Soraya Bouslimani

Soraya B.

San Francisco, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching guitar for the past 10 years. I really enjoy teaching guitar and seeing my students learning and enjoying it too! I use a book that I really like but of course I add other materials when I think it is suitable for my student. Each student learns differently so I adapt to his learning style and to his needs.

About Soraya B.

About me, I have been playing the guitar for more than 20 years. I studied at the Conservatory of Music in France. In San Francisco, I studied and played with many great jazz musicians and teachers. I have also studied theory/ composition, electronic music, and voice.
I hold an MA in Education. and is currently working with SFUSD.
*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, I expect the best of you but I also know that we all learn differently and at a different pace. As a beginner, you will learn to read and play at the same time by learning simple melodies and simple chords right away. As an intermediate/ advanced, we will take it from where you stopped and will continue to move forward according to your needs and goals. I can also teach the lesson in French.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room/Practice Room, keyboard, amps, guitars, bass, microphone, recording, and music notation software

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide music sheets, recordings if needed, I expect them to have their instrument, recorder to record the lesson if they want to, pencil and eraser. I will sometimes ask them to buy a book if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
My lessons focus first on understanding the instrument by playing simple melodies. Each lesson, the student learn a new musical concept by learning a new song. For more advanced players, I can teach to play solo guitar; how to harmonize the melody with chords. I can also coach students who are interested in singing and playing.

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Eden B.
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I've been working with Soraya for over two years. My experience with taking lessons from Soraya has been a wonderful journey of self discovery as well as learning an amazing instrument. My schedule is quite busy and I also have a 10mo old so I don't have a lot of time to practice. However somehow Soraya's teaching technique keeps me moving forward during every class. We meet once a week and I am always excited for my lesson. Sometimes it has been really challenging to learn new chords and yet she is always patient with me and curates the lessons if she sees I need more time on something. Now I am learning a new song that I picked out and it's been so much fun. I highly recommend Soraya and her knowledge about music theory is an added bonus.

Posted Feb 10, 2020
Katherine B.
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This teacher never showed up to my appointment. Her phone number was disconnected.. so much for buying 10 lessons in advance.

Posted Jan 30, 2020
Iralda G.
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She is very patient as a teacher!

Posted Apr 3, 2019
Jeff F.
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Very friendly and encouraging! As an adult I felt extremely motivated leaving the lesson and I couldn't wait to get home and practice what I had learned.

Posted Feb 1, 2017
Keith H.
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Soraya was very patient with my daughters though they didn't practice enough, still she encouraged them and tried adapting her approach to enliven their interest. She's not a clock watcher either and usually went over time to be sure they had a handle on that days lesson.

Posted Aug 9, 2015
Keith H.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Soraya was very patient with my daughters though they didn't practice enough, still she encouraged them and tried adapting her approach to enliven their interest. She's not a clock watcher either and usually went over time to be sure they had a handle on that days lesson.

Posted Aug 9, 2015
Jeanne L.

Guitar lessons

Soraya is wonderful teacher especially with children. She is understanding and goes at their pace. Children are encouraged to learn and enjoy music. She makes it a fun environment for them to learn but is also a serious teacher. The perfect balance. I would highly recommend Soraya.

Posted Nov 4, 2013
katia A.

Great guitar teacher

Soraya has been working with my 9 year old kid for two years. My daughter made incredible progress.

Posted Mar 14, 2013
Marion L.

Firm gentleness

My son started to learn the guitar with Soraya 7 months ago. He is nine years old. He showed good skills, but not so much the desire to push himself.
Thanks to Soraya and her firm gentleness, he has experienced the need for exercise and repetition, the right to make mistakes
and the satisfaction of playing easily after all that effort .
He has learned a lot since he started and knows already how to play chords and melodies in the same tune.
I like the method that Soraya is using: it is focused on a good knowledge of the fret. It is progressive and allows right away to play catchy songs.
I would recommand her as a guitar teacher to anyone.

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Languages

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Musikgarten
Feb 2016
Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education — for children and teachers. We offer a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. We have wonderful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks. These home materials reinforce lessons and involve the whole family in the fun. We also train teachers throughout the United States and Canada on how to guide infants, toddlers, and children in developing a love of music with the Musikgarten advantage.

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