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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Kam K.
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Mr. Lamb is great teacher. He is currently teaching my child and my child is picking up piano fingering and technique fast. I think Mr. Lamb is very talented and knows how to instruct in music theory and piano technique. He is very friendly and easy person to talk to, flexible and understanding of the needs of my child, and accommodates us most graciously when we have to reschedule. I highly recommend Mr. Lamb for Piano lessons.

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Sven's Guitar Clinic
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Soki N.
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I had my first lesson with Sven and I can say that he is an awesome teacher. I learned the basics of guitar and 7 chords, all in the first class. He is very patient and encouraging. I am happy that I decided to start learning guitar with him. Looking forward to my upcoming lessons.

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Allegra P.
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Great instructor for my daughter. She has made so much improvement in the last 4 months. My daughter enjoys her lessons with Mindy and her confidence in her voice has really grown.

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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.

Kelly Keys
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 32 hires 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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Stella Lim Piano
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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David P.
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Very patient with my 6 year old and so far it seems to be working. Two lessons down.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 37 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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Max KO
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy C.
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We weren't sure what to expect from a self-defense class, but Max offered me a good breakdown over email prior to the coming in to teach, and once here, he was good about demonstrating techniques and allowing the class to do as much or as little as they were comfortable with. I found Max's lessons to be practical for the common person, and his teaching style is to the point, but relaxed. He'll answer questions as you go along and help you to chain together the different things he teaches you. We've asked him back for every other week, so he's definitely doing the right things! We have a lot of fun, but also learn a lot from Max.

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Lincoln M.
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I have taken lessons from David Williams for about 6 years and i feel strongly like i learned something from every lesson. David didn't only help me with guitar playing, but he became my songwriting mentor. I have played with a few bands now and am fully capable of holding my own on stage, but i wouldn't be where i am today without the knowledge i obtained from David. Also, hes one of the most kind and genuine people I've ever met.

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Ann Souren
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexey B.
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I start took lessons from Anna few months ago. And I can say she is very professional teacher, I feel it from first lesson. She can explain everything about singing and she knows how to teach in a right way, don't damage your voice. I can recommend her to everyone who start to sing or even professional singers improve their skills.

Nando Language Consulting
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Linda L.
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Nando is the best spanish teacher ever. He can teach you in so many different ways ! It is really fun. He instantly adapts to your way of learning. I have had several tutors and i am not saying the others were bad, but Nando is definitely my FAVOURITE ! You could definitely pay him more than he is asking for since the quality you get from his lessons is superior to any other private courses in language schools.

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PrinceSF Productions
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Hilal H.
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Ken is an inspiration. The man is the definition of passion and will help you reach your goals in reasonable time. Nothing comes easy so be ready to practice. I intend to take lessons with Ken for a very long time.

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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Tami K.
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Liz is the real deal. She was able to pick up on the needs of my daughter and focus on that. She didn't waste time on things already learned or trying to reteach or practice things already known. She makes the lesson count without making it onerous. She is a true professional willing to teach the serious student. She is also kind, motivating (without being condescending) and understanding. I appreciate her flexibility and adaptability in working with my teen daughter. Because of her my daughter is enjoying singing!

  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine S.
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I started taking guitar lessons in April 2016 and couldn't be happier working with Dylan. He is extremely patient, supportive and encouraging. I also appreciate his willingness to be flexible with my schedule! Dylan is a fantastic teacher, I highly recommend him!

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Kristina the Spanish Tutor
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Alejandro G.
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Kristina is a great instructor. She crafted custom lesson plans, assignments, and provided me resources to hit my particular proficiency goals and ensured that with each lesson we made measurable progress against those goals. Furthermore, working with Kristina was always a pleasure because she manages to be both professional, personable and funny!

Miriam Pantig Voice Studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Boontarika C.
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My lessons with Miriam are awesome! She's not just teaching me about singing or how to use my voice but also everything around it like posture and emotions. She helps and encourages me to push my limit, expanding my vocal range. I'm really enjoying my lesson with her and always looking forward to our next session!

