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  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob M.
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I have gotten a series of guitar lessons from Stevie. The progress I've made is amazing. If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere to ask questions and learn to play guitar, Matthews is your guy. He is passionate about music and your ability to get better. I'm very excited to continue to learn more.

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DC Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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I’ve been taking guitar lessons from Gregg every other week for the last 6 months. The main reason I decided to seek out private guitar lessons from an instructor, was because I couldn’t get into online or DVD guitar lessons which I attempted for several months. Moreover, I’m old school when it comes down to music lessons, due to learning the cello through classroom instructor- based lessons from elementary to High School, along with private lessons thereafter. With that being said I can say I’ve made one of the best decisions towards enhancing my playing on the guitar by taking lessons with Gregg. When I first started taking lessons from Gregg, he provided an individual plan for me to help with learning scales, technique exercises, licks, and improvisation. He showed me how to make my own melodies on the guitar by using scale/chord relations. He provided the theory behind using various chords with scales which I did not gain from DVD or online guitar learning. He also broke down how much time I should spend on practicing the guitar to get where I want to be. He is very encouraging and will provide feedback to you which will enable you to improve in certain areas. I would like to recommend Gregg for beginner to intermediate players, as well as advanced players who are preparing for gigs. In addition, Gregg cannot practice for you, he can only provide lessons. I try to practice from 30 minutes to 2 hours a day depending on my daily schedule. Gregg is a great teacher, I am already playing with others (bassist and drummer) and using the skills he taught me to improvise my playing.

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Morgan Henry
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew H.
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Thoughtful considerate and at your pace lessons -the instrument, the music, the theory - a full packge and hell just what you need to play what you wnat to play -- Morgan's great. He changed my playing and I should go back for more.

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bhanu A.
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Don is a very accomplished guitarist with a wealth of knowledge. It shows that he is eager to impart his knowledge. I had my first lesson with him today and I learned so much. He incorporates music theory in to his lessons to show us why things are played the way they are and where they originated from. He was patient and very encouraging. His soloing skills are phenomenal and I am excited to learn from him. I highly recommend him to musicians of all levels. He is now my jazz guitar guru! Hail to the Guitar Chief Don!

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
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Brian performed acoustic guitar for our wedding ceremony. He was extremely professional and everyone loved the music. Brian communicated great with us through the crazy wedding planning process and was able to learn new songs we requested. Thank you!

Nicole Lamm Vocal Studio LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Karen O.
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Talented, dynamic singer and teacher. Great music selections, thorough knowledge of music theory, fun choreography, and fantastic performing opportunities. Highly recommend taking voice with Nicole.

American Music Studio
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Blake H.
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I have taken over a years worth of guitar lessons from American Music Studio and will continue taking lessons into the future. Brett in co. cater lessons to your skill level and learning style, encouraging you to push the limits and learn more. The instructors are approachable, motivational, personable and experts in their craft. I cannot express how educational and enlightening my experience with American Music Studio has been.

Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Drum and guitar lessons--prompt, patient, and gave great exercises to use for practice.

  • 14 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jennefer H.
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I hired Bill for electric guitar lessons. I actually shopped for an instructor who would fit my learning style best. I learn by doing things hands-on, not so much auditory learning. After trying 4 different instructors, I decided Bill was the best fit for me. Other instructors were good but did not have what I was looking for such as: not teaching according to my learning style, not understanding my goals, or making me feel like I learned nothing after the first lesson. I felt none of these will Bill. After my first lesson with him, I knew he would be a great fit for me. You can just tell he has experience by interacting with him. I left the lesson feeling satisfied with the information I learned and that I am capable of reaching my goals. He takes his time with each lesson, does not rush, and welcomes all questions. He is patient with newbies like me and adept at explaining things in a manner that I will understand. I never feel overwhelmed with the information he gives. I like that he gives positive encouragement when you do something correctly. He will also help you correct you if you have bad form/technique. Bill is very professional, he responds to inquiries quickly. He has the knowledge, experience, and background to help you reach your goals. He has a great personality and is willing to work with your schedule. I highly recommend Bill as an instructor!

