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

Sevan D.

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I have been in the opera industry for over a decade. I can honestly say that Griffith saved my voice! I have both a BM and an MM in Classical Voice Performance. Several years ago, I developed pre-nodules on my vocal chords. I struggled to find a teacher who could implement the technical approach to voice lessons that prevents unhealthy singing. I found Griffith through this site, and he has been fantastic! He is able to explain what to do with each individual portion of the vocal mechanism. He understands the science behind the voice and comes up with personalized exercises based on what each singer individually needs. In addition to being knowledgeable with regards to vocal pedagogy, Griffith also helped me connect emotionally with each of the pieces that we practiced together. He makes sure that the audience can understand the meaning of each song and the messages behind the text, while ensuring that the singer’s vocal quality is as good as possible. I wish I had found Griffith sooner. He is a lifesaver when it comes to any aspect of singing and performing, and I must admit that all our lessons were significantly more fun than lessons with my other teachers!

David M.

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I am very glad to have taken a trial lesson with Griffith. He is very knowledgeable about singing. I have studied classical singing for five years at the university, and I can tell you that Griffith's lessons are definitely on point. He reminded me of the key lessons I learned at the university, but had in part forgotten with time. Keys such as to always breathe and support the voice, to phonate as purely and naturally as possible, and to avoid all negative tongue action. His lesson reminded me of what my voice lessons were like with my former Prof, who had a doctorate in music. Interested in singing? Give Griffith a call. You won't be disappointed!

Estilito D.

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Incredible experience working with Griffith Frank...only had a few lessons due to relocation, but learned more about my own voice in those lessons than any other experience I've had...he takes the time to not only help you find your voice, but he shows you how to explore and understand it in and out. If I ever get to make my way back to California, he's definitely the first one I'm lookin up to further my development as an all around vocalist.

  • 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.

Don B.

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3 lessons already and singing has been much more fun! She is positive, honest, personal, knowledgeable, and a great resource! She's taught me to sing more naturally and how to perform and I'm glad I have the opportunity to learn from her! She certainly has a knack for developing this beautiful art in her clients! Thanks Jan!

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

Jeff H.

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I'm a songwriter that wanted to learn how to sing my own music. I've attempted to sing off and on for many years, but never really felt confident in my abilities. In as few as four weeks Richard not only made me more confident, but he has also greatly improved my voice. The reaction of my band-mates at the first rehearsal after several voice lessons was proof enough! Richard is great and he is a pleasure to work with.

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!

Lourdes L.

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Richard is an excellent teacher! My fear of hitting a high note is gone after a few lessons from him. Also, my range and tone greatly improved under his tutelage. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to take voice lessons.

  • 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.

Jennifer A.

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Dr Stephanie is a wonderful, highly experienced teacher, who focuses on the fundamentals of voice and breathing and also individual voice style and quality. She is supportive, flexible with my difficult schedule, and always fun to work with! I would highly recommend her, especially to those looking for a more academic approach to voice lessons and those interested in classical and musical theater training.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Downey, CA

Jeneane S.

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Debbie is an absolutely delightful woman. She has a beautiful voice and it is obvious she has many years of experience. I love how positive she is with my daughter. She is gentle and reassuring. This is exactly what my daughter needs so that feels confident in her voice and presence. We plan to continue lessons. I am so happy to have found her!

James L.

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I'm trying to find the right words to describe how great of a teacher she is but I don't think I'd do her any justice. Her knowledge, professionalism, and passion for teaching voice... it just oozes out of her. Whatever you're there for, I know Debbie will get you there.

Sonia C.

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My first time on this class "voice" I don't even know how to read the notes, but with Ms Debbie she let me feel comfortable and find my self easy to follow she's a good music voice teacher.

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  • 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.

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

Bobbie V.

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John was my teacher, he was so patient with my learning style. He was able to provide more than adequate lessons. He even helped me learn my favorite songs on piano! I highly recommend him if you are interested in a teaching service that will go according to your personal learning pace!

Doreen W.

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James is amazing. He really teaches you how to appreciate your talent and be patient with yourself. I had him for guitar and voice lessons. Really great place to grow musically .

Anita C.

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James is an excellent guitarist. It was a pleasure taking lessons from him at Peaceland Music. I learned a lot, improved my playing, and had a great time!

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

Rey C.

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After almost about... I dunno, what is it, 3 or 4 years of talking Amazing Voice Lessons? Anyway, after about that many years or so, I gotta say that these lessons really HAVE improved my singing a lot. Not only has it helped my singing and performance on stage, but it's also helped my self-esteem and enabled me to relax and just let my hair down. I hope to keep continuing these lessons for as long as I can because trust me, AVL is a gift that just keeps on giving.

Anita S.

