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Aurora Beginner Guitar Instructors

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Mike Strausbaugh
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Debra F.
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Our daughter who attends Denver School of the Arts has been taking weekly classical guitar lessons from Michael for about a year. Michael has been a great fit for her. He is highly educated skilled technically,and has an approach that makes a tween girl not dread her lessons. Her position, music reading and technique have improved quite a bit over the year. Michael is professional, nice and has a good sense of humor to boot. We had tried lessons with 2 other instructors and he is overall much better than the other teachers.

Sollohub Music
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Jan B.
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Mike is an amazing instructor. He teaches me songs I want to learn based on my skill level. This makes me really look forward to our lessons because I'm learning stuff I want to. I am an adult learning guitar and I have been given the same amount of encouragement that he would his other "younger" students :) I highly recommend the guitar lessons at Sollohub.

Jeff Keefer Music Lessons
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Derek B.
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I recently turned 50 and I've always wanted to learn to play guitar, but didn't know where to start or that I could even grasp playing at my age. I lucked out and found Jeff here on thumbtack. I've been under Jeff's tutelage for three months now and I've already learned cords, songs, strum patterns and much more. It is exciting to finally be playing and Jeff has been fantastic part of this experience! Jeff is a great instructor, he is vastly knowledgeable, patient and takes time with you to get you to your goal! Jeff is also a consummate pianist and I will be taking piano lessons with him! Looking for a guitar and piano instructor, definitely give Jeff a try!

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AAA Music Studio
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alex M.
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Mary has done a great job with teaching me how to play guitar! I'm a beginner and she has taught me all of the basics and music theory. She's also provided books for me to take home and practice, which has been extremely helpful. Definitely recommend Mary for anyone wanting to learn guitar from a more technical side.

Allegro Music LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Tiziana F.
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Jerimiah is a well prepared teacher that made my child feel very comfortable from day one and he is always very cheerful and my child is always looking forward to her next piano lesson.

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JR Guitar
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marsha E.
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I am very much a beginner to guitar and Jeff had me playing my first song by the second lesson. I have been working with him for about a little more than 4 months now and have significantly improved. I am able to play many songs and Jeff is very present during our meetings to help correct me and encourage me. You will not regret hiring Jeff. His enthusiasm for playing guitar and music in general is infectious. He is also teaching my boyfriend to play the bass so his skills are not only limited to guitar.

Traveling Music Teachers
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne E.
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My son was hesitant to start his guitar lessons, and if he didn’t like it, it would be a major ordeal to get him in the car to go. I work like everyone and have zero time left. The fact that Tess comes to the house to teach - while I prepare dinner - is freaking awesome. What a time saver. And shes made it a great experience by offering tons of encouragement and lots of laughter wrapped up in a neat 30 min session. Highly recommend.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brian K.
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I was nervous about starting guitar lessons, but chose to try it out with Kevin...thank God I did! He makes it fun, enjoyable, stress free and also challenges you to do more than you think you can. He has the patience to work with someone who may need a little extra help, and the skill to work with someone who excels quickly. I love my time with him, and would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of starting the guitar for the first time, or someone who wants a little help knocking the rust off...he's fantastic!

Calliope Music Studios
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Doug for a couple years now. I started off never playing guitar before and was really unsure of myself. Doug encouraged me, built a lesson based on my abilities and before I knew it, I was actually playing songs. Doug encourages you to play a mixture of songs that are within your abilities and songs that will challenge you, this way you don't get discouraged and you are pushed to increase your abilities, he also teaches you songs you like and actually want to learn, no Mary Had a Little Lamb. Doug is incredibly patient, builds your confidents and makes learning fun. You can't go wrong choosing him as your teacher.

Top Pro
  • 33 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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This was is my first time at guitar lessons out side of a family member several decades ago. Catherine makes you feel at home. She is well scripted and informative.

