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Otis Read

4.8

(28)

  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min
  • Warren, RI

Seth T.

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I was a relative beginner to the guitar when I started lessons with Otis. From the first lesson he was patient, encouraging and enthusiastic. He tailors the lessons to the types of music and songs you are interested in. He has a wide range of music knowledge and styles which make him an ideal teacher who can help any student take that first step toward becoming a guitar player or help a seasoned player hone their skills. Highly recommended!

Gloria B.

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Well, I have only had a couple of lessons with Otis but he is so layed back in his teaching style, I was instantly comfortable. Otis is very patient and encouraging. He has a lot of experience, he has played and written music for many years. He has also had his songs produced as well. He is well known in his community.

Matt S.

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Otis has a great understanding of music and the learning process and would be great for all ages and style of play

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  • 14 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 59 min

Lis A.

Verified review

Fantastic Piano Teacher As adults, how many times have we said "I used to play the piano"? I wanted to play the piano again, but was unable to find a teacher who met my needs as an adult learner. Then I found Bulent Guneralp. He answered my inquiry in a timely manner. We set up the first lesson and then I looked forward to the second lesson. I am now taking piano lessons almost weekly. Aside from his technical expertise, I think that one of the greatest things he gives his students is hope. I'm playing again, I'm practicing again. Sitting at the piano has become both challenging and fun, not a chore. Maybe because I am a teacher (of a different subject), I can recognize good teaching. Bulent is a fantastic music educator because he is neither too easy, nor too critical. He is pleasant, inspiring and meticulous. Most of all, I am hopeful about taking piano lessons again.

Marie P.

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"For the past three years my high school aged son has taken piano lessons from Bulent. In all that time he has been consistently patient, kind, enthusiastic and inspiring. Bulent used every minute to provide the best instruction, correction and encouragement. His love of music is evident as he often shared suggestions and links for video and live performances. His rates are quite reasonable for individual instruction and he is accommodating to scheduling conflicts. I recommend him unreservedly! I have read some of the other positive reviews of Bulent and I can attest to the truthfulness of all of them - there is no exaggeration. Bulent is a remarkable human being and a wonderful teacher." Marie P.

Rohan J.

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Excellent teacher! "I've been taking piano lessons with Bulent for over 2 months now and he's been fantastic! He really teaches how to play with a lot of feel for the music and helps hone your intuition for how a piece should sound. He's very precise and is great at identifying areas for you to develop skills on, or what things to practice etc."

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  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Meena G.

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Bertrand is a fantastic guitar teacher and clearly a very gifted musician. When I decided to get guitar lessons, I was a little overwhelmed by the choices on thumbtack and I checked out another teacher before I went with Bertrand. Even at the outset, he was very helpful in a non-intrusive way, making sure that he's available and eager to teach but allowing one to make one's choice in one's own time. I've been very happy with my choice. I knew nothing about the guitar when I started and can be easily intimidated or frustrated, but I've been pleasantly surprised by how much fun it's been to learn from him. He's always cheerful, positive, encouraging and most of all, he works hard to make it fun for the learner. He mixes music theory with practice drills seamlessly. The 1hr class goes by quickly and I'm surprised to find that I enjoy practicing!

Jake M.

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I have been taking classical guitar lessons from Bertrand for a few weeks and am pleased with the progress. Bertrand has a contagious music philosophy and a knack for intertwining genres. He emphasizes music theory beyond the guitar and is constantly interested in the structural foundations of the pieces I play.

James D.

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Learning from Bertrand has been great! After a 10 year hiatus from guitar I started taking lessons with Bertrand, and only wish I had started sooner. Great approach and lessons are always fun.

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PVD Guitar

4.9

(27)

  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

Cliff C.

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I've been taking guitar lessons from Nick Cooper for 7 months. Besides having a great time, I've learned a tremendous amount from Nick and improved my playing greatly. Whenever I'm having an issue, he's has been able to give me the right exercises and instruction to iron my problems out and keep me progressing. His lessons always keep in mind my personal preferences and objectives. I'm particularly excited about his plans for group workshops to involve all of his interested students. Being an older adult with a full-time job, I've been especially appreciative of his efforts to work within my schedule and time constraints. All in all, I look to be studying with Nick for a long time. Cliff Cahall

Hassan S.

