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Santa Barbara Guitar Instructors

Browse these guitar lessons for children with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Barbara.

  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Joe R.
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Dave is a wonderful, talented, patient teacher who has been giving my teenage daughter guitar lessons for several years. He encourages her with the music she wants to play and pushes her to expand her style as well. I highly recommend Dave as a superb guitar instructor!

G4 Guitar Schools, Oxnard
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine S.
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We joined Mr. Perry's home school choir and enjoyed our time there. Mr. Perry is very professional. He, his wife, and employees know a great deal about music and voice lessons. His wife is an amazingly accomplished pianist. Their facilities are very nicely decorated and comfortable and parking was always easy. And our kids really loved their recital. We could also tell many of the children performing loved it too and all those who came. We would not hesitate to recommend this family business to anyone.

Studio Xander
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David A.
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Xander is the man, I have been taking lessons with him since I was a child. He has been more than just a music teacher for me, also has been a friend and mentor. The lengths Xander goes for his students is exceptional and the reason I keep going from LA to Santa Barbra for lessons.

John Lyle Musical Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vida S.
Verified review

John breaks down learning the guitar in easily, digestible chunks. So fun to be able to play some songs!

Harmony Music Center
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
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I can't say enough about my experience with Andrew, the owner of Harmony Music, he's AWESOME! He has helped me achieve my lifelong dream of playing the guitar and playing it right away. He actually had me playing some good classic songs on the first lesson so I didn't feel like I was just learning some boring scales and techniques - I was learning and having fun doing it. That's not to say my fingers didn't get sore, they did, but it didn't stop me from continuing on and with Andrew's support and encouragement, it makes me want to keep stretching and learning and having fun. I recommend him to anyone who will listen to me!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Casey B.
Verified review

My daughter (seen in his pics) has been receiving guitar lessons from Steven for almost two years and has been playing for 5 1/2 years. Before Steven, her lessons were monotonous and boring. She liked playing but wasn't really inspired. All that changed when Steven became her instructor. In the time, she has been playing with Steven, she started loving to play guitar again. He has helped with songwriting, lyrics and putting chords to her lyrics, music theory and just getting her level of play to advance. He is very good with her especially when she isn't in to it some days. Steven knows how to get her out of her funk and back into a good mood and her lessons. I love listening to them jam during their sessions. Steven is the inspiration she needed! I would definitely recommend Steven!

  • 12 years in business
Maggy C.
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Taylor is an awesome guitar instructor. I started taking lessons 2 years ago, I had never taken any musical instrument lessons before. Now I have started playing in our church worship band and I absolutely love it. Taylor is a very encouraging instructor-always focusing on the positive but definitely has challenged me which has helped me grow as a guitar player. He does a great job of balancing my lessons with practical skills and also music theory. Taylor is very good at helping me set short and long term goals which keeps me motivated to practice. Taylor is also very mindful of our lesson time and always makes sure to teach to the last minute of our scheduled lesson(and then some). Taylor is clearly a talented musician and passionate about his craft-that passion comes through in his teaching, he teaches because he loves guitar and music and he wants others to love it too. I highly recommend him as a guitar instructor!

GoDpsMusic
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Every Friday I'm at GoDpsMusic for my drum lesson. Definitely my favorite day of the week! The atmosphere is excellent! The acoustic and electronic drum kits in the lesson studios are the best. If you want to schedule a lesson or purchase equipment, I strongly recommend GoDpsMusic. Kevin, Brendan, Bryan, Steve and Robbie are the "go-to" guys at GoDpsMusic.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine S.
Verified review

I have known Ms. Macleod for almost a year. My son has been taking piano lessons with Lynne beginning last September. The progress he has made during his seven months with Lynne as a teacher far exceeded any expectations I had and demonstrated to me what a wonderful teacher she is. Ms. Macleod is a very friendly and patient instructor. My son enjoys his piano lessons and is extremely relaxed and comfortable with her. She encourages and coaxes the very best effort from him. The community is extremely fortunate to have a music teacher like her. In my opinion, her prices are extremely reasonable and she is worth every penny she charges and I certainly believe I have received excellent service. It is my great pleasure to recommend Lynne Macleod to you as a music teacher for your children.

