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The Best Guitar Tutors in California

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Daniel G.
45/hour

Reseda, CA

Experienced Voice, Guitar, Piano and Spanish Instructor

I have been playing folk and rock guitar since the age of 18. I have led music groups, played in bands and used my guitar to backup my singing innumerable amounts of times. More recently I studied guitar techniques with Hub... read more

45/hour
4.7 (3)
23 hours tutoring Guitar out of 29 hours
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I have been playing folk and rock guitar since the age of 18. I have led music groups, played in bands and used my guitar to backup my singing innumerable amounts of times. More recently I studied guitar techniques with Hub... read more

Joshua M.
55/hour

Camarillo, CA

Singer/Guitar Player

I have been singing in bands and as a solo artist for over 13 years now. My vocal style is mostly rock, punk, and some pop. I have been the lead singer of my band and also provided backup vocals in another band. I am currently working on a solo... read more

55/hour
5.0 (4)
6 hours tutoring Guitar out of 6 hours
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I have been singing in bands and as a solo artist for over 13 years now. My vocal style is mostly rock, punk, and some pop. I have been the lead singer of my band and also provided backup vocals in another band. I am currently working on a solo... read more

Ariana Y.
50/hour

Palo Alto, CA

Guitar Teacher with Bachelor of Music Degree

I have played guitar for over 15 years and started more formal education in guitar with private teachers when I was in middle school and high school. I focused on learning classical and pop styles and played in bands as well. In... read more

50/hour
5.0 (51)
113 hours tutoring Guitar out of 124 hours
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I have played guitar for over 15 years and started more formal education in guitar with private teachers when I was in middle school and high school. I focused on learning classical and pop styles and played in bands as well. In... read more

Jake M.
45/hour

Emeryville, CA

20+ years playing, 15+ years teaching, pro player and educator, M.A.

I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and teaching guitar for over 15 years. I play and teach all styles of guitar, from pop to jazz, classical to rock. I'm very into improvisation and will help you make your... read more

45/hour
5.0 (3)
21 hours tutoring Guitar out of 21 hours
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I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and teaching guitar for over 15 years. I play and teach all styles of guitar, from pop to jazz, classical to rock. I'm very into improvisation and will help you make your... read more

Michael S.
40/hour

San Diego, CA

Bachelors Degree in Guitar Performance

I studied classical guitar at the University of Delaware and received my Bachelors degree in 2006. I have since taught private lessons and performed solo and ensemble concerts. I also enjoy learning metal on my electric guitar. read more

40/hour
5.0 (39)
28 hours tutoring Guitar out of 81 hours
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I studied classical guitar at the University of Delaware and received my Bachelors degree in 2006. I have since taught private lessons and performed solo and ensemble concerts. I also enjoy learning metal on my electric guitar. read more

Max F.
60/hour

Redwood City, CA

Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory, Studio: Eliot Fisk

I have been playing electric and classical guitar for over 15 years, and studied classical guitar at the New England Conservatory. I have also attended numerous festivals, workshops, and masterclasses, and performed in the US and... read more

60/hour
5.0 (2)
5 hours tutoring Guitar out of 5 hours
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I have been playing electric and classical guitar for over 15 years, and studied classical guitar at the New England Conservatory. I have also attended numerous festivals, workshops, and masterclasses, and performed in the US and... read more

Leon B.
150/hour

Palo Alto, CA

Professional Musician & Producer

As a professional Musician and Producer, I use the guitar for a lot of my work. My guitar playing is more in the "pop" realm - but for all pop music such as chord work or rhythm guitar, I am able to teach this. I... read more

150/hour
5.0 (3)
4 hours tutoring
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As a professional Musician and Producer, I use the guitar for a lot of my work. My guitar playing is more in the "pop" realm - but for all pop music such as chord work or rhythm guitar, I am able to teach this. I... read more

Kojiro Y.
40/hour

San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Music in Guitar 3+ Years of Teaching Experience

I have taught private guitar lessons at Vibo Music Center ever since 2017. This has been in Guitar Technique, Guitar Theory, Guitar Pieces and more. I also have taught connected Musicianship and Music Theory Skills. read more

40/hour
18 hours tutoring Guitar out of 19 hours
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I have taught private guitar lessons at Vibo Music Center ever since 2017. This has been in Guitar Technique, Guitar Theory, Guitar Pieces and more. I also have taught connected Musicianship and Music Theory Skills. read more

Chloe O.
60/hour

North Hollywood, CA

Songwriter and Guitarist with 10+ Years of Experience

I have been playing electric and acoustic guitar for 13 years. I am a songwriter and a band leader, playing many genres but focusing mainly on Rock and Pop music. I have 10 years experience playing guitar in bands and using the... read more

60/hour
5.0 (16)
3 hours tutoring Guitar out of 37 hours
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I have been playing electric and acoustic guitar for 13 years. I am a songwriter and a band leader, playing many genres but focusing mainly on Rock and Pop music. I have 10 years experience playing guitar in bands and using the... read more

Donald L.
65/hour

Culver City, CA

Professional Studio Guitarist with BA in Ethnomusicology

I have been playing guitar for 13 years and have studied with several professional instructors. I specialized in guitar performance while studying at UCLA for my undergraduate degree in music. During my 13 years of playing... read more

65/hour
5.0 (10)
36 hours tutoring Guitar out of 37 hours
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I have been playing guitar for 13 years and have studied with several professional instructors. I specialized in guitar performance while studying at UCLA for my undergraduate degree in music. During my 13 years of playing... read more

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