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  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Middletown, NJ

Cristian S.

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I am one of Davids students and I can tell you he is an excellent music teacher as well as producer and vocal coach. I started my piano lessons with David and within 3 or so months I was already playing full songs. Currently I am recording an album project at Posterity Studios with David as my producer/engineer and vocal coach. I can tell you that so far what has been pre-produced is very impressive and I am enjoying the direction the album is taking. Not only am I having David provide some of the music, but I also have live instrumentation being recorded as well....guitars, drums, and bass along with my background vocalist. So if you are looking to take lessons for piano or for vocal lessons or plan on cutting an album, Posterity Studios is the place to go. I am pleased with the lessons and also with the work David is doing on my album project.

Claudia K.

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I have 2 daughters whom I wanted to take piano lessons. David is a gifted pianist with a beautiful voice. I was worried my girls would find piano lessons arduous and boring. Quite the opposite with David! They loved him, looked forward to their lessons and practiced willingly. I particularly liked David's gentleness with my girls. Not only was he an excellent teacher, but the way in which he taught them was fun, caring and enthusiastic. They really were drawn to that and did very well, especially for beginners. I am very pleased to recommend such a wonderful piano teacher.

Kari N.

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I have been working with David for singing lessons for over a month now and within the first lesson have seen vast improvement. He caters each lesson to you specifically and is able to expand on your problem areas with such ease that it becomes easily conquered. His ability to explain the right methods of practice have significantly helped my voice. I would recommend him to any person seeking to improve their voice. We'll worth any travel distance!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 35 min

Sara M.

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Michelle is the piano teacher I wished for when I was a kid! Michelle is patient, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. One of the things my 7-year-old loves most about Michelle is that she lets her explore her musical creative side. Michelle has guided my daughter in composing her own music, tackling tough songs of her own choosing and in introducing instruments like the harmonica into her selections. Michelle is always upbeat and full of positive energy and as a result my daughter loves her music lessons.

Carolina N.

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Michelle is great with kids. Our 7-year old daughter loves her piano lessons and always looks forward to them. More important, we can hear that she is really learning and making great progress. Two of her school friends have started lessons with Michelle after we recommended her.

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So far we’ve had a handful of singing lessons and my daughter loves the teacher.

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  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours
  • New York, NY

Jessica M.

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I have been taking piano lessons from Myla for about a year. She is incredibly patient, kind, and attentive. She's also really funny! I think what makes her such a great teacher is her flexibility and adaptability. She's been expert in every area I've shown interest in, but still lets me guide my music education. (More details on that below.) Scheduling lessons has also been an ease with her. I tend to be a perfectionist, and she's been superb in helping me iron out details of the pieces I'm working on. She also knows a lot of music history, which I ask her about as I find it enriches the pieces, and is great at teaching music theory (and making it fun!). As soon as I get interested in a new area of music (theory and sort-of improv-playing/pseudo-composing being most recent), she's on-board, encouraging, and so helpful! I always have a blast at lessons and come away having learned so much, and excited to practice some more. In my 25 years of playing instruments, I've probably had at least 10 different teachers for various instruments, and Myla is by far my favorite! Her encouragement and contagious love of music makes her stand out from even my great teachers in the past.

Danielle F.

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Myla has been giving my 8-year old daughter weekly piano lessons for the past year. She is an excellent, patient teacher and has gone out of her way to tailor each lesson to my daughter's musical tastes. Myla is fantastic and I cannot recommend her highly enough!!

Shawn S.

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Myla is very knowledgable and experienced. She spends the time to make sure I understand everything before moving on. I highly recommend her for piano lessons.

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Crystal Kim

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  • 19 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Landry N.

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Crystal is doing a great job with my son who is only 5 years old and has made significant progress in only a few months. She helped us in all phases of this process from selecting a keyboard where he practices to giving us suggestions on where to purchase the instrument to now being very flexible and accommodating our busy schedule such that he gets at least a practice with her each week. I definitely recommend Crystal.

Christopher R.

