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Rockwell Guitar School
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bernadette E.
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I liked the fact that Alex submitted a video quote for me, he has a very professional web site and it was easy to both pay for lessons and schedule a time for a lesson. I appreciated his teaching method which takes into account the fact that I can't read music and I have not had lessons before.

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James Chenevert, Ph.D.
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raya E.
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I have only been taking the lessons for less than two months, but I absolutely love them! Jim is so clear in the teachings, patient, and encouraging. He is also very flexible in class timings and easily offers alternatives if one class needs to get cancelled or rescheduled. I was very nervous when I first started the classes (being almost 30 and never have had music lessons!), but Jim made everything seem so simple and achievable. He is a great instructor!

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  • 21 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharrilyn E.
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I am a woman in my 40s with very little formal vocal training. I sing very part time in a cover band (mostly 80s & 90s rock). I have had weekly half-hour singing lessons with Arlys for the past year. In just the first few months, I experienced a dramatic transformation in my voice and confidence. I have learned how to warm-up my voice, stand and breathe correctly, form vowel sounds to enhance pitch and tone, transition more easily through chest and head voice, and added at least 4 notes to the upper end of my “performance range.” Over time, my skills increased to the point where our lessons focus on "tweaks" to the songs I will be performing. Arlys’ strengths are her knowledge of how anatomy affects the voice, her ability to explain techniques in a variety of ways (so that at least one of them clicks for me), a prodigious sense of humor, flexibility, and a passion for both teaching and her own continuous learning. Arlys is delightful, and I wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone who wishes to sing better, especially shy singers, young people, and those who need to know “why” or “how” something works.

Allured Music Studio
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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Piano lessons: Knows music/piano/techniques. Informal setting, which I love. But also: very professional approach; is meeting my goals and suggesting others; organized; supportive; appropriately, constructively critical. Financial arrangements clearly spelled out, easy to do online.

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Pianoshul
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan L.
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My two sons both studied with Shulamit over the course of five years. As a teacher, Shulamit was patient, yet motivating. She has a lively personality that both of my sons responded to. She remained true to her training and philosophy of teaching, yet was flexible when my son's interest was veering away from classical music. Shulamit knew that she was not going to become a different teacher, but she incorporated some popular music into his lessons to try to meet him where he was. As the mother of the student, I have always enjoyed my contact with Shulamit and have felt privileged to be audience to her magnificent playing.

Mike O'Malley Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle S.
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Mike is an excellent teacher with incredible skills and knowledge of many genres of music. Before taking lessons with Mike, I was only learning guitar by learning simple metal songs with my old guitar teacher. When I started taking lessons with Mike, my guitar playing improved exponentially. Mike helps you reach your goals through a variety of methods like exercises and the underlying music theory to introduce the material, followed up by applications of the material seen in real music you listen to. Mike has also helped me be more open-minded about other good genres of music like the blues, jazz, and classical, which has also helped me to become a more well-rounded player. Overall, Mike is a great guitarist, musician, and teacher who can help you get as far as you want to go as a guitar player.

  • 39 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Grazi O.
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Carolyn Reisinger teaches two of my children and does a wonderful job. My kids are loving piano lessons and learning fast! She is very professional on what she does, still a very kind and loving teacher. I would recommend her over and over again!

  • 35 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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I frequently take my grandchildren to their music lessons with Dr Barbara Lamb. Dr Lamb has a vast knowledge of music and of different instruments. My grandson has improved greatly under Dr Lamb’s tutelage, both as a school teacher and leader of The Fabulous Fiddlers through fourth grade and as a private teacher. He is now able to read music in both treble and bass clefs and the tone when he plays has improved greatly. She includes vocabulary slowly, as in the musical signs and terms for tempo, etc. She gently guides him into making improvements in his stroking and incorporates interesting bits of information about the music he is playing. When it is obvious he hasn’t practiced enough she doesn’t chide but instead tells him how and why the music would sound better if he were able to spend more time playing. He enjoys the fact that in addition to the standard teaching books she will coach him on music he brings in, Star Wars themes in particular. When he brought in his recorder and played a piece for her she complimented his playing and also gave hints on fingering and breath technique. She is very patient and when my grandson starts rambling about other things she listens and gently guides him back to the topic. She instilled a love of music in both children and I enjoy hearing them sing when they are in the shower. My grandson says he would give Dr Lamb a 5-star rating, adding that she is nice, patient and she knows a lot. He was very disappointed when she left his school and the Fabulous Fiddlers program was dropped. It had taught him discipline and had prompted him to work harder on improving his cello skills. He is looking forward to continuing cello as he moves on to middle school. My granddaughter has had to drop lessons temporarily due to school responsibilities but she also enjoyed her lessons and progressed well. She hopes to be able to continue guitar lessons in the future.

Menard School of Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John L.
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Both of my kids take lessons from Mike. He is an excellent teacher!!

Barrett Voice Studio
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny V.
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Andrew works with me to help improve the support for my voice and improve the quality of my sound. Our lessons are usually at the Christ the King Lutheran Church and last about a half hour. Andrew impresses me with his extensive knowledge of the workings of the voice and how he uses that knowledge to determine exercises that help enhance the sound. In the short amount of time spent with Andrew I feel more knowledgeable about my instrument which, in addition to the exercises, has brought my singing to a higher level than before I started the lessons. The techniques that I have learned from Andrew will stay with me for a lifetime as I continue to learn and improve.

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  • 41 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My daughters love piano and voice lessons with Michael Kullik

John Synhavsky
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
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John quickly won over my son with his great personality and fun teaching style. I am impressed by how quickly Blake has improved in such a short amount of time. It's fun to see how much he looks forward to his weekly lessons. Thanks John!

