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  • 6 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

David M.

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I am very glad to have taken a trial lesson with Griffith. He is very knowledgeable about singing. I have studied classical singing for five years at the university, and I can tell you that Griffith's lessons are definitely on point. He reminded me of the key lessons I learned at the university, but had in part forgotten with time. Keys such as to always breathe and support the voice, to phonate as purely and naturally as possible, and to avoid all negative tongue action. His lesson reminded me of what my voice lessons were like with my former Prof, who had a doctorate in music. Interested in singing? Give Griffith a call. You won't be disappointed!

David N.

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I've been taking voice lessons with Griff for about 4 months now, and it's been amazing! I already feel more confident about my voice and he's helped me learn to open up my voice more and sing with more resonance. He's a great, hilarious, and awesome teacher and knows how to put you at ease (especially since I was very nervous at the start). Looking forward to continuing my lessons and seeing where my voice can go! Thanks for everything Griffmeister! :)

Estilito D.

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Incredible experience working with Griffith Frank...only had a few lessons due to relocation, but learned more about my own voice in those lessons than any other experience I've had...he takes the time to not only help you find your voice, but he shows you how to explore and understand it in and out. If I ever get to make my way back to California, he's definitely the first one I'm lookin up to further my development as an all around vocalist.

  • 36 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Shelly D.

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I requested singing lessons and received 6 quotes rangers big from $36/hr to $100/hr. I eliminated 3 of them just based on the message they wrote to me and their reviews or lack there of. My passion is indie rock and Jan does not fit the profile of a rocker and she was vocally trained as an opera singer. However, her reviews were positive, she was priced in the middle, her message to me was pertinent and once I called and spoke to her I was sold. I didn't bother contacting the other two quotes I was interested in. Needless to say, my hunch was right and I had my first lesson last week. It went incredibly well. She amazed me. I am a song writer wanting to improve my vocals so I can work indecent from hiring a singer. I showed he some of my recorded originals and within seconds she knew what I had to improve to make my voice fit the song better. We changed the key a whole step, she had me pronounce some of the words differently and she gave input in to what could improve for the song instrumentally. She started showing me current artists and what I could take from their particular songs to inspire some rhythmic changes. she had suggestions on where to go and present my music to sale for commercial/tv/advertising. She had big picture advice on where to focus my energies. I couldn't believe what we packed in to a one hour rehearsal. She sat at her piano and taught me vocal exercises and explained to me how I could improve on them with what I call tricks to break certain bad habits I have formed. I can't wait to see her next week. She can totally rock!!!

Ms. A.

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When I came to Jan, I had damaged my voice with another coach with only 2 weeks to my next show. I was feeling really hurt and my voice had been hoarse for 6 days due to the last lesson I took. Jan gave me a warm up plan for my voice that would allow me to practice without risking further damage to my vocal cords. After following her prescription, I could feel my voice starting to respond. After 3 lessons my voice is returning to health and sounding sweeter again. I still have one more lesson before show time. I have no doubt all is and will be well for me on that stage. Yay! I'm so grateful to have found you.

Don B.

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3 lessons already and singing has been much more fun! She is positive, honest, personal, knowledgeable, and a great resource! She's taught me to sing more naturally and how to perform and I'm glad I have the opportunity to learn from her! She certainly has a knack for developing this beautiful art in her clients! Thanks Jan!

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  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Tarzana, CA

Jeff H.

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I'm a songwriter that wanted to learn how to sing my own music. I've attempted to sing off and on for many years, but never really felt confident in my abilities. In as few as four weeks Richard not only made me more confident, but he has also greatly improved my voice. The reaction of my band-mates at the first rehearsal after several voice lessons was proof enough! Richard is great and he is a pleasure to work with.

Murray B.

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Richard is one of the best, nicest, talented and knowledgeable teachers and people I've had the pleasure of working with. He has helped me improve vocally, believe in myself, trust my talent - all this after only 2 lessons! My lesson is the highlight of my week! I can't wait to see where my lessons and voice will take me!

Lourdes L.

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Richard is an excellent teacher! My fear of hitting a high note is gone after a few lessons from him. Also, my range and tone greatly improved under his tutelage. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to take voice lessons.

  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Laurie K.

