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Asbury Park Bass Instructors

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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thomas W.
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I've been learning from Dom for a bit shy of two months now and have been loving every minute of it. While I'm a neophyte on guitar, my mother is a music teacher (guitar/piano/voice) and I grew up with vocal coaching at various levels, so I have experience with a variety of music training. I found Dom to be incredibly responsive; as other reviewers have touched on, he starts from the very beginning with vital information that I merely glossed over when self-teaching other instruments, but he will quickly amp up the pace of your lessons to your speed of learning. At this point, I leave each lesson feeling challenged, but I come into the next week with enough understanding to grow and meet the next batch. I'm also taking bass lessons with him once a month, and the sessions dovetail nicely into each other. He has a wealth of music history and experience at his disposal and you would do well to take advantage of that. Also, he has two of the sweetest cats I've come across in a while, so there's that.

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David First
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nora W.
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Phenomenal musician, great teacher, cool cat - I rate David First INFINITY STARS. I've studied music here and there, but it wasn't until I started taking bass lessons with David a few years ago that it all came together for me. He explains music theory in a way I can understand and translate to actual practice that is not a chore, it is fun and addictive! Besides developing technical skill, Dave also helped me grow as a musician by getting over feeling awkward jamming with other people. I eventually felt comfortable enough to audition for bands and ended up in a fun one, playing out in the city even! David was there for my first gig, too. My husband was so impressed with my progress, he started guitar lessons last year and has come so far, it is amazing. We feel like Grasshoppers to David's Master Po. He is the best, ok I'll stop now, you get it.

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Take Note Lessons
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carolina N.
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Michelle is great with kids. Our 7-year old daughter loves her piano lessons and always looks forward to them. More important, we can hear that she is really learning and making great progress. Two of her school friends have started lessons with Michelle after we recommended her.

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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Genevieve T.
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Christopher was awesome! I did weekly private guitar lessons with him over Google Hangouts, and felt like I really learned a lot. You can tell he really cares about his students and puts a lot of extra effort into making sure you're getting the most out of your lessons.

Top Pro
  • 25 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Todd B.
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Chris has recently started giving guitar lessons to my 14 year old son who really loves classic rock. Chris immediately started out with songs that my son chose which has been a great approach. My son is really loving playing so far and I look forward to him continuing to work with Chris. Chris is also friendly, responsive and very professional.

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Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eileen O.
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Jimi is the best! I took bass lessons from him for years- extremely knowledgeable and patient, an excellent teacher!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarah T.
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Sean is a wonderful teacher and a great guy. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking music lessons.

  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Kadijah J.
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Conor seems to be very calm and patient. Neha is very responsive and very good to work with in setting you up with a great teacher got your specific instrument. I look forward to the lessons and I felt very comfortable. I’m excited!

  • New on Thumbtack
Noam M.
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The best Hebrew teacher I know !!! Dan‘s lessons are so much fun and before you notice you’ll be able to speak with your Israeli friends without any problem.

  • 28 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carter C.
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My 10-year-old son started taking bass lessons from Wayne three months ago. I couldn't be happier with the progress he has made. Wayne has stressed how to properly squeeze each note, hold his fret hand and sit with correct posture. In addition, my son is now reading basic sheet music. He also knows the names of most of the notes on his fretboard. Wayne always provides music lessons that he writes out personally and also provides associated MP3 audio files. My son is able to practice the lesson along with an audio track that serves as reinforcement. Wayne even transcribed a song that could be played with the actual music track. Wayne has an encouraging and positive attitude. There is a genuine excitement and passion in his teaching. I highly recommend.

Kevin McNeal
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra W.
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His teaching is excellent , everything is broken down to my understanding and he is a friendly person. Literally love playing the guitar, Kevin is very comical and I enjoy the guitar lessons!

Michael Karsh
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Derek K.
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Michael is a terrific teacher! He is everything a student of music could ask for in an instructor. I am a busy professional who decided randomly to start learning bass guitar and Michael has been a blast to learn from. First, he is very professional: he is punctual, responsive and very flexible when accommodating my very busy work schedule. He takes the lessons seriously: while we have a lot of fun, he is focused on making sure I am getting as much as I can out of each lesson. No time is wasted. Second, Michael has a great teaching method: we learn while having fun. I know so many other students of music who dread meeting with their teachers (they want to learn but hate the process). Michael makes the sometimes challenging process of learning a new instrument actually enjoyable. This may seem obvious to some but it's worth repeating: if you enjoy something, you'll want to do it more and get better at it. Michael brings that kind of energy to our lessons. Finally, Michael's rates are very reasonable especially considering how much I learn during each lesson. Anyone interested in learning an instrument should absolutely consider learning from Michael Karsh. You will not be disappointed.

