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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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  • 37 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY

Ellen C.

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Ivan is a performer extraordinaire! His repertoire is huge and his piano technique is excellent. He made my birthday party a huge success. This guy is good! I'll be giving his name out to everyone and will be hiring him again and again!

Lauren M.

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Mr. Salinas provided our event with elegant, soothing piano music which helped the evening run smoothly and for our fundraiser to meet its financial goals!

Michele H.

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Ivan played the piano beautifully and even learned new music for our reception!! Great Job!

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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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Ken M.

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Harry is truly an excellent teacher. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He makes the lessons fun and challenging, and I come away realizing I've learned a lot in an hour. He is a really good violin and piano player and it really inspires me to go home and practice. Harry tries hard to be flexible with scheduling which I really appreciate. The price of the lessons is also good. If you are looking for a violin or piano teacher (he teaches me violin), I would say try a lesson with Harry for sure.

Eitan G.

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Harry is a talented and knowledgeable musician and does a good job teaching adults. He's particularly good at pushing me even when life is getting in the way. He's also sure to help with my specific goals, rather than sticking to the Piano 101 rubric he might use on a child.

Milda D.

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Harry has a great love of music and superb knowledge of viola, violin and piano. He's terrific at imparting theory during a lesson and always makes up the time if he arrives late or has to miss a lesson. He's cheerful and high-energy. Highly recommended.

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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!!

Annah P.

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Myla is a wonderful piano teacher. She is thoughtful, kind and very patient. My daughter adores her and the time passes so quickly during our lessons. We would highly recommend Myla 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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  • 9 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Ailia R.

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working with sean was a great experience. as a beginner adult student, he was always very patient with me and understanding of my busy schedule. i found his lessons to be challenging and informative while at the same time being really fun. he never made learning piano feel like a chore. i learned a lot, not just how to play the piano, but also about music theory--the guy reall knows his stuff! i'd highly recommend sean to anyone at any level and was sad to find out he was leaving the bay area.

Liz L.

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We had our first piano lesson with Sean and he was wonderful. We met him at the studio and he was right on time and very professional. Sean worked great with the twins and took time to evaluate their playing ability. We will be working with Sean moving forward and are expecting great results.

Sarah T.

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Sean is a wonderful teacher and a great guy. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking music lessons.

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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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Chris S.

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Ari is my piano teacher and scheduling is great because of simple and fast communication, Ari is engaging and very passionate about piano. I highly reccomend for anyone interested in playing the piano.

Arundhati S.

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My son learns piano from Ari. She is a wonderful teacher full of talent and energy. She is professional in her job and is ready to extend help whenever required. We are pleased with Ari.

Praise H.

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Thank you for the wonderful services but i dont need online lessons.

  • 26 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 31 min

Marta K.

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My two sons are taking Suzuki Piano lessons with Moe's Piano Studio. Joseph is ten years old and every week he looks forward to his piano lesson at Moe's Piano Studio. Moe has been teaching him for over two years. We originally chose Moe's because he is truly dedicated to teaching piano and to his students mastering Suzuki. Moe uses a variety of games and activities to keep the students motivated and on track. He also rewards his students when they reach milestone achievements by awarding certificates, trophies and prizes. Most importantly, Moe holds a number of piano performance recitals throughout the year so the students always have a goal they are working towards. Moe has a great personality. He is professional yet at the same time friendly and funny. This is why Moe is also perfect for the very young student. Matthew was just 4 years old when he started Suzuki piano at Moe's Piano Studio. The many motivating games and activities that Moe employs while teaching Matthew enhance the learning experience. Both of my sons are excellent piano players due to the first class lessons at Moe's. - Marta, Franklin Lakes

Kim B.

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I absolutely love taking piano lessons with Moe. I got a late start at 22 years old, but Moe has helped me learn so many pieces already in the few months we’ve been working together. He does an incredible job of incorporating what each student needs most into the lessons. I started my lessons to help with my songwriting, for example, so Moe has included pop music and songwriting along with the normal Suzuki training. I highly recommend Moe as a teacher to anyone of any age that wants to learn piano!

