DAVID K. JUDD MUSIC INSTRUCTION

Louisville, KY

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I LOVE TO TEACH, BEING ABLE TO TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT THE CHARMS OF MUSIC IS JUST FULLFILLING, I PUT EVERTHING I CAN EXPLAIN TO EVERY STUDENT AT EVERY LESSON

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

THE FEELING OF KNOWING THAT I AM TEACHING PEOPLE SOMETHING THEY DON'T KNOW, AFTER ALL THE HARD WORK, PRACTICE, PLAYING , GOING TO SCHOOL THAT I HAVE PUT IN, ITS A PLEASURE TO SHARE THAT KNOWLEDGE

Location

Louisville, KY 40216

Background check

Complete

Years in business

39

Times hired on Thumbtack

100

Reviews

56 Reviews
  • Kim S. Jul 27, 2017
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    My son really enjoys taking lessons from David!
  • Sequoia B. Jul 20, 2017
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    Today was my 1st lesson. The best thing that I love about David was his professionalism and his craftmanship for wanting to teach others, you can see Purity in his eyes and the way he carries himself. Towards the end of my session another student walks in patiently for her turn for her lesson and gives me a sample on what she has learned just in 2 weeks I was so amazed and shocked at the quick progress in what she has learned. I'm excited for my 2nd lesson and look forward to playing the piano.
  • Troy C. Jul 5, 2017
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    David has a great positive attitude. He is very personable and takes his time making sure you understand what he is teaching you. I appreciate his patience and I look forward to my future lessons with him.
    David K. J. Jul 5, 2017

    THANKS A LOT TROY, APPRECIATE

  • Rebecca G. Jun 1, 2017
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great teacher! He knows a lot about music theories! And he really makes an effort to get to know the students!
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS LOTS

  • Thumbtack Customer May 31, 2017
    Patient. Explains as many times as you need. Keeps adult interest by teaching a song first lesson while teaching basic music and notes . I'm in my late sixties and never studied music . Excited about learning banjo.
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS LOTS

  • Cameron D. May 20, 2017
    Violin Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Very knowledgeable and great at teaching his knowledge. I couldn't be happier with how my 1st lesson went with Mr Judd. Worth every penny
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS LOTS

  • Billy H. May 3, 2017
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    David is a very patient , loves music and knowledgeable. The studio is both comfortable and private. And the cost is more than fair.
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS LOTS

  • Alicia D. Apr 23, 2017
    Singing Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Mr. David K. Judd is very good with me he takes patients with me cause I am deaf with cochlear implant and he is calm and he helps with me... I would not change teacher he's the best... He listens helps and is very patient and I have been with other teachers in my past and so far Mr. Judd is doing well... Would I send messages to others about him? Ohh yes I would let others know if they looking for instructors I would give them Mr. Judd. I want to say Thank you for finding me a good teacher here... Alicia DeFiore
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS LOTS

  • Sara D. Apr 11, 2017
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Adult piano lessons
    David is an excellent instructor. I'm constantly blown away by his vast knowledge of music theory and multiple instruments. I would highly recommended David for all of your musical needs!
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS LOTS

  • Bill W. Apr 10, 2017
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review Updated
    Thank You Dave
    Should have seen Dave several years ago. He is very talented and is very friendly. Very understanding.. Very helpful. Makes things easy where as I was making them difficult. Dave is a very gifted teacher, and now has become a friend:
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS LOTS

  • Verified Review Original
    Thank You Dave
    Should have seen Dave several years ago. He is very talented and is very friendly. Very understanding.. Very helpful. Makes things easy where as I was making them difficult. Dave is a very gifted teacher, and now has become a friend:
    David K. J. Mar 27, 2017

    Bill, its never to late

  • Paul M. Mar 28, 2017
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    Guitar lessons
    Taking guitar lessons and looking forward to continuing my lessons. Very knowledge about music in general. Enjoys teaching which makes learning more enjoyable.
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS LOTS

  • Barbara K. Mar 26, 2017
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great time
    I've been taking guitar lesson for 7 weeks with David and I am really enjoying it. My daughter starts piano today and Ill be signing my son up for drum lessons while we're there. I love talking to him as well. Good conversation.
    David K. J. Mar 27, 2017

    thanks Beth, its my pleasure to work with you.

