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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cody T.
Verified review

Let me start off by saying, Andi is an incredible teacher. No, he is not magic; but he is capable of steering your guitar education in the right direction. I played guitar on-and-off for many years, it has been lackluster for the most part. Over the years, I’ve watched thousands of guitar lessons on the blackhole that is known as Youtube. Sure, I gained some knowledge, but in a very disjointed way that didn’t seem to push my guitar playing forward. My practice sessions were ineffective and I never seemed to follow a logical path to achieve my goals. I wonder how many self-taught guitarists are in the same boat? Then I started taking lessons with Andi. With some effort (and an instructor to motivate and direct), I begun to truly learn and understand things that I’d been too lazy to tackle in the past (modes, inversions, picking exercises). I’m somewhat embarrassed to say, until I took lessons with Andi; I never completely learned a song. I would pick up fragments of songs, and then move on to the next flavor of the week. Andi will spend weeks (if necessary) reviewing the material with you. He’ll break whatever solo or song you wish to learn down into bite-sized chunks; he’ll even send you slowed down mp3’s to help you learn the material. Trust me, this is very beneficial when learning the subtle nuances that make your favorite guitarist special (Prince, Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler). I have no way of really quantifying the improvement that happened while taking lessons with Andi, but my personal satisfaction has gone through the roof. My fingers and wrists are stronger, my technique has tightened, and my 16th note strumming is getting ridiculously funky these days. I could sing praises about Andi for days, but you don’t you want to try him out and see how it works for you.

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Guitar Tutor
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 60 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Lani R.
Verified review

Brett is such a great coach & mentor with guitar lessons, his patience is amazing & he is very experienced with his teaching methods, he knows how to adjust with his student learning levels & abilities. I would highly recommend him to everyone, beginner it professionally playing! He guess above & beyond to reach anyone goals with learning guitar skills.

Sedat
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 27 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.

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ifat G.
Verified review

My 11 year old son and now my 8 year old son have been taking guitar lessons with Judy, and really enjoy them. Judy is patient, flexible and fun. Highly recommended.

Dan Lupo Music
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Shea D.
Verified review

Initial consultation and 1st lesson were great! I learned many new things and Dan presented the material in a way that was easy to grasp. He makes learning the guitar exiting and I’ll be signing up for additional lessons!

YouROK! Music Lessons
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
Verified review

We first met Seth when we signed our son Mark up for Bandworks. We were so impressed with Seth's energy, patience and infectious love for music that we signed Mark up with Seth for private drum lessons. Seth is a wonderful teacher, especially with young children. He is incredibly patient and encouraging, and always makes the lessons fun and relevant. We are now in our second Bandworks session with Seth, and Mark couldn't be happier. We would highly recommend Seth to anyone who's serious about learning (and loving) their craft.

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Cc C.
Verified review

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
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Moe A.
Verified review

I was looking for advanced guitar lessons and came across Ahmad purely by chance. I wanted to get a better grasp of theory and self study wasn't cutting it, mainly because I wasn't disciplined enough and figured paying someone to teach me would make me study harder. Ahmad got amazing skill and patience. I would often go in early and listen to him teach students new to guitar and be amazed at how well he was able to get them to understand the concepts behind what they were trying to do. Ahmad certainly helped me out. A year later, I'm playing better than I had been before. I've got a much stronger grasp of music theory, it's helped me with my song writing and I'm happy with the direction I'm going. Do go to Ahmad if you're looking to get better and learn quickly. Even the 30 minute classes are very helpful. You won't regret it.

Music Lessons by Peter
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Than S.
Verified review

Great teacher very patience with a lot of experience. My son learn well getting good knowledge about guitar playing. Provides us good flexible time of our needs. 100% recommended for learning guitar lesson. Fun to learning with Peter.

ModernTone Studios
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elliott A.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons at the studio since it opened. The facility is amazing and all instructors I have met are friendly, professional musicians. I love taking lessons here because they are tailored to fit my style and goals. I would and do recommend the studio to students of any age/ skill level.

  • 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!

  • 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 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.

Michael Orlinsky
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires 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!

  • 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.

Kaldoa Music
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 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.

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!!

C's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Warren B.
Verified review

Conrad was an incredible teacher for my son. Lessons were always fun and he was very patient, allowing my son to learn at his own pace. My son always looked forward to his lessons as the highlight of his week. Conrad is also very good at teaching a variety of styles from rock to jazz. Highest possible recommendation.

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Need a Guitar Teacher

San Jose, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    I need to learn basics of music. Prefer folk-type music and country (traditional), but want to learn guitar, regardless of type of music. Need to learn strums and want to develop finger picking.
  • $63.75
    Average price

Need Guitar & Voice Lessons

Santa Rosa, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    Would like a teacher that also teaches voice.
  • $48
    Average price

Need Guitar Lessons Once a Week

San Jose, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Electric, Bass
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    want's to play blues, jazz, metal, rock and singer songwriter
  • $58.5
    Average price
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