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Foundation Guitar
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus T.
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Max is an excellent teacher. He is patient and supportive and is able to tailor my guitar lessons to my interests. I had almost no experience with guitar, but I think I have progressed a lot in a short time with his help. I also really appreciate that he is able to come out to St. Johns for my lessons. If you are an adult looking for guitar lessons, I definitely recommend Max.

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Confident Voice Studio
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carissa H.
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My 10 year old son started taking piano lessons with Deanna Maio at Confident Voice Studios a couple of months ago, and she has done a terrific job connecting with him and helping him advance his piano practice. We highly recommend Deanna!

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Maestro Music School
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Loletta L.
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When we arrived for the initial consultation for singing lessons and my daughter saw the piano, she asked if she could take piano lessons first. So, we're now taking piano lessons from Bonnie. I find her to work very well with kids, my daughter is 8, and my daughter likes her and is happy too. She explains things clearly, gives praise when earned, and is helpful and pleasant to work with.

Don't Give Up Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff C.
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My teenage son has started lessons with Tim. We are both thrilled with Tim's knowledge and skills as a guitar teacher. He takes a sincere interest in his pupils and makes learning fun. Highly recommend!

Attila's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Balazs G.
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Well trained, experienced, friendly. Makes the guitar learning fun.

Kenner Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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I'm a senior learner that has used several instructors in my years of learning guitar. Rory is the latest and the best so far. He has an easy style that has taught me more in a year than I've learned from all the others. From basic fingering exercises to understanding scales to learning to jam, I've learned both the how and the why to do things. He has tied more pieces together for me but helping me understand the big picture. I would highly recommend Rory as a guitar instructor for learners of all ages.

The Murvihill Music Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rina D.
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Mr.Murvihill is an amazing piano teacher! He is very encouraging and motivating. My daughter likes his style of teaching and he is very knowledgeable about the subject matter. A few times she has missed her classes because of other activities and getting make-up lessons has never been an issue. Apart from piano he also teaches guitar. When we were considering buying an used piano, he volunteered to come with us to evaluate it. That was very thoughtful of him. Beginning of the school year he sends the schedule of piano lessons to parents which shows how well organized he is. Every winter and spring he hosts recitals at his place for which he bakes chocolate chip cookies and makes other yummy snacks! He is an awesome teacher and above all a wonderful person!

Dr. Helen Pevzner
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha S.
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Helen, was AMAZING, she taught my 6 yr daughter her first piano lesson. We were going to try out a few different teachers, but after meeting her, I have no interest going anywhere else. Thank you for being so friendly and so talented! <3 A few things that were important to me were, 1. She could connect with my 6 year old. 2. That she could teach syllabus. 3. That she has opportunities for her students to perform during the year. She met all three of those. :)

Versatile Guitar Education
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna R.
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The amount of time and effort Austin dedicates to his music is truly inspiring! Just watching him talk and teach others about the guitar is amazing. He’s patience and truly enjoys explaining the different techniques and notes. Regardless of the amount of experience you have with guitar, I can bet after working with him you’ll have a greater appreciation for music in general!

SongSmith Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alice B.
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I highly recommend Tim Smith as a teacher in many areas of music. I am so elated to be taking cello lessons with this fine teacher! Tim is multi-talented and able to challenge me through every level of musical growth. I appreciate his individual teaching style which allows each student to progress at their own personal rate. He is flexible and accommodating with lesson times and his rates are right in line with the local teaching market.

