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David First
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 72 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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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 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!

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Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ina F.
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Josh tailors your bass lesson to your needs. He designed for me a practical practice schedule, gives great instruction for playing technique, and has endless tips from his experiences. This dude knows his stuff and knows how to teach it! His enthusiasm for playing the bass is infectious! Overall, Josh is an amazing teacher, so grateful to have found him on here!

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Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eileen O.
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Jimi is the best! I took bass lessons from him for years- extremely knowledgeable and patient, an excellent teacher!

  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Liz C.
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Ms. Gwin is an awesome teacher. She is kind, patient, loves teaching and make you feel at easy. Since day one I've learned so much. She makes me feel confident to achieve high notes in our vocal classes. I am just a beginner but I can see how I have improved after having classes with her. All that I can say is that Ms. Gwin is fantastic and I recommend the Gwin Studio of Music.

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Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike M.
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I'm an experienced guitar player in the blues and rock vein, and wanted to stretch my ears and abilities into jazz. Josh is the perfect teacher for this, because he plays all those genres, and knows how to blend them. He's patient, and tailors the lessons to the individual. Whether you are an experienced guitar player or beginner, Josh will help you play better, and make it fun.

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Drew Wesely
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
LB B.
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He gave me a lot of great things to work on for being such a beginner at piano. I feel like I learned a lot in just one session so far.

Prospect Music Studio
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 20 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
Mark N.
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Michael was wonderful! He is a passionate music aficionado. His patience and enthusiasm with our beginner guitar student made him want to go home and practice right away.

  • 28 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carter C.
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My 10-year-old son started taking bass lessons from Wayne three months ago. I couldn't be happier with the progress he has made. Wayne has stressed how to properly squeeze each note, hold his fret hand and sit with correct posture. In addition, my son is now reading basic sheet music. He also knows the names of most of the notes on his fretboard. Wayne always provides music lessons that he writes out personally and also provides associated MP3 audio files. My son is able to practice the lesson along with an audio track that serves as reinforcement. Wayne even transcribed a song that could be played with the actual music track. Wayne has an encouraging and positive attitude. There is a genuine excitement and passion in his teaching. I highly recommend.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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!!

Music Lessons
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Gilda L.
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pleasant, knowledgeable, talented and on time. No pressure. Provides a planned direction to have a beginner progress.

Kevin McNeal
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shahrina C.
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Kevin is a great guitar teacher! He's a very experienced musician and it's fun listening to him talk about music. His enthusiasm and passion are evident. He's quite academic about his teaching and focuses on teaching the basics, integrating theory and technique. I am a beginner guitar player and Kevin has been methodically teaching me the basics rather than jumping into playing songs right away. He's laying a solid foundation which is very important if one is interested in learning to play properly. He is very patient and overall it has been a pleasure learning guitar from him.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

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.

Junichi's Bass Lesson
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Randy V.
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Today was my first bass lesson with Junichi. After carefully reviewing all my options all I have to say is I'm extremely satisfied. From the moment I arrived he made me feel right at home and started playing a song by Harabe de palo: La Flaca which I've always wanted to learn. I was impressed with Junichi's ability to keep me relaxed throughout the entire lesson. He pointed out several software programs he uses with students to facilitate the learning process and maximized use of time. Can't wait till my next lesson! We need more instructors like Junichi!

R.A.M. MUSIC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
VIBHU T.
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I have been taking Piano lessons with Robert for the past month and a half. I started as a complete beginner and I've really enjoyed my lessons. Robert is an excellent teacher who provides a structured method to learning while also keeping you motivated throughout. I'm already able to play a few songs and I'm looking forward to getting better!

Bobby Long Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chloe Z.
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Absolutely fantastic. Bobby is such a gentleman and he's very patient. He's great for beginners and has lots of previous experience. I will be recommending him to everyone I know who's interested in learning!

steve marks
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Shira F.
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Steve can play & teach absolutely every genre of music on the bass, answer any question, demonstrate anything that you want to know and sightread difficult charts in seconds. He's the consummate bass player/instructor. The real deal!

Guitar Lessons With Kyle
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leanna B.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Kyle for a few years and can say he is an extremely talented guitar player and awesome teacher. He breaks complex concepts down in a compassionate way for beginners and can even challenge seasoned guitar players. He's great with players of all levels from beginner to advanced. His lessons are fun and engaging, and you can tell he's passionate about music and seeing his students thrive. Highly recommended!

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

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