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


I started taking voice lessons for the first time at the age of 53 from Sam. My only other musical experiences were singing in a church choir as a teenager and taking piano lessons for a couple of years when I was in middle school. I chose Sam because of his willingness to accept different types of voices and his terrific and positive reviews. I have never questioned my choice. When I started with Sam, my voice was weak. I could basically carry a tune, but definitely not in a public setting and definitely not one that was outside of the middle-of-the-road range. I took lessons so I could feel more confident in my singing ability and improve my voice. Sam started by teaching me how to breath while singing. I’ll admit that it was hard work and not the most exciting, but it has made a huge difference in my ability. My range has been broadened and my voice is much stronger than when I began 8 months ago. During that time we have worked on music theory, rhythm, harmony, different types of music, etc. The key for me is that I have always found Sam very patient and encouraging yet at the same time mindful of the technical expertise needed to improve one’s voice. I highly recommend him for someone like me and definitely for anyone who has a more natural musical talent!

  • 15 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA 22312


Finding a good guitar and bass tutor can be pretty fraught. Anyone who knows a few scales can potentially set up shop. I had the misfortune of visiting several such "instructors." Unlike most of the folks on craigslist, Morgan is a true teacher. He has deep musical knowledge that spans genres and play styles, and will adapt his lessons to the interests of the student. But more importantly, he's just a great person - kind, patient, and passionate about music. Over 2 years of lessons, Morgan helped me progress from simple pop songs to Jazz comps, and even indulged my interest in kooky prog metal rhythms. The lessons were fun, spontaneous, and challenging. Bonus: Morgan is an experienced guitar tech with a fully outfitted shop in his house. I cannot overstate how convenient it is to be able to get your instrument fixed in the same location where you take your lessons. Virtually no one else in the area can provide this dual service. In summary: I wouldn't write such a long review if he wasn't the real deal. I left each lesson with a smile on my face and I saw the same in every other student that walked out the door before my timeslot. If you want to learn and actually have fun doing it, give this guy a call.

  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • College Park, MD 20740


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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA 22305


Sammy is such a great teacher. I've been learning in group formats to private lessons for a while and Sammy is by far the best teacher I've had. I use muscles that I never knew I could use. Things others let slip, Sammy catches. I'm louder than I've ever been and my vibrato is more consistent. Most of all he know how to joke around and have fun. There's no pressure.

  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Laurel, MD 20707

Alan F.

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I’ll be honest, I got lucky finding Dave. Years ago, I saw an ad in the Baltimore City newspaper, a place where Dave stopped advertising shortly after I called him. You’ll have the same luck learning from a dynamic artist. Each lesson has as much energy as the first, you will never get bored. If you're looking for a professional, experienced, and dedicated musician you found him. I knew nothing about the bass before taking lessons with Dave. He always puts the student's musical interest first providing solid instruction. He structured each lesson to my interests, i.e. if I wanted to learn Le Chic's Good Times, Dave didn't try to convince me to do something else; he went with what I asked. And Dave is totally accessible. I’ve had lessons in his apartment, studio, house, and on Skype and FaceTime. He even worked with me while overseas in France via Skype, that’s 6 hours time difference. Don’t kid yourself, if you are serious about learning the bass so is Dave. He’ll find a way to make it work. The best part is during each lesson and over the years he incorporated fundamental musical knowledge to build my understanding and repertoire. If you work hard, listen, and be patient you will grow.

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • College Park, MD 20740


Are you interested in improving your singing? Whether you're a high school student, college student, or adult who just enjoys making music, it is never too late to start learning how to get the most out of your sound. I have 10 years of vocal instruction experience and will work with you on whatever style of music you prefer. While I primarily sing classical and operatic music, I teach musical theater, pop, art song, folk, and many other styles. I have taught students of all ages. Wherever you are on your walk of life, from high school students just starting out to those in retirement who want to sound better in choir, voice lessons can be tailored to your interests and experience.

Duhagon Guitar studio

New To Thumbtack

  • Hyattsville, MD 20783


I provide guitar lessons for students from 7 years old and on. I teach all levels. I have 15 years of experience. I am a guitar professor at George Washington University.

  • Washington, DC 20002


I am a 24-year-old professional audio engineer with over 10 years of experience on the guitar, as well as music theory. I'm happy to help anyone get started learning an instrument, the theory behind playing it, and even how to record it.

Brittany Ellis

New To Thumbtack

  • Chevy Chase, MD 20815


I am a sound designer with a jazz vocal background. I have been teaching privately for 10 years. I encourage songwriting, self-accompaniment, and motivation to practice and create for one's self. My partner has been a drummer for as long as he can remember. He will be teaching the drum portion. We have a set in our music studio for the studio. It is highly recommended that the student has a set of their own or at least a drum practice pad. Our program is designed for growing children and high school students. We are also trained to help you with college audition processes.

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