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  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC 20013

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I have used Alvin Smithson's services for over five years as a piano tuner, teacher and performer. I am always impressed with his skills, artistry and professionalism. Alvin first came to tune my 100-years old Steinway after it had been neglected for a number of years. He first examined the instrument, diagnosed what needed to be done and then proceeded with his expert tuning. Immediately after he was done and started playing, I was amazed at how good the piano sounded. Alvin explained that with a piano that hasn't been tuned or played in so many years, it will take some time to achieve its best form and sound for which it was built. A short time after, my wife started taking piano lessons from Alvin and as she started gaining proficiency in playing under his guidance, the piano itself gained a rich pleasing sound. Alvin paid close attention and adjusted notes or did a full tuning whenever needed. He also took the time to clean the strings and do minor technical adjustments. When a string needed to be replaced, Alvin recommended a technician from a highly reputable company. Overall, we owe it to his expertise to have the wonderful old piano do what it was built for by the Steinway masters. I should also mention that I heard some great musicians at venues where Alvin is the regular piano tuner. People who visit our house and hear our piano, or play it themselves, always compliment its sound. But the best comes when Alvin himself sits at the keyboard, whether at our house, at a social function or performing in the theater, it's such a joy to hear him play some great classical pieces as well as his own wonderful compositions. He is truly a very talented, sensitive and highly knowledgeable artist. And such a pleasant person, too. My wife and I feel fortunate to have Alvin give us the best piano sound to enjoy live music in our home. I would recommend him to anyone as piano tuner, teacher and overall musician.

  • 18 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC 20024

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I only took a handful of lessons with Gregg, but I have no complaints with my experience. Gregg is a consummate professional, and clearly very knowledgeable. I came into lessons with a couple years of playing experience, and I was still able to learn some very helpful things in my short time taking lessons with Gregg. I also really appreciated that he had instruments and equipment available in his studio. Lastly, he offered me a favorable rate for signing up via Thumbtack, which I also appreciated. I ultimately went in a different direction, as Gregg mentioned that he might not have the capacity to teach me certain songs from beginning to end. As this is one of my primary learning goals, I switched instructors. Even still, I give credit to Gregg for being upfront and honest with me. Overall, he's a good guy and teacher, and I wouldn't rule out returning to him at some point in the future.

  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Annandale, VA 22003

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I have been taking lessons from Sam for about two months now. I am an adult who is coming to vocal training with little experience in singing other than some high school chorus and performances. And I am so glad I did! Sam was immediately welcoming, encouraging, and warm. He is clearly a wonderful person and it shows right away. But maybe more importantly, he is an extremely talented singer, performer and instructor. I really wanted an experienced and sophisticated teacher who will not just encourage me but teach me, push me, and help me to advance and become an accomplished performer. Sam has a great reputation and teaches many advanced, even famous singers but he is also great for beginners. He teaches you not just singing technique but how to develop as a musician both technically and emotionally. Before starting with Sam, I took a few lessons with others who start you off the bat with sheet music and just singing. That doesn't work in my view. Singing is difficult (more difficult than I expected actually) and to progress you have to understand theory, rhythm, timing and phrasing. Sam starts you with these kinds of lessons so that when you start singing you understand the music itself, not just technique. In short, you won't find a better teacher or person than Sam so if you are interested in progressing either as a beginner or an experienced singer, please check him out. You won't be disappointed.

  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Woodbridge, VA 22193

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Mr. Bennett and his wife led a 2-hour class for a group of 12 people at our office. They provided all the equipment and worked in our office parking deck. The class was excellent - everyone enjoyed it and learned valuable lessons. I highly recommend him for any personal safety or self-defense classes you want to offer to a group.

  • 14 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA 22312

Ewan W.

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Morgan's everything you'd want in a teacher: patient, humble, and with a great sense of humor. Can't recommend enough.

  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fairfax Station, VA 22039

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I am both shocked(!) and incredibly happy with how my voice has improved since I started voice lessons with Barbara just a matter of months ago. Tone, range, everything. She is truly an amazing teacher and a lovely person. And as a bonus, you will never have as much fun at a music lesson as you will with Barbara! Very, very highly recommended!

  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Voice lessons with Rachel Leanza have been a great pleasure. She is awesome at working out a schedule for lessons and making sure you're comfortable during them. You get what you give in effort, but she is always there to help and answer any questions. When you do start to experience progress in your voice, Rachel is just as enthusiastic as you are, which makes the lessons quite fun. If you're looking to learn about singing and enjoy yourself while doing it, then these lessons are definitely worth it.

  • 30 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Annandale, VA 22003

Kolade A.

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Mr. Bastani is very sharp musically. He takes his time to make sure a student understands the material. I was very pleased with my 1st meeting with him. We went through a lot of information and I never felt as though I was being rushed in any manner. He is organized and flexible with his time. I look forward to having future lessons with him. Kolade

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Antonio R.

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Mark Deffenbaugh is an awesome instructor! I have been taking lessons from him for four months now and he is turning me into one great pianist. He teaches theory, techniques and posture. I am really blessed and fortunate to be a student of Deffenbaugh House of Music!

  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA 22304

Deepa S.

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She is simply awesome. I am impressed with how much my 5 year old has learnt in matter of few months. She is very patient with him and also adjusts the lesson to his moods when he is not having a good day. We are so glad we found her. Highly recommend her!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA 22304

Hanaa R.

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Lindsey is the best. I loved my yoga sessions with her. She is an excellent instructor who does a great job of personalizing the sessions to your strengths, weaknesses, and personality. So happy to know her!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA 22304

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  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90045

Dorine D.

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I like that he's very positive and patient! Good teacher! Can't wait to see progress :)

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA 22307

Jay J.

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Danna is very patient in teaching. In addition to improvise what suits best at each planned lesson. She keeps the session captivating for us to watch our daughter while benefiting student very much. Feel fortunate of having her.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Woodbridge, VA 22191

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