Featured Guitar Teachers Near Oakland, CA

Randall P

Randall P

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I am a very patient, knowledgeable and experienced music instructor who loves working with students of all ages. I graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and a lifetime California state teaching credential. I also graduated from the Naval School of Music with top honors and I served in the Marine Corps as a bandsman playing the French Horn. I have taught music in many public, private and charter schools in California for over 30 years. I also taught music in primary schools in Edinburgh, Scotland for five years. I am currently teaching music at Cinnabar Charter School in Petaluma. I am also an accomplished pianist and songwriter having won awards for song writing in the children's music category.

Nicolo L

Nicolo L

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I started to privately teach in the year 2003 in Italy, in my house. I always encourage my students to ask any question whenever they felt the need, and to constantly practice at home in order to get better and maintain their desire to learn something new. 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. I like to encourage my students to join or form new bands and play their own music, even with people that are better than them, because it can be stimulating. Moreover, I like them to share their experience with me so I can concretely check their motivations and their improvements with the instrument.

Michael L

Michael L

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With young students, I teach using the Royal Conservatory method.  These books provide a good balance of technical development and quaity music.  Once technical foundations are estabished, I will add ear training as well as theory and improvisation.  For older students, I generally let them be the guide- whatever you want to work on is fine with me.  Regardless of style, I try to make each lesson musical and fun.

Atemu A

Atemu A

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I have for the past twenty-two years been working as a Music Educator, Administrator, Jazz composer and performer. The last eleven of those years have been in the San Francisco Bay area at Oakland School for the Arts, teaching and leading large jazz ensembles, orchestra, small groups and music theory classes for grades 6-12. As Chairman of the Instrumental Music Department, I was responsible for teaching and developing music curricula, developing new programs, recruiting and auditioning new students, presenting and speaking with incoming parent groups, writing and developing the school A-G requirements, and meeting with community schools and faculty to create meaningful collaborations.

Leo N

Leo N

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I tailor my lessons to each students' individual needs. I have found the Hal Leonard Beginner Guitar Method Book to be a great introduction to guitar. I also create charts and diagrams tailored to the interests of my specific students. I teach my students how to read and write their own music. Nothing is more helpful than learning how to transcribe their favorite songs. You'll learn how to read, write, compose, analyze, transcribe - but most importantlyl - love playing guitar! It's never too early or too late to begin guitar, the instrument you can carry anywhere you want!

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