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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
Meena G.
Verified review

Bertrand is a fantastic guitar teacher and clearly a very gifted musician. When I decided to get guitar lessons, I was a little overwhelmed by the choices on thumbtack and I checked out another teacher before I went with Bertrand. Even at the outset, he was very helpful in a non-intrusive way, making sure that he's available and eager to teach but allowing one to make one's choice in one's own time. I've been very happy with my choice. I knew nothing about the guitar when I started and can be easily intimidated or frustrated, but I've been pleasantly surprised by how much fun it's been to learn from him. He's always cheerful, positive, encouraging and most of all, he works hard to make it fun for the learner. He mixes music theory with practice drills seamlessly. The 1hr class goes by quickly and I'm surprised to find that I enjoy practicing!

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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.
Verified review

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
RB L.
Verified review

Guitar Lessons : I had a good experience with Andy. I had to stop lessons for a long out of town trip. Plan on starting back in the spring 2014. I had a mixed bag of guitar skills and he was able to focus on what I needed to learn and show me how to do it. Thanks

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Otis Read
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 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.

  • 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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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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Bradley B Stone
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lauren F.
Verified review

My husband is really enjoying his guitar lessons with Bradley!

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The Music Room
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kim K.
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A perfect match for my 15 year old daughter taking singing lessons. Amanda's knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm are contagious. She has fostered my daughter's confidence and developed her singing skills. I highly recommend Amanda. You become part of her singing family and she gives more than 100% of herself each lesson. I wouldn't go anywhere else!

Hub Guitar Boston
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sal D.
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I am so proud of all the great work my good friendGreg Arney has done in creating this awesome website of free guitar lessons. Hub guitar is simply the best material out there. Top notch stuff!

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Music Wizard
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Derek W.
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Jeanne responded quickly to the request, was a very good communicator, and through the first two guitar lessons with my daughter, things seem to be going very well! I greatly appreciate her willingness to travel a fair distance to come to our home and conduct the guitar lessons. Highly recommended!

  • 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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G4 Guitar Schools
4.9
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!

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!

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!

Wolfman's School of Music
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 5 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

Performing Arts Music Studio
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Alura M.
Verified review

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.

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

Really enjoying working with Jacob! He’s very talented, patient and fun to work with. Would recommend to anyone looking for a boost in their guitar abilities.

  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Davina D.
Verified review

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.

Sylvan Lewis Group
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sam F.
Verified review

Had a really good experience with Arnie. He was very flexible on the timing and came prepared with some sheet music for some songs that I had expressed interest in learning. Overall, very friendly and patient with me as I bumbled my way through ukulele for the first time. Learned a lot about how to hold the instrument, strumming patterns, and reading music and general know-how about the instrument. Highly recommend Arnie, speaking as a beginning ukulele student.

Ken Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lise P.
Verified review

Ken is a terrific teacher. He teaches really well how to play but also explains the music theory behind what the student is learning. His lessons are very organized and build on each other.

Devon Hurt
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Arielle T.
Verified review

I’ve been learning guitar on my own for a while now but working with Devon has already made me get better so much quicker. He knows just about every type of music so he makes it easy to learn whatever songs you like. It’s clear he’s got a masters degree I music but he’s such a nonjudgmental and chill teacher. Recommended if you want to learn guitar, bass, ukulele or how to make electronic music.

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Need Guitar Lessons (for adults)

Jamaica Plain, MA

  • Student age
    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:
    Yes, I can read music staff
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Rock, Folk
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Short term goals
    music theory, fun
  • Long term goals
    write and perform
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    Indefinitely
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Thursday
  • Time preference
    Other (varies)
  • Details
    interested in getting solid base of music theory, adding vocals

Need Guitar Teaching

Jamaica Plain, MA

  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    adult - interested in acoustical guitar and possibly at some point classical
  • $31.5
    Average price
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