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  • 10 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

John P.

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I just started taking guitar lessons - I've taken just two lessons to be exact. I was a little worried when I decided to look for an instructor because I am 60 years old and am mostly interested in learning to play contemporary worship music. Alex Born was a great match. He is a church musician and seems to be very experienced in the type of music I want to learn. The other thing I appreciate is that rather than give you music that he wants you to learn, he has you bring music that you want to learn and he helps you learn to play it. I enjoy his friendly, casual style of lessons and I expect I will be a student of his for quite some time.

Holly C.

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I'm not from the area, but while I was in town, I was able to take a few guitar lessons with Alex. He asked about my goals and tried to customize my lessons. He's a good teacher. The location is great too. I like that Alex teaches out of a space, in a church. Also, he provided excellent customer service and refunded my paid for sessions, after I became sick with Shingles and had to cut my lesson taking time short. He's patient and has a good attitude. I imagine he is a great teacher for kids too. If I had any kids interested in guitar, and was from the area, I'd sign them up for guitar lessons with Alex.

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.

  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Nancy S.

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When my daughter Cady was 9 years old she started taking lessons from Bruce at a music store near our home. Unfortunately, the music store went out of business after about 8 months of lessons. Cady decided to take violin through her school. After two years of violin lessons Cady wanted to resume guitar lessons. Bruce was so good with her the first time around that I decided to call him. She was very shy at first but Bruce is so good with her that she warmed up to him rather quickly. Having a great teacher like Bruce makes lessons fun for Cady. He's very patient with her and makes sure that she understands each lesson. When Cady had a special request of learning some Christmas songs Bruce emailed the music to me so that I could print it for her. He has been coming to our home once a week now for about 6 months. His prices per lesson are very reasonable. He's always a little early (which is really on time) and he's very accommodating with our schedule changes. I highly recommend Bruce for guitar lessons!

Jennifer T.

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I feel very fortunate to have found Bruce for guitar lessons for my daughter.  I had other guitar teachers before but none of them were of the quality of Bruce.  He has a well grounded lesson plan and is teaching my daughter how to properly play a guitar vs. just teaching her to play notes or chords on a page. He is very personable and professional and knows how to convey ways to improve without sounding critical.  He welcomes questions and is willing to vary the routine (adding in holiday songs or a song my daughter really wants to learn) to keep things interesting.  He is even taking the time to adjust a more complicated song my daughter wants to play to her skill level.  My daughter loves to play the guitar and I have no doubt her interest is being maintained by her lessons with Bruce.

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.

  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours
  • Minneapolis, MN

Sheri M.

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I am enjoying my lessons with Josie. I have learned a lot already. She is positive and encouraging. There was a quick response to my initial inquiry and I was able to start lessons quickly. I would recommend them to my friends and family.

Thumbtack Customer

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

Jodi S.

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Lessons was perfect for a beginner guitar player. Matt is awesome!

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  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Minneapolis, MN

Sheila H.

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I've been taking lessons from Mike for about 6 months and I'm actually really surprised at how far I've come in these few months. I was impressed that one of the first things Mike had me do was complete a survey describing my goals and music preferences. He took that info and used it to tailor the lessons and musical selections, which made the lessons and homework really engaging, right off the bat - I was motivated to practice because I really liked the songs he picked out for me. The hour lesson flies by because Mike makes it so much fun and not at all stressful. He has a great sense of humor, is really patient and encouraging, and explains things in a way that makes sense. He also has a Guitar Lesson Ambassador - the friendliest little cat named Nugget, who greets all of Mike's students and sits in their guitar cases throughout the lessons. I highly recommend Mike, he's a great teacher.

Curtis K.

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I have been taking guitar lessons from Mike for ten years and I was at absolute zero when I began. He is a fantastic instructor, very knowledgeable about music and theory, and I've never needed another guitar instructor. I'm very happy with my playing ability and even after all this time, a marriage, kids, a house, and a bit less opportunity to practice than when I started, Mike's lessons are still interesting and I'm always learning. I would highly recommend guitar lessons from Mike regardless of your style, age, or current playing ability.

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Girish B.

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My 7 yr old son and I have been learning from Jeff for 4 months now. I can definitely say he is very good at what he does and is also very patient with beginners like us ( 40 year old & the other 7:) He has been playing for over 20 years and so knows his stuff. He is constantly trying to find ways to help us understand and learn things more easily. I have a traveling job and have had to reschedule a few times and he has always accommodated that. I strongly recommend Jeff for lessons, no matter what you sort of guitar lessons you are looking for.

