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Top Pro
  • 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.

Paul Edelman
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 36 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.

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas B.
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Going to Peaceland Music has been a very outstanding experience. My teacher, John, is very knowledgable with guitar, piano, and overall music theory. John is a very funny guy and I'm glad I've been taking guitar lessons with him for the past year and a half. He's made learning guitar very fun and interesting. Aside from learning scales and theory, you also can choose a song and John can work on it with you and help you make your performance of it better. But make sure to practice the theory and scales he gives you! You will fall behind very quick, because the lessons build off of what you previously learned. John is very good at working with people at a variety of different levels. It doesn't matter if you're beginning, intermediate, or advanced, he'll work with you at your level and help build on what you know.

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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
Kevin H.
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I took my first lesson with Steve on Thursday 6/1/17. I'm very happy with him and his approach to teaching the guitar. I've been playing for many years and I know where my short comings are with the basics. Steve is helping me stay focused and rebuild my foundation. Plus he's teaching me how to read music. Which I know will be priceless in the long run with this or any instrument. We are keeping it simple and focus on reading music, music theory and the application of what I already know, but now connecting not just know how to play but the why behind the notes, chords, scales, modes, etc. I feel like a beginner all over again and I'm looking forward to each weeks new lesson. I feel like I've got a capable guide to help me along the way, at and affordable price as well.

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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.
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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!

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

Music lessons with Zeth
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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Zeth was my son’s drum teacher for 2 years in New Jersey. He was so sad when Zeth moved to California. My son loved his lessons with Zeth...he had a way of incorporating fun into his instruction, and my son grew to have a passion for drums. Zeth and his wife also became trusted family friends who would babysit, housesit, and pet sit for us. You will be in good hands with Zeth, he’s a great guy and an awesome musician!

  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron W.
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I have been learning guitar under the guidance of Dave for going on 3 years. I have enjoyed the experience and appreciate his capability to nurture the playing style and likes of the student. Dave finds ways for the student to build and improve with each lesson based on the students interests. From learning about scales, building chords, fundamentals and proper practicing, I also got singing guidance as well as music theory and history. I enjoy coming to lessons each week as I have learned to play songs by many of the artists I admire and look up to, and wasn't able to learn on my own. I continue to grow my passion for music through my guitar, and it helps to have a teacher that recognizes your talents, but offers you suggestions on how to improve. Dave will take the time and patience to make sure you are executing your playing properly, while paying attention to the details and nuances that make the guitar such an emotional instrument. I look forward to many more Guitar lessons with Dave.

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

Music lessons with Steve
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ann Louise T.
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Steve is a wonderful teacher. When I started lessons I had been playing for a while but I needed guidance on where to go from just basic chords and strumming patterns. Steve tailored my lessons to the genres I wanted to study while giving me exercises that would better my study no matter what direction I chose to go. We even started coupling the guitar lessons with banjo lessons! Steve is well versed in so many genres and instruments and on top of that, he is a friendly, patient and fun person who communicates well and is easy to get along with.

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene M.
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So far my daughter loves him. We like that he teaches voice, guitar and song writing.

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

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!!!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Carol B.
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Our 2 children have been taking piano lessons with Dory for more than a year and it has been an outstanding experience since then. Dory is not only a music teacher (not only for piano btw), he is a musician and a composer. My children have made incredible progresses in piano but they've also learnt to love music, understood the principles of styles, composition, orchestra etc... Dory customizes the approach for each child, always making sure his students progress at their pace and continue enjoying what they do. The studio is very peaceful, well decorated and inspiring. Even for me it's a peaceful and very pleasant moment when I stay there for an hour.

Daniel Muñoz
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 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!

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

Guitar theory lessons. Mike is a very knowledgeable musician with a lot of patience and a knack for explaining thing in several different ways so as you can grasp the concept of what is being studied. He's very friendly and makes you comfortable while learning what he's teaching you.

  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Anna G.
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My son had been taking piano for over 2 years and guitar for the past 6 months. Mitch allows both of my kids to play what they love, which makes them want to keep playing!

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maggie H.
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He communicated very effectively and was on time for my son's lesson. He was patient and relaxed when teaching my son guitar. I would recommend him to my friends and family😁

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