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Elizabeth Acoustic Guitar Lessons

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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John V.
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Dom is my current teacher, I can only recommend him: beyond his wide knowledge and experience with music, he is a kind, fun, and patient person who makes it all easier for total beginner learning bass guitar like me. No hesitation here, if you are looking for a good teacher on the UWS he certainly is your go-to person.

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David First
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David S.
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I'be been a bass player for 30+ years and I recently decided I wanted to take my playing to a higher level. My musical theory / knowledge has never been as good as it should or could be. I started taking lessons with numerous "Bass guitar" teachers but they were more focused on technique and that's not where my skill set was lacking. I found David First on Thumbtack and since he was located close to where I live, I decided to try him as my teacher. Long story short, best musical decision I've made in a very long time... David isn't a "bass guitar" teacher per se', he's a MUSIC teacher and that's exactly what I needed. He's extremely competent in his knowledge of theory and he's a very patient teacher. He's got a very chill, Zen vibe about him which makes studying under him very easy and peaceful. I can already see a major improvement in my understanding of what to play, when to play it and why it works as a result of our lessons. If you're looking for a great music teacher, I highly recommend David First.

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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 70 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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Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike M.
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I'm an experienced guitar player in the blues and rock vein, and wanted to stretch my ears and abilities into jazz. Josh is the perfect teacher for this, because he plays all those genres, and knows how to blend them. He's patient, and tailors the lessons to the individual. Whether you are an experienced guitar player or beginner, Josh will help you play better, and make it fun.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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He is enthusiastic, positive and works well with my 13yo son who is a beginner acoustic player.

  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Baris S.
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I'm a 29 year old male with 15 years of experience on bass guitar and was looking to enhance my singing chops. I took lessons under Gwin for several months and she definitely helped me improve my ability to sing! She noticed my strengths and weaknesses and brought it to my attention that I had a singing register that was more than I had initially expected. She also showed me how to use diaphragmatic breathing to sing the right way. I'd recommend Gwin to anyone from beginner to advanced to improve your ability to sing.

Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires 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.

Guitar, Music & The Universe
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brian C.
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Aman has been an excellent guitar teacher. He is extremely patient and works at my pace. At times we've gone into music theory, and he is very knowledgeable about the guitar. Our lessons usually last an hour but we have gone over an hour a few times. I never feel rushed and get the sense that Aman really enjoys teaching and playing the guitar. I also like Aman's philosophy towards our lessons. While we will go over technical concepts and exercises, we also make a point to just jam a little bit during our lessons. The fact that Aman and I have similar music tastes only helps. I'd recommend Aman for anyone looking to learn rock guitar.

Kevin McNeal
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shahrina C.
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Kevin is a great guitar teacher! He's a very experienced musician and it's fun listening to him talk about music. His enthusiasm and passion are evident. He's quite academic about his teaching and focuses on teaching the basics, integrating theory and technique. I am a beginner guitar player and Kevin has been methodically teaching me the basics rather than jumping into playing songs right away. He's laying a solid foundation which is very important if one is interested in learning to play properly. He is very patient and overall it has been a pleasure learning guitar from him.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Ofira J.
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Josh is a wonderful beginners guitar teacher! Very patient, enthusiastic, and encouraging. He was very willing to listen to what I was hoping to get out of the lessons each week and was very invested in my improvement. Highly recommend!!

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Drew Wesely
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LB B.
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He gave me a lot of great things to work on for being such a beginner at piano. I feel like I learned a lot in just one session so far.

Guitar Lessons With Kyle
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Leanna B.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Kyle for a few years and can say he is an extremely talented guitar player and awesome teacher. He breaks complex concepts down in a compassionate way for beginners and can even challenge seasoned guitar players. He's great with players of all levels from beginner to advanced. His lessons are fun and engaging, and you can tell he's passionate about music and seeing his students thrive. Highly recommended!

