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  • Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

    Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    5.0 (11)

    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, Improvisa
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    Best of 2018
  • Confident Chords

    Confident Chords

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    4.9 (11)

    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.

    Best of 2018
  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    5.0 (10)

    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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  • Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

    Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

    Berkeley, CA 94705

    5.0 (4)

    I've been playing guitar for over 30yrs and began studying with Joe Satriani when I was 14 years old. I've always taught friends of friends and after watching thier progress I started teaching private lessons. I've aslo studied at the California Jazz Academy. I've performed at every club and concert venue in the bay area and have been in countless bands playing all styles. I focus on healthy playing and teach all styles from rock to jazz, funk, pop, alternative you name it, i've played it.
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  • Learn Guitar Sf

    Learn Guitar Sf

    San Francisco, CA 94122

    5.0 (3)

    I teach students to read music. I have been teaching guitar students to read music for over twenty five years. I teach students age three to senior citizens.

  • Mansfield Music

    Mansfield Music

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    5.0 (3)

    I teach many instruments: Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Ukelele, and more. 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 o
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  • Richard's Guitar And Ukulele Lessons.

    Richard's Guitar And Ukulele Lessons.

    San Francisco, CA 94118

    5.0 (2)

    I have been a teaching professional for over 20years!

  • Mission Studio

    Mission Studio

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    5.0 (2)

    Best of 2018
  • Trowbridge Music

    Trowbridge Music

    Oakland, CA 94606

    5.0 (1)

    At Trowbridge Music you will receive the highest level of teaching in a cozy neighborhood music studio near Lake Merritt, with free parking.  Contact me at Classical, jazz, flamenco, bluegrass, reggae, gypsy jazz, folk, rock, punk, blues, Brazilian, and more!  I weave ear training and music theory with guitar technique and performance skills into finely crafted lessons to inspire your love of playing guitar and motivate you to acheive your goals. My former students have been awarded scholarships at many of the top music schools in the country, including San
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  • SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

    SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

    San Leandro, CA 94579

    4.0 (1)

    Hi, I'm Andi at SHREDLAB My GUITAR LESSON STUDIO is located in San Leandro, 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.

  • Donny B Fair Guitar Lessons

    Donny B Fair Guitar Lessons

    San Rafael, CA 94901

    5.0 (1)

    I have been playing guitar since i was 9 years old and studied with great studio musicians . I have been busy touring and recording for many years ,been teaching as well inbetween tours .grew up in NY and use to teach there ,Now living in Marin county i have time to teach guitar .At the age of 19 i was signed to an independent record company called Mongol Horde Records with a band called ALIEN . A five piece quintet w dual lead harmonies .You Can check out my FB account Donny B Fair !
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  • Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

    Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    5.0 (1)

    Learn quickly and easily. From reading music to rote. All styles.  I've been a professional guitarist for over 30 years with vast experience as a studio musician as well as a touring artist. 

  • Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

    Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94606

    5.0 (1)

    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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    Best of 2018
  • Mark Banning Music Lessons

    Mark Banning Music Lessons

    Castro Valley, CA 94546

    5.0 (1)

    I have been a recording artist since age 13 and have been successfully teaching music lessons for well over 30 years. Some of my students have become professional guitarists and are writing articles in guitar magazines!  I show my students the quickest and most productive way  to reach their musical goals, while making it all very fun, in a relaxed & friendly environment.  I am very friendly and patient.  I will show you to learn good habits and technique on your instrument.
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  • Anish's Guitar

    Anish's Guitar

    Richmond, CA 94801

    5.0 (1)

    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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  • Joe Miller Guitar Lessons At Eric Schoenberg Guitars

    Joe Miller Guitar Lessons At Eric Schoenberg Guitars

    Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920

    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 94901

    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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  • Gio Allen Guitar Lessons

    Gio Allen Guitar Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94624

    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 G
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  • Golden Singles Records

    Golden Singles Records

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    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 94901

    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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  • Paul Gruen Guitar Lessons

    Paul Gruen Guitar Lessons

    San Rafael, CA 94901

    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 94901

    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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  • SF Bay Guitar Lessons

    SF Bay Guitar Lessons

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    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

    Fremont, CA 94539

    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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  • Mark Newstetter Guitar Lessons

    Mark Newstetter Guitar Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94121

    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 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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    Best of 2018
  • Matthew Montfort Guitar And Music Lessons

    Matthew Montfort Guitar And Music Lessons

    San Rafael, CA 94901

    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 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 94114

    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 94115

    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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  • Guitar Lessons By Brad

    Guitar Lessons By Brad

    Hercules, CA 94547

    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!

  • Asghari Guitar Lessons

    Asghari Guitar Lessons

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    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.


San Francisco Guitar Lessons

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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.

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