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Mercer Island Guitar Lessons Instructors

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Scott Paul Johnson
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt M.
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Scott is a very informed, experienced, and personable guitar instructor. He has a great ear, and and even better ability to pick out your weaknesses and turn them into strengths. I went into my lessons with Scott with a few years of guitar playing experience, but not much knowledge of music theory or even knowing scales. He did a great job of creating lessons and catering to what I wanted to learn. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn more about guitar, from beginners to advanced! Thanks Scott!

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Mary Lord
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Reginald P.
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I've had about 6 lessons with Mary on guitar and have thoroughly enjoyed them. She has a great eye for details in technique thats very important in a guitar teacher to keep you on track. I also like the way she builds the skills on top of each other while not trying to do this be repeating the same song until perfect. This is an excellent way to keep the student engaged while building the technique that will be needed. I also like that she is not locked in to a particular dogma. For example, I'm a pretty large person and we needed to adjust my posture from the standard classical guitar posture. She was able to articulate the general principles that one wants to achieve in their posture and use those principles to help me find a posture that works for my body type. In summary. I would gladly recommend Mary to friends wanting to learn classical guitar.

Eastside Guitar
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Abid Z.
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Ed is talent and wonderful instructor. My son enjoys and looks forward to his guitar lessons with Ed. It's been easy to schedule lessons and Ed's responsiveness to all emails is quick and commendable.

Lessons In Your Home
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Jason W.
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Started guitar lessons a couple of months ago and couldn't be happier. I was self taught and played by ear. Didn't feel I had time for lessons. But, I was missing a lot of the fundamentals. The lessons have started to fill in the gaps and I'm learning a lot faster than before. I wish I started these lessons a couple of years ago. And way too easy taking these lessons at my place. Highly recommended!

Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Ofelia S.
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Ken is nice and responded very fast to my questions, I purchased guitar lessons for my son birthday, and he was very professional about it.

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Jacob Hessburg
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Seth L.
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Jacob is fantastic with beginners, especially kids. Instead of focusing on scales and theory, he starts them out playing actual songs they want to play, and builds lessons from there. Hes very chill and encouraging and makes the lessons and practice fun and engaging. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking at lessons for their kids or themselves! Hes a fantastic teacher!

  • 39 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle D.
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I am an adult, professional, working full time and raising two teenagers. I have been taking acoustic guitar lessons from David O'Suna for the last year. I have progressed from beginner, with some prior musical experience, to being able to play hundreds of songs. David has been low-key, encouraging and able to challenge me to build on my skills every week. His teaching style is very adaptable and his knowledge and interests are wide ranging. He has been an excellent resource.

bluehelixmusic LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark K.
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Sami is a wonderful guitar player and teach, as well as songwriter and vocalist. He takes a great interest in his students and helps to motivate them to their full potential. He's a fantastic musician and performer and can bring that experience to his students to help them grow in their performance abilities. He's a teacher who can work with beginners to get them up and playing songs they enjoy quickly, or work with accomplished players to improve their skills. A very caring teacher / mentor for his students.

Benjamin Simonson
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Darcy M.
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Ben's been great at getting me over my trepidation with learning guitar. After my fourth lesson I've been able to pick up the basics. He's patient, helpful, good humored, and inspires me to keep going. Thanks, Ben.

  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nolan P.
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CW is a great guitar instructor.....very patient, understanding and supportive. I highly recommend him!

Music Lessons with Mikaela
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Justine C.
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I went to Makala for a beginners voice lesson to prepare for singing at my friend's wedding next month. I was very impressed with her skill level and teaching ability. She was personal, yet professional, and I really learned a lot in an hour. I would highly recommend Makala!!

RL's Music School
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meran H.
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I've been visiting RL's studio for the past several months. The guy really knows his stuff: theory, strengthening exercises, guitar styles, you name it. I appreciate his encouragement and laid-back approach. My confidence and technique has improved tremendously under his tutelage.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lee W.
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I came to Nathaniel mid-summer 2013 to begin beginner lessons after careful consideration of his skills. He is so accomplished! After adjustments to find the correct guitar (left handed) we finally got down to brass tacks and I have improved so much under his direction. Nathaniel is so patient and always has the right answer when a question is asked. Nathaniel likes putting some humor in with his instruction technique which helps to relax and enjoy the session. Anyone who is looking for a spectacular instructor, Nathaniel is your choice.

Abe Landa
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tara C.
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Abe is knowledgeable, patient, professional but most importantly, he is passionate about teaching music. I’ve had guitar teachers in the past and I could honestly say Abe is the best. He makes everything so clear and challenges me each week so I’m not bored. He’s professional but he also makes lessons fun! I would highly recommend him as an instructor ;-)

Charlie F.
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Matt really knows his stuff! He made learning guitar easy and fun. And it was a lot easier that I thought it was going to be! Thx!

Eric Leberg
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Robert L.
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I've had the distinct pleasure of both, playing music with and learning from Eric. Eric's kind, patient, and flexible manner make him a wonderful teacher, as well as, an asset as a bandmate. One of his many great talents is that he can take his knowledge of the fundamentals of learning music, and make the experience fun and motivating. He performs regularly around the greater Puget Sound area, check him out!

Cole H.
Verified review

I hired David to help me learn guitar. I've had others try to help me, but music never really "clicked" for me. He was very patient with me and helped me learn the fundamentals. For the first time I no longer feel lost and it's all thanks to David!

  • 10 years in business
About

I aim to teach students how to be a relevant musician. My lessons are focused on the progress of music itself.

About

I teach how to shred on guitar and classic music. I've been playing the guitar for about nine years, and I became a master. I know how to play metal, and I also know classical music.

About

I offer private guitar lessons for all ages. Beginners can get started with a solid foundation while playing what they like. This is great for the required motivation. Do you find yourself in a rut? I can definitely help with that and learn to break through that barrier that is holding you back. I have over 20 years of experience with the skills that are necessary to tailor the lessons that will get you where you want in a fun and efficient manner.

About

I teach acoustic and electric guitar from beginner to advanced levels to players of a variety of styles. I specialize in blues, rock, and metal but am well versed in other genres and styles. I like to incorporate music theory in my lessons and am willing to go at your pace. Music is a fun and enriching hobby, and I do my best to ensure that my students feel comfortable and have fun during their lessons!

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Need Guitar Teacher

Seattle, WA

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Guitar type
    Acoustic
  • Years of experience
    No formal training, some self-taught experience
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read guitar tabs
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Classical, Rock, Folk
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Short term goals
    learn to read music and get up to an intermediate level of playing
  • Long term goals
    play well enough to join a group (for fun)
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    As recommended by teacher
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Played Viola for 7 years. Play (bluegrass style) banjo at a beginner level
  • $36.5
    Average price
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