Golden Gate Music Lessons

Golden Gate Music Lessons

4.8 (5)
Best of 2022
2 hires on
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

I have a strong academic, education, performance and customer service background.  I have a proven track record of helping students learn to excel on their instrument of choice.  My unique approach will have you playing and improving in the shortest amount of time! I can teach guitar, bass, ukulele, Garage Band and Logic Pro recording software.

Do you have a guitar, bass, or ukulele and don't know where to start?  

Do you see yourself playing the instrument of your dreams?

Do you want to be in a band?  

I will help you with all of that.  I have played professionally for over ten years.  I specialize in teaching students of all levels in constructing and playing chords, playing songs, ear training, understanding and applying music theory, recording and learning how to improvise.  Don't worry, we will have fun!  

Let me show you how to take your playing to the next level.

I've worked with students of all ages and abilities acheive their musical goals.   

I've performed with blues, rock, jazz, R&B, world, and worship bands.  I studied at the Musicians Institute and the Berklee College of music where I received their Celebrity On Line Scholarship.  Check out some of my videos here:

I like giving students skills, confidence, and clearing up some of the mysteries associated with learning music the traditional way.  

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Newark, CA 94560
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5 Reviews


  • Jay Elliott

    An exceptional teacher. Vic listens and is able to breakdown concepts and techniques into manageable bites based on experience level. I made the most personal progress, in the short time, under Vjc’s instruction.

  • Laurie Callaghan

    My son took ukulele lessons for about two years and the experience was really good. He would still be with this instructor if our schedule would allow it. The instructor is very patient, attentive, funny and responsive to the needs of the students to make sure the students love music and make progress at the same time. A great way to discover music for the budding musician or to learn more skills for the more accomplish musician.

  • Patricia Hom

    Looked forward to ukulele lessons. Vic Artiga was excellent in determining what I needed as a student, whether it be encouragement or a challenge. Loved when we “jammed” together because I felt like I was a “musician”.

  • Tiffany

    Vic is a terrific instructor - always positive, encouraging, and patient. He knows his stuff when it comes to guitar and uke. His enthusiasm for music and teaching will help any student get through the challenges of learning a new instrument!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I sit down with all my students, get an assessment of where they are on the instrument, and ask them where they want to take their playing in the next six months.  I can teach all styles and especially rock, blues, jazz, and country.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am unique because I studied at both the Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood and the Berklee College of Music.  While at MI I studied with session ace, Dan Gilbert, and fusion legend, Scott Henderson. I have completed three programs at the Berklee College of Music to include Guitar Master, General Music Studies, and Professional Bass. While I Berklee I also studies with jazz legend Gary Burton. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

 In general, I charge one dollar per minute. A thirty minute lesson is $30.00, a forty-five minute is $45.00.

How did you get started teaching?

I've been teaching for many years.  I love teaching and helping students grow, build confidence, and accomplish their musical goals.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I love working with students of all levels and all ages.  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My jazz/R&B duo recently shared the stage with funk legends Kool and the Gang.  Check us out at 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher who can teach you what YOU want to learn, has a solid musical education, and experience. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Where did the teacher study?

What skills will the student learn?

What do you want to learn and how will the teacher help you?