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Mindy Music

4.9

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  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Saratoga, CA

Amy Y.

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Mindy was so great with our son in helping him with his singing. Not having had any voice training, and having to sing a solo in a play, he was very anxious about taking voice lessons. After the first lesson he was very happy and thrilled with Mindy's approach to the voice training. She was patience, very insightful and gave him some great techniques to use to stay within his range and meet some notes that he had to hit. She even gave him pointers on how to combat stage fright. Our 14 year old son gives her 5 stars too and that's saying a lot. We would highly recommend Mindy for voice training!

John W.

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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.

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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  • 30 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 40 min

Eric N.

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I've been taking guitar and singing lessons with David for a few months, and I've got to say I've had a really great time learning from him! David is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable teacher who clearly cares about his students and their goals, and better still has played and performed with the artists that I like best. It took me a while to find a teacher who was willing to teach me the music I wanted to play instead of starting with their core competence, so it was really refreshing that within a month or two with plenty of practice I was able to learn one of my favorite songs (Three Rounds and a Sound by Blind Pilot, if you're curious), and a little longer to start singing it, which I was really stoked about. He has been great about breaking things down when the piece we're working on is too challenging. David has also pushed me to pursue my goal of creating music, helping along the way to create melodies and lyrics. I have to say, it takes a great teacher to get me to sing and to share lyrics with them (do you know how embarrassing that can be?). I could go on, but suffice it to say, David is a great teacher, and I'm really glad I started taking lessons with him.

Mark M.

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David Williams has given guitar lessons to our son for many years. We have the highest regard for his teaching and his overall positive influence. David is a highly talented musician and a gifted teacher. Our son has great respect for David's musical knowledge and his thoughtful mentoring--and we do as well. David provides very sound guidance and also works to help students achieve their own specific musical goals. David is a great person and a very fine teacher, and we're pleased to give him our highest recommendation.

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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  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min

Joaquin H.

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Juan Carlos is such a great teacher. He is helping my son learn piano and teaching him how to use his voice properly. He is patient, kind, and clear when teaching my 12 year old who is not very confident yet with his singing. My son is learning how to listen and match pitch. Juan Carlos always finds a teaching approach to help my son understand what to do. I definitely recommend Juan Carlos! Melanie Hernandez

Thumbtack Customer

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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.

Autumn A.

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Juan is very patient and dedicated to helping singers reaching their goals. His vocal exercises made a big difference in how I warm-up before an audition, and got me a callback after only one lesson! I would highly recommend Juan for beginners as well as professionals.

TOP PRO
  • 9 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Andrea H.

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I needed some help with a song for an upcoming audition, and was blessed to randomly meet Sammy at a local music store. What was meant to be one lesson turned into months of working together. I have trained under many vocal coaches in the bay, but Sammy is by far the best, and was surprised by how patient, talented, and hard working he is. You can tell that he really thinks about his students between lessons, and what songs, exercises, and auditions would fit our voices. I made leaps and bounds with Sammy in a very short amount of time. Five star all the way!

Steven P.

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Just had my first voice lesson with Sam and it was amazing. Sam's very patient, encouraging, and most of all effective with the voice learning process. When we wrapped up, we went over what we covered and how I can practice before the next one. I had a great time during the lesson, booked a few more sessions on the spot. Highly recommended!

Matt W.

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Sam creates such a safe space to explore your voice. It was the first time for me to practice vocals and the first time to have my voice come out so nicely. Took one lesson. Excited for the next lessons.

  • 41 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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

Gordon R.

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Welcoming, funny, patient and professional. Ken's style of teaching is exactly what I was looking for. Being a shy person I was hesitant to start vocal lessons. I just had my second lesson and I can't wait until next week. Great teacher!

Wellida L.

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He is really great professional. I'm amazed with the job that he save been done with me. With only two lessons I can really see the difference in my voice.

TOP PRO
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Campbell, CA

David M.

