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Top Pro
  • 31 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nikki P.
Verified review

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.

Paul Edelman
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Lexie S.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons with Paul for about two months now and I feel like I have learned so much already! I am very impressed with his knowledge on music theory and his easy demeanor makes me feel comfortable as I scrape through the chords. He also transposes songs that you request, so you can start learning through those songs instead of just chord progressions. While, also, teaching you how to read the music. I am really proud of my progress and it all has to do with his dedication to me, can't wait to see where I go from here with his guidance! I wholeheartedly recommend him if you are looking to start/get back into guitar.

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shaan L.
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I took guitar lessons here for several years and it was great in every way! James is an amazing teacher and person. We're still friends to this day and remain in contact! He's very inspiring and motivational, and will tremendously help you regardless of your skill level. He is a true professional and a true master of his art! No one better!

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Meghan R.
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Steve is a phenomenal teacher. He is really knowledgeable and makes learning guitar a fun and creative experience!

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Chris Rockaway
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gina D.
Verified review

Chris is a skillful instructor who will help you develop guitar techniques in the first lesson. I needed help with the basics and he helped me improve on the fundamentals and groundwork of the guitar. Highly recommend!

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bryan M.
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Tim is a real pro and a very patient teacher . I started with him and now have my 7 year old daughter taking lessons with him as well. Tim figures people out and gets them heading the right direction . I am very pleased.

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Max Sindermann Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eric W.
Verified review

Max is a great guitar teacher. Right from the get-go he was flexible, friendly and seemed to get what I needed as a musician. I've had lessons in the past where it was either boring (music theory) or too scatterbrained for me to connect all the dots. Max has a way of zoning in on what you need specifically at the moment and tailoring the lesson toward that. I don't think you can find a better deal in Los Angeles.

IAR Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Liz P.
Verified review

Ivan is great... I've just had two lessons and am definitely continuing on!. I've never picked up a guitar, ever and am a complete novice adult. He's extremely patient, and has a thorough and complete knowledge of every aspect of the guitar. He guides you through (albeit clumsy attempts on my part) every aspect of playing, and spends time with you revisiting each chord until it rings out clear. I would highly recommend him on all levels!

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Larry W.
Verified review

Exceeded all expectations. Exactly what I was looking for. Highly recommended to anybody looking to learn the guitar.

Spencer Howard
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lucinda F.
Verified review

Spencer is a wonderful guitar teacher! He is friendly, knowledgeable of music theory, patient, able to work with kids and adults with a variety of skill levels. He is also quite inspiring and motivating. He made guitar lessons fun and exciting.

Richman Music School
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie H.
Verified review

I wanted a teacher that could work with an older adult who not had piano lessons since childhood. After many years, I wanted to challenge myself by getting back into piano and I wanted to bring music back into my life. I was a bit nervous about making the commitment and about the time investment that would be required. I also didn’t know a good teacher so I asked around. Howard’s name came up. He was recommended as a patient and knowledgeable teacher that would do wonders with students. Howard’s approach is not the conventional one that I experienced as a child. He presents many types of approaches and uses lots of tools and techniques to build your skills and understanding of the structure of music. Now, I’m stretching myself to learn, remember and apply these skills and it feels really good! I actually enjoy practicing my piano. Now thats a testimony to Howard’s influence! If you are looking for a teacher that can accommodate your needs, encourage and inspire you, meet Howard and try him out. I’m confident that you will be very pleased with him as a professional and as a teacher.

Rachel Mazer
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan G.
Verified review

Both of my children have been taking lessons with Rachel for the past 3 years and she's been awesome! My daughter takes singing lessons and my son has been taking saxophone lessons, and they both love it! She's really professional and fun to work with. It's also been nice that she teaches a lot of instruments so we can have one teacher come to the house to teach both of the kids one after the other. I couldn't recommend her enough!

Leila Pari
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
Verified review

Leila is the best guitar teacher I could have ever asked for. She not only helped me improve my skills overall but supported me in the most caring ways possible. If I ever need a lesson down the line, she will be there first person I’d even consider calling. She’s the best!!!

  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn W.
Verified review

Wonderful teachers and wonderful owner, my daughter has been taking piano lessons here for 2 years and has learned so much.

Daniel Muñoz
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Destiny S.
Verified review

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!

Lucas Martinez
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Armi S.
Verified review

Lucas is a very talented musician and teacher. He has taught guitar to both of my kids for the past 5 years. He's patient, fun and willing to tailor lessons to the individual's needs and personal goals. My 13 year old son (who has taken lessons with Lucas since 2nd grade) has learned to read notes, play chords and how to improvise on the guitar through his lessons with Lucas. He plays in our church band and does very well.

Mike Georgia
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick M.
Verified review

Mike is an awesome guitar teacher. He explains theory and techniques in a way that is easy to understand and always provides notation to support each lesson. He'll often go the extra mile and provide a video recap of lessons, which really helps to reinforce the lesson while practicing. He also does a great job balancing the more rigorous parts of learning guitar, like scales or theory, with more fun exercises, such as learning a song. I've taken lessons from teachers in the past, but Mike is the only one whose teaching methods have worked for me.

  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kellie S.
Verified review

My daughter had never played an instrument before and, with Mitch's help, she learned to play her favorite songs on the guitar. Mitch is very friendly and reliable. He has tremendous patience with his students, which builds confidence and a feeling of success. I would definitely recommend Mitch!

Fionn Ruadh - Bass Player
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Declan G.
Verified review

I took bass lessons from Fionn in 2016, during which time he also taught me about music theory and how to read music. Fionn was a very patient and talented teacher, I would highly recommend lessons with him.

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
Verified review

I have worked with Bob on various levels. First, Bob provided me with private guitar lessons for several years. Bob made the learning experience fun and enjoyable. I was able to learn and play the kind of music that I wanted to play. Bob is also very patience (staying with me for so many years is a true testament to this!). My youngest son Michael also took private guitar lessons from Bob. On a more professional level, Bob and his band performed at my oldest son's (Bobby) wedding receipion. It was a "blast" with all of the guests dancing and singing. I actually received a call years later from an attending guest asking for Bob's contact information for their wedding reception (obviously they had very fond memories of the event and Bob's music). If and when my 2 remaining kids get married, I can guaranty Bob will be going the music. He makes an event a real party!!!

Emily Moscoe
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia B.
Verified review

I have had Emily as a piano teacher for the past three years. Over the course of this time, I have made great progress in music theory and technique. She is always patient, understanding, and competent in her teaching. Encouraging throughout the lesson, she inspires me to practice and improve. I would recommend her to anyone who would like to play the piano.

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Need a Guitar Instructor

Lake Elsinore, CA

  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    lessons for a 13 year old boy

Need a Guitar Teacher

Panorama City, CA

  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • $102.5
    Average price
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