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  • 23 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chelmsford, MA 01824


My son is taking both vocal and guitar lessons. He is loving his sessions and learning a lot. He looks forward to his lessons every week (really). When evaluating Music Elements, Annita took the time to meet with me and view the teaching rooms so that I would feel comfortable. She also took the time to listen to what we were looking for for our son and paired us with an instructor that was a great fit. I highly recommend Music Elements!

  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Boston, MA 02115


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!

  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Dedham, MA 02026


I offer acoustic and electric guitar lessons for beginning and intermediate students of all ages. I teach a variety of musical styles, including rock and alternative, modern country, blues, folk, and classical. I have a specific method for teaching beginners that has been proven very effective in developing the muscle memory, to master chords and use them in popular songs. Students are free to bring in songs that they want to learn, and I have a large library of songs that I also incorporate into their lessons. For more information about me, you can check out some of the videos of me giving lessons and my band performing.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Boston, MA 02210


I teach one-on-one weekly guitar lessons out of my loft in Fort Point in South Boston Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I teach at Mass Ave Music on Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays just outside Union Square in Somerville MA. I offer half-hour, forty-five-minute, one-hour and two-hour lessons. For rates and dates, shoot me an email. I am Berklee Graduate and Berklee Faculty member! Styles Include: Rock (pentatonic licks, phrasing, bends, songs) Punk (Down Picking, Chuck Berry Licks and More) Blues (intros, tunarounds, major and minor pentatonic soloing ideas, rhythm playing) Country (3rds, 6ths, intros and endings, Travis picking, pedal steel bends, single note runs) Folk (finger picking, chords, songs) Surf (Tremelo Picking, Learn to get a deep tone) Metal (alternate picking, sweeping, string skipping, tapping, legato techniques, speed exercises, crazy harmonics, rhyyjm and drop d playing, 4-3-2-1 chops builder method I created myself) Roots, americana (finding cool guitar parts buried within the song, utilizing all your experience and techniques, to come up with the coolest guitar part, when to play and when not to play) Funk/R&B (rhythm exercises and development of pocket playing) And a whole lot more Learn : Harmony (theory, chord construction, re-harm techniques, sub V's, modal ideas) Ear training (through song transcription and exercises) Songwriting (harmonic and melodic development, lyric writing and arranging) fret-board mechanics (mastery of the fret-board) and more... Below are what my students say: "I've been playing the guitar for 10 or so years, and I was very proud of the fact that I have never taken any lessons. However, for the past few years, I've found myself stuck playing the same patterns, chords and solos over and over again. I watched a great friend of mine go from being a pretty mediocre (hey, he'll be the first to admit it!) guitarist to being able to rip through any Clapton solo and Sultans of Swing after taking some lessons with Tony, so I figured I'd give it a shot. After only a few lessons, I found myself moving around the fretboard with much more confidence, and I was playing things I never thought I'd be able to play. Whether you're a crusty old seasoned cocky guitar player like myself or someone who's just getting started, Tony will give you the chops you need." - Bennett Kolasinski "Tony is patient, encouraging and entertaining; he rocks! Never having prior lessons, all I expected was to learn one song, but he's helped me to surpass that goal and to appreciate more about music than I had ever imagined. I always leave the guitar lesson happier than when I walked in!" - Sherri Smith "When you take lessons with Tony, you're not just taught chords, so you can play a Van Halen or a Nirvana riff. You're taught the fundamentals in a way that you become familiar and almost in tune with your guitar. If you find any other knucklehead that can do that, I'll pay for your lessons. Actually, I won't, but you should take lessons with Tony anyway. He's that good." - Jessica Green "Tony kicks the most ass of any guitar teacher out there. He is patient and encouraging, but in no time will have you playing things you didn't think you could play. He will give you a good music foundation while letting you learn the music you like the most. If you're serious about playing guitar, he's the man." - Ami E Albernaz "I've studied under four different guitar teachers, and Tony is the first one that's been able to clearly explain how the different parts - key signature, chord progressions, scale patterns, picking technique - all fit together. My first lesson was six weeks ago, and the guys in my band have already noticed a huge difference." - Glen Goland "I have been going to Tony for lessons since this past spring, and my playing has improved tremendously. He has helped me work on my left-hand technique, improve my picking, introduced me to new approaches to playing various types of licks and has helped me with my approach to learning other artist's songs. On top of that, Tony is an excellent teacher, an amazing player and extremely easy to get along and work with" - David Schwartz "Tony is a wonderful teacher. I've only been taking lessons with him for three months and had never touched a guitar before. Now, I'm starting to play my favorite songs! Not only do I learn the techniques and theory but also how to develop an ear for the music which is amazing, considering I had always thought I was tone deaf. Tony keeps me motivated; he is patient, yet perceptively authoritative. Also, his irresistible Sicilian wit makes the whole thing so much fun!" - Anneke Boese "If you're looking for an instructor who will take you to the next level based on where you are musically, Tony is your man. He has a great talent for identifying and teaching you what you need to get where you want to go." - Dave Yanolis

