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Francesca V.

105 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Forte Award from California Music Studios
  • BM, Vocal Performance from CSULA
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Francesca V.

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Having studied guitar in Spain with masters of the craft, Francesca has a personal passion for classical and Spanish guitar. The first instrument Francesca seriously studied was the classical guitar, starting at age 4. It is her first language. Francesca regularly travels to South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean to teach masterclasses and immerse herself in local musical cultures.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band.

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Jenna G.
I can't write enough good things about Francesca! She is patient, kind, funny, absolutely wonderful with children (I have a 6 year old), easy to work with, and worth every cent!
I have missed various lessons (mom brain) and she has been nothing but accommodating and understanding. There are times my daughter isn't up for the lesson, and Francesca rolls with it and reschedules as she wants this to be fun not something that feels like they have to do it. She is a great communicator and always in an energetic mood. My daughter and I love her!!!!
Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
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Joshua A.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua A.

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To me, learning any instrument is about balancing the exercises with the fun material that makes you want to keep playing. I am a technique-focused teacher insofar as making sure any student of mine is avoiding bad and sometimes unhealthy habits in their playing. I do, however, try to find fun ways to work on technique, with the end goal being playing repertoire that is fun for the student. I believe technical exercises have their place in learning any instrument, but that it's important to spend the majority of your practice time on material which is ultimately enjoyable to play.

I do have certain sets of books I like to follow depending on the student's interests and age, but I am always happy to tweak the lesson plan to fit the student's needs. I also tend to supplement whichever books I'm using with material of my own, to make sure we're also covering important topics such as music theory and maybe a bit of relevant music history in the process.

About Joshua

Hi there! My name is Josh, and I'd love to be your teacher! I've been playing guitar since I was eight, starting out playing rock and roll, then focusing on classical training for my college career. In both undergraduate and graduate school, I studied classical composition as a classical guitarist,

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Michael
Joshua has helped me become a better guitar player by showing me how I can work towards my goals, and giving me exercises, information and musical practice that makes my goals attainable. Joshua is a student-directed teacher, and he has worked with me to focus on my areas of interest (songwriting and fingerstyle/chord work). He is willing to answer questions, responsive to ideas, and able to explain difficult concepts. I've learned things that will help me improve my guitar playing for years. Thank you, Joshua.
Ashlyn
I was self taught when I started taking lessons, Josh helped me fix some bad habits that helped me push my playing to the next level!
Marco
I grew up on bossa, and wanted to learn how to play it. I had played guitar for years but mostly rock and folk. Josh was able to take what I knew and teach me how to play bossa music.
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Ben R.

11 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ben R.

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I have taught guitar since 2012 and have been playing since 2000. I am happy to take students at the beginner and intermediate levels. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

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Andrew
A great present for my wife to learn the ukelele. She annoyingly (jk) brings it out at all gatherings now. Thanks Ben!
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I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
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Karen R.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Bachelor's in Music Education, and Master's in Reading and Curriculum from Grand Canyon University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen R.

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I teach the very basics in playing the classical guitar such as how to hold the guitar, correct finger placement, picking and strumming techniques, learning notes on the guitar, reading tablature, guitar scales, music theory, and learning to play simple classical songs. I have been playing the guitar since I was 10 years old and have had a great deal of experience playing all genres of music including Classical music.

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Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, t

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Samantha N
Karen knows her stuff and is very encouraging. She teaches all ages and speaks fondly of her all students. I had a great first piano lesson. She also teaches virtually as long as you have a keyboard or piano.
Irma J.
Karen is very accommodating and wants to make sure her students get the most out of their experience. Would definitely recommend her and use her again!
Steven W.
Karen is very patient with me. Her soft voice and gentle create the perfect environment for learning
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Brian C.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brian C.

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We learn classical guitar by studying the works of Carcassi, Sor, Aguado & Tarrega. I have an extensive library of works from the baroque and classical periods.

About Brian

I graduated Cum Laude from New York University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. I have performed all styles of music on club dates, college shows, concerts, and recording dates. I have also released a full length commercial recording of my original pop/rock music

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Adam
Brian was more than helpful he was able to help me improve my singing way faster than i would have ever thought! Not only that he also gave me great advice for a future in the music industry. Can't thank him enough!
Jason K.
After a few months of solid advice, work, and practice, Brian has me achieving my goals. He really knows his stuff!
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Jorge S.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Novice Teacher Award Nominee from Ysleta ISD
  • Commercial Music from University of Texas El Paso
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Jorge S.

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Jorge is a versatile musician who has worked alongside some of the industry's top performers. His collaborative work and solo work has reached many audiences throughout the world. Aside from recording in many studios, writing, and performing, he is also an accomplished educator with 5 years experien

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Max K.
Jorge is fantastic! He has a really pro setup with a great webcam so it's really easy to follow along while he teaches. He has an endless amount of resources and you always leave with plenty of material to practice with during the week. Amazing guitar player, great teacher. Stop reading this and book a lesson with Jorge!
Peter
Friendly teacher, listens to your goals and helps you quickly pick up fundamentals and almost immediately start building towards those goals. Has lots of resources and is extremely personable.
Ben G.
Jorge is awesome! Not much else to say. He really knows his stuff and teaches extremely well!

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"First lesson went very well. My daughter was comfortable with Mr. Keene and I hope she continues."
Grace
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"Good instructions, and perfect teaching pace according to student's skill level."
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"With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!"
Chrystine
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Juan C.
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"I moved to San Diego for a few months for work and decided while I was there I would start to learn classical guitar. By luck or aligning of the stars or whatever you want to call it I found Francesca as an instructor. When it came time for my first lesson, and first time playing a guitar, I was a bit nervous and didn't know what to expect. With that first hug and incredible positive attitude all worries shed away. I walked away from every lesson feeling like I had really learned something because you can tell she has a genuine desire to teach people. I'm really going to miss our weekly lessons but I walked away with a lifelong desire to play the guitar and a lifelong friend."
Joshua
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"Jason Free is an excellent teacher. He is able to tailor lessons to the individual student's interest and experience. I really recommend him."
Helen
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jason F.
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"Our children have completed about a month with Kirk on classical guitar, and we are very happy at their progress. They both look forward to their classes, which in and of itself says it all about the teacher. We're very happy to continue the journey and instill a life long love of music to them. Parents posting on behalf of the kids."
Rishav
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"My daughter loved her first lesson! She came home and wanted to practice every few hours. Looking forward to her next lesson."
Kylie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Natascha F.
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"I've had my very first lesson and I've learned so much of the bad habits that I built over the time that I was self-taught, I am looking forward to learning more and to keep pursuing what I love!"
Yanka
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Luke P.
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"Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations."
Norman Griswold
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kevin F.
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"I have been taking lessons with Ahmad since June - I was referred by a mutual acquaintance. I bought myself a guitar for my birthday a year ago and realized I needed some outside motivation to play it. While I'm relatively new to guitar and this is my first time taking guitar lessons, I have been drumming for 13 years with private instruction and university courses. I would highly recommend Ahmad. He is inspiring, professional, informative, and patient; a shining example of what a great teacher should be.

Over the past five months, I've already seen significant improvement in both my guitar performance as well as my understanding of the guitar and music in general. Ahmad is very good at balancing the scale between creativity and technique, while never losing sight of what your goals are as a student. As with any learning process, I would suggest you understand your own goals and level of commitment before jumping in to lessons. As I've seen, Ahmad will probably motivate you to practice more than you originally thought, which I really appreciate. It's with practice and strong understanding that I've gotten to a point where I am proud of my abilities on the guitar. Work with Ahmad and I hope you find the same!"
Brent
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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