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AJ M. San Francisco, CA

About AJ

Hey there! My name is AJ and music is my life. Whether its composing, performing, studying, teaching or just listening, I aim to fill my days with music. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my love of music with others, especially when it means helping someone discover music making for themselves. To me, music is a source of endless joy, excitement and fun and I seek to show that to all of my students. Background - I studied jazz, classical and electronic music at UC Santa Cruz. Received a B.A. in music in 2006. I've been a professional music teacher for 10+ years, including teaching at various Bay Area music schools and acting as band director for youth rock bands. I have also been actively playing in various bands in the Bay Area for the past 10+ years. *** Lesson Details *** ...

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Jakob W. May 13, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Amazing experience

AJ is a wonderful instructor. He really listens to what your goals are and what kind of music you're interested in. His teaching method is focused on practical application so you can start playing real songs quickly. I've loved the sound of guitar all my life but only as an adult have I been able to pursue learning to play. AJ shares a passion for music and it's shows in his enthusiasm during lessons. He's very patient and encouraging. I might never be a beast on the guitar like he is (he's literally has a lifetime of experience) but I'm already able to play songs I enjoy and hope to write some of my own soon.
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Robert L. August 27, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Overall a great experience teaching an old dog a new trick!

I really enjoyed working with and learning the guitar from AJ. He is incredible with his ear for music and ability to play a variety of guitars! He was patient with me as I started to learn guitar at the age of 49! He was very encouraging and I would highly recommend him to anyone who has never played before. AJ made the chords incredibly simple to learn and I was amazed at how quickly I could actually play something that sounded like music!
Soraya B. San Francisco, CA

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 sadi soraya

About me, I have been playing the guitar for more than 20 years. I studied at the conservatory of Music in Paris. 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 a degree in English literature and currently teaches also at the French American School in San Francisco. *** Lesson Details *** As a teacher I expect the best of you but I also know that we all learn differently and at a different path. 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/ advance, we will take it from where you stopped and will continue to move forward according to your needs and goals. I can also ...

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Jeanne L. November 4, 2013
Guitar
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.
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katia A. March 14, 2013
Guitar
Great guitar teacher

Soraya has been working with my 9 year old kid for two years. My daughter made incredible progress.
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Marion L. March 14, 2013
Guitar
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.
Thomas K. San Francisco, CA

Acoustic, electric, folk, blues, rock, indie, country, or anywhere in between. I've played them all at some point and picked up many tricks along the way that I give to you!

About Thomas

I've been teaching for over 10 years and I have never had more fun with it. I studied classical guitar for ten years earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in music. During my formal education I not only learned music theory, music history, ensemble playing, and composing, but more importantly I learned how to REALLY learn new things. This ability I try to pass on to my students.I love sharing the things I've learned from all of my various experiences whether it be from my classical guitar background or from one of my various pop/rock bands. I am a working musician and I still learn new things every time I go out to play. It could be classical music at weddings, Jazz at clubs, or Rock and Roll at rowdy venues. There's a lesson to be learned from each.   *** Lesson Details *** ...

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Meredith W. February 6, 2015
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Thomas is an incredible instructor. I've only had 3 lessons so far and I already feel like I've improved my abilities so much. He not only has mastery of the instrument and of music, but best of all for students, he understands how to teach it well.
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Tom D. November 27, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Absolutely perfect!

Tom is truly a great teacher. He has tailored his approach to my unique needs-as an accomplished musician learning his 6th instrument, his teaching approach reminds me of things I ought to remember while playing any instrument, and music in general. And my lessons are tons of fun! He has a great knowledge of all the different approaches to the guitar and other stringed instruments which really fits in to what I am most interested in- how to get a particular sound for any given piece of music for the guitar. I'm extremely happy about having found tom to be my teacher.
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Tessa L. September 25, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher for my 7yr old!

