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  • 31 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nikki P.
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We decided to chose Brian for my teenage daughter's beginning guitar lessons due to his willingness to teach her the type of songs that she wanted. Right away he connected with her and her music. He taught her the theory behind playing guitar as well as teaching her the tricks and skills of how to play the guitar. His practices were enjoyable and not just rote. She learned very quickly and therefore stayed excited about learning. Brian was always very complementary and encouraging. Brian also helped us buy useful equipment like a tuner, etc. She always felt safe and comfortable. We would highly recommend Brian as a guitar teacher.

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Chris Rockaway
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Asia G.
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Chris is an amazing teacher. He really doesn’t like to mess around. Learning how to play the guitar is not an easy task at all, but after just a few lessons with Chris I can guarantee that you’ll feel more confident in your ability.

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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jacob M.
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I first met Paul about two months ago while I was looking for guitar lessons. Since then I have been improving a lot in both my theory as well as my playing- thanks to Paul's efforts. I am pleased with the service he provides and the experience that he generously uses to help.

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Great guitar instructor, highly recommended.

Paul Edelman
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Todd B.
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I decided to take guitar lessons 2 years ago after trying to learn on my own with limited success. I tried group lessons and got a little better but was limited by other students who didn't practice. I was fortunate to find Paul after talking with several teachers. Paul was willing to teach what I wanted to learn and push me to get better. Paul has exceeded my expectations. I'm better and having more fun playing guitar than I ever hoped. I highly recommend Paul for anyone wanting to learn guitar.

Richman Music School
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa Dawn M.
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Howard Richman is not a piano teacher...he is a LIFE CHANGER. I went to him to learn piano...but realized that the lessons I learned studying piano with the MASTER were not merely lessons in music....but lessons that helped me see outside the paradigm in all areas of my life. Often, as adults, we "come back" to our music...to study what we have been "wanting to get back to" for years. I learned that this is often a time of great change and evolution for us personally. Howard, being so intuitive, knows how to tune in to each individual's needs.... and empower them to EMPOWER themselves. He is a BRILLIANT pianist, composer and master teacher. I've watched him perform miracles with young children who struggled with other teachers who simply wanted to teach "by the book." Howard is always able to find your inner talent and abilities, possibly that are even unknown to you...and he can creatively, intuitively and intelligently create a course of action that will leave you amazed! That's why you are reading SO many wonderful comments here about him. If you are lucky enough to get to study with Howard, it will change your life!...and btw, I can now play a mean Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"....Thank you for everything you taught me Howard Richman! Lisa Dawn Miller Producer/Singer/Songwriter

Daniel Muñoz
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Destiny S.
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Daniel has been giving my 10 year old son guitar lessons online for several months now and I couldn't be happier with our experience! The online lessons are extremely convenient for our busy lifestyle and Daniel's teaching technique has captured the attention of my busy body son. He's learned so much these past few months and he loves it! Thank you Daniel!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Larry Z.
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I’ve been playing and recording for 35 years and I’ve worked at a high level with some very talented people. I’m not going to name drop because it doesn’t matter, and if I were you it would stop me from reading the rest of this, but if you care about your music and want to put it in the hands of someone who has mad skills as a engineer/producer, and one of the best set of ears in town, then at least do yourself a favor and go meet and talk about your project with Andrew. He’s top shelf, cares about the music, is an incredible musician and multi-instrumentalist to help with vocals, guitar, or keys, and lays down some tasty bass & drum tracks. Best thing is he’s a great guy and an amazing partner to have in the creative process.

Base Music Studio
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Staci T.
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Mr Anthony does a wonderful job giving my 9 year old lessons. He is always on time and very respectful. After just two lessons I am already impressed with what my son has learned. I'm excited to see what Mr Anthony teaches my son in the coming months.

Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Sofina P.
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I am taking private lesson with Mike Smith. He is a very talented and patience guitar instructor.I am very happy with the quality of guitar lessons I have received from him so far. I highly recommend him to anybody who would like to take guitar lessons.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level. Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary. Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute. I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.

Music Lessons with Davey
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

Davey is a great teacher! He really got to know our daughter and tailors her lessons to best suit her. He teaches her how to read music while also giving her a chance to have fun with her guitar. Her lesson is the perfect balance of reading music and practicing from her book along with fun jam sessions with Davey.

  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Christine T.
Verified review

I was a voice student at Hollywood Academy of Music for a few years. The instruction I got was worth so much more than what I paid because my teacher went to one of the best contemporary music schools (Musicians Institute) and was a frequent performer. Not only that, but she was fun to be around and naturally a very good teacher. I also took from a few other instructors and the standard was always just as high, even though the instructors had different backgrounds, they were all well-educated and good with people.

  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Angie O.
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This is a great school. My daughter takes violin lessons from Eunji Lee. She has vastly improved since she started her lessons. She really enjoys the time she spends at the school.

Bennett Stein
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Emmanuelle B.
Verified review

Bennett has an extraordinary ability to zero in on his student's skills and musical affinities... He has a nerdy, highly precise knowledge of the instrument, of guitar technique and of music history... Months ago I would barely sing with anyone else in the room, and didn't know how to play guitar. This morning I played guitar and harmonized with Bennett on a Stones song. Take music lessons with Bennett - only good can come of it.

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Need guitar lessons

Los Angeles, CA

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Bass
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Blues, Jazz
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Tuesday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Looking to improve my bass playing skills
  • $60
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

Santa Monica, CA

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read music staff, Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Classical, Rock, Other (Metal)
  • Frequency of lessons
    Other (One or two hours a day for a week (we'll be coming down to LA))
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon)
  • Details
    Looking for a rock / metal guitarist
  • $60
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

Santa Monica, CA

  • Student age
    55+
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Blues
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Wednesday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon)
  • Details
    Interested in learning blues slide
  • $56.67
    Average price
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