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Music Lessons in Modesto, CA

While Modesto, California does flourish in farm products, it also has a rich musical culture as seen with the multiple venues that let residents showcase their talents. Some of these venues include the Gallo Center for the Arts, the State Theatre and the Xclamation Festival, otherwise known as X-Fest. In addition, there are a growing number of available Modesto music lessons that are helping to develop promising musicians.

Music and the performing arts are abundant in Modesto. There’s the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, which is the resident orchestra of the Gallo Center. Furthermore, the Townsend Opera Players can be found here. With that said it’s no surprise that Modesto, located 92 miles east of San Francisco, and Modesto’s residents have been highly influenced by music. Sustaining the musical community in Modesto may not be an easy task. However, with the right Modesto music lessons there won’t be a problem looking for new talent ready to take the stage at the Gallo Center.

So if you would like the opportunity to grace the stage of the Gallo Center or be part of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra you should consider taking Modesto music lessons with us. We have a wide range of lesson types including singing, piano, drums and guitar to name a few. As long as you have the passion for music, you can take music lessons regardless of your age and experience level. Our courses allow you to learn the basics and develop advanced skills with friendly and highly qualified teachers. Our certified teachers are polite as well as professional and we guarantee your satisfaction. Who knows, you may be just what the Modesto community is looking for in its next star. So give us a call and enroll in our music lessons today!

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Greg D.

Tracy, CA

About Greg

I started playing guitar in the 5th grade and in middle school began playing in rock groups. At the beginning of high school, I started teaching in some of the local music stores in the area. While wanting more from my playing, I started classical guitar lessons with an Andre Segovia student, Rani Cochran, and soon started lessons from Warren Nunes, a top jazz guitarist in the Bay Area. While continuing to take lessons in both types of music, I majored in Music at the local college. There I played in the jazz band and in guitar ensembles. After receiving my A.A. degree, I took classical guita
r lessons with Larry Ferrara at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco. At this point I transferred to San Jose State University and received a B.A. in guitar performance and a B.A. in Psychology, graduating with honors. My latest performing experience has been playing in the worship band at my church for the past several years. I enjoy teaching guitar and sharing what I’ve learned over the years of playing. We all never stop being students and learning new things on our instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are provided in a comfortable, fun environment and are private and on a weekly basis. Initially the student will complete a questionnaire before the first lesson to allow me to better understand what experiences the student has had with the guitar and with music in general. Additionally, I try to find out what groups and guitarists he or she likes. Finally, discuss what goals the student has or put another way, what he or she wants to do with the guitar. When we have completed the first lesson, I will better understand what the student’s playing level is and be able to provide a lesson plan based on that level and current experience. The lessons are tailored to each student’s capability and desire to play/practice. The lessons will be challenging but not “out of reach”. The student will feel successful and see the difference in playing within a relatively short time.

I will assess the student’s progress each week, by reviewing the previous week’s work. Based on the student’s progress, I will advance to new material or stay within the same material. The student and I will agree on how much time the student will devote to practicing each week. The student will keep a three ring notebook for adding handouts as they are given. I usually use a guitar book, to have structure, along with supplementary material that fills in the gaps. It is vital to practice on a regular basis in order to improve.
I provide teaching with patience and motivation. Being a parent of a child with ADHD (I homeschooled for one year), I incorporate learning from my parental experiences into lessons as needed. There have been several studies done that show how early music lessons have longtime benefits.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio lessons are taught in a music room upstairs with large windows facing the street with guitars, amps, a computer, stereo and seating. The house has 3 cats which are kept separate from lessons. Street parking and/or driveway if needed.

*** Specialties ***
I've taught rock, blues, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, and music theory. I try to get my students to play along with CD's and listen to others playing what they want to learn. I draw material from the hundreds of books I have collected over the years.
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Sarah January 18, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Greg continues to work with my son even though James may be a little trickier than the typical student. James has progressed tremendously in the past several months and he is playing beautiful melodies. He is currently working on rhythm and strumming chords. James is lucky to have Greg as a teacher because Greg hasn't given up yet and James continues to go every week. My husband and I are very pleased with this partnership!
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James K. May 10, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson. It was fun
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Karen C. February 23, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GREG FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED LESSONS!!!!!!
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Greg D.

Greg D.

Tracy, CA 95377
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Derek T.

Modesto, CA

About Derek

Hi, there! My name is Derek and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students master technique, apply themselves creatively, and exercise their minds. I went to Berklee College of Music and earned a Specialist Certificate in Music Theory in 2009. I'm a patient and articulate person and my teaching style is fun, engaging, and personal. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Derek T.

Derek T.

Modesto, CA 95350
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$15 / 15-min
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Marshall J.

Turlock, CA

About Marshall

Are you ready to take your learning to a new level? For over 10 years I have been exploring the world of entertainment, from music to photography to video production and am ready to share with you the secrets to success in the performing arts.

Learn the intricacies of guitar, piano, and vocal performance
Master professional writing techniques
Promote yourself with hands-on audio production and videography
Make killer music videos
Become the best you can be!

Party on dudes,

Marshall J. III
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Marshall J.

Marshall J.

Turlock, CA 95382
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$30 / 30-min
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Laura R.

Manteca, CA

About Laura

Hi, there! My name is Laura and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2003 and have loved helping my students learn both technique and theory as I seek to motivate them to play the best that they can and to instill a love for music. Although I do not hold a degree in music, I was trained to teach by a former music instructor from the University of the Pacific. I have been playing the piano for 34 years and I am looking forward to passing my knowledge onto you and helping you reach your goals!
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Kiara P. December 1, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
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Joshua U. November 17, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We love Laura. She is so patient and is wonderful at teaching and also allowing our son to excercise his unique style and gifts. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a loving and gifted piano teacher!!!
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Laura R.

Laura R.

Manteca, CA 95336
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$20 / 30-min
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Yehoshua J.

Modesto, CA

About Yehoshua

I'm a lover of music and want those who pursue music to be as well! I am passionately motivated as a musician, minister of music, and singer. I have performed throughout this nation as a guest musician and in my own backyard as a vocalist and musician. Even though my college was not specifically a school of music but of biblical academics, I as highly involved in anything that music was apart of eventually graduating and becoming the schools minister of worship. I have lived my life as a professional musician and singer and believe others can do the same if they are fully committed. I desire t
o help impart all of my experiences to the next upcoming generation of musicians and those who weren't able to pursue it in their earlier years, its never to late to chase a passion. I have traveled throughout the states with different groups, encouraging and inspiring people of all ages with my passion for music through singing and playing for different functions.
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Aaron Gering November 15, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
"I played bass for Yehoshua for almost a year. In the beginning, I considered myself more of an intermediate level bass player. Yehoshua helped me build on the knowledge I already had and his tutelage helped take my bass playing to a new level. Under his instruction, I began to learn more music theory, basic ear training, and how to construct bass lines. In all my years of bass playing, Yehoshua was, by far, my most efficient teacher. He did all of this while leading our band. To this day, I still look back fondly on those days."
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Zoe Stemm November 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
"I was encouraged by Yehoshua this year. I really wanted to practice my singing, so I asked him to help me and he responded with open hands! He taught me a lot of music. He taught me the circle of fifths, music notes, harmonizing, the piano, and a lot more! He did it without being money hungry, which I was so thankful for! There were some days he looked really tired, but he was willing to stay and teach me. I was and still am very passionate about music. Because of his training and believing in me, I have chosen to be on a worship team this fall."
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Yehoshua J.

Yehoshua J.

Modesto, CA 95356
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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