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Otis Read
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dorothy C.
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High praise for Otis Read. He is a talented musician, and shares his musical creativity and teaching skills with me every Friday morning. He has done so since September 2017. Otis is attentive, patient, congenial and enthusiastic. He has innovative answers for the numerous questions I have about chords, reading music, fingerpicking—anything that comes up during our lessons. He brings himself totally to these lessons, never preoccupied or rushing through them. I am always curious, and he takes the time to show me alternative keys for various songs, styles/methods of strumming/plucking as well as inventive “moves” on the guitar. I have learned so much in the nine months we’ve been working together. Otis is also honest, no false praise from him. He challenges me weekly, making me a better player. When I get discouraged about being unable to negotiate a complicated chord or frustrated with my lack of plucking agility, he’s always encouraging and supportive. One anecdote: Several of my musicians friends,—guitar, mandolin and stand-up bass —were playing at my house recently during a big party. They insisted I play with them—I was petrified, deer-in-the-headlights intimated. I got my guitar and sat in with this talented group, and while I’m not in their league at all, I was able to handle the material and sound good. The musicians complimented me and the rest of our friends applauded. Wow! Thank you, Otis!

Rizzotti's Studio of Music
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
RB L.
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Guitar Lessons : I had a good experience with Andy. I had to stop lessons for a long out of town trip. Plan on starting back in the spring 2014. I had a mixed bag of guitar skills and he was able to focus on what I needed to learn and show me how to do it. Thanks

Guitar Star Instruction
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 87 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Sally B.
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Thanks to Billy my 13 year old has been re inspired!! She has been singing for 8 years and was close to giving it up. She now looks forward to her lessons. My 10 year old, who lives to sing has reached new levels in her vocal training and is seeing progress with each lesson. She has also started piano with katelyn and cannot wait to be able to play independently. Love the new studio and the loving, encouraging vibe there.

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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.

Evan Carley Music Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
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I have three guitar lessons with Evan and he has already given me so much great stuff to work on! I had been teaching myself for about six months, but Evan has done so much more for me and shown me so many ways to improve. I am really looking forward to continuing learning from him.

Andy Daps Music Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alex R.
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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 Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ben F.
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After taking piano lessons from a traditional piano teacher for 6 years, I needed a change. Steve was the perfect choice. He played at a local piano bar at the time, and I wanted to hone my skills so I could play in bands, too. I assumed he would teach me the ins and outs of chords and then send me off to conquer the music scene, but it turned out he had a real mastery of musical theory, and he held it to a very high importance. He began each of our lessons with music theory - all the basics that make a solid foundation for any musician. Then, he introduced a new concept to something I had been doing all along. He gave me sheet music to learn - tough teaching songs - then after a time, began blocking my view of my hands with paper while playing. Eventually, he'd block my hands and take away the music, teaching me a very important part of playing anything in front of people. You have to know the music inside and out. You can't rely on the sheets in front of you. That's the only way you can truly immerse yourself in the song and let your fingers do the playing. His fees were reasonable and the time was very well-spent. You have to do the work between lessons to get the most out of them. Steve has a true mastery of live performance on every level, and it would behoove any musician, young or old, beginner or skilled, to spend a year in his teaching. We can all benefit from it. I certainly did. I've been in various bands, ever since, and I haven't looked back except to remember who helped me get here.

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

Standing Ovation Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 33 years in business
Sarah P.
Verified review

My son has been going to Cheryl for 5 years for piano lessons. And more recently, I have started lessons as well. Cheryl is so knowledgeable about music and is able to share that knowledge in such a fantastic way. Like any good teacher, she pushes you out of your comfort zone to help you grow. At the same time, she makes the process fun and enjoyable. Highly recommend!

  • 21 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah L.
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He is awesome and personable!

Brian Van Alstyne
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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Brian has wonderful energy! He has engaged my young daughters and has them excited to learn to play guitar! He tailors the lessons to our musical taste, and makes it fun fun fun!

Guitar by Angelo
5.0
from 1 review
    Vinny S.
    Verified review

    Angelo is an amazing teacher. I have been taking lessons from him for years and he is still teaching me new things every week. I would recommend him for any age range as he personalizes his teachings with every student. I get customized assignments every week to practice my skills and Angelo is always there to help.

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    We provide piano, voice, and guitar lessons. We provide private and small group classes for all ages, levels, and styles. We have great rates.

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    I have been playing guitar for over 30 years. I've taught off and on for the last 10 years. The method I use will be to pick songs that the student wants to learn, but throwing in some scales and modes as "homework" each lesson. You do your homework, and you will learn or be taught a segment of whichever piece you want to learn. If I feel it is beyond your abilities, I will tell you so, but I'll still teach you the song in small increments, eventually putting the song together . If a song is beyond my abilities, I will also tell you, as I am not Yngwie Malmsteen, however I will do my best to teach you whatever I can. My students must be committed to learning, prompt and dedicated to their lessons(for Jr High School and High School levels, a certain academic requirement is in place, my heart goes to those who believe in being a guitarist for a living as a sure thing, its not impossible, but highly improbable. I require a passing grade in all subjects from 7th grade to 12t, that will be in the contract you or your legal guardian will sign. In this day and age, living a real life, with real bills, and real responsibilities, making your living as a guitarist is possible, but not practical, and I won't have any of my guitar students ignoring their school studies to only playing guitar, and not paying any focus on the long term. Guitar playing is rewarding, its fun, it brings people together, builds hand eye coordination, its fun, chicks dig a guy who plays guitar, and vice versa, dudes love a gal that can play guitar, it builds self confidence, requires focus and determination, but nobody draws more attention or admiration than a guy or gal that can grab a guitar, and belt out a tune or two.

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    I offer professional instruction for all ages and abilities in drawing, painting, piano, guitar, vocal performance and violin.

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    I am looking to teach people how to get started up to some more advanced topic by making the material easy to understand .

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    I can teach beginners to learn how to play, practice and learn the basics of guitar playing and learning little tricks and techniques to play any style of music. You can look me up on Facebook.

    • 38 years in business
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    I teach my students to tap their inner strengths and excel to their best potential.

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    I am into vocal production. It's not the song that makes the singer, but the singer makes the song. I have a full-scale studio to teach voice, piano, acting and performance. My name is Cathryn Kenzel. I have been teaching for 30 years and have had a successful singing career. Please check my website for my educational and professional background. I have many other professional teachers on staff.

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    I offer beginner/intermediate guitar lessons for kids or adults of any age! My area of expertise is rock and pop, but we can tailor the lessons to whatever you're trying to do. I have flexible hours and cheap rates!

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