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  • 23 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Phoenix, AZ 85029

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I've only taken two lessons but I like Michael's very obvious and abundant knowledge, his patience, his personally prepared learning materials, and mostly his sincere enthusiasm. I have been playing guitar for over 45 years and he has already showed me NUMEROUS ways to improve and my own motivation has been reinvigorated. I like that. He's a great guy too. I wholeheartedly recommend him for guitar lessons.

  • 27 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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I have taught music all my life. I specialize in guitar and bass guitar, and I teach all styles and all types of music, whether acoustic or electric. This year I received Thumbtack's Best Of 2015 Award for Guitar Theory Instructor, and I am proud to have been chosen. Over the years, I have developed techniques that streamline this learning process. If, for example, you are just beginning, I have a technique called "targets and adjustments" that allows you to learn to play chords and move from one to another easily. And you master this in weeks, not months. If you are someone who has played for some time but find that you're stuck doing the same things, or everything you play sound the same, I teach you to develop your own unique rhythm and strumming patterns for each song you choose to play. Using techniques such as "6 dead strings", you create your own style, without having to practice "model strums." Easier, original, and much more efficient. If you are an advanced guitarist or a professional, I can teach you how to give your performance structure and elegance. Using techniques such as "complimentary pattern evolution" you not only hold the interest of the listener, but take them places they did not expect to go. Lessons include sheet music, tablature, and a written synopsis of each lesson. I also record segments and examples of what we're working on when applicable and email them to you. This way you can listen during the week and easily be reminded of how a particular strum or pattern should sound. Whatever level you are at beginning to advanced you learn in "quantum-leaps". This is not a long term project. I can have you doing what you set out to do in a very short time.

  • 2 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Brian is an awesome instructor. Being brand new to guitar playing was seemingly intimidating, but he has made it manageable and so much fun to learn the basics along the way. I highly recommend him!

  • 33 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glendale, AZ 85306

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I took guitar lessons from Glen for around four years, and I am thoroughly satisfied with what he has provided me. Glen’s style of teaching isn't out of the book or one dimensional what so ever. He incorporates what you need to learn, while letting you choose what you want to learn, allowing you to keep constant interest in learning the instrument. Glen also pushes the student to explore different musical realms, allowing their musical mind to grow beyond what it would usually gravitate towards. Besides his vast musical knowledge, he is a very approachable guy, very easy to talk to, and he has a great sense of humor, which for me was relieving and made the lessons even more fun. I couldn't imagine having had someone else guide me on my musical journey. Glen opened my mind and helped me look at things differently. He is a phenomenal teacher, and I am extremely happy that he was my instructor.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glendale, AZ 85308

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Roger comes to my house each week to give my 12-year-old son acoustic guitar lessons. He is extremely patient and my son, actually all of us just love him. Within a lesson or two Roger had him doing scales and reading music, he's now playing songs and sounds pretty good. Highly recommend Roger to any musician!

  • Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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I provide guitar, bass and voice lessons, music theory and college prep music, business and tech. I am the one for you if you are looking for quality music instruction and need a flexible schedule. I do not accept more than six students at a time and do not book lessons back to back; therefore, the lesson pace is more leisurely. More often than not, the lesson time exceeds the half hour or hour allotment (incurring no extra charge). Since I do not teach privately for a living, I can be more flexible than most studios regarding scheduling. For example, I like to book each lesson by appointment with the client; that way, we can both be sure that the client has had enough time to work on the home assignments. Lessons can be every week, every 2 weeks, or every 3 weeks depending on the level of difficulty. Generally with beginners or young students, the lessons should be frequent for the sake of retention and reinforcement (weekly or every 2 weeks). It also is very effective to have the parents attend the lesson (for very young students). Even if you do not consider yourself musical, you can help the child remember what is taught and what is assigned. With the intermediate or advanced students and most adults, I find that they can be "self-taught" to a greater or lesser degree. These students can be given an assignment or concept at one session which they can then apply for several weeks or even months until they are ready or have the time for a new concept. I am sympathetic to the demands of career and family made upon by my adult students, and I realize that in most cases, they are looking for an enriching hobby, a recreational experience, or perhaps a creative and therapeutic activity. The study of music and/or an instrument is all of these, provided that the goals and tastes of each individual are taken into account. I started guitar at age 10 and was professional by age 15. I grew up playing by ear and playing rock and then went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and graduated cum laude with my BA in music education. For 40 years, I have been a "gigging" professional guitarist and bassist in numerous, in-demand general business bands and as a soloist for weddings and such. I have played literally thousands of events of all kinds. I have also been a sound technician, conductor, arranger, agent and music producer. I have taught professionally for 30 years as an instrumental, choral and jazz band/music director, building several fine music programs that continue to this day. As a professional teacher, I am certified and have fingerprint clearance in three states: AZ, ME, and MA. I believe in playing by ear, learning to read music and understanding some music theory. Musical literacy is the ability to efficiently articulate your own ideas as well as communicate expediently with others. I am grateful to be from "both worlds", and I believe that this enables me to relate well with many more kinds of music students. I like having 50% of the ideas for private lessons to come from my students and their joy and passion, while the other 50% will be pursuing the standard training and the path of a true musician. I hope that I can help you on your musical journey! Music instruction and courses include the following: * acoustic and electric guitar lessons * electric bass lessons * music theory, harmony, and arranging * contemporary improvisation * recording techniques and demo production * sound reinforcement/midi/guitar synthesis * college and career counseling * ear training/listening analysis * audition tapes for college, festivals and competitions * music theory and history AP testing * music history and appreciation courses * band leading and the music business * youth music ensembles and programs

  • Phoenix, AZ 85029

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I have been going to Mike for guitar lessons since I was a little girl. He has tought me so much. He is sweet and patient. He really knows what he is doing and is a awesome guitar player. I don't have anything to complain about.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Travis M.

