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  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Madison, WI 53713


I'm Steve Anthes and I have taught hundreds of students in the Madison and surrounding area over the last 10 years. I take great pride in teaching guitar and would love to teach you. My main focus with beginners is to not only get you started off on the right foot, but to get you making music immediately, so you start to build confidence and believe you can play your instrument! If your an intermediate or advanced player we will sit and discuss where your at and what your trying to accomplish. I will then write up some short term goals along with understanding what are long term goals are. Through the years of my teaching, I have pinpointed a few crucial aspects to playing guitar that each beginner or even someone who has been playing for awhile needs to know about immediately. When the beginner has the realization of these aspects, he or she will have a much higher chance of success and the person who has been playing for awhile, but struggling will begin to see improvement in no time. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of what these crucial things are. You may be trying to teach yourself and actually be ingraining bad habits into your guitar playing. You may be struggling and not even understand why. Maybe you are not sure if guitar lessons are right for you. I can assure you if you want to start of on the right foot or are sick of struggling with your guitar playing then lessons are well worth the money! Contact me now to setup a free first lesson!

  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Madison, WI 53716


I've been taking guitar lessons from Travis on and off for the last 3 years. He has been teaching both my 14 year old son and myself together for about 6 months. His knowledge of and ability to explain music theory has helped us to achieve our mutual goal of creating our own songs. He also provides suggestions and feedback about techniques, that has enabled us to feel confident about the value of continuing with lessons. We have also learned ways to jam together, which makes practice more fun.

  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Madison, WI 53714


YOUR Music Lessons: - ALL levels/styles; Learn what YOU want to learn, at YOUR level - Record & Produce demos right to CD/mp3/YouTube - Families/Groups Welcome About me: - Sony Digital Pictures Recording Artist & Producer - Endorsed by Martin Guitars & many more companies - Extensive Touring/Performing/Recording Experience - 28+ Years Guitar teaching/coaching - 1,200+ students! - B.A. degree in Guitar - Teaching/Recording studio in Central Madison w/free parking! Thanks! Bradley Fish

  • 28 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Ashley B.

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Lyle did a great job playing acoustic guitar for our wedding ceremony. He was reasonably priced, punctual, and easy to contact throughout our planning process, and he really "got" the sound we wanted.

  • Madison, WI 53715


I have been taking alto saxophone lessons from Michael for more than a year. He is highly knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging. He employs learning theory to help students to improve their ability. He clearly understands the effort needed to play an instrument well, and takes the time needed for a student to reach that goal. Recognizing that students sometimes wish to rush ahead, he emphasizes the need to go slowly in mastering the techniques needed to play well.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Madison, WI 53719


My daughter took piano lessons for 2+ years, and takes guitar lessons now going on 8mos+. Excellent teachers, recitals to look forward to. Owners very good at communicating.

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Madison, WI 53711


Experience guitar lessons and performances with a musician with over 30 years experience. Mr. Guiscafre won an Emmy in 1988, has performed around the world, and has three recordings on iTunes. He has taught children from elementary schools to college level students at the University of Miami, UW- Oshkosh and Clarke College, IA. Students admire Mr. Guiscafre' personality and organic approach to teaching which includes periodic recitals. His concerts are original, dynamic and thoughtful.

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Madison, WI 53713


I am a private instructor on several instruments as well as a performing solo guitarist, singer songwriter who often performs in duos, trios and bands. TEACHING I specialize in acoustic guitar music, solo instrumental guitar and also teach beginning piano, electric bass, ukelele, and some electric guitar styles. I received my BFA - Guitar Performance from UW-Milwaukee and WI Conservatory of Music. Becoming a musician is a process that anyone can follow, it is not only available to a select few. Whether you want to better understand music in theory, learn a particular song or even just focus on a key phrase or lick, I can lead you through the steps to developing real musical skill and ability. I'll also make the process enjoyable and fun. I offer weekly and on-call lessons in my studio. I can also make arrangements to teach you in your home, within a ten-mile radius of HeadStock Music or on days that I'm performing in your area. Lessons are also available online through Skype. PERFORMANCE While at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music I specialized in American fingerstyle guitar. I play solo guitar pieces, commonly referred to as classical guitar, however I play on a steel string acoustic and the music is a mix of American music styles: folk, jazz, rock, blues and country. My strongest instrument has always been my voice and I initially studied guitar to be better accompany myself. I enjoy songs from blues, folk, rock, country and jazz styles. I am also a writer and enjoy singing my own songs in a concert/ house concert settings. In most background situations I favor familiar popular songs from multiple eras with a few originals thrown into the mix. Currently, I play in: a Madison rock band called the Fauxtons; a blues and folk trio with mandolin and harmonica players called the Mugs; in a folk harmony duo called the Sugar Daddies; as well a hundred plus solo guitar and song performances a year. I've also done some side projects in a Replacements cover band and an Eagles cover band. Visit my website to hear musical samples.

