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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ian A.
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I have been taking jazz guitar lessons from Dom for almost a year and a half now. His particular approach to teaching music is very refreshing from all others I've encountered before. Dom has a certain way of finding a student's particular sound on their instrument and personalizing each lesson to better bring out this sound. My experience so far has been completely positive and I look forward to more lessons.

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David First
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 72 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
Thumbtack Customer
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My daughter had a terrific guitar lesson with Diana who was very patient with great attention to the fundamentals and we look forward to working with her again.

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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tara Z.
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I can't say enough fantastic things about Christopher. He taught my daughter in home guitar lessons. He is professional, responsible, easy to work with and a genius on guitar. He taught my daughter so much and she plays beautifully. I would recommend him to anyone!

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Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jason H.
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I briefly took guitar lessons from Josh. I wanted to learn to play with other musicians and improvise, and his jazz background is what caught my attention. The sessions were informative and Josh was very encouraging. I had to stop unexpectedly but what I learned in the few lessons I took was very helpful and got me out of the rut I fall into while practicing on my own.

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Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ofir Y.
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Took guitar lessons with him for a year when i was younger. He helped make me the musician i am today. Great teacher and phenomenal person. Highly recommended!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Liz L.
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We had our first piano lesson with Sean and he was wonderful. We met him at the studio and he was right on time and very professional. Sean worked great with the twins and took time to evaluate their playing ability. We will be working with Sean moving forward and are expecting great results.

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Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Daniel D.
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Josh is clearly very skilled with a guitar and has taught many students before. He will tailor the lessons towards what you would most want to learn, and in that sense he is very flexible. He is extremely friendly and punctual. Even in my first lesson he was able to help my technical ability improve dramatically, and I'm much more confident of being able to pick up new songs quickly. I look forward every week to the lessons.

Prospect Music Studio
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Paul H.
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My daughter’s guitar lesson with Stelios is one of our favorite parts of our week. I discovered Brooklyn Guitar Studio on Craigslist while looking for guitar lessons for my seven year old daughter. Stelios Michas invited us for an introductory lesson. He placed a guitar in my daughter's lap and a pick in her right hand and encouraged her to play and strum while he asked her about songs and singers she liked to listen to. Following the lesson, before we could cross the hall to the elevator, my daughter asked, “Could we come back again?” We were sold. Stelios was helpful in guiding me to buy a guitar for my daughter. By the end of the first scheduled lesson, he had broken down parts of one of my daughter’s favorite songs -- a TV theme song -- for her to play and practice on guitar and introduced her to musical notation. My daughter now keeps a notebook to write down songs she wants to talk to Stelios about. From my own conversations with Stelios and from watching him interact with my daughter, I would recommend him to guitar students of any age or ability. Meet him for an introductory lesson. You will be happy you did.

Michael Laster
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Shreya N.
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I take piano lessons from Michael. He is a great teacher, particularly because he customizes his lessons to suit the students' skill levels and musical goals. He prepares material ahead of class and has a nice structured approach that I find helpful in developing a good feel for the piano. It's great that he focuses on important technicals like tempo, playing technique and theory, and his lessons are well-rounded, with just the right amount of time spent on each aspect. I like that he is flexible with both scheduling and the curriculum, and willing to tailor material to what I am interested in. He also helped me pick out an excellent piano within my budget, which was very helpful. Overall, a great experience, and definitely recommended!

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle V.
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I had attempted to learn the guitar via YouTube for about 6 months and continued to struggle. Decided to give Josh a shot and have been thoroughly impressed. He is a young, down-to-earth normal guy with tons knowledge and enthusiasm. He actually listens to what I want to learn and structures his lessons and materials around this. He always comes well prepared and teaching comes natural to him. Overall extremely happy with Josh as a guitar coach (contrary to all the others I've tried!)

Kevin McNeal
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra W.
Verified review

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!

