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University Place Advanced Guitar Instructors

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Guitar for Adults
from 43 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vincent V.
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I've just started taking my first guitar lessons ever, about 3 months now, with Scott, I really like his way of teaching, he is very professional and knowledgeable, I would definitely recommend him to anybody that is either a beginner or advanced guitar player, looking forward to be able to play the blues and I'm pretty sure that with his help I'll be rocking the house soon. Play on!!

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Mary Lord
from 26 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 37 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.

Lessons In Your Home
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 96 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!

Match Anderson Guitars
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Tessa B.
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Taking guitar lessons with Matt was a great experience. He had extraordinary patience with me as I slowly learned, and had great advice to encourage me through the process. Matt recognized when I wasn’t grasping a concept, and used creative strategies to help me along. He is a very talented guitar player, and just as great of a teacher. I would highly recommend him.

Guitar Lessons
from 17 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 41 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.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Erika J.
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Started taking singing lessons with Maddy as a complete beginner. She's been so kind, patient, and supportive and is wonderful about explaining how the voice works. I highly recommend her!!

Curt Golden
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jason A.
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I had one 1-hour guitar lesson with Curt and it was a good experience. He clearly knows his stuff. He listened well and took the time to get a sense of where I'm at. After playing some he gave me some exercises that I think will be very helpful. I will be going back for more lessons.

Jacob Hessburg
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tony T.
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Jake is a very knowledgeable guitar instructor and is awesome to work with. I very much look forward to working with him in the future and would absolutely reccomend him to anyone looking to learn how to better their guitar playing!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Reni R.
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David teaches me classical guitar. He is kind, encouraging, and patient. He gently instructs me on the importance of finger positioning and rhythm. David is well-grounded in musical theory and can discuss the history of musicology. Each lesson has been a positive and enlightening experience. Thanks to my teacher, I have rediscovered my love of classical guitar!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sara S.
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Liam Leo guitar on a regular basis for nearly two years and we couldn’t have been happier with his work. His skill as a musician was clear from the start. But equally impressive were his intangible skills. He was a great communicator with our son— a teacher who took learning seriously but also made learning fun. Leo always looked forward to his lessons, which to us was as good an indication as any of the quality of Liam’s work. But beyond that, Leo really professed as a musician under Liam’s guidance, learning elements of theory and fundamentals of technique but also learning to play a lot of really cool songs. Leo found Liam inspiring , so much so that Leo wound applying to the same arts school that Liam attended. He’s a sixth grader there now, happily building on the musical foundation that Liam helped lay for him.

Tony's Guitar Lessons
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Megan W.
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My son, Reece, has been taking guitar lessons from Tony for over a year and a half. Reece thinks that Tony is kind and encouraging. He introduces my son to many different types of music. Tony shows him a variety of styles of playing guitar. He stretches my son and expects great things out of him. He is a versatile teacher, he has worked with my son on electric, acoustic, and classical guitar. As a parent I appreciate that Tony is a great communicator. If my son is sick or if we have to be out of town, he's quick to respond and schedule make up lessons. Reece said, "Tony is very knowledgable and is able to answer any questions that I might have. If he doesn't know the answer, which rarely happens, he comes back the next week having full knowledge of anything regarding that topic." Overall our experience with Tony has been fantastic. I highly recommend him as a music teacher.

Benjamin Simonson
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 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.

Live Music Academy
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Amy K.
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Love this school! It's been great experience for both of my kids. We've been taking piano and guitar lessons for last 4 years

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
The Tuned In A.
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Thomas is a great guy. For me, the number one quality I look for in a colleague or partner is that they are someone that I would want to be my friend. Call me crazy, but I prefer to work with friends even though many might choose otherwise. To me this means working with people I trust, people I enjoy spending time with, and people that I know will work hard. All of these things are true of Thomas. Thomas is also of course a skilled musician that isn’t just a good guitar player and a teacher, but he loves music and he loves people, two essential components for being a great music teacher and a faculty member at TIA. Call us and book your lessons or classes with Thomas! Start having fun and making music.

Andrew Baron Guitar Lessons
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
Verified review

Andrew is excellent. Very skilled musician and makes my daughter feel very comfortable while playing her guitar. She's learned so much just in two lessons! Has so much more confidence playing. We very much recommend him.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lee W.
Verified review

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
Cole H.
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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!


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!

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

Our lesson plans allow the student to easily grasp techniques and concepts that are necessary for playing guitar in a fun and encouraging evironment.

  • New on Thumbtack

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.


I teach beginning to intermediate guitar lessons in the comfort of your home. It can be for 30 min., 45 min. or a full 60 min for afternoons and weekends only. Bring your own guitar or use the house guitar.

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Need Guitar Teacher

Tacoma, WA

  • Student age
  • Guitar type
    Electric, Classical
  • Years of experience
    Other (No formal training. Been playing 10+ years)
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Can read the following musical notation:
    Yes, I can read guitar tabs, Other (I know how to read music, but not well.)
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Classical, Jazz, Rock, Other (Metal)
  • Has instrument
    Yes, I have my own instrument
  • Short term goals
    Learn to read music, scales,
  • Long term goals
    Increased speed, better technique, music theory, want to be more than just an average guitar player
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    As recommended by teacher
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I would consider myself slightly above average, maybe a little sloppy. Just want a reason to practice more and someone wise to guide me.
  • $30
    Average price
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