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  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Selma, OR 97538

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What sets Rick Lilley apart from other guitar teachers? This guy can play and teach anything! Before I found Rick, I interviewed a couple other teachers and was very discouraged...I thought the teacher I always dreamed of did not exist. They all told me what they would teach me and how (buy this book, we'll go through each lesson one by one). I envisioned myself like several friends who took guitar lessons: giving up after 6 months of struggling with a few chords and never having learned a single song. Rick simply said “what do you want to play?” I want to play Rolling Stones, Darius Rucker, Beatles...? “Sure.” Lesson one: 8 chords that every other chord is based on, and a few bars of “Knockin' on Heaven's Door”. Sounds intimidating but he is patient, and willing to go over it as much as needed. I greatly look forward to my lesson every week after a year and a half. It usually starts with me picking a song I really want to play or him suggesting one based on specific skills I need to work on. If it is a song he has never heard he will work it out on the spot and teach it. I'm not talking about telling me a couple chords or handing me “the tab” (I'm not even sure if that's the correct term). Rick shows me the chords, (and if there are several to chose from up the neck), rhythm, and the fun bits (slides, slurs, arpeggio, solos). At the end of the lesson he will write a basic chart of the song, and I sometimes take a video of him playing it. Rick is available to help if I need during the week and will answer little questions by phone or text (I have literally sent him a picture of my left hand on guitar and asked if it looked like an F minor.) He also went shopping with me when I went to buy my first guitar, and found me a stellar deal, and an instrument I love. He is the guy to ask about any equipment, and even does adjustments and talked me through the first time changing the strings. Now I enjoy playing Eli Young Band or Beatles songs and singing along with my 6 year old, something I could only dream of a couple years ago. Taking lessons with Rick is the best thing I have ever done for myself and my whole family feels lucky we know him! Cannot say enough good things about taking lessons with Rick.

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

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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

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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

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Concord, CA 94521

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since my daughter has started her guitar lessons with Ken, she's been very confident and takIng a greater passion in learning guitar, ken is very kind, patient and talented individual and I am very happy having him as my daughter's instructor

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94703

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I teach guitar and specialize in acoustic blues, slide, finger style, and ragtime. I also teach rock, electric blues, funk, rockabilly, heavy metal, and early jazz. I provide my students with lots of material, from written music to TAB, mp3 files which I e-mail. I also have a lot of on-line video tutorials on my website. I do my best to make my lessons fun and informative. Private lessons and classes take place at my comfortable studio in Kensington, CA. I accept beginners through advanced students. I serve the Berkeley area.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94607

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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

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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

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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

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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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Clayton, CA 94517

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We offer Fun and affordable music lessons in our studios, tailored to students needs. Current Instruction of Voice, Piano and Guitar. Our instructors are experienced and professional with a passion that is contagious! Prices vary below for 30 min, 45 min or 1 hour lesson times Lesson rates (Please contact us for specials) Studio: $120/month $180/month $235/month Policies for Studio lessons: 1. Tuition is per month, no extra charge for 5 week months. However, if the months of November/December are postponed or canceled, the extra lessons given during the year for the 5-week months will be billed to the student. If lessons begin during these months, the month will be prorated and the student will not be charged for lessons missed due to the holidays. 2. If the first lesson is canceled within 48 hours of the scheduled lesson, the student will be billed for that lesson. 3. Students are required to pay up front or at the first lesson for the month unless lessons are canceled within the week grace period, then only the amount for that one lesson will be required for Tuition. 4. Lessons can be reduced in length (1 hour per month minimum), canceled or postponed by giving a 30 day notice, and the responsible party must call or email Instructor to give notice. 5. No refunds or credits will be given for lessons canceled by the student. Make up lessons are not guaranteed; this is up to the availability of the instructor. Please contact Julia for possible scheduling. However, during the months of June-August, tuition can be prorated for previously planned summer events with a 2-week notice. 6. If a lesson(s) is canceled by instructor, the student will receive a make up lesson or credit. 7. Referrals will receive a one time $10 discount for each referral that signs up!!! Let your referral know they will also receive a one time $10 discount to their account just for mentioning your name when they sign up!! 8. Students who take vacation or Leave for a Month or more during the year are not guaranteed their same lesson spot when they return unless they have agreed to pay for lessons while they are gone and have agreed to a partial make up schedule when they return. 9. Students who keep lessons all summer or change lesson day/time for the summer are guaranteed their same lesson days and times back when school resumes in the fall and are scheduled before returning students. 10. Our STUDIO's are closed on the following holidays with no make-up lessons and no credits given (these lessons are covered by the extra lessons during the year when there's a 5-week month): Christmas 1 week, Thanksgiving day and the Friday following, New Year's Day, July 4th, Easter Sunday, Labor Day, and one week per year instructor vacation. (Usually in November) Updated 6/13