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I've been very happy with Nick as my guitar teacher. He has correctly assessed what my technical needs are, paying special attention to what I want to personally gain from being a guitarist, and then tailors his lessons according. I take away something from each lesson that has steadily improved my playing each week. His lessons have really helped me focus and practice both consistently and efficiently. I look forward to working with him in the future and would highly recommend him!

Karen M.

Verified review

My son has been taking guitar lessons with Nick from PVD guitar for a few yrs now and it has been the best experience for him. He continues to grow as a musican and loves his lessons.

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

Karina V.

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Brad is such a wonderful teacher! I started sending my 10-year-old daughter to him in September for the classical guitar and she loves him and her guitar lessons. Brad has really instilled a passion for music in my daughter and I never have to hound her to practice. My son has been listening to his big sister practicing and now wants to play the guitar as well and will start lessons with Brad this September! Brad is a very caring and accommodating teacher! So glad to have found him

Jeshua W.

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After years of guitar experience, I wanted to start learning again after a long hiatus. Bradley is very patient and eager to explain advanced technique and break them down to easy to understand methods for me to practice with. I believe my technique has improved much faster while learning classical guitar with him and will continue taking lessons with him. He's like a secret weapon for a budding guitar player!

Lauren F.

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My husband is really enjoying his guitar lessons with Bradley!

TOP PRO
  • 11 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

John G.

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Couldn't be more pleased with the work I have been doing with Jaime. I have been playing guitar for about 10 years casually, attempting to take lessons off and on but quitting due to the "dryness" of material. Jaime has fixed that problem completely, offering lessons in which we can be super-productive, while at the same time have fun. I've only had about 5-6 lessons and I can already see a big difference in my playing. Super punctual, super responsive, super fair pricing, just hire him already and be satisfied with a great teacher.

Kevin M.

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Jaime is a great teacher, working with him has rekindled my love for guitar. I have been playing for a couple years, but I have never got beyond the basics. Four lessons in and I am progressing quickly. I would recommend Jaime to anyone. He meets you where you're at and works with what you want, while at the same time improving your skills and fundamentals.

Korbin S.

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Jaime is a great teacher! He builds lessons based on the goals of the student. I have been playing for many years but we still found a lot of things to work on. I was able to correct a lot of technique under his guidance. He's flexible with scheduling and is responsive when you need to ask him a question outside lessons.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min
  • Watertown, MA

Candle I.

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I have been taking piano lessons from Marietta since October 2014 at her studio in Watertown, MA. I am a thirty something year professional who decided to learn piano and have been looking for a piano teacher for a while until finally found Marietta on Thumbtack. Upon meeting her I realized that she is the one and my search is over. Marietta is a highly professional piano teacher, she is patient with beginner students like me and very passionate about teaching. She has students at all ages and levels. She highly emphasizes on correct coordination and technique and make sure you have adopted the right hand skills before she moves on to the next lesson. She is very nice, supportive and approachable and you can always ask any questions you might have. I live and work far from Watertown, but I think piano lessons with Marietta is totally worth the 15 mile commute.

Reeta L.

Verified review

Marietta is an excellent piano teacher. She is currently working with our kids and has been very patient and very professional during the lessons. She likes to go back to the basics if needed and learn the right way rather than focusing on a number of songs. The kids are enjoying their lessons and we look forward to the year ahead.

Kevin D.

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I've recently started taking lessons with Marietta after a break from formal training. I have found her style of teaching accessible and motivating, and her obvious dedication to her students is very refreshing.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 57 min

Gwen G.

Verified review

John Jannis is an exceptional music teacher. He is patient ,understanding,compassionate and thorough. I would definitely recommend his teaching methods to anyone, regardless of age, who has a genuine passion for learning music. Anyone who takes music or lessons from John Jannis, will find their lives greatly enriched.

Talita G.

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John is an amazing instructor. He knows how to engage while exposing and teaching my daughter in a fun way. I would highly recommend his lessons for anyone who is looking for a genuine, kind hearted instructor that will teach you music in a fun relaxed way.

Thomas L.

