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Reviews for Upper West Side guitar instructors
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
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!
Daan KleijnDaan Kleijn
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 MinasiDom Minasi
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.
Guitar LessonsGuitar Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first guitar lesson, first instrument lesson from high school really and I was nervous, wasn't sure what to expect but Stelios made me feel very comfortable, his talent is inspiring, he was great with my 4 year old and I can't wait for my next lesson!
Prospect Music StudioProspect Music Studio
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 KanoJoe Kano
Thumbtack Customer
I signed up for a one-hour lesson with Ethan and it was absolutely wonderful. He is attentive, and came to my home for my lessons. I was a beginner, and I've really been improving. His style is totally holistic, and he will teach you music theory, and any style of guitar you want. The greatest part is that you don't even need to necessarily have a guitar, because he can bring one for you to borrow, or even have lessons for you in East Williamsburg. He's really friendly, really receptive and I totally recommend him.
Ethan First Guitar LessonsEthan First Guitar Lessons
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Guitar LessonsGuitar Lessons
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 MinasiDom Minasi
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
Thumbtack Customer
Just had my first guitar lesson with Ryan and it went great! Thought he had a great balance between teaching me the technicalities while also incorporating the stylistic types of music we discussed that I wanted to learn. I am a beginner student and felt very comfortable with Ryan, he has a great personality and made my lesson both educational and fun! Looking forward to continue working with and learning from him. - Jess
Ryan DavisRyan Davis
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
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!
Guitar for kidsGuitar for kids
Thumbtack Customer
I recommend Shogo to everyone at all levels, from beginning to advanced, and at all ages. I have known Shogo because my friend in music school (composition major whose primary instrument is a guitar) takes lessons from him. This summer I started taking lessons from him as well because playing guitar is a requirement for the music therapy program. Although I have some experience in music, playing guitar was totally a new thing. Despite that, within a few months, my skills improved dramatically thanks to my teacher (: The best part of taking lessons from Shogo was that he knew how to work out with students with relatively small hands. My hands are small like elementary school kids'. Therefore, I had difficulties playing some chords at first, but he worked things out! So, obviously Shogo can teach beginners like me as well as college-level students like my friend, and even small kids! He is an experienced teacher who can guide each student step by step to achieve their individual goals. By the way, Shogo is an exceptional performer too. His interpretation is unique, and his performance is always very musical! So, if someone wants to brush up their expression in music, Shogo is the right person to learn from (:
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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!
Guitar by Anthony Music SchoolGuitar by Anthony Music School
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 MinasiDom Minasi
Anthony B.
I’ve taken several lessons with Dom so far and he is great! He is currently teaching me to relearn how to read music, an ability that I let erode over the years, unfortunately, but with his help and his patience, one that I can do along with playing guitar at a more advanced level. He will challenge your comfort zone and expect you to do the homework he gives you.He won’t just give you tabs and show you riffs ala the so many YouTube-like “instructors “ prevalent in our world. Working a full time job and doing this is not easy for me but if you decide to REALLY learn guitar,Dom is your man. He is the real thing.
Dom MinasiDom Minasi
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony is the reason I am finally learning guitar AND ENJOYING its addition of balance and relaxation to my life. I tried for several years with YouTube videos and one other teacher in NY, but the motivation waned. I've been excited to come to weekly lessons for 6 months with Anthony. He has an unusual combination of extreme skill and extreme humility and warmth. My parents are both professional classical musicians so even though I am a beginner in guitar I appreciate his skill. Also, they have commented that I am making great, steady progress and that the accompanying theory I am learning is very sound. Anthony is flexible, allowing me to learn the songs I want to play for my newborn and my husband, and adjusting them for my level, while working theory in between, always making it fun and laid back. I've lived in NYC 11 years and he is one of the nicest people I've ever met. This guitar teacher is a find -- a true diamond in the rough of manhattan!
Guitar by Anthony Music SchoolGuitar by Anthony Music School
Vincent R.
I have been working with Dom for about a month now. I am a self-taught guitarist that wanted to take the next step and incorporate theory and go from playing songs to actually create my own. Also I am out to improve my skills to get me better. In just the month, I am learning to read music and playing songs while incorporating the theory I really wanted on to my lessons. Dom really cares about his students and is very interested that I become a better guitar player. As a result, he is consistently pushing me out of my comfort zone and leaving with challenges to work on in the form of songs, exercises, etc. I can easily say that I am having a blast and I am always looking forward to our next lesson. I highly recommend Dom, he is a great teacher and a great person.
Dom MinasiDom Minasi
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