AHMAD Guitar Lessons

AHMAD Guitar Lessons

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About

Private 1-on-1 lessons at my Studio in San Jose or Online via Skype or Zoom.

Ranked Best Guitar Lessons in San Jose Bay Area!

For a limited time only! First students who call now and schedule lessons get discounted rates!

To schedule lessons email or Call/TXT (424) 666 9330

I have toured around the world with bands such as Guns N Roses, Dokken, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt and Metallica. I have studio experience. Over 20+ experience in teaching, touring and recording. I specialize in rock, metal, blues, fingerstyle, pop acoustic, and classical music. I can teach beginners how to start correctly yet learn fast from techniques I developed myself and learned from guitar masters such as Joe Satriani, John Mayer, Steve Vai and George Lynch themselves. I can also teach advanced techniques, artist development, live and gear consultation.

About Me:

Teaches students: Ages 5+

Teaching since: 1992

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone.

I have 25 years experience teaching kids and adults guitar. Also performing live and in the studio.

*** Lesson Details ***

My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, guitar technique, and theory.

Lessons are held using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student.

A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs.

An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for guitar auditions or doing live or studio gigs.

I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults.

*** Specialties ***

I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and challenge them, as well.

I also have new techniques for teaching Electric, Acoustic and Classical Guitar.

To schedule lessons email or Call/TXT (424) 666 9330


Highlights

Hired 4 times
1 employee
30 years in business
Serves San Jose , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Square, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Stripe, Zelle, Bitcoin

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Details

Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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    kathy J.

    I have only had two lessons with Ahmad so far, and I already know way more about the bass and music theory than I did spending the past few years trying to learn on my own. Ahmad is awesome - really nice, patient and easy to learn from. The lessons are really fun and I cant wait to learn more from him. Two thumbs way up!
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    March 01, 2024

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    ty E.

    Ahmad is awesome. Super knowledgeable, flexible and professional with scheduling, and a bad ass guitar player. If youre looking to take your playing to the next level give him a call.
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    February 27, 2024

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    bridget T.

    Our son took his first lesson with Ahmad this week and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Ahmad is patient and understanding, which are two traits that beginner guitar lessons absolutely require. He sent our son home with practice sheets, and wrote out the basic chords for Smoke On The Water, which was awesome because he can learn to play something that he has heard on the radio, which inspires him to play more! AHMAD Guitar Lessons is a perfect starting point for the little Eddie Van Halen in your house as well!
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    February 05, 2024

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    ken F.

    Ive been taking guitar lessons from Ahmad for about a month now, and he has already helped me progress in my playing and music theory knowledge. As someone who is self taught and has been playing for over 10 years, its nice to be taught all the stuff I never bothered to learn or couldnt grasp on my own. Ahmad is super knowledgeable, patient, and relatable. Plus, the dude can shred and has some cool guitars.
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    November 06, 2023

    JF

    jonathan F.

    Ahmad is very knowledgable, patient and a vert experienced guitar teacher!!! I highly recommend him!
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    October 30, 2023

    WK

    warran K.

    For 16 years, Ive taken it upon myself to forego any sort of formal music lessons and just shoot from the hip. But I recently decided to throw in the towel and do myself a favor by learning the things that every musician - whether amateur or otherwise - should know, and Im glad I went with Ahmad. Ive taken 4 or 5 lessons thus far and he has done a fantastic job of figuring out where Im at in my abilities and go from there as opposed to starting from ground zero like I was initially anticipating. I strongly recommend Ahmad to anyone who wants to further their music education like myself as well as those who are just picking up an instrument for the first time.
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    October 18, 2023

    Frequently asked questions

    A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs.

    An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for guitar auditions or doing live or studio gigs

    I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University.

    Rates and lesson info are available at http://ahmadmusic.com/guitarlessons

    I moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, guitar technique, and theory. 

    Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student.
    A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs.

    An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for guitar auditions or doing live or studio gigs.

    I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. 


    *** Specialties ***
    I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and challenge them, as well.
    I also have new techniques for teaching Electric, Acoustic and Classical Guitar.


    Services offered

    Guitar
    Piano
    Bass Guitar