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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cody T.
Verified review

Let me start off by saying, Andi is an incredible teacher. No, he is not magic; but he is capable of steering your guitar education in the right direction. I played guitar on-and-off for many years, it has been lackluster for the most part. Over the years, I’ve watched thousands of guitar lessons on the blackhole that is known as Youtube. Sure, I gained some knowledge, but in a very disjointed way that didn’t seem to push my guitar playing forward. My practice sessions were ineffective and I never seemed to follow a logical path to achieve my goals. I wonder how many self-taught guitarists are in the same boat? Then I started taking lessons with Andi. With some effort (and an instructor to motivate and direct), I begun to truly learn and understand things that I’d been too lazy to tackle in the past (modes, inversions, picking exercises). I’m somewhat embarrassed to say, until I took lessons with Andi; I never completely learned a song. I would pick up fragments of songs, and then move on to the next flavor of the week. Andi will spend weeks (if necessary) reviewing the material with you. He’ll break whatever solo or song you wish to learn down into bite-sized chunks; he’ll even send you slowed down mp3’s to help you learn the material. Trust me, this is very beneficial when learning the subtle nuances that make your favorite guitarist special (Prince, Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler). I have no way of really quantifying the improvement that happened while taking lessons with Andi, but my personal satisfaction has gone through the roof. My fingers and wrists are stronger, my technique has tightened, and my 16th note strumming is getting ridiculously funky these days. I could sing praises about Andi for days, but you don’t you want to try him out and see how it works for you.

Guitar Tutor
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Marilee S.
Verified review

Garrick is very patient and engaging with our 7yo son. Our son loves his guitar lessons and wants to play. He's the real deal with his own gigs and he teaches using music we love. Garrick gets 5 stars because he unexpectedly requested to join us when we purchased our guitar, picked an appropriate used(!) one with metal strings and had it modified to bring the frets in closer for small fingers. His lessons feel customized. We recommend Garrick!

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shreyas D.
Verified review

David has been teaching our son for a while now and we can't imagine having a better teacher for him. Excellent teacher: skilled, patient, creative. Our son looks forward to his guitar lessons each week and he wouldn't have come this far without David.

  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Esther L.
Verified review

I found Brett on Yelp to get some electric guitar lessons after spending years plateauing on chords for acoustic guitar, and after chatting with him a bit on the phone, decided to give him a shot. I have found Brett to be a true music lover and efficient guitar teacher, who tries to find ways to distill his 20 years of guitar playing down to targeted exercises and practice areas. It's clear that he's done his personal work to become good at his instrument. I've only been taking lessons every other week for two months, so I hope the trend of improvement keeps up!

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sedat is an excellent teacher for my 10 year old. He has lots of patience and knows how to teach kids. He is able to help with easier ways to teach chords and makes the class enjoyable. My child loves his class and he encourages to pick their favorite songs to play. I would highly recommend Sedat for kids guitar lessons.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
Verified review

Playing guitar has always been a dream of mine and liz helped me make that dream come true. Through her weekly guitar lessons I learned the chords and strumming patters to play all kinds of songs. I'm Learning one right now to play for a surprise birthday party I'm throwing for My husband. He is definitely going to. Be surprised when he hears how well I play. Thanks liz for helping me get started on mybucket list with very enjoyable lessons guitar lessons.

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ifat G.
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My 11 year old son and now my 8 year old son have been taking guitar lessons with Judy, and really enjoy them. Judy is patient, flexible and fun. Highly recommended.

Rick Lowe
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Randy R.
Verified review

Rick is a great guitar teacher at any level. He can teach everything from theory to practical playing and make it fun. I highly recommend him if you want to learn the correct way of playing.

YouROK! Music Lessons
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
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We first met Seth when we signed our son Mark up for Bandworks. We were so impressed with Seth's energy, patience and infectious love for music that we signed Mark up with Seth for private drum lessons. Seth is a wonderful teacher, especially with young children. He is incredibly patient and encouraging, and always makes the lessons fun and relevant. We are now in our second Bandworks session with Seth, and Mark couldn't be happier. We would highly recommend Seth to anyone who's serious about learning (and loving) their craft.

