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Ferndale Bass Guitar Lessons

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Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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

Gallagher's Music
from 13 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gerry S.
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My experience has far exceeded my expectations. I've been taking guitar lessons here for over a year and I could not be happier. Robert is a true professional. His lesson plan is well thought out and I feel like he tailored it just for me. He has an incredible knack of knowing what I can achieve week to week. He is a patient and knowledgeable teacher and truly a master of the instrument in any genre. For me, he has demystified making music. I can't believe the progress I have made. If you want a safe, clean environment to really learn and play music, I highly recommend Gallagher's Music.

John Bochnowski
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Michele C.
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Have had two bass lessons with John so far. He is a good teacher - very knowledgeable, good listener, and patient. He has a good way of helping learn technique as well as helping work on songs too. Highly recommend!

Maestro Music Academy
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Birthe K.
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The owner is very nice and helpful. Jeff, my daughters bass teacher is a cool guy who has lots of knowledge.

  • 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James D.
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John was very helpful in teaching me the proper technique and foundation's of playing guitar. He broke down the basics and instructed on how I could practice on my own and improve my technique. I would be happy to recommend John to anyone interested in learning a musical instrument.

Alexander Harvey
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christina H.
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Our daughter loves the guitar again thanks to Alexander! He has a great teaching style. We used to push her to practice before, but now she picks up the guitar on her own and can't wait for her next lesson because of her instructor. Glad we found him!

from 3 reviews
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Bill P.
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Ivan is very talented as a musician although that doesn't always translate into a good teacher. With Ivan it translates very well!!! Kind,patient , and when you are with him YOU are the only one that matters!! If it wasn't for life throwing a couple curve balls, I would still be under his tutelage. Bass, piano, guitar. Ivan is an excellent teacher!!

Charlie's Guitar Lessons
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jerlee B.
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Charlie has a wonderful laid-back personality. My son likes Charlie and never dreaded going to lessons. Also, Charlie is just really skilled on the guitar! I have no hesitation in recommending Charlie to anyone needing a great guitar teacher.

  • 25 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jim N.
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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caleb L.
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Jay has been a wonderful help noticing my strengths and helping me refine them. He challenges me and guides me to meeting those goals. Great guy!

Brian Ivan Guitar
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

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


With over 40 years of professional music performance. I am uniquely qualified to instruct young musicians in: - Playing guitar (Rock & Acoustic with Classical Style finger picking method) - Piano/Synthesizer/Sequencer basics - Performing live concerts - Proper instrument selection - Music Theory - Booking Agencies - Management - Multi-Track Recording - Recording contracts

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I've been teaching guitar at GC Studios since we've opened. I also offer less structured private lessons outside of Guitar Center. Let me know what's up, and we'll make this happen!


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.

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I offer lessons on guitar (nylon string, steel string or electric), voice, piano and songwriting/composition. I have a formal music training from Wayne State University, and I am also available to play music at parties and events.


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.

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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.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

I am a double bassist and bass guitarist in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. I recently completed my MM in improvisation at the University of Michigan and received my BM in music performance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2010. I have extensive experience in many styles, including classical, jazz, rock, folk, klezmer, Balkan, metal, and more. I have led many ensembles and have recorded and toured as a sideman for folk and indie artists. My primary areas of performance are contemporary classical music and improvised music that pushes the boundaries of what music can be. I have a passion for the history of music and am comfortable working within many idioms in order to give students a foundational basis to build from. As a teacher, I am excited to work with students to find the music they really love to play and help them delve into what matters most to them. The primary goal is to be able to make music that is as rewarding as possible. I am happy to work with students on orchestra repertoire, jazz standards, and any other prescribed material but would also work on composing original music, improvising, and expressing what is meaningful to them as individuals. The bass is an unlimited instrument -- no style is unavailable to you!

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I am a soprano at the University of Michigan Flint, and I want to share my knowledge of singing with others who want to learn how to sing freely. Guitar lessons are also offered.

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Southfield, MI

  • Student age
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read music staff
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Classical, Blues, Rock, Folk, Country
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I've played a fair number of other instruments, including piano and baritone horn. I can read music, but aside from learning what I've been shown or sounded out on a guitar, I don't have any practical theory knowledge with it. I'd like tolearn the guitar for real, and become a guitar player, not just a campfire strummer.
  • $40
    Average price
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