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Valparaiso Guitar Instructors

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Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Heidi L.
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Bob does a great job choosing music that the kids are interested in learning in both Piano and Guitar. They learn fun songs along with the necessary scales which keeps them better focused.

Guitar Chicago
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Brian S.
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I have been taking lessons from Dan for more than two and a half years and it something I look forward to every week. Aside from being a great teacher, he is fun, understanding and very talented. He takes the time to help you understand the structure of what you are learning without over burdening you with theory. He is also really interested in making sure you are enjoying playing (that is the point) and getting out of it exactly what you want. Any time I have a request (no matter how absurd) of a song to learn, Dan takes the time to find a good arrangement at my level and teaches it to me. It is really nice having that flexibility and personal investment in my lessons. In just two and a half years, I went from playing no to guitar to be comfortable jamming with my friends while also developing my classical guitar playing skills. His musical interests are vast; from beautiful classical pieces to classic rock solos to movie soundtracks (he loves Storybook Love from the Princess Bride). This blend of genres and talents truly sets Dan a part and I would encourage anyone looking to finally learn the guitar to sign up for lessons with Dan.

Paul William
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Barry R.
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I wanted to arrange guitar lessons for my daughter as a Christmas present. The experience was great especially since we live hundreds of miles away from each other. I was a first time user of Thumbtack and I will definitely use it again.

Piano By Sarah
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Adina G.
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Both our older children taking lessons with Sarah. We are very pleased and thankful to have her as a piano teacher, the children are excited every week to see her and i am already amazed how much they have learned since September.

Matt Brown's Guitar Studio
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Scott S.
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I first tried to learn guitar through a few of the popular guitar websites out there. I was able to pick up some of the basics like open chords and the pentatonic scales, but I also picked up a lot of bad habits. After a few months, I decided to take some private lessons to see what the experience would be like. I was pretty blown away by how much a learned in just 1 hour. Matt has been very effective at helping me improve my abilities in a relatively short amount of time. After just a few months of lessons, I felt confident enough to perform at a few local open mic nights. For me, the most important aspect of lessons has been learning from my mistakes. Without a professional teacher, it's hard to know what you're doing wrong, what you could be doing better, etc. Matt is an expert at all things guitar. If you take lessons with him and work hard at practicing, you're going to improve very quickly. It's that simple. I really can't say enough good things about my experience.

Grace Note Academy
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Piyamas S.
Verified review

My daughter enjoys taking piano lesson with Mr. Al for the past 4 years. His lesson is not boring. It's fun and the best part is he comes to our house to give lesson.

Altered Stage
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 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.

6 String Ax Attack
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Mike S.
Verified review

Lupe has been an excellent teacher to me while furthering my musical "vocabulary." He is able to teach me riffs and techniques in a manner that is both fun and constructive. He also has an amazing ability to pick out notes in songs and create harmonies for vocals. He seemingly does it all very effortlessly and is always willing to teach what he knows to those who ask.

Professional Music Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alex K.
Verified review

My daughter took lessons with Manny to prepare for a high school audition. I was very surprised by how serious she took the lessons. His expectations came across as very clear and motivational. My daughter loved her violin lessons and is now playing for her high school’s orchestra!

  • New on Thumbtack
Peggy B.
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Bill teaches my 12 year old daughter. He is very patient, works well with young kids and current. He's a great guitar teacher.

Chicago Guitar Lessons
2.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Paul R.
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I have been taking guitar Lessons with Mike for a few years now and having started out as a complete novice I feel that Mike's way of teaching and explaining the process is excellent. He has a great understanding of the business and a unique teaching approach. The guitar is a hard instrument to master and Mike takes his time to let you understand the process in a methodical and professional manner. Great Guy and excellent value.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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My teaching is highly improvisational. I'm going to create a curriculum based around what you want to get out of the lessons. Every person is different.

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I am a traveling guitar teacher who has 33 years of experience in playing, touring, recording, and teaching. My course work is designed to be fun and easy to understand.

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I specialize in open and lyrically flamenco technique and other styles of guitar playing, theoretical and practical methods, along with music recognition.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Do you want to learn guitar playing? I will teach you how to play the guitar. I'll have you learning the chords and scales you need to succeed. Just tell me what you want to get out of guitar, and I'll help in any and every way that I can. Music is at your fingertips! I can teach you basic chord structures as well as scales. I specialize in blues, rock, country, and other forms of guitar-based music. I am proficient in both acoustic and electric playing, and I can assist in technical specifics with the guitar, including strings, pedals, amplifier suggestions, and anything else you may have questions with.

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Long-term lesson plans are designed after a free trial lesson with the student, and are created to serve their interests, goals, and needs. The Video Showcase program gives students the motivation to master challenging new songs, and celebrates their accomplishments by immortalizing them through film.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer private guitar instruction for any skill level. Tailor-made plans are varying upon students' interests. Whether you are interested in learning your favorite songs, writing your own music, improvisation, or theory, I can provide you with the tools and guidance to develop skill and an effective practice routine.

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I've been playing guitar for 8 years, self taught, and love to play with people. Currently playing bass in a indie/folk/punk band, still working out our sound.

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I'm a guitarist, with eight years of experience. I enjoy playing in multiple styles: rock, blues, jazz, classical, metal, funk, etc. I know a moderate amount of theory, so depending on how you'd like to learn, I could apply that into my lessons. Any age group is fine. I really enjoy teaching what I know.

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