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I had joined a very established win in group and was so nervous about getting back to singing quality since it had been so long! I started weekly singing lessons with Stephanie and it was awesome! She went right to my needs with scales and feeling more confident about my changed voice. She utilized our time well and totally gave me great confidence as I progressed. She even thru a few fun songs of my favorite R n' R songs to make it fun. She is an outstanding musician and talented woman. Her teaching skills are wonderful, especially for someone like me so out of touch in singing with a choral group. I felt so good about myself! I highly recommend her.

Lillian H.

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Dr. Stephanie is great! I've only been taking singing lessons with her for almost 2 months now, and I feel like i've learned so much. I came in with absolutely zero experience in singing and she was very patient with me learning from scratch. I'm naturally a very self conscious person and she made me feel very comfortable immediately. I've already started to see and feel improvement in my voice. She's also just a very awesome person in general, she's super nice and encouraging and makes you excited to come back for the next lesson.

Jennifer A.

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Dr Stephanie is a wonderful, highly experienced teacher, who focuses on the fundamentals of voice and breathing and also individual voice style and quality. She is supportive, flexible with my difficult schedule, and always fun to work with! I would highly recommend her, especially to those looking for a more academic approach to voice lessons and those interested in classical and musical theater training.

Rickie Gole

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  • 35 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Tarzana, CA

Kelly K.

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I graduated with a degree in theatre and have always wanted to sing. I've toured with my dad and have taken voice lessons with many teachers over the years. Rickie Gole is the teacher I have been looking for my whole life. When I first tried her class all I knew about her was that her students (who I went to school with) were always getting cast and hired. They had beautiful voices and I wanted so badly to sing like them. Since taking lessons with her for about a month now I have discovered something else. I am finding a new voice that is completely mine. I leave her classes more confident, happier, and freer. My biggest obstacle so far is trying not to get emotional because my voice is shocking me. It's how I've always wanted to sing and never believed I could. I completely don't recognize it. Her genuinely warm and encouraging presence makes me unafraid to make mistakes and try new things and because of that I'm singing like I never have in my life. Thank you Rickie.

Laura C.

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If you are in the market for a voice instructor, end the search here! Rickie is an outstanding teacher, incredible singer and a radiant person. I've been singing since I was young but never felt as connected to music or as proud of the work as I am now with Rickie. A true pleasure with shattering results.

Rachel A.

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I have had three lessons with Rickie so far and she has completely changed the way I approach singing. She breaks down the fundamentals and gives you a solid foundation on which you can continuously expand. She is incredibly encouraging and is amazing to work with. I have found my vocal coach. :)

  • 5 years in business
  • Los Angeles, CA

Kristen A.

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I started taking lessons with EBD in January to take a few singing lessons. It was my first time actually having a teacher after 5 years on my own. I had Tash as my instructor and she was great! Very friendly and nice. She was encouraging as well and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to make sure they aren't hurting their voice or wanting to build confidence. The owner is JJ. He is a great guy and very professional. He will work with your schedule and is always available to call if you have questions. He quickly went over his background and you can tell his passion about what he does. He specializes in the dj lesson and I would recommend him as I also took a basic lesson for rhythm and counting beats! The good thing about EBD is its like a university for music classes that makes it so easy to work with the teachers. You actually build a relationship with these people and often end up staying and having a conversation about the day after. For what they teach they really are the best in Los Angeles. Thanks for the lessons!

Karen V.

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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

Peter G.

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I would honestly recommend jj to anyone who wants dj lessons. I didnt have any equipment for half of my lessons but he provides them to you which was a big plus.

  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Nikki B.

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We are so blessed to have found Jeanette. My son started taking lessons from her when he was six and is now 12. She has worked wonders with him, as singing was not his first passion and it did not come easy. In the beginning he was just an actor that would have skipped the musical part if he had a choice. However, bringing him back to Jeanette, over the years, has turned him into a blossoming singer! She has an amazing ability to help one "get it" extremely quickly, patience, knowledge and an amazing musical ability and ear.

Dusty D.

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Phenomenal instructor. Incredibly skilled. Very easy to understand and integrate her instruction into practice. Lessons are very personalized as well. Will definitley continue to happily work with for quite some time!

Bob S.

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Bought Singing/Voice lessons for my wife for Christmas 2016, she loves going to Jeanette and has no intention of stopping any time soon.

