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  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Karen J.
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Dear Parent: It is my great pleasure to recommend Irina Kelsall to you as a piano teacher for your children. Irina is a gifted school teacher and piano instructor. I have had the pleasure of knowing Irina for seven years. She has been my son’s elementary school teacher as well has his piano teacher. Irina is absolutely passionate about her students. Her love for teaching is evident in her enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. She is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them and coaxes the very best effort from each and every one. Although she is arguably one of the best music teachers in the state, her prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, she is worth every penny she charges and I certainly believe I have received excellent service for my money. I believe my son’s life has been enriched under Irina’s tutelage and he will continue to play the piano for the rest of his life. My son has studied the piano under Irina for four years. While he does not intend to pursue music as a career, the additional education Irina provided through her music appreciation class, known as Camp Kelsall has added an additional layer of knowledge and enjoyment to the regular piano lessons. I am tremendously grateful to her for everything she has taught my son and the joy his music has brought to our family. I am happy to discuss my son’s experiences with you further if you so desire. Please feel free to contact me any time josephfranksmom@yahoo.com.

  • 21 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Karen G.
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My son has been taking Guitar lessons from Shane for several years. Shane has a very easy going encouraging approach to teaching that has really allowed my son to learn and develop confidence. Shane has followed my son's personal interests and allows him to play many different musical genres. Shane is very professional and always on time. Highly recommended.

Carolina Music School, LLC.
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
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My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Carly since May 2013, after taking a year-long break with another teacher. A happy parent referred us to Carly and I convinced my daughter to give piano another try, before giving it up altogether. I can honestly say that Carly brought the joy of learning and playing piano back to my daughter. My daughter can be very shy and Carly took the time to get to know her and they have formed a great teacher-student relationship. Carly motivates her with fun music, encouraging words and makes her eager to learn, rather than look at piano practice as a chore. I am very impressed with how far my daughter has come, in a short time, with her piano playing. I have gotten to see Carly play piano (and sing!) and she is an extremely talented young woman, that any child (or adult) would be lucky to learn from. She has always provided us with good communication, shown flexibility when needed and I highly recommend her to other parents.

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Easteppe Guitar Studio
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe K.
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Our son has been taking guitar lessons with James Easteppe for 5 years. Paul truly enjoys working with him. James is very professional, prompt, courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and resourceful. We are very grateful to James.

HandyRec
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Inger B.
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Justin does a wonderful job of instilling a general love of and appreciation for music inn our 10 year old girl. We hired him to teach guitar, but he also uses singing and our piano in the lessons. We all really like his holistic approach. Justin is laid back and very easy to get along with, as well as trustworthy. We highly recommend him!

Dr. Collins' Voice Studio
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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Thoughtful, perceptive, masterful, intelligent - both emotionally and musically. Dan is a true expert not only because of his incredible attentiveness but also because he makes the extra effort to understand what his students want out of the music they're learning. I can't endorse him enough!

Six Forks Music Studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tammi K.
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TJ is a wonderful teacher. He clearly loves what he does and is very patient while working with students. I would highly recommend Mr. Rogers to anyone looking for music lessons.

Gifted Ear Music Studio
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy D.
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Lydia is a great teacher. She is passionate about teaching about the piano and truly believes in the Simply Music system of teaching. After just a few lessons I can play at least 3 songs and am gaining confidence in my ability.

Ruth's Piano lesson
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tteresa H.
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Ruth's piano lessons are the best. She is very patient with my daughter and my daughter is always excited about class. I have seen nothing but positive results.

Paul Reece Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie D.
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Paul is a great guitar teacher! He is always very friendly, patient, and encouraging during our lessons. He is also always available via text in case you have any guitar related questions, which is super helpful and generous. It’s evident that he truly cares about his students’ progress, and he does a great job planning each lesson to ensure his students get the most out of each week.

Tokyo Rosenthal Lessons
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Alan T.
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Wanted to learn to play for 30 years, never dove in. Finally after just a few lessons with Tokyo I am off and running better than expected - tons of fun!

