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Madison Acoustic Guitar Instructors

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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 54 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 45 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 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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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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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
Winston O.
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Guitar lessons can be boring, but not with Steve. Steve's guitar playing its Eddie Van Halen's level and best of all is that he is very humble and a funny teacher. He will take his time to explain you note by note on the entire fretboard. I always have fun learning new scales, arpeggios, triads etc. with Steve. You will actually get exited every time a guitar lesson with him is coming up. A guitar instructor that actually knows how to play pretty much anything on guitar, but if you are into Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Jazz and Jazz Fusion, you should definitely take guitar lessons with Steve. - Winston Beast Master (Khiazma band)

  • 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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jon M.
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I've been taking lessons from Assaf for almost a year now, and my guitar playing and knowledge of music theory have both developed much faster than I had envisioned they would. Assaf brings much more to the table than just being a well-knowledged jazz guitar virtuoso, in that he is very patient, is able to explain complex ideas well, and, most importantly, is able to make lessons and practice both highly productive and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Drew Wesely
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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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

Guitar Lessons With Kyle
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chance T.
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Awesome teacher, a lot of guitar teachers dont focus on theory or teaching you how to understand guitar and instead focus on songs and I'm glad to say Kyle isn't one of those teachers

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Duncan K.
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Kaz was a great guitar teacher for my son. He was patient yet thorough and very encouraging. I would highly recommend him for anyone considering guitar lessons.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jared S.
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I have always wanted to learn to play the guitar, so I decided to try to give it a go on my own last year. Watching youtube's, buying iphone apps but found myself not really gaining any momentum. My boyfriend bought me lessons for Christmas with Josh and I am so happy he did. Josh is incredibly thorough, insightful and taking classes with him has been a blast. He breaks it down and really helps you understand the fundamentals of playing the guitar. I'm several lessons in and I already feel like I'm miles ahead from when I started. I HIGHLY recommend Josh, he's a wonderful teacher and learning from him has been so seamless! - ALANA

WillYouLearn
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Aly G.
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Liv had the most wonderful experience with her first year of learning the ukulele. She loved her instructor and is now playing some great songs. We can't wait to continue and even get into guitar lessons as well!

Paul Elwood
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 12 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!

Bobby Katz Music Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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Bobby is a really patient, kind, and funny teacher! Both of my kids enjoy taking guitar lessons with him. They are always excited for Bobby to show them how to play their favorite songs :) Highly recommended to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and fun teacher for their kids (or themselves)!

  • 25 years in business
  • 16 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!

  • 50 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony S.
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Working with Son has been absolutely wonderful. Son teaches both of my children (one guitar, one bass) and they absolutely love learning from him. We’ve been with him for almost 2 years now and Son is incredibly patient, yet keeps the kids focused on their lessons and the new concepts he introduces. My older son who was playing with another instructor before we moved and found Son has commented many times about how things come together now because of the tips, tricks, and guidance that Son gives him. My younger son who started playing bass with Son as his first instructor looks forward to his lessons each week and it is amazing how good and confident he has become with his bass! Son is a true professional and has been flexible with us as a family when we have conflicting and changing demands (school/athletics). It’s been an absolute pleasure for us and we feel lucky to have found Son when we moved to this area 2 years ago..

Dave Muto Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John Peters P.
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My son (5) and I (48) have been taking weekly, separate lessons with Dave for over 3 years. We love having Dave as an instructor! We both started not knowing anything about guitar. He started us with the very basics and we are very happy with our progress. Dave adapts to his students...from teaching my son (incorporating car games and soccer games into rewards for well done guitar exercises) and then he's able to transition to teaching me more detailed exercises. My son is playing basic chords and kids songs while I have progressed to a full library of songs. For my son, I wanted him to start to enjoy and learn music. For me I wanted to be able to play my guitar on the beach or at a party. In both cases, Dave has been dedicated to our goals and continues to push us (nicely) to improve to the next level. Lastly, Dave is always on time and has a plan of action for each lesson. We highly recommend Dave whether you are a beginner or highly skilled player.

Songwriting with Natalia
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Kyle G.
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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

Farrington School of Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mario P.
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Richard (Ian) Farrington is an absolutely amazing guitar teacher. To start, Ian is a fantastic & knowledgeable musician and guitarist. He is very good at communicating his lessons and teaching. He really knows how to simplify a concept or technique and then build from there into more complex techniques and faster playing. Saying that, in the few months Ian and I have worked together, my guitar skills have drastically improved. Next is Ian's Professionalism, which in my opinion is unmatched in the industry. He is on time, extremely well prepared, kind and understanding. He emails me a lesson plan the night before so I can properly prepare for our sessions and really make the most of our time together. He also assisted in creating a binder in order to organize my music and techniques. Overall Ian's Professionalism and organization really allows me to get the most value from our lesson time as well as my individual practice time. Ian has been an absolute pleasure all around in terms of his attitude, knowledge/teaching skills, organization, commitment and overall professionalism. I can't say enough about him. 10 out of 10!

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