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min
  • Ventura, CA

John A.

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Vic offers a relaxed, non-threatening learning environment. He specializes in adult learning. When I started the piano, I couldn't read a note of music, and Vic started off by explaining proper posture and hand positons, the layout of the keyboard, the purposes of the treble and bass clefs, etc., and also advised me in the appropriate keyboard and equipment for my goals. He is very patient and encouraging and I feel I'm making very good progress in my first six weeks. Vic also alludes to music theory - he has explained that as the lessons progress, we will be discussing theory more in-depth. I'm very pleased with my lessons and even enjoy my practicing (though I'm not sure my neighbors do!!)

Daniel T.

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Vic is an awesome teacher. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn the guita or improve their skills. I learned more in 3 lessons with Vic than any other teacher that I have been to. He's very positive and makes it fun

Marlene M.

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So far my daughter loves him. We like that he teaches voice, guitar and song writing.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Olivia N.

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Ms. Ernesta is an outstanding piano instructor. Very professional and knowledgeable. Her instruction is very informative and fun at the same time. She is very patient and has great communication skills. My daughter is always looking forward having lessons with Ernesta. She has learned important basics of the music theory and also was able to play short versions of her favorite tunes after only few lessons. Thank you, Ms. Ernesta! Great instructor. Highly recommend to anyone interested learning piano!

Sarah H.

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Very nice, patient and knowledgeable teacher. Ms Ernesta has great communication skills and knows how to work with children. My kids enjoy her classes.

Natalie W.

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Fun and professional! My daughter loves her piano lessons. Ernesta is very nice, talented and knows her job very well. Highly recommend!

  • 43 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Diane J.

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I met Howard in1990, and had NOT played the piano for over 25 years! When I was 7-8 years old, I started my first lessons. I was, not at all knowing - BUT - I was a child prodigy! At 12, I asked my parents to let me go to Juillard! I didn't even know, back then, that everyone auditions to get into this World-REKNOWNED school! I would've gotten in! My Mother, who won all interactions with my Dad - said NO! For me - she said "Maybe for college!" To make a REALLY LONG story shorter - drugs & The 60s - GOT ME! In 1990, when Howard came into my life, I was already 7 yrs, clean & sober! AND - I had a hole in my heart, as my own music, was missing! My 1st lesson with Howard was EXTRA ORDINARY! I cried! I could NOT play a note! After awhile, that same lesson, Howard just told me to close my eyes, with my hands on the piano, and play anything! I DID! My embarrassment turned into tears of joy! After 1-2 yrs later - thinking of myself still, as a beginner (again), Howard asked me what I thought of - becoming a piano teacher! I didn't understand & I had NO degrees! Howard told me I only needed a degree to teach in Public Schools! I had, NEVER - in my life, allowed someone else to help me create my own path! BUT - watching Howard, teaching me & others - he was ALWAYS SMILING! I thought that, just MAYBE - I could be smiling too, AND - get paid for that too?!? Howard took a photo of me, helped me word a flyer, AND - actually, got me my very 1st student! I was TERRIFIED! Howard told me - just show up & you will know JUST WHAT TO DO! He even, because of my deep fear - told me that IF I could not show up - DON'T! Within 6 months of waitressing & a few piano students, AGAIN! Here comes Howard! A fellow piano teacher/friend - who had 30 students - found the love of HER life, was moving out-of-state & asked Howard what to do with her business!?! He told her to give it to D.J. (ME!) We met for lunch, & within 1 week, I was a full-time piano teacher!!!!! You want a referral? GO SEE HOWARD! 😊 XoX ❤️ There is no one - BETTER!!!!!

Lisa Dawn M.

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Howard Richman is not a piano teacher...he is a LIFE CHANGER. I went to him to learn piano...but realized that the lessons I learned studying piano with the MASTER were not merely lessons in music....but lessons that helped me see outside the paradigm in all areas of my life. Often, as adults, we "come back" to our music...to study what we have been "wanting to get back to" for years. I learned that this is often a time of great change and evolution for us personally. Howard, being so intuitive, knows how to tune in to each individual's needs.... and empower them to EMPOWER themselves. He is a BRILLIANT pianist, composer and master teacher. I've watched him perform miracles with young children who struggled with other teachers who simply wanted to teach "by the book." Howard is always able to find your inner talent and abilities, possibly that are even unknown to you...and he can creatively, intuitively and intelligently create a course of action that will leave you amazed! That's why you are reading SO many wonderful comments here about him. If you are lucky enough to get to study with Howard, it will change your life!...and btw, I can now play a mean Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"....Thank you for everything you taught me Howard Richman! Lisa Dawn Miller Producer/Singer/Songwriter

Laurie H.

