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Guitar Star Instruction
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Matt L.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Pete for about 5 years now. The 5 years that I have been getting lessons have been a really good and I have learned so much about the guitar. Firstly, when I first started I was starting from scratch and had absolutely no idea on how to play. But now im able to play with pretty good speed and keep up with the fast songs. His teaching style I believe is very good and easy to understand, helping you excell in whatever you are doing. And it' not boring at all. Each lesson I have had, I have at least laughed a couple of times. So overall he is a great teacher who I would recommend to anyone if they were looking to learn the guitar or any other instrument he teaches.

Tommy Furdon
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Dexter W.
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Tommy has been an amazing guitar, bass, and audio engineering teacher. Recently, we've been working together on some college auditions involving jazz bass, which I knew little of in terms of techniques and terminology. With Tommy's help, I've learned what would have taken me forever, and I feel a lot better about the audition process.

Arts in CT
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Scarlett A.
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Barbara is an excellent music instructor. I have had 3 sessions so far and feel like I have learned so much from her. I can't wait to see how much more I will improve in the next 3 sessions. I'm glad I signed up for singing lessons at the Alexander Music Studio!

Guitar & Bass Lessons by J&R
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta B.
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Great guitar teacher - my 16 year old son likes him and is enjoying learning to play the guitar (two big wins!). Focuses on getting the child 'making music' right from the start so that they start having fun right away and stay thus engaged and interested. Really flexible with scheduling lessons for those of us who are 'calendar-challenged'. I'd highly recommend Joey to others.

Andrew DiRuzza
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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I have been playing guitar for 31 years and graduated from GIT in 1989. I decided i wanted to take some Jazz guitar lessons and Andrew was the instructor. I took 9 lessons with him at Augustana College in Rock Island, Il earlier this year. I felt i had a good base going in. Andrew turned me onto a lot of inversions on different string sets and opened my eyes to some great soloing concepts. I took away a lot from the lessons and wish he was still around to study with. This isn't the style i play often and i was just looking to expand into it more. Andrew helped me do that and i highly recommend him. Paul DePauw - Quad Cities, Illinois

Trevor Babb
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph D.
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I've had several guitar instructors over the years and Trevor ranks up there with the best. As an adult learner who has played guitar on again/off again for many years, I was looking for someone who could help me improve my fingerstyle playing, have a relaxed approach yet push me to improve my technique, and who could accommodate my busy work/family schedule. Trevor has met those needs, and has overall been great to work with. I would highly recommend him to others seeking guitar lessons.

Lordship Music Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela A.
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Peter has been working with my four-year-old son for approximately 6 months on the piano. Peter travels weekly to our home for private lessons. He is always punctual and professional. On several occasions we've had to reschedule a lesson due to weather or illness and Peter has always been accommodating. Most importantly, Peter works very well with my son; he knows when to push him and when he's had enough for the day. In addition, rather than having us spend a fortune on music materials, Peter put together a lesson plan using his own materials - on his own time. I believe my son has improved quite a bit since coming under Peter's direction. He is a dedicated music instructor and I recommend him without hesitation.

Learn Guitar with Pat Russo
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rob V.
Verified review

I have gone to pat for 7 years and he has taught me countless songs, riffs, scales, techniques, and chords and even taught me the bass guitar. He never makes you do anything you don't want so you can learn whatever you want to learn. He's a great guy and I look forward to going to his lessons every week.

Sherstudios
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kenny P.
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Sherstudios is a one stop shop for either the budding musician to the gigging professional. It is owned and operated by Jamie Sherwood who is the consummate professional in both music instruction and production/recording. I have been taking lessons (guitar/bass) with Jamie since high school and I can attest that he is the real deal and gives his all to every student and client at any skill level, beginner to professional. Be it jazz, classical finger style, rock, blues, etc... Mr. Sherwood is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist that will help you to transcend into the musical plane and have you sounding like a pro in no time (as long as you put in the effort too)!!! If you're looking to embark on a musical journey there is no better place to start than Sherstudios. A comfortable, safe, and pleasant environment where your musical aspirations can begin to take flight. You couldn't ask for a better mentor, trust me!!!

Bob Porri Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie S.
Verified review

Bob is an excellent teacher! I have been taking bass guitar lessons with him for the past 4 months. As an adult just beginning to learn the bass, I am very happy that Bob tailors the lessons for me and my interests. From the beginning, we played songs from musicians that I enjoy (Black Sabbath, The Kinks, The White Stripes) and not the simplistic Mary Had a Little Lamb stuff you find in most beginning guitar books. Bob also incorporates music theory into our lessons in a fun and interesting way. For example, we'll be working on a Black Sabbath riff and he'll use it to demonstrate the pentatonic scale. Bob is kind, friendly, and professional. Our lessons start on time and he uses every minute of the lesson to its max. I am always excited to go to each lesson. I would highly recommend Bob to anyone looking to learn the guitar or bass guitar!

Andy Daps Music Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ed T.
Verified review

I've been working with Andy for over a year. He's tried to work with my strengths on bass guitar and provide me with ways to overcome my weaknesses. He teaches in a way that's clear and not overwhelming and what I learn leads somewhere. I would especially recommend Andy for adults because of his patience and willingness to adapt his lessons to me, the person that he's teaching. I'm so looking forward to learning more and playing live.

