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SaltLightCity Studios
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn S.
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I've been studying bass with Scottie for a couple months now and not only has he been a great mentor, he has become a good friend. He is attentive to the needs of his students and tailors his teaching style to each student to provide an excellent atmosphere for learning. I can't describe how blessed I've been to have come across such a dynamic individual who truly puts forth 110 % of his energy towards the growth and success of his students. Many thanks to Scottie! I look forward to continuing lessons and growing as a bass player- there's nobody I would rather do that with!

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joe S.
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Jon has been an incredible teacher for me. As a total novice he has been incredibly encouraging and patient with me. In addition, he teaches according to my progress and makes sure that I have fun and am enjoying myself. Jon's passion to teach and his love for all the instruments he teaches is amazing. Anyone interested in starting or progressing should work with Jon. While I'm a beginner, he also teaches up to the professional level. He reaches and helps everyone. Jon is just amazing! Trust me and work with him if you can. -Joe

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  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Adie M.
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Mr. Bob has provided my children (8 and 9 years old) with piano lessons in our home as well as the studio. They went from not knowing anything about music to reading notes and playing songs within a couple of weeks. When they would get frustrated he helped them work through their struggles to show them they could be successful. I would highly recommend Mr. Bob.

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Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bill W.
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Music lessons (Bass and Guitar). Matt is patient and makes learning an instrument as an adult fun. He caters to your tastes and goals, the lessons never feel like a chore, it is a nice break in the routine every week. Highly recommended !!

Shaun's Guitar Studio
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Skye B.
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Shaun was a fantastic beginner guitar instructor. I had never even picked up a guitar until our first lesson and I was reading music and playing songs by my second lesson. He was extremely patient, articulate and talented. He also came to my apartment which was very convenient. I would highly recommend him for anyone interested in learning how to play the guitar.

Guitar Chicago
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Kirby H.
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Guitar Chicago is the best option for music lessons in Chicago! Their instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and supportive. They do a fantastic job of working with you to achieve your individual goals. I started as a beginner with no guitar knowlege, and they helped me achieve my goals of playing multiple open mics and music events. I've also been able to meet and work with other Guitar Chicago students! They are always willing to work with my busy schedule, which is very hard to find with other schools or group lessons.

Paul William
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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More than just a teacher. I took guitar lessons with Paul for eight years. He helped me realize my natural ear for music, and allowed me to figure out what I wanted to learn. Our lessons were always different. Sometimes I would bring in songs that I wanted to learn, and sometimes he would have things he thought I should know how to play, which helped me learn similar songs later on. When I was applying to college and needed to learn how to read music and play jazz guitar, he tailored all of our lessons so that I could learn those techniques quickly and most importantly, efficiently. Paul's personality transcends the teacher-student relationship, which allowed he and I to become very good friends. Paul William is an excellent teacher for whatever you need to learn. You can't go wrong taking lessons from him.

Krusin' Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jim R.
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Pete taught our son James guitar lessons for about two years. James had never played guitar prior to meeting with Pete, and I was impressed by Pete's patience, optimism and professionalism at every lesson. James can now play several pop songs and even some beginner classical music. Thanks Pete!

Bob Goins Classes On Clark
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Vanda K.
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Bob is a natural as a teacher who makes learning the guitar and bass a fun, challenging and exciting experience. I've been taking lessons with him for nearly 3 years now and have made a huge amount of progress in my playing and my knowledge of music theory. He's quite simply the best music teacher I've ever had (and I've had quite a few!) and I can't recommend him highly enough. He's a thoroughly lovely guy who also happens to be a master guitar player and musician.