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I have been working with Richard for about a month now and I could not be more satisfied. Despite playing guitar for a few years previously, Richard taught me stuff I should have known from the start and develop better playing habits.

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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My son has been taking guitar lessons at Kirk's Studio for 3 years. He loves it and I'm happy. HIs instructors have been patient, inspiring, and fun. The kids get a chance to perform at the annual "showcase" which is the highlight of the year. It's really amazing to see the kids progress as performers. The owners are wonderful. Glad we found them.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chandler, AZ 85225

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We have been taking guitar lessons from Tom Wray (GuitarTommy) for almost 3 years now. His knowledge and ability to teach always instills in us a desire to learn more and play better. He starts our lessons on time, but more importantly, he stresses the fundamentals. He's very professional. We highly recommend him for all age groups. He's GREAT!

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Phoenix, AZ 85053

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My Husband and I chose Gerry for our music lessons and we're very happy we did! My husband is learning guitar and I am learning keyboard. He is very proficient and knowledgable in both. His approach to teaching is fun and unconventional... meaning I wasn't just sitting there trying to read notes that made no sense to me. I learned quite a bit in one lesson and am actually enjoying the learning process. Thanks, Gerry!

  • Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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Mitch taught our middle school son guitar lessons in OH before moving to LA. His teaching skills were terrific. Our son always looked forward to learning new techniques and being introduced to new music. Good Luck Mitch! And Good Luck Students!

  • Sun City, AZ 85351

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My son age 9 started taking guitar lessons from Rena a year ago. He can read any music and play almost anything she puts in front of him, because of the great teacher/musician she is. She dedicated to my child's education in life. Thank you Rena -----------Chrisdena

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glendale, AZ 85308

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I am a guitar instructor looking to fill in his schedule with students and classes. I offer services in the following areas: - Lessons - Classes - Performances - Live Music - Some Recording Private lesson fee starting at $25 per hour, travel fee may apply. Classes (if available) run for 7 weeks and fee of $11 per class paid in full. I also do performances and live music, set up appointment.

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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I currently teach 17 students beginning guitar. I have been an elementary school teacher for 24 years. I also teach adults. I teach both individuals and groups. Students can pick the songs and type of music that they want to learn. Lessons can be 30 or 60 minutes. I will travel short distances or lessons can take place in my home in south Scottsdale.

  • Peoria, AZ 85382

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I am a guitar instructor for all ages. I have played guitar for 40 years and have directed bands for 30 years. I also play and teach piano and bass. My customers love that I am down to earth and make the lesson time fun.

  • Phoenix, AZ 85029

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I offer drum and guitar lessons, as well as put on private events and concerts and promotion. I offer an 800-square foot venue for anything under the sun. We do music lessons, bachelor parties, concerts, high buy-in poker games, private parties, and a whole lot more. I am great at promoting whatever needs promoting with a promotion team on stand by, and I also have a catering company and whatever else is needed to fulfill your wishes. I have never disappointed a client, and they have always left satisfied. My team and I will make it happen for you. We will supply whatever you need.

  • Mesa, AZ 85203

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We are a music retail store with over 35 years experience. Our services include: - A professional musical instrument repair shop with professional luthier on staff. We are an authorized service center for all top-tier manufacturers and have been for over 25 years for most. - A music instruction studio with professional music instructors. Two student concerts are planned each year. - A school band and orchestra instrument rental program with rent-to-own.

  • 8 years in business
  • Phoenix, AZ 85032

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My name is Howard, and I offer pro piano, guitar and vocal lessons. I am a professional musician by trade. I am a trained and experienced musician; I have worked with Grammy award-winning musicians, such as SureWill (smooth jazz ensemble), Jerome L. Ferrell and played and sung on several recording projects, including one for the queen of England for the Commonwealth meeting in 2007; I have also had the opportunity to sing for former President George W. Bush. Contact me if you are in need for tutoring or services on events.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Peoria, AZ 85382

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Our services include: - Private and group voice lessons - Private and group piano lessons - Private and group guitar lessons - Workshops on song writing, harmony singing, stage presence, and more A vocalist is available for hire.

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“Need a Guitar Teacher”

Cave Creek, AZ

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I need to learn how to better the good skills i have already! I need inspiration, new licks, new shred ideas, jazz influence, etc. I demand a teacher to teach me SHRED!!
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Sedona, AZ

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Just moved to Sedona. Have had only minimal guitar lessons. Age 67
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Tempe, AZ

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