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  • 14 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan P.
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I have been taking lessons with Bulent for about 8 months now and have really enjoyed it. He is friendly, encouraging, flexible with scheduling and a great teacher. If there is something that I find difficult or cannot understand, he finds new ways to teach it so I can improve.

Rizzotti's Studio of Music
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sally G.
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For some reason I can't give him 5 stars. I am shy about my playing violin although I played as a child. He realized right away that although I can play by ear, I am very lacking in theory which I need to improvise. He explains things kindly without making me feel like a fool, and his lessons have been invalualbe

  • 23 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine D.
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My twins have been taking Ms Julie's voice lessons for a nearly two years now and they have made a lot of progress !

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The Music Room
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Daniel O.
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Ms. Testa has been teaching my 14 year old daughter, Madeline, for the last year now and she loves it! I have seen so much improvement in her voice and confidence both on and off the stage. Ms. Testa is always a patient, yet firm teacher who comes up with creative and fun ways to instruct Madeline in theory, vocal improvisation, and musical expression. Madeline always enjoys going to her lessons and is even more excited to show what she has learned to our relatives. Ms. Testa has even spent extra time with Madeline before auditions for school and community theater (for no extra cost to us). She truly cares about her students and that is why she is such an excellent music teacher. I highly recommend her to everyone in her area!

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  • 40 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Fran K.
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My son has been taking piano lessons with Lenae for the past 5 years and we have been very happy with her. As he is approaching his teenage years, it's been a bit of a struggle to keep him interested but Lenae works hard to keep him engaged. She tries to find music he prefers while keeping him progressing musically. She is very patient and has a gentle manner with my son. Lenae also provides thorough and useful feedback on a regular basis. I would highly recommend Lenae if you are seeking piano lessons for your child or yourself (she has adult students too).

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Music Wizard
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Maegen M.
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I am currently taking guitar lessons with Jeanne and she is fantastic! She makes learning easy and fun. I would recommend her to anyone who is just beginning or who is experienced and wants to perfect their skill.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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John, is fantastic at helping those with little to no musical experience, navigate, understand and apply principles that were previously outside of my comprehension. His positivity and enthusiasm in each lesson enables me to remain motivated and want to learn more. I’ve taken lessons from individuals in the past and his commitment and practical application far exceeds those I have learned from previously

David Moorhead
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle H.
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David has been teaching me guitar for a little over a month now. I have already seen great advances in my technique, rhythm, and understanding of music. I have been playing guitar for 9 years off and on, and I have never had professional lessons. I can say that after a month with David, I am playing better than I ever have and believe that my guitar playing skills will continue to progress rapidly with David's help. His teaching technique is very casual and fun, almost conversational, and his insights are spot on. He is exactly what I hoped for in an instructor when I started looking at guitar lessons and I would highly recommend him for anyone who loves guitar, regardless of their skill level. He is a 'must hire' professional!

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Emily A.
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What a great treasure the Drummers' Studio is for musicians in the area! Kris is extremely helpful and responsive. My new piano teacher is super supportive of an adult interested in taking up lessons after 30 years away from it. Such an all-around positive experience!

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Emily's Voice Studio
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Don M.
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Emily has been helping with singing. First with breath support as I did not have a clear feel for what I should be doing. She has a lot of tools for helping one learn a technique; to help you feel it. If one doesn't work, try another. This is very important since you can't just tell someone how to sing; at least not me. As we continue with lessons, Emily is very aware of things that I do that are not benefitial to singing and works to correct them. Not so easy since I'm on the older side and have many ingrained bad habits.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Asma K.
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Christie is nothing short of amazing. She is so professional and knowledgeable, and she's so understanding when it comes to life circumstances that may come up. I'm 25 years old and I've never formally taken a voice lesson before my lessons with Christie. I finally decided to give my talent some attention and I'm so glad I found Christie. She knows I'm an adult with a working life and a family, and she is very accommodating which is exactly what I was looking for. Having not received any music training in my life, Christie patiently went over all the basics with me and started teaching me from point zero.

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Joyce Jacobsen
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul W.
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Joyce has helped me find my voice and I am really enjoying my lessons. She is also an encyclopedia of all styles of singing

Bengisu ONAL
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
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She is the best! I am a cardiologist at Boston and our lessons during my lunch breaks are my sessions of meditation. The questionnaire (5 questions) that she gave me after our first meeting was brilliant. She understands me perfectly and she creates the greatest repertoire for me. After 6 months, I can say that we worked on anatomy, breathing techniques, singing quality, expanding my range, learning my voice and discovering my true voice with my favorite songs. Her professionalism put music to another level for me. I am having small gigs and enjoying being on stage!

Amelia Browning, Vocal Coach
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Gavin D.
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Amelia has been very accommodating. As a beginner I was nervous going in, but she has brought me along at a comfortable pace. I'm always excited to go to another lesson to try and improve.

Singing Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ambika P.
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I sent him an e-mail explaining myself and how I have been taking lessons for more than a year,including the changes in my range. The thing I appreciated most was he wanted me to sing even though it was an interview.

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Lenae Badger
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt M.
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First of all, Lenae's enthusiasm and encouragement during lessons made the kids' introduction to piano very enjoyable and accessible for them. She was so kind to our children and so positive about the experience of making music; her rapport with the kids really made for a great start for them. They liked being with Lenae and being at her studio, and her flexibility in letting the little ones play around while the older ones got lessons was always appreciated. Getting a chance to play the Lawson Tower bells and at the different types of recitals Lenae offered were also great experiences for the kids. We also appreciated the way she let the kids follow their interest in which pieces they chose to focus on.

Fiona Dooley
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
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When my daughter started her lessons with Fiona, she knew nothing about guitar and was very shy. After a year and a half, she now knows different chords and the notes that make them up, she is able to read music, she has learned how to play songs of her choice, and has been given the confidence to play in front of others. My daughter has been in 2 recitals and loves the guitar. Fiona has been a great teacher and pays attention to what your child wants to learn. My daughter really connects with Fiona and enjoys playing alongside her during lessons.

Margaret Y.
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My son says:"these lessons are enjoyable, fun, and made me happy about singing."

New England Music Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Riane J.
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So far I've only taken one lesson with Jen for violin; however, it was very encouraging and I have scheduled future lessons already. She was flexible with me on a time to meet and was quite enthusiastic when I arrived. It took some time to tune my instrument since it's been so long since I last played but she was patient as ever and got it perfect without even needing my digital tuner. The lesson itself went smoothly - she was conscientious of the fact that I have some music background but also no foundation for violin. We did cover some basic things, such as quarter notes and timings, to determine how much music theory I have but it never felt silly. Overall I would recommend trying for sure. :)

  • 11 years in business
Rebecca H.
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Alley is an excellent piano teacher! She is talented, engaging, patient and fun-loving. She understands children and seems to genuinely enjoy her time with my son. He is 9 years old and since beginning to work with Alley he looks forward to his piano lessons. It is wonderful to see his sense of accomplishment as his piano playing improves over time. We highly recommend Alley!

Private Voice and Piano
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah L.
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Joyce is a lovely person whose knowledge of music is profound. We always have a great time a my lessons and I learn a lot.

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