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  • 14 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 51 min

Lis A.

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Fantastic Piano Teacher As adults, how many times have we said "I used to play the piano"? I wanted to play the piano again, but was unable to find a teacher who met my needs as an adult learner. Then I found Bulent Guneralp. He answered my inquiry in a timely manner. We set up the first lesson and then I looked forward to the second lesson. I am now taking piano lessons almost weekly. Aside from his technical expertise, I think that one of the greatest things he gives his students is hope. I'm playing again, I'm practicing again. Sitting at the piano has become both challenging and fun, not a chore. Maybe because I am a teacher (of a different subject), I can recognize good teaching. Bulent is a fantastic music educator because he is neither too easy, nor too critical. He is pleasant, inspiring and meticulous. Most of all, I am hopeful about taking piano lessons again.

Allyson P.

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"Bulent is a fun loving teacher who loves music, and is wonderful with children of all ages. He has taught our daughter for both voice and piano lessons and our son for drum lessons. His technical knowledge is wonderful, he is exact with the students in regard to technique, breathing and stretching exercises, and body alignment. His lessons are fun and he is full of enthusiasm which rubs off on the students. He helps make younger students feel at ease, and has a gentle manner, which makes lessons very enjoyable. We would recommend Bulent to anyone, regardless of musical ability." Allyson P. and Jason E.

Rohan J.

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Excellent teacher! "I've been taking piano lessons with Bulent for over 2 months now and he's been fantastic! He really teaches how to play with a lot of feel for the music and helps hone your intuition for how a piece should sound. He's very precise and is great at identifying areas for you to develop skills on, or what things to practice etc."

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  • 11 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Groton, MA

Derek W.

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Jeanne responded quickly to the request, was a very good communicator, and through the first two guitar lessons with my daughter, things seem to be going very well! I greatly appreciate her willingness to travel a fair distance to come to our home and conduct the guitar lessons. Highly recommended!

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.

Vikki S.

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After just a few lessons, my singing has improved and I can play simples songs on the keyboard.

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Mary B.

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Ms. Testa is a great piano instructor. My son, Andrew, has been taking lessons for almost a full year now and he loves it. When he comes home from camp he rushes right to the piano to practice. Andrew loves showing off what he has learned and even puts on a little show when his grandparents come to visit, its so cute! I can definitely say that Ms. Testa is a great instructor who puts in the time and cares for my little Andrew and it is definitely showing. I would recommend Ms.Testa to anyone who is just starting out or to anyone wishing to get back into piano.

Marci B.

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Amanda patiently guided me through the basics of piano for 2 years. She answered every question calmly and thoughtfully, from the basic "where does my hand go again?" to "who invented the piano?" Every lesson was tailored to my needs and ability. I never felt intimidated by her, and she was always a pleasure to work with. It's cathartic playing piano, since it's another way to connect your mind and body. I highly recommend taking lessons with her! I bet she'd work well with children, too.

Kim K.

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A perfect match for my 15 year old daughter taking singing lessons. Amanda's knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm are contagious. She has fostered my daughter's confidence and developed her singing skills. I highly recommend Amanda. You become part of her singing family and she gives more than 100% of herself each lesson. I wouldn't go anywhere else!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min
  • Watertown, MA

Jue W.

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Marietta is a thoughtful and observant teacher who has helped me go beyond simply playing the notes on the page but rather give an actual performance, with solid technique and musicianship. She also has a warm personality and genuinely cares about her students. I am a graduate student in my late 20's who at one point in my life was seriously studying violin but fell off the wagon when I started college. Recently, after many years of not playing any instrument, I wanted to bring musical performance back into my life, so I started teaching myself piano. I already know how to read music so I could teach myself how to play beginner and intermediate pieces, but I felt there was something missing in the way they sounded in my inexpert hands. After trying out lessons with a few teachers, I chose Marietta because she immediately was able to notice problems with how I positioned my body, arms, and hands, and in more abstract things like how I was interpreting dynamics and phrasing the music, and how this connected to underlying problems of technique and mechanics. This type of instruction is ideal for an intermediate student like me.

Candle I.

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I have been taking piano lessons from Marietta since October 2014 at her studio in Watertown, MA. I am a thirty something year professional who decided to learn piano and have been looking for a piano teacher for a while until finally found Marietta on Thumbtack. Upon meeting her I realized that she is the one and my search is over. Marietta is a highly professional piano teacher, she is patient with beginner students like me and very passionate about teaching. She has students at all ages and levels. She highly emphasizes on correct coordination and technique and make sure you have adopted the right hand skills before she moves on to the next lesson. She is very nice, supportive and approachable and you can always ask any questions you might have. I live and work far from Watertown, but I think piano lessons with Marietta is totally worth the 15 mile commute.

