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Voice by Chelsea
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aline S.
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I had one voice lesson with Chelsea and I love it every second of it. She is very friendly,nice and sweet. The most important is that she is very good teacher and very professional. I can’t wait for our next lessons together I feel like she will help me to conquer my sing skills goal.

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Tommy Furdon
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
George R.
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Tommy has been an excellent teacher. He mixes just the right amount of theory into the lessons when it is appropriate to explain what we are working on. He is also very personable and easy to work with. I can honestly say it was a great find when I found Tommy.

Stanley Wilson Tenor
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Michaela B.
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So far my boyfriend loves the lessons!

Joe Belmont
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 36 years in business
Bill G.
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I took guitar lessons from Joe Belmont for several years. Joe is insightful, super talented and cared about my progress as a student. I am now playing electric guitar on a gospel church, and using many of the techniques that Joe taught me. Thank you Joe Belmont!

Music Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
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I've been taking piano lessons for over 6 months. He communicates well, is patience, and seems to enjoy what he's doing. And from not knowing, I feel I've made real progress and am enjoying the process.Highly recommend him.

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Matt Massaro
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John T.
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I am a history professor at CCSU, and Matt came to my attention through the recommendation of our Music faculty. Prof. Linda Laurent knew I was looking for a student or former student who could teach a 50+ history geek who hadn’t played in over forty years. She immediately responded that Matt was my person. Matt is an excellent teacher, in part because he is a good listener. We started in January, and before we did anything he asked what my goals were, how quickly I wanted to move along, and why I wanted to learn to play. He then had me play a little of what I had been tinkering with and we set up a plan. Knowing that I never intend to audition for an orchestra, but that I was hoping to use music as recreation, relaxation, and as a means to enjoy learning something new, Matt then structured our lessons. We meet every second week for an hour. During the lessons, Matt is great. We first talk about what I got to, what I enjoyed, what went well, and where I had trouble. He then has me play a bit (only stopping me when I’m WAY off track), and then he reminds me about technique or form. We use a couple of books, but he does more than just “assign” the next piece. We talk about what skills and methods the piece is helping me learn. He asks how I practice a new piece, and then I attempt to learn something new while he is there so he can watch my process. His corrections are clear and helpful, never judgmental. If I am not getting something, he will play a bit to show me or have me try other ways to figure it out. I’ve especially enjoyed his explanations about music theory. He gives a very clear explanation of chords, scales, and why certain notes go together. I can then hear that (surprisingly!) in my own halting attempts. That’s cool. This approached has worked for me. I’m sure Matt will have a different, and equally effective, approach for a young child just learning or a high school student hoping for a music scholarship. I can't recommend him more highly.

Tutoring & Writing Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse P.
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Professional and pleasant, we had a good tutoring session in German over some beer. C.M. understands German colloqualisms and is good at starting conversations and helping you to feel comfortable. I am very pleased with C.M.'s abilities, motivations, and background, and I can't wait until our next session!

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carol A.
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Lynn is my music hero ! She can listen to any song and write down the chords. She will adjust to make it easier or harder whatever your abilities. I have a busy schedule and often don't have time to practice between lessons and she is cool with that. She also will adjust lesson times when she is able which fits my hectic schedule. I'm glad my first guitar teacher "fired" me ....that allowed me to meet Lynn

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  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah B.
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I really like Zak's teaching style. He's very easy-going and patient, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and guitar. Playing music is something that brings him joy, and that feeling that playing guitar is an awesome, joyful thing clearly comes across in his lessons.

ND Music
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Mardy S.
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Nick is a fantastic teacher! He always teaches with enthusiasm, and makes an investment in tailoring lessons to your interests. Highly recommended.

Mike Haas - Guitar Lessons
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jill H.
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Mike provided guitar lessons for my two daughters, ages 9 and 11, and I couldn't have been more satisfied. He was very knowledgeable, patient, and really made the music come to life for them. He came prepared with the music they wanted to learn and always would take extra time if they asked. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mike!

  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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I have known Angela for six years and she is kind to her students and very patient. She is very knowledgeable about the piano and her students really enjoy her lessons. She works very hard to make sure that her students continue growing and learn to love the piano. i have enjoyed each lesson with her.

  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara D.
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Lynne has been teaching my son for nearly 4 years, starting while he was in the second grade. She has been a fabulous tutor, and really takes the time to get to know her students. She is very open to going with the genre of music her students are interested in and her enthusiasm level is the same be it Bach or the Beatles! I'm amazed at how far my son has come and the pieces he is able to perform. Lynne has been very flexible with scheduling lessons and has been a joy to work with. I highly recommend her!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Linh P.
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Mrs. Barone is a great instructor.  Mrs. Barone teaches his students in a patient and understanding way and he provides and helps to build a strong foundation for his students.  Besides, Mrs. Barone has broad and deep knowledge in the classical guitar specifically and music in general.  I encourage you to enroll and take lessons with him because he will help you to achieve your goal in the future.

  • 116 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Andria P.
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It was so easy to find and the cutest cat greeted us once we parked and walked us to the door. That's a welcoming committee! It was a very cozy space, like home or the home of a good friend. The staff was super friendly and my boys will be starting their lessons this coming week!

  • 38 years in business
Amanda S.
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Jeanne has been giving me lessons for about 3 and a half months now and she is awesome! She has a great personality, very personable, bubbly and full of life. She makes every lesson fun yet productive. She has lots of experience and that really shows. I enjoy every lesson and I am learning lots!

Dave's Guitar Instruction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rob H.
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Dave has been my guitar instructor for the past 8 years, since I first began playing at age 60. He has a most effective teaching technique which allows skill building while permitting musical interest and direction to evolve. He is strongly suited to instruction in many genres including Classical/Flamenco, Jazz, Folk and Acoustic Rock.I have seen him work well with quite young students and those considerably older than my age of 68. Quite honestly, it is nearly impossible to request a song that Dave cannot play, transcribe, and find a key in which to play the song comfortably. He writes the charts for his latin jazz band, so my occasional forays into the world of music theory have also been well supported by Dave.

Dr. Burns Music
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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He provided private alto sax lessons to my daughter for 7 years. She is an exceptional musician, and he played a very significant role.

Blackledge Guitar Institute
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Howard S.
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When I struggled to get the technique right, he not only showed a lot of patience, but he tried various methods of explaining/demonstrating the lesson until I got it. After a little bit of practice, the piece that I struggled with through the first half of my lesson feels like second nature to play. I highly recommend Blackledge Guitar Institute for guitar lessons, no matter what level you're at.

Victoria Fesh
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Victoria F.
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Victoria is professional and energetic. My daughter loves her! When my daughter first began reading lessons with her, she couldn't stand reading. Victoria really worked with her to help her really enjoy reading! Seriously just a huge change! Thank you so much, Victoria!!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Angie L.
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I purchased two guitar lessons for my son as a gift. Mrs. Lyons was very prompt, patient, and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend her!

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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).

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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.

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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
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  • Diabetic emergencies
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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.  

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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
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