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  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC

Richard L.

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I have used Alvin Smithson's services for over five years as a piano tuner, teacher and performer. I am always impressed with his skills, artistry and professionalism. Alvin first came to tune my 100-years old Steinway after it had been neglected for a number of years. He first examined the instrument, diagnosed what needed to be done and then proceeded with his expert tuning. Immediately after he was done and started playing, I was amazed at how good the piano sounded. Alvin explained that with a piano that hasn't been tuned or played in so many years, it will take some time to achieve its best form and sound for which it was built. A short time after, my wife started taking piano lessons from Alvin and as she started gaining proficiency in playing under his guidance, the piano itself gained a rich pleasing sound. Alvin paid close attention and adjusted notes or did a full tuning whenever needed. He also took the time to clean the strings and do minor technical adjustments. When a string needed to be replaced, Alvin recommended a technician from a highly reputable company. Overall, we owe it to his expertise to have the wonderful old piano do what it was built for by the Steinway masters. I should also mention that I heard some great musicians at venues where Alvin is the regular piano tuner. People who visit our house and hear our piano, or play it themselves, always compliment its sound. But the best comes when Alvin himself sits at the keyboard, whether at our house, at a social function or performing in the theater, it's such a joy to hear him play some great classical pieces as well as his own wonderful compositions. He is truly a very talented, sensitive and highly knowledgeable artist. And such a pleasant person, too. My wife and I feel fortunate to have Alvin give us the best piano sound to enjoy live music in our home. I would recommend him to anyone as piano tuner, teacher and overall musician.

Vaughn R.

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Mr. Smithson was the consummate gentleman, and did a thorough job that was fantastic. His talent and experience show with everything he did. If you need a piano tuner or music instructor, look no further than Alvin Smithson!

Jessica C.

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Alvin was great. We loved listening to him work and were treated to a couple songs at the end! Would not hesitate to work with him again for our next tuning.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Silver Spring, MD

Carlton M.

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Debbie is incredible. Her teaching methods may be unorthodox, but they are 100% effective. I had a 3 month deadline to work with, and in that timeframe Debbie completely turned my voice around, helped me find my voice, and taught me how to sing pain free. I would recommend her to anyone seeking who wanted to learn anything about singing, vocal performance, pedagogy, etc. She's a master of breath support, vowel formulation, intonation, and so many other things. She's simply incredible and it's impossible not to love her. 100% recommended.

Martha C.

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I have taken voice lessons before, however, never enjoyed the experience as I have with Momma Debbie Kirkland. Momma Debbie has a warm, fun, exciting, inviting, loving, motherly and caring spirit. She is an awesome teacher and singer. I felt major improvements in my breathing and voice dynamics. It has truly been a life changing experience that I will treasure forever and ever. This woman is The Bomb.Com!!!!!!

Delaina D.

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Debbie is a very great teacher! She knows how to evaluate your voice and teach you how to fix your issues fundamentally. She makes you feel soooo very comfortable and she's very understanding. You will hear improvements right away!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Karen E.

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Tona is absolutely awesome - she made me feel very comfortable with our trial lesson and so I bought the 6 pack of lessons. I'm intimately familiar with music as I used to play and sing way back when also going to school for vocal performance. But, I hadn't done it in a long while and wanted to get back into music. She's been extremely patient with my rustiness (even when I'm not with myself) and I really appreciate that. As an adult getting back into music with the violin I appreciate her honesty, patience, professionalism, response time and her being on time for our lessons.

Deidre H.

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Tona Brown is an excellent musician and violin instructor. She's pleasant and encouraging, my daughter, who is an advanced student, enjoys Tona and looks forward to the lessons. Tona recognizes my daughter's abilities and tailors the lessons to enhance and further develop them. She is challenging my daughter with advanced concepts and techniques that have helped my daughter grow as a violinist in the short time she's been with her (3 lessons). I'm so glad we found Tona!

Susan G.

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Tona is an excellent voice teacher -- my son's range has expanded an octave in just 5 lessons and he is singing with much more confidence. The price is reasonable.

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Don Bruce

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min
  • Fairfax, VA

Bhanu A.

