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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Susyn N.
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We were very fortunate to find Clifford as our son's piano teacher for the past two and half years! As an accomplished and professional pianist himself, Clifford is knowledgeable and skilled at music. He provides a balance of fun and challenge which ensures that our son continues to progress but doesn't get frustrated. Clifford techniques to teach piano to children are helpful and effective. My son enjoys going to lessons and is making great progress!

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SHREDLAB
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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Andi is great! I play piano but have been wanting to learn guitar for a long time. He is easy-going, knowledgeable, and was very open to hearing what I wanted to learn about in our lessons. Overall, great experience with Andi; I'm looking forward to continuing my lessons with him!

Kelly Keys
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy N.
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Kelly is an enthusiastic teacher! He is willing to spend over time with my kids and makes them engaged. My kids always look forward for his lessons. He also provides my little four year old daughter and myself free lessons! We like him a lot and highly recommend him!

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris M.
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I had a great time taking lessons with David this summer. He is friendly and flexible, and helped me learn to sing and play guitar at the same time. We worked through most of Rubber Soul together! Highly recommend!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa W.
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Super helpful in finding my voice and finding ways to explain concepts in a way that was easy for me to understand since I had no prior voice lessons or experience. Also, he is flexible in his schedule so it was easy to find a time for thre lesson that would work for me. Would definitely recommend for anyone who wants to improve their singing ability.

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Stella Lim Piano
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oscar M.
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Stella is an amazing piano teacher. Very patient and cares about your success during the lessons. Es una maestra de piano impresionante. Muy paciente y le importa que tengas exito en las lecciones.

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Max KO
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy C.
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We weren't sure what to expect from a self-defense class, but Max offered me a good breakdown over email prior to the coming in to teach, and once here, he was good about demonstrating techniques and allowing the class to do as much or as little as they were comfortable with. I found Max's lessons to be practical for the common person, and his teaching style is to the point, but relaxed. He'll answer questions as you go along and help you to chain together the different things he teaches you. We've asked him back for every other week, so he's definitely doing the right things! We have a lot of fun, but also learn a lot from Max.

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Ann Souren
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Nuji V.
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She's very knowledgable. Singing can be frustrating because both you and your teacher are trying to undo years of bad habits that has developed over the years without you knowing. Some days it feels like everything is totally awesome and you're on your way to becoming an awesome singer, and then some days you can feel like you're banging your head against a brick wall. She is always thinking of ways to help you break through and undo your bad habits so don't give up once you hit a wall! She is very positive and will always push you to improve yourself while making sure you do not injure yourself. She offers deals if you happen to buy sets of lessons vs. just 1.

Donna Stoering
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine H.
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Over the years I have received instruction from Donna through piano lessons and participation in various choirs she has conducted. I am impressed with her knowledge, expertise, kindness, and patience. I am especially thankful for the way I have been instructed to sing so that I do not harm my voice....and in the piano instruction that includes education in the instrument - its history and how it works - and arm and hand technique when playing.

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PrinceSF Productions
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilal H.
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Ken is an inspiration. The man is the definition of passion and will help you reach your goals in reasonable time. Nothing comes easy so be ready to practice. I intend to take lessons with Ken for a very long time.

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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Kristina the Spanish Tutor
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Prachi P.
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Kristina is an excellent teacher. I’ve been working with her for the last couple of months and I can definitely feel I’ve made a lot of progress. She has a lot of good resources to share, so I can continue practicing and learning in my own time. I’m hoping to learn enough Spanish to be able to communicate reasonably when I travel to Spanish speaking countries.

Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lora B.
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Elizabeth mixes a friendly attitude with serious musical instruction. My daughter enjoys her lessons very much and is growing under Elizabeth's care. Wonderful teacher!

Dan Lupo Music
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Isabelle M.
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We started with Dan a couple months ago, he is teaching my 8yo daughter guitar. She had no previous experience with guitar or music. It has always be so hard to have her stick to anything but this time she is always looking forward to her next lesson. If you will ask her what she thinks of Dan, she would say:"He is amazing" Dan is a professional, with a great personality and a huge amount of patience to teach my very distracted child. She is learning! Dan's lessons are structured and adapted to her. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone.

Miriam Pantig Voice Studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rakaiya D.
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I have only had 4 lessons and I am already starting to hear a beautiful difference in my voice. I finally found my range and I can't wait to expand

Volovna Vocal Studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Esther H.
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Marla is a wonderful teacher. I was looking for someone who specializes in classical vocal training and she was perfect. I've had 4 lessons so far and am learning a lot about the mechanics of proper diaphragm usage, placements in order to produce the ideal sound. One thing to remember about learning any instrument (and yes, your voice is an instrument!) is that you won't master it overnight or even over the course of a couple of months. It takes time, practice, and perseverance. So far Marla has been an excellent teacher and I look forward to continue working with her.

  • 38 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Phil H.
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Lynn's response connected best with my situation. It's all my fault for not following up. I travel extensively. As soon as I can establish a routine I will contact Lynn for piano lessons.

SunSpanish
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
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Jacek has been teaching me for almost 3 years, its been a pure delight and a fantastic way to learn a new language. If you are considering this program, don't hesitate. You'll be speaking before you know it.

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ellie W.
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Lina is an absolutely fantastic tutor. I have had Spanish lessons and tutorials on and off for the past 15 years and she stands out as exceptional. She is very open and flexible to adapting the tutorials to whatever you would like to study/discuss and suits you best (which contrasts somewhat to a few previous Spanish tutors I have had in the past, who forced me to learn things I had already learned previously). Her enthusiasm and encouragement are second to none, and her many years of teaching are very clear. Having taught many students in private tutoring for maths and science myself, I was certainly inspired by her teaching methods. Her tutorials are a joy, and even after only a few lessons I am already a lot more confident in my speaking and listening skills. Thank you Lina!

Kevin's Guitar Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Matt C.
Verified review

Best guitar teacher around! Any style music, he can teach you. Lessons are a good time but he'll also push you to play better.

Learn Spanish with Ina
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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Ina was very patient and pleasant to work with. She customized the lessons based on my interests and skill level. She is prompt and reliable and flexible. I traveled to cuba recently and she helped me with some travel dialogue and things to learn that would be helpful. I recommend her.

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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 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.

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 can you do with a first aid certificate?

People with a first aid certificate are trained to respond quickly and appropriately in life-threatening situations. Although a first aid certificate alone isn’t enough to secure a job, it can make you more attractive to certain types of potential employers. When you have a first aid certificate, you’ve proved that you know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and handle emergency situations like choking, heavy bleeding, a heart attack or stroke, or anaphylaxis. Most parents prefer babysitters and lifeguards with first aid certification. Many professionals, especially those who work with children, are required to have first aid training, including teachers, coaches, counselors and therapists, firefighters, and social workers. In addition to adult and pediatric first aid plus CPR and AED courses, you can take first aid training specifically designed for babysitting and child care, for health care settings, and for swimming and water safety situations..

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