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Marquita really does offer 'Amazing Voice' lessons. She's extremely talented, intuitive and patient. I'm so thankful to have her as an instructor and would HIGHLY recommend her!

Tina P.

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Marquita has been giving my daughter voice lessons for almost a year, she absolutely loves her and has made such a difference in her vocal ability. ...

  • 18 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Matthew G.

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So i originally sought April for vocal lessons to propose to my then at the time girlfriend by serenading her. Yet as stories go sometimes, it did not workout, but i found a love for singing. April made each time for me enjoyable and yet practical for a male with no previous vocal trainingl. I never saw myself as a singer, and she has overtime come to help me break these ideas about myself. My voice has greatly improved and as a male, i have gotten more in touch with my "high voice". That range of singing in which few males are comfortable to stay within, but the ones who do, are magnificent. I can now in my heart see myself one day of actually singing as good as, if not better than professionals. I enjoy her encouragement, commitment to her students, and her passion for teaching. She is a blessing and made me realize how much i truly cherish singing! Thank you April, for a journey i never thought i would take, but one i wouldn't change!

Sophy C.

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For the vocal lessons, I learned how to use my diaphragm, also I’m learning different styles of singing with my voice. I can now use my voice to go to alto and to mezzo soprano to soprano. I always try to practice my vocal exercises she gives me and the songs that we work on in the lessons. The exercizes are helping my technique improve daily. April is a teacher that pushes you to practice and work hard to be a strong singer. She pushes me but I’m improving at the same time. I feel she wants me to be successful as a singer. She makes me feel like I can do it!

Edward Y.

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I received Voice lessons from April for almost 10 years. She took my voice from passable to truly enjoyable. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the voice and how to train it. She teaches any style of singing as well. She can improve any voice, I truly believe this.

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

Lisa S.

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Emo at Granted Records worked with our daughter to prepare her voice for theater auditions and an upcoming vocal performance. He's a wonderful, energetic and positive person and my daughter found him to be a pleasure to work with. She learned so much with Emo's direction and help. Great experience; would definitely hire him again.

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Francis L.

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An exciting learning experience! I have had lessons for a month with my instructor Bill, and will continue to study with him in the future. He is an excellent teacher. Nothing to nit-pick, everything is just amazing. He taught every single detail of what I should know about drumming, recommended a really helpful textbook to me, and even helped to make my practice a great fun other than a dull work for a beginner. I really appreciate that. If someone is expecting to have an effective and pleasing learning experience, just go ahead try to work with Bill. It is absolutely worth the time and effort.

William B.

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The process from the moment I made contact with an À Deux representative to the moment my teacher showed up at the door (yes, this one could come to me!) was very efficient, timely, and friendly! I've tried to work with instructors through other companies online and off before, but this experience definitely felt more personal than most, and they really went out of their way to find the ideal teacher for me. The instructor who I was assigned is awesome so far, and I am excited for my next lesson!

Phillip M.

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Highly Impressed! We’re highly impressed by the first lesson! It was an excellent start. Our instructor Chelsea quickly figured out how to connect with my son, invoking an excitement to learn the basics as well as the fun parts. My son expressed the desire to have longer lessons coming up, which says it all!

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Omar Garcia

4.9

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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.

Tony A.

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Omar was great with my two kids. They're looking forward the their next lesson!

  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Raine C.

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She's very knowledgeable about music and very passionate about what she does. I was very scared of taking piano lessons because I thought I was too old for it, but she helped me overcome that fear. She made me feel confident about myself and pushed me to do better. I really appreciate her patience and encouragements. I also liked how she's interested in the kind of music that I like to play. I told her I was more into church songs, so she found a music book that had songs for my level. I am very thankful for the effort that she put in so I could learn how to play and have fun at the same time.

Grant L.

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Vanessa was my singing teacher for approx 3 years in Melbourne. Having never had singing lessons before and starting later in life Vanessa was great in assesing what level I was at and moulding my lessons to suit my ability. I also really liked how I could chose the songs that I liked to sing which made it more enjoyable. I improved my ability very quickly and got a lot more enjoyment out of singing because I had the right technique. Vanessa is a very gifted musician and a great teacher.

Yumi K.

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Vanessa has been and continues to be a wonderful piano teacher to my son. She is knowledgeable, endlessly patient and always positive and encouraging in her demeanor. My son has been taking lessons for over a year now and has come a long way since then! We love her and whole heartedly recommend her.

CJW Music

4.7

(10)

  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Minna S.

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Cody was very prompt in his response and made himself available so my son could take lessons. He was very polite and patient with my son. We look forward to seeing our son's progress with Cody's instructor.

Gohar S.

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Cody is a great teacher - my daughter loves learning piano now (it was difficult to convince her before).

Grace C.

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Cody is very patient and accommodating to my learning needs.