Jon K.
Verified review

Getting lessons from Brian is awesome. He such a patient guy and a fantastic teacher. He takes into consideration so many factors of your skill level and does it on a level that is incredibly conversational. There has never been a dull moment, and I am so excited for the lessons I have with him in the future.

SB Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
    Megan L.
    Verified review

    Great teacher, very patient and knowledgable!

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mo B.
    Verified review

    David is really an excellent teacher and nice guy. He is proficient in different styles and will help you progress much faster than on your own. Hire David asap!

    About

    My brother and I are dedicated to providing pristine craftsmanship as well as punctual scheduling. It will be our pleasure to create whatever you dream for your space. You dream it, we create it.

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    I'm a professional-working musician available for guitar lessons. Guitar lessons are available from a professional player with extensive experience touring and playing live in clubs/concert venues. I have played, performed and recorded in bands with styles ranging from rock, heavy metal, new wave, blues and country/western. I paid my dues by playing lead guitar for at least 5 years in all the legendary West Hollywood clubs on the Sunset Strip, among many others. I'm an enthusiastic music lover who enjoys listening to all styles and genres. I have knowledge on gear including guitars, amps, pedals and rack-mount gear. Lessons are taught by a patient and dedicated musician who is an educated professional with an MBA. All ages and skill levels are welcome. I offer reasonable rates. Lessons are tailor made to the student's area of interest. Emphasis is given on motivation/enjoyment in order for the student to become proficient at picking, scales, knowledge of chords and improvisational techniques enabling the student to hold his/her own in any musical situation. Mark

    About

    Im more free form. Although i can, Im not gunna teach u some classical guitar piece. Simply put were learning guitar, not piano, lets play some songs u hear on the radio all the time. Something u can jam with. Thats the easiest way to learn and stay intrigued about what ur learning.

    About

    Andre is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has played with numerous bands all over Ventura County and LA County. He attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and is always excited to work with students that are eager to learn.

    About

    I have been playing the guitar for about four years and mostly play rhythm guitar. However, I do play a few solos. Nonetheless, I can teach you basic guitar chords all the way to bar chords, eventually learning full songs. In addition, I can teach how to tune your guitar in standard tuning by ear. Although I did attend a guitar class at Ventura College twice and dropped it, I did study my guitar textbook for about two hours daily until I was self-taught, playing all of my favorite songs. Lastly, although I teach, I am still improving my own technique and hope to help someone play his/her favorite songs as well.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I am as independent of a musician as you will ever fine. I am completely self motivated, and my style is unique. If you're exclusively looking for a teacher to guide you through the standard classical approaches I'm probably not your guy, but if you're looking through a teacher who is knowledgeable and mindful of theory and technique while recognizing the value of exploration and playfulness in music I might be your right guy. My goal is to draw my students closer to their own creative passions.

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    I taught myself guitar a few years ago. With the additional knowledge I gained from taking music theory in high school, I will be able to teach guitar while also discussing how to have a stronger grasp on music reading and understating.

    • 12 years in business
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    Please call me if you desire excellent music education, live music, DJ, live sound, or recording services. I have over 25 years of professional musician experience. I have a Bachelor of Music degree at California State University, Northridge. Lessons are available for all styles and levels. Beginners are always welcome. Lessons are given at the Ventura Guitar Academy or at the Instrumental Music of Ventura. Private lessons are available Monday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live music (solo, duo, trio or quartet) and DJ services are available for your special event. Recording and production services are also available for your musical project. Mention this listing, and enjoy 10% off of one month of lessons, one live music/DJ service or recording session. Discounts are for new clients only (we limit one per family).

    About

    I play a wide variety of genres and teach beginning to moderately advanced guitarists. I grew up on classic rock and alternative music, played in a jazz combo at UCSB last year, and now play a lot of blues. I will teach you what you whatever you want to learn because it is crucial to enjoy playing guitar and that is the only way to make yourself want to practice and continue to play.

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