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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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Jim H.
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I am in my late fifties and bought my first guitar in May of '08, never having played guitar. Self-taught, in ten months I learned fifteen chords, all below the fifth fret, and none of them barred. My dream was to learn rock guitar, something I had always wanted to do. Because of my age, I knew I was time-limited, and wanted to focus only on the songs I knew from my early years. By happen-stance I found Mr. O'Malley, and this week will have completed one full year of study with him. My lessons are one hour sessions weekly. It has been nothing short of an inspiring experience, and if I would compare it to anything, it would be like having someone teach the illiterate to read or the deaf to hear. I can now play barred chords without difficulty, up and down the neck. I have learned strum patterns, and how to read notes for these patterns. We do power chords as well. I can now read tab without difficulty. Bends, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, chord progressions, E and A Major pentatonics, and more, are part of every lesson. I am now learning how to solo. He has taught me how to set up my guitar, set up pedals, amplifiers, and which effects to use for which songs. My playlist includes AC/DC (many), Led Zep, Pink Floyd, RHCP, Nickelback, Boston, Clapton, Eagles, Black Sabbath, and Alice in Chains, just to name a few. Currently I am learning some killer blues licks. Six months ago I started bass, and have had 8 or so lessons on this. The bass has helped my guitar playing and vice-versa. I would rate my abilities as very, very average - but I can still cut through a lot of material. None of this would have been possible without Mr. O'Malley. My first lesson he asked ME what I would like to do with guitar. He is extremely patient, encouraging, and an all-around wonderful teacher, who inspires. He is a first-class guitarist. I look forward to my sessions with him. The hour goes way too fast. My goal for this year is to improve my tab reading and picking (without looking), improve my soloing, and to do Stairway. I play a PRS singlecut '06, and a Fender P Bass '62 RI (1968). I use fender amps and an Aguilar head for the bass. Rock On!! Thanks Mike!! Jim

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
Jennifer H.
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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.

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.

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
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.

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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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.

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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 help teach you to play beginner to intermediate guitar. I will teach more advanced methods to progressed students.

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