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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Jim R.
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Cliff is a GREAT piano teacher! I'm just beginning to play at the ripe old age of #?. Even though it is somewhat painful to be a beginner I guess you have to start somewhere. But Cliff makes the experience fun and I do learn. The lessons are at my home and if he is running late he calls. If I need to reschedule he accommodates. He makes certain you are mastering the lessons and theory. It's been over 6 weeks since I've started and I'm reading music and starting to get it...not bad for an old guy. Really like Cliff, you will too.

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Started going for violin lessons (I'm in my 20's with no music background). Had only a couple of classes so far. I really like the pace and her style of teaching. She is professional and very easy to work with.

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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Smalls E.
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Andi is awesome! Incredibly knowledgeable, very talented, super friendly, making each session easy and comfortable. He's great at adjusting his teaching to your learning speed & style. Andi's positive reinforcement is motivating. He listens as well as he instructs and his studio space is an ideal learning environment for all stages of learning. The handouts, resources, and tools he provides make learning with him that much more convenient and affordable -- all you need is your guitar! He knows more than just how to play, he understands and can teach music theory, adjusting the practical to theory ratio based on your preference and desired outcome as a musician. He is flexible with scheduling as well. I'd recommend him without hesitation.

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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David Williams Music
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shreyas D.
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David has been teaching our son for a while now and we can't imagine having a better teacher for him. Excellent teacher: skilled, patient, creative. Our son looks forward to his guitar lessons each week and he wouldn't have come this far without David.

  • 12 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne R.
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I started taking lessons from Toby in January 2017. I am an adult student that returned to piano lesson after decades. I stopped lessons at 13 y/o. Without lessons, I can read music and "play" the song. But now, with just a few months into my lessons with Toby, I can hear the difference. My songs now have the correct timing, tempo and spirit the composer intended for his songs. What a difference! My husband now recognizes the songs I play. Thanks Toby!

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Abhimanyu K.
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I've been playing guitar by myself for a couple of years through tabs/video lessons etc. My progress has exponentially increased since Sedat has started teaching. He is one of the most patient and polite teachers I've seen.He was very quick to gauge my understanding of music and the instrument and planned my lessons accordingly. I have been trying to understand music theory for a while. Sedat's lessons are an amalgam of theory, technique (finger exercises) and songs. I'm finally able to understand what I'm playing rather than just learning through tabs. He has a wide knowledge of different techniques used in many genres (Rock, Jazz, Blues, Fusion etc) and can help his student improve their craft in the style they love. Needless to say, he's a brilliant guitarist himself. I once attended one of his concerts and it was amazing. I've struggled with self-learning through various means but learning with Sedat has been a huge positive enforcement in my guitar playing. His versatility with his music and patience with the students makes him an amazing teacher and I'd recommend students of all levels and age to learn from him.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Meg C.
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Liz is an amazing music teacher and person. I started taking lessons with her when I started flute in the 5th grade and kept taking lessons wih her through the end of high school. The only reason I stopped was because I moved away to college. Liz is a true musician. She knows music and she knows how to teach. I was always impressed wih Liz's ability to make very complex music reachable. What I love so much about Liz is that she makes music personal. She asked what I was interested in and made sure that I got to learn the type of flute because that is what I was interested in. This is in contrast to some other music teachers I had when I played other instruments earlier in my life. I remember sometimes I would be tired from school or sports practice earlier, or maybe I had had a rough day, and would not want to go to my lesson. Of course I would go and not once did I regret it. I ALWAYS left lessons happy. Liz made music and lessons fun. She is truly invested in her students. She builds relationships with them. I graduated from college and a teacher myself now and I still talk to Liz to catch up because we are more than just student-teacher we are friends. I still think of Liz when I hear Christmas music or Flight of the Bumblebee.

East Bay Guitar Academy
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gigi L.
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I like Robert's teaching style. As a parent, I observe how he teaches and he really looks at how the student plays and can tell what the problem is behind a specific issue. He is good with young kids. He tries to get to know the student, what their interests are and uses these interests as analogies to help the student understand the lesson, be it music theory or interpreting a piece how the composer had intended. Highly recommended!

