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Mesa Beginner Guitar Instructors

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Jeff Sullivan Music
from 23 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Michele P.
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Before our son began guitar lessons with Jeff, he got very good, competent lessons from other private instructors as well as those affiliated with the very impressive ASU music department. But Jeff’s individualized approach has been decidedly different. Recognizing that our 10 year old has areas of music that motivate him to stay excited and engaged, he always keeps the fun parts as the backbone of the learning process. This past weekend, he eagerly and proudly showed me the importance of knowing a variety of scales (major, minor, mixolydian, pentatonic, blues, etc.) and how he can use them to create music of his own. Talk about impressive! We can’t recommend Jeff more highly!

Jam With Jimmi T
from 22 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Emily M.
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Jimmi is a joy. He is energetic, off-hand, and ready to move constantly. His knowledge of the ukulele, guitar, and piano was impressive and came out in his teaching, making me both trust him and want to know more. Further, his teaching style builds on each other and he is always ready with praise and critique to tell you that you're on the right track and capable of more. I had a lot of fun at my consultation and already feel like I'm better equipped. I can't wait for my first official lesson!

Jam On Guitar Lessons
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Milva M.
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After the first try-out lesson, the very first thing I asked my 13-year old son about John Miller, as a guitar teacher, and his approach to teaching was, "How do you like him?". My son's answer was an exuberant, "I like him. He's cool!". Let me expound a little bit on that. My son plays the piano and a little bit of string bass so he has intermediate knowledge of music, in general. As a guitar student, he is a complete beginner. After a couple more lessons, he often comes out of John's studio looking at ease, not compelled. In my mind, that told me we made a very good choice for a guitar teacher in John. On a parent perspective, 25 miles of driving to his studio is not the best option considering I also had to deal with the 5pm-rush hour traffic. The good nature in John still managed to be very "accommodating". Eventually, we agreed move back the schedule a half-hour later to relax the concern a little bit. What needs to be said about John Miller, the guitar teacher? Five Stars (*****), what else!

  • 28 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Dave has my highest praise and recommendation as a guitar teacher extraordinaire. He is an inspiration as a guitarist, a teacher, and a person. As a person, he is caring, respectful, trustworthy, and fun-loving. He's a semi-retired behavioral therapist, whose mission in life is to help others achieve success, and this mission is evident in the way he approaches teaching. As a guitarist, he knows, can play, and can teach every aspect of guitar, from beginner to advanced, in any genre of guitar music. He's a former performer and can play a guitar with the best. And his repertoire of guitar music is endless. As a teacher, he is a patient listener, he encourages and motivates us by being positive in his appraisal of our work, and he's a fun-loving guy who knows that we learn best when we are enjoying what we do. He is also an inventive teacher, who knows each student's learning style, and he has a toolbox of unique ways students can learn skills and techniques more easily. His greatest joy is seeing us take those "quantum leaps" to the next level of achievement. Dave is a teacher who opens doors to new aspects of music and encourages us to reach beyond our expectations for ourselves. And we do reach. It is amazing what I have accomplished beyond that horizon. I'm 75 years old. I've been taking lessons from Dave for 13 months, and I've never had so much fun learning something new. From a rank beginner, I can now find music I like, look up the chords, transpose if necessary, and sit down and enjoy playing. I've found a pleasure in playing guitar that I had never imagined. Dave has translated his love of playing into his love of teaching, and I have been one of the happy beneficiaries of his gift. Dave is a treasure.Taking lessons with him is a truly joyful experience. Whatever your talents and aspirations, you will achieve your goals and even beyond. I recommend taking lessons from Dave as one of the best investments in music education you can make, and your results will add a new dimension of enjoyment to your life.

Guitar Lessons from Ryan
from 21 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Lacresha L.
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Ryan is currently teaching my fraternal twins the acoustic guitar. The lessons take place in his home where he has a studio. He is a nice, young man. He is very talented and has been playing for about 10 years and because of that, I know he is well trained. He is easy to get along with and takes his time. He really cares about his teaching. My twins like going to get their lessons. And the most important thing to mevis that they are learning to play the acoustic guitar! He is a really good teacher and makes them feel like they are experts when they just started to play. Thank you, Ryan. Keep up the good work!

Reggie's Rhythm Room
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Steve P.
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I have had guitar lessons from Reggie Chavez now for over four years. I started with Reggie without any knowledge or previous training on guitar at the age of 58 . Reggie has literally opened a new door to me to the wonderful experience of the playing a musical instrument. I have learned the fundamentals and then learned how to play songs. Reggie has inspired me to play live with other guitarists confidently. Best of all, Reggie instructs in a way that is relaxed, and gives me constructive feedback in a reassuring way, never harsh or in a way I feel bad. He is the best !

