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  • 38 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Omar R.

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If you are looking for an excellent guitar instructor for an affordable price in the greater Orlando area look no further! Ben's passion for music is only excelled by his ability to encourage and teach his students. In addition, he is a very patient instructor who works with your pace but is never shy to push you when needed. I've signed up for his beginners course and haven't looked back since! Amazing instructor and friend!

Holly C.

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Ben has a great system for teaching beginners guitar! Each lesson builds on the previous, and the goals are very clear. I have learned so much more taking lessons with Ben, than I did taking online skype lessons with a different teacher. The exercises and songs he gives me, keep me motivated to practice and I've noticed that I've improved a lot!

Jackie M.

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Ben is a very good teacher. He gets his enjoyment from his students success and their enjoyment of learning guitar. I highly recommend him.

  • 40 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Adam Z.

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I am a functionally professional musician as of the last 20+ years, thanks to the outstanding tutelage of Ken Fought. His personally streamlined approach to each individual student sets the standard for hand-over-hand guitar instruction. Compared to any academic teacher, and most guitar teachers, he was the only one who got through to me on a personally inspiring level, and gave me the drive I needed towards something(anything) in life. Ken instills the confidence in the kids like me that had no outlet:sports, academics, etc., that need it most. Thanks to Ken, I went from playing confidently as a teen, to playing professionally as a young(and now old) adult. Get this guy to teach/inspire your kids/adults like he inspired me, and you can't go wrong! -Adam Zierten: singer-songwriter/guitarist/harmonica-Mojo Radio

Johnny O.

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Whether you want to learn how to strum a few chords or have aspirations to be a professional musician, Ken is your guy! Ken will teach any and all aspects of the craft including things you may not even think of. Instrument care, set-up, tuning and helping to make sure an instrument is a good fit for the student. He sincerely is interested in his student's success. I took guitar lessons from Ken for a couple of years. Not only was my goal to learn how to play, I wanted to learn the art of writing and recording my own songs. Ken got me to that level and beyond. Learning guitar has changed my life in a positive way. I highly recommend Ken as your teacher and start down your path of learning how to play which ever instrument you are interested in. It is something that never leaves you Johnny

Mike K.

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I've been taking guitar lessons from Ken for 3 weeks now. I had tried to learn on my own for several years and never got anywhere. This is why I decided to find an instructor using this service. Before I even met Ken he tought me some things I wasn't aware of - not finding it in any videos or written materials online. I think a lot of people that play instruments forget what it is to learn it. Ken has helped with this, I was pressing on the strings too hard and in the wrong areas. He helped with holding the guitar correctly, tuning it, and more. In three weeks I can play 6 chords already, and made more progress than what I did on my own over 3 years. So far, so good!

  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Daniel F.

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Mike took me under his wing when I didn't know anything about guitar. Besides him being one of the most personable and easiest people to work with, his knowledge base, skill sets and harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities are astounding! I'd highly recommend studying with Mike Standal. He's a master chef of guitar. While getting to know Mike, learning from him, It's made me re-approach my process of playing guitar. For example, filing your nails in such a way to help achieve a particular tone or simple modifications to your guitar that'll improve your intonation and efficiency around the guitar. Besides the sweeteners mentioned, when it comes down to performance techniques and styles of music, Mike will always get you in the ballpark and position you to hit that home run.

Tim F.

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Mike is very knowledgeable and great at putting the information into a context that you can understand. He clearly has a knack for teaching guitar. I'm taking advanced lessons and feel like I already learned a lot just in our 1hr consultation. I'm looking forward to continue working with him and definitely suggest him to anyone looking to learn guitar. Having lessons in a studio is also a big bonus!

Jeff K.

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I’ve been taking lessons from Mike for a month now. He really takes his time to ensure proper technique and doesn’t rush. I knew nothing about playing guitar and was a little apprehensive to even take lessons, but I’m glad I did. Mike is very patient with me and finds the positive when I’m feeling discouraged. I would highly recommend Midwest Guitar Institute to anyone interested in learning guitar.

  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min

Vincent B.

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The service is beginner Guitar. Guy has a great personality for making his students feel comfortable. His greatest attribute is his patience and relaxed method of teaching. He takes the time to repeat and slow it down until the student gets it, including demonstrating on his guitar. He also demonstrates how common chord progressions are used in popular music. His down fall (or maybe mine) is the information comes fast with only a week to practice, I some times feel I am not progressing at the rate I should be. But his assurance and confidence in me keeps me practicing hard. I would recommend him to anyone interested in learning how to play the guitar.

Bonnie J.

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Guy Fiorentini has been my guitar teacher for several years... When I started, i knew nothing about guitar except I liked it. I have learned about music technically, and aesthetically and how to make music ... on the guitar! He has introduced me to many talented musicians as well as his own Milwaukee Hot Club... (awesome). There was/ is so much more to learn; rhythm, chords, ear training... especially ear training.. He challenges me at each lesson and the motivation is there all the time. I want to succeed and he motivates me to no end... A great teacher! A great person as well!!!

