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Otis Read
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 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 36 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 52 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
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.

Rizzotti's Studio of Music
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Edmar D.
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As an example of how effective Andy's instruction was for classical guitar, I am writing a review over a year since I've last seen him because I am still benefiting from his lessons. His musical experience and teaching ability made each meeting pleasant and productive. Pay attention to what he says.

  • 23 years in business
  • 83 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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Jaime's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ben V.
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Jaime is a uniquely equipped guitar teacher for classical technique. Common bad habits combined with a strong determination to improve, strained young Jaime's hand to the point where it needed surgery. This did not slow him down and now, as a result, adult Jaime is keenly aware of the dangers of improper technique and knows exactly how to correct it when he sees it. He always has exciting song recommendations and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your practice time. It's clear that Jaime loves the guitar and that love has made him an excellent musician and an equally excellent teacher.

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Bradley B Stone
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 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
  • 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.
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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.

Wolfman's School of Music
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 7 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

David Moorhead
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 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!

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Holly B.
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Wanted to take piano lessons, so I called the owner, Kris, and he made me feel very confident and comfortable in going with his studio. Charlie, my piano teacher, is very good. He's attentive, patient, and most importantly challenges me. Great experience so far. Highly recommended.

Rob's Guitar School
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 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.

William Buonocore
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Charles B.
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I have been a classical guitar student of Bill's for the past 6 months. In retirement, I have decided to take what was an "off and on" affair with the classical guitar (I'm not a beginner) and, instead, commit the necessary time and energy to truly learning the instrument. These have been my first serious classical guitar lessons. Prior to these lessons, I was entirely "self-taught" which means I created a whole bunch of bad habits for myself and was not progressing at all. Bill refers to me as a "remedial" student which I think is a perfect description of my playing. Through Bill, I have learned proper technique which, in turn, has improved my tonality and musicality with the classical guitar. Bill has identified my bad habits, broken them down, shown the proper way to overcome them and makes sure I don't "back-slide" into my bad habits again. Bill paces the lessons according to ability, not covering material that's too advanced while still ensuring that the lesson is challenging. In each lesson, Bill is positive, encouraging yet kindly critical so that I know I am making progress yet always aware of what areas I need to work on. Bill has the right "make-up" for a teacher and I am pleased, and without reservation, to give Bill a 5 star rating.

Music Lessons by Steve Latt
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bob M.
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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
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Drew F.
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Frankie does an excellent job at catering each lesson to a student's goals, strengths, and weaknesses. He helps students figure out what they need to work on to become better musicians, not just better guitar players. He is a very patient instructor too. If I had a particularly busy week, he would always understand if I had little time to practice and made sure to set me on the right course so that I could still get better.

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie S.
Verified review

Simply stated, Adam Levin is my esteemed teacher who has made the challenge of learning how to play classical guitar not only exciting but a pleasure from day one! Adam is a world class virtuoso guitarist whose enthusiasm, patience, and teaching talent enables him to transfer his knowledge of technique and interpretation to a student without being overbearing or overwhelming. My lessons with Adam are a source of inspiration to me, making me want to practice and come to the next lesson! I highly recommend this true gem of a teacher … you cannot make a better choice!

Josh Sacco
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Clyde E.
Verified review

just what we'd hoped to find. Josh is professional and flexible, passionate about his work and he passes that love of music on in his lessons.

Haley H.
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I've taken a couple of guitar lessons with Bradford and would recommend him to anyone looking to learn. He is professional, patient, and comes prepared to teach.

Aku guitar lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 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

Andres Abenante Music
5.0
from 1 review
    Jessica S.
    Verified review

    Andres is the greatest guitar teacher EVER!! I started lessons with him knowing nothing about how to play the guitar and I'm absolutely amazed at how much I've improved! Also, I've been able to learn so many different styles of playing because somehow he has experience in pretty much everything. I'm not the fastest learner, but Andres didn't seem phased at all which made me feel so much more at ease. I can't wait to show off my skills this summer!!!!

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    Need a Guitar Teacher

    Newton Center, MA

    • Student age
      6 - 9
    • Guitar type
      Acoustic, Classical
    • Years of experience
      1
    • Last piece performed
      (Intentionally left blank)
    • Can read the following musical notation:
      Other ( a little)
    • Interested in the following musical style(s)
      Other (pop Taylor Swift etc)
    • Has instrument
      Yes, I have my own instrument
    • Short term goals
      learn to read and perform music
    • Long term goals
      peform
    • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
      Indefinitely
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Lesson length
    • Day preference
      Monday, Wednesday
    • Time preference
      Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      This is for my 8 year old daughter. Her previous teacher has moved to New York.
    • $45
      Average price

    Need guitar lessons

    Newtonville, MA

    • Student age
      55+
    • Guitar type
      Acoustic, Classical, Not sure
    • Can read the following musical notation:
      Yes, I can read music staff
    • Interested in the following musical style(s)
      Classical
    • Has instrument
      Yes, I have my own instrument
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Lesson length
      60 minutes
    • Day preference
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
    • Time preference
      Morning (9am-noon)
    • Details
      This is a gift for my mother.
    • $69.67
      Average price
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