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  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • San Jose, CA

Yuehan X.

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Mark is an excellent guitar teacher. He not only teaches practicing guitar skills, but also talks about the theory behind the music and guitar, which makes it easy for me to understand what I'm doing, and really intrigues my interests towards guitar. The lesson environment is great. It is in Mark's studio where there are keyboard, drums, and a big screen around, which makes me feel really nice.

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.

Bessma J.

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Mark tailored his response to exactly what I was looking for. When contacted, he was extremely professional and we were able to schedule a guitar lesson with him within a short amount of time. The first lesson went really well and we look forward to future lessons.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Walnut Creek, CA

Albert V.

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Jacob has been Awesome! I came to him with the intent to build a solid foundation, an understanding of music and its theories. I had played around with the guitar for years but had always found myself at a dead end road; lacking structure and direction to improving my playing and my knowledge of the guitar. It's very easy to be impressed with Jacob's musical ability; he seems very accomplished and well versed in many styles of guitar playing, but I have been just as impressed with his gift in the art of teaching! He has the ability to take difficult concepts in music and break them down to very usable and tangible information; for my sake. He is very creative in his teaching methods, offers a variety of learning modalities (video demos, phone apps, audio tools), and very flexible in catering to specific learning styles. Our lessons our very well balanced with structure, accountability, professionalism and lots of character and personality. Jake has been the catalyst in removing those dead ends in the road for me. He has help to reignite my passion for playing the guitar and has also helped me find a new passion in learning music theory. At the end of the day you truly feel that Jacob really cares about your personal journey to becoming a better musician and that he truly wants to be apart of that journey.

Lior A.

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When I first came to Jacob Light to learn guitar I knew just the very basics but not more than that, after something like 4 weeks I already wrote my first very own solo. The tons of knowledge this guy has is really inspiring, from Beethoven to Eric Clapton, he can teach you the 5th symphony or Comfortably numb with the same passion With Light I learned ton of theory stuff and improved my technique dramatically, he always had some new exercise that also feel fun to play. He thought me a lot of really cool guitar solos and we used to analyze them and understand the theory and thought behind every note. To every problem I had or something I didn't understand he always had answer to, some new perspective or different exercise that will explain things. After a while we got to a point when we started to implement all the theory and advance techniques we worked on and really write some music, I used to go home after a lessons and get into work immediately, there was always something interesting to practice on or music to write, his method of teaching helped me to stay tuned to my guitar for hours. I learned guitar with him for something a bit less than 2 years and I enjoyed every moment of it. I write this review really humble and full of appreciation to him for the guitar player he helped me become.

Nir K.

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I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

  • 33 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Milpitas, CA

Susmita K.

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Mrs. Wong was an inspiring, deeply patient and extremely kind piano teacher for both of my children. She instilled a natural, spontaneous love for music, and her thoughtful consideration and care for her students' welfare, in addition to their learning, was nothing short of unforgettable in today's hectic world. I cannot recommend Mrs. Wong enough!

Parent P.

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My older kid has been going to Mrs Wong for about 5 years and my younger kid has been going for last 2 years. We like Mrs Wong's approach to teaching, she is very patient and does not stress out the kids. At the same time she makes sure the kids are on track and are completing the lessons.

Carmen C.

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Devonna is a great piano teacher. My daughter studied with her for over 7 years. Devonna is inspiring and encouraging and my daughter just loves going to Devonna for lessons.

  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Lawrence A.

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"I had guitar lessons with the Guitar Institute of Learning for a little over 3 years, and those years were the first 3 years I had in my experience of ever playing the guitar. I learned so much from my teacher. He taught me Jazz Standards, folk songs, and even things that were accommodated to my own interests as well! More importantly, I gained a life changing perspective from the songs, chords, melodies and harmonies that my teacher taught me. The concepts never get old. Guitar Institute of Learning does not just teach you how to play guitar, but how to practice it and how to become a great musician. It can be one thing to play an instrument, but to know how to play with other musicians requires a development of playing with others and applying your knowledge. Which is what guitar institute of learning can help you do. Everything I learned from GIOL literally changed my view and appreciation for music once I became more aware of the music world. I learned things that, once I looked back and realized what I was learning, I was so surprised and grateful that I was shown such great songs. I will always have a gratitude for the class and vast repertoire that they had opened me up to. As a musician, now playing guitar for 8 years, I would not be where I am today without those lessons. Knowing how important practicing everyday is, and finding how you define music will help you find an appreciation and motivation from and beyond these lessons." -Lawrence S. Abbott

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Great lesson

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Victor P.

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Experience is good so far. Only one lesson, but already scheduled a lesson for next week.

  • Response time: 39 min
  • Pleasant Hill, CA

Aly .

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I absolutely LOVE working with Michael and learning guitar from him. I've tried many times to learn before, and it's never quite stuck. Michael has a way of making difficult concepts seem easy and I'm finally able to grasp music theory. It's always challenging learning something new because I (as I'm sure a lot of people do) feel silly when I mess up or a little dumb if I don't do something right, and Michael makes me feel comfortable and able to make mistakes and try new chords or scales, or whatever it may be. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Michael if you want to learn guitar or just improve your skills!