Professional Piano Teaching
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Gene C.
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Kathy is a wonderful Teacher! I am 23 years of age and am learning the fundamentals of music theory and she explains it very well. She also gives me the opportunity to work on Classical as well as Pop music on the piano. Ever since I've been working with Kathy I can see that I am making outstanding improvements in my piano performance.

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Roger M.
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Forrest is a really nice guy. It was intimidating at first, honestly. I was almost three times his age! That made me question his knowledge at first, but he's not only as good as the rest, but better... Much better. He knew, and learned all of the classics. I have been taught to relove music. He's a great guys

  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Rachil T.
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Andrew is very gentle, patient, and talented. He listens and answers all the questions we have since we are new to flute. Not only our daughter can play two songs now. I think that by listening to his lessons while I was in and out the room, I also understand more about flute. That is giving me chance to help our daughter during her daily 15 to 20 minutes practice. Great teachers bring out the best in their students. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing more flute songs playing by our daughter and Andrew.

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Janet J.
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Emily has been a voice teacher for my son for the past three years. He has worked with her in three or four series of weekly classes that culminated in public recitals. As the recitals progressed, my son's singing became stronger, clearer, even more beautiful, and more confident. Emily worked with him in bringing out his best voice, in protecting his voice, in breathing, and with music theory. She was also a friendly, and wise adult for my son, offering compassion and humor during his middle school years. I look forward to maintaining contact with Emily for years. She's not someone to let of.

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 31 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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tom B.
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I have experimented with music (guitar and harmonica) for a number of years without any direction or form and I'm so blessed to have found Cherie. She creates a relaxing environment where I can focus and understand basic music theory, she makes it comprehensive which others have not been able to do up to this point. And I have now expanded into a new area in my music lessons with voice training. Each lesson gives me more confidence and assurance in my playing and singing. I highly recommend Cherie. I am also impressed with her as a performer and feel honored to have as my musical guru.

Sterling Low Brass
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria K.
Verified review

Scott was a great instructor for my son and he learned alot. They were able to connect on composers and had my son playing music that he generally enjoyed as well as taught him great fundamentals. Scott was extremely patient and flexible which was very helpful when working with a 6 year old.

Marc LeGrand Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sergey M.
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Beautiful duo! Right on spot music selection. Thank you!

Paul Price
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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Paul has been a fantastic piano teacher. Additionally, he has a deep and passionate knowledge of music theory and history. His lessons are rich not only in technique, but also the story behind any particular song he's teaching. I highly recommended him.

Michael Orlinsky
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aly .
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I absolutely LOVE working with Michael and learning guitar from him. I've tried many times to learn before, and it's never quite stuck. Michael has a way of making difficult concepts seem easy and I'm finally able to grasp music theory. It's always challenging learning something new because I (as I'm sure a lot of people do) feel silly when I mess up or a little dumb if I don't do something right, and Michael makes me feel comfortable and able to make mistakes and try new chords or scales, or whatever it may be. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Michael if you want to learn guitar or just improve your skills!

Evangelista Music Studio
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Alex K.
Verified review

I began receiving lessons from Miss Kathleen when I was in the 4th grade. She has been my private tutor for the past 8 years, and we only recently stopped having lessons due to her move. She has played a very big role in becoming the musician I am today. With her help and instruction, I participate in my school's highest orchestra, in the Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestra, and in events such as District Orchestra. She has always inspired and encouraged me to pursue my music related aspirations and, because of that, I plan on studying music in college and pursue it as a career. I can't imagine what I would have done with out her. Over the years of lessons, she has become more than just a teacher. She is my close friend who I continue to go to for advice.

  • 19 years in business
Diane G.
Verified review

I've been taking singing lessons with Cherie for about a year. I've always wanted to perform at open mics and maybe start a band but I knew I had some work to do before feeling confident. So I started singing lessons with Cherie to help prepare me for performance but we also spent a lot of time growing my voice. I realized I had a much bigger range than I'd thought. BTW - I'm also a beginner guitarist and we sometimes have guitar lessons too. She's a great guitarist and singer. So I really feel like she's the best out there for that type of work. If you want to not only work on your voice but learn how to perform and have a fun time in general - I'd book Cherie for lessons. She's a pro :-)

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Need Music Theory Lessons

Hercules, CA

  • Subjects of interest (music theory)
    Fundamentals
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Level of experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    I play the piano
  • $40
    Average price
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