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  • 6 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

David V.

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If you're an experienced singer looking to hone your skills, check out Griffith's other reviews -- I'm here to vouch for Griffith's ability to teach beginners. In fact, I came to Griffith having never sung a note in my life. Before taking lessons with Griffith, I was convinced that I simply didn't have "the knack." I just flat out couldn't sing. But my job brought me to Los Angeles for a few months, and in a surge of optimism, I signed up for singing lessons. All of Griffith's reviews were from experienced singers, but he assured me that he was down for teaching beginners. And calling myself a beginner was rather generous... Yet, in the brief two months I was in LA, I learned more about singing than I ever thought I could. I'm by no means a professional now, but I could probably perform in front of good friends or family with fairly positive results. And believe me, that's a monumental improvement. During my time with him, Griffith was friendly, professional, fun, and, most importantly, successful. He gave me good feedback during lessons and sent me home with useful exercises every time. Of course, I have literally zero other instructors to compare him to, but I can say with confidence that I would recommend Griffith for anyone looking to find their voice!

Laura D.

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In the short time that I’ve worked with Griffith, my approach and mindset to singing has completely changed. Griffith is fantastic about finding your true and authentic voice, something that I’ve been struggling to find in singing lessons in the past. He teaches you how truly “natural” it is to sing. Besides just teaching you practical techniques, he also teaches you how to truly connect to the music with your own voice. He makes you feel confident and clearly explains his techniques and exercises; he has found a true balance in combining the science and soul of singing. Thank you Griffith!!!

Holly W.

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Griffith Frank is wonderful teacher – compassionate yet demanding – he doesn’t let me give up. I came to him with some bad habits stemming from lack of proper training and lack of confidence. He explains until I understand the concept in my mind and body and can properly execute the technique / exercise. I look forward to my lessons and singing him my songs (with emotion, of course). I am making great strides with Griffith , and my confidence is blossoming.

  • 36 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Shelly D.

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I requested singing lessons and received 6 quotes rangers big from $36/hr to $100/hr. I eliminated 3 of them just based on the message they wrote to me and their reviews or lack there of. My passion is indie rock and Jan does not fit the profile of a rocker and she was vocally trained as an opera singer. However, her reviews were positive, she was priced in the middle, her message to me was pertinent and once I called and spoke to her I was sold. I didn't bother contacting the other two quotes I was interested in. Needless to say, my hunch was right and I had my first lesson last week. It went incredibly well. She amazed me. I am a song writer wanting to improve my vocals so I can work indecent from hiring a singer. I showed he some of my recorded originals and within seconds she knew what I had to improve to make my voice fit the song better. We changed the key a whole step, she had me pronounce some of the words differently and she gave input in to what could improve for the song instrumentally. She started showing me current artists and what I could take from their particular songs to inspire some rhythmic changes. she had suggestions on where to go and present my music to sale for commercial/tv/advertising. She had big picture advice on where to focus my energies. I couldn't believe what we packed in to a one hour rehearsal. She sat at her piano and taught me vocal exercises and explained to me how I could improve on them with what I call tricks to break certain bad habits I have formed. I can't wait to see her next week. She can totally rock!!!

Ms. A.

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When I came to Jan, I had damaged my voice with another coach with only 2 weeks to my next show. I was feeling really hurt and my voice had been hoarse for 6 days due to the last lesson I took. Jan gave me a warm up plan for my voice that would allow me to practice without risking further damage to my vocal cords. After following her prescription, I could feel my voice starting to respond. After 3 lessons my voice is returning to health and sounding sweeter again. I still have one more lesson before show time. I have no doubt all is and will be well for me on that stage. Yay! I'm so grateful to have found you.

Samuel J.

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I have never had a singing lesson before this. Jan has been very kind, and patient with me.

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  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Tarzana, CA

Ismail E.

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New to vocal lessons my goal was to learn about my voice and the skills necessary to sing the genre of music relative to me, I struck gold when I found Richard. Richard's expertise and experience has allowed me to find my voice and understand how to use it. I feel much more confident about singing after each lesson, with Richard I'm always on my way to reaching my goals. Great coach great person!

Murray B.

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Richard is one of the best, nicest, talented and knowledgeable teachers and people I've had the pleasure of working with. He has helped me improve vocally, believe in myself, trust my talent - all this after only 2 lessons! My lesson is the highlight of my week! I can't wait to see where my lessons and voice will take me!

Simcha C.