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I have found John to be courteous, patient and encouraging. He listens to and values student input. He establishes a lesson plan using the students preferred music genres. Lessons with John have been satisfying and fun.

  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 60 min

Don M.

Verified review

Emily has been helping with singing. First with breath support as I did not have a clear feel for what I should be doing. She has a lot of tools for helping one learn a technique; to help you feel it. If one doesn't work, try another. This is very important since you can't just tell someone how to sing; at least not me. As we continue with lessons, Emily is very aware of things that I do that are not benefitial to singing and works to correct them. Not so easy since I'm on the older side and have many ingrained bad habits.

Emil F.

Verified review

Emily is a creative and skilled teacher that is able to transform singing lessons into a fun experience. Very good at providing individually tailored lessons, she does not burden students with unnecessary structure. Emily connects well with male and female students across all age groups. I can recommend Emily to everyone that is interested in improving/perfecting his/her singing skills.

Ashley C.

Verified review

I was only able to sign up for 6 lessons with Emily before I move away, but in a short amount of time she was able to improve my voice, technique, confidence, and prepare me for the next level in my singing abilities.

  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min

Huong H.

Verified review

I am very happy to make a recommendation of Stanley Wilson as a voice teacher. My daughter has been taking weekly lessons with Stanley for over 3 years. Stanley has been an excellent teacher to her. She started from 7th grade when she really loved singing but was too shy to sing. But with coaching, and many practices, rehearsals and recitals, she developed her voice and strong confidence within one semester. Now she sings often, which is what she loves to do and I love to hear. As Stanley's student, she participates in events of A Worcester Schubertiad, a chamber music organization that Stanley leads, which is great for her. I too have been taking lessons with Stanley for over a year. Class time is distributed between techniques and practicing an actual piece. I am learning many techniques that help me improving and enjoying my singing. I like to think that my voice has developed substantially over the year. Stanley's students range from professional singers, to choir members, to recreational singers like myself, from middle school to retirement. While he is an accomplished vocal artist in classical singing and opera, he helps develop vocal techniques for students in diverse singing genres. Because Stanley is flexible in his approach, a new student should feel comfortable starting with him. What should also help is that Stanley is punctual and very professional in managing his teaching schedule. As importantly, his studio is located in an excellent location in Worcester where parking is never an issue. I have benefitted from and enjoyed my learning experience, and I highly recommend Stanley as a vocal teacher.

Nathan K.

Verified review

I studied with Stanley Wilson for many years and because of him I was accepted to one of the world's greatest conservatories, The Eastman School of Music. Mr. Wilson has the exceptional skill of pinpointing exactly where technique could be improved and how to correct the errors. It is because of Mr. Wilson that I won the Hal Leonard Art Song Competition (3rd place), American Prize Competition (3rd place), and Opera Worcester Voice Competition (1st place). He also influenced me to audition for the Tanglewood Festival Choir, the All-National Honors Choir, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

Michaela B.

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So far my boyfriend loves the lessons!

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Kyle H.

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David has been teaching me guitar for a little over a month now. I have already seen great advances in my technique, rhythm, and understanding of music. I have been playing guitar for 9 years off and on, and I have never had professional lessons. I can say that after a month with David, I am playing better than I ever have and believe that my guitar playing skills will continue to progress rapidly with David's help. His teaching technique is very casual and fun, almost conversational, and his insights are spot on. He is exactly what I hoped for in an instructor when I started looking at guitar lessons and I would highly recommend him for anyone who loves guitar, regardless of their skill level. He is a 'must hire' professional!

John M.

Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons with David since 2010. He's a remarkable instructor. He covers everything from technique to songwriting to theory to you name it. I've learned a great deal from him and it has been fun. You'll have a blast too!

Thumbtack Customer

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I am still in the process of working out lessons

  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Julia P.

Verified review

Evan has been a great teacher for my son. He accommodating with scheduling, and gives my son fun and easy ways to practice. Evan's good humor and knowledge of music makes him a fun and productive teacher for kids. I definitely recommend reaching out to Evan for your child's lesson :)

Sarah B.

