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Top Pro
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
E. B.
Verified review

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
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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I feel grateful for finding Garrick on Thumbtack! He has taught my 8 year old son, who is a beginner at guitar. Garrick's infectious love for life and music has really inspired my son. He has offered a great mix of fun and technique during lessons and my son was quickly able to play songs and enjoy playing his instrument. I would highly recommend Garrick as a teacher.

Top Pro
David Williams Music
from 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert L.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from David Williams for a few months now. I always look forward to my classes with him. He is a professional who is patient and understanding. Besides instructing me on guitar, he is also teaching me how to sing! He teaches me what I need to learn on the guitar in order to advance my knowledge. He is also open to me bringing in songs I want to play. He is a supportive teacher who is sincerely interested in his student's learning. He breaks down complicated musical concepts in a step by step process that enhances student confidence and mastery. I highly recommend David Williams.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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Playing guitar has always been a dream of mine and liz helped me make that dream come true. Through her weekly guitar lessons I learned the chords and strumming patters to play all kinds of songs. I'm Learning one right now to play for a surprise birthday party I'm throwing for My husband. He is definitely going to. Be surprised when he hears how well I play. Thanks liz for helping me get started on mybucket list with very enjoyable lessons guitar lessons.

East Bay Guitar Academy
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alex P.
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Robert has taken me from a pure beginner at classical guitar a year ago, to being able to not only play several interesting pieces, but also understand technical aspects, how to learn, and how to practice. He is patient, and yet pushes for improvement. He is easy to work with.

Groovy Judy
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Akash M.
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I am a beginner and didn't know much about playing Guitar and Music theory. She is a great teacher, she always has a way to make me understand the critical aspects. Within no time Judy has brought me to a level where I could read music and play basic chords and make transitions. Playing guitar is a combination of the lessons you get from your guitar teacher and practicing a lot, judy has been really good in making me focus on the right aspects of guitar playing. So far everything has been great. Looking forward to more great lessons.

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Camille S.
Verified review

Learning how to play guitar with forrest is easy, affordable, and most importantly, fun! He takes the extra effort to ensure that you understand the content, instead of rushing you along, like teachers I've had in the past. He is such a sweet guy!

YouROK! Music Lessons
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
Verified review

We first met Seth when we signed our son Mark up for Bandworks. We were so impressed with Seth's energy, patience and infectious love for music that we signed Mark up with Seth for private drum lessons. Seth is a wonderful teacher, especially with young children. He is incredibly patient and encouraging, and always makes the lessons fun and relevant. We are now in our second Bandworks session with Seth, and Mark couldn't be happier. We would highly recommend Seth to anyone who's serious about learning (and loving) their craft.

Play it Forward Music School
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan D.
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I've been taking guitar lessons for four years and I always have fun and look forward to going. Nick is an awesome teacher!

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Desmonde M.
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I had been playing bass for about 5 years when I started to work with Jerry. I had developed some poor habits with my left hand that needed to be corrected. Jerry's persistence and patience with me have paid off, so my technique is much improved. We have also worked on developing my ear and theory in order to figure out the bass line for songs. Whether your a beginner or experienced player, I can highly recommend Jerry.

  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Janet R.
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Cherie is a great instructor. Before I started lessons with her I was trying to teach myself and found that I’d hit a wall, just wasn’t getting where I wanted to be, she helped me out of that rut. She opened up my options by laying down the basics, then expanded my palette based on where I wanted to go with songs and guitar. She likes to balance what she calls the weigh-lifting of guitar and the fun stuff - exercises and songs. I never felt bored or very frustrated. She pays attention. I really felt she was teaching me what I needed to learn. She also teaches singing lessons and we worked a bit on my vocals during our guitar lessons. Was a nice add-on. She’s a pro and very easy to work with.

Guitar Lessons with John
from 6 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mehdi S.
Verified review

John is super patient with me. I'm a total beginner to music/guitar, so definitely a plus! You can see he is passionate about music and I can't wait to see the progress I'm going to make with him!

Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
from 4 reviews
    Amy K.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Kina R.
    Verified review

    I started taking guitar lessons with Jack a month ago. I never played a single chord until now and after every class I feel more and more comfortable with the guitar and confident in my abilities. Jack is very patient and tailors his lessons to suite my needs, which I really appreciate. I look forward to my weekly guitar classes - it's wonderful and pleasant working with Jack! I can't wait to tell him the next song I want to learn.

    Marc LeGrand Music
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Stephanie T.
    Verified review

    You can tell that Marc dedicates his life to his craft. He was knowledgeable, professional and had great intro. stories to each of his sets. Recommended!

    Michael Orlinsky
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Aly .
    Verified review

    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!

    Ryan's music lessons
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    John F.
    Verified review

    My three boys play a mixture of guitar and piano. Ryan keeps them interested in playing songs that they pick and want to play. He has made music a fun part of our household.

    Stevan Pasero
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Keath H.
    Verified review

    What a great teacher! His knowledge and teaching style are both focused and relaxed. More then anyone his influence has been greater on my playing then anybody else. He'll inspire you to play well, and play fun!

    Frank's Lessons

    New To Thumbtack


      Friendly, talented, and professional guitar teacher, with 30 years experience in two bands, and on my own. Play guitar 6-7 hours per week. I will help you learn, and play well, your favorite songs. I am an advanced electric and acoustic player. Will show you whatever you want to learn, whether it is song chords, finger-picking, and/or electric lead guitar riffs. You name it!

      Schuhbiz Music

      New To Thumbtack

      • 16 years in business

      Being a great musician doesn't necessarily equate to being a great music teacher. Teaching requires patience, empathy, and a commitment to understanding how each student learns. I strive to "break through" with each student in a way that opens up musical creativity and the thrill of learning music.


      My name is Raziel, and I'm a guitar teacher in the city of San Francisco. I've been playing for more than 10 years and graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where I studied classical guitar with the world-renowned Sergio Assad. Being a classically trained musician gives you such great foundation to teach just about any style, so I'm quite versatile. I'm a young professional in my mid 20s. I'm quite laid back, but I have a hardworking attitude towards providing the best lessons possible. The progression of a student is a direct reflection of my teaching, and I take great pride in my abilities.

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      Novato, CA

      • Student age
      • Guitar type
        Acoustic, Electric
      • Can read the following musical notation:
        Yes, I can read guitar tabs
      • Interested in the following musical style(s)
        Blues, Rock, Folk
      • Frequency of lessons
      • Lesson length
        60 minutes
      • Day preference
        Monday, Thursday
      • Time preference
        Late afternoon (3-6pm)
      • Details
        used to play a lot but have forgotten most of it....
      • $39.33
        Average price
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