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Don is a very accomplished guitarist with a wealth of knowledge. It shows that he is eager to impart his knowledge. I had my first lesson with him today and I learned so much. He incorporates music theory in to his lessons to show us why things are played the way they are and where they originated from. He was patient and very encouraging. His soloing skills are phenomenal and I am excited to learn from him. I highly recommend him to musicians of all levels. He is now my jazz guitar guru! Hail to the Guitar Chief Don!

Rhitu B.

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Don has been very accommodating with our schedule. Also it's a wholistic learning experience. My child is enjoying the lessons and is even practicing without much prompting.

Vanessa G.

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Don was fantastic. I'm so excited to continue my violin and piano lessons! I definitely recommend him...he obviously has a lot of knowledge to offer his clients.

  • 32 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Janine A.

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I have been taking voice lessons from Barbara for over a year now. She has helped me improve my control, help my transition points and taught me how to sing at almost any volume level without pain and in several different styles. While I am not a professional singer, I think she can help almost anyone improve the quality of their voice for long term use. The lessons are also thoroughly enjoyable and I plan on continuing my music education with Bodhran lessons. I highly recommend Barbara as a teacher!

Heather K.

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I am both shocked(!) and incredibly happy with how my voice has improved since I started voice lessons with Barbara just a matter of months ago. Tone, range, everything. She is truly an amazing teacher and a lovely person. And as a bonus, you will never have as much fun at a music lesson as you will with Barbara! Very, very highly recommended!

Brandon M.

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Barbara has a creative approach to teaching voice lessons and helps you visualize how to make the best use out of your vocal instrument. She's very friendly and patient but will also continually push you to improve. Lessons take place in a welcoming environment and offer the opportunity to expand your horizons as a musician.

  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Maddy W.

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Sammy is a wonderful music teacher. I've taken piano and voice lessons from him for the past few months and have seen much improvement. He's always very friendly and professional. I always feel comfortable around him as he creates a safe environment where mistakes are ok. He is very knowledgeable and is able to adjust to even the most rudimentary of lessons. He always gives positive feedback and constructive critiques. I fully recommend Sammy to anyone at any level looking to learn more about music!

Juliann G.

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I have been taking voice lessons with Sammy for 4 months now and have enjoyed every lesson. He explains techniques so that they are easy to understand and apply. You can tell he cares about his students and really wants them to achieve their goals. My only experience with singing was from high school and early college and Sammy has been so helpful in improving my voice.

Renee B.

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I am taking voice lessons to improve my singing voice many years after once being involved in musical theater. Sammy is a fantastic teacher. He is so incredibly talented and amazingly patient. We have made great progress and I always leave my lesson excited and encouraged. I have learned so much and plan to continue my lessons. What a find!

  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Blake H.

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I have taken over a years worth of guitar lessons from American Music Studio and will continue taking lessons into the future. Brett in co. cater lessons to your skill level and learning style, encouraging you to push the limits and learn more. The instructors are approachable, motivational, personable and experts in their craft. I cannot express how educational and enlightening my experience with American Music Studio has been.

Juliette P.

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Brett is very knowledgeable about the guitar as well as music in general. He explains in understandable terms and analogies, and makes it fun. While he is just starting out in his new studio, he is very organized. And for one on one lessons he charges a reasonable fee.

Courtney S.

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Brett was extremely flexible in being able to provide us a timeframe for piano lessons for our daughter, responded back quickly to emailed questions, and my daughter adored her piano tutor. We're really excited to get her started in weekly lessons.

  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Chantilly, VA

Jessica A.

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I have been taking voice lessons from Tracy for several months now and I can't say enough about her. I love her! She is incredibly knowledgable and always greets me with a smile. I was so nervous and scared when I started and Tracy helped me with my fear of singing. She made me feel comfortable and put me at ease right away. She is very patient with me and is always so encouraging. I feel my confidence growing and I am finding my voice with her. In fact, I now walk around my house belting out songs using this voice that I didn't even know I had. Thank you Tracy for all you have done for me I am so grateful that I found you!

April S.

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I am so glad I found 4Singers Voice Lessons with Tracy Hamlin. I was in need of some vocal coaching for an audition, with limited time to prepare. Tracy managed to help me work through both songs with ease. She helped me feel completely prepared and more confident than when I first started lessons with her. She is a Godsend and I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or improve their vocal skills.