  • Madison, WI 53711


I offer professional bass lessons in private studio. Rob Junceau III Bachelors of Arts in Music and String Bass University of Wisconsin - White Water * 4, 5 and 6 string bass - fretted and fretless * Bowed bass * Upright bass * Music theory - reading, writing and understanding the language * Drills, scales, nodes and technique * Emphasis on ability and standards * Classical, rock, country, jazz and many styles you are interested in. * Performance techniques * Rhythm techniques My students have been accepted to Berklee, UCLA, The Manhattan Conservatory, DePaul, UW Madison, UNC - Wilmington, UNT. No matter what style you want to learn, what level player you are or what type of bass you want to play, you can expect only the best from me as your instructor. You will master the fundamentals of playing the bass, music theory and technique. I stress the ability to be able to not only read, but write your own music. You are my focus during the lesson, and my only goal is for you to discover your talents and aspirations as a musician. Coming soon will be a student area to assist you in your studies. As many of my other students, I hope that my instruction will lead you down the same path as many others. Over time, I have witnessed my students reveal their talents which has allowed them to evolve their spirit through music. Looking back, it is such an honor to see inspiration become reality when I see those I have instructed become great musicians, writers and/or performers. Some have even chosen to apply and be accepted to some of the most respected musical institutions in the nation. I am honored to be able to share my talent and knowledge, and I would love nothing more than to be able to explore your creative instincts waiting to be unleashed and discovered. What to expect: Dedication, hard work, study and practice. It's the only way you can truly bond with your instrument. If you choose to be instructed by me, you can expect a one-on-one educational approach, and I will challenge you at times. My goal is for you to discover your abilities, not to make do with what you think you are able to accomplish. You will also know you have a professional who has an education and understands theory and technique, which is fundamental in playing. I will strive to teach you in a form that you understand, so that you have the full experience and guidance you need. I will encourage you to be creative, mentor you in the direction you want to go to and provide influence in your lessons.


I am available to provide piano music for dinners, ceremonies, hotels, private parties, etc for a reasonable rate. Having played at many restaurants, I have the experience necessary to meet your music needs. I also give piano and guitar lessons.

  • 13 years in business
  • Madison, WI 53719


Brandy Held's Music Studio began in 2005 after realizing her passion for teaching. Over the past 9 years, her music studio has grown to over 40 students weekly. Brandy offers piano and guitar lessons for $25 a half hour and $45 an hour. She teaches beginning to advanced piano and guitar. Her students have a chance to learn a variety of musical styles and compose their own music as well. Because of Brandy's interest in live performance, songwriting, and recording, she is able bring it all together for students interested in more than just music lessons.

  • Madison, WI 53717


John Vitale specializes on the acoustic and electric guitar. John Vitale is a versatile guitarist/vocalist/band leader who began performing professionally in 1968. He is comfortable in many styles, including jazz, blues, Spanish classical guitar, rock and folk. After seeing Andres Segovia, he began his studies at the Jack Cecchini studio and has a performance degree from Roosevelt University under Pamela Kimmel. He also attended master classes with Oscar Ghiglia and Manuel Lopez-Ramos. For years, John was the musical director for Free Street Theater. He now performs regularly in Madison with Marilyn Fisher and still travels to Chicago regularly for gigs. You can see the duo every Tuesday night at Liliana's in Fitchburg and during the summer, they are skippeth performers at American Players Theater. John also studied with Joe Diorio at Guitar Institute in Los Angeles. He has performed across the US. He is now happy to call Madison his home. John loves to teach, and his focus for instruction is a mixture of fun and technique.


I have taught guitar, slide guitar and bass for over 30 years, and I am a professional gigging musician who had played with many Wisconsin musical luminaries such as Clyde Stubblefield, Butch Vig, Pat Mcdonald, and Ben Sidren. I specialize in teaching blues and jazz and improvisation but love most styles and am comfortable with acoustic or electric. I have a studio on Atwood Ave., on Madison's east side, and I am willing to come to your house for an increased fee. I teach beginners through advanced and love to makes lessons fun and enjoyable.

  • 3 years in business
  • Madison, WI 53714


I believe that when you love what you're doing, the motivation and skill will come easy. My goal is to inspire and help lead anyone to the completion of his/her musical goals. Only you can learn the guitar, and I only hope to offer the tools and inspiration to do so. My real-life personal experiences as a music theory teaching assistant and dedicated band member has taught me that I love to make music. I hope to share my love of making music with others and watch my students develop and strengthen their own love for music.

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