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Jon Novi
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kate D.
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I've only recently begun taking piano lessons, but I can already tell that Jon Novi is the kind of teacher who sees limitless potential in his students. His enthusiasm buoys me even when I think I've messed up a song, and encourages me to try again. Also, his piano skills are on point, and he does a good job of explaining how to read a score and the mechanics of playing the piano. Beyond piano know-how, though, I would argue that it is Jon Novi's zest for teaching that makes me glad I am taking lessons with him. You won't regret it.

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  • 27 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jill S.
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My daughter started piano lessons with Stacey just a month ago but she is so excited every week to go. We have been very happy with how Stacey has progressed her - continually adding more difficult pieces to work on to see what she can do. This is our first experience w music lessons of any type and we are really happy with Stacey De & Co! Even my son, who never wants to try anything new, has started asking about taking drum lessons there. We couldn't be happier :)

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Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ross Z.
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Matt is an exceptional guitar teacher. He has a great balance of ultimate patience and expansive skill. He tailors the lessons exactly to my skill level, and is great about pushing me to improve in a gentle way. Matt can decode any song I want to play, and break it down in a way that works best with my approach to learning and my skill level. In addition to being an excellent guitar teacher, Matt works with my whole family to bring us together as a band (guitar, drums, piano, and voice). He has an uncanny ability to get the instrument mix perfect, and to coach all of us to come together. I am a 53 year-old guy, and Matt is not only exceptional for me, but also adapts perfectly for my two daughters (age 18 on piano and age 14 on drums). Both of my daughters begrudgingly put in years of piano lessons with conventional teachers, but now truly enjoy playing together under Matt's tutelage. Further, Matt is a great guy ... very dependable and trustworthy. I have had several guitar teachers, and none came anywhere close to Matt's teaching abilities. I cannot recommend Matt highly enough.

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Everybody Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bonnie J.
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Guy Fiorentini has been my guitar teacher for several years... When I started, i knew nothing about guitar except I liked it. I have learned about music technically, and aesthetically and how to make music ... on the guitar! He has introduced me to many talented musicians as well as his own Milwaukee Hot Club... (awesome). There was/ is so much more to learn; rhythm, chords, ear training... especially ear training.. He challenges me at each lesson and the motivation is there all the time. I want to succeed and he motivates me to no end... A great teacher! A great person as well!!!

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Midwest Guitar Institute
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tim F.
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Mike is very knowledgeable and great at putting the information into a context that you can understand. He clearly has a knack for teaching guitar. I'm taking advanced lessons and feel like I already learned a lot just in our 1hr consultation. I'm looking forward to continue working with him and definitely suggest him to anyone looking to learn guitar. Having lessons in a studio is also a big bonus!

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.

Jeremie Witz
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa Y.
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Three lessons in and our 10 year old son loves his guitar lessons

Steven Zane
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Pam C.
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Steven has an old bluesy voice, accompanied by amazing, wicked guitar licks , and a a look of casual rock god that defies his age

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!

Silbernik Music Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina H.
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My daughter has been taking guitar lessons with Irwin for the past few months. She loves it! His affection for children, as well as his expertise is obvious. I would highly recommend him as a guitar instructor!

Altered Stage
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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I got SO much more than I asked for connecting with Altered Stage. Not only does my membership get me access to unlimited guitar lessons with an awesome teacher, it also includes a great space with all the equipment needed, a welcoming community of likeminded and friendly recreational musicians, and the chance to play on-stage with my fellow members once/month. I went from being the guy who could play chords and learn simple songs through tabs to someone who understands music theory and feels comfortable jamming with strangers at the drop of a hat. A huge change from where I started and not at all what I expected. AS gives members the chance to get involved as little or as much as one wants. I could not recommend them more to musicians at any level.

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!

Kimberlyrics
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine S.
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Kimberlyrics is a great place to learn to sing or play an instrument. My children have had a few voice teachers in the past but Kimberly Church is the best. My children like her, they want to attend lessons every week and have come a long way in their vocal skills. They have also started Guitar lesson with her too and love it! I would highly recommend Kimberlyrics to anyone that wants to learn to play an instrument or to learn to sing better!

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.

Jon Kapity Music Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Scot O.
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I've been learning from Jon for over 3 years now. I am 48 years old and have wanted to play guitar forever. Jon's attention and desire to teach is unsurpassed by any other teacher I've been to. Jon constantly goes out of his way to help his students including bit not limited to hosting live events for his students to get a real stage feel for the instrument and how it feels to be a real musician. He is always caring and takes the time to get to know his students and what they want to achieve. His studio setting and teaching practices are relaxing and focused. I would not look for another instructor.

Kimberlyrics
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brandyn S.
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Enjoyable First Lesson. Made me feel very comfortable.

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

Phil Circle Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Megan C.
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Phil is the best guitar teacher you'll find. Extremely knowledgeable and attentive to your individual goals, with years of professional experience to back it up. Want to be a true musician? Learn from one!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew K.
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Great guitar professor; highly recommend!

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
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My son learned to play guitar there at the age of 5. He is now 12 and has continued his lessons and has formed a Rock Band where they all practice and perform through the music school. They have all learned a tremendous amount and it continues to be a wonderful experience for them.

Guitar Coach Phil Barrile
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Olena B.
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I was looking for someone to teach my son how to play a guitar ( no previous experience). Now thank to Phil Barrile he’s playing every day and continue to improve. Thank you Phil for being a great teacher to my son!

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Holland, MI

  • Frequency of lessons
    More than twice a month
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  • Experience
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    I can read music because I play the alto saxophone. I'm a freshman.
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