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My experience has been very good.. At first I came in just wanting to sing songs but after taking a few weeks of lessons I have learnt so much more than I was expecting and really learned how to use my voice in the correct way!

  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Laurie K.

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I had joined a very established win in group and was so nervous about getting back to singing quality since it had been so long! I started weekly singing lessons with Stephanie and it was awesome! She went right to my needs with scales and feeling more confident about my changed voice. She utilized our time well and totally gave me great confidence as I progressed. She even thru a few fun songs of my favorite R n' R songs to make it fun. She is an outstanding musician and talented woman. Her teaching skills are wonderful, especially for someone like me so out of touch in singing with a choral group. I felt so good about myself! I highly recommend her.

Lillian H.

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Dr. Stephanie is great! I've only been taking singing lessons with her for almost 2 months now, and I feel like i've learned so much. I came in with absolutely zero experience in singing and she was very patient with me learning from scratch. I'm naturally a very self conscious person and she made me feel very comfortable immediately. I've already started to see and feel improvement in my voice. She's also just a very awesome person in general, she's super nice and encouraging and makes you excited to come back for the next lesson.

Sabina S.

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Stephanie is a very patient and pleasant teacher. My son now looks forward to his piano lessons and is actually enjoying them. She is a great choice if you are looking for someone who makes teaching fun.

TOP PRO
  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Marian G.

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Sid gave guitar lessons to my daughter (14). He was recommended to us by a friend who has a 12 year old son that Sid taught. He is a great teacher and I can tell he is good at relating to kids of all ages. It is obvious, Sid has an appreciation and a passion for music and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Kate S.

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I highly recommend GreenTree and Sidney!! Coordinating piano lessons and other artistic endeavors with Sidney was an effortlesss and pleasant task. He made it happen and initiated some remarkable lessons. GreenTree is on speed dial for our next visit to OC.

Jereme S.

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We found Sid on Thumbtack and he has been giving guitar lessons to myself and my two kids for last 18 months. He is super great with the kids and an awesome teacher. Would highly recommend.

TOP PRO
  • 29 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Erika A.

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If you are looking for private music lessons at a convenient price...you have found the right place. Instructors and staff are very friendly. Instructor goes out of his way to help you choose your instrument if you are new to music, this avoids expending extra funds on something you do not need. My son looks forward to the next lesson every time and not mention the improvememt on my son's guitar playing. I highly recommend Peaceland Music...no regrets so far!

Andie M.

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Best music lessons around! James is so patient and positive in a warm environment and is VERY talented with what he does. He has his own system for teaching his students at any age. I highly would recommend Peaceland Music for guitar, bass, drums and piano! You go in for a lesson and always leave feeling inspired. 😎✌️

Surekha S.

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My daughter piano lessons. It just 2 classes and really so good and she is able to read notes. Just waiting for next more lessons. The instructor John is very knowledgeable and nice in teaching her.

  • 33 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Anu G.

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I have been on hit national shows as a guitar player and even sang backup without much problems because I could hide behind the other singers. However singing lead petrified me, even after taking some vocal lessons from various teachers. But after working with Marquita I was blown away when I was hitting notes that I never thought that I could hit as well having unbelievable control over my voice which I thought was impossible. The greatest moment was when I actually felt it was an instrument during band rehearsal. And I was even adding another layer to the song above guitars and the creativity exploded. She's also great with teaching to use the voice for stage and screen actors.

Ethelann D.

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In ONE lesson Marquita had me singing 3 octaves with a minor third above that. I was amazed; in my younger days I did have the three octaves (no minor third, tho) but as I got older I lost the ability and had lazily settled down to mezzo soprano range. She really knows the vocal instrument and has helped me conquer some of my breathing and performance problems. I find myself singing a lot more - even some solos at church. She turned me on to singing again - not bad for a 71 yr old, huh?

Helema M.

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Marquita is such a joy to work with. I always looked forward to going to the lesson. I've been singing for a long time and Marquita has helped me to understand breathing exercises on a very deep and profound level. My confidence as a singer is getting stronger but not only as a singer as a human being too! Thank you so much Marquita.

  • 17 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min

An N.

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Emo is an awesome artist he is patient and understand and knows when to push you to your very limit. I shopped around for voice coaches for weeks before I settled with Emo anyone reading this don’t look at anyone else. Go see Emo he’s laidback patient and he his lessons are fun.

Sabrina V.

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First time taking a voice lesson and I could not be happier I did! Emo was so nice and so responsive. He taught me so much in one lesson. His tech set up was a really fun and a cool way to learn.