Esra G.

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"My daughter has been taking lessons from Moe for over two months and I am very happy with her progress. I like the Suzuki method that Moe uses to teach piano and she can learn really fast! He makes playing piano fun for his students. I would highly recommend Moe's Piano Studio."

  • 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!

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.

Satyanarayan K.

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Mr.Herbig is an amazing piano tutor! The best thing about him is that he is very patient with my daughter's questions, and answers them perfectly. He keeps me up to date on my daughter's progress and is a very polite and helpful person. In conclusion, he is a great teacher and I would rate his piano tutoring 5/5.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours
  • New York, NY

Shreya N.

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I take piano lessons from Michael. He is a great teacher, particularly because he customizes his lessons to suit the students' skill levels and musical goals. He prepares material ahead of class and has a nice structured approach that I find helpful in developing a good feel for the piano. It's great that he focuses on important technicals like tempo, playing technique and theory, and his lessons are well-rounded, with just the right amount of time spent on each aspect. I like that he is flexible with both scheduling and the curriculum, and willing to tailor material to what I am interested in. He also helped me pick out an excellent piano within my budget, which was very helpful. Overall, a great experience, and definitely recommended!

Kurt K.

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I had my first lesson with Michael and first of all he was very friendly and welcoming. Over the course of the lesson we talked about what my goals are and what level of skills I already possessed to determine the further course of lessons to achieve an optimal learning process while also having fun by including the songs I'd like to play into his lessons :)

Arkadi Y.

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Mike is a great piano teacher. His approach combines immediately starting with familiar chord progressions with deeper dives into the underlying musical theory. After 4 lessons I already feel more confident sitting in front of the piano.

  • 30 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Beryl J.

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Spencer teaches my 11 year old daughter piano. He is a fantastic teacher. Spencer is calm, focused and fun. My daughter is completely engaged in learning piano now, and actually wants to sit down and practice. Spencer has a way of encouraging her to learn. He helps her select songs that she enjoys, and she is advancing well. Spencer is a lovely person and a very special piano teacher. My daughter says "Spencer is a great teacher. He makes learning the piano fun and interesting." We highly recommend him!

Leland F.

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I studied with Spencer briefly to help improve my jazz piano technique. We went through improvisation, solos, chord changes, modes, and even theory. My schedule didn't allow me to study with him for very long, but if I could have I would have continued. A great teacher!

Louisa F.

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Spencer is really friendly and knowledgable! Enjoying drum lessons with him.

  • 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.

  • 24 years in business
  • Response time: 15 min
  • Port Washington, NY

Richard G.

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Jordon Rothstein has the skill set to analyze areas in your piano and keyboard abilities where you need the most help. As someone who has both taught and played a wide range of music, Jordan is capable of both teaching those who never played to improving experienced pianists..I found him to be a skilled teacher and communicator. I would highly recommend him.

Stacy L.

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Jordon is a fantastic piano teacher! He has a passion for music and genuinely enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge with his students. Jordon has made the process of learning the piano more fun than I could have imagined. I highly recommend working with him.

Steven R.

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Jordon made learning the piano very fun and easy. I look forward to my lessons with him and he seems to really care about my progress. I would recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning the piano.

  • 10 years in business
  • Brooklyn, NY

Nexi D.

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Octo music studio is the best place to develop your music skills. My daughter Grace B. takes piano lesson there. Ronald has patients with children, and that’s important to me. If you want to learn to play the piano , I highly recommend this school. Ronald is an outstanding teacher. He takes the time to get to know each student’s need. You won’t find a better teacher. Thanks Ronald. ( Ms.Brockington)

Davina E.

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My kids have been taking piano lessons for a while at various places. They just start with Octo music and the instructor is fabulous. His teaching style is a combination of everything. My kids love how and what they are learning. He is patience and uses computer to train their hearing and make it fun while learning. He is the best teacher they have had. Davina

Rodney S.

