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  • Confident Chords

    Confident Chords

    San Francisco, CA · Robert McManmon

    (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.

  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    San Francisco, CA · Lana A.

    (10 reviews)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuri
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  • Mansfield Music

    Mansfield Music

    Berkeley, CA · Ernie Mansfield

    (3 reviews)

    I teach many instruments: Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet. I design a custom approach for each student. What makes me different from other teachers is that I have extensive experience in many diverse fields of music—classical, jazz, rock, pop, etc.—as a result of a professional music career working with performers and publishers in every style imaginable. I also teach students of all ages, usually from 4 years old to senior citizens. Beginners are welcome! Please visit my website for more detailed information about lessons, and how to get the most out of music lessons
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  • Bryan Albert Guitar Lessons San Francisco

    Bryan Albert Guitar Lessons San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA · Bryan Albert

    (2 reviews)

    I teach guitar and piano catered to the individual student. There is no one formula that works for everybody, and my extensive experience with all ages and varying goals makes lessons an enjoyable experience for everybody.  I taught at the University level, to non-music majors, at Northwestern University. I also cultivated a studio of approximately 35 students, of all ages, at Columbia College Chicago, as a private piano and guitar instructor and pre-collegiate ensemble coach.  I am also a touring professional entertainer and composer. JohnnyGuitar.org MyMelody.net
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  • Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

    Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

    Oakland, CA · Omid Zoufonoun

    (1 review)

    I am an award winning composer, guitarist, orchestra conductor, and lifelong teacher. Many of my students come to me just because they want to be able to play their favorite music, and still others have a deep a commitment to their instrument and want to be able to get into a top music school. In addition to teaching private lessons for over 20 years, I also ran the the guitar program at the prestigious Oakland School for the Arts for 9 years. My students at OSA have been accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Oberlin, the University of Southern California School of Music and man
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  • Guitar Lessons By Brad

    Guitar Lessons By Brad

    Hercules, CA · Brad Sears

    Hello! I am Brad and my passion is playing the guitar. I have been in love with this instrument for almost forever. While I love spending time with it, I would also love to share my knowledge with those who want to learn to play it. I have been teaching my students for a while now and would love to welcome new ones. Please give me a call if you want to gather more information. I'll be happy to help! Thanks!

  • Tim Brown Guitar Lessons

    Tim Brown Guitar Lessons

    San Rafael, CA · Tim Brown

    My teaching approach: I played metal guitar for 20 years before becoming interested in flamenco and world music. Now I have been studyng flamenco for 10 years along with mariachi and boleros. I teach both acoustic steel string and nylon string. I teach electric guitar. My main approach is to teach the fundamentals so the student gets it correct from the start. Fingerstyle in a main focus in the teaching. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Napa California Guitar Techniques: Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Rea
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  • Paul Gruen Guitar Lessons

    Paul Gruen Guitar Lessons

    San Rafael, CA · Paul Gruen

    My teaching approach: I help students learn proper playing techniques for the particular style of music being learned. I tailor lessons to individuals to help them achieve their goals. I arrange songs the student wants to learn. I use ear training, tablature, and standard music notation. I make learning fun! I regularly perform professionally and have been playing guitar, banjo and uke for over 30 years. 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: Studios in music stores in Marin, Sonoma and Napa countie
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  • String Letter Music School

    String Letter Music School

    San Rafael, CA · Registrar Music

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Friendly, expert guitar instruction is now available to students of all ages in the Ross Valley’s new community music school. Our goal is to help our students become lifelong musicians by reinforcing their innate love of music, acquainting them with vital musical traditions, and teaching them the basic technical skills of their chosen instrument along with music reading. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation
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  • Learn To Sing In San Francisco

    Learn To Sing In San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA · Carita Mottian

    Interested in learning singing techniques? This professional, Carita Mottian, offers singing lessons for kids and adults. Aside from teaching voice lessons, she also provides guitar and music theory instructions.

