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Tommy Furdon
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Dexter W.
Verified review

Tommy has been an amazing guitar, bass, and audio engineering teacher. Recently, we've been working together on some college auditions involving jazz bass, which I knew little of in terms of techniques and terminology. With Tommy's help, I've learned what would have taken me forever, and I feel a lot better about the audition process.

Mark Connors Music
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

My fiancé and I signed up his 10 year old son for guitar lessons. He had never picked up a guitar in his life but he knew how to read music from playing crumbs in the middle school band. Mark was patient and understanding as he taught him how to place his first note. Mark was an excellent teacher and went at the perfect pace. We stopped lessons for a couple months to allow him to get better on what he's already learned. I look forward to starting again in the fall with Mark.

Learn Guitar with Pat Russo
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Zach F.
Verified review

I took guitar lessons from him for 3 years and learned so much everyone I went in. I learned to play all different kinds of music and even got to make a couple songs of my own. If you're looking to get into playing, look no further then Pat Russo

Bob Porri Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie S.
Verified review

Bob is an excellent teacher! I have been taking bass guitar lessons with him for the past 4 months. As an adult just beginning to learn the bass, I am very happy that Bob tailors the lessons for me and my interests. From the beginning, we played songs from musicians that I enjoy (Black Sabbath, The Kinks, The White Stripes) and not the simplistic Mary Had a Little Lamb stuff you find in most beginning guitar books. Bob also incorporates music theory into our lessons in a fun and interesting way. For example, we'll be working on a Black Sabbath riff and he'll use it to demonstrate the pentatonic scale. Bob is kind, friendly, and professional. Our lessons start on time and he uses every minute of the lesson to its max. I am always excited to go to each lesson. I would highly recommend Bob to anyone looking to learn the guitar or bass guitar!

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mikayla C.
Verified review

I love working with Lynn. I am just starting to learn the guitar and she has been a great instructor. She is very patient but also makes sure to encourage you when you are doing well! I have enjoyed every lesson and am excited to keep learning!

Dave's Guitar Instruction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rob H.
Verified review

Dave has been my guitar instructor for the past 8 years, since I first began playing at age 60. He has a most effective teaching technique which allows skill building while permitting musical interest and direction to evolve. He is strongly suited to instruction in many genres including Classical/Flamenco, Jazz, Folk and Acoustic Rock.I have seen him work well with quite young students and those considerably older than my age of 68. Quite honestly, it is nearly impossible to request a song that Dave cannot play, transcribe, and find a key in which to play the song comfortably. He writes the charts for his latin jazz band, so my occasional forays into the world of music theory have also been well supported by Dave.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Angie L.
Verified review

I purchased two guitar lessons for my son as a gift. Mrs. Lyons was very prompt, patient, and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend her!

  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Margie Z.
Verified review

Matthew is a truly excellent guitar teacher. Not only is he a complete expert in all elements of playing and musicianship, he was able to respond exactly to my needs and wishes about how to improve my playing. He's patient, clear and also a lot of fun to work with! I give him my highest recommendation and would definitely send anyone who wanted to learn guitar to him for lessons.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Connor D.
Verified review

I hired Preston for guitar lessons this summer and met with him for three lessons before having to go back to school. Preston is a real chill guy, with an incredible beard and even greater passion for music. He'll listen to your questions patiently (I had thousands) and enthusiastically give incredibly thorough answers that, although sometimes may circle around to a few different topics, always come back around with really interesting insight to boot. Although he's a talented guitarist, probably the best things about Preston are his personality and availability. He and I texted about problems I was having with learning a song or scale, and he would (and still does, actually) email me with exercise suggestions. Great guitarist, better guy. Definitely check him out no matter what you're interested in learning on guitar!

Suzanne C.
Verified review

Both my daughters took guitar lessons with Wes. Hands down he is the one of best in the area. Wes has the ability to reach anyone at any level and brings out the absolute best in them. He listens to the individual student and understands their needs and desires to help bring out their personal best. Wes is versatile and talented and we were fortunate to know Wes and be taught by such a consummate professional. He relates well to any age level and doesn't push his music repertoire/agenda onto his students but gives them the opportunity to explore their style and genre of music freely. I highly recommend this fine and talented musician and teacher!!

John King Music Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ann J.
Verified review

John is a very talented music teacher. His passion for music truly comes through in his ability to teach and inspire. John taught my daughter guitar for a year ... we were sad that he was moving, otherwise he would still be teaching her! She learned a great deal and developed a true appreciation for music. What impressed me the most about John is that he is very patient, has a great way of interacting with kids, and really enjoys what he is doing. If a lesson needed to go over by a few minutes, it always did. That is very unusual with private lessons ... and was much appreciated! We highly recommend John as a guitar teacher.

Eli Catlin
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex S.
Verified review

Eli is the best guitar teacher I have ever come across. Outside of his one of a kind performance style he has a teaching style that has helped me TREMENDOUSLY by catering the lessons to EXACTLY where I am "at" on the instrument. His demeanor is warm, thoughtful, and engaging. I can't recommend him enough!!!

