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DC Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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I’ve been taking guitar lessons from Gregg every other week for the last 6 months. The main reason I decided to seek out private guitar lessons from an instructor, was because I couldn’t get into online or DVD guitar lessons which I attempted for several months. Moreover, I’m old school when it comes down to music lessons, due to learning the cello through classroom instructor- based lessons from elementary to High School, along with private lessons thereafter. With that being said I can say I’ve made one of the best decisions towards enhancing my playing on the guitar by taking lessons with Gregg. When I first started taking lessons from Gregg, he provided an individual plan for me to help with learning scales, technique exercises, licks, and improvisation. He showed me how to make my own melodies on the guitar by using scale/chord relations. He provided the theory behind using various chords with scales which I did not gain from DVD or online guitar learning. He also broke down how much time I should spend on practicing the guitar to get where I want to be. He is very encouraging and will provide feedback to you which will enable you to improve in certain areas. I would like to recommend Gregg for beginner to intermediate players, as well as advanced players who are preparing for gigs. In addition, Gregg cannot practice for you, he can only provide lessons. I try to practice from 30 minutes to 2 hours a day depending on my daily schedule. Gregg is a great teacher, I am already playing with others (bassist and drummer) and using the skills he taught me to improvise my playing.

Morgan Henry
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew H.
Verified review

Thoughtful considerate and at your pace lessons -the instrument, the music, the theory - a full packge and hell just what you need to play what you wnat to play -- Morgan's great. He changed my playing and I should go back for more.

Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Drum and guitar lessons--prompt, patient, and gave great exercises to use for practice.

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennefer H.
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I hired Bill for electric guitar lessons. I actually shopped for an instructor who would fit my learning style best. I learn by doing things hands-on, not so much auditory learning. After trying 4 different instructors, I decided Bill was the best fit for me. Other instructors were good but did not have what I was looking for such as: not teaching according to my learning style, not understanding my goals, or making me feel like I learned nothing after the first lesson. I felt none of these will Bill. After my first lesson with him, I knew he would be a great fit for me. You can just tell he has experience by interacting with him. I left the lesson feeling satisfied with the information I learned and that I am capable of reaching my goals. He takes his time with each lesson, does not rush, and welcomes all questions. He is patient with newbies like me and adept at explaining things in a manner that I will understand. I never feel overwhelmed with the information he gives. I like that he gives positive encouragement when you do something correctly. He will also help you correct you if you have bad form/technique. Bill is very professional, he responds to inquiries quickly. He has the knowledge, experience, and background to help you reach your goals. He has a great personality and is willing to work with your schedule. I highly recommend Bill as an instructor!

Music Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ann K.
Verified review

Mr. Walls is an enthusiastic and patient teacher. As a choir member at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton for the past fifteen years, I have been able to sing liturgical music, and participate with other choirs in singing more complex pieces of music, such as requiems and compositions for rites of the church and special occasions. Our choir has sung in various languages, and joined other choirs in ecumenical choir fests. Mr. Walls has studied music composition, conducting, and history, and is an accomplished musician on several instruments, including the piano, organ, and guitar. He has several years teaching experience in the U.S. and abroad. I would say Mr. Walls' expertise and talent are second to none.

Peter.Fields.Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Janine G.
Verified review

My son has been taking guitar lessons for several years from various teachers but it wasn't until he started with Peter that his guitar playing technique really took off. Peter is an outstanding guitar player and teacher. He and my son have a great rapport and my son leaves every lesson telling me how much he's learned and it motivates him to practice even more. I highly recommend Peter as a teacher to guitar students of any age.

Blue Raccoon Tunes
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sam H.
Verified review

Carey’s talent as a teacher does wonders for bridging the gap between music theory and music performance. I went into lessons with only a very basic knowledge of music theory that I hardly was able to apply to guitar, but his lessons taught me how to play in a way where I can either explore the musical depth of the tune or simply jam, comfortable that what I’m playing will always sound good. It’s broadened my abilities as a musician without taking away the simple fun of playing guitar, something that is invaluable in any teacher.

