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Chelsea Classical Guitar Instructors

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Otis Read
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Seth T.
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I was a relative beginner to the guitar when I started lessons with Otis. From the first lesson he was patient, encouraging and enthusiastic. He tailors the lessons to the types of music and songs you are interested in. He has a wide range of music knowledge and styles which make him an ideal teacher who can help any student take that first step toward becoming a guitar player or help a seasoned player hone their skills. Highly recommended!

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Bertrand' s Guitar Studio
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jake M.
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I have been taking classical guitar lessons from Bertrand for a few weeks and am pleased with the progress. Bertrand has a contagious music philosophy and a knack for intertwining genres. He emphasizes music theory beyond the guitar and is constantly interested in the structural foundations of the pieces I play.

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PVD Guitar
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cliff C.
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I've been taking guitar lessons from Nick Cooper for 7 months. Besides having a great time, I've learned a tremendous amount from Nick and improved my playing greatly. Whenever I'm having an issue, he's has been able to give me the right exercises and instruction to iron my problems out and keep me progressing. His lessons always keep in mind my personal preferences and objectives. I'm particularly excited about his plans for group workshops to involve all of his interested students. Being an older adult with a full-time job, I've been especially appreciative of his efforts to work within my schedule and time constraints. All in all, I look to be studying with Nick for a long time. Cliff Cahall

Taunton Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Byron M.
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I've been playing guitar for almost 30 years and I can honestly say that Josh is an amazing guitar teacher. If you are looking for the best guitar lessons in Taunton, Taunton Guitar Lessons is the place for you! Josh cares more about his students than anyone else, you would be very wise to invest in yourself by taking guitar lessons with him!

  • 23 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Jill Q.
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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
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeshua W.
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After years of guitar experience, I wanted to start learning again after a long hiatus. Bradley is very patient and eager to explain advanced technique and break them down to easy to understand methods for me to practice with. I believe my technique has improved much faster while learning classical guitar with him and will continue taking lessons with him. He's like a secret weapon for a budding guitar player!

  • 6 years in business
  • 34 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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Jaime's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vivek R.
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Jaime has been a wonderful guitar tutor for me. I had no idea about guitar basics and here I am on track to start playing songs. It has been 2 months since i started class with Jaime and every class has been professional and personalized to my needs. He understood my strengths and corrected my mistakes. He consistently challenged me to move out of my comfort zone while playing. It takes patience to teach and Jaime has got it. He truly added value for the money I paid.

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

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G4 Guitar Schools
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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!

Performing Arts Music Studio
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Alura M.
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Just started doing a few lessons for guitar but have plans to do singing lessons as well. He is versatile and flexible and is working on what I need for the goals I have. Great guy and worth the money so far.

Hub Guitar Boston
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
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Grey has been giving guitar lessons since he was in high school. He taught my 30 year old boyfriend how to play well when he was only seventeen. He went on to teach my twelve year old daughter the basics, in the summer before he left for college. He is patient and proficient as a player and as an instructor. He has grown significantly in the years since, and is a highly sought professional.

Alan's Private Music Lessons
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Robert K K.
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I have taken guitar lessons from Alan Donati for a number of years in order to better understand music. Being a weathered rock/blues drummer myself, I can attest that Alan is a very accomplished musician and seasoned music teacher who learned his craft via years of playing in rock, blues and jazz bands as well as attending Berklee as a solid foundation. Alan can teach a number of instruments well such as guitar, bass and piano alongside incorporating music theory with the practical applications. He is very adapt with technology as well as “old school”. I have seen Alan teach many students with great patience with tailored attention to the particular student’s interest. Some veteran musicians can only play well but not teach. However, Alan can obviously do both. And so I am giving Alan an outstanding review and rating.

David Moorhead
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle H.
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David has been teaching me guitar for a little over a month now. I have already seen great advances in my technique, rhythm, and understanding of music. I have been playing guitar for 9 years off and on, and I have never had professional lessons. I can say that after a month with David, I am playing better than I ever have and believe that my guitar playing skills will continue to progress rapidly with David's help. His teaching technique is very casual and fun, almost conversational, and his insights are spot on. He is exactly what I hoped for in an instructor when I started looking at guitar lessons and I would highly recommend him for anyone who loves guitar, regardless of their skill level. He is a 'must hire' professional!