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I have three guitar lessons with Evan and he has already given me so much great stuff to work on! I had been teaching myself for about six months, but Evan has done so much more for me and shown me so many ways to improve. I am really looking forward to continuing learning from him.

Callan R.

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Easygoing, a wealth of knowledge, lessons are always pushing you toward the next step in your playing.

  • 35 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Christina A.

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Maribelle is fantastic! She is very patient with beginners and is willing to teach anyone who wants to learn, regardless of age. The amount I've learned in 6 months amazes me. I look forward to my lessons with her every week. =)

Elizabeth R.

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Maribelle is very kid friendly and patient- you can see that she has years of experience teaching piano. My daughter loves her lessons and I'm so impressed with far she has come! I would recommend her to anyone.

Paula D.

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Maribelle is a wonderful piano teacher and she is also a very nice person. My granddaughter enjoys her lessons very much and we hope to continue them in the future.

  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Andrew P.

Verified review

I'm a very busy technology professional. After many years of playing and studying on my own since college, I decided to look for teacher again. I met Ben through Thumbtack and started studying with him about a year ago. I can easily say that Ben is by far the best music teacher that I've ever had. With Ben, I study classical, jazz, composition, theory, technique and performance - all integrated into a single holistic, experience-based learning approach. Besides being a master, Ben is amazingly motivating and supportive - he puts my creative experience at the center of all we do. I've progressed in so many ways, none of which I would have expected a year ago. I've met several other of Ben's students - from children and adult beginners to highly trained professional musicians. They all say very similar things. I highly recommend studying with Ben.

Chris P.

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I came to Ben looking for lessons on piano improvisation. Coming from nothing, Ben did an extraordinary job immediately helping me become familiar with the concept of improvising while pushing me to not only challenge myself, but to understand what I was doing and why it made sense. Ben's background and talent really show in his teaching style and I left every lesson anxious to get home and practice what we had just gone over. I'd recommend Ben to anyone who wants to get top level education in anything piano.

Rachel A.

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Ben is a wonderful teacher and already after two lessons I feel more connected to the instrument. Also, the lessons have inspired me to play more frequently at home and just enjoy my time making music. He might be more pricey than other teachers but I feel the price is fair for the quality of teaching.

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

Rick O.

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"I started Portuguese lessons with Paulo because I wanted a native Portuguese speaker as a teacher. What I got was SO much more. Paulo is very passionate about his language, his teaching, and clearly cares whether the student is understanding and assimilating the lessons presented. His training and career as an Opera singer provides him with flawless and beautiful pronunciation that is literally music to my ears. Because of his voice training he can also hear the slightest deviation in my own pronunciation and accent, allowing me to slowly perfect my own Portuguese pronunciation. The lessons are paced well, not too fast, not too slow, and I can vary the pace as I need to. I've studied several languages before and have never enjoyed the process as much as I do with Paulo. Because Paulo is so personable, I'm laughing while learning my way to fluency!" Rick Oliver

Jamshid S.

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Paulo is a good teach who is experienced enough to distinguish your playing strengths and weaknesses. He is also very passionate about music (which for me was very encouraging) and always tends to share what he knows to improve every different aspects of the quality of your performance.

Steve S.

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I'm a new singer and the first lesson was really helpful and at the same time not stressful. Paulo was engaging and made it very comfortable. I'm looking forward continuing and learning how to get the most out of my voice.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min
  • Pawtucket, RI

Riane J.

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So far I've only taken one lesson with Jen for violin; however, it was very encouraging and I have scheduled future lessons already. She was flexible with me on a time to meet and was quite enthusiastic when I arrived. It took some time to tune my instrument since it's been so long since I last played but she was patient as ever and got it perfect without even needing my digital tuner. The lesson itself went smoothly - she was conscientious of the fact that I have some music background but also no foundation for violin. We did cover some basic things, such as quarter notes and timings, to determine how much music theory I have but it never felt silly. Overall I would recommend trying for sure. :)

Debra B.

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Mat Sunday is my violin teacher and as a beginner he is patient and very knowledgeable. I have learned how to read music in a short time of course I still have a lot to learn. In short Mat is a great Teacher! Debi Baker

Robin G.

