Farr Guitar Studio

Austin, TX

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Because I have a degree in music education, have studied all genres of music, and have over 8 years of teaching experience, students can expect a thorough education. My first priority is that the student is engaged in the lesson and enjoying their time with the guitar. With regular practice, students will be learning and succeeding at playing their favorite music within a few months after signing up for lessons.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

My favorite part about my Job is discovering a new way to see the guitar and sharing it with my students. I spend hours each day practicing, researching, and composing new things on the guitar. As soon as I find a gem that allows my students to take the next step in guitar playing, I present it to them in the most efficient and concise way.

Location

Austin, TX 78745

Background check

Complete

Years in business

11

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

59

Reviews

34 Reviews
  • Paige B. Aug 17, 2017
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    Jake's approachable vibe puts a nervous beginner like me instantly at ease! My lessons are always fun and productive, and I walk away excited to practice. He makes learning exciting by breaking down your favorite songs and offering unique tricks to simplify concepts. Can't recommend him highly enough!
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 31, 2017
  • Stacey B. Mar 8, 2017
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Fan-freakin'-tastic!
    One lesson and I'm hooked. I can't wait for the next one!
  • Rev J. Feb 24, 2017
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Good teacher
    I enjoyed the guitar lesson. I believe I will be able to learn well from his instruction. I reconmmend him to anyone wanting lessons. God bless . Rev Joy
  • Sidna M. Feb 22, 2017
    Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Enthusiastic Student
    My son had his first lesson and was very excited with his teaching style and information that was shared with him.
  • Steve W. Feb 2, 2017
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Just hire him
    Jake has a unique ability to assess talent level and how someone learns and put a plan and format together. Glad I found him. Thanks thumbtack!!
  • Tom G. Jan 5, 2017
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Good Teacher
    Very competent and organized. Good teaching skills
  • Duffy H. Oct 11, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Well worth it!
    Catered to my experience and skill level. I'm loving it.
  • Rose K. May 18, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Contacted us right away and had lots of availability. Our son loves him!
  • Natalie B. Apr 26, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
  • John P. Mar 10, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
  • Edith C. Mar 9, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    We had a free trial lesson with Jake. The kids really liked him. He was a very good way about him and we're excited to get started.
  • Dean C. Feb 18, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Have really enjoyed my lessons with Jake. He seems very passionate about teaching and its been very motivating so far
  • Casey M. Feb 13, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Great guitar teacher. Makes learning very fun.
  • Perry H. Feb 4, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
  • Virginia (ginsie) S. Jan 29, 2016
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    I was worried that I would get lost or overwhelmed right away and instead Jake helped me to begin where I needed too! We are building on skills each lesson! He is super talented both as a teacher and playing guitar!
  • John M. Nov 11, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Sean M. Nov 2, 2015
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Jake has been great. Nice guy, flexible, skilled player and great teacher. Would strongly recommend.
  • Shannon T. Aug 25, 2015
    Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
  • Melinda W. Jul 29, 2015
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Jake is fantastic, easy going not stressful to work with and I really am enjoying learning guitar for the first time ever I think I might stick with it
  • Daniel K. Jul 28, 2015
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Great teacher, moves at your pace, and really encouraging. I highly recommend Jake!
  • Justin H. Jul 28, 2015
    Guitar Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
  • Ambareesh P. Jun 15, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
  • David W. May 19, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    Jakes a great teacher. Very patient and encouraging. I had a little knowledge of the guitar before I started taking lessons, and Jake has, in just four lessons, increased my ability significantly. I really look forward to my lessons each week. Has helped me with finger picking, flat picking, practice techniques, and reading tabs.
  • Patrick O. Apr 7, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    Very prepared, excellent communicator, super-knowledgable. Authentic desire to understand your goals and help you reach them. Fantastic for all levels of experience and personalities...
  • Jaycen H. Mar 27, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    Ypu couldnt ask for someone more professional, kind, knowledgeable, patient, and know just how to explain things whislt pusing your boundaries. If you get a chance to work with this guy snd decline, you've msde s terrible mistake.
  • Alex K. Mar 13, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Kim D. Mar 3, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Destin M. Mar 2, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    Jake is definitely the most skilled guitar teacher I've had and overall a great guy. He can do any genre of music you throw at him any style. He creates a lesson plan based around your goals and does everything step by step without overwhelming you with loads of information. I would highly recommend his services.
  • Karen B. Feb 7, 2015
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Jason R. Dec 10, 2014
    Jake is an amazing musician. With complete knowledge and mastery of the guitar. Thanks Jake!
  • Montserrat F. Dec 5, 2014
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    So far I have only had three lessons with Jake and it has been a very positive and enriching experience. He seems very knowledgeable and adapts quickly to one's needs. I am looking forward to continuing with the weekly lessons and enjoy more and more playing the guitar.
  • Kathleen D. Dec 1, 2014
    Guitar Lessons
    Verified Review
    He is well prepared and knows his stuff. He even wrote out tab music from a middle eastern piece I wanted to learn. I am happy with Jake.
  • Devi K. Nov 6, 2014
    Very professional and positive! Loved being Jake's student! I would recommend him to anyone whether they are a beginner or advanced level guitar player!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was mentored by the world renowned guitarist, teacher, and composer, David Brandon. Not only is he a great musician but he is also a great person. David's influence in my life was so strong and positive that I now am now following in his footsteps and running my own private guitar studio.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you get a qualified instructor. Although there are many great guitarists, there are not as many great guitar teachers. Some guitarists only play one style and will limit your educational process based on what they already know how to do. Others really only value performance and only teach to pay the bills. A great teacher will take the time to invest in the musical style you want to play and then teach it to you in a way that is engaging and comprehensive.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I want my customers to know that there is nothing I would rather be doing that sitting in a guitar studio with them and teaching them how to succeed at playing guitar. I love playing the guitar and showing others how to reach their goals in the easiest way.