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I've been taking voice lessons with Sarah for about 6 months. I chose Sarah because of the quality and detail of her initial responses, as well as her obvious enthusiasm for teaching. I came to her as a hopeless cause in his mid-thirties who could never hit a note. Sarah and her teaching have shown me that I *do* have a voice in there and that I *can* do this. Her techniques and patience have helped me open up my range and start building tone and charecter to my voice. As a teacher, Sarah is professional and fun, patient and caring. She's always happy to try and explain concepts in different ways to help with my understanding. Everything we do in our lessons feels tailored completely to my voice, my issues and my goals. I'm not normally much of a reviewer, but I want to see Sarah succeed and I'm sure there's many of you out there wanting to take the first step into learning how to sing and unsure of where to start. I strongly recommend you contact Sarah and tell her your goals and listen to what she has to say.

Jenean D.

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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!! :)

Rebecca Y.

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I love going to voice/piano lessons every week! Sarah has taught me so much in the couple months i've been with her - i have a much stronger and overall better voice than before i started lessons. It's also very fun just in general to go every week:)

  • 23 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Esther H.

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Marla is a wonderful teacher. I was looking for someone who specializes in classical vocal training and she was perfect. I've had 4 lessons so far and am learning a lot about the mechanics of proper diaphragm usage, placements in order to produce the ideal sound. One thing to remember about learning any instrument (and yes, your voice is an instrument!) is that you won't master it overnight or even over the course of a couple of months. It takes time, practice, and perseverance. So far Marla has been an excellent teacher and I look forward to continue working with her.

Clemi H.

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I have been taking voice lessons with Marla Volovna for 7 months now. In this short time I have progressed faster than I ever had before, in vocal technique as well as in interpretation and musicianship. Marla is very demanding, very honest and very encouraging… a killer combo for success. And Marla’s commitment to her students’ progress really extends beyond the weekly lesson, with regular communication of tips to improve technique, interpretation, links to performances, documentaries, archives, etc… I highly recommend Volovna Vocal Studio.

Michael H.

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I had an excellent experience with Marla. I was nervous about an upcoming solo performance and hadn't sung publically in awhile. Marla quickly measured my ability and where I needed assistance and gave straight forward and incredibly helpful training and guidance. She certainly knows her stuff and is direct but friendly. I would highly recommend Marla for any voice lesson needs. Thanks Marla!

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  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • San Jose, CA

Josephine H.

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The best way I can describe Liz Hodge is as my “Go-To” for overcoming my biggest vocal challenges, writing compelling business speeches that sound like they should be on TED, and making a difference for my leadership team. As the CEO of Promote Her Business, my business speeches and vocal communication significantly affect my ability to get leads, opt-ins, and to have people want to follow-up with our membership and advanced networking programs. Liz has helped me transform my voice into something I like to hear, am proud of, and have confidence will bring me and PHB more business. In addition, as President of our SV Chapter, I take very seriously who educates my leadership team -- of over 10 people -- on the best practices in speaking and vocalizing today. Liz did such a great job giving a mini group workshop to the women entrepreneurs and male allies on our team. And most impressively, Liz’ teaching is so practical that it lives on … my leaders are still referring to what Liz taught us before they speak in front of the community. Josephine “Jos” Hanan, Founder/CEO, Promote Her Business

Joel C.

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Liz does an amazing job of pinpointing areas that need work in the voice. She's also given me several exercises that have really helped to develop my voice further. Super great teacher with a ton of good experience! Exactly what I needed

Avantika C.

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I'm having a lot of fun! The hour just slips by and my monologue improves tremendously from the start of the lesson. It's also one-on-one so I get all the attention I need.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min
  • Santa Cruz, CA

Allison O.

