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  • 17 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94611

Ethan E.

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Clifford is a highly-accomplished musician and excellent teacher. I was classically-trained growing up but had always wanted to learn jazz piano. When I started lessons with Clifford, I was definitely rusty in the fundamentals, and he has been doing an excellent job at shoring up my weak points while slowly building up my skills in the jazz techniques. He is very patient and really wants his students to succeed; one example of this is that even though our lessons are supposed to be an hour, we often go over time chatting about all sorts of different aspects of jazz. He plays gigs regularly so the schedule can shift over time, but he is very accommodating and responsive when this might occur.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94112

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Sven was incredibly well prepared and extremely supportive. The lesson was a lot of fun and I really look forward to our future lessons!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Redwood City, CA 94062

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Garrick Davis is is easily the most artistic, fun, and creative guy I know. I have been taking lessons from him for four years now and if there is any thing I can say about him is that he is a great person and a wonderful roll model. Don't doubt him for a second he has amazing skills with the guitar and he will never leave you in the dust. He is grate at teaching you not only the song but each and every thing there is to know about each and every cord. He doesn't just teach you how to play songs, he teaches you how to play guitar.

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Leandro, CA 94579

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Let me start off by saying, Andi is an incredible teacher. No, he is not magic; but he is capable of steering your guitar education in the right direction. I played guitar on-and-off for many years, it has been lackluster for the most part. Over the years, I’ve watched thousands of guitar lessons on the blackhole that is known as Youtube. Sure, I gained some knowledge, but in a very disjointed way that didn’t seem to push my guitar playing forward. My practice sessions were ineffective and I never seemed to follow a logical path to achieve my goals. I wonder how many self-taught guitarists are in the same boat? Then I started taking lessons with Andi. With some effort (and an instructor to motivate and direct), I begun to truly learn and understand things that I’d been too lazy to tackle in the past (modes, inversions, picking exercises). I’m somewhat embarrassed to say, until I took lessons with Andi; I never completely learned a song. I would pick up fragments of songs, and then move on to the next flavor of the week. Andi will spend weeks (if necessary) reviewing the material with you. He’ll break whatever solo or song you wish to learn down into bite-sized chunks; he’ll even send you slowed down mp3’s to help you learn the material. Trust me, this is very beneficial when learning the subtle nuances that make your favorite guitarist special (Prince, Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler). I have no way of really quantifying the improvement that happened while taking lessons with Andi, but my personal satisfaction has gone through the roof. My fingers and wrists are stronger, my technique has tightened, and my 16th note strumming is getting ridiculously funky these days. I could sing praises about Andi for days, but you don’t you want to try him out and see how it works for you.

TOP PRO
  • 17 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94114

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I have been taking lessons from Nando for over a year now and really love the flexibility his lessons provide. He is so willing to help accommodate your schedule. His lessons are a good reminder to keep up with my learning and speaking Spanish. Since I only take 1 lesson a week, I have to do additional learning on my own (which everyone should do anyway) but I like the lessons so much that I just renewed!

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  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94105

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Jessica was amazing! I haven't touched an instrument in over 10 years, and was a bit nervous, but she made me feel at home immediately. She let me find my comfort zone on the piano at my own pace, and was very supportive as I worked my way back to familiarity with the instrument. She had me reading music and playing by ear in no time! I will definitely by going back for more lessons. :)

  • 34 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Little River, SC 29566

Molly Z.

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Mr Hanna is a delight! He is an intuitive and patient music coach for all ages. Be it piano or voice lessons, you will be in the best of hands to help you find your inner rock star.

  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Bruno, CA 94066

Thumbtack Customer

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Wonderful teacher and great with children!

  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94606

Adrian G.

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Great instructor!! Makes you feel very comfortable.

  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94121

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Forrest is a great teacher! I have been taking lessons for about two months now, and I am making much more progress than I was on my own. I suggest Forrest highly. He seemed very experienced with beginners with no experience.

  • 15 years in business
  • San Anselmo, CA 94960

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Solveig is a very kind, caring and patient teacher who makes learning Spanish fun. She uses a combination of grammar lessons, reading and conversation to really get the students talking.

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94114

Ellen M.

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Audra had moved and not yet updated her profile on Thumbtack. She replied that she knew some people in the area and sent me several names. I hired one who was fantastic. Audra really went above and beyond. Thanks Audra!

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94110

Fiona Z.

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Great conversation with Jane. She seems to have a very good understanding of what my daughter needs to get back on track with piano and loving music. She was so accommodating to make time in her schedule to meet with us before their lessons begin. Looking forward to seeing their musical relationship blossom!

