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  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94609


My 10 year old son is taking Guitar lessons from Robert. Our experience with him had been very nice. He is very friendly and makes the lessons fun. The class is more fun learning and my son is progressing well. My son looks forward for the class.

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94121


Experience one-on-one guitar lessons with Mark Newstetter. Mark has been a guitarist for over 40 years, a guitar teacher since 1987, and has authored 4 guitar instruction books. He works with students at all levels. If you are a total beginner or if you already play and just need some coaching, Mark will help you play the music you want to play.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94127


I offer private lessons on the four, five, or six-string electric bass or the acoustic bass guitar. Do you want to play bass in a band? Are you already in a band and want to play better? If you are a beginning through semi-pro player of any age who wants to get more from your music, let me give you a free lesson to show you how! I know you're out there; you know you need lessons to be a better bass player or even to start from scratch. Learn the right way. You'll be playing quicker and better before you know it. Take a leap into learning how to play the mighty, mighty bass or raising your playing to the next level. It doesn't matter if you've never played an instrument before, or if you've been plugging away for years, or maybe you've put the thing down for a few years and want to get back in the game. I've had decades of experience playing and teaching, and I can help. YOUR FIRST LESSON IS ALWAYS FREE! I offer: * Low-pressure; learn at your own pace * Convenient San Francisco location * Day and evening times available * Easy parking or public transportation * Affordable rates; monthly discount Decide that now is the time to get moving with your music. Contact me; you've got nothing to lose! Testimonial from a student: "Jerry is a great bass teacher, I would recommend him to anyone but especially to people like myself who started off self-taught and want to expand their skills. He shows his genuine love of the instrument as well as a love for all kinds of music, and combines the two while connecting the different aspects of bass playing. You get bass lessons AND a music appreciation course." -Xavior Breff, Dance Party Boys

  • 37 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94702


I initially thought about looking into lessons with Garth after I saw him perform. He's truly an incredible guitar player with a style that is uniquely his own. It's probably why he's been invited to play with legends such as Miles Davis. Shortly after seeing Garth perform, I was playing at a party and happened to meet a guy who said he was a bass player and had only very recently taken up guitar. So when he began playing in an impressive manner, I asked him how he got so good, so quick. His answer was that he'd been taking lessons from Garth. I'd heard enough. I booked lessons with Garth and have been taking lessons with him ever since. Garth's teaching style is very player friendly. He understands that the ultimate goal is to acquire the ability to make great music and to have fun doing it I've had some good teachers in the past, but I've never enjoyed the experience as much as I do with Garth. He's very laid back and able to break down licks and techniques in a manner that is easy to grasp. He allows me to record my lessons and each day I look forward to reviewing the material that we covered. I would highly recommend Garth to anyone looking to learn guitar.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94607


Dave's a great teacher and guitarist and fun to be with. He's very encouraging and inspiring. I took several lessons from him, and always had fun while also learning things in the process - and I'm an experienced guitarist. You can tell Dave loves what he does. I recommend his lessons for guitarists at any skill level. I watched him teach my brother, who is a beginner, and Dave was great with him, too.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94703


I teach guitar and specialize in acoustic blues, slide, finger style, and ragtime. I also teach rock, electric blues, funk, rockabilly, heavy metal, and early jazz. I provide my students with lots of material, from written music to TAB, mp3 files which I e-mail. I also have a lot of on-line video tutorials on my website. I do my best to make my lessons fun and informative. Private lessons and classes take place at my comfortable studio in Kensington, CA. I accept beginners through advanced students. I serve the Berkeley area.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Concord, CA 94521


since my daughter has started her guitar lessons with Ken, she's been very confident and takIng a greater passion in learning guitar, ken is very kind, patient and talented individual and I am very happy having him as my daughter's instructor

  • Berkeley, CA 94707


I have been taking lessons from Josh for about a year now (for guitar). He really makes guitar lessons fun, but teaches you a lot at the same time. He doesn't make you do crazy amounts of work either. He's very flexible when it comes to what you want to learn: he let's you bring your own music in, and he is very knowledgeable about different genres as well. I always am looking forward to the next lesson. The best environment for learning music is when you can just freely play with your friend or someone you are comfortable with...that's the environment Josh creates in his lessons, a jam session!! I would strongly recommend Josh to anyone looking for guitar/ukelele lessons! Thanks Josh!

  • San Francisco, CA 94115


My name's Jeff Feldman and I'm a guitar teacher in San Francisco, specializing in teaching beginners. I also teach songwriting for guitarists. I've studied music for the past 17 years, including studying music theory, composition, and aural skills at the University of Puget Sound, where I earned my BA. Before teaching guitar full-time, I taught beginning sailing and racing to students ages 8 to adult, and am a TESOL-certified teacher. My philosophy is simple: Guitar should be fun. My years as both a student and a teacher have taught me that making a subject fun involves a personal connection to the material, giving yourself small challenges to overcome, and feeling like you are making consistent, real progress -- all in an environment where you feel safe and free to make mistakes. I enjoy working with students of different ages and backgrounds, and particularly enjoy helping beginners discover their inner musician. No prior music experience is required. For more information on me, my background, and guitar lessons in San Francisco, feel free to contact me with your questions.

  • Berkeley, CA 94702


I create a unique curriculum for each of my students based on their individual interests and needs. All of my students get a strong base in practical theory, technique, and rhythmic awareness. I teach musical styles ranging from pop, jazz, and blues to rock, folk, and funk. Students are encouraged, but not required to read music. My holistic approach to teaching ensures that students get the theory, technique, musical awareness, and aural development necessary to become a strong musician. My students learn to fix and adjust their own instruments and, when applicable, how to use various electronic effects, such as reverb, delay, distortion, etc. I encourage a productive practice routine, and help students organize their time while working on new materials and just playing for fun. Whether you or your child have never played guitar or bass, or you have been playing for years and want to keep learning, I will help you gain knowledge and fulfillment from music!

  • 25 years in business
  • Emeryville, CA 94608


I'm a classical/Spanish guitarist and teacher. I teach in all styles, but have received extensive training in the techniques used for "finger-style" guitar. I love to perform and teach equally, so I'm not one of those frustrated teachers who'd rather be somewhere else. I've performed all over the Bay Area (CA) and specialize in weddings and private events. That said, I often play in restaurants or for tastings in wine country, and I'm good in setting the right mood for any occasion. My teaching style varies per student, with focus on long-term goals, while achieving short-term success. I'm relaxed, but to the point with my students, while emphasizing discipline and enjoyment, not stress.

  • 27 years in business
  • Concord, CA 94519


I've been teaching guitar and music theory since 1991 in almost all styles which include rock soloing and rhythm techniques, blues, beginning jazz as well as various finger style genres such as folk, classical and flamenco. I teach beginner to advance students. I often use the student's favorite songs to incorporate theory and technique. I am patient but thorough and always respectful and professional. I believe in trying to pass on my strong love of music alongside essential musical knowledge. To me, music is about joy, passion, meditation, healing and self expression. I've been hooked since the age of 8!

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