Kevin D.

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I've recently started taking lessons with Marietta after a break from formal training. I have found her style of teaching accessible and motivating, and her obvious dedication to her students is very refreshing.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 57 min

Gwen G.

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John Jannis is an exceptional music teacher. He is patient ,understanding,compassionate and thorough. I would definitely recommend his teaching methods to anyone, regardless of age, who has a genuine passion for learning music. Anyone who takes music or lessons from John Jannis, will find their lives greatly enriched.

Talita G.

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John is an amazing instructor. He knows how to engage while exposing and teaching my daughter in a fun way. I would highly recommend his lessons for anyone who is looking for a genuine, kind hearted instructor that will teach you music in a fun relaxed way.

Amber C.

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John is very knowledgeable about music and made me feel comfortable starting voice lessons for the first time. Highly recommended.

  • 45 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 42 min

Dave D.

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I've been taking guitar lessons from Mark Connors for about 3 years. Having not played since my early twenties, at 60 years old I decided to look for a music teacher. Since I only had played rhythm guitar, my goal was to learn lead guitar and improve what little skills I had. Mark has a huge amount of experience, patience, and musical talent. I always look forward to each lesson, and because of Mark's patience and friendly approach, my enthusiasm and desire to improve has increased. Any song or technique that I need help with, Mark has the answer. No matter what level, if you are looking for a professional, helpful music teacher, look no further.

Lynda G.

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I have been taken guitar lessons from Mark for 5 months and the level of skill and knowledge I have gained in this short time has been amazing. Mark's approach to lessons each week is structured, motivating and fun. I have accomplished being able to read music and play various Christmas songs during the holiday season which my family enjoyed as well. On a healthier note, after a stressful shift as an RN, I find playing my guitar dissolves all my stress away. Learning to play the acoustic guitar has always been on my bucket list and I look forward each week to my lesson in order to further develop my skills.

Thumbtack Customer

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My fiancé and I signed up his 10 year old son for guitar lessons. He had never picked up a guitar in his life but he knew how to read music from playing crumbs in the middle school band. Mark was patient and understanding as he taught him how to place his first note. Mark was an excellent teacher and went at the perfect pace. We stopped lessons for a couple months to allow him to get better on what he's already learned. I look forward to starting again in the fall with Mark.

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Jamaica Plain, MA

Tiffany R.

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We hired Greg to come into our home to teach our 12 year old son piano and guitar lessons. His knowledge of music is astounding! He has brought interesting and challenging pieces of music to learn from rather than going through the traditional simple piano books which my son has found rewarding. Greg has a fun personality to match his love of all things music.

Mirjana N.

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Greg is an incredible piano teacher with lots of experience in teaching. He is a very patient person with a great sense of humor who loves to share his knowledge about all kinds of music from classic music to jazz. I really enjoy to be his student and look forward to many more piano lessons to come.

Harold H.

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Greg is a fantastic teacher with a great attitude! He has vast knowledge of piano and throws a lot of extra musical knowledge at you, which is a great bonus. 10/10

  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Kaitlynn H.

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I have received vocal lessons from Peter for a little over six months now and he is fantastic. I can honestly say there is marked improvement in my singing. From the day one he focused on making lessons a personalized experience, by focusing on my goals and helping me determine where my strengths lie. Peter is excellent at explaining techniques such as posture and breathing and how each part affects the instrument as a whole. He is an extremely talented singer and multi-instrumentalist with an impressive background that shows through in his performance as well as his teaching. Peter’s positive attitude and passion for music creates a fun and upbeat learning environment. Every lesson is a challenge that keeps me on my toes, but I always go home smiling.

Tira O.

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Loved working with this teacher. He listened to any concerns or questions that I had, and was great at incorporating different techniques into my lessons when there was something specific I wanted to learn or needed help with. He helped so much with learning how to sing a different style of music and how to better perform in front of an audience. Highly recommend him!

Chuck F.

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I took several piano lessons and lessons on composition with Peter. Peter is very experienced with piano teaching and also very knowledgeable with various genres that I was interested in. He introduced me to the basic theories (chord progressions, rhythms, and etc) of jazz and samba and also helped with a composition that I was working on.

  • 28 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Jean H.

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Took lessons with Don when I was in my sixties. Loved his method of teaching and at the very least can sit down at the piano and play to my satisfaction. After much searching my daughter in law found a piano teacher in N.J. with a similar philosophy of teaching for her daughter with amazing results. She is now creating her own songs and loving it. I strongly recommend Don. He is the best.

