Thumbtack Logo

Orinda, CA 143 Guitar Instructors near you

Where do you need the guitar instructor?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Orinda Guitar Instructors

Browse these guitar lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Orinda, CA.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94609


My 10 year old son is taking Guitar lessons from Robert. Our experience with him had been very nice. He is very friendly and makes the lessons fun. The class is more fun learning and my son is progressing well. My son looks forward for the class.

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94121


Experience one-on-one guitar lessons with Mark Newstetter. Mark has been a guitarist for over 40 years, a guitar teacher since 1987, and has authored 4 guitar instruction books. He works with students at all levels. If you are a total beginner or if you already play and just need some coaching, Mark will help you play the music you want to play.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Walnut Creek, CA 94597


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.

  • 9 years in business
  • Vallejo, CA 94590


I have taken bass lessons from a handful of instructors over the years. Ariane is different. She has explained things to me that I have either never heard or never understood in new ways that help me to connect the dots. She makes the lessons fun and always challenges me and encourages me to stretch myself while giving me to the tools to do so. Do not hesitate to give hear a test drive.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94607


Dave's a great teacher and guitarist and fun to be with. He's very encouraging and inspiring. I took several lessons from him, and always had fun while also learning things in the process - and I'm an experienced guitarist. You can tell Dave loves what he does. I recommend his lessons for guitarists at any skill level. I watched him teach my brother, who is a beginner, and Dave was great with him, too.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94703


I teach guitar and specialize in acoustic blues, slide, finger style, and ragtime. I also teach rock, electric blues, funk, rockabilly, heavy metal, and early jazz. I provide my students with lots of material, from written music to TAB, mp3 files which I e-mail. I also have a lot of on-line video tutorials on my website. I do my best to make my lessons fun and informative. Private lessons and classes take place at my comfortable studio in Kensington, CA. I accept beginners through advanced students. I serve the Berkeley area.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Concord, CA 94521


since my daughter has started her guitar lessons with Ken, she's been very confident and takIng a greater passion in learning guitar, ken is very kind, patient and talented individual and I am very happy having him as my daughter's instructor

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94114


Music lessons with a full-time touring artist are offered. Come learn with an artist who plays 130-220 shows a year on 4 continents, and has 20 years of professional experience. Lessons include: * Guitar * Piano * Singing * Songwriting * Artist development * Demos * CD production * How to tour and promote yourself as an artist * Grow your audience * Focus

  • San Francisco, CA 94127


Ever wanted to step up your guitar playing past that beginner level? Want to learn more complex concepts, how to improve your playing, learn music theory? Want to learn rock, metal, or jazz? Are you just a complete beginner? Well then I'm the guitar teacher for you. I teach all age groups. Having studied classical music at the San Francisco Conservatory for over 8 years and contemporary music in Davis for 5 I take music very seriously and love teaching. I studied guitar under legendary guitarists Chris Broderick (Megadeth) and Steve Smyth (Forbidden), I am fully-equipped to teach all levels of guitar in a wide range of styles. I am a graduate of UC Davis and have taught at the UC Davis Experimental College and private lessons in the Davis/Sacramento area for over 4 years. I have a deep passion for teaching and plan to eventually pursue a master's degree in music theory. I recently moved back to San Francisco and am continuing my lessons here with students of all ages and interests! What I offer YOU: -Experience in a wide range of styles -The ability to take lessons with me in person or via webcam -Group discounts on lessons (come learn with a friend!) -Interactive lesson tools given via digital download so that you don't have to buy guitar books or spend money on extra material -The ability to record backing tracks and audio examples that you can listen to Your first introductory lesson is free!

Josh Ramos

New To Thumbtack

  • San Rafael, CA 94901


I am a recording and touring guitarist giving guitar lessons. I will teach you rock styles like Neal Schon, Joe Satriani, and Gary Moore. You can go to YouTube, or go to my Facebook to see me playing with Gregg Rolie from Santana, playing Black Magic Woman.

  • 27 years in business
  • Concord, CA 94519


I've been teaching guitar and music theory since 1991 in almost all styles which include rock soloing and rhythm techniques, blues, beginning jazz as well as various finger style genres such as folk, classical and flamenco. I teach beginner to advance students. I often use the student's favorite songs to incorporate theory and technique. I am patient but thorough and always respectful and professional. I believe in trying to pass on my strong love of music alongside essential musical knowledge. To me, music is about joy, passion, meditation, healing and self expression. I've been hooked since the age of 8!

Cost calculator

Find out the average cost for projects similar to yours

{[{ pricing.estimation }]}

{[{ pricing.estimationDescription }]}

Something went wrong. Give it another try.

Try again

Actual Requests

See other requests for guitar instructors in Orinda

“Need Guitar Lessons (for adults)”

Oakland, CA

Student age
Guitar type
Years of experience
No formal training, some self-taught experience
Last piece performed
(Intentionally left blank)
Can read the following musical notation:
Yes, I can read guitar tabs
Interested in the following musical style(s)
Blues, Jazz, Rock
Has instrument
Yes, I have my own instrument
Short term goals
Be able to play a shred-tastic tasty guitar solo.
Long term goals
To be a session guitarist at a major recording studio.
Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
As recommended by teacher
Frequency of lessons
As recommended by professional
Lesson length
60 minutes
Day preference
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Time preference
Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
Although I have no formal training, I have played guitar self-taught for 15 years. I studied jazz performance (piano) in college, and know enough music theory to teach it myself. NOTE: I'm already an advanced level guitarist. I currently teach guitar myself to beginning and intermediate guitarists. I am seeking high-level instruction. Technique-based, very technical instruction. I learn very quickly. My goal is to master the instrument in every aspect, and I know I have a very long way to go. Please help me get better! I have a lot of gaps in my knowledge!
Average price
Start a similar project
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything