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Clifford Lamb Music
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Martin S.
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Clifford is working on a creative new project to compose music to a new set of lyrics I have written. Working with a piano he'd never seen before, on a project he'd never seen before, he quickly got into the creative and fun spirit of it, and in a short time, in our first session, he had most of the music nailed. I am looking forward to the upcoming tweaks to make a good project even better. Clifford is very talented, he has great knowledge of music, and a creative spirit. He is comfortable working in your world, but in doing so, he brings his considerable professionalism to bear. That makes you want to be more serious as a student, because you realize that a master is there teaching you. will be taking piano lessons from Clifford when the current project is completed. Thank you, Clifford!

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Stella Lim Piano
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Josh J.
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As a lifelong guitarist who was self taught I decided that I needed to try my hand at a different instrument. I had always wanted to learn the piano so I decided to give it a go. Being a self taught musician, I had lots of bad habits that I took with me to my piano lessons with Stella. She was incredibly patient with me and helped me undo decades of bad practice habits along with teaching me good habits to replace them with. Her knowledge of music and her talent on the piano are clearly evident and she knows how to translate that into teaching others, which is an often challenging task. All in all, the lessons were a valuable experience that I would certainly recommended to anyone interested in learning piano.

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Kelly Keys
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy N.
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Kelly is an enthusiastic teacher! He is willing to spend over time with my kids and makes them engaged. My kids always look forward for his lessons. He also provides my little four year old daughter and myself free lessons! We like him a lot and highly recommend him!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joaquin H.
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Juan Carlos is such a great teacher. He is helping my son learn piano and teaching him how to use his voice properly. He is patient, kind, and clear when teaching my 12 year old who is not very confident yet with his singing. My son is learning how to listen and match pitch. Juan Carlos always finds a teaching approach to help my son understand what to do. I definitely recommend Juan Carlos! Melanie Hernandez

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  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia M.
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I recently hired Toby for lessons in composition and to help me gain more agility and greater finger dexterity. I played piano for 5 years as a child, but stopped in high school because I became too busy. I also wanted to start writing my own music. I have lyrics, but I don't know how to put them to music. Toby has been working with my daughter who started piano lessons 3 years ago. My daughter had some interest in playing, but had a hard time getting motivated to practice. Toby got her back on track and excited about practicing. She is unique in allowing her intermediate students to play with her band which plays originals, including her own which are a mix of classical and rock. Toby has had an amazing influence on my daughter who went from not knowing how to play to playing intermediate pieces with a wonderful tone, dynamics, and dexterity. She is currently working on a some Chopin (Toby is most skilled in the Romantic era pieces such as Chopin and Rachmaninoff) and the Mozart Turkish March sonata. My daughter has also learned how to write songs and compose music to match them. Toby studied at Berklee which is well-known as the premier school for songwriting and composition, and it shows in her teaching. I am so excited to have an opportunity to work with her. She is a fantastic teacher and her original music is gorgeous and inspirational.

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

Sedat
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sedat is an excellent teacher for my 10 year old. He has lots of patience and knows how to teach kids. He is able to help with easier ways to teach chords and makes the class enjoyable. My child loves his class and he encourages to pick their favorite songs to play. I would highly recommend Sedat for kids guitar lessons.

  • 38 years in business
  • 37 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!

Ashten Smith
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evan T.
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I used to play in band as a kid, but I never explored singing very much. I wanted to try something new and was curious to know if I was any good. Ashten has started from the very beginning with me. I never knew how much went into singing before I took lessons with her. And she's been patient teaching me all of the concepts and works at my pace. I am really enjoying studying the voice and never knew how possible it is to become a better singer if you use the right tools. I'm definitely seeing and hearing very positive results.

Piano and Voice Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gina R.
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I took voice and piano lessons with Joann. She was very encouraging. She believed in me and pushed me just enough to achieve my goals. Super thankful I got to work with her.

Lin Chiao Piano Studio
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Taizhi Z.
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I started my adult piano lessons from this spring. The general experience was great so far. Lin Chiao was always on time. I learned a lot in her teaching.

Fog City Jazz
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy N.
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I have been taking piano lessons with Jeffrey for the past year. Although I started taking lessons when I was young and have studied under other great teachers, Jeffrey stands out among them as exceptionally gifted. He is eternally patient and has a great sense of humor. I always look forward to seeing him. Besides his affability, the depth and breadth of his musical knowledge are hard to find, even among professionals. I would recommend him to anyone, regardless of age or proficiency.

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anshum G.
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It's just been a couple of classes so far, but it's great to learn Piano from Emily. She's an excellent teacher with a lot of patience.

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew D.
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I am learning piano as an adult. Marina is making the process an enjoyable experience for me. She is calm, encouraging, and a skilled teacher.

Sam Brown Music Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
NS S.
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Mr. Brown provides piano and Saxophone lessons for my kids and I like how he has motivated them to be involved in music.

Phil Johnson Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Denise G.
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He'said very patient and has a unique way of teaching that is easy for a person to learn.

Angel Music Studios
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evelyn W.
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Ángel Has been reaching both of my sons Michael and Daniel since they were 7 years old. They are 10 and 12 now and We all love Angel. They both look forward to their lesson weekly, Angel encourage them in such a way that I don’t even hVe to ask them to study or practice they want to be ready for their lesson. Angel, speaks Spanish and since my kids are learning the language, he teaches their lesson in Spanish, which for us is a plus because it helps them practice the language while learning piano.

Brent Elberg
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Talyn I.
Verified review

I have been taking jazz piano lessons from Brent for the past 8 months and I've really enjoyed getting to work with him. He is very knowledgeable on the topic of jazz. Every week we practice improvising over jazz standards and he plays along with me on the piano or sometimes drums of there is a kit in the room. Brent if friendly and cares about his students. Would recommend to anyone wanting to take drum or piano lessons!

Martan Mann
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine H.
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Excellent lessons in music theory and practice!

Piano Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Polina S.
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Laurence is a great piano teacher who understands the needs of the student. She introduced my son to piano and he really enjoyed his lessons with her. She is easy to work with.

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Need Piano Teacher

Palo Alto, CA

  • Student age
    8
  • Years of experience
    2
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Interested in following musical styles
    Classical
  • Music lesson type
    Private
  • Able to read music?
    No
  • Piano or keyboard
    I have a keyboard
  • Short term goals
    learning to read music
  • Long term goals
    To get excited about playing interesting pieces
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    Indefinitely
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Monday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    want the kids to be excited about Piano.
  • $47.5
    Average price

Need Piano Lessons

Palo Alto, CA

  • Student age
    10-13
  • Interested in following musical styles
    Classical
  • Able to read music?
    Yes
  • Piano or keyboard
    I have a piano
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Day preference
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Morning (9am-noon), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    Currently is getting ready for level 7 of CM, piano
  • $25
    Average price

Need a Piano Teacher

Fairfield, CA

  • Student age
    14-17
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Lesson type
    Private group lessons
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    Currently plays alto saxophone. Has been playing five years
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