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Savage Acoustic Guitar Lessons

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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
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl O.
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My experience with has been very positive. Alex was prompt with his replies to my questions as I was searching for the guitar lesson that was right for me. I am having fun at the guitar lessons and am learning what I want at the pace that works for me.

Bruce Hoff Music Studio
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony L.
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Bruce is a great beginners Guitar teacher, I'd highly recommend!

Performance Music Lessons
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi S.
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Lessons was perfect for a beginner guitar player. Matt is awesome!

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Mike O'Malley Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Kyle S.
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Mike is an excellent teacher with incredible skills and knowledge of many genres of music. Before taking lessons with Mike, I was only learning guitar by learning simple metal songs with my old guitar teacher. When I started taking lessons with Mike, my guitar playing improved exponentially. Mike helps you reach your goals through a variety of methods like exercises and the underlying music theory to introduce the material, followed up by applications of the material seen in real music you listen to. Mike has also helped me be more open-minded about other good genres of music like the blues, jazz, and classical, which has also helped me to become a more well-rounded player. Overall, Mike is a great guitarist, musician, and teacher who can help you get as far as you want to go as a guitar player.

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Mark Frisbie Guitar Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lois I.
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Mark is patient and skilled professional. He takes time to teach beginners the correct techniques as well as encouraging them to play their instrument. We feel very fortunate to have him as an instructor as our son practiceas and always looks forward to his lesson. (Can not believe this but he has his instrument and in the car before me!)

Pat Shelby Guitar Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
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Pat Shelby, Guitar Teacher January 18, 2015 Do you dream of playing the guitar or improving your skills? Please allow me tell you about my experience taking guitar lessons from Pat Shelby. Pat is personable, approachable, and creates such a fun, safe, energetic, yet focused atmosphere, that it is simply a pleasure to practice, try new skills, and look forward to the next step of proficiency. He is a professional musician with awards, CD’s and years and years of experience not only with acoustic guitar, which is what I’m learning, but with bass and electric, as well. He assessed my level, then personalized my lessons to help me achieve my goals, offered up music theory that I could understand, and patiently worked with a learning disability that I have. He used technology to enrich the experience, providing chord charts printed out specific to my songs, arranging guitar music to suit my vocal range so I could sing with it. He sent follow-up lesson notes to me via e-mail, and tracked my progress to keep me moving forward. He also sent Youtube links with lessons targeted to my current skills. I enjoy every lesson with Pat, and also enjoy seeing and hearing his other students at recitals where the students, ranging in age from 6 or 7 years old to retired, perform everything from folk to rock to blues to classical music with the guidance and encouragement of this gifted teacher. Add in flexible scheduling and reasonably-priced lessons, and you may find that your dream of playing or improving at the guitar is about to come true.

Music by Colton
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
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Colton helped me learn how to play the guitar. He's good at helping beginners learn more about whatever they would like to pursue with the guitar. He's very flexible, knowledgeable, and wants to help you reach your goals.

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!

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.

Kyle Baker Music
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lil M.
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I'm an "adult learner" who took up guitar lessons and Kyle made this beginner feel welcome and capable of fitting in with my 6 string acoustic strings! LOVE his lessons and encouragement.

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

Three Rivers Music Academy
4.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Robert P.
Verified review

I have taken guitar lessons from Ric Oliva and he had worked with my daughter on some music projects. Only one word to describe Ric s ability to teach and perform , "the best". He will take you to that next place wherever you want to be with a better understanding to your passion. You can't go wrong.

Mike Hedding Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary T.
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Mike is always on time, encouraging, not distracted, and certainly knows his mandolin and music theory. He taught me alternate finger placements for chords when I had problems reaching the correct frets, and ways to "dress up" a song to make it my own. Under Mike’s instruction I'm doing what I never thought I could do a year ago as long as I practice. Mike has been my teacher for a year and I highly recommend him.

Perfect Mix Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Len H.
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I've had the privilege of observing Don White's teaching abilities through several decades of working with him in the music business. Don has a knack of pinpointing a student's exact current predicament or roadblock, whether said "student" is an amateur-beginner or a working professional, and clearly communicating what next-step will produce the greatest tangible results. In a sensitive way, Don can unlock the mysteries of the fretboard related to solos, comping, and just about anything you've ever heard on any of your favorite records. Can't think of a better mentor for anyone who's fallen in love with their guitar.

  • 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!

Menard School of Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Justin M.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons with Mike for 8 years, and I have learned so much. His professional experience allows him to teach and cater to each student's individual needs, to make sure they get the most out of each lesson. I definitely recommend him!

Gabriel Andrews
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
David C.
Verified review

I know Gabe on several levels. As a patron to local live music venues, Gabe is as good as it gets. His musical talents with percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitar are remarkable. His interpretive covers of other artists’ hits are as good as the original, often more interesting. His original music is outstanding. I also know Gabe as a student. My son and I take lessons from him. The variety of fingerstyle music that he can teach is significant. He will go out of his way to learn a song that we want to learn and break it up into smaller, easy to learn segments. He is inspiring, acceptant of our current abilities, picky about doing it correctly, yet always encouraging. He will record each segment, emphasize the proper timing and technique and send the videos to us to help perfect our practice. There are not many guitarists who can teach the complexity of Michael Hedges’ music and break it down to learnable segments. He has a gift as a performer and a coach, but he works hard at it too.

Chad Ewards Live

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I can teach how to play acoustic guitar including chords, strumming and singing along while you play. I am self-taught and I have fronted for The Chad Edwards band. I believe in learning how to navigate through the basic chords efficiently and then learning how to play your favorite songs. There are many great websites that help show you chord progression, which I will show you how to find and translate into playing all your favorite songs.

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I graduated from an arts conservatory, where I learned much about jazz and classical music. Before going there, I was enrolled in the St. Paul School of Rock, which is the source of the majority of my rock 'n' roll knowledge. What I can teach you are as follows: * The basics of the guitar and strings * Basic scales and chords * How to play rock/metal * Modal scales * Jazzy chords * How to play rock songs * A variety of other things I am patient and will take the lessons at whatever pace is comfortable; there is no rush. We will be sure to have a jammin' good time during lessons! We'll play along to songs and just jam with the material!

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