Scott L.

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Exceptional job outlining chord shapes in a streamlined fashion and listened to my concerns and questions. Helped me to get better at basic and more advanced strumming patterns. I've been to numerous instructors and Jeff is by far the most patient, accommodating, and knowledgeable instructor. Please seek him if you are learning for the first time or need to further your guitar playing, music history, and theory.

Levi F.

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Jeff is very accommodating to both my screwy schedule and unfocused learning style, helping me to put the pieces of the guitar puzzle together in spite of myself.

  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Christina K.

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Mike is supportive and professional. He has introduced my daughter to many different types of piano music and helped her continue to love music by teaching to her strengths and not putting unnecessary pressure on her.

Mike R.

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I think Mike is a great instructor. He is patient, encouraging, and a good listener. I having fun!

Lance P.

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First lesson Mike was very laid back, pleasant and patient.

  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Renet' P.

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My daughter looks forward to going to each week. She is driven to show her teacher (Dave) improvement with each lesson. Devin feels that her teacher believes in her and her ability. She appreciates his patience and attention to detail. Dave makes learning guitar fun!

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

Laurie S.

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my experience with piano lessons with Ms Diane are fun and amazing...

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Osseo, MN

Bridgett R.

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Nick has been absolutely awesome to work with. His energetic and ethusiastiac personality helps to keep me motivated. When working with Nick you can expect to learn technique, grooves, reading, playing with recordings, and he has you pick a song you like and work on that every lesson. I've grown exponentially, and love going to lessons every week. I get better and better every week. Totally worth the $.

Randi L.

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Nick is giving my 7 year old son lessons which could be a very hard task for most. He was so comforting and so encouraging with him though. My son came out of his 1st lesson very happy and confident :)

Lisa L.

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Wonderful first meeting with Tara! She was warm, friendly, and made my 12 feel at ease for her first lesson. Definitely a great find!

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Sybil M.

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This was so much easier than I ever expected. A2 had a teacher at my doorstep within a week to start teaching my son guitar. Great teacher too, all in all I can't complain!

Lydia L.

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À Deux is great. Everyone I interacted with was very understanding and aware of my needs, and my teacher is awesome! Thanks.

Gus P.

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Great people! Awesome teacher.

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Brady L.

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In working with Joshua I've learned so much about the guitar and music production which is really unique in to find in a guitar teacher. He is patient, creative and a joy to work with. I would recommend everyone who is looking for great guitar instruction, musical production and overall musical knowledge to work with Joshua. If you put in the practice, with his help, you will achieve all of your musical goals with ease.

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.

Jenna G.

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Such a great mentor and teacher! I have never learned more from a guitar teacher, so happy I met him!

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Paul, MN

Betchen O.

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Sharon is an outstanding teacher. I take my two grandchildren to her for piano lessons and they love to go. They learn differently and Sharon teaches them the way they learn best and picks music that they enjoy as well as being challenging. When one has to miss a lesson the other always wants to have that time tacked onto her lesson . I could not be more pleased.

Katrina M.

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"She's really good at teaching guitar, she lets me choose music I want to play that interests me. She helps me (do really good) feel confident about the concerts." 6th grade student.

Adora C.

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My daughter is new to playing the guitar, and Shannon has been wonderful with making her feel comfortable and teaching her. Really great experience!

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Dave N.

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I have been taking harmonica lessons with Chris for a year now, and he's been a great teacher. He's very patient and encouraging and tailors my lessons to my ability. He builds lessons to fit your needs and keeps things interesting. I've learned a lot and look forward to learning even more.

Craig R.

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I'm 61 and life long student of music. Chris is one of the best teachers I have ever had. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I appreciate his talent at being clear and helping me start with the basics and develop good strong fundamentals. Great communication and technical skills.

Liz W.

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Very clear, helpful instruction. Packed a lot of info into a 1/2 hour of instruction, but easy enough to work on on my own, as well. Have already scheduled another, longer lesson.

  • Response time: 6 min
  • Saint Paul, MN

Robbie G.

