Featured Guitar Teachers Near Los Gatos , CA

Phillip D

Phillip D

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For beginners, learning basic chords and melodies including songs chosen by the student. For intermidiate, learning some repetoire of a student's preferred style and applying theory/adding new ideas as well as becoming more famliar with the guitar neck For advanced, learning improvisational concepts and practice techniques or difficult song passages that will improve student's technique and musical vocabulary. Reading music is an option for any level.

Michael L

Michael L

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I believe that the most important elements of teaching are patience, structure and positive reinforcement.  I strive to make each lesson both enjoyable and worthwhile.  Each student has their own learning style and pace.  My highest aspiration is to ignite the spark of curiousity that will lead to a lifetime of fulfillment.

Jacob P

Jacob P

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I'm a multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, composer and educator who takes great joy in teaching and sharing music with people of all ages. I've been deeply fortunate to have studied closely with multiple master musicians of various traditions. Perhaps the teacher who has had the deepest impact on my teaching methods is W.A. Mathieu, former arranger and bandmember of the Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton orchestras. I studied with Mathieu for three years. I've performed up and down the west coast and am an active player in the Bay Area music scene. 

Tom H

Tom H

Instruments:

I use beginning guitar books such as Hal Leonard that show the basic layout of the guitar and are an introduction to reading. Also chord books, books on scales, jazz methods, fake books, classical books and such. I like to teach my own style,being creative and going beyond basics. I teach the student how to hold and place their hands properly on the guitar. How to develop a nice light touch and get a real nice sound. After the student can start to play with some ease then we will start to read guitar pieces including easy classical pieces and popular melodies and songs.

Jeff W

Jeff W

Instruments:

I began taking trumpet lessons when I was 11 years old, and I've studied with many teachers. I've been exposed to all of the method books, literature, and repertoire that's out there. I have also studied jazz theory and improvisation extensively. The main thing I teach beginning students is understanding how the instrument works, reading music, proper breathing, and embouchure mechanics. I utilize a number of beginning method books, easy etudes, Stamp exercises, Arban's method, and Clarke technical studies. For more advanced students, I have lots of material to work from depending on the student's needs and goals.

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