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  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90016

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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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA 90808

Valerie M.

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Eddie taught me to play the guitar when I was in my 50's! Being an older student I had my insecurities but he put my mind at ease and my fingers to work! I was soon playing my favorite songs! His humor and easy nature and talent brings out the best in his students! He is a master!

  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA 90807

Jose P.

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When you are up to learn something new, you look for the best available. Mike provides the right knowledge to guide you in the right direction to learn how to play the guitar, After my 5th lesson with Mike, I'm capable to strum some nice Beatles songs ! I know most of the basics of the guitar and a good amount of cords and fingerpicking playing. Really glad I've chose Mike to be my guitar teacher, he goes at your pace and will make sure you got the lessons learned. Great experience

  • 31 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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I have been teaching guitar and music theory for more than 25 years. I provide my students with the highest possible level of personalized instruction, individual attention, mentorship, service and support. My students are provided with every conceivable resource to facilitate their learning and progression as guitarists. This includes a wide range of supporting material, information and tools that allows them to get the most out of their time. I am dedicated to my profession and devoted to the success of my students, and I love teaching guitar as much as I love playing it. I am a skilled motivator and a positive thinker with a contagious optimistic attitude. I possess excellent communication skills, and I have a well-balanced combination of qualifications, expertise and experience that enables me to teach beginning through advanced levels of guitar playing and music theory very effectively. As a professional musician, session guitarist, songwriter, composer and teacher, I feel very fortunate to be able to make my living by doing what I love to do most in my life, and that's playing the guitar. I am very proud of my accomplishments as a musician and my achievements as a guitar teacher, but I am even more proud of my record of success over the past 25 years of producing quality guitarists who have achieved or exceeded their personal guitar playing goals. My guitar lessons are informative, interesting and enjoyable. You will always leave a lesson as a better guitar player than when you arrived at the lesson. I have logged thousands of teaching hours over the course of my guitar teaching career, and I know what does and what doesn't work, so I'm not going to waste your time or bore you by teaching you things that are not relevant to your guitar playing goals. I teach all levels of guitar and music theory from beginning to advanced levels. If you start beginning lessons with me, you will never have to look for another guitar teacher again. Prices In-studio lessons are $40 per week, one-hour lesson when four lessons are paid for in advance, or $45 for a single lesson. That's like a raindrop in a bucket of water when you consider that each and every one-hour lesson will result in countless hours of enjoyment in playing the guitar for many years to come. You will never find a better return on investment than that. I encourage you to "try me out" in an introductory lesson for only $40. Prices include all texts and materials. Guitar Lessons by Rick Ellis is your best choice for guitar lessons in the Orange County and Long Beach areas.

  • West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Call or text Mark directly to set up a lesson. I offer acoustic and electric guitar lessons at my home studio in West Hollywood. I can also travel to you within the area or arrange online Skype lessons. My styles include rock, classical, metal, flamenco, jazz, blues, and country styles. All levels and ages are welcome! Thanks.

  • 34 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pasadena, CA 91101

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Vince has been teaching guitar lessons to my 7 year old daughter for the past 2 months. He is patient, encouraging, and teaches with a good balance of challenge and support. Vince is always prepared and uses a book to supplement his teaching. He writes notes to illustrate his lessons which helps my daughter practice at home. Vince is thoughtful and encourages my daughter to collaborate during lessons and also tries to incorporate music that she enjoys. He plans two recitals per year (summer and winter) for his students who include children and adults. My daughter participated in the June recital after only one month of lessons! Vince taught her to play the Happy Birthday song as a surprise for my husband whose birthday was the day of the recital. The program was held at a Pasadena park and Vince centered the event around the student performances and did not promote himself or his program as many music teachers tend to do. Vince is humble, gentle, and encouraging. He focuses on teaching his students to enjoy playing the guitar and to feel confident about expressing their music. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in guitar lessons. He visits our home weekly for private lessons. His rates are fair and he is flexible should we ever need to cancel/reschedule a class.

