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We were very fortunate to find Clifford as our son's piano teacher for the past two and half years! As an accomplished and professional pianist himself, Clifford is knowledgeable and skilled at music. He provides a balance of fun and challenge which ensures that our son continues to progress but doesn't get frustrated. Clifford techniques to teach piano to children are helpful and effective. My son enjoys going to lessons and is making great progress!
My 11 year old daughter has been taking violin lessons with Mindy for about 3 months. She is enjoying her lessons and she is making excellent progress. Recently she played violin onstage with Mindy at a recital. I was very proud of her.
Andi Is An incredibly Gifted, Patient well rounded Guitarist/Bassist. A jack of all trades Instructor. His Unique approach to surveying Progress during the weekly lessons I previously took from him have been Phenomenal and have truly done justice To my motivational practice routine. He also has a unique, awe-inspiring Studio Arrangement with A Brilliant array of Top notch pro gear: Guitars, bass, Amps, Rackmounts, Sampler, Books, Magazines, Hair/Speed Metal Pioneers Autographs etc that Create an enthralling atmosphere, and Continue to have a profound effect on me as a Independent musician. Overall, always an integral experience Learning through andi
Stella is a great piano teacher. She is very friendly but also very professional in her teaching. She makes her lessons interesting especially to young students. My daughter is always looking forward to her piano lessons with Stella.
Kelly made the first lesson super fun and engaging for my boys. We will be continuing lessons with Kelly!
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.
My family has started lessons with Juan Carlos, and we're happy we found him. He's a patient teacher who structures lessons based on each student's progression and skill set. He also teaches the "right" way, i.e. fundamentals, thereby setting up students for success. It also helps that he's a nice guy and is extremely responsive with scheduling etc.
Sarah is amazing! I had only had about 4 lessons with Sarah when my friends wanted to go out for karaoke. None of my friends knew I was taking singing lessons and they were surprised. I got so many compliments! I was so happy that even just after a few lessons, I could already take away tools that Sarah taught me and put them into action! I was very lucky to find her. I had searched for awhile for a vocal coach and they were either too expensive, really far or in group setting (which I was too nervous to do being a beginner). I very much enjoy my one-on-one lessons with her. She's so sweet and makes you feel so welcomed and keeps you in good spirits about training your voice! I will definitely be continuing my lessons with her! Thank you Sarah!! :)
Donna Stoering has the rare gift of not only being a fantastic concert pianist who has traveled the world sharing her gift, but a gifted and highly effective teacher. I have my B.A. in piano and wanted advanced lessons after graduation. Donna listened for my strengths and found a way to both inspire and respect me as a student. She is amazing in how she helps her students with bench, shoulder, arm, wrist, and hand position using the body to create beautiful tones and create a musical story. When you learn a new piece from Donna, you'll understand the composer who wrote the piece and the mood he/she was trying to convey. She teaches her students how to join the composer, bringing their original thoughts and feelings into play as they perform. This brings a whole new life to practicing the piano. She is an expert in teaching technique and clarity. She is an expert in helping the student understand how to touch the keyboard in a distinctive manner for each style of music, i.e., French Impressionism has a different touch than Baroque. I am so grateful for having the privilege of taking lessons from Donna Stoering. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced performer, Donna is the teacher for you.
I've had two lessons with Ken so far, after returning from a 10 year hiatus from playing piano. He has been able to simplify aspects of piano playing that were previously unlearnable for me in just two hours! Ken is a passionate teacher, who makes learning fun. I'd happily recommend him to anyone wanting to learn piano and have fun doing it.
Dylan is prepared to help you meet your goals from the moment you meet him. He is organized, very knowledgable and able to pick up and play guitar or bass to give you a real playing together experience. I haven't ever had any other lessons before, but so far Dylan has been very helpful and I've learned a lot of theory that is directly applicable to what I am trying to learn.
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!