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Had introductory lesson but paid full price because I felt she deserved it as she extended time to my son and was very knowledgeable and kind. My son also liked her instruction style very much. Hope to continue lessons in the near future.

Jessica F.

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Ive had a great experience with Crystal! She's patient, kind, and a great teacher!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 min

Dawn S.

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Dave has been a wonderful teacher! I am a novice pianist and the lessons and homework assignments are tailored for my ability and progression. I never feel like I am being expected to do more than I am capable of. Dave is also a pleasant person to speak with, which is an added bonus, and extremely knowledgeable! I would recommend people of all ages and skill levels take lessons from him. Thank you Dave!

Shaquille B.

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Post of my very first vocal and piano lesson I can definitely say that Dave is an exceptional teacher.He's patient and attentive to detail, physically and that of which is audible.I am surely looking forward to the future knowledge that will be obtained.

Chaya G.

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I've been getting piano lessons for a few months now, and we just started working on voice as well. Dave is knowledgeable, patient, and really wonderful to work with.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Diana F.

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Francis has been amazing with my 12 year old son. He has taken lessons over the years here and there but nobody has inspired him the way Francis has.. he would complain about practicing abc would never do it without a major struggle. Now, it is not uncommon that my so. Will play the piano for hours after Francis leaves.. what a wonderful blessing!! I would highly recommend Francis!

Chloe C.

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I've worked with Francis many times, he is a talented pianist and his sound is beautiful. He knows both classical and jazz, which makes him have a good facility on the piano plus the jazzy creativity on improvisation.

Ziwei C.

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Francis is very professional. His piano lessons are very tailored and engaging. I would highly recommend.

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Priscilla W.

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Enoch gave me private piano lessons at home. He is a really patient and understanding instructor and also very knowledgeable. He's punctual and very flexible. I have been doing weekly lessons with him and will continue to do so in the future. He is also a professional at jazz and R&B so if you like that genre, he is your go to guy!

Katie S.

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I've had four lessons with Enoch. He is a responsive and challenging piano teacher. I feel like the things he is trying to teach me are directly relevant to my goals, and I always finish lessons exhausted (in a good way) because I've learned so much over the course of the hour.

Tucker M.

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I hired Enoch to come over once a week for piano lessons. I look forward to the lesson each and every week. He is a great teacher and a pleasure to be around. Can't rate him high enough, he is great.

  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Krisztina J.

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My 4-year-old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Dillon for several months. He is devoted to making sure that my daughter is engaged in her lessons and learns both technique and theory. Even before working with us, Dillon recommended the right type of keyboard and piano workbook to purchase. He is very patient and dedicates a great amount of effort to instructing our daughter (and two of her 4-year-old friends). He is firm and keeps her focused (but not too firm that he intimidates her). Finally this week, my daughter went to her room and practiced by herself and is now able to play "Old MacDonald". Yay for Dillon!

Yvette L.

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Dillon Herbig has been working with my son Mo since summer 2014. My son really struggled with mathematics and lacked the determination and focus to thrive in this subject. Dillon has been a miracle worker, encouraging my son to have confidence in his abilities to succeed. Dillon has been incredibly patient and caring as a tutor, allowing my son to apply himself in and out of the classroom. My son has truly progressed in math and it is all due to Dillon's calm, professional focus and dedication to helping my child realize success. H. Levinson

Lorenzo B.

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It is a pleasure to work with Dillon. He was hired to teach piano to my two sons. He is very knowledgeable and patient to be working with 2 boys in back to back with piano lessons. He has made the process very fun for my kids and they like working with him. Also, after their piano lessons, he works with them on their reading and math skills to keep them current and help with their weak areas.

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

PAMELA F.

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Brittany is an awesome piano teacher. She's very encouraging and has a different way of teaching. She gives you time and space to practice at your own speed. I wanted to learn Canon and have tried with so many teachers, but Brittany explained the tempo, beats and made me clap to understand the rhythm. I've pretty much gotten a page done after just two classes with her. She suggested good posture, how much practice time I needed and even selected a piece that was neither too easy nor too difficult. She's a fantastic teacher especially if you're new, she's very patient, unlike other teachers. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Ari R.

