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Guitar Tutor
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Marilee S.
Verified review

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!

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric N.
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I've been taking guitar and singing lessons with David for a few months, and I've got to say I've had a really great time learning from him! David is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable teacher who clearly cares about his students and their goals, and better still has played and performed with the artists that I like best. It took me a while to find a teacher who was willing to teach me the music I wanted to play instead of starting with their core competence, so it was really refreshing that within a month or two with plenty of practice I was able to learn one of my favorite songs (Three Rounds and a Sound by Blind Pilot, if you're curious), and a little longer to start singing it, which I was really stoked about. He has been great about breaking things down when the piece we're working on is too challenging. David has also pushed me to pursue my goal of creating music, helping along the way to create melodies and lyrics. I have to say, it takes a great teacher to get me to sing and to share lyrics with them (do you know how embarrassing that can be?). I could go on, but suffice it to say, David is a great teacher, and I'm really glad I started taking lessons with him.

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Sedat is an excellent teacher for my 10 year old. He has lots of patience and knows how to teach kids. He is able to help with easier ways to teach chords and makes the class enjoyable. My child loves his class and he encourages to pick their favorite songs to play. I would highly recommend Sedat for kids guitar lessons.

East Bay Guitar Academy
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ritu S.
Verified review

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.

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Angelka T.
Verified review

My 10-year old son has been taking guitar lessons with Groovy Judy for over 2 years now. Over that time, he has learned to play quite well, but most importantly, he loves his lesson time with Groovy Judy! She relates really well with children and makes the lessons lots of fun! We are so happy to have found her as a guitar teacher!

Guitar Lessons with Denis
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah L.
Verified review

I've had 3 one hour lesdons with Denis so far. He's been very patient with my slowness since I'm a beginner and can't really read music. He's been very creative in teaching me how to read music and showing me how to move my fingers on the strings. He's very knowledgeable when I ask about the historic guitarists such as Francisco Tarrega and Andre Segovia and many others that I like. Denis is a great teacher and I've signed my 21 year old son up with him to learn to read music and play classical, acoustic and electric styles. He's had many years of experience with all ages. I highly recommend him to all my friends and family, adults and children that maybe interested in learning music! Guitar is the way to go because you can carry it with you wherever you go! :-))

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Beatrice M.
Verified review

I watched Forrest grow up playing guitar on his porch across the street from my house. I remember how beautiful his music was, and how much he inspired me to want to play, so I went to the store and purchased a guitar and some instructional tapes, and books, and had a go at learning on my own. I found that self teaching was rather ineffective, so I decided to look for a teacher. The first person who came to mind was Forrest. Turns out he had been teaching guitar for 2 years at that point and was more than willing to take me under his wing! What turned into a few months of going over fundamental chords, turned into four years of lessons! He is the sweetest boy, with the biggest heart.

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Marion W.
Verified review

I enjoyed how Alison interacted with my children in teaching the guitar and piano.not only was she professional, knowledgable, but she made the lessons enjoyable. My children look forward to their lessons & I would reccomend her wholeheartedly

  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Janet R.
Verified review

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
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Luveda B.
Verified review

I have had guitar lessons with John Lewis for two months now and I have to say without a doubt, he has exceeded my expectations in every way. Not only is he a very talented musician, he also possesses a rare talent for communicating and teaching guitar and musical concepts that are sometimes hard to grasp. He is patient, kind, encouraging, inspirational, and very creative in his teaching style. He knows how to judge exactly how much information I can handle at one time and I never leave feeling overwhelmed. He always makes the lessons interesting, challenging, and FUN! I am so grateful to have found this wonderful teacher and I highly recommend him to anyone from beginner to advanced. He truly is the Best of the Best!!!

Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
5.0
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.

    Marc LeGrand Music
    5.0
    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!

    • 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.

    • 10 years in business
    Jazmine W.
    Verified review

    A few weeks ago I got a one on one guitar lesson with Roland Sayn. Now I've had multiple starter guitar teachers and by far Roland was the best. He was very punctual, informational, assertive and passionate about what he was teaching. I admired his knowledge and multiple skill levels in music.I felt very comfortable to try new things and ask questions(to which he had all the answers to). I feel that I learned a lot just from an hour session with him and will continue to take lessons from him, he's great!

    Kaldoa Music
    4.5
    from 4 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    • 16 hires on Thumbtack
    John W.
    Verified review

    Kenny interviewed me and helped me find a comfortable beginning into the world of music. I thought I was going to take guitar lessons; instead, he taught me music with a bit of guitar to go along, and opened up a whole new world of pleasure. Unfortunately for me, I haven't found time to get back to the structured lessons but I play every day because of the things Kenny taught me. I can't imagine a better, or more fun way to learn, than to sit with Kenny and give it a shot.

    Bruno Panunzio
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jan R.
    Verified review

    What a wonderful treat! Bruno played his beautiful classical guitar music for 2 hours at my father's 80th birthday party. An fabulous background for a fabulous day. I would rent his services in a heartbeat. A no brainer. Thanks Bruno!!

    Michael Orlinsky
    5.0
    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
    5.0
    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
    5.0
    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!

    Tim Atlas Studio

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      About

      I'm a 24-year old songwriter and guitarist from San Jose, California. I became interested in making music throughout my school band programs. Since then, I've never loved anything so much. As a teacher, my lessons go beyond learning scales and chords and countless technicalities. I can help you understand what your goals are as a musician and who you want to be. From there, we'll tailor your lesson plan to cater to those goals. My personal goal as an educator is to help you pave your own path towards a fulfilling life as a creative individual. Given, there are tedious hills to overcome as an aspiring guitarist, but I'll be there to help you through this and straight to the fun stuff in a timely manner.

      • 4 years in business
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      Palo Alto, CA

      • Student age
        26-55
      • Guitar type
        Acoustic
      • Can read the following musical notation:
        No, I cannot read music
      • Interested in the following musical style(s)
        Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk
      • Frequency of lessons
      • Lesson length
        60 minutes
      • Day preference
        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
      • Time preference
        Evening (after 6pm)
      • Details
        Looking for a guitar instructor to teach both my boyfriend and I at the same time
      • $80
        Average price
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