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Riverside Classical Guitar Instructors

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EclecticString Music
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gina G.
Verified review

Paul is amazing!!!! He is so patient and supportive as an instructor. So pleased with my decision to hire Paul. He has a great relationship with my 6 year old and I am confident in his ability to teach her how to play the guitar. Paul is so awesome that I decided to take guitar lessons as well! Looking forward to making music with my daughter!!! Thank you Paul!!!

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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jereme S.
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We found Sid on Thumbtack and he has been giving guitar lessons to myself and my two kids for last 18 months. He is super great with the kids and an awesome teacher. Would highly recommend.

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Omar Garcia
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
Verified review

Omar was a great teacher who made each lesson challenging but fun at the same time. I learned a lot from him in a short time about finger picking and chord progressions, and he introduced me to a lot of perfect songs to learn on guitar that I wouldn't have known otherwise.

Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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Beginner electric bass guitar lessons, 1 hour per week, at Rancho Canyon Music. I have been taking lessons with Lou for two months. Lou is an experienced, knowledgeable, and patient instructor. Additionally, he is personable and has a good sense of humor which makes the lessons fun. Lou finds ways to easily relate a theory or technique to you in everyday terms. He is a formally trained musician who performs regularly for audiences. His training and regular performing, coupled with his teaching techniques makes him my first choice for music instruction. Lou arrives on time and is ready begin working with you, evidence he values your time as well. Lou goes above and beyond for his students by providing in class resources, useful online content, and instructional online videos. All of which I have found helpful and not readily found in other music instructors. Lou can quickly analyze what is happening and provide you with helpful input to help you understand and improve. It is clear to me Lou understands the teaching process. He explains things in a logical order, using building blocks of learning. I would highly recommend Lou to all of my family and friends. An hour lesson is filled with easily digestible information and practical application. My understanding and enjoyment of playing my bass guitar has been energized working with Lou.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lars T.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Kimberly via Skype for about six years. I really like her teaching style which is systematic and focused. She tailors her lessons to my goals and time. Her teaching method is to help you gain insight and skill through patient practice of gradually changing exercises. She doesn't snow you with theory, but presents it to you in digestible amounts just when it will make sense. She welcomes questions and I always learn from our discussions. She has led me to learn techniques on the guitar that I was absolutely sure I could never learn. For something to seem impossible at the start, to seem possible a week later and to be routine a month later is amazingly uplifting. Kimberly's background was first a life of teaching herself and playing gigs with all kinds of bands in all kinds of places. She has also deepened and strengthened her knowledge by gaining academic degrees in guitar and jazz and also by studying under masters. This gives her an incredibly deep understanding of learning and teaching music, an immense skill in playing guitar, and an appreciation for the challenges of playing with other people. I especially love her continued enthusiasm for guitar and that she really enjoys teaching. I have found in Kimberly the best of teachers and highly recommend her without reservation.

  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jazz M.
Verified review

Jimmy is a great teacher and I am learning a ton from him. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in guitar lessons and he is great with beginners like me!

Mark J Smith
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Al L.
Verified review

Great guitar instructor who teaches you notes, different strumming techniques, picking, how to read music and is a wealth of knowledge on music of all kinds and is very personal and will adjust to what you would like to learn. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone wanting to learn guitar or master it.

Damien Smith Productions
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail U.
Verified review

Hello, My name is Abigail. I’m 11 years old and have been taking guitar lessons from Damien for about 2 years now. He has taught me how to read music. I have learned step by step, no rushing into music whatsoever. In the beginning of my lessons, Damien gave me a booklet/guitar notebook to record every lesson. My first lessons were basically getting to know music and my guitar. The next couple of lessons he began teaching me how to play simple songs like “Twinkle-Twinkle,” “Happy Birthday” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Further on, Damien allowed me to choose a couple of my favorite songs, which he then taught me how to play. I definitely recommend any beginners to attend his lessons because you will not regret it.

Chris LaJeunesse
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne D.
Verified review

Chris is patient and personable. Easy to work with. My son is 11 and very picky and shy. He loves Chris and learning guitar under his instruction.

ABCD Music
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lorena F.
Verified review

My daughter plays piano and recently joined Mrs. B's class. Mrs. B. helps her with her middle school band music, and goes out of her way to engage her in music technique, classical piano and popular music that she likes.

LearnGuitare
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Julian S.
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At the age of 9 my son Julian started to take group guitar lessons from Pat. After that session I ask Pat if he does private lessons, he said yes but its at La Puente. So from Chino Hills I took my son to La Puente every Saturday for the next 5 years. He is very good with kids and I highly recommend him. My son now 18 enjoys writing songs & performing.

