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  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 26 min

Jeremy M.

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Started taking lessons here a few weeks ago after connecting via Thumbtack. I have never danced before in my life but was always interested in exploring the art. The team is very accommodating and took the time to really understand what my goals were before we started. Its been a great experience so far and really look forward to each lesson.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

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!!!!!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Urvashi B.

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Aida studio's is one of the most professional violin studio's in the DC area. Tona, is one of the most inspiring people I have had the privilege to know and brings a tremendous amount of energy and technical skill to her lessons. As an adult learner, she has helped me set goals and provided structure to lessons to channel my creative energy. I would recommend her and Aida Studio's to anyone I know.

  • 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%.

  • 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.

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  • 40 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bethesda, MD

Galia H.

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Personable, patient, adaptable, talented, encouraging, energetic, and knowledgable are only some of the words that describe Gonzalo. At our first meeting he made me feel so comfortable it felt like I had known him for a long time. I have always wanted to take private dance lessons but I was always discouraged thinking it would be too expensive and hard to come by. That wasn't the case at all. Gonzalo responded to my request the same day and was able to work with my budget. He is always right on time and is very friendly with my family too. If you see Latin dance lessons in your near future, don't hesitate to call on Gonzalo. There is no way you'll be disappointed.

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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.

  • 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Christina D.

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The brilliance of Judicita as a wedding choreographer and dance teacher is best conveyed by my husband, Andrew: I am a man who is terrified of dancing. In six weeks, Judicita took my dancing from "baby giraffe immediately after birth" to, as our wedding guests commented, "surprisingly not terrible" and "actually kind of really impressive." I did not want to jump out of a window at any point in the teaching process. Judicita was professional, empathetic, and effective both as a teacher and a choreographer. I am extremely happy with the services she provided and would recommend her in a heartbeat. I proposed to a woman of Puerto Rican/Peruvian background. She lives to dance. I was informed, lovingly and with zero wiggle room, that our first dance at the wedding would involve me doing salsa. Growing up, the blackest nightmares I ever had involved me trying and failing to dancing in front of all of my friends and family. So, choking down the terror, my then-fiancée and I contracted with Judicita to teach us (i.e. me) a choreographed 3-4 minute salsa dance. Judicita is--and I cannot stress this enough--extremely good a teaching. She has all of the normal, fundamental dance instructor skills: she's a talented dancer herself, she's very good at motion analysis and mechanics, and she's able to define and adjust choreography on the fly. But where she truly excels is her raw ability to teach. Rather than the familiar and irritating "Do this. No, like this. Point your toe more. No, like THIS. Watch me AGAIN" style of fussy instruction you get at many salsa rooms, Judicita is genuinely and patiently focused on teaching you to move. "That was great!" says Judicita with what feels like genuine excitement. "If you hold your chin a little higher the spin will be tighter, but you've really got the basic motion down!". She continually explained the "why" behind the motions, and let us learn at our own pace without getting hung up on perfection. We learned exactly what we needed for our dance. More importantly, I didn't feel like I was going to throw up from stress during lessons. I could list out many other positives: her quick and precise decisions on choreography--always listening closely to what we liked and didn't like; her flexibility in dealing with our schedule; her constant positivity and professionalism. In the end, we successfully pulled of an amazing first dance that was exactly what my bride wanted. Was I actually a born dancer? An unpolished diamond in the rough whose amazing skills were simply waiting to be discovered? A modern-day Patrick Swayze, if you will? This is what I'll keep telling myself. But the truth is, the only reason I walked out onto the floor excited, confident, and prepared, instead of nauseous and terrified, is because Judicita guided me there every step of the way. She should be teaching movie stars and professional competition dancers, instead of awkward dudes hoping to impress their partners. But thank God she does.

  • 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.

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

Kim M.

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Hi there I am thrilled to be writing this review about our experience with Sammy Huh as a vocal coach/trainer/mentor. He has a very calm,kind,amiable and professional demeanor. Our daughter has had 2 lessons thus far with Sammy and already we can hear a difference in her vocals they are stronger and more controlled, her pitch is improved, breathing is better, and she has more confidence .Sammy covers correct singing posture, stage presence for performance, eye contact, warm up exercises, and much more .He definitely makes it a fun experience not feel like work although discipline/application and repetition are necessary for success. She looks forward to her lessons with him which is very encouraging. He also takes the time to find out what songs she enjoys singing which is important to building trust I think. I am confident that she will continue to soar as a student under his guidance and expertise. Sammy is quite accomplished as a musician/ artist is an understatement. He has accomplished so much as a student/teacher/performer in the music arts. We admire his diligence and perseverance in obtaining his level of success. Sammy is a patient, courteous, humble, timely, very considerate, and informative person. Who takes a great interest and pride in his instruction and you get a sense he really cares about his student’s improvements and ultimately being successful. I know our daughter will learn so much from him in the coming month's which excites us! More importantly he is also extremely encouraging, pointing out her strengths and improvements and making suggestions for more improvement in a very positive manner. Our daughter really likes and respects Sammy as we do. We are grateful to have him in our lives! … He is a wonderful teacher/instructor/coach/mentor!!!

