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Southtown Guitar
from 47 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob M.
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We were very happy with our lesson :). Professional and fun :). Looking forward to future lessons :).

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Dr. T's Music Lessons
from 45 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mitch R.
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I have been taking vocal lessons from Mark Taylor now for almost 4 months. Not only is he one of the most genuine and nicest people I've met, but he is an amazing vocal coach.Since i began working with him, my range has gone up, I have learned to sing with more freedom, and have gained so much confidence in my vocal abilities. I would recommend Mark to anyone from a beginner, to a pro looking to enhance their voice.

Elizabeth Barry Voice Studio
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew P.
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Everything I'd hoped for. After just a few lessons (three, I think, so far), I am very happy.

  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ebony W.
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I'm incredibly happy with my daughter's piano lessons. It's wonderful to see how much patience, time, and care goes into her lesson. Rachelle is knowledgable and provides many solutions for different learning styles.

from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia W.
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We highly recommend Miss Val as a piano instructor. Our son has difficulties with sitting still, and his mind wonders quite a bit, but Miss Val always had a gentle and kind way to refocus him back to the lesson. She used unique games and strategies to keep his attention, and to make learning piano fun. We’ve had two more instructors since Miss Val moved to Michigan, and I have to say that she has been very difficult to replace! Some of the things we are missing from our last two instructors are: focusing on posture and hand position, memorizing music, ability to keep rhythm by playing duets with Miss Val, and just overall patience with our son. If you are looking for an instructor that can make learning fun, while keeping your child focused and continually improving on their skills, you need to look no further. Miss Val is the teacher for you.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Amarachi N.
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Will is an awesome and patient guitar instructor. He really meets you where you're at, and makes the most out of every lesson. I am a better guitarist after working with him. I highly recommend him!

J Kelly Frets and Strings
from 4 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janea W.
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We have been doing beginner guitar and violin lessons for 2 girls for about a year. Joe is extremely patient and kind, and very knowlegeable about stringed instruments! He's also flexible with very busy schedules, which we really appreciate.

Amanda Knoll Piano Studio
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michele L.
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Amanda has been my 10 year-old son's piano teacher for over four years. She is knowledgeable, kind, patient, and an overall excellent teacher! He looks forward to his lessons and has improved tremendously. Amanda will build upon his existing genre interests, so that he is always fully engaged. She really is the best piano teacher!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan J.
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Josh is an excellent teacher and makes learning guitar very enjoyable. He has a great grasp of music as well which allows him to be an effective teacher.

Piano Studio
from 2 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diane M.
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She is an awesome piano instructor. My son took lessons from her for over 8years. She did a great job keeping him interested. She also helped him grow as a pianist.


I teach beginner and intermediate voice and piano lessons. I am willing to travel to your home for $20 an hour lessons. I have been classically trained in the piano for 12 years and can teach any style. I graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a bachelor's degree in business, but I have always been a part of the music program throughout my student career. I have years of theater experience, so I can also help with the art of performance. I teach all ages, and if you are interested, please contact me.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I believe that every lesson should be fun and comfortable! Depending on the students age and skill level, I pick out books that work for each student, and also ask the student to bring in a piece that they want to work on. Maybe we can learn that new radio hit or the oldie but a goodie that you've been wanting to learn for years! However, learning from books or internet videos alone do not offer the kind of one on one attention students need while learning an instrument.


I can teach you anything on the electric guitar. I can teach electric bass, too, if requested. Piano is also something I teach very well. I know all of the music theory and the instruments as well. I can teach you how to play any song you wish, master a technique, ear training, and so much more! I am glad to teach online via Skype and can get you to the level you want.


Justin's Guitar and Trumpet Lessons can teach trumpet or guitar lessons to any student of any age at an extremely affordable price.


I teach highly personalized drum/percussion, bass and guitar lessons out of my home studio. I have a B.A. in Music from Trevecca Nazarene University, with a concentration in drums and percussion. I have over 15 years of musical performance experience in Nashville, TN and the Greater Michigan area. To me, it is absolutely crucial to create an open, accepting and fun environment for teaching lessons. I personalize every lesson to the learning style and personality of the student. Having taken lessons for 10 years myself, I've learned that investing in a fun and positive environment is imperative in helping motivate the students to accomplish their goals!


Hello! I am a music teacher and a professional musician with 15 years of experience. In addition to banjo, I also teach percussion, drum set, guitar, bass, keyboards and recording technology. Do you want to learn to play your favorite songs for your friends and family? Do you want to understand how songs are created? Are you interested in musical theory? Do you want to get on stage and show the world what you've got? I can help with all of this and more! Music can enrich your life and is also just a lot of fun.


I teach beginner, intermediate and advanced guitar, banjo, dobro and lap steel lessons. I teach students the fundamentals of music theory and proper techniques on their chosen instrument so they can go on to learn from any media available.


I provide private lessons specializing in piano and flute. I work with preschool to adults. I will travel to you (for a minimal fee in addition to the lesson fee), or we can meet at a separate location. I have been a pianist and flutist for over 40 years. I also provide accompanying services. I will play piano and/or organ for weddings/funerals. I believe that practice is very important and will have student and parent sign a practice contract. I believe in positive reinforcement.


My name is Phil LaSpina. I have been teaching guitar and voice for the past 27 years now. I teach beginners to advanced students of all ages. The guitar styles I taught are rock, blues, country, jazz, classical, and metal. I teach advanced concepts in speed soloing and arpeggios. I also teach reading music and chord charts. If you are looking for results and easy to understand lessons, I can help you achieve all your goals.


I am a graduate student at WMU, majoring in music. I have a bachelor's degree in jazz studies/piano. I've been teaching for six years. I teach anything from classical to jazz and pop -- whatever is most interesting to you. Feel free to contact me to see if I'm right for you!


I'm a teacher, piano tuner, BA and MM. I offer voice, violin, and guitar instruction services. I have soloed with Saginaw Symphony both in violin and voice. I have directed Church choirs. I am also a music teacher for 15 years and have performed with Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids and Opera Chorus of Grand Rapids.

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What is CPR training?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (better known as CPR) is a lifesaving manual technique that pumps oxygenated blood back into the body’s organs if someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. A variety of CPR training is available to community members, employees and healthcare providers. CPR training may last two to five hours or more, depending on the content and the target audience. During the training, students will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation. There are different CPR techniques for adults and children, but with both you will learn how to determine whether the person is conscious before administering chest compression. During the training you’ll learn chest compression techniques for adults and different techniques for children between the ages of 1 and 8. Students learn how to properly administer chest compressions, when the technique is appropriate and when it is not, and how long you must perform rescue measures. Students also learn what an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is and how to use it if necessary to shock a patient before administering CPR chest compressions.

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).

What does a Spanish tutor do?

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.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

What is first aid training?

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
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head or back injury
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

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.  

What do you learn in a first aid course?

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
  • Bites and stings
  • Hypothermia or frostbite
  • Shock and seizures
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