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

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

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

Piano Lessons
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine H.
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Over the years I have received instruction from Donna through piano lessons and participation in various choirs she has conducted. I am impressed with her knowledge, expertise, kindness, and patience. I am especially thankful for the way I have been instructed to sing so that I do not harm my voice....and in the piano instruction that includes education in the instrument - its history and how it works - and arm and hand technique when playing.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andrea H.
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I needed some help with a song for an upcoming audition, and was blessed to randomly meet Sammy at a local music store. What was meant to be one lesson turned into months of working together. I have trained under many vocal coaches in the bay, but Sammy is by far the best, and was surprised by how patient, talented, and hard working he is. You can tell that he really thinks about his students between lessons, and what songs, exercises, and auditions would fit our voices. I made leaps and bounds with Sammy in a very short amount of time. Five star all the way!

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

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

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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I have really enjoyed working with Liz this past year. The techniques that she teaches not only elevate your singing skills, but also improve overall vocal quality and performance. Liz is great about addressing all aspects of the vocal experience, and still making it fun to learn and improve!

  • 38 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
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I have known Lynn for 35 years and you cannot ask for a better piano teacher. Lynn started teaching me piano 35 years ago, and now she is teaching my daughter. Lynn is extremely caring, knowledgeable and passionate. Our daughter has flourished since beginning piano lessons with Lynn 2 years ago; she is playing advanced songs that most students her age wouldn't be able to play. Lynn makes learning piano fun, and our daughter enjoys practicing daily without us having to remind her. We are very happy to have Lynn as our teacher, and would encourage anyone interested in piano to call her first.

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

Ann Souren
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jake G.
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Learning from Ann was, simply put: GREAT. I felt like I finally found a vocal teacher who knew how to help me improve and then go on to teach me more as a singer. I had tried 3 other vocal teachers in my life, and 2 others in my current city. Upon finding Ann, I felt like I found someone who was serious, and someone who had serious knowledge about singing. She taught me proper technique and really helped me to improve where my singing faltered. She was always prepared and ready to teach me as soon as I arrived. When I found out she was leaving, I was upset and "bummed out", for lack of a better word. She is a great instructor and teacher, and I would absolutely take more lessons with her!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Siri Amrit R.
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I can't say enough good things about working with Patricia. She is always on time, always professional, incredibly knowledegeable, and always ready for our lessons. I have grown tremendously since I started working with her! I've actually started taking both voice and piano lessons from her because she is that good. She is classically trained and knows her stuff so well and can explain it so well that even a 5 year old could understand it.

Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 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!

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

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

Alison's Music Lessons
3.7
from 13 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Cc C.
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We have been working with Ms. White since January 2016. My boys, ages 6 and 7 walked out of their very first lesson knowing “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and this quick, concrete “take away” gave them a sense of excitement and confidence! Ms. White is very thoughtful with her instruction. She has realistic and responsive goals--like helping accommodate a variety of sports seasons and understanding the difference between her student’s temperament and attention span. She has nurtured an intrinsic and age appropriate interest and exposure to the world of piano playing. My boys pick up and play piano on their own and they love teaching their father and me their new skills. I would highly recommend Ms. White for piano lessons.

  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Keli M.
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I wholeheartedly recommend vocal lessons with Mark! I leave our sessions inspired and feel I now have a priceless and foundational understanding of technique. Lessons are fun and informative. Mark is the best!

Atlas Vocal Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jenna L.
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Jaymee is a FABULOUS vocal coach and an all-around awesome lady! She’s super sweet, down-to-earth, and great at making you feel comfortable, especially when you’re doing something out of your comfort zone such as singing. Her caring disposition shines through and makes you feel totally at ease and confident. If you’re looking for a truly wonderful vocal coach for yourself or your children, look no further! We love Jaymee! ❤️

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

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

Voice Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rahul R.
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Francis is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. He is good at assessing your needs and creating an effective plan. He has a lot of experience with singing and voice training. He comes up with exercises that are helpful in improving your singing voice.

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