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Wickham Vocal Studios
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
Briony P.
Verified review

I haven’t been taking lessons for that long, but I can already tell that my singing voice has improved tremendously since my initial lesson. My voice now has a lot more power than it has ever had before. The lessons are very informative, educational, and a lot of fun! Since Patrick Wickham is a voice physiologist, he knows all about the voice and what should be happening in your throat/back/abdomen to make certain sounds. I enjoy hearing about how everything works and what exercises to do to work certain muscles and things to improve my breathing, singing etc. I am very impressed with my experience and the service at WVS. Before every lesson I am offered tea, coffee, and water. Patrick Wickham makes every lesson slightly different so that we can work on different aspects of singing. The lessons are also catered to the individual so that you get the best experience and also the best techniques that will work for you. The lessons are recorded and sent to you after the lesson. That way, you can practice at home and you know what you need to work on. Just like everything else, you have to practice if you want to get better and want to see the results you desire. Patrick Wickham even sends you (via email) exercises to do to practice using the various muscles and things you use while singing. If you ever have any questions about anything from a clarification of something in the lesson, or a question about your performing career, Patrick Wickham is always there is help you in any way he can. Since he has an incredible amount of experience in performing, he can give great and reliable advice to any of your questions or concerns. I have had an outstanding experience so far and I can’t wait to see how much I will improve in the future! Thank you Patrick Wickham!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

Awesome teacher, he just jumps right in with you. Our first class I learned the basics of drums, names of each, some drum rudiments and then we went through some songs I liked and played along with the music. The lesson was fun, Mike is super easy going and provides lots of good feedback.

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Dom Minasi
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anays D.
Verified review

Bass lessons with Dom are amazing! He takes great care to patiently teach me music theory. His lessons are well-paced and informative. He is encouraging, skilled, and thorough. Learning from a guitar player as skilled as Dom is truly a dream. I can't wait for the day we will truly start jamming together!

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  • 45 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cait F.
Verified review

I first started working with Claim Your Voice when I was in high school. Rae gave me a solid foundation, based in healthy singing technique, that has allowed me to sing at a professional level. After a few years off, & with a few bad habits, I went back to Rae. In one lesson she was able to diagnose my troubles & to help me correct them. Lessons are always both fun & productive, the value is outstanding, & I am looking forward to continuing to work with Claim Your Voice! Thank you!

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David First
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Beth F.
Verified review

Lessons with David were great. I've been playing for more than 10 years but haven't progressed much beyond looking up tabs on the internet and playing along to the songs I like. In just a few lessons, David helped me see the fretboard as a whole and play scales and chord patterns up and down the neck. As a result, my playing is freer and I have greater comfort in moving around on the fretboard and staying in key. It was exactly what i was hoping to learn! I'd recommend David without hesitation. He works hard to understand where your playing level is at and tailors his instruction to push you to the next level.

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BJ Simon Singing Studio
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brendan G.
Verified review

Taking singing lessons was really going over an edge for me. It was something "other" people did. I had put it off for decades because I didn't want to appear silly. It was just wishful thinking; part of my secret self. I couldn't have been in better hands with Barbara. She met me exactly where I was at and made me feel comfortable. I had wished to sing one song well. Working with Barbara turns out to be more than that. It's more about expression, finding my voice, playfulness and feeling the song. It's really a growth experience.

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Take Note Lessons
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sara M.
Verified review

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.

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NYC In-Home Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tara Z.
Verified review

I can't say enough fantastic things about Christopher. He taught my daughter in home guitar lessons. He is professional, responsible, easy to work with and a genius on guitar. He taught my daughter so much and she plays beautifully. I would recommend him to anyone!

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Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brandon M.
Verified review

Jimi is an amazing teacher. His versatility and depth of knowledge, not only of guitar, but of music theory make his style of instruction completely tailored to the interests of student. Jimi is a musician in his heart and his passion for music is tempered only by his intense humanity. There are no drills, there's no yelling. There's only an immersion in music and true scaffolding of skills. Additionally, you'll find yourself laughing and learning all the same in a way that breeds a true life long love of playing. My lessons with Jimi added a dimension to my life in knowing and understanding music that is truly like a 6th sense. He enablers me to shear the world in ways I never would have otherwise. Anyone would be well served to take lessons with him--or just to talk about music with him.

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Francis Hon Music
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ziwei C.
Verified review

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

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Gregor Kitzis (Teaching)
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chala Y.
Verified review

Gregor is a wonderful violinist and a thoughtful musician. As someone who has worked with him on and off for years, I'm positive he'd bring the same qualities into his studio and pass his love of music on to his students.

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Dave Hall
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chaya G.
Verified review

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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Leana C.
Verified review

I have only recently started taking lessons and I am already learning so much and regaining all of my past technique. If you are looking for a great private cello teacher, Marza if your girl. She is really wonderful to work with! Not only do I feel like I have a great teacher but also a great friend.

  • 28 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Shelton W.
Verified review

Wayne Batchelor has proven to be a very effective teacher for our 13 year old son. Wayne is professional and mindful about establishing core musical tenets while remaining aware that lessons and music should be pleasurable. Our son is inspired by his teaching method and looks forward to each session. We recommend Wayne to all those who want to explore the bass with a guide who is enthusiastic and productive.

Marlene McCarthy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Robert A.
Verified review

Marlene is such a fun and inspiring teacher! I always look forward to our lessons together. Marlene is expecially knowledgeable in building healthy piano technique which has been very helpful for me.

  • New on Thumbtack
Nikki C.
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My 5 year old started with Ms. Delon 2 months ago. Her piano teaching style is exceptional. She means real piano lessons and every single minute of her class is maximize! In a Very short span of time, my daughter is reading and writing notes and playing several piano pieces. My daughter’s love for music keeps growing more and more since the day we met Ms. Delon. She looks forward for her piano class every Saturday!

Michael Karsh
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Derek K.
Verified review

Michael is a terrific teacher! He is everything a student of music could ask for in an instructor. I am a busy professional who decided randomly to start learning bass guitar and Michael has been a blast to learn from. First, he is very professional: he is punctual, responsive and very flexible when accommodating my very busy work schedule. He takes the lessons seriously: while we have a lot of fun, he is focused on making sure I am getting as much as I can out of each lesson. No time is wasted. Second, Michael has a great teaching method: we learn while having fun. I know so many other students of music who dread meeting with their teachers (they want to learn but hate the process). Michael makes the sometimes challenging process of learning a new instrument actually enjoyable. This may seem obvious to some but it's worth repeating: if you enjoy something, you'll want to do it more and get better at it. Michael brings that kind of energy to our lessons. Finally, Michael's rates are very reasonable especially considering how much I learn during each lesson. Anyone interested in learning an instrument should absolutely consider learning from Michael Karsh. You will not be disappointed.

R.A.M. MUSIC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
VIBHU T.
Verified review

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!

Adam Kromelow
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Allegra L.
Verified review

Adam is an incredibly patient and motivational teacher who easily adapts to whatever style of learning and music work best for you. I'm very interested in music theory, and have found Adam not only knowledgeable about any of the questions I have, but also able to relay the concepts in memorable, easy-to-learn ways. His lessons are well-paced, and I always leave excited to go home and start practicing. Would highly recommend Adam as an instructor!

Tianyang's Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Erica K.
Verified review

I was looking for a teacher who can teach beginner adult violin and I found a perfect teacher! I learned violin when I was a child so I did have prior exposure but I haven't played it for about 10 years so I didn't know where I stand or where I should start from. Tianyang also checked the condition of my violin (it was still in a playable condition thankfully). After the first lesson he could see exactly where I stand now and where I should start from. He is helping me to learn the right posture again and he's giving tons of tips as well. He is very patient and encouraging. He works well with adults but I am sure he'll be good at teaching children as well. I'm very glad to learn violin from him!

Guitar Lessons With Kyle
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leanna B.
Verified review

I've had the pleasure of working with Kyle for a few years and can say he is an extremely talented guitar player and awesome teacher. He breaks complex concepts down in a compassionate way for beginners and can even challenge seasoned guitar players. He's great with players of all levels from beginner to advanced. His lessons are fun and engaging, and you can tell he's passionate about music and seeing his students thrive. Highly recommended!

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