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Rancho Palos Verdes Guitar Instructors

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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob M.
Verified review

I first met Paul about two months ago while I was looking for guitar lessons. Since then I have been improving a lot in both my theory as well as my playing- thanks to Paul's efforts. I am pleased with the service he provides and the experience that he generously uses to help.

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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina O.
Verified review

We chose Emo to work with my 11 year old daughter via Skype for voice lessons. She was really nervous to have her very first voice lesson over Skype, and with a stranger, but Emo quickly put her at ease. He’s patient, encouraging, positive, and also really uses the 30 minutes fully. He wasn’t the cheapest vocal coach to respond to my thumbtack but he really knows what he’s doing and maximizes the 30 minute lesson. My daughter is really happy with him as her teacher and so am I!

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Meghan R.
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Steve is a phenomenal teacher. He is really knowledgeable and makes learning guitar a fun and creative experience!

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Paul Edelman
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason P.
Verified review

Been taking electric guitar lessons with Paul for a few months. Would recommend him to others: -Positive and constructive demeanor -Interested in the student -Easy to contact and flexible in scheduling -Has a basic curriculum, but is just as willing to work on specific areas or help you learn your favorite song -Solid practical knowledge of the guitar, backed up with proper music education

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  • 31 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Nikki P.
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We decided to chose Brian for my teenage daughter's beginning guitar lessons due to his willingness to teach her the type of songs that she wanted. Right away he connected with her and her music. He taught her the theory behind playing guitar as well as teaching her the tricks and skills of how to play the guitar. His practices were enjoyable and not just rote. She learned very quickly and therefore stayed excited about learning. Brian was always very complementary and encouraging. Brian also helped us buy useful equipment like a tuner, etc. She always felt safe and comfortable. We would highly recommend Brian as a guitar teacher.

Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
Verified review

My son has been taking guitar lessons from John (Whitehead) for about a year now. We couldn't be happier. John is professional, patient and very competent. My son has mild autism, so it's sometimes challenging to find an instructor who can get the best out of him. John has a relaxed attitude but he also stresses proper technique, so I feel like we've really struck gold. I would recommend Peaceland Music to anybody.

Damien Smith Productions
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rick T.
Verified review

My family feels very fortunate to be musically connected with Mr. Damien Smith My son, Corey, has been taking guitar lessons from him for the last two years and he has really made major strides as a young musician. The skills, knowledge, support and flexibility that Damien provides has kept my son excited and dedicated to learn more! Not to mention that he also has a refurbished home studio with an array of tech equipment and musical instruments to record your music - which is a bonus! We highly recommend him as an instructor! He's one very cool, nice guy!

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  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Priscilla C.
Verified review

Michael, from my first lesson was so attentive to what I wanted to learn. Kind of in passing, I told him that I loved to sing but was afraid to so he really coaxed me to sing along to all the guitar songs I was learning (I really do not think that any other guitar teacher would have bothered...like "not my job". But, not Michael, he took that on as his job because he recognized that it was important to me). Likewise, when I would show an interest in a particular type of music (i.e. I like acoustic and more mellow, verging on country even), he found songs like that for me and he taught me my songs I had picked even though I doubt that they would have been his picks. In summary, he wanted me to relate to and enjoy the music; the lessons are all about what I want to get out of them...with professional guidance along the way as well. The other thing I want to definitely mention is that, Michael is top-knotch, professional and KNOWS music. He encouraged me to not only learn songs to play but to understand the theory of the music in those songs. I feel very proficient in music theory after taking classes with Michael. I not only play the stuff but I "get it." I understand the technical theory involved. I really think that this is something not every guitar teacher brings to the table or encourages. Many just do not know it! With Michael, we can move from guitar to piano so that he can illustrate something about chords in a key or the difference between major, minor, dominant and diminished chords. Bottom line, I have fun during my lesson but I learn so much more than memorizing chord shapes on the guitar. And, when I play and sing a song...well, it really feels great! Honestly, he is the BEST! He just cares so much about you learning all you can regarding music and he knows how to teach it so that you get to understand what can at first seem so unfamiliar. Michael has the holistic approach. He makes music familiar, logical, relatable and, most of all, Enjoyable. As his student, thumbs-up!

