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  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min
  • New York, NY

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.

Yani I.

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I find the guitar lessons I have with Dom are very comprehensive and personable. He is very in detail and thorough. He makes sure that I know everything there is to know about playing guitar, before I attempt to play anything that's too advanced for my level. Location is relatively easy to get to, venue is comfy and classes are affordable.

Melody H.

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Learning guitar with Dom is something that I enjoy doing the most. He is very passionate about music, patient, and sweet; and all of these are contagious. If you are looking for a guitar teacher who teaches you to be a musician, Dom is the teacher you are looking for.

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  • 32 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

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.

William S.

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David First is an awesome teacher. He has saved me by helping me prepare for auditions. He has helped me progress my guitar skills faster than I thought was possible. He also gave me great advice for making songs. All around, no matter what you're searching for, David First is a great person to work with.

Danielle H.

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Learning guitar with David has been a pleasure. He caters the lessons to your exact experience level and has a very vast knowledge of guitar and music as a whole. Looking forward to continuing our lessons!

TOP PRO
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 35 min

Sara M.

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Michelle is the piano teacher I wished for when I was a kid! Michelle is patient, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. One of the things my 7-year-old loves most about Michelle is that she lets her explore her musical creative side. Michelle has guided my daughter in composing her own music, tackling tough songs of her own choosing and in introducing instruments like the harmonica into her selections. Michelle is always upbeat and full of positive energy and as a result my daughter loves her music lessons.

Carolina N.

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Michelle is great with kids. Our 7-year old daughter loves her piano lessons and always looks forward to them. More important, we can hear that she is really learning and making great progress. Two of her school friends have started lessons with Michelle after we recommended her.

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.

TOP PRO
  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Rob S.

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I'm a long time student of Chris's and have taken guitar lessons with him both in person at Express Music and then continuing on with Skype lessons once he moved out of Florida. I was also involved in several Rock Band programs which Chris created, he was the instructor and our band's drummer. He is really good at this stuff. Chris's guitar skills and level of music theory knowledge are top notch, I have never been able to stump him with any songs or questions I’ve brought in. He is comfortable teaching all styles of guitar and its various techniques. Chris is also very patient and easy to get along with, a very cool guy. Highly recommended!

Genevieve T.

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Christopher was awesome! I did weekly private guitar lessons with him over Google Hangouts, and felt like I really learned a lot. You can tell he really cares about his students and puts a lot of extra effort into making sure you're getting the most out of your lessons.

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!

TOP PRO
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min
  • Chatham, NJ

Heather F.

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Josh does an amazing job teaching my 8 year old son who started with piano lessons and recently added the electric bass. Josh's method of teaching encourages the kids to pick out fun, often current, songs and gradually build upon the basics. Because he likes the music, my son has made so much progress - he's excited to go to lessons and loves practicing at home (a big change from his previous lessons). We couldn't ask for a better experience.

Jennifer H.

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I hired Josh to teach guitar to my teenage daughter. We have both been completely satisfied! Josh is an excellent teacher. He has worked with her giving her instruction on music that is both challenging and enjoyable. As a musician he has shown himself very capable of teaching her what she needs to do to improve herself. Also, Josh is always punctual and a pleasure to talk to. I would highly recommend him!

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.

TOP PRO
  • 9 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

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.

Philip B.

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Sean was a great piano and guitar teacher for my twin girls age seven. He had the perfect balance between patience and direction.

Sarah T.

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Sean is a wonderful teacher and a great guy. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking music lessons.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

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.

Nadira F.

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Guitar is a self-starting thing, but playing with Josh is like having a small conversation with an actual guitar sometimes. Nice way to motivate your self-starting with solid chord and technical lessons. Also, no shortage on positive reinforcement but not in a Zip-a-dee-doo-da Disney screwed up way.

Kevin D.

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Great teacher! Was a brand new guitar player.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 58 min
  • Long Island City, NY

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.

Mark B.

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Aman was an amazing guitar teacher. His knowledge of music theory was incredible and when coupled with his teaching skills and personable character, I could not have imagined a better person to teach me guitar. He was always reliable and had planned out the lesson beforehand which made for an efficient use of time. Aman is such a good guitar player sometimes I just wanted to watch him play, but he would always have a lesson outline that we would go through. I highly recommend Aman Khosla, get in before he becomes famous.

Bharat B.

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A very knowledgable and experienced musician, fantastic guitarist, very patient and engaging instructor, and overall great guy to hang out with and talk music / guitar. Most I've gotten out of any guitar lesson - and most fun I've had doing so!

