I have to echo the previous reviewers claims as dead on the money. San Diego telemarketer, TakelessonsDOTcon's involvement is a clear indication of Best Buy's immaturity and gullibility when they decided to expand from home entertainment to include buying their way into musical instruments.
Best Buy is only making more bad decisions to fix previous bad decisions and it's obvious they think they can buy their way out of embarrassingly low credibility in the musical instrument market.
Their instructors are just inexperienced kids who are only doing what the company demands of them but I would NEVER recommend an instructor who has allowed themselves to be a part of this scam for anything more than a couple of months for a legitimate school, clinic, workshop etc.
Experienced, professional instructors know not to have anything to do with scams like TakelessonsDOTcon so you are not going to find a quality instructor who is nearly the quality that the telemarketer salesmen in San Diego claim.
I have spoken directly to Dru who heads the Best Buy staffing and it was shameful how far he was willing to lie because he didn't realize how much I know about teaching privately. I have actually been teaching privately myself for 7 times as long as Takelessons has been in business but I only admitted to being a father of 4 daughters to see what he would claim.
He clearly knew NOTHING about what it takes to provide QUALITY private training. He was basically a used car salesman who will just say anything that he thinks you want to hear to get you to sign up as fast as possible before you find out what a fraud the whole thing is,
It is very clear that the one word that sums up Best Buy and Takelessons is 'Brazen."" Their policy of ""no such thing as a lie that is too big or too small or too many or too few"" is very obvious to anyone who knows anything about music and training but that isn't who they are targeting.
I know from an insider in San Diego that their composite of the ideal customer (or victim) is what the call the ""sucker mom"" who just wants to drop off their kids at Best Buy child care while they leave to get their nails done. That's one of the reasons they keep hyping the unnecessary ""safety"" issues to attract mothers who are that lazy.
It is also a way to cover their butts because they only hire people in the high risk age of late teens to mid twenties.
Takelessons also tries to sell you on letting them send you one of their instructors to your house which is the most unsafe thing you can do as a customer; allow a kid who could have an extensive criminal record as a Juvenal completely absent from a background check and allow them into YOUR home where they now know where you live and what you posses.
South Florida is really lacking quality overall when if comes to finding instructors in a facility and Best Buy is among the worst right down there with ASM, SoFlo, Parkland Music Academy, All County, Music Tech, Music For All etc. You are much better off calling instructors yourself directly through Craigslist, findaguitarteacherDOTcom, learningguidenetworkDOTcom and avoid ANY salesman that try to pressure you into just letting them pick a teacher for you which NEVER WORKS WELL FOR THE CUSTOMER