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Michael F.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Bachelor Of Arts Psychology from La Salle University
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Michael F.

34 Reviews
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Private instruction includes everything from basic chording to advanced theory and technique, with a focus on the mechanics of the instrument. Topics covered include rhythm and technique studies, chord and scale theory, chord progressions, songwriting, musicality and performance, and improvisation. These topics are studied at a rate commensurate with the studentʼs ability.

About Michael

My name is Mike, and I have been teaching the guitar for over 20 years. I have helped hundreds of musicians develop their skills. As a performer, I have played in many bands, and shared the stage with performers such as Imagine Dragons, Train, Blues Traveler, Camper Van Beethoven, and countless othe

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Lauren
Michael has a great balance of patience, encouragement, and pushing me to go for it, and lean into the discomfort of learning.
Andy Dobrov
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Charles W.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Advanced
  • music guitar from Freemont
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Charles W.

11 Reviews
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I have been playing guitar for over 29 years I started as a young child I have studied it professionally in school and I teach all styles of guitar and doing lead solos or playing rhythm for any style I teach popular songs and also traditional classical or jazz blues songs as well as folk any style any age and I make the lessons as fun as they are informative

About Charles

I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville recordi

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Cindy
Instructor is very talented!
Brekyn J.
My first lesson with Charles went great! I can tell he's going to help me reach my goals very quickly and efficiently. So excited to feel confident with the piano!
Kristina K.
Great teacher,with innovative ideas, learning a lot, I feel like a real musician
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Ahmad G.

215 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ahmad G.

215 Reviews
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Private Guitar Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
J C
Ahmad is exactly the kind of teacher I've been looking for. I bought a guitar seven years ago thinking I could teach myself how to play (I played other instruments as a kid and figured, how hard could it be?). After several false starts, I never really made any progress until starting to take lessons this year. Ahmad is a terrific teacher - patient and encouraging, but also challenging you to do the things that seem difficult. He really listens to where you're at and what you want to accomplish and develops lessons around that. I already feel like I've made more progress in a few weeks than I had in seven (granted, largely not focused on guitar) years and am really excited to practice and learn more. Highly recommend!
Michael
I've been playing for three years this coming Nov.
I can truly say that there is NO WAY I would have progressed this far without my lessons from Ahmad.
And of course, it's been very enjoyable as well. Both my lesson time and the time spent on my own taking what I have learned and using it.
A+ all the way.
Jenny
I've been taking lessons with Ahmad for a year now. When I started, I was an absolute beginner having just taken a few guitar classes in high school. Now getting my Master's, I've been around A LOT of teachers and it's always clear early on whether you are lucky enough to have a great teacher. Some teachers, although they have excellent credentials, don't have the ability to convey their knowledge to their students in positive and effective ways.

In 6 months I've learned over two dozen chords, chord progression, strumming and playing in rhythm. I've learned my favorite songs from the Foo Fighters to Jenny Lewis. I definitely wouldn't be at this performance level without him. I've gone weeks without practicing and he would still be encouraging, adjusting his pedagogical approach so I can learn better or he would have suggestions for making my practice time more productive.

Ahmad has such enthusiasm for music and teaching and it shows in his playing (iTunes) and instruction. It's really inspiring as it's been a huge motivation for me to keep practicing to become confident enough to create my own music one day I think whether you are a beginner or more experienced, Ahmad has a good intuition of what a student needs to help them progress. The pacing for me is perfect, as I never feel like I have too little or too much to practice each week. Lessons are always light hearted but focused and educational. I'm always looking forward to the next one.

Meet Online Guitar Teachers Serving Chestnut Hill

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Michael F.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 10 and up
Teaching Locations:
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Michael F.

34 Reviews
Book Now
Online Guitar Teacher

Private instruction includes everything from basic chording to advanced theory and technique, with a focus on the mechanics of the instrument. Topics covered include rhythm and technique studies, chord and scale theory, chord progressions, songwriting, musicality and performance, and improvisation. These topics are studied at a rate commensurate with the studentʼs ability.

About Michael

My name is Mike, and I have been teaching the guitar for over 20 years. I have helped hundreds of musicians develop their skills. As a performer, I have played in many bands, and shared the stage with performers such as Imagine Dragons, Train, Blues Traveler, Camper Van Beethoven, and countless othe

Recent Reviews
Lauren
Michael has a great balance of patience, encouragement, and pushing me to go for it, and lean into the discomfort of learning.
Andy Dobrov
Michael K.

Charles W.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded guitar contest arizona from Arizona guitar player magizen
Teaching Locations:
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Charles W.

