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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Tinny A.
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Bought three months worth of bass lessons for my husband on his birthday, and he loves his new instructor! Paul is great and patient. My husband had his first lesson, and he already knows he will learn a lot from Paul. Thank you, Paul! He's one happy man...that makes me his one happy wife!

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  • 31 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Nikki P.
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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.

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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Marian G.
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Sid gave guitar lessons to my daughter (14). He was recommended to us by a friend who has a 12 year old son that Sid taught. He is a great teacher and I can tell he is good at relating to kids of all ages. It is obvious, Sid has an appreciation and a passion for music and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Granted Records
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
An N.
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Emo is an awesome artist he is patient and understand and knows when to push you to your very limit. I shopped around for voice coaches for weeks before I settled with Emo anyone reading this don’t look at anyone else. Go see Emo he’s laidback patient and he his lessons are fun.

Paul Edelman
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Todd B.
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I decided to take guitar lessons 2 years ago after trying to learn on my own with limited success. I tried group lessons and got a little better but was limited by other students who didn't practice. I was fortunate to find Paul after talking with several teachers. Paul was willing to teach what I wanted to learn and push me to get better. Paul has exceeded my expectations. I'm better and having more fun playing guitar than I ever hoped. I highly recommend Paul for anyone wanting to learn guitar.

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony C.
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Started with James on drums in high school. James has great chops! The way he teaches is so easy to understand. Now Im back and learning bass, and i thought his drum skills were up to par. Is there something James cant play?!

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Liz S.
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I've had four lessons so far with Steve, and I am so pleased with how it is going! Steve is very skilled, patient, kind, punctual and professional. He responds to all my questions, and is very encouraging. He comes to my office in Pasadena to give me my lesson. I find that the biggest challenge in learning something new, is keeping my own internal critic under control as I struggle with note reading, and learn how to play the guitar. The fact that Steve is so patient and never critical helps to offset my internal critic. I have felt self doubting in the first two lessons, but by lesson 3, I am confident that if I keep practicing and working with Steve, eventually I will get it. Steve also shared info re his Taylor Mini guitar which is much smaller than the typical guitar, easier for me to play because the frets are smaller for smaller hands. I just bought my own Taylor Mini, a beautiful instrument which also inspires me to keep at it! Steve is also introducing some popular songs starting in lesson 3, which also makes it more enjoyable. This is one of the best decisions I have made for myself, and I am very happy that I was lucky to find Steve. He's great!

Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 41 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.

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Chris Rockaway
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Peter H.
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Very to the point and knowledgeable about the instrument. He obviously has studied the guitar for a long time and knowing that makes the lessons comfortable and effective.

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Kellen's Music Lessons
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan L.
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If you want serious bass lessons, Kellen will give them to you. He's a very pleasant guy to be around, but I'm very focused on becoming a good bass player and improving quickly. Kellen is right there with me, motivating me and challenging me to improve. This is what I was looking for in a teacher, someone that helps me accelerate as fast as possible.

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Max Sindermann Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eric W.
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Max is a great guitar teacher. Right from the get-go he was flexible, friendly and seemed to get what I needed as a musician. I've had lessons in the past where it was either boring (music theory) or too scatterbrained for me to connect all the dots. Max has a way of zoning in on what you need specifically at the moment and tailoring the lesson toward that. I don't think you can find a better deal in Los Angeles.

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.

Rachel Mazer
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan G.
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Both of my children have been taking lessons with Rachel for the past 3 years and she's been awesome! My daughter takes singing lessons and my son has been taking saxophone lessons, and they both love it! She's really professional and fun to work with. It's also been nice that she teaches a lot of instruments so we can have one teacher come to the house to teach both of the kids one after the other. I couldn't recommend her enough!

Leila Pari
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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Leila is the best guitar teacher I could have ever asked for. She not only helped me improve my skills overall but supported me in the most caring ways possible. If I ever need a lesson down the line, she will be there first person I’d even consider calling. She’s the best!!!

  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla H.
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Dylan is learning and loving his piano lessons! Wonderful school with great instructors, very organized, and we'll run!

Daniel Muñoz
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Destiny S.
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Daniel has been giving my 10 year old son guitar lessons online for several months now and I couldn't be happier with our experience! The online lessons are extremely convenient for our busy lifestyle and Daniel's teaching technique has captured the attention of my busy body son. He's learned so much these past few months and he loves it! Thank you Daniel!

VistaNetMusic
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Kimberly R.
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My son has been taking guitar lessons with Mike for almost a year now. Mike is a great instructor! My son enjoys learning the guitar. He had taken lessons previously with another instructor & didn't enjoy going to his lessons. It was a chore getting him to practice. Since starting lessons with Mike, we have no trouble getting him to practice & he really enjoys playing the guitar. We have also been doing Skype lessons every other week. I was a little hesitant at first to do lessons via Skype but have found that the lessons are not only really convenient but are working out really well. I would highly recommend Mike as a guitar instructor.

Mike Georgia
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meridith L.
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If you're looking for a great guitar teacher, look no further: Mike is the best. He has a relaxed way about him which makes kids & adults alike feel at ease learning guitar. I was amazed at what my son learned & retained so quickly & easily under Mike's direction. I am a singer/songwriter and my then-6-year-old was finger-picking, reading music, and on his way to out-playing me after a few lessons with Mike. Techniques, tips, encouragement, rapport, song selection...whatever the combination was that Mike used when teaching my son...it worked! My son (now 13) looks back at videos of himself playing and is in awe of what he was able to do back then. But Mike isn't just a teacher for beginners...no, he is not. The dude can PLAY. SERIOUSLY. As in I needed a professional guitarist for a recording project and Mike totally rocked it. Song after song after song. He knows his instrument & music theory like you know how to breathe. It's effortless. And what's more, he gets along well with others. No ego. No attitude. He knows what he's talking about yet he's down-to-earth and wants to share his knowledge with those who want to learn without him being pushy or annoying about it. Excellent human being. Outstanding teacher. I highly recommend him.

Fionn Ruadh - Bass Player
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Declan G.
Verified review

I took bass lessons from Fionn in 2016, during which time he also taught me about music theory and how to read music. Fionn was a very patient and talented teacher, I would highly recommend lessons with him.

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
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I have worked with Bob on various levels. First, Bob provided me with private guitar lessons for several years. Bob made the learning experience fun and enjoyable. I was able to learn and play the kind of music that I wanted to play. Bob is also very patience (staying with me for so many years is a true testament to this!). My youngest son Michael also took private guitar lessons from Bob. On a more professional level, Bob and his band performed at my oldest son's (Bobby) wedding receipion. It was a "blast" with all of the guests dancing and singing. I actually received a call years later from an attending guest asking for Bob's contact information for their wedding reception (obviously they had very fond memories of the event and Bob's music). If and when my 2 remaining kids get married, I can guaranty Bob will be going the music. He makes an event a real party!!!

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Need bass guitar lessons

Santa Monica, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    Slap, finger, pick, harmonics, need to learn fretboard theory / scales
  • $50
    Average price

Need guitar lessons

Santa Monica, CA

  • Student age
    18-25
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Country
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Sunday
  • Time preference
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    Do I need my own guitar? Because I don't have one or do you provide one?
  • $50
    Average price
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