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Randall P offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Randall P

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...My hope is that my pupils will learn enough about music from me to be able to learn and play any new music of their choice independent of my help. ... Read More

Alan L offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Alan L

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...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

Jacob M offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Jacob M

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...I have also been a music instructor with Star Power Music, COVA, Art and Soul Music Studios, Hayward Music Center and ALMA. I teach guitar, congas, piano, voice and drum set lessons. ... Read More

Yehoshua J offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Yehoshua J

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...My experience dates back to when I was excepted into OSA High school, where I auditioned into the school for saxophone and piano officially graduating in 2008. I started working as a music instructor at the age of 14 for the East Oakland Youth Development Center (E.o.y.d.c), summer cultural enrichment program (S.C.E.P.),  teaching classes for students from the age of 6 to 18 about music theory, history, instrument technique, and how to play an assorted of instruments.... Read More

Tom H offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Tom H

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...My teaching experience goes back to the late seventies where I started to teach kids in the neighborhood the guitar. As I got older and more knowledgeable about jazz and blues, I taught on a part time basis shareing what I was learning through my own studies with my students.... Read More

Alex C offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Alex C

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...I am a instructor with10 years of experience giving 15-20 guitar lessons a week who loves sharing the gift of music. I've also performedjazz,rock, pop and otherstyles of musicin groups and solo at many types of venues, including a few jazz festival appearances in addition to jazz clubs and a small number of sponsored concerts under my own name.... Read More

Jeff W offers guitar lessons in Oakland, CA

Jeff W

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...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.... Read More

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