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Guitar by Eric
from 72 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Don H.
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I'm a self taught drummer who has always wanted to learn how to play guitar. I have no delusion of being slash. More like Glenn Fry or Jimmy Buffet. I bought a stratocaster in 2008 and tried to teach myself by watching instructional videos online. Since then I've also acquired an electric bass, an acoustic bass and an acoustic guitar. Since then I got long on guitar theory by playing with other musicians and watching online instruction, but I was still short on skills. So I recently decided it was time to pay for lessons and really try to learn to play. I found Thumbtack, researched guitar teachers in Houston and asked for a few quotes. Eric was the most expensive instructor, but it was pretty clear he was my best option. I wanted lessons in my home on Friday evenings because I work long hours M-Th. By Friday evening I just want to relax and so a lesson after work seemed like a nice way to start the weekend. But in addition to being available on Friday nights, other students had encouraging things to say about Eric. Eric starts the first lesson by figuring out what you already know so he can tailor your lessons to your strengths and weaknesses. This is a continuous theme for Eric. Sometimes my nephew takes a lesson from Eric right after I do and I listen in. Eric won't teach two students at the same time because he tailors the lesson to the student, and I've noticed that the lessons he gives my nephew are never the same as the ones he gives me. I've taken about 8 lessons from Eric now and my nephew and I have advanced at different rates. He has take about 4 lessons and he doesn't practice as much on his own. After a few guitar lessons I picked up my bass and in an afternoon I learned to play 2 Nirvana songs and an AC/DC tune. I love to drum to my favorite songs, and I'd like to be able play the concert footage on YouTube and strum along on the guitar. So when Eric showed up for my next lesson I had my bass out and Smells Like Teen Spirit playing on my home theatre system. He sat down and watched me play all three songs along to the videos. When Eric showed up for my next lesson he had me pull up Hotel California and taught me how to play the chord sequence that Glen Fry plays so I could play along with the video. If I was the karate kid than this was the moment when I finally learned what wax on and wax off was all about. Frankly, making chords intimidates me. I have huge hands and I have trouble getting my fingers in the right place so all the strings vibrate freely. But somehow I could tell that Eric new I was ready. All the lessons to that point were focused on drills to improve skill sets, and I had only learned two chords. But Eric showed me all 6 chords and I was able to play all of them in sequence except the barre chord. We're working on those now. But I now know 5 chords that are basically common to almost any 80s rock song. So Eric's instruction has made me capable of teaching myself most any simple guitar rhythm using the interweb. I feel confident now that I'm going to be able to play along to some of my favorite songs. To me, that's a goal accomplished in about 8 lessons. But I want to keep going and see what else Eric can teach me. I also want to add that Eric has been great about discussing issues about the guitar itself. My stratocaster had some issues that needed to be corrected and Eric helped identify them and explain my options. The biggest one was with the tremolo. The springs went bad over the years and a simple $6 replacement put the bridge back in it's proper place, which corrected problems with the action, tuning, intonation and sustain of the guitar. Now I have a much better understanding of the mechanics of the guitar as well, which helps me maintain a $1,000 investment.

Sugar Music Institute
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Nataniel F.
Verified review

my expirience has been benificial with giancarlo, when I first started bass lessons with him I didnt know anything, after taking lessons with him for over a year I am skilled enough to play at my church, play as the lead bass player for my school jazz band and he was part of the inspiration that drove me to make my own ensemble.

Cornerstone Music
from 17 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Mona V.
Verified review

Jeff is a great instructor and is very patient!! Which is exactly what I needed! He knows his music and he takes his time teaching you the basics that you need for a good solid music foundation. I did not just want to learn to "play" the bass guitar, I wanted to understand the instrument and the music. Jeff is teaching me just that!! Thanks Jeff for being such an awesome person and teacher!!!

Lessons With Austin
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Michelle C.
Verified review

Lessons With Austin has been an awesome experience for my 15 year old son who plays the drums and has been there for about a year and a half. We were looking for inexpensive drum lessons since we weren't sure if he would stick with them and LWA provides the only group lesson setting we could find for drummers which makes the lessons more affordable. Once my son got serious about drumming we switched to private lessons. Sayer is an excellent teacher and my son, who can be a bit quirky and sometimes the quiet type, really relates to him. In addition there is a recital two times per year and it is a fun recital to attend because they are allowed to pick out their own songs for the most part and often it is popular or rock music that is fun to listen to. Not excruciating to sit through as my son's piano recitals sometimes were. Overall the teaching is quality and they always use positive feedback and my son feels like they "get" him which keeps him motivated and he has become a good little drummer! Every now and then there are some organizational issues, but I think that is just the result of them growing really fast and this seems to be improving as time goes on.

Joy Julks Music Lessons
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle Z.
Verified review

Joy gives bass lessons to both of my sons in our home (college student at advance level and high school student at beginner level.) She is patient but also challenges them to do their best. Joy has a vast knowledge of music/music theory and applies that to her teaching techniques. Both of my son’s bass playing skills have greatly improved with Joy as their teacher. Joy is a gifted teacher whom I highly recommend.

Rhythm & Bass
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Mayra C.
Verified review

Matias is an amazing teacher! He is young but don't let that fool you. What he lacks in age he makes up for in talent and dedication. If you're looking for a great bass teacher who values his students and his work, look no further!


I've been in the music business for 44 years. I attended Merritt College, Oakland, CA, majoring in Music. I have experience in all popular genres of music such as rock, blues, jazz, etc. I teach at all levels. I also teach bass guitar and beginning piano.


I provide guitar and bass lessons from rock to Latin percussion. I mainly teach scales, chords and covers of solos. I also teach the fundamentals of music theory.


I have been playing guitar and bass for about eight years, and I am currently continuing my studies through the prestigious Berklee College of Music Program. Along with playing gigs professionally and making my own music, I have been teaching students at beginner and intermediate levels for roughly four years for guitar and bass (acoustic, electric, and upright bass) in nearly all styles of music at a cheap price. Skype lessons are also provided if distance should be a concern.

  • 10 years in business

My mission statement is to give my students the tools, directions and skills to create a lifelong toolbox to follow any path they desire. I don't look at the clock and the greatest reward is a student who truly learns he/she can be as good as they want to be.


I provide guitar and bass guitar lessons. I will include all criteria the student wants to acquire from classical guitar and funk to metal and punk, for both instruments.


I am a professional musician with 20 years of guitar and bass experience and 10 years of guitar and bass instruction expertise. Check out Joey Lizotte Music on Facebook.

  • 4 years in business

I play guitar and bass. I toured in a successful band for 10 years. I enjoy teaching people of all ages.

  • 4 years in business

I start out with not just the basic techniques for playing, but for the style you are looking to master. Then have the client make a list of songs to cover, basically giving them training for themselves to play by ear, and show them some examples and ways that I have learned how to do so.

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