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He started teaching me last week and I really enjoyed it. He shows you the best way to learn the piano very fast.. That's great..

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Sol A.

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I really enjoy the lesson with Mattie, he is very patient and the way he teaches feels very natural and inspiring. I like that his lessons have an interesting balance between theory and practice. Very cool teacher !

Desmond B.

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Mattie takes the time to get to know his students and tailors the lesson to them. My son looks forward to his lesson every week.

Eileen M.

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Very flexible to work with and explains lessons well.

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Secaucus, NJ

Lynda W.

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My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Piano Playground and the instructor is just fantastic! She has obvious love and deep passion for her work, and she is very patient and kind to her students. She also uses technology and a wide variety of materials to enhance each lesson. I am very delighted by the development of my daughter's musicianship, and how much she looks forward to her lessons every week. I highly recommend Piano Playground to anyone looking to give the gift of music to their children.

Jennifer M.

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Loren is very patient and encouraging, my daughter loves going to her piano lesson! And she's picking it up so quickly! Would definitely recommend lessons with Loren to any parents looking to foster a love and appreciation of music in their child's life.

Mojoyin A.

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My kids enjoyed their first class. so much, she is very patient an makes piano lessons fun.

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

Barbara L.

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Our son has been taking piano lessons with Jonathan for several years. Out of all the teachers our son has had, Jonathan is far and away his favorite. Lessons mix technique, theory, scales, improvisation and songs; genres include classical, jazz, rock, pop and more. Jonathan can play anything and more than that, can teach anything! Jonathan respects his students and teaches to their ability—lessons are fun and fast moving, yet demanding. For more advanced students, Jonathan’s performance background is a bonus--he has helped our son prepare for concerts at Madison Square Garden and The Bitter End. Jonathan has been with us every step of the way and we will no doubt be with him every step of our son’s musical career. I would whole-heartedly recommend Jonathan to students of all levels." Thank you so much Jonathan!!!

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!

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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Chris W.

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Anahid is one of the best piano teacher I've ever studied with. She is very passion about her job, and enjoy teaching very much. Throughout almost 4 years study with her, I enjoyed every moment. I am an adult student with some basic skills when I started study with Anahid. She understood my background very well and every new piece she gave me is very personalized to train one of the piano playing skills. Because I am a huge fun of classical music, she also considered my opinion on music selection. She often send me a list of music and ask me which one I want to work next. The way she trained me was also very academic. The pieces I worked on were diversify, from baroque to impression, from Bach to Beethoven to Greg. She kept a good balance between "fun" and "academic style", which made all her lessons both enjoyable, and effective. When study a new piece of music, Anahid never satisfied with just a play through. This to her is just the first step. We often discuss the music theory behind each piece, as well as the history and the composer. She also gave me a lot room for my interpretation. When I played on the semi-annual performances she held for all her student each year, I was confident that I was performing, not just play the right notes. I often saw Anahid teaches younger student. Her attitude was both encourage and discipline. The satisfaction and proud on the parents' face were the best approval. It is very sad that I have to move to San Francisco and end my piano journey with her. A good piano teacher is not about how fast he or she can play Liszt's etudes, but what the student can learned from the teacher. A piano lesson shouldn't just about teaching how to play the right note, but about how to enjoy the music while playing. Anahid belongs to few great teachers that reach those high standards.

Miss L.

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Recently, I hired Anahid as my piano teacher via thumbtack.com. I appreciated her prompt, clear and direct reply to my inquiry for a piano teacher. Anahid is a friendly person and a talented pianist. I am an adult beginner who has only had lessons as a child. Through the lessons that I’ve had thus far with Anahid, I am realizing that I’m learning so much more than I had from my childhood piano teacher. I’m learning more than just how to read the notes – Anahid teaches me how to make the music sound beautiful and she shows me how I can read this information in the music. Additionally, Anahid understands that adults may be motivated by different musical choices than a child, which can make the lessons more satisfying. Anahid also offers a very flexible schedule which is perfect for an adult who works full time but also wants to learn piano. I am able to take lessons in the evening, sometimes even as late as 8:15pm, which allows me to leave the office without rushing to finish my work so I can get to my lesson and be calm and un-harried. This could even help provide an extra half hour of practice time just before the lesson, which is great! My lessons are conveniently located in midtown at her studio. Overall, I am very happy with my choice. I am looking forward to growing my piano skills with Anahid as my teacher.

