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  • 17 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Redwood City, CA 94062


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!




  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Leandro, CA 94579


Let me start off by saying, Andi is an incredible teacher. No, he is not magic; but he is capable of steering your guitar education in the right direction. I played guitar on-and-off for many years, it has been lackluster for the most part. Over the years, I’ve watched thousands of guitar lessons on the blackhole that is known as Youtube. Sure, I gained some knowledge, but in a very disjointed way that didn’t seem to push my guitar playing forward. My practice sessions were ineffective and I never seemed to follow a logical path to achieve my goals. I wonder how many self-taught guitarists are in the same boat? Then I started taking lessons with Andi. With some effort (and an instructor to motivate and direct), I begun to truly learn and understand things that I’d been too lazy to tackle in the past (modes, inversions, picking exercises). I’m somewhat embarrassed to say, until I took lessons with Andi; I never completely learned a song. I would pick up fragments of songs, and then move on to the next flavor of the week. Andi will spend weeks (if necessary) reviewing the material with you. He’ll break whatever solo or song you wish to learn down into bite-sized chunks; he’ll even send you slowed down mp3’s to help you learn the material. Trust me, this is very beneficial when learning the subtle nuances that make your favorite guitarist special (Prince, Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler). I have no way of really quantifying the improvement that happened while taking lessons with Andi, but my personal satisfaction has gone through the roof. My fingers and wrists are stronger, my technique has tightened, and my 16th note strumming is getting ridiculously funky these days. I could sing praises about Andi for days, but you don’t you want to try him out and see how it works for you.

  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95131


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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Clara, CA 95050


Denis is great! He is very professional with the way he approaches his engagement. Very patient and has a structured approach to teach guitar. He also facilitates the class based on student's interests which makes learning even more fun.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Palo Alto, CA 94306


Ed is a working music professional who has been teaching private lessons in both guitar and voice at Gryphon Stringed Instruments for over 35 years, making it the longest anyone has been on Gryphon's private lesson teaching staff. With his many years of experience, he provides knowledge of all aspects of guitar and vocal techniques that few can match, plus an affinity for teaching students at any level of ability. Ed offers guitar lessons. Ed teaches a broad spectrum of musical styles, and plays nylon-string, steel-string acoustic, and electric guitars. Here's a listing of what he offers in guitar instruction: * Jazz Guitar: This includes everything from playing simple swing chords for song accompaniment to be-bop, modern mainstream jazz, and Brazilian jazz. Ed has transcribed and arranged literally hundreds of songs in these styles and has developed excellent materials that deal with soloing over chord changes and jazz theory. * Acoustic Guitar Stylings (beginning through advanced): This includes basic folk guitar, country blues, bluegrass, contemporary pop, rock and country, and classic rock repertoire for acoustic guitar. Ed has a wealth of written materials in each of these genres. * Classical Guitar (beginning through advanced): He has a repertoire ranging from Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical period composers to the great works of Spanish and Latin-American composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. * Electric Blues and Rock Guitar: He specializes in the styles of blues masters such as B.B. King and rock and blues stylists such as The Beatles, Clapton, Hendrix, and Santana. Ed offers lessons for beginners. For students who are brand new to guitar, Ed likes to take an approach from two angles: * getting the student started with basic chord fingerings and very easy songs * introducing the student to reading music, starting by learning the notes in the first position (first four frets) Ed offers voice instruction. He is as highly regarded for his vocal talents as he is for his guitar prowess. He has developed a proven method for teaching voice that really helps to remove the mystery of vocal technique and help people overcome the barriers that are often associated with singing. The musical styles and repertoire that Ed offers to voice students include jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, and rock. He also teaches harmony singing (a favorite of his). Ed offers group classes on Monday nights during the fall, winter, and spring. These are eight-week courses focusing on specific styles such as Brazilian guitar, acoustic rock, acoustic blues, jazz repertoire, etc. He also offers occasional one-day workshops on Saturdays. Check back frequently for new listings of Saturday workshops.

  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Menlo Park, CA 94026


Welcome to Interval Music and Drama School! We offer one-on-one piano, voice, guitar, violin, musical theater, songwriting, music theory, acting/drama classes, monologues and poetry recitations, and audition preparations for theater, film, and school entrances. Step by step, note by note, line by line, take your time! All ages and levels are taught by your teach and coach. Please call, text and/or write for further information. Let us chat about your hopes and goals. To further be of service, a few of my memberships and associations: * Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) * Screen Actors Guild (SAG~AFTRA) * National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) * Church Music Association of America (CMAA) * American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) * Published sacred music composer * Two sacred liturgical recorded albums The master said, "Is it not a pleasure, having learned something, to try it out at due intervals?" ~ The Analects An ad and other pictures for Interval: The Next Step may also be sent to your email upon request. Consider Interval your Music and Drama gym! Your personal coach, Anne

  • 20 years in business
  • Mount Hermon, CA 95041


Mr. Coates is teaching me guitar at an easy yet educated level. I learn at least one song a week and techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs, and sliding. I know so many chords that he taught me at a level that was right for me.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95129


I started taking guitar lessons with Mike last year, as a beginner. Over the eight months I've been playing, I've noticed major improvements in my technique. Mike has taught me everything from new chords and scales to fingerstyle and flatpicking. He uses a blend of exercises and guided practice to help you grasp the material, and will show you ways to learn and play various songs of your choosing. Additionally, I have a much greater understanding of musical theory as a result of my lessons (arpeggios, cadences, rhythm, the ability to read music, etc.). I should mention that Mike is patient, flexible, and accommodating...traits that I really appreciate, given the fact that I'm a working adult and have many other demands on my time. All in all, Mike's a great teacher and I highly recommend him.

