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Phillip D offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Phillip D


...I usually come in pretty relaxed, but can be a drill sergeant if needed. I find that every student has their own learning pace and style and will never get needlessly angry. ... Read More

Randall P offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Randall P


...This keeps the fun factor alive especially for younger beginning music students. For all of my music students no matter what age or skill level, I customize my music lessons for each one depending on their desired musical goals. ... Read More

Nicolo L offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Nicolo L


...Despite teaching Rock music, and more precisely Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, I like my students to be open minded and learn as much as possible about different kinds of music because I think that a great musician is able to play anything. ... Read More

Alan L offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Alan L


...Hi, I'm Alan. I'm a music fanatic who's on a lifelong quest to share the joys and benefits of music with as many people I possibly can.... Read More

Atemu A offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Atemu A


...Of course, I always include the basics ie... sight reading, notation, hand positions and breathing but I think the most important aspect of music is focusing on the emotion and message in each note or phrase.... Read More

Fiona C offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Fiona C


...I have been teaching piano for over twenty years.  My teaching philosophy is that every piano lesson should be fun.  For young beginners, I focus on basic technique.  The reason is that it is very important to form good playing skills right from the beginning.... Read More

Daniel T offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Daniel T


...To keep students motivated I can also go deeper into concepts they really like to implement or talk about the songs or progressions in terms of music analysis.... Read More

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