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  • 44 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Walnut Creek, CA 94595


This is simply piano! Everyone can play piano, and I can teach you how to play Amazing Grace in less than 5 minutes. I encourage my students to improvise and learn how to use their creativity to play songs. Students will learn how to read music and play songs with sight reading and chord structures.

  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Clara, CA 95051


My daughter has been learning piano lessons with teacher Xiao for almost three years, since the age of six. Teacher Xiao is excellent not only at giving technial instructions, but also motivating my daught to love music and piano. She works with us to design the class suitable and interesting for my daughter. I highly recomment Teacher Xiao.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Capitola, CA 95010


I have had piano lessons from Matt Hartle for going on two years. Our whole family is doing it. He teaches us one after the other, 5 altogether. I am the oldest at 68; the other ages are 40, 10, 8 and 6. We are all having a really good time with it. Matt caters each session to the person he is teaching so our lessons are all different. Some of us practice quite a bit, others very little. But even those who do not practice are improving which shows how much they are learning during the sessions. This guy is really great. He is extremely patient, dependable, punctual and flexible. There is nothing that could be better. We feel we have the perfect piano teacher.

Dan Leitner



  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95060


I cannot say enough positive things about Dan teaching piano to my highly energetic seven year old son. Dan is an amazing teacher--he teaches with great skill and patience; but, most importantly, he fosters the necessary confidence in my son that enables him to happily practice his piano lessons on a daily basis. Dan is a skillful piano teacher and I am grateful for the fun and the confidence my son has found in his quest to learn how to play the piano.

  • 32 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95125


I'm really honored to have Karin as my piano teacher. She's so elegant, professional and inspiring! I have been studying piano for one year under Karin's guidance. She always gives me the clearest, most patient and most enthusiastic piano lessons. I really enjoy the piano learning experience with Karin!

  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rocklin, CA 95765


PROUD TO BE 2015 BEST OF THE BEST ON THUMBTACK FOR MUSIC LESSONS! We offer piano, guitar, ukulele, voice, and woodwind instruments. Presto means "quickly" in music terminology. We focus on making lessons fun and students advance quickly. Owner-instructor, Krista Johnson, has over 25 years of experience teaching from beginners to advanced students, both children and adults. Presto! music offers private music lessons for ages 4 and up, and group music lessons beginning at age 2. Presto! Music Studio is an approved homeschool vendor and is licensed with the city of Rocklin. Group lessons and vacations camps are also available at your location or in studio. Lessons can be taught at your location for an additional cost.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95138


For three months now I have been taking piano lessons with Craig and am amazed at how far my practice has come in such a short time. Craig's teaching style is personal, genuine, adaptive, fun, and highly encouraging. I greatly appreciate his piano wisdom and am inspired by his excitement for the art. If you are looking to truly explore an artform with a professional, Craig is the man!




  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Jose, CA 95123


My daughter was 4 years old when she started taking piano lessons with Tatiana, with practically no prior experience. We've been taking classes for almost a year now, and the results are tremendous! At not even 5 years of age, she can play with both hands, read music, and knows all her intervals and counts. Tatiana constantly engages her in music, making it fun and exciting. She selects the music pieces which are appealing for a 4-year-old, yet are challenging enough to improve her technique. Tatiana has endless patience, and works with the child to make the experience both rewarding and stimulating. My daughter loves coming to her class, and I am very happy with her musical development. I highly recommend Tatiana to anyone looking for a great piano teacher.

  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Do you want to play boogie piano? Do you love the Beatles? Do you want to dive into some Bach preludes? Even if you just want a better understanding of how music works in general, my name is Will McDougal, and I love music. I'll specially design a lesson plan for what you would like to accomplish in music. I have experience in proper classical and jazz theory as well as bonehead rock and roll, blues, funk and a host of other styles. I do have a music degree from Cabrillo with honors. Are you tired of boring piano lessons or teachers who don't care what you want to play? While it is my opinion that keeping music fun is a must, we must also learn good technique and basic music theory. Balance is important.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Aptos, CA 95003

Lauren M.

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Kiefer is an amazingly talented pianist. I hired him off of Thumbtack to play the piano at my wedding reception. I was nervous because I wanted someone who could play classical very well, but also indulge us with rock, contemporary, and soundtrack covers. Kiefer can do IT ALL and MORE! He not only did a great job playing everything on our list, but he also played back up accompaniment to my cousin who is a singer. She is in a band and was very impressed by his skill. I would highly recommend Kiefer to anyone who wants a pianist that can play it all, giving something to everyone through his gifts and talents. He is reliable, gracious and gifted. Thank you, Kiefer!

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San Jose, CA

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