11 Reviews
Book Now
Online Guitar Teacher

I have been playing guitar for over 29 years I started as a young child I have studied it professionally in school and I teach all styles of guitar and doing lead solos or playing rhythm for any style I teach popular songs and also traditional classical or jazz blues songs as well as folk any style any age and I make the lessons as fun as they are informative

About Charles

I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville recordi

Recent Reviews
Cindy
Instructor is very talented!
Brekyn J.
My first lesson with Charles went great! I can tell he's going to help me reach my goals very quickly and efficiently. So excited to feel confident with the piano!
Kristina K.
Great teacher,with innovative ideas, learning a lot, I feel like a real musician
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Ahmad G.

215 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Ahmad G.

215 Reviews
Book Now
Online Guitar Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
J C
Ahmad is exactly the kind of teacher I've been looking for. I bought a guitar seven years ago thinking I could teach myself how to play (I played other instruments as a kid and figured, how hard could it be?). After several false starts, I never really made any progress until starting to take lessons this year. Ahmad is a terrific teacher - patient and encouraging, but also challenging you to do the things that seem difficult. He really listens to where you're at and what you want to accomplish and develops lessons around that. I already feel like I've made more progress in a few weeks than I had in seven (granted, largely not focused on guitar) years and am really excited to practice and learn more. Highly recommend!
Michael
I've been playing for three years this coming Nov.
I can truly say that there is NO WAY I would have progressed this far without my lessons from Ahmad.
And of course, it's been very enjoyable as well. Both my lesson time and the time spent on my own taking what I have learned and using it.
A+ all the way.
Jenny
I've been taking lessons with Ahmad for a year now. When I started, I was an absolute beginner having just taken a few guitar classes in high school. Now getting my Master's, I've been around A LOT of teachers and it's always clear early on whether you are lucky enough to have a great teacher. Some teachers, although they have excellent credentials, don't have the ability to convey their knowledge to their students in positive and effective ways.

In 6 months I've learned over two dozen chords, chord progression, strumming and playing in rhythm. I've learned my favorite songs from the Foo Fighters to Jenny Lewis. I definitely wouldn't be at this performance level without him. I've gone weeks without practicing and he would still be encouraging, adjusting his pedagogical approach so I can learn better or he would have suggestions for making my practice time more productive.

Ahmad has such enthusiasm for music and teaching and it shows in his playing (iTunes) and instruction. It's really inspiring as it's been a huge motivation for me to keep practicing to become confident enough to create my own music one day I think whether you are a beginner or more experienced, Ahmad has a good intuition of what a student needs to help them progress. The pacing for me is perfect, as I never feel like I have too little or too much to practice each week. Lessons are always light hearted but focused and educational. I'm always looking forward to the next one.

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"Already learned some techniques to improve hand placement. Mr. Joseph was very helpful and easy to understand."
Luis
Took Guitar lessons from Joseph L.
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"Ahmad is an exceptional teacher! Great with any song or style, and great at using technology: recording video tutorials, using GDocs for sketching out songs, and using Skype and Zoom for lessons."
Dave
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I am very impressed with Glenn's teaching abilities. I am a retired, previous guitar player who put down the guitar in the early 80s and decided to try to get back some of the skills that I still remember. Glenn is doing that and more. Teaching me new styles and the foundations behind them."
Dennis
Took Guitar lessons from Glenn S.
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"I've been taking lessons with Eric for about 6 months once a week for 1h online, we have been mostly focusing on lead guitar playing. Before that I couldn't really play solos, now I can play solos of about 19 songs to some extent, some better than others. I got to a level when I can learn new solos on my own of most songs that I like, which was way too hard just half a year ago. Eric is a great teacher, very knowledgeable about all things related to a guitar."
Ondrej
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Lena is great! Very patient and encouraging. I always look forward to having lessons with her."
Katie
Took Guitar lessons from Lena E.
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"Incredible Guitar Teacher

The most inspiring, challenging, caring and charismatic guitar teacher you will ever have. He will take your playing to the next level and beyond. Matt's playing ceases to amaze and he is constantly producing pearls of guitar wisdom, along with some killer licks."
Tyler
Took Guitar lessons from Matt B.
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"Very helpful, very patient and a nice guy."
TJ
Took Guitar lessons from Blake C.
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"Ryan really enjoyed his first lesson with Daniel E. It was thorough and interesting enough to keep his attention. Daniel had good rapport with him through the online interface."
Ryan
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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"Nicole has been a great teacher to my daughter. She has enormous talent, is patient, and is an inspiration for her to continue her practice."
Jan
Took Guitar lessons from Nicole O.
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"As a 50yr old "Newbie, I wasn't sure how things would go with learning to play bass guitar, but five lessons later I feel like I could do this! There's lots to be learnt and may seem complicated, but Ricky makes it easy with his simple and hands-on approach. His patience with a beginner like me is absulately admired."
Herman
Took Guitar lessons from Ricardo M.
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