GG's Guitar Lessons

San Francisco, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My way of teaching is a very intuitive one, I listen to what my students say they want to learn, what they're interested in musically and go in that direction.. all the while focusing on the fundamentals of guitar, such as good techniques in body & hand position, strumming & picking and proper fretboard fingering. I believe in getting the best sound out of whichever note or chord you play, so good technique is always part of that process. One of my best attributes is patience and not judging my students in a personal way at all. They trust me and know I'm in their corner, so they make progress at their pace. I have a lot of respect for each student's goals and aspirations and I am always encouraging and supportive.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love working with people, one-to-one, and getting to know their personality over time! I am ultimately rewarded when they learn new things, can play songs or take solos they never thought they could. I love seeing their confidence go up when they play better and better! Some of my most enduring friends are students or former students of mine. I also learn new things about music just working with them. For me teaching is learning.
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Location

San Francisco, CA 94110

Years in business

16

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

Reviews

4 Reviews
  • Michael L. Oct 5, 2016
    Great guitar teacher
    GG is a great guitar teacher. She helped me start as a complete beginner all the while making it fun in the process. She also has a great reservoir of knowledge of guitar, theory, blues, etc. Highly recommended
  • Julie N. Jun 25, 2015
    GG Amos is the guitar teacher I've been seeking all my life. She brings a lot to the table -- chops and theory, plus a positive attitude, great sense of humor, and the readiness to support you as you follow your musical dream! Oh, and did I mention she's an awesome guitarist? In short, she's tops!
  • Howard C. Jun 11, 2014
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    GG is a wonderful teacher. She is particularly good at gearing the lessons to what I want (or need!) to learn next. She is very supportive and provides constructive input on what I need to know. And she has been great at providing context and theory that have made it interesting. Most important, I have just learned a huge amount and made great progress thanks to her.
  • Shu N. Jan 12, 2014
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    Patient, knowledgeable and willing to customize lessons to skills and experience. Highly recommend GG for beginners and experienced students alike!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
When students sign up for weekly lessons, I ask that they pay at the beginning of each month for 4 or 5 (in longer months) lessons.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm still honing my skills as a guitarist, by listening to other artists I admire and trying new riffs, or chords that are new to me. I also keep studying music theory, which really is a pretty vast field! I know a lot of theory, which i can pass onto my students, but there's always more to learn.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always loved to learn..still do! I have taught other things throughout my life.. I taught swimming for 6 years while i was in middle and high school. I always liked to show people things in general that I learned. So teaching guitar was a natural progression for me once I'd mastered a lot of the skills and had enough experience in all of the styles that I've played. My late father told me often, "Be a good listener." ..that meant, being patient, which is probably the number one trait a good teacher must have. I think he'd be proud that I listened to him!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Just give me a try! For 50% off your first lesson, I promise you.. you will be more than satisfied! (Private lessons only - Not including lessons at Bronstein Music School)
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Well, I started performing at a very early age..earliest I can remember is 4 years old. My parents would have me sing for the family at our frequent family get-togethers with aunts, uncles and lots of cousins. They gave me guitar lessons when i turned 10 and I practiced like a fiend. I used to sleep with my guitar! There really hasn't been a time in my whole life when I didn't play and sing for people. Every talent show all throughout elementary and high school.. I was in it. After my school years, I joined the Air Force and even performed for my units. When I got out, I started playing coffee houses and clubs, private parties and weddings. Eventually I specialized in blues and blues guitar, and have had the honor of playing with such blues legends as the late John Lee Hooker, Jimmie McCracklin and Lowell Fulson as well as the still actively touring and amazing Guitar Shorty! Now I have tried to carry on the tradition of West Coast blues which is very jazz flavored. I have written some good songs and have recorded some of them, but am working on more.