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UpRock Studios
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Gerry N.
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Our son has been going to Gaving and Grayson at UpRock for over a year now and loves it plus is making great progress. This is all due to the great instruction and how the staff relate to younger students and they make it both fun and interesting personalizing the songs to the kids tastes and generally demonstrating a passion for their role as instructors. I am very impressed and would have no hesitation in recommending UpRock for your guitar lessons.

  • 47 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Larry K.
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It has always been a musical learning experience beyond the notes on the page for me working with Bob. His knowledge of the history of both the instrument and the music, enriches the learning experience. Bob gives more than just quality music lessons. He shares his in depth knowledge and experience earned over a lifetime of playing and teaching in every lesson.

Roseville Guitar Lessons
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andre W.
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This is my fourth attempt at guitar lessons. The others, though semi successful, were not particularly interesting nor invigorating. This has been a much different experience. The lessons are actually fun...FUN...to do while the entire guitar is being used immediately! I have learned so much and I finally understand the big picture. I can begin to conceptualize what I'd like to hear and do, then actually do it. Before I was just following music or chord progression sheets without being able to put it all together, just go from one song or exercise to another. I still have a long way to go, but I can see the difference! Andrew's personality and approach causes me to push myself more than before, because I am not playing at guitar, I am actually playing. I also like and appreciate how Andrew adapts the guitar education to each person's skill and aptitude. Offering classes that are "jam" sessions is a lot of fun and increases the focus while learning important techniques and concepts. I have not taken all of the various classes yet, but I am certainly intending to! If you have put your guitar down because it got boring or you got too busy, time to dust it off and join the fun! If you've never picked up a guitar because it seemed hard or you felt that you would never amount to the artists on the radio, come try it out. You will not be disappointed! It is worth this investment in your time and yourself.

Rick Lowe
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Randy R.
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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.

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Adolfo B.
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We are very please with Didier guitar playing performance during my dental office open house, his music no only created a comfortable ,elegant and relaxing ambient but he was willing to take request accommodating my guesses . We are looking forward to have his music for my next event.

Holistic Guitar Instruction
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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Craig is an excellent guitar instructor. He tailors my lessons to my music al interest, and is the only teacher who helps me focus on mental preparation (for performance confidence). He has helped me develop physical techniques such right hand exercises, looping practices for increasing tempo and learning the fretboard. Playing the notes of music is just one part of playing an instrument... playing with dynamics makes the music more alive and enjoyable. Craig has taught me this as well. When I met Craig 15 months ago he told me he could help me to become a musician vs. a guitarist. I'm on my way because of Craig's interest in me as an individual and his genuine encouragement. I want to practice everyday because I'm excited to see my improvement through specific drills and methods. Craig has taught me how to practice which is incredibly important.

JJ Music Lessons
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Johnathan W.
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JJ is a very accomplished guitar player and a very good instructor. Not only can he play guitar, but he's also great at mandolin, banjo and the pedal steel guitar. I would gladly recommend him to any friends or family wanting to learn how to play any of these instruments.

  • New on Thumbtack

I teach most guitar styles, rock, blues, folk and classical forr electric or acoustic guitar, including pick or fingerstyle methods. I use OTC materials whenever possible such as Hal Leonard guitar method, Sagreras for classical and play along tab books w/cd for experienced players. I teach music theory as it pertains to the songs being studied so students can developed and do their own thing. I started playing guitar at age 10. I have 40 years experience playing in all types of groups. I've taught guitar full time for 7 years and still enjoy the work very much. I charge $95 per month for (4 half hour lessons).

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

I teach in a way that compliments a students strong points yet improves weaknesses. I never teach a 1 way fits all lesson plan.


Attention: Please contact me via text or email. I have been playing guitar for about 10 years, and I wish to share my knowledge. I specialize in teaching how to write original music. I have been performing live music since 2005, touring around the United States. I enjoy teaching beginner guitar courses to show basic chord progressions and how to incorporate those into writing original music. My teaching philosophy is that I like to make my students aware of the best guitar chords and techniques for a beginner to start with, which will make them familiar with the process of the big picture; a large part of that is also teaching what the student wants to learn. This approach makes the student want to continue playing and practicing the guitar, as opposed to sending them home with all different types of exercises, which can seem overwhelming and, sometimes, boring. Each one of my students receives a 10-minute CD with fun drum beats to play along with (when the time is appropriate, everyone learns at a different pace), as well as session recordings to teach them some basic recording techniques and to listen to what they have been learning. I hold lessons at my home in Dixon, CA, which is the most appropriate place to start with the lessons. I am willing to travel within a reasonable distance in the surrounding areas (additional fees will apply). I have a few packages to choose from. Standard rates are $40 per 1-hour session or $140 per month for 4 one-hour sessions per month. Also inquire about 30-minute sessions.

Peppino D'Agostino
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Dennis S.
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I have known Peppino D'Agostino for 9 years. During this time I have taken finger style lessons from him when our schedules permit. He is very professional yet personable in his teaching. When I make a mistake he corrects me without discouraging me. He is very positive in his teaching and encourages you to improve. He is also very patient with his teaching and can adapt it to any age. Peppino tailors his teaching to your playing level but also gives you a gentle push to try to increase your skills. He is open to teaching you any style of music. He is the consummate professional in performing and teaching. He is my guitar mentor. Dennis Sweeney

  • New on Thumbtack

I have been teaching students guitar for over a decade. In addition, I've worked with some of the biggest names of rock in my career! I focus on teaching rock-and-roll guitar. If you are looking to rock and roll, I'm your teacher!

  • New on Thumbtack

I am an online guitar instructor with over 15 years of guitar experience. I have over 18,000,000 video views and over 31,000 subscribers. I get hundreds of requests from kids wanting me to teach them certain songs, preferably thrash metal tunes.

  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

I am an extremely patient teacher,which I feel is a vital attribute in this profession. I also have experience in several genres of music,including classical,jazz,blues,and pop styles.And,I teach both standard notation and tablature.

  • New on Thumbtack

Well, I teach guitar. I can teach the basics -- chords, notes, scales, structure, and timing. I can also teach any style for those who want to know more.

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Need a Guitar Teacher

Napa, CA

  • Guitar type
  • Experience
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Details
    Alt rock, blues, some jazz, some classic rock
  • $35
    Average price
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