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Jon Novi

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  • 48 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Bruce D.

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Our daughter (Kivi) started with the recorder in 4th grade, and soon graduated to clarinet. By Middle School, she was taking lessons from a classical teacher who advanced her skills markedly. Upon reaching high school, she was in demand by the jazz band - whose leader persuaded her to take up the saxophone. Kivi loved the sax, and loved jazz, but clarinet remained her first instrument. I thought of the great jazz clarinet players: Pete Fountain at the top of a substantial list. But we could find no one who could teach jazz clarinet. Finally, we attended an event at VanderCook, and one of the presenters gave us Jon's name. Kivi studied with Jon for about two years. I was disappointed with the amount of time Kivi had to spend practicing Jon's lessons - what high schooler has time for anything? Nevertheless, Kivi learned a great deal from Jon, and was the only student to ever perform a clarinet solo in our high school's jazz band history ("Jack the Bear"). Jon was unique in my experience in that he taught what Kivi wanted to learn - rather than imposing a rigid course of instruction. If you are considering private lessons that offer something both valuable and unique, please look no further than Jon Novi.

Kelly S.

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I sought Mr. Novi out after taking a long hiatus from piano. I have had many piano teachers but Mr. Novi is definitely one of the most fun and enthusiastic teachers I've had. I have had many years of classical piano instruction but am completely new to jazz. Mr. Novi will give me suggestions on new pieces to learn, but ultimately leaves choosing what I learn up to me, no matter what style I want to learn (classical, jazz, rock n' roll, etc). Because of this I never see practicing as a chore since I am only playing the pieces that I truly enjoy. Mr. Novi is a fantastic musician himself, it's very inspiring to listen to him play! I would absolutely recommend Mr. Novi for anyone interested in studying piano.

Kate D.

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I've only recently begun taking piano lessons, but I can already tell that Jon Novi is the kind of teacher who sees limitless potential in his students. His enthusiasm buoys me even when I think I've messed up a song, and encourages me to try again. Also, his piano skills are on point, and he does a good job of explaining how to read a score and the mechanics of playing the piano. Beyond piano know-how, though, I would argue that it is Jon Novi's zest for teaching that makes me glad I am taking lessons with him. You won't regret it.

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  • 27 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

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.

Jill S.

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My daughter started piano lessons with Stacey just a month ago but she is so excited every week to go. We have been very happy with how Stacey has progressed her - continually adding more difficult pieces to work on to see what she can do. This is our first experience w music lessons of any type and we are really happy with Stacey De & Co! Even my son, who never wants to try anything new, has started asking about taking drum lessons there. We couldn't be happier :)

Percy M.

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My daughter really enjoys taking her piano and vocal lessons there. The teacher warmed up to her right away and she felt very comfortable and at ease.

  • 20 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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.

Tammy S.

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Elif is a very effective teacher. I had never taken a piano lesson before, even though I had played French horn in high school I thought it would be really difficult for me as an adult to learn how to play piano, with my inexperience using both hands and with bass clef music reading. But after only a few months I am amazed by how fast I am learning and how much I can play now under Elif's instruction. She is so pleasant and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her.

Erin K.

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My 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son have taken piano lessons with Elif for several years now. Aside from being a wonderful teacher, she has also taught my children many life lessons through her instruction that will stick with them forever. I cannot say enough good things about her!

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

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!!

Heather R.

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My 6 yrd son took lessons from David O. last year and it was a really great experience. David is great with kids. He is very patient and attentive to the needs of each student and always makes sure to keep it fun.

David N.

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I have two daughters, one learned drums from Dave O and the other learned piano. I am so glad we found him after some other people we tried. Very talented and great with kids!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Brian S.

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I have been taking lessons from Dan for more than two and a half years and it something I look forward to every week. Aside from being a great teacher, he is fun, understanding and very talented. He takes the time to help you understand the structure of what you are learning without over burdening you with theory. He is also really interested in making sure you are enjoying playing (that is the point) and getting out of it exactly what you want. Any time I have a request (no matter how absurd) of a song to learn, Dan takes the time to find a good arrangement at my level and teaches it to me. It is really nice having that flexibility and personal investment in my lessons. In just two and a half years, I went from playing no to guitar to be comfortable jamming with my friends while also developing my classical guitar playing skills. His musical interests are vast; from beautiful classical pieces to classic rock solos to movie soundtracks (he loves Storybook Love from the Princess Bride). This blend of genres and talents truly sets Dan a part and I would encourage anyone looking to finally learn the guitar to sign up for lessons with Dan.

Kirby H.

