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Top String Guitar
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian N.
Verified review

I spoke with Dennis extensively before my first lesson and he assured me that he would be able to teach me how to play guitar. Dennis informed me that I would know the fret board and would know a song by the end of my first lesson. He asked me to give him eight lessons and he would prove to me that he can teach me to play the guitar. I was very hesitant in hiring Dennis because of all the past experiences I have had with other instructors. So, I decided to give Dennis a shot at this challenge. Dennis will be my final guitar instructor. If he can't teach me no one can. I have had 6+ guitar instructors since I started playing and taking guitar lessons as a New Year's resolution in 2016. I have struggled in this journey and I started to think that maybe playing guitar just wasn't for me. The time and money I was spending with other instructors and saw no progression was making me think this way. I have been playing and taking lessons for over a year now and still do not know one complete song from beginning to end. I have always wanted to play the guitar and want to possibly make this a second income source by playing for the public. Dennis arrived at my home for my first lesson this past Tuesday. He introduced himself and is very laid back and friendly but professional. We immediately went to work and he informed me again of what we were going to accomplish in that first lesson. That is exactly what happened! By the end of my first lesson I knew the fret board and learned how to play the song Knockin on Heaven's Door. He taught me more in the first hour than other instructors did in several lessons. I felt like a weight had been lifted off of me, because he made me feel like I can accomplish this journey of learning to play the guitar. Dennis does charge a higher price per lesson then any of my other instructors and his technique is wellworth it! Especially when you are in the comfort of your own home and who doesn't already feel comfortable with where they live? I know that I have only had one lesson with Dennis but he is encouraging and has excited me again about playing the guitar. Dennis delivered what he said he was going to do and that means a lot to me! As I told Dennis in one of our initial conversations, he will be my last guitar instructor. Because he will either teach me or guitar really isnt for me...

Guitar Lessons with Dr. T
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos G.
Verified review

I started taking guitar lessons with Dr. T about two months ago. In this short period of time, I have been able to learn the fundamentals. Dr. T will teach you the proper technique, will be patient with you, and will modify lessons to fit your progress. I count that as a blessing because while I can pick up some stuff quite fast other stuff takes me longer. The Lessons are about 45 minutes; but if his and your schedule permit, he is willing to put extra time at no charge to make sure you are able to make progress consistently. One of the things that impressed me was that even on the first lesson we jumped right into it with no delays. He was very courteous and friendly, but at the same time very conscientious of your time since he understands that you want to get the most value for the price you're paying. Overall, Dr. T is a very good instructor. I had zero experience with the guitar before, and with his help I have noticed improvement already. The last thing I would have to say is that to learn to play the guitar you have to put the time, practice, be patient and committed and you will succeed.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darrah W.
Verified review

I had always wanted to take voice lessons but due to the expense, it was something I had never pursued. It was only when I was cast in a community theatre musical production for a character outside of my vocal range that I decided to pursue the opportunity. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to study with Joe. He is very passionate about his craft. He is knowledgeable and efficient. His method of teaching is extremely comprehensive and with each lesson, I learned more and more. Over the course of our few weeks together, I expanded my vocal range and gained the confidence I needed to perform perfectly. My voice was noticeably stronger- not only to me, but to my family and my musical theater peers. He worked hard to accommodate my schedule and never hesitated to put in additional time. Recently, I was cast as a lead in another community theatre musical production. While my voice is pretty, I am confident that my ability to secure this role was because I had spent time working with Joe. I will continue to work with him throughout my community theatre endeavors and would recommend him to anyone seeking to improve their vocal range and/or skills. He truly is a wonderful teacher and this review does not do him justice.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily A.
Verified review

My 9 year old daughter had never picked up a guitar before taking lessons with Brenden. She's doing great and is falling in love with it already. I'm so impressed that he's not just teaching her how to play the notes but everything from good posture to proper positioning to reading music. Brenden is personable, patient and professional (alliteration not intended). I would recommend him to anyone wanted to learn from scratch or hone your craft. He's a great teacher.

Erik Sumner
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Chay E.
Verified review

Erik is one amazing teacher and intructor and band mate. His lexic ability on the piano and guitar especially make it easy to work with him because he is such an amazing follower. He practices all the time and is very fun responsible and outgoing. Tha k you very much. ERIK IS THE BEST

  • 14 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
Verified review

Ryan is easy to work with, very personable and has an extensive background knowledge of guitar. The lessons are fun.

Shawn's Guitar Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Thomas V.
    Verified review

    Shawn is one of the best guitar players i have ever had the privilege to know and you will learn alot from him

    Music Lessons
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 32 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Alexis Y.
    Verified review

    Rob does a great job making my bass lessons fun and engaging, and is great at matching the material to the individual student. I really like that he writes things down for you to reference later and answers questions well. He's definitely taken the intimidation out of learning an instrument. Overall, he's very professional and is a teacher I'd recommend to anyone.

    Tampa Bay Music Academy
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Brad S.
    Verified review

    My son is 12 years old and he is taking saxophone lessons with John Tracy. He is thriving and is already better than anyone else in his band class. My son enjoys working with John. I personally have played clarinet for over 30 years and can clearly tell that John really knows what he is doing.

