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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 guitar 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! Guitar Techniques: Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, ... 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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Mr. Price

Mr. Price

4.2 5 Reviews
 To start off all of the students and parents I've had the pleasure of working with past or present are just as excited that we've crossed paths. I work on Providing the best one on one experience with each student by utilizing patience with proven learning tools and advice to meet each student's needs according to their ability to comprehend the language of music. Wether it be for leisurely fun or the serious minded student all ages young to seasoned are welcome. ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons By Jack

Guitar Lessons By Jack

5.0 3 Reviews
My lessons are geared specifically for beginners, the foundations of music and how we all connect with it are the most important things a future musician can learn. I teach students the passion and excitement of what music has to offer as well as the theory and structure of guitar to push you and your abilities.
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Demetri Besougloff Guitar Lessons

Demetri Besougloff Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
The finest in Guitar, Bass and Piano Instruction. Proudly serving you from The Strum Shop. You are greeted with a smile. I don't teach music is teach Happiness. Incorporated into every lesson is my years of experience and expertise and knowledge in music theory and note reading. You will always receive the guidance to move you in the right direction. With patience and assurance I move to inspire confidence. Every lesson brings you closer to your musical aspirations.  ... View Profile
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Alexander Plam Guitar Lessons

Alexander Plam Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I've been playing guitar for almost 15 years. My background is in rock blues and metal, but more recently I’ve been playing a lot more singer/songwriter, folk and Christian/worship.
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Greg Williams Guitar Lessons

Greg Williams Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
My teaching approach: Bachelors degree in Classical Guitar performance from CSU Sacramento under Dr. Richard savino, Masters degree in Composition under Stephen Blumberg at CSU Sacramento. Currently on faculty at CSU Sacramento. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My home studio in Sacramento. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises ... View Profile
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Atlee Gillette Guitar Lessons

Atlee Gillette Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I tend to break lessons up into information days, where I lay the down the heavy, and jam days, where we have a little fun, and work on your musicianship. If I persuade you to buy new gear I will teach you how to set up and care for it. My working guitar is a Standard Telecaster that gave a matte finish and put in some vintage Lindy Fralin's. I have two Stratocasters, a semi hollow jazz box, an acoustic and a P Bass that I can bring for students to use. I gig with a Fender Deville, but when traveling out for lessons I bring a Rolland Micro Cube and a loop station to practice improv and scales. My influences are: My grea ... View Profile
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Michael McKinney Guitar Lessons

Michael McKinney Guitar Lessons

Thank you for your time and look foward to meeting you.Guitar is not as hard as you think, just takes some time, commitment, and the will to learn. I can see what you would like to do, and i think i can help you meet your goals.  : - ) $15.00 per Lesson. lesson time is 30 to  45 minutes once a weekRegistered Guitar Tutor,Michael McKinney
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Joe Lev Guitar Lessons

Joe Lev Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been a professional bass player 40 years and i have played 1000's of gigs and dozens of recording sessions. My lessons are geared toward the abilities, personalities, and goals of the student. My emphasis is on the practical over the academic, I try to get people ready for the real world of mus My influences are: Bass- James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, Phil Lesh, Paul Chambers and 100 more. Music- The Beatles, Grateful Dead, blues jazz , funk, reggae, country and more. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach at the Guitar Workshop in ... View Profile
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Randall Padilla Guitar Lessons

Randall Padilla Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I believe that each of us were born with a song inside and as an instructor my goal is to help each student unlock His or Her individual song. Lessons are typed in both Standard / TAB notation and custom tailored to each student. My influences are: Malmsteen, Vai, Satriani, Segovia, Jeff Beck My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: 7 days a week Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writi ... View Profile
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Milestones Music

Milestones Music

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Milestones Music exists to prepare practicing musicians to perform. In addition to top-notch musical instruction, we help students pick out instruments, learn stage presence, teach online, and whatever else we can do to prepare them for real-world enjoyment of music. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Dylan Gorenberg Guitar Lessons

