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  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Ron D.
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Excellent guitar instructor/teacher. Always on-time with appointments. Great attitude and patience.

Wolfman's School of Music
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler S.
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I started private guitar lessons with Bob Wolfman a year and a half ago, with the hopes of getting past a guitar playing rut I’d been stuck in for a few years. I felt I had reached a plateau and that I wasn’t progressing much since I switched out of the music program at UMASS Lowell. Within my first few lessons with Bob I was already progressing more than I had with ten years of prior instruction! In my first three months of lessons with Bob, I was very impressed by his ability to simultaneously cater to my direct interests (music theory and improvisation) while exposing me to concepts I didn’t realize I needed to work on to get there (sight-reading, aural skills, chordal arrangements). We quickly set up a lesson plan and goals geared towards getting me where I wanted to be. I was so happy with the results that I eagerly enrolled into his year-long “Apprenticeship Program”. This program allowed us to plan my curriculum and keep me on track (and I had a realistic practice schedule that I could stick with). Last year, I progressed so much that I decided to start my second year in the program. I’m really glad that I did!! One of several things that separates Bob from a lot of other instructors is his focus on his students. He always sticks to his commitment to making me a better guitarist and musician, even if that means giving me extra time when he has it. And with his 30+ years of experience as a teacher, he knows how to personalize my lessons in a way that works for me. I highly recommend him for people just starting out on guitar, bass, etc., or for those like me who just need a kick start to get out of a rut. I am reaching my goals to becoming an accomplished pro guitarist very soon. Tyler Schmitt Apprenticeship Program Guitar student with Bob Wolfman

Guitar Teacher
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Bill for about 7 months. Being an older student, I was very nervous, but Bill quickly put me at ease! Bill listens to my goals and directs our lessons towards attaining them, with a teaching style that is full of humor and patience! I would highly recommend Bill to anyone interested in learning the guitar!

Performing Arts Music Studio
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Alura M.
Verified review

Just started doing a few lessons for guitar but have plans to do singing lessons as well. He is versatile and flexible and is working on what I need for the goals I have. Great guy and worth the money so far.

Carriage Town Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha C.
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Chris is very professional, responsive and friendly. My daughter can't wait for her next guitar lesson!

Peter Hostage
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey L.
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I began taking voice lessons from Peter Hostage in May and have been highly satisfied with my decision to do so. If you are considering taking music lessons with Mr. Hostage, know that you can expect a high level of professionalism, a relaxed atmosphere, and most importantly, quality musical instruction. As someone who began singing at an early age, I have had the opportunity to sing both individually and as part of numerous groups. In just three weeks Peter has introduced me to technique that I had not been exposed in my 10+ years singing. I am confident that continued lessons with Mr. Hostage will enhance my vocal ability. The lessons are definitely worth the investment!

Lauren's Music Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Raphael B.
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Energetic, very knowledgable, able to change speeds to the level of the student needs to maximize lessons. Wonderful personality. Just seems to have great passion for this.

Josh Sacco
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Clyde E.
Verified review

just what we'd hoped to find. Josh is professional and flexible, passionate about his work and he passes that love of music on in his lessons.

L.Masters - Music For All
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria L.
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Letriah is a great teacher! In the beggining when I first went to see her I was a bit afraid thinking that maybe I wasnt going to be able to understand because I really dont have any knoledge of reading music. Im learning each class a bit more. She is patient, very kind, easy to follow, knoledgeble and a great teacher over all.

Zachariah Bigelow
5.0
from 1 review
    Karen F.
    Verified review

    Zach did a great job of teaching my sons guitar for about 2 years. He kept it interesting for them as they are 12 year old twins. They are going to join the middle school jazz band and they owe a big part of this to Zach and his instruction.

    About

    Learn to play the guitar in a fun, relaxed, and supportive environment. Experienced musician now has slots available Mondays through Saturdays for beginning guitar lessons in my home studio in Hudson. Lessons last 45 minutes (adults) or 30 minutes (kids under 12) and are $20 each, or you can purchase a "4 Lesson Intro" for $60. I teach music theory by incorporating concepts such as chord progressions, scales, picking styles, etc. into songs that students enjoy playing. Students can learn about: * Chord structure * Keys and key signatures * Time signatures * Strumming and picking techniques * Chord progressions used in songwriting * Playing by ear * Scales and intervals * Soloing and improvisation * Blues and jazz guitar * Reading tablature * How to sing and play I provide a fun, relaxed, supportive, and encouraging environment with lessons tailored to students' individual goals. I have played piano and guitar for 20+ years, have been teaching for 5+ years, and am currently playing in two bands as well as writing and producing my own music. I have released three albums to date and am signed on an indie label. I enjoy teaching students of all ages.