Deanna S.

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My boys struggle at school so I wanted them to try learning something new outside of school that they will feel good about while having fun. I learned the piano when I was a child so I thought they might like it but I knew finding the right instructor was crucial. I'm so happy I found Anahid. She provides a warm, enlightening and fun environment for learning the piano. She is incredibly patient yet she knows just how much to push to make sure they're making progress. The recitals and piano parties she creatively organizes are also great ways to get experience performing, hear other students play, and feel motivated. I highly recommend Anahid especially for children!

  • 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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

Alicia S.

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Very glad that I got James to be my instructor. Very helpful and thoughtful in all the assignments for practices and always try to custom the class to my learning purpose. I am having a lot of fun learning and seeing myself gradually able to pick up songs which I have been wanting to learn for a long time. Definitely a recommendation to any new comers.

Louis P.

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I am now teamed up with an excellent musician who understands my learning style. His teaching method is very effective and as a result, I am really progressing nicely on the bass guitar.

Stephanie K.

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I really like my teacher a lot! The lessons are very productive and she is extremely professional. She is a great teacher!

  • 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.

  • Response time: 21 min
  • Maplewood, NJ

Kimberly B.

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A masterful pianist and jazz musician in general, and a caring, creative, patient teacher. Russ is so good, I can't imagine ever outgrowing him or growing tired of his lessons. I have never seen anyone play so masterfully who is also able to teach his craft half as well as Russ. He is personable and fun. An inspiration!

Michelle T.

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Russ Kaplan was our about-to-turn-seven-year-old daughter's first piano teacher. She came to him with virtually no knowledge of the piano and the freewheeling energy of a first-grader. Russ's patience and even-keeled discipline transformed her into a child who could sit at the piano for half an hour and learn a song.

Sara K.

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My daughter absolutely loves her piano lessons with Russ!

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Sarah S.

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Tetsuro has been teaching our 8-year old weekly for a month now. He is patient, funny, prompt, professional, and encouraging, and I love hearing the lessons as they are happening. I think Tetsuro makes learning the piano fun. He also has published his own lesson book! As a former Suzuki piano and cello student, I am pleased to know he has a system of his own that he has thought through. I am very pleased to have found him.

CLAIRE M.

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Tetsuro is an excellent teacher!! He makes learning incredibly engaging and fun, but at the same time has great structure and a concise progression from lesson to lesson. Highly recommended!

Ana B.

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He has been teaching my 6 year old and the experience is great so far!. We are very happy with him. Professional, happy, nice with kids.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min
  • Woodside, NY

Victoria F.

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I have no experience playing piano, or any music at all (I am a 22 yr old adult). Marcel had me feeling comfortable reading music by the end of our first session. Very calm and patient. He is both a pianist and professor of music at a college, meaning he not only knows how to play well, but he also knows how to share his knowledge in an understandable way as well. Looking forward to my lessons with him over the next year+

Emmylou B.

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My daughter had a great time. Mr. Marcel is a great piano teacher. I should have known this studio sooner. They offer discounts and several payment options that is budget friendly. You surely get the value of your money. Thank you so much!

Kimberley A.

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Marcel is very organized, articulate and professional. Studio is lovely. I had never played piano before and he had me at the piano guiding me through scales and two songs.

  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Brian F.

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Erik has been my piano/guitar teacher for about 6 years and the experience has been excellent. His knowledge of instruments and music as well as his ability to teach made learning very simple and entertaining. He's always been patient with my brother and I and every lessons ends with us learning something new about music. I highly recommend him as a teacher.

Rowena V.

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Erik is an excellent piano teacher. He keeps my teenage son motivated. He teaches him the theory and suggests piano pieces that will encourage my son to practice.