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Dave M.
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I don't leave reviews very often, but I feel compelled to do so in this case. So here we go... In the past, I've taken guitar lessons from 8 or 9 different guitar teachers in this area throughout the years - some were ok, others were less than ok. I know the difference between a good teacher and an average one. So this time around I invested the time to do my homework because I didn't want to find another "pretty good" teacher. I wanted to find THE BEST guitar teacher. From the first moment I met Jacob at the American Academy of Guitar, it felt different... it just felt better. But first impressions don't tell the whole story, so I remained cautiously optimistic about how good these lessons with Jacob were really going to be... Well, the deeper we went, the better it got! This is exactly what I'd been looking for but never found until now! These lessons are a lot more fun and I'm learning more now than I ever have before! What makes Jacob better than all the other teachers I've ever had elsewhere? Here's the short list of observations I made: 1. It's very clear that his entire approach to teaching me is to help me reach my goals with the guitar. 2. The lessons are more fun than what I've had elsewhere. I've been thinking a lot about this and trying to put my finger on exactly what about Jacob makes the lessons more fun. It's his personality combined with his unique ability to instantly uncover bad habits I didn't even know I had in my playing... then he was able to help me fix them almost immediately and that led to... 3. I'm making big improvements in a very short period of time... not just because what he teaches me really works better than what I learned elsewhere in the past, but because he was able to help me quickly remove obstacles that had been holding my development back! That's all for now. I just want to say THANK YOU Jacob. I plan on continuing to learn from you for many years to come!!

Tim O'Donnell
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget D.
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My 10 year old is learning bass guitar. Tim is patient, has an easy going personality, reasonable rates, is flexible (though busy) plus he has a sweet & welcoming dog to entertain you if you stay during the lesson.

Gayle M.
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I took guitar lessons from Fran. He is a very soulful and talented person. As a teacher, he is knowledgeable and helped me accelerate in my journey to learn guitar. You can't go wrong with Fran. He is one of the best!

Ryan Burns
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Liz W.
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I really enjoyed taking guitar lessons with Ryan! He took time to really listen to and understand what my goals were and helped me work towards them, which is no small feat for a complete beginner. He explained new concepts in ways I could understand and I felt comfortable asking for clarification. He also gave me a variety of different exercises (chords, scales, picking, strumming, full songs) to keep things interesting and to keep me engaged. I also liked that he added in a little music theory (at my request) so that I knew why I was doing what I was doing. In all Ryan is kind, chill, accommodating, talented, and thoughtful, so I would definitely recommend him as a teacher.

Learning Guitar Made Easy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ravi K.
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Bob is an amazing guitarist and an oustanding teacher. He is very patient and is extremly good in breaking things down, to make it easier for a beginner. His lessons are very clear and structured. He pays extra care in correcting the techniques and keeping it correct and simple. Learning Guitar from Bob is fun!!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Guy Z.
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If you are a beginner or Joe Satriani, Mike Vanier can teach you something. Patient style with beginners young and old, and amazing with advanced students looking to improve "ANY" style. Rock/classic/jazz/blues. This guy has the chops. Also, very well educated in music theory. I recommend taking some lessons from Mike before somebody takes him on a world tour. "NO JOKE"

Joe Cropin
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Broderick T.
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Great all around guy, wonderful and patient bass teacher; makes taking lessons a joy!

  • New on Thumbtack
Beck R.
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Colin is a great bass teacher. I learn a lot, and it is also a lot of fun taking his class.

Alex Kostanski
4.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Julie H.
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Really great bass teacher! Will definitely come back for more lessons

  • New on Thumbtack
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From beginning to intermediate, learn guitar and bass from just about any genre with fun easy steps.

John Tuck

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  • New on Thumbtack
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My emphasis is first and foremost on developing skills and musical awareness that will help facilitate ones enjoyment and appreciation of music. But if students are genuinely serious about the study of music and intend to intend to enter a college or university as a music major, as my track record shows, I do know what needs to be done to prepare the student.

Griggs' House

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  • New on Thumbtack
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I will provide guitar and bass lessons. I have 30 years of experience in the music industry. I toured with many professional artists. I am a very good teacher.

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