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San Francisco Guitar Lessons

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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Mike Askew School Of Music

Mike Askew School Of Music

4.9 13 Reviews
Teacher has 50 years of professional performances and teaching. Air Force Band Washington, D.C. TV, concerts, recording, and more. I use modern technology and old school methods to get just the right results. All students excel, but ast their own rate. They stay, the will increase practice as they get better. The must have fun to continue. That means the teacher and parent has to be very patient. This is my life's persuit. I currently play and run a Big Band with very outstanding musicians. at gigmasters see Call The Cousins. Also at the dot com mikeaskew  ... 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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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 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, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

5.0 4 Reviews
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. ... View Profile
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Samuel Bai Music

Samuel Bai Music

5.0 4 Reviews
My youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFGaP40_g-mZXzoWy4hD8sQ?view_as=subscriber Personal Music page in WeSing http://kg.qq.com/node/personal?uid=609d988d272430883c More music(high quality ones) https://soundcloud.com/ge-bai-338686734 Independent musician. Love flute from spirit and soul.1. Played flute for > 20 years.  2. Have > 7 years of teaching students. Interest driven study. 3. Have abundant knowledge in flute, guitar and other instrument of multiple genres.4. As a Chinese, I speak mandarin/English and can teach chinese bamboo flute and traditional chinese pipes like Xiao, and Dizi.5. I love kid ... View Profile
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Learn Guitar Sf

Learn Guitar Sf

5.0 3 Reviews
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.
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Mansfield Music

Mansfield Music

5.0 3 Reviews
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 of music lessons. ... View Profile
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Ader Music Lessons

Ader Music Lessons

4.7 3 Reviews
Music has been a major part of my life since I was very young. Countless influences have encouraged me to study various styles on guitar, bass and piano, and my passion for music is ever growing. I have recently earned a bachelor's degree from Cornish College of the Arts, where my focus was classical guitar and composition. I also have a knack for teaching. I seem to always find the best way to explain a situation, specific to the individual. Working with world renowned musicians at Cornish has depended this understanding, as well as strengthened my desire to nurture growing interests in music. www.dannyader.com ... View Profile
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Mission Studio

Mission Studio

5.0 2 Reviews
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Noaa Rienecker Music

Noaa Rienecker Music

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm a Berklee College of Music alum who has played everything from jazz and choro to bluegrass and punk rock. I travel fairly constantly playing gigs (largely in bluegrass and country acts) and teaching. I have played in various capacities alongside Andy Mckee, Alex Degrassi, Rx Bandits, Agent Orange, Michael Manring, Jeff Titus, and Michael Gulezian among others. Currently I'm playing solo, with my group the Nowhere Family Band, and with country singer Margo Cilker. I have been teaching privately and at schools for more than five years, largely in the Bay Area in California. In addition to Berklee, I've spent time studying at the California ... View Profile
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Richard's Guitar And Ukulele Lessons.

Richard's Guitar And Ukulele Lessons.

5.0 2 Reviews
I have been a teaching professional for over 20years!
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Allan Moon

Allan Moon

5.0 2 Reviews
I'm an Oakland based musician, composer and producer with over 40 years of experience in both live and recording environments. I offer lessons on piano, bass guitar and 6 string guitar. I have studied classical piano from the age of 7 and have played guitar and bass since the age of 15. I can offer a solid foundation of technique and reading but also like to emphasize that, most importantly, playing music should be fun and fulfilling.
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Music Lessons With Jakob Pek

Music Lessons With Jakob Pek

5.0 2 Reviews
Greetings! My name is Jakob Pek. I am a passionate and dedicated music educator versed in guitar, piano, percussion and harmonic theory.   I teach both children and adults, from toddlers to gradparents, complete beginners to dedicated hobbyists and professionals. Those with a genuine interest in and curiosity of music are welcome to study with me.  For children, I know that I am not only teaching music, but also nurturing their capacities for pattern recognition, problem solving, communication, motor skills, confidence and discipline, all while giving them the lifelong and fufilling gift of musical experience and expression. Fo ... View Profile
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Murphy Music

Murphy Music

5.0 2 Reviews
I keep my students motivated and focused while maintaining a light and fun learning environment. I have taught many students with no knowledge of music how to become proficient guitarists. I have incredible patience and a great sense of humor. I’m knowledgeable and have a friendly personality that makes people feel comfortable. ... View Profile
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Mark Banning Music Lessons

Mark Banning Music Lessons

5.0 1 Review
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. ... View Profile
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Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

5.0 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 many other schools. The most important element to my ... View Profile
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Donny B Fair Guitar Lessons

Donny B Fair Guitar Lessons

5.0 1 Review
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 ! ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

Guitar Lessons By Mitchell

5.0 1 Review
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. 
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SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

4.0 1 Review
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.
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RockStar Guitar

RockStar Guitar

5.0 1 Review
Our hand-selected instructors and time-tested curriculum will have you playing iconic rock riffs, chord progressions, and creative solos! We help you blow past the growing pains of learning by pairing you with a real-life Guitar God dedicated to your playing goals.
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Trowbridge Music

Trowbridge Music

5.0 1 Review
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 www.jennifertrowbridge.com 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 Francisco Conservatory of Music and USC. ... View Profile
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Anish's Guitar

Anish's Guitar

5.0 1 Review
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 music ability to use different methods and techniques ... View Profile
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Asghari Guitar Lessons

Asghari Guitar Lessons

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.
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Chris Collins Guitar Lessons

Chris Collins Guitar Lessons

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 following areas: my home, students home Guitar Techniques ... View Profile
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Mike Fletcher Guitar Lessons

Mike Fletcher Guitar Lessons

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, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory ... View Profile
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Golden Singles Records

Golden Singles Records

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!
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Keith Silverman Guitar Lessons

Keith Silverman Guitar Lessons

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 specialize in teaching Classic Blues & Rock style ... View Profile
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Paul Gruen Guitar Lessons

Paul Gruen Guitar Lessons

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 counties, and students' homes in these counties. Guitar ... View Profile
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String Letter Music School

String Letter Music School

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, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Sca ... View Profile
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Want to learn how to play the guitar? Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learn to play songs everbody loves with this free course.
12 lessons 1.5 hours All levels English
Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Learn the best guitar chords, how to read guitar chords, and how to play guitar chords. Easy step-by-step lessons for beginners. Want to check out the lessons?
33 lessons 6.5 hours All levels English
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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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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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