I.R. Guitar Lessons is an East Bay Music School Dedicated Solely to the Guitar.

We provide students of all ages the opportunity to create life-long passion.

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Dedicated Faculty

Conservatory-trained teachers with years of experience on the stage and in the classroom.  We are more than instructors, we are role models and mentors dedicated to making sure that every student reaches their full potential.


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Trusted Curriculum

Our curriculum creates the complete guitarist, so that students can be any type of musician.  Students build musical literacy, technique and musical fluency while learning a variety of styles so that they can play Bach today and rock tomorrow.


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Recognizing Achievement

We promote progress by marking students’ achievements with awards and certificates.  By completing monthly practice plans, graduating to new books and performing in recitals, students receive awards that keep them excited about learning.


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Active Community

Our students are part of an encouraging network of like-minded people who are passionate about music and learning.  The I.R. Guitar community provides a supportive environment where we can share, socialize and collaborate.


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Hands-on Approach

We teach you to play the guitar in a hands-on setting with real music as the example.  From the very first lesson, students learn strumming, plucking and reading music, while using interactive exercises to boost confidence and have fun.


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Priming Students for Success

We teach beyond music, we teach life lessons.  Students make goal-setting and accomplishing routine, reinforce self-discipline and learn to work with others.  In addition to being great musicians, our students have gone on to be great students at Harvard, Stanford, Duke and USC.


What Our Students Are Saying:

Ian is a great guitar teacher who can meet the needs of students of many levels. I’m an adult student with years of playing but very few of studying. Ian is taking my newfound discipline in the art of guitar and tailoring it through artful listening and good humor.
— Mitch G.

Adrianna is so patient and sweet. She enjoys helping and she’s invested in helping me learn. I feel so lucky to have her as my teacher...and IT’S SO MUCH FUN!!! I am learning how to play guitar again and it makes my heart so happy. Thanks Adrianna for making me feel like a rockstar!
— Tinneke M.

My daughter really enjoys taking lessons with her instructor Adrianna, there’s a lot of hands on which we really like. Adrianna makes her feel comfortable, but at the same time she makes sure she improves. There’s great communication and always there to help. I totally recommend her.
— Claudia G.