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Guitar Lessons with Tim
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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The best thing that I did for my guitar playing ability was hiring Tim. Your first mistake (should you make it) would be to not hire him. If you're looking to improve your overall skill, do yourself the favor of working with Tim. I have been working with Tim for about 2 years now and have seen drastic improvement in my ability to play. I began as a curious beginner and am now playing at a really comfortable level. To begin, Tim is really easy going and down to earth. He easily relates to anyone, which makes it easy for him to understand your desire for different styles and reasons for playing the guitar. I previously worked with someone who only wanted to teach his style of guitar, so needless to say when I met Tim I was really happy to work with someone who was interested in what I wanted to learn and why. His guitar knowledge is so profound--he's been playing for so long that he can play and teach any style of guitar. When I'd ask about jazz guitar, or rock style vs. blues he not only was able to explain the difference between them all but also could play the styles. Tim's expertise and appreciation for music allows him to be able to teach songs from an array of genres. Not only does he know how to teach them, but he also tabs everything out along with a recording of whatever song you're working on. This was very beneficial to me as I wanted to practice my solo techniques over music that he/we created. I've never created a song before working with Tim and I have to say it was really cool. Very impressive! He supplies all the needed items at his house (amp, guitars--both electric and acoustic), effects, mic--the whole 9 yards. Here are a list of the topics we have covered over the last few years. I know there are more than I'm going to list, but this is what came to mind: -Chords, chord theory, different grips/voicings, etc. -Scales, soloing, riffs -Finger picking technique -Lots of song examples working through chord progressions, melodies, solos -Tabbed out what we worked on & sent recordings to work on rhythm, etc. Again, do the right thing for both you, your wallet, and your guitar and HIRE TIM!!

Morgan Henry
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Dan F.
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I took bass lessons with Morgan; not only did he teach me bass, but music! Keys, scales, modes, majors & minors... he tailored his teaching to what I could absorb, and opened my eyes to the possibilities...

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa G.
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Don was fantastic. I'm so excited to continue my violin and piano lessons! I definitely recommend him...he obviously has a lot of knowledge to offer his clients.

  • 22 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Paul L.
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if you take bass lessons from Dave, you won't be disappointed. Whatever style of bass you like, he's been there and done it, and he can take you there too.

  • 48 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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At 18 years old I was a self-taught, play-by ear guitarist. I wanted to take my playing to the next level so I enrolled for classes in Jazz guitar and music theory at the Peabody Preparatory School. I was pleased to meet my instructor, Larry Hoffman, who was approachable, authentic, humorous and down-to-earth. In just a few years of study with Larry, my guitar playing, knowledge of theory and songwriting improved greatly. Larry took me back to basics in an inspiring way infusing theory with his rich knowledge of music history from the masters to the blues. Larry opened up my guitar playing with exercises such as chording (and scaling) in 5 positions and improvisational jams where I was encouraged to explore. The skills I picked up from Larry remain present in my playing three decades later and I gig regularly in an acoustic folk-rock duo. Larry Hoffman inspired, encouraged and pushed me to become the best musician I could and I'm ever thankful. Michael Thiess

Renato Koller
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alex P.
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Renato is my son's guitar teacher and to say that my son has made an amazing progress by working with Renato would be an understatement of all time. Renato's unique teaching method that combines guitar playing techniques with composing and music theory helped my son go from playing a few basic chords to being able to play anything from Jimi Hendrix to jazz, blues and classical compositions. We are extremely happy with Renato and we look forward to continuing to work together with him.

Jason Bomani
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Greg Y.
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I spent four years a bass student of Jason's and cannot give high enough praise. His skill on a wide range of styles, knowledge of music and the theory behind it is amazing. As is his patience with even rank beginners, like me. Most certainly a teacher i would encourage anyone desiring to learn from the start, or to improve on existing abilities, to seek out.

Damon Foreman Music Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff V.
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I took guitar lessons from Damon for about a year. Damon is a great teacher and an all around good person with a super positive outlook on life. Damon is a true professional who is always courteous, patient and respectful of people and excels at what he does. I would highly recommend Damon Foreman Music Academy to any student looking for high quality music instruction wherever they are in their music journey.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kelsea G.
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I was with Kim for 4 years, and I can honestly say that she made learning double bass easy, as well as fun. There was never a dull lesson, and she always motivated me to continue to practice and further my skills in the instrument. She worked on my school orchestra music, helping myself to perfect it, and also would teach me other techniques/exercises alongside. Honestly, working with Kim for as long as I did was a great experience, and I've become a better player because of all her hard work. She is truly dedicated, and loves playing/teaching double bass.

