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Cortland Guitar Instructors

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Lori Larson
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexandria B.
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I love Lori she is the sweetest and so funny. She knows how to make you feel comfortable and in tune with your own abilities. First thing she told me when we meet is my goal is to bring you back to yourself in build confidence! From that moment on I knew she was trustworthy, loyal and someone that could take me far in my teaching of both piano and voice.

Vanderhoof Music Lessons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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Ryan is an awesome teacher. His talent and love for music really show. I've taken guitar lessons one-on-one with him for almost a year and have also worked with him through the Rock School program. He knows how to challenge his students while keeping things fun and enjoyable.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michele G.
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Dennis is wonderful at helping me accomplish the goals I’ve set for myself and I highly recommend him as a music teacher. Although I’m not a guitar student, I’ve had Dennis work with me to help develop my skills with jazz. He makes lessons both interesting and challenging yet never leaves me feeling discouraged or feeling that that something is too difficult. I love that he gives me many strategies for learning new pieces, for developing my ear, and for improving my competence as a jazz musician (rhythmically, technically, harmonically, etc). I especially like that everything we work at gets applied in the context of playing real tunes – nothing is ever given in isolation without going on to the application of the skill during the lesson. I’ve been working with Dennis for 3 years now and continue to look forward to each lesson with him.

Way Cool Guitar School
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
James P.
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I had been playing guitar on my own for about 15 yrs. At my first lesson Joe asked me to play something, saw where I was in my ability and tailors my lessons to my skill level. He has Great attention to detail. Joe not only corrected my strumming technique immediately but explained why and demonstrated how the correct way is more effective. Joe also plays in 2 local bands which allows his students the ability to go see him peform. Great Teacher!!!!

Rockstar Guitar Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan K.
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Will makes learning guitar fun and educational. Working with him on your appointment based schedule, you will do so much more than memorizing chords. You will learn; how to tune your instrument, concepts of musical theory, genre related trends such as power chords, artist specific trends, and so much more. Will provides a customized curriculum, paced to your individual progression to develop you towards playing the specific music you enjoy. If you practice 30-45 minutes daily using the custom materials he provides for you, you will see drastic results after only a couple months. Will is additionally available on an on-call status for clients, offering text/email based support for issues with your independant rehersal. In due time, you will be the life of the campfire/party/etc with your developed and earned talent. I wholesomely reccomend utilizing his services through Rockstar Guitar Studio. -JJK

Ebonflow Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jen O.
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Jesse was absolutely amazing for my wedding. We were married in upstate New York at one of the national parks there, and really wanted an outdoor ceremony and a nice rendition of our song (Hello I'm In Delaware by City&Color) for that. Jesse learned the song in days and his playing is absolutely beautiful. He also had to contend with the weather which was monsooning right up to the start of the ceremony. I was so preoccupied with willing it to stop raining that I completely forgot about instructing or worrying about the music. Thankfully he took care of everything and was ready and playing before the rain had fully stopped. I cannot express how beautiful his playing is and how nice it was to not even have to worry about that one part of the event! All of our guests requested his information during the cocktail hour, and just loved the ambiance he set. He's also a huge bargain compared to other wedding musicians. You get a lot of bang for your buck! Would definitely recommend him!

Sanphy's Academy
5.0
from 1 review
    Lynn M.
    Verified review

    The instruction comes from a professional who is interested in you having a good experience and going as far as you want.

    Lee Campbell
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Beth R.
      Verified review

      Lee is an exceptionally knowledgable guitar teacher & caters each lesson to the student's ability. He is patient & extremely helpful. Highly recommended!

      Apex Musical Instruction
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I am offering private lessons on guitar or bass. I am a trained, experienced professional musician with over twenty five years in the business. Method plans are tailored to suit the needs and aspirations of each student, so results come quickly. Lessons take place in my home studio, and are 30 minutes long, once per week. The rate is $80 per month which includes four lessons. There are no other charges; all recordings and written materials are included. References are available upon request. I accept all ages and levels. My youngest student is six, my oldest is sixty. Learn the basics with chords and play some of your favorite songs, or delve into advanced harmony, scales and improvisation. Over the years, I have played jazz, blues, country, rock and more. I love what I do and it shows in the playing of my students.

      Shikhar's Guitar Lessons
      4.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      Hello! I'm a local musician from Ithaca, NY, available to teach guitar lessons. I have over 10 years of experience playing guitar in a professional rock band as well as writing songs in different styles such as folk/blues/rock/progressive rock/metal/electronica. In addition to teaching guitar, I am able to instruct students on how to integrate computer programs such as Ableton Live 8 or MainStage 2 into their live setup. These programs allow the modern musician to sculpt and design virtually any soundscape. The main focus is to teach students the basics of guitar technique, rhythm and the use of new technology for composing songs. Songwriting is a great form of self-discovery and therapy. Contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to working you!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      My service stands out by shaping your learning style, pace, and interests, rather than forcing you to follow a syllabus.

      • 4 years in business
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      I'm here to teach anyone how become a better musician and live the dream. I'm really good with kids, and I can teach you about playing the guitar as well as taking care of your guitar, reading tabs, information about other guitar accessories or equipment and more.

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      We provide unconventional guitar and bass lessons lessons that you won't experience with a classical teacher. Anyone interested in learning quickly will do just that.

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      I am offering skilled tutoring in mathematics, including calculus, along with guitar and bass guitar lessons. I have 10 years of playing experience. I offer affordable rates and guaranteed results!

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      I have been playing guitar for a decade and have been an entertainer for about 6 years. I teach guitar from basic chords and songs to pentatonic scales/guitar solos, alternate tuning, and improvisation. Lessons are taught at a different pace depending on the person's age, learning capabilities, etc.

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      I take the simplest approach to get people playing. Most training starts with a lot of drills that are boring. I keep any needed drills to a minimum.

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      I am a guitar teacher based out of Syracuse, NY. I have novice knowledge of guitar technique and theory. Whether you're looking to just learn some chords to play on your acoustic guitar around the camp fire, learn how to improvise with your friends in a jam session, learn about guitar theory and technique, or just want to increase your overall ability to learn and play music, I'm here to teach you. I've wanted to start teaching guitar to people a while ago, but could never really find a place to get started. I’m motivated and very interested in teaching what I think is an amazing art to anyone and everyone who wants to learn. Starting from the time I’ve written this, I’ve played guitar coming on 6 years now. I'm very dedicated to my art, and I love the feeling of showing other people that they can harness the power of music in their hands. It's a very good feeling to express yourself this way, plus it makes you look kind of cool.

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      I give guitar lessons to people wanting to learn how to play. No skill level is needed. I will get you to the level you want to be at. I work at your pace.

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      I am very dedicated to my craft which is playing guitar. I am very good at communicating to people in the right way, so they can learn guitar in the most efficient manner.

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      I offer aspiring musicians expert guidance through the often confusing first stages of learning an instrument. I will walk you the process of finger development, and technique (which most teachers neglect). I take pride in getting my students to reach their "a-ha" moments concerning chord, scales, and harmonic theory. Learn how to play your favorite songs, jam tastefully, or even write your own music!

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