Starkey Guitar Studios
Starkey Guitar Studios

Starkey Guitar Studios

Top Pro

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$30
starting cost


Interested musical styles

Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: I will get you results within your FREE 30 minute trial lesson. I tailor my lessons around the interests of my students, and will help you create concrete goals to work towards. I truly love teaching and few things make me happier than sharing my knowledge with students. I am very patient and love teaching students of all different ability levels and age groups. If you are looking for an instructor that can break down difficult concepts into something easy to understand and apply, then you've come to the right place! I have 15 years of performance and recording experience. You may have seen me playing in Southern California or the surrounding states with several different groups including Cassie B Project and JB and the Movers. I have expertise in the following genres: -Rock -Folk -Blues -Jazz -Fingerstyle So whether you want to delve deep into technique and theory, or just want to learn a few basic chords so you can strum along to your favorite songs, I've got your back! I am currently only teaching remotely, and have been extremely happy with the results I have been able to get over the past year.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 18 times

Serves Oceanside, CA

Background checked

1 employee

9 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, Credit card, and Stripe.

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Olivia W.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Starkey has been awesome! Very responsive to any questions I have between lessons and always very puntual and professional. Our lessons are tailored for my specific goals while also highlighting important technique and music theory along the way. Starkey is a great teacher!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • Country • Folk • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Pat F.
Apr 22, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I’ve been playing the guitar for a few years now. I was completely self taught by online programs and videos. I love playing, and I felt like I was doing ok, but there are certain techniques and things, that you can’t learn through tutorials and Youtube videos. I have been wanting to get back into guitar lessons, but at a young age, I had a bad teacher that ruined that experience/desire to want to play. I was hesitant to get back into lessons, but decided to take a chance after speaking with Jeff. Let me tell you. If your a beginner, or someone who has played for a while like me, Jeff is the way to go to elevate your skills. I can feel myself getting better after every lesson with him. He is incredibly patient, knowledgeable and overall just a good guy. Within my first lesson, he was able to structure his teaching, to fit my skill level, and to challenge me, which is exactly what I was hoping for. I have had a few lessons with Jeff, and I always look forward to the next one. If you’re looking for a Guitar teacher for yourself, your friend, your child or anyone, I highly recommend reaching out to Jeff. The value you’re getting for his lessons is incredible, and well worth every penny.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • What the teacher recommends • Country • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
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Steven G.
Dec 8, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I love working with Jeff, he is a great teacher and not only does he show you the kind of music you want to learn but he also shows you the best techniques to make learning easier and more enjoyable. He is very flexible and understands when things come up. Great teacher and would definitely recommend to anyone looking into learning guitar.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Electric • Rock • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Guitar Lessons
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Robert C.
Apr 24, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I had a long layoff from playing guitar, Jeff has me up and running again and enjoying my time playing more than ever. He’s great about listening to what I’m looking to learn while also suggesting things for me to work on. More than anything he’s taught me how to practice, so my time playing alone is more productive. Long story short, Jeff is an awesome teacher.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Guitar Lessons
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Ashley S.
Mar 13, 2021
Jeff is an awesome teacher, and taking music lessons from him has been a great way to develop my guitar skills. Jeff helped me go from a guitar player with basic skill sets to a confident guitarist. He taught me skills such as scales, lead guitar solos, how to read tabs, fingerpicking, and more! He has such an amazing understanding of how to write music as well, and helped me come up with the chord arrangements for some of the songs I wrote. His skill sets cover many genres of music; including jazz, rock, country, and more! He has a kind and funny personality and encourages his students to progress! You are not likely to find a better guitarist than Mr. Jeff; he is just so skilled at playing the instrument! I highly reccommend him.
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Jeff Starkey

FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I provide my new students with a free 30 minute lesson/consultation. In that time I can gather what your goals and current skill level are. In that first lesson we will make some guaranteed progress. If you feel like I am the right teacher for you, then we can set up a consistent weekly schedule.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I have played guitar since I was 11 years old, and I remember how much of a positive impact my guitar teacher had on me. Not just on my playing, but also how I approach anything challenging in my life. I've learned a lot since then, and I truly enjoy passing it on to the next generation of players. Between teaching and live performance, I couldn't imagine doing anything else.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have worked with students from the ages of 6 to 60, and everything in between. All skill levels and styles are welcome too! I get just as much of a thrill from teaching beginner guitar as advanced guitar.

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