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Pathway Music Twin Cities
4.5
from 114 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 459 hires on Thumbtack
Brad S.
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I took guitar lessons from Erich for three years and made such amazing strides in my playing ability. Erich is as knowledgeable as they come and adapted well to my learning style and needs.

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Rockwell Guitar School
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Barb L.
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Alex has really provided a great learning experience for my son who takes guitar lessons from him. Unlike many music teachers that determine the music their students will learn, Alex really makes sure the students are involved in picking their music so the student stay interested and wants to learn and practice the music. I highly recommend Alex as a guitar teacher.

Bruce Hoff Music Studio
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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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.

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Mike O'Malley Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Blair P.
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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.

Music by Colton
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carri S.
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Colton came to our house to teach our 12 yo son and 14yo daughter to play guitar. Each lesson is tailored to the child and his/her capabilities. Colton is humble, able, and both of the kids enjoyed working with him. I like his style of giving a free lesson to see if he's a fit. And, he drove to our house. How can you lose?

StudioRoe
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
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My 12 & 15 year old sons took beginner guitar lessons with Rachel. I was impressed with what they learned and the price could not have been better. They were motivated and looked forward to their lessons. I liked how she set up the schedule in the beginning of the summer and provided options for any of our normal days that wouldn't work. I wish I had also signed another of my kids up for piano. I chose Rachel because the price was right and I wanted to gauge their interest levels. We will return to Rachel because the price is good AND she's a good music instructor who kept the kids motivated.

Oslo Studios
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Frank D.
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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!

The Guitar Shop
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ian H.
Verified review

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

Music with Josh
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brian F.
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Josh does a great job teaching young adults and kids guitar lessons, and brings a passionate appreciation for all types of music to the lessons. Whether just beginning, or looking to improve your skills, Josh can help anyone improve their talents and broaden their musical horizon. Definitely would recommend Josh as a guitar instructor.

Juan Williams Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maria T.
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Mr. Williams was very patient with my daughter and very detailed with his explanation of understanding how the instrument (Guitar) works and why it is nessesscary to practice. He is doing a great job with her and I have recommended him to all my friends!

Music Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurie A.
Verified review

My twelve-year-old daughter has been taking flute lessons from Andrew for 1.5 years. He's an excellent teacher and enhances lessons with engaging information about musical theory and history. In addition, Andrew is the one music teacher in all the years of my multiple kids taking lessons on various instruments who has included in his curriculum actually teaching HOW to practice, backed up with the latest research on brain development and practical experience from his own performing history and classroom teaching. Andrew is very approachable so that the student is freer to play at his/her best rather than being so nervous or feeling judged. Andrew is skillful at giving feedback in a way that is both honest and encouraging. I strongly recommend him.

Lessons with Mike Salow
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dina G.
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My kids have been taking guitar, bass, and drum lessons with Mike for several years. We live in Minneapolis part-time so the kids have lessons both in person, when we are in town, and online when we are out of town. Mike is excellent in both forums. My kids spend all week looking forward to their lessons with Mike. I never have to ask them to practice; the homework Mike assigns is apparently so much fun, they race to their instruments every day and walk around the house with their guitars. As a parent, my favorite thing about Mike is how thoughtful and flexible he is. My kids are very different from one another and do not conform to any standard music curriculum. In other words, they require quite a bit of extra work on a music teacher's behalf. This has never troubled Mike. He provides each of my kids with customized music lessons that work for each child! Including a variety of music theory that is way beyond anything I studied in my many years of piano and theory lessons. We feel incredibly lucky to have Mike in our kids' lives.

Blackbird Music LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Ray W.
Verified review

I've been taking guitar lessons with Jack Klatt at Blackbird Music. Not only is he a great musician, he's a great teacher. Very patient and willing to tailor the lesson so that I'm getting the most out of it. As an adult picking up an instrument after a long break, he's got me back in the swing and improving immediately.

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Maria G.
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As an adult returning to piano, I wanted a teacher who was understanding of my hectic schedule. I had memories of my old piano teacher being very rigid, which made me loathe practicing and playing. This has never been the case with Abe. He is great at seeing each student where they are and challenging them accordingly. He has a wonderful sense of humor and knows how to make his students feel comfortable. I practice more than I ever did before because I love it. The world of classical music is beautiful and enormous, and I’m excited to start studying.

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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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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance specializing in Guitar and actively perform in and around the Twin Cities. This gives me a unique perspective on what a student should spend their time on to most effectively prepare themselves to be a functional musician.

  • 28 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have a complete recording studio I teach out of which means I can help students put together demos or work on composing and recording. I can also teach the art of using a loop pedal.

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If you want to learn how to play the guitar, I can teach you. I love to teach persons how to play the guitar with my experience. I found different, easy ways to learn fast and easy but with quality.

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I've been playing guitar for 11 years and have played in several bands. I'm mostly playing on my own now and want to share my hobby with others.

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I teach guitar for beginners. The students will learn the following: * Proper position to play the guitar * Parts of the guitar * Tuning the instrument * Music theory * Technique to use properly both hands (right and left) * Identify notes in first position, string by string * Play popular melodies * Play the basics chords * Be able to understand the relationship between the notes on the fretboard and the staff All the students at the end of this course will be able to continue growing in their skills, going to a different level. This is my specialty. Please contact me for further details. Thank you.

About

We are Doug and Pat and live in St. Paul and have more than thirty years of experience in teaching and performing music. We have two locations in St. Paul, MN, and one has a recording studio. We can teach all ages and all styles of guitar playing, both electric and acoustic. We can help with writing original music and accompany recordings. Any song is available from an i-pod, CD recording, or internet search. We can break down chords and provide easy charts for playing or change keys to one that the student can sing. We can also perform for events, weddings, parties, fund raisers. We play in two bands and various churches in the twin cities on a regular basis.

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Need guitar lessons

Saint Paul, MN

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Not sure
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Other (I read music as a child have not looked since 9th grade)
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Classical, Blues, Folk, Country
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Time preference
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    Left handed
  • $27.5
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

Minneapolis, MN

  • Student age
    18-25
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Classical, Blues, Rock, Folk
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon)
  • Details
    I know my basic chords but i'm willing to try and unlearn any bad habits i've picked up.
  • $26.63
    Average price

Need guitar lessons

Minneapolis, MN

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read music staff, Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Rock, Folk, Country
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    made it through 12 weeks of chording. have not progressed much since. want to progress to songs, accompaniment and group play
  • $23.75
    Average price
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