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David Williams Music
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric N.
Verified review

I've been taking guitar and singing lessons with David for a few months, and I've got to say I've had a really great time learning from him! David is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable teacher who clearly cares about his students and their goals, and better still has played and performed with the artists that I like best. It took me a while to find a teacher who was willing to teach me the music I wanted to play instead of starting with their core competence, so it was really refreshing that within a month or two with plenty of practice I was able to learn one of my favorite songs (Three Rounds and a Sound by Blind Pilot, if you're curious), and a little longer to start singing it, which I was really stoked about. He has been great about breaking things down when the piece we're working on is too challenging. David has also pushed me to pursue my goal of creating music, helping along the way to create melodies and lyrics. I have to say, it takes a great teacher to get me to sing and to share lyrics with them (do you know how embarrassing that can be?). I could go on, but suffice it to say, David is a great teacher, and I'm really glad I started taking lessons with him.

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Desire G.
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Sedat is a very patient teacher. He is enjoyable to work with. He is great at teaching no matter how much experience you have. He has great teaching skills and is incredibly talented. I have only taken 3 bass lessons and I have learned so much and can't wait to learn more. I highly recommend Sedat for anyone who wants to learn guitar.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
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I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

Mirco Melone
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carlo R.
Verified review

Mirco is a fantastic teacher and has the patience of a saint! Not only he's a very talented musician, but his ability to clearly explain, guide and generate passion for learning bass guitar is exceptional.

Guitar lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Denise G.
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I dont know how Kiyo puts up with my wicked slow fingers, but he's very patient! Good teacher - starts with basic chords then has you set a goal for the first song you want to play.

The Guitar Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Fisher M.
    Verified review

    Chris is a fantastic teacher, very understanding and willing to teach at any pace. My sister and I took guitar and bass lessons, respectively, and were both stunned by his musical ability.

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Kina R.
    Verified review

    I started taking guitar lessons with Jack a month ago. I never played a single chord until now and after every class I feel more and more comfortable with the guitar and confident in my abilities. Jack is very patient and tailors his lessons to suite my needs, which I really appreciate. I look forward to my weekly guitar classes - it's wonderful and pleasant working with Jack! I can't wait to tell him the next song I want to learn.

    Marc LeGrand Music
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Stephanie T.
    Verified review

    You can tell that Marc dedicates his life to his craft. He was knowledgeable, professional and had great intro. stories to each of his sets. Recommended!

    • 16 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Will G.
    Verified review

    Ralph is a knowledgeable and patient guitar teacher. He's been willing to go the extra mile and find ways to explain music and musicianship that make sense to me.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Alice L.
    Verified review

    My daughter takes bass lessons from him and she seems to enjoy it quite a bit and that's saying a lot. She's an awkward turtle at best and the fact that she continues to willingly take lessons from him means that she's actually comfortable enough around him to productively learn. That's also a testament to his patience, since knowing my own daughter, she can be difficult to get through to at times. She's learned a lot in the short time that she's taken lessons from him and she tells me that he explains concepts in a way that makes it easy to understand and grasp. I plan to have her continue taking lessons from him throughout high school.

    Chrisp music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Dennis H.
    Verified review

    Chris is a wonderful music teacher. I called him for Bass lessons, I started Lessons the same week. By the end of my first lesson I was playing a 12 Bar Blues rif. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn guitar. He also taught me to read music.

    Clayton Music with Julia
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business
    Kathleen G.
    Verified review

    I rate Julia 5 stars! She is an excellent piano teacher, and we feel very blessed to have her teaching our 2 daughters. I highly recommend her, as she is patient, takes her time to teach the love of music.

    Tom Yamaguchi
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    My name is Thomas. I've been playing guitar for over 15 years now. I want to teach students to play what they want while also learning the basic fundamentals of guitar. If they want to learn their favorite pop song I'm going to teach them it, if they want to become an amazing guitar player I will teach them how to become that as well.

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    I have been teaching students guitar for over a decade. In addition, I've worked with some of the biggest names of rock in my career! I focus on teaching rock-and-roll guitar. If you are looking to rock and roll, I'm your teacher!

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    I have been playing for 42 yrs. Enough said. I like to think that within a song are many lessons and techniques that can teach, but at the same time keep the interest of the student by having fun.

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    I teach guitar and bass in my home. I also play piano and mandolin. I have eight years of experience in guitar and have played in several bands.

