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Sunnyvale Electric Guitar Lessons For Beginners

Browse these electric guitar lessons for beginners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sunnyvale.

  • 3 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Doug C.
Verified review

Kevin is a great guy. As an adult wanting to take guitar lessons he made it very easy for me even though I was nervous about taking lessons. He allowed me to play the songs that I was interested in playing and his instruction was great. He is very easy going and never gets upset or frustrated when I could't get it right. His knowledge to change chords of songs to fit my vocal range was also very helpful. He also gave advice on how to improve my vocals. I would recommend Kevin for any age level for guitar and vocals.

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Sven's Guitar Clinic
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pratik J.
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No complains. He answered to my questions in a very nice way. Sounds like I am going to have a nice time with him while he teaches me the basics of guitar. Can't wait to meet and learn from him. -Pratik

Guitar Tutor
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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I feel grateful for finding Garrick on Thumbtack! He has taught my 8 year old son, who is a beginner at guitar. Garrick's infectious love for life and music has really inspired my son. He has offered a great mix of fun and technique during lessons and my son was quickly able to play songs and enjoy playing his instrument. I would highly recommend Garrick as a teacher.

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric N.
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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.

  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Timea U.
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I've recently started taking beginner guitar lessons from Mark. So far it's been a great experience, even with my zero musical background. Mark really focuses on making the experience fun and identifies well how to motivate me as an individual, by teaching me songs I'm passionate about and making me understand how the music I like was made. I can only recommend him as a teacher.

  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Esther L.
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I found Brett on Yelp to get some electric guitar lessons after spending years plateauing on chords for acoustic guitar, and after chatting with him a bit on the phone, decided to give him a shot. I have found Brett to be a true music lover and efficient guitar teacher, who tries to find ways to distill his 20 years of guitar playing down to targeted exercises and practice areas. It's clear that he's done his personal work to become good at his instrument. I've only been taking lessons every other week for two months, so I hope the trend of improvement keeps up!

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 26 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 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Angelka T.
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My 10-year old son has been taking guitar lessons with Groovy Judy for over 2 years now. Over that time, he has learned to play quite well, but most importantly, he loves his lesson time with Groovy Judy! She relates really well with children and makes the lessons lots of fun! We are so happy to have found her as a guitar teacher!

East Bay Guitar Academy
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ilana P.
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I've always loved the sound of classical guitar, and about a year ago a neighbor was selling a used guitar, which I bought. Then I turned to Thumbtack to find myself a teacher. Got several responses, but chose Robert because of his very personalized message where he stated he loves to work with total beginners. Though I have some musical background, I have never played any type of stringed instrument. I've been taking lessons for almost 1 year now and am thrilled with the progress I've made. Robert is an extremely patient and encouraging teacher. Sometimes when he introduces a new technique I have a deer in the headlights look and think that there's no way that is humanly possible. BUT, he's then able to break things down into manageable pieces and before long, what do you know, the impossible is suddenly possible. Whether you're a total beginner, or already have some guitar skills, I highly recommend Robert as a teacher. You won't be disappointed. Wishing you a happy musical journey.

Guitar Lessons with Denis
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah L.
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I've had 3 one hour lesdons with Denis so far. He's been very patient with my slowness since I'm a beginner and can't really read music. He's been very creative in teaching me how to read music and showing me how to move my fingers on the strings. He's very knowledgeable when I ask about the historic guitarists such as Francisco Tarrega and Andre Segovia and many others that I like. Denis is a great teacher and I've signed my 21 year old son up with him to learn to read music and play classical, acoustic and electric styles. He's had many years of experience with all ages. I highly recommend him to all my friends and family, adults and children that maybe interested in learning music! Guitar is the way to go because you can carry it with you wherever you go! :-))

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

I was forced by my mother to take guitar, mostly. Forrest taught me to learn to love guitar. It's difficult to dislike guitar with Forrest as you teacher. He is so nice. I highly recommend for first time musicians

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David Y.
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Jesse is a phenomenal teacher. Unlike many musicians who use lessons to subsidize their playing, Jesse seemed first and foremost a teacher. While his musicianship was stellar, his primary goal was to improve my music, and he cultivated a dynamic but complete curriculum to achieve just that. While the atmosphere at our lessons was fun and approachable, the curriculum was focused and effective. His methods involved a careful analysis of my strengths and weaknesses, a clear-cut regimen of exercises to improve my playing and my musicology, and a recurring discussion of how to connect the instrument with the music in my mind. This curriculum involved a great deal of practice and personal work outside of lessons, which Jesse fully expected. Our lessons often took the form of advising sessions, where Jesse would evaluate and highlight target areas in my playing and then expertly identify a path to improvement. I have taken guitar lessons from great guitarists, as well as lessons from a university music department. Neither facilitated the rapid growth I witnessed under Jesse’s instruction. I could not be happier. If you are serious about improving, then do yourself a favor and talk to Jesse. I’m sure a conversation or first lesson is all you’ll need to perceive the value of his instruction.