Jonas' Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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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!

Jacob Sibi-Okumu
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
Verified review

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Jacob is your guy. What you look for in a teacher is someone who ENJOYS teaching you, is patient, and allows you to enjoy what you're doing. You can tell Jacob cares about what he does and he cares about teaching someone the guitar. In a short period, I've learned a ton from him and he's even gone out of his way to send videos of stuff I've needed to practice. If you're looking for an instructor, Jacob is the man for the job!

  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Davina D.
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I took Derrick's group Beginner Guitar class at BCAE and have signed up for the second level group class. Derrick's teaching style is relaxed an unintimidating which is ideal for a newcomer. He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to cover a wide range of material during each 1.5 hr lesson.

Wolfman's School of Music
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler S.
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I started private guitar lessons with Bob Wolfman a year and a half ago, with the hopes of getting past a guitar playing rut I’d been stuck in for a few years. I felt I had reached a plateau and that I wasn’t progressing much since I switched out of the music program at UMASS Lowell. Within my first few lessons with Bob I was already progressing more than I had with ten years of prior instruction! In my first three months of lessons with Bob, I was very impressed by his ability to simultaneously cater to my direct interests (music theory and improvisation) while exposing me to concepts I didn’t realize I needed to work on to get there (sight-reading, aural skills, chordal arrangements). We quickly set up a lesson plan and goals geared towards getting me where I wanted to be. I was so happy with the results that I eagerly enrolled into his year-long “Apprenticeship Program”. This program allowed us to plan my curriculum and keep me on track (and I had a realistic practice schedule that I could stick with). Last year, I progressed so much that I decided to start my second year in the program. I’m really glad that I did!! One of several things that separates Bob from a lot of other instructors is his focus on his students. He always sticks to his commitment to making me a better guitarist and musician, even if that means giving me extra time when he has it. And with his 30+ years of experience as a teacher, he knows how to personalize my lessons in a way that works for me. I highly recommend him for people just starting out on guitar, bass, etc., or for those like me who just need a kick start to get out of a rut. I am reaching my goals to becoming an accomplished pro guitarist very soon. Tyler Schmitt Apprenticeship Program Guitar student with Bob Wolfman

Jonathan Hurley Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Preston H.
Verified review

We hired Jon to perform classical guitar for our wedding ceremony. We were late in the planning stages, and hadn't spent enough time thinking through the ceremony music. Jon made a number of suggestions, and we found several selections we liked. Knowing he was experienced with previous weddings, and confident, was reassuring, especially since some of the details were still being worked out at the last minute. In the end, his playing was fantastic, and the music perfectly suited our procession, setting a beautiful tone for an unforgettable evening. Jon is an excellent musician and a true professional, and I can't recommend him highly enough.

Guitar lessons with John
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew W.
Verified review

I was a complete beginner at 50! John has been excellent at introducing me to guitar so I can play songs right away. After a couple of months, I searched online for what makes a good guitar teacher and John does them all.

Fiona Dooley
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
Verified review

My son took beginner piano lessons from Fiona last year. He is a very sensitive boy and was nervous about learning an instrument for the first time, but Fiona put him at ease right away. She has a sweet and earnest teaching style, and explains new concepts in a way that's welcoming and easy to understand. I know her willingness to teach him whatever music he wanted to learn went a long way towards keeping his attention on the piano and away from the iPad. We always looked forward to our lessons with her!

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Need Guitar Teacher

Boston, MA

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Years of experience
    No experience
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Other (any - I am a beginner)
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Short term goals
    my 9-year old son and I want to take lessons together and we are both beginners with our own guitars
  • Long term goals
    learn to play basic chords, strings
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    As recommended by teacher
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Day preference
    Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    That we are looking for someone who can come to our home in Boston - or we can meet somewhere there is parking - to teach both my 9-year-old son and I together. He took lessons last year and would like to continue
  • $48
    Average price
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