  • San Francisco, CA 94116

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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

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My name is David Lees. I teach guitar and bass, both acoustic and electric. My specializations are in modern and classic rock/pop. I am originally from Manchester England but in the last three years, have been living in the Bay area for three years now. Background: With over 10 years of experience in group and individual instruction both here in the U.S. and in England. I have taught both children (as young as six) and adults in schools and privately. I also play the drums, guitar and bass with different bands on both sides of the Atlantic. My teaching philosophy: I specialize in working with absolute beginners to intermediate levels. Learning and playing music that they love and can relate to, is important in teaching students to play music. This way, the students can maintain their enthusiasm and motivation for learning, and continue to make progress. Students learn the fundamentals of guitar as they play and learn to play their favorite songs. We discuss the student's preferences in music during the first lesson. From the information I gather during the first lesson, I will create a customized lesson plan for the student. For the students to reach their musical goals, it is important for them to be have fun and enjoy the lessons; it is also important for them to be challenged in their individual skill levels. In the past I have worked with students whose musical tastes include The Beatles, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Metallica, Muse and many more.

  • 10 years in business
  • Berkeley, CA 94702

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Hi, My name is Aaron Asghari. Since I was a teen, when I started to play the guitar at 14, it has become my true passion. Even if I enjoyed playing the guitar from the very start, it has not always been easy to advance. The private guitar instruction from an enthusiastic and dedicated guitar teacher provided me the motivation to push my skill level little by little. Private lessons provide students with the attention they need from the instructor, allowing each student to make progress at their own pace. Private instruction also allows every student to go on his or her own path in terms of the topics and musical genres that are interesting him or her. Learning to play the guitar is a unique challenge, but it can be very rewarding. I enjoy teaching students to discover their passion for music, and encouraging them to pursue them further. I offer guitar instruction for students at any skill level, from beginner to advanced. I also teach practically any style of guitar playing. I firmly believe that everyone is capable of playing and enjoying music. My goal is to make the learning process informative and fun for the students. I provide a comfortable learning environment for the student. I allow the student to set his or her own pace and still push them to challenge themselves to improve their skills.

  • Lafayette, CA 94549

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I offer individualized guitar lessons, theory, guitar maintenance / light repair, and setup for either acoustic or electric guitars. Students may learn any genre, artists, album, period of time, or song(s) and learn how to count, read and compose a chord chart, and convey with others while examining the techniques that have made history. I can take your guitar ability to new levels.

  • Berkeley, CA 94705

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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.

  • Dublin, CA 94568

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Hey. I am giving beginner guitar lessons. Whether you want to learn how to play radio songs or anything cool, I can teach you. I have 20 years of experience, and I love to play and teach. Whether you want to get better or are starting from scratch, I can help. My rate starts at 20-30 and is negotiable based on you. Make sure that you have your own guitar; it can be electric or acoustic.

  • Berkeley, CA 94705

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We offer guitar lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. We teach music theory (chords, scales, etc.) and apply to the guitar. Classical technique and folk Latin American styles are taught through songs (many different strums). Words in Spanish translations are provided. We focus on many great Latin American songwriters such as Violeta Parra, Victor Jara, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Daniel Vigglietti, Silvio Rodriguez, etc.

