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Newark Acoustic Guitar Lessons

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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 54 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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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 76 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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  • 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.

Michael Laster
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mark N.
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Michael was wonderful! He is a passionate music aficionado. His patience and enthusiasm with our beginner guitar student made him want to go home and practice right away.

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.

Larry Meyer Music
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 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.

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Drew Wesely
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 27 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.

WillYouLearn
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
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I started taking ukulele lessons from Gracie Terzian. She is fabulous. I'm an older student, and I mean older, and she is moving me along at my own pace. I'm having so much fun and learning at the same time. I look forward to every lesson. I can't say enough positive things about Gracie!!!

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!!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tasha L.
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I've been studying with Jessica for several months now and can't recommend her enough. I am a beginner guitar student and have found she is able to clearly break down complex concepts to make them accessible. Throughout the lessons she is always positive and encouraging; she removes the intimidation of learning a new thing and makes it really fun. On top of that her rates are very reasonable and she's always extremely professional and reliable.

Brian R. O'Hare
5.0
from 11 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 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!

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.

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.

Yuto Kanazawa Guitarist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Richard C.
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Yuto worked directly with my son teaching him piano and guitar. He is very knowledgeable and professional. My son learned a lot from him. He was very patient with him and taught in an encouraging manner. He is also very friendly and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend Yuto as a music instructor to my friends and family. Richard C.

Paul JB Lee Music
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Owen C.
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    Paul is an exceptionally one of a kind musician with an immense knowledge and command of his instrument in the jazz genre for his age. He is a rare and especially valuable resource to advanced musicians, but also a great mentor for beginning guitarists of all levels as well. I am an upcoming graduate student at a jazz performance program, and have immensely benefited from Paul’s lessons and insights, and have not been able to find the same caliber of musicianship from others his age. His lessons provide as much value, or more, to me than from guitar instructors much older than him, and highly recommend Paul to any student wishing to gain a deep understanding of the guitar, harmony, theory, and overall musicianship. Paul has studied with the greatest jazz musicians in New York with his undergrad and masters in Jazz Performance, and I highly recommend his services to anyone wishing to gain some of the wisdom passed down to him through his studies with the best jazz programs around, at a tiny fraction of the costs of attending the actual programs - Owen

    Bobby Long Guitar Lessons
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Chloe Z.
    Verified review

    Absolutely fantastic. Bobby is such a gentleman and he's very patient. He's great for beginners and has lots of previous experience. I will be recommending him to everyone I know who's interested in learning!

    Music Lessons
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Annie G.
    Verified review

    Paul was an excellent teacher for my beginner guitarist. He was patient, informative and true has a love of music. He taught my son how to read music and gave him a great foundation. I highly recommend him as a teacher!

    • 18 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Anna S.
    Verified review

    Anthony is the reason I am finally learning guitar AND ENJOYING its addition of balance and relaxation to my life. I tried for several years with YouTube videos and one other teacher in NY, but the motivation waned. I've been excited to come to weekly lessons for 6 months with Anthony. He has an unusual combination of extreme skill and extreme humility and warmth. My parents are both professional classical musicians so even though I am a beginner in guitar I appreciate his skill. Also, they have commented that I am making great, steady progress and that the accompanying theory I am learning is very sound. Anthony is flexible, allowing me to learn the songs I want to play for my newborn and my husband, and adjusting them for my level, while working theory in between, always making it fun and laid back. I've lived in NYC 11 years and he is one of the nicest people I've ever met. This guitar teacher is a find -- a true diamond in the rough of manhattan!

    Red Pick Music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 20 years in business
    Sa K.
    Verified review

    My daughter began taking lessons with him when she was 12 years old. She had no prior music experience and now, four years later, she plays beautifully in the classical style. She loves her guitar and takes it with her whenever she can. From the beginning, she was given pieces that were a challenge but not more than she could handle. With Bilgehan, she was able to explore many different types of music. He has always treated her as he would any of his adult students and she has had the opportunity to perform along side them in the concerts that he organizes. An excellent teacher who is trustworthy. He is very obliging with scheduling and his prices are very fair. Highly recommend him to parents

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