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Rockville Centre Jazz Guitar Instructors

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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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Take Note Lessons
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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Philip A.
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I've been taking lessons from Jimi on guitar and bass for years. Excellent teacher.

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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
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
  • 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
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!

Spencer Snyder
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Leland F.
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I studied with Spencer briefly to help improve my jazz piano technique. We went through improvisation, solos, chord changes, modes, and even theory. My schedule didn't allow me to study with him for very long, but if I could have I would have continued. A great teacher!

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jared S.
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I have always wanted to learn to play the guitar, so I decided to try to give it a go on my own last year. Watching youtube's, buying iphone apps but found myself not really gaining any momentum. My boyfriend bought me lessons for Christmas with Josh and I am so happy he did. Josh is incredibly thorough, insightful and taking classes with him has been a blast. He breaks it down and really helps you understand the fundamentals of playing the guitar. I'm several lessons in and I already feel like I'm miles ahead from when I started. I HIGHLY recommend Josh, he's a wonderful teacher and learning from him has been so seamless! - ALANA

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!

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!

Erik DeGeorge
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sherrye M.
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Piano lessons, just two lessons occurred so far, but so far, so good.

  • 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!

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

  • 7 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!

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.

Arthur Rotfeld Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gus D.
Verified review

Arthur is an excellent, very well-rounded, guitar instructor. He is very knowledgeable in quite a few aspects of guitar playing - from music theory, playing different styles, transcribing, to all the guitar gear and technology stuff. He has a nice studio, and is also very accuracy oriented, which I really like. I'm into learning to play the blues, rock and metal, and Arthur has been really helpful with that. Highly recommended!

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