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Kevin King Music
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 36 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.

Sinclair Music Studio
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas M.
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I didn't know the first thing about playing a guitar before I walked into Craig's studio. After 1 lesson, I am confident that Mr. Sinclair is the best teacher I could've found. I was extremely impressed by his knowledge, professionalism and teaching technique. Craig ensures his students first master the very basics of guitar playing before advancing to more complex fundamentals. He has precise attention-to-detail and prides himself in teaching students the right way. Craig is easy to talk to and takes great interest in providing his students the best lesson(s) they can find anywhere. I highly recommend Craig to anyone looking for guitar lessons and I'm looking very forward to my personal future lessons with Craig.

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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!

Andrew's Guitar Lessons
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tim W.
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Fantastic personality and character. Prompt, clear communicator, full of energy, excitement and passion for music and developing other musicians. Lots of experience leading, guiding, and playing music in a wide variety of genres.

Guitar Lessons by Andy Boyd
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jon B.
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The best instructor I have ever worked with. Andy is both a very talented player and an excellent teacher. He is indeed very patient and is able to work with multiple ages and skill levels. Highly Recommended.

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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 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.

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Learn to play piano or guitar. Learn to read music or play by ear. Learn your favorite style! We offer the following: * Convenient Beaverdale location * $20 per half-hour lesson * No enrollment fee We also offer a family discount. Families requesting two or more music lessons pay only $18 per lesson. More information is available at our website.

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I am a 20-year-old male student going to Hawkeye Community College for my liberal arts degree with an emphasis on Philosophy and Religious Studies. I am a very patient and nurturing being. Every day is special just like each and everyone of us, and I find it a privilege to help and get to know each and everyone of my students. I enjoy working with kids. I believe we all learn differently and have our own style, so some people need to be taught in ways that cater to them. I enjoy working with kids and adults of all ages. I am very open-minded.

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I provide beginner to intermediate guitar lessons for students of all ages. I work with students to develop a unique plan to achieve their goals, whether that be playing in a rock band with friends, playing in the school jazz band, or just having fun learning a new instrument.

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I've played guitar for many years and love teaching and inspiring others. I am willing to meet any of my students' needs with learning the material wanted and where they want to go in music.

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Starting with zero experience, I taught myself guitar, that's why I am now comfortable playing, leading and singing more than once a week, once playing in front of over 800 people. I play with Vineyard Church Des Moines, Drake InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and International House of Prayer Iowa. I am also beginning to write and record my own music. Over the years, I have learned many tricks, lessons and habits to make learning guitar quick and fun. I feel very comfortable teaching beginners and moderate level guitar learners how to take their skills to the next level. This could include everything from basic chords for beginner, how to play live with others, and the basics of soloing. If you are looking for lessons for your child, I have three years of experience working with children at Boy's and Girls Club. If you are looking for lessons for yourself, I have also spent the last four years working with and mentoring college students. I am looking for students of any age and beginner to moderate skill level who are motivated and dedicated to learn guitar. Don't be discouraged if you've tried before, with a little of my help to point you in the right direction, you too can play! Lessons for the Des Moines area are available as frequent as preferred with no contract or commitment. I charge $25 per hour and I can drive to anywhere in the Des Moines area. No experience or equipment needed except a guitar and a good attitude! Call today if you would like to set up a time or meet me first.

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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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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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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 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.

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I teach beginning acoustic guitar for all ages via Skype. I am available to help you learn the basics or more advanced for your requirements.

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