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Smithson Music
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 55 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.

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The Singer Studio
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
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Martha C.
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I have taken voice lessons before, however, never enjoyed the experience as I have with Momma Debbie Kirkland. Momma Debbie has a warm, fun, exciting, inviting, loving, motherly and caring spirit. She is an awesome teacher and singer. I felt major improvements in my breathing and voice dynamics. It has truly been a life changing experience that I will treasure forever and ever. This woman is The Bomb.Com!!!!!!

DC Guitar Lessons
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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I’ve been taking guitar lessons from Gregg every other week for the last 6 months. The main reason I decided to seek out private guitar lessons from an instructor, was because I couldn’t get into online or DVD guitar lessons which I attempted for several months. Moreover, I’m old school when it comes down to music lessons, due to learning the cello through classroom instructor- based lessons from elementary to High School, along with private lessons thereafter. With that being said I can say I’ve made one of the best decisions towards enhancing my playing on the guitar by taking lessons with Gregg. When I first started taking lessons from Gregg, he provided an individual plan for me to help with learning scales, technique exercises, licks, and improvisation. He showed me how to make my own melodies on the guitar by using scale/chord relations. He provided the theory behind using various chords with scales which I did not gain from DVD or online guitar learning. He also broke down how much time I should spend on practicing the guitar to get where I want to be. He is very encouraging and will provide feedback to you which will enable you to improve in certain areas. I would like to recommend Gregg for beginner to intermediate players, as well as advanced players who are preparing for gigs. In addition, Gregg cannot practice for you, he can only provide lessons. I try to practice from 30 minutes to 2 hours a day depending on my daily schedule. Gregg is a great teacher, I am already playing with others (bassist and drummer) and using the skills he taught me to improvise my playing.

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Aida Studios
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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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
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 82 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.

Morgan Henry
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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 24 reviews
  • 26 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!

Keith John
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Angie S.
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Keith is an incredible instructor! At each lesson, he always makes you feel that making you a better drummer is more important than anything else for him during that 1/2 hour. I have been taking lessons from Keith for about 2 years. I am a 55 year old woman who took lessons as a child and wanted to continue learning where I left off so many years ago. Keith is exceptional at identifying your weak spots and giving you very helpful and practical techniques to strengthen them. With Keith as my instructor, I have learned to read music and my skill as a drummer has improved enormously. He has so much knowledge about all aspects of drumming. He is incredibly passionate about drumming as a performer, and conveys that same passion when teaching his students. He is just as effective with very young students as he is with older students (like me)! I would recommend him as an instructor to anyone with the desire to learn all aspects of becoming a drummer.

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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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Hiroko Furuie's Piano Studio
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Naoko K.
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My 7 year daughter has been taking private lessons with Hiroko for 2 years, and my 5 year-old son started last year. They are both making good progress. Hiroko is a very supportive teacher, who encourage my kids to enjoy the music as well as to develop correct technique. My daughter has been playing a wide-range of music at her level and enjoys composing little pieces with the help of Hiroko.

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Lisa Chang Music
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Bo L.
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My 6 year old son took the piano lessons with Lisa for over a year and I am amazed at his tremendous improvement in such a short time span. She is very patient and encouraging and my son really enjoys her class. Great experience with Lisa all the way around. Highly recommended!

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.

Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Drum and guitar lessons--prompt, patient, and gave great exercises to use for practice.

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Laurie's Lessons
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer R.
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Laurie is very thougtful and kind. She has been taught piano to my 10-year-old daughter since this June. Laurie is always calm and helpful. We love our piano lesson. These days, my daughter plays piano pretty well and I’m happy I can enjoy beautiful piano!

Maddie Tarbox Vocal Studios
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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.

The pro piano instructor
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 8 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.

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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!

  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah D.
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Marc is such a delight to work with. He is an excellent piano teacher, patient with the kids, teaches them not only how to play but the music theory and historical context. He is super organized and helpful when it comes to scheduling too. So glad we found Marc!

  • 24 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy K.
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I have been very happy with the guitar instruction that my son has received from Brain. He is a creative and patient teacher that really takes an individual interest in the student. Highly recommended !

Mrs. Marquita's Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Jocelyn G.
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I took voice lessons from Mrs. Marquita in high school, and can accredit her with being the reason I qualified for a 14 women a Capella group. Her lessons were well thought out, and pushed me to be better. She was warm and welcoming and worked diligently to ensure I understood the music and my voice. I would recommend her to any and everyone!

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