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Broderson Music Studios
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bill C.
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I took piano lessons as a teenager about 60 years ago. Over the years, my keyboard abilities have diminished significantly. Gary came up with a plan that will change my playing style and enable me to enjoy playing again. Gary is very easy to work with. The first lesson energized me and I look forward to working with Gary.

Sandi Mascola
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Dan D.
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I started taking guitar lessons from Sandi Mascola when I was entering my freshman year of high school in 2004. I had zero musical experience beforehand but was interested, and she was one my best friend's aunts and I had heard great things. I fell in love with music, her teaching style, and the way I would leave each lesson learning something new. I ended up taking lessons for about 4 years, and I can honestly say Sandi taught me everything I knew about guitar, as well as life lessons along the way. I haven't taken a lesson since 2008, and still to this day refer to her as my aunt. She was an amazing mentor and role model and helped me grow as a guitar player and person. I don't have a bad word to say about her teaching style, and can truthfully say that it was the best money I've ever spent!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Winston O.
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Guitar lessons can be boring, but not with Steve. Steve's guitar playing its Eddie Van Halen's level and best of all is that he is very humble and a funny teacher. He will take his time to explain you note by note on the entire fretboard. I always have fun learning new scales, arpeggios, triads etc. with Steve. You will actually get exited every time a guitar lesson with him is coming up. A guitar instructor that actually knows how to play pretty much anything on guitar, but if you are into Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Jazz and Jazz Fusion, you should definitely take guitar lessons with Steve. - Winston Beast Master (Khiazma band)

Guitar Star Instruction
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Govind G.
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A wonderful person and a great pleasure working with him. My kids have been learning guitar and they absolutely love the experience.

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!

Continuo Music At Home
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Colette G.
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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 12 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Andy C.
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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.

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Rock House School of Music
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jason R.
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They have a lot of experience teaching guitar lessons to people with all levels of musical ability. I really enjoyed working with them.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Coleen M.
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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.

  • 35 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bob F.
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Alex has taught my son classical guitar for the past 7 years. With Alex's expert instruction, his remarkable ability to maintain and channel enthusiasm, and his gentle prodding, my son has gone from the very basics to advanced concert repertoire, and has had a great time doing so. Bravo, Alex!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly W.
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Gave my grandson a guitar and lessons for Christmas he is really enjoying his lessons and is learning a lot Just signed him up for another 10 lessons for his birthday gift he is 8 years old My daughter (his mother ) says she is really good with him He likes going and looks forward to his lessons

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

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

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen Y.
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Lynn has taught my daughter guitar for 9 years . She has always managed to keep her engaged and provide an exceptional learning experience . She tailors the lesson specifically to the students interests and abilities . She provides many opportunities for students to showcase their talents outside of lessons . We love working with Lynn

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

Dave's Guitar Instruction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rob H.
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Dave has been my guitar instructor for the past 8 years, since I first began playing at age 60. He has a most effective teaching technique which allows skill building while permitting musical interest and direction to evolve. He is strongly suited to instruction in many genres including Classical/Flamenco, Jazz, Folk and Acoustic Rock.I have seen him work well with quite young students and those considerably older than my age of 68. Quite honestly, it is nearly impossible to request a song that Dave cannot play, transcribe, and find a key in which to play the song comfortably. He writes the charts for his latin jazz band, so my occasional forays into the world of music theory have also been well supported by Dave.

Reprise Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Diana R.
Verified review

Adam is a phenomenal teacher . His attitude was great and I appreciate all the knowledge he can provide. He is fun and personable and I loved the aura and professionalism, definitely going to continue my guitar lessons. He is passionate about music which I consider extremely important. Looking forward to my next guitar lesson .

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.

Eddy Bakhash
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

I am a Fairfield, CT based professional guitar and bass instructor serving Fairfield, and the surrounding towns. I teach all styles, ages, and levels from beginner to pro. In addition, I have a music degree, and I have been playing and teaching for many years.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

If you want to learn guitar but can't be bothered with classical technique but still have a firm appreciation for the bits and bolts of the craft (music theory), this is for you. We will start with chords and songs immediately and then begin to integrate theory and scales. Beginners and advanced alike are welcome.

Kathleen Kruze Music

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  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I tailor my lessons to each individual students goals and stylistic preferences. We have fun learning many new songs, chords, progressions, simple and complex rhythms and even note reading if desired.

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