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Guitar lessons for 5yo boy
My 5 yo son has expressed interest in taking guitar lessons. I am looking for a teacher
that has private or semi private lessons and experience teaching such a young student. I
have found places like johns school of music, but I don't think my son will do well in a
large group where it is sort of everyman for himself. He specifically wants to learn
guitar. Anyone have any suggestions?
Mom to semi-shy aspiring guitarist
My shy boy began taking guitar lessons with Maggie Forti, a local musician and
parent, and she has been so patient, kind and flexible with him. I really
appreciate her. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
A friend of ours is a guitar teacher. While I've never taken a lesson with him,
I know that he's a great guy, very personable and eager to engage with students
in their learning process. He is a professional musician will all sorts of
institutional and practical training and experience. I could see a little boy
thinking the world of him given his broad range of interests and talents (the
first thing that you see when you arrive at his place is his work table where he
constructs those cool fish bait thingys with the feathers and stuff - I'm
clearly ignorant about the correct terminology). He is definitely where I will
go when the time comes to begin my own lessons with my little guy in tow (I
intend to follow the original logic behind the suzuki method). His name is Tom
Warren and here's his email: email@example.com
Check out KinderGuitar.com. Both Eli Wise and Karl Evangelista are extraordinary
teachers and are licensed and certified KinderGuitar teachers. Their information
is on the website. They specialize in early music education through the guitar.
And, the curriculum is taught to very small (2-3 children) age-specific groups.
Guitar lessons for shy 10-year-old
If anyone knows a good
teacher for a shy 10-year-old boy who's new to the
instrument, we would be grateful! [We'd prefer something near North
I prolly posted about my guitar teacher in 2009, but I'm
still taking lessons and still impressed. His name is Raphi
Gottesman and he's in S. Berkeley. He teaches classical,
acoustic and electric guitar as well as drums (my 9 y.o.
daughter just started drums with him). He knows his stuff
COLD and has a very friendly and gentle way of teaching. He
also has a nice rapport with children. I highly recommend
him and he can travel to your house for lessons if you
prefer. His number is: 614-581-1719
Pleased classical student
Roger Riedlbauer is an excellent guitar teacher. He is very
gifted teaching beginners and children. Roger is a
professional performer, as well, and his teaching style
reflects his musical education and creativity. He's a
gentle teacher, who would be great for a shy kid, and he
encourages students to think comprehensively about music as
they learn technique, note reading, and even composition. Roger
Riedlbauer firstname.lastname@example.org 510-599-6788
-Sarah (music teacher and parent)
My son has been taking guitar lessons for the past year with a
terrific teacher, Jerry Kennedy, who has a gift for encouraging young
musicians and teaching beginners from the ground up. Jerry also
teaches bass and ukelele, among other instruments, and he teaches at
local schools and summer camps, as well. He can be reached at
Guitar teacher for almost-7-year-old
Looking for a guitar teacher whose approach is based in classical
guitar or jazz for my almost-7-year-old son. A lot of the current
reviews seem to be for teachers who focus on rock or folk.
While my son would love to rock out and already plays plenty of air
guitar :) we'd like to find a friendly, experienced teacher who can
give him a solid grasp of good technique and age-appropriate music
Someone who teaches in the Oakland/Berkeley area or who could come to
our home would be great, but we can travel a bit more if necessary...
Mom of guitar fan
Ernie Mansfield of Mansfield Music is classically trained
and could be a wonderful choice for your son! He is near
the North Berkeley BART station. He's great with kids and
totally professional! As well, he is an amazing musician. This is not a
side-line for him. He does this full time and
has great recitals for the students. I encourage you to
meet him and see if it's a good fit! My kids are musicians
and it is such a joy! He can be reached at 510-524-2055.
Not sure where you're located, but ALMA in Orinda, CA is great.
http://alma-leap.com/ Ask for Jim.
Karl Evangelista is a certified KinderGuitar teacher and specializes in this
age group. He's awesome. Check out www.kinderguitar.com for his contact info
(karl (at) kinderguitar (dot) com)
My daughter's guitar teacher is amazing. Michael Goldberg (510) 559-2941 -
in Berkeley @Ward and San Pablo. My daughter has taken lessons for almost
two years and I am amazed by her fingering, ability to read music and
performances. She makes time for practicing and is definitely inspired.
