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Lancaster Bass Guitar Lessons

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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Isabel Q.
Verified review

Paul has been great to work with, he's flexible, and knowledgeable on what works best for our son. Plus our lessons are in the comfort of our home! He always communicates with us on how our son is doing and if he needs to practice more, so he can show improvement on learning notes. Paul also purchased a bass guitar so he can work with our son on learning the bass as well. I also asked if he can help us shop and pick out a reasonable amp and he agreed to help out and suggested a few places to shop at. Working with Paul has made this experience easy as I was worried of finding a good fit for our son. I would recommend Paul to anyone and you can't beat his rate!

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dennis C.
Verified review

I have been playing guitar for more than 10 years. Decided to go back to lesson again. He is a guy who listen to your concern and apply his knowledge to help you improve. Coming up with his own lesson.. going over the material in a pace where I can follow through.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lars T.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Kimberly via Skype for about six years. I really like her teaching style which is systematic and focused. She tailors her lessons to my goals and time. Her teaching method is to help you gain insight and skill through patient practice of gradually changing exercises. She doesn't snow you with theory, but presents it to you in digestible amounts just when it will make sense. She welcomes questions and I always learn from our discussions. She has led me to learn techniques on the guitar that I was absolutely sure I could never learn. For something to seem impossible at the start, to seem possible a week later and to be routine a month later is amazingly uplifting. Kimberly's background was first a life of teaching herself and playing gigs with all kinds of bands in all kinds of places. She has also deepened and strengthened her knowledge by gaining academic degrees in guitar and jazz and also by studying under masters. This gives her an incredibly deep understanding of learning and teaching music, an immense skill in playing guitar, and an appreciation for the challenges of playing with other people. I especially love her continued enthusiasm for guitar and that she really enjoys teaching. I have found in Kimberly the best of teachers and highly recommend her without reservation.

  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla C.
Verified review

Michael, from my first lesson was so attentive to what I wanted to learn. Kind of in passing, I told him that I loved to sing but was afraid to so he really coaxed me to sing along to all the guitar songs I was learning (I really do not think that any other guitar teacher would have bothered...like "not my job". But, not Michael, he took that on as his job because he recognized that it was important to me). Likewise, when I would show an interest in a particular type of music (i.e. I like acoustic and more mellow, verging on country even), he found songs like that for me and he taught me my songs I had picked even though I doubt that they would have been his picks. In summary, he wanted me to relate to and enjoy the music; the lessons are all about what I want to get out of them...with professional guidance along the way as well. The other thing I want to definitely mention is that, Michael is top-knotch, professional and KNOWS music. He encouraged me to not only learn songs to play but to understand the theory of the music in those songs. I feel very proficient in music theory after taking classes with Michael. I not only play the stuff but I "get it." I understand the technical theory involved. I really think that this is something not every guitar teacher brings to the table or encourages. Many just do not know it! With Michael, we can move from guitar to piano so that he can illustrate something about chords in a key or the difference between major, minor, dominant and diminished chords. Bottom line, I have fun during my lesson but I learn so much more than memorizing chord shapes on the guitar. And, when I play and sing a song...well, it really feels great! Honestly, he is the BEST! He just cares so much about you learning all you can regarding music and he knows how to teach it so that you get to understand what can at first seem so unfamiliar. Michael has the holistic approach. He makes music familiar, logical, relatable and, most of all, Enjoyable. As his student, thumbs-up!

Bass Lessons Los Angeles
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Marina (Mom For Mara, Daughter) H.
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My 15-yo daughter started her electric bass lessons with David Hilton and loves them! David is extremely accommodating, passionate about what he does and an excellent instructor. I highly recommend him! Marina

  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Bill K.
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This may sound Grandiose, But Vic Grady changed my Son's life forever, in a good way. Vic took my son from no experience with the guitar to what as a Biased Parent's review would be a virtuoso on both the Guitar and then the Bass Guitar. He taught my son the basics and progressed to "Jamming" techniques as well as how to play the Bass Lines from the written music for Both Rock and Jazz.

Jow Music
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John V.
Verified review

I have two nieces and one nephew. Taking lessons at home, my eldest niece started reading music, learning guitar and piano several days after her kindergarten ceremony. By the time she entered 6th grade she outperformed me in many areas even though I was also taking lessons from Ernest. He always shows great care in the process of learning, practicing, and mastering the instrument. My nephew ended up picking up the guitar and my youngest niece acquired the language of music & instruction possibly as early as her crawling under the keyboard and listening to her older sister’s lessons over the years. By the time the youngest entered 1st grade she was composing legitimate piano pieces and all three kids eventually shined as the brightest music stars in their K-8 school. Ernest is sensitive to the needs and interests of the learner. Whenever possible he provides additional time. His foresight and attention to detail facilitates the maturation process and sustained growth available only through the delivery and mastery of his craft. My niece expressed gratitude by giving him drawings of the sun, clouds, hearts, trees and smiley faces beneath the words, “tHANk yOu ErnSt.” Grandma also happily made snacks and treats for Ernest. At this time I can’t think of anything for Ernest to improve because the proof can be heard in the music. I will be more than happy to discuss our music lessons with “ErnSt.”

