Louisville, KY

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39 Reviews
  • Jacob r. Oct 20, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Great experience
    Great experience, very helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Replied to Brian G. - Sep 15, 2016

    Thanks Brian, appreciate muchType your response to this review.

  • Barnett J. Aug 30, 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.
    Replied to Barnett J. - Sep 2, 2016

    thanks loadsType your response to this review.

  • Rob H. Aug 11, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Really takes the time and makes sure the student fully understands. Highly recommend!
    Replied to Rob H. - 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 !!
    Replied to Brittany L. - 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.
    Replied to Charity P. - 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!!!
    Replied to dee f. - Jun 12, 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!!!
    Replied to Preston M. - Jun 12, 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.
    Replied to Shain s. - Jun 12, 2016

    thanks much Shain

  • Robert L. Mar 7, 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
    Replied to Robert L. - Jun 12, 2016

    thanks much Robert

  • jo g. Feb 5, 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.
    Replied to jo g. - Jun 12, 2016

    thank you much

  • Larry M. Feb 3, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Replied to Larry M. - Jun 12, 2016

    thanks Larry

  • Paul J. Jan 26, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Replied to Paul J. - Jun 12, 2016

    thanks Paul

  • Ryan G. Nov 30, 2015
    Banjo Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great instructor!!! Very knowledgeable
    Replied to Ryan G. - Jun 12, 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!!
    Replied to Michael G. - Jun 12, 2016

    thanks Michael

  • Maggie M. Nov 2, 2015
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Replied to Maggie M. - Jun 12, 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!
    Replied to Hung N. - Jun 12, 2016

    thanks Hung

  • Emma J. Sep 16, 2015
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Replied to Emma J. - Jun 12, 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
    Replied to John M. - Jun 12, 2016

    thanks John

  • 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
    Replied to Otis M. - Jun 12, 2016

    thanks Otis

  • Latoya M. May 15, 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.
    Replied to Jason A. - 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.
    Replied to Jamie B. - 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.
    Replied to Sarah D. - Apr 14, 2015

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

  • Cassie B. Mar 7, 2015
    Banjo Lessons
    Verified Review
    Replied to Cassie B. - Apr 14, 2015

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

  • Wendy J. Jan 29, 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.
    Replied to Wendy 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.
    Replied to Alicia V. - 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!
    Replied to James B. - 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.
    Replied to Bryan H. - Apr 14, 2015

    Bryan thanks so much

  • Tammy K. Apr 17, 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!
    Replied to Tammy K. - Apr 17, 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.
    Replied to Henery B. - Apr 8, 2014

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

  • Paul S. Mar 28, 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.
    Replied to Paul S. - Apr 17, 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,
    Replied to Tim L. - Apr 17, 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!
    Replied to Frances O. - Mar 23, 2014

    appreciated, thanks much

  • Chris H. Mar 21, 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.
    Replied to Chris H. - 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
    Replied to Steve C. - 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.
    Replied to Dustin G. - 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.
    Replied to Darin L. - Mar 23, 2014

    aappreciated, thanks much