Keith The Guitar Guy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
Verified review

Keith teaches my son beginning guitar lessons and has been great. He is patient and really individualizes our lessons for my sons specific needs. He brings hand outs which is great-my son can practice on his own, and if we ever forget something or can't figure out how to play something he is very open to questions anytime.

Lessons by Lyndon
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Pam M.
Verified review

I took a few lessons with Lyndon and so did my daughter, both of us as complete beginners. I have a learning disability and it takes a lot of patience for a teacher to teach someone like me. He had great patience and some excellent tricks to help my playing. He also an amazingly talented singer and songwriter. He invited me to his band practice once and it was incredible. They sounded like some of the greatest artists I've heard over the years on the radio. He also plays classical guitar like nobody I've heard. I tell him he needs to be famous. Highly recommended teacher and artist

Mo' Music
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Darla J.
Verified review

Matthew is very knowledgeable an knows how to bring the information down to my level, very basic, step by step, which is exactly what I needed. He also challenges me to go beyond what I think I am capable of and I surprise myself. I am excited about my progress and can't wait to see what the year holds. I would highly recommend Matthew for beginning to advanced guitar. Thank You, Matthew

Music lessons with Steve
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ann Louise T.
Verified review

Steve is a wonderful teacher. When I started lessons I had been playing for a while but I needed guidance on where to go from just basic chords and strumming patterns. Steve tailored my lessons to the genres I wanted to study while giving me exercises that would better my study no matter what direction I chose to go. We even started coupling the guitar lessons with banjo lessons! Steve is well versed in so many genres and instruments and on top of that, he is a friendly, patient and fun person who communicates well and is easy to get along with.

Guitar Lessons By JC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Duane M.
Verified review

Juan is awesome and really seems to love the art of teaching. He can explain a technique and then play examples on his guitar. Just my first lesson but I really am looking forward to the next one !!!

Jow Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John V.
Verified review

I have two nieces and one nephew. Taking lessons at home, my eldest niece started reading music, learning guitar and piano several days after her kindergarten ceremony. By the time she entered 6th grade she outperformed me in many areas even though I was also taking lessons from Ernest. He always shows great care in the process of learning, practicing, and mastering the instrument. My nephew ended up picking up the guitar and my youngest niece acquired the language of music & instruction possibly as early as her crawling under the keyboard and listening to her older sister’s lessons over the years. By the time the youngest entered 1st grade she was composing legitimate piano pieces and all three kids eventually shined as the brightest music stars in their K-8 school. Ernest is sensitive to the needs and interests of the learner. Whenever possible he provides additional time. His foresight and attention to detail facilitates the maturation process and sustained growth available only through the delivery and mastery of his craft. My niece expressed gratitude by giving him drawings of the sun, clouds, hearts, trees and smiley faces beneath the words, “tHANk yOu ErnSt.” Grandma also happily made snacks and treats for Ernest. At this time I can’t think of anything for Ernest to improve because the proof can be heard in the music. I will be more than happy to discuss our music lessons with “ErnSt.”

Lucas Martinez
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan R.
Verified review

I've been taking classes with Lucas for nearly a month, and in that time, He has shown me a lot in the ground work for Classical Guitar. Many years ago, I had a teacher who was dreadfully boring, and after many sessions, I stopped going because I felt I was making no progress in that environment. Lucas however, he's incredibly patient and teaches and works at a pace that is suitable and helps retain attention. I always feel motivated to learn new stuff, and I know I have a long way to go before I reach my goal, but having Lucas as an instructor is wonderful and I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather have teach me.

In-Home Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vince G.
Verified review

Jason has all of the characteristics in a great guitar teacher. He plays a variety of styles like a consummate professional, shows patience when demonstrating and teaching, and he is all-around nice guy! I have learned so much in such a short time! Thank you Jason!

Arthur's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Fei Y.
Verified review

Aurther is an amazing teacher. He is so passionate with Guitar and Music. Also he is so patient to explain any questions that I ask even after several times. I learn a lot from him not only knowing how to play Guitar but learning music theory as well. I highly recommend him to you.

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

Bobby John is a great teacher. He was able to recognize my intermediate skill level and appropriately design lessons tailored to my ability. We are currently working on multiple strum / picking patters as well as some theory working toward a goal of learning Jazz and Blues guitar. His unique teaching style is great because it is both fun and rewarding.

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Need guitar lessons

Riverside, CA

  • Student age
    18-25
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Other (Can't sight read but I have basic knowledge)
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Other (Pop and Musical Theatre)
  • Has instrument
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Monday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    - I am planning on getting an acoustic guitar soon. - I also would like to learn how to read music and gain a good grasp on music theory.
  • $25
    Average price
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