Best Guitar Lessons in San Jose, CA 2018

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San Jose Guitar Instructors

  • Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

    Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    5.0 (13)

    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)

    Hire Robert McManmon if you need quality interactive guitar lessons. Check out Robert. Read their well-rated best guitar lessons feedback online.

    Best of 2018
  • Your Guitar Coach

    Your Guitar Coach

    San Jose, CA 95127

    5.0 (2)

    James spends his time providing guitar lessons for advanced players. They offer easy guitar lessons for beginners and advanced guitar lessons to musicians. This studio is among the local music teachers who have many years of guitar playing experience.

  • Carol McComb's Music

    Carol McComb's Music

    Palo Alto, CA 94306

    5.0 (2)

    Learn playing guitar when you hire Carol McComb. They offer fun and reliable acoustic guitar lessons. This pro is always available for your needs.

  • Noaa Rienecker Music

    Noaa Rienecker Music

    San Jose, CA 95120

    5.0 (2)

    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 Be
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  • Bytes And Notes

    Bytes And Notes

    San Jose, CA 95148

    5.0 (1)

    Bytes and Notes teachers, students, and parents work together to create an enjoyable learning experience to everyone, nurturing their talents in Music and Arts. We care about our students and treat them as part of our family. We are proud that we have diverse personalities and we are inspired by the power of Music to bring people together. We use innovative techniques to enhance life long learning experiences, various instructional strategies and offer the highest quality of music instruction and performance opportunities to our students of all ages.
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  • Getting There Guitar

    Getting There Guitar

    San Jose, CA 95133

    5.0 (1)

    I am a great learner. I believe I am a great teacher. I had to do it on my own and I would love to teach beginner level students how to play the guitar in ways it makes sense for them. Centuries ago Shakespeare once wrote "if music be the food of love, play on." This is how I feel about music and especially playing the guitar. Once you understand the basics of guitar playing, it is easy to accelerate to intermediate level. And you will absolutely love guitar playing and making music. I believe I can teach you the tricks to get over the entry level humps.
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  • Glen’s Live Guitar

    Glen’s Live Guitar

    San Jose, CA 95129

    4.0 (1)

    Guitar Technique – Fingering, Picking, and Rhythas well as Music Theory with Chord Progression Glen's exclusive way of teaching guides students who are without music instrument background and/or knowledgeof music theory to achieve the goal of self or in-public entertaining in 12 sessions with 15-minute daily self-practice.

  • San Jose School Of Music

    San Jose School Of Music

    San Jose, CA 95125

    Bradford Lee provides classical guitar lessons focusing. This professional offers rock, country, blues and classical guitar lessons. If you want to learn rock or classical guitar, Bradford can offer it to you for an affordable price.

  • Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons

    Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons

    Fremont, CA 94538

    Choose Robert if you need someone in your area who can offer classical guitar lessons. Hire an expert from Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons. Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons is always available for you and your needs.

  • Phil Johnson Music Lessons

    Phil Johnson Music Lessons

    San Jose, CA 95132

    Phil Johnson provides electric and acoustic guitar lessons. Choose Phil Johnson. They offer guitar courses for rock, pop, jazz and other playing styles.

  • John Lawlor Guitar Lessons

    John Lawlor Guitar Lessons

    North San Jose, CA 95101

    In search of someone who offers local music lessons? John specializes in bluegrass, country, rock and blues. John is knowledgeable in country, bluegrass, and rock music.

  • 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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  • The Music Place

    The Music Place

    San Jose, CA 95125

    Joy James is an experienced and educated teacher who has many years of experience. They offer fun and effective guitar lessons for kids, teens and adults. These people are guitar theory tutors who have many years of experience.

  • Space Ace Studios

    Space Ace Studios

    San Jose, CA 95112

    Refine your guitar playing skills with the help of the supportive music instructors of this business. Space Ace Studios is one of the top rated guitar school. Hire their guitar tutors and check out their rates today.

  • Carl Madsen Guitar/Songwriting Teacher

    Carl Madsen Guitar/Songwriting Teacher

    San Jose, CA 95148

    Carl Madsen offers guitar learning classes for kids. Carl works with beginners and advanced intermediate level students. They serve clients who are located in San Jose.

  • Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions

    Ed Johnson Guitar/Novo Tempo Productions

    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Maximize your music potential by taking guitar theory lessons from an award-winning composer. This teacher tailors the lessons according to each student's goals and needs. They can help you learn guitar chords, playing techniques, and music reading efficiently.

  • Edelweiss Music Studio

    Edelweiss Music Studio

    San Jose, CA 95135

    Violetta Bushuyeva provides guitar playing lessons in fun learning sessions. This teacher provides classical guitar lessons for adults and children. Read their rave feedback.

  • Peter 's Music Lessons

    Peter 's Music Lessons

    San Jose, CA 95124

    Learn playing guitar when you hire Peter Schlatter. Peter Schlatter can help you learn to play electric guitar and acoustic guitar. Get quality service when you choose this renowned team.

