Bret Arenson

Video Conference Lessons Available

Bass, Guitar, Ukulele
Focus on Repertoire, Technique and Ensemble Playing


Will Travel

Beginners in All Genres, Intermediate/Advanced in the Following Genres:, Bluegrass, Blues, Brazilian, Country, Folk, Funk, Improvisation, Jam, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, World
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Bret’s  Method for Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Lessonsbarenson

The secret to playing guitar is knowing the technique that enables you to express yourself, knowing how to use your hands to bring the music to life. Growth in music comes with a growing understanding of how the tools you use service your musical soul. Sometimes the songs you already know just need a little playing technique to make the guitar really sing. It is this development of touch that is the key.

If  you are a beginner I can set you off on a good path, teaching the songs and styles you want along with the sensitivity to make them sound good.

If  you play already I can root out simple problems that cause major frustrations and expand your vocabulary with a clear concept of sound production.

I can teach you pick and finger styles in rock, jazz, blues, R&B, funk, folk and Bossa Nova. I also make it a priority to accompany my students on the bass, giving the opportunity of ensemble playing.

I think making music should be fun. And I think it gets really fun when you can get the sound that really moves you, those you play with, and those you play for.


I am a professional guitarist with years of experience in San Francisco and Paris and the founder and leader of the Duo Kings, an eclectic and virtuosic harmonica and guitar team up. I have a degree in music education and studied jazz guitar under the renowned Bay Area guitarist and educator Warren Nunes.


Contact Info:

(415) 419-7186