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Top Rated Acoustic Guitar Lessons Around Ashburn, VA

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  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob M.
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I have gotten a series of guitar lessons from Stevie. The progress I've made is amazing. If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere to ask questions and learn to play guitar, Matthews is your guy. He is passionate about music and your ability to get better. I'm very excited to continue to learn more.

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa G.
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Don was fantastic. I'm so excited to continue my violin and piano lessons! I definitely recommend him...he obviously has a lot of knowledge to offer his clients.

Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Allison S.
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Our boys are really enjoying their guitar and drum lessons so far, and are excited about practicing and playing their new instruments.

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Jam Class
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gianfranco N.
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Dan's a fantastic teacher because he makes you want to be a better musician. He uses different ways of instructing that specifically cater to your tastes and interests. He's familiar with a wide range of music, genres, and instruments. I came to Dan for beginner guitar lessons, but ended up gaining much more musical knowledge than I could have ever imagined. Dan helped me with the technicalities of the guitar, and helped me refine and add to my skill as a drummer of 11 years. In Jam Class, we played everything from James Brown to Nirvana. Dan is able to foster a great community of musicians within Jam Class, and will not only teach you to play, but to perform and work with other musicians.

Jason Bomani
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Robyn G.
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Jason taught my 11-year-old beginning and intermediate guitar. She really enjoyed the lessons and learned quickly. Jason is a fun and dedicated instructor and we plan to sign up again for lessons soon.

Tom Lawrence Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susan G.
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My 16 year old son has been taking guitar lessons from Tom for so many years I can't remember exactly how many it's been. Maybe five. Tom was born to teach (oh yes- and also be a musician!) He is kind and patient and really cares about his students as people, not just as musicians. In our heavily scheduled life, Tom never watches the clock. The lesson is over when it is complete, not when the timer beeps that 30 minutes is up. My husband and I would highly recommend Tom to anyone wanting to learn guitar - from beginner to expert, young to old. He's the best.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ralph M.
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I've been working with Maurice for just a couple months now. He has taught me more guitar in less than 3 months than I've picked up in over 30 years of trying to pick it up by myself. He is not only a great guitarist, he is also a great teacher.

Music Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ann K.
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Mr. Walls is an enthusiastic and patient teacher. As a choir member at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton for the past fifteen years, I have been able to sing liturgical music, and participate with other choirs in singing more complex pieces of music, such as requiems and compositions for rites of the church and special occasions. Our choir has sung in various languages, and joined other choirs in ecumenical choir fests. Mr. Walls has studied music composition, conducting, and history, and is an accomplished musician on several instruments, including the piano, organ, and guitar. He has several years teaching experience in the U.S. and abroad. I would say Mr. Walls' expertise and talent are second to none.

  • 48 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Alex R.
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When I started lessons with Larry, I had been taking guitar lessons for three years under a ‘learn by learning songs’ method. I didn’t know exactly what I needed, but I knew that I wanted get deeper into music, both theoretically and in my guitar work. I tend towards a combination approach of intellectual and emotional, and I value doing things well, and seeing its link to the larger picture of music. When I pursued Larry as a teacher, I realized I was taking a ‘next step’. What I found in Larry as a teacher and person is an expert in blues music and in how to teach music, particularly guitar. He has piqued my intellectual interest and challenges me to keep learning both the guitar techniques and theory. I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for, but this was it—a Peabody Institute-quality education mixed with blues experience, theory and then throw in endless stories about music from the sixties onward, because Larry was there. You can read his bio for all of the things he’s done, and they’re numerous, but I keep learning more. Most importantly, though, Larry is a great teacher. I trust Larry, and I know he sees something in me. He is a cheerleader-style coach, but an honest one. I know that when Larry tells me that I have potential or talent in a certain area, that he’s telling the truth. He’ll be just as honest when I’m not doing something well, also. Larry has a system that works, and he knows how to teach it and adapt it to my style of learning. My understanding of music, my ear especially, has grown leaps and bounds since taking lessons from him—I no longer feel frustrated, like I’m missing something. I know that if I continue to practice what he is teaching me, I am going to be an expert at guitar and will perform publicly. Larry is an amazing resource, a wonderful teacher, a composer, and a pretty funny guy. Most importantly he’s serious about, and seriously involved with and expert in music—he’s inspired me and he’ll inspire you.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie M.
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Victor has been my guitar teacher for 2 years. He is not only a phenomenal musician versed in several styles, he is an excellent teacher. He is patient and makes learning the guitar fun. He teaches basics of technique and theory but also really listens to where I want to go with my guitar-playing. He has helped me find my own style and has also helped me become more confident in my abilities as a guitar player. I highly recommend his services.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I am a university-trained guitarist specializing in classical and acoustic guitar for beginners to advanced players, including audition preparation for conservatories, colleges and schools of music

