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Rockwell Guitar School
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Mike O'Malley Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 26 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 with Josh
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
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My son, Charlie, has been taking music lessons from Josh since he was 10. Charlie, is now a young man, 14, and under Josh's thoughtful and encouraging instruction my son's passion for music has exploded. Josh, as a skilled performer, has shared expertise beyond just guitar lessons with him. Charlie is a quirky kid and Josh took the time to get to know him and figure out how to work with him and get the best out of him. Charlie always LOVES going to his lessons. What he has learned and the things he has created lately are well above and beyond his years. I know it is because Josh took the time to get to know him and design the lessons specifically to Charlie. These lessons are a true value in all respects. As a mom, I appreciate the open communication and flexibility Josh provides to me as well. Josh is personable and able to connect with kids and adults equally well. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning to play and expand their appreciation of music.

Pathway Music Twin Cities
4.5
from 115 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 459 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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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!

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Jonathan is an excellent musician/performer and an excellent music instructor. He designs my guitar lessons to fits my needs as a K-5 elementary music specialist in the public schools. He is patient and kind while maintaining high expectations. I would recommend Jonathan Ehresmann to anyone looking for a high quality music lesson experience.

Music Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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

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!

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Mark Frisbie Guitar Studio
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lori H.
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Mark is a very open and kind instructor. He made my son feel welcome and kept the lesson fun.

Ryan Dugan
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa V.
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Ryan was great with our daughter Gigi. He taught her piano over two summers breaks. She felt very comfortable with him and learned a lot. Gigi has some special health issues. Ryan was especially good about recignzing her strengths and how to get her to build on those rather than getting frustrated over what she could not do.

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?

Music Lessons

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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.

Webb Music

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Webb Music offers the best amp and instrument repair and most importantly, an excellent guitar training in Twin Cities rehearsal space! All skill levels will benefit from knowing now what the great players have found. All the classes are priced at $25 per 45-minute session. There is no upcharge for an advanced training or Floyd Rose setups!

Blackbird Music LLC
5.0
from 1 review
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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.

Jesus Purisaca

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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.

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