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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Jim R.
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Cliff is a GREAT piano teacher! I'm just beginning to play at the ripe old age of #?. Even though it is somewhat painful to be a beginner I guess you have to start somewhere. But Cliff makes the experience fun and I do learn. The lessons are at my home and if he is running late he calls. If I need to reschedule he accommodates. He makes certain you are mastering the lessons and theory. It's been over 6 weeks since I've started and I'm reading music and starting to get it...not bad for an old guy. Really like Cliff, you will too.

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Laura W.
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It has been 20 years since I last took piano lessons and had to start almost from the beginning again. Very happy to have found Miles, whose knowledge and ability to impart it simply and concisely is excellent. I am gently challenged while still having fun, which is the perfect combination. Looking forward to my own progress with his guidance!

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Meg C.
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Liz is an amazing music teacher and person. I started taking lessons with her when I started flute in the 5th grade and kept taking lessons wih her through the end of high school. The only reason I stopped was because I moved away to college. Liz is a true musician. She knows music and she knows how to teach. I was always impressed wih Liz's ability to make very complex music reachable. What I love so much about Liz is that she makes music personal. She asked what I was interested in and made sure that I got to learn the type of flute because that is what I was interested in. This is in contrast to some other music teachers I had when I played other instruments earlier in my life. I remember sometimes I would be tired from school or sports practice earlier, or maybe I had had a rough day, and would not want to go to my lesson. Of course I would go and not once did I regret it. I ALWAYS left lessons happy. Liz made music and lessons fun. She is truly invested in her students. She builds relationships with them. I graduated from college and a teacher myself now and I still talk to Liz to catch up because we are more than just student-teacher we are friends. I still think of Liz when I hear Christmas music or Flight of the Bumblebee.

East Bay Guitar Academy
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gigi L.
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I like Robert's teaching style. As a parent, I observe how he teaches and he really looks at how the student plays and can tell what the problem is behind a specific issue. He is good with young kids. He tries to get to know the student, what their interests are and uses these interests as analogies to help the student understand the lesson, be it music theory or interpreting a piece how the composer had intended. Highly recommended!

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Roger M.
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Forrest is a really nice guy. It was intimidating at first, honestly. I was almost three times his age! That made me question his knowledge at first, but he's not only as good as the rest, but better... Much better. He knew, and learned all of the classics. I have been taught to relove music. He's a great guys

James Page Piano Lessons
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle Q.
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Jimmy is an excellent piano teacher! He is so patient with my 8 year old son! I highly recommend him if you are interested in piano lessons!

Play it Forward Music School
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan D.
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I've been taking guitar lessons for four years and I always have fun and look forward to going. Nick is an awesome teacher!

Keith Saunders
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Alan G.
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As an older newbie to the piano along with some medical challenges, I was somewhat apprehensive about taking lessons. I have had some piano training previously, and never thought that I would "ever get it." After only a few lessons with Keith, I am already beginning to feel more confident. Keith is a very gentle soul. He is incredibly patient and understanding, and always seems to find a different way to explain something if I don't get it the first time. He mixes music theory along with basic exercises, and of course songs to give me a very comprehensive lesson. His hourly rate is extremely reasonable. I feel very comfortable with Keith and I find myself practicing more than I ever did before with other teachers.

FAME Yamaha Music Center
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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We love FAME. Ms. Gloria is a fantastic teacher. She makes piano lessons fun.

  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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

Sterling Low Brass
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria K.
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Scott was a great instructor for my son and he learned alot. They were able to connect on composers and had my son playing music that he generally enjoyed as well as taught him great fundamentals. Scott was extremely patient and flexible which was very helpful when working with a 6 year old.

Talyn Imhoff
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Angela G.
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We have been working with Talyn for about two years now and just love her. She is very responsible and I love that she comes to our house for the lessons. Both of my boys have excelled under her tutelage. I like that she also teaches them theory and does ear training with them. We feel very fortunate to have found her.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Madeline A.
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Great Job! WILLIAM focuses on the foundation and really understands how to build essential skills necessary to create beautiful music!

Strong Piano
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Todd M.
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Ben is an amazing teacher -- clearly knows his stuff but is happy to pare it down to your skill level and goals. His is a patient and thoughtful teacher who doesn't just stick to the book, but also teaches improvisational and music theory skills along hte way. Highly recommended.

  • 19 years in business
Diane G.
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I've been taking singing lessons with Cherie for about a year. I've always wanted to perform at open mics and maybe start a band but I knew I had some work to do before feeling confident. So I started singing lessons with Cherie to help prepare me for performance but we also spent a lot of time growing my voice. I realized I had a much bigger range than I'd thought. BTW - I'm also a beginner guitarist and we sometimes have guitar lessons too. She's a great guitarist and singer. So I really feel like she's the best out there for that type of work. If you want to not only work on your voice but learn how to perform and have a fun time in general - I'd book Cherie for lessons. She's a pro :-)

  • 4 years in business
SF Mom O.
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What a gift to have Kayla teaching our child piano! She's incredibly talented both musically and as a teacher. She brings joy and excitement to each lesson and moves our child along at just the right pace. Kayla has brilliantly empowered and motivated our child to practice, play, and even do a little composing of his own! Thanks to Kayla, our child's piano playing and understanding and joy of music have excelled far beyond our expectations.

La Playa Music School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alyse C.
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Alex is one in a million! He teaches music through a structural perspective rather than by the more traditional method of learn a note here, learn a note there (I haven't played the piano since I was a child, but I still cringe at the memory of the tedious and monotonous scales, finger exercises and simplified classical pieces I used to have to play). Alex's lessons are anything but tedious, and, even though I am essentially a beginner (having forgotten everything I learned as a child), I feel like I am well on my way to having a deeper understanding of what I am playing because I have a developing understanding how it works. I feel like I am learning the language of music through total immersion rather than by the textbook method of learning how to read the notes. I now listen to and hear music differently, and there is much I am learning on my own. I am especially pleased with the way Alex tailors my lessons around what I want to do rather than what he thinks I should do. As a result, I am learning to play jazz piano rather the stuff I was forced to play as a child (unless I want to, of course, in which case he would teach me that). And the best part (as if it could get better)? Alex is so enthusiastic about what he does that it is contagious and makes working with him a sheer joy. There is not much I look forward to and enjoy more than my lessons with Alex. Needless to say, I highly recommend Alex Balmaceda for anyone who is interested in learning more about music than simply reading and playing the notes.

Benson Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cat P.
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Great instructor. Thorough and knowledgable. I played two drum beats on my first drum lesson and I had never played drums before. I progressed rapidly and after 6 months can comfortably play with a band.

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    I am a freshman in Santa Monica College majoring in history and music. My main instrument is piano. Besides that, I have played violin for several years, and I have little experience in drum set. I have already passed Grades 8, 4 and 5 examinations of ABRSM in piano, violin and music theory, respectively. I can teach piano, basic music theory, Chinese, and basic maths. Please feel free to contact me. I prefer text messages or emails. Thanks.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    Elizabeth utilizes principles of body alignment, music theory and history, developmental psychology and more to create a personalized lesson plan that meets the needs of any student. She teaches fun, engaging, and creative lessons for students of all ages and levels. Get in touch to schedule a half-off trial lesson!

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