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Rockford Beginner Guitar Instructors

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SaltLightCity Studios
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Aishwarya V.
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Scottie was a very professional teacher. I wanted to learn guitar at the beginner level and he understood the style and pace at which I wanted to learn. He seemed very passionate about teaching music and kept the lessons very engaging and interesting. Unfortunately I could not continue to take lessons due to work; but I would surely go back when I find more time.

Jeremie Witz
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Augustana H.
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I just had my first lesson with Jeremie a couple of weeks ago, and he was wonderful! He was very professional, but really fun, and was able to answer any questions I had with ease. The first lesson was very manageable but I felt like I was learning a lot the entire time. Also, he was very polite and respectful when it came to pointing out things that I needed to do differently. I would definitely recommend Jeremie to anyone who is looking for guitar lessons!

Aaron's Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Chuck R.
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Aaron is great. Been taking mandolin lessons from him. I am an experienced guitarist and Aaron is adapting to how I want to learn well. He is very patient and flexible with grown up schedules.

The Music Connection, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris W.
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My son has been taking piano lessons with the Music Connection for more than a year. The teaching staff is excellent and my son is improving his piano skills weekly!

  • 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!!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
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Patty and Jestin are very friendly and have opened their musical home to my 10 yr old daughter who is quite shy. She loves her weekly lessons and they are both extremely educated in music. They both play multiple instruments. She has learned a lot in the last 4 months plus. This couple, which I would highly recommend, are very hip and take onto kids as if they were their own. I love how they teach and how easily my child retains the information. They also are very easy going on missed lessons (sorry) and rescheduling! Thanks Patty & Jestin for spreading your musical talents!

U Discover U
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steve M.
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I can't speak highly enough about my experience with Dave as a guitar instructor. He offers such a range of flexibility to what I am wanting to learn, and in my desired genre, at a pace I am comfortable with. He works scheduled lessons within the hours I have available and offers his input on what to work on in between lessons to better my skills in areas that are more challenging. While listening to his own original songs I also found him to be the perfect fit for playing at our wedding reception. He offered to play specific requests but we felt completely comfortable leaving it up to him. He played beautifully and instinctively knew what suited the occasion. If anyone is looking for a great guitar instructor I highly suggest Dave!

Ferbert Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Ryan L.
Verified review

All around, great experience. Very friendly dude and explains things very thoroughly if you don't get it. Know's A LOT about the guitar.

Rock Star Music Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael A.
Verified review

The staff at Rockstar are easy to work with and friendly. I am an adult who takes guitar lessons. My son takes drum lessons and my daughter takes guitar lessons. Rockstar's instructors work well with kids and adults. The facility is clean and constantly updated. There is a clean bathroom and a comfortable waiting area. Their instructors are also working musicians so their lessons are applicable to real life experience.

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I have been playing drums and percussion for 12 years now and am very experienced reading and improvising. I have also been playing guitar for over 15 years now, and I have given lessons in the past.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I can teach you how to play acoustic guitar. From beginner to advanced or intermediate, that's not a problem. I can provide a book, so that when you don't want lessons anymore, you can teach yourself. My service includes free video lessons on websites.

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My name is Terry Bowe, and I have been a guitar teacher for over 20 years. I teach from the heart and always with my student's best interest in mind. I have played with and have been taught by the best! My teaching style is very unique, and I have developed my own curriculum bringing together all forms of music. It is a simplified and very effective style that helps ensure individual achievement and creativity. If you or someone you know is interested in a free, initial 30-minute guitar lesson, just call or e-mail me. I offer lessons to you in your home and have excellent references and credentials!

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Get fun-filled piano and guitar lessons with an experienced teacher for kids of all ages at incredibly low prices! Lessons tailored to suit each student. Great deals are offered for monthly sign up or multiple enrollments.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Effective and fast

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I give guitar and music lessons to beginner guitar students. I will teach guitar and music theory and provide an understanding of how music is constructed. I have experience in rock, blues, country, and folk.