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I gave Ben a call for a surprise voice lesson for my mom...Ben was quick to reply, easy to get ahold of and very accommodating when it came to scheduling and traveling for the lesson. We planned on he and my mom singing some show-tunes and songs from fun musicals! Ben was an amazing instructor, coach and duet partner! My family all met him and loved his enthusiasm & talents! We are most definitely planning on hiring him again! Thanks Ben! XO

Tré N.

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Ben's a great, knowledgable and fun vocal coach that really caters to your needs, and then broadens your potential to things you never thought you could do. As a 21 year old male trying to be a pop/rock singer, in just a few short lessons he helped my range, breath support and overall tone improve drastically. Highly recommended if you're looking for good results quickly in improving your singing voice.

Emily M.

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I've done 4 lessons with Ben so far and it's been great! He is a super warm and energetic person that gets me excited about my voice and growing my abilities! And I definitely feel that my singing has improved in this short time period with his help. I would definitely recommend him to others.

  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Jen V.

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Liz really is an incredible teacher for two reasons. One, she tutored me in my arch nemesis french. No one has EVER been able to get me to understand the concepts but with her patient, gentle nature we got it through my language project. As an fellow voice teacher, I can honestly say she's one of reasons I now teach. So yes, Ms. Patterson is well spoken, patient and articulate and loves what she does. I stake my professional reputation on that - Jen Vanella - Executive director "Sing and relax studios" Pittsburgh PA

Deb H.

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Our 13 year old daughter has absolutely loved her singing lessons with Liz over the past year! Liz is consistently bright and positive while advancing our daughter's singing abilities on many levels. We also enjoyed seeing Liz perform in a bilingual musical play for children. We attended with parents, and kids from ages 7 to 17, and we all loved the experience and Liz's impressive singing and acting. Great job, Liz!

Lora B.

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Elizabeth mixes a friendly attitude with serious musical instruction. My daughter enjoys her lessons very much and is growing under Elizabeth's care. Wonderful teacher!

  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Erika K.

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Wow, Ann has been great! I've never taken any voice lessons before, and in fact, I'm a terrible singer! The reason why I wanted to take lessons was because I've always wanted to be able to sing at least one song decently. So, I was nervous going to my first lesson with a professional voice coach. She was very friendly, and put me at ease immediately. She casually taught me about the basics, and asked me a lot of questions to get to know me. Once she realized I had no prior experience, she got right to work! She made the lessons fun, but also full of new things to learn. I've only had a couple of lessons so far, but I'm already noticing a big difference!!! And I'm an absolute beginner! Sometimes she sings for me to show me techniques, and she blows me away with her singing! I can imagine that even professional singers would get a lot out of taking lessons from her! She notices even the tiniest of details about your voice and makes note and suggests ways to improve! I definitely recommend!

Andrea H.

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If you are looking for an excellent vocal coach, look no further! I have had voice lesson since I was 11 years old and had quite a few teachers in my life, but Ann is by far the best I have ever had. I was trained as a classical singer and now switching over to contemporary music. This is quite a challenge. I am so happy I found her because she is the first one who is actually able to help me with that mission. Ann is not only an incredible teacher, she is also one of the most wonderful people I've met in my life. She has high energy, is patient, always encouraging and wants you to be the best singer you can be. I can honestly say she is a blessing!

Andrea H.

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If you are looking for an excellent vocal coach, look no further! I have had voice lesson since I was 11 years old and had quite a few teachers in my life, but Ann is by far the best I have ever had. I was trained as a classical singer and now switching over to contemporary music. This is quite a challenge. I am so happy I found her because she is the first one who is actually able to help me with that mission. Ann is not only an incredible teacher, she is also one of the most wonderful people I've met in my life. She has high energy, is patient, always encouraging and wants you to be the best singer you can be. I can honestly say she is a blessing!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Nathan P.

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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.

Joyce D.

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Patricia is an amazing voice teacher. She's got legit training and knows her stuff in and out. She has a knack for explaining things clearly. She's also patient, kind, and friendly. I always look forward to my weekly lessons with her - it's always a highly of my week!

