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Otis Read
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dorothy C.
Verified review

High praise for Otis Read. He is a talented musician, and shares his musical creativity and teaching skills with me every Friday morning. He has done so since September 2017. Otis is attentive, patient, congenial and enthusiastic. He has innovative answers for the numerous questions I have about chords, reading music, fingerpicking—anything that comes up during our lessons. He brings himself totally to these lessons, never preoccupied or rushing through them. I am always curious, and he takes the time to show me alternative keys for various songs, styles/methods of strumming/plucking as well as inventive “moves” on the guitar. I have learned so much in the nine months we’ve been working together. Otis is also honest, no false praise from him. He challenges me weekly, making me a better player. When I get discouraged about being unable to negotiate a complicated chord or frustrated with my lack of plucking agility, he’s always encouraging and supportive. One anecdote: Several of my musicians friends,—guitar, mandolin and stand-up bass —were playing at my house recently during a big party. They insisted I play with them—I was petrified, deer-in-the-headlights intimated. I got my guitar and sat in with this talented group, and while I’m not in their league at all, I was able to handle the material and sound good. The musicians complimented me and the rest of our friends applauded. Wow! Thank you, Otis!

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Bertrand' s Guitar Studio
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meena G.
Verified review

Bertrand is a fantastic guitar teacher and clearly a very gifted musician. When I decided to get guitar lessons, I was a little overwhelmed by the choices on thumbtack and I checked out another teacher before I went with Bertrand. Even at the outset, he was very helpful in a non-intrusive way, making sure that he's available and eager to teach but allowing one to make one's choice in one's own time. I've been very happy with my choice. I knew nothing about the guitar when I started and can be easily intimidated or frustrated, but I've been pleasantly surprised by how much fun it's been to learn from him. He's always cheerful, positive, encouraging and most of all, he works hard to make it fun for the learner. He mixes music theory with practice drills seamlessly. The 1hr class goes by quickly and I'm surprised to find that I enjoy practicing!

Rizzotti's Studio of Music
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
RB L.
Verified review

Guitar Lessons : I had a good experience with Andy. I had to stop lessons for a long out of town trip. Plan on starting back in the spring 2014. I had a mixed bag of guitar skills and he was able to focus on what I needed to learn and show me how to do it. Thanks

  • 23 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Jill Q.
Verified review

My 9 year old daughter has been taking guitar lessons with Julie for a year. She has progressed nicely and really enjoys the lessons. The end of the year recital was wonderfully entertaining and a great goal for my daughter to work towards. Julie has been easy to communicate with and I have already recommended her to other mothers.

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Bradley B Stone
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren F.
Verified review

My husband is really enjoying his guitar lessons with Bradley!

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The Music Room
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim K.
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A perfect match for my 15 year old daughter taking singing lessons. Amanda's knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm are contagious. She has fostered my daughter's confidence and developed her singing skills. I highly recommend Amanda. You become part of her singing family and she gives more than 100% of herself each lesson. I wouldn't go anywhere else!

G4 Guitar Schools
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Julia C.
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Shane is an awesome guitar teacher! He is very laid back, fun, and pays attention to where you are as a student. He pushes you, but also makes sure you're still having fun because he knows that's what it's all about. I highly recommend him as a teacher - and the G4 method is easy to follow. Instead of grabbing your usual beer and a Lyft, spend the cash on guitar lessons you have always wanted to take!

  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Ron D.
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Excellent guitar instructor/teacher. Always on-time with appointments. Great attitude and patience.

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Music Wizard
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maegen M.
Verified review

I am currently taking guitar lessons with Jeanne and she is fantastic! She makes learning easy and fun. I would recommend her to anyone who is just beginning or who is experienced and wants to perfect their skill.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Emily A.
Verified review

I am an adult piano student and I have simply had the most wonderful experience at TDS! I have had lessons with 2 different instructors, both of whom were wonderful! As an adult learner I am interested in playing for my own enjoyment, and I have found that I have learned so much more than I ever expected! Piano lesson evenings are my favorite night of the week! I highly recommend TDS for piano lessons.

