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AHMAD GUITAR LESSONS

AHMAD GUITAR LESSONS

5.0 45 Reviews
​Contact: [email protected] or Call/TXT (424) 666 9330 Rates: $39 for 30 minutes lesson $55 for 45 minutes lesson  $70 for 60 minutes lesson Location: San Jose, CA Lesson are either at my studio or via online video (Skype). ​About Me:Teaches students: Ages 5+ Teaching since: 1992I'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 ... View Profile
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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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Guitar Lessons For Everyone

Guitar Lessons For Everyone

5.0 6 Reviews
I originally studied at Berklee College of Music and followed that up with years of making a living playing all styles of music -- with emphasis on jazz, blues, rock and pop. During that time, I taught hundreds of students. Perhaps you're a serious player who seeks a complete mastery of the fingerboard and wants to apply all elements of music theory to become a more proficient soloist.      I've got you covered. And, if jazz isn't your thing, and you have rock or pop tunes you'd love to play, I'll have you playing your favorites. I currently have students of all ages with many different musical tastes. ... View Profile
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Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

5.0 5 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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Golden Gate Music Lessons

Golden Gate Music Lessons

4.8 5 Reviews
I have a strong academic, education, performance and customer service background.  I have a proven track record of helping students learn to excel on their instrument of choice.  My unique approach will have you playing and improving in the shortest amount of time! I can teach guitar, bass, ukulele, Garage Band and Logic Pro recording software. Do you have a guitar, bass, or ukulele and don't know where to start?   Do you see yourself playing the instrument of your dreams? Do you want to be in a band?   I will help you with all of that.  I have played professionally for over ten years.  I specialize in teaching ... View Profile
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Armin Music Lessons ( Guitar- Muisc Theory-Sightsinging)

Armin Music Lessons ( Guitar- Muisc Theory-Sightsinging)

5.0 3 Reviews
- I have a master degree in music. -I have been playing the classical guitar for more than 14 years. -I have about 8 years experience of teaching classical guitar. - I have been teaching Music Theory and Sight-Singing for two years.- I can help you prepare better for AP music exam! -It is very important to me that my students learn not only how to play the instrument correctly, but also learn the music and musical expression.  - Besides English, I can speak also German and Persian (if you or your kids feel more comfortable with these languages). ... View Profile
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Nicky J Guitar

Nicky J Guitar

5.0 3 Reviews
Started playing guitar in my teenage years and opened up my own business at the age of 18. Immediately fell in love with buisness,guitar, and music. After a few years of learning from the great guitarists such as, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, and the great jazz master Pat Matheny, I quickly realized I wanted to show my friends and family. My friends couldn’t believe it, and from then on, I knew I had a business in helping people improve their skill sets. ... View Profile
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Mark Banning Music Lessons

Mark Banning Music Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
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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John Chapman Guitarist

John Chapman Guitarist

5.0 2 Reviews
25-years professional guitarist, songwriter and music educator! BFA in Music Performance, Composition and Recording Engineering from SUNY Purchase College, Purchase NY I teach the student not the method but have created a foundational method I call Guitar Synergy® "Master Guitar Foundation, Made Fun & Easy!"© JOHN CHAPMAN’S GUITAR METHOD is specifically designed for beginner and intermediate guitar and bass students at any age who want to learn essential foundational guitar playing techniques and mental strategies that lead toward playing the guitar music they love with great skill, confidence, and passion, in a f ... View Profile
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Carol McComb's Music

Carol McComb's Music

5.0 2 Reviews
A songwriter’s songwriter, Carol’s songs have been recorded by Bill Staines, Laurie Lewis, the Good Ol' Persons and 2004 Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, among others. In addition to numerous other credits, Carol has taught guitar, harmony singing, voice and songwriting to thousands of people in workshop series in the San Francisco Bay Area and summer music camps nationwide and in Canada.
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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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AKoning Guitar Lessons