  • 33 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
LeAnn M.
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Mr K is experienced and extremely knowledgeable in piano instruction. He brings an emphasis to technique for early learners, including scales and chords that builds a thorough knowledge base for students. As a former piano teacher, I have greatly valued having Mr K instruct my daughters. They have become proficient very quickly and love the piano!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela V.
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My 10 year old son has been very interested in getting guitar lessons for about a year now, so I finally decided to do some research to find the best music school in the area. I asked some of his classmates for recommendations, and a few mentioned taking their children for lessons a Northwest School of Music, an that they really liked the instructors there. I read some reviews and went to visit one afternoon before my son got out of school. I spoke with Manny Martinez, the instructor who does the guitar lessons, and I could tell that he loves what he does. He has lots of experience and fantastic credentials and just seemed like a great teacher to learn from. My son has been going to him since January now. My son has been having a great time and has a real enthusiasm for it. Manny has done a great job in helping him to advance and develop his skills, and my son has been keeping up his end of the bargain (practice!) due in part to his instructors focus on making it really enjoyable. It's great to see my son devoting time to practicing because he loves impressing his instructor with his progress. Overall, I'm very happy I chose to sign my son up for lessons at the Northwest School of Music. The staff are fantastic, and they really motivate and encourage students. My daughter is interested in learning guitar as well now that her brother is having so much fun with it, and I'll be signing her up in the fall. The lessons are priced well, and the quality of instruction my child receives is worth every penny.

Guitar & Bass Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jim T.
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I am an adult student, and Don has been extremely patient and encouraging with me. I have greatly appreciated his flexibility in the directions I have pursued. When I arrive early and hear him with children and teenagers in lessons before mine, I can tell that he likes kids a lot and has a unique ability to connect with them. He is good-humored but remains focused on their needs.

Northwest School of Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Denise B.
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She is very patient; my daughter loves having her as a piano teacher. It is very convenient to have her come to the house for a reasonable fee. She is prompt and flexible, and easy to get ahold of. I can't wait for my son to start lessons with her. We are also looking forward to the new studio in the works.

About

Hi! I'm Matt. I am a full-time music instructor with over 10 years experience. I have a bachelors degree in music performance, play in several working bands and am the author of The Guitar Theory Workbook. I offer instruction in: * Blues, rock, country, folk, classical, and jazz styles * Rhythm and lead playing (Yes, even you can play guitar solos.) * Finger-picking or using a pick * Use of scales and arpeggios * Sight reading * Ear training, music theory and proper technique * Even ukulele and Bass Guitar My #1 rule: Guitar lessons are for the students. That means, I do my absolute best to make sure the students learn what they want to learn. If I don't know how to play something that you want to learn, I will learn it expressly, so I can pass it on to you.

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Are you looking for affordable guitar/bass lessons from a qualified, flexible, and fun teacher? Look no further! As a Berklee College of Music graduate with an extensive background in live performance, private lessons, studio recording, and songwriting; I'd love to help you achieve your musical goals. Are you a beginner or already playing proficiently? Students are met at their level with private lessons that are both informative and fun!

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Lessons on upright bass or bass guitar. All ages, all styles. Beginners welcome. I'm good with kids, and have forty years of experience. Rock, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, country, swing. Flexible hours, reasonable rates.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have been playing guitar all my life. I love music and working with customers. I play many styles, including electric/acoustic/finger style/classical.

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I take a step-by-step approach to teach students music as seen through the lens of the guitar, and I provide a well-rounded education for the beginner to thrive, whether playing solo or performance pieces or playing for a church or a band. Several quick facts about me are as follows: * I am almost 30 with 15 years of experience playing the guitar. * I love teaching kids and inspiring passion in them to master an instrument. * I can read music, chords, tabs, and teach rhythm and picking.

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I give guitar lessons, specializing in rock, heavy rock and heavy metal. I will teach beginners to advanced students. I have played for 38 years, with 8 years of private lessons, and have given lessons in Las Vegas for years. I am patient and have a great deal of music theory education for those interested in learning that.

