Brian Maag

Brian M.

Oakland, CA
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Brian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:

I have over 10 years of experience teaching in schools, music stores, and privately. My lesson plans are tailored to each student so you can expect to see improvement week to week.

My experience stretches a wide range of styles including rock, jazz, folk, blues, pop, soul, funk, country, and hip-hop to name a few. I have performed with several Grammy Award winning artists as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and am currently working on several bands and projects.

I think the world would be a better place if everyone could play music. I can work with you on songwriting and composing, improvisation, music theory, reading charts, and technical skills among other things. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become a better musician!

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Guitar teacher
Jan 2006 - Present
Brian Maag

Private lessons

Guitar Teacher
Mar 2016 - May 2017
Right Start Music

In-home private guitar lessons


Music Theory
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006


Limited Proficiency


Lou Drane Music Scholarship
May 2006

Photos & Videos

Mr. Sandman, a la Chet Atkins
Opening for Arrested Development

Playing at Ortlieb's in Philly

Photo by Brian M.

Photo by Brian M.

Kipona Festival in Harrisburg, PA


1 Review

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Melody Aug 6, 2017
Guitar · In home

Brian is so knowledgeable about music theory, and has been teaching for some time, and knows a lot of great mental tips to help me as a student learn things quickly. After only 2 lessons I could already play a whole song through! I would definitely recommend Brian as an instructor.

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