Thomas is great with my 7-year old son. He has been extremely patient with him. He balances out the session with teaching and getting to know him at the same time. He does not rush through the lesson and makes him feel at ease with the guitar. He was only practicing with Thomas for a year and built enough courage and experience playing the guitar that he performed at his school's end-of-the-year talent show and did an amazing job thanks to Thomas! I was impressed!
Kristina B. San Francisco, CA

I've been teaching guitar for about 7 years now ~ I focus on reading chord diagrams, tab, reading music, rhythms, how to play rhythm guitar & lead guitar, how to jam with other people, finger picking and using a pick, various strumming patterns, using a metronome, progressions, scales, various guitar tunings, how to change your strings & care for your guitar, and about the body of the guitar itself. I also make it a point to teach my students songs they want to play, that way they want to practice and enjoy what they're learning!!

About Kristina

Kristina has been singing, acting, and performing since the age of 4. She studied under the well-known and respected vocal coach, Donna Prypin, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts for at least 11 years. Kristina then went on to study Opera with Don Wilkinson, of the Boston Symphony for 1 year, and with him gained excellent range and breathing techniques. Kristina was then accepted to Berklee College of Music, where she attended for 2 1/2 years studying under some of the world's greatest teachers. She learned extensive Ear Training, Harmony, Jazz Improvisation, Counterpoint, Arranging, Performing, Music Business, Music Therapy, and intense vocal coaching. After college Kristina went on to teach Special Education students with a specialty in using Music Therapy techniques to help students learn. ...

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Chiaki T. March 21, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She is such a wonderful teacher also a great singer.
I learned a lot and enjoyed her lessen very much!
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Austin D. March 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kristina is very knowledgable, extremely nice and makes me super excited to sing each week. Highly recommend her!
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Daniel G. March 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kristina is a great teacher, she encourages and challenges just right.
Richard M. San Francisco, CA

Acoustic or Electric, I will guide you at your level to understand
chords, songs, scales, improvising, or just about anything else
in rock, blues, pop, or jazz guitar.

"Experienced guitar teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of guitar skills. I specialize in rock, blues, jazz, and world music, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more.

About Richard

My Teaching: I love to teach music to all ages, and have taught hundreds of students in the last 15 years. What you can expect from me is a clear, patient, and understanding teacher who is able to able to meet you where you are on your musical journey, and assist you to expand your knowledge and mastery of the instrument, usually having a lot of fun along the way. I am very comfortable even with teens who know what they want to learn, as well as absolute beginners and kids who need %100 guidance in there practice. I really enjoy students who come to me with some experience and want to learn songs that they love. I enjoy teaching music theory as well as reading, but do not require it. I am an expert at teaching classic Rock and funk, Jazz Standards, Blues and Pop. From the Chili ...

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Bob M. October 21, 2014
Music Theory · In studio
Verified Student
Richard demonstrates an exceptional knowledge of music theory given his diverse background with instruments. This competency is backed with a calm disposition and mindful approach to the student. He can freestyle the lesson by going on deep dives into subject material &/or techniques but always will pause to ensure the path is of mutual interest, which is very helpful for a student who lacks the big picture.
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ChrisB March 22, 2011
Learn to feel as well as read the music

I had a good foundation in reading music, keeping the beat, and playing steadily through mistakes. In three lessons, Richard has built on that foundation by teaching me to relax and feel the music as well as mechanically read it. I'm learning new chords and strum patterns while having more fun with my practicing.
Kevin C. San Francisco, CA

I have worked with students between the ages of 5-70. Lessons are custom tailored to ensure maximum progress while cultivating a love for music

About Kevin

I have been playing jazz guitar for 8 years and I have been fortunate enough to study with many exceptional teachers. I have had the opportunity to lead my own jazz groups as well as play in rock, pop, R&B, and hip-hop bands on the east coast and I look forward to doing the same here on the west coast. Lessons are tailored to each students needs. We can start with the very basics and work up to more advanced theory and technique. The primary goal is to have fun while putting in the work necessary to develop musically. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are custom tailored to the needs and interests of the student. Exercises are designed to be fun while developing proper technique and a thorough understanding of the music. *** Studio Equipment *** D'Angelico EX-SS Yamaha C-40 '73 ...

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