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The Piano Tutor
from 34 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Kent S.
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At 32, I have taken piano lessons in one form or another since I was 6 years old from multiple teachers both privately and as part of a school. Tom Harris is, without a doubt, the best I have studied under. He is positive, patient, focused quality and continual improvement. His depth of knowledge in classical piano is amazing and he truly loves his art and cares for his students. Mr. Harris receives my highest recommendation.

  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Byron M.
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Hands down the best Guitar lessons in Rochester. Chris is a great teacher and you will get the results you want if you take lessons with him. Great guy and great teacher. Taking lessons at the Rochester Rock Academy is the best possible investment you could make!

Beata Golec
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Simon E.
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She is providing piano lessons to my 5 and 7 year old sons. She interacts well with them, they enjoy it and she is good about explaining their progress and goals after each lesson.

Erik Gibelyou
from 6 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Qisi W.
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I've been taking classical guitar lessons with Erik for a year now and he is the best classical guitar teacher I've ever had. He is really patient and tailors the lessons according to my level. Each practice he gives targets some weaknesses in my technique. In addition to that, he teaches me how to "perform" the pieces, not just "play" them. By taking lessons with him I gain more understanding of the pieces and gradually learnt how to be more expressive with my performance.

Fischer Piano Instruction
from 4 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin W.
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Rhonda Fischer instructed my son in piano for several years. She has the winning combination of technical expertise and a friendly manner that allows kids to feel special and engaged in the learning process. As parents, it is helpful for a teacher to understand kids, and Rhonda has that ability to connect with children. I recommend Rhonda for piano; theory, practice, and composition are all in her wheelhouse.

Music Lessons by Ron Perry
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Abbey S.
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Ron was very friendly, very welcoming, and very knowledgable - I truly feel lucky to have come across him. You can see the passion that he has for both teaching and playing music. He plays quite a few instruments as well. He seems to adapt to each of his students' learning styles, which is not something most people can boast. I feel as though, through his assistance, I will reach my goal of comfortablility with the mandolin far earlier than I had anticipated. I would recommend Ron to anyone looking to learn the mandolin. Really looking forward to working with Ron more often.

  • 25 years in business
Marilyn A.
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SCOTT TESTIMONIAL 2015 I swore off music lessons after a bad experience in high school. My piano teacher insisted that I participate in a recital for family & friends and gave me a Mozart slow movement to play.  I could get through it, but I could not play it the way I knew it should be played and my teacher did not give me special instructions to help me learn the ornaments like trills and turns.  During the recital, I came to the first trill and froze.  It was humiliating & I swore to never play another note--though I loved music and felt a deep loss.  Listening to music became painful because I was convinced that I had no talent and would never be able to play pieces that I loved.   Many years later after I retired, a piano was left to me when a relative died.  After staring at it warily for several months, I decided to try again and found a teacher who gave me Hanon exercises, a metronome and beginner pieces.  But, my playing experience was frustrating despite diligent practice.  My hands seemed to be stuck in first gear, and I could only play slow pieces from memory.  All that changed when my piano tuner suggested that I contact Scott Johnson.   I checked out his website, saw Juilliard and Columbia in his resume and wondered if he would take on a relative beginner with my issues.  It turned out that he works with people at all levels, and progress happened faster than I expected from the start because he brought such a wealth of materials & techniques--as though he had the resources of an entire conservatory in his back pocket. In my first lessons with Scott, we threw out the Hanon and he exposed me to an amazing new world of music:  Liszt's fingering for chords, Phillipp's exercises to develop a "quiet hand" and independence of the fingers, Abby Whiteside's discoveries about positioning yourself to play without reaching for notes, and so much more--a rich mixture of wonderful music matched to exercises for developing technique culled from the lineage of master teachers.  For example, something by Beethoven is combined with exercises by his student Carl Czerny--so we have this amazing window through Czerny on how to approach Beethoven's music.   I suddenly realized that a lot of what held me back was fixable.  After only a few weeks, my small hands were stretched enough to reach a 9th when I had barely been able to reach an octave.  And he gave me music that I never dreamed I would be able to play.  Things that seemed impossible, became possible because he gave me fingering that worked for my hands and showed me strategies for learning a piece more efficiently than my old method of playing it through a thousand times until my fingers learned it by rote.  And theory is included in the lessons.  So, I'm playing the music I love with more understanding of the musical ideas that are so compelling to my ear.  Scott's wonderful teaching approach and his uncanny ability to find just the right exercises and strategies to help you through the hard stuff will have you excited about playing--and practicing--because he shows you exactly what to aim for and you can see the progress.  No matter what your level, he will take you further than you expected.  He's the best teacher I have had by far. 


If you've been looking to experience the joy of playing the guitar and inner happiness, then be my guest. I'll help you out with being passionate about what you are about to learn or have already started and looking forward to continue.


Individual/group classical guitar lessons and performances are offered. Please call me for rates and more information.


I became a Spanish classical and flamenco guitar instructor and performer as a young adolescent under the virtuoso and legendary, Mr. Adonis Puertas. I provided others to do the same and to be successful in learning various ways and approaches to developing various lingering skills like picados, arpergios,tremolo, raseados, rhythms and more. in working with musical dynamics. Private lessons are available at a rate of $ 40.00 dollars an hour on an individual basis and this would cover my travel costs if within a 10-mile radius of where I am. I also offer solo performances for special parties and these rates will vary.


Are you looking for cheap guitar lessons for beginners? I'm your guy! I have been playing for 7 years. I am very flexible to the needs of my client.


I have a relaxed yet focused ideal about teaching guitar, meshing different learning techniques with goal oriented practice to make learning fun. I have over 15 years experience playing different styles of guitar and feel I have a well rounded approach to sharing my knowledge. We will work as slowly or as quickly as your own specific needs require, working with guidance towards whatever goal it is that you want to achieve before advancing. Whether you are hoping to play along with some of your favorite songs, or want to lay down some leads in a jam session with friends I will make it my mission to help you realize that vision.


I provide lessons from beginners to intermediate guitar players. I'll teach you how to: read your guitar neck, play chords and scales, how they go together, how to read guitar tabs, maintain your guitar, play existing songs, and how to write your own. Learn what you need to know to be able to teach yourself!


I offer beginner guitar instruction. My specialty is in classic rock, folk, modern rock and more. I mainly use an acoustic guitar but am trained on electric guitar as well.


I offer guitar lessons. Learn guitar, acoustic and electric. You can play either. I know all kinds of musical styles. If I can play guitar, so can you.


I am a Rochester area musician. I enjoy giving lessons to all ages and skill levels. I am 23 years old and have been playing for over a decade. I love to play and teach a variety of styles such as electric, acoustic blues, rock, slide, folk, jazz and more. I am happy to customize my lessons to match your goals.


I have the experience and education to bring out the musician in you! I have been a musician for 17 years, plus I earned my Master of Arts degree from The College at Brockport.

  • 17 years in business

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 am now accepting beginner guitar students! My students can expect a solid beginner foundation that will give them all the technical skills and abilities to be able to explore any genre of music that may interest them. My main style is classical; however, part of the lesson time is dedicated to the student's interest with the instrument. My students can expect to learn to read music, basic music theory, chords, scales, and of course, songs designed to help build the skills needed on the instrument while playing beautiful music. Contact me today, and you will be making music in no time! The first lesson is free! Thank You!


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.


I have been playing guitar for 10 years and have given lessons to several different people of all ages. I am looking to give more lessons, so I can improve as a teacher and going to college to be certified as a teacher, so I can better myself and others.

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