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Ventura Guitar Instructors

Browse these guitar lessons for children with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ventura.

Brandon Fansher
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Lydia L.
Verified review

Brandon is the best bass teacher I’ve had. He has been helping me a lot on bass since I’m taking lessons with him. He goes through things in details and explains concepts clearly. It’s always fun to work with him and getting music ideas from him.

Learn Guitar with Ricky
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Luis D.
Verified review

I've been wanting to take guitar lessons for over a year after winning this great guild guitar and I haven't found anyone that I could really connect with. Took a few classes but from day one I didn't feel a connection and to me thats the most important thing. Day one with Ricky was great. We discussed the different kinds of music that I wanted to play and he even asked to listen to some of my favorite songs to get an idea of my style and we started immediately. It's only been about two months and I can already play a good handful of songs and my confidence has gone up tremendously. I think anyone who's interested in playing guitar should check Ricky out. He also has deals on his rates if you pay in advance. Dalmasy

  • 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!

  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Joe R.
Verified review

Dave is a wonderful, talented, patient teacher who has been giving my teenage daughter guitar lessons for several years. He encourages her with the music she wants to play and pushes her to expand her style as well. I highly recommend Dave as a superb guitar instructor!

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene M.
Verified review

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.
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
  • 12 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.

Leila Pari
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 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!!!

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!

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

Mitch is a fabulous guitar teacher. He has helped my son understand different concepts from cord shapes to advanced music theory. Mitch is easygoing, fun to work with and most importantly can accommodate any style of music. We have referred him to several people.

Eric Jackson Guitar
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

Eric was great. Not an hour after I Thumbtacked with a last minute audition learning situation, he contacted me and we were able to schedule an appointment that afternoon. I sent him sheet music digitally, and had it printed, analyzed and ready to teach when I arrived at his studio. He was great on guitar, in addition to being an articulate and patient instructor. He made sure I was comfortable reaching out to him down the line with questions, and followed up a few days later to see how the learning went. Well worth the cost, highly recommended. Thanks, Eric!

Mark Lee
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nisa T.
Verified review

Mark is a great and dedicated teacher, he values his student's learning process and does his best to help them improve. I've had a few lessons with him and he takes his teachings seriously. He's also really funny and a nice guy. Classes with him are light-hearted and goofy.

SoundCheck Music School
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

My daughter Shavanie has been with at SoundCheck for about two months. First off I must say Dan & Electra are very friendly and down to earth people. My daughter does Vocal & Piano lessons with Electra, she is one of the best music coach my daughter has worked with so far...... I am amazed by her progress. She also does Guitar lessons with Josh, who is also amazing...she is finally enjoying her guitar :) Since my daughter has been with SoundCheck she has shown more excitement towards music vocally and instrumentally. I can't thank them enough! :-) I truly recommend SoundCheck, you will not regret it.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel T.
Verified review

Fretz was amazing. He contacted us before leaving for the appt. with my son. Took the time to listen and teach my son who is a beginner (like only a few days with a guitar). The lesson went well over the time we agreed on but Fretz didn’t expect any extra compensation he did it cuz of his passion. Would definitely recommend and will use again.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine S.
Verified review

I have known Ms. Macleod for almost a year. My son has been taking piano lessons with Lynne beginning last September. The progress he has made during his seven months with Lynne as a teacher far exceeded any expectations I had and demonstrated to me what a wonderful teacher she is. Ms. Macleod is a very friendly and patient instructor. My son enjoys his piano lessons and is extremely relaxed and comfortable with her. She encourages and coaxes the very best effort from him. The community is extremely fortunate to have a music teacher like her. In my opinion, her prices are extremely reasonable and she is worth every penny she charges and I certainly believe I have received excellent service. It is my great pleasure to recommend Lynne Macleod to you as a music teacher for your children.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Guitar On Lock was created for the beginners who want to see fast results without sacrificing quality. Absolutely everything you need to know to start playing will be covered!

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am teaching beginner to intermediate guitar and the basics of chords and scales and how to incorporate them into music.

About

I am a Certified music instructor with Bachelor's degree in Modern Music (C.S.U.N.). I have over 10 years of experience teaching guitar and piano together. Playing music helps to connect both sides of the brain together. Help tap into the creative side of your mind. Develop a better sense of pitch. Learn to play songs you love right off your own iPod. Learn to read sheet music. Andy's piano and guitar lessons are fun! Serving the San Fernando Valley & Ventura County for over 10 years. Start now, call today! Regular price $35/half hour at your home. booking@ andymoresi.com (Ask for Thumbtack.com discount $5 off the first 5 lessons!)

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a platinum selling artist/songwriter and an experienced studio/touring musician. I want to share what I've learned with others.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a friendly, patient, and enthusiastic instructor who will have you playing guitar in no time at all! Having fun and enjoying are the first steps to mastering the instrument.

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