Payton G.

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Guy is clearly committed to guiding your growth as a guitar student in a professional and goal oriented way.

  • 28 years in business
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Milwaukee, WI

Jennifer M.

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My daughter has been playing guitar with Lena for 4 years. She started when she was 8 years old. The improvement is unbelievable! Guitar has been wonderful for so many things. It has built confidence, increased her memory skills and it has given her a sense of achievement. In addition, it has helped develop discipline, and best of all, it's fun!

Beth F.

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Lena is the BEST! She has been working with both of our sons for at least 7 years. She has taught them so much and has really helped them to love playing guitar. Lena is passionate about her work and genuinely wants the kids to do well. We are so fortunate we found Lena. We HIGHLY recommend her!

Randy S.

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Lena taught my daughter guitar lessons for a little over years. She was great! Very patient and excellent teacher. She always made the lessons enjoyable. Would highly recommend Lena to anyone looking to learn or further their guitar skills.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Victoria K.

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Joey, the owner is very professional and arranged for a teacher coming to our home once a week to teach guitar to my 8 yr old son. The teacher is patient and entertaining.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours
  • Racine, WI

Cory M.

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Jim is a fantastic teacher. He knows how to provide training that is fun and challenging at the same time. I would highly recommend Jim for musicians of all experience levels.

Scott S.

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Exceeded my expectations. Excited about learning.

  • 10 years in business
  • Lake Villa, IL

Gina S.

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Patty is a great guitar instructor. Our son has taken lessons from her for 5 years, starting at 5 years old. Patty has proven to be a wonderful teacher for all ages. I highly recommend her.

Debbie S.

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Party is a great person and super talented. I highly recommend her!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Brittany Z.

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I am 3 lessons in and it has been going great! Aaron made it a point to find out what my interests were so he could taylor the lessons to my preferences. Great experience so far!

Caryssa C.

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Great instructor! Very knowledgeable!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Grayslake, IL

Scott P.

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When I start playing like Jimmy Hendrix I'll elaborate more!!! Stay tuned🎸🎸🎸

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Kenosha, WI

Susan T.

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Have had one lesson so far and really like Larry

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Greendale, WI

Nicole S.

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Pete is great with my 5 year old. He's patient and makes learning fun!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sheboygan, WI


I offer beginner and intermediate lessons on acoustic, electric and bass guitar. What will you learn in my guitar course? *How to read standard notation and tabs *All the notes on the entire fret board *Playing by ear *Key and time signatures *Jamming and improvisation I don't teach any specific style or genre of music. I teach you how to play the guitar and let you decide what kind of playing you want to do. "I'm willing to teach when you are ready to learn guitar, and not just songs." My rate is $12 for a half an hour lesson.


I teach individual guitar lessons that focus on the needs of each student. I will travel to your home, or I may have clients at my apartment. No experience is necessary by the student. This will be catered to your taste!


Throughout the decade I've played guitar, I've learned that one of my passions is teaching others to play as well. I'd love to meet you and to get you started on your way toward guitar proficiency!


Have you ever tried guitar lessons and wondered why it was so difficult to learn? Ninety-nine percent of all guitar teachers start with standard EADGBE tuning. My method makes it much easier to play instantly using DADGAD tuning. This tuning is easier because it uses two finders instead of three and four for most chords. Plus, it sounds better. I don't show how to learn cover songs. Anyone can get tab on the Internet. What I teach is a way to write and sing songs. I offer easy-way lessons at $10.00 per hour.


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.


With over 20 years of experience teaching individuals and groups from age six and older, I am thrilled to offer voice and piano lessons with an emphasis on equipping students to be the well-rounded musician. Whether you're just beginning or have experience but need some fine-tuning, lessons with me will be beneficial. Material includes theory and ear training and each lesson is specifically designed for each student to maximize the time in sessions. Even if you play another instrument and would like to get a feel of a duo setting, give me a call. My background includes blues, gospel, RnB, funk, pop and alternative.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Brookfield, WI


I have an unending passion for music, and work as hard as I can at it. I try to put my values into my music as well.

  • 10 years in business
  • Milwaukee, WI


I have been teaching bass guitar lessons for several years going over the following: *music theory *music reading *compositions *jazz *blues *funk *fusion and much more All these to keep my students fascinated in their growth in becoming a musician.

  • Burlington, WI


I have been teaching guitar for nearly a decade. I am proficient in music theory, music history, music recording, teaching and the performance of a dozen different instruments.

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“Need Guitar Teaching for Intermediate”

Hilbert, WI

Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Guitar type
Acoustic, Electric
I have a special interest in the blues--learning how to play lead. I have played guitar off and on (mostly off) for many years but I haven't move forward in my playing for decades!
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