Got Questions?

I don't know anything about the guitar. Do you take students like me?

Absolutely! While taking lessons you will be mentored by an experienced teacher that can guide you in developing proper technique.

What is a good age to start?

How old are you now? We have students that range from 3 years old to over 80! If you have the desire, you can play guitar no matter what your age.

Do I come to you or do you come to me?

All lessons are conducted in studio in North Oakland with exception of lessons over Skype or FaceTime.

How much are lessons?

Lessons are sold in month packages at the beginning of the month. Four 30-minute lessons are $170, four 60-minute lessons are $300.

Can I do lessons over the internet? How does that work?

We can absolutely conduct lessons over the internet! So long as you have a device with a camera and a strong enough internet connection, we are good to go!

I would like to schedule a lesson, what should I do?

You can click the link at the bottom of this page, email at lessons(at)eastbayguitar.com, or call at 646-306-7468. We’ll be happy to work with your schedule and find a time that works best for you.

I'm interested in learning to read and write music. Do you teach that?

Yes, we do. We encourage all our student to learn basic music fundamentals like music reading and theory. As composers ourselves, learning to write music is near and dear to our hearts.

Sometimes I may need to skip a lesson. Will I be charged for that lesson?

We know how busy people and families get, all we ask is for 24 hour notice so that we can reschedule another student into your time. Without the notice you will be charged for that lesson.

What forms of Payment do you accept?

We take cash, check, Venmo, and PayPal.

Where are lessons conducted?

Two options: at our studio located at the intersection of 49th and Webster in Oakland or over the internet via a service such as Skype or FaceTime.

I’d like a trial, but I don’t have a guitar!

We got you! Borrow one of ours at your first lesson. If you love it as much as we think you will, we’ll help you pick our your instrument!

Do I need to know how to read music?

Nope! In fact we encourage absolute beginners in the truest sense of the word.