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We provide online guitar tutoring, via email questions about all guitar stuffs including skills, theory, sounds, advices, etc. We also promote news, gigs and anything about guitar players and rock musicians. Whether you're renown or someone new and trying to reach world fame, we can help to introduce your works to the world. We are also preparing to endorse music instruments, so you should check any music companies that are interested. We're prepared to provide quality reviews for any musical products.

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I have been playing guitar, bass and keyboard most of my life. I help run a service industry business for a living but, I like to do music in my free time. I am looking to help people learn how to play and give them the band setting. I also have a lot of my own equipment here, so if they travel to me, they wouldn't really need to bring any equipment saving them time and hassle. I can travel to them and bring my own equipment as well. It would give them a formal and informal training on what it's like to learn music and be in a band.

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I teach guitar lessons. I love blues, rock, folk, some other interesting styles in the independent and "cult-following" genres. I am not as comfortable with jazz. I would do an even exchange if someone wanted to learn something from me I would take jazz lessons. I believe 45 minutes for a guitar lesson is perfectly reasonable, but if someone wanted to go longer or shorter we can get into contact and figure that out.

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Dave has been playing guitar for over 25 years. He's great with kids and will go out of his way to make sure he connects with them on a personal level, making it easier for his students to learn. I am also teaching adults!

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I teach what the student wants to learn. We can do theory, scales and power chords. Some players just want to be able to play chords. Others want to play blues licks, and some want to be rock stars. I will help the student reach their goals in playing.

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Music Matters School of Music, located at 222 E. Wilson St. Batavia, IL, encourages our students to explore all areas of music. We offer piano lessons, drum lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, violin lessons, cello lessons, saxophone lessons as well as lessons for any other percussion or orchestral instruments. We serve students from Batavia, St. Charles, Geneva, North Aurora, Elburn, West Chicago, Aurora, as well as many other cities within the Fox Valley and western suburbs of Chicago. The benefits of being a Music Matters' student are as follows: * Guitar, drums, piano, voice, violin and more in the same location * Save time by scheduling multiple instruments for the same day -- We offer the most popular instruments: drums, piano, voice, guitar, and violin, Monday-Saturday. * Over 20 university-trained teachers teach you what you want to learn -- Our teachers are university-trained or have the professional equivalent after years of playing on the road. Our teachers understand that everyone has different goals, and we customize your lessons to meet your needs. All of our teachers love teaching and sharing music with people of all ages and abilities. * No long-term commitments -- All of our private lessons' students are on a month-to-month basis. You can start lessons at any time and withdraw at any time. * Two optional, low-pressure recitals every December and May -- Our students have the opportunity to participate in our recitals. Here, they can share their music with the Music Matters community, friends and family. Students are not required to participate except those who do really want to have fun. By having recitals, students learn about goal setting and creating good practice habits. * Large parking lot, two lounges, and a children play area -- Music Matters has plenty of off-street parking for our community members. We also want you to be comfortable while you're with us. We have leather sofas and plenty of magazines in our lounges for you to relax and enjoy. * Office staff to assist you with your needs -- Our friendly office staff is here to answer any questions you may have. If you have billing questions, need to reschedule lessons, or just want to let us know how lessons are going, we are here to help. * Quality instruments, amplifiers, and professional teaching studios -- We have spared no expense in providing our students with professional teaching studios to assist them with their lessons. Each studio has stereos, amplifiers, and recording-studio-grade foam insulation. Music Matters has the largest collection of percussion instruments, so that our students can explore all that percussion has to offer. We are constantly renovating our studios to make sure they meet the needs of our students. * Student appreciation night -- Every May, we hold a large carnival in our parking lot for our students to enjoy. Free food, games, prizes, live music and the highlight of the night, the dunk tank, can all be enjoyed by the Music Matters community.

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