Sherrye M.

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Piano lessons, just two lessons occurred so far, but so far, so good.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 34 min

Julian L.

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We first met Danny when he taught music at our Children's elementary school. We were so impressed by the work he did with our older son's class, that we hired him to teach piano to all three of our children. He has been with us a little over a year. He has developed a great rapport with all three of our children, and he tailors his instruction to meet the needs of each one. He is always on time and very organized.

Katherine M.

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Nothing but positive feedback here! I’ve been taking piano lessons from Danny for about 3 months now, and I’m so pleased with him as an instructor! He is kind and patient yet also demanding. I leave each lesson feeling inspired to keep practicing and optimistic about my musical future.

John Z.

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I've been learning piano with Danny for a little over a month and have been very happy with his teaching. He has motivated me to practice regularly and while keeping the sessions fun has also pushed me to take on more difficult pieces.

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

Jing H.

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My 8 year old son has been studying with Di for almost two years since 2015. Di is a wonderful teacher. We all like him. He is very professional, always inspiring and positive, very experienced in teaching especially young kids. My son has improved quite a lot. Di always has a clear plan for teaching. My son is preparing for the ABRSM level one test now, we really appreciate Di's effort helping him. My son likes challenges, he is planning to play a harder piece for his talent show at school. Di has been really encouraging and patient trying to improve his skills. Di is really nice and warm, very polite and nice talking to. When we were buying our piano, he spent his personal time helping us. We are lucky to have him as my son's piano teacher. We highly recommend him.

Monica S.

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My Children taking lessons with Di for approximately 6 month and my twins who are 14 years old they both love him very much just like his part of the family in just a short time. he is so brilliant and so patience with them even when they miss a lessons due to fencing tournaments he make sure they get back on track like they never miss a lessons. It's always a pleasure to see him on every Friday's. The price that you pay for a lesson with Di it worth more than I what you pay for. I would refer Di to anyone who's is looking for a great piano teacher.

Jenny C.

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Teacher Di has taught my kid for the past three years. He has solid classical piano technique. He teaches the kid with patient and disciplines. With Di's help, my daughter got A for NYSSMA level 6 last year. I will recommend Di to my friends and anyone interested in learning piano.

  • 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!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min

Stephanie J.

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Sherry is an exceptional piano teacher. In addition to teaching my kids for two years, she recently gave me my first adult piano lesson since I stopped playing at 12. I learned more in one hour than I did from my childhood teacher in nearly a decade!! She has been warm, flexible and reliable and also is playful but challenges our kids to learn. She has been working with them since they were 5 and they have learned both theory and to play beautifully. She adapts her teaching style to meet their needs and is always available and positive. She works well with parents and gives parents and students a voice in the learning process. She is down to earth very relatable and will meet you where you and your child is at. She is capable of being highly rigorous for those parents and students who are interested in developing to competitive levels. At the same time she can be laid back and easy going if the goal is primarily growth at an easy pace. Always fun and bright Sherry is delightful and well versed in all kinds of music.

Joy Y.

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I started taking piano lessons from Sherry Kim when I was just entering the 6th grade and when she was just beginning as a teacher. She was one of my very first piano teachers and I worked with her for several years. Now I'm a college undergrad studying music at some of the top international programs and I find that she is one of the big reasons I got to where I am today. She gave me the strongest foundation that a young pianist/musician needs. By her side I was comfortable and having fun, but also pushed to play to my full potential, and learned to never waste practice time. I would recommend anyone at any level or age to take from Sherry Kim because she is encouraging, honest, hardworking, and a brilliant pianist herself!

Chris S.

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Sherry is an awesome instructor and I had a great time learning Piano with her!! To give some context, I am an adult (early 30's) and complete newbie to anything musical. I have always wanted to learn piano, and finally decided to dive in. Sherry did a great job of explaining everything and helping me really understand both the basics and a lot of the intricacies and magic behind pianos (I like to ask a lot of questions). Her lesson plan was super well prepared but she also did not mind answering anything I threw her way. Her lesson was simply awesome. I got to play more than I expected and it got me excited to learn more piano in the future. I will definitely be visiting Sherry again!!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • New York, NY

Robert A.