Oslo Studios
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Frank D.
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Hello! As an adult beginner seeking to learn the guitar, I can tell you several things I've discovered through experience. Things I can state with complete confidence. 1) Learning to play guitar can become overwhelming rather quickly! With all the information available on line, through books and from friends who say they can show you, it's quite easy to waste a lot of time learning stuff that really isn't productive over the long haul. Sure, you'll learn quickly at first because you're starting from zero, but once you learn the fundamentals, now what? This is where the majority of guitarists languish for years rehashing the same old stuff and never really improving. You need competent guidance! 2) Speaking of competent guidance, I've had numerous teachers who were really good guitar players but after a couple of months watching them play, you begin to wonder why YOU aren't getting much better. They're good, you're not and you're not getting much better. You're wasting precious learning time. Playing and teaching are 2 separate issues. Being able to relay information is probably more important than the ability to play when looking for a teacher. Phil can not only play but excels at explaining music concepts so they are readily accessible to students seeking knowledge. He was the first instructor I was exposed to who had a prepared, written game plan. A step by step road map to mastering the instrument that he explains patiently and intelligently. He loves both playing and teaching the guitar and it is abundantly clear when you talk to him about the subject. I have yet to have a session with him where I didn't feel that I was better after our lesson than I was before it, and that is the main reason one seeks out an instructor. So they can get better! 3) Phil treats lessons like a professional. He's never been late or surprised by my visits. He is always prepared and that's one of the things I like best. He makes me feel like I'm his only student and that MY progress is what's most important. I'm not just a time slot to fill or a check to grab and cash. No ego or showing off his skills for large chunks of the lesson. My skills and my improvement is what matters most and my entire lesson, from start to finish, is devoted to that. 4) Music theory is a bit spooky, especially for the beginning student. The problem isn't the complexity of the subject but how it's explained and mapped out. Yes it can be complex but in order to truly understand the instrument, you must understand the underlying concepts of music theory. What I liked most about my initial interview with Phil was his interest in what I was looking to accomplish. I was questioned about my goals. What did I want to accomplish. Learn music theory? Learn to read notation? Learn to just sit on the couch and play the blues or rock or pop music? A combination of some of it or all of it? He had a path for any/all of it tailored to my wants and needs. I'm thrilled with the path I chose and my progress on that path but I'm reminded by Phil that the plan can change as I grow and learn which is as it should be. Flexibility in learning means more options which also means constant learning without stagnation or hitting a wall that equates to more wasted time. If you seek professional, intelligent and skillful instruction as it relates to the guitar, I urge you to seek out Phil and discuss your musical goals with him. He has helped me both understand music as well as the instrument. It's quite a thrill to honestly believe you are improving quickly at playing the guitar. I look forward to continuing to improve with Phil's guidance and honestly feel my goals are well within reach. Both my playing as well as my understanding of music is growing daily and I eagerly anticipate what the future holds for me and my guitar journey with Phil's assistance!

Key Of Rhythm Studios
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris S.
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Spencer brings well thought out, individually catered lessons to his students. I love how he has the interests and passions of the student in mind while still working in his expert opinion on what can help the student progress. I have been taking lessons with Spencer for a year and I can see an incredible amount of growth in my playing.

TC Vocal Arts
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mellisa M.
Verified review

My teenage daughter began voice lessons 2 years ago and almost immediately saw improvement with tone, breath control and musicality. She has gained almost an octave in her range. Angela has supported her outside of lessons by attending her school vocal events and has been very encouraging.

Michael Abresch
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Christina K.
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Mike is supportive and professional. He has introduced my daughter to many different types of piano music and helped her continue to love music by teaching to her strengths and not putting unnecessary pressure on her.

  • 36 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
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Mark helped our grandson with pre-algebra and was very nurturing and patient while teaching concepts. Nick really enjoyed his sessions with Mark and gained so much confidence. I believe the skills talked about carried thru in his other subjects as well. Mark is excellent!!

Ryan Dugan
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Annegret T.
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Ryan is terrific! He is teaching our 3 kids - ranging in age from 7-12 years old - guitar lessons and our kids are thrilled and enthusiastic about their music lessons. Ryan is phenomenal and super patient! He is a true musician and his passion shows in the way he holds his lessons. Ryan is always punctual, reliable and my husband (who had been playing guitar for nearly 30 years!!) has been extremely impressed with the progress the kids are showing week after week. Ryan is truly THE best.

Kyle Baker Music
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lil M.
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I'm an "adult learner" who took up guitar lessons and Kyle made this beginner feel welcome and capable of fitting in with my 6 string acoustic strings! LOVE his lessons and encouragement.

LessonsWithMike.com
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dina G.
Verified review

My kids have been taking guitar, bass, and drum lessons with Mike for several years. We live in Minneapolis part-time so the kids have lessons both in person, when we are in town, and online when we are out of town. Mike is excellent in both forums. My kids spend all week looking forward to their lessons with Mike. I never have to ask them to practice; the homework Mike assigns is apparently so much fun, they race to their instruments every day and walk around the house with their guitars. As a parent, my favorite thing about Mike is how thoughtful and flexible he is. My kids are very different from one another and do not conform to any standard music curriculum. In other words, they require quite a bit of extra work on a music teacher's behalf. This has never troubled Mike. He provides each of my kids with customized music lessons that work for each child! Including a variety of music theory that is way beyond anything I studied in my many years of piano and theory lessons. We feel incredibly lucky to have Mike in our kids' lives.

  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor R.
Verified review

I’m 27 and have never done anything musical before. I’m taking songwriting and piano lessons with Curtis. He is really good at tailoring my lessons to what I want to be doing and motivating me to keep writing and practicing. This is something I’ve thought about doing for years and it feels incredible to actually be doing it finally! He’s an awesome teacher and a great guy! Would highly recommend! 👍👍

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