  • 5 years in business
  • Los Angeles, CA 90024

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I took lessons with music production lessons withJohn and he made me feel very comfortable. He knows how to teach and is great for people who are serious. Only downside was we were using a software I never used so it was hard to transition.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bellflower, CA 90706

Fe D.

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Nick Montalvo has been my son's guitar teacher at Arts Development School of Music for over a year now. I was surprised on how quickly he learned from Nick in the first few months of lessons and I am satisfied with his progress. Nick encourages my son to explore his own style without neglecting the fundamentals of guitar playing. Nick is very astute, knowledgeable, friendly and professional which makes him an effective teacher to learners of all ages.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA 90806

Colin M.

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I started lessons with Sam about 2 weeks ago and even after the first lesson I noticed a HUGE difference in my playing. I was improving at a way quicker rate than on my own. He watched me play and could instantly see what I needed to work on. Its been invaluable to have someone as knowledgable and passionate as him helping me. He's willing to take extra time to make sure you're getting it.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90048

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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA 90814

Mary C.

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Worked with Ashley last year in a Summer Camp program for kids. Her attention and focus on each student was amazing! What she is able to teach in a short time is totally awesome ... all the kids loved it! As a teacher - It was a great pleasure working with her!

  • Lomita, CA 90717

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Jodi plays mean slide guitar and is extremely knowledgeable about music in general and has gobs of talent. She is well versed in playing in many different tunings.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90042

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I teach guitar, all styles, to ages from 8 to 80! I have a master's degree in commercial music performance, and am conversant in a variety of musical styles. I have taught at the college and university level, and can help you achieve proficiency on the guitar, whether you're interested in playing folk/pop guitar, jazz/rock/blues guitar, or even classical guitar.

  • 17 years in business
  • Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

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At first, I was skeptical of having a guitar teacher because I had a previous background in music so I felt like I was able to self-teach myself, but find myself falling short. I found Jackwind and decided to go with him because of his background. I have to say that he was worth the risk. Jackwind is an amazing teacher and is very knowledgeable and is also is a great player. I would definitely recommend him.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Irvine, CA 92617

Suzanne M.

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Shaun is well versed in guitar styles and has a great ability to teach others. I am enjoying the lessons he provides. He is easy to work with.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Lakewood, CA 90715

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I teach jazz, rock, metal almost anything. I am currently a jazz guitar student at CSUF. From beginner to advanced, I will help you learn whatever skills you want even with theory, reading or writing music. I will come to you. Need homework help? I am very patient and will help with whatever subject you want.

  • Lakewood, CA 90712

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• Present I teach a variety of private music lessons ranging from flute, saxophone, drums, trombone, piano, voice, trumpet, violin, guitar and jazz improvisation in my private home studio. I create unique lesson plans for each of my students to keep them motivated and working towards their goals. • Owner and Director (Guapacha Productions, California) January 2009 – Present Guapacha Productions is an entertainment company that represents Guapacha (big band Latin jazz/salsa group consisting of 13 members), the Gil Tower Latin Jazz Trio and Quartet and also produces music for film, TV and jingles. I am in charge of composing scores, directing, performing, promoting, booking, and putting together small music ensembles and solo musicians to perform in venues, private events, festivals and restaurants. I also offer creative designs for CDs and/or flyers, photography, video and editing, putting together band EPK's, designing artists’ websites and maintaining the different groups’ social websites.

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LessonsThatRock Music Lessons provides guitar, bass, keyboard, and ukulele lessons to kids and adults of all ages in LA and Orange County. We offer 60-, 45-, and 30-minute sessions that are available every week or every other week in the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to get you to play your favorite songs within weeks of your first lesson. Using the skills they've learned, our students have rocked out with our band in front of audiences ranging from 20 to 50,000 people. It's a great self-esteem builder for kids. What sets us apart from the rest is we'll show you what you need to rock with others all while learning your favorite songs and becoming an expert on guitar in the process. Call us as soon as possible to reserve your free first lesson!

