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Ahmad G.
San Jose, California
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Learn classical piano techniques from an expert teacher with 20+ years of teaching experience
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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. About Me: 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 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 Guitar Center competition. I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone. I have 25 years experience teaching kids and adults piano. Also performing live and in the studio. *** Lesson Details *** My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, technique, and theory. Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student. Also,I do prefer to work weekly with my students. A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs. An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for auditions or doing live or studio gigs. I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. *** Specialties *** I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and challenge them, as well. I also have new techniques for teaching Electric, Acoustic and Classical Piano. I do prefer to teach a weekly lesson.
About Ahmad G.

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 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 & the Middle East and toured 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, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone. I have 25 years experience teaching kids and adults guitar. Also performing live and in the studio. *** Lesson Details *** My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, guitar technique, and theory. Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student. A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs. An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for guitar auditions or doing live or studio gigs. I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. *** Specialties *** I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and challenge them, as well. I also have new techniques for teaching Electric, Acoustic & Classical Guitar. *** Rates*** I understand that my rate is higher than some people are hoping to spend. But my lessons are worth more than twice as much. Consider that my wider and deeper playing and teaching experience enables better and faster results, leaping over plateaus and avoiding limitations. Instead of just focusing on the cost per hour, what about the amount of time you will be spending on practice? How much is that time worth? How much can be saved by more effective practice and better results? In the end, working with me actually is cheaper. That is, a single lesson followed by directed, self study materials with me, comes out cheaper than lower rates. I'm all about efficiency and effectiveness.

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Masters in Music & Audio Production

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Classical Piano
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Ahmad is an incredible instructor! I have taken lessons from him for over four years and I have learned soo much. I love our weekly jam sessions. Highly recommend Ahmad!!

Posted Nov 27, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Ahmad is incredible. Ahmad is incredible with kids. He has tons of patience and is kind when pointing out her errors. My granddaughter is learning so quickly with Ahmad, I've decided to continue her lessons. It's easy to tell I am impressed with Ahmad because we drive over 45 minutes, each way, to get her to classes. It's worth the trips. You will not be disappointed with Ahmad.

Posted Nov 21, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Ahmad is a great teacher. Very knowledgeable as far as teaching to my learning style. He is very patient and friendly. I highly recommend him as a guitar instructor.

Posted Nov 11, 2022
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Masters in Music & Audio Production
Sep 2001 - May 2005
San Francisco State University
Arabic
Native Proficiency
English
Native Proficiency
Top Guitarists of 2014
May 2014
Rockwell UnScene Magazine
3rd in Steve Vai Best in Shred competition.
Aug 2013
Steve Vai/ Sam Ash
List of top 5 guitar players ever
Jul 2013
The Examiner
Best guitarists of 2013
May 2013
Rockwell UnScene Magazine
Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition.
Jul 2012
Slash/ Guitar Center

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Instructor details
Classical Piano
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
SENTER RD
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
15 minutes
$38
30 minutes
$75
45 minutes
$113
60 minutes
$150
90 minutes
$225
120 minutes
$300
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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