Brookside Music
Brookside Music

Brookside Music

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Introduction: Our Mission We believe music is a fundamental cornerstone of expression and imagination. Patient instruction and positive guidance make learning fun and inspiring. Let us guide you to the path of musical discovery! We currently offer lessons in piano, voice, guitar, flute, violin, ukulele, recorder, saxophone and music theory. One-on-one lessons give students the opportunity to build upon their skills while our group lessons build confidence to unlock their creativity.

Hired 4 times

Serves Middletown, CT

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2 employees

9 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.


4 reviews


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Chris T.
Feb 17, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Phil is a great instructor, he can help you with a broad range of playing style. He worked with me in finding out what style of music I liked and tailored my sessions so I could get comfortable in playing in that style. Been making alot of progress and can’t wait to see where I’m at in year’s time

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Jazz • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Piano Lessons
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Florence W.
Apr 13, 2021
2 months ago Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value I've dabbled in playing music at a shallow level for years. I finally caved in with myself, and set up lessons. I've had 2 weeks of instruction and guidance, and can't believe the progress I've made. Phillip knows how to make things "click", and it's amazing to see my hands play music. The level of effort on Phillip's part is above-and-beyond. He identifies areas to focus that open up new pathways for progressing forward. I would definitely recommend him.
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Lauren R.
Jun 16, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

My daughter really likes working with Phillip and we look forward to her progress

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Piano Lessons
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Robyn N.
Jul 16, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack


Details: 45 - 64 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 4+ yrs of formal training • Classical • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location

Piano Lessons
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Philip Defazio


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our pricing is fair and within the range of most people’s budget.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Depending on their age, I encourage good practice habits and teach the basics first.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I attended the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, CT.

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