  • Seth A. Mar 17, 2017
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    David is amazing!!
    David is amazing!! He is so knowledgeable and is an amazing teacher! He has wonderful patience and knows how to teach and relate the information...
    David K. J. Mar 27, 2017

    thanks Seth

  • Gina S. Feb 25, 2017
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Adult beginner piano lessons
    David is a wonderful teacher. During my first two adult beginner piano lessons, I learned the basics of reading sheet music, and got enough instruction to start practicing at home. I enjoyed the lessons and plan to continue learning with this instructor.
    David K. J. Mar 27, 2017

    thanks Gina, your doing real well, just keep up your practice

  • Joey P. Jan 23, 2017
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review Updated
    Review for Mr. David Judd Sr.
    David is highly knowledgeable about music, as he's had lots of experience and was formally trained. Also, he's very patient and good-natured. I'm deeply impressed by his skills and his commitment to teach his students. All in all, I'd highly recommend him!
    David K. J. Mar 27, 2017

    thanks Joey

  • Verified Review Original
    Review for Mr. David Judd Jr.
    David is highly knowledgeable about music, as he's had lots of experience and was formally trained. Also, he's very patient and good-natured. I'm deeply impressed by his skills and his commitment to teach his students. All in all, I'd highly recommend him!
  • Kendall E. Dec 15, 2016
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Great first impression
    I've only had one lesson so far, but I already feel so welcome and comfortable taking lessons with Mr. Judd. He has a flexible schedule and could fit me in during the evening since I have work. Look forward to learning a lot!
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS

  • Scott R. Nov 28, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Bass guitar lessons
    Just signed up for lessons with David. Nice guy, knowledgable. Looking forward to the experience.
    David K. J. Mar 27, 2017

    thanks Scott, your doing great

  • Jacob R. Oct 20, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Great experience
    Great experience, very helpful.
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS

  • Sujatha P. Oct 9, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Guitar session was very nice
    First session was very nice looking forward to learn more.
    David K. J. Mar 27, 2017

    THANKS.

  • Brian G. Sep 13, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Great instructor!
    First session with David was great. He has a knack for making you understand how to read music that makes sense and is easy to follow. Looking forward to many more sessions while learning guitar.
    David K. J. Sep 14, 2016

    Thanks Brian, appreciate muchType your response to this review.

  • Barnett J. Aug 29, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    I am truly enjoying my instruction with David. He is as promised -- very patient, thorough and put me at ease right away. He's very personable in his teaching style (and I taught Art and Theatre for years). He never even batted an eye when I threw at him that I wanted to learn how to play cigar box slide guitar, hadn't touch an acoustic in decades, and never an electric guitar. I'm having a great time and learning a lot. Just what I was hoping for. I'm not having to sell my car to take lessons, either, thank heavens. He is very reasonable.
    David K. J. Sep 2, 2016

    thanks loadsType your response to this review.

  • Rob H. Aug 10, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Really takes the time and makes sure the student fully understands. Highly recommend!
    David K. J. Sep 2, 2016

    thanks Rob, appreciate

  • Brittany L. Jun 23, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Mr. David is so sweet !! I couldn't have asked for a nicer person to help me learn guitar & reading music (two things I didn't know a thing about) ! Mr. David was very kind in explaining the technique of guitar and is someone that has a really kind heart for helping others. I very much appreciate his help and for Thumbtack locating him ! I would recommend anyone to go to Mr. David for all of his knowledge about music. You will learn so much !!
    David K. J. Sep 2, 2016

    thank you Brittney, appreciate

  • Charity P. Jun 19, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    This was my son's first class with Mr. David, he had a great time. He is very good with kids, and even taught in a way I understood. I can see my son growing as Mr David teaches him. I'm glad God and Thumbtack pointed me in the right direction.
    David K. J. Sep 2, 2016

    thank you

  • Dee F. Jun 8, 2016
    Piano Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    My six year old daughter is learning to play piano and my ten year old is learning to play the guitar and both are beginners. Mr Judd is very patient with my children and he teaches them according to their learning ability. It has only been a few weeks and both my children are reading music and playing exceptionally well!! I am very satisfied with his work and I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn how to play the piano or guitar!!!
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thank you so much

  • Preston M. Jun 5, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Amazing teacher. I am new to music I have never read music or played an instrument. He takes his time explaining everything I need to know while also giving good theory. Highly recommend!!!
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thank you so much Preston

  • Shain S. Jun 3, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    I just started a couple weeks ago. But I already feel like I have learned so much. Very knowledgeable, nice guy. Makes you feel right at home the minute your there. There is no pressure when he is teaching. Just a all around great time and a great teacher.
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS

  • Robert L. Mar 6, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Just started for 3 weeks then he had to go for knees surgery. He's great teacher, I wish that he recovered after it and wishing him the best. God bless
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thanks much Robert

  • Jo G. Feb 4, 2016
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Mr. Judd was very friendly and made my 1st lesson so stress free. Very happy to have found him.
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thank you much

  • Larry M. Feb 2, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thanks Larry

  • Paul J. Jan 26, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thanks Paul

  • Ryan G. Nov 30, 2015
    Banjo Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great instructor!!! Very knowledgeable
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thanks lots RyanType your response to this review.

