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Granite City Electric Guitar Instructors

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  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen M.
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My son had been taking classical guitar lessons for a few years and was bored with his group class. Patrick was a breath of fresh air and was great with our 8 year old. He is very patient and listens to what his student's interests and goals are. Patrick is an excellent teacher and all around great musician himself! I highly recommend him as a guitar instructor for someone of any level!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah H.
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I've been taking lessons on and off with Aaron for a few years, and I always enjoy them. Aaron focuses on the music that I like to play, and finds a way to help me build my skills within the genre of music that I enjoy and would like to perform. He always makes the lessons fun, but appropriately challenging. Most importantly, he provides a lot of opportunities to perform with other students and musicians, which keeps me motivated to practice and improve. I would, and often do, recommend Aaron for anyone considering taking guitar lessons.

Lessons on the Road
from 22 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis C.
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I have had 5 guitar lessons with Jeff so far..He is great and very patient with me...He takes his time and teaches me the songs I want to learn to play..I can't believe the progress I made in such a short time..If any of you are considering to learn how to play you should hire Jeff to teach you..Dennis Clements....Bethalto, Illinois..

St Louis Guitar Lessons
from 21 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
David V.
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I've been interested in learning electric guitar for years but was reluctant to pursue lessons after seeing the difficulty friends and family had in finding a quality instructor. My brother, for example, took lessons through a local music store for months and found that the instructors on staff (mostly broke college students) might have been skilled guitarists themselves but lacked the teaching ability to help others absorb concepts of guitar playing. That crucial skill is what makes Charlie such an excellent teacher- not only is he an immensely talented guitarist, but he is a patient, dedicated and encouraging instructor as well. Because Charlie is such an excellent teacher, his lessons have a clear structure and focus, building a foundation for truly understanding the guitar as an instrument rather than simply memorizing chords and scales. I am currently taking weekly lessons with Charlie and I am already amazed at the amount of progress I've made in just three lessons. Although I was an absolute beginner when I first started lessons with Charlie, I know that he has experience teaching students at a very wide range in age and skill level. At a rate of $35 for each hour-long lesson, Charlie is offering his skills at an incredible value as well.

Shock City School of Music
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Allyse L.
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Shock City School of Music has been a great program for my son’s musical education. Tyler is an amazing instructor who keeps everything lots of fun. My son has learned the foundations and even gotten to learn songs of his choosing. The lesson space is awesome inside of a professional recording studio. Juan is also a phenomenal guitar instructor. The owner, Gen, is responsive and so easy to work with in coordinating schedules and making sure our needs are met. I work in the music industry and recommend Shock City School of Music to all the professional musicians I work with as well. Hands down the best music school in STL.

  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan M.
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I am doing guitar lessons with A major Music. So far I like the program and I like the instructors. A Major Music is convenient and affordable.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rhiannon C.
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Justin is an excellent player, as well as an equally skilled teacher. He was able to evaluate where I was and what I already knew, so that he could help me correct techniques I had learned wrongly/poorly and also to help me build on the foundation I had already started with. He took the time with me necessary to explain scales, and their shapes, modes and how everything fits together. He is extremely patient and clear, making the learning process easy and painless. I have been to so many other teachers before who had made me feel stupid for not already knowing something on guitar, or not being able to accomplish it in a quick amount of time. Justin was able to not only be a clear teacher, but also be encouraging throughout the process as well. I can't wait to keep learning from him, he is definitely the best teacher I have had yet!

Guitar Center Lessons
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Dylan S.
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Taking lessons from him for years. Taught me how to play some of my favorite camp fire classics.

Kaoru W.
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Mr. Kimler is a wonderful teacher. He is very knowledgeable with all styles of music; classical, jazz, and pop music etc. He is very patient and adaptable to different types of students. In his lessons, he uses various types of exercises to improve performance and spark interest.


I provide quality music lessons and music education. If you are truly serious about learning how to play an instrument, then you and I should be spending time together on a regular basis. Teaching is not my job; it's my life.


I have 12 years of guitar teaching experience. Any level of playing is welcome. I can record CDs for students to practice with at home which is beneficial for many students. I charge $25 for a full hour (local stores are between $19-$25 for half an hour). Beginnner / Intermediate / Songwriting / Rhythm / Lead / Music Theory / Cover Songs / etc Whatever you want to learn on guitar. E-mail me if you or someone you know might be interested, Thanks!!! Thanks!


I am a college student looking to reach out in the area and provide great lessons at a reasonable price. I can help get you started learning the basics if you're a beginner or give you a new perspective on theory if you're advanced. I have very reasonable rates that can be adjusted to fit your needs.

