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Trevor Perrmann
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack S.
Verified review

In more than 30 years of off and on guitar lessons, I've had a lot of teachers. Trevor is the best instructor I've met -- by far. In the first lesson, he figured out my skill level, interests, goals and probably my maximum capabilities. He sent me home that day with tangible and workable exercises (not the general and intangible stuff you usually get), and they worked. In two months, I've made more progress than I have in years. Trevor has a wide range of musical interests, so it doesn't matter what kind of music you like - he can teach it. That's important if you don't know what you want or get bored and like to switch things up. But the best thing about taking lessons from Trevor is that it is clear he likes teaching, and that he's very good at it. I surprised him once by bringing a 7 year old want to be guitarist to my lesson. A fast hour later, I left with the 7 year old knowing how to play a simplified version of his favorite song -- and he'd never played guitar before. Trevor knew how to teach him even though he had no warning or preparation, and he inspired the 7 year old to practice so he could go back for more lessons. This city is full of great musicians and great teachers. It is rare to find one person, like Trevor, who is both. If you're reading this, then you're looking for a great guitar teacher who can make a difference in your playing. You can stop reading and stop looking. Trevor motivates, encourages and teaches, and makes it all fun. He's the teacher everyone is looking for. I wish I'd started lessons with him long ago.

johnnolanmusiclessons
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Russell W.
Verified review

Before starting guitar lessons, I did a thorough review and research of all the guitar instructors in the area. By far John is the best instructor out there. John is a top-notch teacher and is very energetic and passionate about the guitar and loves teaching this instrument to others. He is very well organized and systematic in his teaching approach. John's style of teaching enables students to improve their technique very quickly and to learn a wide variety of guitar theory. He is very approachable and friendly, while also bringing a very professional approach that he has honed over many years of teaching guitar. John is also very responsive via e-mail or phone. He takes the time to learn about each individual student. He is a great teacher both for adults or kids. John is obviously a very talented guitarist himself, and he teaches in a way that is easy to learn from. He is very friendly and encourages a very low pressure learning experience. His structured classes allow the student to obtain constant progress and to see a clear line of what specifically is needed to improve upon. He takes a professional yet fun approach to his lessons. John tailors each student’s learning in a way specific to each one, and his vast knowledge of multiple styles of teaching books and learning aids is fitted to each student as needed. It is definitely not a one lesson fits all approach for him. He will gauge you through your level of expertise and assess your short and long term goals, whether as a beginner or as an advanced player. John then creates a custom lesson plan for each student. I thoroughly enjoy every lesson and see definite and concrete results each week both in my playing ability and in my overall understanding of music. One of my goals, in addition to increasing my performance level, was to actually learn how to read the music. In less than a month, through John’s instruction and teaching, I was on my way to a firm understanding not only in my ability to read music but to play sight reading, something that once existed only as a dream. With John’s help my confidence in playing is at an all-time high, and I without question see myself becoming an excellent guitar player in time with his help. I strongly recommend John as an instructor to anyone at any level interested in becoming a great guitar player and learning more about guitar music theory. - RJW

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Private Music Coach
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann H.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons from Nick recently, and he is great! Very patient and explains things in a way I can understand. Doesn't jump down your throat the way some instructors do. Know he also teaches voice and keyboard lessons, and believe they'd be a good bet too. I would definitely recommend him!!

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Noble Violin Instruction
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Piper N.
Verified review

Andrew is flexible in terms of his time and in terms of meeting the student where they are. That said, he is also good about creating firm assignments for each lesson. We have enjoyed learning violin - our first foray into music - with Andrew.

En Fuego School of Guitar
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Trevor R.
Verified review

My wife got me adult guitar lessons fin Round Rock or me as a gift and knew Steve from En Fuego School of Guitar. After the free trial lesson, I felt Steve was eager to figure out my learning style, and make it enjoyable from the get-go. We have been using songs to learn music theory and technique, instead of the first month or two of lessons solely being scales or "three blind mice." I got some immediate gratification from Day 1 on being able to play an actual song (or try to). The first thing we worked on were actually two songs, one of which was Dave Matthews, Crash (the style I wanted to learn). The in-home instruction is super convenient. If you're looking for a great guitar instructor, Steve won't disappoint. Great balance of technical knowledge and skill development with knowing most people want to just start strumming out some songs and helping keep students engaged by tapping into that If you want to learn any style of guitar, go see Steve.

