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Hepner Music

Las Vegas, NV

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About Hepner Music

Need a professional keyboardist that can play any style music with enthusiasm, great improvisational abilities in any genre and with a positive attitude?

Want someone that is just as comfortable playing to thousands as he is playing for your wedding or next corporate event? Would you like to have any one of his bands from jazz trios to dance bands perform at your next event?

Do you need a composer, arranger or producer that has CDs all over the world?

Are you an intermediate or advanced professional needing to learn how to play or improvise on keyboards better?

Then click on Michael's website, and if you like what you hear and see, click on contact and he personally will get back with you right away.

He is also available in all markets in the United States and Internationally.

Location

Las Vegas, NV 89117

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  • 5/5 stars October 8, 2013

    Fantastic Keyboard player and musician.

    Michael H. from Hepner Music replied to this review on October 9, 2013:

    Thank you so much!

  • 5/5 stars October 6, 2013

    Excellent keyboardist. Dresses and acts professionally. Versatile performer who is well versed in various genre of music.

    Michael H. from Hepner Music replied to this review on October 6, 2013:

    Thank you so much!

  • 5/5 stars October 4, 2013

  • 5/5 stars October 4, 2013

    My wife and I LOVE Mike's album! It is relaxing to dim the lights and listen to it as you de-stress after a long day.

    Michael H. from Hepner Music replied to this review on October 6, 2013:

    Thank you Lance! Knowing the CD has touched lives makes all the difference in the world!

  • 4/5 stars October 4, 2013

    I have seen Michael perform as well as shared the stage with him! Very versatile, can play most any genre of music.

  • 5/5 stars October 3, 2013

    Thanks for nailing my songs at Joey's Michael.

    Michael H. from Hepner Music replied to this review on October 4, 2013:

    Mark, Always a blast to play with such great musicians!

  • 5/5 stars October 3, 2013

    When Mike first joined our Jazz group he jumped right in.
    He did'nt hesitate creating charts. He is ALWAYS on time.
    He's always on time and has a positive attitude. What I am
    Most impressed with is that Mike is actually a Boogie
    Blues player but is playing Jazz as if he always ha.
    Thank you Mike

    Michael H. from Hepner Music replied to this review on October 3, 2013:

    Thank you Rheda for the kind words!

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  • Prof. multi-genre keyboardist, producer, composer, Keyboard teacher.

    I just posted my service Prof. multi-genre keyboardist and composer on Thumbtack. Now my clients can learn more about my service and even book me without picking up the phone. Would you mind leaving a short testimonial about your experience with me? Your testimonial will make my posts appear higher in search results which helps me find more customers.

    Leave a testimonial now and I will post it on the site.

    Thanks!
    "Detroit" Mike Hepner
    Jun 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. In the past few months I have played solo at weddings both Jewish and Christian.

I play with 3 bands on a consistent basis. One is Lady J. Huston & The Fireballs (voted best blues band in Las Vegas), NRQ New Rhythm Quartet (an amazing collection of musicians that play smooth jazz, jazz, blues and R&B all over the valley as well as with Rheda K's Jazz Krew, a trio with an amazing vocalist, Rheda that performs jazz standards, blues and R&B Classics.

I have played with major artists from the strip to several all over the country. I also have a Protools recording studio so I can create tracks for your projects or come to your studio as well.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Find a musician that does not have an attitude but will work with you and give you what you want. Find one that is not only positive but has the talent to play and improvise no matter what type of songs you want them to play. If you have an event, like a wedding, make sure they will learn your special songs. As a producer you want to find one that understands what you want and can help you make your dream a reality. As a teacher you want one that will understand the direction you are headed and help you become the keyboardist you want to become. As a studio musician you want them to be able read well and be able to add that one special thing that makes a difference in your songs.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. There are many people that just play music, but they don't understand how to make a song special. Many can be show-offs. If you are planning your wedding, you want a musician that will learn your special songs and understand how to play just at the right time and when to be quiet. As a band leader you want someone that knows how to play with musicians (by ear and reading music) while complimenting what is happening but at the same time when you need a rockin' solo can make the band even more excited and create and energy onstage that drives the event to a whole new level. They inspire greatness in other musicians around them. As a teacher you want someone that can pull out of you what no one else could and finds that greatness you always had as a musician, composer or arranger. As a producer you want someone that can see the vision for what your song(s) can become and knows how to get it there through great arrangements and motivation of the musicians.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Who have you played with? Who have you produced for? What venues have you played? How many times have you been in a recording studio? Do you have several examples of your work that would cover the type genre you are looking for? Do you have any references that relate to the type of project you are hiring them for? Do you have any references as to the type of person you are or leader you are? What are your charges? Are they hourly? Per project? How do you expect to get paid and when? Do you need a deposit?

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