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  • 13 years in business
  • 459 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Paul, MN 55109


I am currently taking lessons with Austin and it's going very well! He is always on time and very polite. I have no prior experience playing the guitar and he is very patient with me even when it takes me 5 minutes to figure out how to put my fingers. I would highly recommend Pathway Music for guitar lessons!

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN 55423


Coming from a 5 year orchestral background, I thought there was little guitar lessons would have to offer me, but I was quickly proven wrong when I started taking lessons from Mike. The amount of depth I had left untouched was astonishing to discover as we started with scales ranging from blues to classic, chord structure and how they were interchangable, and later applying my newfound knowledge to songs from artists like Clapton, Stevie Ray, Chili Peppers and many more. My only regret is not having started lessons sooner.

  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Paul, MN 55113


Bruce has been an excellent instructor throughout my first year of guitar lessons. He continues to impress me in presenting new ways to learn as well as in regards to being patient in re-instructing a technique or guitar nuance, when I may have forgotten or overlooked something I was previously shown. I would gladly recommend him to any student (adult or otherwise) with the interest in learning guitar.

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hopkins, MN 55343


My six year daughter has been taking piano lessons with Christian for about a month now. I am so impressed with everything he has taught her! Christian is a very talented musician,but more importantly he is a exceptional teacher!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN 55415


We have been taking guitar lessons with Brian for over a year. Our 9 yr. old daughter has made great progress and can play many songs. She enjoys the lessons. I also have taken adult lessons from Brian and found them very helpful. Of course, the difficult part is finding time to practice between lessons but that is on us. The lessons are very convenient.

  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN 55434


Though performance music lessons I was able to find an excellent teacher and get started on a new instrument

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN 55412


Michael May is an excellent guitar teacher. I started with Mike recently and not only has my playing already dramatically improved, but my overall knowledge of how music works has greatly increased as well. Michael has a great ability to make very difficult concepts understandable, and he is well-prepared for each lesson. He is also a superb guitar player in his own right. I have taken guitar lessons at Twin Town, Blackbird's, several private instructors I found on CraigsList and am also currently taking a Minneapolis Community Education guitar class. I can honestly say that Michael is vastly superior to all the instructors I have previously taken. Sign up with Michael today!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Paul, MN 55102


I provide acoustic, electric, blues, classical, rock and folk guitar lessons. I can even throw in some flamenco, jazz or metal just for fun. I specialize in work with beginners and breaking down the learning process. I am happy to work with anyone. My coaching skills and ability to break skills into their rudimentary parts are particularly helpful at the start.

  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Burnsville, MN 55337


Hello! As an adult beginner seeking to learn the guitar, I can tell you several things I've discovered through experience. Things I can state with complete confidence. 1) Learning to play guitar can become overwhelming rather quickly! With all the information available on line, through books and from friends who say they can show you, it's quite easy to waste a lot of time learning stuff that really isn't productive over the long haul. Sure, you'll learn quickly at first because you're starting from zero, but once you learn the fundamentals, now what? This is where the majority of guitarists languish for years rehashing the same old stuff and never really improving. You need competent guidance! 2) Speaking of competent guidance, I've had numerous teachers who were really good guitar players but after a couple of months watching them play, you begin to wonder why YOU aren't getting much better. They're good, you're not and you're not getting much better. You're wasting precious learning time. Playing and teaching are 2 separate issues. Being able to relay information is probably more important than the ability to play when looking for a teacher. Phil can not only play but excels at explaining music concepts so they are readily accessible to students seeking knowledge. He was the first instructor I was exposed to who had a prepared, written game plan. A step by step road map to mastering the instrument that he explains patiently and intelligently. He loves both playing and teaching the guitar and it is abundantly clear when you talk to him about the subject. I have yet to have a session with him where I didn't feel that I was better after our lesson than I was before it, and that is the main reason one seeks out an instructor. So they can get better! 3) Phil treats lessons like a professional. He's never been late or surprised by my visits. He is always prepared and that's one of the things I like best. He makes me feel like I'm his only student and that MY progress is what's most important. I'm not just a time slot to fill or a check to grab and cash. No ego or showing off his skills for large chunks of the lesson. My skills and my improvement is what matters most and my entire lesson, from start to finish, is devoted to that. 4) Music theory is a bit spooky, especially for the beginning student. The problem isn't the complexity of the subject but how it's explained and mapped out. Yes it can be complex but in order to truly understand the instrument, you must understand the underlying concepts of music theory. What I liked most about my initial interview with Phil was his interest in what I was looking to accomplish. I was questioned about my goals. What did I want to accomplish. Learn music theory? Learn to read notation? Learn to just sit on the couch and play the blues or rock or pop music? A combination of some of it or all of it? He had a path for any/all of it tailored to my wants and needs. I'm thrilled with the path I chose and my progress on that path but I'm reminded by Phil that the plan can change as I grow and learn which is as it should be. Flexibility in learning means more options which also means constant learning without stagnation or hitting a wall that equates to more wasted time. If you seek professional, intelligent and skillful instruction as it relates to the guitar, I urge you to seek out Phil and discuss your musical goals with him. He has helped me both understand music as well as the instrument. It's quite a thrill to honestly believe you are improving quickly at playing the guitar. I look forward to continuing to improve with Phil's guidance and honestly feel my goals are well within reach. Both my playing as well as my understanding of music is growing daily and I eagerly anticipate what the future holds for me and my guitar journey with Phil's assistance!

