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Nollen Music Studio
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Larry K.
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Russell is a very knowledgeable music teacher, and I learned a lot while taking guitar lessons from him. A+

Kevin King Music
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Harmony D.
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My son (currently age 8) took ukulele lessons with Kevin for one year before switching over to guitar. We've now been doing weekly lessons with Kevin for 2 years. We do our lessons over video chat, because we don't live in Des Moines. I was a bit concerned that the video experience wouldn't really work, but it as been fantastic! Kevin is a phenomenal teacher. He is incredibly patient, positive and encouraging, which I think is important for young children. He expertly balances teaching the fundamentals of music (including reading music and playing technique) with having fun playing. When my son switched over to guitar, I started taking lessons too so that my son could practice playing with another person (this is a limitation of the video lesson format, as my son can't play duet with Kevin). We're having a blast! I've been impressed with how quickly my son is learning and that he continues to look forward to playing. Kevin is also really great about bringing in extra songs to supplement the book we're using. When my son expressed an interest in Beatles music, the next week Kevin had sent the music for "Yellow Submarine." The verses are still challenging (but my son is progressing - frankly he can play it better than I can), but you should hear us wail on the chorus! I highly recommend Kevin as a teacher for anyone, but I've been particularly impressed with his ability to teach my young (and sometimes squirrelly) son.

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Alex M.
Verified review

My two kids (14 and 12) and I have been taking guitar lessons from Ricc for over three years. Ricc is an incredibly skilled and knowledgeable teacher. He very effectively tailors his teaching to the skill level and interests of each student. He is able to explain things in ways that make them easy to understand and apply. He does a great job with both beginners and advanced students. Most of all, Ricc makes learning to play guitar fun for all ages. I whole heartedly recommend Ricc to anyone thinking about taking guitar lessons.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Guitar Lessons (ages 8 and up, all styles). 35 years of playing and teaching experience - classical, country, rock, blues, jazz, musical theater, praise/worship

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I can give beginning through intermediate guitar instruction to anyone interested. I can teach hammer-ons/pull-offs, reading sheet music/tablature, jazz, blues, rock, reggae, and classical. I can teach a wide range of techniques and disciplines.

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I do this full time for a living and I love my job, not many people can say that but I can. I have over 12 years of experience in teaching people guitar. I am graduate of GIT Guitar Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA Top Honors My teacher was Jimmy Herring. Featured in Guitar Player Magazine and has a very successful band and track record.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer guitar lessons for beginners and intermediate players. My styles range from blues to rock and metal. I do hourly rates, and I'm pretty flexible on the price.

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Sarah Vanderpool
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Natalie L.
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Sarah has been absolutely wonderful to work with! My son and daughter have been taking piano lessons and love it!

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I currently work for waste management, and I live in a recovery house. I've been playing the guitar for 14 years! I am willing to give lessons to the right person who wants to learn.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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If you want to be a musician and learn how to play guitar, I will make that happen. I teach full beginner guitar lessons, which include both acoustic and electric. You will know everything you need to get you started as well as learn different styles and techniques of playing. I will also be teaching "Being In A Rock Band 101". If you are interested in joining or forming a rock band, then this is for you. I will teach the basics on recording, touring, playing live gigs, regular practices to full rehearsals, and everything you need to know about being in a rock band. Contact me.

Nathan's Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cole H.
Verified review

Nathan is very knowledgeable when it comes to the guitar and music in general. He was easily able to explain the song that he was teaching me in simple terms, even though I had no idea what I was doing. He knows how to teach a new player well.

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I provide private lessons for beginning and advanced guitar instruction, guitar technique, music theory and improvisation for all ages.

Sinclair Music Studio
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joe T.
Verified review

Guitar lessons with Craig are so great. Now only do you leave with so much more knowledge you go in excited and ready to go. He makes playing fun while making it very very productive. Earlier this year I started to build a 76' Gibson Explorer re-issue and the day I told craig about it he was eager to help. Now its almost done and it looks tremendous. All in all, Craig is a great instructor as he is a great person! Go ahead and try a lesson!

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Play guitar like you've always wanted to! Learn chords, scales and modes, keys, ear training, improvisation, fundamentals, and more! All theory and practice will be covered. Note: First lesson is free, so we can assess if we are compatible in styles, goals, practice commitment, etc.

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I provide lessons at low and competitive rates. If we are working on something during a lesson and the hour is over, we won't finish until that task is learned. I will do everything that I can to help you learn; however, your progression depends on how much you are willing to put in on your own time. I am available to my students beyond the lesson. You can contact me anytime for help. Even if you don't live in my town, we can do live lessons online together!

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Need Weekly Guitar Lessons for a 10 Yr Old

Ames, IA

  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    This is for a 10 year old boy
  • $15
    Average price

Need an Acoustic Guitar Instructor

Ames, IA

  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Level of experience
    No experience
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    I want to learn my favorite songs. More contemporary teaching methods versus old style book teaching.
  • $15
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

Ames, IA

  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Level of experience
    No experience
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    These lessons would be for my 11 year old son.
  • $20
    Average price
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