AKoning Guitar Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I have a B.S. in Guitar Performance and have been playing guitar for over 20yrs. With both teaching myself how to play as well as being taught at the collegiate level I bring a vast range of skills and knowledge to the beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. My easy-going nature will help you learn guitar well and have fun doing it! 
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Soul Graffiti Studios

Soul Graffiti Studios

5.0 1 Review
Soul Graffiti Productions is an artists-for-artists studio created by musicians of the Bay Area music community.  We care deeply about what is being put into the world as entertainment and consciousness. We support culture through the arts by teaching, recording, performing, and event production.
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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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Jazzmaster Workout

Jazzmaster Workout

5.0 1 Review
A lifetime of experience in performing and teaching all kinds of music. Focus is on developing a very thorough understanding of all aspects of jazz improvisation. Develop knowledge, ears, chops. Appropriate for all instruments and all levels. Former teacher at Berklee College, SF State Univ., and director of jazz at Hayward State Univ. Ability to relate to students of all insts. and levels. 50 years experience.
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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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Getting There Guitar

Getting There Guitar

5.0 1 Review
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. ... View Profile
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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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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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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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San Jose School Of Music

San Jose School Of Music

San Jose School of Music is the largest music school on the Avenue in downtown Willow Glen, San Jose, CA. We are an actual professional school of music, not someone's home or a retail store afterthought. Students have come as far north as the Bay Area Peninsula and as far south as Gilroy to take lessons here. While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a San Jose School of Music student and find out why we are San Jose’s Willow Glen number one choice for music lessons. San Jose School of Music has been offering quality music lessons for ten years. 3 benefits of becoming a SJSM student ... View Profile
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Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons

Robert Fumo Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I teach what the student wants to learn in the following areas: reading music, playing lead and rhythm guitar, performance techniques. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Fremont, California studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Rhythm guitar ... View Profile
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Joe Ryan Guitar Lessons

Joe Ryan Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Teaching in the bay area for 20 years Last recorded work with Sage and the CD Funksway with members of Tower of Power and Earth Wind and Fire My influences are: Larry Carlton Hank Marvin Guthrie Govan Joe Pass My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Hayward,Castro Valley, Pleasanton, San Ramon Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Review knowledge and suggest beginning exercises to st ... View Profile
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John Lawlor Guitar Lessons

John Lawlor Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: 31yrs playing experience. I’ll help w/technique, improve speed, finger strength/dexterity, tips, tricks, theory, shredding, other aspects of learning/playing. I teach chords,scales (major/minor, Ionian, Aeolian, Lydian, mixolydian, augmented, diminished, locrian, harmonic minor/melodic minor, blues scale, dorian, phrygian, aeolian dominant, phrygian dominant, gypsy scale),arpeggios, understanding extensions, triads,inversions,intervals. Teaching philosophy partly based on connecting w/ & affecting audience. To achieve I emphasize tone, expression, stage presence, technical facility, repertoire My influences are: - JIMI ... View Profile
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Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

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

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 and practice exercises that will be personally ta ... View Profile
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Nathan Hayes Guitar And Violin Lessons

Nathan Hayes Guitar And Violin Lessons

Hi there! I can help you work towards exams or even just to support you if you are learning for fun, the lessons will be individually tailored to the student. I can work on all aspects of music with you, such as: Technique Reading music Playing songs by your favorite artists Songwriting Improvisation Theory and many more About me: I am a music graduate with 16 years of violin playing and 10 years of guitar playing with experience teaching privately for 5 years as well as within care homes and elementary schools.Nothing is better than the ability to pass my knowledge on to others to allow them to flourish and realize their potential also. (Als ... View Profile
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The Hunter School Of Music

The Hunter School Of Music

The Hunter School of Music offers private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, flute, theory, and composition. Depending on age and ability, you can choose from a 30 minute, 45 minute, or 60 minute weekly private lesson. Private lessons are available to anyone from 5 years old through adults, beginners, intermediate, or advanced.  Our instructors have several years experience teaching children in schools, college classes, and individual and group lessons to all ages and abilities. You may read about each instructor’s background and their teaching philosophy under the “Meet the Instructors&rd ... 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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Frequently asked questions

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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