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  • 37 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94702


I initially thought about looking into lessons with Garth after I saw him perform. He's truly an incredible guitar player with a style that is uniquely his own. It's probably why he's been invited to play with legends such as Miles Davis. Shortly after seeing Garth perform, I was playing at a party and happened to meet a guy who said he was a bass player and had only very recently taken up guitar. So when he began playing in an impressive manner, I asked him how he got so good, so quick. His answer was that he'd been taking lessons from Garth. I'd heard enough. I booked lessons with Garth and have been taking lessons with him ever since. Garth's teaching style is very player friendly. He understands that the ultimate goal is to acquire the ability to make great music and to have fun doing it I've had some good teachers in the past, but I've never enjoyed the experience as much as I do with Garth. He's very laid back and able to break down licks and techniques in a manner that is easy to grasp. He allows me to record my lessons and each day I look forward to reviewing the material that we covered. I would highly recommend Garth to anyone looking to learn guitar.

  • 42 years in business
  • Lafayette, CA 94549


Steve Sage is undoubtedly one of the finest guitar teachers around. He is an exceptional player and a passionate educator. He does not boast in being the best (nevertheless, he is a stellar player!) but he does express that he cares the most. You will learn practically everything one needs to know in order to play the guitar well. Furthermore, he will help you develop your own sound! I can attest to all of this as I had the privilege of studying privately with him for ten years. If you want to excel as a musician and player, look no further. - CA

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94607


Dave's a great teacher and guitarist and fun to be with. He's very encouraging and inspiring. I took several lessons from him, and always had fun while also learning things in the process - and I'm an experienced guitarist. You can tell Dave loves what he does. I recommend his lessons for guitarists at any skill level. I watched him teach my brother, who is a beginner, and Dave was great with him, too.

  • Berkeley, CA 94707


I have been taking lessons from Josh for about a year now (for guitar). He really makes guitar lessons fun, but teaches you a lot at the same time. He doesn't make you do crazy amounts of work either. He's very flexible when it comes to what you want to learn: he let's you bring your own music in, and he is very knowledgeable about different genres as well. I always am looking forward to the next lesson. The best environment for learning music is when you can just freely play with your friend or someone you are comfortable with...that's the environment Josh creates in his lessons, a jam session!! I would strongly recommend Josh to anyone looking for guitar/ukelele lessons! Thanks Josh!

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brentwood, CA 94513


My Daughter started Guitar Lessons with Chiddy when she was only 9 yrs old and she has been with her for a year and a half now. I could not be happier with Chiddy, she has really gone above and beyond my expectations. She has such a passion for music, as well as teaching her students, and it really shows. I am amazed at the progress I see week to week. Not only is my daughter playing the guitar and reading music, but she is singing also. I have never had any issues with Chiddy keeping to her schedule, and if there is ever a time that we can't make a lesson, she goes out of her way to make sure that we can get in for a make up. Chiddy strives for her students to succeed and I am impressed at how she is always introducing new ways to improve an already wonderful learning experience. I feel that we are extremely fortunate to have found Chiddy. I would highly recommend Chiddy to anyone looking to bring the joy of learning music to their lives.

  • Oakland, CA 94606


I've been taking classical guitar lessons with Mark for nearly a year now. I met with a few different teachers around the Bay Area and decided to go with Mark, and I have been very happy with that decision. He's friendly and cheerful, takes a structured, well thought out approach to teaching, and of course plays beautifully himself, which always helps inspire me to improve my playing. I think he has a great breadth and depth of teaching experience and it shows, and it's that experience, along with his charisma, that separate him from other teachers. I've improved tremendously since I started working with him -- leaps and bounds above what I'd accomplished in four years of learning on my own -- both as a guitarist and as a musician in general.

  • 16 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA 94115


Learn how to play the guitar, violin or harmonica! I offer the following: * Fun and lighthearted lessons -- I am very patient and encouraging, and I can really work with you to isolate and master trouble spots. * Over 10 years or experience -- I have worked with students of all ages and musical backgrounds. I've worked with students of many different learning styles, and I am very good at catering to an individual's unique way of learning. I studied music and communications at U-Mass Amherst, class of 2000. * Music theory expert -- I have been studying music theory since I was about 5 years old, and I can teach you the "why" as well as the "how." * Many styles and genres -- I can teach you classical, folk, bluegrass, rock, jazz, and electronic. You can let me know what you are most interested in. * Technique -- I will work with you on technique and make sure you get the best sound out of your instrument. * Basics -- We will work on scales, chords, arpeggios, reading music, as well as the most effective ways to practice. * Chord theory -- We will cover intervals, key signatures, and progressions. * Melody and harmony theory -- We will learn the structures and patterns of scales and will cover the fundamentals for song writing and improvisation. * Rhythm theory -- I will teach you about time signatures, song structures, syncopation, etc. * Recitals -- For those who would like to perform, I will set up recitals, which you can invite your friends to and show off your new skills. For these recitals, you can let me know a song you'd like to learn, and I will learn it (if I don't know it already) and teach it to you, or you may choose from the many songs that I can offer.