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Arvada Guitar
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Justin H.
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I’ve taken guitar lessons with Gene for over 5 years. My guitar experience prior to meeting Gene was very limited. So limited that I didn’t even own a guitar pic nor how to properly hold/use one. I never felt that I needed guitar lessons as I had taught myself many other hobbies in the past. “Practice makes perfect” was a motivational phrase I often told myself. It wasn’t till a failed audition at my local church that I realized my practicing wasn’t producing the results I had wanted/expected. I started working with Gene and immediately identified that a majority of my current abilities were based upon improper techniques. I didn’t fully appreciate or understand proper technique as its affects were not always apparent in my playing. As my lessons progressed and technique improved, I realized that my motivational slogan wasn’t complete. I now say; “proper practice makes perfect”. Working with Gene got me back on track with learning to play guitar. I have confidence when practicing knowing that the time I’m investing is not being wasted on bad habits. A lot has changed since starting lessons with Gene. I re-auditioned at church and made the worship team! I regularly played lead guitar at my church and was content with my playing ability. I decided to stop lessons as I now had a solid foundation and figured that I could pick up anything I didn’t know from online videos. This was one of biggest mistakes I’ve made. Quickly after being on my own, I began to realize the lacking quality and musicianship in the countless “tutorial” videos found on YouTube. It’s easy finding online song lesson, however, it’s very rare to find someone teaching it correctly or true to the album. I remembered working with Gene and not only learning the EXACT riffs and leads to a song, but also the artist’s style, tone and effects used. Over the years I became accustom to learning and sounding just like the artist I was trying to replicate. This quality of instruction I have only been able to find while working with Gene. I noticed that my interested in playing guitar faded after I ended lessons. I just didn’t have the excitement to learn new songs or challenge myself to play better on the ones I did know. After a long sabbatical I decided to start back up lessons with Gene. Fast forward a few years; I now look forward to practicing nightly and regularly play with multiple churches within the Denver Metro area. I would not be where I am musically today without Gene’s guidance and inspiration. He’s a great mentor and continues to challenge me to be a better musician. Looking back, if I could change anything about my experience with Gene, it would be starting lessons with him sooner and never taken a break.

dB's Sound Education
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
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If you are seeking guitar lessons take this into account: You're going to learn the chords and strum patterns regardless of who teaches you. The trick is finding someone who is passionate about music and teaching it to others. Outstanding is not a word I sling around haphazardly, but Dave has earned it. Dave is very passionate about his music, is a very talented musician and he sincerely enjoys passing along his knowledge to others. If you chose Dave as your instructor, you will not be disappointed in any way. His price is a great value.

Britt Devens
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Billy G.
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Really enjoyed my first lesson with Britt! I wanted to learn guitar to play songs for fun, and I’m less concerned about music theory, and she’s really great for that. She made our lesson fun and kept it engaging. Looking forward to learning more.

Colorado Guitar Instruction
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon T.
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Brett Funk is the best guitar instructor you could possibly have. There is no one more dedicated to their students' success.

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Sollohub School Of Music
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tim G.
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Renee is super awesome and helpful with my singing lessons. Definitely recommend.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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Great guy! Relaxed atmosphere. I call it Guitar Therapy.

Modern Music Studio
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kim M.
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We love Jeremy and Modern Music Studio! Our boys have been taking guitar lessons from Jeremy for two years, and he makes it fun. They love going, and Jeremy goes out of his way to get them excited about music and customize their lessons. Highly recommend.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jana B.
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My 2 teenage sons took guitar lessons from Ronnie for 1 year. He did an awesome job! We were referred to him by a friend who has been taking lessons from him for years. Ronnie was a much better teacher than their previous teacher and for the same price. We were very pleased with Ronnie! My sons both said that they liked Ronnie as a guitar teacher, and that, "he really knew his stuff!" Ronnie chose good/fun songs for them to play and he challenged them to be better guitar players. As a parent I found Ronnie to be very personable, professional and educated. He is a true musician! Thank you Ronnie for all that you taught my sons!

Danny Combs Musician
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ian B.
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I took guitar lessons with Danny from 2007-2012. He's an incredible teacher that strikes a balance between helping students pursue their passion and pushing them to discover new passions, ideas, and styles. After studying with Danny I went on to pursue a bachelor's of music in classical guitar performance and plan to continue on that career path. Overall a very important, formative experience from a caring teacher.

Flourish Music Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Zachary S.
Verified review

The teachers teach to your style. I have grown so much in my vocal singing and I feel comfortable singing in front of people! I love Flourish and would recommend it as a great beginner and expert lessons.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I feel that a student is best served by a thoughtful, observant, and flexible teacher who guides their natural curiosity about music. My students get personalized lesson plans that help support their interest while exposing them to new music and concepts.

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