Thumbtack Customer

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Emo is fantastic. He realized in one brief lesson how to fix something in my granddaughters singing that she has wanted to control for a very long time! The Best😇

TOP PRO
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Los Angeles, CA

Nilla S.

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We just began working with Luke. So far so awesome. He was on time-flexible with setting up appointment and most of all great with my son! He is a talented coach and adjusted his teaching to fit our son's style. Also wrote notes for him to work on during the week. We are highly recommending Luke!

Gelane C.

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Luke was absolutely the PERFECT addition to our party. Not only was his singing exceptional, but he was entertaining and fun. He even let one of our guests sing with him! I look forward to hiring him again. You will NOT be disappointed!

Michael H.

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Luke was the ultimate professional. He was a terrific singer and great communicator to understand exactly what we wanted for our event. I highly recommend him. and will use him again and again!

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Omar Garcia

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  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min
  • Riverside, CA

Padma S.

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Omar is an excellent teacher, very patient and understanding. Lessons move quickly and I am learning both theory and application (piano). He also helped me decide on which piano to buy and what would be the most affordable options. I would greatly recommend taking lessons with him!

Amanda S.

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Omar was a great teacher who made each lesson challenging but fun at the same time. I learned a lot from him in a short time about finger picking and chord progressions, and he introduced me to a lot of perfect songs to learn on guitar that I wouldn't have known otherwise.

Tira R.

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Omar is very patient and has a great understanding and appreciation for music. His love for music and teaching it to children is outstanding. I couldn't ask for a better music teacher for my daughter.

  • Response time: 3 min
  • Westminster, CA

Tim R.

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Both Van and Sean provide a phenomenal education for people who want to learn singing. They guided my kids over the years to learn how to sing, perform and ultimately use their own natural voice in a healthy and efficient way. They provide performing opportunities and have great connections with people in the industry and in New York City. My kids enjoy each lesson and always ask when they can go back for their next lesson.

Sam A.

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So Great! They are experts in the field of singing, no question. The education I received from VS Music Studios prepped me for professional auditions and Sean taught me how to sing with ease and freedom. Additionally, I sound awesome! I am so happy that I chose to go with VS Music Studios these last few years. It's definitely worth every dollar and every mile I drove.

Michael B.

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The best voice lessons I have ever experienced! I have worked with other singing teachers before, but Van and Sean have transformed the way I sing and my voice has never felt so free. I'm able to sing higher and lower than before and I can sing songs that were very difficult now with ease. I love it! Thanks Van and Sean!

  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 49 min

Kelsey D.

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I absolutely love working with Paul! I felt comfortable with him from the very first lesson, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t respond well when interacting with strangers. He’s always on time with his lessons, communicates with me, and always asks me for my feedback with the different techniques that we try so that he can understand how the lesson is being perceived from my end, as well as if it’s working. He really knows his stuff and is very informative on proper singing techniques and strategies, and knows what he wants to focus on in terms of bettering the student’s vocal abilities. Awesome vocal coach. Definitely a 10/10 recommendation

Alyssa S.

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Going into my lessons with Paul, I had no idea what to expect. I'd never had voice lessons before and my voice had been an area of insecurity for me my whole life. Thankfully, Paul coaches in a way that put me,a novice, at great ease. Even after just two lessons with Paul, my acting coach noticed a difference in my vocal quality. I was able to realize how I had developed a habit of incorrect breathing and posture and how it was effecting my every day life. He not only provided me with greater skill as a performer, but with better overall habits for speaking and carrying myself in day to day life.

Jason H.

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I've had my first lesson with Paul and I am very excited to continue taking lessons from him. In our first lesson he identified areas for me to focus on and exercises to practice. I am already seeing my singing improve!

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Stefanie B.

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If you havent had voice lessons yet and you want to give it a try and gain knowledge, confidence and everything you need to know to become familiar with your voice you need to shedule a lesson with Mariela! Mariela is not only a professional and well rounded singer, she also is an incredible, eclectic Songwriter and she inspired and helped me to finish songs with her creative mind. I used to have difficulties with my singing technique and only in a couple of months I have been able to sing songs I never dared to sing before! Singing is fun now! Its not something I need to be scared of or that anyone could take from me. My next step is that I want to learn how to accompany myself on the piano and since Mariela teaches piano too I cant wait to learn her skills. So go and take lessons with her! and listen to her music online, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/marieemusica?fref=ts Mariela thank you so much for the happiness you brought into my life! :) Stefanie

Silvio C.

