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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
E. B.
Verified review

Andi is a really awesome guitar instructor. I started guitar lessons with him with absolutely no experience playing an instrument or knowing how to read sheet music. But because he is really patient, knowledgeable, and at ease with teaching, I have been able to pick up how to play the guitar and reading the tab handouts he gives me after each lesson. He goes at the student’s pace and is willing to change his lessons to teach what new songs I want to learn. After each lesson I am always inspired and reminded why I wanted to take up guitar lessons in the first place. Andi was the very first instructor I met and I’m glad I did. I could not recommend him highly enough as an instructor.

Guitar Tutor
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Marilee S.
Verified review

Garrick is very patient and engaging with our 7yo son. Our son loves his guitar lessons and wants to play. He's the real deal with his own gigs and he teaches using music we love. Garrick gets 5 stars because he unexpectedly requested to join us when we purchased our guitar, picked an appropriate used(!) one with metal strings and had it modified to bring the frets in closer for small fingers. His lessons feel customized. We recommend Garrick!

Sedat
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Sedat is an excellent teacher for my 10 year old. He has lots of patience and knows how to teach kids. He is able to help with easier ways to teach chords and makes the class enjoyable. My child loves his class and he encourages to pick their favorite songs to play. I would highly recommend Sedat for kids guitar lessons.

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine S.
Verified review

I started taking guitar lessons in April 2016 and couldn't be happier working with Dylan. He is extremely patient, supportive and encouraging. I also appreciate his willingness to be flexible with my schedule! Dylan is a fantastic teacher, I highly recommend him!

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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Playing guitar has always been a dream of mine and liz helped me make that dream come true. Through her weekly guitar lessons I learned the chords and strumming patters to play all kinds of songs. I'm Learning one right now to play for a surprise birthday party I'm throwing for My husband. He is definitely going to. Be surprised when he hears how well I play. Thanks liz for helping me get started on mybucket list with very enjoyable lessons guitar lessons.

Jules Leyhe
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Susan L.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons from Jules for several months and am very happy with how much I have learned. All his lessons have educational purposes and he teaches through fun songs that make practicing enjoyable. He is very professional, knowledgeable and flexible with my schedule. I highly recommend him for beginners and experienced players alike. Susan

Rick Lowe
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Randy R.
Verified review

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.

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Iain M.
Verified review

I've known Chris for about 3 years,first as a friend from the neighborhood who shared a passion for the same type music as myself and now as a mentor to my son teaching him guitar and how to be an all round cool guy. His teaching style is totally laid back and covers all types of music.......best illustrated by catching his group "Hibbity Dibbity"in action at many a local venue! Do yourself a favor and let Chris take the stuffiness out of learning! Iainmackinlay

Jackson Allen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Hing Zhe L.
Verified review

I had a great experience learning with Jackson, he taught me a lot about the guitar that I didn’t know before. Besides that, he too gave really good constructive criticism regarding songwriting and musicianship in general.

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Angelka T.
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My 10-year old son has been taking guitar lessons with Groovy Judy for over 2 years now. Over that time, he has learned to play quite well, but most importantly, he loves his lesson time with Groovy Judy! She relates really well with children and makes the lessons lots of fun! We are so happy to have found her as a guitar teacher!

Alison's Music Lessons
3.7
from 13 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Marion W.
Verified review

I enjoyed how Alison interacted with my children in teaching the guitar and piano.not only was she professional, knowledgable, but she made the lessons enjoyable. My children look forward to their lessons & I would reccomend her wholeheartedly

Adam Hayman Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cesar L.
Verified review

Adam Hayman is a talented, well-rounded musician who always had a way to help me understand any musical question that would come to mind. Whether it was in regards to guitar techniques, music theory, audio production, recording, or even self-promotion, Adam would have a well explained response and would take the extra time to check if I understood or not. He is very understanding about the variety of skill levels and will offer different ways to practice or play so that one can find what works best for them. Taking lessons from Adam has created a large impact on my musical growth and has allowed me to use the learned tools to further my practice and technique.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kina R.
Verified review

I started taking guitar lessons with Jack a month ago. I never played a single chord until now and after every class I feel more and more comfortable with the guitar and confident in my abilities. Jack is very patient and tailors his lessons to suite my needs, which I really appreciate. I look forward to my weekly guitar classes - it's wonderful and pleasant working with Jack! I can't wait to tell him the next song I want to learn.

