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Ohio Music Pro
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Spencer R.
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I was seeking guitar lessons to improve my entry-level skills and to be able to write some songs. Just under a year later, I understand various different scales (major, minor, and some modes) and when to use them. I also have a comfortable grasp of the different chords and chord shapes. I was planning to focus on just rock n roll but I've been introduced to a much broader array of music including funk, blues, jazz, reggae, and metal as well as different techniques used within each genre. Lessons have been great and have helped me learn not only what to play, but why I'm playing it too. I cannot say enough good things about Justin who has an answer to any question and an accessible teaching style (which is saying a lot when referring to guitar). Every time I leave my lesson I feel that I've improved and I have the support to inspire me to keep improving.

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Cotton Studio
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josh B.
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Jeremy is an outstanding instructor. I had no experience with musical instruments whatsoever, and I have made great strides within a month of learning from Jeremy. He is very flexible with scheduling and teaching, is very friendly, and is an expert in his craft. I would recommend Jeremy to anyone who is considering learning the guitar.

Guitar Lessons with Jonny A
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Steve H.
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I took weekly guitar lessons from Johnny A about 10 years ago when I was 12-13. I had to stop when high school started to accommodate a football/basketball practice schedule, but continued to schedule 1-time lessons to learn specific skills (like slide playing, etc.) He helped mix the lessons into a combination of what I "wanted" to learn (to keep me interested) and what I needed to learn (to progress as a guitar player). 10 years later, I'm hopelessly addicted to the guitar. I have a number of friends who started lessons (with different teachers) and gave up on it early because it wasn't fun. Well, Johnny A helped hook me early, helped me get through the frustrating first weeks, and helped turn me into an guitar player who has actually been paid to play. I'd recommend John to anyone looking for a new addiction.

Toedtman School of Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Henny E.
Verified review

John invited me to have a free lesson as soon as after my phone calll. This first free lesson gave me a good impression of the school that he presented. He was friendly and flexible. This is my experience meeting John Toedtman for the first lesson. I am looking forward to learning piano from him.

Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn W.
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After trying to learn guitar casually on my own for a few years, I decided to seek out lessons. When I compared a few places I felt like Brian Armor would be a good teacher. I started taking weekly lessons a few months ago and chose a favorite rock song to learn. Since then I've added several songs and feel great about my progress. Brian is good at teaching things quickly. He knows how to adapt to my pace and scale it down. He gives me a good sense of where I'm at and what to work on, including reminders to avoid my bad habits. I'm impressed that Brian can listen to a song and is able to play it by ear, with the right tuning, key, and rhythm. Overall I'm having fun, playing songs I like (not just scales and chord progressions), and looking forward to getting better. Guitar lessons are my favorite part about Mondays! I highly recommend guitar lessons with Brian.

For Those About To Rock
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Timmer E.
Verified review

My name is Tim Economu from the band Ol'Dixie Wrecked Geoff and I played in a band together for a good little while I was a experienced guitar player when we got together Geoff is a great teacher He help me advance my skills to much higher limits than I ever expected myself to be able to do In my experience with him I learned a lot . He will push you to play better He is not just a great guitarist but a great teacher also. I would highly recommend him not only for beginners but experience to guitar players as well

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel W.
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My experience has been excellent with Ric. He is a great guitar instructor. He is also very friendly and flexible. I enjoy my lessons, but I also enjoy our conversations. The studio is really cool too. My recommendation speaks for itself, as I will be signing up my seven-year-old son with Ric for his first guitar lessons. Thumbs up!

Michael Brad
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiffani P.
Verified review

My son loves his guitar lessons with Michael Brad! Michael is an amazing teacher who teaches music theory in a way that's easy to understand and fun. My son has learned so much and loves practicing all the fun songs Michael gives him.

Austinburg Music Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia M.
Verified review

My piano lessons have been enlightening and I look forward to my time with Christie each week.

Cesry williamson
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nichole H.
Verified review

Cesry has been instructing my son, Austin, on guitar for a few months. Austin has Asperger's syndrome, and Cesry does a great job of communicating with him and finding the best ways to teach him. Cesry is very reliable with communicating about scheduling and showing up on time or early for lessons. He clearly has a passion for teaching music and helping kids succeed. He leaves clear notes for Austin about what they did during the lesson and what Austin should work on during the week. Cesry is always courteous and kind, and we are very blessed to have him as Austin's guitar teacher.