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    Guitar Expression is your one stop for all things guitar. We offer personal and detailed in-home private lessons through out Santa Clara county. Our first goal is to facilitate a well-balanced and fun learning environment for students of all ages. All lesson plans are personally created by the instructor for the student and updated for each lesson. We firmly believe that we have the tools necessary to help you obtain your dreams and goals with the guitar. Whether you want to jam the blues, finger pick folk, scale some classical, or just play by the campfire, we are here to find a way to make that happen. Here at Guitar Expression, we are extremely passionate about two things - teaching and playing music.

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    I provide private guitar and bass lessons. I am a professional, reliable, and patient Berklee College of Music alumni and Sonoma State Universtiy graduate. I have 20 years of experience in teaching and performing professionally.

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    Hi everyone, I am a multi-instrumentalist offering beginner/intermediate guitar, bass and drum lessons for students of all ages in the South Bay area. Many studies show that learning a musical instrument helps improve performance on cognitive tasks, increases the capacity of your memory, fosters your self-expression, boosts your self-confidence, relieves stress and above all else is fun! I am 27 years old and have been involved with various bands and session gigs throughout the Bay Area. I have been playing drums for over 16 years and have approximately 11 years of experience with guitar and bass. I have had many great experiences over the years in teaching music to friends and family. I recently began offering my music instruction services professionally and have had a lot of success with students as young as 7 and as old as 56. My lessons are structured based on your level of experience and musical tastes. I find that it is more fun and effective to integrate music lessons with a student's favorite music. You will not only be learning how to play an instrument but will also learn how to play some of your favorite songs along the way! After a few of my beginner guitar/bass lessons, you will be able to learn the following: • Identify and play basic chords • Use different beginner guitar/bass techniques such as bends, hammer-ons and tremolo picking • Perform basic maintenance of your instrument such as tuning by ear and restringing your guitar/bass • Read and interpret guitar/bass tablature Ultimately, my goal with every student is to help make music a lifetime hobby for them. I understand that learning a new instrument can be very intimidating for some people; instead of focusing on more complex topics like scales and music theory, my aim for beginners is to help build up their confidence by teaching fun songs, iconic riffs, fun beats and cool techniques that show immediate results. I offer one-hour instruction of the instrument of your choice (guitar, bass or drums) for $35. This is a flat rate, and I will not charge extra if you have friends or family who would like to learn alongside you during our lessons! Guitar/bass lessons can be taught either at your home, my apartment or a place of your choosing (i.e. coffee shop, park, etc). Drum lessons can only be taught at your home. I have extra guitars that you can use for the duration of our lessons if needed. Please shoot me an e-mail if you are interested, so we can discuss your availability, level of experience and music tastes. Thanks!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I am still very active in the music scene so my lessons incorporate all past and current styles of guitar playing.

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    I am a musician, composer and a guitarist of nearly 20 years. I can offer instruction and guidance on nearly any angle of guitar playing, from basic chords to scales to more advanced techniques, whether its getting the right tone you want or how to emulate certain sounds and styles. Electric guitar technique. Ambient. Indie. Folk. Rock. Metal. How to get the tone you want from your guitar, amp and pedals. How to build stamina on your acoustic. "How you do anything is how you do everything." This is the idea I like to encourage with my students. I try and help you connect your heart and your ambitions to every note you play.

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    Need bass guitar lessons

    San Francisco, CA

    • Student age
      26-55
    • Interested in the following musical style(s)
      Blues, Jazz, Rock
    • Able to read music?
      No
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once or twice a month
    • Lesson length
      As recommended by professional
    • Details
      Prefer someone whose primary instrument is bass and who values playing over theory.
    • $40
      Average price

    Need a Guitar Teacher

    San Francisco, CA

    • Student age
      26-55
    • Guitar type
      Acoustic
    • Years of experience
      No experience
    • Last piece performed
      (Intentionally left blank)
    • Can read the following musical notation:
      No, I cannot read music
    • Interested in the following musical style(s)
      Classical
    • Has instrument
      Yes, I have my own instrument
    • Short term goals
      learn basics of guitar
    • Long term goals
      play music
    • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
      Indefinitely
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Lesson length
      60 minutes
    • Day preference
      Saturday, Sunday
    • Time preference
      Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
    • Details
      I am fairly new
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