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Madison Lessons Teachers

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  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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Steve is awesome! I spent almost two years taking weekly lessons from him, and I've improved immensely during that time. He does a great job of blending songs and jamming with teaching the theory behind the music. I was struggling with rhythm and timing when I started, so he had me play the drums so I could get a better handle on it. Steve is a great guitarist, an awesome teacher, and I'd highly recommend him to players of any skill level looking to improve!

  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alix T.
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Both my daughters take piano lessons from Helga, and she is absolutely wonderful! They both started at a very young age, and Helga's patience is endless. She is fantastic about knowing just what each child needs, and challenging them while still recognizing what they're capable of. When she was recommended to us she was referred to as "the best piano teacher I ever had," and we completely agree with that sentiment.

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Bradley Fish Music
from 6 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan J.
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Took a bunch of lessons w/Bradley in Madison years ago. Learned a ton, fast. It was fun too.

Megatone Studios
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
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Paul actually read my entire request and sent a very detailed response to my needs. Most of the others assumed that I was looking for lessons. That attention to detail and his professional accomplishments are the reason we chose him. So excited to work with him!

MusicWorks - Madison
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shareen H.
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My daughter took piano lessons for 2+ years, and takes guitar lessons now going on 8mos+. Excellent teachers, recitals to look forward to. Owners very good at communicating.

Cherie Norquay Music Studio
from 3 reviews
  • 30 years in business
Mike S.
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I am impressed with my 6 year old daughter's continued progress with Cherie as her teacher. Even though our schedule reduces time in lessons during the year, Cherie makes the time with her count. My daughter looks forward to each lesson, and that is rewarded by the successful results. Cherie's curriculum, and supportive personality make her a music teacher I highly recommend. A great teacher teaching with passion, tailored to each individual. My daughter and I look forward to working with Cherie in the future!

Eric Ross
from 3 reviews
    Jenna O.
    Verified review

    My son has been taking guitar lessons with Mr. Ross for two years. Not only has he enjoyed learning jazz and rock, but his playing has greatly improved. I would highly recommend him as a teacher.

    Constanza Liborio
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jose F.
    Verified review

    She helped me advance in my career with lesson plans tailored for me and my schedule. She's also super flexible and efficient.

    Voice Lessons with Sara
    from 2 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tirzah K.
    Verified review

    I've been taking weekly lessons from Sara for a little over a year now. My lessons are fun and productive. She focuses on technique as well as interpretation. She assigns music to me and sometimes I pick out my own.

    HeadStock Music
    from 2 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack

    I am a private instructor on several instruments as well as a performing solo guitarist, singer songwriter who often performs in duos, trios and bands. TEACHING I specialize in acoustic guitar music, solo instrumental guitar and also teach beginning piano, electric bass, ukelele, and some electric guitar styles. I received my BFA - Guitar Performance from UW-Milwaukee and WI Conservatory of Music. Becoming a musician is a process that anyone can follow. Whether you want to better understand music in theory, learn a particular song or even just focus on a key phrase or lick, I can lead you through the steps to developing musical skill and ability. I'll also make the process enjoyable and fun. I offer weekly and on-call lessons in my studio. I can also make arrangements to teach you in your home, within a ten-mile radius of HeadStock Music or on days that I'm performing in your area. Lessons are also available online through Skype. PERFORMANCE While at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music I specialized in American fingerstyle guitar. I play solo guitar pieces, commonly referred to as classical guitar, however I play on a steel string acoustic and the music is a mix of American music styles: folk, jazz, rock, blues and country. My strongest instrument has always been my voice and I initially studied guitar to be better accompany myself. I enjoy songs from blues, folk, rock, country and jazz styles. I am also a writer and enjoy singing my own songs in a concert/ house concert settings. In most background situations I favor familiar popular songs from multiple eras with a few originals thrown into the mix. Currently, I play solo under my own name, and in The Mugs; a blues folk trio with guitar, mandolin and harmonica. Occasionally I sing in a folk harmony duo called the Sugar Daddies but mainly I'm out doing a hundred plus solo guitar and song performances a year. I've also done some side projects in a Replacements cover band and an Eagles cover band. Visit my website to hear musical samples.

    Sherri Menozzi
    from 1 review
      Raj S.
      Verified review

      Sherri is a brilliant piano teacher, she makes learning the piano fun. I have learned lots. Going to lessons is never boring and I always look forward to them, she makes me smile.


      I offer one-on-one and small-group lessons. I've been an engaging and motivating Spanish instructor at the college and high school level for over twenty-five years. My passion is to bring my students' cultural awareness and oral proficiency through speaking, reading and writing practices. All language acquisition is filtered through communication, connections, comparisons, communities and culture. My students will receive practical travel tips and valuable cultural knowledge that comes from having studied, done service work and lived in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, La Republica Dominicana, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Argentina, Uruguay and Spain. I look forward to working with you!


      I have been playing drums and percussion for 12 years now and am very experienced reading and improvising. I have also been playing guitar for over 15 years now, and I have given lessons in the past.


      I teach guitar lessons. I love blues, rock, folk, some other interesting styles in the independent and "cult-following" genres. I am not as comfortable with jazz. I would do an even exchange if someone wanted to learn something from me I would take jazz lessons. I believe 45 minutes for a guitar lesson is perfectly reasonable, but if someone wanted to go longer or shorter we can get into contact and figure that out.


      I've been playing the guitar for over 20 years. Let me teach you the basics on becoming a great guitarist.


      My name is Tabitha (K) Flatt hence, TK Fotography. I've been taking pictures as a hobby for the past 10 years and have recently begun to market my skills. I am married and have three wonderful stepchildren, one large dog, and four cats. I teach Spanish to students ages 5 to 13 at a local district. I love taking pictures -- the candid and capturing that moment. I am happy with my work when you are happy with my work! I recently had a client (a bride whose gift from her uncle was my service) say, "You are very talented. I'm not sure what he paid, but it is the best wedding gift, and I will definitely refer you. Not to brag, but I have to say, based on one of the pictures you put up today, I was very beautiful!" That was the best thing I could have heard from a bride who was pleased at what I captured on her special day. I am a detail person -- the little things are important. Take a look at my work if you haven't already, and you will see what I am talking about! Feel free to contact me for any further questions via my contact page, email, or phone! I photograph weddings, events, seniors, families, and children.


      I teach piano lessons to all ages and levels, from beginners through intermediate piano students! I make piano lessons fun for young students while also teaching them important lessons through games and activities.

      • 36 years in business

      I offer piano lessons for all ages -- from 4 to 104. Bring music into your life by learning to play the piano. Classical and popular music awaits you. Have fun learning to play duets and solo pieces. Learn music theory along with your piano study. When you are ready, you can enter music festivals, recitals, and competitions. Being able to play the piano can give you great enjoyment for your entire life.


      I teach people how to live a happy life at 200% in the fields of acting, martial arts, yoga and ninjutsu.

      • 5 years in business

      I provide foundation-building piano lessons using a Jazz lens. I have taught many different students, ages ranging from 4 to adult. Remember, anybody can show you where middle C is on a piano, you shouldn't pay $40 per hour for that!


      I am an experienced piano teacher and performer. References are available on request. I teach from beginners to advanced, all ages and all styles. I do music theory and improvisation and give recital opportunities.

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