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I wanted a teacher that could work with an older adult who not had piano lessons since childhood. After many years, I wanted to challenge myself by getting back into piano and I wanted to bring music back into my life. I was a bit nervous about making the commitment and about the time investment that would be required. I also didn’t know a good teacher so I asked around. Howard’s name came up. He was recommended as a patient and knowledgeable teacher that would do wonders with students. Howard’s approach is not the conventional one that I experienced as a child. He presents many types of approaches and uses lots of tools and techniques to build your skills and understanding of the structure of music. Now, I’m stretching myself to learn, remember and apply these skills and it feels really good! I actually enjoy practicing my piano. Now thats a testimony to Howard’s influence! If you are looking for a teacher that can accommodate your needs, encourage and inspire you, meet Howard and try him out. I’m confident that you will be very pleased with him as a professional and as a teacher.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min

Amanda S.

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Leila is the best guitar teacher I could have ever asked for. She not only helped me improve my skills overall but supported me in the most caring ways possible. If I ever need a lesson down the line, she will be there first person I’d even consider calling. She’s the best!!!

Richard T.

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Leila is a gifted teacher, who makes learning to play piano an adventure. Her teaching was very practical and effective, enabling me to make rapid progress. And she was brilliant at explaining music theory! She is simply the most awesome teacher!

Jilla P.

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Leila is a joy to work with - she is able to draw out the best, motivate you to strive, while having you have a blast learning. ... she comes with strong references.

  • 10 years in business
  • Venice, CA

Michael F.

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Danielle is amazing!!!... The only thing more amazing than her voice, and her teaching is her passion for muisc, the arts and life in general. Teaching is so many things... Having a degree form an amazing school and being trained by some of the best is clearly a benefit, but being a good listener and compassionate and intuitive. Those things can't always be taught. That's just who she is. Start singing with her NOW! She's awesome!!!....

Timothy C.

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Danielle is an extraordinary artist and mentor with a gift for inspiring creativity. Drawing from a variety of spiritual practices, and a life full of performance and entrepreneurial experience, she has helped me clarify and connect ideas as a producer and composer, manage my time between creative projects and overcome anxiety around making art. She is a natural healer and muse!

Armen S.

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Danielle Birritella has helped me bring my voice to a landscape I assumed would never exist, despite my years of trying before meeting her. She always makes me feel safe and open to explore my vocal expression, and delivers an expertise of instruction you would only expect from a seasoned classical voice teacher. I can not recommend her enough!!

  • 7 years in business
  • Response time: 8 min
  • Valley Village, CA

Archana R.

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Felice is an amazing and talented vocal coach and singer, who cares about her students. She pushes you to reach the next level, while being your best cheerleader. She really is awesome and the results will speak for themselves.

Joseph A.

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Felice is a great vocal coach! She helped me improve my range and made our lessons fun. I highly recommend her.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Gayathri N.

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My son Prahalad had taken piano lessons with Cesar Canocelis before we moved to Northern California. Prahalad started out as a complete beginner and within a year, he was playing some beautiful pieces. Cesar is engaging, energetic and very good with kids. He has a good sense for what each child will enjoy and how each child learns. Prahalad always looked forward to his lessons and stayed interested in piano throughout. Cesar focussed on technique, skill and theory while cultivating a genuine love for the instrument in the child. Prahalad still loves to play the piano, thanks to Cesar and the wonderful foundation he gave him!

Amanda C.

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My daughter Shavanie has been with at SoundCheck for about two months. First off I must say Dan & Electra are very friendly and down to earth people. My daughter does Vocal & Piano lessons with Electra, she is one of the best music coach my daughter has worked with so far...... I am amazed by her progress. She also does Guitar lessons with Josh, who is also amazing...she is finally enjoying her guitar :) Since my daughter has been with SoundCheck she has shown more excitement towards music vocally and instrumentally. I can't thank them enough! :-) I truly recommend SoundCheck, you will not regret it.

