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GreenTree Music Academy
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 51 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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Glen comes to our home to teach our ten year old once per week. He is great with our son and has sparked an enthusiasm in our son that has him so excited about playing the guitar and learning about music! Glen is also a very talented musician - but I'm mostly impressed with his ability to connect with our son. I would HIGHLY reccomend Glen as a music teacher.

MuzikAdict Piano Studio
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Before taking piano lessons with Rebecca, my only experience with musical instruction was through elementary and junior high. Rebecca's training and personal dedication to music makes her an extraordinary teacher. We use the Suzuki books, which I love because that's what I used for violin and flute. She supplements those favorites with really nice adult-learning-centered books on theory. As an adult learner, this was helpful, because I could read through these brief books, but then had the terminology to look up my questions online or know what to ask in lessons. The lessons are so fun and well organized. We work on the songs in the books (which included CDs of the songs so you can hear what the song might sound like if you practice enough) and she would help me with songs I brought in too. Rebecca is so kind, and is great with my five-year-old too. Really, Rebecca is an excellent music instructor. Her academic background, many years of actually playing piano and singing, knowledge of the music available and books, and variety of students -- all make her a versatile teacher, capable of helping anyone learn to the play the piano in whatever style they are interested in. Plus, she is an incredible person. I look forward to piano lessons with her.

ABCD Music
from 14 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Corina E.
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My nephew and I are both taking lessons. Mrs.B is very professional and polite and works well with both children and adults!

The Music Joynt
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Phan U.
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Ian was awesome at teaching guitar, specially his skills and knolwedge, he made sure that the theory was not too dry and boring in order to help me maintain my motivation. I would take lessons again when i have the opportunity.

Mark J Smith
from 10 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Al L.
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Great guitar instructor who teaches you notes, different strumming techniques, picking, how to read music and is a wealth of knowledge on music of all kinds and is very personal and will adjust to what you would like to learn. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone wanting to learn guitar or master it.

  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra S.
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I like Scott, talent, patience, punctual, easy going, I recommended!!! I hire form my little one and now all my 3 boys are there students, piano, electrical guitar end bass, is wonderful musician.

Keith The Guitar Guy
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
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Keith teaches my son beginning guitar lessons and has been great. He is patient and really individualizes our lessons for my sons specific needs. He brings hand outs which is great-my son can practice on his own, and if we ever forget something or can't figure out how to play something he is very open to questions anytime.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan D.
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I just started working with Michael and I already feel more confident and have more fun playing the guitar than I had in almost a year. His immense love and knowledge of music is astounding and he translates that into lessons that make me excited to learn more. He is very approachable, highly responsive and extremely flexible. I cannot recommend Michael enough to begin or continue your musical education!

Barbie's Guitar Lessons
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Aneta D.
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Barbie is incredible! She has been giving my 9 year old guitar and vocal lessons for 1 1/2 years. She is now playing and singing her favorite songs and recently performed in the school talent show. Barbie is the most wonderful, patient, kind and talented person and that what makes her such a great teacher. She is the perfect instructor for all ages and I totally recommend her.

from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Jennifer L.
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My daughter has been learning guitar with Ken for two years. She learns a lot from him. He is an amazing teacher with so much patience and really knowledgeable about music. He always provides positive encouragement to the kids. We would highly recommend him.

Picking Frenzy
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terry C.
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My son Max has been taking lessons with Ed for several years now and we couldn't be happier. Ed is an awesome music teacher with many talents. His knowledge of playing in a band has been a great help for my son. Ed will jump in and play the bass line with Max if needed. I love that he can teach vocals, guitar, bass, and drums and get in there and jam with my son, too. Ed's awesome! I'd highly recommend him if you're looking for a music teacher. Terry

Serge Guitar Lesson
from 3 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Arnel B.
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Serge has been an outstanding guitar teacher for my 11 year old son. I am recommending him to any parent who wants quality and fun guitar lessons for their children. Thanks. Arnel


I offer beginning and intermediate guitar instruction, a curriculum based in practical techniques (blues) to learn songs and quickly enjoy music-making.


I just recently finished a bachelor's degree in jazz studies from one of the leading music programs in the United States, the University of North Texas. I am available for lessons in improvisation, harmony, theory, ear training, and technical work on the guitar.


I teach guitar, bass and ukulele lessons in your home. All-ages beginner and advanced classes are available.


Just a soon-to-be high school graduate who is saving money for college through what I know best, which is giving lessons in Spanish, English, and guitar.

  • 6 years in business

I give bass and guitar lessons. I have been playing for over 10 years. I am very flexible with my students. I've been giving lessons since 3 years ago, and I started out in Philadelphia, PA.


Through my instruction, you will quickly learn how to play your favorite music by applying proper technique and theory. From beginner and intermediate to advanced, I can teach everything from rock guitar to folk, blues bossa nova, jazz and even classical. We will get you started with applying proper strumming, fingerpicking, fret technique, even tuning and playing by ear.


I've been playing guitar for over 15 years and enjoy teaching people the wonderful art of music. I've taught many new musicians who have thrived from my lessons.


As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, I offer a strong set of musical tools in such things as music theory, harmony (chords), songwriting/composition, recording equipment and techniques, ear training and (if you like) musical notation, in addition to just how to play an instrument. What this gives you is a skill set that goes beyond just moving your fingers on the strings, and helps you understand how music works, how your instrument fits into it, and ultimately helps you teach yourself as well!

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Need Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Cardiff By The Sea, CA

  • Student age
  • Guitar type
  • Years of experience
    No experience
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Classical, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk, Country
  • Has instrument
    No, I need the instructor to help me purchase an instrument
  • Short term goals
    start lessons, get down the basics
  • Long term goals
    To just to well at playing guitar
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    As recommended by teacher
  • Frequency of lessons
    As recommended by professional
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm), Other (Morning on Sunday or afternnon)
  • Details
    Really interested
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