Dylan Gorenberg Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach six, seven, and eight string acoustic or electric guitar. My approach to teaching is to help the student learn what he or she finds interesting. this includes learning songs, techniques, and styles of playing. Guitars: Ibanez Jem 7v Gibbson SG Shecter Omen 8 PRS SE 24 Cordoba C7 Amp: Carvin Legacy II My influences are: Rock: Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Rhandy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, Guthrie Govan, Jason Becker Metal: Tosin Abasi, Dream Theater, Dethklok, Metallica, Cynic, Opeth Jazz: John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Joe Pass, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or th ... View Profile
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John-Paul Lepeley Guitar Lessons

John-Paul Lepeley Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Experienced teacher and performer with more than 30 years in the educational field, working with the San Ramon Unified District, St. Isidore School, Rancho Romero, Carden West School, and the Quarry Lane School, Art & Soul Music Studios, and Happy Feet. Also music director at St. Bonaventure (Concord), St. Francis (Walnut Creek), Queen of All Saints (Concord), St. Mary (Walnut Creek), and St. James (San Francisco). I understand that people have different learning styles (Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic) and how to adapt to these styles. I customize lessons to each student. My influences are: Classical, Rock, Pop, Christia ... View Profile
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Chris Lee Guitar Lessons

Chris Lee Guitar Lessons

Hi everyone! My name is Chris and I run the Land Park Music Academy. I am a professional music instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience. I offer lessons for guitar, bass, elementary piano, composition, and music theory. I've had students as young as 5 and as old as 70 with a variety of different learning styles. While lessons are designed to be fun and accessible for players of all ages and skill levels, they're also tailored to assist each student in achieving their goals. Regarding the development of curriculum, I find the pedagogical analogy that music is a language to be helpful. Thus, a lesson with me would touch on a var ... View Profile
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Jay Marquez Guitar Lessons

Jay Marquez Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching method is that I can teach you how to play your favorite songs or type of music without having to know how to read music notes. I will teach you how to play songs by ear, recognizing chords and chord progressions. Whether you have an acoustic guitar or electric,it doesn't matter. My influences are: My influences are many. The Beatles, The Eagles, Billy Joel, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, those are only the few I can think of... My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday. Anytime After ... View Profile
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Pete Madsen Guitar Lessons

Pete Madsen Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I specialize in acoustic blues and slide guitar, but I am also fluent in rock, electric blues, funk, surf, rockabilly and some early jazz. My influences vary from Robert Johnson, Blind Blake and Big Bill Broonzy to Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore and Leo Kottke and John Fahey. I play a 1933 Martin 0-18 and National Style O, as well as a Stratocaster...use a 1967 Black face Super Reverb. My influences are: Robert Johnson, Merle Travis, Leo Kottke, Blind Blake, SRV, Jeff Beck, Albert Collins, Django Reinhardt, Ry Cooder, Kelly Joe Phelps... My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons t ... View Profile
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Tony Frye Guitar Lessons

Tony Frye Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have played in over 30 professional show orchestras since 2004, gigged with blues, jazz, reggae and rock bands, composed music for cartoons and stage shows, and conducted high school orchestras. I feel it is most important to learn to read music as well as tab and to truly understand the mechanics of music theory so that you can improve your playing, writing and improvising. My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Student's homes in Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton or my studio near the Livermore airport. Guitar Techniques: ... View Profile
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Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

Begin the musical journey of a lifetime with easy guitar lessons from Geoff Svendsgaard. He has 22 years experience and offers private guitar lessons for all ages and skill levels with free first lesson. Geoff has the experience, diversity, and patience to guide you to your goals! "It amazes me after all these years in discovering new and fresh insights while teaching my students. It's from the help of my students that I have been able to build such a strong catalog of songs that they enjoy learning. If you are a beginner or an advanced player, it doesn't take long for me to identify the tools and practice exercises that will be personally ta ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Guitar Lessons In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Hello! My name is Eugene, I am a fully checked qualified Guitar tutor, teaching professionally for 10 years. Teaching lessons in Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar and Ukulele. Lessons are taught in the comfort of your own home and are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Learn by grade, theory, technique or just songs you like. All lessons are tailored for your specific needs and personal goals, covering all styles and genres. Being very patient enables my students to develop with confidence and enjoyment. I plan all lessons with precision and care, creating structured understandable lessons in a relaxed pleasan ... View Profile
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Guitar And Bass And Piano Lessons

