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  • 29 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Mackinzie K.

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Larry helped me learn the basics of the guitar. He is located off Shawnee Mission pkwy. It was only about a 10 min commute from Olathe. Pretty easy to get to the location! Every one at Funky Munky was so kind and helpful. Very laid back. Larry was truly a great instructor. He was very encouraging and patient. Larry was always on time and very professional. If something came up he would always let me know in advance. I really felt like I learned a lot while taking lessons from Larry. He starts with the basics and builds up. To really maximize your guitar experience you have to give it your all. It's all about what you are willing to put into it - how much you practice and how much you want to learn. Larry is there to help and does the best he can - he will go above and beyond to help you learn.

Ron S.

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Larry Crabtree is an accomplished musician, yet has the patience and acumen to discern what "baby step" I needed to progress in my efforts to play the guitar. He has taught children to geriatric students, so has a vast experience base to taylor lessons to individual needs.

Ann M.

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My son loves going to his guitar lessons and always has something positive to share after having worked with Larry.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

Ashley G.

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Pete is fantastic! He's been instructing my daughter for about a month and a half now. He definitely has a methodical approach to his lesson and a goal that he is working towards. She is still learning many of the chords, but he has explained that they will soon pull it all together to make a song. I also really appreciate that he takes a little time to ask her about her life so they can get to know each other. My daughter looks forward to seeing him each week. Highly recommend him to those looking to start playing guitar!

David E.

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Pete caters his lessons to his students' abilities and makes learning to play guitar fun. My daughter has been taking lessons for several years, and practices for the sheer joy of playing. Pete is a very talented and accomplished guitarist who takes great pleasure in watching his students improve under his guidance.

Cherry L.

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Enjoyed these great guitar lessons while I could!

  • 40 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Tom D.

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I have played guitar since I was 12 and am now 64. When I decided to expand my knowledge of the guitar and improve my technique there was only one person in my mind to go to, Jimmy Dykes. Jimmy' knowledge of all styles of music, his knowledge of reading, his knowledge of the fretboard is as good as it gets. His passion for guitar and the desire to pass this on through teaching makes him an outstanding instructor. I have recommended Jimmy to anyone who wants to take lessons on guitar or bass whether they are beginners or someone, like myself, who have played for a long time and want to take their playing to a higher level and expand their horizons.

Jerry W.

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As a self-taught guitar player for more than 40 years, Mr. Dykes has illuminated my path with knowledge and technique only he could do. Jimmy is very attentive to his students's learning abilities and quickly modifies his teaching technique to accommodate how his students learn. His patience is stellar and his approach in teaching is a science that we, as students, benefit. No need to worry about the drug scene. Music is the drug of choice!

Shari S.

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Great, personable, and very professional teacher! Best of all, he is very motivating and encouraging to my teen daughter, who has just begun learning the guitar. We are very pleased with Jimmy Dykes as an instructor, and he is well worth the 30 minute drive to his studio!

  • 31 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Paul A.

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I have had two lessons with Scott and I am having a great time. We communicate well together, and he has a lot of knowledge and experience that he can pass on to me. I expect to continue my lessons for quite some time. Scott was a great find for me.

Loran F.

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Scott is incredibly easy to work with, flexible, and accommodating. As far as I can tell, he is skilled and very knowledgeible with the guitar, acoustic and electric.

Thumbtack Customer

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Enjoyed my 1st lesson

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Kansas City, MO

Marta K.

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I am very pleased with my instruction from Michael Judd. He has a warm, friendly manner and is very knowledgeable. If you want to learn guitar, this is the place to come to.

Julie M.

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Michael taught guitar to two of my children and it was a great experience for them.

Christian F.

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Michael was a fantastic teacher. Most productive guitar lessons I've ever had.

  • 40 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Bonnie H.

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I've been taking guitar lessons from Jay for about 1&1/2 years! Because of Jay's teaching method and patience, I have more than surpassed all expectations I had about being able to play the guitar. My goals were to learn how to play the guitar if I could and have FUN doing it! Jay's method, 'Vertical Truth' is easy to comprehend and with Jay's help I am playing more songs than I could have ever imagined. Also with Jay's help I have been able to begin transferring what knowledge of music theory I have from playing other instruments to the guitar! Simply put, Jays method of teaching is designed to help each student at their own pace as no two individuals are the same! 'Vertical Truth' is a fabulous way to learn how to play the guitar and Jay is a GREAT teacher! Thanks Jay!!!!👍

Brian M.

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Jay has a defined, proven process for teaching the guitar, applicable to any genre. And, he has the flexibility to customize the instruction to the age, needs or interest of the student. This guy's the real deal, a pros pro.

Andrew S.

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Definitely the best guitar teacher I've had! Jay has a very detailed set of lesson plans in 10 books that walk you through learning guitar from the basics to advanced in a systematic way. Highly recommended!

  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

John F.

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I've been taking guitar lessons for a couple months now and I've grown exponentially as a guitarist. It's a nice and friendly environment, and they have teachers who actually know what they're doing. I would recommend KC Music to everyone looking to become a better musician.

Jennifer R.

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Three of my kids take music and/or band lessons at KC Music and have been there over a year. They love it and I'd recommend their lessons to anyone.