Cami C.

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It was a pleasure to take piano lessons with Don in his studio. He is professional, organized and kind! I was given a binder to help organize homework, repertoire. But I had to take a break from lessons for personal reasons. I think I will return to them soon next year! And Don will definitely be one of my top choices.

Sam R.

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Don is an excellent instructor, and setting up lessons is easy. He teaches piano and jazz piano in an organized, thoughtful, and fun way, so don't hesitate in signing up!

  • 35 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Christina A.

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Maribelle is fantastic! She is very patient with beginners and is willing to teach anyone who wants to learn, regardless of age. The amount I've learned in 6 months amazes me. I look forward to my lessons with her every week. =)

Elizabeth R.

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Maribelle is very kid friendly and patient- you can see that she has years of experience teaching piano. My daughter loves her lessons and I'm so impressed with far she has come! I would recommend her to anyone.

Paula D.

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Maribelle is a wonderful piano teacher and she is also a very nice person. My granddaughter enjoys her lessons very much and we hope to continue them in the future.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • Franklin, MA

Emily A.

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I am an adult piano student and I have simply had the most wonderful experience at TDS! I have had lessons with 2 different instructors, both of whom were wonderful! As an adult learner I am interested in playing for my own enjoyment, and I have found that I have learned so much more than I ever expected! Piano lesson evenings are my favorite night of the week! I highly recommend TDS for piano lessons.

Holly B.

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Wanted to take piano lessons, so I called the owner, Kris, and he made me feel very confident and comfortable in going with his studio. Charlie, my piano teacher, is very good. He's attentive, patient, and most importantly challenges me. Great experience so far. Highly recommended.

Stacy W.

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My daughter takes piano lessons at the TDS. She loves it! Kris, Charlie and the crew make it a wonderful experience for her. I highly recommend the TDS!!!!

  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Andrew P.

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I'm a very busy technology professional. After many years of playing and studying on my own since college, I decided to look for teacher again. I met Ben through Thumbtack and started studying with him about a year ago. I can easily say that Ben is by far the best music teacher that I've ever had. With Ben, I study classical, jazz, composition, theory, technique and performance - all integrated into a single holistic, experience-based learning approach. Besides being a master, Ben is amazingly motivating and supportive - he puts my creative experience at the center of all we do. I've progressed in so many ways, none of which I would have expected a year ago. I've met several other of Ben's students - from children and adult beginners to highly trained professional musicians. They all say very similar things. I highly recommend studying with Ben.

Chris P.

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I came to Ben looking for lessons on piano improvisation. Coming from nothing, Ben did an extraordinary job immediately helping me become familiar with the concept of improvising while pushing me to not only challenge myself, but to understand what I was doing and why it made sense. Ben's background and talent really show in his teaching style and I left every lesson anxious to get home and practice what we had just gone over. I'd recommend Ben to anyone who wants to get top level education in anything piano.

Rachel A.

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Ben is a wonderful teacher and already after two lessons I feel more connected to the instrument. Also, the lessons have inspired me to play more frequently at home and just enjoy my time making music. He might be more pricey than other teachers but I feel the price is fair for the quality of teaching.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min
  • Brighton, MA

Chance C.

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Had Michael over for my 12 year old son's first piano lesson. My son was a little apprehensive. But he put my son at ease and they had a great lesson. He has a considerate and gentle focus that helped to bolster my son's interest in music and piano. My son looks forward to working with him again. I'm very happy to have Michael as our piano teacher. It's a great fit!

Elizabeth M.

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We love Mike! He's kind, laid-back, but focused. Our son has learned a lot in just a few months, and he loves playing!

Ayusha A.

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We have Mike for my 8 year old twins and he's very good with them .

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min
  • Pawtucket, RI

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. :)

Debra B.

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Mat Sunday is my violin teacher and as a beginner he is patient and very knowledgeable. I have learned how to read music in a short time of course I still have a lot to learn. In short Mat is a great Teacher! Debi Baker

Robin G.

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I took piano lessons with Mary. She is a wonderful and professional teacher. I would highly recommend New England Music Studio - Great learning experience and a lot of fun

Tim Carman

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  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Amy C.

