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Amanda L.
PJ was great! Very professional, responsive, and very talented. Highly recommend using him for guitar lessons!
PJ Rasmussen MusicPJ Rasmussen Music
Thumbtack Customer
I had a very positive experience in my lesson with Dom. He was knowledgeable, committed to teach, and very kind. I came to Dom to learn Jazz guitar in particular, and I am looking forward to future lessons.
.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌
Alex L.
Jeremy was my daughter’s guitar teacher during the last two years of high school. He is a great teacher with deep music theory knowledge. Jeremy is great in tailoring his lessons to meet the students’ styles and interests. There has been times where he actually learned songs that my daughter liked and created arrangements just to teach her. As a result, she has developed a passion in guitar playing that will likely lasts her lifetime. She rarely goes anywhere without her guitar now. I would highly recommend Jeremy as a guitar teacher whatever your style or level. If you don’t like playing guitar after having lessons with him, the instrument is probably not meant for you!
Jeremy HilliardJeremy Hilliard
Sarah S.
I purchased a lesson from Dom as a birthday present for my boyfriend, and he enjoyed the lesson so much that he continues to work with Dom on a regular basis. Thanks to Dom, he has rekindled his love for guitar.
.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌
Thumbtack Customer
My daughter had a terrific guitar lesson with Diana who was very patient with great attention to the fundamentals and we look forward to working with her again.
Take Note LessonsTake Note Lessons
Nadira F.
Guitar is a self-starting thing, but playing with Josh is like having a small conversation with an actual guitar sometimes. Nice way to motivate your self-starting with solid chord and technical lessons. Also, no shortage on positive reinforcement but not in a Zip-a-dee-doo-da Disney screwed up way.
Josh Maxey Guitar Heads SchoolJosh Maxey Guitar Heads School
Shin C.
Ryan is an amazing teacher! Super professional via Zoom with all the camera angles and lesson plan materials ready. He has an excellent student portal and sends detailed lesson notes after class. Looking forward to becoming an awesome guitar player 🎸
Guitar & Ukelele Lessons SarasotaGuitar & Ukelele Lessons Sarasota
Daniel R.
I began playing guitar when I was about 10 years old, learned by ear, played pretty consistently for about a decade and then took 10 years off because of life. Meeting Joe was what made me fall in love with guitar again. His lessons are straight forward, thoughtful, careful, and specifically taylored to your needs. He has made me reach places that I never could have imagined with guitar and I wouldn't trade our experience together for the world. I always look forward to our lessons. 1000% recommend.
Joe Kano (online only)Joe Kano (online only)
Kalia L.
Fernando is the best guitar teacher I’ve ever had and I’ve been through a few. He makes his own music sheets for the songs you want to learn and it’s very professional. He’s nonjudgmental and keeps the lessons fun. I highly recommend Fernando for a guitar teacher. Thank you! 😊
Fernando TorresFernando Torres
Thumbtack Customer
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!
Patient, Private, & Professional Guitar LessonsPatient, Private, & Professional Guitar Lessons
Jessica S.
Paul has been wonderful-he is very patient and our lessons have been really helpful. I appreciate his pacing and he is so knowledgeable in guitar and a great teacher too!
Paul ElwoodPaul Elwood
Cayla S.
I’ve been working with Brandon for about 7 months now and have already progressed far beyond what I ever expected. I came in with some really basic experience with guitar and Brandon easily catered lessons to my experience level and has not only advanced my guitar skills, but also my knowledge of music. He is super talented, knowledgeable and makes learning the guitar really fun! 10/10, can’t recommend enough!
Brandon Hawkins' Online Guitar LessonsBrandon Hawkins' Online Guitar Lessons
Nisha P.
Josh is a wonderful guitar teacher! In the first few lessons, I noticed considerable improvement in my guitar strumming technique. He makes song suggestions that are fun to play and target your weakest areas. Josh is knowledgeable about music theory and can break down concepts at a basic level for beginners. I’m very happy with the progress that I have made and hope to be shredding in no time.
Josh's Music LessonsJosh's Music Lessons
Rachel D.
Chris is definitely a pro! Lessons are really fun and inspiring! great to learn music in a very vivid way! I've been playing guitar on and off for a few years but it's my first time learning how chords and melody work together and even try to write songs! I am even more passionate about guitar/music than when I started☺️☺️
Patient, Private, & Professional Guitar LessonsPatient, Private, & Professional Guitar Lessons
Nisha P.
Michael gave me an introductory lesson to guitar. He was patient and brought handouts for me as part of his lesson plan. Together, we discussed how I could achieve my goals and play the songs that I want to learn. I’m confident that I can learn how to play under his guidance and direction. Thanks Michael!
Michael LasterMichael Laster
Tulein H.
Dom Is the best, the best guitar teacher I’ve had. I had to stop taking lessons because of the pandemic but he truly taught me how to read notes. I’m also a slow learner and he was very patient with me.
.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌
Daniel D.