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I took piano lessons with Mary. She is a wonderful and professional teacher. I would highly recommend New England Music Studio - Great learning experience and a lot of fun

Tim Carman

4.8

(5)

  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Amy C.

Verified review

If you have an opportunity to work with Tim I highly, highly recommend it. Here's why - he knows his stuff and he's one of the most gifted teachers I've ever met. Period. I first met Tim a few years ago in California, looking for someone to teach me the drums. As an adult learner I was pretty set in my ways - I'd done customer training for more than 15 years and was usually very skeptical when it came to how other trainers approach teaching students. Simply put, Tim blew me away. He knows the drums, without a doubt. What sets him apart from other teachers is his natural ability to lead, guide, ans instruct. He's patient, he's kind, and he's genuinely invested in your growth as a student drummer. Every student learns a little differently and I've seen Tim easily adapt his teaching methods in ways that best suit his students' learning preferences. That's not something you learn, it's something you feel. If you're an adult like me, or a parent looking for the best teacher to help your child learn, understand and incorporate the beauty of music in to his/her life, Tim Carman is the guy for you.

Leyton H.

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Tim is an amazing instructor! he worked extremely well with me asking how i learn best, as well as would not only teach, but study me as well. when i went in for my lesson he had me play to warm up, taught me a few things to help with technique, and saw a few habits i did and corrected them to make learning easier. Tim was very professional and yet laid back which is great because it didn't feel like i was back in school. he let me learn the songs that i wanted to learn, and wrote down our lesson to practice at home. i am very excited for my next lesson with him.

Cara K.

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Friendly and approachable instructor with a cool studio space! Is very flexible with scheduling and tailors the lesson to your goals and musical tastes.

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 0 min

Michael L.

Verified review

I decided to take up the violin again after last having touched one over forty years ago. I have been taking violin lessons with Haley for over six months. She quickly helped me get back some sense of the instrument. She has been patiently taking me through scales, rhythm, tempo, sight reading , and in addition has exposed me to the basics of music theory. I have found her to be welcoming, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, yet also professional. We go through scale drills, are making our way through basic Hal Leonard books, and even do a little jamming on some rock ballads that she has downloaded for us to play along with. I haven't been practicing as much as I could or should, but Haley is cool with it. It's all been a challenge for me, but I am thoroughly enjoying it. When I progress to a higher level of playing ability, I am certain her high level of violin musicianship and teaching skill will be greatly helpful in allowing me to reach my musical goals. I would highly recommend Haley as a violin teacher for aspiring musicians of all skill levels.

Mike B.

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Haley has been working with my teenage daughter for just over a year and she has been absolutely spectacular! She is a total professional with a vast knowledge and understanding of vocal technique and is also well versed and informed about a wide range of musical idioms. Her expertise combined with her student centered approach has really made her the perfect teacher and my daughter has never been more motivated about her voice lessons! I highly recommend Haley for all levels of instruction - you won’t be disappointed!

Isabella P.

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Working with Haley has been a blast! She is great at helping to clarify and meet singing goals. Her upbeat personality and flexible teaching style make lessons fun, engaging, and full of opportunities to figure out what works for your voice.

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

Nicole W.

Verified review

Alexandra is an absolutely wonderful teacher. She is a true professional, kind and compassionate. My daughter is on the timid side but has always expressed interest in singing. I was unsure of how she'd do and how she would take to a teacher, we could not have asked for a better teacher, a better person, than Alexandra. She is patient and so very knowledgeable. We highly recommend her.

Mariah G.

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Alexandra has been a wonderful vocal coach, introducing me to many new exercises for my voice and always very encouraging.

Avery M.

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I took lessons from Alex for over a year and really loved how she taught me!

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

Charles M.

Verified review

Patient and motivational also understanding for what I was trying to learn

Beverly M.

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I am just pleased since she agreed to be my piano instructor. Thanks.

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Joshua P.

Verified review

Ivan was absolutely wonderful. He was very accomodating to my schedule and was always very quick to respond. I am unfortunately unable to continue my lessons due to my own schedule restrictions, but I highly recommend Ivan for any new piano learners and I will be sure to continue lessons with Ivan in the future whenever my schedule allows!

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“Need a Voice & Guitar Instructor”

Pawtucket, RI

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