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Thumbtack made finding the right teacher, within my budget in and close to our home easy. Sam was very easy to work with and fit our schedule. I wasn't aware they offered voice lessons too and we are able to take both piano and voice lessons easily. I would highly recommend.
Very good teacher, takes a personnel approach. Very patient being that I'm a beginner. Only took two lessons so far but I have learned more in this short time than the 6 previous lessons I took at a music store. Can't wait to learn more!
My son has been taking guitar lessons with Mir Ali for 5 years. He started when he was 4 years old. He learned not only to play the guitar, but how to use dynamics to bring each piece to life. Mir pushes his students to achieve their full potential. We are very impressed with what he has learned from Mir!
Both of our sons are enrolled in classical guitar lessons at The Castellani Andriaccio Guitar Studios, in which the Suzuki classical guitar method is taught. Our oldest son began when he was 4 and youngest son at 5. They are now 12 and 8. It has been amazing to witness their musical growth and accomplishments thoughout the years! We have been very fortunate to have Joanne Castellani as their teacher. She is not only an accomplished classical guitarist, but a remarkable teacher as well. Her technique, attention to detail, positive influence, kindness and patience with our sons has been absolutely wonderful. We have also enjoyed watching our sons perform at many different venues. These opportunities have been invaluable in promoting their self-confidence and showcasing the beautiful pieces they have learned. Playing classical guitar has truly enriched their lives--and the lives of our entire family.
Mike is super nice, encouraging, had great tips for me right away. As someone who has played for 15 years but never taken lessons, I know I can learn plenty from him at this stage, but would also certainly appreciate his style if I were a beginner too.
Nick has a very impressive musical knowledge, especially about the guitar. He is patient, nonjudgmental, easy-going, and reliable. His musical ear is incredible, to someone like me who has very little of this skill. He can tailor/adjust his content to pretty much any musical level. He can play and teach just about any guitar style or genre that you are interested in.
One of the most patient and professional instructors I have ever encountered. Joe makes learning easy and provides additional materials to work with solo. I would recommend joe to anyone looking to learn to play the guitar.
I am laid back and patient. Lets cut to the chase and learn how to shred.
I teach guitar and singing lessons. I have 20 years of experience doing both, and I will work hard to make your musical endeavors become a reality. I have a very relaxed curriculum; I teach you the songs and style you want to learn.
I am a music therapy and guitar performance student at SUNY Fredonia. I am looking to give private guitar lessons of any genre, whether it be classical, electric or jazz.
I teach all levels, from basic to intermediate guitar. I myself write music and perform with a band based on acoustic folk rock originals. I learned the basics from my father and later went on to attend FLCC where I studied jazz guitar and sound recording. I prefer to teach beginners who want to express themselves through original music.
Learn to play in the style of Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, and other great neo-classical and metal artists. Jim Jagow, a master shredder, will teach you how to shred using major and minor scales and sweep-picking arpeggios and will offer finger exercises to build speed. In this 6-week session, you will also earn to play harmonic minor scales in the style of Malmsteen. Instruction is designed to focus your practice towards realistic goals achievable within six to eight lessons. Each lesson provides you with techniques, concepts, and licks to help you play and understand metal soloing at a manageable pace. New licks will be introduced each week to help you towards playing in real musical situations and develop an ear for the differences between players. Instruction will not focus on note reading, but it will offer practical skills which can be applied.
David Gorfien is a multi-talented musician, educator, composer, and performer. He has performed compositions from the Renaissance to world premiere 21st century compositions. As a performer, David has been invited to perform in master classes with world-renowned classical guitarists, such as Petar Kodzas, Marko Feri, Mir Ali, Roland Dyens, James Piorkowski, and The Castellani-Andriaccio Duo. David has performed as a solo artist, in the pop/acoustic band Peace of Mind, and with Eddie Cain Irvin. As a composer, David has written and recorded three pop albums. His newest album "Sail To Soar" was released in 2011. As an educator, David was awarded a year-long teaching assistantship in classical guitar. He has worked with students K-12 as a student teacher and has taught private students all varieties of guitar. David developed a specialized music program for children with autism and Asperger's. David received his bachelor's degree in music education and classical guitar from The State University of New York at Fredonia, studying with James Piorkowski. David recently finished his master's degree in classical guitar performance under the direction of Joanne Castellani.
I'll work with beginners on developing guitar rudimentary to intermediate guitar skills such as chord shapes, blues scales, and major scales up and down the neck using songs that they would like to learn.
Most of the students I work with are successful. All it takes is a little personal attention to find where a student struggles and a way to help them succeed. Because piano or guitar lessons are one on one the instruction can be tailored directly to the needs and interests of the student. It's so great to see someone who hasn't been successful before or who has struggled with a subject pass an exam or a course.
Very patient. I have a true love of music and of the guitar and know it takes time to learn.
Fewer students make the lessons more personal and results are instant. Experience with beginner, and advanced guitarists allows me to teach an individual in a way they can understand thoroughly. My lessons and teaching strategies tend to spark excitement and a sense of accomplishment that lasts a lifetime.
I've been experienced in playing many different styles of music from jazz to classical. Plus I feel that making learning how to play fun and it helps to motivate clients to keep learning on how to play
I have been playing guitar for about 13 years. My goal is to help others develop this skill and have fun while learning.
I'm a 21-year-old guitarist with 7 years of self-taught playing experience. I am looking to help anyone who wants to learn guitar, whether it be just a hobby or a dream, and to learn in a way that will work best for you.