Daan Kleijn
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen N.
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Dan was so flexible in arranging a "birthday gift" of guitar lessons for our daughter. Though the schedules haven't worked out yet for the lessons, my daughter is really looking forward to such. Friendly, and approachable man. A pleasure to deal with!

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ann P.
Verified review

Peter is master guitar and piano teacher , his knowledege of the instument and his ablity to teach you how to play are second to none. Most importantly he makes the lesson fun! I highly reccommmend Peter he taught my children and I even took some lessons.

  • 25 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Richard W.
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Chris is hands down the best guitar teacher I have ever had (I have had six guitar teachers since I started playing 30 years ago). He has taken me further in two months than other instructors did in two years. In every lesson, Chris is constantly assessing where I am in my guitar journey, and plotting a course to get me to the next level. He listens to my every questions and gives succinct answers. His lessons leave me feeling inspired to practice and to just enjoy playing again. For anyone stuck in a pentatonic rut, or just needing inspiration, run, don't walk, to get a few lessons with Chris!

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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My son and daughter have been taking lessons at the Piano Workshop of Chester with Sonia for the past few years and they continue to make great progress!

Songwriting with Natalia
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kyle G.
Verified review

I had been writing songs on the guitar for a year and a half when I started lessons with Natalia. Meeting weekly on Skype/Zoom she had me writing more and better stuff while also working on guitar technique. After working four months with her I had one of my songs win a song writing contest here in Seattle which led to a CD and paid concert gig! I couldn't have imagined I'd be writing at this level so quickly but working with a professional like Natalia can really accelerate your learning. I'm sure I'll be taking lessons from her years from now

Juan Arango - Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Nicolás L.
Verified review

A dedicated teacher who is truly passionate about sharing his knowledge with you. Taking lessons with Juan is an exciting experience, not only because of his virtuoso skill set but also because you get to learn music theory at depth. Besides, he goes out of his way to ensure you get it right! Highly recommended!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Myla K.
Verified review

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!

CDubU Music - Guitar
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Georges R.
Verified review

Charles, the teacher, strikes just the right balance between teaching me things every guitar player should know and letting me decide what to learn. Since I started taking lessons as a beginner one year ago, I've improved, learning finger-picking technique, soloing, new chords, and much more. Charles is extremely motivating, we study together the songs and adapt it with respect to my skills and also to be more personal. He is very professional, responsiveness and dedicated to his students. He is a great teacher, fluent in many styles, has a thorough knowledge of music theory, and keeps classes fun and very interesting. If you're looking for a warm, friendly and professional class to learn to play the guitar, this is where you want to go.

Arthur Rotfeld Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gus D.
Verified review

Arthur is an excellent, very well-rounded, guitar instructor. He is very knowledgeable in quite a few aspects of guitar playing - from music theory, playing different styles, transcribing, to all the guitar gear and technology stuff. He has a nice studio, and is also very accuracy oriented, which I really like. I'm into learning to play the blues, rock and metal, and Arthur has been really helpful with that. Highly recommended!

Actual Requests

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Need Guitar Teacher

New York, NY

  • Student age
    55+
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Years of experience
    No formal training, some self-taught experience
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Rock
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Short term goals
    Play rock guitar solos
  • Long term goals
    Deafen myself with my improvisations
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    As recommended by teacher
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    I have hopelessly stiff fingers to making many chords is impossible for me.
  • $37.5
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

New York, NY

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Years of experience
    5 or more
  • Last piece performed
    country, gospel, bluegrass
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Folk, Country
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Short term goals
    play more lead for transitions and to be able to play with others, and better attune my vocals to playing
  • Long term goals
    Learn to improvise on guitar and vocally
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    As recommended by teacher
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Friday, Saturday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I am interested in working with someone who has vocal coaching ability to augment the guitar teaching. I am a 55 year old female
  • $70
    Average price

Need an Acoustic Guitar Instructor

Westfield, NJ

  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Level of experience
    No experience
  • Frequency of lessons
    More than once a week
  • $53.33
    Average price
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