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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!)

Nick B.

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Josh is quick to respond and easy to schedule lessons with. His lessons themselves are super efficient and he truly takes his students' goals into account to help design practice sessions for them that will get them playing quickly and well. He's knowledgeable and knows how to infuse some basic music theory into his teaching.

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!!

  • 11 years in business
  • Response time: 4 min
  • Brooklyn, NY

Craig L.

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Ari is an outstanding musician to begin with and his approach to teaching is very encouraging and supportive. Rather than just tell you that you did something wrong, he'll show you a better way to do it and explain why it's better. Rather than assigning hours of boring exercises that will make you hate your instrument, he'll teach you how to play songs that you love making you look forward to picking up your guitar and practicing. Ari is a great teacher for the complete beginner as well as an excellent resource for the seasoned professional.

Brian H.

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Ari played a crucial role in my development as a guitarist. His unique and practical method of learning guitar prepared me for my career as a guitarist and as a musician in the modern world.

Robert G.

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Ari taught my son guitar and also led his rock band practice. Ari has a fantastic manner with the kids - they loved learning with him.

  • 26 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

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.

Kendra W.

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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!

Anthony R.

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Kevin is very good music teacher of the guitar and theroy he's very patient doesn't loose his cool didn't mind going over stuff

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min
  • New York, NY

Dening L.

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Michael is an excellent teacher. I start having private lesson with him almost a year ago. He is really professional on teaching guitar, and he is extremely accommodating and patient despite my erratic schedule which prevented me from practicing as often as I needed to. He is able to teach as fast as you want, and does a great job of keeping lessons challenging without being stressful. I have tried different guitar lesson in NYC before I choose to learn guitar with Michael, and Michael is definitely the best.

Ilene M.

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Michael has been teaching me guitar for a couple of weeks now, and I enjoy his teaching method. Unlike other instructors who tried teaching me theory from the beginning, Michael focused on chords and how to get me playing asap. He's very patient and gives thorough explanations. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone looking to learn guitar from scratch.

Jane G.

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Michael is awesome and patient and talented! Dan Smith won't teach you guitar! Michael Karsh will!

  • Response time: 7 min
  • New York, NY

Stephen Y.

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Kiyoshi is an excellent guitar teacher and a fun person to hang with for an hour. He has knowledge in a variety of musical genres, something that was important to me. I've been playing by ear for almost 50 years and wanted to go back and learn theory and technique, on both acoustic and electric. After just 3 months I can now easily transpose to different keys and am beginning to learn how to improvise leads based on a variety of scales. When teaching a song, he emphasizes technique in terms of rhythm, emphasis, tone, muting, bending, and attack. All great: I look forward to the lessons every week.

Claire N.

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I am a complete beginner on the guitar, so it was daunting when I decided to start taking lessons. But Kiyoshi has been kind and patient and energizing from the get-go, never rushing me or making me feel overwhelmed, which music teachers have done in the past. I really enjoy the way he intersperses scales and chords with learning songs and solos of my choosing.

MK B.

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Kiyoshi is a great teacher.  I really feel like I learn something new every time we see each other.  I’m a lot more confident with my guitar playing and singing than ever before!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min
  • Brooklyn, NY

Myla K.

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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!

Karen B.

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John is an excellent teacher; I can tell he is bringing years of experience in guitar and applies it to his teaching. He also seems to very much enjoy working with kids. My 10 year old daughter learned so much from a summer of guitar classes with John. Highly recommended!

Spencer S.

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Incredibly thoughtful and patient guitar teacher. He's able to explain complicated ideas simply and effectively. John helped me move to the next level of playing faster than I even thought possible.

  • 48 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min

Daniel A.

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Arrived on time and was excellent in teaching me what I needed to know. Bought a book for me to learn also that really helped me. I will definitely be trying to work with him every week when I can! Thank you!

Sandra F.

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My 6yr old just had his first lesson with Lenny and is very excited for the next one. Lenny was very patient and relatable. We were very pleased!

Gilda L.

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pleasant, knowledgeable, talented and on time. No pressure. Provides a planned direction to have a beginner progress.

  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

Alicia S.

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Very glad that I got James to be my instructor. Very helpful and thoughtful in all the assignments for practices and always try to custom the class to my learning purpose. I am having a lot of fun learning and seeing myself gradually able to pick up songs which I have been wanting to learn for a long time. Definitely a recommendation to any new comers.