Wolfman's School of Music
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Manaj S.
Verified review

I started taking guitar lessons from Bob around 9 months ago. Prior to that, I had been self-training for around 3 years. Thanks to Bob's methodical way of teaching, I feel that I have made more progress in past 9 months than I had in the 3 years before that. Bob's teaching focuses heavily on music theory, and that itself was a boon for me. Knowing the theory not only opened my horizons to improvisation, but it also helped me write music on my own. In addition to that, Bob is invested in every aspect of the development of my musical skills, including my playing technique, precision and--last but not the least--finesse of playing. There's a difference in playing guitar for x number of years, and playing guitar in a way that's worthy of recording in a studio or performing in front of a live audience. Bob's lessons have made that difference more obvious to me than they ever were. Lastly, Bob also customizes the lessons based on my immediate requirements. So, if I have to learn a particular song to cover, or compose something for my band, Bob gives that as much importance as I would. In all, I'd recommend Bob to anybody who's serious about guitaring, and wants help in taking their guitaring to the level of a professional.

Jonas' Guitar Lessons
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Paul D.
Verified review

Jonas has been teaching our daughter, Allison, for about 7 years. I can't begin to say enough about Jonas as a teacher, mentor and person. He has given Allison such confidence in herself and her music . . . Jonas always goes above and beyond - encouraging Allie to perform and write music, working 1 on 1 with her to record her music and getting her used to mics and sound systems. He has been a huge influence on Allison over the years . . .she truly looks to Jonas as one of the people she admires most in her life. We can't recommend Jonas' Guitar Lessons enough!

Rob's Guitar School
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sue F.
Verified review

Guitar lessons for my grandson, are fun. Lots of community involvement!

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Evan Carley Music Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
Verified review

I have three guitar lessons with Evan and he has already given me so much great stuff to work on! I had been teaching myself for about six months, but Evan has done so much more for me and shown me so many ways to improve. I am really looking forward to continuing learning from him.

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Jacob Sibi-Okumu
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kayla M.
Verified review

Really enjoying working with Jacob! He’s very talented, patient and fun to work with. Would recommend to anyone looking for a boost in their guitar abilities.

Music Lessons by Steve Latt
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Bob M.
Verified review

As an adult student, I have been taking mandolin and guitar lessons from Steve for about two years. I would recommend him unquestionably to any prospective student looking to take music lessons. Steve is a down-to-earth instructor who is not only eager to help his students learn but demonstrably excellent at playing and teaching the instruments he teaches. Steve has introduced me to a variety of music from a theory viewpoint, but is eager to help his students define their own path, reflective of their particular musical tastes. I’ve played an array of bluegrass, jazz, blues, and classical music with Steve. Not only has my playing dramatically improved, but my appreciation for the music has improved exponentially. I’ve learned how to diatoni cally examine songs, understand rhythm signatures, identify different scales, solo, and perhaps most importantly, how to practice properly. Whether you’re just looking to play your favorite song, or become a lifelong student of your instrument, Steve is definitely the guy to help you along the path of musical discovery.

  • 12 years in business
Justin S.
Verified review

Frankie Price is an incredible music teacher. I have been learning guitar from him for a couple of years. Anything I want to learn he is able to provide. How to do guitar solos, how to write songs, etc. He can answer any question you have about music. He is always on time and is very friendly.

Carriage Town Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha C.
Verified review

Chris is very professional, responsive and friendly. My daughter can't wait for her next guitar lesson!

ROI Guitar Studio, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Peter C.
Verified review

Matt is a wonderful teacher and person. He sincerely wants to help people reach their potential and goals for learning guitar. Not only does he spend the time to get to know your background and areas for improvement, but he also caters to your particular style (blues, folk, classical, metal) and is flexible schedule-wise. I completely recommend Matt as a teacher. I have tried many instructors before and none have come close to Matt's patience and willingness to adjust his explanation style to fit your needs.

New England Music Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Robin G.
Verified review

I took piano lessons with Mary. She is a wonderful and professional teacher. I would highly recommend New England Music Studio - Great learning experience and a lot of fun

Aku guitar lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shivayogi B.
Verified review

I have been learning from Akshit for six months now and is an amazing teacher and guitarist to learn from His emphasis on guitar basics really push you to zone of being a professional guitar player

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Need a Guitar Teacher

Chicopee, MA

  • Guitar type
    Not sure
  • Level of experience
    No experience
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Details
    I just want to learn how to play the guitar so bad
  • $20
    Average price

Need an Online Guitar Teacher

Kennebunkport, ME

  • Readiness
    Ready to hire
  • Frequency of lessons
    More than once a week
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Details
    I am designing an App. In this App I want to have numerous folk blues and jazz progressions as well as different ways to voicelead through them.
  • $50
    Average price
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