Guitar teacher in N. Berkeley/Albany
I am looking for a guitar or ukelele teacher that has experience with
kids who has a studio near north berkeley/albany or who would come to
our home in North Berkeley. We are looking for a lesson during the week
once a week sometime between 4-6 pm. Please let me know if you are open
to teaching both a child and parent at the same time. Please let me know
your rate per hour.
Roger Riedlbauer is a wonderful and experienced guitar
teacher. He is an avid performer as well as a teacher. He
teaches students to have good technique and note reading
skills as well as cater to their musical tastes. He has a
great approach with kids. email@example.com
-Sarah (mom and violin teacher)
My 3 yr old is very musically inclined. She was given a real child
sized guitar for Christmas and will sit and play, singing and rocking
in rhythm to all the various songs she knows. She has music classes at
school and is learning some very basic music theory. She uses a pick
and is now trying to move her hands around on the neck trying to hit
chords. Is she too young for guitar lessons? Should I start her with
piano lessons instead?
I never had any music lessons when I was younger so I really don't know
where to begin. Any advice, teacher suggestion, etc?
Mom to budding rock star
I think that if the child shows ability, talent, enthusiasm, and interest,
then go for the music lessons! Is your child physically capable? I had a
piano student that was very smart and could pick up everything she was
learning, but she had trouble playing the harder songs because her hands
were so delicate and small at her age. Piano lessons are great because
students get a good background and can learn other instruments pretty
easily afterwards. But if your child is already showing great progress in
guitar, there's no reason to stop guitar and switch. I think learning
both piano and guitar together would be ideal though.
I personally (and professionally, I am a child psychologist) think 3 is
too young for lessons that focus on a specific instrument. In such a
setting, any progress will depend on practice (which 3 year olds
can't/shouldn't be required to do), and 1:1 lessons probably won't be much
fun. Instead, you MUST check out Jon's School of Music (www.jsom.com).
He teaches in Berkeley on Mondays and Thursdays. He is wonderful with
toddlers and does teach basic keyboard, guitar, and drum skills, but in a
completely play-based group setting so it is really fun for little ones.
My kids were students of his for years. They love him, and they learned so
much about music. They now play duets together on the piano, or on the
piano and drum set, even though they have never taken a formal piano
Guitar Lessons for 6 yr old boy?
Any recommendations for a guitar class (private or group)
for soon to be 6 yr old boy in Oakland, Emeryville or
Berkeley? If you post to BPN, please copy me.
I have a really good recommendation for a guitar teacher.
Mine. His name is Raphi Gottesman and he is an experienced
teacher of both children and grown ups. He can teach
classical, folk and electric guitar. I have found him to be
enthusiastic, knowledgeable, patient and very friendly. He's
in S. Berkeley. His cell is: 614.581.1719 happy student
My son is taking private lessons from Eric Lenchner in
Oakland. He came highly recommended to us. My son is loving
the lessons and continues to be inspired to practice and
play at home.
Eric teaches all ages in guitar, bass, and drums, and all
styles but he specializes in rock 'n' roll. He's been a
music teacher for a decade and a professioal musician before
Here is his online brochure:
Here is a link to a SF Chronicle article about his teaching:
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy we found Eric
Guitar teacher for mom and 10 year old together
I am looking for a guitar teacher close to N.
Berkeley/Albany area to teach myself (an adult with no
musical background) and my 10 year old daughter together.
We are total beginners. If anyone can recommend someone who
could come to our house - all the better.
Ernie Mansfield was very good and teaches not only guitar
but a bevy of other instruments as well. Check his website
out at mansfieldmusic.com. Stephanie
I highly recommend Matt Heulitt. He is passionate about
music and teaching, and it shows. He has played with famous
musicians like Sting and Carlos Santana, but he is so humble
and down-to-earth. My husband takes lessons from him and
enjoys every minute. I've met some of his younger students,
and they also seem to enjoy his teaching style. Matt lives
in Richmond, but he often travels to meet his students. His
# is: (510) 260-7134. You can also check him out here:
One guitar teacher you should definitely talk to is Tom
Warren. I know he has taught several parent + child duos,
including beginners. He is very experienced, patient, great
with kids and has a wonderful sense of humor. His prices
tend to be slightly less than average as well. Though he is
in Oakland, you can ask him about traveling to your home.
