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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Richard C.
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beginning music lessons

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Caroline M.
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I always wanted to take singing lessons but never had the opportunity and courage. Mindy made everything easy. She is patient, competent and always greeting you with a smile. That's why I decided to take piano lessons as well ;)

SHREDLAB
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Cody T.
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Let me start off by saying, Andi is an incredible teacher. No, he is not magic; but he is capable of steering your guitar education in the right direction. I played guitar on-and-off for many years, it has been lackluster for the most part. Over the years, I’ve watched thousands of guitar lessons on the blackhole that is known as Youtube. Sure, I gained some knowledge, but in a very disjointed way that didn’t seem to push my guitar playing forward. My practice sessions were ineffective and I never seemed to follow a logical path to achieve my goals. I wonder how many self-taught guitarists are in the same boat? Then I started taking lessons with Andi. With some effort (and an instructor to motivate and direct), I begun to truly learn and understand things that I’d been too lazy to tackle in the past (modes, inversions, picking exercises). I’m somewhat embarrassed to say, until I took lessons with Andi; I never completely learned a song. I would pick up fragments of songs, and then move on to the next flavor of the week. Andi will spend weeks (if necessary) reviewing the material with you. He’ll break whatever solo or song you wish to learn down into bite-sized chunks; he’ll even send you slowed down mp3’s to help you learn the material. Trust me, this is very beneficial when learning the subtle nuances that make your favorite guitarist special (Prince, Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler). I have no way of really quantifying the improvement that happened while taking lessons with Andi, but my personal satisfaction has gone through the roof. My fingers and wrists are stronger, my technique has tightened, and my 16th note strumming is getting ridiculously funky these days. I could sing praises about Andi for days, but you don’t you want to try him out and see how it works for you.

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Stella Lim Piano
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Josephine M.
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Stella has been a wonderful teacher! I've never taken any sort of music lessons and was worried about starting lessons as an adult. I came across Stella after looking through many websites and am glad I did. Stella is extremely patient and encouraging throughout the sessions. I can't tell you how many times I mess up in an hour and she always tends to find something good to say about what I've done. I really enjoy taking lessons with her and would recommend her to anyone needing a supportive and knowledgeable teacher.

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Kelly Keys
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy N.
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Kelly is an enthusiastic teacher! He is willing to spend over time with my kids and makes them engaged. My kids always look forward for his lessons. He also provides my little four year old daughter and myself free lessons! We like him a lot and highly recommend him!

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric N.
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I've been taking guitar and singing lessons with David for a few months, and I've got to say I've had a really great time learning from him! David is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable teacher who clearly cares about his students and their goals, and better still has played and performed with the artists that I like best. It took me a while to find a teacher who was willing to teach me the music I wanted to play instead of starting with their core competence, so it was really refreshing that within a month or two with plenty of practice I was able to learn one of my favorite songs (Three Rounds and a Sound by Blind Pilot, if you're curious), and a little longer to start singing it, which I was really stoked about. He has been great about breaking things down when the piece we're working on is too challenging. David has also pushed me to pursue my goal of creating music, helping along the way to create melodies and lyrics. I have to say, it takes a great teacher to get me to sing and to share lyrics with them (do you know how embarrassing that can be?). I could go on, but suffice it to say, David is a great teacher, and I'm really glad I started taking lessons with him.

Donna Stoering
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine H.
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Over the years I have received instruction from Donna through piano lessons and participation in various choirs she has conducted. I am impressed with her knowledge, expertise, kindness, and patience. I am especially thankful for the way I have been instructed to sing so that I do not harm my voice....and in the piano instruction that includes education in the instrument - its history and how it works - and arm and hand technique when playing.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexei R.
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Been singing for many years and surprised to still be learning so much. Juan is quite professional and disciplined. He identifies where you need work and starts with fundamentals. You can't fake it with him; he'll know! I recommend going into it with a clear goal and he'll design a program for you.