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Janet R.
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Cherie is a great instructor. Before I started lessons with her I was trying to teach myself and found that I’d hit a wall, just wasn’t getting where I wanted to be, she helped me out of that rut. She opened up my options by laying down the basics, then expanded my palette based on where I wanted to go with songs and guitar. She likes to balance what she calls the weigh-lifting of guitar and the fun stuff - exercises and songs. I never felt bored or very frustrated. She pays attention. I really felt she was teaching me what I needed to learn. She also teaches singing lessons and we worked a bit on my vocals during our guitar lessons. Was a nice add-on. She’s a pro and very easy to work with.

Ryan's music lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
John F.
Verified review

My three boys play a mixture of guitar and piano. Ryan keeps them interested in playing songs that they pick and want to play. He has made music a fun part of our household.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Very glad to discover this teacher in our area. Very patient - highly recommend

Peppino D'Agostino
5.0
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

Bruno Panunzio
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jan R.
Verified review

What a wonderful treat! Bruno played his beautiful classical guitar music for 2 hours at my father's 80th birthday party. An fabulous background for a fabulous day. I would rent his services in a heartbeat. A no brainer. Thanks Bruno!!

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About

Hi everyone, I am a multi-instrumentalist offering beginner/intermediate guitar, bass and drum lessons for students of all ages in the South Bay area. Many studies show that learning a musical instrument helps improve performance on cognitive tasks, increases the capacity of your memory, fosters your self-expression, boosts your self-confidence, relieves stress and above all else is fun! I am 27 years old and have been involved with various bands and session gigs throughout the Bay Area. I have been playing drums for over 16 years and have approximately 11 years of experience with guitar and bass. I have had many great experiences over the years in teaching music to friends and family. I recently began offering my music instruction services professionally and have had a lot of success with students as young as 7 and as old as 56. My lessons are structured based on your level of experience and musical tastes. I find that it is more fun and effective to integrate music lessons with a student's favorite music. You will not only be learning how to play an instrument but will also learn how to play some of your favorite songs along the way! After a few of my beginner guitar/bass lessons, you will be able to learn the following: • Identify and play basic chords • Use different beginner guitar/bass techniques such as bends, hammer-ons and tremolo picking • Perform basic maintenance of your instrument such as tuning by ear and restringing your guitar/bass • Read and interpret guitar/bass tablature Ultimately, my goal with every student is to help make music a lifetime hobby for them. I understand that learning a new instrument can be very intimidating for some people; instead of focusing on more complex topics like scales and music theory, my aim for beginners is to help build up their confidence by teaching fun songs, iconic riffs, fun beats and cool techniques that show immediate results. I offer one-hour instruction of the instrument of your choice (guitar, bass or drums) for $35. This is a flat rate, and I will not charge extra if you have friends or family who would like to learn alongside you during our lessons! Guitar/bass lessons can be taught either at your home, my apartment or a place of your choosing (i.e. coffee shop, park, etc). Drum lessons can only be taught at your home. I have extra guitars that you can use for the duration of our lessons if needed. Please shoot me an e-mail if you are interested, so we can discuss your availability, level of experience and music tastes. Thanks!

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My name is Raziel, and I'm a guitar teacher in the city of San Francisco. I've been playing for more than 10 years and graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where I studied classical guitar with the world-renowned Sergio Assad. Being a classically trained musician gives you such great foundation to teach just about any style, so I'm quite versatile. I'm a young professional in my mid 20s. I'm quite laid back, but I have a hardworking attitude towards providing the best lessons possible. The progression of a student is a direct reflection of my teaching, and I take great pride in my abilities.

Peter Smith

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I offer guitar and beginning music theory lessons for all ages. I have been playing and practicing for over 35 years and teaching for one year. Several styles include rock, blues and country music.

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Need a Guitar Teacher

Oakland, CA

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Rock, Folk
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I don't own an acoustic guitar yet but have one in mind. I want to check with an instructor before purchasing. It's a Guild
  • $50
    Average price
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