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EclecticString Music
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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April G.
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I've started taking lap steel guitar lessons with Paul a few weeks ago. Initially I was very intimidated by the lap steel, however through Paul's knowledgable and patient instruction learning the instrument no longer seems like an impossibility. Paul clearly explains concepts and never loses his patience (even when I'm about to do so). Lastly, his pleasant and positive personality make challenging material enjoyable for someone who, musically speaking, should probably be wearing a helmet outdoors.

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  • 31 years in business
  • 38 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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GreenTree Music Academy
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Marian G.
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Sid gave guitar lessons to my daughter (14). He was recommended to us by a friend who has a 12 year old son that Sid taught. He is a great teacher and I can tell he is good at relating to kids of all ages. It is obvious, Sid has an appreciation and a passion for music and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Granted Records
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
An N.
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Emo is an awesome artist he is patient and understand and knows when to push you to your very limit. I shopped around for voice coaches for weeks before I settled with Emo anyone reading this don’t look at anyone else. Go see Emo he’s laidback patient and he his lessons are fun.

Paul Edelman
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Lexie S.
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I have been taking guitar lessons with Paul for about two months now and I feel like I have learned so much already! I am very impressed with his knowledge on music theory and his easy demeanor makes me feel comfortable as I scrape through the chords. He also transposes songs that you request, so you can start learning through those songs instead of just chord progressions. While, also, teaching you how to read the music. I am really proud of my progress and it all has to do with his dedication to me, can't wait to see where I go from here with his guidance! I wholeheartedly recommend him if you are looking to start/get back into guitar.

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Steve's Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Meghan R.
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Steve is a phenomenal teacher. He is really knowledgeable and makes learning guitar a fun and creative experience!

Savage Music and Mentoring
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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Beginner electric bass guitar lessons, 1 hour per week, at Rancho Canyon Music. I have been taking lessons with Lou for two months. Lou is an experienced, knowledgeable, and patient instructor. Additionally, he is personable and has a good sense of humor which makes the lessons fun. Lou finds ways to easily relate a theory or technique to you in everyday terms. He is a formally trained musician who performs regularly for audiences. His training and regular performing, coupled with his teaching techniques makes him my first choice for music instruction. Lou arrives on time and is ready begin working with you, evidence he values your time as well. Lou goes above and beyond for his students by providing in class resources, useful online content, and instructional online videos. All of which I have found helpful and not readily found in other music instructors. Lou can quickly analyze what is happening and provide you with helpful input to help you understand and improve. It is clear to me Lou understands the teaching process. He explains things in a logical order, using building blocks of learning. I would highly recommend Lou to all of my family and friends. An hour lesson is filled with easily digestible information and practical application. My understanding and enjoyment of playing my bass guitar has been energized working with Lou.

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Omar Garcia
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Iana G.
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We have a child diagnosed with slight autism. We decided to get a private teacher at home due to the experience of a teacher bullying him in a music school located in Chino. Mr. Garcia has all the patience in teaching our son and he knows how to adjust his teaching lessons with him. Our son is always excited to get music lessons with him. Mr. Garcia is also teaching our 18 y/o daughter guitar. And she is always happy and contented with his teaching techniques. Thank you for doing a great job with my children.

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Chris Rockaway
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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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.

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!

Bravo Academy of Music
4.8
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Richard G.
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Great place for my daughter's piano lessons. Even though it's far, it's worth the drive. Great teacher and great staff.

Hollywood Arts Academy
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tom W.
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My two (2) kids go to this school for Piano Lessons. It's a great school with teachers who care and they even got (ONE) of my kids to actually play correctly and she now likes playing the piano. They are strict but have real concern for the students and offer a great environment to excel. I would recommend Donna Lee and her Music School anytime. A+++++++

Guitar Lessons By JC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Steve T.
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Juan Carlos has been an amazing teacher for both of my kids. They think the world of him and he's made learning guitar fun.

  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla H.
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Dylan is learning and loving his piano lessons! Wonderful school with great instructors, very organized, and we'll run!

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!

In-Home Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nate J.
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Jason Dennis is a pro level guitar teacher who brings with him a wide array of advanced techniques for multiple styles of music. I am currenly recording an album and needed some help with lead guitar parts. Jason was able to teach me exactly what I needed to learn and then some. I would highly recommend him for all levels of guitar players.

Bobby John Guitar Lessons
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
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Bobby John has been very responsive regarding availability, responding to texts and phone calls very quickly. He was able to accomodate my request for evening lessons. At my first lesson he was very personable, making me feel at ease for my first music lesson ever (at age 51). We discussed my goals and then immediately started playing chords. It was fun and the exercises (and take-home) had me making pleasant sounds right away. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Mike Georgia
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meridith L.
Verified review

If you're looking for a great guitar teacher, look no further: Mike is the best. He has a relaxed way about him which makes kids & adults alike feel at ease learning guitar. I was amazed at what my son learned & retained so quickly & easily under Mike's direction. I am a singer/songwriter and my then-6-year-old was finger-picking, reading music, and on his way to out-playing me after a few lessons with Mike. Techniques, tips, encouragement, rapport, song selection...whatever the combination was that Mike used when teaching my son...it worked! My son (now 13) looks back at videos of himself playing and is in awe of what he was able to do back then. But Mike isn't just a teacher for beginners...no, he is not. The dude can PLAY. SERIOUSLY. As in I needed a professional guitarist for a recording project and Mike totally rocked it. Song after song after song. He knows his instrument & music theory like you know how to breathe. It's effortless. And what's more, he gets along well with others. No ego. No attitude. He knows what he's talking about yet he's down-to-earth and wants to share his knowledge with those who want to learn without him being pushy or annoying about it. Excellent human being. Outstanding teacher. I highly recommend him.

Dan Salas
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erica S.
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Dan has been my Guitar instructor for over a year. He has the ability to know my way of learning and because of that I'm able to learn the songs faster, of course we all know you have to practice. I would highly recommend Dan for his patience, knowledge, skills, experience and his love of teaching.

Fionn Ruadh - Bass Player
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Declan G.
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I took bass lessons from Fionn in 2016, during which time he also taught me about music theory and how to read music. Fionn was a very patient and talented teacher, I would highly recommend lessons with him.

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