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Melissa G.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students Male: 12 and up; Female: 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Melissa G.

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I have a passion for teaching people to sing to the best of their ability with the instrument they have been given! I want to teach others to sing like THEM, not like someone else or in a certain style, but to unlock their potential! There aren't shortcuts, but we can be relaxed, comfortable, and laugh on the journey to improvement! This is first and foremost a safe space to make mistakes and learn the correct way to use our bodies to sing. I have a bachelor's degree in music and performance from the University of North Georgia and have been teaching lessons for over eight years with students of all ages and backgrounds. I am excited to share what I have learned to help YOU sing to the best of your ability!

About Melissa

I am a professional musician who has held multiple positions as director of music at churches and has taught individual voice lessons with students with ages ranging from 5-92. Life is hard, let's learn music together in a way that builds us up. I believe that everyone with the singing bug has a div

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Rasheta F.
Melissa was very helpful. We learned a lot from her. She was a really good teacher.
Christine F.
Melissa is an awesome teacher. She makes all of her lessons fun in an educational way. She understands and believes in your ability right from the start and wants me to do the same. I look forward to growing into a more confident singer with her every week.
Paulette S.
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Juliana H.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Shanghainese, French
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Language from PLA University of International Relations
  • Awarded President's List Winter 2021 from Southern New Hampshire University
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Juliana H.

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To give more opportunities for my students to get involved the culture and know more stuff which is not from the Han culture.

About Juliana

I am a native Chinese language speaker and a current community health education student at Southern New Hampshire University. I love volunteering and interpreting for all kinds of people. Here, I'd love to help others to understand the language I usually speak. If I can do some specific subjects, I

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Ahmad G.

227 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Lynn
Sorry but I'm using my wife's account to post this review...but SERIOUSLY 5 stars!!In just a few short months, Ahmad was able to systematically undo all my self-taught bad habits and incomplete YouTube tutorial learnings of the past and set me on the correct playing/learning path. A path I intend to stay on with Ahmad for a long time. I've "played" guitar for many years (on and off) and it wasn't until my wife gave me a 4-lesson gift certificate with Ahmad almost year ago that I REALLY started to learn the instrument I love. If you are contemplating starting your guitar journey, do not hesitate for a minute longer and contact Ahmad to get started.
He has a way of simplifying the concepts and providing the needed context to eliminate the "intimidation factor" of learning. Combined that with on-going encouragement, a plan customized to you and consistent positive reinforcement, Ahmad is able to maximize your enthusiasm and motivation for learning...I only wish that I would have started years earlier.
I'm having a blast, thanks to Ahmad!
Gregory
Ahmad is an excellent guitar teacher. He's a very experienced and dedicated teacher that will no doubt improve your level of play.

I recently relocated to Bay Area after happily taking guitar lessons in CT (where I went from absolute beginner to campfire strummer). So the bar was set high for finding a new teacher and, like you, I started reading numerous reviews. Every one of Ahmad's reviews were extremely positive from all levels of students. In addition, his experience (30+ years of teaching) and education (Guitar Institute) were top notch.

So I decided to take a lesson with Ahmad and couldn't be happier right now. From the first lesson Ahmad was able to quickly assess where my level of play was and jump right in. Ahmad focused on teaching good habits and guitar fundamentals, all while improving my timing.

He is very organized, and has thousands of handouts right at his fingertips (so no time is wasted writing down your lesson). He is very encouraging as you tackle new material, and also reads you well to know just the amount of new material that will appropriately challenge you. He will also create as many additional handouts as necessary to bring you to that next level.

And in a little over a year, Ahmad has indeed brought my guitar playing to a new level. His exercises made it fun to learn scales and the guitar fretboard, and I'm now able to identify keys and understand the intervals of a chord. So when improvising to a chord progression, this allows me to make the changes (ie playing the most melodic notes to transition from one chord to the next). Ahmad's teaching has also brought my rhythm and timing to a new level. I'm able to play more advanced rhythms with an even tighter timing. I'm quite pleased whenever I go back to an old song and see how much tighter the rhythm is now. I'm also very pleased how quickly I'm able to learn a new song or riff now (where some would have been too advanced for me only a year ago). His lessons will also improve your picking, ability to move up and down the guitar neck, hitting the desired strings and much more.