Katie D.

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I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Patricia and felt like I have grown exponentially since I started taking vocal lessons with her.

  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Jean D.

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I went to Christine a year ago to help me work on expanding my range. As an older woman and high soprano I wanted to broaden the kind of roles I could audition for. Christine was exactly the right person for me! She herself has an extensive range, and taught me how to listen to how my voice was changing from head to chest as I moved from the top to the bottom. Although I ultimately realized that I was not meant to be a contralto, I used the techniques she taught me to take my voice to the top (I now have a reliable high c). I also use the skills she taught me to become a successful choral coach for Gilbert and Sullivan productions. Christina listens carefully to her students and adjusts her teaching to meet their specific needs. She has a broad repertoire and knows how to choose music that is suited to the student's voice and stylistic preference. She is professional and prompt. The only problem I had as a student with Christine was that I wanted to talk to her and pick her brain, and there was just not enough time to learn everything that she was capable of teaching before my finances forced me to discontinue. But I recently went to her for a coaching session to get ready for an audition, and she helped me substantially improve my song, which increased my confidence for a successful audition. I cannot recommend her more highly.

Aletheia C.

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Christine is an amazing teacher and an absolutely wonderful person to work with. She has a deep understanding of so many aspects of singing and performance that I find every lesson I've learned something new and grown in my understanding of voice, musicality, and performance. I cannot express enough how lucky I feel to have found Christine. Not only does she have an amazing ability to diagnose and work through problem areas, she does it with such patience and kindness that I always feel encouraged and empowered when I leave. In one year with Christine I went from knowing nothing about classical singing or technique (not to mention I was petrified of singing in front of people) to well versed singing in 3 languages and performing for large audiences with confidence. I credit her with this transformation in me and I am so so grateful.

Noelle L.

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Christine is an amazing teacher. She has patience, wit and technical ability. She tutored my teenage son who had no formal training in voice or musicianship and after six months of training with Christine, he gained entry to the Classical Voice department at SOTA. He enjoys his lessons with her and his self confidence has skyrocketed. Christine designed a course in musicianship and music composition for him, provides him with supplemental entertaining materials and books. I am very impressed by the amount of wisdom, care and information she gives him. She goes above and beyond what I could have ever expected.

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Assal T.

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Joann is a wonderful knowledgeable piano instructor. I stared my son in weekly piano lessons with Joann at age 6, last year. I was very impressed with her ability to teach the basics in a way he understood and connected to. He likes and respects her and is eager to learn. Joann is very relaxed, patient, and positive with him. I am very pleased! I would definitely recommend her to other potential students, young or old.

Jen M.

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Joann taught me piano lessons for over three years, and she worked on and off with my children for over a year. I started as a beginner, and she was instrumental in teaching me everything I know about piano. She was always on time, focused, and knowlegable. Joann works really well with children as well. She is positive and encouraging. She has fun and creative ways to engage the kids.

Gina R.

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I took voice and piano lessons with Joann. She was very encouraging. She believed in me and pushed me just enough to achieve my goals. Super thankful I got to work with her.

  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Theresa C.

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Just as when you think your voice has no hope, Miriam Pantig Voice studio will help you unleash the unique quality of your voice. She will work hard to help you develop your voice and discover techniques in improving your voice quality. No age is too young or too old. Enroll now and start discovering the capabilities of your own voice!!

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!

Agnes T.

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I highly recommend Miriam Pantig to you as a music teacher for your family and friends. Miriam is a voice teacher, a very well-respected in this community and, as you may know, she is one of the best entertainer in San Francisco Bay Area. She just recently relocated in East Bay.

  • 25 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Katelyn B.