  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rosemount, MN 55068


Over all Dave is a great teacher. So if you are looking to do guitar lessons at the Guitar Shop I recommend Dave

  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN 55435


Our 7-year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Alta from Bravura Music School for the past few months. Alta does a fantastic job working with her. Our daughter thinks Alta is pretty much the coolest person ever. Alta has made the lessons not only educational, but also very fun. It has been great to see our daughter develop not only her skills, but also a love for piano.

  • 11 years in business
  • Osseo, MN 55311


My 12-year old son took guitar lessons from Rachel last summer. She was recommended to me by a friend. He had already had about 3 years of guitar with another teacher. As a parent I liked: how she set the schedule up, the price, her willingness to be flexible with scheduling conflicts, and her balance of playfulness/teaching with lessons. My son liked: the bead system to reinforce practicing, learning chords vs. strumming method, having input into music choice, and comfort of the lesson location. I do not know Rachel well personally, but I was impressed with how organized she was. You can tell she loves music and she is good with children.

  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN 55407


I took mandolin lessons with Charlotte for many months. She knows her music theory, she is non-judgmental, kind and patient. I've had many a music teacher and she is the only person I have enjoyed taking lessons from.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Prior Lake, MN 55372


My two sons Benjamin and Jeremiah took private lessons from Charlie. My older son Benjamin was with Charlie for years and absolutely loved taking drum lessons from him. My older son is off to college now with a great foundation of knowledge of percussion/drum playing and reading music that will last a life time! My sons would come home after their lessons every week with "Hand Written" percussion notes/music to practice. And they "did" practice because Charlie gave them the incentive and motivation to "want" to be successful. My younger son also took lessons and thought the world of Charlie. He too will always be thankful to Charlie for his dedication and patients during his drum lessons and he will always speak highly of Charlie. I would highly recommend Charlie Engen for music/drum lessons because he is the best around! Sincerely Sue Melville

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Paul, MN 55105


I've worked with Dan for several months taking classical guitar lessons and have really enjoyed it. He's a good patient teacher and works hard to help you learn the type of music you want to. Highly recommended!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN 55413


We are grateful that Brady is in our daughter's life. She absolutely loves her guitar lessons with Brady! We appreciate his talent, his ability to teach at her level and how he keeps her motivated with a wonderful mix of technical and fun popular music. With both parents and students, Brady has great communication skills and a wonderful "open door" attitude.

  • Chaska, MN 55318


I focus on teaching beginner and intermediate acoustic guitar. I use a simple lesson book that focuses on what you need to know to pick up your guitar, and play a song. I will do my best to tailor these lessons to your skill level. If you pick up on the basics of guitar quickly, we'll go ahead, and move on to the more intermediate stuff.

Mike and Linda Music

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  • Saint Paul, MN 55125


We offer piano and guitar lessons in Woodbury, MN. We are a husband and wife team with over 30 years of teaching experience. Visit our website for more information! Linda Chacholiades - M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M. University of Georgia Dr. Michael J. Krajewski - D.M.A University of Minnesota, M.M. Georgia State University, B.M. Berklee College of Music.

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Saint Paul, MN

Guitar type
Acoustic, Electric
Frequency of lessons
Once a week
I've taken few group classes, but I still consider myself a beginner. I like the alternative rock style of playing, and mainly just want to learn how to play for recreational purposes. I have an acoustic and electric guitar.
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