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Santa Rosa Acoustic Guitar Instructors

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric N.
Verified review

I've been taking guitar and singing lessons with David for a few months, and I've got to say I've had a really great time learning from him! David is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable teacher who clearly cares about his students and their goals, and better still has played and performed with the artists that I like best. It took me a while to find a teacher who was willing to teach me the music I wanted to play instead of starting with their core competence, so it was really refreshing that within a month or two with plenty of practice I was able to learn one of my favorite songs (Three Rounds and a Sound by Blind Pilot, if you're curious), and a little longer to start singing it, which I was really stoked about. He has been great about breaking things down when the piece we're working on is too challenging. David has also pushed me to pursue my goal of creating music, helping along the way to create melodies and lyrics. I have to say, it takes a great teacher to get me to sing and to share lyrics with them (do you know how embarrassing that can be?). I could go on, but suffice it to say, David is a great teacher, and I'm really glad I started taking lessons with him.

  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jamillah L.
Verified review

I purchased bass guitar lessons for my Dad with Dylan. Dylan was very thoughtful and responsive. My Dad has had 3 lessons so far and loves it. He had been learning on his own and says things make sense now and he also appreciates the music theory that Dylan incorporates into the lessons. He and I recommend Dylan.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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Playing guitar has always been a dream of mine and liz helped me make that dream come true. Through her weekly guitar lessons I learned the chords and strumming patters to play all kinds of songs. I'm Learning one right now to play for a surprise birthday party I'm throwing for My husband. He is definitely going to. Be surprised when he hears how well I play. Thanks liz for helping me get started on mybucket list with very enjoyable lessons guitar lessons.

East Bay Guitar Academy
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ritu S.
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My 10 year old son is taking Guitar lessons from Robert. Our experience with him had been very nice. He is very friendly and makes the lessons fun. The class is more fun learning and my son is progressing well. My son looks forward for the class.

Rick Lowe
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Randy R.
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Rick is a great guitar teacher at any level. He can teach everything from theory to practical playing and make it fun. I highly recommend him if you want to learn the correct way of playing.

YouROK! Music Lessons
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Becca M.
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Seth is exactly what I was looking for. My boys love music and have learned a tremendous amount from Seth, ranging from taking a guitar solo at a live gig to taking the microphone and singing with gusto. My 8 year old takes private drum lessons for less than a year, and we are impressed by how many beats he now knows. It is clear that Seth loves what he does. He is skilled at relating to children and getting them excited to play music. He is fun and light and that carries over I'm his teaching style. We couldn't be happier and highly recommend him.

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Iain M.
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I've known Chris for about 3 years,first as a friend from the neighborhood who shared a passion for the same type music as myself and now as a mentor to my son teaching him guitar and how to be an all round cool guy. His teaching style is totally laid back and covers all types of music.......best illustrated by catching his group "Hibbity Dibbity"in action at many a local venue! Do yourself a favor and let Chris take the stuffiness out of learning! Iainmackinlay

Kevin's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bez G.
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Excellent teacher. Broad knowledge of guitar, learning styles and music theory. A patient teacher with all types of learners.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Steve H.
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Jerry was very charismatic and knowledgeable about bass guitar. I've played guitar for a few years and recently picked up a used bass, and I took several lessons with Jerry to explore the fundamentals of bass playing. He quickly pointed out some problems in the way I played coming from guitar and pushed me to improve so I could play better and help protect myself from injuries. He also worked with me to improve the feel of my bass playing, that hard-to-describe quality that clearly separates a good player from a weak one. I'm glad I found Jerry and he got me on the right path!