  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cola A.
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Chris was such a wonderful teacher. Not only was he friendly but also understanding and really met me where I was in my beginner skill set. I have absolutely no background in playing music but Chris was able to break it down for me in a way were not only did I absorb it but I was also excited to learn more and practice afterwards. He was extremely respectful, warm and understanding teacher. I recommend him and love his approach and energy. After the first lesson he gave me homework based on my specific needs. I can't say enough good things about him. If you're looking for an amazingly talented bass instructor Chris is the real deal.

Alex Smolkin - Jazz guitar
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Gary S.
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" Alex taught me everything I know on the guitar. I started from absolute beginner and he took me to the level where I am now. He is a real musician who understands what he is doing on the guitar and why. "He will teach you the music theory in a fun way since every concept is directly demonstrated on the instrument. " The result? " Now, the different concepts are attached to a sound and a hand movement in my head. He has developed his own method of teaching the guitar and he will help you with positioning your hands correctly, thus developing good habits right from day one. " He will also encourage you to improvise and write your own stuff right from the start. At first, it sounds crazy (how can a beginner improvise or write songs?) but after a while, it makes complete sense. This allows the student to develop a lot of confidence with the instrument, especially if you have spent hours (like me) at home messing around in a given key, developing your own touch, your own licks on the instrument. "If you are serious about learning the guitar, Alex is the one!" Gary

Deffenbaugh House Of Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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I have been taking piano lessons from Mark for the last 6 months and it has been a fantastic experience! He is very friendly and patient and he absolutely knows what he is doing. He has a love and passion for music which he will share with you as you grow as a musician. He is very flexible and accommodating when it comes to scheduling or rescheduling your lessons. I would highly recommend Mark Deffenbaugh for any music lessons you need.

Daniel Brown
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Dorothy O.
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We are so very pleased with Mr. Brown. He's just an excellent teacher. My oldest daughter has shown an unbelievable improvement since she started taking bass lessons with him. My youngest son just started taking guitar lessons with him as well and even though he's not very talented, he is also making progress. I couldn't believe it, but now I believe it! I highly recommend Mr. Brown. He's very flexible, professional, and a great teacher. We can't wait to have out third kid for him.

Lessons by Tom Hatcher
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenn L.
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My kids have taken rock guitar, bass and band lessons from Tom. He is a knowledgeable, engaging and dedicated music teacher. Tom has high expectations and his enthusiasm is contagious!

Acebass Studios
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Jim C.
Verified review

I studied bass with Rob for over four years. I sought him out as an electric player, but was inspired by him to take up the upright bass as well. His instruction and encouragement allowed me to take on some musical challenges like doubling on electric and upright in a jazz group and playing in a string orchestra along side more accomplished players. I still use his exercises in my normal practice routine. Thanks Rob!

  • New on Thumbtack
Frank G.
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Frankey has been the drummer for our church over the last seven years. He has matured into a very gifted drummer. He is reliable, conscientious, professional, and a great musician.

Rob's Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

After two lessons, I feel very encouraged that this was the right move. Rob is easy-going, a good listener, and focused on teaching me to *actually play*. He deals with technique and theory, but is not rigid or dogmatic about it. I highly recommend him.

About

I provide all levels of bass instrument instructions and tutoring in music theory, harmony, and sight singing proven track records.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have turned lessons with some kids into 6-8 year long mentoring relationships. Some have moved onto musics schools and Universities. I work with people from ages 7-61 currently. I have a 100% success rate with my students, but only when time and practice is regimented by the student . Studying and playing music for 30 years has taught me a lot. I base my lesson plans entirely ontbe individual I am working with . No 2 students of mine ever share the same lesson plan , unless requested by those individuals. Most of what I teach I learned by what “not to do” I have found that learning from past mistakes, in all fields of music, had made me very aware of what people should not do as well as areas of focus and strength.

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Rock, jazz and blues guitarists: Take your skills to the next level. Study with critically acclaimed guitarist and recording artist, Carl Filipiak.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer bass guitar lessons from a seasoned performing professional. I teach many styles, including slap, finger style and picking. I do across many genres, including rock, funk, disco, country, pop, etc.

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