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  • Alex Plam Guitar Lessons

    Alex Plam Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Alex Plam

    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 Writi
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  • Atlee Gillette Guitar Lessons

    Atlee Gillette Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Atlee Gillette

    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 pract
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  • Matthew Grasso Guitar Lessons

    Matthew Grasso Guitar Lessons

    Davis, CA · Matthew Grasso

    My teaching approach: With over 26 years of teaching experience, many of my former students graduated from top Music Schools. I am happy to teach music to anybody who wishes to learn. As a composer, arranger, improviser, and instrument innovator, I have 7 CDs to my name and have performed and lectured throughout Northern California. My influences are: Ali Akbar Khan, Dusan Bogdonovic, larry Ferrara, Shiv Kumar Sharma, and L. Shankar. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday-Friday Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, F
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  • Michael McKinney Guitar Lessons

    Michael McKinney Guitar Lessons

    Citrus Heights, CA · Michael McKinney

    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

  • Jim Vacca Guitar Lessons

    Jim Vacca Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Jim Vacca

    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
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  • Joe Lev Guitar Lessons

    Joe Lev Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Joe Lev

    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 f
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  • Demetri Besougloff Guitar Lessons

    Demetri Besougloff Guitar Lessons

    Roseville, CA · Demetri Besougloff

    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. 
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  • Greg Williams Guitar Lessons

    Greg Williams Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Greg Williams

    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
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  • Sam Hayne Guitar Lessons

    Sam Hayne Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Sam Hayne

    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 Mus
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  • Randall Padilla Guitar Lessons

    Randall Padilla Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Randall Padilla

    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 Mus
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  • Milestones Music

    Milestones Music

    Mansion Flats, CA · Jamin Coller

    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 Pr
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  • Dylan Gorenberg Guitar Lessons

    Dylan Gorenberg Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Dylan Gorenberg

    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
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  • John-Paul Lepeley Guitar Lessons

    John-Paul Lepeley Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · John-Paul Lepeley

    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.
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  • Joel Cornell Guitar Lessons

    Joel Cornell Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Joel Cornell

    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, Joh
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  • Chris Lee Guitar Lessons

    Chris Lee Guitar Lessons

    Sacramento, CA · Chris Lee

    I'm a professional music instructor with over 14 years of teaching experience. I offer private lessons for guitar, bass, piano and voice, as well as classes in Music Theory and Composition. I've had students as old as 70 and as young as 5 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. I find the analogy between music and language useful when designing my curriculum. Thus, a lesson with me would touch on all the topics that might be c
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  • Alex Flores Guitar Lessons

    Alex Flores Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Alex Flores

    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 m
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  • Pete Madsen Guitar Lessons

    Pete Madsen Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Pete Madsen

    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 tak
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  • Andi Lokin Guitar Lessons

    Andi Lokin Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Andi Lokin

    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
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  • Mike Fletcher Guitar Lessons

    Mike Fletcher Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Mike Fletcher

    My teaching approach: I'm 62 and now retired. Been playing since 14, especially blues and folk! Lessons are geared to student's tastes. You want to play things you and friends enjoy. Theory is added to understand it and take it higher. I can teach beginners on up! I played in the first SF blues festival as Mr Boogie!! My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: students homes in east bay. weekday late afternoons preferrable. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance,
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  • Tony Frye Guitar Lessons

    Tony Frye Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Tony Frye

    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 stud
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  • David Serotkin Guitar Lessons

    David Serotkin Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · David Serotkin

    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 M
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  • Gio Allen Guitar Lessons

    Gio Allen Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Gio Allen

    My teaching approach: Lessons are custom tailored to each individual. As a record producer, I provide more than just instrumental music lessons. My function is more appropriately described as "creative talent developement." My facility is second to none and features a 32 Track Digital Recording Studio, extensive multi-media library (audio/video/print/software). See website for Major Label Client credits/experience. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Home Recording Facility - Laguna Park in West Elk Grove, California
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  • Jay Marquez Guitar Lessons

    Jay Marquez Guitar Lessons

    Mansion Flats, CA · Jay Marquez

    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 ho
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  • Music To Go!

    Music To Go!

    Mansion Flats, CA · Bobbie Marie Smith

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Music To Go! brings the music lessons to the home of the student. As for our philosophy, we believe the study of music should be a pleasure! Music is a gift that can help us transform the difficulties of daily life. Most popular courses of study are fine (Alfred, Bastien, Mel Bay et al) so if you're already using a particular lesson book/series, no need to run out for all new material
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  • Guitar Lessons In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

    Guitar Lessons In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

    Central Sacramento, CA · Eugene Selfridge

    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 stru
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  • Guitar, Music Theory And Songwriting Lessons

    Guitar, Music Theory And Songwriting Lessons

    Central Sacramento, CA · Damian Watkins

    I am very passionate about music and have a very unique sound. I want to show my students that as a musician it's best to stay true to who you are! I regularly write music and created many compositions at university. Therefore alongside my guitar, and music theory lessons I also will be teaching songwriting basics. These lessons can either be on a one-to-one basis or within a group setting in one of my songwriting workshops. I would prefer to travel out to your house for lessons.
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  • Guitar And Bass And Piano Lessons

    Guitar And Bass And Piano Lessons

    Sacramento, CA · Michael Sandlin

    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
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  • UpRock Studios Music Lessons

    UpRock Studios Music Lessons

    Roseville, CA · Grayson Roberts

    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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Bob Comarow · 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.