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  • 3 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Doug C.
Verified review

Kevin is a great guy. As an adult wanting to take guitar lessons he made it very easy for me even though I was nervous about taking lessons. He allowed me to play the songs that I was interested in playing and his instruction was great. He is very easy going and never gets upset or frustrated when I could't get it right. His knowledge to change chords of songs to fit my vocal range was also very helpful. He also gave advice on how to improve my vocals. I would recommend Kevin for any age level for guitar and vocals.

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Sven's Guitar Clinic
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy M.
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Sven is very nice. My son and I are both excited about our guitar lessons.

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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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E. B.
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Andi is a really awesome guitar instructor. I started guitar lessons with him with absolutely no experience playing an instrument or knowing how to read sheet music. But because he is really patient, knowledgeable, and at ease with teaching, I have been able to pick up how to play the guitar and reading the tab handouts he gives me after each lesson. He goes at the student’s pace and is willing to change his lessons to teach what new songs I want to learn. After each lesson I am always inspired and reminded why I wanted to take up guitar lessons in the first place. Andi was the very first instructor I met and I’m glad I did. I could not recommend him highly enough as an instructor.

Guitar Tutor
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Marilee S.
Verified review

Garrick is very patient and engaging with our 7yo son. Our son loves his guitar lessons and wants to play. He's the real deal with his own gigs and he teaches using music we love. Garrick gets 5 stars because he unexpectedly requested to join us when we purchased our guitar, picked an appropriate used(!) one with metal strings and had it modified to bring the frets in closer for small fingers. His lessons feel customized. We recommend Garrick!

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Shreyas D.
Verified review

David has been teaching our son for a while now and we can't imagine having a better teacher for him. Excellent teacher: skilled, patient, creative. Our son looks forward to his guitar lessons each week and he wouldn't have come this far without David.

  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Timea U.
Verified review

I've recently started taking beginner guitar lessons from Mark. So far it's been a great experience, even with my zero musical background. Mark really focuses on making the experience fun and identifies well how to motivate me as an individual, by teaching me songs I'm passionate about and making me understand how the music I like was made. I can only recommend him as a teacher.

Ane's Music Playground
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tessa S.
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We've met Ane twice for lessons in our home now and from the first meeting, my 12 year old loved her. She'd been begging for guitar lessons for months, but we had such difficulty finding someone local and conveniently located and one who my daughter felt comfortable with (she's so shy). I love that Ane gave a first free trial lesson. After the first lesson, I asked my daughter, "What do you think?" and she enthusiastically said "Yes!". Although Ane gave some practice songs, she also asked for a list of songs that my daughter would like to learn to play, which is helping her stay motivated. I love that she is fostering a love of music and guitar!

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Sedat is an excellent teacher for my 10 year old. He has lots of patience and knows how to teach kids. He is able to help with easier ways to teach chords and makes the class enjoyable. My child loves his class and he encourages to pick their favorite songs to play. I would highly recommend Sedat for kids guitar lessons.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonja S.
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Allison was such a hit! Although I personally didn't interact with her on the big day, my husband said she was very professional and has great guitar skills. My husband is a musician as well and was able to appreciate the skills needed for the songs Allison played. We spoke via phone and text prior to the ceremony and provided some general request of the genre and musicians we liked. Allison exceeded our expectations. The value for her services is a steal. Thank you Allison!

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Patty L.
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Matt teaches my my daughter the guitar and me the piano in our home. He's patient and adjusts the teachings based on the learner. We've been working with Matt for several months now. He started with my daughter, and now I am taking lessons. I recommended him to my neighbor who is also taking guitar lessons, so of course I would recommend him to anyone looking for lessons.

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra M.
Verified review

Learning guitar with Forrest has been amazing so far. After trying to teach myself for a month or so, Forrest made me feel so good about the things I was able to learn on my own. He kindly critiques my habits and instils in me a confidence that I never thought I would have as a guitar player. I'm excited to learn more.

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Cc C.
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We have been working with Ms. White since January 2016. My boys, ages 6 and 7 walked out of their very first lesson knowing “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and this quick, concrete “take away” gave them a sense of excitement and confidence! Ms. White is very thoughtful with her instruction. She has realistic and responsive goals--like helping accommodate a variety of sports seasons and understanding the difference between her student’s temperament and attention span. She has nurtured an intrinsic and age appropriate interest and exposure to the world of piano playing. My boys pick up and play piano on their own and they love teaching their father and me their new skills. I would highly recommend Ms. White for piano lessons.

