GG's Guitar Lessons

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  • Michael L.

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    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

    Oct 5, 2016
  • Howard C.

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    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.

    Jun 11, 2014Verified

About this pro

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. 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.

Years in business

17

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

Number of employees

1
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      I offer a 50% discount on students' first lesson to try me out. When students sign up for weekly lessons, I ask that they pay at the end of the current month for the following month's lessons. (usually 4, or 5 in longer months)
    • 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 happy that I listened to him!

    Business hours

    Pacific Time Zone
    Sunday12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
    Monday12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
    TuesdayClosed
    WednesdayClosed
    ThursdayClosed
    Friday12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for GG's Guitar Lessons is about 10+ miles of San Francisco, CA.