His phone is 510-530-8875 and website is tomwarrenmusic.com
I would like to recommend my son's guitar teacher Tom
Warren. I am very impressed with the progress that my son
has made since he started working with Tom -the lessons are
fun AND focussed which is very unusual. His home is
conveniently located off Park Boulevard in Oakland, very
easy to get to. You can reach him at
I highly recommend Josh Downer as a guitar teacher. His
phone number is (510) 501-1329. He lives in North Berkeley,
although he is available to travel to students' homes for
lessons. He works well with children and adults.
Josh describes his approach:
'My main goal is to find out what the student wants to get
out of the lessons; I establish goals first and foremost. I
then apply what I know about music (from having studied
musicianship and music theory and performance heavily,
having spent time as a music major) in going about helping
the student meet those goals. I put a heavy emphasis on
playing with others (duets, trios, etc) as well as
improvisation and exercises to enhance motor skills.'
A friend of mine who is taking lessons with him describes
'Taking guitar lessons with Josh has been really fun and
enjoyable and I have learned a lot. He caters to what I want
to get out of the lessons. He is very patient and works with
me at my level. He challenges me in an appropriate way
without frustrating me by presenting material too far above
my level. He seems to enjoy giving the lessons and I feel
comfortable with him.' Sally
Guitar teacher for 7-year-old
I'm interested in current recommendations for guitar teachers for my 7 year old son
in or near Berkeley. He has no formal music training. If there is someone out there
who teaches parents and children together, I'd be into that too, since I've always
wanted to learn to play but never have.
wanna be music mama
I highly recommend Carson Sipes (510 381-3219)! He comes to our
house and has taught guitar to both my 8yo and 10yo sons. He really
follows the kids' lead in terms of musical interest. My younger son
has been working on ''Smoke on the Water'' for a long time (he has a
disability and Carson is the most patient, positive and encouraging
person). Carson really knows how to break it down to make it work so
my son can feel successful.
My older son started with electric guitar and was picking it up very
quickly but then took up acoustic as well because of the songs he
was interested in. He goes back and forth. He's learned a TON.
Now my youngest (4.5) is asking for piano lessons and Carson has
agreed to give that a try. I think it will be perfect.
Carson is never rushed, always patient, and very committed. We've
recommended him to others who have been very happy as well. His fees
are reasonable too.
In case he doesn't respond to this, I want to let you know about
Andrew Harris who specializes in teaching kids guitar, and also
teaches adults. He is affordable (only $25 an hour) and is really
patient with beginners. Also,from the first lesson, he'll have you
playing something you are interested in playing. The kids relate
well to him, so they want to practice. He teaches in Berkeley.
Phone number is 510-847-3098.
I highly recommend Caren Armstrong, she is a performing singer
songwriter (has several CDs) who supports her music by teaching.
She started working with my son Ben (now 11) when he was 9 and still
struggling to learn how to read (dyslexia). He had very good
musical sense but no formal training. She has been amazing with
him. He has now done a few performances himself, practices without
prompting up to an hour a day and probably knows 100 songs, tons of
chords, excellent rythym several different picks and strums and can
read a new chart and play it. email@example.com She is also very
flexible and sometimes we split the lesson or do stuff together.
She teaches in Kensington one day a week (Wed?) and also at her home
in Oakland hills (Tues, Thurs). She may not have room right away
but be patient.
Another is Lisa Zeiler--another
performer-singer-songwriter-producer. Lisa also does a kids rock
band camp. A number of my friends kids (and grownups) take lessons
from her. Not sure how to contact her but she's in Berkeley, and
maybe by googling Rebecca Riots, her band.
Can anyone give me an updated recommendation for a guitar teacher
in the El Cerrito, Richmond, Albany area for an 8 yr old child?
Our son has studied with Michael Goldberg for several years and we
think he is a wonderful guitar teacher for kids. You can reach him in
Berkeley at 510.486.1863.
I am looking for affordable, quality guitar lessons for a 9 year
old girl in Berkeley or Oakland. Please share recommendations of
classes and or studios to me. Thanks!
I can't say enough great things about my son's guitar teacher, Lisa
Zeiler, (415) 377-8588, whose studio is on College near Ashby. Lisa has
taught for many years and has a great rapport with kids of all ages
(I've also seen her in action as a camp counselor). My son started at
age 8 and is still going strong at age 12. I am amazed at how much he's
learned, and he's not a kid with tremendous drive. They mainly do folk
and rock. There's an easygoing, fun atmosphere to their lessons. Also,
during the summer, she runs a rock and roll camp where kids form bands
and put on a show, which my kid loves. She goes with his interests so
he stays engaged, and she builds up his confidence. Guitar has turned
out to be a positive force in his life. She's definitely got a gift for
what she does!