Tasha L.

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4Singers Voice Coaching is a God send! It has been a voice-saver for me while traveling on extensive tours and it's a great way for me to strengthen my voice where I am weak. I highly recommend this program for anyone who wants to understand proper singing techniques, warm ups, and vocal aerobic exercises that will allow them to sing as long, loud, and strong as they desire :)

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min
  • Rockville, MD

Elizabeth G.

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Yulia is absolutely incredible!! She has been working with my 12-year-old daughter to strengthen her voice. The results are immediate. I had the pleasure of viewing the first lesson and I am pleased that she ran through all the technical aspects of signing. My daughter will be performing in a talent show today and her confidence is through the roof, thanks to Yulia. I recommend this coach 100%.

Charlene Y.

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Yulia has excellent voice. She can pinpoint what goes wrong with the technique and work on that to fix and improve my voice.

Liani R.

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First lesson we worked on breathing, Yulia Is very patient and I look forward to more lessons.

  • 37 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 min

Ann K.

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Mr. Walls is an enthusiastic and patient teacher. As a choir member at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton for the past fifteen years, I have been able to sing liturgical music, and participate with other choirs in singing more complex pieces of music, such as requiems and compositions for rites of the church and special occasions. Our choir has sung in various languages, and joined other choirs in ecumenical choir fests. Mr. Walls has studied music composition, conducting, and history, and is an accomplished musician on several instruments, including the piano, organ, and guitar. He has several years teaching experience in the U.S. and abroad. I would say Mr. Walls' expertise and talent are second to none.

Suzanne C.

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Mr. Walls is a five-star outstanding music teacher and mentor. He worked with my daughter as she practiced for an important audition, and in short time there was a noticeable improvement in her playing (trombone); it was deeper, richer sounding, and she was much more confident. Mr. Walls works well with people of all ages, he really believes in his students and those he mentors, he challenges them, but at the same time he is patient with them. His love for all things music related is apparent. He is a teacher I'm sure will make a different with whomever is lucky enough to be under his instruction.

Kathleen P.

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Mr. Walls is a student-focused instructor. He quickly assessed my skill level & needs and assigned meaningful tasks for a "quasi-beginner" . I feel highly motivated to continue instruction!

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Ursula P.

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Vicky has been a great fit for our son. He is almost 13, but with the deep voice of a 21-year old. Being autistic, proper singing is not only fun, but also an integral part of breathing and speech for him. Vicky has been knowledgeable and very patient!

Tamara K.

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Vicky is an excellent teacher for my son who is learning guitar. My son has autism and we needed a teacher who could work with him, help him stay focused, and have fun. She is patient, understanding, open to ideas, and very reliable.

Sharon C.

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Vicki is a patient teacher and can adapt to different styles depending on your child or adult. She can teach at any level and even can add voice lessons. My son has never been happier!

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

Maris I.

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Singing in church choirs has been a wonderful outlet and enabled me to find a community as I moved every few years to different parts of the globe. Finally putting down roots, I wanted to find a voice coach who would help me improve breath control, strengthen the range of my voice, and improve the overall quality of my singing. I am blessed to have found Keely Bosworth Borland, a gifted soprano and performer. Keely has been the perfect coach for me. She has a unique ability to both nurture and push me. Keely has identified and helped me work on my breath control. She has used a wide variety of music to foster my confidence while stretching my vocal range. Her lessons include a selection of vocal warm-ups and breathing exercises each week that compliment the music we sing. I have found that recording her lessons and rehearsing them between lessons to be of great help. I highly recommend Keely to anyone looking for a voice coach from the novice to the serious performer.

Craig P.

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Our daughter, 13, has been taking voice lessons with Keely for almost a year, and has had a terrific experience. Keely has taken the time to get to know our daughter, her strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and she makes effective use of the lesson time, finding music our daughter enjoys (musical theater), as well as challenging her with music she might not otherwise have been exposed to. Keely is very encouraging, abounding in patience, and a lot of fun to work with. Our daughter loves her lessons!

Thumbtack Customer

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Keely is great. My daughters are loving their voice lessons with her.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Silver Spring, MD

Logan D.