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I'm Doc Fleetwood, and I teach guitar, music theory, jazz, and music concepts and philosophy. I focus on my specialty: fingerstyle jazz, covering blues, and folk with some instruction in country, bluegrass, classical, pop, and rock guitar. I also teach skills and concepts of leading church and small group worship with guitar, and of playing as a member of a worship team. My Teaching Background: It's been my privilege to teach countless students for over 38 years. I am the senior guitar teacher at Uptown Music in Keizer, Oregon, having enjoyed a teaching relationship with the store for more than 20 years. A number of the current and past guitar teachers at Uptown Music were originally my students who have gone on to become excellent teachers themselves. With the obligatory introductory lessons, exposure, and apprenticeship to colleagues in various ensembles, 40 years playing, and 35 years of teaching experience, a tremendous amount of self-instruction and research, I offer a vast perspective of playing and performing experiences to share with my students. Performance Background: I have played in various ensembles and solo endeavors for over 40 years. I currently play in the unique violin, guitar, and trumpet jazz trio "Kilde, Fleetwood, and La Freniere" in the vocal and guitar duo BJAZZ, and various solo and sideman engagements. My Teaching Philosophy: I practice what I call "prescriptive teaching". The purpose is to determine your interests, background and learning style and build lessons that provide you with the tools and guidance to become the musician you want to be. I constantly remind my students that I can't magically turn someone into a guitarist in half to 1 hour a week, but I do provide the tools and guidance for them to turn themselves into the musician they are destined to be. I love introducing youngsters to the joy of making music and helping adults realize that lifelong dream of making music. Testimony: "Being a music teacher myself, I have really appreciated what Doc Fleetwood has to offer. He's a teacher of teachers and highly skilled on the guitar. I have learned so much from him the last 3 years. He never ceases to amaze me with his knowledge and expertise and goes out of his way to help his students. You can tell that he loves to teach and it has been fun playing some of his arrangements and original compositions. I have also enjoyed watching and listening to him as he plays in a professional Jazz Trio. (They have produced several excellent CD recordings). I am happy and honored to recommend Doc Fleetwood." - Darrell Robertson, Piano and Guitar Teacher, Guitar Instructor at Chemeketa Community College "I have been meeting with Doc Fleetwood for about six years now. I have enjoyed every moment of his instruction on the guitar. Doc uses a unique approach to teaching, in which he makes complex ideas easy to grasp. As result of this type of teaching, music theory has become simple and easy for me to apply to my music. I believe that music theory is of no use if it becomes a distant entity to playing music. Music theory should serve as a tool to take an individual’s creativity to another level. I have truly seen this take place over the years under the instruction of Doc Fleetwood. I have greatly enjoyed my time with Doc and would recommend his teaching approach to anyone who wishes to take their guitar playing further. As a result of his instruction and encouragement, I myself am now teaching and seeing others expand in their musical potential." - Ben Schott, Music Pastor, Champion Life Center, Keizer, OR ; Guitar Teacher, Uptown Music, Keizer, OR "I’ve been playing guitar for a long time, but recently, I had begun to feel that I hadn’t challenged myself to grow at it in years. Doc Fleetwood’s strengths as a teacher mesh beautifully with what I am looking for and need as a student. He’s a great listener and took the time to find out what I can already do well, using that as a resource upon which we can build. Deeply knowledgeable about music and music theory, he’s also very patient with me as I step out into uncharted territory. A great teacher makes a world of difference when learning a new skill. Doc has the chops as both a master teacher and musician to help students of all levels rise to the challenges they’ve set for themselves. I would recommend him without hesitation." - Loren Depping, guitar student, member of “Oregon Valley Boys” western swing band Rates and Availability: I teach from my primary studio in Keizer, OR, serving students from Portland to Corvallis, and I provide occasional consultations in the Portland area. I also now offer live online sessions using the Skype webcam technology for students who may live too far distant to travel for weekly lessons. I teach from beginning to advanced, and I also offer consultations for advanced students and professional musicians desiring to hone their skills and supplement their knowledge, particularly in the areas of fingerstyle technique and music/jazz theory. Please contact me regarding rates as they do vary depending on locations and technology used.

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