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  • 24 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Kelly is a masterful musician and excellent pedagogue. She is extremely patient but also firmly committed to making sure you improve your skills. Most importantly she is a lovely person and very affable, a joy to be around. I highly recommend Kelly for your piano lessons whether you're starting from zero or you have 20 years of experience.

  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA 90802

Daniel M.

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I've been taking lessons from Lara for about six months, and I can say with full confidence that I made the right choice. I had never played an instrument before, and had rhythm like Helen Keller. Now I feel like nothing in the world of piano is unconquerable. Her attitude is nothing but positive and vibrant. She's very encouraging and has a knack for making every triumph feel important. Her passion for her craft is obvious, and is definitely a big part of what motivates me to practice on my own. I recently had my first recital (something which I never imagined I would be able to do). I was shocked that I was able to learn a piece and play it in front of strangers in such a short period of time. But the practices Lara teaches made it easy. I didn't worry about memorizing the piece because she doesn't just teach how to play songs, she teaches how to understand the music. She didn't have me play the same song over and over again, she teaches the fundamentals so you can painlessly learn and practice, even on your own. I would highly recommend Lara, for anyone who already plays and wants to get a better understanding, or for newcomers. I can't imagine how dull learning piano would have been without her.

  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90048

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-BEST OF 2015- For Earning great reviews from Thumbtack Customers, 5 starts! I have been playing piano for 28 years and teaching for the past 8 years. I have gone to one of the most famous conservatoire in Japan. It is Kunitachi Ongaku Daigaku (it is like Juilliard) and studied piano and composing for 12 years, and I am 34 years old now. Also, currently I am an official instructor at Music Teacher LA. But this is my own direct business here at Thumbtack. I'd like my students to be able to enjoy playing amazing songs or songs that you want to be able to play. I can help you very much to make you improve! To have every one of my students to achieve their goals for them to love and enjoy music. As a being a teacher, I can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities, and contribute as much of value as I can. I always try my best to find the best way for them to practice individually. I also incorporate rhythm, reading and hearing training besides piano lessons. These really helps understand music and improve to play piano especially for the beginners. I also play guitar for 15 years professionally. I started playing piano serious at early age of my life, and it was a smooth transaction for me to learn guitar since I have got a perfect pitch. Currently, I am in the band with Cherie Currie from the Runaways and have an original band. My original songs were played on TV shows in House M.D. on Fox and the movie The Last Call. I have toured US and Canada several times. In addition, I can teach you how to play guitar as well. I can tune your piano as well! I could also teach in Japanese.

  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Burbank, CA 91505

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I am still a piano student of Dennis's and have really enjoyed my lessons with him this past year. Being a teacher myself, I find Dennis's teaching skills to be highly effective and motivating. He provides me with a great balance of education in music theory and technique and is extremely open to the pieces of music I want to learn. My piano lessons are a wonderful gift to myself!

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glendale, CA 91205

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I am what you would call a beginner+ when it comes to piano. I had taken lessons in middle school and stopped because I couldn't sit still. I bought a small electronic keyboard after college and would hit the keys here and there when I wanted to learn some pop song or something that caught my ear on the radio. I knew I lacked a good foundation and never really get to the next level without solid instruction. What I found in Kevin King outdid all of my expectations. From the start you can tell that he is passionate about what he does and when he plays the piano it's difficult not to become totally entranced. I was one of his few students that was not trying to play professionally so he had to significantly tone down his piano vocabulary but once he figured out my level he was able to keep me right in the pocket of always feeling challenged while not ever making me feel discouraged. He has a process that he has honed over the years and if you want to learn how to play the piano the right way he is the one to go to. You will learn the fundamentals of the instrument and how to create the building blocks of scales, chord progressions, tempo, and dabble in all the different musical styles. If you are looking just to learn specific songs he incorporates that as well - will provide you sheet music, instruct you how to play the piece dynamically and add a wonderful array of extra bells and whistles that you can incorporate into the song and wow those around you. Sign up and learn from Kevin...you will not be disappointed.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chatsworth, CA 91311

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Nate has taught piano to all three of our boys, who now are age 8, 12, and 15. He also led our oldest son's garage band. He has a talent for communicating with kids, where he's fun but also keeps them on task, all while remaining flexible as well. I can see intellectual kids especially liking him. We're big fans of NDT.

  • 5 years in business
  • Los Angeles, CA 90024

About

My daughter started with voice lessons with Tash who was EXTREMELY patient with her. She didn't go straight into teaching her about her voice though. She wanted to help her with voice training and I could see the improvement. She really enjoyed being in the same room with her and I felt I made the best decisions. I highly recommend EBD Music lessons

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Monica, CA 90404

Aaron F.

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As a complete beginner at the flute, Dennis made me feel the task of approaching it was easy. Within a month or so I was happily making modest music on an instrument I had no idea how to play. I am still learning the upper register of the instrument and it is going much faster than I had expected. The cost of the lessons is very reasonable for the time spent with a professional working session and performance musician. He is very dedicated and reliable. My schedule is touch and go and he is always able to be flexible. Of almost equal importance is the ease of finding parking when I come for lessons. It is easy to get there as well. Enjoy the flute with Dennis. He is also a woodwind multi instrumentalist and a good guy in general. -Aaron Finley

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