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Kyle Bates


Kyle Bates is a well-established guitar instructor who has taught in the Tri-Valley area for over twenty years. A native of Oakland, Kyle because interested in guitar at the age of 10, his love for guitar and music has never swayed.

Kyle focuses on his students strengthening their technique, theory, improvisation and overall musicianship. Music is about being creative, expression, and above all, fun. It’s important to Kyle that his students enjoy their lesson and benefit from the instruction. Students ages eight years old and over all welcome, and Kyle works with students of all skill levels. His diverse repertoire includes, rock, blues, country, and jazz playing.

In addition to his A.A. degree in music from Chabot College, Kyle has worked at the College of Recording Arts in San Francisco, and many notable musicians including Frank Sumaras, Doug Doppler, Paul Papus, MC Hammer, and Derrick Davis.

Give us a call to start your music endeavors with Kyle!

Remember that First Guitar


"This is my go-to music store. My two kids have taken guitar lessons here, and both loved it...I would give them six stars if I could."

Mark K.
San Ramon, CA

"Just used JAMS Music to repair my daughter's flute. Ian, the brass & woodwind repair tech is excellent. He knows what he's doing and is very ethical. I won't hesitate to bring my future business back there!"

Linda K.
Dublin, CA

"It was about time for the Tri-Valley to get a really top-notch music store.  I have been going to JAMS Music for a little over 2 years, and the place gets better every time I go in...I am a very happy and satisfied customer, and recommend JAMS Music to all my musician friends.  It an absolutely wonderful and friendly environment, and they are very easy to do business with.  

Gail E.
Livermore, CA

"All of the staff were welcoming and always answered my questions thoroughly.  I highly recommend these guys."

Steve B.
San Ramon, CA

"I commuted here all the way from Stockton because of the high praise this place has on Yelp. From my recent experience, JAMS Music has totally exceeded my expectations."

Andy D.
Ripon, CA