My 6 year-old son is taking guitar lessons with Ira Marlowe, who is
also a kid's songwriter/performer...and he's really good with him.
Not intimidating, makes it fun, with some ''free-play'' in his studio
on other instruments (if you want him to, after the core instruction
is done. My son loves this). He seems fairly flexible on times, which
I appreciate, and his rate is really fair.
He's near College Ave./Broadway Terrace.
contact him at 510-922-1770, or firstname.lastname@example.org
PS - he also does kid's rock n' roll party ''recording sessions'' in
his studio...really fun. Each kid gets a CD of their songs. My kids
listen to their CD all the time.
We're looking for a guitar teacher for my 7 year old. Any
There is a fantastic teacher at the 5th String in Berkeley.
His name is Peter Madsen. My two daughters 13 & 9 take classes
with him and enjoy it. He plays guitar in the Bungie Jumping
Cows. Super Fun! You can check out the 5th String Web site.
Daniel Tucker is a Berkeley-based musician and music teacher that
my 9 year old daughter takes guitar lessons with. He used to hold
family music classes through Music Together. He teaches both
guitar and piano privately, comes to our home, and plays a ton of
other instruments as well as sings with a rock band and kirtan
band. More specifically, he is wonderful as a teacher because not
only does he know music theory, he is patient and incredibly
encouraging, works with childrens' assets and strengths and what
they are doing well, not what they are doing wrong.
My daughter started guitar lessons with Brent last spring and liked
them from the start. Brent took the time to get to know her level of
experience, her taste in music and her technical musical knowledge.
Using songs that she picked, he was able to teach her how to tune her
guitar, how to play chords and the theory behind them, how to play
individual notes and scales, how to make her strumming more
consistent and a variety of strumming and picking styles. He gave us
excellent printed materials to augment their work together. He was
enthusiastic in his presentation and patient as she struggled to
learn new skills. His teaching style was very positive. I would
highly recommend him as an instructor.
I am looking for a current recommendation for a guitar teacher for my
two boys, ages 12 and 8. They both play other instruments and would
like to learn to play an acoustic guitar. I would like to find someone
who could either come to our home in El Cerrito or is located nearby.
Thanks so much.
My daughter (now 13) has been studying with Peter Morley for a few
years now, and really likes his style. Peter has a great mellow vibe,
can really rock out, and encourages kids to play the songs they love
(my daughter has done lots of Beatles). He also has nice annual
recitals. He lives in Benicia, but teaches in Albany, right next to
Colusa Circle in Kensington. Two thumbs way up!
Peter can be reached at email@example.com or 847-3432.
I recommend Steve Gibson and his wife Andrea Hurley. They are both
excellent teachers who really engage their students. My son started
taking lessons from Steve when he was 8 years old and started playing
in rock bands through BandWorks at 9. Steve has been a great music
teacher and general positive influence in his life. My son is now 13
and still studies with Steve. Steve's positive approach made a all the
My 9 year old son is taking guitar lessons from a talented
guitar/mandolin player named Dave Rosenfeld, and is really enjoying it.
Dave is a patient and knowledgeable teacher, based in Berkeley. He can
be reached on his mobile phone (415) 407-7162.
Dan Lewis (773 527-9685) is a great guitar teacher. He has
been teaching my 14-year-old son for the last year and my
son loves him (much more than his former teacher). He is
very patient, great with beginners and has a very down to
earth approach to his teaching. He has an informal teaching
style and great at focusing on what the student wants (rock,
folk, etc.). Great with teens and kids. He is based in
Rockridge and is willing to travel to your home. He is
relatively new to this area and is quite reasonable.
I'm looking for some current recommendations for a guitar teacher for my 8
1/2 year old son who has been playing guitar for about 1 1/2 years. He
has been studying classical, but is very interested in learning more
rock/pop styles. N.Oakland/S. Berkeley is ideal, but I'm open to
traveling for the right teacher. Thanks!
I highly recommend Roger Riedlbauer for guitar lessons. He teaches
out of his home in Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. He's fantastic
with kids -- and adults -- and can teach any style, including the
popular music your son is interested in. He is patient, fun and
flexible in addition to being a very talented and knowledgable
musican himself. His number is 510-599-6788.
