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Otis Read
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gloria B.
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Well, I have only had a couple of lessons with Otis but he is so layed back in his teaching style, I was instantly comfortable. Otis is very patient and encouraging. He has a lot of experience, he has played and written music for many years. He has also had his songs produced as well. He is well known in his community.

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PVD Guitar
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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My son has been taking guitar lessons with Nick from PVD guitar for a few yrs now and it has been the best experience for him. He continues to grow as a musican and loves his lessons.

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Bradley B Stone
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karina V.
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Brad is such a wonderful teacher! I started sending my 10-year-old daughter to him in September for the classical guitar and she loves him and her guitar lessons. Brad has really instilled a passion for music in my daughter and I never have to hound her to practice. My son has been listening to his big sister practicing and now wants to play the guitar as well and will start lessons with Brad this September! Brad is a very caring and accommodating teacher! So glad to have found him

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Jaime's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 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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G4 Guitar Schools
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 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!

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.

Evan Murphy Music
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Becky F.
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Evan is a fantastic music teacher! I took guitar lessons from him for a year, and was always impressed by his tailored approach to his students, his own playing ability, and his knowledge of music theory. Plus, the lessons were fun and introduced the basics of guitar in a fresh, memorable way. Highly recommended.

David Moorhead
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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I have been taking guitar lessons with David since 2010. He's a remarkable instructor. He covers everything from technique to songwriting to theory to you name it. I've learned a great deal from him and it has been fun. You'll have a blast too!

Evan Carley Music Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
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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.

Alexandra St. Thomas
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Avery M.
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I took lessons from Alex for over a year and really loved how she taught me!

Private Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ben F.
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After taking piano lessons from a traditional piano teacher for 6 years, I needed a change. Steve was the perfect choice. He played at a local piano bar at the time, and I wanted to hone my skills so I could play in bands, too. I assumed he would teach me the ins and outs of chords and then send me off to conquer the music scene, but it turned out he had a real mastery of musical theory, and he held it to a very high importance. He began each of our lessons with music theory - all the basics that make a solid foundation for any musician. Then, he introduced a new concept to something I had been doing all along. He gave me sheet music to learn - tough teaching songs - then after a time, began blocking my view of my hands with paper while playing. Eventually, he'd block my hands and take away the music, teaching me a very important part of playing anything in front of people. You have to know the music inside and out. You can't rely on the sheets in front of you. That's the only way you can truly immerse yourself in the song and let your fingers do the playing. His fees were reasonable and the time was very well-spent. You have to do the work between lessons to get the most out of them. Steve has a true mastery of live performance on every level, and it would behoove any musician, young or old, beginner or skilled, to spend a year in his teaching. We can all benefit from it. I certainly did. I've been in various bands, ever since, and I haven't looked back except to remember who helped me get here.

Gary Gramolini Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christina G.
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I had not picked up a guitar since I was nine years old, which is more decades ago than I'd like to admit. After just five lessons have got back all I had forgotten and moved on to playing melody lines and started finger picking. In addition to a long and distinguished track record as a performer as lead guitarist with Beaver Brown and other musical combos, Gary has studied music academically, so is able to teach beginning students like me, break things down to fundamentals and answer all my questions in a comprehensive way. I am studying folk, country and rock, it helps that he performs and can teach everything, acoustic and electric. I could not be more pleased.

Fiona Dooley
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Heather M.
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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!

Rob's Guitar School
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Todd D.
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Prior to taking formal lessons, I had tried some online lessons and guitar books with limited success and great frustration. I decided that I should give formal lessons a try and began taking lessons from Rob in February of 2016. It is safe to say that I have made great progress over the last 10 months. Rob is a patient teacher and always very encouraging. He knows when to push students out of their comfort zone so they keep progressing. Rob makes learning guitar really enjoyable....lessons are truly my favorite part of every week.

Sara's Vocal Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Reem A.
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Sara is an amazing teacher. She is very patient with her students, passionate about music and teaching music. She tries to find what best suites you to learn. You see progress clearly because Sara's lessons are structured. I took guitar and vocal lessons with her, she tailored the exercises to what I wanted and helped me reach my goals. She adjusted herself to my pace which was exactly what I needed, a patient expert teacher who is talented and good at communicating their knowledge. I recommend her 100%!

Solid Rock Music Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diana W.
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My 7 yr old grandson responds well to Mr Landers as a teacher. I would highly rec him to others.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chuck T.
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Mike is great teacher. He keeps the lessons interesting and challenging. He is also very motivating! I can't recommend Mike enough! A++ experience.