Diego Retana
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alida W.
Verified review

Diego is a natural teacher with a God-given talent. My daughter has only been taking guitar lessons for 4 1/2 months, but I am amazed by her progress and accomplishments. She learns something new each week and walks out of each lesson with a big smile on her face. He is very kind, encouraging and knowledgeable with a fun and diverse repertoire. I highly recommend Diego.

Deffenbaugh House Of Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
Verified review

I have been taking piano lessons from Mark for the last 6 months and it has been a fantastic experience! He is very friendly and patient and he absolutely knows what he is doing. He has a love and passion for music which he will share with you as you grow as a musician. He is very flexible and accommodating when it comes to scheduling or rescheduling your lessons. I would highly recommend Mark Deffenbaugh for any music lessons you need.

Joanna Edwards Music Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bill E.
Verified review

I have known Joanna for over 30 years now, and know that even back then she had a sheer musicality both at guitar and keyboards. Her handling of elementary school students of any grade when teaching, then middle school and older, was always carefully measured, often catering to individual needs in order to bring out or focus musical gifts, or simply to raise the level of a student's appreciation for art. She has kept that measure of regard for students of all ages since she went into non-school teaching. I also would assure anybody who wants to send a younger student to her that if after an appropriate period of time she felt they were not progressing or that music was perhaps not a good fit for them that she would be honest about that to the parents rather than have anybody waste time and resources trying to engage a child with other interests. But her goal has always been, as I have observed, to find a way to engage them in the first place. Results and honesty, as well as musical passion. What more need be said. (Please know that as a professional musician myself that this is as unbiased an opinion as I can possibly render.)

Mike's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elsy C.
Verified review

Mike has taught my son for almost two years, he is Passionate about teaching , never rushes him, and routinely goes past the 30 minutes booked so he can teach one more thing! Mike will continue to teach guitar lessons to my son until he goes away to college, we could not have found a better instructor.

K-P Music Studios
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Emily O.
Verified review

I love my ukulele lessons with Alicia! She is an inspiring and kind teacher who has made me not only a better and more confident musician but a better and happier person as well! I highly recommend her and after weekly lessons for three years, I keep coming back for more, simply because she is a wonderful and lovely person.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

I am a university-trained guitarist specializing in classical and acoustic guitar for beginners to advanced players, including audition preparation for conservatories, colleges and schools of music

HGI Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Talisha T.
Verified review

Jeff was very professional and great instructor to work with. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for an guitar teacher who is great teaching kids.

Contemporary Music Center
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Maddi K.
Verified review

Josh is awesome! I learned how to play ode to joy my first lesson with him. He's fun and can teach you awesome penatonic scales. He makes playing guitar worth the calluses.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer beginner guitar lessons. I don't charge much because I don't have a degree; I'm just really into music. I can teach chords, scales, rips and tricks.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a guitar and bass teacher looking for students close to me. I can teach you to play songs and how to improvise, so that you can jam with a group anytime you want!

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I am self taught so I'll teach you what you need to progress from chords to arpeggios to modes. Ear training and improv will also be provided.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide an accelerated method to learn to play classic guitar by ear. You have to learn the basics and build a foundation for the rest of your life. We will do theory and practice in the same lessons. You will learn the form of the seven notes and start making music from the first lessons.

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If you’re already good, but want to go to the next level, or if you’re just starting out and want to get the basics under your fingers, get guitar lessons with a Berklee graduate. Credentials: - 26 years of playing and teaching experience - Bachelor of Music, Berklee College of Music I teach all styles, ages and skill levels. Expand your musical vocabulary, theory, and ear training, and learn songs.

  • 31 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach the guitar to all ages. Learn how to play fast. Learn piano and voice today. If you want to learn major scales, mode scales, blues scales and more, contact me.

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