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    Since 1993, our studio, formerly East Derry School of Music, has been offering first-rate and innovative music education. At Let’s Play Music, your abilities and interests will drive your development as a visual artist or musician. Our instructors acknowledge that students have different goals, and our aim is to facilitate your strengths while offering a solid foundation in technique and theory. Let’s Play Music makes learning an instrument enjoyable, and when students are having fun, they learn and practice more. Aside from private study with one of our friendly and knowledgeable educators, students can pick from various enrichment opportunities, such as duet, band, theory, song writing and sound recording classes, depending on their interests. When students are given the opportunity to play with others, music becomes more than just sitting in a room alone practicing. From making music with peers, lasting friendships and bonds develop. Reasons to choose Let’s Play Music: * Our Student Achievement System assists students in setting objectives and earning recognition for their achievements * The teaching methods developed at our studios are published and sold worldwide * Group lessons are available to supplement private lessons * Two convenient locations with easy access from the greater Derry, Londonderry and Manchester area. * Opportunities for local performances, recitals, and the New England Music Festival and Competition participation. * Our professional, friendly instructors make learning music fun! In addition to music lessons, Let's Play music offers instrument sales and rentals.

    • 16 years in business
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    My name is Adam Audet, I am a high school senior who is studying to go to college to teach music theory at a high school level. I can teach the basics of guitar right through to advanced theory and songwriting. If you are interested, please give me a call, thanks. (I teach in half-hour intervals but I can extend the lesson to however long you want, I charge $15 a lesson.)

    • 30 years in business
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    I provide private piano lessons for ages eight to adult. I also do weddings, private parties, and funerals. I also offer audition preparation and digital rehearsal recordings. I don't teach guitar!

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    I am a college student studying classical guitar and classical voice at the Hartt School of Music. I have played electric guitar for 7 years in a rock band in California.

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    Music! Music! Let's make music! We offer: - Guitar lesson - Piano lessons - Voice lessons - Drum lessons - Violin lessons - Cello lessons - Brass and woodwind lessons - Banjo lessons - Mandolin lessons - Ukulele lessons - Guitar and electronics repair - Musical instrument rentals, sales, and service - Musical instrument accessories - PA gear and PA installations - Entertainment lighting - Sheet music - Live entertainment and DJ services We are serving Kennebunk, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, and Biddeford.

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    I have been playing guitar for over 9 years now and have been giving lessons for about a year. I am looking to expand my business and my experience includes funk, rock, blues, and jazz.

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    Coming from a very musical family, Joe started playing bass at the age of 9. While creating music for his own bands, Joe was quickly utilized as the go-to bassist for jazz band, chorus, string ensemble, and even musicals such as Les Miserable, Hello Dolly, etc. His interest in jazz brought him to Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with a degree in contemporary writing and production. Since then, Joe has toured the UK and Europe with international artist Christian Cuff and as a session musician and has shared the stage with artists such as B.B. King and James Otto. By playing styles from hip-hop to classical and anything in between, Joe now works as a producer/engineer in the world-class Rockinghorse Studios in Pittsfield, NH, while still finding the time to play numerous groups throughout New England. Joe's Teaching Philosophy: "My aim as a teacher is to help the student achieve his or her musical goals, which could be anything from strumming chords at a campfire to auditioning for a band. Either way, my intention is to inspire the student to practice and to inspire him/her to have fun. I strongly encourage students to be creative and develop their own style based on what they love about the music they listen to and ultimately want to play."

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    Reasonable rates for 45 minutes to an hour guitar lessons! Call for info!

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    I am a professional acoustic guitarist, teaching fingerstyle guitar. I have won the Merle Travis Thumbpicking Championship at the Ozark Folk Center and play locally in central NH and Vermont. I teach at my home near Blaisdell Lake.

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    Need an Acoustic Guitar Teacher

    Somerville, MA

    • Guitar type
      Acoustic
    • Level of experience
      No experience
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Details
      I'm interested in learning guitar with my 7 1/2-year-old daughter. Is is this a good idea and how would it work?
    • $30
      Average price
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