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Long Beach Beginner Guitar Instructors

Browse these beginner guitar lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Long Beach.

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EclecticString Music
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jacob M.
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I first met Paul about two months ago while I was looking for guitar lessons. Since then I have been improving a lot in both my theory as well as my playing- thanks to Paul's efforts. I am pleased with the service he provides and the experience that he generously uses to help.

Granted Records
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
David J.
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Easy to find location, Professional recording environment, Great vibes and high quality equipment. I recommend this facility to all artists from beginner to Pro, and any genre of music!! Looking forward to booking my next session!!

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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 49 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.

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Great guitar instructor, highly recommended.

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
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My son has been taking guitar lessons from John (Whitehead) for about a year now. We couldn't be happier. John is professional, patient and very competent. My son has mild autism, so it's sometimes challenging to find an instructor who can get the best out of him. John has a relaxed attitude but he also stresses proper technique, so I feel like we've really struck gold. I would recommend Peaceland Music to anybody.

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Omar Garcia
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kanani P.
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Omar is very professional and patient. My daughter is enjoying her cello lessons.

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Chris Rockaway
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Asia G.
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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.

Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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.

Alma Music Productions
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan D.
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Alejandro is hands down a great guitar teacher. He doesn't just teach the basic guitar tricks but he goes into depthwith music theory and how you can use it while playing guitar. because of him my improv on guitar has never been better. He can be tough but in the end it's totally worth it

Damien Smith Productions
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 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.

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

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Carol B.
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Our 2 children have been taking piano lessons with Dory for more than a year and it has been an outstanding experience since then. Dory is not only a music teacher (not only for piano btw), he is a musician and a composer. My children have made incredible progresses in piano but they've also learnt to love music, understood the principles of styles, composition, orchestra etc... Dory customizes the approach for each child, always making sure his students progress at their pace and continue enjoying what they do. The studio is very peaceful, well decorated and inspiring. Even for me it's a peaceful and very pleasant moment when I stay there for an hour.

Jow Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Richard H.
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I was a beginner guitar player who had no prior experience . Ernest was great at teaching me chords, music theory, rhythm, and how to learn a song. Above all, he was patient! He came to my home, was on time, and worked with me when I had unexpected changes to my schedule. He is a great teacher and very proficient at his craft.

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

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

Mandy Black Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle D.
Verified review

Mandy is an incredible teacher. My son started taking piano lessons with her and now is taking guitar lessons. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient and fun to be around. I am very happy with the progress my son has made and would highly recommend Mandy.

Dan Salas
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anthony V.
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Daniel is an amazing instructor. Not only is he very patient, but he’s an extremely knowledgeable musician. Aside from the fact that he has been a musician for longer than I have been alive, he is constantly pushes his own way of thinking and teaching his students to do the same. He takes a difficult concept and simplifies it into such a way that even beginner guitarists like me can catch on. He’s a great teacher and I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn the basics or sharpen their already advanced skills. You can learn a lot from him.

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