R.A.M. MUSIC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
VIBHU T.
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I have been taking Piano lessons with Robert for the past month and a half. I started as a complete beginner and I've really enjoyed my lessons. Robert is an excellent teacher who provides a structured method to learning while also keeping you motivated throughout. I'm already able to play a few songs and I'm looking forward to getting better!

Brian R. O'Hare
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carlo M.
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Brian is a very passionate and methodical instructor. He has an extensive music knowledge as well as years of experience in teaching. He always finds different approach to fix issues in my playing. He has a keen eye and ear to pinpoint technique issues as well as ways to refine the melody and how to approach it to sound the best musically. Within couple of months I improved my technique and playing significantly. As well as I am able to play finger-style couple of nice classical pieces. It has been a lot of fun learning the guitar with Brian. The sessions tend to drift into hours of playing non-stop which is amazing. Brian keeps varying the sessions from technique focused to improvisation, melody adjustments and style with some music theory every now and then; There is always something new to learn and sessions are always engaging and interesting. Thanks Brian:) I would highly recommend Brian for guitar lessons!

Big Beat Music Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mike P.
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This is definitely the place to come for top music instruction. As a drummer, Joe has taught me so much and is continuing to teach me more and more during each lesson. In Joe's studio; he's got sound activated lights, smoke and bubble machines, you can play along to RockBand (which is my favorite). For Joe, the sky is the limit. Always thinking of ways for his students to exceed their expectations of music instruction. I've been a student of Joe's for 10 years and he's always having new ideas to make his lesson more enjoyable. Joe's staff is always full of energy! His staff are dedicated to their students and is a lot of fun to jam out with them. The receptionist is great to get along with always helping the students rearrange their lesson to what better suits the student. Joe's one of a kind showcase is always put together with flawless detail! Reasonable rates. But, this is definitely the place to come to for top music instruction; for all ages!! Keep on Jammin' !!!

steve marks
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Shira F.
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Steve can play & teach absolutely every genre of music on the bass, answer any question, demonstrate anything that you want to know and sightread difficult charts in seconds. He's the consummate bass player/instructor. The real deal!

Joe Pace/Pace Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Claude M.
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WHAT A TERRIFIC TEACHER. Sometimes, educators who have been teaching for a while forget what it's like to be the "learner" and can in turn be condescending, impatient, and unwilling to simplify difficult concepts for their students. JOE, on the other hand, was PROFESSIONAL, PATIENT, and PLEASANT. When explaining certain musical concepts to me, he explained it in my language. He encouraged me to ask as many questions as i could come up with; no question was off limits. He tailored the music lesson to my skill set, and even provided study material for me to work with in between our one-on-one lessons. I am excited again about playing piano and learning how to read music!!!!

Guitar Lessons With Kyle
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brendan F.
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Kyle really helped me to hit a new level in my playing! He was able to present professional concepts very easily and really helped craft lessons based on what I was interested in! Thanks Kyle!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Myla K.
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My 12-year old nephew has been taking guitar lessons with John for about three years now and I can't believe how much he has improved! John is patient, kind and inspiring and my nephew is always excited for his next lesson with him. We have had a couple of teachers before John but John is by far the most experienced and motivating. He also has a very structured approach to the lesson and my nephew always walks away with a clear idea of exactly what he needs to practice. I should also mention that my nephew is interested in many different types of music and John is knowledgeable in all fields, and is happy to cater to my nephew's musical tastes while at the same time maintaining an organized teaching regiment. I would recommend John for anyone, he is a great teacher all around!

  • 32 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara L.
Verified review

Lou is an incredibly accomplished guitarist who studied with, among others, Eddie Simon (Paul Simon's brother). I needed some structured guitar lessons that would allow me to understand chord structure better. Lou took me through understanding and practicing simple scales through more advanced chords. He always came prepared with charts and tablature for me to keep and his fee was incredibly reasonable. Plus he's really funny. :-)

Jenny EJ Jo
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Adam H.
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Jenny was easy to talk to and showed a high level of professionalism and experience in teaching me double bass.

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