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Where do I begin? Apparently, I wasn't as confident in singing as I thought I had been at first. As I've been having more and more lessons, I got even better and was blowing the socks off of Mark! LOL. Lately, I've truly been growing into a musical artist. I even have written a few Christian songs and plan to write more. Many people are impressed with how well I sing and are fans of mine, even Mark is. Majorly famous music artists make their work of making albums look like a piece of cake, but it's definitely not. I learned that it can be like a rollercoaster ride to be able to get note pitches, enunciations, and how to use your diaphragm in the right way at the same time. It's all worth it once you hear yourself after you've been recorded and get that final mix CD. It's been a great experience seeing and hearing myself improve vocally. I encourage others to try it out. Don't get discouraged, just believe in yourself and know that you'll get there.

Linda K.

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My husband I just finished our fourth session with Mark Kenoly. Mark has been amazing!! I had vocal lessons before but not like this. His unique teaching techniques and his encouragement have helped me to grow. What encourages me the most is to see Mark's passion for music and for teaching, it makes me want to be a part of his realm and thrive to be better. I know I can only get better with Mark. I can't wait to see myself in couple of months :)

Christine H.

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I've always known Mark as a very talented worship leader and producer. Now that my daughter is taking singing lessons from him, I know him also to be an incredible teacher and songwriter. I'm so pleased with my daughter's progress under Mark's direction, and recommend him to anyone (young or old) who is interested in singing and wants to have fun while learning.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min
  • Berkeley, CA

Daniel C.

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Kaila is hands down one of the best Vocal Instructors in the WORLD. She is super professional as well as educated on the craft of singing. She has taught me things about my voice that have been benificial to my career as an artist. I will carry the tools she has provided me for the rest of my life.

Elisabeth B.

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Kaila is an A+ teacher. She helped me feel at ease on day 1, and provides teaching that is personalized to my goals for my voice. I love that she emphasizes the individual's preferences, instead of only promoting a "classic" style of singing.

Susan A.

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Kaila has made my daughter feel comfortable in the first few sessions she has had with her. Not looking any further for a voice teacher. She is great

  • 33 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 32 min

Ewelina P.

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I've been studying with Mark since October, 2014. I've had few voice coaches before I met Mark, and I can honestly say that he is the best. He's very professional, patient, wise, supportive person. Mark nailed vocal techniques himself and he knows how to reach to student -- that makes him a great teacher in my opinion. He's an excellent musicician as well. I'm very impressed how my voice sounds now... I really recommend him especially if you want to be a professional opera singer!!!

Keli M.

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I wholeheartedly recommend vocal lessons with Mark! I leave our sessions inspired and feel I now have a priceless and foundational understanding of technique. Lessons are fun and informative. Mark is the best!

TK K.

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Wonderful, inspirational lessons. Allows to build confidence with skillful guidance. Highly recommend.

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

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. Click here to Reply or Forward 2.44 GB (16%) of 15 GB used Manage Terms - Privacy Last account activity: 3 minutes ago Details

Janet R.

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Cherie is a great instructor. Before I started lessons with her I was trying to teach myself and found that I’d hit a wall, just wasn’t getting where I wanted to be, she helped me out of that rut. She opened up my options by laying down the basics, then expanded my palette based on where I wanted to go with songs and guitar. She likes to balance what she calls the weigh-lifting of guitar and the fun stuff - exercises and songs. I never felt bored or very frustrated. She pays attention. I really felt she was teaching me what I needed to learn. She also teaches singing lessons and we worked a bit on my vocals during our guitar lessons. Was a nice add-on. She’s a pro and very easy to work with.

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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Victor P.

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Experience is good so far. Only one lesson, but already scheduled a lesson for next week.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Kevin H.

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Emily listens to your goals and tailors her lessons accordingly. She accommodates a wide range of musical interests, from the very technically demanding (opera, jazz, etc) to the more simplistic (rock, pop, etc). She is supportive and pushes you to do your best and doesn't let little imperfections slide through, no matter how many tries it takes because she wants you to learn strong fundamental techniques. She is empathetic and has a great personality, and keeps the mood fun and light. I highly highly recommend Emily.