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Helen Y.
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I highly recommend Didier for all your music needs. I hired him for an art gallery closing reception. He replied to my questions very promptly. A day before the event, he also proactively contacted me to check in and confirm. His music is great. He is very friendly and easy going, but also very responsible and pays attentions to details. He brought his own music equipments including extension cord and showed up early to set up. Everyone I talked to at the event commented to me how much they liked Didier's music. I would difinetly hire Didier Bouvet for our future events.

Ann Souren
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 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!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Chengchen L.
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I'm picking up piano again after having lost contact with it for many many years. Toby saw me play in our first meeting and then was able to recommend some pieces good for my level, she recommended the pieces after listening to my preference, and then I picked which piece i was interested in working on. The piece she recommended that I am currently working fits my criteria very well, it is the right level for me with some challenges that allow me to work on the techniques. She also teaches music theory, and she played for me a piece she composed beautifully. She also played some pieces for me to get familiar with pieces of different composers. She is good for beginner as well as advanced level classes. Meeting with Toby allows me to enjoy playing music again and improve my playing, I am looking forward to continuing the piano lessons with her and enjoy some more piano playin!

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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

Volovna Vocal Studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Clemi H.
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I have been taking voice lessons with Marla Volovna for 7 months now. In this short time I have progressed faster than I ever had before, in vocal technique as well as in interpretation and musicianship. Marla is very demanding, very honest and very encouraging… a killer combo for success. And Marla’s commitment to her students’ progress really extends beyond the weekly lesson, with regular communication of tips to improve technique, interpretation, links to performances, documentaries, archives, etc… I highly recommend Volovna Vocal Studio.

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Karin C.
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I struggled with piano as a child. It made me feel like I would never be capable of learning music. Through a mutual friend, I was introduced to Forrest, and he proved me wrong. I'm proud to say that I can play open chords with ease! I'm excited for more lessons!

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Linda P.
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Sarah participated in the St. John's choir and also took private vocal lessons with Emily to improve her singing and confidence. We found Emily to be fun, responsible, engaging, and we saw great improvements in Sarah's abilities during her time with Emily. Additionally, I will emphasize that Emily has great skill in working with a variety of personalities, including expert skills in working with special needs kids.

Martinez Piano Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Salma P.
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I've been taking piano lessons for over a year now and I have to say it has been a great experience. Not only is it fun, but I've improved dramatically. Kathleen is very patient and understanding even if you don't learn as quickly as others. I would highly recommend her for all ages.

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 13 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Cc C.
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We have been working with Ms. White since January 2016. My boys, ages 6 and 7 walked out of their very first lesson knowing “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and this quick, concrete “take away” gave them a sense of excitement and confidence! Ms. White is very thoughtful with her instruction. She has realistic and responsive goals--like helping accommodate a variety of sports seasons and understanding the difference between her student’s temperament and attention span. She has nurtured an intrinsic and age appropriate interest and exposure to the world of piano playing. My boys pick up and play piano on their own and they love teaching their father and me their new skills. I would highly recommend Ms. White for piano lessons.

Bernal Opera
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
George P.
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Anna provided a tremendous singing lesson for my wife and I! Thanks Anna!

Piano Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jane N.
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I had studied piano as a child, and I began to play again after I retired. When I moved to Walnut Creek I transferred my piano lessons to Martin. I found that his lessons were much more comprehensive than my previous teacher's. In addition to helping with the basics, he teaches more subtle aspects of interpreting each piece that results in greater musicality than I had achieved before. Although this is more demanding, he is very supportive and encouraging, and I look forward to each lesson.

Kaldoa Music
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
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Kenny interviewed me and helped me find a comfortable beginning into the world of music. I thought I was going to take guitar lessons; instead, he taught me music with a bit of guitar to go along, and opened up a whole new world of pleasure. Unfortunately for me, I haven't found time to get back to the structured lessons but I play every day because of the things Kenny taught me. I can't imagine a better, or more fun way to learn, than to sit with Kenny and give it a shot.

Heartstrings Music Studio
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tina S.
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Hugo and his fellow musicians were a very talented and professional group. We received many compliments of people having a wonderful time listening to their lively music - they even got a few kids dancing! Would definitely hire again!

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