  • Michael G. Nov 25, 2015
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    David was very helpful! Being my first lesson, he sat me down and asked where I was with a piano and where he was going to take me! I really enjoy his personality! His humor allows the lesson time to be more enjoyable; being more relaxed I was able to take in more! Thank you very much David ! Also, he's flexible with scheduling, which is very helpful for someone like me working third shift and going to college! I HIGHLY recommend David!!
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thanks Michael

  • Maggie M. Nov 1, 2015
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thanks Maggie

  • Hung N. Oct 23, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    David is an excellent guitar teacher, he was very patience and lenient to a person that knew nothing about guitar. Came into his studio not knowing anything about music, left with good amount. He's also hilarious, my advice to anyone that wants a guitar lesson and don't know where to start, take him!
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thanks Hung

  • Emma J. Sep 16, 2015
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thanks Emma

  • John M. Jul 5, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    ive just started guitar lessons with David but he done very well with making me comfortable in the start of my guitar journey. I left my first lesson feeling that I will be taught by a true professional
    David K. J. Jun 2, 2017

    THANKS

  • Otis M. May 17, 2015
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    Very knowledgeable about his music and takes time to help the student. David is a great music instructor for any instrument. My son plays the piano and really likes his lessons and has learned a lot
    David K. J. Jun 11, 2016

    thanks Otis

  • Latoya M. May 14, 2015
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    Mr. Judd is an outstanding instructor. My daughter is a beginner and he takes his time to highlight her strengths and weaknesses. She enjoys each lesson and practices afterwards. I'll recommend him to anyone and everyone, he is also affordable.
  • Jason A. Apr 14, 2015
    Music Theory Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great time. Learned more in a week then in the last 9 years. 😀 He really loves music and is fun to work with.
    David K. J. Apr 14, 2015

    thank you so much Jason

  • Jamie B. Apr 13, 2015
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    He is such a great teacher and so knowledgeable! My fist lesson was for guitar and after watching him play a little bit on piano I signed up for that as well. He makes me laugh and feel very comfortable and at ease. He is like a super nice grandpa that you just want to hug. (Which I did get a hug for doing a good job once!) He really knows his stuff, he explains things very well and thoroughly. He will join in and play and sing with your lesson to help you with timing and rhythm. He works with your schedule, which was great for me because I work on a rotating schedule and am on 2nd shift. His lessons are very affordable and once you are done with your lesson he gives you candy! Who wouldn't like that? :) I would highly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn guitar or piano. If your are just starting out and want to give it a try before buying an instrument he rents instruments and sells them. Don't be afraid and give it a shot. I recommend him to everyone I know. I'm a 28 year old female who knew basic piano and had no prior knowledge about guitar. I came in knowing how to read music, treble and bass clef.
    David K. J. Apr 14, 2015

    Jamie thanks so much, you are a doll

  • Sarah D. Apr 11, 2015
    Mandolin Lessons
    Verified Review
    I'm interested in lessons.
    David K. J. Apr 14, 2015

    Sarah, you need to call me for a lesson time, thanks David

  • Cassie B. Mar 7, 2015
    Banjo Lessons
    Verified Review
    David K. J. Apr 14, 2015

    Cassie, sorry you had to transfer, you were doing great

  • Wendy J. Jan 28, 2015
    Banjo Lessons
    Verified Review
    David is thorough, patient, and knowledgable - everything someone learning an instrument needs. His studio is very comfortable, and his rates are exceptional. He's very personable and talented, as well. I have recommended him to my friends.
    David K. J. Apr 14, 2015

    Wendy thanks so much

  • Alicia V. Jan 28, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    Mr. Judd is thoroughly knowledgeable about his subject, professional, great with beginners and youth. I have no experience of him for advanced material (hopefully someday). But, if you hire him for your beginner/intro to guitar, you will not be disappointed.
    David K. J. Apr 14, 2015

    Alicia thanks so much

  • James B. Jun 2, 2014
    Banjo Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great with kids. My 12 year old son is enjoying playing the banjo and having Mr. Judd as a teacher. He is learning to read music and respect the art. Mr. Judd's experience and style of teaching boost the confidence in his students. I feel lucky to have found him!
    David K. J. Apr 14, 2015

    thanks James

  • Bryan H. Apr 24, 2014
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    I completed my first lesson with David and couldn't be more pleased at this time. David was very patient as we exceeded our session time by nearly 30 minutes. He seems passionate about music and his approach to teaching the right way (e.g., "old school, not rock school or tabs") aligns with my objectives in learning as a 43 year old adult student. I'm very eager to learn guitar and feel like I'm on the right path with David.
    David K. J. Apr 14, 2015