David M.

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It was a privilege and a pleasure to learn the fundamentals of piano from Emily. Her knowledge and patience are extraordinary. She is also one of the most patient and pleasant people I have ever met. I recommend Emily unequivocally. She is a treasure.

Prachi P.

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I've just had one lesson so far, which was amazing. I'm just starting to learn music and singing, and Emily seems like the perfect teacher for a beginner like me. I'm really excited to continue learning with Emily.

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • South San Francisco, CA

Delfin L.

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Even as a professional singer who has made appearances on America's Got Talent, The Singoff, and X-Factor, and who has performed as a Backup Singer for Justin Bieber, Usher, and Mary J Blige, I believe there is always room for improvement. Ross has been an amazing vocal instructor for me. I've worked with Ross for over two years, and he has helped open up my voice, tone and range. Singing as a baritone/bass most of my life, Ross was the first instructor to tell me that I was a tenor. Previous to Ross' instruction, singing any note above a middle F meant either yelling or transitioning to falsetto. Once I started working with Ross, I was able to sing an F# comfortably, then a G, then a G#. And it hasn't stopped. Ross uses classical technique, exercises, and visualization to help open up your voice. In addition, to Ross' technical expertise, he is also very easy to work with. He has a welcoming and comedic personality that makes every lesson fun. I would highly recommend Ross as a vocal instructor for singers at any level in their career. Delfin Lazaro Singer, Pianist, Songwriter www.delfinlazaro.com

Karla C.

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Ross was very helpful. He was very encouraging and that is necessary for someone like me who hasn't had lessons in years. Ross pointed out what I was doing right and we worked on that, then we moved on to things I needed to improve. I feel like in our one hour lesson I learned more than I have before. I can't wait for our next session :). I would highly recommend for any singer, no matter what level, to have a lesson with Ross.

Sarah S.

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Great teacher.

  • Response time: 39 min
  • Pleasant Hill, CA

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!

Jake B.

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Lessons from Michael are great. He is great about tweaking sessions to your personal needs to specifically target and prioritize what someone may be struggling with most at that time. He is very encouraging and his experience really shows in the lessons.

Daniel H.

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Michael is an excellent voice instructor! Would highly recommend.

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Michael L.

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Autumn houses her lessons with a great atmosphere that promotes being comfortable, learning about your own voice and vocal topics alike, and simply having fun as she helps you find your own voice. As a student of hers, I can honestly say I have never seen such progress in my own voice like I have since I started working with Autumn. When I enter each lesson I feel relaxed, excited, and in sync with my voice. She has a vast knowledge of the most essential techniques, styles, tones, and much more, especially in the world of classical music and the vocal machine in general, but believe me, she can apply vocal techniques and styles to many different kinds of music. She relates to your questions and singing through her own experience and what she hears from other vocalists, giving you many perspectives to relate your feelings to while singing, really helping you identify and dial in a certain feeling you may have while singing, or being given a very helpful analogy or physically painted picture using your body to help you find your voice. Without Autumn's strong dedication, passion, knowledge, and upbeat attitude about singing and music, many of my questions would be unanswered and I honestly would be nowhere near the point in my progressing singing that our hard work has brought me now. Rest assured, Autumn Allee will not back down from a challenge and make sure everything becomes clear to you, your questions are answered, and new skills are gained through first hand experience. Not to mention she has a beautiful voice! I'd give her 8 stars if I could!

Olivia Y.

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Autumn is a fun teacher and a joy to learn with. I have learned so much in singular lessons alone. I highly recommend her!

Noemi T.

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Highly recommended!

  • 11 years in business
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • San Francisco, CA

Bipin S.

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I had a great experience learning with Noelle. It was my first time ever taking any kind of singing lessons - she was very encouraging and helped a lot in improving my confidence with singing. She is also very meticulous and structured which I liked about her approach.

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