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Bowie Music Teachers

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Smithson Music
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Rob M.
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I have gotten a series of guitar lessons from Stevie. The progress I've made is amazing. If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere to ask questions and learn to play guitar, Matthews is your guy. He is passionate about music and your ability to get better. I'm very excited to continue to learn more.

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Aida Studios
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Lesley A.
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Tona is an amazingly compassionate and dedicated instructor. She provides voice, violin, and piano lessons to my 3 children; with great flexibility to their varying interests and moods. They are developing a wonderful appreciation for music and the capacity to make their own. Tona is very talented, open, and dedicated to her profession. I would recommend her without reservation.

DC Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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I’ve been taking guitar lessons from Gregg every other week for the last 6 months. The main reason I decided to seek out private guitar lessons from an instructor, was because I couldn’t get into online or DVD guitar lessons which I attempted for several months. Moreover, I’m old school when it comes down to music lessons, due to learning the cello through classroom instructor- based lessons from elementary to High School, along with private lessons thereafter. With that being said I can say I’ve made one of the best decisions towards enhancing my playing on the guitar by taking lessons with Gregg. When I first started taking lessons from Gregg, he provided an individual plan for me to help with learning scales, technique exercises, licks, and improvisation. He showed me how to make my own melodies on the guitar by using scale/chord relations. He provided the theory behind using various chords with scales which I did not gain from DVD or online guitar learning. He also broke down how much time I should spend on practicing the guitar to get where I want to be. He is very encouraging and will provide feedback to you which will enable you to improve in certain areas. I would like to recommend Gregg for beginner to intermediate players, as well as advanced players who are preparing for gigs. In addition, Gregg cannot practice for you, he can only provide lessons. I try to practice from 30 minutes to 2 hours a day depending on my daily schedule. Gregg is a great teacher, I am already playing with others (bassist and drummer) and using the skills he taught me to improvise my playing.

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Debbie Gerrity Music Studio
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Nadia A.
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Do far so good, she has had two lessons with my headstrong 6 year old son and she has been patient with him and he has been really excited to show off what he has learned. She gives homework to reinforce what he is learning during his lessons .

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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June L.
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Don is very professional yet friendly. My daughter is currently taking piano lessons from him. Very happy with his lessons.

Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Drum and guitar lessons--prompt, patient, and gave great exercises to use for practice.

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Laurie's Lessons
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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John L.
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Love the lessons! Great pace of instruction-- just enough so that you make steady progress but I never feel rushed

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  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Morgan T.
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Brian was a wonderful hire! He was so easy to work with and the music was great.

Singing Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Heather K.
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I am both shocked(!) and incredibly happy with how my voice has improved since I started voice lessons with Barbara just a matter of months ago. Tone, range, everything. She is truly an amazing teacher and a lovely person. And as a bonus, you will never have as much fun at a music lesson as you will with Barbara! Very, very highly recommended!

American Music Studio
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney S.
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Brett was extremely flexible in being able to provide us a timeframe for piano lessons for our daughter, responded back quickly to emailed questions, and my daughter adored her piano tutor. We're really excited to get her started in weekly lessons.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth B.
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I got my first guitar last Christmas (at 52!) and thought I'd take a couple of lessons to get started. I saw Bill's ad, liked what he had written (though I have to say I was a little skeptical) but thought, probably no harm in taking a couple lessons and then doing the rest on my own with free YouTube videos. Well, here I am, almost one year and 52 lessons later, playing guitar like I never dreamed possible! And no YouTube in sight. Nothing but Bill Twilde's exceptional guitar teaching and mentoring. You know, you come across true teachers like this once, maybe twice in your life. I wasn't even sure I could form a single chord with my fingers. But because of Bill's gentle, intuitive guidance, I learned I can do more than I ever thought possible! Ok, I guess I'm gushing now but it's kind of hard to stop. He's really that good. Go see him play out somewhere in the meantime, and imagine taking lessons from someone who is also that great a performer. Been an awesome experience for me and can hardly wait to start year two!

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Lisa Chang Music
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Bo L.
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My 6 year old son took the piano lessons with Lisa for over a year and I am amazed at his tremendous improvement in such a short time span. She is very patient and encouraging and my son really enjoys her class. Great experience with Lisa all the way around. Highly recommended!

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Cadenza Music Studio
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Hanna D.
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We just started lessons with Ms Wanlu. My daughter’s first class was incredible in my opinion. She tapped into things that no other instructor ever did. She is clearly a young and talented instructor. We are excited about our future lessons!

Caitlin Brown Voice Studio
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jordana M.
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Caitlin Budny has been my voice teacher for the past 2 years. With her expert guidance and professional experience I grew and continue to grow not only as a singer but as a performer. She challenges students to explore not only the nuances of the music, but also the depth of the character they are portraying. She genuinely loves to teach and that comes across in her total investment in her students' budding careers. Any singer would be privileged to work with Caitlin.

Music Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Willie K.
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As a member of the choir have grown in vocal delivery of sacred, master works, and Pastoral music under the direction, musical expertise and professional music mimistry of Dr. Walls at St. Elizabeth Anne Seaton parish.

  • 48 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas K.
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First off, Larry is one of the best teachers I have ever had. You can tell he cares about every fundamental building block necessary to become a well rounded musician. He's particular about certain techniques, and as I progress I continue to discover the brilliant method to his madness. I took saxophone lessons for 4+ years, and was in multiple bands, but I can honestly say Larry has liberated the way I understand music. Lessons with Larry are one of a kind. He writes the lesson book week by week, combining years of knowledge and experience into one book for your personal use. You learn everything you would have if you paid thousands of dollars for music education, plus the one on one lesson time. So nothing goes misunderstood, and you move at your perfect pace. I recommend Larry to anyone who truly wants to become a great musician. There are no shortcuts, and this is the real deal. Larry has mastered the art of teaching, and I honestly believe he will help me surpass the high expectations I have set for myself as a musician.

Blue Raccoon Tunes
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Connor O.
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Carey is just as good a teacher as he is a player. For a while I had been opposed to music lessons, worried that they might be intrusive or restricting, but those worries quickly faded after beginning studying with Carey. He teaches a systematic method of visualizing scales and chords that serves as a foundation from which a player can go to any genre. Whether it’s music history, theory, or performance, I have learned more in an hour with Carey than I have for years on YouTube or from theory books.

The Piano Story
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia G.
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SooJi was fantastic. She was very patient and had a great sense of humor. Very likable and I learned so much Korean. She really tailored the lessons to my needs

Diego Retana
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alida W.
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Diego is a natural teacher with a God-given talent. My daughter has only been taking guitar lessons for 4 1/2 months, but I am amazed by her progress and accomplishments. She learns something new each week and walks out of each lesson with a big smile on her face. He is very kind, encouraging and knowledgeable with a fun and diverse repertoire. I highly recommend Diego.

Ava Music School llc
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anahita K.
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I have been taking piano lessons for my kid and we could not be more happy! Great teachers.

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