Bernardo’s Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mirvat S.
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As a beginner, I was in search for a patient and dependable guitar instructor. Bernardo went above and beyond to ensure my learning experience was fun and productive. He did not bog me down with technicalities alone but rather instilled a sense of listening needed for aspiring musicians to succeed. Most importantly, he taught me the value of being responsible for my own learning experience, I took his advice seriously and excelled. Thank you Bernardo!

  • 6 years in business
About

I creat digital,3d representations of various things that are then used for 3d printing,indie video games and product prototyping. I have also been playing guitar since I was fifteen,participate in various music projects and would like to share my talents with others.

About

I offer guitar lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced learners. I specialize in R&B, gospel and jazz guitar, and I have over 40 years of experience in teaching and playing. Music is my passion, and God is my inspiration.

Alex Smolkin - Jazz guitar
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Gary S.
    Verified review

    " Alex taught me everything I know on the guitar. I started from absolute beginner and he took me to the level where I am now. He is a real musician who understands what he is doing on the guitar and why. "He will teach you the music theory in a fun way since every concept is directly demonstrated on the instrument. " The result? " Now, the different concepts are attached to a sound and a hand movement in my head. He has developed his own method of teaching the guitar and he will help you with positioning your hands correctly, thus developing good habits right from day one. " He will also encourage you to improvise and write your own stuff right from the start. At first, it sounds crazy (how can a beginner improvise or write songs?) but after a while, it makes complete sense. This allows the student to develop a lot of confidence with the instrument, especially if you have spent hours (like me) at home messing around in a given key, developing your own touch, your own licks on the instrument. "If you are serious about learning the guitar, Alex is the one!" Gary

    Damon Foreman Music Academy
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Robert H.
    Verified review

    I took beginner guitar lessons from Damon under auspices of Howard County Rec. & Parks; he is very straightforward and patient, while exhibiting fantastic skills. I have enjoyed his performances, whether at Pubs or outdoors @ Centennial Park pavilion.

    Lessons by Tom Hatcher
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jenn L.
    Verified review

    My kids have taken rock guitar, bass and band lessons from Tom. He is a knowledgeable, engaging and dedicated music teacher. Tom has high expectations and his enthusiasm is contagious!

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    Blue Raccoon Tunes
    4.9
    from 12 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    • Top Pro on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
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    Carey is a master guitar player with decades of experience training, performing and teaching but that shouldn’t scare away beginners! Carey’s enthusiasm for the guitar is contagious, but more importantly, he has a patient and direct manner of communication that cuts straight to the essentials. He’s got a tremendous sense of humor, too. I can’t imagine a more perfect combination in a teacher!

    Sky Music Instruction
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Peiran Y.
    Verified review

    I’m an absolute beginner with guitar playing and musical theory. I've been learning guitar playing with Lena for about 2 months and plus now. Lena has been a wonderful instructor for me. Her teaching materials are very organized and systematic, which is essential for a beginner like me. Her patience and very encouraging words along the way helped me become more confident as I practiced from when I couldn’t even play a cord to being able to play 10+ chords smoothly. She also lets me choose a list of songs I’d love to learn to 1) help me learn how to play my favorite songs; 2) practice the chords she teaches me. This makes my practices much more enjoyable as I love the songs I’m practicing. I’m also learning from her a bit about musical theory and song writing in the meantime. In addition to the teaching part itself, she’s also very flexible with scheduling. I was able to reschedule several times because some unexpected events came up. With a very reasonable price, what else could you ask for from a guitar instructor?

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      I can teach guitar to beginners. Also, I can teach Spanish. If you don't have any idea how to grab the guitar, how to press your finger on the guitar frets, or you don't have any elemental principle to tune your guitar, then contact me.

      Alex Maryol Music
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 19 years in business
      BJ M.
      Verified review

      I started with Alex and had some knowledge about the guitar already but it wasn't very smooth. He helped me really dial in some easy to fix details and then give me some great advanced tips to help make the me sound so much better. Alex knows how to play as well as how to teach. He is very good if you are a beginner, but if you are an intermediate or advanced player, I would suggest getting lessons as well. You can transform your playing to another level.