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.

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

Lucas is a very talented musician and teacher. He has taught guitar to both of my kids for the past 5 years. He's patient, fun and willing to tailor lessons to the individual's needs and personal goals. My 13 year old son (who has taken lessons with Lucas since 2nd grade) has learned to read notes, play chords and how to improvise on the guitar through his lessons with Lucas. He plays in our church band and does very well.

Joshua Payne
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hazel S.
Verified review

I am currently taking guitar lessons with Joshua via Skype. I used to take in person lessons with him before he moved away from me and I continued to get lessons from him. He's fun and creative and is easy to learn from. He also sends music via Skype to practice note reading and transcription. In addition, he assigns things to work on for the next lesson so no time is wasted. My transcribing and listening skills have improved with him and I recommend taking lessons from him!

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!

SoundCheck Music School
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

My daughter Shavanie has been with at SoundCheck for about two months. First off I must say Dan & Electra are very friendly and down to earth people. My daughter does Vocal & Piano lessons with Electra, she is one of the best music coach my daughter has worked with so far...... I am amazed by her progress. She also does Guitar lessons with Josh, who is also amazing...she is finally enjoying her guitar :) Since my daughter has been with SoundCheck she has shown more excitement towards music vocally and instrumentally. I can't thank them enough! :-) I truly recommend SoundCheck, you will not regret it.

Misha Danilov
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley P.
Verified review

Misha is a fabulous bass teacher! He incorporates all aspects of learning in each lesson (timing, music theory, learning to read music), creating a strong foundation in the instrument. I am very impressed with his work with our 14 year old son!

Roman Gastelum
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ruben R.
Verified review

I had already been messing around on the guitar for a while, but decided to finally take the plunge and start taking bass lessons here in LA. Simply put, there is nothing that Roman can't do or teach on the bass guitar. Roman formulated a lesson plan centered around my own experience and goals as a musician, which increased my understanding of music as much as my ability to play. In taking music lessons from Roman, you not only get an incredibly knowledgable and experienced instructor, but you also get a funny, laid-back guy who is willing to jam along and offer insight into any musical piece you put in front of him. Roman is truly the total package, and I can't imagine taking music lessons from anyone else.

Greg Garstka
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Maxwell D.
Verified review

Greg Garstka is more than a talented musician and an inspiring guitar teacher. He is a man that is able to get the best out of anyone so they can reach their true potential. His music instruction opened up new worlds of understanding in both technique and theory. Greg would never cancel, never let lessons run short, and always came prepared with a lesson plan that was tailored to my needs and skill level. I have taken lessons with him for over 6 years and I have become a confident well rounded player in classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and of course rock and roll! Any other teacher is a waste of time and money. Greg will actually get you playing at a level you never thought possible. Couldn't recommend him enough!

Oleg Smirnov
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Joseph R.
Verified review

Oleg was very patient and very easy going he made his lessons fun and educational at the same time. Excellent teacher I would recommend to anybody who wants to learn guitar. best guitar teacher I have learned from in years.

Bella Music Studios, Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Montana R.
Verified review

I have been with Bella Music Studios for five years now, and cannot begin to describe what a wonderful experience I've had with everyone there. I've been with various studios and teachers and theater troupes before, and none of them have felt more like a legitimate family than Bella Music Studios. The owner, Jo Ann Maddalena, is the kindest person you could ever hope to meet. She wrote me a beautiful reference letter when I applied (and got into) a performing arts school in Hollywood. I've had two different vocal teachers there (April Orchard and Jean Carlos Lopez) and both of them were patient and talented and made me a better performer than I ever was before. I've had such a wonderful experience at Bella that Jo Ann recently decided I was ready to try teaching voice there myself! I'm still new to it, but I've had one client there, and it's been so rewarding. I practically lived at Bella Music Studios for three summers, and it's like a second home by now. I was in three shows with their theater troupe, and they were all professional level performances that I had so much fun doing. Bella Music Studios is a fantastic place, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for quality, well-priced music lessons of any kind for any age. Whether you're looking for voice, piano, guitar, trumpet, etc. you're getting the best of the best here.

  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

My Mediterranean, European multicultural background combined with my American standard of music education gives me the capability and the edge to work in a variety of musical realms. Being quad lingual doesn't hurt either !!

About

I have a BA degree in music. I have toured and recorded with major artists. I teach music fundamentals and techniques in acoustic - electric guitar, bass guitar and keyboards. I will teach you your favorite music styles while broadening your music horizons with other styles to make you a more complete musician. "Let's make it fun and not work"! Tom

  • 28 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I teach correct and effective techniques based on 20 years of worldwide touring and recording and 25 years of teaching.

About

I offer beginner and intermediate acoustic, classical, and electric guitar lessons in all styles, including finger style/fingerpicking. I can also do some basic piano and singing lessons. I'd be happy to provide an introductory Skype lesson for free!

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