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Brittany is an amazing, kind, talented teacher and artist! She is incredibly thoughtful in planning her lessons and if you're like me and not totally sure what your goal is all the time, she is patient and able to talk you through what you may want to explore both in the lesson that day as well as more long-term musically. Brittany was welcoming to me years ago as a glockenspiel student and has introduced me to music I would not have found before as well as to practicing piano. She is incredibly empathetic and knowledgeable about music and her passion for it shows in her lessons!

Rhonda B.

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Brittany is a wonderful piano teacher. She was fantastic at encouraging my daughter's creativity and own compositions. She was patient and reassuring when she didn't practice as much as she should and with her quirky learning style. All who hear her play now are amazed at her ability to play by ear, which is not something that is necessarily taught or encouraged in beginning students - Brittany allowed my daughter's unique gifts to emerge. She is also a fantastic musician in her own right and we have been honored to learn from her the past three years.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • New York, NY

Karen G.

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Simply put, Jonathan is the best. I decided to start taking piano lessons for the first time at age 40 (!), and couldn't be happier to have Jonathan as my teacher. He has a mastery of the piano so that he can teach all different types of music - whatever you are looking to learn. He is patient and explains things clearly. I have learned so much already! Most importantly, Jonathan has a great personality and the lessons are FUN. I look forward to going every week. Jonathan is worth every penny. My only regret is that I didn't find him sooner!

Doris C.

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We were looking for a Jazz piano teacher for our teenage daughter. How lucky we were to have found Joanthan Segal! He's exceptionally talented and patient - a rare combination. Our daughter has been going to him for weekly private lessons since 2015 and is very happy with his instructions. She looks forward to her time with Jonathan every week and can't wait to get home and practice what they worked on! I highly recommend Jonathan to anyone seeking quality piano lessons.

Angela C.

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My kids always enjoyed their piano lessons with you and actually practiced without me having to threaten them! Thanks to you, they both still play. Adam plays for the sheer enjoyment of it. He has a keyboard in his room in Virginia (he's still in the Navy) and puts on his headphones and plays! Thanks, Jonathan! Besides being a fantastic musician, you know how to inspire and teach. Angela C.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min
  • Brooklyn, NY

Myla K.

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My 12-year old nephew has been taking guitar lessons with John for about three years now and I can't believe how much he has improved! John is patient, kind and inspiring and my nephew is always excited for his next lesson with him. We have had a couple of teachers before John but John is by far the most experienced and motivating. He also has a very structured approach to the lesson and my nephew always walks away with a clear idea of exactly what he needs to practice. I should also mention that my nephew is interested in many different types of music and John is knowledgeable in all fields, and is happy to cater to my nephew's musical tastes while at the same time maintaining an organized teaching regiment. I would recommend John for anyone, he is a great teacher all around!

Karen B.

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John is an excellent teacher; I can tell he is bringing years of experience in guitar and applies it to his teaching. He also seems to very much enjoy working with kids. My 10 year old daughter learned so much from a summer of guitar classes with John. Highly recommended!

Spencer S.

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Incredibly thoughtful and patient guitar teacher. He's able to explain complicated ideas simply and effectively. John helped me move to the next level of playing faster than I even thought possible.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • New York, NY

Tara Y.

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Alberto paired up with Miriam Waks to perform at our wedding celebration at the Nomad Hotel Rooftop. Both Alberto, pianist and Miriam, singer looked fabulous on the day and their performance and music selection was perfect. Communication was very clear and prompt from inquiry up until the day of. They performed some jazz and romantic songs that added such a special unique element to our wedding. They were both extremely positive, professional and polished and we couldn't be happier that we chose them. All of our guests were extremely impressed and can not stop raving about them. If you are looking for a duo at your wedding, Alberto and Miriam are it! Thank you both again!

