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Steve Kritzer

Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo

Steve Kritzer is a veteran of the Bay Area music scene. He has entertained audiences around the world, , recorded 5 award winning CD’s, and has been a highly-respected teacher for over 25 years, known for his professional yet friendly teaching style and ability to mold lessons to each students personal needs and abilities.

His teaching abilities include acoustic and electric Guitar (specializing in folk, Travis picking, bluegrass, swing, Celtic, and classic pop and rock), Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, Bass, Songwriting, ensemble playing, Contemporary Christian repertoire, and theory, welcoming everyone from beginners to advanced on all instruments. He looks forward to working with you on your musical journey.

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