Ms Holly's Music Programs
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya D.
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I took lessons for 9 years as a child/teen and have played periodically over the years. I am now 46 and considered intermediate to advanced in my skill level. Holly had great advice to give on polishing my technique and habits to make my fingers move the way they should again. I feel like working with her really got me back on track and I am playing better now than I was prior to taking lessons with her. She was also flexible in scheduling and worked with me to make it possible for me to continue lessons as long as I could. I had to stop temporarily to pursue some educational goals but I do intend to return to her to continue lessons when time permits.

Leslie Shuman
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry L.
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Leslie tailors each lesson to what I need at that time. Her lesson visuals improve understanding of the concepts. Most importantly, she developed my vocal skills in ways that I never thought possible. I now have the confidence to present myself and "perform" in any capacity. She has an amazing client list, professional experience, and contacts. Be sure to tell her how much the Tootsie pop exercise could help you! I highly recommend her.

A Joyful Spirit Studio
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Rowena M.
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I am an older adult voice student who has been working with Dr. Warren for several months. I contacted her initially because I wanted to get my voice back in shape for choral singing after not being in a choir/concert chorus for many years. She has been wonderful to work with! -- always positive, with a great sense of humor and lovely mezzo soprano voice as well-- giving me vocalises and songs that are expanding my range slowly but surely. It is especially helpful that she can demonstrate vocal techniques with her own well-developed voice, so that one can both observe mouth positions and hear desired sounds. With a doctorate in Musical Arts and more than 30 years of experience in voice training, choral conducting, and church music ministries, Dr. Warren has been able to answer every musical question I've ever asked her, and add to my musical knowledge with many other details about composers, musical scores, and repertoire. On occasion, she is enjoyably assisted in her teaching by her husband's beautiful red eclectus parrot in the next room who says a friendly "hello" or injects a whistle (of purity to be envied!) into a student's scale or song. I can't imagine any student who would not benefit from her encouragement and teaching style.

Songbird Studios
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Alex M.
Verified review

Kelli has helped my son improve tremendously not only with his voice, but with his confidence as well. She is great to work with, very flexible and patient. She goes out of her way to individualize the lessons for the student. Also provides public performance opportunites for her students to gain exposure and experience.

Versatile Musician
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Windi S.
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Qi is an excellent teacher and I greatly enjoyed her lessons. She came to my house for lessons which was very convenient for me. I recommend her for violin and music theory lessons.

Adam Fenton
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
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My boys love their guitar lessons with Adam. He tailors each lesson to their personalities / music likes and is very patient. He has really inspired them to become better guitar players. He has also been very flexible with lesson time/dates as the boys schedules are a bit hectic with sports / school, etc. So glad we found Adam!

da Capo al Coda
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha C.
Verified review

As a beginner who is interested in learning many different styles, I am so pleased to have a teacher like Brandon, who is always showing me how to play something new. He also paces the lessons well and eases his students into good technique. I've certainly had teachers in the past who could be preachy about their purist ways and insist on drills for much of the lesson, but Brandon is great at picking up on what moves his students. I bet he could be a little tougher on me, but I appreciate his patience! Looking forward to keeping this going in the coming years!

Julie's music studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ming Y.
Verified review

Julie is the perfect piano teacher I've been looking for. She is experienced in that she knows how to design the learning curve for me to achieve my goal, so I am having fun and making progress at the same time when practicing. I'm a 24 years old student who learned piano for 3 years when I was younger, and now my goal is playing the classical piano and writing songs. I believe I can achieve that with Julie's help. She is professional in that she has a broad knowledge of music history, music styles, and pianists, and she knows what playing techniques I need. So I really enjoy my class with her. Last but not least, she is a warm friend. Come and join us! We have piano parties waiting for you.

Jennifer Paschal Music, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
Verified review

Jennifer is incredibly kind and patient in teaching our 10 year old daughter. She makes the lessons fun and has really been able to boost our daughter's skill and confidence to a new level! We strongly recommend her!!!

Piano by Tamara
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
Verified review

Tamara has been a tremendous help to us as we got our 2 oldest children into piano. She is so excited about teaching and they feed off of her excitement! She is patient and loving with them. They can't wait for piano lessons at the beginning of each week!

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