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San Rafael Bass Guitar Lessons

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 47 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Esther L.
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I found Brett on Yelp to get some electric guitar lessons after spending years plateauing on chords for acoustic guitar, and after chatting with him a bit on the phone, decided to give him a shot. I have found Brett to be a true music lover and efficient guitar teacher, who tries to find ways to distill his 20 years of guitar playing down to targeted exercises and practice areas. It's clear that he's done his personal work to become good at his instrument. I've only been taking lessons every other week for two months, so I hope the trend of improvement keeps up!

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 24 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.

Tropical Hideout
5.0
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.

  • 7 years in business
Karly W.
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Mark has been teaching my boys guitar and ukele for about 3 years. He is very flexible with our schedule, good with kids and provides quality instruction.

  • 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!

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
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I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

Dave Carlson, Guitar
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Carly R.
Verified review

I just had my first lesson with Dave. In addition to giving clear and detailed instructions, he also made the lesson fun. He is clearly knowledgeable and experienced in his craft. I am looking forward to continued guitar instruction from him.

Mirco Melone
5.0
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.

ModernTone Studios
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elliott A.
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I have been taking guitar lessons at the studio since it opened. The facility is amazing and all instructors I have met are friendly, professional musicians. I love taking lessons here because they are tailored to fit my style and goals. I would and do recommend the studio to students of any age/ skill level.

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Will G.
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Ralph is a knowledgeable and patient guitar teacher. He's been willing to go the extra mile and find ways to explain music and musicianship that make sense to me.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kina R.
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I started taking guitar lessons with Jack a month ago. I never played a single chord until now and after every class I feel more and more comfortable with the guitar and confident in my abilities. Jack is very patient and tailors his lessons to suite my needs, which I really appreciate. I look forward to my weekly guitar classes - it's wonderful and pleasant working with Jack! I can't wait to tell him the next song I want to learn.

Clayton Music with Julia
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Kathleen G.
Verified review

I rate Julia 5 stars! She is an excellent piano teacher, and we feel very blessed to have her teaching our 2 daughters. I highly recommend her, as she is patient, takes her time to teach the love of music.

Chrisp music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis H.
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Chris is a wonderful music teacher. I called him for Bass lessons, I started Lessons the same week. By the end of my first lesson I was playing a 12 Bar Blues rif. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn guitar. He also taught me to read music.

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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.

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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.

  • 16 years in business
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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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I have been teaching students guitar for over a decade. In addition, I've worked with some of the biggest names of rock in my career! I focus on teaching rock-and-roll guitar. If you are looking to rock and roll, I'm your teacher!

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

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Need Guitar Teacher

San Anselmo, CA

  • Student age
    55+
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • 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
    Indefinitely
  • 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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