  • Cambridge, MA 02140


Synergy Voice Studios offers voice lessons aimed to develop in you the strongest and most versatile technique possible. Throughout your vocal study, you will explore the limitless possibilities through which you can express your unique voice: technique building, applying these skills to YOUR choice of music, and the option of exploring more than one style. Here is some information about the studio and myself, the instructor... My performance background is unique and versatile. Since my undergraduate work (B.M., The Hartt School), I've taken every opportunity to perform, teach, and direct music of multiple genres, both as a soloist and an ensemble member. The result is my experience and understanding of music and the vocal mechanism from various stylistic perspectives. I teach new singers to explore their choice of the following: 1. Soulful styles (r&b, jazz, blues, funk) 2. Bel Canto (classical) singing 3. Ensemble singing (choral, babershop, a cappella) 4. Modern pop and rock singing 5. Vocal Improvisation and male range extension Unlike most studio teachers, whose primary love is performing, my musical identity is built on teaching and giving the gift of musical performance to others. I believe that we all have at least some urge to make music with our voices. It is my work to help you develop the tools you need to tap into that inner musicality and use your voice without limitation. The art of pedagogy is incredibly important to me. After all, what good are a teacher's skills if he cannot transfer them effectively? So should you study here? Well, SVS is for: -Singers with little or no vocal training seeking to establish fundamental technique. -Singers seeking to discover their own voice through exploration of multiple styles. -Male singers seeking to access and strengthen the head voice. -Anyone seeking to expand the "tools" with which to express music through the voice. *SVS also offers lessons/tutoring in musicianship, ear training, music theory, and guitar. Inquire within. **SVS offers an initial lesson/evaluation at no charge to the student. Call or email to schedule!

  • Arlington, MA 02474


In 2007, multi-instrumentalist Dan Fox founded the Morningside Music Studio in Arlington's Morningside neighborhood. His vision was to have a laid back and supportive environment he and his wife, Jennifer Elowsky-Fox could teach private lessons and jazz ensembles. It has proved a good idea as groups and lesson times have started to fill with musicians of all levels eager to play and improve. Morningside offers weekly ongoing jazz ensembles. You can join one anytime and continue as long as you like. Work on improvisation techniques as well as building a repertoire of tunes. Topics include playing modal jazz, blues, standards, scales for improvisation, how to build a solo, phrasing, pacing, dynamics, and a lot more. Instruments accepted are piano, bass, guitar, drums, vocalists, and horn players. Players should either have some knowledge of harmony or be somewhat new to jazz but have some proficiency on their instruments. The idea will be to group people together who are at similar levels. Steinway grand piano, amps, and drums are available. Each group will be limited to four players. Morningside groups play concerts every few months. Previous venues include The Lily Pad, Ryles Jazz Club, The Chit Chat Lounge, Somerville Cable Access TV, and various coffeehouses. Fee is $25/class. No obligation to continue after first class if you choose not to. All groups are taught by Dan Fox. Schedule: Please contact us for the current schedule of evening and weekend daytime groups. Combos at all levels from beginning to advance are currently being offered. "The Morningside Music student ensemble is the ideal introduction into (or exploration of) the jazz world for the beginner/intermediate level player. In the short time since I've started, not only have I built substantially on my repertoire, but learned useful concepts for soloing and accompaniment. Under competent direction (and with a little hard work) you'll be amazed how you grow as a musician in leaps and bounds- two thumbs up!" Ethan Kaczowka - guitarist, 23 yrs. old

  • Framingham, MA 01701


I am a Berklee alumnus. I teach all styles of guitar, from beginner to expert.You will learn chords,scales,eartraining & sight reading. Learn the music you want to play! I look forward to hearing from you!


