Lessons are taught in a low-stress format, meeting once a week for a half-hour or full-hour lesson, and follow a program developed by the Guitar Cities instructors based on their experiences as instructors and their careers as touring and recording professionals. Lessons are catered to the individual needs and goals of every individual student. You will be getting an instructor that is a career musician and their main goal is to teach you the in the way you will learn the most effectively. Students also have the opportunity to apply their instruction by writing and recording their own songs on professional studio equipment.
Guitar San Francisco is located in the Embarcadero/ financial district. Perfect for those working downtown,
lessons are a short walk from most businesses. We are located on the corner of Sansome and Sutter
One Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.
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Dan DeWitt began playing guitar in 1995
when his parents bought him an electric guitar. His early tastes
included classic rock, blues, and jazz and within his first few
months he was experimenting with slide guitar, effects, and taking
the BART to San Francisco and Berkeley to perform in the streets to
overcome his stage fright. Dan received his BA in Music from Sonoma
State University where he studied classical guitar with Tom Leisek.
In the 2001-2002 school year Dan participated in the CSU study abroad
program and was given a chance to study classical guitar with
Professor Andreas Higi at the Staatliche Hochsschule fur Musik in
Trossingen, Germany and travel Europe with a mini disc recorder doing
field recordings of every musician he encountered. Dan began
performing and teaching professionally upon his return from Germany
in the summer of 2002; his career has taken him from playing dive
bars in blues and rock bands to the most prestigious wineries in Napa
and Sonoma Counties as a classical guitarist. Dan teaches all styles
of guitar, electric bass, and ukulele and likes to balance theory, technique,
and ear training with improvisation and having fun. Click here to watch Dan perform.
A graduate of Hope College (Holland, MI, USA) in Psychology, Music, and Business,
James Lenger has been teaching guitar and bass professionally for 21 years and has
given over 70,000 lessons during that time. After touring with his band for a number
of years, he founded Guitar Cities. James will be teaching seasonally at Guitar Cities -
San Francisco. Check out James' music with the Green Room here.
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