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Clifford Lamb Music
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 152 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
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

SHREDLAB
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires 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.

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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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David Williams Music
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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
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.

  • 22 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.

Piano and Voice Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph P.
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I play piano and could have taught my son myself, but nowhere near as well as it has turned out with Joann over the past 2 years. 1) For beginners, I love the variety of learning styles she uses. Everything from learning to read music to ear training. Scales done in a fun way, and exercises, music theory, and well-known songs. 2) As he progressed, she would identify his interests and expand on them. Like if he started playing a song for fun on the side with just the right hand, she'd say "that's great! why don't we learn to add left hand chords to it and make that part of your lesson!" She has him figure it out by ear and then write out the notes. I sit in on most of the lessons and love how patient she is with him, how she lets him ask questions, and how she softly reins him back in when he gets a little distracted. And when he gets frustrated, she is able to help him take a breath and try again. I would recommend her to anyone!

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
Matt N.
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I've had six lessons with Jeffrey so far, and I'm getting SO much out of them. He's an inspiring pianist, a boundless resource of musical knowledge, and a motivating teacher, while still being tirelessly friendly and patient. So far we've worked mostly on jazz basics, music theory understanding, and the beginnings of improvisation technique, but I'm confident that Jeffrey can help me keep learning along whatever path I take with my musicianship. I feel incredibly lucky to have made this connection, and I'd highly recommend working with Jeffrey.

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.

Paul's Bass Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew M.
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Learned a lot the first lesson. Paul is really good.

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Megan O.
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Holly responded quickly to all of my questions about piano lessons, her background, schedule, etc. She was more than willing to give me references from other families that have children taking lessons from her. My daughter is a beginner. We have been taking lessons with Holly for a month now and my daughter enjoys working with her and seems to be picking up the skills.

Ken Brown Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 52 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lucia D.
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You can tell that he is passionate about his playing and the music which encourages the student to learn as much as they can. Just started lessons and I already have picked up a bunch of new techniques.

Composition & Music Theory
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Camille D.
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I studied advanced theory and composition with Alden two years ago and feel like I really grew musically. I'm a self-taught pianist with little knowledge of theory, and Alden was able to create a custom course for me that took into account the musical knowledge I already had put couldn't put into language. He created theory exercises for me and taught me advanced harmony, we also analyzed pieces by a variety of composers which allowed me to integrate new vocabulary into my own music. I thoroughly recommend him as a teacher both in composition and music theory!

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.

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

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

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Need Music Theory Teaching

American Canyon, CA

  • Subjects of interest (music theory)
    Music subjects
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Details
    My daughter is 12 and started taking lessons when she was in 1st grade. We are new to the area and need a teacher. We want to know the cost.
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