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Scottsdale Beginner Guitar Instructors

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Bonnie Lou Art
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa H.
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Bonnie has been teaching my oldest son how to play the guitar for two years. He has learned so much from her. When he started playing the Baritone last year he didn't have any issues with reading the music thanks to his lessons with Bonnie. My youngest son is taking art lessons and gets better and better with each lesson. Bonnie is a very patient and fun teacher. She is also very encouraging.

Jeff Sullivan Music
5.0
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
5.0
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
4.9
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!

Best Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Lana B.
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I began classical guitar lessons over a year ago and Michael has taught me more about music than I ever expected to learn. I enjoy my lessons bi weekly and have even begun taking drum lessons with Michael

Guitar Lessons from Ryan
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 40 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
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 24 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 !

Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 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.

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth H.
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Maryanne worked with me to explore the level of guitar that I wanted to acheive, and encouraged me to develop further. Her skills at guitar was inspiraitonal and her personal interaction was engaging. I would recommend her highly to anyone want to learn about the guitar and imparove thier skill set.

Roger Paull Guitar
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
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I'm learning finger style guitar. I had no experience reading music and playing guitar. Roger taught me to read music, proper technique, chord progressions. Now I can play simple songs with confidence. I'm continuing lessons with Roger Paull Guitar and learning more complicated pieces. I recommend Roger Paull Guitar to beginners and experience guitarist who want to improve their technique.

Michael Daniel
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rosie W.
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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
5.0
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.

Nathan Jude Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Adam S.
Verified review

Nathan is a great teacher and very experienced with guitar, piano, and many other instruments. As a professional musician and performing artist, he can work with clients of all ages, and of pretty much any genre of music. Would highly recommend him!

Randy's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Phil B.
Verified review

Randy is a great teacher. He gives structure to the learning process which is exactly what I needed!

Lessons with Derek
5.0
from 1 review
    Chelsea P.
    Verified review

    Derek is a great guitar instructor!!! He made the songs I was learning really easy to understand and learn. He is also very patient and makes learning fun!

    Jeff Leece
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Don T.
      Verified review

      I took beginning bass lessons from Jeff 10 years back for a year or so. I am an old dog and he was able to teach me. The knowledge he shared with me has taken me pass my goals. I still review some of the material he shared. I sometimes think I should take more lessons. I now get calls to play professionally. thanks Jeff.

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      I offer guitar lessons and repairs. I teach scales, chords, and patterns. I have been teaching for 15 years. I will travel. Learn today!

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      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!

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      I am self taught and use my thorough knowledge and patience to help any student reach their goal.

      • 6 years in business
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