Sharp School of Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diane K.
Verified review

I've been taking voice lessons with Allison for 4 months. Allison is knowledgable and professional. The lessons are enjoyable and I'm seeing improvement in my singing. I appreciate her willingness to let me choose some of the songs I'm learning and the flexibility to work around my schedule. I'm an older adult who has wanted to take voice lessons for a long time. I'm glad I finally started and that I found the Sharp School of Music.

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Xiaoming Zhu has dedicated his piano career since 3 and a half years old. At the age of 12, he entered Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China (the biggest music conservatory worldwide) for his professional piano training. At the age of 18, he entered a piano performance program in Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with full scholarship (ranked as one of the top 5 music schools nationwide), and pursued two Bachelor degrees in Piano Performance and Music Education and a Master degree in Piano Performance. Mr. Zhu is a gifted and highly accomplished pianist, and a winner of international and national piano competitions. Zhu's achievements in the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition and the German Ettlingen International Piano Competition are of major significance. Both have been recognized as major piano competitions, and just being accepted into either is an honor in itself. Mr. Zhu has participated many high-status national competitions and important music festivals in mainland China, Hong Kong, Canada and the United States, and received numerous national awards, as well as publications in professional and major media. Mr. Zhu has published a CD in Canada in 1998, and his concert, "Autumn of the Nation", has been broadcasted by Sichuan Broadcasting and Television Station to a province with population of more than 100,000,000 people and also nationwide in 1999. Zhu has also received many encouraging commendations from prestigious art associations after the festival and publications. Among all the most important ones are from New York Philharmonic and Ohio Music Teachers National Association. Zhu's excellent music qualifications have been well-recognized by Associate Conduct of New York Philharmonic, Xian Zhang. Zhang recognized Zhu as "an artist and great pianist of incredible ability and has arisen to the top of his field". She described Zhu's performance technique is "superb and artistry impeccable, and his play is mature and deeply". Mr. Zhu has worked with Cincinnati Children's Choir for 2 years and has dedicated himself in piano teaching since 2004. He has over 20 piano students, with abundant teaching experiences, from Suzuki to traditional to adult. His students have joined in competitions and festivals, and made great success.

About

I'm an engineering student who also enjoys teaching guitar. I teach rock music with electric guitar. I have 11 years of experience. I'm just looking to help out others learn how to play guitar. Playing music has made a big difference in my life, and I'd like for others to have that same opportunity. I am sharing the music with the world.

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The purpose of the Well Oiled Vocal Studio is to provide each student with the tools they need to produce easy and beautiful sounds in all genres, using practical instruction and positive reinforcement. I specializes in college -- prep as well as postgraduate repertoire. My audition knowledge and close relationship with many voice faculty around the country helps my sense of repertoire choices for young and mature singers alike. Though all students are welcome to audition, the private studio does not take students younger than thirteen years old.

  • 5 years in business
About

I have a BA in music and three years of teaching experience, both voice and piano. I will work within your musical tastes to help you reach your highest level of musicianship.

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I teach voice and general music. This includes solfege, music theory, and other musical basics. Lessons start out at 1 hour per week, but if more time is requested, a schedule can be worked out. The best thing about music is that everyone can get involved. Everyone can do something. Why not give it a chance?

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I offer all styles of guitar, mandolin, violin and banjo instruction. Learn to play like a pro from the Miami Valley's best instructor.

About

I believe that music is a powerful and transformative skill for people of all ages to learn. Children who study music routinely perform better in school and are more likely to graduate. Music education gives the gift of being able to express oneself, which I believe to be one of the greatest gifts a person can give another. In signing for lessons with me, you will have someone in your corner to help explain things like technique, theory, and timbre. I offer the first lesson for free as my chance to audition to be your teacher.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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You learn to play better, so you can touch more hearts! I teach beginning guitar (all styles), classical guitar (all levels) and music theory and improvisation. I am a former university instructor with 30 years of experience.

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I believe in what I do.

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I have over 20 years experience performing, recording, and teaching music, mostly guitar. I know music theory in and out and can play anything I hear from ear. I give personal attention to every student and not only have a vested interest in their progress for their own enjoyment and satisfaction, but also because it reflects me as their teacher. So, instead of going to one of the big music chains and getting charged $30 for a half an hour and a "cookie cutter" lesson, contact me and not only get double the time (a full hour for only $25), but also an instructor who actually wants to help you realize your full potential. Few musicians are actually "gifted". It requires the right instruction, the right instructor and your desire to learn. With that, you can play anything you want!

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Need Guitar Teaching

Columbus, OH

  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Level of experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    I am interested in metal and hard rock. I have been playing for a couple of months.
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