  • Response time: 3 min
  • Westminster, CA

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!

Thais F.

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He is really attentive to you as an individual, and also made me feel very comfortable to sing, and get out of my shell. I began doing things with my voice that I never did before. Great great instructor!

Phil B.

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Phenomenal voice teacher. He made my voice far more versatile than I ever thought it could be. I now have a much larger range and ability.

  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 35 min

Kathleen D.

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Base is reliable, punctual, and jumps right in when he arrives! He is focused on the student and pushes them (even if shy) with kindness and humor to grow and learn. My daughter is 12 and really enjoying her vocal lessons with him. We think he's great!!

Staci T.

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Mr Anthony does a wonderful job giving my 9 year old lessons. He is always on time and very respectful. After just two lessons I am already impressed with what my son has learned. I'm excited to see what Mr Anthony teaches my son in the coming months.

Alan Z.

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is always on time, pleasant to deal with and makes learning interesting and fun.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Glendale, CA

Alison B.

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I love singing with Michael! He has a great knowledge base in types of music, performance, voice production, auditioning, and teaching. This allows him to be sensitive to the needs of each student, so he meets them where they are in their musical journey. He can teach the beginner or the professional with the tools they need to make progress at that moment. I recommend him to all my friends, and I will always return myself.

Olivia C.

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Michael is a wonderful teacher! I've been working with him for almost 2 years now and my singing ability has gone from practically zero to something I'm happy and proud of. It's been a great time and Michael has really been able to show me how to improve and where I may be able to go. I always leave lessons feeling more relaxed and happy than I entered them.

Jurg B.

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If you want singing lessons from someone who is confident and you are not afraid to try singing with a different approach, you definitely will want to have lessons from Michael Jones.

  • 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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Olivia N.

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Ms. Ernesta is an outstanding piano instructor. Very professional and knowledgeable. Her instruction is very informative and fun at the same time. She is very patient and has great communication skills. My daughter is always looking forward having lessons with Ernesta. She has learned important basics of the music theory and also was able to play short versions of her favorite tunes after only few lessons. Thank you, Ms. Ernesta! Great instructor. Highly recommend to anyone interested learning piano!

Sarah H.

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Very nice, patient and knowledgeable teacher. Ms Ernesta has great communication skills and knows how to work with children. My kids enjoy her classes.

Natalie W.

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Fun and professional! My daughter loves her piano lessons. Ernesta is very nice, talented and knows her job very well. Highly recommend!

  • 21 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 hours

Joseph B.

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I would like to share my very strong endorsement of Bonnie Kousoulakis. As a classically-trained vocalist who has studied at both Brigham Young University and in the Oregon State University music program, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of different vocal instructors over the years. I can say without hesitation that none have helped me in to realize my potential as a classical vocalist more than Ms. Kousoulakis. Her understanding of vocal technique and ability to help her students achieve their fullest potential, especially for the male voice, is in my experience, unparalleled. Before I began studying with Ms. Kousoulakis about 15 months ago, I was merely a singer with potential, much of which had been untapped. I lacked confidence in myself and had not developed a strong understanding of exactly how to use my instrument to its fullest potential. However, with the assistance of Ms. Kousoulakis, I have been able to achieve a quality of singing and a belief in myself that has led me to give serious consideration to pursuing a full-time professional career for the first time since I left college more than a decade ago. My experiences as her student, combined with an understanding of her own education, professional background in opera and her passion for the art, give me great confidence in recommending her.

Brett P.

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I have been working with Bonnie for about 6 months now and she has not only helped me vocally but also with the anxieties of performing. I had met up with her for some vocal touch up when visiting from Minnesota and ended up moving out here to continue my lessons with her!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Trish S.

Verified review

My son started taking piano lessons from Kelly a year and half ago. Since then, he has blossomed. We'd tried a franchise center before discovering Kelly but quickly discovered that a minimum of piano playing is actually done there. At 7, he needed the basics first and she made it so easy and fun for him. Now 9, he took and passed the ABRSMs at Cal State LA last fall, becoming one of the youngest to do so out of 600 students. Recitals are offered twice a year, allowing kids to present their work to an audience. The kids enjoy playing, thanks to her patience, passion and persistence. We highly recommend Kelly Pedroza and Elite Musique.

Myriam L.

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We are so lucky to have met such an outstanding, caring and friendly music teacher. Kelly Apgar and her wonderful array of instructors make music lessons fun and enjoyable for my three daughters, who take piano, guitar and, voice lessons. Within months of taking music lessons, my daughters were reading music and playing songs! An added benefit to working with Elite Musique is that they prepare students for passing the Royal School of Music exams. Kelly and her staff are nurturing and patient with their students. Kids learn how to play an instrument while developing the love of music!