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Imogen taught my daughter through advanced repertoire and now I am an adult student in my 4th year of lessons with Imogen. She is an incredible teacher who amazes me with her ability to take a student from playing notes to performing with great musicality! She is patient and respectful of different learning styles and able to motivate students with diverse backgrounds, goals and personalities. Of course, Imogen is an accomplished musician herself and it is always a delight to hear her in concert.

Anne N.

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Imogen has calm energy as a teacher. She's engaging so that my daughter (she's six) listens and understands what's expected. Imogen's creative about ways to motivate my daughter at lessons and at home to make practice fun. She looks at where my daughter is and gives her enough to challenge her but not to make her frustrated, so my daughter feels good about what she's learning. Imogen's also an amazing pianist.

  • 14 years in business
  • Waconia, MN

Judy H.

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Maria Grant's success in teaching is her ability to look at the individuality of each student and the keen sense to adjust her teaching style to fit their needs. She's willing to go the extra mile and look for new ways to continually motivate and challenge her students to want to do their best. She's passionate about her love of music and what greater gift could she offer than to pass that on to her students. Maria teaches both the young and the not so young. As a 'not so young' student, she taught me to focus more on the purpose of being a musician and less on the performance. I am so grateful for her as my teacher and mentor.

Shanna S.

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Maria's passion for music is very apparent every single week that we show up for lessons. I've been so fortunate to watch my daughter go from a little girl taking lessons to a young adult continually working on her passion. The lessons now are a true collaboration between teacher and student where ideas are exchanged and a deeper thought goes into conveying the artistic meaning of the song. Music has become my child's passion, largely due to Maria's guidance and compassion. I'm so grateful we found Maria to pass on this beautiful gift.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Laurie A.

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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.

Andy B.

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Andrew is an excellent music teacher. He is able to find the best teaching method for the individual student, allowing the student to learn and excel. It was extremely fun and enjoyable to learn guitar from Andrew. My son and I were able to play modern songs on top of the classical songs we learned, which helped with insuring we stayed on top of practicing outside of class. I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone wanting to learn guitar or trombone or any of the other countless instruments that Andrew knows how to play.

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours

Sarah M.

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She's great at connecting with the kids and tailoring her lessons what inspires and motivates each child.

Fabien P.

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Briana is an enthusiastic and professional piano instructor.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Minneapolis, MN

Al H.

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Very patient with me as a beginner. Looking forward to more lessons.

  • Elk River, MN

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I am a guitar virtuoso, and I have mastered more than 12 styles of guitar playing. I teach plectrum (pick style), finger style, and classical. I have been teaching for 47 years. Many of my students are top professional guitarists and instructors in the Midwest. There isn't anything that a student might bring that I can't handle. I teach musical notation and tab and by ear or rote. Styles include rock, metal, classical, blues, R&B, funk, fusion, jazz, country, country rock, rockabilly, pop, Latin, etc. My students are beginners, advanced, and professionals and range from ages 7 to 70. I can also transcribe anything accurately off of a recording. I have performed professionally both regionally and nationally for 47 years. I have played every conceivable venue, both regionally and nationally, including TV, radio, concerts, casinos, clubs, and backup for major artists. I am equally skilled at teaching voice and bass guitar, and I have turned out some tremendous students in these areas. Having had a successful career and being semi-retired, I have kept my lesson prices at a very affordable and competitive rate of $23.00 for 1/2 hour. This I am offering as both a public service and gift to future generations of upcoming guitarists, bassists and vocalists.

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I teach different technique levels (beginning, intermediate and advance) to students. Lessons are one-on-one or in group. I also play for private parties, wedding receptions, restaurants, etc. He specializes in Flamenco guitar

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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.

  • Minneapolis, MN

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I am an experienced teacher of 30 years, with a master's degree in music education. I am an MMTA member and with award-winning students. I have studied with some of the best teachers in the Midwest. Private music lessons in my home and opportunity to participate in ensembles are given.

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“Need a Guitar Teacher for My Husband”

Saint Paul, MN

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I want to buy guitar lessons for my husband for his birthday. I think once a week would be good, but i am not sure about his schedule. I don't have a guitar for him. But I would get one for him if he likes it. His birthday is Dec. 2, he could start lessons the week after Thanksgiving.
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“Need a Guitar Instructor for a 4-Year-Old ”

Shakopee, MN

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Looking for lessons/insight on having our 4-year old start learning more about music and guitars.
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Inver Grove Heights, MN

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