Louis P.

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I am now teamed up with an excellent musician who understands my learning style. His teaching method is very effective and as a result, I am really progressing nicely on the bass guitar.

Stephanie K.

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I really like my teacher a lot! The lessons are very productive and she is extremely professional. She is a great teacher!

  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 47 min

Aditi B.

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I have been receiving piano instruction from Robert for the past two months or so. Robert is passionate about teaching, and more importantly passionate about teaching the right playing technique. Growing up, I had several piano instructors who never taught me to curl my fingers and place all 5 at one time on the keys! I wish I'd met him earlier in life. Robert will also teach you to play the type of music you are interested in, is patient, perceptive and funny. I would recommend him without a doubt.

Sarah J.

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I have taken piano lessons from Robert for a few weeks now and my ability to read sheet music while I play, as well as understand music theory (big areas of weakness for me) have already improved significantly. He is a great instructor who understands what you need in order to become a better player, and he creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere that makes me look forward to my lesson each week. I would highly recommend Robert as a piano instructor!

VIBHU T.

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I have been taking Piano lessons with Robert for the past month and a half. I started as a complete beginner and I've really enjoyed my lessons. Robert is an excellent teacher who provides a structured method to learning while also keeping you motivated throughout. I'm already able to play a few songs and I'm looking forward to getting better!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min
  • New York, NY

Kelvin A.

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Marcelo is very dependable and always finishes his work on time. He knows what he's doing but he's not cocky and he listens to my requests when he's mixing my songs. I definitely recommend him.

Elana L.

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Marcelo Group played at our event and they were sounding great. Extremely professional and punctual. Definitely recommend them if you are looking for great music for your event.

Rob H.

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Really enjoying my lessons with Marcelo and seeing a lot of progress in a short time thus far.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Anna S.

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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!

Steve D.

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You can not get a better teacher. Anthony teaches basic guitar to advance levels. If your ready to improve your guitar skills then Anthony is a great choice to help you get there

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Brooklyn, NY

Corinne D.

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Mack is an excellent and engaging instructor. It's obvious he has a great passion for music and teaching. I feel that he really wants you to be the best you can be! He makes lessons fun and interesting. I've seen a definite improvement in my playing since I started taking lessons with him. Would highly recommend!

Myra B.

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Mack is a great teacher! Lessons are engaging and fun and I have learned so much and seen so much improvement since we started!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Woodside, NY

Tim B.

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Satoshi is a great teacher! Very professional and punctual. I've been taking lessons with him for several months now and it has really improved my knowledge of the guitar, improvisational skills, and my songwriting. He's really helping me take my playing to the next level and I couldn't be more satisfied!

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“Need Guitar Lessons (for adults)”

Jersey City, NJ

Student age
18-25
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:
Yes, I can read music staff, Yes, I can read guitar tabs
Interested in the following musical style(s)
Jazz, Rock, Other (Metal/Progressive Rock)
Has instrument
Yes, I have my own instrument
Short term goals
Use modes effectively, understand jazzy chord changes, sweep pick/play arpeggios
Long term goals
Learn to play solo jazz arrangements, increase speed, learn to improv with more variety
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, Thursday
Time preference
Evening (after 6pm)
Details
Self-taught for many years, so would really prefer an advanced teacher. Would love to learn to play in the style of Guthrie Govan or the band CHON, although I don't expect to ever be that good. Also very interested in jazz guitar. I can improv and have a great ear when it comes to music that isn't too jazzy.
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“Need Guitar Teacher”

Brooklyn, NY

Student age
26-55
Guitar type
Acoustic
Years of experience
No formal training, some self-taught experience
Last piece performed
(Intentionally left blank)
Can read the following musical notation:
Other (I know a handful of chords)
Interested in the following musical style(s)
Rock, Folk
Has instrument
Yes, I have my own instrument
Short term goals
hard to say - don't know what I don't know. Just feel in a funk as far as learning the instrument.
Long term goals
just to be a better player
Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
3 months
Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Lesson length
60 minutes
Day preference
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time preference
Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
Details
I've been playing for ten years I guess. Not sure I have much to show for that. I really just learn songs i like - just open chords.
$40
Average price
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“Need a Guitar Teacher”

Wethersfield, CT

Guitar type
Acoustic, Electric
Level of experience
Intermediate
Frequency of lessons
Once or twice a month
Details
Mostly play acoustic. Don't read music. Would like to learn some electric also.
$46
Average price
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