It’s free with no obligation to hire
Current Top Pro
Hired 51 times
32 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Credit card, Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Square
Currently a Top Pro
Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.
Photos and Videos
Interested musical styles
Brian is an excellent guitar teacher. Always patient, motivating, and very knowledgeable. And he absolutely knows his stuff and is crazy talented at guitar. He has a ton of material that you can use if you just want to learn anything, but he can also learn and teach basically any song that you want within one minute of hearing it, even if he didn't know it before. He's also just easy to work with - very flexible and accommodating, always on time, and he sends reminders ahead of every lesson. Overall a fantastic teacher - I've already improved a lot at guitar, and more importantly, it's been a fun process. Definitely highly recommended!May 18, 2015Verified
Brian is fantastic! He is calm and patient and clearly very experienced. Of course hearing him play is wonderful...but hearing how my daughter is playing since she began lessons with Brian is amazing. He has gone out of his way to help me find a guitar for her online and at stores. His studio is warm and has nice acoustics. Also a nice place to sit and wait and listen to her lesson. I cannot recommend him highly enough.May 21, 2014Verified
Brian knows his stuff. I think he spent over 30000 hours on the guitar. I usually play him songs I want to learn, he listens for a minute or so and knows exactly how the song is to be played and what he needs to teach me. He is patient and his lessons are fun. I only had a couple of lessons so far but already scheduled the next one for this week. Feels like I found the right guy.Aug 11, 2014Verified
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.Jul 5, 2014Verified
Brian's innate passion and knowledge of music translates directly into how he teaches guitar. His attention to detail, patience, and encouraging attitude creates a fun, relaxed and informative learning environment. If you are starting as a beginner, he will assess your ability and quickly elevate you to the next level through working during the lesson and assigning exercises outside of the lesson. Working with Brian is just as much of an intellectual experience as it is technically challenging. Brian teaches through relevant melodic examples and pop culture comparisons to know how and why an artist made certain chord choices, which keeps the learning process exciting. The benefit of working with Brian is incomparable since he tailors each lesson to suit the clients questions, sound and creative needs. Thank you Brian!Oct 11, 2014Verified