  • San Francisco, CA 94110


I'm a guitarist from Salzburg, Austria. I moved to SF in September 2009. Where I teach guitar is at the Berkeley Academy of Music and the Zambaleta World Music School. I studied classical guitar at the the University Mozarteum in Salzburg with various professors such as Eliot Fisk, Marco Tamayo, Izabel Siewers and Mathias Seidel. In November 2008, I got my Master's degree in classical guitar. I have over 10 years of experience in teaching all levels and styles of guitar. For 2 years, I was assistant guitar teacher at the Univesity for Music and Fine Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg. The first lesson is free. That gives you the possibility to check it out and then decide if you would like to go on taking lessons with me. Lessons take place either at your home or mine.

  • San Rafael, CA 94903


Kevin Russell, who is a blues guitar teacher, is accepting students now! If you really want to learn to play really cool blues, I will show you. 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. I've been a professional musician/recording artist for over 30 years. Although I do specialize in teaching blues, I have students with wider interests, and I certainly will explore that with you. Ear training is another part of my teaching. This is a wonderful help to students wanting to be able to learn songs on their own. I teach on how to listen and be able to hear the keys, chord changes, solos and so on. I can really help you with some basic guidelines in expanding your ears. My classes involve "how to play better rhythm guitar", and "the fine art of rhythm guitar playing". This is where the magic can really happen for you. The wonderful world of chords and the use of rhythm patterns, and finally soloing in major and minor pentatonic. I will help you with better note selection and better phrasing - how to play those cool classic blues licks and how to phrase them. I also conduct workshops and clinics. The workshops have been such a great way for students to learn how to play ensemble (together with other players). I will also will teach you how to use your gear and how to get better tones out of your guitar and amp. "If you love guitar, then play it!"

  • San Francisco, CA 94116


I have been teaching guitar for over 20 years and am a player on a world class level. Check out my resume on my web site. I can teach you what you want to learn. I have been fortunate to have studied with great teachers and will teach you the right way. It is essential, especially in the beginning stages, not to develop bad habits. We have 2 San Francisco locations. I charge $25 per half hour and $50 per hour at my studio or your place. I offer free introductory lesson. I teach the following lessons: - All Styles - Theory - Ear Training - Conceptual Development - Sight Reading

  • Mill Valley, CA 94941


I am an extremely enthusiastic guitar teacher who loves to teach guitar. Students who have taken me say that I am an extremely gifted teacher. I love to teach all different styles of music using the guitar. Nothing gives me more joy than when my students progress in their musical endeavor. Kids find me enthusiastic and encouraging. Adults feel the same way and say that my teaching is also intellectually stimulating.

  • Concord, CA 94521


I specialize in providing private contemporary guitar lessons to children and beginners. My focus is on having my students be able to play a song as quickly as possible, so that they enjoy the sound they make and continue to practice.

  • Benicia, CA 94510


Are you ready to get serious? We provide music lessons that rock! We teach all styles for all ages. We accept beginners to advanced students. You'll benefit from organized personal instruction. We offer private and group lessons. Find out why 851 Music Studio is a well-established, innovative place to learn music in the North Bay Area. Learn with a patient, courteous, and fun teacher in our beautiful, spacious facility. We offer quality instruction in piano, guitar, violin, voice, bass and drums. Visit our website for more details.

  • 25 years in business
  • Emeryville, CA 94608


I'm a classical/Spanish guitarist and teacher. I teach in all styles, but have received extensive training in the techniques used for "finger-style" guitar. I love to perform and teach equally, so I'm not one of those frustrated teachers who'd rather be somewhere else. I've performed all over the Bay Area (CA) and specialize in weddings and private events. That said, I often play in restaurants or for tastings in wine country, and I'm good in setting the right mood for any occasion. My teaching style varies per student, with focus on long-term goals, while achieving short-term success. I'm relaxed, but to the point with my students, while emphasizing discipline and enjoyment, not stress.

  • San Rafael, CA 94901


Guitar Lessons San Rafael provides you with a dependable, qualified and experienced guitar teacher. Our resident guitar guru has over 25 years of experience and took lessons directly from John Scofield, Paul Gilbert, John Patitucci, Jim Hall, Mike Stern, and Jody Fisher. Guitar Lessons San Rafael is simply the best place to take guitar lessons. The first guitar lesson is free!

  • Berkeley, CA 94705


I offer in-home guitar lessons for children, teens, and adults. I am a very experienced teacher with many credentials. I offer lessons in Berkeley and San Francisco.

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