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Cc C.
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We have been working with Ms. White since January 2016. My boys, ages 6 and 7 walked out of their very first lesson knowing “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and this quick, concrete “take away” gave them a sense of excitement and confidence! Ms. White is very thoughtful with her instruction. She has realistic and responsive goals--like helping accommodate a variety of sports seasons and understanding the difference between her student’s temperament and attention span. She has nurtured an intrinsic and age appropriate interest and exposure to the world of piano playing. My boys pick up and play piano on their own and they love teaching their father and me their new skills. I would highly recommend Ms. White for piano lessons.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maura L.
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I have been taking guitar lessons with Owen for about a year and a half. I walked in the door never having studied music before, and he has been awesomely supportive and patient along the way. And he is great at picking projects to work on that fit my interests without feeling like too much of a reach. Highly recommended!

Dan Lupo Music
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shea D.
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Initial consultation and 1st lesson were great! I learned many new things and Dan presented the material in a way that was easy to grasp. He makes learning the guitar exiting and I’ll be signing up for additional lessons!

Golden Gate Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jake W.
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My experience with Golden Gate Guitar Lessons has been nothing but positive. I really enjoy the convenience of having the lessons in my apartment, as opposed to having to travel all over creation. Nathan's a great guitarist, a good teacher and an extremely professional dude. He takes his job really seriously, does lots of prep work and wears a suit everyday. I highly recommend Nathan, I've tried other teachers and he's definitely the best.

ModernTone Studios
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elliott A.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons at the studio since it opened. The facility is amazing and all instructors I have met are friendly, professional musicians. I love taking lessons here because they are tailored to fit my style and goals. I would and do recommend the studio to students of any age/ skill level.

Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
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My daughter took guitar lessons from Michael for years. He was great and she learned a lot. She played jazz guitar in Albany middle and highschool jazz bands and continues to play in college.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Luveda B.
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I have had guitar lessons with John Lewis for two months now and I have to say without a doubt, he has exceeded my expectations in every way. Not only is he a very talented musician, he also possesses a rare talent for communicating and teaching guitar and musical concepts that are sometimes hard to grasp. He is patient, kind, encouraging, inspirational, and very creative in his teaching style. He knows how to judge exactly how much information I can handle at one time and I never leave feeling overwhelmed. He always makes the lessons interesting, challenging, and FUN! I am so grateful to have found this wonderful teacher and I highly recommend him to anyone from beginner to advanced. He truly is the Best of the Best!!!

Guitar lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shawna L.
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I've taken lessons up with Kiyoshi for a while and can honestly say he knows what he's doing. He's highly knowledgable of a wide variety of styles, and will teach you exactly what you want to know. Kiyo is reasonably priced and is flexible to your schedule as well. 10/10 would recommend to anyone starting out or looking to broaden their musical horizon.

Michael Orlinsky
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Aly .
Verified review

I absolutely LOVE working with Michael and learning guitar from him. I've tried many times to learn before, and it's never quite stuck. Michael has a way of making difficult concepts seem easy and I'm finally able to grasp music theory. It's always challenging learning something new because I (as I'm sure a lot of people do) feel silly when I mess up or a little dumb if I don't do something right, and Michael makes me feel comfortable and able to make mistakes and try new chords or scales, or whatever it may be. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Michael if you want to learn guitar or just improve your skills!

SF Guitar Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Luisa M.
Verified review

If you're looking for a chill teacher who is both knowledgeable and passionate about guitar, music, and teaching, but isn't a strict task master, Rado's your guy. I consistently recommend guitar lessons to any friends who bring up wanting to learn to play or better their skills.

Max's Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zac M.
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MidPeninsula Music Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nandini V.
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Prompt response to schedule, easy payment online. First lesson with cello teacher with Bridget was great - she is good with kids. Still early on, so hoping it continues to go well!

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