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Marlene is a highly patient, engaging, and caring teacher who always finds creative ways of teaching musical concepts and helping her students reach their goals. It has been a pleasure working with her!!

Robert A.

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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.

Nancy W.

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A wonderful, experienced teacher..offered excellent repertoire choices and constructive feedback regarding technique and musicality.

  • 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.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min
  • Whippany, NJ

Anne L.

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I highly recommend Ruth Kallen as a piano teacher. My four-year old daughter began taking lessons six months ago, and I am amazed with how much she has learned. Thanks to "Miss Ruth," my daughter is developing a strong foundation in playing songs and reading music. Ruth is very patient and respectful of children. She sets appropriate goals based on a child's age. She is also experienced with teaching children with learning disabilities. Ruth teaches out of her home, which helps my sometimes rambunctious daughter stay focused. Ruth's prices are reasonable and she is flexible with scheduling. She has a warm, positive personality. I look forward to working with Miss Ruth for years to come!

Thu S.

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My daughter has been taking piano lessons w/ Ms. Ruth for 5+ years. We love that Ms. Ruth is herself an accomplished musician. She works well with my daughter because she knows when to push her hard and when to relax a little. Like most kids today, my daughter has multiple activities/sports in addition to her school works. Ms. Ruth is flexible with our schedule. Besides teaching my daughter to play lots of the classical pieces; she also encourages her students to play the music that they enjoy. My daughter continues to look forward to her weekly lesson with Ms. Ruth.

Connie A.

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We have been with Ruth for a few months now. My 2 daughters (16) and (13) have been playing piano since the age of 8 and were ready to quit until tgey met Ruth. She is kind, Open-minded, patient and extremely knowledgeable. Ruth helped my daughters fall in love with piano again! Thank you!! I wholeheartedly recommend Ruth!!

  • 29 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Claude M.

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WHAT A TERRIFIC TEACHER. Sometimes, educators who have been teaching for a while forget what it's like to be the "learner" and can in turn be condescending, impatient, and unwilling to simplify difficult concepts for their students. JOE, on the other hand, was PROFESSIONAL, PATIENT, and PLEASANT. When explaining certain musical concepts to me, he explained it in my language. He encouraged me to ask as many questions as i could come up with; no question was off limits. He tailored the music lesson to my skill set, and even provided study material for me to work with in between our one-on-one lessons. I am excited again about playing piano and learning how to read music!!!!

Shana C.

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Joe was responsive to my requests and met every expectation and beyond. Thank you so much.

  • Response time: 44 min
  • Bronx, NY

Kim L.

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I can recommend Walter, who has been teaching my kids for the past two years. They've made good advances in that time. It's very convenient that he comes to the house, and he's been good about working with us to find a good lesson time. He's also been flexible about rescheduling when necessary. We looked into several other instructors before selecting Walter, and I've been very satisfied with our choice.

Nicky U.

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Walter has helped bring my piano playing to the next level. He is excellent at observing what the obstacles are to improving. He also teaches my daughter who is a beginner and he keeps it interesting for her. He makes it fun.

Shari S.

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Walter is not only an extremely talented pianist, he is an effective and fun teacher. My children had lessons with Walter for years and they learned many skills and how to play piano well. They enjoyed working with him

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Alkamilah A.

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I’ve been studying to learn how to play the piano with Oriana for a little over two months now and I feel like I’ve made so much progress. She is professional, kind, and takes her time with me. She is very knowledgeable as she always answers my questions and I can tell she enjoys what she does. I always look forward to another lesson with her!

Joey G.

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Working with Oriana has been a wonderful experience. She challenges you, but still moves at a pace that allows you to grasp each new concept. Every lesson is customized and I feel that she is truly invested in my progress. Our piano lessons are one of the highlights of my week!

Courtney A.

