Review: Takelessons Music Lessons

Review: Takelessons Music Lessons

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Adam Michaelson

San Marcos, CA

#1 Dec 24, 2009
My son has been learning guitar from for over a year. We saw them on NBC. He loves it and the people at TakeLessons are friendly and knowledgeable.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Sep 8, 2011 is a bait-and-switch scam where you respond to bios and pics of INSTRUCTORS THAT THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE byt calling their 877 number in San Diego but thinking that you are calling the teacher in the ad.

The telemarketer who answers will lie through his or her teeth to get you to make the biggest mistake people make that often leads expensive instruments collecting dust in a close: they make you pay in advance without letting talk directly to YOUR teacher.

If the boy or girl in the pic and bio doesn't work at Best Buy, than the salesman will tell you, "Oh I know (insert name) very well and they are great but they are just now filled up. you are too late but I have someone who is "certified" to be just as good or better at a Best Buy near you.

Their "guarantee" only benefits them. If you don't like the instructor (you won't) you will now be obligated to go to all of their other instructors before you can ask for your money back

The "certification" is a pure fraud, no better than those diplomas they put in the back of an outdated method book. If you are willing to be paid only 1/3 of what the customer pays than "congratulations you are now "certified" as long as you start being honest with customers about what really goes on at TL.

They hype "safety" as if there has ever been a time when students come home surrounded by family and friends crying "OMG you survived! How did you do it?" Music teachers selling safety is like a personal trainer selling you "fat free water" from the tap and charging you more than bottled water.

Professional teachers would never work for the low pay that TL offers and truthfully, TL does not meet our standards for quality.

Part of the TL scam is to price in each county a little higher than what that professional charge so that the customer would assume that the professionals work for TL and the TL just takes a little off the top. The REALITY is that they get nothing but inexperienced kids so that they can use misleading "salesmanship" to pass them off as pros so that TL can take 2/3 of ALL that YOU pay.

Any time you read ANYTHING positive about them, you will find that it's just written by TL salesmen.

If they had ANYTHING like the numbers of students and teachers that they have, you would be seeing THOUSANDS of positive reviews instead of NONE.

Chelmsford, MA

#3 Jun 3, 2013
one of 2 things is happening with're either a bitter music store owner who's been beaten down by the economy or you're some sort of weird troll who gets off on writing viscous diatribes...either way...good luck with sure you're a happy person

Norristown, PA

#4 Jun 9, 2013
hahahahaha wrote:
one of 2 things is happening with're either a bitter music store owner who's been beaten down by the economy or you're some sort of weird troll who gets off on writing viscous diatribes...either way...good luck with sure you're a happy person
Take Lessons is a SCAM!!

Norristown, PA

#5 Jun 9, 2013
Take Lessons is a SCAM!!!!! They only exist in San Diego and pose as a local service in almost every city. Warning!

Norristown, PA

#6 Jun 9, 2013
Scam! Negative rating in the BBB.

Atlanta, GA

#7 Feb 20, 2014
i am no sure about this company. But I would try http://www,

United States

#8 May 21, 2014
I had a really bad first and last experience with them. I hired a tutor and he never showed up for the lesson. Turns out that he couldn't take on any new clients and nobody told me until I called. Why didn't they know this before I paid for the lessons? My only option was online tutoring which isn't an option.
When I called for support I was put on hold for 15 minutes then it pushed me to voice mail. Made me even more angry.

It was just a bad experience overall. Very disappointing.
Pat Mauer

Pasadena, CA

#9 May 22, 2016
My wife gave me a 4 lesson package when I retired about 1 1/2 years ago for guitar lessons. I connected on the first call with Jeff Stetson in Pasadena CA - he has been a guitarist with a number of bands and has taught at several music stores and at home for over 30 years. The following Monday we met at his home and started right in with what I already knew, and it has been going on ever since. I have learned a lot, always have a good time at the lessons, and find that it has been a very positive experience. I don't know where the negative raps are coming from, I have had none of the problems 'scam detector' is talking about. When I have had to change lesson days or times, I have had no trouble contacting them, and overall have had a positive experience.

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