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Newton Classical Guitar Instructors

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Otis Read
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 55 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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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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Bertrand' s Guitar Studio
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 45 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.

  • 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
  • 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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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.

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Anette B.
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Russell was very nice and got right to work teaching me about slide guitar. I appreciate his responsiveness and encouraging attitude. I will continue with him.

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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.

Alan's Private Music Lessons
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 12 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!

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

Music Lessons With Inigo
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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Inigo is a great guitar instructor. He is very knowledgeable in multiple guitar styles and great at explaining music theory. He is easy going and encouraging. It is great making music with him!

Wolfman's School of Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler S.
Verified review

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

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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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