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Walnut Creek Bass Guitar Lessons

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David Williams Music
from 30 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 44 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!

from 20 reviews
  • 27 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.

Rick Lowe
from 14 reviews
  • 17 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.

from 10 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erika L.
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My favorite night of the week is what I call "guitar night," and it is my favorite because Ahmad is the best teacher I've had in just about anything (sorry, erstwhile college professors). The bass guitar can be intimidating, especially if you've put it off until your 30s like this gal. Ahmad makes the whole thing cake.. . I was playing a song by my second lesson. When I am occasionally downtrodden by what I feel like is the futility of a guitar in my grubby, fat hands, Ahmad, like a sensei, helps build me back up, developing my skill and pointing out what is, in fact, a burgeoning talent. It takes time. It takes practice. And I feel lucky to have chosen Ahmad as my instructor for his easy nature, graciousness, and what you can tell is a true love for the guitar that is infectious. Put it this way: I feel like there isn't anybody he can't teach. Even my significant other has remarked upon the tremendous progress I have made and the increasing confidence in my playing. It's a pleasure to be his student. I might even say an honor.

  • 47 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Richard G.
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I highly recommend Bob as a music teacher for beginners, folks who play for enjoyment and professional musicians. He enhances the student's experience by focusing on the music student wants to learn. At the same time he intertwines ear-training and music theory with technique. Bob is a great guitar and music teacher. He was my first guitar teacher. In later years mentored me on how to teach music.

  • 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!

ModernTone Studios
from 8 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.

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.

Guitar lessons
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Denise G.
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I dont know how Kiyo puts up with my wicked slow fingers, but he's very patient! Good teacher - starts with basic chords then has you set a goal for the first song you want to play.

Marc LeGrand
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie T.
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You can tell that Marc dedicates his life to his craft. He was knowledgeable, professional and had great intro. stories to each of his sets. Recommended!

  • 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.

  • 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.

Tom Yamaguchi
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

My name is Thomas. I've been playing guitar for over 15 years now. I want to teach students to play what they want while also learning the basic fundamentals of guitar. If they want to learn their favorite pop song I'm going to teach them it, if they want to become an amazing guitar player I will teach them how to become that as well.

Bass Teacher David
from 1 review
    Steve J.
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    Best Bass Teacher and Bassist Inna The Bay


    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!!


    I love teaching from beginning up to advanced acting principles, voice, speech, movement, improv, and various other fun elements of the dramatic arts. Also, if you're looking for beginning or intermediate guitar, bass or drums, I'm your guy! Are you looking for a band? I've got one! I also have child care experience and can host intermittent afternoons and keep your youngins learning and having a blast!


    USF graduate, experienced multi-instrumentalist music teacher with special emphasis on guitar - available for in-home or skype lessons. Cello and bass guitar lessons available upon request. Over 10 years experience playing in a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, jazz, classical, and flamenco. Will teach any age, beginner to advanced. Lots of experience with kids to make learning music fun. Flexible lesson plans can be developed and tailored to your level of ability and personal goals. Well versed and able to teach in depth methods to improve improvisation, rhythm guitar, and composition. We can also explore music reading and theory together - as much or as little as you'd like. Will work with you to develop a repertoire of pieces that you actually want to learn and that will lead to your success as a musician.


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    • 4 years in business

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


    Well, I teach guitar. I can teach the basics -- chords, notes, scales, structure, and timing. I can also teach any style for those who want to know more.

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    Walnut Creek, CA

    • Student age
    • Guitar type
      Acoustic, Electric
    • Can read the following musical notation:
      No, I cannot read music
    • Interested in the following musical style(s)
      Blues, Jazz, Rock
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Lesson length
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      That I don't like trying to pigeon hole my student request. It says to me that you don't care enough to talk to someone
    • $50
      Average price
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