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Berkeley Guitar Lessons

Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

5.0 15 Reviews
My teaching approach: When I started taking lessons at the age of 9, my teachers only wanted to teach me songs and music that THEY liked and I almost quit because of it. As a result, I am dedicated to teaching my students the music that THEY love and I use that music to help them understand the fundamentals of music theory and technique. My belief is that music has to be fun as well as educational. I am currently offering online lessons only. You can learn from the comfort of your own home with one-on-one live video lessons! Teaches: Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exerc ... View Profile
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Confident Chords

Confident Chords

4.9 11 Reviews
Instruments are an extension of oneself, I focus on developing the musician within each of us to their fullest potential. My passion is to Connect and inspire through music, Share my passion for music with those around me, and Teach creativity through music.
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 10 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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CelloJoe Music Lessons

CelloJoe Music Lessons

5.0 8 Reviews
CelloJoe aka Joseph (Joey) Chang is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.  Joey can teach cello, piano, guitar, Ableton Music Production Software, beatboxing, didjeridoo, Ear Training, Music Theory, and improvisation.  With a decade of teaching experience and 25+ years of playing cello and piano, Joey is well qualified to teach and has taught the students of all ages. As an active gigging performer in the Bay Area, Joey has had the experience of performing at festivals, weddings, corporate events, bars, clubs, playing solo and with bands. Learn the tricks of the trade from a real professional!  ... View Profile
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Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
I started playing guitar when I was 12yrs old and began studying with Joe Satriani when I was 14. I love sharing my knowledge and the great part is get to teach students of all ages. I've always taught friends of friends and after watching thier progress I started teaching private lessons. I've aslo studied at the California Jazz Academy. Lessons are held in Berkeley, online, and I also travel to students around the Bay Area. I've performed at every club and concert venue in the bay area and have been in countless bands playing all styles. I focus on healthy playing and teach all styles from rock to jazz, funk, pop, alternative you name it ... View Profile
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Matty McCann Lessons

Matty McCann Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
Customized teaching is the key to success. We all learn differently. It is important to be able to identify and work with each student's unique learning style. Also, my lessons are not boring and tedious; They are exciting and you will love to learn. Because I LOVE to teach!
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Mansfield Music

Mansfield Music

5.0 5 Reviews
I teach many instruments: Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Ukelele, and more. I design a custom approach for each student. What makes me different from other teachers is that I have extensive experience in many diverse fields of music—classical, jazz, rock, pop, etc.—as a result of a professional music career working with performers and publishers in every style imaginable. I also teach students of all ages, usually from 4 years old to senior citizens. Beginners are welcome! Please visit my website for more detailed information about lessons, and how to get the most out of music lessons. ... View Profile
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Bruce Burger

Bruce Burger

4.8 5 Reviews
I've been teaching guitar for over 30 years.  Electric, acoustic,... all are fair game.  Making it fun, while developing skills and technique is where I focus.  Nothing succeeds like success so we go from strength to strength.  This applies to all ages, children through adults.  Improvisation is always fun and inspiring so we learn music theory, applying it along the way.  It's also interesting to introduce other styles like world music while still working on more expected styles like blues, classic rock, and jazz.  My students range from amateurs, playing for enjoyment to professionals who have gone on to d ... View Profile
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Samuel Bai Music

Samuel Bai Music

5.0 4 Reviews
My youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFGaP40_g-mZXzoWy4hD8sQ?view_as=subscriber Personal Music page in WeSing http://kg.qq.com/node/personal?uid=609d988d272430883c More music(high quality ones) https://soundcloud.com/ge-bai-338686734 Independent musician. Love flute from spirit and soul.1. Played flute for > 20 years.  2. Have > 7 years of teaching students. Interest driven study. 3. Have abundant knowledge in flute, guitar and other instrument of multiple genres.4. As a Chinese, I speak mandarin/English and can teach chinese bamboo flute and traditional chinese pipes like Xiao, and Dizi.5. I love kid ... View Profile
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Mark Banning Music Lessons