Dave Carlson, Guitar
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia S.
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I have a 10 year old daughter who has recently taken an interest in guitar. Santa Rosa has several places to choose from in regards to music lessons and we are very pleased to have found Dave. As a parent it is very important to find an instructor who is, not only knowledgeable & patient but also engaging & creative. After meeting with a couple of music teachers & inquiring for months on rates, I started feeling completely overwhelmed with over the top prices! It was a relief to find Dave. He is the owner of “Music Biz” in Santa Rosa where he also gives music lessons. On our first meeting Dave was very sweet & courteous. He asked my daughter what music she enjoyed listening to & what she would eventually like to play. My daughter said, “Taylor Swift”, Dave pulled out his iPad looked up one of her songs & began to play “You Belong With Me” on his guitar. My daughter was so surprised & excited, she turned to look at me and said, “I want him to teach me guitar!” It was this first encounter that made me feel confident that Dave was a good fit for my daughter. Dave keeps my daughter interested in guitar by teaching her the fundamentals while exposing her to a variety of music genres. She has been taking lessons with Dave for a little over 2 months & has enjoyed every minute. I would definitely recommend Dave as a music teacher to all my friends & family.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Luveda B.
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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!!!

The Guitar Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Fisher M.
    Verified review

    Chris is a fantastic teacher, very understanding and willing to teach at any pace. My sister and I took guitar and bass lessons, respectively, and were both stunned by his musical ability.

    Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 hire 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.

    • 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.

    Eric Symons Presents
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris A.
    Verified review

    Very experienced , great composition mentor, lots of performance under his belt which there is no substitute for - I got a great teacher/mentor

    Chrisp music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Dennis H.
    Verified review

    Chris is a wonderful music teacher. I called him for Bass lessons, I started Lessons the same week. By the end of my first lesson I was playing a 12 Bar Blues rif. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn guitar. He also taught me to read music.

    About

    I offer individualized guitar lessons, theory, guitar maintenance / light repair, and setup for either acoustic or electric guitars. Students may learn any genre, artists, album, period of time, or song(s) and learn how to count, read and compose a chord chart, and convey with others while examining the techniques that have made history. I can take your guitar ability to new levels.

    About

    Since 2000, I have been providing students in Sonoma County classical guitar instruction for all ages and levels. My proprietary GuitarPlay curriculum specializes in teaching children ages 5-12. All my students attain a strong foundation in technique, reading music, theory and ear training, all in a low pressure, positive and fun environment. I am also the guitar professor at Sonoma State University where I direct the classical guitar program. I teach private lessons, guitar methods and direct the guitar ensemble. In addition, I have also taught music theory and ear training. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Redlands and a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of music. I have over 20 years of experience as an educator and performer. Contact me if you would like to start learning with an instructor who is passionate about teaching.

    • 16 years in business
    About

    I teach in a way that compliments a students strong points yet improves weaknesses. I never teach a 1 way fits all lesson plan.

    About

    Attention: Please contact me via text or email. I have been playing guitar for about 10 years, and I wish to share my knowledge. I specialize in teaching how to write original music. I have been performing live music since 2005, touring around the United States. I enjoy teaching beginner guitar courses to show basic chord progressions and how to incorporate those into writing original music. My teaching philosophy is that I like to make my students aware of the best guitar chords and techniques for a beginner to start with, which will make them familiar with the process of the big picture; a large part of that is also teaching what the student wants to learn. This approach makes the student want to continue playing and practicing the guitar, as opposed to sending them home with all different types of exercises, which can seem overwhelming and, sometimes, boring. Each one of my students receives a 10-minute CD with fun drum beats to play along with (when the time is appropriate, everyone learns at a different pace), as well as session recordings to teach them some basic recording techniques and to listen to what they have been learning. I hold lessons at my home in Dixon, CA, which is the most appropriate place to start with the lessons. I am willing to travel within a reasonable distance in the surrounding areas (additional fees will apply). I have a few packages to choose from. Standard rates are $40 per 1-hour session or $140 per month for 4 one-hour sessions per month. Also inquire about 30-minute sessions.

    About

    I offer private guitar lessons or am available to teach classes. I work for an art school in Oakland, and I'm looking to pick up more students.

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