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I studied voice with Dorothy Miller for over four years, and I loved every lesson I had with her! I began taking voice lessons in eighth grade because I loved musical theater, but I could not sing. I was absolutely tone-deaf and I couldn't even read music. When I first began with Dorothy, she gave me nothing but continuous encouragement and support, teaching me the most basic techniques necessary for singing. As I progressed through the years, I not only overcame my tone-deafness but actually became a good singer. She helped me to expand my range by over an octave, adding notes to the top and bottom of my range. I now have a range of nearly three octaves when I began barely able to sing an octave scale. In addition to voice, Dorothy also helped me prepare for various auditions as well as taught me to read music and some basic music theory. She also has experience with acting, especially with musical theater, so some of my lessons were dedicated specifically to enhancing my acting skills, both with and without music. Over the years, I began to develop a friendship with Dorothy because she really takes time to get to know her students on a personal level and always loves to sit and chat before and after her lessons. She always made me laugh and was very kind. I never left a voice lesson without a smile on my face, and I always looked forward to returning the following week. I loved studying under Dorothy so much that I recommended her to four of my best friends, who also took lessons with her for multiple years. I now am in my second year of college and no longer am able to take lessons with Dorothy anymore. However, I still make it a point to catch up with her whenever I have a break to talk about how my semester has been, and it is like I never left. I would give Dorothy Miller Vocal Studio 10/5 stars if I could because she is absolutely phenomenal, and I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat. I am very lucky to have been her student, and I wouldn't be where I am today without her.

Thumbtack Customer

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The vocal technique that I learned from Dorothy Miller completely transformed my voice and my career as a singer. Dorothy’s teaching focuses on the implications of classical, consistent technique within all different styles of music. Voice lessons with Dorothy combine this teaching of safe, anchored singing while exploring the exciting world of performance and audition repertoire. For me, I started working with Dorothy at the age of 12. I had been singing my whole life, but my throat was constantly sore and I had no access to higher ranges. In my 6 years of study with her, I was able to expand my range and vocal versatility, lay down a firm technique and develop a passion for new types of music. Dorothy works to develop an authentic, individual relationship with each student, and over the years I can genuinely say she has become like a second mother to me. She additionally helped me to navigate and prepare for the college audition process, and I completely credit her in my acceptance to the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University!

Kim K.

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Dorothy is amazing! I've taken my daughter to several voice teachers and their teaching methods were mostly for stage presence. Dorothy knows how to help the student actually sound better when they sing. She is enthusiastic and very encouraging. She's wonderful!

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

Sally T.

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Friendly and dedicated service. I've been hearing about Naptown Sings! through the grapevine for some time. I can't wait to get started!

Kacey S.

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Great response time. First lesson went great! Will be returning...?

  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Candyce M.

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Im so excited to start my lessons with Derrick! After meeting with him I knew he would be the best fit for me. He has such a great personality and I know he is going to help me make great strides to achieve my goals with my vocal lessons with him. I would highly recommend Hewlett's Music Studio to any vocal scholar!!

Kelli H.

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Eager to teach and ready to work for all levels

Curtis L.

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Very patient, talented and professional

  • 31 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

Lindsey M.

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I am currently taking lessons with Ms. Carol Westcott and I could not be more thrilled. The setting of the studio is not only comfortable but welcoming, while at the same time her expertise and knowledge make it so easy for me to trust her judgment. She has a very technical way of teaching; when something goes askew in my voice, she tells me exactly what happened, and even has a 3-D laminated model of the larynx and vocal cords to show me what happens when I sing low, high and in between. On the other hand, she knows my voice so well that she can tell me exactly what to do based on my unique voice in order to produce a certain sound or tone. She has helped me develop my opera, chest mix, chest register, head register, low, middle, and high belt, as well as different styles of music, such as country, pop, alternative and musical theater. ONE LAST THING: I arrived at my first lesson not knowing a THING about sheet music...I had based my learning on sound for my whole life, so I couldn't read notes, keys or symbols. She taught me how to do just that. Thank you, Ms. Carol!

Laura P.

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I only had the chance to work with Carol over the summer but I felt as if I grew with her in that short amount of time! She was very throurough and tried many different options with my voice until something clicked in my head. I grew in range, style and understanding of how the voice works. I highly recommend her to anyone!! She is extremely knowledgable and she is such a sweetheart also!

