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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.

Anays D.

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Bass lessons with Dom are amazing! He takes great care to patiently teach me music theory. His lessons are well-paced and informative. He is encouraging, skilled, and thorough. Learning from a guitar player as skilled as Dom is truly a dream. I can't wait for the day we will truly start jamming together!

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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!

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  • 39 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Bill C.

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I took piano lessons as a teenager about 60 years ago. Over the years, my keyboard abilities have diminished significantly. Gary came up with a plan that will change my playing style and enable me to enjoy playing again. Gary is very easy to work with. The first lesson energized me and I look forward to working with Gary.

Rachel V.

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Gary is so very patient, and professional, with a great sense of humor and style! My daughter had a great 1st guitar lesson & can't wait for next week. Thanks so much Gary!

Bri S.

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Gary has done an outstanding job providing piano lessons for my daughter. He's a great teacher. Highly recommended! -- Bri Swatek

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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!

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  • 25 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Kat C.

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I've been taking guitar lessons with Chris for a few months now, and I can hear a clear difference in my playing. He is a great teacher, very patient and encouraging. As a fellow music teacher myself, I can say that his level of musicianship is very impressive. Chris is also very flexible with his scheduling, which is very helpful. I highly recommend him to everyone out there.

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.

Ryan P.

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I had my first guitar lesson ever with Chris yesterday. I could tell within minutes Chris has a strong passion for the guitar. Super excited to take lessons long term with him! Highly recommend.

TOP PRO
  • 9 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Elizabeth M.

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My 5 year old son started taking piano lessons with WillYouLearn a couple months ago and we are beyond thrilled! My son looks forward to the lesson each week and has made tremendous progress in the short time he has been playing. He already can play songs by memory. The lessons are thorough and our instructor is punctual, accessible and always engaged with my son. Highly recommend!

Linda W.

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I started taking ukulele lessons from Gracie Terzian. She is fabulous. I'm an older student, and I mean older, and she is moving me along at my own pace. I'm having so much fun and learning at the same time. I look forward to every lesson. I can't say enough positive things about Gracie!!!

Aly G.

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Liv had the most wonderful experience with her first year of learning the ukulele. She loved her instructor and is now playing some great songs. We can't wait to continue and even get into guitar lessons as well!

  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Colette G.

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Barb's Continuo Home Music Lessons provided home lessons to my son. Not only was the instructor very talented, but they knew exactly how to interact with a young person to keep his interest throughout the lesson and encouraged practicing beyond the lesson. Barb is always prompt and goes out of her way to accomodate scheduling issues.

Michael J.

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I can't say enough good things about Barbara Wyton at Continuo. She matched my daughter with a Trumpet teacher that was perfect for her and my daughter is still taking lessons from him two years later. Home lessons have worked out very well for us. I recommend Continuo to everyone I know.

Libby R.

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Barbara Wyton of Continuo Music is kind, knowledgeable and well-organized. She is communicative and sends out regular updates on our account and calendar status. We love the convenience of a home trumpet lesson, and the teacher is spectacular.

TOP PRO
  • 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.

TOP PRO
  • 32 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Virginia H.

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What can I say, I am proud to be part of the Rock House family and music community John and Cathy McCarthy have established. Our 6-year-old daughter joined the “Little Rockers” group in September 2016 exploring the basics of vocals, drums, and guitar. Not a full year has gone by and I can’t get over how much she has already learned; and the best part is, she is having fun! In addition to the weekly lessons, we love attending Open Mic Nights at the West Haven Community House. The entire Rock House team provides an opportunity for amazing talent to shine front and center. The monthly event is a great way for kids to be with their peers and share their love of music with the community. The future of music is right here in our own backyard at Rock House School of Music!!

Jimmy R.

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Excellent staff and instructors. I have been affiliated with the Rockhouse school for over a decade and the school has done nothing short of pushing it's own boundaries everyday to perfect a learning system that is concise, unique and second to none. Highly recommended for lessons of all instruments.

Jason R.

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They have a lot of experience teaching guitar lessons to people with all levels of musical ability. I really enjoyed working with them.

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 53 min

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!!

TOP PRO
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 31 min

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

Jad M.

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Very much enjoy working with Drew. He's done an amazing job of planning lessons around my interests/level. He's very professional and patient to boot.

Setare T.

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Drew is an amazing guitar teacher. He was great at explaining things and was super smart. He made learning fun.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Response time: 3 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!

  • 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!

  • 29 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Claude M.

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WHAT A TERRIFIC TEACHER. Sometimes, educators who have been teaching for a while forget what it's like to be the "learner" and can in turn be condescending, impatient, and unwilling to simplify difficult concepts for their students. JOE, on the other hand, was PROFESSIONAL, PATIENT, and PLEASANT. When explaining certain musical concepts to me, he explained it in my language. He encouraged me to ask as many questions as i could come up with; no question was off limits. He tailored the music lesson to my skill set, and even provided study material for me to work with in between our one-on-one lessons. I am excited again about playing piano and learning how to read music!!!!

Shana C.

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Joe was responsive to my requests and met every expectation and beyond. Thank you so much.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 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

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