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Scott Paul Johnson
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dale B.
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Taking music lessons as an adult, i largely expected to feel the way i did taking lessons as a child. I never would have expected to learn everything from basic theory and technique to being able to compose pieces for multiple instruments within a month. Scott's approach is professional and relatable which is rare in a music teacher of his pedigree. I'am afforded an opportunity to grow as a complete musician with his ability to take daunting musical concepts and make them immediately understandable to a layman. I really do believe that whatever your musical goals are, he is a more than capable teacher. Its also worth noting that whenever i have had any questions throughout the week, he has taken the time to respond at length.

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Sound Music Studio
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Johnson W.
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Jan is very good piano teacher. She is patient and fun with my kids and she is very flexible about the schedule of the piano lessons also. Good rate for her piano lesson comparing to the market. Highly recommended.

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Piano Lessons
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth J.
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I LOVE taking piano lessons with Aleta Barber. She is a natural teacher. Although I have had years of music in elementary and high school, as well as private lessons as an adult, she has introduced me to ways of learning I've never been exposed to. I feel so fortunate to be working with her.

  • 17 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia R.
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We unfortunately only attended one of Bryan's drum lessons .(only because my four year old wouldn't practice). Bryan was great! He even had on Aladdin, upon us arriving which made my daughter extra comfortable. It was a great ice breaker for them to talk about. I would absolutely recommend Bryan to anyone needing drum lessons ages kids to adult.

Seattle Guitar Mentor
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Candice M.
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My 10 yr old daughter came to Ryan as a true beginner and left her first lesson playing 2 songs! She went into the lesson very unsure of herself, and left feeling confident and successful. Ryan's patience and easy-going friendliness was what made my daughter love working with him. His talent and outside-of-the-box teaching methods were what made me happy as a mom. We got more than our money's worth and I would highly recommend Ryan's lessons to anyone. Lessons for my daughter lasted 9 months and only ceased because Ryan relocated to another state. Our loss! Excellent teacher!

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Mary Lord
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Tina L.
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Mary is teaching guitar to my 11 year old daughter. When we came to Mary my daughter had 4 years of choir experience but no musical instrument lessons. Mary is patient yet specific in her requests, my daughter is enjoying playing the classical guitar while learning much about technique. Mary is good at seeing my daughters learning style and using that to both their benefit. I would highly recommend her.

Lessons In Your Home
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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My piano teacher is great, scheduling my lessons was super easy and I can’t believe it but I’m actually reading music. Having Music lessons in my home is very easy

Jeremy Shilley Music Studio
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
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I have worked with Jeremy Shilley for 4+ years. Throughout that time, he has helped me to grow as a vocalist, both in my technical capability and in my breadth of repertoire. He is very astute in determining music that is well suited to my voice and guiding me in selecting pieces for performance and audition that will highlight my vocal range. Even with a busy work schedule and when I moved out of the area, he was able to be very flexible in creating a lesson time on Skype that was mutually agreeable. I highly recommend Jeremy Shilley for private voice lessons whether you are a professional performer working to improve your skills or an amateur studying for enjoyment.

Joyful Piano Studio
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
He C.
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Elaine has been teaching 3 of my children piano lessons for 3 years now. She has since added a 4th. She is patient and encouraging yet firm. She makes sure they strive to do their best and teaches strong technique. She also include improv, ear training, and chords. Rather than just sticking to the books, Elaine is constantly coming up with fun, creative ways to reinforce the theory the kids are learning.

JD Dorland Music
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa G.
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JD Dorland Music has been a fantastic experience. I chose to start Piano Lessons in the middle of December which is already a very busy month and JD was very accommodating with dates and times. I am an adult with no experience in playing the Piano or reading music and my first lesson was a great experience. He is incredibly friendly and the environment was laid back and welcoming. JD provided me with the tools necessary to succeed outside of my lesson with a combination of book and online work. I truly felt like he set me up to be successful. You will not be disappointed by JD Dorland Music.

Studio Sauvage
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Diba D.
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Theresa is absolutely an amazing violin instructor! After taking violin lessons from many skilled instructors, I found Theresa very effective and engaging. She is great at teaching to both adults and children, and I'm so grateful to be one of her students:))

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Jacob Hessburg
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Collette K.
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Outstanding guitar instructor! Jacob is very patient and easy to get along with. He's a fantastic musician and sincerely works to make sure that I stay interested and continue to get better. I would highly recommend him as a guitar, bass or drum teacher to anyone looking for music lessons!

  • 39 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Karsten M.
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I've been playing for quite a while now, but there's only so much a person can teach ones self. Which is how I came to start taking lessons. After three lessons so far I've already learned a lot. Quite a bit of what I've learned before immediately started making more sense when David explained it. I look forward to continuing to learn about the guitar from David and reaching my full potential as a guitar player. I highly recommend David as a teacher.

Scott Farrell Voice Studios
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Julia M.
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Scott was a professor of mine at the Evergreen State College, and then I went on to take private voice lessons with him. I've had numerous voice teachers in my life and Scott is definitely by far one of the best. Besides being inspiring and super fun to be around, Scott is incredibly knowledgable about the anatomy and mechanics of the human voice, so you can be sure that under his guidance you won't damage your instrument (this has always been a concern of mine because my grandmother was an opera singer who got a vocal surgery which ruined her voice). Whatever you're looking to work on, be it more technical or more performance-based, Scott can definitely help you get there. Simply put: he's great, he knows his stuff, and I highly recommend him as a teacher and mentor.

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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.

Shireen's Music For Life
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Our 10 year daughter has been under Shireen's tutelage for almost two years, and is already becoming a fine pianist. She is also turning into a very good vocalist! Shireen has never been anything but positive, helpful, and understanding. She is always very thoughtful in the way she teaches. She explains everything, and why it is important, making it easy for the child to understand WHY. She expects the same courtesy, punctuality, and attendance from her students, that she herself gives 100% of the time. We couldn't be happier with the choice we have made for our daughter's piano and voice lessons. Highly recommend!!

bluehelixmusic LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 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.

  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Bonny H.
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When I didn't have the money to pay for vocal lessons my daughters freshman year he put her in his open spots free of cost. He knew her talents and we appreciate his work with her.

Little Bird Piano Academy
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Vandee F.
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I have had 3 children take lessons with Little Bird Piano. From a 2 year old to a 13 year old. My children have loved the lessons, the challenge. They have improved so much. Their skills are far above others. I love the personal attention, the willingness to help them find songs they want to play. Even my baby who tagged along to the little class - picked up songs, hand motions and still sings them a year later. From piano to voice to babies to adults, you will get excellent instruction with Holly.

Benjamin Simonson
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
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I’ve been taking lessons with Benjamin now for a year and have made strides I hadn’t previously thought possible. I highly recommend Ben to those who are serious about learning how to play the guitar well.

  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dan K.
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I took drum lessons from Phil for many years. I found he is extremely knowledgeable on the subject and highly skilled in the trade, not to mention easy to be around and he always went the extra mile (even when I didn't practice). Being his student was highly beneficial and I feel I got a premium musical education.

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