  • SF Bay Guitar Lessons

    SF Bay Guitar Lessons

    Berkeley, CA · Michael Baldwin

    Hello, I started playing the guitar 23 years ago and have been teaching for the last seven. Teaching has become my life passion, from rock to jazz, country, jam, r&b, folk, blues, southern and even hip hop, I love it all. Everyone learn differently and wants to achieve different things, so each lesson is set according to the students needs. One student might want to learn their favorite songs while another wants to learn how to tune by ear. Mixing things up the and do lots of different kinds of activities keeps the lessons fresh and fun. New students are always encouraged to pick out a fa
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  • Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

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

    Oakland, CA · Geoff Svendsgaard

    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
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  • Alicia Phipps Guitar Lessons

    Alicia Phipps Guitar Lessons

    Oakland, CA · Alicia Phipps

    As a professional musician, I can offer music tutoring to people of any age or ability. I LOVE teaching music and have found it to be a real passion; I learn a great deal from students and definitely consider myself to be enthusiastic and supportive. I am a trumpet player, so I have taught many different brass players in the past. I can also teach guitar, piano and music theory. I am also a music therapist with a great deal of experience of working with people who have additional needs, such as learning disabilities and autism. I also have worked with individuals with mental health issues su
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  • Anish's Guitar

    Anish's Guitar

    Richmond, CA · Anish Ghimire

    Hi my name is Andy, I'm a private guitar teacher. I can teach blues, rock n roll, funk and any kinds of songs from beginners to Intermediate students. I used to play in the band before and now I'm looking to educate my students and make them great musicians with their own creativity and good hearing skills. I have a reliable transportation, that means I can also teach at students home. Below are some of my features: A deft hand in playing acoustic and electric guitar. Rich experience of six years in working as a guitar teacher. Passion for music and yearning for learning new things in mus
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  • Asghari Guitar Lessons

    Asghari Guitar Lessons

    Berkeley, CA · Aaron Asghari

    I firmly believe that everyone is capable of playing music and I strive to make the learning process both fun and informative for every student. I create a comfortable learning environment by allowing each student to set his/her own pace, while motivating them to continually challenge themselves wherever their skill level may be.

  • Mark Newstetter Guitar Lessons

    Mark Newstetter Guitar Lessons

    San Francisco, CA · Mark Newstetter

    I've been playing guitar all my life and have decades of experience as a performing and recording musician and teacher.  I've developed a unique method for learning the note positions on the guitar fretboard called "Fretography" some of which can be found at my blog fretography.blogspot.com. I've also written several guitar books based on my method. I love music and love helping others fulfill their musical aspirations. 
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  • Matthew Montfort Guitar And Music Lessons

    Matthew Montfort Guitar And Music Lessons

    San Rafael, CA · Matthew Montfort

    Guitarist Matthew Montfort is known as a world guitar innovator and an inspiring music instructor who helps students of all levels and ages learn whatever style they desire. He is on the 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists list at DigitalDreamDoor.com along with such luminaries as Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, John Fahey, Adrian Legg, Merle Travis, John Renbourn, Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, Pierre Bensusan, Toni Rice, Alex De Grassi, Stefan Grossman, Artie Traum, Joni Mitchell, and Peppino D'Agostino. He is the leader of the world music group Ancient
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  • Russo Music Lessons

    Russo Music Lessons

    San Francisco, CA · Russo Music

    Russo Music creates an environment that encourages, inspires, and develops musicians of every age. We strive to produce the highest level of musicianship in students ages three through adult. Nicole Russo holds her Bachelor Fine Arts in Music Performance and Education from the Crane School of Music and her Master of Music in performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After completing her degrees in music performance and education, Nicole Russo earned her California Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.  She has been teaching in the Bay Area for
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  • String Theory On Geary

    String Theory On Geary

    San Francisco, CA · Bill Beninghof

    Learn how to play the guitar, violin or harmonica! I offer fun and lighthearted lessons -- I am very patient and encouraging, and I can really work with you to isolate and master trouble spots.  I have over 15 years of experience. I've worked with students of many different learning styles, and I am very good at catering to each individual's unique way of learning. I studied music and communications at U-Mass Amherst, class of 2000.   I teach many styles and genres. I can teach you classical, folk, bluegrass, rock, and jazz. You can let me know what you are most interested in. &
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  • Trowbridge Music

    Trowbridge Music

    Oakland, CA · Jennifer Trowbridge

    I teach music to students of all ages for several years now. I want to share with you my passion. I want to be able to help you be good at it. Please give me a call for inquiries and reservations. Thank you!

  • SHREDLAB Guitar Lessons Studio

    SHREDLAB Guitar Lessons Studio

    Oakland, CA · Andi Mac

    Hi, I'm Andi at SHREDLAB My GUITAR LESSON STUDIO is located in Oakland, CA and I offer dedicated instruction, and quality lessons in a variety of styles and formats.​ Whether you're a complete beginner that is starting out for the first time or someone that has been playing for a few years, I can help you get to the level of playing that you desire.