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I just loved my lessons with Oriana. She was so patient and diligent even through my frustration. Thanks again!

  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Mary Beth F.

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Our family has been students of The Piano Workshop at Chester for more 8+ years. We are at-home students, so we are not always in the studio, but when we are, we are so impressed with the staff and the overwhelming love of music and dedication to passing that love along to the students. While our teachers have turned over through the years, the excellent talent and teaching skills have not. My son's current teacher, Sonia Kiernan, is a very special person, not only a very talented musician. How someone keeps a 15-year old boy's love for piano thriving like she does is beyond me!

Tracy B B.

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Sonia has made learning to play the piano so much fun for this 57 year old who hasn't played the piano in over 40 years. She makes it informative and a lot of fun. I'm learning music theory! I look forward to practicing because she chooses pieces which challenge me to practice but don't overwhelm me. But the best part of my lesson is watching and listening to her play the piece I'm working on. She's an incredible pianist. I HIGHLY recommend Sonia.

Carol L.

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My son and daughter have been taking lessons at the Piano Workshop of Chester with Sonia for the past few years and they continue to make great progress!

  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

Bogna K.

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Jacob is a great piano teacher. He is patient, friendly and understanding and his teaching method is very effective; he gives very clear and thorough instructions and always demonstrates the way a piece should sound. He inspires and shares his passion for music but also is open to questions and allows the student to express his/her point of view. He sounds great whether playing classical music, jazz, or pop. Also encourages students to write their own songs and improvise. Highly recommended!

Susanna G.

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Jacob has been a piano teacher to my age 6 son for one year, meeting once a week. We (mom & dad) and our child are all happy and appreciative of Jacobs teaching. Over the year the process of learning to both read and play piano/keyboard has been steady, non stressful, and very pleasant as Jacobs demeanor is that of calm, study teaching and encouragement of our child. Our son has gone from the basics and successfully moved onward to slighly more complex musical pieces.

Barbara W.

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Jacob is my son's piano teacher and is by far the best we have ever had, he is flexible with time, never late, and has encouraged my son to continue practicing piano with new and exciting lessons every time he comes. He also allows my son to pick the songs to practice so that there is never a dull piano piece to play.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Deborah K.

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Corinn has taught my two daughters (13 & 15) piano and voice for the past 3 years. She is the best teacher we have had and we are thrilled that she has moved with us, by sheer luck, from London to NJ! She is extremely reliable and conscientious and is a talented and patient teacher who challenges my girls as individuals and has helped improve their skills tremendously. They look forward to their lessons with Corinn and feel as very comfortable with her. She is a very talented singer and pianist and is passing on her love of music to our daughters. We feel very lucky to have her influence in their lives.

Noelle K.

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Corinn is a true professional! Since I have started working with her, my voice has gone miles. She has truly helped me transform the way I sing and has helped my technique immensely. She has such a friendly demeanor and is extremely knowledgeable. I am really looking forward to continuing our lessons and am considering starting piano with Corinn as well!

Dana S.

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Corinn has taught my daughter for 7 years for both piano and voice. She has instilled a love of music and passion for learning that few could have. She has patience, knowledge and professionalism in addition to being a wonderful person. Would recommend her to anyone... You simply won't find better.

  • 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!

  • 50 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 54 min

Jack E.

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After studying piano for several years with teacher who focused on music theory I had attained a high level of theoretical knowledge, but still could play the piano well. I had a friend whose son had studied with Jeff and was able to play professionally. When I started with Jeff I told him that I wanted to focus on technique and play 'pretty" music. We did just that, with him arranging songs that fit my level, customized for me. I had another problem, I spend five months a year in California, and was unable to find a suitable teacher. Jeff used his considerable computer expertise to set up lessons on Skype(Skype was in its infancy in 2004). Those lessons are as good as the ones I take at his studio. Working with Jeff opened the door to a greater appreciation of classical music, and knowledge of the great composers. We also did Pop, Rock and Jazz tunes. After all this time I have yet to outpace his teaching skills. Jeff specializes i teaching youngsters, but also has many seniors, like myself. I highly recommend him for students at all levels. Jack Endee e-mail almaendee@hotmail.com

Deb L.

