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Cotton Studio
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shauna K.
Verified review

I just went to my first lesson with Jeremy! I couldn't be happier. I am someone that has always wanted to learn how to play guitar and warned him that I had never picked one up before. He was completely prepared with a beginner lesson for me and a list of things to practice before our next lesson. I am thrilled I found him on Thumbtack.

Ohio Music Pro
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Randy R.
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If you want to learn to play the guitar, whether you are a beginner or more advanced and want to improve your skills and knowledge of music theory to become a professional player, then I highly recommend contacting Justin Slusher of Ohio Guitar Pro, Fairborn, OH. He has both a prestigious academic background (graduate of the selective Berklee College of Music, Boston MA.) and professional experience acquired by playing in multiple bands from LA to Atlantic City. As a student, what I appreciate most is his patience to let me learn at my own speed without feeling pressured. He truly loves teaching. He gets as excited for me as I do when I learn a new skill or play a new lead solo piece correctly. I feel free to ask (or re-ask) any question about music theory, get advise regarding equipment, or just to ask for a refresher on a previously taught playing technique. Justin has a remarkably trained ear and can write note-for-note instructions on how to play any song that I show up to my lesson with. He has been my instructor for about 10 years ... I have learned that learning is a never ending process ... it just depends on how good you want to be. Whatever level you are at, i'm confident that Justin Slusher can take your playing to the next level.

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.

Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn W.
Verified review

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

Michael Brad
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stewart A.
Verified review

Michael Brad is such a wonderful teacher! Not only does he have an incredible gift for playing the guitar, he has also been gifted the ability to teach. His patience, love, and dedication to his students is evident with each lesson. We attended the student recitals for a couple of years to watch friends play, and were very impressed by everything! When my son decided that he wanted to take guitar lessons, choosing the teacher was a very easy decision. He is doing great, and absolutely loves Mr. Brad. :)

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!

Josh Honken
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Diane V.
Verified review

My son, Alex, says, "Josh is an amazing guitar teacher! He is very knowledgeable in music and is qualified to teach anything from beginner guitar to professional. He has been a joy to work with, someone who can get along with anyone. Josh helped me prepare for my college guitar audition, (which was the primary reason I sought out a teacher this past year) and it went very well, I was awarded lots of scholarship money and was accepted into the music program in Nashville I applied for! He has been so helpful already that I have decided to keep taking lessons from him weekly to better prepare myself for music school this Fall, when I go down to Nashville for the start of my Freshman year! Thank you Josh, you have been a blessing!"

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

Cesry has proven to be an extensive and knowledgeable music instructor. He is thorough in his lesson planning and is very specific to each student based upon their individual level. I have acquired tremendous skills that have enabled and established the confidence level and opportunity to play in our church services. I have also gained a wealth of knowledge that will allow me to reach higher phases as a musician.

John's Guitar Instruction
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Nathan H.
    Verified review

    John has been my guitar teacher for several years and he has been a wonderful mentor. He is very skilled and does an extremely good job at explaining his musical knowledge. Whether it comes to jazz, classical rock, blues, alternative, or really any genre of music, John is an expert. He teaches lessons and plays at various venues with his band or as a solo act. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced guitarist and teacher.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I spent years learning guitar from anyone anywhere that I could. I went to instructors working out of mom n pop guitar shops, that would charge $20/hr. to teach a song out of a tab book I HAD PURCHASED!! I always thought that was insane! Other instructors would teach proper technique, but then cut me loose, citing "There's nothing more for me to teach you". I always felt that technique should be the first thing learned, and then basic barre chords, followed by songs/tricks/etc! Wouldn't that make more sense? The Van method will assess your level of ability, and devise a personalized practice regiment that's just right for you. Even if you're a beginner, or moderately seasoned, there's always something new to discover!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    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 am a guitar and bass teacher in the Springboro, Ohio, area. My personal musical journey started with piano lessons at age four, and I have been playing and teaching guitar and bass for 26 years. I have received musical theory instruction at the college level as well as from some of the Cincinnati area's finest guitar and bass instructors. My teaching pedagogy blends method with theory through an in-depth analysis of various metal, rock, and/or country styles and techniques that are indigenous to the needs of the student. I am here to help you accomplish your personal musical goals.

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    My main focus is giving worship guitar lessons to Christians wanting to learn worship-focused techniques. I have strong backgrounds in rock, blues, jazz, as well as being classically trained in college. I take what I have learned about different styles of music and apply it to worship concepts. When you come for lessons, we will first determine where your level of musical knowledge is and start from there. I am able to teach everything, from basic-level chords to advance-level improv soloing. As lessons progress, we will focus on music theory, aural skills, sheet music reading as well as the standard worship guitar repertoire. I am an artist, and I will strive to push you to excellence by developing a lesson plan around your personal style of learning.

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    I can teach you to play guitar! I offer beginning and intermediate guitar lessons to students ages 8 and up on acoustic or electric guitar.

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    We offer guitar and bass lessons. Our recording studio, Vision Recording Studio, records band-full releasable albums and demos, records radio and television spots, voice-overs, and more. We work with beginners to full time professionals. We also offer management consultation. We consult musicians and bands to help them give their best shot at a career in the music business.

    • 16 years in business
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    Extremely patient teacher. Customize lessons to each student. I'm happy to teach beginning students.

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    I believe in what I do.

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    I offer hands-on guitar lessons to the students' preference. I am an accomplished young guitar player who plays in all genres of music.

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    I'm a 45-year-old male. I've been playing guitar since I was seven. I also love to teach people who are serious about learning.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    I teach individual and group guitar. I teach private drum and advanced jazz drumming. I teach songwriting.

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