Receive high-quality private guitar/music instruction from local professional musician Jack Soref. Teaching experience: - Over 8 years of experience teaching students of varying ages, styles, and levels of ability - Skilled in training absolute beginners to musicians who have played guitar for 30+ years - Bachelor's of music graduate from Berklee College of Music Teaching philosophy: My function as a music teacher is to help my students meet their goals, whatever they may be. Every musician is a life-long student; therefore, I strive to not only help my students become great players, but also to provide them with the tools they will require to, ultimately, teach themselves and become better musicians. I firmly believe that studying music should always be fun, and I'll try to make sure every step of the learning process is enjoyable. Rates: - Half-hour lesson: $30.00 - Hour lesson: $50.00 - Hour group lesson: $35.00 per student Sample areas of study: - Guitar technique - Reading music - Music theory - Ear training - Composition - Idiomatic phrases pertaining to the musical style(s) in which the student is interested

  • Lexington, MA 02420


We offer bass guitar, upright bass, and guitar lessons for all ages, levels and styles. I'm a great teacher and performer with decades of experience. I am extremely patient and comfortable to work with. I have a master's degree in music and skilled in all genres.

  • Arlington, MA 02474


I've been playing electric guitar for 13 years. I am a full-time member of Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles. I have done performances and recordings with Dennis Brennan, Tim Gearan, Christian Mcneill, Jesse Dee, Anita Suhanin, Nate Wilson, Chris O'Brien, Session Americana, etc. I have 8 years of guitar lesson experience. All styles and levels are welcome. Please contact me through e-mail or phone.

  • Boston, MA 02215


Hello all! I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music (bachelor's), and next year, I'll be a graduate of Longy School of Music (master's). Currently, I'm taking a limited number of students at my studio on Boylston Street, located in the Back Bay of Boston, by the Hynes (Green) and Massachusetts Avenue (Orange) MBTA stops. I am an active performer, band leader, and composer. I also teach at Acton Music Center in Acton, Massachusetts. As a teacher and instructor, my responsibilities have included the development and growth of students in any style they immerse themselves into. I work closely and thoughtfully with students to provide them helpful information to achieve their goals. As of my background: • Private studies * Michel Camilo * Mick Goodrick * Tim Miller * Bret Willmott * Julian Lage * Hal Crook * Joe Morris * David Patterson • Additional studies * Joe Lovano * Dave Liebman • Performances * Joe Lovano * Phil Grenadier * John Lockwood * Vardan Ovsepian * Jeff Galindo * Leo Genovese * Nando Michelin * Fernando Huergo * Pablo Bencid * Bret Willmott * Eugene Friesen * Winston Maccow * Will Slater * Mark Zaleski * Fenway Back Bay Brass Orchestra * Berklee All-Stars • Venues and Events * Wally's Jazz Cafe (2010) * The Blue Note (NYC 2010) * Berklee Performance Center (2009) * Ryles Jazz Club (2009) * Lily Pad (2007-2009) * Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival (2005-2011) * Altos de Chavon Amphitheater (2004) Some of the topics I often find myself teaching are: • Scales • Arpeggios • Triad • Sweep picking, alternate picking and hybrid picking • Voicing/chord melodies • Music and/or tab reading I use the following music styles: • Jazz • Blues • Rock • Pop • Latin • Classical All levels and ages are welcome! My guitar lessons cost $40. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions. All the best, Javier Rosario

  • Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464


Don't let that dream slip away! Learn guitar today! My name is Rick Frauton, and music is my passion. I have a degree from Boston University, and I have been playing guitar for nearly 20 years. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than sharing my love of music and helping others to play the music that is in their heart. Please contact me if you have any questions or to set up your free lesson.

  • 16 years in business
  • Lowell, MA 01851


I am a private instructor teaching the following instruments: * Bass * Guitar * Requinto * Baritone Ukulele * Soprano Ukulele I am teaching the following genres: * Blues * Bluegrass * Jazz * Folk * Pop * Rock and Roll * Hard Rock * Metal * R&B * Funk * Central and South American Music I am teaching the following topics: * basic classical finger picking technique * sight reading * music theory * songwriting

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sudbury, MA 01776


I offer private lessons on guitar, bass, music theory, and composition. I do live performance coaching for bands and solo performers. Students are encouraged to follow their own musical interests and to develop new skills to build a solid understanding of the instrument. I take you from where you are to where you want to be.

  • Allston, MA 02134


Hello all! My name is Cory West, and I am a performing guitarist and private teacher in the Boston area. I am a Berklee College of Music student who will be graduating in less than two months time, and I specialize in many styles, including rock, funk, blues, slide, and acoustic guitar. If you're just getting started, that's OK! I'll be happy to meet you where you're at and work with you to develop skills that will last. I am a very easygoing person who is great with kids and adults of all ages. I'm available for house calls if the residence is accessible via public transit. If you're looking to take your playing to the next level, don't hesitate to contact me!

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