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Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia M.
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I recently hired Toby for lessons in composition and to help me gain more agility and greater finger dexterity. I played piano for 5 years as a child, but stopped in high school because I became too busy. I also wanted to start writing my own music. I have lyrics, but I don't know how to put them to music. Toby has been working with my daughter who started piano lessons 3 years ago. My daughter had some interest in playing, but had a hard time getting motivated to practice. Toby got her back on track and excited about practicing. She is unique in allowing her intermediate students to play with her band which plays originals, including her own which are a mix of classical and rock. Toby has had an amazing influence on my daughter who went from not knowing how to play to playing intermediate pieces with a wonderful tone, dynamics, and dexterity. She is currently working on a some Chopin (Toby is most skilled in the Romantic era pieces such as Chopin and Rachmaninoff) and the Mozart Turkish March sonata. My daughter has also learned how to write songs and compose music to match them. Toby studied at Berklee which is well-known as the premier school for songwriting and composition, and it shows in her teaching. I am so excited to have an opportunity to work with her. She is a fantastic teacher and her original music is gorgeous and inspirational.

Sedat
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sedat is an excellent teacher for my 10 year old. He has lots of patience and knows how to teach kids. He is able to help with easier ways to teach chords and makes the class enjoyable. My child loves his class and he encourages to pick their favorite songs to play. I would highly recommend Sedat for kids guitar lessons.

Piano and Voice Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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.

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.

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Cambria F.
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Thomas is a wonderful music teacher! He makes the lessons fun for the kids, and teaches in a style I wish I had learned when I was young. He teaches them the traditional notes, etc. but also teaches ear training, music theory, and rhythm (sometimes with drums). He's a great teacher for the entire family, for new students, and for experienced students. He has been teaching our family for the past year and we are so thankful we found him!

  • 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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew D.
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I am learning piano as an adult. Marina is making the process an enjoyable experience for me. She is calm, encouraging, and a skilled teacher.

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.

Academy of Acoustic Piano
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal V.
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So far I have only taken one lesson but it went really well. Rumiana is very nice, patient, and knowledgeable.

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anar G.
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I have three kids all taking music lessons at the school. Its great to be able to bring them to the school and have them take lessons at the same time. The teachers are very inspiring and professional. We will be here for years!

MidPeninsula Music Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nandini V.
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Prompt response to schedule, easy payment online. First lesson with cello teacher with Bridget was great - she is good with kids. Still early on, so hoping it continues to go well!

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

Piano Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Polina S.
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Laurence is a great piano teacher who understands the needs of the student. She introduced my son to piano and he really enjoyed his lessons with her. She is easy to work with.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natalie Z.
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She's an excellent pianist and she knows her stuff and that's what I was looking for. I've been playing for a long time and I tried to go it on my own but that was not a good idea. I really needed a guide and she fills the shoes.

Piano Prodigies
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy A.
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Excellent. The kids loved lessons and learned new things every week. Of course it would help if they practice more in between lessons, the progressed none the less. Lessons practically taught and easily applied by my children.

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About

20 Years of experience teaching with NEWER TECHNIQUES, NOT THE OLD TRADITIONAL STRICT TEACHER. Music Theories, Ear Training, Sight Reading Notes, Technique & Skill Training, WELL-ROUNDED TEACHING! I TEACH NOT ONLY CLASSICAL MUSIC, BUT A VARIETY; i.e. classical, contemporary, music chords, jazz, pop and gospel. NATIONAL TESTING for students through The Royal Conservatory of Music, Once a yearly for both music theory and practical performance; certificates accepted as units through RCM for college and university units.

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Students have fun learning with Stan. He is still a kid at heart, and remembers how intimidating some teachers could be. He strives to make it a pleasure for students to grasp musical concepts, and learn to play fun music. He has been a professional musician, pianist / keyboardist for over 40 years, and spent the past 30 years playing the Nevada casino showrooms, and teaching. He has now relocated to San Jose, and is accepting new students.

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Personal, engaging, adaptive approach tailored to each student

About

I provide guitar instruction with 35 years of experience in all levels and styles. I also teach music theory and do repairs. I have been playing for over 50 years, and I have 40 years of stage experience. I have taught thousands of students. Look for me on Facebook and ReverbNation.

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San Jose, CA

  • Student age
    18-25
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Lesson type
    Private lessons
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    Haven't played the piano in about 3 years. Don't have a piano at home to practice on.
  • $38
    Average price
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