  • Joe Miller Guitar Lessons At Eric Schoenberg Guitars

    Joe Miller Guitar Lessons At Eric Schoenberg Guitars

    Belvedere Tiburon, CA · Joe Miller

    I teach structured lessons with homework, I don't just teach songs. I encourage people to understand theory and to read music, not just TAB.

  • Chris Collins Guitar Lessons

    Chris Collins Guitar Lessons

    San Rafael, CA · Chris Collins

    My teaching approach: i've been a professional musician for 15 years having toured the united states and europe many times over. i cater to the needs of each individual student without pressuring the student to excel or study materials beyond their pace or their tastes. it is my job to make sure the learning process is an inspiring experience without stress or confusion. My influences are: ranges from bach to hendrix, wes montgomery to steve vai, django to radiohead. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the followin
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  • Guitar Lessons W/ GG Amos

    Guitar Lessons W/ GG Amos

    San Francisco, CA · GG Amos

    My way of teaching is a very intuitive one, I listen to what my students say they want to learn, what they're interested in musically and go in that direction.. all the while focusing on the fundamentals of guitar, such as good techniques in body & hand position, strumming & picking and proper fretboard fingering. I believe in getting the best sound out of whichever note or chord you play, so good technique is always part of that process. One of my best attributes is patience and not judging my students in a personal way at all. They trust me and know I'm in their corner, so they make
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  • M J Studios Art And Music

    M J Studios Art And Music

    Lafayette, CA · BRUCE JACKSON

    We Teach Kids and Adults art and music in a comfortable and nurturing enviroment. Each student is different so we pay attention to their needs and let them florish into a great Artist or Musician. The Arts have been proven to help them in school work, self confidence and expressing creativity, which is so important for their well being . 

  • Mighty Fine Guitars

    Mighty Fine Guitars

    Lafayette, CA · Stevie Coyle

    Touring properformer. Purveyor of fine acoustic guitars. Have been teaching 30+ years.  Fingerstyle a specialty, but all acoustic styles and levels served, including beginners. I teach you to PLAY, right out of the gate. If you want to learn note-reading, we can back-engineer that later. You didn't learn to speak by memorizing lists of nouns and verbs. No reason to delay the joy of playing music until after you learn to read music. Those are different skills, and are by no means interdependent. Google me up or look for me on YouTube. I teach out of my shop, Mighty Fine Guitars, in do
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  • Golden Singles Records

    Golden Singles Records

    Berkeley, CA · Jaume Mira

    Hi! I'm a 35yo professional musician/producer from Spain. I have toured and played along Europe with several bands and backing international reggae and soul artist, as well I worked as a producer in a studio for years. Aswell I have a long term experience teaching and helping people to improve skills!

  • Keith Silverman Guitar Lessons

    Keith Silverman Guitar Lessons

    San Rafael, CA · Keith Silverman

    My teaching approach: Kevin Russell "Guitar Blues-Rock Player & Teacher" is now accepting guitar students. Starting at Banana's At Large (San Rafael) Sundays in October. Lesson slots are limited, so to be considered as a potential student act now. If you really want to learn "the stuff" I can show you! Please read the following and (contact info below ) . I have been a professional musician/recording artist for over 30 years. I have been teaching for over 20 years and have taught quite a few students over the years I get joy out of passing on what I have learned through my years! Although I do
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  • Bret Arenson Music Instruction

    Bret Arenson Music Instruction

    Belvedere Tiburon, CA · Bret Arenson

    I instruct beginning and advanced students in guitar, bass and ukulele and have been teaching in my studio just off the freeway in Sausalito for over 12 years. My approach to teaching emphasizes what it takes to play in a band or as a solo performer.1) Having a good pulse - the foundation of all music 2) Getting a good sound - using the hands to make the instrument sound the way you want it to.3) Repertoire - learning songs that advance skill and that can be played with others I  teach many styles of popular music in both pick and fingerstyles - rock, blues, R&B, jazz, country, metal
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San Francisco Guitar Lessons

(27 reviews)

Rob Grant Guitar Lessons

Rob Grant · San Francisco, CA


"As a teacher, I cannot imagine anything more rewarding--or exciting and fun--than helping a student grow in their appreciation and understanding of music, and from there developing their technical ability to take this appreciation and make it something that they themselves can express with their instrument."


Curiously enough, this appreciation can come at any stage of life, so I have the joy of working with young kids, and grown ups as well.

When students ask me how much time will I have to spend to get good at this I simply tell them...

How much fun do you want to have? If you learn the right way, even the reality of practicing finger exercises and repetitive patterns will seem easy as you actually watch yourself playing real songs.