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If you have an opportunity to work with Tim I highly, highly recommend it. Here's why - he knows his stuff and he's one of the most gifted teachers I've ever met. Period. I first met Tim a few years ago in California, looking for someone to teach me the drums. As an adult learner I was pretty set in my ways - I'd done customer training for more than 15 years and was usually very skeptical when it came to how other trainers approach teaching students. Simply put, Tim blew me away. He knows the drums, without a doubt. What sets him apart from other teachers is his natural ability to lead, guide, ans instruct. He's patient, he's kind, and he's genuinely invested in your growth as a student drummer. Every student learns a little differently and I've seen Tim easily adapt his teaching methods in ways that best suit his students' learning preferences. That's not something you learn, it's something you feel. If you're an adult like me, or a parent looking for the best teacher to help your child learn, understand and incorporate the beauty of music in to his/her life, Tim Carman is the guy for you.

Leyton H.

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Tim is an amazing instructor! he worked extremely well with me asking how i learn best, as well as would not only teach, but study me as well. when i went in for my lesson he had me play to warm up, taught me a few things to help with technique, and saw a few habits i did and corrected them to make learning easier. Tim was very professional and yet laid back which is great because it didn't feel like i was back in school. he let me learn the songs that i wanted to learn, and wrote down our lesson to practice at home. i am very excited for my next lesson with him.

Thumbtack Customer

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Awesome teacher! Highly recommend. Top notch!! If you want to learn drums from the best, Tim is the teacher to see!

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

Charles M.

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Patient and motivational also understanding for what I was trying to learn

Beverly M.

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I am just pleased since she agreed to be my piano instructor. Thanks.

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Joshua P.

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Ivan was absolutely wonderful. He was very accomodating to my schedule and was always very quick to respond. I am unfortunately unable to continue my lessons due to my own schedule restrictions, but I highly recommend Ivan for any new piano learners and I will be sure to continue lessons with Ivan in the future whenever my schedule allows!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min
  • Arlington, MA

Ruijuan R.

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Both my two daughters have been taking piano lessons with Ms. Tamara Medoyeva since age of 7 and 5 respectively since 2006. She is a very devoted teacher. She teaches the real music with her decades of experience. What I love her the most is that she develops different curriculum for them based on their different personality and skills. She combines big pieces with side readings very well so that when keep the students challenged she also let them try easier but fun pieces. Ms. Tamara Medoyeva also has a very open mind. She collects feedback from me all the time. When my daughters are frustrated sometimes when they hit their plateau period, she never pushes them too hard. We never had any communication problems. We are very lucky to have a such a caring and capable piano teacher.

KEITH O.

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I AM A RETIRED ADULT WHO HAS SUNG IN CHORAL GROUPS ALL OF MY LIFE BUT HAD NO KEYBOARD EXPERIENCE. I BEGAN TAKING PIANO LESSONS FROM TAMARA ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO AND HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. SHE HAS A WONDERFUL GIFT OF STARTING WHEREVER YOU ARE IN TERMS OF ABILITY AND CRAFTING A COURSE OF STUDY THAT IS UNIQUE TO YOUR INTERESTS, ABILITIES AND TIME COMMITMENT. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT HER TALENT AS A TEACHER WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN WHATEVER THEIR SKILL AND EXPERIENCE LEVEL. I WOULD RECOMMEND HER ENTHUSIASTICALLY.

Fiona L.

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I started taking piano lessons with Tamara when I was eleven, and four years later have only good things to say. Lessons are always in a relaxed setting, but the music is serious. She never neglects details and technique, but what stands out to me is the emotion of my playing that has developed over the past four years. I am so grateful for all of the musical knowledge I have gained with Tamara, and look forward to everything I will learn in future lessons!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min
  • Salem, NH

Irene B.

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Yvonne is a wonderful and patient piano teacher who taught piano to my daughters through high school graduation. They looked forward to going to piano lessons each week. Even though I heard them practice often, I was always amazed at how much they progressed at each recital. I highly recommend Yvonne as a Piano teacher!

Alicia G.

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She knows basically everything there is to know about playing the piano and music. Her skills as a musician and a teacher make it so easy to learn from her

Mary M.

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She is very sweet and patient but makes sure you meet your weekly goals. She keeps me motivated and has made learning piano very enjoyable.

  • 31 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Bev D.

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Brian is a great musician and an excellent teacher. Most importantly, he got me really playing again which is exactly what I was hoping for.

  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

About

I was just voted the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year, by the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association! Students make noticeable progress after just 5 months of study with me and learn to ENJOY practicing more too! I empower students with practice strategies and problem-solving skills, so they leave the lesson thinking: "I CAN do it!". I show students how mastering the challenges of music is both fun and rewarding!

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“Need a Piano Lessons for a Beginner”

Dalton, MA

Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Student age
18 or older
Experience
Beginner
Details
Can read music, plays flute and learned some guitar
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