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Lake in the Hills Lessons Teachers

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie A.
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I consider myself an adult 'beginner' student because even though I took lessons for a year or two in my pre-teens, I've long since forgotten how to play the piano or read music. Recently I found Jon Novi through the Thumbtack website. I was thrilled to learn that, right from the start, he would teach me the songs I was most interested in playing – bypassing the uninspiring, rigid, standard training lessons. In fact, we spent our very first session on a song that I've been wanting to play for years, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Jon has the qualities of a great teacher – he's very enthusiastic, positive, and encouraging, as well as a very skilled musician. Best of all, he takes the time to listen to the student, guiding and motivating them to reach their goals.

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Elif Allenfort Piano Studio
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kell K.
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I am an adult student who began lessons with Elif many years after my initial childhood lessons. It has been a wonderful experience in every way. She is teaching me not only how to play the instrument but musical theory as well which I appreciate as an adult learner. I highly recommend Elif for any adult who has been thinking of learning (or returning to) the piano!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna C.
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Bob has been working with my daughters for 5 years. He goes above and beyond by playing a few band sets after their individual lessons. My daughters not only learn, but they have so much fun and they sound awesome!

Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ross Z.
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Matt is an exceptional guitar teacher. He has a great balance of ultimate patience and expansive skill. He tailors the lessons exactly to my skill level, and is great about pushing me to improve in a gentle way. Matt can decode any song I want to play, and break it down in a way that works best with my approach to learning and my skill level. In addition to being an excellent guitar teacher, Matt works with my whole family to bring us together as a band (guitar, drums, piano, and voice). He has an uncanny ability to get the instrument mix perfect, and to coach all of us to come together. I am a 53 year-old guy, and Matt is not only exceptional for me, but also adapts perfectly for my two daughters (age 18 on piano and age 14 on drums). Both of my daughters begrudgingly put in years of piano lessons with conventional teachers, but now truly enjoy playing together under Matt's tutelage. Further, Matt is a great guy ... very dependable and trustworthy. I have had several guitar teachers, and none came anywhere close to Matt's teaching abilities. I cannot recommend Matt highly enough.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandy W.
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Very welcoming and knowledgable. Already scheduled my next lesson. Looking forward to continuing lessons.

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  • 27 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie C.
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My daughter takes voice lessons and participates in theater at Stacey De and Co. We couldn't be more thrilled with everyone there, from the professional front desk staff Bre, outstanding director Sean, absolutely irreplaceable Melissa, and of course the heart and soul of this great place Stacey. The time my daughter spends at Stacey De and Co. every week is her favorite time of her week. In a completely non-stressful, family-like environment, she is stretched to really push her limits, is taught life lessons like the value of hard work and the ability to accept constructive criticism/evaluation and then improve on those things, and so very much more. She leaves every lesson and rehearsal a little more confident, learned, and determined to succeed...all in an environment of happiness, laughter, encouragement. I don't know what else one could look for in a fine arts school. My daughter and I both love it here.

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David O Lessons
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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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!!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Lachelle W.
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I've been working with Michele for the past two years. She is very knowledgable and resourceful when it comes to vocal health and technique. She does a great job at tailoring lessons to her student's specific needs and providing tools to use to improve upon your craft.

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Paul William
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeanette S.
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Paul has been the most amazing instructor. I have never played the electric guitar before and his level of patience has made it extremely easy for me to learn. He writes lesson plans and assigns "homework" appropriate for your level of experience which helps in learning or further developing your skill. I plan on continuing to take lessons with Paul for quite some time.

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Allegro Piano Studio
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
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My experience with Allegro has been nothing but positive. They have been prompt in all of their responses to my questions, they offer lessons at a great price, and Phil is very patient with his students. Can’t wait to continue my lessons!

Ole! Spanish School
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 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 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron M.
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I am a big fan of Jeremie's teaching method. This guy is amazing. Our lessons are online but that in no way diminishes their quality. I look forward to each lesson and suspect that will be the case indefinitely. He helped me find a new guitar, gave me some great tips about what to look for in an amp. He's given me innumerable pointers, pieces of music theory, sheet music (including tablature) for songs I'm interested in, and great advice about how to take stock in my progress (especially during times when it seems like I'm not moving forward very much). I don't think I could recommend Jeremie enough. If you get the chance to work with him, do yourself a favor and take it.

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

Silbernik Music Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina H.
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My daughter has been taking guitar lessons with Irwin for the past few months. She loves it! His affection for children, as well as his expertise is obvious. I would highly recommend him as a guitar instructor!

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Aaron's Lessons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chuck R.
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Aaron is great. Been taking mandolin lessons from him. I am an experienced guitarist and Aaron is adapting to how I want to learn well. He is very patient and flexible with grown up schedules.

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy T.
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I contacted Jerry,inquiring about in-home guitar lessons for my daughter. He replied immediately with helpful suggestions of an instructor. When I realized my daughter wanted a female instructor Jerry went out of his way to find out more about my daughter and the kind of instructor who would be compatible with her. He then suggested one of two female instructors he felt would meet her needs. I was impressed with the time and effort he put into helping me find an instructor for her. This was extraordinary that he would take the time to help me when it did not directly benefit him and he did not even know me! I had originally contacted Jerry because of his highly regarded reputation for teaching and instruction. But now I also hold him in high regard for his kindness and dedication to helping others find their way into the world of music.

Piano Lessons
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Anne C.
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My kids have only had a couple of lessons so far but Vera is very organized and brings a methodical and structured approach to her teaching.

  • 40 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret B.
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James McDunn had been teaching my 3 girls piano for at least 3 years. They love him and they are making gigantic leaps and strides in their studies. I highly recommend Jamey for piano lessons.

Jillann Gabrielle Studios
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lillian B.
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Jill is a true professional. My daughter went in with very little experience. She has been taking lessons for the past few months and she has help build her confidence. Jill's methods helped with breathing techniques and range. She is very patient and my daughter couldn't be happier.

!Ole! Spanish Wheaton
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Walden S.
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I have only had one session with Cristobal so far. However, he seems passionate and very capable of teaching the language. His prices seems very fair and I can't wait to continue!

Jillann Gabrielle Studios
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 36 years in business
Carrie M.
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I have been seeing Jill for almost 2 years and she has brought out the absolute best in me and I look forward to every lesson. She has worked with me to develop not only proper vocal technique but has also instilled confidence in my life outside the studio. Jill knows exactly where to push you in order to get you where you want to go.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How do I become CPR and first aid certified?

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 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 do you learn in a first aid course?

First aid training gives you a variety of lifesaving skills for responding to many different emergency situations. In a first aid course you’ll learn about how to examine someone who’s been hurt, how to use a defibrillator, how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and how to control bleeding and trauma. Some courses include pediatric first aid as well as adult first aid; helping a choking infant, for example, is different from helping a choking adult. Although you can take CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) courses separately, most first aid training includes both.

In a first aid course you’ll also learn how to respond to:

  • Wounds, including punctures, cuts and hemorrhages
  • Heart attacks, chest pain and respiratory arrest
  • Bone fractures, sprains and torn muscles
  • First-, second- and third-degree burns
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Bites and stings
  • Hypothermia or frostbite
  • Shock and seizures
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