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

Gary is so very patient, and professional, with a great sense of humor and style! My daughter had a great 1st guitar lesson & can't wait for next week. Thanks so much Gary!

Dave The Guitar Guy
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Doris F.
Verified review

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
Dexter W.
Verified review

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.

Chris Schreiner
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua S.
Verified review

Over the coarse of 6 or so years Chris Schreiner has given me countless one on one bass lessons. Not only is he a personable guy, he always finds inventive ways to help a student succeed; Professionalism (on time, proper equipment, and real life experience), clear articulation (Terminology and Explanations), and positive attitude will not only encourage you but motivate you to do well. His versatility is also a plus. He has no problem catering to peoples musical needs no matter how far out it may be. All in all, great guy, great teacher!

Duke Music Instruction
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

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!

Larry Meyer Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
George G.
Verified review

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.

Gab Kallay Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

My daugher took piano lessons from Gab Kallay before moving to Germany and really enjoyed taking lessons from her. Gab was very patient but also extremely thorough with the lessons. In Germany my daughter later joined the school band and continues to play.

  • 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.

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 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!

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 by Rob Russo
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Doug S.
Verified review

Rob is a brilliant player and brilliant teacher. His knowledge of guitar playing and the music industry is truly impressive. Great guy too!

Brian Duggan Agency
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nina F.
Verified review

Brian has taught both my sons to play guitar. Brian's teaching style is very engaging! Brian teaches using songs and music that is customized to his students thereby motivating the students even more. In addition to Brian's excellent teaching skills, Brian is very professional and prompt. I would never hesitate to refer him to others who have an interest in learning to play an instrument.He is also an excellent musician in his own right. We have gone to a variety of venues to hear Brian play both solo and accompanied. Brian is a treasure in the world of music!

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.

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.

Phil Harlan
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert O.
Verified review

Phil Was excellent . Extremely professional and knowledgeable . It was a most enjoyable lesson and I look forward to taking many more.

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Need a Guitar Teacher

Branford, CT

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    Looking to learn some of the basic chords to play mostly Alternative rock. I want to be that douche with the guitar that picks up all the chicks.

Need Guitar Lessons for My 15-Year-Old Son

New York, NY

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Guitar type
    Not sure
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    I am writing for my 15-year old son who has finally requested guitar lessons. I say finally because he gave up piano lessons a few years ago to my dismay. I love music and want him to love it too. So I was glad when he began playing around with a guitar a few months ago. I would like to find a teacher who will inspire him. Although I love classical music he probably would like to be able to play songs etc.
  • $66.67
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

New Brunswick, NJ

  • Frequency of lessons
    I'm not sure
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Details
    I want to give one guitar lesson as a gift for my friend. He is a Rutgers student who is musically inclined and wants to master his guitar skills. If he likes it he may continue!
  • $40
    Average price
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