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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tinny A.
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Bought three months worth of bass lessons for my husband on his birthday, and he loves his new instructor! Paul is great and patient. My husband had his first lesson, and he already knows he will learn a lot from Paul. Thank you, Paul! He's one happy man...that makes me his one happy wife!

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Liz S.
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I've had four lessons so far with Steve, and I am so pleased with how it is going! Steve is very skilled, patient, kind, punctual and professional. He responds to all my questions, and is very encouraging. He comes to my office in Pasadena to give me my lesson. I find that the biggest challenge in learning something new, is keeping my own internal critic under control as I struggle with note reading, and learn how to play the guitar. The fact that Steve is so patient and never critical helps to offset my internal critic. I have felt self doubting in the first two lessons, but by lesson 3, I am confident that if I keep practicing and working with Steve, eventually I will get it. Steve also shared info re his Taylor Mini guitar which is much smaller than the typical guitar, easier for me to play because the frets are smaller for smaller hands. I just bought my own Taylor Mini, a beautiful instrument which also inspires me to keep at it! Steve is also introducing some popular songs starting in lesson 3, which also makes it more enjoyable. This is one of the best decisions I have made for myself, and I am very happy that I was lucky to find Steve. He's great!

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony C.
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Started with James on drums in high school. James has great chops! The way he teaches is so easy to understand. Now Im back and learning bass, and i thought his drum skills were up to par. Is there something James cant play?!

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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marian G.
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Sid gave guitar lessons to my daughter (14). He was recommended to us by a friend who has a 12 year old son that Sid taught. He is a great teacher and I can tell he is good at relating to kids of all ages. It is obvious, Sid has an appreciation and a passion for music and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Granted Records
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
An N.
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Emo is an awesome artist he is patient and understand and knows when to push you to your very limit. I shopped around for voice coaches for weeks before I settled with Emo anyone reading this don’t look at anyone else. Go see Emo he’s laidback patient and he his lessons are fun.

Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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Beginner electric bass guitar lessons, 1 hour per week, at Rancho Canyon Music. I have been taking lessons with Lou for two months. Lou is an experienced, knowledgeable, and patient instructor. Additionally, he is personable and has a good sense of humor which makes the lessons fun. Lou finds ways to easily relate a theory or technique to you in everyday terms. He is a formally trained musician who performs regularly for audiences. His training and regular performing, coupled with his teaching techniques makes him my first choice for music instruction. Lou arrives on time and is ready begin working with you, evidence he values your time as well. Lou goes above and beyond for his students by providing in class resources, useful online content, and instructional online videos. All of which I have found helpful and not readily found in other music instructors. Lou can quickly analyze what is happening and provide you with helpful input to help you understand and improve. It is clear to me Lou understands the teaching process. He explains things in a logical order, using building blocks of learning. I would highly recommend Lou to all of my family and friends. An hour lesson is filled with easily digestible information and practical application. My understanding and enjoyment of playing my bass guitar has been energized working with Lou.

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Chris Rockaway
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Peter H.
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Very to the point and knowledgeable about the instrument. He obviously has studied the guitar for a long time and knowing that makes the lessons comfortable and effective.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lars T.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Kimberly via Skype for about six years. I really like her teaching style which is systematic and focused. She tailors her lessons to my goals and time. Her teaching method is to help you gain insight and skill through patient practice of gradually changing exercises. She doesn't snow you with theory, but presents it to you in digestible amounts just when it will make sense. She welcomes questions and I always learn from our discussions. She has led me to learn techniques on the guitar that I was absolutely sure I could never learn. For something to seem impossible at the start, to seem possible a week later and to be routine a month later is amazingly uplifting. Kimberly's background was first a life of teaching herself and playing gigs with all kinds of bands in all kinds of places. She has also deepened and strengthened her knowledge by gaining academic degrees in guitar and jazz and also by studying under masters. This gives her an incredibly deep understanding of learning and teaching music, an immense skill in playing guitar, and an appreciation for the challenges of playing with other people. I especially love her continued enthusiasm for guitar and that she really enjoys teaching. I have found in Kimberly the best of teachers and highly recommend her without reservation.

Damien Smith Productions
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail U.
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Hello, My name is Abigail. I’m 11 years old and have been taking guitar lessons from Damien for about 2 years now. He has taught me how to read music. I have learned step by step, no rushing into music whatsoever. In the beginning of my lessons, Damien gave me a booklet/guitar notebook to record every lesson. My first lessons were basically getting to know music and my guitar. The next couple of lessons he began teaching me how to play simple songs like “Twinkle-Twinkle,” “Happy Birthday” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Further on, Damien allowed me to choose a couple of my favorite songs, which he then taught me how to play. I definitely recommend any beginners to attend his lessons because you will not regret it.

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Omar Garcia
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kanani P.
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Omar is very professional and patient. My daughter is enjoying her cello lessons.