Kevin's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny T.
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Kevin is fantastic: patient, smart, and kind. The beginner's guitar book we are using each week keeps me challenged and engaged. I love it! Best, Kevin's own guitar skills and artistic flair are mind-boggling and inspiring! I highly recommend him.

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sam F.
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I'm a beginner to guitar, having played a little piano and drums before. Been working with Chris for a few weeks now and it has been a blast. He's a talented musician who is connected to the music scene. I wanted a guitar teacher who was connected to the local music scene, and so I've really enjoyed working with Chris and even going to see his band perform. I also love how Chris walks through songs and is able to write out the tabs and chords on the fly, and then on top of that show me multiple ways of playing the same song. Highly recommend.

Jules Leyhe
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Susan L.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons from Jules for several months and am very happy with how much I have learned. All his lessons have educational purposes and he teaches through fun songs that make practicing enjoyable. He is very professional, knowledgeable and flexible with my schedule. I highly recommend him for beginners and experienced players alike. Susan

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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About a year ago, I got the hare-brained idea that it might be fun to take up a new hobby, namely electric bass. I had never held one, let alone made a note with one. But I liked the challenge of learning to play an instrument in an ensemble, figuring the worst thing that would happen would be that I hated it and would have to find something else to do with my limited spare time. And I thought it would be pretty cool to be able to start from nothing and end up being able to figure out how songs go and actually play in a band. I found Jerry's ad online and responded, letting him know I was an absolute green beginner, that I wasn't young and that I didn't even own a bass. And was totally impressed with the thoughtful and thorough response I received from him, which was the first of many thorough and thoughtful responses he has given me over the 10 months I've been taking weekly lessons. I took Jerry up on his free lesson offer, and he hung one of his basses on me and got me to make some notes so I could get a rudimentary feel for the instrument. Then we talked a lot about what all I would need to buy, and the choice of deciding to go left or right (I am left-handed but went right because I didn't want to wait for a Lefty version of the bass I wanted). A few thoughts about what I've learned/am learning from Jerry: He gave me invaluable guidance in purchasing a first instrument, steering me away from oddball choices and major music retailers, and I ended up with an axe I love to pick up and an amp that complements it (yeah, a few other items, too). When I feel I need something new (i.e. a stand, a gig bag, a recording device, etc), he shares his opinions and sources for acquiring items reliably and at reasonable cost. He emphasizes technique and exercises, but got me started on real songs that illustrated the concepts I was learning early on, so I was actually playing music sooner than I thought I would be... and that was pretty exciting! In short, Jerry makes the work worth it. He covers theory to the extent that it can help me navigate the instrument and help me figure out songs I want to play. Sometimes I wonder how I got so far in life without learning more about what makes music work, because it is fascinating. He gives pointers and evaluations that are fair and helpful and does not teach down to me. One of my biggest fears in searching for a teacher was ending up with one who would give me material that was dull or too pedestrian, or would stop challenging me when I got frustrated with my abilities. Or was a jerk when I couldn't play something perfectly right off the bat.There are many things I am still learning, but I work on lots of different songs, some of which are more difficult for me than others. Some that were nearly impossible for me a few months back are now sounding OK. Jerry pushes me when he thinks I am ready to try more, but takes me back to the basics of technique or theory when I seem to be floundering. I don't consider learning to play the bass a sprint...it's a marathon. I could not possibly hope to master it in the 10 months I've been learning. Jerry's been able to bring me this far in less than a year; I'll keep going, because it's already enjoyable to play along with songs that I've heard on the radio or are part of my musical library. It will be really trippy when (with a big of luck) I'm playing in a band.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
Verified review

I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Mark has been teaching our daughter for three years. She was only 10 years old when she started and was full of questions and hopes of instant mastery. Mark was really patient, answering her questions and building success into each week to sustain her morale while she learned that it doesn't happen overnight. While she is still on the road to mastery, she has grown a trust in Mark to let him set the pace. He reciprocates by encouraging her to practice and influence the pace. I also enjoy that Mark has the flexibility to work with our daughter. His approach allows her to pick some song she likes. He can listen to the song and adapt it into a relevant lesson or teach her the chords and allow her to learn the song. This mixed with the variety of classics and Christian pop songs will make for a well-rounded skill set for our daughter. I have the opportunity each week to watch one of Mark's long time students play and am really impressed at his comfort and skill playing a variety of styles.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mehdi S.
Verified review

John is super patient with me. I'm a total beginner to music/guitar, so definitely a plus! You can see he is passionate about music and I can't wait to see the progress I'm going to make with him!

Pete Madsen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matthew L.
Verified review

Pete is a fantastic teacher! He's very patient with beginners, clear and methodical. For more advanced students, Pete brings a wealth of knowledge on technique and lots of advanced songs.

D. D. Dupre
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan T.
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I started taking guitar lessons from D.D. a couple of months ago and have learned so much from him in the short period of time. He's a great teacher, with a lot of patience. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who's interested in taking up the guitar.

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