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  • 3 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Maia R.
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I took piano lessons with Marissa - she was very flexible in terms of her schedule, and created a lesson plan around my learning goals. I've never played piano or sung before, but felt very comfortable to jump right in.

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Sven's Guitar Clinic
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Ben Y.
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Sven was great! My first guitar lesson ever! Very encouraging and can work with students of all levels. Also knows all the songs I want to learn. Looking forward to my next lesson...

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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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E. B.
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Andi is a really awesome guitar instructor. I started guitar lessons with him with absolutely no experience playing an instrument or knowing how to read sheet music. But because he is really patient, knowledgeable, and at ease with teaching, I have been able to pick up how to play the guitar and reading the tab handouts he gives me after each lesson. He goes at the student’s pace and is willing to change his lessons to teach what new songs I want to learn. After each lesson I am always inspired and reminded why I wanted to take up guitar lessons in the first place. Andi was the very first instructor I met and I’m glad I did. I could not recommend him highly enough as an instructor.

Guitar Tutor
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Marilee S.
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Garrick is very patient and engaging with our 7yo son. Our son loves his guitar lessons and wants to play. He's the real deal with his own gigs and he teaches using music we love. Garrick gets 5 stars because he unexpectedly requested to join us when we purchased our guitar, picked an appropriate used(!) one with metal strings and had it modified to bring the frets in closer for small fingers. His lessons feel customized. We recommend Garrick!

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric N.
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I've been taking guitar and singing lessons with David for a few months, and I've got to say I've had a really great time learning from him! David is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable teacher who clearly cares about his students and their goals, and better still has played and performed with the artists that I like best. It took me a while to find a teacher who was willing to teach me the music I wanted to play instead of starting with their core competence, so it was really refreshing that within a month or two with plenty of practice I was able to learn one of my favorite songs (Three Rounds and a Sound by Blind Pilot, if you're curious), and a little longer to start singing it, which I was really stoked about. He has been great about breaking things down when the piece we're working on is too challenging. David has also pushed me to pursue my goal of creating music, helping along the way to create melodies and lyrics. I have to say, it takes a great teacher to get me to sing and to share lyrics with them (do you know how embarrassing that can be?). I could go on, but suffice it to say, David is a great teacher, and I'm really glad I started taking lessons with him.

  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Timea U.
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I've recently started taking beginner guitar lessons from Mark. So far it's been a great experience, even with my zero musical background. Mark really focuses on making the experience fun and identifies well how to motivate me as an individual, by teaching me songs I'm passionate about and making me understand how the music I like was made. I can only recommend him as a teacher.

Ane's Music Playground
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tessa S.
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We've met Ane twice for lessons in our home now and from the first meeting, my 12 year old loved her. She'd been begging for guitar lessons for months, but we had such difficulty finding someone local and conveniently located and one who my daughter felt comfortable with (she's so shy). I love that Ane gave a first free trial lesson. After the first lesson, I asked my daughter, "What do you think?" and she enthusiastically said "Yes!". Although Ane gave some practice songs, she also asked for a list of songs that my daughter would like to learn to play, which is helping her stay motivated. I love that she is fostering a love of music and guitar!

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sedat is an excellent teacher for my 10 year old. He has lots of patience and knows how to teach kids. He is able to help with easier ways to teach chords and makes the class enjoyable. My child loves his class and he encourages to pick their favorite songs to play. I would highly recommend Sedat for kids guitar lessons.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah R.
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Allie is a down to earth, experienced musician and instructor. I feel like she was able to quickly gauge where I was at and start the lessons there. After just a couple of ukelele lessons I understand concepts I hadn't grasped through a previous guitar class or music books. I also love that she includes my curious one year old and lets her explore the instruments.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Patty L.
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Matt teaches my my daughter the guitar and me the piano in our home. He's patient and adjusts the teachings based on the learner. We've been working with Matt for several months now. He started with my daughter, and now I am taking lessons. I recommended him to my neighbor who is also taking guitar lessons, so of course I would recommend him to anyone looking for lessons.

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Beatrice M.
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I watched Forrest grow up playing guitar on his porch across the street from my house. I remember how beautiful his music was, and how much he inspired me to want to play, so I went to the store and purchased a guitar and some instructional tapes, and books, and had a go at learning on my own. I found that self teaching was rather ineffective, so I decided to look for a teacher. The first person who came to mind was Forrest. Turns out he had been teaching guitar for 2 years at that point and was more than willing to take me under his wing! What turned into a few months of going over fundamental chords, turned into four years of lessons! He is the sweetest boy, with the biggest heart.

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Marion W.
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I enjoyed how Alison interacted with my children in teaching the guitar and piano.not only was she professional, knowledgable, but she made the lessons enjoyable. My children look forward to their lessons & I would reccomend her wholeheartedly

AHMAD
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 26 years in business
Moe A.
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I was looking for advanced guitar lessons and came across Ahmad purely by chance. I wanted to get a better grasp of theory and self study wasn't cutting it, mainly because I wasn't disciplined enough and figured paying someone to teach me would make me study harder. Ahmad got amazing skill and patience. I would often go in early and listen to him teach students new to guitar and be amazed at how well he was able to get them to understand the concepts behind what they were trying to do. Ahmad certainly helped me out. A year later, I'm playing better than I had been before. I've got a much stronger grasp of music theory, it's helped me with my song writing and I'm happy with the direction I'm going. Do go to Ahmad if you're looking to get better and learn quickly. Even the 30 minute classes are very helpful. You won't regret it.

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Quyen P.
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I've had two guitar instructors prior to working with Tony. He is by far the best. Not only is he passionate about music and classical guitar, I find him to be a patient instructor who listens and understands his students needs. He has an in-depth knowledge of music theory, a willingness to use various approaches based on student needs, and a talent for playing the guitar at a level which continually inspires you keep learning.

Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
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My daughter took guitar lessons from Michael for years. He was great and she learned a lot. She played jazz guitar in Albany middle and highschool jazz bands and continues to play in college.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Luveda B.
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I have had guitar lessons with John Lewis for two months now and I have to say without a doubt, he has exceeded my expectations in every way. Not only is he a very talented musician, he also possesses a rare talent for communicating and teaching guitar and musical concepts that are sometimes hard to grasp. He is patient, kind, encouraging, inspirational, and very creative in his teaching style. He knows how to judge exactly how much information I can handle at one time and I never leave feeling overwhelmed. He always makes the lessons interesting, challenging, and FUN! I am so grateful to have found this wonderful teacher and I highly recommend him to anyone from beginner to advanced. He truly is the Best of the Best!!!

Matthew Alexander
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Aron K.
    Verified review

    Alex is a wonderful guitar instructor. He is very patient and knows a large variety of music styles that got me jamming quickly! I have already recommended his lessons to a couple of my friends. Get playing with him before he books up!

    Bruno Panunzio
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jan R.
    Verified review

    What a wonderful treat! Bruno played his beautiful classical guitar music for 2 hours at my father's 80th birthday party. An fabulous background for a fabulous day. I would rent his services in a heartbeat. A no brainer. Thanks Bruno!!

    D. D. Dupre
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Nathan T.
    Verified review

    I started taking guitar lessons from D.D. a couple of months ago and have learned so much from him in the short period of time. He's a great teacher, with a lot of patience. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who's interested in taking up the guitar.

    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I have 25+ years of teaching and playing experience. I can help you to unlock the guitar neck, so you can sound like the greats. You can learn how to play lead guitar and sound like Clapton, Hendrix, Vaughn, Page, Rolling Stones, The Blues, Swing, Chicago Blues, Delta Style, etc. My rate is $35 per hour. If you buy a block of 4 up front, you get 1 for free. So, 5 lessons for the price of 4; that is a $35 value. I'm also a Berklee School of Music graduate. Please free to email or call me. I take students at all times of the day, and I have a client list of about 60 people. Here are some references from my linkedin page. "Casey's on the ball! He comes through on his word-Jennifer Batten" September 29, 2011 1st Jennifer Batten, Student, Musicians Institute, Michael Jackson "Casey has his finger on the pulse of teaching while using online tools and marketing as a companion to his business. He is thorough and patient as a teacher and works well in group teaching situations where beginner/intermediate students are involved." February 24, 2012 1st Glen Sobel, president, Glen Sobel - Pro drummer- Alice Cooper "I've had many guitar teachers over the years but none of them gave me the sense of understanding the underlying musical patterns like Casey. With his help I was able to learn to play lead blues guitar quickly and easily. Thanks Casey" January 8, 2010 Top qualities: Great Results , High Integrity , Creative Bob Adler hired Casey as a Music Instructor/guitar teacher in 2007 "Casey's been my guitar instructor for over a year now, he clearly has the depth of experience to cover all music genres, teach fundamentals, technique, and later, style. I feel he tailors his training to the levels and expectations of his students, and recommend him highly." January 8, 2010 Top qualities: Personable , Expert , Good Value Myung Kil hired Casey as a Musical Instructor (Guitar) in 2008 "I have used Casey for a handful of guitar lessons and he has helped my playing (especially lead guitar) for sure. His fees are very reasonable, and we got along well. The only reason I have been using him infrequently recently is because my schedule has gotten super crazy...I look forward to using him again in the near future." January 7, 2010 Top qualities: Personable , Expert , Good Value Benjamin Yurman-Glaser hired Casey as a Guitar lessons in 2009 , and hired Casey more than once "Casey is a great guitar teacher and I have learned a lot since working with him. He can play many styles and knows some great blues stuff that I am not sure I could have learned from just anyone. I have also learned much more about music theory since working with him. Other teachers have tried theory with me in the past, but the way Casey explains it just really made it all finally start to click. What more can i say, he is professional, easy-going and has been a very effective guitar/ music teacher for me. I also like that he is flexible, makes house calls and doesn't mind my 2 dogs. Fair prices too, compared to other teachers I've hired in the area." January 7, 2010 Top qualities: Personable , Expert , Good Value Thaddeus Homan hired Casey as a Guitar Instruction in 2008 , and hired Casey more than once "I took my son to Casey and they hit it off the first time. My son actually enjoyed the lesson and wanted to learn." January 7, 2010 Top qualities: Personable , Expert , Good Value LIsa Dahl hired Casey as a Guitar Teacher in 2009 , and hired Casey more than once "Extremely skilled, knowledgeable and professional teacher able to cope with different skill levels and learning curves and adjust curriculum accordingly." January 7, 2010 Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert Guy Gannaway hired Casey as a Music Teacher (Guitar) in 2008

    Guitarist
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Timur P.
    Verified review

    Chris is a fantastic instructor, really knows guitar and how to teach. I am an aspiring flamenco player while Chris is classical, and he went above and beyond to study the flamenco techniques himself so he could teach them to me. Ive learned more in a few lessons with him than 6 months trying to learn by myself.

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    San Jose, CA

    • Student age
      26-55
    • Guitar type
      Acoustic
    • Can read the following musical notation:
      No, I cannot read music
    • Interested in the following musical style(s)
      Other (No preference )
    • Has instrument
      Yes, I have my own instrument
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Lesson length
    • Day preference
      Thursday, Friday
    • Time preference
      Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
    • Details
      It's a surprise for our anniversary. I want to serenade him.
    • $71.67
      Average price
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