The Tri-Valley's Leading Authority In Providing Outstanding In-Home Music Lessons For Guitar & Piano

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Welcome.  My name is Troy Dameron.  I am the owner of Tri-Valley Music Teacher (formerly The Guitar Teacher). Thanks to our customers, we have been the most sought after provider of in-home guitar & piano music lessons for over 16 years!

Instead of you driving to me, I come to you.  My lessons are held in the comfort, safety and convenience of your home.  I make every attempt to create an atmosphere of the professional music studio academy right where you live.  This creative and collaborative environment quickly inspires confidence in my students that they can learn to play music, and makes learning music fun and easy.
I have worked with hundreds of students, helping them discover the inspirational fulfillment of expressing themselves musically. Many of my "kids" grow up taking music lessons, often remaining students with me until they graduate from high school.



Strategically located near the 580/680 corridor, we provide mobile, in-home music instruction services throughout the greater Tri-Valley communities:

  • Alamo
  • Blackhawk
  • Danville
  • Diablo
  • Dublin
  • Livermore
  • Pleasanton
  • San Ramon
  • Sunol


We want you to feel comfortable and safe with us regularly coming into your home.  That’s why before we begin music lessons, I schedule with you a free, no-obligation, consultation.  This is an opportunity for you to get to know us a little better, ask any questions you might have, complete registration, conduct a policy review, and set up a lesson day & time.  Typically, the consultation lasts 30 to 45 minutes.


At the core of what we do is provide the absolute best in music education services.  For many of our guitar & piano students this is their first time to explore the richness of discovering the joy of learning to play a musical instrument.  We recognize that every person is unique and has their own individual learning style. With time, patience, persistence, and whole lot of practice, if you follow the strategic music program Troy sets up for you, results will happen and you will become the musician you want to be!

Sign Up for a Complimentary Music Lesson Appointment Today!

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tri-valley music teacher is the “real deal”

“Our son has been taking guitar lessons with the Tri-Valley Music Teacher, Troy Dameron, for the last three years and we recommend him highly. We heard about him kind of like this from a friend in the area and we have been super happy with him. So now we are passing along the tip. Troy is a joy, and my son and the other kids we know who have been taught by him really enjoy not only his guitar chops (he’s the real deal) but how fun he is to be around. He makes it easy for the kids to stick with it. Recommended!”

John Beans

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You expect and deserve the best music teacher.  With Tri-Valley Music Teacher, you get both - and much more!  Troy is a trusted music teacher in the Tri-Valley.  In addition, he regularly updates his background check status. Troy does not take lightly the responsibility of providing exceptionally crafted lessons for each student - every session.  His goal is to create memorable music encounters that are rich and rewarding, not only for today - but for a lifetime.


Ron has been taking classical guitar lessons for one year.  He has been a performing musician for decades, and wanted to take his guitar skills to a higher level.  This is Ron's original arrangement of the Christmas classics, "Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella" and "We Three Kings."

guitar lessons for adult acoustic guitarDO YOU WANT A COMPREHENSIVE MUSIC LESSON PROGRAM?

Troy's motto is: "Master the basics, and everything else falls into place naturally."  Troy helps his students get off to the right start by establishing a solid musical foundation of sight-reading, aural training (ear training), rhythm, scales, harmony, and music theory.  As student's attain mastery of the basics, they soon branch out and gain an appreciation for a variety of styles ranging from classical, folk, country, jazz, rock, and others.

Troy masterfully delivers a comprehensive music curriculum that will prepare students for whatever musical aspirations they might have. Every student is unique.  Troy crafts their sessions according to careful evaluation, student's interests and needs individually.  While the elementary concepts of music, melody, harmony, rhythm, ear training (aural) and proper technique remain the same, Troy personalizes the teaching of these concepts for each student, making each lesson a fun and enjoyable experience.

i learned to play piano fast with tri-valley music teacher

“Troy helped me to learn to play piano –FAST!  I have several years of experience playing different band instruments in school.  Troy showed me which keys on the piano related to their musical notes.  In addition to his weekly teaching method books, and music theory lessons, I was able to download sheet music of the songs I like, and in just a few months I was able to play songs!”

Nick C.


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When you're ready to give one-on-one private sessions a try, consider Tri-Valley Music Teacher. If you're searching for a high-quality, competitively priced, gifted teacher that is trusted, dependable, and professional, then look no further.  No matter your musical proficiency or your age (you're never too young or too old to start), we will customize you or your child's music class for maximum results.

Tri-Valley Music Teacher has a proven track record for producing  the best guitar and piano students.  We look forward to helping each student attain their musical goals, reach for higher achievement, and perhaps accomplish more than they expected.



what I've achieved musically with tri-valley music teacher

“My ability as both a guitarist and an all-round musician have expanded exponentially with Troy as my guitar teacher.  I wouldn’t be able to do half the things I do on a daily basis today without my work with Troy.  I now compose, improvise, read music and guitar tabs.  I also learn at an accelerated rate due to the breadth of experience that Troy has offered me.  Over the many years I have taken guitar lessons with Troy, we’ve have covered the guitar styles of rock, jazz, classical, Latin, pop, and the ever-favorite blues.  My time with Troy has been an absolute blast the whole time we’ve been together.”

Jack Messing

Syracuse University - Recording Engineering Major




We are here to address any questions or additional information you might need regarding our music education programs. Contact Us or call/text 925-595-4310.  Let's get you signed up for guitar or piano lessons today!

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