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  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron W.
Verified review

I have been learning guitar under the guidance of Dave for going on 3 years. I have enjoyed the experience and appreciate his capability to nurture the playing style and likes of the student. Dave finds ways for the student to build and improve with each lesson based on the students interests. From learning about scales, building chords, fundamentals and proper practicing, I also got singing guidance as well as music theory and history. I enjoy coming to lessons each week as I have learned to play songs by many of the artists I admire and look up to, and wasn't able to learn on my own. I continue to grow my passion for music through my guitar, and it helps to have a teacher that recognizes your talents, but offers you suggestions on how to improve. Dave will take the time and patience to make sure you are executing your playing properly, while paying attention to the details and nuances that make the guitar such an emotional instrument. I look forward to many more Guitar lessons with Dave.

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan M.
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Tim is a real pro and a very patient teacher . I started with him and now have my 7 year old daughter taking lessons with him as well. Tim figures people out and gets them heading the right direction . I am very pleased.

G4 Guitar Schools, Oxnard
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tammie N.
Verified review

Our son took lessons in the Rosamond office of Perry Music Studios back some years ago and because of his experience with them, has now enjoyed years of beautiful singing and a continued love of theatre and the arts. Thank you for helping launch him in his new-found passion!!

Studio Xander
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David A.
Verified review

Xander is the man, I have been taking lessons with him since I was a child. He has been more than just a music teacher for me, also has been a friend and mentor. The lengths Xander goes for his students is exceptional and the reason I keep going from LA to Santa Barbra for lessons.

John Lyle Musical Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vida S.
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John breaks down learning the guitar in easily, digestible chunks. So fun to be able to play some songs!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Casey B.
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My daughter (seen in his pics) has been receiving guitar lessons from Steven for almost two years and has been playing for 5 1/2 years. Before Steven, her lessons were monotonous and boring. She liked playing but wasn't really inspired. All that changed when Steven became her instructor. In the time, she has been playing with Steven, she started loving to play guitar again. He has helped with songwriting, lyrics and putting chords to her lyrics, music theory and just getting her level of play to advance. He is very good with her especially when she isn't in to it some days. Steven knows how to get her out of her funk and back into a good mood and her lessons. I love listening to them jam during their sessions. Steven is the inspiration she needed! I would definitely recommend Steven!

Harmony Music Center
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
Verified review

I can't say enough about my experience with Andrew, the owner of Harmony Music, he's AWESOME! He has helped me achieve my lifelong dream of playing the guitar and playing it right away. He actually had me playing some good classic songs on the first lesson so I didn't feel like I was just learning some boring scales and techniques - I was learning and having fun doing it. That's not to say my fingers didn't get sore, they did, but it didn't stop me from continuing on and with Andrew's support and encouragement, it makes me want to keep stretching and learning and having fun. I recommend him to anyone who will listen to me!!

  • 12 years in business
Maggy C.
Verified review

Taylor is an awesome guitar instructor. I started taking lessons 2 years ago, I had never taken any musical instrument lessons before. Now I have started playing in our church worship band and I absolutely love it. Taylor is a very encouraging instructor-always focusing on the positive but definitely has challenged me which has helped me grow as a guitar player. He does a great job of balancing my lessons with practical skills and also music theory. Taylor is very good at helping me set short and long term goals which keeps me motivated to practice. Taylor is also very mindful of our lesson time and always makes sure to teach to the last minute of our scheduled lesson(and then some). Taylor is clearly a talented musician and passionate about his craft-that passion comes through in his teaching, he teaches because he loves guitar and music and he wants others to love it too. I highly recommend him as a guitar instructor!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mo B.
Verified review

David is really an excellent teacher and nice guy. He is proficient in different styles and will help you progress much faster than on your own. Hire David asap!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine S.
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I have known Ms. Macleod for almost a year. My son has been taking piano lessons with Lynne beginning last September. The progress he has made during his seven months with Lynne as a teacher far exceeded any expectations I had and demonstrated to me what a wonderful teacher she is. Ms. Macleod is a very friendly and patient instructor. My son enjoys his piano lessons and is extremely relaxed and comfortable with her. She encourages and coaxes the very best effort from him. The community is extremely fortunate to have a music teacher like her. In my opinion, her prices are extremely reasonable and she is worth every penny she charges and I certainly believe I have received excellent service. It is my great pleasure to recommend Lynne Macleod to you as a music teacher for your children.

SB Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
    Megan L.
    Verified review

    Great teacher, very patient and knowledgable!

    Anvil Guitar Instruction
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Ben W.
      Verified review

      He keeps our lesson times well-balanced, and he is flexible with me depending on how much I've been able to work on our material. He's good at meeting me where I am.

      About

      I play a wide variety of genres and teach beginning to moderately advanced guitarists. I grew up on classic rock and alternative music, played in a jazz combo at UCSB last year, and now play a lot of blues. I will teach you what you whatever you want to learn because it is crucial to enjoy playing guitar and that is the only way to make yourself want to practice and continue to play.

      About

      Learn piano from an MTAC certified teacher, Leana. Learn all styles of music, including classical, jazz, and contemporary. Lessons also include instruction about music theory, history, sight-reading, and improvisation.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I am as independent of a musician as you will ever fine. I am completely self motivated, and my style is unique. If you're exclusively looking for a teacher to guide you through the standard classical approaches I'm probably not your guy, but if you're looking through a teacher who is knowledgeable and mindful of theory and technique while recognizing the value of exploration and playfulness in music I might be your right guy. My goal is to draw my students closer to their own creative passions.

      • 10 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I specialize in teaching to each student's level and way of learning. I am a classically trained pianist and singer. I am a songwriter and electronic producer. I also record and engineer music. I can teach students to merge classical training and theory into modern compositions. I facilitate each student's unique talent and voice!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      We do guitar, bass, piano, drums, ukulele, theory, composition/song writing, desktop computer aided audio recording/applications, live entertainment performance services, consultations... and serious fun.

      About

      Andre is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has played with numerous bands all over Ventura County and LA County. He attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and is always excited to work with students that are eager to learn.

      About

      I am a young man who enjoys helping people. I do bilingual workshops in basic guitar and computer and media arts.

      • 12 years in business
      About

      Please call me if you desire excellent music education, live music, DJ, live sound, or recording services. I have over 25 years of professional musician experience. I have a Bachelor of Music degree at California State University, Northridge. Lessons are available for all styles and levels. Beginners are always welcome. Lessons are given at the Ventura Guitar Academy or at the Instrumental Music of Ventura. Private lessons are available Monday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live music (solo, duo, trio or quartet) and DJ services are available for your special event. Recording and production services are also available for your musical project. Mention this listing, and enjoy 10% off of one month of lessons, one live music/DJ service or recording session. Discounts are for new clients only (we limit one per family).

      About

      I have been playing the guitar for about four years and mostly play rhythm guitar. However, I do play a few solos. Nonetheless, I can teach you basic guitar chords all the way to bar chords, eventually learning full songs. In addition, I can teach how to tune your guitar in standard tuning by ear. Although I did attend a guitar class at Ventura College twice and dropped it, I did study my guitar textbook for about two hours daily until I was self-taught, playing all of my favorite songs. Lastly, although I teach, I am still improving my own technique and hope to help someone play his/her favorite songs as well.

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