AHMAD GUITAR LESSONS
AHMAD GUITAR LESSONS

AHMAD GUITAR LESSONS

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Introduction: ​Private 1-on-1 lessons at my Studio in San Jose or Online via Skype or Zoom. Ranked Best Guitar Lessons in San Jose Bay Area! I have toured around the world with bands such as Guns N Roses, Dokken, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt and Metallica. I have studio experience. Over 20+ experience in teaching, touring and recording. I specialize in rock, metal, blues, fingerstyle, pop acoustic, and classical music. I can teach beginners how to start correctly yet learn fast from techniques I developed myself and learned from guitar masters such as Joe Satriani, John Mayer, Steve Vai and George Lynch themselves. I can also teach advanced techniques, artist development, live and gear consultation. About Me: Teaches students: Ages 5+ Teaching since: 1992 I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition. I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone. I have 25 years experience teaching kids and adults guitar. Also performing live and in the studio. *** Lesson Details *** My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, guitar technique, and theory. Lessons are held at my studio using composers from various genres, styles and time periods that speaks to the individual student. A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs. An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for guitar auditions or doing live or studio gigs. I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. *** Specialties *** I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and challenge them, as well. I also have new techniques for teaching Electric, Acoustic and Classical Guitar. ***Rates*** I understand that my rate is higher than some people are hoping to spend. But my lessons are worth more than twice as much. Consider that my wider and deeper playing and teaching experience enables better and faster results, leaping over plateaus and avoiding limitations. Instead of just focusing on the cost per hour, what about the amount of time you will be spending on practice? How much is that time worth? How much can be saved by more effective practice and better results? In the end, working with me actually is cheaper. That is, a single lesson followed by directed, self study materials with me, comes out cheaper than lower rates. I'm all about efficiency and effectiveness. Cancellation policy There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Cancellations and postponements are OK without penalty given at least 24 hours of notice. Inside of 24 hours, students are welcome to cancel or postpone their lessons but will not be able to retain their lesson credit.
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Zachary T.
Oct 23, 2023
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Every session I come away with actionable advice for improving. Never feel like my time is wasted, lessons are focused and he has a lot of really subtle tips, tricks, and insights that I haven’t seen anywhere else, and they make a real difference. Like a million small nuggets of wisdom that alone are insignificant but when added up are transformative. He doesn’t let you get away with playing sloppy, if you’re the kind of person that wants to to minmax your ability to the extreme, I think Ahmad is probably the best instructor (and player) in the area.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Electric • Rock • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Jovani P.
Sep 15, 2023
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In a month being a student of Ahmad I've learned more about the Guitar than I've tried to learn in my whole lifetime on my own. He's patient and always tries to get you to be better at your own pace. Amazing person too

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Folk • Classical • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Richard O.
Nov 29, 2022
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I'm a 59 year old beginner student of Ahmad's for a little more than a year and half and have really enjoyed relearning a new instrument with Ahmad as my teacher. I've always wanted to learn how to play guitar since I first heard Rock and Roll in high school, but always thought my short fingers would hold me back. Ahmad has helped build my confidence in playing the guitar and I feel like I am really progressing as a guitar player. I am able to play some simple songs, jam along with a backing track and have progressed to where I am picking up new techniques much quicker. He is teaching me how to play those guitar techniques that produce sounds that look really difficult but are actually much more manageable that I ever thought. He is helping me debunk the mystery behind this great instrument! Credit to his teaching skills. He is very punctual and has been extremely flexible with me when scheduling my sessions due to my constantly changing work schedule and that I live almost 50 miles away. I have thought about finding a closer instructor to home but I really enjoy his lessons. He is very patient with me, as my old fingers don't always want to do what the music says to do! I am actually practicing more now than in the beginning due to the fact that I am more accomplished and can execute more musical techniques and have much more fun playing the guitar. Ahmad is also teaching me musical theory, which I am not very good at but getting better with his help, and learning other interesting musical facts about the guitar and music, in general. We also have some really interesting conversations about life and how to be a happier person, which makes his lessons more than just an instructional session but a fun musical adventure that I look forward to each week. I highly recommend Ahmad to any level student, as I think he has much more to offer to each student than just guitar lessons, as I have found! You may not see me playing in a stadium or on a stage, in the future, but being able to just play a song on the guitar for my envious friends and family, has been a life's dream come true! Thank you so very much for making that happen, Ahmad!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Brittany H.
Jan 6, 2023
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Ahmad is a very patient teacher! He gets you started playing guitar basically day 1 while working through the fundamentals. I can tell he sets the pace depending on his students and that’s something that really works for me since I started as a complete beginner. He also has years of work experience that’s really fascinating! Working with Ahmad would benefit you no matter what level you are for sure.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Electric • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Sarah s.
Jul 29, 2021
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I've been taking lessons with Ahmad for a year and feel so fortunate to have found him as an instructor. As a beginner when I told him my musical interests he devised a clear plan for pursuing them. His breadth of musical knowledge is remarkable as is his ability to clarify concepts succinctly. As a teacher he is very positive, authentic, encouraging and patient. Also a complete professional who is 100% reliable and punctual. I would recommend him highly to anyone hoping to learn guitar or take their playing to the next level, whatever their musical tastes.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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