Guitar And Bass And Piano Lessons

Hi I'm Michael and I'm a Very Professional Music teacher. I have been playing for 15 years +. I love almost all styles and I grew up in a music shop. I am First a guitarist, then bassist, then piano. I can even get into theory I have a serious grasp on the fundamentals as well as the more complex. I am good with teaching kids I have many in my family myself so if you need lessons for your kids that too.OK my Prices can vary but not extremely high and you will have to ask me for any specific styles or songs, chords etc.Contact me and tell me what your looking for? Have a wonderful day! Michael ... View Profile
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Bach To Rock Folsom

Bach To Rock Folsom

We offer a variety of music lessons for all ages 6months-100+. Whether you are a beginner or just looking to brush up on certain skills we have you covered! We have many talented instructors ready to get you where you want to be. We have several private lesson and band rooms for all instruments.
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UpRock Studios Music Lessons

UpRock Studios Music Lessons

We are an award winning music studio located in dowtown Roseville. At UpRock we strive to provide a friendly and comfortable environment focused on your creative development as a musician. With seasoned instructors, great customer service, flexibility, and affordable rates Uprock will efficiently take you from where you are now to acomplishing your musical goals! 
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Jim Vacca Guitar Lessons

Jim Vacca Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I like to gear the lessons toward the students. Why? I already know how to play and have fun-I want you to have the same. And if you enjoy the lessons I will, too. I try to spend fifty percent of the lesson on the rudiments and fifty percent of the lesson on a song that the student wants to learn. Rudiments can't be avoided but when you work toward something you want to do it's so much easier. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Roseville, Folsom and surrounding areas ... View Profile
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Sam Hayne Guitar Lessons

Sam Hayne Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have been studying music for 15 years on guitar and bass. Melodic intonation of the mind and physical control of the instrument must be aquired at maximum capacity to achieve the highest musical standard. My influences are: Everything my 5 senses contact My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Students home or my apartment in Sacramento Guitar Techniques: Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vo ... View Profile
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Joel Cornell Guitar Lessons

Joel Cornell Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: It's important for you to actually be playing and working on the ideas while we're together in a lesson. I have a computer, stereo, and set of books in my apartment to use when appropriate. That being said, I want most of the time to be spent actually playing and showing the examples I'm teaching, because that's when I believe the information really sticks. My influences are: Growing up, Jimmy Page and Joe Satriani were the guitar influences, as well as pop and rock music in general. Over time, my interests have shifted and now my primary influences are George Lynch, John Petrucci, and Ty Tabor. My guitar lessons take ... View Profile
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Andi Lokin Guitar Lessons

Andi Lokin Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My approach is goal driven and designed to produce maximum results. I help students identify areas for improvement in their playing and give them the necessary tools to achieve it My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My studio in East Oakland Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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David Serotkin Guitar Lessons

David Serotkin Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I'm a patient and experienced teacher and have taught students ranging from ages 4-60. I create unique private lessons for each student based on his/her specific musical interests. Questions are welcomed, though not required. I also have an in-depth music theory background, which I work to present in an understandable way. I am also a singer/songwriter currently working on my second album. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach out of my studio in the Richmond Hills, near Arlington and McBryde. Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment ... View Profile
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Alex Plam Guitar Lessons

Alex Plam Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I'm a very relaxed teacher and like to have fun, but still strongly encourage learning things the right way the first time. I encourage practice, dedication and efficiency, but I know when to joke around, have fun and teach you your favorite songs. I teach practically every style of music. I'm influenced by everything from classical to metal. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: At my home in Walnut Creek, CA, or your home in the Easy Bay area. Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection, Rhythm guitar ... View Profile
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Alex Flores Guitar Lessons

Alex Flores Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Hi I'm Alex Flores, owner of Flores Guitar Instruction. I'm a guitarist and a performer but most of all an educator. From my experiences in learning guitar, I've learned the value of providing quality education as a teacher devoted to their student's success. From my completely original and effective curriculum, to my custom-made backing tracks, original lead sheets and many more online resources to help you on your way; I make it my sole purpose to help YOU become the best guitarist you can be! My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Dublin, CA G ... View Profile
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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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Sacramento Guitar Lessons

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Sacramento Guitar Classes

Bob Comarow ยท Sacramento, CA


Tell us about your passion for teaching

I was originally inspired to become a music teacher by my first two music teachers, my school string bass teacher and my private guitar teacher. They loved their jobs, they loved teaching and I too was inspired by the fact that their work was their joy in life.