  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Paulette B.
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I've enrolled in guitar lessons with Thomas. He has been easy to communicate with, and he is encouraging and reassuring (I'm a beginner). I look forward to my first lesson this week.

Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly D.
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Quick and easy to coordinate piano lessons for my six year old.

Lashley Ltd. Guitar Studio
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
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Brett is the consummate recording professional in the truest sense of the word. As producer and engineer of my recently recorded album, Double Down On Love, he brought his vast musical knowledge and meticulous technical skill to the table at every session and I could not be more pleased with the results. Though classically trained on the guitar, he possesses eclectic musical tastes, all which have added tremendous color and vibrancy to my music. Without reservation, I highly recommend Brett Lashley to you for your recording needs. And should you desire guitar lessons, Brett's an outstanding instructor as well. Five plus stars for Brett Lashley.

Gen Society
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Ryan C.
Verified review

Lorin has been doing the online guitar lessons with me for almost a year now, I have learned quite a lot of valuable information. I’m in the process of finishing my first ever made on guitar and i’m so grateful for the help. If you want a quick, efficient and fun way to learn guitar, Lorin is the man for the job! Thank you so much Lorin. -Ryan Cowhey

Michael Daniel
from 7 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rosie W.
Verified review

I have taken vocal lessons and songwriting coaching from Michael Daniel. In addition he has produced a few songs for me. Besides being an excellent, patient instructor with an unparalleled knowledge of rock and pop music, he makes me sound gooooooood. Very kind, ethical instructor.

Alex Sanders
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alison C.
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Alex has really made an impression on my 7 yo son and he has only had two lessons. He practices guitar nearly every day and is showing me how to play without getting my thumb lasered off. (This is apparently what happens if one’s thumb is visible above the neck). Alex is very good with my son even though his attention span is short. He is showing him the correct way to hold and play the guitar and my son is really enjoying the lessons. So far, Alex has been very conscientious and reliable. I would certainly recommend him as a guitar instructor.

from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ron Kathy S.
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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!

Bouzan Music & Art
from 2 reviews
    Chris R.
    Verified review

    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

    Ryan C. Cronin
    from 1 review
      Valerie M.
      Verified review

      I went to two other guitar teachers and never learned as quickly as I did with Ryan. I really enjoyed how fun and easy he made learning guitar and I will definitely be continuing lessons with him.


      Studied with Chuck Wayne for three years. Played professionally for over 50 years. Current member of AFM Local 586.


      My name is Bret Helm. I'm a professional musician with over 25 years experience in performing, songwriting and teaching. I've been teaching private guitar and bass lessons in Arizona at a music store that services the East Valley (Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert and Mesa) since 2004. Over the years, I've had hundreds of students, from age 5 to 75, walk through my door - some of them have went on to have successful musical careers (Jimmy Eat World), others have recorded their own solo albums, joined bands or played their favorite songs for family & friends. A little bit about me. I first hit the stage in 1991 - since then I've appeared on over 50 albums, toured all over the United States & Europe (with bands like AFI, Peter Murphy, Concrete Blonde, etc), published around 50 original songs, and even have had some of my own music played on MTV. What I love about music most is the ability to share it with others. I absolutely love to teach. About my lessons. I focus on what you want to learn - Guitar (electric, acoustic) or Bass Guitar. If you want to learn how to read music, play your favorite songs or even write your own songs - then that's what we'll focus our attention on. All styles welcome - from rock to country to jazz and everything in between. My teaching studio is at a music store in Chandler, Arizona - so you don't have to worry about going to someone's house, or having someone come to your house. Classes are private, one-on-one sessions and current rates are $25 per 30-minute lesson. It's never too late to start learning!

      • 26 years in business

      Being a professional touring and recording artist gives me insight and experiences that average guitar teachers cant pass on to there students.


      I'll give you the ability to learn songs that you want to learn. With in-home teaching, there is more opportunity for improvement because the student feels more comfortable at home.


      I teach chord progressions, guitar tablature, tuning, scales, and lead techniques. I do improvisation on creativity.


      I offer drum lessons. I've been teaching students of all ages, from beginner to advanced, drawing from my many years of professional experience in the studio and live playing as well as touring. We combine what the student is interested in (more so for advanced) and what they need work on. To get you playing with less effort, more control, better ideas, on top of a very solid groove, I am using traditional books and years of teaching experience. I also offer music lessons, covering beginning piano. The student learns how to read and play notes, rhythms, chords, melodies and scales. I also teach bass guitar. The students will learn to read rhythms, notes on instrument and scales, approach to good technique, articulation and read tab and standard music.

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