Bruce Burger

Bruce Burger

4.8Excellent(6 reviews)
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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 do great things.

Nothing beats the satisfaction of watching a student jump to the next level and conquer new territory.


Hired 2 times
Serves Piedmont , CA
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  • Reviews

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    Alessandra F.

    Bruce is an amazing teacher. He teaches you what you need to know as well as what you want to learn. He’s a relaxed and patient teacher that makes learning guitar extremely fun. I absolutely recommend him.
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    June 14, 2023

    Jim C.

    Bruce is a very patient teacher who adapts lessons to the needs and interests of the student. He is extremely knowledgeable about music theory and practice.
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    September 08, 2020


    He is a dedicated instructor. Has a lot of knowledge on music theory and is patient. Very good instructor!
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    July 30, 2020


    I have just started taking lessons with Bruce. I have found him to be accessible and responsive. He is also a kind and supportive teacher. His approach is pretty organic in that he doesn’t come with a set lesson plan but instead has been tailoring the lessons to my interests and abilities. I find it really easy to communicate with him, and he’s obviously a very skilled musician.
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    January 27, 2020

    Hank A.

    Bruce is a very conscientious and creative instructor that will connect what’s you’re interested in personally (musically) to what he knows that will give you the best foundation (from his vast experience) in music/guitar while making in fun and entertaining.
    He is one of the best musicians/instructor that I know...
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    January 09, 2020

    Michael B.

    Working with Bruce over the last few months he was very patient.
    I had a really hard time with other teachers, I really learned how to play guitar because of Bruce was going over everything in detail.
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    January 05, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    !I like to start with music that the student likes to listen to.  It makes it more fun and motivating.  From there, it's easy to transition into topics and skills like technique, the fingerboard, etc. using the songs that the student is inspired to play.

    I went to the School Of Hard Knocks!

    As a professional studio musician in LA, I was first asked to teach music theory to professional players who were interested in getting better at improvisation.  Most of them were not even guitar players.  Then, I was recruited by music teachers at the Dick Grove School and Musicians Institute (MI) to sub for their classes.  The topics ranged widely from reading to technical skills to playing grooves and more and more songs.

    From children through adults, beginners through professionals.  It's all just music and it's all fun.

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory
    Audio Production