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San Diego Beginner Guitar Instructors

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Coastal Music Studios
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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Andy at Coastal Music Studios was beyond helpful answering all my questions and getting my son set up with guitar lessons. The studio is very low pressure and accommodating! My son has an excellent teacher and is enjoying his lessons.

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Ed Lanthier
from 25 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Tom B.
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Ed Lanthier is a dedicated musician and guitar teacher in San Diego, CA. Ed has taught me music theory, guitar chord construction, and many songs. He keeps the learning experience light and fun. He provides carefully selected, easy to use learning materials. Ed quickly identifies where I struggle and finds ways to fix my issues. He keeps me motivated on my guitar journey with his enthusiasm and positive reinforcement. He is always on time for lessons and conducts himself in a professional manner. If you are considering taking guitar lessons from a professional teacher, do yourself a favor and give Ed a call Tom Brown – Vista, CA

  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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Glen comes to our home to teach our ten year old once per week. He is great with our son and has sparked an enthusiasm in our son that has him so excited about playing the guitar and learning about music! Glen is also a very talented musician - but I'm mostly impressed with his ability to connect with our son. I would HIGHLY reccomend Glen as a music teacher.

Mobile Music Teacher
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor B.
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When I started taking guitar lessons over 5 years ago, I thought it was just going to be a fun hobby. But now it's my passion. The way that RBSOM organizes this company is truly inspiring. From the lessons to the concerts, it's what makes everything for together. The teachers are amazing! They never have a bad thing to say and they really like to get to know each student on a friendship level. The concerts are also a great way to meet people just like you! You almost never have the same band for each song or concert. Age doesn't matter when you are have a great time laughing and playing some music.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Beth M.
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Cameron is an outstanding teacher. I highly recommend choosing him for your guitar lessons. Cameron makes learning fun, he is very motivational, his easy going personality and teaching style work so well with my learning style. I'm so glad I found this website which led me to my awesome guitar teacher Cameron!

Mr Violin
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Josh R.
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As a professional musician (guitar and vocals) that does not read music, I have had a few lessons with this guy to help with my reading of music, theory, and soloing. He presents everything to me in a very understandable manner and exudes the utmost patience in getting me to the next level. I have never had music lessons before so this seemed daunting at first but now I have broken through long standing plateaus and I am reinvigorated to push myself to the next level. I will definitely be continuing this approach with Mr violin in the future.

from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dallas D.
Verified review

I took both guitar and ukulele lesson from Kenny at the Ed Brown Center over a two year period, and found him a fine teacher. I learned a lot, and enjoyed my time in classes with him. He also formed us into a group to play for special occasions like July 4th. He's a good guy, loves teaching.

  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra S.
Verified review

I like Scott, talent, patience, punctual, easy going, I recommended!!! I hire form my little one and now all my 3 boys are there students, piano, electrical guitar end bass, is wonderful musician.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan D.
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I just started working with Michael and I already feel more confident and have more fun playing the guitar than I had in almost a year. His immense love and knowledge of music is astounding and he translates that into lessons that make me excited to learn more. He is very approachable, highly responsive and extremely flexible. I cannot recommend Michael enough to begin or continue your musical education!
from 5 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Joe G.
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Great teacher. Super knowledgable, patient, comfortable personality. Mastery of subject. I look forward to more lessons and highly recommend him.

Serge Guitar Lesson
from 3 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Arnel B.
Verified review

Serge has been an outstanding guitar teacher for my 11 year old son. I am recommending him to any parent who wants quality and fun guitar lessons for their children. Thanks. Arnel

Pinnacle Pro Sound
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Peter R.
Verified review

A happy well informed geek and music guy who solved all my problems with my Asus laptop and who took the lead in getting the part needed. In addition he answered all my questions with patience and expertise. A brilliant engaging young guy: he replaced my DVD drive and intalled a malwear guard in addition. Fair prices. I am very happy and wish him succes in his future career.

Craig Shannon
from 1 review
    Jackie K.
    Verified review

    Craig was absolutely fantastic! I felt nervous about learning an instrument but I really wanted to learn guitar. Craig individualized my lessons and supported me at my own speed to be comfortable playing. He even helped me play at an open mic. Awesome experience. I highly recommend Craig!

    • 4 years in business

    I address the players style and technique for development


    Hello, my name is Jens, and I want to teach you acoustic or electric guitar! I live in Fallbrook, but I am willing to travel to Oceanside, Temecula, Vista, San Marcos, or Murietta. If you are interested, we will discuss who travels to whose house for the lessons. What you will learn are the following: - Get started using easy-to-learn pentatonic scales and play masterful blues licks in no time! - Learn each and every major and minor chord and learn songs by artists like Neil Young and Bob Dylan - Learn different rhythmic strumming patterns to play reggae, heavy metal and rock and roll! - Learn to write songs and lyrics! - Sound just like Jimmy Page in months! Happy picking!


    • We provide private music instruction for any instrument, any style, any level, any age, any time! • Lessons at the comfort of your home or one of our many studios throughout the region. • Performance opportunities every 4 months. • Our caring and quality instructors go through a certification process. • If you don’t like your instructor? Try a different one! • Other services as well.

    • 6 years in business


    Music Power provides the world with most major name brands at discounted prices of electric guitars, acoustic guitars, basses, guitar amps, guitar effects, and much more. We also offer world-class guitar instruction from our team of teachers who can get you or your child to the next level of playing. It's also a great way for absolute beginners to get a handle on the instrument! On top of that, we have in-house, Fender-authorized guitar repair that can help you fix that old guitar that's been left in the corner of the room or mod your favorite guitar into one of your dreams! Come on down and check us out, or visit our website and see what you've been missing!


    I offer beginning and intermediate guitar instruction, a curriculum based in practical techniques (blues) to learn songs and quickly enjoy music-making.

    • 6 years in business

    I will focus on your learning, creating a customized lesson plan just for you, depending on your goals.


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