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Upper East Side Guitar Lessons Instructors

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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yani I.
Verified review

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 45 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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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 70 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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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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Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 32 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.

Top Pro
  • 26 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Winston O.
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Guitar lessons can be boring, but not with Steve. Steve's guitar playing its Eddie Van Halen's level and best of all is that he is very humble and a funny teacher. He will take his time to explain you note by note on the entire fretboard. I always have fun learning new scales, arpeggios, triads etc. with Steve. You will actually get exited every time a guitar lesson with him is coming up. A guitar instructor that actually knows how to play pretty much anything on guitar, but if you are into Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Jazz and Jazz Fusion, you should definitely take guitar lessons with Steve. - Winston Beast Master (Khiazma band)

Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires 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.

Michael Laster
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ken J.
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I have studied guitar for many years with many different teachers. Assaf is one of the best. He is gifted teacher and musician who is truly committed to helping you become the player you want to be. His lessons are well organized and he has a gift for delivering a well thought out plan for growth. His homework assignments are very clear and if you are willing to do the work your playing will improve almost immediately. A great teacher is essential and in any endeavor. I feel very lucky to have found someone who can help me to achieve my dream of becoming a professional guitarist. I highly recommend him to both beginners and advanced students. You won't be disappointed!

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Drew Wesely
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 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.

Guitar Lessons With Kyle
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul B.
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Engages kids to guitar lessons and practice. Very satisfied with Kaz's style and approach of teaching.

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 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!!

WillYouLearn
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Aly G.
Verified review

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!

Jeremy Hilliard
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bell Y.
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Jeremy is an excellent teacher and has wonderful patience with beginners. Amazing guitar player ta boot!

Music Lessons
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 17 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.

Bobby Katz Music Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
Verified review

Bobby is a really patient, kind, and funny teacher! Both of my kids enjoy taking guitar lessons with him. They are always excited for Bobby to show them how to play their favorite songs :) Highly recommended to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and fun teacher for their kids (or themselves)!

  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan R.
Verified review

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

  • 25 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Richard W.
Verified review

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!

Dave Muto Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John Peters P.
Verified review

My son (5) and I (48) have been taking weekly, separate lessons with Dave for over 3 years. We love having Dave as an instructor! We both started not knowing anything about guitar. He started us with the very basics and we are very happy with our progress. Dave adapts to his students...from teaching my son (incorporating car games and soccer games into rewards for well done guitar exercises) and then he's able to transition to teaching me more detailed exercises. My son is playing basic chords and kids songs while I have progressed to a full library of songs. For my son, I wanted him to start to enjoy and learn music. For me I wanted to be able to play my guitar on the beach or at a party. In both cases, Dave has been dedicated to our goals and continues to push us (nicely) to improve to the next level. Lastly, Dave is always on time and has a plan of action for each lesson. We highly recommend Dave whether you are a beginner or highly skilled player.

Songwriting with Natalia
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Kyle G.
Verified review

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

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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