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Upper East Side Guitar Lessons Instructors

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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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David First
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 73 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 30 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 69 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!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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.

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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.

Steve's Music Lessons
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph B.
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I have been taking Bass Guitar and Drum lessons from Steve for over a year. Steve exhibits the utmost in professionalism and take the time to make sure I've mastered the task at hand before we move on to the next lesson. I would highly recommend Steve to any aspiring musician. Joe B

WillYouLearn
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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!

R.A.M. MUSIC
4.9
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!

Daan Kleijn
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 23 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!

Guitar Lessons With Kyle
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires 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!

FrostForward Learning
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy L.
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Mr. Connor has been working with my children the last two years. He is an amazing teacher who is very patient and kind to my children. He is teaching them Chinese, singing, drum and guitar. Unlike other teacher we had in the past, Mr. Connor incorporate games and songs into all his lessons which makes language learning much more interest. My children adores Mr. Connor and looking forward to work with him every time.

Yuto Kanazawa Guitarist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Asuka A.
Verified review

Yuto was an excellent mentor. Not only he was brilliant in teaching the technical and conceptual aspects of guitar, he was also very advanced in suggesting philosophical perspectives of music. He was also very kind and friendly as a person always providing me with new insights and information regarding the music I favored. He even walked me to interesting jam sessions which I enjoyed a lot. I am sure there are many great guitar instructors in New York, but Yuto was one of a kind in that he was much more than just an instructor. Not many instructors actually spend the time and give full attention to their students but with Yuto, I cannot ask for more. I definitely recommend him as one your guitar instructors who actually cares for you.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Myla K.
Verified review

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!

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan R.
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Jim’s lessons strike a perfect balance between practical, real-world skills and theoretical knowledge. What started for me as “I'll take a few lessons to get some basic skills on guitar as a second instrument” turned into four years of serious study covering many, many concepts, styles and techniques. His ability to accurately read a students skill level and the direction of their interests (as well as his sense of humor) enables him to build a curriculum that stays interesting, challenging and fun. Thanks to Jim, I have a much more complete understanding of the guitar, and of music in general. Ethan Brooklyn, NY

Kiyoshi Matsuyama
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Claire N.
Verified review

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.

Manhattan Guitarists
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
O'neill E.
Verified review

Very professional and very patient on trying to teach a beginner.

Jonathan Kalb
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Darren S.
Verified review

Just started and find that Jonathan is very talented and patient. Never felt this comfortable trying to learn guitar from a teacher before. I am an experienced player and can confidently say he can teach blues both pick and finger style as well as jazz and rock. Peace fellow musicians.. Darren.

Arthur Rotfeld Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires 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!

Actual Requests

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Need guitar lessons

New York, NY

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Other (not sure)
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Other (not sure)
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Gift for boyfriend.
  • $43
    Average price

Need a Guitar Teacher

New York, NY

  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Details
    The lessons for a 9 year old.
  • $58.33
    Average price

Need guitar lessons

New York, NY

  • Student age
    18-25
  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read music staff, Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Jazz
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Monday, Wednesday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    My sight reading is not that great.
  • $45
    Average price
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