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Smithson Music
4.9
from 119 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 181 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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The Singer Studio
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
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Brennan S.
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I am having an incredible experience working with Debbie Kirkland. What a pro! I have only had a couple lessons, but she has been so patient helping a novice such as myself. Debbie is big on technique, and her comprehensive approach (even getting me down on a mat to show me proper breathing and placement) shows her commitment to her students. I feel like the foundation I am building will serve me well as I progress in my lessons. Even though it’s challenging and frustrating at times, I’m excited every time I go for my lesson. Debbie’s enthusiasm and passion for her craft make it enjoyable, and I’m grateful I found her and look forward to continuing my training under her direction.

Aida Studios
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Sara G.
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Tona is great to work with. I had my first lesson today and I already feel that she is genuinely supportive and there to help me overcome my anxiety with singing. She can personalize each lesson and teach whatever techniques are unique for that person's stage of vocal development. She listens to your concerns and goals and is able to work the lessons to your liking. She is also easy to talk to and open to feedback. She works with you to build whatever you need help with and provides the knowledge and experience to back up the lesson.

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhitu B.
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Don has been very accommodating with our schedule. Also it's a wholistic learning experience. My child is enjoying the lessons and is even practicing without much prompting.

American Music Studio
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Juliette P.
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Brett is very knowledgeable about the guitar as well as music in general. He explains in understandable terms and analogies, and makes it fun. While he is just starting out in his new studio, he is very organized. And for one on one lessons he charges a reasonable fee.

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Maddie Tarbox Vocal Studios
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 13 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.

4Singers Voice Lessons
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
April S.
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I am so glad I found 4Singers Voice Lessons with Tracy Hamlin. I was in need of some vocal coaching for an audition, with limited time to prepare. Tracy managed to help me work through both songs with ease. She helped me feel completely prepared and more confident than when I first started lessons with her. She is a Godsend and I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or improve their vocal skills.

Voice Lessons with Orla
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia P.
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My teenage daughter has had several lessons with Orla and we have found her to be professional, kind and extremely knowledgeable about mechanics of the voice as instrument. She brings her enthusiasm and warmth to each lesson and my daughter very much enjoys working with her. In the few lessons that they've had so far, we have seen improvement in both voice technique and comfort of performance.

Keely Bosworth Borland
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Craig P.
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Our daughter, 13, has been taking voice lessons with Keely for almost a year, and has had a terrific experience. Keely has taken the time to get to know our daughter, her strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and she makes effective use of the lesson time, finding music our daughter enjoys (musical theater), as well as challenging her with music she might not otherwise have been exposed to. Keely is very encouraging, abounding in patience, and a lot of fun to work with. Our daughter loves her lessons!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Francis G.
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EXCELLENT VOICE TEACHER: I’ve been studying with James McCully for almost a year and have seen a vast improvement in my vocal technique. I’m a lawyer by trade, but I’ve always wanted to develop my singing voice so I started lessons in my 30s. I’ve had a couple of voice teachers in the past, and while they helped me develop my voice, James is taking me to a whole new level. Through my study with James, I can more easily access my top notes -- a must for tenors -- and I am developing strength and ring. I also feel more confident with my singing due to his caring teaching style and his ability to readily address technical issues. His selection of repertoire is thoughtful and reflects a deep understanding and love of music as well as what would work for auditions. He’s also a wonderful piano player, so you have the benefit of a great voice teacher and a skilled accompanist. I always look forward to lessons with James, and I would highly recommend him to any student who is looking to improve his or her technique in a supportive environment.

  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick O.
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Marc was friendly and I very much enjoyed my voice lesson.

Max's Music Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Forrest B.
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Max is a consummate professional. His grasp of theory and vocal knowledge is impressive. He listens intently, is nonjudgmental, instructs with care and caters lessons to your needs. I look forward to a long term coaching relationship.

  • 20 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Beth M.
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My daughter had lessons with Michelle for several years. She helped her voice improve so much that her high school choir teacher commended my daughter for the improvement. She just started in college and auditioned successfully for their concert choir. Michelle is patient, extremely knowlegeable about choral music and able to translate that passion to kids. We drove an hour each way for several years for lessons. Well worth it and would recommend her highly. Feel free to contact me for more info, by email beth_muller@ymail.com or phone 703.220.4973

Naptown Sings!
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kacey S.
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Great response time. First lesson went great! Will be returning...?

KeJa Music and Drums, Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Emily A.
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He has been a great teacher and very encouraging for the student.

The Russell Penney Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
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My experience with Mr. Penney is unparalleled and unequal with respect to any other voice teacher I've ever had. I thought a longtime voice teacher was the best until she passed away and I had to find a new teacher. Then I found Mr. Penney and I've never looked back. Everyone noticed a difference in my voice once I started lessons with him. He hears things in your voice like no one else and he is able to translate that into advice and guidance that enables his students of all ages to reach their potential and their goals.

Ivey League Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Christina B.
    Verified review

    Adrienne is a great teacher. She has true passion for teaching her students.

    Harry Wilkinson
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jen B.
    Verified review

    My children are enjoying piano lessons with Harry and are progressing well. Harry has been accommodating of our schedule and works well with our kids. They are looking forward to the October recital.

    10 Fingers Music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    Lisa A.
    Verified review

    My daughter has been taking piano lessons from Toni for several months. I love that Toni comes to my house to teach, so that I can stay home and work on other projects during her lessons. Toni is extremely reliable, prompt, and responsive. She is very kind and patient, my daughter loves having her come and looks forward to her lessons. She always leaves a clear practice plan, so that my daughter can practice on her own and knows exactly what to do. I highly recommend piano lessons with 10 Fingers Music!

    Francis Music Studio

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      I teach piano, guitar, voice, music theory beginning to advanced level including music majors, and conducting in all levels.

      Voice Lessons

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        I am a cool and modern voice teacher accepting new students (Georgetown/Foxhall/Palisades areas). I am the previous head of music at a distinguished private school in Washington, D.C. I hold a master of music degree/am vocally trained in US and Europe. I am also a published singer/songwriter (recording artist)/music excellence award winner. Available teaching slots are limited.

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