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

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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.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA

NATHANIEL R.

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Kat is an incredible teacher. She's patient, thorough, skilled and really loves what she does. I took 5 lessons at a great price, and enjoyed every minute. Comfortable setting, not too far away from Quantico, flexible schedule, all around awesome. Highly recommended!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Woodbridge, VA

LeRoy Natasha B.

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Brenda Hudson is an awesome instructor! Meeting her was more than me and my 13 yr old expected. She is cultured and is very skilled in craft of vocal and vocal education. She was able to speak with my daughter and build an educational regimen based off of her observed talents. Not only is she teaching my daughter vocally but she is very encouraging as she brings out our daughters hidden attributes. I recommend her to anyone! She is amazing!

  • Sterling, VA

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Whether you sing professionally, for fun, or just in the shower, you will learn valuable skills that will enhance the beauty and ease of your singing. Students will experience vocal coaching in breathing, vocal technique/vocal health and ear and pitch training. Learn how to sing a variety of musical styles, including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz and musical theatre with an emphasis on performance preparation that will assist them in future auditions.

  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Temple Hills, MD

Marion M.

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When I first met Brandy, I had not danced in over 5 years so I was extremely nervous about learning choreography again. She was very understanding and helped me to fall in love with dancing again! From her flexible style of teaching to her sassy hip hop dance moves, I was extremely impressed by her passion for dance and level of commitment to the craft. She made me feel comfortable and remained professional at all times. I would absolutely recommend Brandy for any dance level and all age groups. Learn choreography and have fun doing it :)

  • 2 years in business
  • Frederick, MD

Thomas G.

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I highly recommend taking vocal lessons from Rob. Working with Rob was fantastic. I wasn't sure about my vocals, so I started taking lessons from him not too long ago. He goes into great detail of what vocal exercises to practice, and how to do them. He'll also answer any question you have about vocals. Even if you can't meet him in person to do the lesson, he does offer online lessons. I intend to take more lessons from Rob in the future.

  • Washington, DC

Sylvia H.

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I wanted Alexandra to teach my daughter Hannah after hearing one of her students at PAVAN in Winchester 2 summers ago. This young lady was a rising freshman and at a level far above most of the seniors there. I knew Alexandra would be able to help prepare Hannah for college auditions. Alexandra is a patient and persistent teacher and developed a close rapport her students. My child is also a shy and gentle soul and feels very comfortable asking Alexandra questions during a lesson. Hannah is going to continue training with Alexandra for the summer, she wants Hannah to expand her repitoire, but I'm sure some Disney will get back into a few lessons. All 3 colleges at which Hannah auditioned accepted her. Thank you Alexandra!! I really think anyone would gain tremendously from taking lessons with Alexandra be it for personal enjoyment, prepartaion for auditions or furthering professional development. Alexandra is great. We love her.

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Annandale, VA

Kathy G.

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I have been taking lessons from Sam for about two months now. I am an adult who is coming to vocal training with little experience in singing other than some high school chorus and performances. And I am so glad I did! Sam was immediately welcoming, encouraging, and warm. He is clearly a wonderful person and it shows right away. But maybe more importantly, he is an extremely talented singer, performer and instructor. I really wanted an experienced and sophisticated teacher who will not just encourage me but teach me, push me, and help me to advance and become an accomplished performer. Sam has a great reputation and teaches many advanced, even famous singers but he is also great for beginners. He teaches you not just singing technique but how to develop as a musician both technically and emotionally. Before starting with Sam, I took a few lessons with others who start you off the bat with sheet music and just singing. That doesn't work in my view. Singing is difficult (more difficult than I expected actually) and to progress you have to understand theory, rhythm, timing and phrasing. Sam starts you with these kinds of lessons so that when you start singing you understand the music itself, not just technique. In short, you won't find a better teacher or person than Sam so if you are interested in progressing either as a beginner or an experienced singer, please check him out. You won't be disappointed.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rockville, MD

Leena J.

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I began taking lessons from Helena in September 2016. Although I had the basic steps, ladies styling was something I lacked. Helena taught me a lot about ladies styling as well as the various movements of salsa and bachata. She also helped me with my posture which made a significant difference in my dance. Helena is an excellent instructor. She is very detailed and is always willing to teach you the necessary steps. Her motivation and determination allows her to shine, not only as an instructor, but also as a dancer. Thanks to Helena, I have more confidence when I dance!

  • Bowie, MD

Sharon S.

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Adruma is probably the best percussionist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is a top of the line musician who I deeply respect for his professionalism, dedication and love for what he does and that means to put on his best performance every time! I highly recommend Adruma for any opportunities that come his way. Sharon Steele, President /Producer, Pasadena Theatre Company, Anne Arundel County, MD.