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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.

  • 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!

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


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

  • 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.

  • 12 years in business
  • Lafayette, CA 94549


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.


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.

  • 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.

  • Walnut Creek, CA 94598


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 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


Zambaleta is a non-profit world music and dance school. At Zambaleta, you can learn to sing, drum, dance, or play the ukulele. Did we mention Andean panpipes, gypsy jazz guitar, dumbek, accordion, and old-time fiddle? Find out what you will be playing next by checking our new class listings at our website.

  • San Francisco, CA 94115


My name's Jeff Feldman and I'm a guitar teacher in San Francisco, specializing in teaching beginners. I also teach songwriting for guitarists. I've studied music for the past 17 years, including studying music theory, composition, and aural skills at the University of Puget Sound, where I earned my BA. Before teaching guitar full-time, I taught beginning sailing and racing to students ages 8 to adult, and am a TESOL-certified teacher. My philosophy is simple: Guitar should be fun. My years as both a student and a teacher have taught me that making a subject fun involves a personal connection to the material, giving yourself small challenges to overcome, and feeling like you are making consistent, real progress -- all in an environment where you feel safe and free to make mistakes. I enjoy working with students of different ages and backgrounds, and particularly enjoy helping beginners discover their inner musician. No prior music experience is required. For more information on me, my background, and guitar lessons in San Francisco, feel free to contact me with your questions.

  • San Francisco, CA 94123


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!

  • Berkeley, CA 94702


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!

  • 27 years in business
  • Concord, CA 94519


I've been teaching guitar and music theory since 1991 in almost all styles which include rock soloing and rhythm techniques, blues, beginning jazz as well as various finger style genres such as folk, classical and flamenco. I teach beginner to advance students. I often use the student's favorite songs to incorporate theory and technique. I am patient but thorough and always respectful and professional. I believe in trying to pass on my strong love of music alongside essential musical knowledge. To me, music is about joy, passion, meditation, healing and self expression. I've been hooked since the age of 8!

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