Mark Banning Music Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
I have been a recording artist since age 13 and have been successfully teaching music lessons for well over 30 years. Some of my students have become professional guitarists and are writing articles in guitar magazines!  I show my students the quickest and most productive way  to reach their musical goals, while making it all very fun, in a relaxed & friendly environment.  I am very friendly and patient.  I will show you to learn good habits and technique on your instrument. ... View Profile
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Learn Guitar Sf

Learn Guitar Sf

5.0 3 Reviews
I teach students to read music. I have been teaching guitar students to read music for over twenty five years. I teach students age three to senior citizens.
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Gustavo Lechuga

Gustavo Lechuga

5.0 3 Reviews
Guitar, piano, ukelele, and singing lesson for kids and adults. (Se habla español) 10 years of experience teaching make me confident to taylor music lessonsaccordingly to interest and goals of my students. As a general objective, students will learn the basics of musical theory applied to the performing of musical pieces. Specifically, the students will be able to perform chords and melodies by reading scores. In addition, students will have an introduction to music appreciation, by performing different styles of music (classical, jazz, pop and/or latin folk). ... View Profile
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Dandan Lessons

Dandan Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Julieta Cadorniga (Violin Instructor, Musician) I explain the lesson by segments like note reading, rhythm, bowing really understanding the parts of violin playing. The students enjoy the process especially when they are able to play their favorite pieces. John Dandan Producer, Composer, Arranger and Musician ​John is a producer, composer, arranger, pianist, and musical director at Our Lady of the Rosary in Union City, California. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music major in Contemporary Writing & Production and Jazz Composition with a full scholarship.  John developed a solid foundation in classical music at a very early ag ... View Profile
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Bay Area Musical Mentors

Bay Area Musical Mentors

5.0 2 Reviews
Greetings! My name is Jakob Pek. I am a passionate and dedicated music educator versed in guitar, piano, percussion and harmonic theory.   I teach both children and adults, from toddlers to gradparents, complete beginners to dedicated hobbyists and professionals. Those with a genuine interest in and curiosity of music are welcome to study with me.  For children, I know that I am not only teaching music, but also nurturing their capacities for pattern recognition, problem solving, communication, motor skills, confidence and discipline, all while giving them the lifelong and fufilling gift of musical experience and expression. Fo ... View Profile
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Allan Moon

Allan Moon

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm an Oakland based musician, composer and producer with over 40 years of experience in both live and recording environments. I offer lessons on piano, bass guitar and 6 string guitar. I have studied classical piano from the age of 7 and have played guitar and bass since the age of 15. I can offer a solid foundation of technique and reading but also like to emphasize that, most importantly, playing music should be fun and fulfilling.
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Noaa Rienecker Music

Noaa Rienecker Music

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm a Berklee College of Music alum who has played everything from jazz and choro to bluegrass and punk rock. I travel fairly constantly playing gigs (largely in bluegrass and country acts) and teaching. I have played in various capacities alongside Andy Mckee, Alex Degrassi, Rx Bandits, Agent Orange, Michael Manring, Jeff Titus, and Michael Gulezian among others. Currently I'm playing solo, with my group the Nowhere Family Band, and with country singer Margo Cilker. I have been teaching privately and at schools for more than five years, largely in the Bay Area in California. In addition to Berklee, I've spent time studying at the California ... View Profile
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Trowbridge Music

Trowbridge Music

5.0 1 Review
At Trowbridge Music you will receive the highest level of teaching in a cozy neighborhood music studio near Lake Merritt, with free parking.  Contact me at www.jennifertrowbridge.com Classical, jazz, flamenco, bluegrass, reggae, gypsy jazz, folk, rock, punk, blues, Brazilian, and more!  I weave ear training and music theory with guitar technique and performance skills into finely crafted lessons to inspire your love of playing guitar and motivate you to acheive your goals. My former students have been awarded scholarships at many of the top music schools in the country, including San Francisco Conservatory of Music and USC. ... View Profile
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Salty Strings Guitar Studio

