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  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla C.
Verified review

Michael, from my first lesson was so attentive to what I wanted to learn. Kind of in passing, I told him that I loved to sing but was afraid to so he really coaxed me to sing along to all the guitar songs I was learning (I really do not think that any other guitar teacher would have bothered...like "not my job". But, not Michael, he took that on as his job because he recognized that it was important to me). Likewise, when I would show an interest in a particular type of music (i.e. I like acoustic and more mellow, verging on country even), he found songs like that for me and he taught me my songs I had picked even though I doubt that they would have been his picks. In summary, he wanted me to relate to and enjoy the music; the lessons are all about what I want to get out of them...with professional guidance along the way as well. The other thing I want to definitely mention is that, Michael is top-knotch, professional and KNOWS music. He encouraged me to not only learn songs to play but to understand the theory of the music in those songs. I feel very proficient in music theory after taking classes with Michael. I not only play the stuff but I "get it." I understand the technical theory involved. I really think that this is something not every guitar teacher brings to the table or encourages. Many just do not know it! With Michael, we can move from guitar to piano so that he can illustrate something about chords in a key or the difference between major, minor, dominant and diminished chords. Bottom line, I have fun during my lesson but I learn so much more than memorizing chord shapes on the guitar. And, when I play and sing a song...well, it really feels great! Honestly, he is the BEST! He just cares so much about you learning all you can regarding music and he knows how to teach it so that you get to understand what can at first seem so unfamiliar. Michael has the holistic approach. He makes music familiar, logical, relatable and, most of all, Enjoyable. As his student, thumbs-up!

Bass Lessons Los Angeles
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Marina (Mom For Mara, Daughter) H.
Verified review

My 15-yo daughter started her electric bass lessons with David Hilton and loves them! David is extremely accommodating, passionate about what he does and an excellent instructor. I highly recommend him! Marina

Brandon Fansher
5.0
from 10 reviews
    James M.
    Verified review

    Brandon was fantastic! He was 15 minutes early, was able to teach me about theory, composition, walking bass lines, jazz, pop, funk any style I needed. He was really patient on my learning process and gave me a bunch of awesome tip on each thing we worked on. Highly recommended if you want a heavy cat from LA!

    • 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!!!

    Bennett Stein
    4.8
    from 8 reviews
    • 22 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Emmanuelle B.
    Verified review

    Bennett has an extraordinary ability to zero in on his student's skills and musical affinities... He has a nerdy, highly precise knowledge of the instrument, of guitar technique and of music history... Months ago I would barely sing with anyone else in the room, and didn't know how to play guitar. This morning I played guitar and harmonized with Bennett on a Stones song. Take music lessons with Bennett - only good can come of it.

    Studio Xander
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 30 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Mickey C.
    Verified review

    I've been taking Kung Fu lessons from Xander for the last 6 years. He takes the time to teach me the true Kung Fu. Unlike other Kung Fu teachers that just care about the money. He has taken me from not knowing how to fight at all and taught me how to fight very well. I have also taken music lesson from Xander. He is exceptionally knowledgeable on the subject. If you want a true teacher call Xander!

    Guitar by Larry
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Therese L.
    Verified review

    Working with Larry has been worth my while. I had no experience in guitar when I first began lessons. Mr. Haney took it one step at a time making sure I was understanding the material. His methods really helped me catch on pretty quickly and even when I had trouble we went at my pace. He is very easy going and a pleasure to talk to. Mr. Haney is punctual to lessons and always communicates with his students. He is flexible and understanding with your time. I highly recommend taking guitar lessons with Larry whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years.

    iMusic Academy
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Mike C.
    Verified review

    At 34 years of age I decided to learn how to play a music instrument. After searching the valley for a teacher I found iMusic Academy. What made my attention was the fact that they send the teachers to your home. That was it was very convenient and easy for me to get started with guitar lessons. Eric started teaching me the guitar once a week. He is a really great teacher and has helped me progress very well. Eric is a master of the guitar and realyl knows how to teach you how to play. I highly recommend iMusic Academy as an excellent music school and Eric as a teacher.