Eddie Montana
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Josie B.
Verified review

Banjo lessons with Eddie have been spectacular! He's very knowledgeable and can always explain what I might be having problems with. I leave each lesson not being able to wait to go home and practice. I can't wait for my lesson next week!

Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Sofina P.
Verified review

I am taking private lesson with Mike Smith. He is a very talented and patience guitar instructor.I am very happy with the quality of guitar lessons I have received from him so far. I highly recommend him to anybody who would like to take guitar lessons.

  • 28 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla H.
Verified review

Dylan is learning and loving his piano lessons! Wonderful school with great instructors, very organized, and we'll run!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jack B.
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Saro is a highly experienced teacher. He comes from the prestigious USC Thornton school of music and knows what's he doing! my son first started learning the guitar with another teacher. Later I hired Saro to work with him. The outcome of his teaching was fantastic as my son's playing improved dramatically. His hand positions, tone quality and musicianship highly improved. I definitely recommend taking lessons from Saro.

Base Music Studio
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen D.
Verified review

Base is reliable, punctual, and jumps right in when he arrives! He is focused on the student and pushes them (even if shy) with kindness and humor to grow and learn. My daughter is 12 and really enjoying her vocal lessons with him. We think he's great!!

Alma Music Productions
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander H.
Verified review

Alejandro was my bassguitar teacher... And we was working together in diferents bands in Venezuela... He is my personal friend and he is a excelent guitar player too... Very good professional!!! ... Pd: sorry for my bad inglish, i learning

Leila Pari
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
Verified review

Leila is the best guitar teacher I could have ever asked for. She not only helped me improve my skills overall but supported me in the most caring ways possible. If I ever need a lesson down the line, she will be there first person I’d even consider calling. She’s the best!!!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maddy L.
Verified review

The first time I got guitar lessons from Michael I learned the beginner guitar chords right away and he knew what pace to go at. He knows where your weaknesses and strengths are and teaches in a way that doesn't feel rushed. He's been my teacher for a few months now and it's always a blast!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam M.
Verified review

I have had many guitar teachers, Sam is by far, the best. He isn't just teaching me how to play guitar, he is teaching me how to be a musician. I look forward to my lesson each week.

Music Lessons with Davey
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

Davey is a great teacher! He really got to know our daughter and tailors her lessons to best suit her. He teaches her how to read music while also giving her a chance to have fun with her guitar. Her lesson is the perfect balance of reading music and practicing from her book along with fun jam sessions with Davey.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Larry Z.
Verified review

I’ve been playing and recording for 35 years and I’ve worked at a high level with some very talented people. I’m not going to name drop because it doesn’t matter, and if I were you it would stop me from reading the rest of this, but if you care about your music and want to put it in the hands of someone who has mad skills as a engineer/producer, and one of the best set of ears in town, then at least do yourself a favor and go meet and talk about your project with Andrew. He’s top shelf, cares about the music, is an incredible musician and multi-instrumentalist to help with vocals, guitar, or keys, and lays down some tasty bass & drum tracks. Best thing is he’s a great guy and an amazing partner to have in the creative process.

Guitar with Chris
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sam M.
Verified review

a great inspiration!His guitar can sing beautifully when he plays it.Also his effectiveness to change from genre is mesmerizing.Looking forward to seeing him play for many years to come!

Bobby John Guitar Lessons
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
Verified review

Bobby John has been very responsive regarding availability, responding to texts and phone calls very quickly. He was able to accomodate my request for evening lessons. At my first lesson he was very personable, making me feel at ease for my first music lesson ever (at age 51). We discussed my goals and then immediately started playing chords. It was fun and the exercises (and take-home) had me making pleasant sounds right away. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

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