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Mindy Music
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Started going for violin lessons (I'm in my 20's with no music background). Had only a couple of classes so far. I really like the pace and her style of teaching. She is professional and very easy to work with.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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My family has started lessons with Juan Carlos, and we're happy we found him. He's a patient teacher who structures lessons based on each student's progression and skill set. He also teaches the "right" way, i.e. fundamentals, thereby setting up students for success. It also helps that he's a nice guy and is extremely responsive with scheduling etc.

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Sarah Elisabeth Studio
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jenean D.
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Sarah is amazing! I had only had about 4 lessons with Sarah when my friends wanted to go out for karaoke. None of my friends knew I was taking singing lessons and they were surprised. I got so many compliments! I was so happy that even just after a few lessons, I could already take away tools that Sarah taught me and put them into action! I was very lucky to find her. I had searched for awhile for a vocal coach and they were either too expensive, really far or in group setting (which I was too nervous to do being a beginner). I very much enjoy my one-on-one lessons with her. She's so sweet and makes you feel so welcomed and keeps you in good spirits about training your voice! I will definitely be continuing my lessons with her! Thank you Sarah!! :)

Piano Lessons
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Christina S.
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Donna is a great teacher for voice lessons. Our first time meeting I sung to her and I was very nervous but she listened to me and let me know exactly what I needed to work on which was my breathing and the techniques that she showed works very well..she is very kind women and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a voice teacher..

PrinceSF Productions
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Adam P.
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I can't say enough about my experience with Ken. He is very intuitive. His lessons are balence between exercises and therory. I have alway found myself mentally stimulated, with plenty of work for my fingers. He is very energetic and reaches out between lessons to give you more music to play with. His warm and friendly personality make the lessons fly by. He also willing to work through tought topics without cutting the lesson short (schedule permitting ). I really appreciate his effort into his students. He has also been pretty flexible with my shedule. As an adult these are not the piano lessons I hated as a child. Lol

Volovna Vocal Studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Esther H.
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Marla is a wonderful teacher. I was looking for someone who specializes in classical vocal training and she was perfect. I've had 4 lessons so far and am learning a lot about the mechanics of proper diaphragm usage, placements in order to produce the ideal sound. One thing to remember about learning any instrument (and yes, your voice is an instrument!) is that you won't master it overnight or even over the course of a couple of months. It takes time, practice, and perseverance. So far Marla has been an excellent teacher and I look forward to continue working with her.

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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Avantika C.
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I'm having a lot of fun! The hour just slips by and my monologue improves tremendously from the start of the lesson. It's also one-on-one so I get all the attention I need.

  • 38 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Kat K.
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Both of our kids ( 12 and 10 ) are having a nice time with Lynn while learning their drills. She connects with them individually and helps them learn their drills in a smooth way. Our daughter loves her voice and piano lessons. On the other hand, our son did not want to take piano lessons at all but after a few lessons with Lynn, he decided to stay with it! How great is that! Thank you so much Lynn!!! :-) I am happy and looking forward to seeing more of their progress!

  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Manuel C.
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The only two hiring have been great, the current one is awesome, Marie seems very cooperative and genuine. My daughter love's her. And now from wanting first, singing lessons, also wants to learn the piano as well

Ann Souren
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Erika K.
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Wow, Ann has been great! I've never taken any voice lessons before, and in fact, I'm a terrible singer! The reason why I wanted to take lessons was because I've always wanted to be able to sing at least one song decently. So, I was nervous going to my first lesson with a professional voice coach. She was very friendly, and put me at ease immediately. She casually taught me about the basics, and asked me a lot of questions to get to know me. Once she realized I had no prior experience, she got right to work! She made the lessons fun, but also full of new things to learn. I've only had a couple of lessons so far, but I'm already noticing a big difference!!! And I'm an absolute beginner! Sometimes she sings for me to show me techniques, and she blows me away with her singing! I can imagine that even professional singers would get a lot out of taking lessons from her! She notices even the tiniest of details about your voice and makes note and suggests ways to improve! I definitely recommend!

