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Salem Guitar Instructors

Browse these guitar lessons for children with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Salem.

  • 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.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Laurel B.
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It's hard to find the right piano teacher. But when I found Emily I knew I needed to look no further. I have been taking piano lessons on and off 20 years and within the first few lessons she taught me elements of theory and artistry that I had never seen from a teacher. She is patient, thoughtful and an expert in her craft. She listens and selects pieces that are inspirational to my taste and builds a curriculum to my skill level (intermediate) and pushes me just enough to help me feel confident while still learning new skills.

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. :)

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Foundation Guitar
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Jan B.
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I used Thumbtack to locate guitar lessons for my husband. My inquiry was answered promptly. My husband has been very happy with his instructor.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Max P.
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I've been taking bass lessons with Zach Rizer since I was about 14. I have learned an immense amount of material and knowledge over the years from Zach, and I wouldn't be the player I am today, or the one I will be tomorrow if it wasn't for him. Zach plays at an extremely high level and was able to teach me anything and everything I needed to know about the bass (upright and electric), as well as every music theory question I ever needed answered. I am now 22, a senior in college studying Jazz with an emphasis in performance, and I still ask him questions as he always has the answers. Zach was the only private teacher that I could make sense of when I was younger. He was very patient, but also knew how to push my technical ability. Taking lessons from him while in college for music was the exact same, as his knowledge base, playing level, and teaching ability exceed way beyond the undergraduate level. I've not only learned my technical ability from Zach, but I have also discovered how to become a better musician on my own as well. If you need bass/theory lessons of any kind, at any age, he's your guy!

Kyle Shipp's Music Studio
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Seika K.
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I started taking his piano lessons only about a month ago, but it''s been such a great joy to work with him. He constantly assesses my weaknesses and strengths, and plans my lessons accordingly. He also listens carefully to what I like and what I want to do, too. I live a bit far from his studio, but it's totally worth it. I highly recommend him!

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Confident Voice Studio
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Learn Guitar PDX
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Chris K.
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I got hooked up with a great guitar teacher - very professional but also warm and encouraging.

MusikHaus
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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We had a wonderful time with Music camp and private piano lessons. Excellent location and nice people.

Maestro Music School
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires 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.

Beginning Piano Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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I took piano lessons from Geoff 2 years ago and unfortunately due to financial issues had to quit. For the months that I was able to be taught by him, I loved how patient he was with me as well as the materials he gave me. I would definitely return to him if I was able to do so in the future

Portland Guitar Academy
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Mariko C.
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I have been taking electric guitar lessons for a 18 months and Samantha is an excellent teacher for players from any level. She has a depth of technical knowledge, different styles of playing and most importantly, she makes it fun and interesting. It is rare to find a skilled guitar player who is also a skilled teacher, and Samantha is both.

Geoff Arnold
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jack D.
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My guitar lessons are the highlight of my week. Geoff is an amazing teacher who makes learning the guitar enjoyable and accessible .

SongSmith Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina M.
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I highly recommend Tim as a cello teacher! I've taken cello lessons from Tim for almost 3 years. I started at age 44 with more than a little apprehension having had less than ideal experiences as a kid with a few piano teachers. I wanted to learn to play a lot of tv/movie soundtrack music as well as the more standard classical tunes. Tim's sense of humor and easy-going demeanor combined with his vast knowledge of musical theory plus his skill as a cellist are the perfect combination to inspire and draw me forward in my learning. He knows how to apply enough challenge plus enough encouragement to help even the older student excel to the best of their ability.

ALF's
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rathissh D.
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Alf is great teacher! I am very happy to have found him on Thumbtack. I started taking guitar lessons from him having no techinical knowledge in music or ability to play the guitar. He came to the store to help pick my first guitar! Barely 2 months into taking classes now, I can play several chords and maybe even a full song if I tried. He shows passion in teaching. His lessons are very clear for a beginner and he is genuinely interested in my progress. I high recommend Alf to anyone looking for guitar lessons.

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