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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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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 42 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 72 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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Take Note Lessons
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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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)

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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Drew Wesely
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 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

Prospect Music Studio
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Stelios is the man! So let's start there. I have been taking guitar lessons with him for nearly two years now. He is patient with me and has helped take me from no knowledge of the guitar whatsoever, to now playing some of my favorite songs with ease. Watching him play guitar is also truly inspiring, and gives me something to strive for as a student. He is hands down the nicest guy ever, with a big warm smile that makes you feel at ease while you are learning. I have also taken lessons with him on the bass guitar, and electric guitar. He truly has in depth knowledge and talent across the board in many different genres and instruments. Hell, he even taught me some cool licks on the drum kit with all kinds of weird jazz / African beat time signatures. I also love going to watch him perform live!

Michael Laster
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Shreya N.
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I take piano lessons from Michael. He is a great teacher, particularly because he customizes his lessons to suit the students' skill levels and musical goals. He prepares material ahead of class and has a nice structured approach that I find helpful in developing a good feel for the piano. It's great that he focuses on important technicals like tempo, playing technique and theory, and his lessons are well-rounded, with just the right amount of time spent on each aspect. I like that he is flexible with both scheduling and the curriculum, and willing to tailor material to what I am interested in. He also helped me pick out an excellent piano within my budget, which was very helpful. Overall, a great experience, and definitely recommended!

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
Diego D.
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My experience with Yuto, I could say, was life-changing. The amount of not only knowledge, but really feeling of what Jazz and music in general can be, was endless. Yuto treats you as a real friend, and his lessons are both very practical, but also with a theoretical foundation that really provides a real sense of what you are playing or composing. Also, Yuto, above all, is a great human being, with a big heart and passion for music. We ended up recording some things at his studio and continue to be good friends. I will always thank him and consider him to be one of the best musicians I´ve played with and hope to play again soon with him. To anyone that is looking for lessons on Jazz, or classical or any kind of music. I could, with all sincerety say, Yuto is the one for you. -Diego D.

Daan Kleijn
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen N.
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Dan was so flexible in arranging a "birthday gift" of guitar lessons for our daughter. Though the schedules haven't worked out yet for the lessons, my daughter is really looking forward to such. Friendly, and approachable man. A pleasure to deal with!

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jonathan D.
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im in high school and i wanted to get better at jazz saxophone and improvisation and even though peter plays guitar and piano he taught me so much theory and technique for soloing and it changed my playin! he showed me so many classic albums to study and he is such an inspiring dude to hang with learn form peter!!!

  • 25 years in business
  • 14 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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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My son and daughter have been taking lessons at the Piano Workshop of Chester with Sonia for the past few years and they continue to make great progress!

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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

Songwriting with Natalia
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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!

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Need guitar lessons

New York, NY

  • Student age
    18-25
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Electric, Bass
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    No, I cannot read music
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Blues, Jazz, Rock
  • Has instrument
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time preference
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    I want to learn how to read music as well
  • $40
    Average price

Need a Bass Guitar Teacher

New York, NY

  • Frequency of lessons
  • Details
    I am a student at Columbia University. I live in 113th Broadway. I am extremely enthusiastic about learning bass guitar.
  • $45
    Average price

Need guitar teacher

New York, NY

  • Student age
    18-25
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read music staff
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Rock
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Frequency of lessons
    As recommended by professional
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Saturday
  • Time preference
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    Currently own acoustic guitar
  • $40
    Average price
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