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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gina G.
Verified review

Paul is amazing!!!! He is so patient and supportive as an instructor. So pleased with my decision to hire Paul. He has a great relationship with my 6 year old and I am confident in his ability to teach her how to play the guitar. Paul is so awesome that I decided to take guitar lessons as well! Looking forward to making music with my daughter!!! Thank you Paul!!!

Top Pro
  • 31 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nikki P.
Verified review

We decided to chose Brian for my teenage daughter's beginning guitar lessons due to his willingness to teach her the type of songs that she wanted. Right away he connected with her and her music. He taught her the theory behind playing guitar as well as teaching her the tricks and skills of how to play the guitar. His practices were enjoyable and not just rote. She learned very quickly and therefore stayed excited about learning. Brian was always very complementary and encouraging. Brian also helped us buy useful equipment like a tuner, etc. She always felt safe and comfortable. We would highly recommend Brian as a guitar teacher.

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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jereme S.
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We found Sid on Thumbtack and he has been giving guitar lessons to myself and my two kids for last 18 months. He is super great with the kids and an awesome teacher. Would highly recommend.

Paul Edelman
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Todd B.
Verified review

I decided to take guitar lessons 2 years ago after trying to learn on my own with limited success. I tried group lessons and got a little better but was limited by other students who didn't practice. I was fortunate to find Paul after talking with several teachers. Paul was willing to teach what I wanted to learn and push me to get better. Paul has exceeded my expectations. I'm better and having more fun playing guitar than I ever hoped. I highly recommend Paul for anyone wanting to learn guitar.

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicholas B.
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Going to Peaceland Music has been a very outstanding experience. My teacher, John, is very knowledgable with guitar, piano, and overall music theory. John is a very funny guy and I'm glad I've been taking guitar lessons with him for the past year and a half. He's made learning guitar very fun and interesting. Aside from learning scales and theory, you also can choose a song and John can work on it with you and help you make your performance of it better. But make sure to practice the theory and scales he gives you! You will fall behind very quick, because the lessons build off of what you previously learned. John is very good at working with people at a variety of different levels. It doesn't matter if you're beginning, intermediate, or advanced, he'll work with you at your level and help build on what you know.

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dillan W.
Verified review

Great Teacher! His playing demonstrates a profound knowledge of his instrument. Whether hes teaching you new techniques, chords and inversions, different styles of playing, or the basics of music theory, the lessons are presented in a way tangible to the student. He is better than any guitar player I've seen, so he can take you to the next level if you are already good, or he can help you as a beginner like me.

Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
Verified review

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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Omar Garcia
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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Omar was a great teacher who made each lesson challenging but fun at the same time. I learned a lot from him in a short time about finger picking and chord progressions, and he introduced me to a lot of perfect songs to learn on guitar that I wouldn't have known otherwise.

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Chris Rockaway
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Asia G.
Verified review

Chris is an amazing teacher. He really doesn’t like to mess around. Learning how to play the guitar is not an easy task at all, but after just a few lessons with Chris I can guarantee that you’ll feel more confident in your ability.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level. Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary. Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute. I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.

Chris LaJeunesse
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne D.
Verified review

Chris is patient and personable. Easy to work with. My son is 11 and very picky and shy. He loves Chris and learning guitar under his instruction.

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Max Sindermann Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eric W.
Verified review

Max is a great guitar teacher. Right from the get-go he was flexible, friendly and seemed to get what I needed as a musician. I've had lessons in the past where it was either boring (music theory) or too scatterbrained for me to connect all the dots. Max has a way of zoning in on what you need specifically at the moment and tailoring the lesson toward that. I don't think you can find a better deal in Los Angeles.

LearnGuitare
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Julian S.
Verified review

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.

IAR Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Liz P.
Verified review

Ivan is great... I've just had two lessons and am definitely continuing on!. I've never picked up a guitar, ever and am a complete novice adult. He's extremely patient, and has a thorough and complete knowledge of every aspect of the guitar. He guides you through (albeit clumsy attempts on my part) every aspect of playing, and spends time with you revisiting each chord until it rings out clear. I would highly recommend him on all levels!

Music lessons with Steve
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ann Louise T.
Verified review

Steve is a wonderful teacher. When I started lessons I had been playing for a while but I needed guidance on where to go from just basic chords and strumming patterns. Steve tailored my lessons to the genres I wanted to study while giving me exercises that would better my study no matter what direction I chose to go. We even started coupling the guitar lessons with banjo lessons! Steve is well versed in so many genres and instruments and on top of that, he is a friendly, patient and fun person who communicates well and is easy to get along with.

Guitar Lessons By JC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Duane M.
Verified review

Juan is awesome and really seems to love the art of teaching. He can explain a technique and then play examples on his guitar. Just my first lesson but I really am looking forward to the next one !!!

Lucas Martinez
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan R.
Verified review

I've been taking classes with Lucas for nearly a month, and in that time, He has shown me a lot in the ground work for Classical Guitar. Many years ago, I had a teacher who was dreadfully boring, and after many sessions, I stopped going because I felt I was making no progress in that environment. Lucas however, he's incredibly patient and teaches and works at a pace that is suitable and helps retain attention. I always feel motivated to learn new stuff, and I know I have a long way to go before I reach my goal, but having Lucas as an instructor is wonderful and I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather have teach me.

In-Home Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vince G.
Verified review

Jason has all of the characteristics in a great guitar teacher. He plays a variety of styles like a consummate professional, shows patience when demonstrating and teaching, and he is all-around nice guy! I have learned so much in such a short time! Thank you Jason!

VistaNetMusic
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Laurie C.
Verified review

My son Josh has been taking guitar lessons from Mike for the past four years. Not only has Josh consistently improved, but he has enjoyed his lessons with Mike, looking forward to the time he spends with him every week, whether it is in person or via Skype. Mike's easy going manner, expert teaching knowledge and musical skill on the guitar combine to make him an excellent guitar teacher. He has the fine ability to challenge Josh while keeping him interested and meeting him where he is at musically. I highly recommend Mike as a guitar teacher, having referred several friends to Mike in the past, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!

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

Bobby John is a great teacher. He was able to recognize my intermediate skill level and appropriately design lessons tailored to my ability. We are currently working on multiple strum / picking patters as well as some theory working toward a goal of learning Jazz and Blues guitar. His unique teaching style is great because it is both fun and rewarding.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maggie H.
Verified review

He communicated very effectively and was on time for my son's lesson. He was patient and relaxed when teaching my son guitar. I would recommend him to my friends and family😁

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Need Guitar Lessons

Tustin, CA

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    I'm struggling to completely grasp the concepts of music theory and memorizing the fretboard. I am also having problems developing my ear...I cannot seem to listen to a song and figure out how to play it without reading tabs. For example, this is a song I really want to learn but there aren't any good tabs out there for it and I can't figure out how this guy is playing it. (this is a youtube video, but it won't let me link to it) watch?v=7mSE5q-inww Thank you!
  • $17.5
    Average price

Need guitar lessons

Irvine, CA

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Other (heavy metal)
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Really into Metallica/Dream Theater
  • $43.33
    Average price
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