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Classical piano and music theory are taught. Get 40 minutes of piano lessons with singing, drawing and a lot of fun! There will be a performance twice a year.

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We provide piano, voice, and guitar lessons. We provide private and small group classes for all ages, levels, and styles. We have great rates.

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I have always believed that the pursuit of any discipline in the arts stimulates the imagination, fine tunes motor skills, and is generally good for the soul. Learning a musical instrument can be a wonderfully rewarding experience, regardless of the style of music you pursue. I have been playing guitar for 41 years since I was a lad of 10, and I have been teaching for the last 31 years, offering private lessons at a very affordable price. Now, at age 51, I still genuinely love my craft and enjoy interacting with students of all ages and levels! Lessons are given in the comfort of my home studio. You will learn to read music notation, guitar notation, and tablature. I shall teach you the benefits of music theory, improvisation, and good technique. As you progress, I will help you with learning to master the songs that you want to play.

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If you want to learn guitar but can't be bothered with classical technique but still have a firm appreciation for the bits and bolts of the craft (music theory), this is for you. We will start with chords and songs immediately and then begin to integrate theory and scales. Beginners and advanced alike are welcome.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am 19 years old and have been playing music since 4th grade. In my 4th grade, I played the viola. In the 7th grade, I picked up the clarinet. In the 8th grade, I picked up the bass clarinet. In the 11th grade, I picked up the alto sax and the acoustic guitar. I now teach my 13-year-old sis the tenor sax and my 9-year-old brother acoustic guitar.

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I am a college student who has played guitar for half of my life. I have experience in most styles as well as playing venues around Massachusetts. I want to teach in order to spread the joy that this instrument has brought me.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have 50 years' experience in playing guitar. If you like what you hear on the website, I can help you learn to do it. I will help you learn to play the guitar, not play things on the guitar. I present a set of tools to allow to make the music you want. I am not a good teacher for someone interested in contemporary pop music or a complete beginner. I do not give weekly lessons. The intervals depend on the student. I can give enough in an hour to keep someone busy for many weeks. My fee is $50 per hour.

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I am a trained guitar player with 16 years experience in writing, recording, performing, touring, and teaching. I have a rich background in a variety of styles of popular music and music theory. I have taken part in countless recording sessions for the past 16 years and have done session work for other musicians, had international write-ups and praise for various groups I've written and performed with over the years, as well as a background in bass guitar, piano, and voice as well. I currently have multiple private students and am looking forward to take on more. My lessons are appropriate for all age ranges, for the beginning and intermediate levels, and are tailored to the exact needs of the particular student in regards to physical exercises, music theory emphasis, and stylistic focus. I have an easy-going and friendly demeanor that people take an immediate liking to, and am incredibly supportive and patient with all my students in my goal to help them realize their musical potential. I also am a certified luthier from the prestigious Roberto Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Az. A luthier in common terms is a guitar builder/repair person. This is an added bonus for my students due to the fact that I am qualified to upkeep and repair their instruments, which I do for free or at a discounted cost for students, depending on the nature of the upkeep/repair. While I have 16 years of experience and training, I am still relatively young (30 years of age) and still gig all around New England with a couple of rock groups. So, younger students are at ease with me and find they can relate to me and don't find me stuffy. Conversely, I handle myself in a professional manner, and am mature and well-spoken enough that older students are at ease around me as well, and will be pleased by my knowledge and appreciation of older, more timeless music as well. While I do not mind having students travel to my place for lessons, I do prefer to give the lessons at the customer's home in order to respect the privacy of my roommates. However, if the customer is not comfortable with the lessons taking place in their home, my home will suffice as it is quiet, drug-free and professional, and provides a pleasant atmosphere.

  • New on Thumbtack
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My name is Alex Balla, and when you sign up for lessons with me, you will receive: - Half hour- to hour-long lessons tailored to your needs - A firm foundation in the basics that will enable us to move forward - My custom method that gets students playing the songs they want to play faster - Instruction in material that you want to cover When you take lessons from me, you'll be benefitting from the countless days and hours I've spent practicing and perfecting what I do. I do my best to eliminate all the fluff and get right down to business, so that you can start playing the songs you want to play as fast as possible. Don't hesitate to give me a call or shoot me an email. Lessons are $24 at the Music & Arts Center in Avon, CT. I'll be happy to address any concern, and answer any questions you may have. Call me to confirm, and I'll tell you how to sign yourself into my roster. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Need a Guitar Teacher

West Harrison, NY

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Details
    I have a stratacoustic I have pretty small hands I don't know how to read formal sheet music Prefer group classes with beginners. Need weekend schedule
  • $60
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

Revere, MA

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Details
    My son is 11 and I would like to get him some experience with playing an instrument. He has a guitar at home.
  • $20
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher for a Beginner

Roslindale, MA

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Details
    blues
  • $36.67
    Average price
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