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Browse these guitar lessons for kids with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Mateo.

  • 13 years in business
  • 310 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia M.
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Galina is helping my son learn Spanish and she is wonderful! She is prompt, warm, friendly, speaks several languages and so knows how to teach kids trying to learn another language. He looks forward to his lessons with Galina!

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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 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 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark M.
Verified review

David Williams has given guitar lessons to our son for many years. We have the highest regard for his teaching and his overall positive influence. David is a highly talented musician and a gifted teacher. Our son has great respect for David's musical knowledge and his thoughtful mentoring--and we do as well. David provides very sound guidance and also works to help students achieve their own specific musical goals. David is a great person and a very fine teacher, and we're pleased to give him our highest recommendation.

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Alice R.
Verified review

Liz has worked wonders with our 10 year old son and his guitar lessons. He loves guitar now and looks forward to each lesson and practicing in between. Liz makes learning fun and easy. She is also flexible with changing schedules and conveniently comes to our home so we don't have to travel. We are very happy we found her on a Thumbtack!

East Bay Guitar Academy
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ritu S.
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My 10 year old son is taking Guitar lessons from Robert. Our experience with him had been very nice. He is very friendly and makes the lessons fun. The class is more fun learning and my son is progressing well. My son looks forward for the class.

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Akash M.
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I am a beginner and didn't know much about playing Guitar and Music theory. She is a great teacher, she always has a way to make me understand the critical aspects. Within no time Judy has brought me to a level where I could read music and play basic chords and make transitions. Playing guitar is a combination of the lessons you get from your guitar teacher and practicing a lot, judy has been really good in making me focus on the right aspects of guitar playing. So far everything has been great. Looking forward to more great lessons.

Guitar Lessons with Denis
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Subu S.
Verified review

Denis is great! He is very professional with the way he approaches his engagement. Very patient and has a structured approach to teach guitar. He also facilitates the class based on student's interests which makes learning even more fun.

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Camille S.
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Learning how to play guitar with forrest is easy, affordable, and most importantly, fun! He takes the extra effort to ensure that you understand the content, instead of rushing you along, like teachers I've had in the past. He is such a sweet guy!

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Marion W.
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I enjoyed how Alison interacted with my children in teaching the guitar and piano.not only was she professional, knowledgable, but she made the lessons enjoyable. My children look forward to their lessons & I would reccomend her wholeheartedly

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Pearce M.
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About Jerry: Jerry knows bass. He knows technique, he knows theory, he knows gear, he knows music history (past and present). Most importantly, he knows how students learn bass and thus he is able to tell you what you need to know and what to practice in oder to improve. My Experience: Jerry immediately found the holes in my technique and gave me a few lessons in bass theory that I hadn't already figured out by trial-and-error and applying theory from other instruments. He gave me exercises to work on to improve my chops and get my playing to a higher technical level. He taught me about the intricacies of the bass instrument and the gear associated in creating bass tone. He gave me songs and bass players to listen to and play along to in order to get the basslines I wrote sounding more mature and appropriate for the style/genre of their songs. And all the while he would immerse me in the culture of bass. Turning me on to the history of the instrument, the evolution of how it has been played through the years, the different styles of playing and how they fit into each genre, and of course the great players of the past and present. His body of knowledge around bass is just staggering. About Me: I'd been playing bass for fun for about 10 years at jams and also for about 6 months in an americana band. I'm also a serious keys player and know my music theory solid. Then I started playing bass in a funk/soul band with more technical players and realized I needed to develop some serious chops to keep up. I chose Jerry because he wasn't a guitar-player teaching bass, he's a died-in-the-wool bass player who had been teaching for years. I wanted a specialist, not someone who was going to teach me basic theory.

  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Janet R.
Verified review

Cherie is a great instructor. Before I started lessons with her I was trying to teach myself and found that I’d hit a wall, just wasn’t getting where I wanted to be, she helped me out of that rut. She opened up my options by laying down the basics, then expanded my palette based on where I wanted to go with songs and guitar. She likes to balance what she calls the weigh-lifting of guitar and the fun stuff - exercises and songs. I never felt bored or very frustrated. She pays attention. I really felt she was teaching me what I needed to learn. She also teaches singing lessons and we worked a bit on my vocals during our guitar lessons. Was a nice add-on. She’s a pro and very easy to work with.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn F.
Verified review

Mark taught guitar to both my son and my husband in our home. Mark was professional and so encouraging in his teaching method. The thing that stood out most to me was Mark's devotion to teaching. He truly wanted to pass along his tremendous talent to his students, and was so proud of their accomplishments. Mark would be an excellent teacher for any student, beginner or more advanced. He rocks!

Guitar Lessons with John
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Luveda B.
Verified review

I have had guitar lessons with John Lewis for two months now and I have to say without a doubt, he has exceeded my expectations in every way. Not only is he a very talented musician, he also possesses a rare talent for communicating and teaching guitar and musical concepts that are sometimes hard to grasp. He is patient, kind, encouraging, inspirational, and very creative in his teaching style. He knows how to judge exactly how much information I can handle at one time and I never leave feeling overwhelmed. He always makes the lessons interesting, challenging, and FUN! I am so grateful to have found this wonderful teacher and I highly recommend him to anyone from beginner to advanced. He truly is the Best of the Best!!!

Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
5.0
from 4 reviews
    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.

    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!

    Kaldoa Music
    4.5
    from 4 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    • 16 hires on Thumbtack
    Ken N.
    Verified review

    I have been seeing Kenny for adult guitar lessons. He really is an amazing teacher. Having no musical experience in the past I was pretty apprehensive about taking lessons, but after meeting with Kenny and listening to his instruction I felt much more confident and look forward to working with him in the future.

    Michael Orlinsky
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Aly .
    Verified review

    I absolutely LOVE working with Michael and learning guitar from him. I've tried many times to learn before, and it's never quite stuck. Michael has a way of making difficult concepts seem easy and I'm finally able to grasp music theory. It's always challenging learning something new because I (as I'm sure a lot of people do) feel silly when I mess up or a little dumb if I don't do something right, and Michael makes me feel comfortable and able to make mistakes and try new chords or scales, or whatever it may be. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Michael if you want to learn guitar or just improve your skills!

    Ryan's music lessons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Alan H.
    Verified review

    Ryan is an excellent teacher. He makes our son’s lessons interesting and relevant. He’s also an excellent communicator — both with parents and students. Our son looks forward to his lesson every week.

    Stevan Pasero
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Keath H.
    Verified review

    What a great teacher! His knowledge and teaching style are both focused and relaxed. More then anyone his influence has been greater on my playing then anybody else. He'll inspire you to play well, and play fun!

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