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Jesse T.

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Oakland, CA
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  • Teaching since 2015
  • Bachelors of Music 2020 (Classical Guitar Performance) from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
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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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Matt M.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • Bachelors Degree of Music-Jazz Performance from William Paterson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 freel

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Jessica R.
Matt is fantastic! He is encouraging and moves at a pace that is comfortable. Thank you!
Doug
Excellent lesson. He took the the time to assess my skill set and objectives. He got me going with an initial practice plan and sent me materials supporting the plan. Fantastic. Just what i wanted.
Doug
Excellent. Matt got a good understanding of my skill set and has an initial game plan setup for me to start working on.
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Micheal S.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Awarded Outstanding Graduate Educator from University of Oregon
  • Teaching since 1998
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Micheal S.

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Hello and thank you for considering me as your teacher!

Are you looking to improve upon your abilities?
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Are you hoping to find a teacher who can provide a balance between discipline and fun?
Are you looking to find a teacher who will teach you the music YOU want to learn?

I have over 20 years teaching experience, working in many venues, including K-12 public schools, private lessons and university instruction. Currently, I am a Graduate Teaching Fellow in music theory at the University of Oregon, where I teach undergraduate music theory and ear training. I am also an experienced performer, having worked and toured with bands who are currently a part of the national country music scene, along with those who have established themselves in the Los Angeles music scene. I am also a classically trained guitarist. I have earned bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Guitar Performance. I hope to share my strong passion for the guitar and Music Theory ...

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I have over 20 years teaching experience, working in many venues, including K-12 public schools, private lessons and university instruction. Currently, I am a Graduate Teaching Fellow in music theory at the University of Oregon, where I teach undergraduate music theory and ear training. I am also an

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Bryan Hunt
Micheal is the most gifted music teacher that I’ve ever worked with.

Micheal helped me grow and gain confidence as a guitar player, songwriter, and singer.

If you want to get better at the guitar and all things music then I would highly recommend working with Micheal.
Stefan
Michael has been a fantastic teacher--I've been working with him for almost three years and I've seen my skills improve measurably. His teaching skills are well above average, he's got a good home studio setup to make remote learning easier, and takes input from his students so they can better aim at their goals.
Vincent vo
One of the best instructor I ever had. His skills are undisputed one of the best. He can teach you anything that you want and his knowledge in music is amazing. Worth every single dollar for the lesson.
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Dave T.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dave T.

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Whether you are a complete beginner or highly advanced, I can help you get to the next level and beyond. My time tested and success proven curriculum was specifically designed to achieve maximum progress in the shortest amount of time possible. I fully understand that each and every student is unique and has different musical goals and dreams. For this reason our curriculum is always flexible and can be supplemented with customized instruction to meet the needs of the individual student.

I can teach you acoustic guitar and/or electric guitar. Choose from... Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Metal, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Funk, R&B and more.

I can help you improve in many areas such as guitar fundamentals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, scales and modes, technique, music theory, chords, soloing and improvisation, flatpicking, fingerpicking, legato, ear training, music transcription, chord melody, sight reading, developing effective practice strategies, etc.

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I am obsessed with helping YOU become a better guitar player. I started teaching after graduating from The Atlanta Institute Of Music in 1990. I've been a full time musician and guitar instructor since 1995. I have literally helped thousands of musicians become better guitarists. My approach works

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Blake C.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1984
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Blake C.

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I provide formal classical guitar instruction from beginner to advanced. I studied at the American Conservatory of Music and the Chicago Musical College with Paul Henry in addition to numerous master classes.

About Blake

My passion for guitar and music has been alive as long as I can remember. Don't get me wrong, guitar and I had our ups and downs. Serious issues! At times guitar was stubborn and difficult. In fact, while attending the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago on the Presidential Scholarship in Cl

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Tiffany S.
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Blake not only knows his stuff but he also knows how to teach. Phenomenal teacher.
Antoinette
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Mark S.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Mark S.

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With my broad performance and compositional background in folk, classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass, soul, blues, and musical theater, I offer students a wide musical perspective and tailor lessons to match student interests. I work with students on music of their choosing to improve technique and develop an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and composition.

For classical guitar students who would like to pursue the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) graded exams, Mark offers coaching in preparation for all aspects of the practical exams.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Melody L.
Mark was very patient yet informative. He pointed out areas to improve upon and complemented me where I had been working hard. I was comfortable with his online lesson because he looked me straight in the eyes as though we were face to face. I know he will teach me how to play my mandolin; so looking forward to the next lesson!
Kristen
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.

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"Seth is very talented and explains things in simple ways that are easy to understand. I am so glad to have found him!"
Pauline Eadie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Seth D.
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"I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!"
Peng
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ben R.
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"First rate instructor."
Patrick Holmes
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David 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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"I started lessons with Ahmad last year as a birthday present from my wife, and I can I look forward to my lessons as much now as I did then! Ahmad has provided the exact style of instruction I need and has continued to help me grow as a guitar player.

Ahmad is able to connect with his students to understand their goals and objectives with lessons. I appreciate how he is able to tailor his teaching style and method to each individual and adjust as needed. His knowledge of music is superb and his musical interests are wide. Ahmad can flex between jazz to classical guitar to the newest pop single as easily as changing radio stations.

As a classically trained musician he can not only play the music, but also knows the music theory. I look forward to my lessons every week, and I can't recommend Ahmad highly enough!"
Gary
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"If you have high standards, you'll be pleased

Having moved from Barcelona Spain we were interested in continuing our daughter's classical guitar lessons. He is able to connect to our daughter (age 10) and encourage her while giving her good feedback. She practices on her own (without reminders) and looks forward to Jesse's visits. You won't be disappointed."
Ashley
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Aidan is an excellent guitarist and musician, and is very good at sharing his skills, knowledge and enthusiasm. I'm very pleased with my progress in guitar in the space of a few months and I always look forward to our lessons."
Winston
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"Jason Free is an excellent teacher. He is able to tailor lessons to the individual student's interest and experience. I really recommend him."
Helen
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jason F.
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"I look forward to my lessons with Aidan. He is encouraging and helpful. I enjoy the relaxed home atmosphere."
Susana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"I've really enjoyed being taught by Cole. He is very patient and has been great at answering all my questions. I'm still a beginner but I've tried various methods of learning classical guitar and from what I've seen through the various methods I've used, I believe I've learned more information that is going to project me forward faster through Cole in just a few classes than I have through the other methods I've tried so far."
Travis
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Russell P.
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