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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Tinny A.
Verified review

Bought three months worth of bass lessons for my husband on his birthday, and he loves his new instructor! Paul is great and patient. My husband had his first lesson, and he already knows he will learn a lot from Paul. Thank you, Paul! He's one happy man...that makes me his one happy wife!

Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 43 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.

Omar Garcia
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Kanani P.
Verified review

Omar is very professional and patient. My daughter is enjoying her cello lessons.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 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
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 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.

LearnGuitare
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Julian S.
Verified review

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.

Mark J Smith
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Chris N.
Verified review

Mark was very prompt and professional in his response to my project request. He is a very relaxed guy and made me feel very comfortable during my first lesson. We chatted about my goals, which I feel confident of achieving from Mark. During the first lesson he was making "light bulbs" go on for me for stuff i was struggling trying to learn! He made it so simple and fun. His rates are reasonable. He is worth every bit of it in my opinion. I have had three lessons since and I can not wait until the next one! (FYI...i am mid fifties male playing for three years)

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.

Dave The Bass Teacher
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron M.
Verified review

Really glad I discovered this site. Without it, I wouldn't have discovered Dave. He's a real down to Earth kind of guy with an excellent background in bass and adaptable teaching styles for any level of student!

Roman Gastelum’s Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ruben R.
Verified review

I had already been messing around on the guitar for a while, but decided to finally take the plunge and start taking bass lessons here in LA. Simply put, there is nothing that Roman can't do or teach on the bass guitar. Roman formulated a lesson plan centered around my own experience and goals as a musician, which increased my understanding of music as much as my ability to play. In taking music lessons from Roman, you not only get an incredibly knowledgable and experienced instructor, but you also get a funny, laid-back guy who is willing to jam along and offer insight into any musical piece you put in front of him. Roman is truly the total package, and I can't imagine taking music lessons from anyone else.

In-Home Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rob M.
Verified review

Jason is awesome. It started out with my daughter taking lessons from him, now it's both of us. First of all, my daughter Lauren is 5 years old. 5. Literally just started Kindergarten. She can't read - but she can do a power chord. That's all due to Jason's help. It takes serious patience to teach a five year old how to play guitar. Not just patience... but Jason is a pleasure to have in our home. He's great with my daughter. And... great at teaching an adult too. I've only been playing guitar for a few months, but people think I've been at it a while.

G4 Guitar Irvine
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Amber O.
    Verified review

    Joey has been our guitar instructor for almost 3 years and we adore him. He has been great as an instructor but we had no idea how amazing he would be as a mentor for our son as he came into teenage years. He has helped to dispell stigmas of what "cool" music is all about which is so great with an angsty teenager. This has all been through private lessons and we are just switching to G4 and super pumped.

    • 27 years in business
    Cathy S.
    Verified review

    Lenny Graf was very patient and took the time to let my kids learn at their own pace, he definitely realized very early that they were at two different levels, very patient and experienced working with kids, they look forward to their lessons every week ! Great for kids of all ages .

    Tony A.
    Verified review

    I've been seeing Brett for private guitar lessons for about 6 months and it's been great. I am a 33-year old learning guitar so it's slow going a lot of the time, but he is extra patient and never makes me feel less for struggling a little longer things. He also has great knowledge of music theory which is helpful for me because I like to know the basis behind things. Aside from being a great teacher, he's an amazing musician. I recently went to one of his gigs and he definitely rocked out! He's the whole package; great teacher and awesome musician.

    Edy S.
    Verified review

    I have been taking private lessons with Juan for the last 2 1/2 years. Juan is a terrific teacher. He has great wealth of knowledge, attentive to details, with just the right way of guidance and fun to be with. He makes learning music a pleasure!

    • 11 years in business
    Julianne D.
    Verified review

    My son needed lessons fast to prepare for a jazz competition. Brendan responded right away and got us booked quickly. He is very knowledgeable about the bass guitar and music theory. He engaged my son right away and the improvements were tremendous. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for lessons.

    • 33 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mike H.
    Verified review

    I have been taking guitar lessons from Brian for a couple of years and I am very pleased. I am in my late 50s and took lessons from several instructors and learned mostly power chords and memorized some riffs. With Brian I have progressed to a thorough understanding of the pentatonic and major scales allowing me to solo and improvise. Brian is very knowledgeable and adaptable to my learning style. He has incorporated other reference materials I have in addition to recommending references he is familiar with.

    Keveen's Tutoring
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 14 years in business
    Rouben S.
    Verified review

    Great skills to teach. Friendly way to communicate. Perfect sence of humor. Strongly recommended. Rouben Sekoyan, Paralegal.

    Kika Music

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      About

      Kika specializes in vocal and electric bass guitar performance. Over the last 15 years, Kika has dedicated her life to the music industry and encourages others to have an interest of learning to play themselves. Creating music is a blessing and is oftentimes referred to as a lost art. Please contact Kika to learn the essentials to bass guitar playing or the tools to becoming a great vocalist/singer.

      About

      I have many years of experience teaching bass at all levels and have taught bass at 2 colleges and 2 universities. I have my own bass books that I wrote.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      Private one-on-one lessons are held in a professional atmosphere. I have over 15 years of teaching experience. All lessons are a half-hour long and held once a week at Coast Band Music in Mission Viejo. Lessons are available from Mondays through Saturdays. I teach all ages and all levels. I also teach ukulele! Gift certificates are available!

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