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Broderson Music Studios
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bri S.
Verified review

Gary has done an outstanding job providing piano lessons for my daughter. He's a great teacher. Highly recommended! -- Bri Swatek

Dave The Guitar Guy
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Doris F.
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I would highly recommend Dave Robles for guitar lessons. He taught two of my daughters, from age 6 to age 12. He is both a professional educator and musician. He builds a rapport with the kids, and keeps them interested by letting them have input into the kind of music they're learning. He is reliable and organized, and provided a tabbed binder with sections for notes, theory and music. I recommended Dave to the after school enrichment program at our elementary school because he did such a good job teaching my girls, and I would highly recommend him for all ages.

Guitar Star Instruction
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Matt L.
Verified review

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.

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Rock House School of Music
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason R.
Verified review

They have a lot of experience teaching guitar lessons to people with all levels of musical ability. I really enjoyed working with them.

Continuo Music At Home
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Colette G.
Verified review

Barb's Continuo Home Music Lessons provided home lessons to my son. Not only was the instructor very talented, but they knew exactly how to interact with a young person to keep his interest throughout the lesson and encouraged practicing beyond the lesson. Barb is always prompt and goes out of her way to accomodate scheduling issues.

Tommy Furdon
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Andy C.
Verified review

Thoroughly enjoying my lessons with Tom! Sometimes, they are free-flow; sometimes, they are focused. He has a good idea of how much to give me to work on each week, and the structure of the lessons works well.

Chris Schreiner
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eric O.
Verified review

Chris has been teaching my son guitar for many years, and I started taking lessons myself a few years ago. He is patient, clear in his instruction, and always teaching you new things, as well reviewing previous concepts. A great instructor for students of all ages.

Larry Meyer Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
George G.
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I have had the honor of taking guitar lessons with Larry Meyer for about 3 years. Larry introduced me to the world of JAZZ and the concept of musical freedom through improvisation. Larry has truly inspired me to be a musician, and to think beyond my original guitar mind set. If you ask him a question, you will get an answer backed by a lifetime of musical exploration and experience, not to mention the serious undeniable pure talent. It is impossible to get a lesson from Larry and not be infected by his excitement of the music and the joy of revealing that infinite world to an aspiring player. I thank you Larry for your friendship and patience as you helped direct me through each musical stepping stone.

Duke Music Instruction
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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Luke is an outstanding teacher! I've been wanting to play acoustic guitar for over 15 years now. I hinted this to my wife, and she bought me a guitar and some lessons with Luke. My wife is incredible at doing research. She interviewed a bunch of people. Met with some, texted some, read tons of reviews, etc. She is great that way, and doesn't settle for anything less than the best! And believe me, Luke is the best! Luke seemed to be a few bucks more than some other people, but believe me, he's worth it! You get what you pay for! And when I say a few bucks more, I only mean a few bucks more. He's still relatively inexpensive compared to some other agencies or people. There were many people that cost more than him that didn't interview well at all! (according to my wife) I have been a High School teacher for 10 years now, and can truly recognize when someone is a good teacher or not. For those who are good teachers.... some of them are just naturally good at it innately, and some have to work at it. Luke is both! Meaning, I can tell that he's naturally good at it, plus he truly works at improving himself, combine this together and you get a phenomenal teacher, such as Luke! Strengths: He has the patience of a saint. He is incredible at explaining things. If something isn't understood right away, he'll use a multifaceted approach of re-explaining it differently by truly differentiating his instruction based on how you understand it best. He knows how and when to review. He'll determine your strengths and weaknesses at any moment, celebrate your strengths, and hone in on improving your weaknesses using different approaches. Luke truly caters to your needs! Meaning, if there's something you didn't get, he'll focus more time on improving it. If there's something you understood well, he'll realize this immediately and know to move on to something new, as to not waste your time and money. He's real efficient that way! And you can tell he's real deep with his explanations. He doesn't just focus on the, "how to do something," but in my opinion, his philosophy seems to focus in on the, "why." Meaning, he gives you a micro perspective of what your doing, and at the same time a global perspective in order to understand the big picture. Weaknesses: none! Honestly, none! Now I'm very critical of people's teaching ability, so if there were any, I'd list them. I don't know the guy, meaning, I never met him prior to this, so I'm being totally honest. I have no bias in this. I honestly can't think of one thing he needs to work on as a teacher. If you're looking to learn how to play the guitar, look no further!

