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  • 20 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

I first contacted Reed in hopes of finding a guitarist that might be interested in accompanying me while I sang. I’m an adult who was never exposed to vocal or instrumental lessons growing up. Needless-to-say I was beyond green. I was focusing on singing, and it never crossed my mind to even try guitar. Reed’s love of music is contagious though and with his encouragement, we started formal guitar lessons. I warned him I didn’t want to dive into theory, read music, etc. I just wanted to be able to play current songs I could sing to. He tailored his lessons to my goals, but over time I realized he was not only teaching me those songs, he was teaching me the foundation of guitar and building up a chord & (I hate to admit it)- theory- library honestly without me even noticing. He is able to simplify the complex world of music and make it fun. If you’ve seen him play, you know he is an extremely versed guitarist, and despite his elite skill set he was more than patient, understanding and encouraging for a beginner like me. I have also seen him work with advanced guitarist, and he is beyond able to vary the curriculum to suit their needs. I highly recommend taking lessons with Reed no matter what level you’re at. I would have never imagined in less than a year of doing so, I would be hosting my own YouTube channel and writing original music. I have Reed to thank for that. I unfortunately don’t live in the same state as Reed anymore, but I still continue to do skype lessons with him as I want to continue to grow and improve, and well, he's the best! -Jessica Marie

  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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My wife gave me a guitar lesson with Steve for Christmas and I started taking them in February. I'm a total music misfit - never played an instrument and I never paid attention to music theory. Steve is teaching me the basics of both. He is an impressive musician and is able to tailor is craft to help me start to learn the guitar. I'm in my 50s and he seems able to help people my age and older as well as the younger students. I could never be at the point I'm at without his help and I need an instructor like him to monitor and provide feedback for what I'm doing right and wrong and keep me moving forward. If you are thinking about learning an instrument I highly recommend Steve. I'm super glad I got that Christmas gift.

All Around Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Janet L.
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My 8 year old son and I have been taking piano lessons from Chris for the past 8 months. We are both seeing a great improvement in our playing! Chris has the ability to pinpoint just what needs to be worked on. He is very passionate about music and conveys that in his quiet but motivational demeanor. He also uses the technique of professionally recording pieces once they are mastered. Plus, he brings his guitar or violin to the lessons and plays duets with us. It makes me feel like a real musician. Without reservations, I can highly recommend Chris as a very patient and competent teacher.

Music Instructor
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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My son loves taking lessons from Lyle and Lyle is very easy to work with when it comes to scheduling lessons.

Bradley Fish Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dan J.
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Took a bunch of lessons w/Bradley in Madison years ago. Learned a ton, fast. It was fun too.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
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Patty and Jestin are very friendly and have opened their musical home to my 10 yr old daughter who is quite shy. She loves her weekly lessons and they are both extremely educated in music. They both play multiple instruments. She has learned a lot in the last 4 months plus. This couple, which I would highly recommend, are very hip and take onto kids as if they were their own. I love how they teach and how easily my child retains the information. They also are very easy going on missed lessons (sorry) and rescheduling! Thanks Patty & Jestin for spreading your musical talents!

Sound Mindset Guitar Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nan C.
Verified review

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.

Eric Ross
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jenna O.
Verified review

My son has been taking guitar lessons with Mr. Ross for two years. Not only has he enjoyed learning jazz and rock, but his playing has greatly improved. I would highly recommend him as a teacher.

U Discover U
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steve M.
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I can't speak highly enough about my experience with Dave as a guitar instructor. He offers such a range of flexibility to what I am wanting to learn, and in my desired genre, at a pace I am comfortable with. He works scheduled lessons within the hours I have available and offers his input on what to work on in between lessons to better my skills in areas that are more challenging. While listening to his own original songs I also found him to be the perfect fit for playing at our wedding reception. He offered to play specific requests but we felt completely comfortable leaving it up to him. He played beautifully and instinctively knew what suited the occasion. If anyone is looking for a great guitar instructor I highly suggest Dave!

MusicWorks - Madison
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shareen H.
Verified review

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.

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I give guitar and music lessons to beginner guitar students. I will teach guitar and music theory and provide an understanding of how music is constructed. I have experience in rock, blues, country, and folk.

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a nonprofit community school of the arts that has been serving the greater Dane County, WI area since 1999. We offer private music lessons and group classes for music, drama, and art. We are a school for all backgrounds and interests and have a committed and experienced faculty of instructors.

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I teach people how to live a happy life at 200% in the fields of acting, martial arts, yoga and ninjutsu.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach guitar, music performance and custom craftwork. I also do custom design and construction of adaptive equipment.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach guitar lessons. I love blues, rock, folk, some other interesting styles in the independent and "cult-following" genres. I am not as comfortable with jazz. I would do an even exchange if someone wanted to learn something from me I would take jazz lessons. I believe 45 minutes for a guitar lesson is perfectly reasonable, but if someone wanted to go longer or shorter we can get into contact and figure that out.

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I have been playing drums and percussion for 12 years now and am very experienced reading and improvising. I have also been playing guitar for over 15 years now, and I have given lessons in the past.

  • 36 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer piano lessons for all ages -- from 4 to 104. Bring music into your life by learning to play the piano. Classical and popular music awaits you. Have fun learning to play duets and solo pieces. Learn music theory along with your piano study. When you are ready, you can enter music festivals, recitals, and competitions. Being able to play the piano can give you great enjoyment for your entire life.

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I've been playing the guitar for over 20 years. Let me teach you the basics on becoming a great guitarist.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am an experienced piano teacher and performer. References are available on request. I teach from beginners to advanced, all ages and all styles. I do music theory and improvisation and give recital opportunities.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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Tailor instruction to the abilities of each student

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I teach guitar. I've been playing guitar for 20 years. I'm 33 years old and have taught guitar to friends and family in the past. Then someone in the songwriters' group I lead, here in Beaver Dam, asked if I would teach her daughter, and I did. So now I'm expanding.

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Need a Guitar Teacher for a Beginner

Sun Prairie, WI

  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Guitar type
    Not sure
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Details
    15 year old boy wants to learn how to play
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