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Guitar Chicago is the best option for music lessons in Chicago! Their instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and supportive. They do a fantastic job of working with you to achieve your individual goals. I started as a beginner with no guitar knowlege, and they helped me achieve my goals of playing multiple open mics and music events. I've also been able to meet and work with other Guitar Chicago students! They are always willing to work with my busy schedule, which is very hard to find with other schools or group lessons.

Blake P.

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Started lessons last year and Dan is fantastic! I have no music talent but Dan has given me the skills so I can play guitar without my wife screaming to turn the amp down. Amazing feeling to be able To play songs that are you have loved your whole life Dan the Man is my hero!

  • 27 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Laura E.

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Anyone young and old will enjoy learning to play the piano with Terri. Not only is Terri is knowledgeable and professional, she is also patient and encouraging. She has made me appreciate the challenge of learning the piano by combining technique and theory along with fun and laughter in my lessons. With Terri, I know she will do everything she can to make sure I understand what she has just taught me. I highly recommend her. She is the best. I am so lucky to have found her!

Merry H.

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Terri is a wonderful piano teacher. She has been my daughter's teacher for almost six years. She loves music and shares that love with her students. She has an easygoing style, yet expects her students to do their best. She incorporates popular sheet music into their lessons so they don't get bored and they play lots of duets which help with counting and learning the music. I highly recommend Terri.

Jack T.

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Things are going great with my son's piano lessons. Terri has the ability to be both patient with and push where needed. We look forward to working with Terri on a regular basis.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Mary H.

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I see Phil as demonstrating the following qualities as a piano teacher: 1.Begins class in a well-organized way. 2. Treats student with respect and caring. 3. Explains the significance/importance of information to be learned. 4. Offers correction or ways to strengthen a skill that is weak in the student 5. Provides clear explanations verbally and through demonstration 6. Teaches at an appropriately fast pace, stopping to check student understanding and engagement. 7. Communicates at the level of the student--taking into account age and level of experience. 8. Readily offers praise and encouragement 9. Uses nonverbal behavior, such as gestures and eye contact to reinforce his/her comments. from Mary

Celia H.

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Our 8-year old has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Rum for a little more than two months, and she's learned so much already. Phil and Rum are lovely people. And we really appreciate the affordable rates they offer. Highly recommended!

Gg R.

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I've been going to Allegro for a few weeks, and I've gotten way better at piano than I was before. They help push you to do your best.

  • 15 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Laurie G.

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My daughters began their first flute lessons with Su Ray. They have learned so much in only a few months. Su Ray has a great teaching style. She has a very calming presence. She encourages all progress, and finds ways of correcting and improving technique with positive words, and rewards. We are very pleased with the quality of the lessons. They begin and end on time, and the work is challenging, yet attainable for the level. We can say with no hesitation that we highly recommend Su Ray!

Sonali B.

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My son, Anshul Biswas took Piano lessons from Su Ray. His skills developed very well under her guidance and she was always very patient and involved with him. She was perceptive to his individual needs and specific musical interest too. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Piano or other instrument.

Bonnie S.

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The lesson was very age and experience appropriate. Su Ray related very well to my daughter. Su Ray made my daughter's first piano lesson very enjoyable.

  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Julie C.

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Yuen Yee Richardson has been providing weekly piano lessons for my 2 kids since May 2016. Our kids enjoy their lessons with her, have made great progress in their proficiency and are always happy to play a song or two, whether on their own or upon request. Yuen Yee is easy to work with, provides constructive feedback about how our kids are doing, and very communicative. We have recommended her to our friends with no hesitation.

Seona P.

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Yuen Yee has been teaching our son piano and clarinet for the last 6 years. He has learned to read notes and enjoy playing music. All wouldn’t have been possible without her wonderful teaching technique supported by her calm personality and patience. Thank you Yuen Yee!

Betsy K.

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Yuen Yee teaches piano to our 7 year-old daughter. Yuen Yee is firm, patient, helpful, nurturing and encouraging. Our daughter's progress in learning the piano over the last year has been impressive and she looks forward to her weekly lesson with Yuen Yee.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours
  • Chicago, IL

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). :)

Janice L.

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My 5 year old son enjoyed Greg's lessons very much. Greg is professional, patience and kind. We are glad to find him as my son's first piano teacher.

  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 36 min

Therese L.

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My 6 year old has just started violin lessons with Joanna. She is absolutely wonderful with my young beginner. She is extremely knowledgeable and makes learning fun. My daughter can't wait to see her each week and wants to impress Joanna with all she has learned. Great music room environment for learning a new instrument. We are very excited at our daughters progess and we thank Joanna for her wonderful music program!

Ismail Q.