SoundSmith Music Center
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pat S.
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A friend's granddaughter told me about Jason Free with owner of SoundSmith Music Center. I decided to try to set up lessons with him. I have been a guitar student with Jason for three and a half years. My playing has definitely improved. He is generous with his time. The location of the store is convenient and the rates for lessons are reasonable. My lessons are structured to help me improve but we also play songs that I have worked on and Jason will help me overcome any problems I may have with the song. My granddaughter got a guitar for Christmas and I recommended my daughter contact SoundSmith Music Center for lessons. Sophie is now a student at SoundSmith Music Center. I would definitely recommend SouthSmith Music Center to friends and family.

G4 Guitar Frederick
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy C.
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My 11 year old son has been taking guitar lessons with Mike of G4 guitar in Frederick since September. Mike is an excellent teacher and guitar player. He has a lot of patience and experience. My son had very little experience playing the guitar, I am amazed by how much better he sounds and how much Mike has taught him. I highly recommend Mike at G4 Guitar!

  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Claire D.
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Excellent teacher who teaches music very holistically: not just how to play the piano but ear-training, theory, improvising, music history, and more. My son has made huge gains in just two years. Highly recommend.

Music Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara K.
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Vicky is an excellent teacher for my son who is learning guitar. My son has autism and we needed a teacher who could work with him, help him stay focused, and have fun. She is patient, understanding, open to ideas, and very reliable.

Joanna Edwards Music Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberley W.
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Our son has attended one violin lesson so far. Joanna determined a problem with his finger positioning on the strings immediately and showed him how to fix it right away. The homework she has given my son has kept his interest. He already seems more motivated. We will see how things go as we proceed, but we are pleased so far.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Seth D.
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I could not be more pleased with Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy. Maurice is not only an incredibly skilled musician, but also vastly knowledgable as an instructor. From music theory, to improvisation, composition, and even the more scientific elements of music like acoustics and harmonics, Maurice can teach it all. But perhaps what I enjoy most about studying with Maurice is his enthusiasm for music, both as a musician and also as a listener. I could talk for hours with him about favorite albums, musicians, gear, etc. It is Maurice's passion for music, and his eagerness to share it which truly sets him apart as a teacher.

Max's Music Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nate W.
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Max Kuzmyak is a very knowledgeable musician with a large skill set that is useful in the music industry. He can teach trumpet, guitar, voice, and has extensive theory knowledge as well. He is also well versed in recording and audio engineering. Max is very friendly, easy to work with, and professional. I would highly recommend working with him if you are looking for a private teacher, or a recorder.

  • 24 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy K.
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I have been very happy with the guitar instruction that my son has received from Brain. He is a creative and patient teacher that really takes an individual interest in the student. Highly recommended !

Andrew Grossman
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mark H.
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Andrew is an excellent guitar and music theory teacher. He knows how to explain theory in a way which is thorough, but also understandable and fun. He is always very punctual, friendly, patient, and accommodating. I cannot recommend highly enough.

Truelove Productions
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
Andy G.
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I was already an intermediate guitarist when I began lessons with Marcus Truelove. He has a reputation among area guitarists as professional and very knowledgeable. He exceeded my expectations in every way. I was at a learning plateau and quite frankly, all over the place on the fretboard when I began lessons. Over the course of two years, he was able to smooth out my technique and improved my timing immensely. I especially like that he was able to teach to any level of ability and covered a lot of material in every lesson. His level of understanding made playing a lot easier for me and the results were almost immediate. He uses an easy to understand building block approach to teaching. He will give you honest feedback on your progress/ability and set reasonable expectations for your next lesson. His lessons are an excellent value and I reserve for him my highest recommendation.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Abha S.
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Jabari has been a wonderful teacher. He is methodical, knowlegable, enthusiastic and patient. I am a beginner adult student who was looking for somebody well-versed in classical music, and with an ability to teach both theory and practical. He has been everything I was looking for in a teacher. You can't go wrong!

Zachary Grim
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessy W.
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Always a great pleasure to work with! I've been taking guitar lessons with Zachary for about a year now, and there is really no better teacher around. He is a great classical talent and has so much to offer a student. Five stars!

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