a wonderful teacher and I could not recommend him more.
Lily
Jesse masters the art of making teaching be FUN! He is an incredible musician, but knows how to connect with kids to open up their world to love and learn music. My 6 year old son and 7 year old daughter both do ukulele lessons with Jesse, and it’s a highlight of their week. As a parent, I’m excited to have them learning an instrument, and at the same time, I see it building their confidence too. Being brave to practice singing and playing the instrument, despite feeling nervous about it. Jesse has a beautiful way of connecting to the kids with humor and encouragement, so they feel both comfortable and confident. I’m so happy we started music lessons with Jesse, and honestly cannot recommend him enough!!
Patrick Kennedy
Jesse structures lessons for the skill of the student and the direction the student wants to go in. Emphasizing the students abilities. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of music. Jesse explains concepts well and also ensures the student understands what is being thought. Great guitarist and great teacher.
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Seth H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Master of Music from University of Idaho
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Seth H.

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I am a performer and composer/arranger with a Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Idaho.

About Seth

Hello, I'm Seth! I'm a guitarist and composer/arranger from the Pacific Northwest. I have a Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Idaho, as well as a B.Mus. in Composition and a B.A. in Spanish and French. I especially love the music from South America: Bossa

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Cindy
I've been learning with Seth for a few months now and my classical guitar has really come a long way. I thought online learning would add on to the difficulty of learning, but it really hasn't changed my experience that much. Seth is patient and offers very useful feedback and advice on pieces you are learning.

He's very knowledgeable and experienced with classical guitar and music in general, definitely recommend!
Scott
Seth is a talented guitarist and a patient instructor. He is very creative in developing techniques / suggestions to assist your understanding and progress. Useful aides he provides (via email) include PDF's with musical examples, arrangements, and videos.

Online guitar instruction is a difficult endeavour to do well. Seth is skillful at this challenge. It will be well worth your consideration to work with him. He will help you to improve your musicianship.

I am confident you will not regret the time, effort, and money invested to study with Seth.
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Michelle W.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2012
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Michelle W.

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Classical guitar fundamentals. Learn how to read music!

About Michelle

I was in High School When I bought my first guitar and developed a passion for music. For me music opened the door to a new lifestyle and ultimately led me to begin teaching and sharing music with others. I have taught a variety of ages, ranging from children 4yrs up to adults. For beginner guitar

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Simone H.
I really appreciate Michelle and her style of teaching. I learned so much during my first class and I look forward to continuing my lessons.
Terry
Michelle is a wonderful teacher. She's very knowledgeable and is really helping me to learn, not just how to play the guitar, but to understand how music is made.
Kaya
Very patient and engaging
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Michael M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2020
  • High School Diploma from Faith Lutheran Middle & High School
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Michael M.

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Mincer Guitar Lessons is the best place to get in-person or digital 1-on-1 guitar lessons. Whether it be acoustic, electric, or bass guitar, Michael Mincer will be able to help you grow your love for music, no matter how far along you are in your musical journey! As a guitar player for nearly 10 years and an experienced instructor, Michael thoroughly enjoys the art of music and strives for all to know its capabilities. From just learning chords to one song, to learning aspects of in-depth music theory, Michael is glad to help in any way he can. Feel free to email him at the email provided or message him for further details!

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Hi there! My name is Michael, and I can't wait to share my gift of music with you. I am an experienced musician of over 10 years, and cannot wait to bring that talent to other people, hopefully starting them on the long and exciting journey through the arts. Though I have only been teaching formally

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The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Stanford is $68. 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 trying to master an instrument forever. By that i mean guitar or piano since age 12. In my first five lessons I have made more progress than in all those years. I admit that the demands of everyday life can get in the way of my goal of being a musician, but Keith has brought me so very far.His empathy and professionalism has helped me to begin to overcome performance anxiety. His support has been priceless!!"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"Professional and patient with kids!

Mr. Richard, as we call him, has been fantastic with my 7 year old son. His early recommendations maximized my son's guitar interaction and the visible (audible?) progress being made actively encourages practice at home.

Mr. Richard is able to give simplified homework that my son can understand. As opposed to "practice for 20 minutes per day", Mr. Richard was able to identify what works with my son's personality and established practice criteria that was much more effective."
Rob
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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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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"Great first class with Jesse! He was very nice, patient and knowledgeable."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Great instructor, focused lessons to meet my needs"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"Great first lesson. Very personable and engaging. Looking forward to my remaining lessons."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Norman T.
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"KJ is a great teacher to work with any skill level. From teaching the core of the instrument to polishing up a piece for a concert, KJ can provide the instruction to help you get the most out of your instrument."
Anthony
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"John is very patient and listens to what you are trying to get out of your lesson. I cannot recommend him enough."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Fantastic instructor. Really cares about teaching his students."
Bruce
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"I really like the approach that Guilherme has. He understands the philosophy of teaching music to children. My son is amazed by his technique."
Edgar
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Guilherme F.
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