John Proft

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  • Crystal L.

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    We have met a few times so far & I really love to watch him bring joy into music. He is uplifting in his overall technique while still pushing you through the more difficult work..I look forward to each time we meet!

    May 27, 2015Verified
  • Johanna W.

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    I originally was looking to find a voice instructor for my husband as a surprise birthday present, so I was very anxious going into the process of choosing one. John was always very personable, while remaining professional. I always received a response quickly, as well as always felt respected and important. My husband has only had 2 sessions, but he's having a good time and learning things, AND that says a lot, cause he's a VERY PICKY man, as well as knowledable and talented!! He wouldn't be scheduling future sessions unless he was content!! I'd definately recommend John!!

    Feb 18, 2015Verified

About this pro

My work stands out for three reasons: 1) I have traveled the world of the professional classical music scene, and 2) I'm able to translate the lessons learned from this time to something applicable to people of all ability levels. 3) My main interest is PEOPLE. Music is just the medium I work through to help people. I love seeing what makes everyone a different, unique individual, and finding out that we all deal with the same issues. I love doing this while singing/playing LOUDLY and with ABANDON!

Years in business

11

Times hired on Thumbtack

14

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      $60/hour lesson - $30/30min lesson After the initial lesson, We come to a mutual agreement about how long and how often lessons should be, then I ask for students to commit to this lesson plan for a certain number of months, with payments due at the beginning of each month. The only way to see progress is to be consistent for a period of time. For Summer 2017 I'm asking students to commit to a 5-lesson package. The summer months are a good time to buckle down and study, but it is also a busy time with travel and variable schedules. Committing to 5 sessions allows us to set a curriculum for the summer months.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I still travel to perform to keep my own skills sharp and to keep my pulse on the current scene in classical vocal music. I have many voice teacher friends with whom I refine my own singing skills and discuss methods for helping our students. I've also recently completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The connection of breath and body is so helpful for singing. "Yoga for singers" is a new and growing field that I'm very interested in.

    Business hours

    Central Time Zone
    Sunday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for John Proft is about 15+ miles of Austin, TX.