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Rossi Music Studio
from 55 reviews
  • 57 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia D.
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We met with Joseph and were delighted with all the information that he had given us. Seems as if he will be a great instructor. Her lessons begin next week.

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G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh
from 31 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly C.
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I've been taking lessons with Monte for over a year, and I would highly recommend him to anyone; a beginner or someone already skilled who is just looking to jam. Monte is a patient instructor and will work with you to learn just about any song or style of music you want. He can hear something one time and play it perfectly. It's a pretty amazing skill when you see it in action. Give him a try and I promise you'll be hooked!

Sunburst School of Music
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tara D.
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My children participate in multiple lessons and rock bands at Sun Burst. We have been consistently impressed by the quality of the teachers. They truly care about the kids and want to see them grow. It has changed the dynamics in our house in such a positive way I cannot speak highly enough about this program

  • 39 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tony L.
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I have taken guitar lessons from Scott Elliott off and on for 38 years. Scott is an excellent teacher. I came away from each lesson with information and techniques that would keep me busy for years. I highly recommend Scott as a teacher of Guitar, I recently took classical lessons from Scott and it was very intense. Scott pays close attention to details, from striking the string properly to holding the instrument and everything that comes after that. He was always very accomidating with the schedule and was able to help me immensly. The atmosphere of his teaching studio was very comfortable and pleasant. I highly recommend studying with Scott if you are serious about learning the proper way to play a guitar. I have taken lessons from several other teachers, but after studying with Scott, I felt that other teachers were wasting my time, or that I was showing them different techniques. I really can't say enough good things about Scott and his guitar and teaching abilities.

New Song Studio
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn H.
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We love Jean and New Song. My daughter is 8 and just starting singing lessons and Jean has been wonderful. I can't say enough good things about her and about the school. It's fun and casual but my daughter is learning a lot. Perfect!

Blueprints for Piano
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kriss H.
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I've always wanted to play piano but never had the time. That excuse went away when I saw Dan's video. I feel like I've gotten a great head start and the lessons I've had so far have built on what the video showed. That's why I hired the guy. He makes everything easy and I'd recommend him to anyone who asks.

Noullet Voice Studio
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jimmy Z.
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I began taking lessons with Gail in my late 40's. She helped me with pitch, delivery and phrasing. She even helped me develop my songbook and introduced me to musicians. I am now performing on a regular basis and have cut three CDs! I highly recommend Gail.

Olivia's Music Room
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Casey S.
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My 6 year old daughter has had 4 lessons with Olivia. Olivia is always on time and my daughter really enjoys her lesson. Olivia is patient and has a positive attitude. So far it is going well.

  • 29 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla K.
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Jane is an outstanding piano teacher. She was very patient and encouraging in every lesson. I studied piano with her in high school and learned a lot. My only regret is not starting with her earlier! The knowledge and skills I gained from her instruction helped me in my four years of music school at West Virginia University. I am currently an elementary music teacher and was blessed to have a strong music foundation which was formed in lessons with Jane. I have also had the pleasure of singing while she accompanied me on several occasions. She is very talented and I would highly reccomend her.

Sharon's Piano Studio
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel E.
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Professional and friendly; my 7 yr old daughter was very happy after her first lesson


Do you want to play guitar? I mean, do you really want to develop the fine art of playing guitar? Do you want to be able to learn how to build nice chord progressions, how to play a solo melody, and do solo improvisation, in different styles of music and on all different types of guitars? Have you always wanted to learn that song from a CD, but can't get the right notes and chords? Do you need to train your ear? Do you need a good method to be able to learn to play blues, classical, folk or rock as quickly as possible? Call me. I have more than 25 years of experience teaching music. I speak English and Spanish, and can teach in either language. I have my own music studio in Squirrel Hill, specially built for enjoying music. I have very affordable rates and a flexible schedule. I teach children and adults of any age. No previous experience is necessary. References are available upon request. I teach advance guitar lessons for beginners.


My lessons aren't strict or a "burden" as some may say. They would be fun and experimental, for your own benefit. Students can walk out strumming away on their first day with a smile on their face, and hardly any money out of pocket.


I teach children and adults guitar, rhythm and lead plus bass guitar. I can also teach some beginner piano and singing lessons.


I can teach anybody to play the guitar young or old. It's never too late to learn. I've been playing guitar for over 50 years now and it's still as exciting and fun as the first time that I picked up a guitar.


I offer piano and organ lessons. I have a BA in Music from Seton Hill University. I'm the music director at West Hempfield Presby Church in Irwin PA, where lessons take place.


My name is Devon. I'm 25 years old, and I have 20 years of experience in playing music and seven years of teaching music. I am currently the pianist, songwriter, and lead singer of a rock band. I'm classically trained and have experience in playing and teaching, music theory, music history, and singing. I play classical, jazz, blues, rock, rock 'n' roll, and popular music.


I teach multi-layers of guitar techniques, ideally suited for singers and songwriters. I teach rhythm, finger picking, and soloing. I use a variety of styles such as folk rock, blues, country, Latin, bossa, jazz, funk, etc. to add variety to my songwriting, and I'd love to share this with the right student(s).


I've been playing the guitar for 18 years -- seven years spent professionally. My approach is positive and patient. I want to help you achieve your dream of playing guitar!


I do beginner to advanced guitar lessons in various styles, incorporating many different techniques. I do, for example, alternate picking, legato, sweep picking, tapping, bending, hammer-ons, pull-offs, etc.


I have taught in my home for all ages, from beginning to advanced, for 35 years as well as in Charleston University in WV and BTEC in Baltimore, MD. I've accompanied choirs, singers, and instrumentalists and played for church. I have very good success with my students. They have choices of the style of music they want to learn combined with traditional methods and/or Suzuki method. We have home recitals, giving them the chance to perform as well as the possibility of competing.


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