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J-RO School of Music
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Kate B.
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I recently started taking guitar lessons with Josh and it's been a great experience. He is flexible with both your learning style and schedule. In the past I have had difficulty finding a good teacher, but I would recommend Josh to anyone, and he's inspired me to start piano as well. Thanks!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
DM H.
Verified review

Extremely talented professionals are instructors here - Tom Starr well known throughout the Midwest as a fine percussionist, as well as quality instructors in strings, piano, guitar and horns.. This store treats their professionals with dignity and compensates them accordingly so students get the best quality music education. The owner, Brian, is a performing professional, as well, with a quality education and background in performance. Finally.......a quality teaching facility

John Bochnowski
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Devon A.
Verified review

I started taking guitar lessons with John and have been extremely satisfied with his services thus far. He teaches in such a way that is allowing me to quickly progress. Only comments for 4 stars is that the studio is currently based out of his house and could be a little cleaner, and for my first lesson he greeted me at the door with bare feet... just made for a slightly odd first impression. I am very impressed with his services and continue to go to him for lessons... he wears slippers or shoes now...

Guitar & Piano Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Usha T.
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Tom Wolfe has been teaching my children (piano/guitar) for about 5 years now. He is friendly, calm and tries different songs depending on what their tastes are.Willing to accommodate different timings for summer. We recommend him for his fantastic work and amazing teaching skills for his clients.

JRL Enterprises
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cherice T.
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I've had a wonderful experience starting my guitar journey with Joe this past year and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone interested in learning to play the guitar. He not only teaches the practical aspects of guitar playing but also focuses on music theory, with the intent of making you a well-rounded musician. Joe is also willing to tie the lessons in with your own musical tastes by letting you work on songs of your own choosing, which makes practicing fun and engaging. Joe's love of guitar shines through in every lesson and his cheerful demeanor and encouraging words will make you love it too!

  • 29 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Matt D.
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I've been playing guitar for 40+ years, and my 13 year old daughter now reads music (I don't) and finger picks (I don't) after a couple months with Scott. He's a great teacher.

Adam's Guitar
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Abhi T.
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Taught me the basics of guitar playing and helped me work up to Van Halen. Love ya Deakster!

  • 44 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My husband had been wanting to take lessons and we tried a few teachers until we chanced on Mike. Mike responded to our initial email immediately and we started our lessons. We are now a few months in, and have a long term relationship. He is punctual as well as flexible, something that makes him invaluable. My husband has progressed at a great pace and he loves the instruction he gets from Mike. We look forward to years of learning with Mike

  • 25 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jim N.
Verified review

Mark is teaching my son to play guitar. He is patient with him and very open and flexible when scheduling issues arise. I would recommend him to anyone who asked.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chandrakant K.
Verified review

Keith is a very patient & wonderful teacher. He works at your pace to ensure that you are progressing and understand the basics. I have greatly benefited from his lessons and will continue to do so.

Brian Ivan Guitar
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Margarita B.
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My 12-year-old daughter had been wanting a guitar for a while, so I got her one for her birthday. After a couple days of watching online videos about how to play, she seemed to lose interest. I guess it was too complicated, or boring, for her. I decided to try to find her a teacher, which is how Brian became my daughter’s guitar teacher. This has turned out to be the best decision. Brian’s teaching techniques are excellent. He knew right away how to keep my daughter interested in playing, without her getting bored. From the very beginning he started teaching her to play her favorite song. That made a big difference in my daughter’s motivation to practice. To my great surprise, she started to practice on her own at least one hour every day. Brian integrates guitar playing techniques (which can get boring) with playing songs, both at the same time. I think this is an excellent approach, especially for kids. My daughter now looks forward to every lesson. Communication with Brian is wonderful: he is never late, and if something does come up, he always notifies me well in advance. Lessons normally last 30 minutes, but if Brian sees that my daughter needs a little more time, he always stays longer to make sure that she understood everything in the lesson for that day. Margarita

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I offer guitar lessons and basic maintenance (cleaning/polishing, restringing, and minor adjustments) at a reasonable price, on a flexible schedule. I work with beginner to intermediate students only, in their homes or mine!

