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Otis Read
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 64 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
  • 53 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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Nick Cooper
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emmi K.
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Nick is an amazing teacher! He is very knowledgable and skilled, making him a perfect person to learn from. I am a beginner guitar player and he has made me feel really comfortable from the start. No complaints here.. rock on !!

  • 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
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather L.
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My partner and I scheduled lessons together with Jaime to learn the guitar. We are both beginners, so we chose Jaime because of his several reviews of being very knowledgable about the guitar and patient with people, which proved to be true. Overall, our first experience with Jaime was great! We really enjoyed our lesson and look forward to many more.

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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.
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My husband is really enjoying his guitar lessons with Bradley!

  • 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.

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!

Wolfman's School of Music
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Manaj S.
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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.
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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!

Rob's Guitar School
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick D.
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Great teacher that makes learning fun and easy to understand for players of all levels. I've been playing guitar for 20+ years. I decided to take guitar lessons (again) to ramp up my guitar playing and music theory knowledge. Rob has helped (and continues to help) me get to that "next level". - Pat D

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
Rik M.
Verified review

My first guitar instructor was my dad back when I was about ten years old. Fast forward about thirty years to 2003 when I started taking guitar lessons from Steve. You learn more than just playing a guitar with Steve. He teaches you how to read music and about music theory. You will appreciate other genres of music and maybe even a different instrument or two. I now have a mandolin and ukelele (along with a few guitars) that Steve is also teaching me how to play. I started lessons with Steve on a whime and am glad that I did. It has been a wonderful experience learning more about music and how to play an instrument. And I owe Steve a great deal of thanks and credit for making this experience fun.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
Verified review

You would be hard pressed to find a teacher as dedicated to his craft and teaching than Frankie. As a beginner he understood the challenges and frustrations of a newbie guitar player. He was always patient and quick to point out progress. He starts with the basics and builds on that knowledge so you know both theory and technique. Every week brings a new challenge to improve, expand and grow. All with Frankie's wonderful guidance.

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Jacob Sibi-Okumu
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura G.
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I can't recommend Jacob highly enough. Not only is he a super nice guy, but he is an excellent teacher. He is patient, dedicated, and very talented. He really listened to what I wanted to get out of lessons, and catered his lesson plans to my desires and goals. He even put together some really helpful videos for me (on his own time)! so I could continue learning at my own pace. Jacob is also very flexible with scheduling. I couldn't be happier with my choice to higher him!

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel B.
Verified review

Adam is a great instructor who makes classical guitar a fun and approachable challenge. Adam uses actual pieces of music as a way to teach fundamentals while also building up your classical guitar repertoire.

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 Guitar Teacher

    Newtonville, MA

    • Student age
      26-55
    • Guitar type
      Acoustic
    • Years of experience
      No formal training, some self-taught 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)
      Blues, Folk
    • Has instrument
      Yes, I have my own instrument
    • Short term goals
      need help to improve my guitaring with lead guitar lessons
    • Long term goals
      Be a professional guitar player
    • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
      As recommended by teacher
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once or twice a month
    • Lesson length
      60 minutes
    • Day preference
      Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Time preference
      Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      Self taught and mostly play rhythm guitar.
    • $60
      Average price

    Need guitar lessons

    West Newton, MA

    • Student age
      55+
    • Guitar type
      Acoustic, Electric
    • Can read the following musical notation:
      Yes, I can read music staff, Yes, I can read guitar tabs
    • Interested in the following musical style(s)
      Blues, Folk, Country
    • Has instrument
      Yes, I have my own instrument
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Lesson length
    • Day preference
      Monday, Wednesday
    • Time preference
      Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      can play some fingerstyle as well as strumming.
    • $39.5
      Average price
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