Erica T.

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I have been taking lessons from Electra for 3 years and I love her. She always makes my lessons fun and productive. She has gone way out of her way to help me prepare for auditions, no other vocal teacher has helped me this much. I love Electra and Soundcheck music school

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Robert L.

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I have worked with Bob on various levels. First, Bob provided me with private guitar lessons for several years. Bob made the learning experience fun and enjoyable. I was able to learn and play the kind of music that I wanted to play. Bob is also very patience (staying with me for so many years is a true testament to this!). My youngest son Michael also took private guitar lessons from Bob. On a more professional level, Bob and his band performed at my oldest son's (Bobby) wedding receipion. It was a "blast" with all of the guests dancing and singing. I actually received a call years later from an attending guest asking for Bob's contact information for their wedding reception (obviously they had very fond memories of the event and Bob's music). If and when my 2 remaining kids get married, I can guaranty Bob will be going the music. He makes an event a real party!!!

Andrea V.

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Bob did a great job at my Husbands 60th Birthday Party. He was accommodating with the timing of the Surprise party, got the guest engaged and we enjoyed his music. Our guests had a wonderful time. Thank you Bob. Will be recommending you.

John J.

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Has done company events as well as homes events. Never disappoints, gets everyone moving. Fantastic performer.

  • 21 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Mariah L.

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Spending every Thursday evening taking music lessons with Leah was one of the best parts of my childhood. I began taking piano lessons when I was 6 years old and continued to take them until I graduated high school. Growing up, I learned so much from Leah about music theory, playing techniques, and life in general. Leah is one of the friendliest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to take music lessons. She's supportive, creative, and constantly smiling. If I could give her more than 5 stars, I would!

Sophia D.

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My time with Leah was nothing short of exceptional. Not only was she an amazing voice coach, she also never failed to help me out when I needed it in areas other than music. I took lessons from Leah for around 8 years and she was able to help me grow from the shyest 4th grader to what I am today: a sophomore in college. From preparing for our recitals to our endless work rehearsing for high school musical auditions, I could always count on Leah for guidance, and that is the best thing I could have asked for.

Sharon L.

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overall it was a great experience ...we only had o e lesson but we are very pleased !!

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Gretchen B.

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Emily has been teaching our daughter piano for several years. She has a warm but thorough style of teaching, emphasizing fingering, dynamics and pedal right from the start, so that now those things are all just part of the music my daughter sees on the page. I've been very happy with my daughter's progress as a musician and she always looks forward to seeing Emily.

Olivia B.

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I have had Emily as a piano teacher for the past three years. Over the course of this time, I have made great progress in music theory and technique. She is always patient, understanding, and competent in her teaching. Encouraging throughout the lesson, she inspires me to practice and improve. I would recommend her to anyone who would like to play the piano.

Kira N.

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I have learned so much, thanks for the experience, I just recorded with her my first album in a famous studio! Thanks so so much!

  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Emmanuelle B.

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Bennett has an extraordinary ability to zero in on his student's skills and musical affinities... He has a nerdy, highly precise knowledge of the instrument, of guitar technique and of music history... Months ago I would barely sing with anyone else in the room, and didn't know how to play guitar. This morning I played guitar and harmonized with Bennett on a Stones song. Take music lessons with Bennett - only good can come of it.

Marc G.

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I've been taking lessons from Bennett for more than a year now and it has been great. Bennett has a knack for teaching both music theory and just plain learning how to rock, revel and have confidence belting out a song. He teaches both kids and adults brilliantly.

John H.

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Great teacher AND a funny, insightful man. No better person to spend an hour with. For years he has made lessons fun for my young son and his ole dad.

  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Newbury Park, CA

John H.

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Every Friday I'm at GoDpsMusic for my drum lesson. Definitely my favorite day of the week! The atmosphere is excellent! The acoustic and electronic drum kits in the lesson studios are the best. If you want to schedule a lesson or purchase equipment, I strongly recommend GoDpsMusic. Kevin, Brendan, Bryan, Steve and Robbie are the "go-to" guys at GoDpsMusic.

BZ Singing

New To Thumbtack

  • Canoga Park, CA

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I am passionate about singing. I have been singing since I was three years old. I want to pass my skills onto others.

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