Jeanne G.

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Set up music lessons, rates, policies and ordered instrument. Friendly and knowledgeable.

  • 28 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Carol H.

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My daughter absolutely loves her lessons with Dave. She tells me each time that she loves it and once told me, without being prompted, that she really likes her teacher because he's patient and funny. From sitting outside of their lessons, I can tell you he knows his stuff and his doodling around even sounds wonderful. I hope for my daughter to spend many years working with Dave.

Chris K.

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I have taken fiddle lessons from David during the past few months. He is a patient teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional Irish and American folk music and comfortable teaching style.

Michelle B.

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Dave is a kind and engaging teacher. His philosophy and approach make learning the guitar as an adult less daunting. I can easily see why people of all ages enjoy their lessons with him.

  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Overland Park, KS

Chris B.

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Just finished my first lesson with Tim. Everything went awesome! Tim was very patient and very helpful. I felt like I learned quite a bit just in the short time of our lesson. Very much looking forward to our next lesson. Over time I have a feeling Tim is going to help me become the guitar player I have always wanted to be! Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn, or just sharpen their skills even more. Many thanks Tim.

Mia B.

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First lesson went well. Good stuff. Thank you.

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

Thumbtack Customer

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My 8yo took couple of lessons from Rob . He was very prompt in responding my appointment requests . My child loved that he went out of his way to listen to his fav song and worked with him to learn how to play it . Rob is obviously very passionate about music and it rubs on everyone around him . It was a pleasure taking lessons from him .

Rachel D.

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Rob is a great musician and even though I have only had one lesson so far I am so excited for my guitar playing future. He is encouraging and helpful. Very affordable!

  • Kansas City, MO

Deb F.

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My 13-year-old son had his 1st experience playing saxophone with KC Rock Band & Guitar this summer and I cannot say enough positive things about it! Not only have I witnessed a great improvement in his skills, he practices because he WANTS to & he has thoroughly enjoyed this fun & creative experience! We can't wait to attend the Rock Band concert next week!

Kristin B.

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The teachers at KC rock band are very professional. They work extremely well with kids, are very knowledgeable, and have a great passion for music. My sons have grown so much thanks to them. I highly recommend KC rock band!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Kansas City, MO

Gregory J.

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A Major is professional very flexible and accommodating, good value.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Kansas City, MO

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I teach classical piano and vocal music lessons, as well as acting lessons and basic stage movement techniques.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Olathe, KS

Phaedra M.

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I have known Elizabeth for nearly 15 years. She has always strived to be the very best she can be, for herself and others. Elizabeth continues to find ways to enhance her abilities as a music professional. Elizabeth and I work closely together. I have observed her and her interactions with students, parents and colleagues. I have witnessed her students maturing in their music studies while having fun "playing" music. Elizabeth has an outstanding work / teaching ethic and has high standards for herself and those who work with her. I have, and will again, recommend Elizabeth as a private music teacher of harp, piano, guitar and music theory.

  • 9 years in business
  • Response time: 17 hours
  • Kansas City, MO

Kristine F.

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Andrew went above and beyond. His personal yet professional way of teaching was supurb. I definitely look forward to learning from him each time.

  • Blue Springs, MO

About

I am 19 years old. I have been playing guitar for 14 years, and I have a strong music theory background. I can help you by teaching styles from classical, jazz and alt to rock or metal. Let me know if you are interested.

  • Overland Park, KS

About

My slogan is "Making connections count." I am a skilled signer/songwriter and enjoy giving guitar and singing lessons. I am also skilled at helping grow their social media presence. My background in theater and english also allows me to teach or tutor actors or anyone trying to hone their writing and speaking skills.

  • Overland Park, KS

About

I am a guitarist. My band is Dead Money Massive. I have lessons for all ages. Learn quick -- guaranteed. I also do electronic music production including songwriting and recording. I offer deejay services playing electro, rap and rock. I have lighting as well as the latest to enhance your show or party. Also - ART FOR HIRE AND INSTRUCTION I am also a gallery artist an tattoo artist. I do custom paintings. I have nationally published work as well as gallery showings I have great art techniques in painting and drawing and a hands on teaching style for any experience level. Ink/ watercolor / acrylic/ oil. My site is for art only.

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I am based in Kansas City. I have a bachelor's degree in audio engineer and studied at Delta Music Institute. I am 30 years old and have been playing music for 15 years. I am an advanced guitar player who loves to teach as well as learn. Let me help you get started and accomplish your musical goals.

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Jamie's Piano Studio provides weekly private lessons and monthly studio classes for pianists of all ages and levels. In-home lessons are available upon request. Our studio provides numerous performance opportunities including two annual recitals, Kansas Music Teacher Association events, music progressions, Playing for Paws, KCMTA Multi-Piano Concert, and other KCMTA events. We use a wide variety of methods and will choose one to cater to the student's learning style. Jamie Bone has a master's degree in piano performance from the University of Kansas. She has performed all over the world and is also the accompanist for the Lawrence Free State High School choral program.

  • Independence, MO

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I have been tutoring for quite some time. I am very proficient in most styles. I enjoy teaching beginners.

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