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Long Beach Electric Guitar Lessons For Beginners

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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gina G.
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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!!!

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael C.
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As a first-time guitar player, I thought I could just use the internet to figure out how to play. After a few months of YouTube videos, I wasn't making much progress beyond open chords and basic songs learning became mundane. As a new year resolution I've decided to find an instructor and after I started taking lessons with Steve, playing the guitar started to make sense. He is very patient and uses a practical teaching method, I feel more confident and enjoy learning to play the guitar. I still have a long way to go, but at least the foundation is building up. I would highly recommend Steve to anybody looking for a great instructor that is able to adjust to any skill level.

Paul Edelman
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Jason P.
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Been taking electric guitar lessons with Paul for a few months. Would recommend him to others: -Positive and constructive demeanor -Interested in the student -Easy to contact and flexible in scheduling -Has a basic curriculum, but is just as willing to work on specific areas or help you learn your favorite song -Solid practical knowledge of the guitar, backed up with proper music education

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  • 31 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Taylor J.
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Brian is a great guitar instructor. He has a wide knowledge of different styles and a lot of instructive tips for beginner guitars. His setup is professional, he's able to evaluate and teach what you want to learn, and is very patient. I recommend him!

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sen K.
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John is great person. Currently my daughter's are learning guitar and piano with the help of John. I am 43 years old and I am taking guitar lessons through John. Very polite and extraordinary knowledge about music. Cheers John!!!

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 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.

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Omar Garcia
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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.

Damien Smith Productions
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jazz M.
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Jimmy is a great teacher and I am learning a ton from him. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in guitar lessons and he is great with beginners like me!

  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth F.
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In my time of playing guitar I have had many people who claim to be a "guitar teacher"... but until I started taking lessons from Craig over Skype I never really knew what a true guitar teacher was. Craig truly is a great teacher, because he takes notice of your interests musically, and takes in your current level of guitar skill, and then structures your lessons based on your interests, and skill. Overall Craig Sternberg is an awesome teacher, and great guy. I would recommend him to anyone... both experienced players and beginners.

Music For All Ages
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Norman L.
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I have a five-year-old boy taking piano lessons and a seven-year-old girl taking guitar lessons. They love Annette, and they take pride in showing off their developing skills, which, I believe, is a testament to strong teaching and an encouraging environment.

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.

Daniel Muñoz
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Camilo A.
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In this Online session, Daniel was able to give some wisdom about guitar use, history and his own experience learning guitar for the first time. Being a beginner he gave me some exercises to practice on my guitar which helped with chord progression and technique (Hands were on fire!). Very understanding when it came to internet connection issues and helped me to learn my favorite song! Definitely recommend him for a lesson.

Electric Eel Productions
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cynthia I.
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Adam is an excellent guitar instructor. His instruction style corresponds with my personal goals w/ guitar. He is very patient and inspiring. Great for any age/level student. I definitely would highly recommend him.

Jow Music
4.9
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.

Dan Salas
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 hires 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.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Maddy L.
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The first time I got guitar lessons from Michael I learned the beginner guitar chords right away and he knew what pace to go at. He knows where your weaknesses and strengths are and teaches in a way that doesn't feel rushed. He's been my teacher for a few months now and it's always a blast!

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.

Bennett Stein
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Emmanuelle B.
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Bennett has an extraordinary ability to zero in on his student's skills and musical affinities... He has a nerdy, highly precise knowledge of the instrument, of guitar technique and of music history... Months ago I would barely sing with anyone else in the room, and didn't know how to play guitar. This morning I played guitar and harmonized with Bennett on a Stones song. Take music lessons with Bennett - only good can come of it.

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

Aaron Medina
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Heather C.
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Five years ago, when my daughters were 6 and 8 years old, they received guitars for Christmas. They had one lesson at a local guitar store, but the teacher talked to them as if they were adults and the information went way over their heads. They were frustrated and lost. Then, we found Aaron and everything changed. His love for guitar and teaching shined through, from the moment we walked in the door. Aaron's teaching methods and personality were perfect. My little girls were hooked and couldn't wait until their lessons each week. They were motivated to practice and excited to perform at the end of each session. The pace at which they excelled was astounding. With Aaron's background in so many genres, they could experiment with different styles of music. When they turned 10 and 12 years of age, they decided that they wanted to audition for our local art school's guitar program. Aaron worked with them on their classical audition pieces over the months and they were both accepted! Now they are 11 and 13 years old and are still in love with guitar. They continue to attend the art school in the guitar program, perform all over the place and even enjoy practicing. Having a successful learning experience early on is so important and Aaron played a big part in that. We highly recommend Aaron as a guitar teacher for any age.

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