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  • 28 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Seth P.
Verified review

Trent is an excellent teacher who inspires you to learn your favorite songs while learning about the guitar itself at a reasonable price.

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 15 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 20 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 15 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 24 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.

Ohio School of Music
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Steph P.
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Singing Lessons

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
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 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
Ty R.
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I just started guitar lessons with Ric. He has been very patient about pointing out the best way to correct the mistakes made and the easiest way to move forward. He has been very informative and supportive during my lessons.

The Wolfgang Amadeus School
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chris S.
Verified review

Overall good experience. My kids really seem to enjoy the music lessons

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!

    About

    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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    I believe in what I do.

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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?

    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.

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    I teach the students what they want to learn. I don't use the same lesson plan for every student. Each student has a personal lesson plan made specifically for what they want.

    About

    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.

    • 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.

    About

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

    About

    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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    Need a Guitar Teacher

    Dayton, OH

    • Frequency of lessons
      Once or twice a month
    • Guitar type
      Acoustic
    • Experience
      Beginner
    • Details
      In home lessons would be great so my kids could be "exposed" but not included in lessons. Would like to get them thinking about taking music lessons themselves (kids ages = 3 and 6)

    Need a Guitar Teacher

    Indianapolis, IN

    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Guitar type
      Electric
    • Experience
      No experience
    • Details
      My Son is 13 and we bought him an eletric guitar a couple of years ago, and he wants to learn how to play it...
    • $20
      Average price

    Need a Guitar Teacher

    Ostrander, OH

    • Frequency of lessons
      More than twice a month
    • Guitar type
      Acoustic, Electric
    • Experience
      Intermediate
    • $60
      Average price
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