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I took vocal lessons with Mariela for about 4 month, and this was one of the best investment I've done, my range got wider, my tone got better, I can hit Higher notes.. These weird exercises worked lol !! What sets her apart other vocal teachers is that she's actually a great singer and performer. Thanks Mariela !!

Jeyneen L.

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I hired her to help me improve my singing and work on vocal skills. Even with a few lessons I could definetely see that what she was teaching me was helping and I love working with her!

  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Tom W.

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My two (2) kids go to this school for Piano Lessons. It's a great school with teachers who care and they even got (ONE) of my kids to actually play correctly and she now likes playing the piano. They are strict but have real concern for the students and offer a great environment to excel. I would recommend Donna Lee and her Music School anytime. A+++++++

Noriko C.

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This is a great music school and lot of fun for kids. They had a recital in Lee Chapel this year. Donna Lee, the owner puts her heart and soul in the school. I'm sure your kids will love music lessons and enjoy it.

Annie Z.

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My daughter is currently taking lessons with HWAA and she loves her instructors. The instructors are patient and are always flexible with our busy schedule. I highly recommend this academy!

  • 43 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Diane J.

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I met Howard in1990, and had NOT played the piano for over 25 years! When I was 7-8 years old, I started my first lessons. I was, not at all knowing - BUT - I was a child prodigy! At 12, I asked my parents to let me go to Juillard! I didn't even know, back then, that everyone auditions to get into this World-REKNOWNED school! I would've gotten in! My Mother, who won all interactions with my Dad - said NO! For me - she said "Maybe for college!" To make a REALLY LONG story shorter - drugs & The 60s - GOT ME! In 1990, when Howard came into my life, I was already 7 yrs, clean & sober! AND - I had a hole in my heart, as my own music, was missing! My 1st lesson with Howard was EXTRA ORDINARY! I cried! I could NOT play a note! After awhile, that same lesson, Howard just told me to close my eyes, with my hands on the piano, and play anything! I DID! My embarrassment turned into tears of joy! After 1-2 yrs later - thinking of myself still, as a beginner (again), Howard asked me what I thought of - becoming a piano teacher! I didn't understand & I had NO degrees! Howard told me I only needed a degree to teach in Public Schools! I had, NEVER - in my life, allowed someone else to help me create my own path! BUT - watching Howard, teaching me & others - he was ALWAYS SMILING! I thought that, just MAYBE - I could be smiling too, AND - get paid for that too?!? Howard took a photo of me, helped me word a flyer, AND - actually, got me my very 1st student! I was TERRIFIED! Howard told me - just show up & you will know JUST WHAT TO DO! He even, because of my deep fear - told me that IF I could not show up - DON'T! Within 6 months of waitressing & a few piano students, AGAIN! Here comes Howard! A fellow piano teacher/friend - who had 30 students - found the love of HER life, was moving out-of-state & asked Howard what to do with her business!?! He told her to give it to D.J. (ME!) We met for lunch, & within 1 week, I was a full-time piano teacher!!!!! You want a referral? GO SEE HOWARD! 😊 XoX ❤️ There is no one - BETTER!!!!!

Lisa Dawn M.

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Howard Richman is not a piano teacher...he is a LIFE CHANGER. I went to him to learn piano...but realized that the lessons I learned studying piano with the MASTER were not merely lessons in music....but lessons that helped me see outside the paradigm in all areas of my life. Often, as adults, we "come back" to our music...to study what we have been "wanting to get back to" for years. I learned that this is often a time of great change and evolution for us personally. Howard, being so intuitive, knows how to tune in to each individual's needs.... and empower them to EMPOWER themselves. He is a BRILLIANT pianist, composer and master teacher. I've watched him perform miracles with young children who struggled with other teachers who simply wanted to teach "by the book." Howard is always able to find your inner talent and abilities, possibly that are even unknown to you...and he can creatively, intuitively and intelligently create a course of action that will leave you amazed! That's why you are reading SO many wonderful comments here about him. If you are lucky enough to get to study with Howard, it will change your life!...and btw, I can now play a mean Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"....Thank you for everything you taught me Howard Richman! Lisa Dawn Miller Producer/Singer/Songwriter

Laurie H.