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Thomas Metz
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eva P.
Verified review

My son enjoyed Mr. Metz as a teacher. He was fun and informative. He kept the lesson entertaining.

Matthew Ian Productions
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan G.
Verified review

I have hired Matthew Ian for several parties, and events probably 5 or more and he always does an incredible job. Originality, reading the crowd and if you get to hear him sing and play guitar a whole different level of audible pleasure. Matthew has the experience and drive to perform.

Brian Curtis
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Fred F.
Verified review

I've been taking guitar lessons with Brian for over a year. I started as a complete beginner and I'm still enjoying my lessons. Brian is a talented, very experienced professional who shares his love of music. He makes lessons fun and interesting and makes the extra effort to include songs from musicians I like. He's always patient, explains concepts very clearly and is always encouraging. I would highly recommend guitar lessons with Brian, and I look forward to learning more from him.

Eugene's Music Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Debra M.
Verified review

Jamie, my daughter, loves her guitar lessons with Daniel Kerwood. Jamie cannot stop talking about how much she has learned from her lessons. She loves showing off her new guitar skills!

Daniel Dyer
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Maria G.
Verified review

Mr. Daniel was professional and knowledgeable about teaching guitar lessons and his passion for teaching the guitar made playing it one of my favorite hobbies.

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Zach Carney Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris R.
Verified review

Awesome from the start. I decided in my 50s that it was time to finally learn guitar. I took some lessons from another instructor, but we just didn’t jive. Tried Zach and my search is over. I learned more in the first lesson than a half dozen from the other guy. Zach’s best qualities are that he is patient and he listens to you. Great combination for a beginner. He already has me playing several chords and simple songs after two lessons. His approach to practice keeps me motivated. My frustration level decreased dramatically and I’m finally excited about learning again. Save yourself some time and give Zach a call!

Tom Lopez
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Steve Whitehawk B.
Verified review

I would like to send this letter in support of Tom Lopez and his music lessons through the Universal City Music Studio. My son Jacob Bissell has been a student of Tom's since his days in the band at Kitty Hawk Middle School. At that time, Thomas was teaching Jacob drum techniques to supplement the lessons at Kitty Hawk Middle School. Jacob ended up his Middle School tenure as an honored/awarded musician with a great foundation in music. Jacob moved on to Judson High School, and auditioned for the marching band. He won a spot on the Judson Drum Line as a bass player. He held this position for two years, even though he could have moved to "snare position" his second year, but stayed on bass to help the Director. Around this time, Jacob was starting guitar lessons with Mr. Lopez. After two years with the Varsity Judson High School Band, Drum Line, Jacob decided to take a break from the marching band. At this time, it was found that Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) needed a percussionist. An audition was arrainged with YOSA, and Jacob was awarded a percussion seat with the Philharmonic Orchestra (YOSA's number one performing orchestra). He held this position with YOSA during his Junior and Senior years at Judson High School. His Senior year of high school, Jacob had to be in the music program to be eligible for YOSA, so he talked to the orchestra director at Judson HS. The Director needed a bass for the orchestra, so Jacob accepted the position. He started the semester in the Beginner Orchestra. With his excellent musicianship, he learned the instrument and was moved to the Honors Orchestra. He did receive honors for this position. All this time, Jacob had continued taking music lessons and having recitals with Thomas Lopez. Jacob had continuisly been a student of Tom's since middle school at Kitty Hawk. Now it was time to think of college. Jacob had thought that "Music Thearpy" was an area of study he wanted to pursue. Looking at the information from Texas colleges, only two in the state offered music therapy. One was in Houston, and the other was the University of the Incarnate Word, in San Antonio, Texas. After applying, and going through Music School auditions with the Director at Incarnate Word, he was awarded a Music School scholarship and an academic scholarship. With the substantial scholarship money, he accepted the spot on the Incarnate Word music school roster. I would like to congratulate Thomas Lopez for instilling in his student Jacob, the musicianship needed to advance to the level he has. He is active in the Incarnate Word Chorale, so he is learning about another instrument- his voice. Jacob is active in two bands- Disposable and 16 Psyche. As well as writing music, singing (fronting Disposable), he is currently teaching himself piano. I want to add links below to several of Jacob's performances. If the links get lost, you may find performances on YouTube by searching the names of the groups, and looking for "YOSA presents Carmina Burrana," where you'll see Jacob's senior slide on the screen behind the orchestra, at the beginning credits. While in YOSA, Jacob was with the first group to perform in the new Tobin Center, appearing twice about a month before Paul McCartney played the venue. Jacob has performed with nationally known artists while in the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, and went on tour to Canada with the organization. Thanks again Thomas, for bringing out the best in your music students.