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Jeff Baker has been my daughter's piano teacher since she was 8 years old. She is now a senior in high school and only wishes that she had more time for piano. Regardless, we are so thankful that she has such a lasting, positive connection to the piano and we owe that to Jeff. There a million words to describe Jeff. The ones that stick out the most are patient, encouraging, flexible, warm and enthusiastic. I highly recommend him!

Guy S.

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I have an 8 year old daughter that was learning Piano and I have sensed pretty quickly that she is talented and needs the proper guidance. We looked around for a teacher that can take her to the next level. I found Jeff and today, a year later – I can really notice the difference. He has his way with kids and is capable of challenging them at the same time. Strongly recommend!

  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Yan L.

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My son took lessons with Jennifer for 10 years before heading to college. Jennifer’s style of teaching encourages students to play at a very high level by going in depth into music theory which is essential to any musician. She prepares her students for the annual recitals as well as the NJMTA Piano Festivals which award students for playing well for certain amount of years. She is also flexible in teaching what students want to play in addition to classical pieces.

Rita C.

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Ms. Herring was a piano teacher for my two daughters. They took 45 minutes lesson each once a week. Ms. Herring is very patient and always on time. She would joke with her students a little during the lessons and give enough directions/technique at the same time. She also encourages her students to take standard exams so that they can fulfill their accomplishments. Through taking her piano lessons, my daughters gained life long skills from Ms.Herring.

Patricia M.

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My son took piano lessons with Jennifer Herring for approximately 10 years. I sat in on many a lesson and would highly recommend her. She is excellent with children.

  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Shannon W.

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Helene was my piano teacher from kindergarten through high school. She taught me how to read, understand, play and love music. Furthermore, my early -and in-depth- start with piano prepared me for years of trumpet in various advanced bands. Although I am not currently taking lessons, I still sit down to play piano whenever I get the chance. I'll play anything from Bach to Beethoven to Josh Groban to new and classic Disney - really anything I'm in the mood for. Helene's teaching has made me proficient enough in piano and music in general such that I can truly enjoy playing. Thanks Helene!!

Rosalyn C.

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Helene has been my daughter's piano teacher for 7 months now. My daughter is six years old and had never played any instruments before. She now can read music and play many songs confidently. She is very patient and great with children. I will be sending my other two children to her when they are old enough. I highly recommend her.

Eugene W.

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Helene was able to help me break through a huge mental block that prevented me from learning how to play the piano. I now know how to practice and enjoy learning and playing new songs. You will be very pleased with her.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Anna S.

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Anthony is the reason I am finally learning guitar AND ENJOYING its addition of balance and relaxation to my life. I tried for several years with YouTube videos and one other teacher in NY, but the motivation waned. I've been excited to come to weekly lessons for 6 months with Anthony. He has an unusual combination of extreme skill and extreme humility and warmth. My parents are both professional classical musicians so even though I am a beginner in guitar I appreciate his skill. Also, they have commented that I am making great, steady progress and that the accompanying theory I am learning is very sound. Anthony is flexible, allowing me to learn the songs I want to play for my newborn and my husband, and adjusting them for my level, while working theory in between, always making it fun and laid back. I've lived in NYC 11 years and he is one of the nicest people I've ever met. This guitar teacher is a find -- a true diamond in the rough of manhattan!

Steve D.

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You can not get a better teacher. Anthony teaches basic guitar to advance levels. If your ready to improve your guitar skills then Anthony is a great choice to help you get there

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

Corinne D.

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Mack is an excellent and engaging instructor. It's obvious he has a great passion for music and teaching. I feel that he really wants you to be the best you can be! He makes lessons fun and interesting. I've seen a definite improvement in my playing since I started taking lessons with him. Would highly recommend!

Myra B.

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Mack is a great teacher! Lessons are engaging and fun and I have learned so much and seen so much improvement since we started!

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