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David Williams Music
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mark M.
Verified review

David Williams has given guitar lessons to our son for many years. We have the highest regard for his teaching and his overall positive influence. David is a highly talented musician and a gifted teacher. Our son has great respect for David's musical knowledge and his thoughtful mentoring--and we do as well. David provides very sound guidance and also works to help students achieve their own specific musical goals. David is a great person and a very fine teacher, and we're pleased to give him our highest recommendation.

  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Miki K.
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I would recommend Dylan to anyone looking for guitar lessons for themselves and their children! He is wonderfully patient and very knowledgeable. He will work with you on any song you like and use it to teach technique and theory, thus making it a lot more interesting. We moved about 1.5 hours away and still prefer making the trek for lessons over finding someone local to us!

  • 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sonja S.
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Allison was such a hit! Although I personally didn't interact with her on the big day, my husband said she was very professional and has great guitar skills. My husband is a musician as well and was able to appreciate the skills needed for the songs Allison played. We spoke via phone and text prior to the ceremony and provided some general request of the genre and musicians we liked. Allison exceeded our expectations. The value for her services is a steal. Thank you Allison!

  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Christian B.
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Deborah is a blast to play with and always engages the audience with her stage presence. We play as a duo, guitar and vocals. She has an excellent meter and vocal range as I always hear here hitting all the right notes.

  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
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I have been receiving guitar lessons from Dave for about 4-5 months now and it has done wonders for my playing ability and understanding of music in general. He is a super nice guy and an incredibly persistent instructor. He is both encouraging and rigorous; a great combination that has yielded fantastic results for me personally. Such a patient guy too, great with younger musicians who may just be starting out. Highly recommend you check him out if you're looking to get into guitar, piano, mandolin or ukelele; first lesson is free, so see for yourself if he might be a good fit for you.

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra M.
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Learning guitar with Forrest has been amazing so far. After trying to teach myself for a month or so, Forrest made me feel so good about the things I was able to learn on my own. He kindly critiques my habits and instils in me a confidence that I never thought I would have as a guitar player. I'm excited to learn more.

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

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Pearce M.
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About Jerry: Jerry knows bass. He knows technique, he knows theory, he knows gear, he knows music history (past and present). Most importantly, he knows how students learn bass and thus he is able to tell you what you need to know and what to practice in oder to improve. My Experience: Jerry immediately found the holes in my technique and gave me a few lessons in bass theory that I hadn't already figured out by trial-and-error and applying theory from other instruments. He gave me exercises to work on to improve my chops and get my playing to a higher technical level. He taught me about the intricacies of the bass instrument and the gear associated in creating bass tone. He gave me songs and bass players to listen to and play along to in order to get the basslines I wrote sounding more mature and appropriate for the style/genre of their songs. And all the while he would immerse me in the culture of bass. Turning me on to the history of the instrument, the evolution of how it has been played through the years, the different styles of playing and how they fit into each genre, and of course the great players of the past and present. His body of knowledge around bass is just staggering. About Me: I'd been playing bass for fun for about 10 years at jams and also for about 6 months in an americana band. I'm also a serious keys player and know my music theory solid. Then I started playing bass in a funk/soul band with more technical players and realized I needed to develop some serious chops to keep up. I chose Jerry because he wasn't a guitar-player teaching bass, he's a died-in-the-wool bass player who had been teaching for years. I wanted a specialist, not someone who was going to teach me basic theory.

  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Janet R.
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Cherie is a great instructor. Before I started lessons with her I was trying to teach myself and found that I’d hit a wall, just wasn’t getting where I wanted to be, she helped me out of that rut. She opened up my options by laying down the basics, then expanded my palette based on where I wanted to go with songs and guitar. She likes to balance what she calls the weigh-lifting of guitar and the fun stuff - exercises and songs. I never felt bored or very frustrated. She pays attention. I really felt she was teaching me what I needed to learn. She also teaches singing lessons and we worked a bit on my vocals during our guitar lessons. Was a nice add-on. She’s a pro and very easy to work with.

Guitar Lessons with John
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 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!!!

Ryan Davis
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica W.
Verified review

Just had my first guitar lesson with Ryan and it went great! Thought he had a great balance between teaching me the technicalities while also incorporating the stylistic types of music we discussed that I wanted to learn. I am a beginner student and felt very comfortable with Ryan, he has a great personality and made my lesson both educational and fun! Looking forward to continue working with and learning from him. - Jess

Nick Martin Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grace K.
Verified review

Enormously talented and patient instructor. He'll take you to the next level in any instrument you're pursuing! You can't go wrong taking lessons from this inspiring musician.

Ryan's music lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
John F.
Verified review

My three boys play a mixture of guitar and piano. Ryan keeps them interested in playing songs that they pick and want to play. He has made music a fun part of our household.

Michael Wynar/ Groove Lab
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
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I had been teaching myself guitar for a few years now, and found that I had reached a plateau in my learning. I was looking for a guitar teaching who could fill in the blanks and take me to the next level. Michael listened to my goals, and created a curriculum that was specific to me and my learning needs. He knows that guitar is not "one size fits all", so he creates his own professional worksheets and method. Michael is full of tricks to make learning easier, and is excited about playing. He would be a great teacher for any age or level. Thanks, Michael!

C's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Warren B.
Verified review

Conrad was an incredible teacher for my son. Lessons were always fun and he was very patient, allowing my son to learn at his own pace. My son always looked forward to his lessons as the highlight of his week. Conrad is also very good at teaching a variety of styles from rock to jazz. Highest possible recommendation.

Bass Teacher David
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Steve J.
Verified review

Best Bass Teacher and Bassist Inna The Bay

Ian's Music Lessons

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About

Guitar/Drum Teacher, San Diego County, California January 2006-Current Independent Contractor • High school music teacher (Pacific Academy, Encinitas, CA) • Private and group lessons • Leading students from beginner to advanced skill sets • Influence students to practice and become skilled musicians Music Camp Instructor, Encinitas, California June 2010- August 2012 ARIMAW Productions • Week long music camps for kids ages 4-12 • Instructed and managed 10-20 per week • Taught and directed musical performances weekly • Inspired dedication and consistency with campers

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About

I am a guitar teacher! I have been playing for over 10 years in and out of live bands. I can play and teach a wide variety of musical styles in both acoustic and electric guitar. I can also teach ukulele. I am flexible with my scheduling! I charge $100 per month. That gets you one 30-minute lesson a week. I can teach kids or adults at most skill levels. I teach out of my apartment.

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Need a Guitar Teacher

Campbell, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    I'm not sure
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Other (steel-string)
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Details
    I am looking to get my fiance lessons for his birthday.
  • $48.75
    Average price

Need a Guitar Instructor for My 12-Year-Old Son

West Sacramento, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    More than once a week
  • Guitar type
    Not sure
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Details
    This is for my 12 year old son who is brand new student who is interested in learning to play.
  • $40
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher for 2 Kids

Windsor, CA

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    My daughter Natella is 15 and my son, Joshua is almost 11. They are taking lessons together and we would like to have them in Windsor, as that is where we live. They take the lessons at the same time to save money. They work well together and concentrate well. They are homeschooled so can do lessons during the day
  • $50
    Average price
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