Jake B.

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Lessons from Michael are great. He is great about tweaking sessions to your personal needs to specifically target and prioritize what someone may be struggling with most at that time. He is very encouraging and his experience really shows in the lessons.

Daniel H.

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Michael is an excellent voice instructor! Would highly recommend.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • Martinez, CA

Thumbtack Customer

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Very glad to discover this teacher in our area. Very patient - highly recommend

Bridget K.

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He was very kind and good with my daughter.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min
  • San Jose, CA

Denise G.

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He'said very patient and has a unique way of teaching that is easy for a person to learn.

Ed B.

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He is very professional and patient. I am a beginner and that is very important to me.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours

Petra C.

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"I want to play guitar." Chad helps you see just what that means to you. What level do you aspire to? Do you want to emphasize chords or finger picking or vice versa? What do you hope to do with the guitar? He is the guitar player we are all familiar with: laid back, easy going, so relaxing, soothing - making it look so easy. But he also lets you in on some of his challenges as a teacher and performer - which takes away some of the student's anxiety about being able to learn the guitar. And with his personal attention he conveys that conviction that you. too, can and will play the guitar. But you do have to bring in a level of dedication and commitment to deep, serious, daily practice. I'm semi-retired and so I've able to practice 3 hours a day. I'm just now hearing an improvement in my playing and the fingers are moving with more certainty and confidence. I'm on my way to achieving a level of playing that's of my own making & determination - that is very exciting.

Colton S.

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He is good teacher

  • 38 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Concord, CA

Cheryl M.

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I cannot believe how lucky I am to have found Dave to be my piano teacher. He is the absolute best. My lessons with him are getting better all the time!! He makes learning so much fun with his confidence in me and his willingness to have me succeed. Thank you for your neverending patience! I will be signing up for another package with Dave! Thank you so much!

Silvia R.

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Dave is extremely knowledgeable. Gives great feedback on my progress. Corrects me where I need the attention. I am satisfied with my decision to take up private lessons. These lessons have brought me to a level where I will be able to keep up with instruction once my class at DVC begins in August.

Maila R.

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Hi Dave, As usual, you have written an excellent and detailed summary regarding your lesson with Cesario. You have a very positive influence on him (also along with his piano lessons)! We both really appreciate all the care & effort you spend with him. Thank you so much.

  • 12 years in business
  • Oakley, CA


Most clients enquire as to which model I teach from, or which style of instruction I employ, I tell them none, because no student is alike, and no one's talent is the same. I instruct for th purpose of learning. I modify my lessons and means of instruction for each student. Each lesson you take will be personalized to you as the individual, and the day.


Well, I teach guitar. I can teach the basics -- chords, notes, scales, structure, and timing. I can also teach any style for those who want to know more.


Hey. I am giving beginner guitar lessons. Whether you want to learn how to play radio songs or anything cool, I can teach you. I have 20 years of experience, and I love to play and teach. Whether you want to get better or are starting from scratch, I can help. My rate starts at 20-30 and is negotiable based on you. Make sure that you have your own guitar; it can be electric or acoustic.

  • Lafayette, CA


I offer individualized guitar lessons, theory, guitar maintenance / light repair, and setup for either acoustic or electric guitars. Students may learn any genre, artists, album, period of time, or song(s) and learn how to count, read and compose a chord chart, and convey with others while examining the techniques that have made history. I can take your guitar ability to new levels.

  • 4 years in business
  • Fremont, CA


Experience matters.


Like I said before, I've been playing guitar for a very long time so I would be a really good choice. I also play both acoustic and electric so I can teach either. Plus, I can teach your child their favorite songs, scales, chords and all that great stuff! Thank you and I hope to meet you and your child soon!

  • Walnut Creek, CA


I have 32 years of teaching and playing guitar for the live show. I teach acoustic and electric lessons. I have a structured program that will allow you to play the music that you prefer. Everyone is qualified. Everyone is ready. Let's rock 'n' roll.

  • 5 years in business
  • Sacramento, CA


I offer guitar lessons for beginner and advance students. Learn music theory and techniques and tone searching.


I love teaching from beginning up to advanced acting principles, voice, speech, movement, improv, and various other fun elements of the dramatic arts. Also, if you're looking for beginning or intermediate guitar, bass or drums, I'm your guy! Are you looking for a band? I've got one! I also have child care experience and can host intermittent afternoons and keep your youngins learning and having a blast!

  • Walnut Creek, CA


Have you always wanted to take piano lessons? Now is the time! Our experienced, well-educated, highly-recommended teachers make learning a joy. They will teach you note-reading, chords, rhythm, theory, keys, and key signatures by playing familiar tunes. Class size will be limited to gather like-minded adults in one supportive environment. We also have professional voice teachers.


I teach how to play guitar in 12 lessons. I'm bilingual and I can teach individuals 12 years of age up. My method is very simple to comprehend. I have the gift to teach and give the student the enjoyment and excitement to play such a wonderful instrument.

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