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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.

James Chenevert, Ph.D.
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jane G.
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I am enjoying my piano lessons a great deal. James is helping me establish my own plan, learning at my own rate. He is always ready for me when I get to his house and has a beautiful grand piano that I enjoyed playing.

Bruce Hoff Music Studio
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Larry R.
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Bruce is thorough in his lessons. I have some knowledge of the guitar. Bruce is making sure that what I have learned, that I understand why it is what it is. Bruce is very patient and wants me to learn correctly. He's even working on breaking some bad habits I have already developed. Very happy with this teacher.

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Mike O'Malley Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Ron G.
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I have a great time with Mike during my lessons. His knowledge of guitar and music history is awesome. I look forward to every lesson.

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?

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.
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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.

Blackbird Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley N.
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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.

IBK Production
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Bode T.
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Olu is a fantastic guitar teacher. He plays the lead, acoustic and bass guitar extremely well and he plays several music styles. His teaching style is unique in that we practice a tune on the bass and then he accompanies me with his acoustic or lead guitar, therefore every lesson ends in a jam session

  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Herb W.
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I am 50+ guy who is an advanced beginner or early intermediate and have had many "beginner" guitar instructors. I was very pleasantly impressed with Loba and very highly recommend him. He teaches many styles of music but perhaps most importantly he shares with you how to play, to feel the music and express the feeling the music has for you - so you are not only learning a new piece but you are owning it personally through Loba's encouragement and guidance. You take guitar lessons with Loba not from him - it is a shared experience. As person, he is friendly, polite, patient and sensitive; and will share his many experiences with music and people - an education alone. This is a very positive referral, and should be, Loba has earned it and will continue to, hopefully for you!

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
Carl P.
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My son began taking trombone lessons from Andrew in 5th grade. This is his 5 year of lessons. My son looks forward to the lessons, and his ability continues to grow. Andrew developed a quick rapport with my son, and is able to work through difficult techniques and overall improve my son's performance with different exercises. Andrew is very knowlegable, enthusiastic and supportive. We plan on continuing to use Andrew as long as we have a trombone player!

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

  • 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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

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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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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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 am a guitar player with over 16 years of experience. I am accomplished in many different styles such as blues, rock, jazz, and bluegrass. I am offering guitar lessons for beginning to intermediate students in the Minneapolis area. Lessons will focus on music theory, ear training, technique, sight reading and fun (because music is supposed to be fun after all). Over all lessons are tailored around each student's skill level. Music has changed my life by giving me an outlet to my creative self. Please contact me if you are interested in lessons. Let me share the great gift of making music with you.

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