It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 40 times
43 years in business
Top Pro status
Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.
Jul - Dec
Photos and Videos
I'm having a great time with Ken. Been taking lessons for the last few months and plan on continuing!Jul 10, 2018Verified
I've had two lessons with Ken so far, after returning from a 10 year hiatus from playing piano. He has been able to simplify aspects of piano playing that were previously unlearnable for me in just two hours! Ken is a passionate teacher, who makes learning fun. I'd happily recommend him to anyone wanting to learn piano and have fun doing it.Feb 15, 2018Verified
Welcoming, funny, patient and professional. Ken's style of teaching is exactly what I was looking for. Being a shy person I was hesitant to start vocal lessons. I just had my second lesson and I can't wait until next week. Great teacher!Jun 19, 2017Verified
I've had 5 lessons with Ken now and can confidently say he's an excellent teacher. He is incredibly animated and obviously loves teaching. My first class with him consisted of a test of sorts to gauge my current music theory level as well as some basic drills. Since then he's helped me break bad playing habits and tried to steer me towards a less mechanical style of play and practice than I was learning on my own. Ken also teaches a wide variety of musical styles and works with you to figure out where you want to go musically -- he's definitely the kind of teacher who can adapt to whatever you want to accomplish. 5 stars!Jul 13, 2017Verified
I just wanted to stand at the piano and actually sing. He was bent on trying to teach me to read music when I've worked with professionals from New York's broadway who say its totally possible to learn to sing by ear and a lot more fun that way. I felt learning music was a chore with this instructor and it was boring to me. I've had lessons where it was a lot more fun. On the positive side, he knew I wasn't pleased and didn't charge me. But I didn't make it through a whole lesson with him.Mar 16, 2017VerifiedLessons by Ken Malucelli's reply
Julie, I'm sorry we didn't see eye to eye. You did mention in your inquiry that you did want to learn to read music, which is why I started the lesson that way. Hope you've found a teacher better suited to your needs. Sincerely, Ken
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?1 hour = $40. May go over allotted time, no extra charge, depending upon contents of lesson.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Discover main musical interests, experience, goals, so lessons are better tailored to students needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Have been teaching for over 40 years.