I have 2 very different sons who studied guitar with Dave Cohen. Dave is
a terrific teacher who teaches out of his home near College and Ashby in
Berkeley. He teaches all styles and is very good at catering his teaching
to different ages, levels, and interests. He knows a lot, but makes the
lessons fun. He can be reached at 845-0199.
My almost 10 year old son is MAYBE interested in learning guitar.
I've taught him a few chords...but I don't really play regularly
My son has a social anxiety disorder called Selective Mutism. He
doesn't talk to most adults, and no new adults.
Is there a teacher out there who could teach a boy who at first
may not respond at all, but would sit and listen and take it all
in, then over time would (hopefully) participate and play, but
sitll may not speak to the teacher? This would have to be
someone (I'm thinking a young man/teenager) who would be really
fun, cool, maybe silly, but VERY patient. It's tricky working
with selectively mute kids, but can be done. Thanks for any
I haven't gone to the archives for this cause even though there
are teachers highly recommended, this is an unusual situation.
Thanks for you help.
We have a great guitar teacher who is interested in working
with your son. He is mid 20's, I think, and very good with my
7 year old son and his 6 year old friend. My son has been
taking lessons with him for about 9 months. Tom is a musician
(in a band)who obviously loves teaching kids. He is cool, fun,
playful, creative,flexible and very patient. He may even be
able to come to your house for lessons, which could help ease
the strain of a new situation for your son. His name is Tom
Carns, and you can reach him at 336-3303. Feel free to email
me if you want more information.
I am looking for inexpensive guitar lessons in Berkeley for my daughters. I could consider a gifted highschool or college student or group lessons.
Try Andrea Hurley. She's a great guitar player..also
sings/writes/performs. She's great with kids! Her number is 235-
I would like to take beginning guitar lessons with my 5 year old
daughter. Any reccomendations for a teacher? (We can't pay a lot of
I'd like to recommend a really good guitar teacher. Tommy Carns
has been teaching guitar/bass to people of all ages for six
years, the bulk of his students being teenagers from
Piedmont/Montclair/North Oakland. He's taught kids as old as
five and as young as seventy. The atmosphere during his lessons
is relaxed yet challenging. For those who want to read music,
he has methods and books that help make it fun. For those who
want to learn music by ear he teaches how to learn songs, how to
accompany one's voice with guitar and gives tips on playing with
Tommy charges $45 per hour for lessons in his home(Glenview
District of Oakland) and $50 per hour for house calls. You can
reach him at 510-336-3303 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I highly
I have a 9 year old son who has been taking guitar lessons
for the last 10 months. Our teacher is moving back to the
East Coast and we are looking for someone who lives in
Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, North Oakland, Rockridge for
lessons. Our price range for a 45 minute lesson is between
My 13 y.o. son happily endorses Rob Michaels
who teaches guitar at Music Works, on San Pablo Ave, south
of Potrero, in El Cerrito. (Music Works is a sweet store, btw.)
Rob charges $25 per half hour lesson. My son takes 1 hr lessons, and his two best friends take 1/2 hr lessons, also with Rob.
Rob is my son's third music teacher, and his second guitar teacher.
Rob books his lessons thru his home phone, apparently dedicated to this purpose: 707-645-8583.
He's maybe 50 years old.
My son is enamored of punk, but I think Rob is very versatile.
Roadie Mom, who posted last week looking for a drummer
My 10-year-old daughter would like to take acoustic guitar
lessons. She would like to play fun/cool/recent music with a
teacher that is friendly and patient. I would like to find
someone with reasonable rates in the Rockridge/Elmwood/
Berkeley area. We'd like to start soon, but many of the
reccommended teachers aren't taking new students, so
we're hoping someone has ideas.
Gordon Kahan (my legal man friend) runs the Advanced Music
Institute and teaches guitar and bass guitar. He's great w/ kids
(his youngest pupil is 4.5 years old) and adults, beginners and
more advanced students. He can teach acoustic, electric, rock and
roll, pop, jazz, and classical -- basically, he'll personalize
the lessons according to your ability and interest. for more
info, check http://www.musictree.org
email ami AT musictree.org or call Gordon Kahan at 510.301.6951
Lessons for 7-8 Year Olds
Not long ago, someone asked for recommendations for a guitar
teacher for their child. I was looking, as well, for my
eight-year-old and called three of the four teachers(one phone
number was wrong), and found that they had different approaches
and all but one weren't taking new students.
