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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 53 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 44 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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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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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 67 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!

Top Pro
  • 25 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Todd B.
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Chris has recently started giving guitar lessons to my 14 year old son who really loves classic rock. Chris immediately started out with songs that my son chose which has been a great approach. My son is really loving playing so far and I look forward to him continuing to work with Chris. Chris is also friendly, responsive and very professional.

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Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Hillel F.
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I took guitar lessons from Jimi on a fairly constant basis for about 3 years. The best and most unique feature of his teaching style is the balance between the freedom Jimi gives students in what they want to achieve musically, and the structure that he provides students with that will allow them to reach that goal. Personally, I learned advanced rock and jazz guitar techniques and improvisation from Jimi, and I am very happy with my current level of ability. Especially helpful is his extremely coherent way of explaining often over-complicated music theory. Jimi treats his students with an optimistic and respectful attitude, and creates a very welcoming and encouraging environment for the music student.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

Larry Meyer Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 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.

Spencer Snyder
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan R.
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Spencer was very professional. He made the lessons fun by teaching some of favorite songs, but he also explained what was happening in song so it was easier for me to learn songs on my own.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 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

Kevin McNeal
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Yuto Kanazawa Guitarist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Asuka A.
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Yuto was an excellent mentor. Not only he was brilliant in teaching the technical and conceptual aspects of guitar, he was also very advanced in suggesting philosophical perspectives of music. He was also very kind and friendly as a person always providing me with new insights and information regarding the music I favored. He even walked me to interesting jam sessions which I enjoyed a lot. I am sure there are many great guitar instructors in New York, but Yuto was one of a kind in that he was much more than just an instructor. Not many instructors actually spend the time and give full attention to their students but with Yuto, I cannot ask for more. I definitely recommend him as one your guitar instructors who actually cares for you.

Michael Karsh
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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.

John Tuohy's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Scott G.
Verified review

I first met John when my son started taking guitar lessons with him. Sitting in on my son’s lessons I was incredibly impressed with not just John’s knowledge of music and theory but his gift of teaching. I, myself, was a self-taught guitarist whose knowledge of chords, theory and technique was severely limited. I had taken lessons with a few instructors in the past to try and gain a better understanding and become a more confident and competent player but could never quite connect. In the short time I have been taking lessons with John I have made great improvements. His ability to clearly explain and make sense of each lesson has allowed me to make the necessary connections, filling in my gaps of knowledge, and allowing me to make great progress in every facet of the guitar from chords and theory to picking and strumming techniques. John is incredibly talented as both a musician and a teacher. I would recommend him to anyone looking to bring their playing to a higher level.

Erik DeGeorge
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sherrye M.
Verified review

Piano lessons, just two lessons occurred so far, but so far, so good.

Private String Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Grace L.
Verified review

My daughter has been taking violin lessons with David since she was 9 years old; and more recently, she has started classical, acoustic guitar lessons the summer before entering college. He is a dedicated professional and diligent in making sure his students learn correct technique and become more musical in their own personal way. More importantly, David has the ability to keep his lessons fun and varied! Her lessons have always been highlights of my daughter's week! I recommend David without hesitation.

Brian Duggan Agency
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon P.
Verified review

Brian Duggan has been teaching my son guitar for over 4 years. He is a talented guitar player and teacher. Brian is patient and passionate about music. He is able to grade his teaching to the needs of any type of student. He is consistently on time for lessons and has included my son in gigs to help him continue to develop his skills.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Myla K.
Verified review

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!

  • 32 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara L.
Verified review

Lou is an incredibly accomplished guitarist who studied with, among others, Eddie Simon (Paul Simon's brother). I needed some structured guitar lessons that would allow me to understand chord structure better. Lou took me through understanding and practicing simple scales through more advanced chords. He always came prepared with charts and tablature for me to keep and his fee was incredibly reasonable. Plus he's really funny. :-)

CDubU Music - Guitar
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Georges R.
Verified review

Charles, the teacher, strikes just the right balance between teaching me things every guitar player should know and letting me decide what to learn. Since I started taking lessons as a beginner one year ago, I've improved, learning finger-picking technique, soloing, new chords, and much more. Charles is extremely motivating, we study together the songs and adapt it with respect to my skills and also to be more personal. He is very professional, responsiveness and dedicated to his students. He is a great teacher, fluent in many styles, has a thorough knowledge of music theory, and keeps classes fun and very interesting. If you're looking for a warm, friendly and professional class to learn to play the guitar, this is where you want to go.

Arthur Rotfeld Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gus D.
Verified review

Arthur is an excellent, very well-rounded, guitar instructor. He is very knowledgeable in quite a few aspects of guitar playing - from music theory, playing different styles, transcribing, to all the guitar gear and technology stuff. He has a nice studio, and is also very accuracy oriented, which I really like. I'm into learning to play the blues, rock and metal, and Arthur has been really helpful with that. Highly recommended!

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Need guitar lessons

New Hyde Park, NY

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Rock, Folk
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Wednesday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon)
  • Details
    i know the a g c d and e chord
  • $45
    Average price
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