I also found early success as a musician. I thought it was because I was talented, but in reality, it was because I had excellent teachersbut most of my success was a result of hard work. Consequently, I received much positive feedback from other people about my music, they thought I was talented, but it was the result of my instruction and hard work. It was worth it!

I started teaching music at an early age. I knew from an early age that people respond to positive feedback and avoid criticism and negativity. My studies and scholarly research into music education and more importantly, educational psychology have proven to me that people respond to positive feedback and honest praise, while avoiding negativity and criticism.

As a high school student I began giving guitar lessons and found that I had a talent to teach, when to move ahead and match my lesson style to the student. My students easily learned their music, and I gave well rounded lessons. My students not only learned to play fun songs but also learned to read and understand music. I found I loved teaching and I made friendships with my students. I put my heart and soul into my lessons.

I was very intrigued with the concept of "talent". Why did I for example have trouble playing funky rhythms, other people could learn to sing in tune easily while others had difficulty? When I went to Columbia University I was trained as a researcher, and focused on the scholarly research on what people called "Talent", but actually it was a study of how people learned music.

I learned that most of what people called talent was the result of early learning and could be taught. I incorporated this research into my teaching. I can help everyone, at any age improve their sense of pitch, rhythm and other musical skills.

As a result, my students could play funky rhythms, vastly improve their voices and ability to play by ear and improve many skills that other people wrongly through were limited by some type of natural limitation. Everyone can vastly improve what is often called "Talent".

I've taught students from all ages to 3 to 92. With a young child I gave them a background of hearing pitches, basic notes and rhythm, giving them what most people call talent.

Most of my students have been school aged students, and generally I have combined teaching them songs they wanted to learn, each one with increasingly complexity while learning to read and understand music. My standard has always been to create real musicians, not simply people that could mechanically play songs. That way they could play any type of music, even music of the future.

Studying music makes people more intelligent! From my research I learned that music study improves all academic performance. Music students to better at all academic subjects that non music students. Furthermore, they develop structures in their brain that are later used for abstract concepts in math and science. Einstein credited his abilities on learning the violin as a child.

Learning music as an adult is an enriching experience. Besides adding something to one's life and making life more interesting, it has been proven to keep the brain young and sharp. I have taught adults of all ages to play music.

For example, one man retired as chairman of the business department at age 65 and started to learn string bass. Two years later he was playing in the community orchestra and 2 years after that was earning money playing in a semipro Pops orchestra. It added excitement to his life, a challenge, and expanded his social network greatly improving his life.

Currently, I most excited about teaching Nellie, an 11 year old guitar student. She started like most students, learning to play fun songs, taking her guitar to camp and school. She also slowly but steadily learned to play and understand classical guitar.

It became a great joy in her life. She accomplished something she could be proud of and gave her great joy. I have attached a video I made of her, aged 11 playing a Taranto, a piece by Carcassi. It was made recorded live simply using my Iphone.

Then she decided she wanted to play in her school music program. Knowing that there would be many violins and violas to compete against she decided to learn string bass from me. Because she understood classical guitar, her progress has been amazing. It might get her a college scholarship!

They really appreciate her in the school orchestra, so much they are renting her a bass to practice on. While she loves the opportunity to play in school and the social life, her favorite musical activity remains learning to play classical guitar.

I have always loved to play and teach music. I worked my way through college strictly as a musician, and have performed my entire life. I have also had a career as a systems engineer, college professor, and author. It is my belief that my music studies gave me the brain power to excel at computers and other subjects.

See my web site page at www.comarow.com and see the page on the Brain and Music.

Now I am focusing on my love, teaching and playing music. I offer patient, positive oriented music lessons in Davis, CA. My lessons are holistic, I teach all aspects of music. Students need to learn how to practice effectively and efficiently. I help parents work with their students in a positive manner.

Each student is unique and I seek to find the learning style that works for each student. I deal with the entire student and will venture into related subjects.

My advise for an aspired student is to find a highly qualified teacher that is a real musician. Most importantly, find a teacher that loves to teach. I am such a person.

My motto is to live as if one will live forever.

Bob Comarow
Columbia University, MA: Music and Music Education
Member of the Davis Music Teacher's Association.