  • Long Beach, CA 90808

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I offer instruction in voice, piano, and guitar, with emphasis on technique, tone, and musicianship. I have performed with a variety of groups such as the LA Philharmonic (as a chorus member) and the Neon Trees (backup guitarist). I am currently a music education major at CSULB.

  • Lakewood, CA 90712

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I teach the basic chords, how to read music, the tempo of music, and how to tune a guitar to standard tuning. I have 7 years experience playing the guitar; I started when I was 13. The way I started playing is by ear. I have much patience in teaching the guitar. I'm bilingual; I speak Spanish, and of course, English.

  • Harbor City, CA 90710

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If you are a serious and dedicated student, please read on: My name is Jan Pequeno and I am a CSU Dominguez Hills graduate with a BA Degree in Music Performance with emphasis on guitar. I have been playing guitar for almost 10 years now and have taught beginning to intermediate students. My attitude/personality is laid back and relaxed during lessons and so my students tend to feel very comfortable and positive. My lesson rates are $30 a half hour, $35 for 45 minutes, and $40 an hour. Learn songs that range from classic rock to modern music, theory and musicianship. References are available upon request. Ages 8 and up welcomed! Students may come to my home in Harbor City (right off the 110 south Sepulveda exit) or I can travel to the following cities: Torrance - San Pedro - Palos Verdes - Rolling Hills - Redondo Beach - Manhattan Beach - Hermosa Beach I am also available for piano/keyboard lessons! thank you, Jan

  • Anaheim, CA 92804

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I will teach you at my studio in Anaheim or at your house! I have over 9 years of experience teaching the following instruments: * Electric Guitar * Acoustic Guitar * Piano I teach all styles, all ages, and all skill levels! I recently graduated from Biola University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition. I’m young and great with kids! Mendez Music Studios also offers bass, voice, and drum lessons!

  • Long Beach, CA 90807

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Greetings! Our Rock Camp guitar lesson program is tailored for beginner and advanced beginner skill levels to learn blues and rock guitar, both acoustic and electric. My name is Greg W., and I live in Bixby Knolls section of Long Beach. I'm 53 years old, married, and a college-degreed male. I have been playing guitar for decades. I am currently looking for more new beginner or advanced beginner guitar students. Rock Camp guitar lesson program's standard plan runs $198.00 per month, and includes weekly sessions plus learning binder, digital recording, and DVD from Rock Camp Records. We accept credit cards via PayPal, checks and cash. Terms of 3 months and 6 months are available with weekly sessions now held either in my home (c/s Chestnut and Bixby Avenue in Long Beach), or your home around Bixby Knolls, Lakewood, Cerritos, Belmont Shore, Cypress, Long Beach, and Seal Beach areas. Sessions can be scheduled in early morning, mid-morning, late afternoon, and early evening time slots, all subject to availability. We do focus our core lesson subject matter on 12-bar blues for the guitar. The blues is 100% American roots that has influenced numerous styles of music over the decades worldwide. The blues provides a solid foundation for broad style ranges, from jazz to rock and roll, to hip-hop, pop and beyond. By learning the basics to play 12-bar blues in our program, beginner students learn a time-proven structure from which they can jam with others, learn to improvise, and get inspired to advance to the next level with confidence. We keep it simple, and make it fun to learn, jam, record and get inspired. All ages are welcome. While best results happen with one-on-one settings, we can tailor our lesson materials for small group lessons. So, what are the next steps? It's 1-2-3 simple: 1) Dig that guitar out of the closet, and dust it off. If it needs new strings, we can work on that. 2) Call Greg directly anytime. 3) Let's talk about improving your guitar skills, finally! Thanks for looking! PS: A cool California Rock Camp button is free on your first lesson.

  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Westminster, CA 92683

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We offer complete music service. We provide lessons in: * Piano * Guitar * Voice * Drums * Violin We also do repair and tuning of pianos. Acting lessons and modeling opportunities are available as well as comedy school.

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