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Joanna has been a phenomenal teacher considering and exceptionally helpful. Her approach is structured yet fun so I am able to learn an instrument and have and enjoy the experience. I look forward to our continued lessons!

Herb L.

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Joanna is teaching my 6 year old to play the Violin, she makes the lessons very fun and my daughter is really enjoying her time with Joanna.

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

Daina R.

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Irwin is great with young kids, and my twin boys (almost 7) have been enjoying beginning guitar lessons with him. I like that he teaches them how to read music and encourages them to memorize songs. It's how I learned piano as a little girl and I'm enjoying seeing the boys progress and learn to understand written music. My goal has been for the boys to get used to a weekly music lesson and enjoy that as part of their weekly routine...so far Irwin has been a great fit for us and I highly recommend! :)

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!

Debra D.

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As adult playing piano for the first time since childhood, I am thoroughly enjoying my experience taking lessons with Irwin Silbernik.

  • 16 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

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.

Michael R.

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My instructor is great. He is really working with me on the violin. I have no experience but I am progressing fast.

Diana C.

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Got my 15 year old daughter guitar lessons with David & he was AMAZING!!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours
  • Wheaton, IL

Thumbtack Customer

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I was looking for a short term cello teacher for my 11 year old daughter while her regular teacher was on summer break. City Strings and Piano responded right away and sent a teacher to my home working with the days/hours I preferred. Victor, the cello teacher, was fantastic! He only had four lessons to work with my daughter on her seating audition pieces. She arrived at the audition feeling confident and well prepared! Victor was punctual and extremely helpful in describing the mood of the pieces..explaining dynamics and bowing techniques to improve her playing. He was very patient and friendly...using a bit of humor to engage my daughter and make her feel at ease. I would highly recommend Victor and City Strings & Piano! Loved the convenience of a professional, highly qualified teacher coming to my home!

Dawn H.

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We love my son's piano teacher. He's had 4 lessons so far and it couldn't be better. Lessons at home are wonderful. Very well run company.

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  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 57 min
  • New Lenox, IL

Chrissy D.

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Vinny has been giving Slide Trombone lessons to my son for 3 years now. My son is doing a great job with the Trombone and about to enter high school to march in the band! On a side note my son is high functioning autism. Vinny has been amazing and incredibly patient with him. He helped develop my sons love for music. I could not recommend him enough! Vinny in wonderful in all aspects of teaching.

Ken L.

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I am 51 years old and haven’t had any formal music instruction in 34 years. Decided it was time that I get some formal piano instruction just for my own fun and entertainment. Just had my first lesson. Vinnie assessed where I am at and what I wanted. I learned a lot about music theory that I had been missing in our very first lesson. I thought that it was an hour very well spent.

Rob O.

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Very thorough and open minded with his teaching. I am an older student and is able to improvise his way of teaching, productively. So far so good!!

  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 hours

Karen M.

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I have studied singing with Clara Berman for many years. She is an outstanding teacher. She is very organized and devoted to her students. She helped me improve my voice and register. I don't know anything she could have done better. She was always on time and ready to teach.

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.

Debbie C.

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Clara met with our daughter to help prepare for a signing audition. Aside from being extremely competent at teaching voice, Clara is very warm and welcoming and our daughter loved working with her!

  • 31 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

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Video recording make piano practice more fun and focused!

  • 46 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

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I teach all ages a variety of music: classical, blues, popular, country jazz, etc. My students are reading notes immediately and are taught based on the classics. I am flexible with my students' schedules and no contracts are required.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min
  • Schaumburg, IL

Aimee W.

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Eunice is wonderful. She's patient, kind, and someone my children seem to feel comfortable with. We've only had three lessons, but so far I am very pleased. Thanks Eunice!

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Jane H.

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I actually like everything about Christopher Laughlin's School of Music. We have been with the school for almost 10 years. Both of my boys play instruments and I have seen them grow tremendously as musicians. The instructors are excellent, there are opportunities for performance, and Chris & his staff go out of their way to accomodate what are often crazy schedules. If you want your child to develop a true love of music, learn how to make music, and be comfortable performing -- look no further than this school.

Lauren G.

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My son learned to play guitar there at the age of 5. He is now 12 and has continued his lessons and has formed a Rock Band where they all practice and perform through the music school. They have all learned a tremendous amount and it continues to be a wonderful experience for them.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Brooke R.

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Linda is not only talented, but she is able to inspire my son to work harder and want to play the piano. She has so much patience and energy for working with kids. My son actually said he would only take piano lessons if he could have Ms. Linda is his teacher!

Alexander C.

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Kind, professional and ultimately helpful lessons.

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