    FretboardZen
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Glenda Y.
    Verified review

    Very good teacher! My son is really happy with him.

    GoDpsMusic
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    John H.
    Verified review

    Every Friday I'm at GoDpsMusic for my drum lesson. Definitely my favorite day of the week! The atmosphere is excellent! The acoustic and electronic drum kits in the lesson studios are the best. If you want to schedule a lesson or purchase equipment, I strongly recommend GoDpsMusic. Kevin, Brendan, Bryan, Steve and Robbie are the "go-to" guys at GoDpsMusic.

    Guitar Lessons with Ryan
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Sean P.
      Verified review

      Ryan was not only knowledgeable about the guitar, but he was able to communicate his lesson's that catered best for my son. My son is doing better in school, better at home, and he's finally getting passionate about something!

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I'm a self-taught musician and have been playing guitar for 12 years now. I study film and television at Boston University but music has always been my greatest passion. I've played in many different bands in Los Angeles and have performed alongside some notable musicians, including singer and VH1 host Janelle Sadler, (Donny Osmond, Natalie Cole), Christy Calabro (Bret Michaels, American Anthem), and bassist Jerry Best (Dio, Lion, and Courtney Love). I've also played at the Key Club on the Sunset Strip. Now, I'm a full-time student and a musician in between projects. I feel that music is something beautiful that brings people together, and I'm eager to share my experience and knowledge with everyone interested in learning the guitar. I'm willing to travel to wherever I can. Lessons are either half hour ($30), or full hour ($50).

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      I am giving guitar lessons to people desiring to make their own music. Guitar is a great gateway into the world of music.

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      I believe that good instructors play less than their students. I am the best guide for my students and let them develop their intuition by being as active as possible in our lessons.

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      Hi, I'm a working studio musician and film composer and I also love to teach. I love to work with beginners and kids as well as pros. I also work with professional actors and musicians preparing for auditions. From the basics and far beyond, I've got the styles covered. Find out what alot of pro guitar players, bass players, producers, and actors in Los Angeles and Nashville already know. You name the sound, from strumming to walking jazz and blues bass, r&b funk bass, guitar fingerpicking to playing with extreme speed (with or without distortion) to electric 12 string to just having fun playing songs to whatever, let's talk (house calls extra depending on location) Bass styles include jazz, funk, rock, blues, ect.......Slide guitar too!

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      I have a BA degree in music. I have toured and recorded with major artists. I teach music fundamentals and techniques in acoustic - electric guitar, bass guitar and keyboards. I will teach you your favorite music styles while broadening your music horizons with other styles to make you a more complete musician. "Let's make it fun and not work"! Tom

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      I provide tactical lessons ensured to build up guitar fundamentals, including technique and theory. I play with 15 years of experience and have a broad range of capabilities that can tend to any style of music. All levels are welcome (beginner, intermediate, etc). Skype lessons are also an option.

      • 19 years in business
      About

      I love to teach the basics of guitar, including, but not limited to, knowing the instrument, how to tune the instrument, and tune by ear if capable. I will teach further, if the progress and drive are there, like certain songs you might want to learn.

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      I'm a classically trained guitarist who's versatile in many music styles such as rock, jazz, blues, classical and Brazilian guitar. I have over three years of experience in teaching all ages and interests. I'm also multilingual and can teach in Spanish or Portuguese in addition to English. I have a learn-per-lesson approach that allows my students to see measurable progress with every lesson.

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      I offer beginner and intermediate acoustic, classical, and electric guitar lessons in all styles, including finger style/fingerpicking. I can also do some basic piano and singing lessons. I'd be happy to provide an introductory Skype lesson for free!

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      As a published singer, songwriter, recording artist, producer and audio engineer, I have many years of experience. I teach guitar, keyboards and vocals and have worked some of the major international stars in the world.

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