AHMAD
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 26 years in business
Spiro M.
Verified review

I had wanted to take guitar lessons for a while so after some research, I found Ahmad. I've been taking lessons from him for a little over 4 months now and I can't believe the results. He is by far the best instructor. He allows you to learn at your own pace and has something new to teach every week. I had no experience playing guitar before I started but after a few lessons, I was playing songs that I had always wanted to learn. The fact that he is one of the most inexpensive teachers is just a bonus. I couldn't find anywhere else that offered his price. Anyone wanting to learn guitar or get better at playing should definitely go to Ahmad. You won't be sorry and you will actually see results.

Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
Verified review

My daughter took guitar lessons from Michael for years. He was great and she learned a lot. She played jazz guitar in Albany middle and highschool jazz bands and continues to play in college.

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Quyen P.
Verified review

I've had two guitar instructors prior to working with Tony. He is by far the best. Not only is he passionate about music and classical guitar, I find him to be a patient instructor who listens and understands his students needs. He has an in-depth knowledge of music theory, a willingness to use various approaches based on student needs, and a talent for playing the guitar at a level which continually inspires you keep learning.

The Hunter School of Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa P.
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About a 2 years ago I decided to take piano lessons as an adult for the first time. I did a lot of searching online for the best fit. I found that Amy Hunter Piano School had very reasonable pricing and was a good fit for a more personalized lesson structure. I am extremely happy with her school. She works with me to tailor my lessons to the music I am interested and my long term goals for playing piano, learning music theory, composing and improvising. She continues to develop my skills at playing piano. She sets goals for me and I get weekly assignments which helps keep me accountable. She offers many different lesson duration options and is very accommodating if I need to reschedule a lesson. I also love that she has all her students perform in a recital a couple times a year and offers certifications. She also offers group performance opportunities for you to work out stage fright. She helps me focus on a goal and allows me to learn songs that I can then play for family and friends later. Amy is very skilled at teaching all age levels and I always feel comfortable working with her and asking questions. I highly recommend her to anyone; if you have had a previous teacher or if you are a beginning student, she works with you to tailor your lesson to fit you. She's amazing!

Bruno Panunzio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jan R.
Verified review

What a wonderful treat! Bruno played his beautiful classical guitar music for 2 hours at my father's 80th birthday party. An fabulous background for a fabulous day. I would rent his services in a heartbeat. A no brainer. Thanks Bruno!!

Phil Johnson Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Denise G.
Verified review

He'said very patient and has a unique way of teaching that is easy for a person to learn.

Maya Elise Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole F.
Verified review

I wish I could be allowed to give more than 5 stars for Maya, because she is *that* phenomenal. Last year, Maya was one of my son's pre-school teachers, and she quickly became one of my favorite people on the planet. When he told Maya that he wanted to learn how to play the guitar (after seeing her give a demonstration in class), Maya immediately offered to teach him the ukulele, as his starting point. This was a transformative moment for him. Before his first lesson, I thought: "Could a 3-1/2 year old boy really learn how to play the ukulele?" This thought never should have crossed my mind with Maya at the helm. She is remarkable with children. She has developed a method for teaching music to young children that engages them quickly, is developmentally appropriate, and instills in them focused habits for advancement. And, she makes music FUN. My son learned 2 or 3 chords in his first lesson (!!), and with each lesson thereafter, he built upon his previously acquired skills and had so much fun. On the last day of school before summer vacation, he surprised Maya by bringing his ukulele to school and played a duet with her in front of his whole class. Maya not only gave him the gift of making his own music, but also helped his self-confidence bloom. We were devastated that Maya moved out of our area and is no longer able to give my son lessons. But, what she left behind was such a tremendous love of the ukulele, that he has continued lessons with another teacher and is building on his skills every week. Maya is one-of-a-kind: a bright, shining star that envelops everyone in her path in brilliant light. She spreads love everywhere she goes. She is kind, honest, intelligent, and extremely talented. She is a gem of a person. You need look no further in your search for a music teacher.

Guitarist
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Timur P.
Verified review

Chris is a fantastic instructor, really knows guitar and how to teach. I am an aspiring flamenco player while Chris is classical, and he went above and beyond to study the flamenco techniques himself so he could teach them to me. Ive learned more in a few lessons with him than 6 months trying to learn by myself.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

One word... Awsome

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Need a Guitar Instructor

Sunnyvale, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    More than once a week
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • $50
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

Tracy, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    More than once a week
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    Come over and teach my daughter after school

Need a Guitar Teaching Service

Napa, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Electric
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    played as a kid, and some in college, have both accoustic and electric guitars
  • $33.13
    Average price
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