  • 38 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I Teach Because I Love It: I love seeing a student reach their goals. I’ve been working with music students for long enough now that I am able to quickly determine what their next best action should be… the action that will enable them to grow & evolve as guitar players. I have a keen sense of ascertaining a student’s skill level , so that I can quickly get them into working on the musicianship skills that will transform their playing. My sessions are efficient: they are very effective, very quickly. As a beginner, you can approach the learning process in a way that keeps it fun & exciting while building the techniques & vocabulary that you use every day. The cool thing about the guitar is that all of the chords & strumming patterns that you learn from day one are the same chords & strumming patterns you’ll use as an intermediate or advanced player. You don’t have to start with super basic “baby” steps & then learn what the “real” players use later down the road. You get to immediately start with the real deal. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Goal Clarity: No matter what your personal goals for playing are, there is always a way to get there. Goal clarity is essential to getting the most out of your efforts. Once you have a clear idea of the kind of player you want to be, it is merely a matter of reverse-engineering. Together, we create a plan & a process to realize the version of yourself that you aspire to. And that’s what I love to do… co-create a personalized curriculum with you that will accomplish precisely that result. You create your vision, and I guide you on how to get there. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Success Mindset: I think everybody understands the concept that the more time you put into the playing & practicing, the faster you will progress. It’s mostly a matter of clarifying the specific things you need to work on. However, maintaining an effective mindset during your practice makes all the difference in the world. Our sessions will include how to create & maintain a highly effective mindset that allows creativity to grow. It turns out, for most people, their belief system is the first thing they need to take a look at… what do you believe you are capable of accomplishing? My experience has shown me that starting with figuring out a person’s mindset is always crucial to making the learning take hold. And this propels them into taking the steps that result in a profound change with their playing. So many students don’t realize that they are carrying around ideas about themselves & the guitar & the process… ideas that are holding them back from realizing their vision for themselves as an artist, who is a musician, who is a guitarist. I feel the teacher & the student work should together to create a personalized curriculum that focuses on the musicianship skills necessary to play the music you love. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Getting Started: You can take one session to check it out & see if this is a good fit for you, and then take it from there. There is no obligation… you can take as many, or as few lessons, as you would like. You can schedule lessons at any frequency… once a week, once every two weeks, once a month, twice a week, or here & there. I think of myself as a personal trainer: whether you have practiced every day or not at all, our sessions are designed to meet you wherever you’re at. This takes the pressure off and keeps our sessions fun. It depends on your agenda for the development of your playing ability. It’s important to have realistic expectations for your progress, so we’ll explore all options for your lessons & practice sessions. That way, you’ll choose an informed productive approach that fits your lifestyle. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Curriculum: • Learn the skills you need to play the music you love • Be empowered through one-on-one sessions • Increase your potential as a musician & guitarist with a personalized curriculum • All levels of instruction… from complete beginner to complete professional • Practice effectively with a holistic accelerated goal-oriented approach: - increase your motivation - utilize proven time management skills - sharpen your focus & concentration - build confidence develop an effective mindset • Learn how to absorb more material at a deeper level in a shorter amount of time • Invest your time & energy in an approach to learning which ensures measurable (definable) improvement • You can explore any & all styles of music: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Country, Metal, Hip Hop, Folk, Reggae, Classical, & more • Ages: 14 years old & up ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Background: • Over thirty-five years of experience worldwide: composer, performer, clinician, educator   • Creator of The 99 Decisions Guitar Program, a comprehensive online instructional video course for guitar that utilizes a holistic approach to teaching effective strategies for time management, setting goals, building confidence, & maintaining a positive mindset • Ten years as instructor @ the GRAMMY Foundation’s Summer Music Career Camp in Los Angeles, California, working with industry notables such as Ryan Seacrest, Nick Jonas, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ricky Minor, David Foster, and more •  Current faculty member specializing in Music Theory and Songwriting at The ex’treme Institute, in Saint Louis, Missouri • Teaching residencies at The Center of Creative Arts (COCA) & The Sheldon Theater in Saint Louis, Missouri • Toured North & South America with Latin Pop band, La Quinta Estacion, ending with winning a GRAMMY for Best Latin Pop album 2010 • Released an acclaimed Modern Jazz album of original compositions, In This Present Moment, featuring Jimmy Haslip, Peter Erskine, Larry Goldings, Bob Sheppard, James Genus, and Terri Lyne Carrington • Extensive recording session work for numerous artists across numerous genres •  Achieved two academic degrees: - Musicians Institute (GIT), Los Angeles, California, Performance Degree - Citrus College, Azusa, California Associate of Art Degree • Endorsed by Godin Guitars, Tom Anderson Guitars, Mesa Boogie Amplification, Elixir Strings, & Levy’s Leathers


We teach guitar and bass lessons. We specialize in rock, jazz, heavy metal, bluegrass, pop, etc. We are willing to travel to you!

  • 3 years in business

Because most others are there for the money only.. But me im here not only to earn a living but to ensure that my techniques are passed on and on. :)


I offer bass and guitar lessons. I also provide musical entertainment for private parties and events.


I provide guitar and music lessons. I have 19 years of studying guitar and 10 years of performance experience. I have a major in music.


We are offering intermediate to advanced guitar lessons and novice to intermediate drum lessons. It is never too late to start rocking!


I offer the best rates! I am a musician, primarily guitar and bass guitar, producer, and songwriter. I teach beginning guitar and bass. I will come to you or provide services from O'fallon, MO. I provide reasonable rates; instruments are available for purchase as well.


I am an Illinois based singer/songwriter/guitarist. My main focus for composition is Christian music although I have been known to do cover and Celtic music. I teach beginner to intermediate guitar using classical/finger style approach. Minimal age is 12 although younger students can be considered.


We provide guitar music performances and instruction. I play classical, some standards, soft acoustic, rock and original compositions. I teach beginning classical guitar. The lessons include, technique, and elementary music reading.

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