Kristin F.

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Carol is a wonderful voice teacher full of encouragement and wisdom. She has worked with me on specific goals and has implemented her knowledge and experience to help me attain my goals. Carol is extremely personable and a joy to work with. I know she has helped many succeed in whatever facet they needed and I highly recommend her to other people seeking voice lessons!

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

Kathy S.

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My experience with Mr. Penney is unparalleled and unequal with respect to any other voice teacher I've ever had. I thought a longtime voice teacher was the best until she passed away and I had to find a new teacher. Then I found Mr. Penney and I've never looked back. Everyone noticed a difference in my voice once I started lessons with him. He hears things in your voice like no one else and he is able to translate that into advice and guidance that enables his students of all ages to reach their potential and their goals.

Darla L.

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As a recent student of just over four years in the Russell Penney Voice Studio I have seen the immense wisdom and ingenuity Mr.Penney brings to each lesson. He is a fantastic teacher; receptive, immensely knowledgeable, talented, and connected within the musical community.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Washington, DC

Jahari F.

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I am substantially impressed with the lessons I have received. Particularly the instructor's focus on form and her practice of recording the lessons has helped me a great deal. Thank You!

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Grace B.

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Maddie is without a doubt the best vocal teacher you will come across. After only a few months of lessons, I was singing like a new person. I feel confident that I have gotten top notch training and have the confidence I need to be successful in the musical theatre industry. I came in with some vocal issues (straining, fatigue and bad habits) and Maddie gave me tricks to make sure I was singing healthily and in a way that I could sustain. Not the mention she is the sweetest, kindest person you'll meet. I am forever greatful for Maddie and the tools she has given me. If you are looking for a vocal teacher, you can't find someone better than Maddie.

Wendy D.

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Maddie is a professional. She has natural talent in music/acting and has studied and trained in this area. Lessons with Maddie are like advanced courses! She gets so much accomplished in every lesson. She can play any music, knows so much music and her voice is...amazing--can't get enough. The fact that she has the ability to teach is what sets her apart.

Jim C.

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One of Maddie's most outstanding areas is vocal music. She is a brilliant singer and vocal pedagogue. Immediately following graduation from our Musical Theatre Program, she was hired as an adjunct private voice instructor. Her students have demonstrated excellent growth and she has become a solid component of our vocal faculty.

  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours

Sarah D.

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Marc is such a delight to work with. He is an excellent piano teacher, patient with the kids, teaches them not only how to play but the music theory and historical context. He is super organized and helpful when it comes to scheduling too. So glad we found Marc!

Claire D.

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Excellent teacher who teaches music very holistically: not just how to play the piano but ear-training, theory, improvising, music history, and more. My son has made huge gains in just two years. Highly recommend.

Patrick O.

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Marc was friendly and I very much enjoyed my voice lesson.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Alexia K.

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My experience working with Matt Rippere was the most rewarding experience of my college career. Not only did he help me gain more confidence in my singing but he also gave me more confidence in being a person. He is a very caring person and always sees the best in everyone. When it came to singing, Matt always knew what was best for me and I honored every piece of advice he gave me. He is extremely knowledgeable in vocal pedagogy and vocal health. He is also very good and extremely thoughtful when choosing music for individual voices. I always loved every piece he picked for me. My favorite part of Matt’s teaching was that he never tried to make my voice something that it was not but worked on growing my natural voice. Throughout my 4 years of college my voice did nothing but grow healthily and I owe all of that to Matt. Without him I know I would not be the singer that I am today. He is by far the best voice teacher and I highly recommend using him as yours.

Thumbtack Customer

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Matt Rippere is a talented and trusting voice teacher. I was lucky to work with him for 3 years and his insights and expertise were so beneficial to my growth as both a singer and performer. He has extensive knowledge in vocal technique and genuinely puts his whole heart into his teaching. I always felt like my progress was important to him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Sara P.

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My experience with Matt Rippere was great. He helped me with expanding my vocal range using various techniques that I hadn’t known before. He always knew exactly what to say to make me sound the way I wanted. He is also a really friendly guy and extremely talented! I was lucky to take lessons with him while he was still in my area. Best voice teacher I’ve ever had.

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