Salty Strings Guitar Studio

5.0 1 Review
Salty Strings Guitar Studio offers one-on-one private lessons for guitar, bass and ukulele taught by instructor Daryl Bond. ​ Daryl's positive approach to teaching makes learning guitar a fun, enjoyable experience for his students. Daryl works together with his students to build a repertoire of music they want to learn while developing fundamental musicianship skills such as rhythm, scales, chords, improvisation and sight-reading along the way.    No two students are alike, which is why lessons are customized to suit each individual student's interests, goals and experience level.&nb ... View Profile
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Sedat's Guitar Lessons

Sedat's Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have been playing lead guitar for 20 years and giving guitar lessons for 12 years. Mostly, I am a tutor for guitar education - have experience in electric, acoustic, classical, bass guitars, ukulele, mandolin, piano and drums. I also play with a touring band called Mechanical Turk. My styles are: Rock, blues, jazz, funk, pop, reggae, indie, blues fusion, fusion. I have 15+ years of stage experience with different bands across the globe. I am currently giving private, group guitar lessons at different elementary-music schools as well. Feel free to check out my Instagram and Youtube channel. Here are some videos: https://www.instagram.com/cal ... View Profile
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SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

4.0 1 Review
Hi, I'm Andi at SHREDLAB My GUITAR LESSON STUDIO is located in San Leandro, CA and I offer dedicated instruction, and quality lessons in a variety of styles and formats.​ Whether you're a complete beginner that is starting out for the first time or someone that has been playing for a few years, I can help you get to the level of playing that you desire.
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Our hand-selected instructors and time-tested curriculum will have you playing iconic rock riffs, chord progressions, and creative solos! We help you blow past the growing pains of learning by pairing you with a real-life Guitar God dedicated to your playing goals.
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Soul Graffiti Studios

Soul Graffiti Studios

5.0 1 Review
Soul Graffiti Productions is an artists-for-artists studio created by musicians of the Bay Area music community.  We care deeply about what is being put into the world as entertainment and consciousness. We support culture through the arts by teaching, recording, performing, and event production.
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Donny B Fair Guitar Lessons

Donny B Fair Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have been playing guitar since i was 9 years old and studied with great studio musicians . I have been busy touring and recording for many years ,been teaching as well inbetween tours .grew up in NY and use to teach there ,Now living in Marin county i have time to teach guitar .At the age of 19 i was signed to an independent record company called Mongol Horde Records with a band called ALIEN . A five piece quintet w dual lead harmonies .You Can check out my FB account Donny B Fair ! ... View Profile
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Jazzmaster Workout

Jazzmaster Workout

5.0 1 Review
A lifetime of experience in performing and teaching all kinds of music. Focus is on developing a very thorough understanding of all aspects of jazz improvisation. Develop knowledge, ears, chops. Appropriate for all instruments and all levels. Former teacher at Berklee College, SF State Univ., and director of jazz at Hayward State Univ. Ability to relate to students of all insts. and levels. 50 years experience.
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ModernTone Studios

ModernTone Studios

5.0 1 Review
ModernTone Studios is a state of the art recording and teaching facility in Lafayette, CA. It is a truly unique place that caters to beginners, intermediate students, and advanced players who are looking to go pro. Run by performing artists and musicians who specialize in a wide variety of styles and genres, ModernTone aims to provide professional instruction, guidance, and support that empower people to realize and fulfill their potential and achieve their musical dreams. Whether you are a child or an adult, a casual player or an aspiring musician, we would love to share our passion, experience, and knowledge with you. Welcome to ModernTone ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

5.0 1 Review
Learn quickly and easily. From reading music to rote. All styles.  I've been a professional guitarist for over 30 years with vast experience as a studio musician as well as a touring artist. 
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Guitar Lessons For Students Becoming Musicians (and Beginners!)

