Phil's Guitar Shop
Phil's Guitar Shop

Phil's Guitar Shop

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$42
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Introduction: Experience matters when looking for the right instructor. Many choices in todays guitar landscape. With over 30 years teaching and have studied with top instructors myself I bring a very organized and hands on approach to my lessons.Located in Ct. I offer both in person lessons and online lessons all across the country. I have written 2 guitar method books so I have a method in place to get you playing. I use the state of the art online platform with live whiteboards, file sharing and enhanced video and audio for a great online lesson. Let's get you playing
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Current Top Pro

Hired 119 times

Serves Woodbury, CT

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1 employee

20 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, and PayPal.

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2023

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2021

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Thumbtack U.
Sep 16, 2023
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Had my first lesson with Phil and it was awesome. Not only was his energy great, but I could tell right away that he has extensive knowledge and experience playing and teaching guitar. My first lesson was already organized and set up in a way that was super easy for me to follow as a total beginner, and we got right down to business. I feel very confident in Phil's willingness and ability to help get me playing guitar, which is exactly what I was looking for in a teacher. Very much looking to more lessons to come.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Country • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Neil N.
Feb 27, 2024
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Hired on Thumbtack

Just met Phil, and first impressions lead me to believe anyone would be fortunate to find a guitar teacher with his wealth of experience and knowledge. Looking forward to more sessions and high level learning ahead.

Details: 65 years or older • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Electric • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Jack w.
Apr 3, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

This was my first ever guitar lesson and Phil did a great job of explaining things in a way for me to understand. The lessons flow smoothly even with it being virtual.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Folk • Country • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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Dominic B.
Mar 25, 2023
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Phil was hilarious and kept me laughing the whole lesson while also keeping me informed about the lesson. He is also amazing with a guitar. I had my misgivings at first about virtual lessons instead of online lessons, but Phil was able to help me fix my issues with finger placement and using a guitar pick with no issues despite it being an online lesson. The platform that Phil teaches on is also very interactive with a built-in metronome to help you practice with rhythm and Phil is able to give you assignments and communicate with you all in the same platform which is extremely convenient. I am going to continue to see Phil and if you’re trying to find a guitar teacher, but you’re on the fence about receiving instruction online like I was then I recommend you at-least give Phil one session to work with you and see if you like it. I think you’ll be surprised.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Elainie A.
Mar 23, 2023
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My first lesson with Phil was great. He was extremely helpful and clear, which gave me a great understanding of guitar as a beginner. He had me really looking forward to learning more!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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