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Mike Strausbaugh
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dillon C.
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I started seeing Mike a few months ago for private guitar lessons. Having received lessons from a few other people, I can say that make is the best instructor I've had. I felt that I had hit a brick wall in learning music theory before getting lessons from Mike. But over the past few months, Mike has explained guitar music theory to me in a clear, and informative way. I know have a better understanding of guitar playing, and enjoy it more because of that. I would highly recommend getting guitar lessons from Mike whether you are a beginner, or a more experienced player that needs some help learning music theory.

Sollohub Music
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Mike L.
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Have been taking guitar lessons with Sollohub School of Music for 2 years and the instructors are top notch. Their level of knowledge about music and the guitar are excellent. I recommend Sollohub to anyone who wants to learn to play the guitar.

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JR Guitar
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
William R.
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I have known Jeff since his early childhood, about the time he first picked up a guitar. He has always been intuitive, inventive and refreshing in his own creativity. I know he possesses a tremendous integrity in life and his passion for music. Investing in JR Guitar is not just music lessons but an opportunity to learn dedication from a true musician and inspiration from a wonderful human being. I endorse Jeff whole heartedly and recommend his course to all who desire the same. William L Ruhl- singer/song writer HOTC studio.

Vic Dillahay, Guitarist
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon H.
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My son loves guitar lessons so far! He has learned so much already, and Vic makes it so much fun! Beyond happy that we went with him!!

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.

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dan B.
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Brad is an incredible guitar teacher. His lessons are perfectly matched with my ability. Brad is very accomodating with my busy schedule. He is always very enthusiastic and takes the time to make sure i understand all aspects of each lesson.

Mathews Music Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
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Kate and Jesse are amazing music and voice lesson teachers! They have worked with our kids from ages 5-16, and even gave us a few tips for our own music interests too! I highly recommend them for anyone wanting to learn or wanting to perform better; all ages!

Rick Pruitt
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Beth and Eugene Z.
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Our son has been taking classical guitar lessons from Rick Pruitt for almost four years now. One of the things we most appreciate about Rick is the positive way in which he relates to his students. In both group and individual lessons, Rick really engages with the kids to encourage them in their love of the instrument. During the year, he provides multiple opportunities to perform at coffee shop recitals which are a wonderful and inviting way to both develop and improve performance skills. We would highly recommend Rick as a guitar instructor.

Harmony Music Studio
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lynae G.
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Dustin has been teaching my son for 4 years now and is an excellent instructor. He has taught Devin starting at the basics to classical, blues, rock, and also music theory and writing his own music. Dustin has been flexible in adapting his instruction with my son's needs and wants to keep him interested and continually learning more. Dustin is also very professional and reliable as an instructor and I would strongly recommend him for anyone looking for a guitar instructor. Dustin has incredible talent himself and sets the bar high for his students.

  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brian A.
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Brett is an excellent guitar instructor for kids of all ages and old farts like me!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sara K.
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From kids to adults, the lessons and what we've accomplished with the guidance of Arias and Arpeggios has been AMAZING!!! Highly recommend!!!

Jeff LaQuatra
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Bryan B.
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Jeff's ability to play guitar is easily verified by putting his name in a Google or You Tube search. You can also see/hear for yourself by enjoying an evening with the best 70's Band in Colorado (MM8TR) or by catching one of his Classical Guitar recitals. The fact that Jeff is a renowned musician is undeniable but not that important if you want to learn guitar. What is important is his STRONG capability to teach and lead you down a learning path catered to your goals. I have had lessons from countless instructors and the problem I always found is they are great players but not so great at teaching. Jeff was able take the piece meal knowledge I had and fill in the blank spots while guiding me towards musical literacy. Ultimately we exceeded my goals and I started performing in front of large audiences on a regular basis. If you have the opportunity and privilege to become Jeff's student you will make progress! He can do it all (except your homework for you) and you will learn! Bryan B Highlands Ranch, Co.

So you Wanna Play Guitar
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Kai B.
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There are many good guitarists out there. There are many good teachers out there. It is a rare thing, however, to find a good teacher as well as a good guitarist all wrapped up into a neatly organized, always on time, affordably priced package. Chris, while being a masterful guitarist and skilled bandleader, juxtaposes this with a no quit attitude when it comes to what his students are capable of. I have been a student of Chris’s for over 8 years now, and I find that every lesson I learn something new. He is also capable of teaching much more than guitar if you ask him to. Unlike your stereotypical guitar teacher who views their teaching as a “day job” and their music as their passion, with Chris they are one and the same. In fact, when I was in 5th -8th grade, I organized a group of students to be in a band with me called “Demolition”. Not only did Chris embrace my creativity, he also encouraged it and helped us develop our own songs, rather than copy others. In fact, Chris does not teach guitar so that one can copy others’ music, but rather teaches you others’ music in the hope you will use it as inspiration for your own. Chris teaches things that cannot be quantified by normal metrics. He can teach you what 4/4 timing is, but he can also teach you how to “Jam Out!” and just have a good time. Because at the end of the day, if your not having fun, you won’t stick through the hard parts. Chris can, however, teach you a song- note-for-note if that is your style. When I attended Kent Denver high school, Chris taught me every single note of Santana’s leads in the song “Smooth”, which I later performed at the top Jazz club in Denver, “Dazzle”. Not only did Chris make that possible, but he also drove down from where he lives in Boulder, Colorado and stayed for every last second of the show. It was and is the highlight of my years with Chris. Teaching notes from a book is one thing, but teaching them from ear is another thing entirely. Chris has an amazingly accurate ear. He can tune a guitar better then my most expensive tuner. But most of all Chris recognizes that the student-teacher relationship is a two way street. He is constantly evolving his style as students introduce him to new material. It is that open minded and gentle teaching style that makes Chris the perfect guitar teacher especially for young people. Like Michelangelo said, “I am still learning,” and so is Chris.

Erhard Group LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have allowed many people of differing ages to begin to play the guitar for themselves instead of feeling "the need" to practice. Music should be fun.

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I offer instruction in guitar, ukulele and bass. I provide music recording and music production services. I also do original composition for TV, stage and film.

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I've been playing for over ten years and teaching now for about three. I believe that everyone learns very differently, and i pride myself on getting to know my students well enough to figure out what works for them and what doesn't.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Hello, guitar players! I offer beginner and intermediate classes to students of any age. My lessons range from the basics of playing guitar to the more advanced elements of songwriting. I’m available any day of the week for 60-minute lessons at only $50/hour. I also offer discounted monthly rates, plus group rates, if your friends or family members are interested! All you need is an instrument of your own and a desire to learn. I’ll provide handouts with tons of useful information, plus give you CDs with backing tracks you can use to practice between lessons. I have years of experience teaching both acoustic and electric guitar and would love to help improve your skills in whatever style or genre you choose!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I use several unique approaches to music education that have been very successful with students. I give students numerous opportunities to perform in a casual, positive environment. Students are encouraged and supported.

  • 38 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I teach from a perspective of channeling your natural passion and energy into your playing. From fundamentals to advanced techniques, I strive to identify a student's strengths to create an environment where any student can learn as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

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I have been playing guitar for more than 15 years. I can teach beginner to intermediate level. I have more of a free-range approach to teaching than a rigid program.

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