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Rockford Beginner Guitar Instructors

Browse these beginner guitar lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rockford.

  • 38 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Holly C.
Verified review

Ben has a great system for teaching beginners guitar! Each lesson builds on the previous, and the goals are very clear. I have learned so much more taking lessons with Ben, than I did taking online skype lessons with a different teacher. The exercises and songs he gives me, keep me motivated to practice and I've noticed that I've improved a lot!

Jeremie Witz
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Augustana H.
Verified review

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!

Krusin' Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jim R.
Verified review

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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Dave M.
Verified review

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!!

Aaron's Lessons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Chuck R.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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!

Kimberlyrics
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gail G.
Verified review

I have 2 taking piano lessons here and Kimberly is excellent at keeping them engaged and motivated to learn. She is responsive to concerns and suggestions. We adore her.

Good Vibrations Music
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
Verified review

Nick is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable and talented. I'm taking lessons for the acoustic guitar. He's great at listening to what I want to achieve and understands how to help me, given my current level and available time I can commit.

Joe Cropin
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary N.
Verified review

Joe is a wonderful guitar teacher! I'm able to learn some popular songs as well as learning the right way to make chords and notes. He's really patient, and takes the time to really help me. I know he's also recorded and played professionally, and I highly recommend him!

Ferbert Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
    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
      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.

      About

      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.

      • 5 years in business
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      Effective and fast

      About

      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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      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.

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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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      I work well with beginners because I did not try to overwhelm them I try to teach them to play the guitar and learn The instrument

      About

      I am not your typical guitar instructor. Besides the lack of the mandatory long hair, I think you will find me to be an encouraging and approachable individual. I really want you to succeed at guitar! I call it achieving the "aha moment"— that moment of clarity that comes when you achieve the next level of “guitar zen.” Best of all, if you are in the Greater Naperville, IL area, I come directly to you, saving you time and hassle. Please check out the site, and may I suggest to first check out my introductory video? You can get a glimpse of who I am, and then explore the rest of the site!

      About

      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.

      About

      We offer beginner guitar lessons to all ages! It's never too late, or too early, to learn this wonderful instrument. Our reasonable rates and flexible scheduling can accommodate all. We even offer 30-minute half sessions for those with busy schedules.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      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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