“Grinage is an amazingly fluid guitar player whether holding down rather tricky and inspired funky rhythm patterns or letting loose outrageous solos.” - Haight Ashbury Free Press -

I would love to help you elevate your guitar and bass playing to the next level! I've been teaching, playing, writing music, recording and performing for over 20 years in many styles of music including Funk, R&B, Blues, Rock, Metal, Punk, Pop and Jazz. Learn technique, music theory, ear training, songs, composition, arranging, style, songwriting, use of equipment on stage/in the studio, and more! Beginners are more than welcome.

My teaching approach emphasizes the development of your personal style and the addressing of your specific needs.Whether you want to learn music theory, technique, or just want to have fun learning your favorite songs & "licks", I have consistently been able to help my clients to achieve their goals.

If you're creating music, improvising, or want to know WHY your favorite songs sound so good, by understanding the underlying logic of why chords and scales work well together you will gain mastery of expression and productivity.

Student Testimonials

"Marzuki's guitar lessons are empowering jam sessions."

"I feel like we make new music every time, and then when I get home, I realize I also picked up on a ton of music theory along the way. He brought my soul, funk, and lead game to the next level, and then I leveled up like ten more times after that. Talk to this guy."  Scott Ricketts of Low Country Kingdom - https://www.youtube.com/user/lowcountrykingdom

"Marzuki Grinage is the best coach, mentor, and friend that anyone can ask for."

"If it wasn't for my lessons with him, I wouldn't be where I am right now. It has now been almost 9 years for me as a dedicated musician. I currently lead a punk blues, garage rock trio band called The Mutilations that has played many shows and events around the Bay Area, that's written countless songs, that is finishing up recording our first EP, and that is getting ready to compete in the "Gorilla Music Battle Of The Bands Finals". Eric Escobedo, The Mutilations - https://www.facebook.com/TheMutilations

Guitar & Bass Lessons are available in person at my studios in Oakland, San Leandro and Berkeley CA and also Worldwide Online using your computer and a Webcam. Email from the Contacts page or call (510) 866-3046 for more info about lessons and scheduling.


Marzuki's Guitar, Bass and Keyboard playing with the Punk Funk Mob

http://punkfunkmob.bandcamp.com/track/nasty-ride (Guitars, Bass and Keyboards by Marzuki Grinage.)

http://punkfunkmob.bandcamp.com/track/fuckeverybodybutme (Guitars and Bass by Marzuki Grinage.)
http://punkfunkmob.bandcamp.com/track/funky-2-me (Guitars and Bass by Marzuki Grinage.)

http://punkfunkmob.bandcamp.com/track/funky-proud (Guitars and Bass by Marzuki Grinage.)


Marzuki's Guitar & Bass playing with StarPeople Presents

https://soundcloud.com/starpeople/cts-thememarz (Guitars and Bass by Marzuki Grinage.)

http://starpeople.bandcamp.com/track/passion-flower-part-2  (Guitars by Marzuki Grinage.)

http://starpeople.bandcamp.com/track/the-best (Guitars by Marzuki Grinage.)

Marzuki's Guitar (Acoustic/Electric,) Bass, Keys, Recording, Mixing & Production on "Little Rough Around The Edges" CD by Peter Fisher - Americana/Rock/Country



Singing, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Songwriting Lessons offered online and in person serving the San Francisco Bay Area including Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Marin, San Rafael, San Anselmo, El Cerrito, Albany, San Pablo, Vallejo, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Montclair, Walnut Creek, Concord, Antioch, Hayward, San Leandro, Fremont, Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Jose CA.