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San Rafael Bass Guitar Lessons

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David Williams Music
from 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eric N.
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I've been taking guitar and singing lessons with David for a few months, and I've got to say I've had a really great time learning from him! David is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable teacher who clearly cares about his students and their goals, and better still has played and performed with the artists that I like best. It took me a while to find a teacher who was willing to teach me the music I wanted to play instead of starting with their core competence, so it was really refreshing that within a month or two with plenty of practice I was able to learn one of my favorite songs (Three Rounds and a Sound by Blind Pilot, if you're curious), and a little longer to start singing it, which I was really stoked about. He has been great about breaking things down when the piece we're working on is too challenging. David has also pushed me to pursue my goal of creating music, helping along the way to create melodies and lyrics. I have to say, it takes a great teacher to get me to sing and to share lyrics with them (do you know how embarrassing that can be?). I could go on, but suffice it to say, David is a great teacher, and I'm really glad I started taking lessons with him.

from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Desire G.
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Sedat is a very patient teacher. He is enjoyable to work with. He is great at teaching no matter how much experience you have. He has great teaching skills and is incredibly talented. I have only taken 3 bass lessons and I have learned so much and can't wait to learn more. I highly recommend Sedat for anyone who wants to learn guitar.

  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jamillah L.
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I purchased bass guitar lessons for my Dad with Dylan. Dylan was very thoughtful and responsive. My Dad has had 3 lessons so far and loves it. He had been learning on his own and says things make sense now and he also appreciates the music theory that Dylan incorporates into the lessons. He and I recommend Dylan.

  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Chica J.
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We hired Allison to teach my kids how to play the guitar and piano. Allison is a great teacher and works well with my kids, my kids really like her. We are happy we hired her.

  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
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I have been receiving guitar lessons from Dave for about 4-5 months now and it has done wonders for my playing ability and understanding of music in general. He is a super nice guy and an incredibly persistent instructor. He is both encouraging and rigorous; a great combination that has yielded fantastic results for me personally. Such a patient guy too, great with younger musicians who may just be starting out. Highly recommend you check him out if you're looking to get into guitar, piano, mandolin or ukelele; first lesson is free, so see for yourself if he might be a good fit for you.

Rick Lowe
from 13 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Randy R.
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Rick is a great guitar teacher at any level. He can teach everything from theory to practical playing and make it fun. I highly recommend him if you want to learn the correct way of playing.

Tropical Hideout
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sam F.
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I'm a beginner to guitar, having played a little piano and drums before. Been working with Chris for a few weeks now and it has been a blast. He's a talented musician who is connected to the music scene. I wanted a guitar teacher who was connected to the local music scene, and so I've really enjoyed working with Chris and even going to see his band perform. I also love how Chris walks through songs and is able to write out the tabs and chords on the fly, and then on top of that show me multiple ways of playing the same song. Highly recommend.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Steve H.
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Jerry was very charismatic and knowledgeable about bass guitar. I've played guitar for a few years and recently picked up a used bass, and I took several lessons with Jerry to explore the fundamentals of bass playing. He quickly pointed out some problems in the way I played coming from guitar and pushed me to improve so I could play better and help protect myself from injuries. He also worked with me to improve the feel of my bass playing, that hard-to-describe quality that clearly separates a good player from a weak one. I'm glad I found Jerry and he got me on the right path!

Mirco Melone
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carlo R.
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Mirco is a fantastic teacher and has the patience of a saint! Not only he's a very talented musician, but his ability to clearly explain, guide and generate passion for learning bass guitar is exceptional.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alice L.
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My daughter takes bass lessons from him and she seems to enjoy it quite a bit and that's saying a lot. She's an awkward turtle at best and the fact that she continues to willingly take lessons from him means that she's actually comfortable enough around him to productively learn. That's also a testament to his patience, since knowing my own daughter, she can be difficult to get through to at times. She's learned a lot in the short time that she's taken lessons from him and she tells me that he explains concepts in a way that makes it easy to understand and grasp. I plan to have her continue taking lessons from him throughout high school.

Bass Teacher David
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Steve J.
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Best Bass Teacher and Bassist Inna The Bay

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In my lessons, we will be going over guitar fundamentals. Some other things we will go over is ear training. This will teach you to figure out songs on your own. I specialize in the music of Django Reinhardt, but the lessons can be catered towards your own interest!!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

I am still very active in the music scene so my lessons incorporate all past and current styles of guitar playing.


I have been playing for 42 yrs. Enough said. I like to think that within a song are many lessons and techniques that can teach, but at the same time keep the interest of the student by having fun.

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I teach children and adults piano and guitar lessons. I have 3 years of experience teaching and studying music in college.

  • 7 years in business
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I am a musician, composer and a guitarist of nearly 20 years. I can offer instruction and guidance on nearly any angle of guitar playing, from basic chords to scales to more advanced techniques, whether its getting the right tone you want or how to emulate certain sounds and styles. Electric guitar technique. Ambient. Indie. Folk. Rock. Metal. How to get the tone you want from your guitar, amp and pedals. How to build stamina on your acoustic. "How you do anything is how you do everything." This is the idea I like to encourage with my students. I try and help you connect your heart and your ambitions to every note you play.

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

Being a great musician doesn't necessarily equate to being a great music teacher. Teaching requires patience, empathy, and a commitment to understanding how each student learns. I strive to "break through" with each student in a way that opens up musical creativity and the thrill of learning music.

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We offer guitar/bass lessons and music production with software. Learn how to navigate music software and increase your production value.

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I teach guitar and bass in my home. I also play piano and mandolin. I have eight years of experience in guitar and have played in several bands.

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I am a music theory and guitar instructor. I teach using the various goal oriented methods that have proven themselves to work in the musicianship and playing of both myself and my students. I offer a money-back guarantee. I have never taught someone who hasn't grown as a musician and/or guitarist after studying with me. I have formal training in most styles of music, and I am happy to teach all levels of advancement. I also offer group lessons which is a great way to save money for two or more students that are at similar levels.

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I am a local professional electric and upright bassist seeking private students. I have fifteen years of experience in performing and teaching. I earned my Master's Degree from the SF Conservatory of Music in Double Bass Performance in 2006 and I perform regularly around the Bay Area. I specialize in classical technique/repertoire and jazz technique/theory. I would also be happy in helping electric bass students learn rock theory, songs, etc. This offer is for serious students only. Beginners are expected to practice fifteen minutes a day. I work primarily out of a home studio in SF, but I am willing to travel. I offer one free trial lesson to gauge student's ability. Pricing is set accordingly to the location of lessons. Other details to be worked out can be done via email or over the phone. Rob

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San Anselmo, CA

  • Student age
  • Guitar type
  • Years of experience
    5 or more
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Blues, Jazz, Rock
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Short term goals
    To set up my Peavey 3 amp and create a lesson plan.
  • Long term goals
    To be an excellent soloist in rock and jazz; plus to be an excellent rhythm guitarist.
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Lesson length
    90 minutes
  • Day preference
    Monday, Friday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    I purchased a PRS guitar and a Peavey 3 amp with a Sanpera 2 footpedal. I need to set it up for a gig on Oct. 17th and learn how it works. I want a plan to use the self help books I have purchased and lessons to learn technique and give me guidance what to emphasize.
  • $125
    Average price
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