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Tonawanda Classical Guitar Instructors

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Amherst School of Guitar
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tara B.
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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!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Russell M.
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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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy S.
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I'm a former music major and I have performed with several bands throughout my life on guitar, harmonica, and vocals. I recently decided to take up an instrument that I studied for a very short time as a child - violin. I've had lessons for about six months now with Arielle, and will continue to study with her for some time. She is an excellent teacher, and at a very reasonable cost, especially compared to others. She teaches every single detail of what I should know about playing violin, supplied a really helpful textbook to me, and each lesson is great fun, not dull work for a beginner. I really appreciate that. If someone is expecting to have an effective and pleasing learning experience, just go ahead and work with Arielle. It is absolutely worth the time and effort.

Mike's Music Instruction
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina M.
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From lesson 1, Mike is professional and helps make sense of playing the guitar. He's talented at teaching and his availability was the best I found for my crazy schedule!!

Guitar Lessons Buffalo, NY
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alex D.
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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.

Nick Randall Guitar Studio
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike P.
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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.

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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.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

I am laid back and patient. Lets cut to the chase and learn how to shred.


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.

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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.

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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Very patient. I have a true love of music and of the guitar and know it takes time to learn.

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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.

  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

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.


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.

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I have been playing guitar for about 13 years. My goal is to help others develop this skill and have fun while learning.

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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.


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.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

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

  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack


Passion is the key word here. I'm very passionate about music and I look to instill a sense of passion in my clients. I strive to help those who are serious about playing guitar and allowing creativity to flow.

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Buffalo, NY

  • Student age
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic, Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read guitar tabs, Other (Can read sheet music for the piano. Tabs for guitar)
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Blues, Rock
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Looking to grow as a guitar player and a song writer. Hit a pretty rough plateau and would like to improve.
  • $35
    Average price
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