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Lake Forest Lessons Teachers

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The Music Studio
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Adam D.
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Just witnessed my first lesson with David. He was able to make my introverted wife feel comfortable enough to come out of her shell and make silly sounds with him. She appreciated that the first lesson didn't include a "sing me your favorite song" request to see what she could do. Instead, he started with the basics and spent the lesson teaching proper breathing and letting the pressurized air out of tight vocal chords (as against "pushing" the sound out). Looking forward to many more lessons. Now she's got to practice!

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica Z.
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I've been taking lessons with Jon for over a month now, and have seen my skill grow considerably. He is a wildly talented musician, and equally talented teacher. He has a deep passion for music, and seeing his students grow. Jon marries theory with practice - so if you're a nerd (like me) you'll enjoy the depths of his musical knowledge. I treasure my lessons, and look forward to many more.

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  • 38 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bryan W.
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Ben is awesome, he such a nice and friendly guy and he knows what he's doing. He customized the lesson to fit me and filled in a lot of gaps in my musical knowledge in just one lesson. I'm so much more excited to play now and look forward to all the future lessons with Ben.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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My son really enjoys the drum lessons and has learned a lot in a short amount of time. We are very satisfied!

Elif Allenfort Piano Studio
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn B.
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Elif is a very skilled piano teacher for our son, who came to her already knowing piano but still wanting to better his skills. Lessons are in her beautiful home, set up specifically for piano lessons. Elif is able to listen to and watch his playing, determine what skills he needs, and how to stretch his innate abilities. My son enjoys his lessons very much--which is saying a lot! He leaves feeling enthusiastic about what he just learned, and excited about trying it out. We are very grateful to have found her, and highly recommend her as often as we can.

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  • 27 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl M.
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Drew has been taking lessons since he was 7 in voice, piano and acting. Theses gifted teachers helped him pursue his career in film, musical theater and, now in his final year at USC , an undergraduate degree in music composition. Most recently, Drew will be singing with the USC Chamber Singers! Each student studying with Stacey De & Co excels from their love for teaching the arts!!!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Natasha G.
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So far we are off to a great start, I have had three lessons, and feel that I am already improving in my conversation skills.

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Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Daniel M.
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I had lessons with Matt for years, and he did a fantastic job catering what I wanted to learn. Whether it was rock or finger picking, he taught me so that years later, it still stuck.

David O Lessons
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Max G.
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I searched Craigslist for instructors in Orange County who teach "Moeller", a specialized method to maximize energy efficiency while drumming. David O and I spoke briefly on the phone about my expectations. I have taken just 5 lessons in total, and so far, my goals have been met or exceeded, including a huge breakthrough on my speed and technique (I'm a technical metal drummer). I can't express how to the point and precise David is. He has learned from some of the best drummers in the business and I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with him and improve my craft. Thank you David!!

Richardson's Art and Music
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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I grew up playing the piano and took lessons as a child for 10 years. I played on and off as an adult but not for the past 5 years. Yuen Yee has made playing the piano again fun. She is focusing a lot with me on how to enhance the musicality of what I play and different techniques to play with the right dynamics and energy. Highly recommend her!

Paul William
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Bill G.
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I've been taking lessons with Paul for 2 years now. I started as a beginner and now i feel like an intermediate. I always learn something new every lesson!

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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I'm very happy with my lessons!

Catherine David
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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Hello my name is John I am in my 40s. After talking with Ms David's I automatically knew she was the one that could help me enhance my piano skills, she was very energetic and excited and gave me a lot of pointers over the phone. Being an adult never have took piano lessons I was rather skeptical , but that changed after my first lesson .I love the way she approaches music is very direct and passionate, teaches you at the speed that is very comfortable. I'm really looking forward to my future lessons and recommend her as your future piano teacher

Ole! Spanish School
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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I work in accounting for a business that has customers, venders and employees in Mexico. As our business grows, communicating in Spanish becomes more and more vital to our operations in Mexico. Prior to working with Cristobal, I wasn't able to correspond with our Spanish-Speaking customers and venders. But, after working with him twice a week for several months, I developed a proficiency in written Spanish that has dramatically increased the efficiency of those transactions. Tutoring sessions were fun and challenging. Cristobal was able to tailor lesson plans specifically to me and my business. He combined critical elements of interpersonal communication with relevant business interaction and dialogue. The structure Cristobal formulated in his lessons created a platform for continuous growth and learning. Because of the foundation he provided me, I am now able to continue learning through the day-to-day interactions I experience at work. His guidance and aptitude for communication was an invaluable asset to the progress I have seen in our customer and vender relationships. I would highly recommend Cristobal as a tutor or consultant for any Spanish-speaking integration in business.

Jeremie Witz
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia C.
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Jeremie is very patient and understanding, he listens and works with you at your own pace and makes you feel completely comfortable. Jeremie is an awesome instructor and I was lucky enough to find him!!!!

Nicolette Maas Music
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Beth M.
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Nicolette Mass has been a wonderful teacher and mentor to help my daughter work toward her goals of becoming a better vocalist in order to perform in musical theater productions. Nicolette's depth of musical and teaching knowledge were evident from the moment she began working with us. Yet at the same time, she created a very relaxed atmosphere where my daughter could be at ease to learn about her voice without being self-conscious. My daughter is introverted and can be very shy, to the point where she does not like to practice at home for fear that her siblings may hear her. But with Nicolette, she belts out songs fearlessly! Beyond that, she is getting parts in the musicals she only dreamed of a year ago when she had her first lesson. We couldn't ask for more!

Greg Jacks Music Studio
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny H.
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As an adult returning to the piano after many years, I have enjoyed lessons with Greg immensely! He is patient, knowledgeable, and helpful. I've re-remembered some things, but I've learned a lot to complement some of the "muscle memory" and Greg is excellent about sharing some of the theory - which now makes sense after my experiences of a long time ago. I have really enjoyed my lessons and would DEFINITELY recommend him. My lessons have given me motivation to keep playing (and practicing). :)

  • 40 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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Jamey is great, our 15 year old daughter really enjoys their lessons together. He really makes it fun for her.... OUTSTANDING TEACHER!

  • 33 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip S.
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Began piano lessons with Clara as a mature adult. She is extremely patient and highly skilled at breaking things down to smaller, more achievable goals. Enjoyed each lesson and opportunities to play with others.

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sean P.
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I was looking for a private viola teacher to help with my 5th and 6th grader to keep up their skills over the summer. I got very fortunate to find Ms. Codruta and my kids have excelled under her teaching. We have had 10 lessons so far and my kids have grown exponentially and are super excited to show their orchestra teacher how much more advanced they are. Additionally, I am very impressed with Ms. Corduta’s flexibility with scheduling, which has helped with my family’s busy schedule. Last- she is very positive and knows how to challenge the children and get the best out of them. I would highly recommend her for private music lessons.

Music Matters Piano School
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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