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Chris Rockaway
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Peter H.
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Very to the point and knowledgeable about the instrument. He obviously has studied the guitar for a long time and knowing that makes the lessons comfortable and effective.

Richman Music School
4.3
from 14 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 14 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.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 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.

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  • 31 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Liz S.
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I've had four lessons so far with Steve, and I am so pleased with how it is going! Steve is very skilled, patient, kind, punctual and professional. He responds to all my questions, and is very encouraging. He comes to my office in Pasadena to give me my lesson. I find that the biggest challenge in learning something new, is keeping my own internal critic under control as I struggle with note reading, and learn how to play the guitar. The fact that Steve is so patient and never critical helps to offset my internal critic. I have felt self doubting in the first two lessons, but by lesson 3, I am confident that if I keep practicing and working with Steve, eventually I will get it. Steve also shared info re his Taylor Mini guitar which is much smaller than the typical guitar, easier for me to play because the frets are smaller for smaller hands. I just bought my own Taylor Mini, a beautiful instrument which also inspires me to keep at it! Steve is also introducing some popular songs starting in lesson 3, which also makes it more enjoyable. This is one of the best decisions I have made for myself, and I am very happy that I was lucky to find Steve. He's great!

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!

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony C.
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Started with James on drums in high school. James has great chops! The way he teaches is so easy to understand. Now Im back and learning bass, and i thought his drum skills were up to par. Is there something James cant play?!

Alma Music Productions
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
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I had 35 years of guitar experience before I took lessons from Aejandro Briceno. As a teacher he helped me overcome much of my poor playing habits which had prohibited me from achieving higher levels of skill. Teacher Alejandro Briceno helped give my playing new color through an intimate understanding of theory, chord progressions and scales. I highly recomend him as an instructor. Alejandro Briceno is an accomplished professional and his work and creativity as a studio musician, producer and composer and will surely exceed expectation.

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.

Jow Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John V.
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I have two nieces and one nephew. Taking lessons at home, my eldest niece started reading music, learning guitar and piano several days after her kindergarten ceremony. By the time she entered 6th grade she outperformed me in many areas even though I was also taking lessons from Ernest. He always shows great care in the process of learning, practicing, and mastering the instrument. My nephew ended up picking up the guitar and my youngest niece acquired the language of music & instruction possibly as early as her crawling under the keyboard and listening to her older sister’s lessons over the years. By the time the youngest entered 1st grade she was composing legitimate piano pieces and all three kids eventually shined as the brightest music stars in their K-8 school. Ernest is sensitive to the needs and interests of the learner. Whenever possible he provides additional time. His foresight and attention to detail facilitates the maturation process and sustained growth available only through the delivery and mastery of his craft. My niece expressed gratitude by giving him drawings of the sun, clouds, hearts, trees and smiley faces beneath the words, “tHANk yOu ErnSt.” Grandma also happily made snacks and treats for Ernest. At this time I can’t think of anything for Ernest to improve because the proof can be heard in the music. I will be more than happy to discuss our music lessons with “ErnSt.”

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level. Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary. Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute. I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.

Leila Pari
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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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!!!

  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Menachem E.
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Cliff is an amazing music teacher He makes learning music very fun. I really loved and enjoyed learning guitar with him. He is an extremely talented and incredible musician he composes the most beautiful music. Cliff is the best He is the nicest guy He is always there to help

Dave The Bass Teacher
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tim C.
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Dave took great care in ensuring a comfortable learning environment. He's an awesome teacher who's opened my ears to new genres of music. His teaching style is a perfect balance of technique and jamming. He caters to the students' style and musical taste. I recommend Dave to any aspiring bass players young or old. He's got tons of experience and passion for what he does.

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