    American Rock School
    4.9
    from 9 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Charles C.
    Verified review

    I am a self taught guitarist who composes violin/guitar music. Classical music is new to me so I consider myself a student with special needs. American Rock school has the right instructor to develop my needs. Two thumbs up!

    Carl Rutenberg
    4.4
    from 8 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Tim H.
    Verified review

    carl is a nice guy. He plays verbatim his resume. He comes from a place of classical study and this is his offer to any student who desires the ability to play guitar. I think his genius playing ability built through laborious years of technique and nuance are also his restriction for he only holds court in this arena. (i.e classical, flamenco, ragtime, jazz). These are abilities that are important and through the journey of attaining this sound in your resume, you may find yourself flourishing in other areas in life as well. You may also find yourself building a wall so insular that you can only relate to ghosts of strings past. Carl may not be for me because my journey on guitar, though littered with cob webs, is not paved in high society ethos and arduous hours of technique in pursuit of a classical idiom; however, Carl and his knowledge of the latter mentioned genres and means to attain them are very important. Not only am I happy he is out there, I went to bed last night wishing I was 10 again just so I could start all over and re-learn guitar with that basic development of European and South American guitar technique. So goto Carl, learn the history of guitar integrity and begin the journey of a lifetime.

    • 25 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Theory M.
    Verified review

    Music theory lessons, I now a understandingredients of music theory like never before. Thank you

    Rob Rominger
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Brian N.
    Verified review

    After 2.5 years of searching for the right guitar instructor, I think I have finally found the one! Looking forward to working with Rob to achieve ALL my guitar journey goals! Make sure you hire Rob as your next/first guitar instructor!!!

    • 34 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Luke G.
    Verified review

    I majored in music, studying piano and french horn at the University of Tampa (from 2001-2005) where Professor John Demas was (and still is) the classical guitar instructor. I highly recommend him not only as a professional and innovative guitar performer and educator, but as a caring and reputable human being. -Luke Grode-private piano teacher, B.A. Music, Tampa, FL

    EveryOneRocks
    4.7
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Jeanne A.
    Verified review

    My son, Soencer, took guitar lessons from Gene for over 2 years and really enjoyed it. He went from knowing just a couple of cords to really being able to play. Gene taught him how to read music and to love playing guitar. He still takes classes at school but misses working with Gene.

    Lemon Street Music
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Greg B.
    Verified review

    Our experience at Lemon Street Music has been awesome and would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to expand or explore their musical talent. I currently take guitar lessons from Shane who is an awesome person and very talented musician.

    Francisco Guitar
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Crystal S.
    Verified review

    Money well spent! We first met Mr Thomas at a local studio when my son was five years old. It was only supposed to be an assessment of my son, as we were told he was too young to really play guitar at that time. That was five years ago and Mr Thomas has been with us from day one! He now comes to our home and my son looks forward to his lesson each and very week. He even loves to practice, because he wants to show Mr Thomas what he has learned. Even coming to our home his price is the best by far of what we have found, but it is not price that keeps us with Mr Thomas.......it is his true love of music and the guitar and his true passion to share that love. My son is not an athlete but thanks to Mr Thomas, he is a guitar player!

    Sidewinder's Music Studio
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Matthew M.
    Verified review

    Aaron was great to work with and my kids loved him. I have two kids that trained under him (boy and girl) early teenagers and did well under him. My daughter is tough to keep focused, but Aaron was great with her keeping her on track. My son has really taken off playing with Aaron and still does today on his own. Unfortunately Aaron had moved from our area out of state, but the kids still use what he’s taught them to improve their skills. If you’re looking for guitar lessons for yourself or your children, Aaron is your guy. Good value, great with kids and worked around our schedule if we needed to. A+ Matthew M.

    AllStar Music Academy, Inc.
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Anastasia M.
      Verified review

      Larissa is a highly talented and trained teacher. She has taught me, as an adult, to learn to play the piano and I've loved every step of the way. She has the perfect balance of discipline and composure and a great sense of humor.

      Reverb Lessons - Tampa
      3.5
      from 2 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      • 24 hires on Thumbtack
      Kristina V.
      Verified review

      Brian is an awesome instructor. Being brand new to guitar playing was seemingly intimidating, but he has made it manageable and so much fun to learn the basics along the way. I highly recommend him!

      Taylor Raynor
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Mara T.
        Verified review

        I absolutely loved taking lessons with Taylor! I was nervous to sing and play guitar in front of someone else but he made me feel really comfortable. He made the lesson go by really fast and was super patient if I didn't understand a concept right away. He is an awesome guitar player and singer so I really enjoyed listening to him demonstrate techniques. Definitely book Taylor if you want to become a better musician!

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        Tampa, FL

        • Student age
          26-55
        • Guitar type
          Acoustic
        • Can read the following musical notation:
          Yes, I can read music staff
        • Interested in the following musical style(s)
          Classical, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk
        • Frequency of lessons
          Once a week
        • Lesson length
        • Day preference
          Monday, Tuesday
        • Time preference
          Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
        • Details
          Little guitar experience, but MM in flute performance. Will be teaching beginner group guitar.
        • $22.5
          Average price
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