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Laguna Woods Guitar Theory Instructors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Ariane P.
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Paul Grether is a very talented musician and teacher and a great person. He is wonderful with kids. He is sweet, smart, motivational, caring and funny. My 9 year old son loves him and loves his guitar lessons. He gave up tennis to have two guitar lessons a week. Paul is so affordable to top it off that we are able to afford two one hour lessons a week. I am thrilled to pieces. Anyone would be lucky to have guitar lessons with Paul.

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Dillan W.
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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.

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Paul Edelman
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Todd B.
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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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  • 31 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Nikki P.
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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.

GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 51 hires 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.

Coastal Music Studios
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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Andy at Coastal Music Studios was beyond helpful answering all my questions and getting my son set up with guitar lessons. The studio is very low pressure and accommodating! My son has an excellent teacher and is enjoying his lessons.

Omar Garcia
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Daniella S.
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Omar was great at helping me understand music theory. Being a beginner, he showed me how to break down strumming patterns and chords so that it would be easier for me to practice and progress.

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Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark B.
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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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Chris Rockaway
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Gina D.
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Chris is a skillful instructor who will help you develop guitar techniques in the first lesson. I needed help with the basics and he helped me improve on the fundamentals and groundwork of the guitar. Highly recommend!

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Thomas Kresge Music
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephen C.
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I am 57 years old (no Spring chicken) and came to Thomas for tenor sax lessons. My purpose is to perform and record sax solos for classic rock and blues. Thomas does a great job with understanding my goals and giving me a road map to achieve them. Very patient and intuitive.

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Sharon's Piano Studio
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Eulene G.
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I am a retired high school teacher and have decided to take up the piano. I had my first lesson with Sharon. She is an excellent teacher! She is very patient and very enthusiastic! Both of which I am very grateful for, as I am a slow learner! Needless to say, she is extremely knowledgable about music, piano and theory. I would very highly recommend her for all levels of piano study for either the adult or child learner! I look forward to many more lessons with her!

Damien Smith Productions
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail U.
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Hello, My name is Abigail. I’m 11 years old and have been taking guitar lessons from Damien for about 2 years now. He has taught me how to read music. I have learned step by step, no rushing into music whatsoever. In the beginning of my lessons, Damien gave me a booklet/guitar notebook to record every lesson. My first lessons were basically getting to know music and my guitar. The next couple of lessons he began teaching me how to play simple songs like “Twinkle-Twinkle,” “Happy Birthday” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Further on, Damien allowed me to choose a couple of my favorite songs, which he then taught me how to play. I definitely recommend any beginners to attend his lessons because you will not regret it.

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Für Elise Piano School
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsay R.
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My 8 year old son just started taking piano lessons a little over a month ago. He LOVES it!! Mark is an amazing teacher who arrives to our house on time every time! He works around our schedule. My son askes a ton of questions during the lesson and Mark answers all of them with patience, understanding, and professionalism. I never have to ask my son to practice the piano because he truly enjoys playing and looks forward to his lessons each week. This love of leaning the piano truly came from Mark. So thank you for making this such a fun positive adventure for my son!!

Music For All Ages
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Rosalie H.
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I take my daughter and son for Piano and guitar lessons to Mrs. Annette and she is a wonderful instructor who is always so kind and patient with each child. We adore her and would recommend her to everyone!!!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura K.
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Linda has been my son's private cello teacher for many years. With her help he jumped straight into the advanced chamber orchestra at high school as a freshman. We recently added music theory to his regular weekly lessons and as a result his grade for his AP music theory class at the high school is a 99.5%. Here's hoping for a 5 on his AP test!

Chris LaJeunesse
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne D.
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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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
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My granddaughter takes piano lessons and she loves them, but she loves Marguerite more. When the kids are little they get bored very quickly but Marguerite has a way with keeping their interest and making playing the piano fun. She is a warm and lovely woman and just so talented

Glee in Lake Forest
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Julie and Brooke M.
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Karen teaches a progressive system that gives you the tools and foundation to sing well. Method includes music reading and theory, correct breathing, harmony, and using different music styles to continuously help a student improve and use their voice correctly.

Charles Dolph Music Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nora C.
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Charlie is a talented musician who is great with kids and makes music lessons fun. Highly recommend!

Elite Musique, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Myriam L.
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We are so lucky to have met such an outstanding, caring and friendly music teacher. Kelly Apgar and her wonderful array of instructors make music lessons fun and enjoyable for my three daughters, who take piano, guitar and, voice lessons. Within months of taking music lessons, my daughters were reading music and playing songs! An added benefit to working with Elite Musique is that they prepare students for passing the Royal School of Music exams. Kelly and her staff are nurturing and patient with their students. Kids learn how to play an instrument while developing the love of music!

Dave Kurtz Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joni F.
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As a guitar teacher, David Kurtz possesses the perfect combination of talent, personality, and patience - with an emphasis on the ability to assess where his student's immediate need is and providing the "next step" in the process. It's a pleasure to learn from such a master of theory, performance and deep and kind understanding of the human condition. He's a pleasure to work with and always enlightens his students as they learn their instrument and abilities. I couldn't recommend him more... Joni Finkle

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