Guitar Lessons For Students Becoming Musicians (and Beginners!)

5.0 1 Review
Hi. I'm a guitar player/teacher in Oakland. I play funk, jazz, rock, afrobeat, and blues mostly, but am fluent in other areas. I've noticed that with a lot of folks there is a divide between playing notes and playing music. I was classically trained as a kid, and could hit all the notes, but it wasn't until I was in my 20's that I think I first played music. The change was magical. So how do we get from one to the other?It's a personal and organic process, and that's how I treat lessons. I guess I'm looking for students that find themselves looking across that divide. That can be especially useful for people starting up bands or starting to p ... View Profile
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Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
NOTE:  Due to the Coronavirus, all lessons have been moved online, using Zoom, Messanger, Facetime, or Skype.   I am an award winning composer, guitarist, orchestra conductor, and lifelong teacher. Many of my students come to me just because they want to be able to play their favorite music, and still others have a deep a commitment to their instrument and want to be able to get into a top music school. In addition to teaching private lessons for over 20 years, I also ran the the guitar program at the prestigious Oakland School for the Arts for 9 years. My students at OSA have been accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston ... View Profile
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Anish's Guitar

Anish's Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Hi my name is Andy, I'm a private guitar teacher. I can teach blues, rock n roll, funk and any kinds of songs from beginners to Intermediate students. I used to play in the band before and now I'm looking to educate my students and make them great musicians with their own creativity and good hearing skills. I have a reliable transportation, that means I can also teach at students home. Below are some of my features: A deft hand in playing acoustic and electric guitar. Rich experience of six years in working as a guitar teacher. Passion for music and yearning for learning new things in music ability to use different methods and techniques ... View Profile
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Russ Pettit Guitar School

Russ Pettit Guitar School

5.0 1 Review
I have been Playing guitar for 33 years , Teaching for 30 years, Play many different styles , from All Styles of rock, Jazz, Raeggee , Blues, R&B, Funk, Country,Beginner Classical and Finger style, you can listen to me at www.russpettit.com 
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Want to learn how to play the guitar? Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learn to play songs everbody loves with this free course.
12 lessons 1.5 hours All levels English
Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Learn the best guitar chords, how to read guitar chords, and how to play guitar chords. Easy step-by-step lessons for beginners. Want to check out the lessons?
33 lessons 6.5 hours All levels English
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How much do guitar lessons cost?

The average cost for guitar lessons is $40 per hour. Available for all ages and all skill levels of guitar playing, the pricing of individual or group guitar lessons can start as low as $20/hour. Teachers charge based on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.


How long does it take to learn guitar?

If you just want to learn a few chords to strum along to some songs, then learning to play the guitar really isn't that hard for most people. Many students are able to learn a few chords and get a decent strumming pattern going after a few weeks. If you've had prior experience playing an instrument, you can expect to pick it up after just a few lessons.


Should I take guitar lessons online or in person lessons?

Private in person guitar lessons with a skilled instructor that is focused on you, your interests, and your progress is the most sought after experience and hard to replicate online. Plus, you tend to learn faster in person. On the other hand, online guitar lessons are quickly becoming popular. The selection of teachers is not limited to those in your geographical area and you can communicate via video in real time with your teacher in the comfort of your home. When filling out your request on Lessons.com, we recommend you select both online and local options, then compare your options and see what works best for you.


How old should children be before starting guitar lessons?

A child as young as 4 can begin to learn if they are really motivated and have a patient, creative, and devoted teacher. However, we've found almost all kids under six are too young to benefit from formal guitar lessons, as they require dexterity and levels of concentration children their age can't provide. That being said, lessons do not need to be formal right off the bat, and can just provide a fun introduction. Also, your child may benefit from using a ukulele to start, as it's smaller and easier to learn, but very similar instrument.

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