  • Pat Miller Music School & Talent Agency

    Pat Miller Music School & Talent Agency

    Los Gatos, CA 95032

    Knowing that learning music helps with academic and personal success, we specialize in making music FUN for students.  We encourage students to develop a lifelong love and passion to learn many new musical skills.  Students need musical goals to work towards so we offer students performance opportunities both at our music school recitals and at community events. We are very family friendly and do give family discounts. Please see our website:  patmillermusic.com for more information, or call (408)871-7010 to schedule a trial lesson!
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  • Local Masters

    Local Masters

    San Jose, CA 95106

    At Local Masters, our prolific instructors customize sessions entirely around your level, capabilities and goals. For your convenience, our instructors are available to travel to your location to offer in-home sessions. All our instructors are highly trained and have a good reputation going along with customers as they help them develop and hone skills quickly.

  • Steve Gray Teaches Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice, And Pro Tools

    Steve Gray Teaches Guitar, Bass, Piano, Voice, And Pro Tools

    Santa Clara, CA 95050

    I've been playing guitar since 1966.  I havea Master's Degree in classical guitar from San Jose State University, but I have been playing rock and roll, some jazz, and country for years.   I taught Jazz and Pop Voice and Music Appreciation at West Valley College in Saratoga.  I have a unique approach of teaching popular vocal singing technique that is informed by workshops that I took with famed vocal clinician Joseph Klein.  I have been a nightclub singer for years, and you can see some of my recent demos for the Gray Diamond Show on YouTube. I recorded an early karao
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  • Tavan Music Academy

    Tavan Music Academy

    Los Gatos, CA 95032

    Sign up for your child for one of the easy guitar lessons for beginners offered by Maryam Jalali. They provide advanced and beginner guitar lessons for all ages. Maryam's guitar teaching style includes traditional strumming, finger picking, jazz, reggae and more.

  • Opus 1 Music Studio

    Opus 1 Music Studio

    Mountain View, CA 94040

    Searching for a company that provides classical guitar lessons? Thsi instructor can also teach kids how to play the acoustic guitar. These pros have 11 years of experience.

  • Mountain View Piano

    Mountain View Piano

    Mountain View, CA 94041

    Are you looking for a company in Mountain View that offers private guitar lessons and piano tutorial services? Let Mountain View Piano help you. This instructor offers guitar lessons for beginners to advanced levels.

  • Olivier Mesnier Guitar Lessons

    Olivier Mesnier Guitar Lessons

    North San Jose, CA 95101

    This enterprise offers professional guitar lessons. Olivier teaches students how to play their favorite songs. They have been in the industry for many years.

  • The Guitar Studio Of Grady Sloan

    The Guitar Studio Of Grady Sloan

    Cupertino, CA 95014

    Grady Sloan is one of the local guitar teachers who offer comprehensive programs. Grady offers kid and adult guitar lessons for all levels. Find out this guitar instructor's profile on Lessons.com.

  • Ken Wanlass Guitar Lessons

    Ken Wanlass Guitar Lessons

    North San Jose, CA 95101

    Do you want a firm in North San Jose that will provide private guitar lessons? Check out Ken Wanlass Guitar Lessons today. They serve clients who are located in North San Jose.

  • Tom Caprino Guitar Lessons

    Tom Caprino Guitar Lessons

    North San Jose, CA 95101

    If you are interested in learning how to play guitar, check out Tom Caprino Guitar Lessons. This pro teaches finger placement, tuning, guitar chords, string replacement, and strumming. This business has gained many rave reviews from customers.

  • The Hunter School Of Music

    The Hunter School Of Music

    San Jose, CA 95126

    Learn how to play acoustic guitars at The Hunter School Of Music. They offer guitar instructions for individuals and groups. This music teacher offers guitar lessons for beginners.

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San Jose Guitar Lessons

(33 reviews)

San Jose Guitar Instruction

Phil Vargas · San Jose, CA


What or who inspired you to start teaching?

I grew up during the era of the Beatles! Their music was so interesting, that I began to study guitar more in depth. As I learned more chord progressions, I began showing friends and I became good at it. Later, I started reading music and it helped me be a better musician.

What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy seeing the progress that a student makes after going through " guitar boot camp" lessons. I enjoy teaching them good habits, and showing them how to "trouble shoot" problems and errors, which increases their progress very quickly. In a spontaneous moment, I will show them a "guitar lick, so that they can also learn visually and aurally.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have been in music classrooms and taught privately to students about ten years old and up. Sometimes it's difficult to instruct students that have played for several years, because of learned habits. Years ago, this was a scary roadblock for me, but I've learned how to get around this common problem by being resourceful.

Tell us about your passion for teaching

I'm driven by the amazingly different musical styles that I hear. The more a student learns, the sooner his or her style begins to emerge, so the same song played by different individuals will always sound different. Whether I'm standing in front of a classroom or one on one instruction, I'm always in a hurry to get a student to play better-that's when I know I have reached my personal goal.

What advice would you give aspiring students?

I would say to new students that if they want to be a good musician,then keep a few things in mind; - Give guitar practice a high priority of your daily "to do" items - Be persistent, motivated and have a "can do" attitude - Don't worry about comparing yourself to other guitar players because there's always someone better and always someone worse!

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