  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey G.
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My son takes guitar lessons from Jim and is really enjoying it. He began in June and has learned a lot about music theory and guitar playing from Jim. I recommend Jim based on his passion for playing guitar and teaching it to others. He is very polite, respectful and punctual.

The Voice Box Home Studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Mary G.
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Cosima is a very personable and knowledgeable vocal coach. Her demeanor is comforting yet encouraging when working through those "rough notes". In the short time we have been taking lessons from her, she has given my son much needed confidence to navigate his changing voice. We are very happy to have found Cosima!

LearnGuitare
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Julian S.
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At the age of 9 my son Julian started to take group guitar lessons from Pat. After that session I ask Pat if he does private lessons, he said yes but its at La Puente. So from Chino Hills I took my son to La Puente every Saturday for the next 5 years. He is very good with kids and I highly recommend him. My son now 18 enjoys writing songs & performing.

Hollywood Arts Academy
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tom W.
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My two (2) kids go to this school for Piano Lessons. It's a great school with teachers who care and they even got (ONE) of my kids to actually play correctly and she now likes playing the piano. They are strict but have real concern for the students and offer a great environment to excel. I would recommend Donna Lee and her Music School anytime. A+++++++

Mark J Smith
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Chris N.
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Mark was very prompt and professional in his response to my project request. He is a very relaxed guy and made me feel very comfortable during my first lesson. We chatted about my goals, which I feel confident of achieving from Mark. During the first lesson he was making "light bulbs" go on for me for stuff i was struggling trying to learn! He made it so simple and fun. His rates are reasonable. He is worth every bit of it in my opinion. I have had three lessons since and I can not wait until the next one! (FYI...i am mid fifties male playing for three years)

Jow Music
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John V.
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I have two nieces and one nephew. Taking lessons at home, my eldest niece started reading music, learning guitar and piano several days after her kindergarten ceremony. By the time she entered 6th grade she outperformed me in many areas even though I was also taking lessons from Ernest. He always shows great care in the process of learning, practicing, and mastering the instrument. My nephew ended up picking up the guitar and my youngest niece acquired the language of music & instruction possibly as early as her crawling under the keyboard and listening to her older sister’s lessons over the years. By the time the youngest entered 1st grade she was composing legitimate piano pieces and all three kids eventually shined as the brightest music stars in their K-8 school. Ernest is sensitive to the needs and interests of the learner. Whenever possible he provides additional time. His foresight and attention to detail facilitates the maturation process and sustained growth available only through the delivery and mastery of his craft. My niece expressed gratitude by giving him drawings of the sun, clouds, hearts, trees and smiley faces beneath the words, “tHANk yOu ErnSt.” Grandma also happily made snacks and treats for Ernest. At this time I can’t think of anything for Ernest to improve because the proof can be heard in the music. I will be more than happy to discuss our music lessons with “ErnSt.”

Dave The Bass Teacher
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tim C.
Verified review

Dave took great care in ensuring a comfortable learning environment. He's an awesome teacher who's opened my ears to new genres of music. His teaching style is a perfect balance of technique and jamming. He caters to the students' style and musical taste. I recommend Dave to any aspiring bass players young or old. He's got tons of experience and passion for what he does.

Mandy Black Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle D.
Verified review

Mandy is an incredible teacher. My son started taking piano lessons with her and now is taking guitar lessons. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient and fun to be around. I am very happy with the progress my son has made and would highly recommend Mandy.

Elite Musique, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Trish S.
Verified review

My son started taking piano lessons from Kelly a year and half ago. Since then, he has blossomed. We'd tried a franchise center before discovering Kelly but quickly discovered that a minimum of piano playing is actually done there. At 7, he needed the basics first and she made it so easy and fun for him. Now 9, he took and passed the ABRSMs at Cal State LA last fall, becoming one of the youngest to do so out of 600 students. Recitals are offered twice a year, allowing kids to present their work to an audience. The kids enjoy playing, thanks to her patience, passion and persistence. We highly recommend Kelly Pedroza and Elite Musique.

Arthur's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Fei Y.
Verified review

Aurther is an amazing teacher. He is so passionate with Guitar and Music. Also he is so patient to explain any questions that I ask even after several times. I learn a lot from him not only knowing how to play Guitar but learning music theory as well. I highly recommend him to you.

Bobby John Guitar Lessons
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
Verified review

Bobby John has been very responsive regarding availability, responding to texts and phone calls very quickly. He was able to accomodate my request for evening lessons. At my first lesson he was very personable, making me feel at ease for my first music lesson ever (at age 51). We discussed my goals and then immediately started playing chords. It was fun and the exercises (and take-home) had me making pleasant sounds right away. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

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Need Guitar Teaching Services

Newport Beach, CA

  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Details
    I have only minimal experience with slack key and have an acoustic that is a bit beat up. I would also like help with learning to arrange traditional hymns in the slack key style.
  • $20
    Average price
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