In addition, Ahmad if very nice and friendly, so it has been a pleasure to take lessons with him. I'm very excited to see where Ahmad takes my guitar playing as I continue lessons with him, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher.
Ben
I have been meaning to write this review for a while. I have been coming to Ahmad for lessons for about 6 months. I have tried on two occasions to learn guitar from other instructors but quickly became frustrated and gave up. My time with Ahmad has been a completely different experience. He is a fantastic instructor and he focuses on building the fundamentals. Using a foreign language as an analogy, my other instructors started by just teaching me how to pronounce different phrases, without teaching what the individual words meant or how to modify the sentences. Ahmad starts by teaching the vocabulary and how to construct any sentence you want. He is very patient, sends you home with excellent lessons to practice, and once you get to the point where you simply need time to improve technique before you can advance any further, he switches to teaching basic music theory, so that you can continue to learn while you wait for your hands to catch up with your brain.

If you want to spend the least amount of money on guitar lessons, I would encourage you to go learn from some college kid, as you will spend $80 on one or two lessons and then just give up. If you want to actually learn how to play guitar, come see Ahmad.
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Kayla S.

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  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kayla S.

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Once we figure out your level and what exactly you need help with I believe in a creative end relax way to teach math

About Kayla

Hi, am a native English speaker and would love to help you learn the language. I also tutor in math and other school subjects. I have tutored since I was in college. I specialize in kids, but I'm able to teach adults too. I have an open schedule so I'm flexible. Please reach out if you have any ques

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Andrew P.

20 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew P.

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Classical guitar was my instrumental concentration in college. I will teach basics of the style and technique and we'll learn some really beautiful European and Latin-American pieces of guitar literature.

About Andrew

Hello! I've been teaching music full-time for the past 10 years. I graduated music school in 2008, holding a Bachelors in music from Columbia College Chicago, a thriving arts school in the heart of downtown Chicago. There, I primarily concentrated on music composition and guitar, while also studying

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Natalie
Andrew is THE BEST! He connects super well with our 8 year old son and is a GREAT teacher. My son enjoys his lessons, is making lots of progress, and even wrote his first song! I highly recommend Andrew if you're looking for a music teacher!!!!
Kate
Andrew's been working with my 13yo online for the past few months teaching guitar online. Andrew is fantastic. When we had a scheduling conflict, he went out of his way to work with us to not miss a week. He is very easy to talk with, ask questions, and motivates my son every lesson. He is clearly passionate about guitar and is a natural teacher. Strongly recommend him for both kids and adults.
Mark
As a music producer, I've always wanted to learn the guitar, my favourite instrument. I wanted to add guitar playing to my music making arsenal.
I started taking guitar lessons online with Andrew 6 months ago as a complete beginner. I was skeptical at first of how much I would learn online and if it would be worth it. However, I can honestly say Andrew is an excellent teacher who I not only recommend for his outstanding musical knowledge and talent, but also his great teaching skills that allow him to adapt to any of his student's special requests for a class.
Anyone motivated who is willing to put in the work into practicing will love the process of learning with Andrew.
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Phoebe S.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Violin Performance from Hartt School of Music
  • Awarded Summa Cum Laude from Hartt School of Music
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Phoebe S.

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Piano is an essential instrument for all musicians! I use Faber's Piano Adventures for young students and Alfred's Basic Adult Piano for adults.

About Phoebe

Hello! I am a classically trained violinist and violist. I have been playing violin for 16 years and teaching for 7. I got my Bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in 2017. Since then, I have performed at Woolsey Hall, Ivoryton Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, and the Bushnell Performing Art

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Melinda Patterson
My daughter (12) LOVES Miss Phoebe. We were so excited for our daughter to have private lessons even during COVID craziness. Phoebe is very patient and works well with kids. She is very communicative and has even telephoned when one of our lessons couldn't work out due to technical difficulties. My daughter's music teacher has been impressed with her growth, even though there is not in person orchestra at her school.
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Trisha
Phoebe is the kindest and most patient instructor ever. She has really connected with my daughter and gotten her excited by letting her choose fun music.

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"Love taking tap with Kristen! What I love about her is that she meets you where you need to be met and change her approach to teaching a step or skill so that it makes sense to you. If you are an adult beginner, she makes everything really assessable- especially if you don’t have any dance experience. You might go into your first lesson or class nervous, but by the end you’ll have learned how to tap and feel at ease and excited for your next class! Her class is the highlight of my week!"
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Very thorough explaining the choreography, takes the time to make sure you understand the song and moves.

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