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Are you interested in taking your music to the next level? Have you always wanted to write your own songs, but didn't know where to begin? Tackle those creative demons, and sign up for lessons today! I offer lessons in person or via Skype! No matter where you live, we can connect via the internet and help you reach your creative goals. Contact me today for a free trial lesson! I excel in helping people reach their creative potential and have particular expertise in songwriting. My approach is fun and interdisciplinary. Do you want to learn to sing, as well as play guitar? Do you need help with your lyrics or song structure? Well, I can help! Spencer Michaud: - Singer/songwriter/performer - Bachelors of arts in creative writing and music - Washtenaw Community College songwriting instructor - Day Jams National Music Workshop instructor - Regular performer at The Annual Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert in Chicago, IL - 12 years of professional teaching experience - 17 years of playing experience - Musical theater experience - Well-versed in rock, blues, jazz, r & b, funk, folk and finger-style guitar All ages and levels are welcome. I offer half-hour or hour lessons. Daytime hours are available for adults and home-schoolers. I also offer flexible after-school scheduling, an interdisciplinary approach and a fun and supportive atmosphere. Learn to write your own songs! Lessons are available in person or from home via Skype. Call today for a free trial lesson!

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We offer guitar lessons for all levels. We have over 30 years of experience playing all styles. Whether you want to learn to read music or just learn to shred, we are here to teach you.

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I will teach you guitar basics such as: - Finger placements - Chords - Guitar anatomy - Posture - Tuning - Re-stringing - Picking and strumming styles - Exercises - Tabs and more! Playing guitar is a great talent and fun hobby. I will teach you how to get started and I will share tips. I am available to teach all ages!

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I have a certificate of completion in multiple musical fields centered around guitar. I have been playing for 10 years and currently teach at another school here in Wayne. I am taking students of all ages and experience levels.

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I am a certified rocker who's well-versed in all kinds of styles and formats. I play both acoustic and electric. Contact me now to learn more!

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Ken began playing the guitar about 25 years ago. He has found himself in just about every musical situation conceivable. He maintains a busy schedule of teaching, recording and live dates. He performs and composes with his jazz/fusion trio, Slice of Pi, which is currently recording a follow-up to their debut CD. He also performs with rock group Merge. Over the years, Ken has performed with a wide range of artists and bands. He has also been involved in studio recording projects and commercial music and has written guitar method books, addressing improvisation and theory for the guitar. Ken frequently hosts clinics, demonstrating technique and theory. He studied jazz and classical guitar at Wayne State University and theory and composition at Oakland University. Ken studied under acclaimed guitar legends Joe Fava and Paul Abler. Currently, Ken teaches theory and guitar instruction privately. Some of his many influences include jazz, fusion, rock, funk, classical, progressive, and world music. Several notable musicians were key in Ken's development such as John Coltrane, J.S. Bach, Shawn Lane, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, and Miles Davis. Ken is a reputable guitar instructor, college educated, and professional musician. He has made teaching and performing music not only as a passion, but also as a career.

  • 11 years in business
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Firstly, I am incredibly good at sight reading - it is a stereotype that guitarist are poor readers of music! I am also deeply interested and knowledgeable in many kinds of music. I like exploring the connections between genres - like jazz, rock, and classical - in my playing and in my compositions. I offer that openness to all my students, and often burn CDs for them to expose them to new kinds of music.

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I teach guitar through methods of natural rhythm and the cognitive thinking process, allowing students to learn the way they naturally would. I am here to help guide students to their own path.

  • 8 years in business
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I have been teaching for more than 20 years. In the classroom and privately. I have students from 7 to 70 and I understand how to bring out what they do best while also pushing them in new directions with minimal frustration.

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