Nora V.

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4/12/17 - I just met Alberto today when he gave me a free lesson through which he/I can asses if this is a good match. He gave me exercises, techniques and suggestions which can improve my playing. He told me to imagine a piano piece as an orchestral composition which should help me with my articulation and expression. He is very generous with his time, & I know his musicality and musical skills will rub off on me with succeeding lessons. N.V.

Miriam W.

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Alberto is one of the most accomplished musicians I have ever met. He is a fantastic and patient teacher who is incredibly knowledgeable of piano, music theory, and working with vocalists on repertoire. As a pianist and bandleader he is so professional and always makes the most perfect musical experience for every occasion. I can't recommend Alberto enough!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min
  • Brooklyn, NY

Marcelo M.

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I took piano classes with her. She was extremely organized and had an amazing method of teaching. Her teaching space is very clean, plus the classes were always fun and we made a lot of progress very fast. Definitely recommend.

Sally S.

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I have been learning piano with Kino for a year and a half. She is always passionate about teaching and cares about her students. Very friendly and considerable. Highly recommend!

PS L.

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Kino is really patient with me, and her space is really clean, bright and large, highly recommend her for piano lessons.

  • 22 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Ana Ruth C.

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It was a wonderful experience studying with Professor James because I started my vocal journey with her, and it was awesome. She has a very effective, fresh, and totally unique teaching process. In one year and a half, everything that I learned from her has been enough to complement my actual daily routine of practice. It was a pretty excited first year of voice lessons. Personally, I think every good singer needs a good vocal teacher to begin this competitive journey, and I think Ms. James is the indicated and one of the best ones that can take you completely to the right track. She's outstanding!!

Melanie R.

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You can't go wrong with lessons from Amber! She's performed herself in both broadway and operatic styles, plus she's taught many, many successful students over the years. She's a top rate accompanist as well. I've never met anyone who could successfully navigate all of these teaching styles, perform them herself, and accompany as well. I recommend her with highest praise!

Heather C.

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Miss James taught me piano for two years and she was by far the best piano teacher I've ever had (and I've had 5). I hated piano but she was always very patient and understanding with me and she has helped me to learn to enjoy playing the piano.

  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 47 min

Aditi B.

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I have been receiving piano instruction from Robert for the past two months or so. Robert is passionate about teaching, and more importantly passionate about teaching the right playing technique. Growing up, I had several piano instructors who never taught me to curl my fingers and place all 5 at one time on the keys! I wish I'd met him earlier in life. Robert will also teach you to play the type of music you are interested in, is patient, perceptive and funny. I would recommend him without a doubt.

Sarah J.

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I have taken piano lessons from Robert for a few weeks now and my ability to read sheet music while I play, as well as understand music theory (big areas of weakness for me) have already improved significantly. He is a great instructor who understands what you need in order to become a better player, and he creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere that makes me look forward to my lesson each week. I would highly recommend Robert as a piano instructor!

VIBHU T.

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I have been taking Piano lessons with Robert for the past month and a half. I started as a complete beginner and I've really enjoyed my lessons. Robert is an excellent teacher who provides a structured method to learning while also keeping you motivated throughout. I'm already able to play a few songs and I'm looking forward to getting better!

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

Xian Lin X.

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Ms. Karatzis is a wonderful teacher! She skillfully provides insight and advice on my piano playing and is very kind about it. I always drill through pieces with her help and she is also supportive. I see that she pays lots of attention to her teacher and is overall caring. I wouldn't want another piano teacher. She is a marvelous person.

Amy B.

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Ms. Alkistis is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher. I always look forward to my piano lessons with her. Not only does she teach me individual pieces, but we often play duets and when it's Christmas, we play jingles for the holiday. She makes piano class very fun and I love having her as my teacher.

ADLK L.

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A truly excellent piano teacher who knows how to accommodate children of various ages and levels, keeping them learning and excited about music throughout. Extremely reliable and lovely person as well!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min
  • New York, NY

Sergej A.