Highland Guitar Studio
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff G.
Verified review

Tim came recommended from a friend. I had been playing guitar and bass for close to 20 years, without ever taking a single lesson. I'd been focusing on bass for the last 10 years, and decided that I wanted to take my bass playing to the next level - theory, reading music, etc. Fast forward a year later, and I'm reading and learning music not only from sheet music, but from jazz charts - something I hadn't even imagined going in. I've gained a new appreciation for the music as a result. Everyone that knows me well has commented on the improvement in my overall bass playing, from the wife to people who I've spent years jamming with. In short, if you're looking to expand your abilities, you can't go wrong with Tim.

Guitar Hangar, Inc.
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jay C.
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Guitar Hangar is a full-service music store, with a wide selection of instruments from beginner to high-end instruments at competitive prices. More importantly, they focus on service after the sale -- including repairs, maintenance, accessories and perhaps most importantly for new and intermediate musicians, lessons. Rick has been my go-to guy for more than 10 years, and I give him and Guitar Hangar my highest recommendation.

Kevin Huhn Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rena E.
Verified review

Kevin is a terrific guitar teacher. He's very knowledgable (classically trained but knows a lot about different musical genres), comes to lessons prepared, and is very conscientious about teaching what I want to learn. I would definitely recommend him to anyone at the beginner / intermediate level.

Tom Williams Music Studio
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elise J.
Verified review

I like taking lessons from Tom because he is incredibly understanding and finds a good balance between challenging me and allowing me to personalize my lessons. He is flexible, kind-hearted and a true lover of music. I appreciate that he encourages me to develop my own unique style.

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My name is John. I'm new to Thumbtack, but I'm 22, and I've been playing electric bass for nine years. I've always loved giving lessons. When I first started playing, taking lessons really helped me to appreciate and learn about bass and music in general, and I'd like to help foster that in others who would like to start learning about music. My hours and rates are flexible depending on your situation, so just get in touch with me, and we'll take it from there!

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Steve Clarke is now accepting students interested in all styles of Piano & Bass, Music theory or improvisation. He is presently a Bass instructor teaching privately, at Fairfield Guitar Center and Internationally the bassist, Steve Clarke has released 7 funk-Jazz CD's under own name. S.C. Trio CD with Mike Stern and Arthur Lipner can be heard at CDBaby.com Steve is available for tours, studio and lessons. Based in Bridgeport CT, USA, he can travel anywhere. He plays electric bass in most styles. œClarke's free-flowing compositions showcase plenty of fusion chops, but his rich tone and spaced-filled lines steal the show" Gregory Isola, Bass player Magazine Steve Clarke has performed with the two- time Grammy nominated jazz flautist Sherry Winston, R&B innovators The Coasters, The Drifters, Mary Wells, Sam & Dave, and Ben E. King. He has recorded 8 CD's and tours Europe with trumpeter Laco Deczi's Celula NY Band, Toured with Chris Tolfield Blues Band, and has just performed and recorded in Romania with guitarist George Baicea. Steve plays locally with Steve Clarke Trio, as well as numerous local bands Prior Solo Releases: - "Can You Hear Me Now" (06Bop122) - "Da Bass Is Loaded" (05Bop122) - "Precious Joy" (04Bop122) - "In The Third Lane" (03Bop122) - "Sweet Surroundings" (02Bop122) - "Kickin'It" (01Bop122) Never let inexperience get in the way of ambitions. Steve Clarke

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I know chords, can read music, and can teach guitar and bass. You can bring your book and I can show you how to play it, or I have various books you can look at and decide what you want to learn.

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I have always believed that the pursuit of any discipline in the arts stimulates the imagination, fine tunes motor skills, and is generally good for the soul. Learning a musical instrument can be a wonderfully rewarding experience, regardless of the style of music you pursue. I have been playing guitar for 41 years since I was a lad of 10, and I have been teaching for the last 31 years, offering private lessons at a very affordable price. Now, at age 51, I still genuinely love my craft and enjoy interacting with students of all ages and levels! Lessons are given in the comfort of my home studio. You will learn to read music notation, guitar notation, and tablature. I shall teach you the benefits of music theory, improvisation, and good technique. As you progress, I will help you with learning to master the songs that you want to play.

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I provide guitar and bass lessons for new learners and advanced players. I have a degree from the Conservatory of Music. I have thirty years of experience in teaching music.

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Mark is the best guitar, bass and harmonica teacher in the region. Professional instruction is offered by Mark Morris for guitar, bass, and diatonic and chromatic harmonica. Decades of teaching have proven that Mark's teaching methods work due to the fact that he has countless numbers of students who, themselves, have become professional musicians, music teachers, music therapists, and good players. All styles and levels are accepted. Also, concepts on music theory, song composition, and playing in a band are offered. Take lessons in the comfort of your own home or at my studio, conveniently located in West Springfield. Thirty years of teaching and playing experience qualifies Mark as one of the area's most respected musicians. Mark has performed with some of the finest musicians in the world, including internationally renowned tenor saxophonist, Archie Shepp; Blue Note recording artist, Shelton “Fat Man” Laster; The Grant Green Band; Jeff Pevar of David Crosby; and Pevar, and Morris Pleasure of Earth, Wind and Fire, to name a few. Mark has taught as an adjunct professor at Springfield College, Charlamont and Wilbraham Academies, as well as at music stores in the area, such as Music Men, Falcetti Music, and Wilbraham Music. Mark’s own band, The Mark Morris Trio, was voted the best local band by the Valley Advocate in 1997 and 1998. Instruction is offered to students from beginners to advanced. All who are willing to put in the time and effort are welcome.

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