We Love Music
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Tricia S.
Verified review

A friend of mine referred me to Ross for drum lessons for my 13 year old son about a year ago and we have never looked back! My son has some challenging behaviors and takes longer than typical kids to learn new things but he is totally rocking out with Ross. Ross is more than just a music teacher, his passion for music and its benefits is obvious as well as his patience and understanding. He has a natural ability to relate to the needs of each student and teach at their level while pushing them forward at the right pace. My son loves learning drums and I love watching his confidence grow. I’m just thankful that we found Ross…Also, his student showcases are a blast!

  • 15 years in business
Jenny D.
Verified review

I love this service! I have 4 kids and I can my physically get them everywhere they need to be. Traveling music lessons made piano lessons possible for our family. It’s not as expensive as you would think.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jayson G.
Verified review

A real professional! Capable of meeting you at your current level and providing you with the necessary tools to improve. He has a great understanding of guitar music and the context with which it should be played. Finally, Tom has a great understanding of the classical guitar’s tone and was able to teach me how to manipulate the tone to better my own playing! Highly recommend him as a teacher!

Jesse @Luna Music Austin
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
Verified review

Jesse is a excellent and talented teacher. His approach to teaching is patient and he has a great feel for what the student needs. Being such a wonderfully nice guy, I would recommend him to anyone of any age that wants to learn guitar.

  • 38 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
Verified review

So far, and I haven't started my first lesson yet, they are very easy to work with and very flexible with my schedule.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Well, first of all, I'm a serious guitar player. I know (most) of the tricks and definitely plenty to teach a novice guitar player. If you're looking to get better sounds/setup on your guitar, I also provide services for that. I specialize in acoustic guitar, but I have several electrics as well.

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I teach children about the wonderful language of music in a fun and engaging peer setting. We learn music theory, how to read music/songs, and play musical games together to ensure the kids always want to continue learning.

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I've been giving guitar lessons to just beginning guitar players and intermediate level players for two years now. I studied in a jazz guitar program at YSU in Ohio for a year. I would love to help you or your kids grow in their passion for guitar and music!

About

I'm a professional musician who teaches guitar and bass guitar. I am proficient in all styles, with experience teaching all ages, from beginner to advanced. I specialize in at-your-home teaching and offer flexibility to my customers. I also have a studio/home base. Lessons can be half-hourly or hourly. Specific, goal-oriented learning for adults is one of my special skills. Do you want to learn a certain song or style to impress that special someone or just to jam with your friends? I can help you with that.

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Need a Guitar Instructor

Austin, TX

  • Guitar type
    Electric, Classical
  • Level of experience
    Intermediate
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Details
    I am in a rut and have been self taught for the past 10 years. I would like to make the jump from intermediate to advanced with emphasis on lead. I have technique yet I don't have the map to get me where I want to be
  • $25
    Average price

Need Electric Guitar Lessons for Intermediate Level

San Antonio, TX

  • Guitar type
    Electric
  • Level of experience
    Intermediate
  • Frequency of lessons
    More than once a week
  • Details
    Wanting to learn how to play only metal music Metallica lamb of god as I lay dying music like that
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