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I wanted a teacher that could work with an older adult who not had piano lessons since childhood. After many years, I wanted to challenge myself by getting back into piano and I wanted to bring music back into my life. I was a bit nervous about making the commitment and about the time investment that would be required. I also didn’t know a good teacher so I asked around. Howard’s name came up. He was recommended as a patient and knowledgeable teacher that would do wonders with students. Howard’s approach is not the conventional one that I experienced as a child. He presents many types of approaches and uses lots of tools and techniques to build your skills and understanding of the structure of music. Now, I’m stretching myself to learn, remember and apply these skills and it feels really good! I actually enjoy practicing my piano. Now thats a testimony to Howard’s influence! If you are looking for a teacher that can accommodate your needs, encourage and inspire you, meet Howard and try him out. I’m confident that you will be very pleased with him as a professional and as a teacher.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 36 min

Nadine A.

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I'm a pop vocalist and Shane really helped me to improve my range and be able to belt Mariah like riffs. My singing improved after the first lesson

Brian K.

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Working with Shane has increased my range more than I thought possible in an incredibly short amount of time. Definitely a great value.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Sarah S.

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Thankful for the wonderful heartfelt teaching quality and ability to individualize our music program! Tami's skill and knowledge as a seasoned teacher shines through and my son always looks forward to our weekly lessons!

Janet H.

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My son has been taking piano for a year. He loves Miss Tami and loves music. I am so grateful for this time he has with her and he comes home full of joy and has such a love for music

Verity P.

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My daughter works with Tami and she absolutely loves her. She is very patient with her and makes learning and singing fun!

  • 7 years in business
  • Response time: 8 min
  • Valley Village, CA

Archana R.

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Felice is an amazing and talented vocal coach and singer, who cares about her students. She pushes you to reach the next level, while being your best cheerleader. She really is awesome and the results will speak for themselves.

Joseph A.

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Felice is a great vocal coach! She helped me improve my range and made our lessons fun. I highly recommend her.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Paul E.

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I hired Joey to record and produce the single on my new record. He took the time to meet with me and work on the vision I had for my song. He is a really cool guy and I was absolutely blown away by his professionalism and ability. I got a pro studio quality song in the end for a very competitive price.

Charlie F.

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Joey is a fantastic and understanding teacher. He had me singing in a way I didn't realize was possible. I also am taking piano lessons from him, and Joey understands my goals and style. A+

Brandon M.

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Joey is an extremely talented pianist, singer, and educator. He's easy to work with and I improved a lot with every lesson. Highly recommended!

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Gayathri N.

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My son Prahalad had taken piano lessons with Cesar Canocelis before we moved to Northern California. Prahalad started out as a complete beginner and within a year, he was playing some beautiful pieces. Cesar is engaging, energetic and very good with kids. He has a good sense for what each child will enjoy and how each child learns. Prahalad always looked forward to his lessons and stayed interested in piano throughout. Cesar focussed on technique, skill and theory while cultivating a genuine love for the instrument in the child. Prahalad still loves to play the piano, thanks to Cesar and the wonderful foundation he gave him!

Amanda C.

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My daughter Shavanie has been with at SoundCheck for about two months. First off I must say Dan & Electra are very friendly and down to earth people. My daughter does Vocal & Piano lessons with Electra, she is one of the best music coach my daughter has worked with so far...... I am amazed by her progress. She also does Guitar lessons with Josh, who is also amazing...she is finally enjoying her guitar :) Since my daughter has been with SoundCheck she has shown more excitement towards music vocally and instrumentally. I can't thank them enough! :-) I truly recommend SoundCheck, you will not regret it.

Erica T.

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I have been taking lessons from Electra for 3 years and I love her. She always makes my lessons fun and productive. She has gone way out of her way to help me prepare for auditions, no other vocal teacher has helped me this much. I love Electra and Soundcheck music school

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Robert L.

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I have worked with Bob on various levels. First, Bob provided me with private guitar lessons for several years. Bob made the learning experience fun and enjoyable. I was able to learn and play the kind of music that I wanted to play. Bob is also very patience (staying with me for so many years is a true testament to this!). My youngest son Michael also took private guitar lessons from Bob. On a more professional level, Bob and his band performed at my oldest son's (Bobby) wedding receipion. It was a "blast" with all of the guests dancing and singing. I actually received a call years later from an attending guest asking for Bob's contact information for their wedding reception (obviously they had very fond memories of the event and Bob's music). If and when my 2 remaining kids get married, I can guaranty Bob will be going the music. He makes an event a real party!!!

Andrea V.

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Bob did a great job at my Husbands 60th Birthday Party. He was accommodating with the timing of the Surprise party, got the guest engaged and we enjoyed his music. Our guests had a wonderful time. Thank you Bob. Will be recommending you.

Dee D.

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Excellent musical talent. Very easy to work with and reasonably priced.

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