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About

My name is Adam Trudel. I give lessons for many instruments in Hingham or in your home. I am employed by the Archdiocese of Boston and have the lessons at the church I work for on Main St. I believe in a comprehensive learning program that remains fun and engaging, and I am well versed in many styles. I am college educated, and I have been playing since I was four. I'm sure that I can meet your musical needs! Thank you.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

My work stands out because I have learned from some of the best in my field. My teachers have taught me what it means to be a versatile and creative musician and they've shared their professional experiences with me. I've also traveled the world and experienced multiple facets of cultural music and understand the importance of music in the world. Performing worldwide has given me much experience and insight on the music industry and I feel there is much that I can share with my students.

About

Brant knows the learning process and details of body mechanics as they apply to playing guitar and he has honed his teaching skills through over 15 years of offering private guitar lessons to students in the greater Boston area ranging in age from 10 to 70, from complete beginners to other professional guitarists. In short, he knows how to teach you what you want to learn. If you're looking for a guitar teacher in Boston, whether your dream is to strum your first chords, improvise like Wes Montgomery, write a great prog-rock tune, or be the next Segovia, the learning environment Brant provides at his studio in the South End is one that encourages you while stretching you to achieve more than you thought you could. He caters to all levels, from complete beginners to other performing musicians. Beginning guitarists, you will develop a solid foundation in technique and concepts while learning the tunes you want to play. If you're taking more advanced guitar lessons, you'll learn how to overcome roadblocks in development, deepen your understanding of the instrument and of music, and come to see the guitar as a beginner does - full of potential. Regardless of level, Brant focuses a good deal of attention on "how" to practice, not just what to practice, and on developing a unique curriculum for each student. Everyone also has access to a professional recording studio for any projects they may wish to share.

About

I am a professor at Berklee College of Music, an MIT Affiliated Artist, a Harvard University MLSP instructor and a Rico Endorsed Artist. In addition, I teach online and privately in the Newton and Boston areas. I teach all aspects of woodwind technique, from beginner to professional, young and old and all styles of improvisation (including bop, modal, blues, fusion, smooth jazz, Latin, and classical). For improvisation, I feel that it is important to get a solid foundation of chords and scales and then to build from there. While this information is being absorbed, I teach you how to improvise using a unique system of written lines and customized play-alongs. For intermediate to advanced students, I stress various exercises which enable them to play improvisational techniques (chord tone soloing, bop scales, approaches notes, 3217/3517 lines and pentatonics, for example), over chord changes, with rhythmic accuracy and without getting lost. These exercises take the mystery out of improvisation by giving you concrete, logical and systematic approaches to improvising. Learning tunes, transcribed solos, ear training, vocabulary, instrumental technique and theory are also emphasized. Of course, I enjoy simply playing tunes and improvising with my students! As an active performer, a recording artist and a clinician, I have performed in Europe, St. Thomas, Martinique, Philippines, Barbados, Los Angeles, the southwest US and throughout New England. Through my international jazz correspondence lessons, I distance-teach improvisation and saxophone worldwide. My recordings include Cosmic Motion Picture with his own quartet, One by the Reed Dieffenbach Quartet, Homecookin'! (Reed Dieffenbach Quintet) and So Tru by Trudy Sandhaus, among others. A new solo album, Emanation, as well as an upcoming CD by Reed Dieffenbach are due out in 2013. In addition, I'm the author of Blues Improvisation Complete (Berklee Press and Hal Leonard), which is available in Bb, Eb, C and C bass clef, Famous Saxophone Solos from R&B, Pop and Smooth Jazz (Berklee Press and Hal Leonard), Great Tenor Saxophone Solos, Vol. 1 and 2, Great Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Pop Tenor Saxophone Solos, and Written Solos On Standard Tunes, Vol. 1 and 2. Essential Solos on Standard Progressions (Advance Music) is due out in 2013. Performing credits include touring as a featured soloist with the Gene Krupa Orchestra and performances with Milt Hinton, Ricky Ford, Makoto Ozone, Kenwood Denard, Bruce Gertz, Joe Hunt, Bob Gillotti, Bob Kaufman, Oscar Stagnaro, Rachael Z, George Schuller, Jon Damian, Billy Kilson, Ron Savage, Tim Rey, Vinny Golia, and Mike Turk among others. Locally, I freelance in the Boston area. I have studied saxophone, improvisation, composition, clarinet, flute and drums with Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Viola, George Garzone, Rick Margitza, Charlie Banocas, Andy Snitzer, John Mehegan, Jack Berky, George Russell, John La Porta, Arnie Lawrence, Jimmy Guiffre, Bob Moses, Bill Dixon, Barry Harris, Leon Russianoff, Ignatius Gennusa, Henry Brandt, Matt Marvuglio and Milford Graves. I have an M.M. from New England Conservatory of Music and a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, as well as additional undergraduate studies at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Manhattan School of Music and Bennington College.

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