Josh is clearly very skilled with a guitar and has taught many students before. He will tailor the lessons towards what you would most want to learn, and in that sense he is very flexible. He is extremely friendly and punctual. Even in my first lesson he was able to help my technical ability improve dramatically, and I'm much more confident of being able to pick up new songs quickly. I look forward every week to the lessons.
Josh Maxey Guitar Heads SchoolJosh Maxey Guitar Heads School
Thumbtack Customer
I've only had 3 lessons with Dom so far, but I can tell you he is a great guy and a fantastic teacher. He's very organized in his approach to teaching, and I feel my guitar skills have improved quite steadily with him in a short amount of time.
.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌
Thumbtack Customer
I had attempted to learn the guitar via YouTube for about 6 months and continued to struggle. Decided to give Josh a shot and have been thoroughly impressed. He is a young, down-to-earth normal guy with tons knowledge and enthusiasm. He actually listens to what I want to learn and structures his lessons and materials around this. He always comes well prepared and teaching comes natural to him. Overall extremely happy with Josh as a guitar coach (contrary to all the others I've tried!)
Josh Taylor Guitar LessonsJosh Taylor Guitar Lessons
Dhruv S.
Dom is incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of the guitar, stemming from his extensive experience as a professional musician, teacher, and author. I really appreciate his in-depth knowledge of various genres of music, as well as how he takes into account the student's prior experience and goals into his lessons. Awesome guy, and highly recommend.
.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌
Thumbtack Customer
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
Josh Taylor Guitar LessonsJosh Taylor Guitar Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
Aman is a truly wonderful teacher. I took lessons from other teachers for six years before taking a break from guitar during college. I didn't even realize how many things I never learned how to do correctly and how it was limiting my ability to make music until I went to Aman. He is incredibly knowledgable about music and guitar and it helps him to explain and teach well. He is always coming up with exercises to help me with my weaknesses and gives great advice on how to practice inbetween lessons. Having had experiences with three other teachers before finding Aman, I can say that he is one of the rare teachers who has the ability to help you become a real musician. That's not to say that lessons are always really serious, he's incredibly fun to work with and the hour and a half always seems to fly by. In short, I cannot recommend Aman highly enough!
Guitar, Music & The UniverseGuitar, Music & The Universe
Ann P.
We are so happy to have discovered Nancy through Thumbtack! Our 15yo daughter who has been playing guitar since age 8 hit it off with Nancy right away. Transitioning from one teacher to another was potentially tricky- but over the weeks we could see that Nancy’s upbeat, methodical approach to learning music was really having a tremendous effect on my daughter’s guitar playing. We requested an emphasis in classical guitar , which Nancy is able to deliver, but she mixes it up with popular music , which my daughter appreciates. There is a definite improvement in my daughter’s skills! Not only does she pick up the guitar and practice longer, but she is also enjoying the whole process of creating a beautiful sound more. Nancy has an impressive training background and full musical career here in NYC - yet she manages to make herself available for home lessons which is super convenient for us. Could not be happier!
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Brad M.
I started lessons with Anthony in December. Throughout my life I have had 3 guitar teachers before him, for as long as a year, and have never been better than I am right now (this is also in half the session time as previous teachers had me start with 1hr sessions). For the first time in my life I am confident to say "I play guitar," despite having started lessons when I was still in elementary school! His knowledge of the guitar, calm demeanour and method of teaching have me more comfortable than ever with a guitar in my hands. I'm confident transitioning between chords, as well as barre chords for the first time in my life! Oh, and now I can read music! Within the first month I was already able to start picking up and learning a few songs and now I can play most songs that I try to learn, picking up the chord progressions rather simply for most songs I attempt. Right now we are still progressing to get better each week, learning cool finger techniques and scales! After just a small time with Anthony I've developed a love and passion for playing the guitar, which has turned into an almost therapeutic experience right in the palm of my hands! Can't say enough good things about Anthony, and if your on the fence then I would say don't wait, start as soon as you can! You will be glad you did as right from day 1, Anthony will leave you amazed with what he can teach you!
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Thomas W.
I've been learning from Dom for a bit shy of two months now and have been loving every minute of it. While I'm a neophyte on guitar, my mother is a music teacher (guitar/piano/voice) and I grew up with vocal coaching at various levels, so I have experience with a variety of music training. I found Dom to be incredibly responsive; as other reviewers have touched on, he starts from the very beginning with vital information that I merely glossed over when self-teaching other instruments, but he will quickly amp up the pace of your lessons to your speed of learning. At this point, I leave each lesson feeling challenged, but I come into the next week with enough understanding to grow and meet the next batch. I'm also taking bass lessons with him once a month, and the sessions dovetail nicely into each other. He has a wealth of music history and experience at his disposal and you would do well to take advantage of that. Also, he has two of the sweetest cats I've come across in a while, so there's that.
.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌.Dom Minasi Guitarist/Educator😀👌😆👌
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