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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ariane P.
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Paul Grether is a very talented musician and teacher and a great person. He is wonderful with kids. He is sweet, smart, motivational, caring and funny. My 9 year old son loves him and loves his guitar lessons. He gave up tennis to have two guitar lessons a week. Paul is so affordable to top it off that we are able to afford two one hour lessons a week. I am thrilled to pieces. Anyone would be lucky to have guitar lessons with Paul.

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GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
June L.
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June—April 28, 2011 First, let me preface the following by stating that I am an adult student 55 plus. I have been taking lessons at Esther’s Piano Study for nearly a year. My start point was that of a novice….a newbie. I did not know a dot from a musical note, but wanting to play the piano was and still is a lifelong desire. She has brought me from a newbie to being able to sit comfortably at the bench and play some late intermediate literature in less than a year. I truly have progressed a very long way in a short time with her guidance. Esther is filled with enthusiasm, constancy in patience, persistence and can intuitively gauge the tempo of the lessons. She teaches with determination to draw upon all the beauty and color from my fingers that is possible.

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Sharon's Piano Studio
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eulene G.
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I am a retired high school teacher and have decided to take up the piano. I had my first lesson with Sharon. She is an excellent teacher! She is very patient and very enthusiastic! Both of which I am very grateful for, as I am a slow learner! Needless to say, she is extremely knowledgable about music, piano and theory. I would very highly recommend her for all levels of piano study for either the adult or child learner! I look forward to many more lessons with her!

Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 41 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.

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Omar Garcia
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Iana G.
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We have a child diagnosed with slight autism. We decided to get a private teacher at home due to the experience of a teacher bullying him in a music school located in Chino. Mr. Garcia has all the patience in teaching our son and he knows how to adjust his teaching lessons with him. Our son is always excited to get music lessons with him. Mr. Garcia is also teaching our 18 y/o daughter guitar. And she is always happy and contented with his teaching techniques. Thank you for doing a great job with my children.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level. Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary. Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute. I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.

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

  • 16 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Laura K.
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Linda has been my son's private cello teacher for many years. With her help he jumped straight into the advanced chamber orchestra at high school as a freshman. We recently added music theory to his regular weekly lessons and as a result his grade for his AP music theory class at the high school is a 99.5%. Here's hoping for a 5 on his AP test!

Musication Labs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Trevor V.
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I have been a student of Musication labs since 2012. I have studied guitar with Kevin Swan and drums with Chad Patrick. This place is the real deal. Kevin will help you identify your goals in music, whether it be to learn a song for a special occasion, to read music, to write your own songs, or become a guitar wizard and improvise in a band. He has helped me reach these milestones in my journey with guitar. I highly recommend Musication Labs to students brand new to an instrument and those who are experienced and need to be pushed through their plateaus. They are passionate about teaching and this place has a completely different vibe from the ever so profit making commercialized lessons at Guitar Center or Sam Ash. If you are considering lessons, you will find great value in the quality of education receive at Musication Labs.

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Für Elise Piano School
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay R.
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My 8 year old son just started taking piano lessons a little over a month ago. He LOVES it!! Mark is an amazing teacher who arrives to our house on time every time! He works around our schedule. My son askes a ton of questions during the lesson and Mark answers all of them with patience, understanding, and professionalism. I never have to ask my son to practice the piano because he truly enjoys playing and looks forward to his lessons each week. This love of leaning the piano truly came from Mark. So thank you for making this such a fun positive adventure for my son!!

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.

Music For All Ages
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Rosalie H.
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I take my daughter and son for Piano and guitar lessons to Mrs. Annette and she is a wonderful instructor who is always so kind and patient with each child. We adore her and would recommend her to everyone!!!

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

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alice D.
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I learned music theory and how to play the flute with Greg Tomlinson for four years, percussion for one year, and piano for 1 year. During this time, "Mr. T" was unwavering when it came to his standard for performance. He was diligent, straight forward, strict, and was responsible for instilling a love for music in me. I found joy in playing the piano, as opposed to former instructors I've had. I would recommend Tomlinson Music for anyone interested in starting or furthering their music career!

  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
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My granddaughter takes piano lessons and she loves them, but she loves Marguerite more. When the kids are little they get bored very quickly but Marguerite has a way with keeping their interest and making playing the piano fun. She is a warm and lovely woman and just so talented

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

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

VistaNetMusic
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Laurie C.
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My son Josh has been taking guitar lessons from Mike for the past four years. Not only has Josh consistently improved, but he has enjoyed his lessons with Mike, looking forward to the time he spends with him every week, whether it is in person or via Skype. Mike's easy going manner, expert teaching knowledge and musical skill on the guitar combine to make him an excellent guitar teacher. He has the fine ability to challenge Josh while keeping him interested and meeting him where he is at musically. I highly recommend Mike as a guitar teacher, having referred several friends to Mike in the past, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!

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