Bill C Ireton Music Lessons

Bill C Ireton Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(7 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


With 40 years teaching and touring experience, Bill can teach a variety of styles be it rock funk blues pop or folk in a fun atmosphere. From beginner to pro either guitar or bass TAB or reading music manuscript charts, Bill teaches his students how to be their own prolific guitarist harnessing their own style with sophisticated harmonies and techniques. Bill C Ireton has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any lesson or session by channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes, George Benson to Larry Carlton, as well as Jimi Hendrix to Joe Satriani.

Based out of the SF Bay Area, Bill C Ireton, has performed various styles of music ranging from gritty rock and funk to sultry smooth and jazz in a variety of bands and ensembles touring the US and Europe. He has played with and rubbed elbows with the likes of Walter Trout and Buddy Guy in the blues arena to Steve Erquiaga and Mike Stern in the Jazz arena.


Hired 6 times
1 employee
34 years in business
Serves Gilroy , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

Social media


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Photos and videos

  • "Summer" written and performed by Bill C Ireton
  • Acoustic Time
  • Amin/E7alt licks
  • Amin/E7alt licks

  • Reviews

    0 reviews


    craig S.

    Bill is very professional, friendly, patient, and efficient. I played a little decades ago but its almost like starting over. Im progressing quickly thanks to Bill. Its easy to tell that hes taught a lot.
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    November 07, 2023


    John H.

    Bill Ireton is a professional musician and music educator. He is very patient with his students and he provides in-depth knowledge on the theory behind the music. He makes learning your instrument fun and challenging at the same time. My musical prowess has increased greatly from my lessons with Bill. You will not regret taking on Bill as your teacher.
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    March 14, 2021


    Dawn H.

    Bill is very patient and enthusiastic with a new guitarist. Bill teaches at a pace that seems just right for our beginner. We are very happy with the way our lessons are going. Bill is very accommodating with rescheduling lessons and has been very flexible with doing classes on zoom. I have already recommended him to others for lessons and I will keep doing that.
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    March 12, 2021


    Anna Q.

    My son has been learning guitar with Bill for 7 years. Bill has a calm demeanor, creating motivation without unneeded pressure. My son has been enthusiastic about playing the guitar from the very beginning, and his passion has grown over time. He admires Bill as a role model, loves Bills music, and is inspired to compose as well.
    I would highly recommend Bill for students of any level!
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    March 11, 2021


    John L.

    Bill is an amazing teacher! Knowledgeable, patient, practical approach and is a well respected guitarist in the bay area.
    I was a very competent and gigging guitarist before beginning lessons with Bill over a year ago.
    Since then my music comprehension, guitar playing in general and improvisational skills have improved tremendously and were not stopping anytime soon!
    Highly recommend Guitar Guru Bill for any level of guitarist, first time, hobbyist, serious or semi pro!
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    March 11, 2021


    Yann Q.

    I love that he teaches both the theory aspects of music at times as well as just straight up learning songs. I ask him to learn new songs all the time and he works on them with me.
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    March 11, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    I like to find out what level the student is at then gear them towards music they enjoy or want to learn.

    Carrying a Bachelor Of Arts and Music Degree, you can find projects, bands, and discography that Bill has been a part of here.

    $45 per 30 min lesson

    $65 per 45 min lesson

    $80 per hour lesson

    Once I was involved with performing and recording I felt the need to be able to teach what I learned and share it with others.

    From all ages 5-70

    My CD Release party of my latest album, Come Home To Me, in April odf 2020 was very special as it gave people something to listen to while being locked down from the epidemic.  You can find it on all social media platforms if interested.

    Just be open and learn as much as you can.

    What and where do they want go with their instrument.  Is it just a hobby or do they want to take it to the professional realm.  Each avenue has a different path of learning.

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar