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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
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Jennifer S.
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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.
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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
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Noelle G.
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I've been taking voice lessons with Rae for about six months now, and I can’t believe the amount of improvement I've made within that time frame. I originally didn't intend to take lessons with her, but merely have a coaching session of sorts after my unreliable teacher flaked out on me before an audition. I remember thinking “how awkward” when she started talking about what we would be working on next week because, well, I didn’t think there would be a next week. But there was a next week, and many more to come after that. The amount of improvement I made after just one lesson with Rae was astounding. She is great at explaining the impossible. Rae is dedicated to teaching her students. She doesn’t use the lessons as a sing along. She can and will correct your every tendency, but never in a way that is condescending. She truly is a great teacher. I have grown so much thanks to her, and not just musically. I’ve become more observant and I feel much more confident. I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my musical counting capabilities and overall tone quality when I play the flute. Not only am I learning how to sing but I am also learning bits of music theory along the way. We even alleviated my back pain! Who knew I was overarching?!? I sure didn’t. Rae did. I’ve come to realize that these are more than just voice lessons. They’re oftentimes life lessons. I aspire to be on Broadway one day, which is the reason I started taking lessons in the first place, and realize that I should probably learn how to dance. I once said to Rae “I can’t dance and am not a dancer”. A few months later, I changed my mindset and changed that statement to “I don’t know how to dance”. I know understand that I am capable of so much more than I originally thought, and that I just need to learn how to do these things and will eventually discover what my limitations are. With my old teacher I felt as if I had a mediocre range. The highest note I would ever sing with her was a D and she would frequently have me struggling to hit notes far below my lower register. With Rae, I now realize that my range is almost double what I had originally believed it to be. I realize that my voice isn't “pretty and wispy and high”. I realize that I am strong and am a force to be reckoned with. I realize that I am a beginner who had bad habits and that there is no shame in that. I realize that I should act without hesitating and be big and uninhibited. And I realize I have a really awesome voice teacher.

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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.
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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.
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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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  • 25 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Todd B.
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Chris has recently started giving guitar lessons to my 14 year old son who really loves classic rock. Chris immediately started out with songs that my son chose which has been a great approach. My son is really loving playing so far and I look forward to him continuing to work with Chris. Chris is also friendly, responsive and very professional.

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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.
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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.
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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
Leslie D.
Verified review

I tried two other teachers over the course of a year and a half as an adult beginner before I found Gregor. I kept stopping and starting because I couldn't find a way to hold the violin comfortably and play without tension. I didn't look forward to practicing because I could already tell I was developing bad habits. When Gregor responded to my inquiry on here about lessons, the way he described his approach to the violin and teaching was exactly what I'd been looking for, and lessons since then haven't disappointed. He's very focused on making sure I'm playing comfortably and problem-solves with me as I go. Within a couple weeks I was holding the violin and playing more comfortably than ever before, to the point that I was surprised it could be that easy. He's continually finding new ways to make my playing even easier, and I'm learning more each lesson than I ever had in the many lessons I'd had with other teachers before that. For anyone looking to learn correctly the first time rather than speeding half-blindly through a method book, Gregor is your man.

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

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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen M.
Verified review

I've had a great first few cello lessons with Marza! She's very patient, thorough, and welcoming. As a young professional who's only available for lessons on the weekend, I also have really appreciated her flexibility with lesson times. Looking forward to my future lessons and would definitely recommend Marza to a friend!

Lorusso Guitar Studio
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas F.
Verified review

I found the search for classical guitar instruction rather daunting until I discovered the website of James Lorusso (jameslorusso.com). My initial contact from several other entities and individuals proved far too commercially driven for my taste. I was interested in taking formal lessons and learning how to read music not just learning from tablature or playing by ear which I had done for over fifty years. A few hours following my e-mail inquiry I was surprised and gratified to receive a personal call from Mr. Lorusso and was in his studio the very next day. I was immediately impressed with this gentleman. His warmth and finely honed pedagogic approach were so apparent it was only a matter of minutes into that introductory lesson I became convinced I had found the quintessential teacher a true pedagogue and a man of such talent and encyclopedic musical knowledge I was drawn to him like a magnet. Seldom in life does one come across a resource as substantial and charismatic as this gentleman look no further, you have just found a genius who's also as warm as the day is long! My name is Tom I'm 67 years of age and feel like a kid when I'm in Jims studio. In three months he has given me gifts of learning and brought me to places I thought were unachievable. He will do the same for you!

  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
Verified review

Soulful Sounds played for the cocktail hour at hour wedding in July. They were very accommodating and professional. They also SOUND amazing! They played songs that everyone enjoyed and really helped to set the atmosphere. I would definitely recommend them! Thank you Soulful Sounds! :-)

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.

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!

Arthur Rotfeld Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Charles C.
Verified review

Arthur is a patient and thorough teacher. Lessons are engaging and fun. Highly recommended.

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