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I took piano lessons from Yoonmi Choi for a year in The Netherlands. And will be wrong if i will not say what an exelent teacher she is! She really knows ways to each student and she makes you love the instrument, besides all that she is a fantastic player. Responsible, Always on time, kind and friendly! If you are looking for a piano teacher i recommend Yoonmi Choi! THUMBS UP! Chris

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She has taught me already 2 years. I am very happy to have her as my piano teacher. I am 47 years old. I had hard time to practice but she was very patient all the time and explained me everytime if i need. I just enjoy piano in my age. Sometimes she invite me her concerts in manhattan. She plays amazing as well. I highly recommend her your first piano teacher in NYC.

Edward S.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Shayna F.

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I could not have asked for a better experience than I had taking voice lessons with Rebecca for three consecutive years. With her help, I improved not only my voice but my confidence. When I started working with Rebecca my voice was barely trained and I had little control or knowledge over how I was using it. She worked with me week after week, giving me new songs that would test my limits and then show me techniques and strategies that would help my voice grow to the strength it would need for that song. I constantly found that a song would feel hard when she first gave it to me and then suddenly appear easier two or three weeks later because of how she was pushing me. It was Rebecca's genuine interest and faith in my voice that kept me going back to her for years, too. When I thought a note was too high to hit or a rhythm was impossible to figure out, she would gently insist that I would get it and then prove time and time again that I could. I owe my voice and my confidence to Rebecca and the incredible teacher, guide and role model that she is to her students.

Courtney K.

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Rebecca is an absolutely fantastic teacher, I'm learning so much and feel very encouraged! Not only is she able to teach technique but having the piano accompaniment elevates the learning experience and helps me to understand a song's emotion. It's also helpful to be taught by someone actively working in theater who has suggestions on how to take your skills outside the classroom. I recommend Rebecca to anyone and everyone, she is the best voice teacher I've ever had :)

Brenda C.

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Rebecca is very good in trying to work with your schedule so your children can have her lessons and very professional and very good with children.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • New York, NY

Josh L.

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My son Aidan has been working with Mosa Tsay as his cello teacher, and she's been awesome! I would highly recommend Mosa and City Strings & Piano NYC!

Kathy H.

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I am very happy with City Strings and Piano. They are a very professional and courteous company. Love the "in home" lessons!

Sarah J.

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We love our piano teacher! Our daughter has made such great progress and she really enjoys her lessons.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min
  • New York, NY

Kelvin A.

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Marcelo is very dependable and always finishes his work on time. He knows what he's doing but he's not cocky and he listens to my requests when he's mixing my songs. I definitely recommend him.

Elana L.

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Marcelo Group played at our event and they were sounding great. Extremely professional and punctual. Definitely recommend them if you are looking for great music for your event.

Rob H.

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Really enjoying my lessons with Marcelo and seeing a lot of progress in a short time thus far.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min
  • Brooklyn, NY

Jennifer L.

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Sarah is an incredible piano teacher. She has taught my children for several years and they have progressed steadily and enjoy playing. She is methodical and extremely organized, teaches music theory so that the kids have a solid music foundation, provides information on books to order or purchases them for us, and is herself an extremely talented musician. The kids enjoy being able to listen to her demonstrate pieces with ease. Sarah is also a lovely person, warm, friendly, and makes the children feel comfortable. I could not recommend her more highly.

Bianca M.

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I came to Sarah with a goal of wanting to accompany myself as a singer, instead of having to rely on a guitarist or a band. In less than a year I played my first solo show. Sarah has prepared me to play solo, with a band, how to rearrange songs, how to read sheet music and so much more. Every lesson I learn something different. She’s made learning piano fun and interesting. Sarah is very patient, kind and extremely talented. I’d never go anywhere else!

Dana D.

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Both my 7-year-old daughter and I have had Sarah as our piano teacher for over a year, and we love her. She's a terrific teacher, but also warm and flexible. Anyone would be lucky to have Sarah as a teacher!

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Newark, NJ

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