U Music School
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Noah M.
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I took guitar lessons for three years with Lou at U Music and the quality of instruction was incredible. Lou clearly knows what he's talking about when it comes to understanding the guitar. He provides a holistic and fun approach to learning the instrument, backed up by many years of experience as a musician and teacher. I would recommend him as a teacher to anyone from the earliest beginners to the most veteran guitar players. I'm also pleased to say that every one of the instructors at U Music is friendly and easy to talk to. I took voice lessons with Ann (which were also fun and helpful), and I've had numerous chats about music and other things with both Greg the bass teacher and Nick the drum instructor. Great people, great instruction in my experience, and altogether a great place to learn about the wonderful world of music.

Larry Meyer Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
George G.
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I have had the honor of taking guitar lessons with Larry Meyer for about 3 years. Larry introduced me to the world of JAZZ and the concept of musical freedom through improvisation. Larry has truly inspired me to be a musician, and to think beyond my original guitar mind set. If you ask him a question, you will get an answer backed by a lifetime of musical exploration and experience, not to mention the serious undeniable pure talent. It is impossible to get a lesson from Larry and not be infected by his excitement of the music and the joy of revealing that infinite world to an aspiring player. I thank you Larry for your friendship and patience as you helped direct me through each musical stepping stone.

Miguel Burney Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Katrina M.
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Miguel is patient with music and for those wanting to learn from him. It's an awesome opportunity to listen to his amazing range and to watch him passionately play. I have recently purchased his album and love it. If you are looking for guitar lessons check him out. You won't be disappointed.

Brian R. O'Hare
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Maimi N.
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I've been working on improving and refreshing my guitar skills with Brian a little over six months now. At first, I didn't really know what to expect since I haven't picked up music in over 15 years. What I liked about Brian is that he was able to customize my lessons to my level. I wasn't a true beginner, but I also wasn't advanced in guitar. He was able to test and adjust his lessons to match my skill level . So far, he has helped me improve in sight reading, finger style techniques, and develop a repertoire of several classical songs. In addition, we've explored Blues and Jazz and scales /accompaniment chords to i for solo guitar improvisations. I love working with Brian and tapping into his vast knowledge of musical styles and techniques. He is flexible and can change the course of a lesson on a dime. Some weeks we strictly work on technique, which is important. He's also a stickler for correct technique and will point out error in form if necessary. My favorite thing about working with Brian is that he is the first instructor (and I've had many) that focuses on developing style and musicality. Many instructors will move a student along when they learn how to play a song..but completely dismiss the importance of performing a piece with musicality in mind. I whole heartedly endorse and recommend Brian as a music / guitar instructor. Don't look further!

Paul Elwood
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Robert C.
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I am a busy business owner with limited time to explore my creative side. Knowing this, I wanted to take up acoustic guitar lessons, but needed to connect with someone with the right balance of push and patience. I was fortunate to find Paul. He is very passionate about music, and that comes through in our lessons. I'm learning, having fun, and through Paul have found a new outlet for my creative side. Thank you Paul!

Howie's Guitar School
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Joan B.
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I decided to resume learning to play the acoustic guitar, an endeavor I began as a teenager. My daughters bought me a lesson from Howie as a Mother's Day gift. It was such a wonderful experience that I have continued to take lessons from him for several years now! He is patient, talented and skilled and has an excellent technique for imparting these abilities to his students. Howie is a great teacher and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone of any age. You will not be disappointed!

Manhattan Guitarists
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sharada P.
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Jackie has been of great help. She comes over to teach me how to play an acoustic guitar whenever I have the time. She started with teaching how to play a couple of songs on the guitar. That got me interested in learning more. Now she has been teaching me music theory with the guitar - helping me to improvise! I see that she loves teaching music and sometimes we just lose the track of time!

Billy Smolen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne H.
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I started taking guitar lessons as a beginner a few months ago and am totally happy. Billy has given me a combination of the basics and is also gearing me towards what I want to learn, rock and metal. His explanations are clear and I come away with great notes to help me practice. I really feel like I'm coming along and that makes me excited to keep at it. Most of all, he makes learning guitar fun! Highly recommend!

  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
James W.
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Ralph is a patient instructor who tailors his instruction to my personal needs, all the while giving me a better understanding of music & the guitar. This helped me learn more quickly, as well as enabling me to pick up things on my own.

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