  • 14 years in business
Coleen M.
Verified review

My daughter has been taking guitar lessons with Mike for the past eight years. The valuable lessons she has learned from Mike while learning to play guitar were applicable to playing violin for her school. Learning how to practice, reading and writing music, playing a song by ear, understanding difficult rhythms, and being exposed to a variety of genres are just a few examples of the valuable lessons she learned over the years. Mike also recorded her playing her grandfather's favorite song so she could give it to him as a gift. My daughter has learned to love music and we have Mike to thank for that. I have also had the pleasure of learning how to play guitar through Mike. We both feel our time with Mike is always well spent.

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

Andrew Dapkin has been my guitar teacher and music mentor for over a year now and i wouldn't have it any other way. When Andrew first started teaching me could barely play, had little sense of tempo, and was rusty on reading formal sheet music, but I have overcome those hurdles since then. Andrew is patient,kind, but also holds the student accountable. If you practice according to your lesson plans and don't give up, you'll feel better about playing.

George Lesiw Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 63 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sanantha G.
Verified review

Really great guitar player and teacher

Guitar Lessons Fairfield
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jen C.
Verified review

Dennis is a wonderful guitar instructor for my son! He is fun and encouraging, and let's my son choose the songs he would like to learn. We have had a great experience with Dennis!

Private Music Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Grace L.
Verified review

My daughter has been taking violin lessons with David since she was 9 years old; and more recently, she has started classical, acoustic guitar lessons the summer before entering college. He is a dedicated professional and diligent in making sure his students learn correct technique and become more musical in their own personal way. More importantly, David has the ability to keep his lessons fun and varied! Her lessons have always been highlights of my daughter's week! I recommend David without hesitation.

Guitar Lessons by Rob Russo
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
Verified review

Rob is an excellent instructor and takes a personal interest in honing both your technical skills and your understanding and appreciation of what transforms a sequence of notes and chords into music. In addition to lessons, Rob is extremely generous with his time and goes out of his way to organize jams that allow students to learn to play in a band setting.

  • 31 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
Verified review

I have been taking lessons with Christina for over a year now and I can't believe the difference in not only my voice, but my confidence! Because of my training, I have been cast in such roles as the Stepmother in "Into the Woods", Madame Thernadier in "Les Miserables", Woman in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and Mayor Matilda Hyde in "All Shook Up" to name a few. My daughter has also been taking lessons and as a result was cast as Twin 1 in "Peter Pan" at a 1700 seat theatre! I never knew how to use the different parts of my voice. Christina helped the different parts of my voice come together as one instrument and helped me create the sound that is uniquely mine. I can't thank her enough!

Brian Duggan Agency
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon P.
Verified review

Brian Duggan has been teaching my son guitar for over 4 years. He is a talented guitar player and teacher. Brian is patient and passionate about music. He is able to grade his teaching to the needs of any type of student. He is consistently on time for lessons and has included my son in gigs to help him continue to develop his skills.

Blackledge Guitar Institute
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Howard S.
Verified review

When I struggled to get the technique right, he not only showed a lot of patience, but he tried various methods of explaining/demonstrating the lesson until I got it. After a little bit of practice, the piece that I struggled with through the first half of my lesson feels like second nature to play. I highly recommend Blackledge Guitar Institute for guitar lessons, no matter what level you're at.

Larry Del Casale
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Myla S.
Verified review

My 13 year old daughter, Alessandra, has been taking guitar lessons with Larry Del Casale since Summer 2012, so a little more than 4 years. He integrates theory, technique, and passion together in a way that made her progress at an amazing rate. I think Larry is one of the reasons why my daughter loves and enjoys playing the guitar so much.

Ace Carlson Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeanine O.
Verified review

Ace comes to our lessons on time, and with a plan. She remembers what I've been practicing, and knows how to get me to the next level. She gives me her full attention for the whole time we're in the lesson, and when it's time to wrap it up, she leaves me with clear assignments for how to practice and what to practice - and it's always something fun, challenging and yet attainable that makes me want to come back to my instrument. Ace makes it fun to work hard at getting better.

About

I began my study of guitar in 2002, learning from a jazz guitarist who's established in the local music scene. My musical training continued through college when, in 2008, I began studying music at Northeastern University, majoring in music with a concentration in history and analysis. While at Northeastern, I took guitar lessons from faculty and performed in the University's Jazz Choir as well as its blues rock ensemble. Simultaneously, I gained experience in teaching guitar, working at a music and youth initiative music clubhouse. At the music clubhouse, I acted as a mentor and guitar teacher to the under-served youth.

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