Fog City Jazz
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Omar D.
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I wanted to learn how to improvise better after having played classical piano for 8 years. After a few lessons I’m getting really comfortable! Jeffrey works at my pace, and provides examples from the greats of jazz music to inform how I ought to think about scales, intervals, and improvisation. Great teacher and I can’t wait for more.

Julia Norton
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Seanan P.
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Julia is a gifted teacher who brings multidisciplinary experience to each student to customize the learning process. For someone just starting voice lessons for fun I had no idea where to begin, but Julia has worked with me to break music down to a level I could grasp and helped me set realistic stepping stones to each goal. Her lessons are a combination of no nonsense exercises and just plain creative fun, something only the best teachers can achieve, which she accomplishes through her work ethic and delightful sense of humor. If you are not sure where to begin, feel you are missing blocks of information in your understanding of music, or have an emotional block to voice work I recommend Julia because she can meet you where you are and help craft a path to where you want to go.

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 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!

Shirley Kirsten
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maura L.
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She has been amazing with my daughter. We are so pleased about the quality of her lessons. I would highly recommend.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
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John was very accomodating when I had to cancel my first lesson twice. He tailored the lessons specifically to the gaps in my skills and made sure I was always seeing real results along the way.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is CPR training?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (better known as CPR) is a lifesaving manual technique that pumps oxygenated blood back into the body’s organs if someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. A variety of CPR training is available to community members, employees and healthcare providers. CPR training may last two to five hours or more, depending on the content and the target audience. During the training, students will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation. There are different CPR techniques for adults and children, but with both you will learn how to determine whether the person is conscious before administering chest compression. During the training you’ll learn chest compression techniques for adults and different techniques for children between the ages of 1 and 8. Students learn how to properly administer chest compressions, when the technique is appropriate and when it is not, and how long you must perform rescue measures. Students also learn what an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is and how to use it if necessary to shock a patient before administering CPR chest compressions.

How do I become CPR and first aid certified?

You can earn CPR training and receive first aid certification in a number of ways. Choose an online course to learn the materials remotely and then find a testing location to complete the certification process with an in-person demonstration of your knowledge and skills. Encourage your workplace to host a first aid and CPR training so employees can learn what to do in case of a workplace emergency and how to respond with lifesaving techniques. You may also be able to take a CPR or first aid class in your community. A basic CPR training may run four to five hours. After receiving CPR training, you’ll know how to respond if an adult or a child goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing. You’ll learn how to use chest compressions to keep blood pumping to a person’s organs, which can keep them alive until an emergency responder can arrive. First aid and CPR training can also include education about how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

What does a Spanish tutor do?

The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

What is first aid training?

With first aid training, you may be able to help save a life. First aid training can teach people who are not medical professionals how to help a sick or injured person in crisis before an ambulance arrives on the scene. Most commonly, first aid training helps teach you how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

First aid training can teach you how to respond in a variety of emergency situations, including:

  • Asthma attack
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head or back injury
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

First aid training classes may be offered by professionals who are affiliated with the Red Cross, which offers online, in-person, and blended training classes. First aid classes are also often offered through local recreation centers, city services, schools, hospitals and private companies.  

What do you learn in a first aid course?

First aid training gives you a variety of lifesaving skills for responding to many different emergency situations. In a first aid course you’ll learn about how to examine someone who’s been hurt, how to use a defibrillator, how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and how to control bleeding and trauma. Some courses include pediatric first aid as well as adult first aid; helping a choking infant, for example, is different from helping a choking adult. Although you can take CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) courses separately, most first aid training includes both.

In a first aid course you’ll also learn how to respond to:

  • Wounds, including punctures, cuts and hemorrhages
  • Heart attacks, chest pain and respiratory arrest
  • Bone fractures, sprains and torn muscles
  • First-, second- and third-degree burns
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Bites and stings
  • Hypothermia or frostbite
  • Shock and seizures
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