Sam, StookU Team Leader
Sam, StookU Team Leader

Sam, StookU Team Leader

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$40
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Interested musical styles

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Introduction: Why learn with me? Because I care, and because I have so much to offer. Custom Lesson Plans Recordings of your lessons E-Practice folder (diagrams, audio/video, exercises, etc.) Basics and Foundations Technique/Skill  Advanced Theory Fretboard Navigation Songwriting Recording Methods Equipment/Gear knowledge Continuous Student Support When I take on a new student I create a custom lesson plan tailored to you and your needs using a methodology I’ve developed over the years. Not only that, but I offer so much more outside of the lesson itself! Sadly I still hear stories of musicians being frustrated with progress or feeling discouraged to continue. Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re looking to break that plateau I am here to help!  HOW TO GET STARTED: Shoot me a message and we’ll set up a time to talk about your goals and answer any questions you have. Generally a 10m conversation helps us figure out the best steps to take! I’m quick to respond and I’m generally available to talk!  I look forward to hearing from you!
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Current Top Pro

Hired 90 times

Serves Knoxville, TN

Background checked

10 employees

29 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Credit card, and PayPal.

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2023

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2022

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Bryan M.
Apr 12, 2024
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While I did not work one-on-one with Ryan, I did take vocal lessons from StookU for about 3 months with another instructor. I was not impressed, as I felt like they just wanted my money. Each week, we’d just sing songs that I’d get to pick. We never went over proper singing techniques, how to bridge the gap in singing, etc. I felt like no progress was made because nothing was ever taught. I found a cheaper instructor who’s much more knowledgeable elsewhere.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Rock • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
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Karen B.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

I got a call back right away and Ryan was really great about figuring out my guitar lesson needs and setting me up with a FABULOUS instructor (Christian). I couldn't be happier!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
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Alexis W.
Dec 2, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Great experience getting the lessons set up. My 12 year old is now taking virtual lessons and has made a lot of progress with the guitar in just 5 lessons. They are punctual, friendly and easy to work with.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
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Heather R.
Oct 21, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

I am very very happy with my instructor. I have been learning more in 2 lessons than I ever did trying to teach myself with YouTube videos. I plan on continuing lessons with him for a very long time.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Country • Folk • Blues • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

Guitar Lessons
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Omiette A.
Aug 31, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Love it! Eric really makes the class interesting and not just like a class. Taking more lessons cause I’m seeing improvements

Details: 18 - 25 years old • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

Guitar Lessons
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