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Smithson Music
4.9
from 130 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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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.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Rob M.
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I have gotten a series of guitar lessons from Stevie. The progress I've made is amazing. If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere to ask questions and learn to play guitar, Matthews is your guy. He is passionate about music and your ability to get better. I'm very excited to continue to learn more.

Aida Studios
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Susan G.
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Tona is an excellent voice teacher -- my son's range has expanded an octave in just 5 lessons and he is singing with much more confidence. The price is reasonable.

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Debbie Gerrity Music Studio
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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David G.
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My daughter really likes Debbie's style of teaching and has learned more from her in a few lessons than she had with a previous instructor in an entire year.

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Morgan Henry
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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John L.
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Morgan tailored my music lessons to meet my playing style, level of play and desire achievement. His easy going demeanor made my lessons relaxed and enjoyable. Highly recommend him. John

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Bhanu A.
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Don is a very accomplished guitarist with a wealth of knowledge. It shows that he is eager to impart his knowledge. I had my first lesson with him today and I learned so much. He incorporates music theory in to his lessons to show us why things are played the way they are and where they originated from. He was patient and very encouraging. His soloing skills are phenomenal and I am excited to learn from him. I highly recommend him to musicians of all levels. He is now my jazz guitar guru! Hail to the Guitar Chief Don!

Drum Lessons With Andrew Toy
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon C.
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Andrew is a terrific instructor. He starts with the basics and as a result a solid foundation is started for good drumming. Andrew customizes lessons and genres to individual preferences and needs, and knows how to keep it fun while learning. I would recommend Andrew as an instructor to friends and family looking to learn how to drum.

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Jam Class
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandon M.
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I have been a guitar player for a long time, but have always missed out on two of the most important components of musicianship; playing with other people, and instruction. Jam class takes care of both. By attending Jam Class, I am afforded the opportunity to regularly hone my guitar and vocal skills in a group setting. Having Dan present during the jam offers immediate feedback on what sounded good, and what needs improvement. Jam Class also helps drive some of the topics discussed my private lessons, keeping the instruction applicable and interesting. For me, Jam Class is everything I've ever wanted musically; a growing confidence in my own stage presence, the shared experience of playing live music with like minded people, and the growth of my harmonic vocabulary.

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Donna Whited Teaching Studio
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Sanson M.
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My daughter is a teen, and she has been taking piano lessons from Mrs. Whited for about two years now. Since the first day she has been enjoying her lessons. After my daughter came back home from her first piano lesson her excitement was beyond what I expected. I enjoy listening to my daughter practicing her piano pieces at home, and I always see improvements. Thanks to Mrs. Whited for her outstanding effort, and for going above and beyond what parents expect.

Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Drum and guitar lessons--prompt, patient, and gave great exercises to use for practice.

Nicole Lamm Vocal Studio LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kim F.
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My daughter took lessons from Nicole for 3 years. Lessons and recitals were always a positive experience, improving my daughter's confidence and abilities. She is now involved with the choir at her university and was accepted for private lessons.

  • 22 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron D.
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Dave has been helpful, patient, and invested in my progress. I appreciate his flexibility in regards to both Skype and in-person lessons. If you do your part and practice often there is no question that Dave will help you get where you want to be!

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Maddie Tarbox Vocal Studios
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Wendy D.
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Maddie is a professional. She has natural talent in music/acting and has studied and trained in this area. Lessons with Maddie are like advanced courses! She gets so much accomplished in every lesson. She can play any music, knows so much music and her voice is...amazing--can't get enough. The fact that she has the ability to teach is what sets her apart.

Jason Bomani
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Our son takes guitar lessons with Jason. I like how he focuses on fundamentals but is responsive to the student’s tastes.

Jack Philipoom
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sophy P.
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I hired Jack and one of his associates for jazzy background music at my house on two separate occasions. He was easy to work with, arrived on time, and his fee was very reasonable given his high talent level. I have no hesitation in recommending Jack for his music service, whether to play at an event or for music lessons. And I would definitely use him again.

The pro piano instructor
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mina R.
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We’ve had our son with Dave at age 7 until now. It’s been almost two years with Dave being his teacher. I’m so grateful that Dave is his first teacher for piano. Dave is patient, gentle, dedicated and makes things fun for my child. There were times where our son had a rough patch with certain pieces of music (and still does) and Dave guides him through it with confidence. Dave is musically gifted and all his students will say the same thing about him. He is passionate for music and piano and it shows with his teaching. If you are looking for a wonderful piano teacher who really knows their stuff you’ll be thrilled with Dave.

  • 39 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tatiana L.
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I have never had so much fun and learned so much in a music lesson. I highly recommend Mr. McCoy as a violin instructor! He has helped me develop my skills such that I am ready to launch off to pursue violin further.

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Cadenza Music Studio
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Peggy K.
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My 13 year old is taking saxophone classes with James. He is wonderful teacher, always on time, very positive and great at motivating students. We feel my daughter has make much improvement in just a few lessons. I highly recommend Cadenza Studios!

SoundSmith Music Center
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pat S.
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A friend's granddaughter told me about Jason Free with owner of SoundSmith Music Center. I decided to try to set up lessons with him. I have been a guitar student with Jason for three and a half years. My playing has definitely improved. He is generous with his time. The location of the store is convenient and the rates for lessons are reasonable. My lessons are structured to help me improve but we also play songs that I have worked on and Jason will help me overcome any problems I may have with the song. My granddaughter got a guitar for Christmas and I recommended my daughter contact SoundSmith Music Center for lessons. Sophie is now a student at SoundSmith Music Center. I would definitely recommend SouthSmith Music Center to friends and family.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Holly W.
Verified review

Yalira provides terrific quality instruction and is tremendously talented. She would come to the house and I paid for 30 min lessons and the lessons were always longer. I would still have lessons for my daughter had she not moved away from Dallas. I highly recommend her!

ARTchieve Studio
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy A.
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I’m glad I’ve met my piano teacher on thumbtack. She’s very patient and share her passion about music in the lessons. I enjoyed her lesson a lot.

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