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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Terri A.
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Clifford is a talented jazz pianist but also a wonderful instructor .He teaches comprehensive piano- jazz, classical and music theory.He makes learning music fun. Some lessons we listen and learn from the masters- such as Bill Evans. Other lessons we play tunes together. Learning music is a long journey- but well worth it.

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Bettencourt Drumming
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candy M.
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Neil is so encouraging and enthusiastic. I have a lot of fun at my lessons and he always pushes me. When I think I can't do something Neil says, "Just keep doing it! You're creating neural pathways" and that's always a good reminder for me to be patient with myself. Drumming is something I always dreamed of doing and his support and patience is helping me meet this goal!

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Started going for violin lessons (I'm in my 20's with no music background). Had only a couple of classes so far. I really like the pace and her style of teaching. She is professional and very easy to work with.

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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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E. B.
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Andi is a really awesome guitar instructor. I started guitar lessons with him with absolutely no experience playing an instrument or knowing how to read sheet music. But because he is really patient, knowledgeable, and at ease with teaching, I have been able to pick up how to play the guitar and reading the tab handouts he gives me after each lesson. He goes at the student’s pace and is willing to change his lessons to teach what new songs I want to learn. After each lesson I am always inspired and reminded why I wanted to take up guitar lessons in the first place. Andi was the very first instructor I met and I’m glad I did. I could not recommend him highly enough as an instructor.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Nance W.
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I have had four lessons with Juan Carlos Zepeda, with sessions divided into voice lessons and music skills (intervals, timing, etc.). Juan Carlos has a way of demystifying how the voice works (head and chest voice, placement, etc.). Each session clears something away and my understanding of the mechanics of it all is increasing. Juan Carlos has a beautiful singing voice, plays piano, and is both very kind and approachable. I highly recommend him.

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Stella Lim Piano
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Kelly Keys
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Anne S.
Verified review

Kelly made the first lesson super fun and engaging for my boys. We will be continuing lessons with Kelly!

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 51 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.

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Ann Souren
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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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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PrinceSF Productions
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam P.
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I can't say enough about my experience with Ken. He is very intuitive. His lessons are balence between exercises and therory. I have alway found myself mentally stimulated, with plenty of work for my fingers. He is very energetic and reaches out between lessons to give you more music to play with. His warm and friendly personality make the lessons fly by. He also willing to work through tought topics without cutting the lesson short (schedule permitting ). I really appreciate his effort into his students. He has also been pretty flexible with my shedule. As an adult these are not the piano lessons I hated as a child. Lol

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  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I'm loving taking lessons with Ilana! I love how she quickly could tell the pace I learn and how much she pushes me to improve my skills! Totally recommend her!

Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
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Our 13 year old daughter has absolutely loved her singing lessons with Liz over the past year! Liz is consistently bright and positive while advancing our daughter's singing abilities on many levels. We also enjoyed seeing Liz perform in a bilingual musical play for children. We attended with parents, and kids from ages 7 to 17, and we all loved the experience and Liz's impressive singing and acting. Great job, Liz!

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Angelka T.
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My 10-year old son has been taking guitar lessons with Groovy Judy for over 2 years now. Over that time, he has learned to play quite well, but most importantly, he loves his lesson time with Groovy Judy! She relates really well with children and makes the lessons lots of fun! We are so happy to have found her as a guitar teacher!

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

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Marion W.
Verified review

I enjoyed how Alison interacted with my children in teaching the guitar and piano.not only was she professional, knowledgable, but she made the lessons enjoyable. My children look forward to their lessons & I would reccomend her wholeheartedly

Kevin's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny T.
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Kevin is fantastic: patient, smart, and kind. The beginner's guitar book we are using each week keeps me challenged and engaged. I love it! Best, Kevin's own guitar skills and artistic flair are mind-boggling and inspiring! I highly recommend him.

FAME Yamaha Music Center
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

We love FAME. Ms. Gloria is a fantastic teacher. She makes piano lessons fun.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
stephen y.
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Owen was incredibly professional as my guitar instructor. He has a clear lesson plan that was able to get me, a guitar beginner, started very quickly.

Dan Lupo Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Heather D.
Verified review

The best music teacher I've ever had!! Very professional and fun. Always keeping it positive. Very easy going and flexible with our schedule. His knowledge is very extensive and he became a friend to the whole family. An amazing musician himself he has so much to offer his students and the music community.

Golden Gate Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Mina L.
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He’s been teaching my son for over 2 years now. He (my son) has progressed amazingly and has been wowing family. We have NEVER been disappointed by Nathan’s teaching. Nathan is patient, intelligent, responsible, kind but pragmatic, and always on time.

Siu L.
Verified review

My daughter has been taking violin lessons with Ms. Peszko for approximately two years. Under her direction, I’ve seen improvements in my daughter’s techniques and with the build up in her confidence, she is enjoying playing the violin more. I highly recommend Ms. Peszko to any parent looking for an outstanding music teacher.

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