  • Berkeley, CA 94702

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I create a unique curriculum for each of my students based on their individual interests and needs. All of my students get a strong base in practical theory, technique, and rhythmic awareness. I teach musical styles ranging from pop, jazz, and blues to rock, folk, and funk. Students are encouraged, but not required to read music. My holistic approach to teaching ensures that students get the theory, technique, musical awareness, and aural development necessary to become a strong musician. My students learn to fix and adjust their own instruments and, when applicable, how to use various electronic effects, such as reverb, delay, distortion, etc. I encourage a productive practice routine, and help students organize their time while working on new materials and just playing for fun. Whether you or your child have never played guitar or bass, or you have been playing for years and want to keep learning, I will help you gain knowledge and fulfillment from music!

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I am a guitar (electric, acoustic and bass) teacher, a songwriting teacher, a music producer and a recording consultant. As a bluesman, I keep it simple! I teach uncomplicated ways of improving your skills for all levels of ability.

  • Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Learn a Solid Foundation for Your Music and Master Your Creativity with 15-year Bass Pro, Sean McCandless. As a bass and guitar teacher, Sean combines his lifelong passion for music with a specialty in arts education and one-on-one tutoring. You will learn everything you need to know to get started and grow in your creativity for years to come. You will love the results you see, and your audiences will love what they hear! Lessons are held in a professional teaching studio located on the borders between Concord, Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill in the SF East Bay.

  • San Francisco, CA 94123

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Learn to play music. Blue Bear provides private lessons and group class in rock, blues, jazz, and other pop music styles for all ages and all levels. Learn guitar, voice, piano, bass, drums, sax, flute, banjo, ukulele or mandolin, or join a band and rock out. Learning in a school environment is fun and inspiring!

  • Benicia, CA 94510

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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.

  • Concord, CA 94521

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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.

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Need music lessons? Want to know more about playing guitar, bass or songwriting? Let me help you out! - I have been teaching students from 12-50 for years. - I have studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. - I have written music for ABC Television. - I play in various bands and record all throughout the Bay Area and California. Check out our website to access more info, pictures, music and more.

  • 12 years in business
  • Lafayette, CA 94549

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We teach guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, percussion, vocals, music theory and much more. We are located in the East San Francisco Bay Area. We have professional instructors who have been in the music business for over 30 years. Our instructors have performed with Santana, on the Warped tour and with members of the Eagles.

  • Castro Valley, CA 94546

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Classical guitar lessons for beginners offered by California-credentialed teacher with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Offering free guitar workshops and regular open mics. Students play in duets, trios, quartets and bigger ensemble. We are now accepting applications!

  • Antioch, CA 94531

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Hello, My name is Richard Greig. I'm a guitar and piano instructor. I've received a strong classical foundation through piano and a strong jazz foundation through guitar. I've been playing piano for 15 years now and guitar for 10 years. I'm very passionate about music and I love to share my passion for music with others through teaching. I teach people of all ages. I can teach people who are just learning to play guitar or piano and also experienced players wanting to learn jazz, classical, rock, blues, etc. I charge $20 for thirty minutes and $40 for an hour. Lessons are in my music studio in Antioch CA. However, I am willing to commute to the students house if he/she lives relatively close to Antioch (approximately 45 minutes away give or take). If the student lives 30 minutes or more away from where I live then I'd have to charge a an extra $10 due to gas expenses. For more information contact me. p.s. I have referrals from professional musicians and amazing music professors. Thanks, Richard Greig

  • San Francisco, CA 94130

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At 24 years old, and after 16 years of guitar playing, I want to offer what I've learned to you at a fair price! I teach theory, I teach rhythm, I teach what you want to know. I've been playing folk and rock music for years, I've played live shows, I've done it all. Let me teach you what I know. I also teach over Skype. Contact me at hexibar there. First lesson is half the price off!

  • Oakland, CA 94610

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I am a music theory and guitar instructor. I teach using the various goal oriented methods that have proven themselves to work in the musicianship and playing of both myself and my students. I offer a money-back guarantee. I have never taught someone who hasn't grown as a musician and/or guitarist after studying with me. I have formal training in most styles of music, and I am happy to teach all levels of advancement. I also offer group lessons which is a great way to save money for two or more students that are at similar levels.

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