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA 94610

Richard Z.

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I had an awesome experience with Jennifer Meek. I am 69 years old, athletic but hampered with limitations. She pointed out my strengths, corrected some mistakes I was making and found ways around my limitations. I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional, but also appropriately personal. I highly recommend her.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94702

Amy M.

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Gabe taught our 7 year old piano through weekly lessons held at our home for about a year. Our son had not had any exposure to piano and I'd say he developed a solid knowledge base through Gabe's teaching. The only reason we discontinued lessons was because Gabe was moving from San Francisco to Oakland. Gabe was always a good communicator, very punctual and very patient with our son who sometimes would have rather goofed around than practice piano. I'd definitely recommend Gabe to other families looking for music lessons.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94708

Adam V.

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I have been taking lessons from Clark for about 8 months now. He has this uncanny ability to meet me where I am as a very beginner guitar player. He has an infinite depth of patience, knowledge and understanding of this discipline and continues to inspire me with his talent and enthusiasm for learning. He makes scheduling lessons easy, and lessons themselves fun but rooted in fundamentals to achieve higher learning. I can't say enough positives here, I would just say see for yourself!

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94109

Rahul G.

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I am heartbroken that I only got to experience a few lessons with Billy. He was a caring and hilarious teacher, and he inspired me to learn music as a language rather than a skill. Rest in Peace, Billy Pearsley.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Roseville, CA 95661

Jessica P.

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Jillian has benn my daughter's piano teacher for I about 4 months and my younger boys for a few months as well. She has a good motivation system and the kids are starting to sit down a little more to practice.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Campbell, CA 95008

Niklas B.

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Very relaxed experience!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Daly City, CA 94014

Christopher G.

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ktran is excellent teacher. he is adapt at connecting and figuring out what needs to be improved or worked on. he was able to take my random bits of music knowledge and instantly get started. just in our first session kevin cleaned up a lot of questions i had..like he brought a bunch of missing puzzle pieces over. practicing after lessons is much more fun and productive ! highly recommended

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94121

Alyse C.

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Alex is one in a million! He teaches music through a structural perspective rather than by the more traditional method of learn a note here, learn a note there (I haven't played the piano since I was a child, but I still cringe at the memory of the tedious and monotonous scales, finger exercises and simplified classical pieces I used to have to play). Alex's lessons are anything but tedious, and, even though I am essentially a beginner (having forgotten everything I learned as a child), I feel like I am well on my way to having a deeper understanding of what I am playing because I have a developing understanding how it works. I feel like I am learning the language of music through total immersion rather than by the textbook method of learning how to read the notes. I now listen to and hear music differently, and there is much I am learning on my own. I am especially pleased with the way Alex tailors my lessons around what I want to do rather than what he thinks I should do. As a result, I am learning to play jazz piano rather the stuff I was forced to play as a child (unless I want to, of course, in which case he would teach me that). And the best part (as if it could get better)? Alex is so enthusiastic about what he does that it is contagious and makes working with him a sheer joy. There is not much I look forward to and enjoy more than my lessons with Alex. Needless to say, I highly recommend Alex Balmaceda for anyone who is interested in learning more about music than simply reading and playing the notes.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94122

Kara H.

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Wonderful instructor. Taught a morning class for conference attendees. Everyone really enjoyed the class. Stephanie was flexible as well when the times changed last minute. Thanks!

  • 8 years in business
  • San Francisco, CA 94110

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Yaella teaches private and group classes of hatha yoga to all levels of students and seniors. She is articulate and versed in anatomy and explains the poses to students well, so they gain strength and flexibility (without injury) as well as an understanding of the benefits of yoga and a practice to listen to one's body. She has been practicing yoga herself since 1995, received her teaching certificate in 2009, and started teaching yoga to seniors that summer. She trained originally as a dancer and Thai yoga massage therapist starting at the young age of 5 in Bangkok, Thailand, where she was born and raised. Yaella has an intuitive, experienced understanding of movement, balance and flow in the body as well as in the body-mind connection. She has specialized in teaching private or smaller classes of yoga to impart a stronger awareness and sensitivity to the challenges and art of aging with health and agility. She tailors her classes to each student's needs and injuries to assure his/her safe and gradual improvement and conditioning. Her classes may include pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (postures), self-massage, chanting and hands-on adjustments to bring awareness, strength, greater circulation, stress relief, healing and presence. Yaella also offers healthy, yummy lifestyle coaching to students interested in deepening their commitment to their health and well-being. Coaching programs are for 6 months and include focus on diet, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle and rest. Please inquire for additional information.

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