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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored guitar teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best guitar teachers in Fremont, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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5 Star School for Music

5 Star School for Music provides private one on one lessons for students as young as four in Sunnyvale, CA. They offer guitar, bass, drum, voice, ukulele, and chapman stick lessons and teach blues, classic rock, pop, folk, funk, reggae, jazz, and classical music genres. Mark Wilson is an instructor, author, recording artist, performer, and the founder of 5 Star School for Music. He has over two decades of experience teaching music professionally and developed the 5 star method which is ideal for instructing all levels of students, from beginners to advanced players. Instructors Karen Ruth and Josh Gonzalez-Beban both have years of experience teaching at 5 Star School for Music and specialize in teaching various instruments.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (408) 737-1888


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Billy Salvador Music

Billy Salvador Music provides guitar lessons to students of all ages in San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara/Sunnyvale, and Cupertino areas. Billy has been teaching guitar professionally since 2006, using his talent and skill to inspire students and give them the tools they need to be great guitarists. Teaching students of all different ages and skill levels, and teaching a variety of musical genres means that lessons must be designed specifically to meet each students unique goals and interest. Billy is also experienced in teaching bass guitar, ukulele, and piano lessons, and finds these instruments a popular choice for families and children seeking exposure to a variety of instruments. Billy is available to travel for in-home lessons and guitar performances.

San Jose, CA 95132 (408) 674-6606


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Carol McComb

Carol McComb is a professional singer, songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, and guitar instructor with over five decades of experience playing guitar professionally. Carol has taught guitar, harmony singing, voice, and songwriting to thousands of students in workshop series in the Bay area and summer music camps nationwide and in Canada. She offers a broad range of classes for students of all levels from beginners to advanced guitar players, providing group classes that meet her students where they are. She teaches beginners classes, Americana style, bluegrass, folk music, classic rock, alternative rock, songwriting, and more. To learn more about her professional music career, read all of her amazing student reviews, and register for classes, students may visit the website.

Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 530-2526


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Elf Corps Studio

Founded in 2005, Elf Corps Studios provides top quality music lessons to beginning students in Fremont, CA. Their professional music instructors teach electric and acoustic guitar and electric bass and drums to students ages 10 and up. Their lessons are augmented with other instruments and students are taught more about their instrument and how it fits in a typical band setting. Students are also taught to apply theory in their everyday playing and are assisted throughout their musical journey from basic music instruction and demo cd recording to collaborating in songwriting and band formation. Students may learn more about their lessons and tuition via the website.

Fremont, CA 94536 (510) 410-7622


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Open Strings Music Studio

Open Strings is a reputable music studio teaching kids, teens, and adults to play the violin, guitar, bass guitar, and mandolin. Located in Livermore, CA, Open Strings offers many educational resources and opportunities to satisfy the needs of beginner and advanced students. Jim Hurley is the professional music instructor at Open Strings. He earned his B.A. in Music from Humboldt State University in 1981 and has an extensive professional music career. For over three decades Jim has assisted hundreds of students birth life into their various musical goals and dreams. He offers private lessons, comprehensive musical education, and group playing opportunities. For a comprehensive list of lessons for each instrument, students and parents may visit the website.

Livermore, CA 94550 (925) 443-4057


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Richard W. Kendrick

Richard W. Kendrick is the owner and principal guitar instructor at Mission San Jose School of Guitar in Fremont, CA. He earned his Masters Degree in Music Performance and has taught guitar at MSJ School of Guitar since 1997. Richard is fluent in jazz, rock, blues, pop, and is also experienced in teaching voice/singing, ukulele, bass, percussion, music theory and popular keyboard styles. Lesson times include half-hour lessons, 45-minute lessons, and hour long lessons. His packages include four half-hour private lessons, mini groups including two students, four 45 minute private lessons, four hour-long private lessons and group lessons. To learn more about his packages and tuition, students may visit the website.

Fremont, CA 94539 (510) 661-9147


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Silicon Valley Classical Guitar School

Silicon Valley Classical Guitar School is a professional and reputable guitar academy located in Sunnyvale, CA. Their teachers are conservatory-trained professionals who use their life-long experience and expertise as practitioners and instructors to provide top-quality instruction to students of all levels. They offer one-on-one lessons in Classical Guitar, emphasizing the fundamentals of techniques and musicianship. They also offer Suzuki group classes where students meet regularly to play their songs in a group. The Suzuki method is an internationally recognized music curriculum. Peer support motivates students of the Suzuki method, students review their repertoire together, and work on the finer points of ensemble basics and interpretation. Also offered are ensemble classes and monthly recitals at their Sunnyvale studio.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (408) 720-1677


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Small. Steps. Music.

Small. Steps. Music. provides professional guitar and bass lessons for beginners ages 10 and up in Redwood City, CA. Dave Minor is the owner of Small. Steps. Music. He has over two decades of professional playing experience and has studied music at City College of San Fransisco and College of Marin. His studies included music theory, ear training, jazz improvisation, piano, and big band jazz ensemble. Rodney Street has nearly three decades of playing and teaching guitar professionally. He studied music at Meritt College and has taught music lessons and seminars privately and at the Blue Bear School of Music. All lessons are personalized for each individual student and students will learn the basics of guitar and bass and more.

Redwood City, CA 94061 (415) 845-3884


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