Any recommendations for teachers?
would like to let other parents know of a multi-talented music
teacher in the Piedmont/North Oakland area. Maurice Charriere
has been teaching music, dance and drama to kids from pre-K
through Middle School for over 20 years. His semi-private
classes offer lots of hands-on experiences with percussion
instruments, as well as singing, improvisations, music theory
and an introduction to the guitar. My 7-year-old son truly
enjoys playing raucous music with the other 3 kids. Because of
this well-rounded music training, he was inspired to take up
piano lessons recently and has been practicing willingly at home
without much urging on my part. Classes for Pre-K,
Kindergarteners, and First Graders are offered on Wednesdays
after school. He charges $15 an hour. Maurice also offers
private guitar lessons for older kids. If you need more
information, please call him at (510) 654-7439. 3/13/03
My 7 year old son has been learning guitar from Leo Garcia
for two years now, and has made amazing progress. Leo
can find something positive to say about every child, is
always upbeat, kind, and gentle, and makes the lessons a
lot of fun. We started in a class with one other child, which
was great in terms of them making music together, then
moved to private lessons when the children's rate of
progress started to differ. There are advantages for both
private and group lessons. I respect Leo Garcia's teaching
and musicianship tremendously and highly recommend
Larry Klein is a guitar instructor for both adults and children.
He works from his home in N. Berkeley (right near the library)and
runs the guitar program for Berkeley Arts Magnet school. On top
of his talent, he is really nice guy! He can be reached at 526-2988.
Adam Lipansky is a fabulous guitar teacher. He teaches folks of
all ages and teaches both in Alameda and Dublin. He is
schooled in jazz (Berkeley school of music in Boston) and
teaches kids and adults about theory and improvization. The
kids get to play whatever music they want, but instead of just
memorizing it, he teaches what is going on, so the kids
understand music, and later have the ability to sit in on
anyone playing, jam with friends and or write their own music.
He takes them to a real recording music studio once a year
where they can put down a demo, and once or twice a year people
can join an open mic night through the dublin facility. his
number is 510.337.0762. Have fun !
I would like recomendations for guitar lessons for a 7 year old.
I have looked on the website but would like an update. Thank you
Music Works on San Pablo ave in El Cerrito has 2 good teachers.
My 11 year old son studied with Dwayne for the better part of
the school year. He's patient, kind, very clear in his
explanations. My son really liked him.
I recommend Gyan Riley as a classical guitar teacher. He has
recently graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music,
his father is a famous composer, and Gyan is young, personable
and accessible. He travels from SF to the Bay Area to give
lessons. His e-mail address is email@example.com, or he
has a website: gyanriley.com. He is sometimes available by
telephone (415) 566-2871.
Michael Goldberg is a wonderful guitar instructor for kids. You
can reach him at 510.486.1863. He also teaches a beginning
group class at Crowden Music Center, 510.559.2941.
I recommend Brian Bertino. My 14-year-old has had 5
lessons with him and she already sounds pretty good. He
is incredibly nice. A couple of my daughter's friends
recommended him to us. His phone number is 845-4704.
I'd like to recommend Adam Lipansky as a great guitar teacher
for your 7 year old. Adam's background is jazz (studied at the
Berklee School of Music) and teaches kids the songs they want to
learn (rock, kids music, etc) and music theory, which eventually
leads kids to be able to improvise and sit in with any friends
when they get to high school age. If you want your child to just
play music from memory and not understand what he/she is doing,
he is not the teacher for you. He can be reached at
415.377.8567. He lives and teaches in Alameda now, but also
teaches up in Dublin too. Have fun!
Can anyone recommend a great guitar teacher? Our seven year old daughter is
enthusiatic about learning to play and we would like to find someone who is
patient, and fun to teach her. Any
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Desiree
Two recommendations for a guitar teacher. I have taken lessons from Robin
Flower and I know she also teaches children. Her number is 428-9497.
Another person to contact is Erik Hoffman at 444-4397. They are both great
A piano (and guitar) teacher in north Berkeley who has a good reputation is
Robbie Dunbar, 925 962-2200. I haven't taken any lessons from him but I know
him as a dad at my son's preschool. Betsy
My daughter and several of her friends take bass guitar lessons from Kerry
Yates at a place next door to Subway Guitars on Cedar St. in
Berkeley. They really like him alot; it's an easy walk from King or BHS;
and he has a very reasonable sliding scale. I don't have his number on me,
but I think it's posted on the window there, or e-mail me & I'll try to
find it. randice
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