    Bryan thanks so much

  • Tammy K. Apr 16, 2014
    I have always wanted to learn guitar but never pursued it until a close friend began lessons with Mr. Judd. I never would of dreamed being able to look at music and know what the notes actually were. It is obvious that he enjoys what he does because the lessons are insightful, fun, and it never seems a chore. He is very patient, encouraging, and Instills the need for discipline in practice in order to truly appreciate the joy music can bring to the soul. He truly wants to share with his students such a gift. He accomplishes all of this with infectious laughter...if you desire to learn to play an instrument but fear feeling intimidated, look no further...It is better to learn from someone who is passionate about what he does than to waste your time and money on someone who doesn't take a vested interest in your success...you won,t be disappointed!
    David K. J. Apr 16, 2014

    TAMMY, thanks a lot, I truly appreciate this fine review

  • Henery B. Apr 7, 2014
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    Learning with David has been quite an enjoyable experience. I've had only one lesson thus far and am anxious for the next. I highly doubt you will regret learning from this man.
    David K. J. Apr 7, 2014

    thanks Henery, you will learn fast, your comments are appreciated

  • Paul S. Mar 27, 2014
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    I am one of Mr. Judd's older (56) guitar students. Mr. Judd is patient and is sensitive to the student's age and experience that each one brings. Yes...it is a job for him but he loves music and takes it personally if I learn. I would recommend Mr. Judd for anyone young or old that is serious about wanting to learn a music instrument.
    David K. J. Apr 16, 2014

    Thanks Paul, your comments are appreciated

  • Tim L. Mar 27, 2014
    Mandolin Lessons
    Verified Review
    I wanted to wait till I had my 2nd lesson- just to make sure I enjoyed it as much as the 1st. I DID!! Mr. Judd seems to really care that you learn the correct way and I have tried the others, no comparison. He is very accommodating with the students time. I am having a ball this time. and I am learning some notes and not dots on a sheet of paper that someone drew. and He has a bunch of stuff on the walls to look at,
    David K. J. Apr 16, 2014

    TIM, truly a pleasure working with you, thanks

  • Frances O. Mar 23, 2014
    My daughter, age 14, and my son, age 9, took up weekly lessons, guitar and piano respectively, with Mr. Judd this past fall. I am very impressed with the amount of musical knowledge my two children have obtained under Mr. Judd's guidance in a short amount of time. My children look forward to going to their weekly lessons as they know it is time well-spent and always something new to be learned. Mr. Judd is kind, professional, encouraging, and fun. As far as teachers go, Mr. Judd is a treasure and we are thankful for the opportunity to learn the joys of music with him. Highly recommended!
    David K. J. Mar 23, 2014

    appreciated, thanks much

  • Chris H. Mar 20, 2014
    I just started taking guitar lessons from David and he is great. Very patient, flexible on hours, and price is awesome. I would not improve anything about the service its not possible. I will recommend him to everyone.
    David K. J. Mar 23, 2014

    appreciated, thanks much

  • Steve C. Mar 19, 2014
    David has been helping me with the banjo and my daughter with the guitar. I was absolutely music stupid coming in and thanks to him we have learned so much. I can hosestly say that my daughter and I look forward to going to lessons each week.For affordable private lessons, give David a call you wont be disapointed
    David K. J. Mar 23, 2014

    appreciated, thanks much

  • Dustin G. Apr 4, 2013
    Mr. Judd is an excellent teacher. Being a teacher myself I know how important it is to relate whatever is being taught to something the student already knows and Mr. Judd does a great job doing this. His studio is a very comfortable setting and can be inspiring being there are dozens of beautiful guitars hanging on the walls. With his experience he knows the steps to learning how to successfully play the guitar and will teach it the right way with no shortcuts. He is a great guitar player himself so when you are not quite getting something he can model it for you and give you a sound to strive for. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Judd to anyone at any level.
    David K. J. Mar 23, 2014

    thanks Dustin, appreciated

  • Darin L. Dec 21, 2010
    We have been sending our son to Mr. Judd for guitar lessons for about 9 months now. Mr. Judd makes it fun. The half an hour lessons always go by quickly. We think he has done such a great job that we just recently started our daughter on piano lessons with him. His new studio is very nice, and comfortable. I could not recommend him more highly.
    David K. J. Mar 23, 2014

    aappreciated, thanks much