Jennifer V.

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The two years that my daughter has been taking piano lessons with Elite Musique piano teacher, Kelly, has been nothing but a positive experience. My daughter's favorite aspect is preparing and performing for the company-organized open mic nights. As a parent, I have been impressed with Kelly's knowledge and professionalism, her genuine attention to my daughter's advancement in piano (and voice) skills, and the performing and testing opportunities.

  • 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.

  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Ariana M.

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I take violin lessons at this school, and so far, they certainly have helped me improve on my skills, and have kept me motivated to continue practicing my instrument. It's a much more enriching experience when your lessons are one on one. I had been taking violin at school for 5 years, but taking lessons taught me that I still had a lot to learn. It's much easier to realize where your struggling and thereby improve on it quicker. I have to recommend this school to anyone seeking ways to improve their musical prowess!

Angie O.

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This is a great school. My daughter takes violin lessons from Eunji Lee. She has vastly improved since she started her lessons. She really enjoys the time she spends at the school.

Susie F.

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Wonderful school and Amazing instructors! My son took piano lessons here for over a year. We would recommend it to all our friends.

  • 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.

  • Response time: 47 min
  • Long Beach, CA

Nancy C.

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Mike Levin has been teaching guitar to our 11-year-old daughter for 18 months or so. He did a great job of teaching her the fundamentals and giving her all the tools she needed to succeed. By playing along with his electric guitar it makes it even more fun! Some of the music even comes with CDs to help with background music. Once our daughter had the basics down Mike made the class all about what she wanted to learn. He asked her to look through her iPod playlists and tell him who her favorite artists where or what were her favorite songs. We would then print off the sheet music and Mike would teach her the song and then have her play along with her iPod. It is a great way to learn! When Mike offered Skype lessons we were happy to try them…they have been great! Not only does it save Mike drive time, it is a lot of fun! Our daughter stays focused, likes using the Skype technology, and especially likes it when Mike records her music and then puts it on YouTube. This allows our out-of-state family to watch and listen to our daughter play her guitar…these are very proud moments for her! Our daughter is thoroughly enjoying her time learning the guitar with Mike...practicing is not an issue! I believe it is because he makes it fun to learn! Thanks, Mike!

Laurie C.

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My son Josh has been taking guitar lessons from Mike for the past four years. Not only has Josh consistently improved, but he has enjoyed his lessons with Mike, looking forward to the time he spends with him every week, whether it is in person or via Skype. Mike's easy going manner, expert teaching knowledge and musical skill on the guitar combine to make him an excellent guitar teacher. He has the fine ability to challenge Josh while keeping him interested and meeting him where he is at musically. I highly recommend Mike as a guitar teacher, having referred several friends to Mike in the past, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!

Kimberly R.

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My son has been taking guitar lessons with Mike for almost a year now. Mike is a great instructor! My son enjoys learning the guitar. He had taken lessons previously with another instructor & didn't enjoy going to his lessons. It was a chore getting him to practice. Since starting lessons with Mike, we have no trouble getting him to practice & he really enjoys playing the guitar. We have also been doing Skype lessons every other week. I was a little hesitant at first to do lessons via Skype but have found that the lessons are not only really convenient but are working out really well. I would highly recommend Mike as a guitar instructor.

  • 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

Anna V.

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Awesome teacher! I took voice with him and found myself improving immediately. He shares great insight into theory, technique and style. I would highly recommend Joey to anyone looking for an advanced musical education and experience.

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+

Emi H.

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He's very personable and fun to work with. He's also helped me gain a better understanding of my voice.

  • 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.

John J.

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Has done company events as well as homes events. Never disappoints, gets everyone moving. Fantastic performer.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min

Amanda S.

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Leila is the best guitar teacher I could have ever asked for. She not only helped me improve my skills overall but supported me in the most caring ways possible. If I ever need a lesson down the line, she will be there first person I’d even consider calling. She’s the best!!!

Richard T.

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Leila is a gifted teacher, who makes learning to play piano an adventure. Her teaching was very practical and effective, enabling me to make rapid progress. And she was brilliant at explaining music theory! She is simply the most awesome teacher!

Jilla P.

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Leila is a joy to work with - she is able to draw out the best, motivate you to strive, while having you have a blast learning. ... she comes with strong references.

  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Cristina J.

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Awesome place for kids to learn and master the art of music... My daughter took guitar,piano and voice lessons... Unfortunately we had to move and she can no longer attend... I wish they would open a location near Riverside so my daughter could continue with her art education... If you're looking for professional and affordable music classes for your kids then Piano Place Music and Arts Center is the right place for them. I am happy that my daughter had the opportunity to be a student at this family owned music school and I hope she can come back in the near future..... Beautiful family and very nice/professional teachers!

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