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Groovy Judy - Lessons/Telegrams/Solo
Groovy Judy - Lessons/Telegrams/Solo

Groovy Judy - Lessons/Telegrams/Solo

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Introduction: For Music Instruction - SAN MATEO PENINSULA AREA ONLY PLEASE. As a guitar, bass, ukulele, songwriting & piano teacher, I love showing others how to play and implement good habits from the start. Proper technique is important when someone is first starting. I'm extremely patient and easy going. I work with a lot of kids and beginners as well as adults and seniors. I do my best to make learning fun and easy. For Entertainment Inquiries: As an entertainer, what makes me stand out is I'm a female guitarist who really knows how to play the guitar, sing and write upbeat songs. My shows and my vibe are very positive. I'm also a true entertainer. I dress in fun costumes and tailor my performance to my client's needs. I'm also featured in Guitar Player Magazine as one of the top female guitarists in the area. I love to perform, entertain and bring joy to others. :-) BTW, I'm willing to travel farther than 150 miles if the price is right and the event is groovy! :-)

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Hired 33 times

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21 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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  • 60th Anniversary Party - Modesto 2019

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and punctuality.

Exceptional 5.0

26 reviews


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Zeenat V.

Music Entertainment

Judy is an amazing artist. She is absolutely fascinating on guitar and her singing kept our guests humming along. She entertained our hundred plus guests at our annual indo-western Diwali Celebration and it was a blast. She’s warm and friendly, very personable. I would hire her in a heartbeat for our next party 💝🤘
Groovy Judy - Lessons/Telegrams/Solo's reply
Hi Zee! Wow awesome! Thanks so much for the kind review! I really appreciate it! I feel the same away about you too! Such gracious hosts!! It was a ton of fun! Thanks again and all the best! Peace & love, Judy 🥰✌🏻❤️🎶
Mar 13, 2020
Patrick V.

Singing Telegram

We chatted on the phone, i made request for certain songs, she learned them for us. It was a very good time. Thank you!!!
Groovy Judy - Lessons/Telegrams/Solo's reply
Hi Patrick! Thanks so much for your wonderful review, I really appreciate it! I enjoyed meeting your family & singing for your parents Anniversary. You’re all really nice people. I'm so glad they enjoyed their Anniversary & I’m truly grateful I was able to be a part of it. Thanks again & best wishes, Judy 😊✌🏻❤️🎶
Jun 4, 2020
Miranda P.

Singing Telegram

I hired Judy to come by my brothers birthday for a singing telegram a little last minute, but she was quick to respond and accommodated same day telegram! She sang for my brother and his girlfriends family from their porch to maintain social distance. They had a great time and said it was a lot of fun! We had them sing happy birthday and born to be Wild. Thanks again for making his birthday special Judy!!
Groovy Judy - Lessons/Telegrams/Solo's reply
Hi Miranda! Thanks so much for your wonderful review, I really appreciate it! I enjoyed meeting your brother, girlfriend & her parents. Really nice people. I'm so glad he enjoyed his birthday it was fun to sing for him! Thanks again & best wishes, Judy 😊✌🏻❤️🎶
May 15, 2020
Akash M.

Guitar Lessons

I am a beginner and didn't know much about playing Guitar and Music theory. She is a great teacher, she always has a way to make me understand the critical aspects. Within no time Judy has brought me to a level where I could read music and play basic chords and make transitions. Playing guitar is a combination of the lessons you get from your guitar teacher and practicing a lot, judy has been really good in making me focus on the right aspects of guitar playing. So far everything has been great. Looking forward to more great lessons.
Sep 4, 2017
Anne S.

Music Entertainment

Did a great job going with the flow of planning a surprise on short notice!
Groovy Judy - Lessons/Telegrams/Solo's reply
Hi Anne: Thanks so much for the wonderful review! It was such a pleasure to meet you both. All the best, Judy 😊✌🏻❤️🎶
Sep 3, 2020
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Judith Gascoyne


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

    My pricing is competitive for the market place. I offer a discount on a package of 12 or more lessons.

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

    For guitar lessons, the process is we choose a day and time that works for both of us and we set up the first lesson. If you’re a beginner, I’ll teach you the string names, how to tune and get you going on easy songs. I tailor the lessons to what styles and songs you want to learn. If you’d like to learn how to read music, I can help you with that too. For hiring me Groovy Judy as an entertainer, we negotiate the date, time, location and rate. The we fill out a simple agreement confirming the details.

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

    BS degree in communications from SFSU, college courses included music theory and composition, piano and sight singing. 15 years as a private music instructor, 6 as a group lesson teacher, City of San Carlos, 8 as a group lesson teacher, city of San Mateo. I’ve also taught rock band Summer Camps for DayJams and BandWorks and currently do so at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough. As a performer, I’ve been performing around the Greater San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years at Summer Concerts, Festivals, Fairs, weddings, birthday parties, nightclubs, restaurants, churches and cafes. I perform solo, as a duet, trio, quartet or a quintet.

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