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Nikolay G.
Berkeley, California
Berkeley Guitar Lessons (virtual and in-person)
My name is Nikolay and I'm a professional touring guitar player based in Berkeley, California. For the last 12 years, I have been dedicated to teaching full-time to students of all ages and skill levels in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, I play electric guitar in the Oakland-based Celtic rock band Tempest which I'm frequently touring with and playing a variety of venues and festivals all over the country. I provide a step-by-step style instruction suited to the beginner or individualized lesson plans for intermediate to advanced players. You can expect to learn a variety of musical styles, including classical, rock, blues, fingerstyle acoustic & folk in a relaxed professional environment. I little bit about myself and how I got into playing music: I began playing guitar at the age of 12, inspired by classic-rock players such as Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. At 18, I moved on to study modern rock guitar under Martin Goulding at the Guitar Institute of Technology in London, U.K. and later studied classical guitar performance in my native country Bulgaria. In 2006, I attended the world-renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where I studied music business and contemporary music styles including jazz, fusion, funk and R&B under Alex Machacek, Ross Bolton, and Scott Henderson, while remaining active in a number of bands. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to meeting you in-person or virtually. Until then, keep practicing! 🎸🎶🤘
About Nikolay G.

Hi there! My name is Nikolay and I'm a professional touring guitar player based in Berkeley, California. For the last 12 years, I have been dedicated to teaching full-time to students of all ages and skill levels in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, I play electric guitar in the Oakland-based Celtic rock band Tempest which I'm frequently touring with and playing a variety of venues and festivals all over the country. I provide a step-by-step style instruction suited to the beginner or individualized lesson plans for intermediate to advanced players. You can expect to learn a variety of musical styles, including classical, rock, blues, fingerstyle acoustic & folk in a relaxed professional environment. My instruction style tends to lean towards things that are practical and easily applicable to the stage, even if you don't have any plans to perform publicly necessarily. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to meeting you in-person or virtually. Until then, keep practicing! 🎸🎶🤘

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Nikolay G.
Berkeley, California
Berkeley Guitar Lessons (virtual and in-person)
My name is Nikolay and I'm a professional touring guitar player based in Berkeley, California. For the last 12 years, I have been dedicated to teaching full-time to students of all ages and skill levels in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, I play electric guitar in the Oakland-based Celtic rock band Tempest which I'm frequently touring with and playing a variety of venues and festivals all over the country. I provide a step-by-step style instruction suited to the beginner or individualized lesson plans for intermediate to advanced players. You can expect to learn a variety of musical styles, including classical, rock, blues, fingerstyle acoustic & folk in a relaxed professional environment. I little bit about myself and how I got into playing music: I began playing guitar at the age of 12, inspired by classic-rock players such as Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. At 18, I moved on to study modern rock guitar under Martin Goulding at the Guitar Institute of Technology in London, U.K. and later studied classical guitar performance in my native country Bulgaria. In 2006, I attended the world-renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where I studied music business and contemporary music styles including jazz, fusion, funk and R&B under Alex Machacek, Ross Bolton, and Scott Henderson, while remaining active in a number of bands. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to meeting you in-person or virtually. Until then, keep practicing! 🎸🎶🤘
About Nikolay G.

Hi there! My name is Nikolay and I'm a professional touring guitar player based in Berkeley, California. For the last 12 years, I have been dedicated to teaching full-time to students of all ages and skill levels in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, I play electric guitar in the Oakland-based Celtic rock band Tempest which I'm frequently touring with and playing a variety of venues and festivals all over the country. I provide a step-by-step style instruction suited to the beginner or individualized lesson plans for intermediate to advanced players. You can expect to learn a variety of musical styles, including classical, rock, blues, fingerstyle acoustic & folk in a relaxed professional environment. My instruction style tends to lean towards things that are practical and easily applicable to the stage, even if you don't have any plans to perform publicly necessarily. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to meeting you in-person or virtually. Until then, keep practicing! 🎸🎶🤘

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Mar 2020 - Present
Tempest
Celebrating more than 30 years of Celtic Rock! Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member. Signed to Sony-distributed Magna Carta Records, Tempest’s releases are acclaimed worldwide. This year, the group celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the latest studio CD, Thirty Little Turns, a collection of inspired new original and traditional material — with a cheeky surprise or two. Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals such as The Philadelphia Folk Festival, and has also appeared at Denmark’s Skagen Festival, Britain’s Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals, as well.
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Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
San Pablo Ave
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
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$63
60 minutes
$82
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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