I have known Lynn for 35 years and you cannot ask for a better piano teacher. Lynn started teaching me piano 35 years ago, and now she is teaching my daughter. Lynn is extremely caring, knowledgeable and passionate. Our daughter has flourished since beginning piano lessons with Lynn 2 years ago; she is playing advanced songs that most students her age wouldn't be able to play. Lynn makes learning piano fun, and our daughter enjoys practicing daily without us having to remind her. We are very happy to have Lynn as our teacher, and would encourage anyone interested in piano to call her first.
Learning from Ann was, simply put: GREAT. I felt like I finally found a vocal teacher who knew how to help me improve and then go on to teach me more as a singer. I had tried 3 other vocal teachers in my life, and 2 others in my current city. Upon finding Ann, I felt like I found someone who was serious, and someone who had serious knowledge about singing. She taught me proper technique and really helped me to improve where my singing faltered. She was always prepared and ready to teach me as soon as I arrived. When I found out she was leaving, I was upset and "bummed out", for lack of a better word. She is a great instructor and teacher, and I would absolutely take more lessons with her!
Liz has worked wonders with our 10 year old son and his guitar lessons. He loves guitar now and looks forward to each lesson and practicing in between. Liz makes learning fun and easy. She is also flexible with changing schedules and conveniently comes to our home so we don't have to travel. We are very happy we found her on a Thumbtack!
As a nervous, first-time-vocal-lesson-taker, I believe Patricia's teaching is exceptional. I started looking for a vocal teacher to help with my goals of improving tone and range. I expected that it was going to be a worthwhile but potentially boring/painful investment of time and effort that will pay off in slight improvement far in the future. I did not expect to enjoy vocal lessons a lot, but now I look forward to Patricia's lessons as a highlight of my week. She is a natural teacher and truly understands my needs as a student. She has an outstanding ability to recognize the best way to explain concepts to the student, and will dynamically adjust her explanations when something isn't sticking quite right. Best of all, she shows genuine excitement and pride when she notices improvement. Her positivity and encouragement has really helped my nervousness and anxiety in singing in front of other people. My singing quality has improved greatly over just a few lessons so far. I can't wait to see how it improves with Patricia's instruction over the next few months, years, etc. It can be hard to find a good teacher in any subject. Patricia's students are lucky to have found a top class teacher.
I loved dealing with thumbtack. They found me a cello teacher very quickly. Amy is an experienced cellist and teacher who imparts her knowledge with grace. I am enjoying my lessons tremendously.
Met with Rafa for our first lesson the other day. Awesome experience, Rafa was engaging, friendly and well prepared. Rafa sent me homework prior to our first meeting so we could get started right away. Will continue my lessons!!
Vince is an incredible coach! I have been taking classes and private lessons from Vince for almost five years now, and it has changed my life! I've lost weight, learned many new skills, improved my balance, and most importantly I've gained confidence in myself! This is thanks to Vince's amazing ability as a teacher and coach. He pushes you without taking you too far, he gives you that vote of confidence you need to push through when it gets tough, and his attention to detail will ensure that you become the best athlete you can be. He has brought me from a person who has never thrown a kick to a confident martial artist, thanks largely in part to his level of personal attention - he makes time for all of his students to ensure that everyone grows and improves as much as they can. During private lessons, you get an amazing amount of personal attention and direct support - Vince does not teach a one size fits all program. My private lessons with Vince are an amazing chance to have him push me to work hard, improve my skills significantly, and gain confidence! Vince is patient, observant, and so supportive when he works with his students! I wouldn't be the athlete and martial artist I am today had it not been for Vince's teaching. I recommend him for anyone who is looking for a teacher and trainer to help them become their best!
Francis is obviously quite knowledgeable about music and proper vocal technique. He will start you off breathing properly and singing in the relaxed, proper way, building a foundation of proper skills that will translate into any genre. He is fairly personable and has a plethora of methods to help coax out good sound. He is very encouraging an supportive and I'd highly reccomend him.