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Cliffside Park Guitar Instructors

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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 56 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 47 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 75 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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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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I have been taking guitar lessons with Christopher for over two years and I can’t say enough good things about the experience. Christopher is not only extremely knowledgeable, he is an experienced teacher and knows how to effectively work with students to tailor lessons to their individual learning style. He is a pro at being able to explain musical concepts to beginners, and at breaking down learning into a manageable process that makes progress easier and keeps you motivated. Secondly, and probably more importantly, Christopher is really committed to his clients. He really goes the extra mile to insure clients are getting what they need out of their lessons. That extra level of attentiveness ultimately makes all the difference in keeping you motivated and focused on improving. Highly recommend!

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Take Note Lessons
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 45 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.

Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jen B.
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Josh has been teaching my 8-year-old son guitar lessons for the past several weeks. He has been very patient with my son, who is an absolute beginner, and has also done a great job conveying his enthusiasm for music to him. He is also punctual and has done a great job of keeping us apprised of his availability. We've been very happy working with Josh.

Michael Laster
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 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!

Prospect Music Studio
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Stelios is the man! So let's start there. I have been taking guitar lessons with him for nearly two years now. He is patient with me and has helped take me from no knowledge of the guitar whatsoever, to now playing some of my favorite songs with ease. Watching him play guitar is also truly inspiring, and gives me something to strive for as a student. He is hands down the nicest guy ever, with a big warm smile that makes you feel at ease while you are learning. I have also taken lessons with him on the bass guitar, and electric guitar. He truly has in depth knowledge and talent across the board in many different genres and instruments. Hell, he even taught me some cool licks on the drum kit with all kinds of weird jazz / African beat time signatures. I also love going to watch him perform live!

Eugene's Music Studio
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ted H.
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My son loves his guitar lessons with Daniel Criado. Daniel is so sweet with kids, he is so patient and understanding with my son during the lessons.

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Drew Wesely
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lena G.
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My son had his first guitar lesson last week. Drew is punctual, professional, friendly, and great with kids.. it was easy to set up a day and time that works best for us. Looking forward to our next lesson. Lena

Chris Schreiner
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua S.
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Over the coarse of 6 or so years Chris Schreiner has given me countless one on one bass lessons. Not only is he a personable guy, he always finds inventive ways to help a student succeed; Professionalism (on time, proper equipment, and real life experience), clear articulation (Terminology and Explanations), and positive attitude will not only encourage you but motivate you to do well. His versatility is also a plus. He has no problem catering to peoples musical needs no matter how far out it may be. All in all, great guy, great teacher!

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Spencer Snyder
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Louisa F.
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Spencer is really friendly and knowledgable! Enjoying drum lessons with him.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle V.
Verified review

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!)

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  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter S.
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Inspiring jazz guitar lessons: technique, theory, chord melody, improvisation.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Matt B.
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Connor is a great person to learn from and brings a lot of experience to the table. He adapts depending on your learning style and has several different techniques that help with learning the material. Even better, he makes the lessons fun! I would definitely recommend Connor to anyone learning the guitar!

Jeremy Hilliard
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bernie S.
Verified review

I've been playing guitar on and off for many years, and have tried a number of teachers, but I always come back to the same thing- I get a pile of instructions and scales from someone and I look at the guitar and decide I don't want to play it. This all changed after I met Jeremy- he knew exactly how to make me excited to pick up the instrument. I'm still not exactly sure how he did it, but since I started with him I can't wait to get to my guitar. He has a method he uses where he finds ways to make practicing fun, or at least have immediate results. A truly excellent teacher A+++.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pop S.
Verified review

Awesome musical instructor. Luke knows a lot about guitar, piano, recording, and mixing vocals. Will use him again!

Marcelo Maccagnan
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rob H.
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Really enjoying my lessons with Marcelo and seeing a lot of progress in a short time thus far.

  • 25 years in business
  • 21 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!

Lessonface
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra R.
Verified review

I had an excellent video lesson on Lessonface. Not only did I learn a lot about my instrument...I also received many tips and hints in improving my performance. I look forward to my next lesson which will be in the near future. All around I give it 5 stars.

Jonathan Kalb
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Darren S.
Verified review

Just started and find that Jonathan is very talented and patient. Never felt this comfortable trying to learn guitar from a teacher before. I am an experienced player and can confidently say he can teach blues both pick and finger style as well as jazz and rock. Peace fellow musicians.. Darren.

Joe Pace/Pace Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia P.
Verified review

Joe is the best! He gets right to the point and does not mind spending extra time to help. My husband and I would highly recommend him. He is flexible with his schedule which is a huge plus. As a guitar teach I feel that he is very knowledgeable and clearly has patience with my 8 yrs old. Joe travels to my home and is always on time. If your looking for a great teacher look no more!

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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