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Santa Cruz Guitar Instructors

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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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
  • 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Lani R.
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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 19 reviews
  • 24 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 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Akash M.
Verified review

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.

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

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.
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.

Ken Arconti
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy Lepore H.
Verified review

Great guitar teacher. Friendly, works out of his home. We started lessons a few months ago. He's teaching note reading.

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.

Tom Yamaguchi
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My name is Thomas. I've been playing guitar for over 15 years now. I want to teach students to play what they want while also learning the basic fundamentals of guitar. If they want to learn their favorite pop song I'm going to teach them it, if they want to become an amazing guitar player I will teach them how to become that as well.

  • 4 years in business
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I am still very active in the music scene so my lessons incorporate all past and current styles of guitar playing.

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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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I am a guitar bass, and ukulele instructor, and a patient, dedicated mentor whose age range of students varies from 6 to 70. I provide exceptional online instruction with a wealth of experience, talent, and a true passion for instructing. In addition to the one-on-one focus, I offer lesson recaps in video format, scrolling tablature, and printable PDFs for your personal use away from the computer or smartphone. I have more info and signup forms at my website, broadbandguitar

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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!

  • 4 years in business
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Experience matters.

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I provide guitar instruction with 35 years of experience in all levels and styles. I also teach music theory and do repairs. I have been playing for over 50 years, and I have 40 years of stage experience. I have taught thousands of students. Look for me on Facebook and ReverbNation.

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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.

  • 18 years in business
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I offer acoustic guitar lessons. You can learn songs on the first lesson day, as well as chords and theory. I will focus on timing and rhythm. I'm willing to teach you as fast as you are willing to learn. Let's have fun doing it.

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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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I teach children and adults piano and guitar lessons. I have 3 years of experience teaching and studying music in college.

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