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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Marilee S.
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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!

Sedat
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 21 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.

Guitar Lessons with Denis
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Subu S.
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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.

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 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.

Alison's Music Lessons
3.7
from 13 reviews
  • 29 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

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

Ken Arconti
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy Lepore H.
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Great guitar teacher. Friendly, works out of his home. We started lessons a few months ago. He's teaching note reading.

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Learn to play acoustic guitar, freestyle, fingerpicking and more. Learn to play different genres of music -- from Eastern classical to Western pop, rock, funky and rock music.

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I'm a 24-year old songwriter and guitarist from San Jose, California. I became interested in making music throughout my school band programs. Since then, I've never loved anything so much. As a teacher, my lessons go beyond learning scales and chords and countless technicalities. I can help you understand what your goals are as a musician and who you want to be. From there, we'll tailor your lesson plan to cater to those goals. My personal goal as an educator is to help you pave your own path towards a fulfilling life as a creative individual. Given, there are tedious hills to overcome as an aspiring guitarist, but I'll be there to help you through this and straight to the fun stuff in a timely manner.

  • 4 years in business
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  • 2 years in business
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Have you always wanted to learn guitar or have families and friends who are interested? Well, let's get you started. It might just become a very important part of your life. I have 11 years of experience in playing guitar and singing, and now, I am looking to get onto the teaching business. I can offer very competitive rates, any age, any experience level, and any genre. I also have loner guitars if need be and will travel to you if that is a requirement. I am available to start now and on nights and weekends.

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I am a classical, flamenco and metal guitarist with 10 years of experience. I offer private lessons for beginners who are just starting out and experts with years of experience alike. I have been studying the guitar since I was six years old and have had many opportunities to share my music, including at the annual Emmy Awards, on the NPR radio program From the Top, volunteer work, at a Democratic National Committee Fundraiser attended by President Obama, with the highly-regarded San Francisco Guitar Quartet, performances with the California and Santa Cruz Symphonies, and last but not least at various TED conferences. I am also a student at Cal State University East Bay where I am pursuing a degree in music performance.

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I have been a Los Gatos resident for over 35 years, and I have been playing guitar for 45 years. I love to teach all students, from beginners to advanced. I will tailor each lessons to the needs and wants of each individual student, keeping them motivated and excited to learn and play.

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I not only have a great passion for music but I work hard at it. I push my self to be better than I was last week and am always growing as musician.

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I am the lead guitarist and lead singer for Rocks Valentine and have been giving guitar lessons since 2006. My last student now performs at various coffee shops in San Mateo. I teach the basics, e.g., chords strumming, first position, and note reading. I guarantee that you will be able to play a song on your very first lesson.

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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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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!

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I provide beginner, intermediate and advance lessons for all with music theory and knowledge of instruments, including drums, keyboards and vocals. Lessons will be 3 days in a week except for 60 minutes in the evening.

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My goal as a teacher is to figure out how each student thinks and learns in order to increase their skill and enjoyment of music in a way that is fun, challenging, and interesting to them as an individual.

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