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Piano Lessons
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen B.
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Aleta Barber is passionate about music and knows her stuff. With her warm and gentle personality, she make learning to play piano fun for both kids and adults.

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StudentCircle
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori B.
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Theo was very prompt and well-worded in our communications, and set me up with a tutor in my area quickly. I'm looking forward to more of my Japanese language lessons!

Reverb Lessons - Seattle
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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I have been working with Gretchen for a few months now and every time we meet I learn something new. She is extremely patient and knowledgeable and has a way of explaining techniques that make it understandable to someone with minor knowledge. I always look forward to our lessons because I always leave with a positive experience. I'm so thankful I found her because she is a wonderful teacher!

  • 9 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle M.
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We went to Tara for guitar lessons for my 11 year old daughter. Tara makes it fun, very knowledgeable and easy to learn with. She's super sweet and the kids just love her. She's a good example and a beautiful person.

Seattle Guitar Mentor
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Chip S.
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I shopped several places before discovering Seattle Guitar Mentor. Awesome place to learn guitar! I've been taking lessons here since June 2016 and I'm having a blast! My son saw how much fun I was having with it and started taking lessons a couple months after me! Ryan is a great instructor/mentor and really cares about each student. A true professional with a real understanding of instruction techniques and music theory. I am learning so much and Ryan keeps it fun and interesting! Highly recommended.

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Janina's Piano Lessons
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Vivian Y.
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Janina Beran is very experienced working with the younger kids. Both of my boys started taking piano lessons when they were about 4 and half years old. Janina is patient with them, always making sure my kids understand the piece that they are working on. Through Janina's encouragments, my older son, now 7 years old, plays in recitals twice a year and takes the annual piano guild exams. In addition, he performs in school talent show every year. I see a positive transformation from a shy boy to a confident on stage performer. My younger son has been taking lessons for 5 months now. He keeps talking about how he wants to play as good as his older brother and performs on stage in school one day. All thanks to Janina for believing in my kids and with all of her positive reinforcements she has been giving them. I am so grateful that I have found a wonderful piano teacher!

  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Stevie F.
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Maddy is very knowledgeable, and was flexible with what I wanted to get out of lessons. I loved that she helped me tune my guitar, went at my pace, and helped me know where to start. Great teacher!

Jeremy Shilley Music Studio
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyne T.
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I have had several voice teachers & what drew me to seek lessons from Jeremy is he offers a recital opportunity in which to showcase your efforts & progress. Plus, he is affable, focuses on positives & not nitpicking on negatives, is an accomplished musician himself, patient, is collaborative in the sense of not forcing his repertoire on you, affordable, & is a great person who is NOT the moody, difficult,arrogant musician type I have encountered in my past. You can't go wrong trying lessons with him; you won't regret your decision.

  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha B.
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I am an adult beginner piano player interested in playing the piano and learning music theory and history. Mr. Adams has tailored my lessons to my individual desires. He is flexible about the time schedule and an engaging conversationalist.

Gee-Force Music
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy H.
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Jeff came to our house, years ago, to teach our son beginning guitar lessons. Jeff is easy to have around and was a great teacher. I would recommend him to anyone needing lessons at any age.

Minami's music lesson
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Laura G.
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Minami is great to work with! I have learned so much from her in a short time. She makes sure you understand how to better your voice and gives you practical things to work on. She is understanding about getting sick / holidays and overall it's been a great experience!! Would definitely 10/10 recommend!!

Laleh Piano Studio
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Maryam D.
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Ms Laleh is a great piano teacher. She has a very nice personality. she is very patient with her students. My 4 year old daughter takes private piano lessons with her,she absolutely enjoys her classes. she is experienced in teaching young kids and I highly recommend her.

NOVA Self Defense
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chiara P.
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I recently enrolled in a 4 class-package on self-defense course with Evan. I found Evan to be extremely competent in the subject matter, and passionate about his students getting the most out of his lessons. Although, I had a problem attending my first lesson, and I greatly appreciated the way Evan handled the matter. It already gave me the idea he is a remarkable professional with great customer focus. I would definitely recommend Evan‘s classes if you are interested in learning self-defense. Chiara

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Aaron Malver Piano Studio
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Linda J.
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My daughter has only had two lessons with Aaron, so I do not have a long term relationship to base my review on. However, I can say that Aaron was very prompt at returning my emails and phone calls . Very professional in how he approached making financial arrangements and scheduling our lessons. He provided references for me to check with. He offered a complementary initial lesson. And perhaps most important, when I pick up my daughter from her lesson she has a smile on her face and says Aaron is very nice.

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Cayce Bernhardt
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Levi S.
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We just started our daughter's lessons but Cayce is a well organized and professional who loves her craft. She has been very helpful in answering our questions and determining our short and long-term goals. Her website is very well done and a great aid in tracking our daughter's progress, lessons, and for communication.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chad H.
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I've always wanted to take voice lessons but I never gathered enough courage to actually do it. I decided to give Maddy a chance and since starting a few months ago I'd say my confidence has tripled. I'd recommend her to anyone!

bluehelixmusic LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Renata F.
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I have been studying Vocals with Sami for 2 years. He is an amazing instructor, he is patient, kind and a blast to learn with. Every lesson is designed for me based on my progression from the week prior. He is always available to speak even when I don't have lessons to offer additional help. Thank you Sami for helping me become a better singer.

Miller Music School
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Erica R.
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    We are so thankful we found Mrs. Miller. She's helped our daughter learn to play piano with encouragement and persistence. Our kiddo loves her lessons and we couldn't be happier.

    Michelle Lee
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rebecca C.
    Verified review

    Michelle is a genuine, willing teacher. She actually makes piano lessons fun and entertaining and never makes you feel stupid for not being able to play well. She was also willing to work with my music taste. Michelle also has a great work ethic. She was always on time and rarely canceled lessons. If she had to, she would let me know days in advance and also did makeup lessons. I cannot recommend her more!

    Spanish and French Lessons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Christine P.
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    My first lesson was very good. Gena and I got acquainted with each other and began studying Spanish. Gena is very nice and I'm sure, from what I've seen, that she'll be a good teacher. I'm really looking forward to learning Spanish from her.

    • 18 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Francis C.
    Verified review

    I'm happy with Dale's instructions and his expertise on any concerns or questions that I have. Looking forward to my next lesson each week. Frank

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    The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

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