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  • 13 years in business
  • 313 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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great professional service very responsive and love kids enjoying Spanish lessons

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Joy H.
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Mindy was very pleasant and professional.

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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Iryna N.
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Andi is super patient, encouraging and flexible. He is a non-judgmental teacher and genuinely wishes to help each student learn what THEY want to learn. His lessons are structured and he provides weekly resources and notes set for each student's pace

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Stella Lim Piano
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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TL T.
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I hired Stella because of her great reviews. I came with my daughter and she was very patient, very attentive and super nice! We are looking forward to our next appointment!!

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Sarah Elisabeth Studio
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy G.
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Sarah is an excellent coach! I've been going once a week or every other week, and practice at home, and at the end of every lesson I hear improvement in my vocal ability. She is able to communicate her instructions or tips in a way I can understand. She also has a very approachable, bubbly, welcoming personality that makes the initial nerves of singing in front of others disappear. She makes sure to give positive as well as constructive feedback. To sum up, taking lessons with Sarah is always fun and motivating. Her lessons are a great start for beginners like me who don't know exactly where to start. Keep up the great work Sarah!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Max KO
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric A.
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My girlfriend and I just got back from our first lesson and we felt that it was extremely helpful. The things that Max taught us seemed incredibly useful under the right circumstances and we felt that we came away with something valuable. We set up another month worth of lessons with Max and we're extremely excited to learn more about defending ourselves. Additionally, Max was very quick to respond to my original inquiry and a pleasure to work with on the business side of things.

EncoreX piano studio
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ann L.
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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.

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Ann Souren
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Chengchen L.
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I'm picking up piano again after having lost contact with it for many many years. Toby saw me play in our first meeting and then was able to recommend some pieces good for my level, she recommended the pieces after listening to my preference, and then I picked which piece i was interested in working on. The piece she recommended that I am currently working fits my criteria very well, it is the right level for me with some challenges that allow me to work on the techniques. She also teaches music theory, and she played for me a piece she composed beautifully. She also played some pieces for me to get familiar with pieces of different composers. She is good for beginner as well as advanced level classes. Meeting with Toby allows me to enjoy playing music again and improve my playing, I am looking forward to continuing the piano lessons with her and enjoy some more piano playin!

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PrinceSF Productions
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Aaron H.
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I've had two lessons with Ken so far, after returning from a 10 year hiatus from playing piano. He has been able to simplify aspects of piano playing that were previously unlearnable for me in just two hours! Ken is a passionate teacher, who makes learning fun. I'd happily recommend him to anyone wanting to learn piano and have fun doing it.

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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Sedat
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Abhimanyu K.
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I've been playing guitar by myself for a couple of years through tabs/video lessons etc. My progress has exponentially increased since Sedat has started teaching. He is one of the most patient and polite teachers I've seen.He was very quick to gauge my understanding of music and the instrument and planned my lessons accordingly. I have been trying to understand music theory for a while. Sedat's lessons are an amalgam of theory, technique (finger exercises) and songs. I'm finally able to understand what I'm playing rather than just learning through tabs. He has a wide knowledge of different techniques used in many genres (Rock, Jazz, Blues, Fusion etc) and can help his student improve their craft in the style they love. Needless to say, he's a brilliant guitarist himself. I once attended one of his concerts and it was amazing. I've struggled with self-learning through various means but learning with Sedat has been a huge positive enforcement in my guitar playing. His versatility with his music and patience with the students makes him an amazing teacher and I'd recommend students of all levels and age to learn from him.

  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine S.
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I started taking guitar lessons in April 2016 and couldn't be happier working with Dylan. He is extremely patient, supportive and encouraging. I also appreciate his willingness to be flexible with my schedule! Dylan is a fantastic teacher, I highly recommend him!

Guitar Lessons with Denis
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nur Z.
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Denis is a great guitar teacher. We started our 16-year old with him, and he has been a patient and thorough teacher thus far. We have done only 3 lessons so far, but am happy with his style of teaching.

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Speak for Yourself
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisa M.
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Kathleen helped my daughter who was a junior in AP Spanish. Kathleen was patient and kind , listening well to my daughter and working through her problem areas. She was also very flexible with scheduling the lessons working with my daughters school work and extracurricular activities. With Kathleen’s help, my daughter brought her B to a solid A.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Alison's Music Lessons
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 31 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.

Lessons With Patrick
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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Patrick has taught my 10 and 7 year old for about 1 year now. They love taking lessons with him and have learned so much - especially my older son who has learned an impressive amount... he's playing pieces it took me 3 years of piano to learn. Patrick has an easy going style and is great with kids. I highly recommend him!

Kaldoa Music
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Ken N.
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I have been seeing Kenny for adult guitar lessons. He really is an amazing teacher. Having no musical experience in the past I was pretty apprehensive about taking lessons, but after meeting with Kenny and listening to his instruction I felt much more confident and look forward to working with him in the future.

Sam Brown Music Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Steve H.
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Sam is very patient and easy to work with. He personalizes the lessons in line with the student's goals.

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What is CPR training?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (better known as CPR) is a lifesaving manual technique that pumps oxygenated blood back into the body’s organs if someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. A variety of CPR training is available to community members, employees and healthcare providers. CPR training may last two to five hours or more, depending on the content and the target audience. During the training, students will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation. There are different CPR techniques for adults and children, but with both you will learn how to determine whether the person is conscious before administering chest compression. During the training you’ll learn chest compression techniques for adults and different techniques for children between the ages of 1 and 8. Students learn how to properly administer chest compressions, when the technique is appropriate and when it is not, and how long you must perform rescue measures. Students also learn what an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is and how to use it if necessary to shock a patient before administering CPR chest compressions.

How do I become CPR and first aid certified?

You can earn CPR training and receive first aid certification in a number of ways. Choose an online course to learn the materials remotely and then find a testing location to complete the certification process with an in-person demonstration of your knowledge and skills. Encourage your workplace to host a first aid and CPR training so employees can learn what to do in case of a workplace emergency and how to respond with lifesaving techniques. You may also be able to take a CPR or first aid class in your community. A basic CPR training may run four to five hours. After receiving CPR training, you’ll know how to respond if an adult or a child goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing. You’ll learn how to use chest compressions to keep blood pumping to a person’s organs, which can keep them alive until an emergency responder can arrive. First aid and CPR training can also include education about how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

What does a Spanish tutor do?

The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

What is first aid training?

With first aid training, you may be able to help save a life. First aid training can teach people who are not medical professionals how to help a sick or injured person in crisis before an ambulance arrives on the scene. Most commonly, first aid training helps teach you how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

First aid training can teach you how to respond in a variety of emergency situations, including:

  • Asthma attack
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head or back injury
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

First aid training classes may be offered by professionals who are affiliated with the Red Cross, which offers online, in-person, and blended training classes. First aid classes are also often offered through local recreation centers, city services, schools, hospitals and private companies.  

What do you learn in a first aid course?

First aid training gives you a variety of lifesaving skills for responding to many different emergency situations. In a first aid course you’ll learn about how to examine someone who’s been hurt, how to use a defibrillator, how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and how to control bleeding and trauma. Some courses include pediatric first aid as well as adult first aid; helping a choking infant, for example, is different from helping a choking adult. Although you can take CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) courses separately, most first aid training includes both.

In a first aid course you’ll also learn how to respond to:

  • Wounds, including punctures, cuts and hemorrhages
  • Heart attacks, chest pain and respiratory arrest
  • Bone fractures, sprains and torn muscles
  • First-, second- and third-degree burns
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Bites and stings
  • Hypothermia or frostbite
  • Shock and seizures
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