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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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Sarah s.

Guitar Lessons

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.
Jul 29, 2021
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Tiffany N.

Guitar Lessons

Ahmad is fantastic! He can play pretty much anything on guitar and he's an excellent teacher. I look forward to my lesson each week!
Jan 11, 2021
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Ethai B.

Guitar Lessons

Ahmad is a fantastic and very talented teacher! His lessons are instructive, helpful and fun. He's great at understanding where you are struggling in a particular piece or scale as he has an incredibly attentive and observant ear. This makes it easy for him to run through different helpful solutions that quickly fix issues you have in your playing. He can really make a guitar sing and is fantastic at showing you how to add all the little details that push the sound to the next level. The pieces we play are great and overall he's a really cool guy so it makes the lessons very enjoyable.
Jan 2, 2021
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Bernard N.

Guitar Lessons

Ahmad is a great teacher! He's skilled at playing just as much as he is at teaching. He's very patient and friendly and his enthusiasm for music has made every lesson fun to go through. Would definitely recommend
Jan 2, 2021
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Edward L.

Guitar Lessons

Worth six stars. If you are really really want to learn guitar. He is probably the best in the Bay
Jul 6, 2021
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I give lessons at prices that fit all budgets ages and levels. From 30 mins, 45 mins to 60 minutes lessons.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We will discuss your goals and experience and decide on the day you would like to start.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    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.

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