  • El Granada, CA 94018


All student levels are welcome, and I offer a money-back guarantee for your private lessons! If you are a beginning student who wants to learn how to play and approach the guitar the right way, an intermediate guitarist who wants to break through to the next level, or a more advanced player who wants to learn pure guitar technique and improve your performances, these lessons will be right for you. Whether you can study 5 minutes a day or 5 hours a day, I can confidently say that these lessons will immediately improve your current guitar skills and will help you reach your goals twice as fast because the lessons include some of the finest and preferred guitar studies and methods from guitar teachers around the world. For the past 40 years, I have taught hundreds of guitarists in various styles, especially acoustic, melody-chord arranging, classical, jazz, flamenco, folk, singer-songwriter, vocal accompaniment, chord systems, scales, arpeggios, fingerpicking, soloing and theory. Each lesson will be designed around your goals, style, time commitment and finger dexterity. I've had the opportunity to record over 100 albums and perform concerts around the world. I've collaborated with many fellow professional guitarists and also worked with a wide variety of guitar students along the way. Many of these guitarists have shared their knowledge, understanding, technique, approach and methods with me, and I've incorporated these systems into the studies. I believe you will appreciate this information and will notice rapid growth and results in your technique immediately, even after the first lesson! Private, one-on-one lessons are held at my guitar studio in El Granada on the coastside, which is located between Half Moon Bay and Pacifica, just 30 minutes south of San Francisco and 20 minutes from San Mateo. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. I recommend coming in for at least one initial guitar lesson, so I can introduce a customized study program for you. The first 1/2 hour is also free!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95129


My teaching methods will not only help you play your instrument, but master it as well. My teachings can only go as far as the student is willing to learn. Practice on your part is crucial for increasing your skill level. Customers love how easy going I am, and that when they come to learn, they get the opportunity to play/practice like you're in a real band. My practice space is filled with equipment (drums, guitar amps, bass amps, etc.). I can also record my students if they're interested.

  • Santa Cruz, CA 95062


I am a very approachable and passionate musician and song writer. Unlocking your potential and creativity is something I'd love to help you with, and I think you'll enjoy my fun, but structured style of teaching. Whether you've never picked up a guitar, or you're looking for some song writing tips, or you want to learn to rip a hot solo, I can teach you. The following are different areas we can focus on: - Popular songs to increase your repertoire - Scales, modes and beginning fret board theory - Rhythm and lead on acoustic or electric - Lyric writing, melody and original songs

  • San Jose, CA 95128


Guitar Expression is your one stop for all things guitar. We offer personal and detailed in-home private lessons through out Santa Clara county. Our first goal is to facilitate a well-balanced and fun learning environment for students of all ages. All lesson plans are personally created by the instructor for the student and updated for each lesson. We firmly believe that we have the tools necessary to help you obtain your dreams and goals with the guitar. Whether you want to jam the blues, finger pick folk, scale some classical, or just play by the campfire, we are here to find a way to make that happen. Here at Guitar Expression, we are extremely passionate about two things - teaching and playing music.

  • Los Gatos, CA 95033


Hi! My name is John Burt. I provide guitar lessons to all beginning, intermediate guitar students. My lessons are thoughtful and tailored to each person's individual goals. I teach rhythm playing chords, chord progressions, basic scales, figuring out songs and melody training . I also teach a side class in slide playing - all the modes alternate tunings, as well as various styles of playing rock, blues, swing, funk, jazz and country. I'm a practicing musician/teacher for the last 20 + years, so I bring a lot of experience and mellow way of teaching that stresses fun. I am an all age teacher who charges a very fair and competitive rate in the Bay area market. I teach primarily in the South Bay and Santa Cruz area. My rates are negotiable, from $30-40 per hour, depending on travel distance (on my part) and number of students in one lesson.

  • Castro Valley, CA 94546


Classical guitar lessons for beginners offered by California-credentialed teacher with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Offering free guitar workshops and regular open mics. Students play in duets, trios, quartets and bigger ensemble. We are now accepting applications!

  • Redwood City, CA 94063


Guitar lessons - fun and interesting, any style. Young but highly qualified guitar instructor, I play in an instrumental progressive band (rock/metal) as well as a jazz band. I am also an intended music major at SF State and have taught the advanced guitar class at my school for the past year, so I have plenty of experience. I was a beginner once too, and I know how frustrating it can be to start, and how embarrassing even it can be when you can't play when others around you can. I can teach you the ways, show you the ropes, and make you a solid, respectable musician. Whether it be song writing or soloing that you want to work on, I am solidly trained in many styles of guitar and will be able to help you progress in any genre with guitar playing that you would like to learn.

  • Burlingame, CA 94010


San Francisco Guitar School offers private and group guitar instruction to youth and adult of all levels. We have over 25 years of experience and 1000s of students taught in the Bay Area. We offer group lessons in Burlingame, CA on Thursday nights.

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