  • 16 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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These were my first voice lessons ever. Lessons are fun. Deborah has lots of helpful advice and encouragement.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Satshabad K.
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Patricia is an equally talented instructor and singer. She was very gentle in guiding the lessons to achievable goals, but I also felt pushed to learn and grow. I was very happy with my progress with her. She worked with me on the songs I wanted while suggesting songs that would compliment my growth. Her exercises and warmups stretched my voice and I felt I made real progress in my lessons with her. I will definitely take more lessons with Patricia in the future

Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lora B.
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Elizabeth mixes a friendly attitude with serious musical instruction. My daughter enjoys her lessons very much and is growing under Elizabeth's care. Wonderful teacher!

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine R.
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Emily is wonderful. She helped me so much in just two lessons as I was preparing for a performance. Not only does she have great technical knowledge - she also has a warm, supportive, and therapeutic presence, which helps with gaining confidence and reducing nerves. :) I'd recommend her to anyone!

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa N.
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Chris is a really good musician and teacher. Some musicians are so good they forget what it's like to 'not know'. Chris can be with you, where you're at even though he is a highly skilled player. His patience is very encouraging. It's inspiring to take lessons with him and to remember we all NEED music!

Alison's Music Lessons
3.7
from 13 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Marion W.
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I enjoyed how Alison interacted with my children in teaching the guitar and piano.not only was she professional, knowledgable, but she made the lessons enjoyable. My children look forward to their lessons & I would reccomend her wholeheartedly

  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Grace Z.
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Mark is the best voice teacher I have ever worked with. He is very invested in his students and genuinely passionate about helping people learn the right technique and unlock the full potential of their voices. I especially appreciate that he's patient, thorough, systematic, and great at explaining technique with visualizations/metaphors. I started hearing differences in how I was singing within the first month of working with him. I've now been taking lessons with Mark for seven months, and he's helped me overcome issues with my singing that I've had for many years, that I didn't think were fixable. Thank you for everything, Mark!

Amaya Voice Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bong W.
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Natalie has been fantastic to work with! Her instruction through exercises, general tips/suggestions, and specific ideas when working on a particular song has all been stellar and on point throughout my work with her. I feel like I have improved dramatically over the course of our lessons, and my band members have made several comments about my improvement as well. She has an uncanny knack for knowing what I am doing with my breath, diaphragm, throat, mouth, etc., and being able to suggest just the right adjustments to make things sound better and more comfortable to sing. Natalie is a wonderful person, too, very encouraging, supportive, and respectful. I highly, highly recommend her!!

Braden Austin
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Maceson S.
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Braden Austin undeniably aided me in my endeavor to become a better vocalist through our voice lessons. As a neophyte to singing in general, I found Mr. Austin to be an invaluable resource due in great part to the patience and deification that he showed in spades at each and every one of our lessons. Three months later, I find that I'm able to utilize a proper vibrato and sing through my diaphragm, which were both skills foreign to me before Mr. Austin's teachings. Though my strengths remain far more suited for straight plays, thanks to Braden, I've now managed sing on the stage a fair number of times now. Without a doubt, if you're looking to improve yourself as a vocalist, be you a novice or a veteran looking to stay in practice, Braden Austin is your man.

Voice Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlin S.
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Francis is obviously quite knowledgeable about music and proper vocal technique. He will start you off breathing properly and singing in the relaxed, proper way, building a foundation of proper skills that will translate into any genre. He is fairly personable and has a plethora of methods to help coax out good sound. He is very encouraging an supportive and I'd highly reccomend him.

Cheng's Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne K.
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Ms. Cheng is very friendly and work well with kids. She has worksheets and and whiteboard help my kids to learn the music notes as beginner. My kids love to go to piano class with Ms Cheng.

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