Sandro Eristavi

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12 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for value, punctuality, and work quality.
  • Malcolm L.

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    Great experience so far. Very pleased.

    Dec 15, 2017Verified
    Alexander E.'s reply

    Thank you, Malcolm. It's my pleasure and privilege to be in the position to introduce you to the world of guitar and music making.

  • Lorenzo A.

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    They did the most amazing job for my wedding ceremony. They were even able to accommodate a pretty difficult song I requested. Didn't miss a beat. Thank you!

    Aug 20, 2017Verified
    Alexander E.'s reply

    Thank you, Lorenzo. It was our pleasure to play for your wedding.

About this pro

I am an Irvine based guitarist (blues, rock, jazz, bossa nova, folk, classical), singer and composer. I offer the following services: - guitar lessons - live music for various occasions (parties, weddings etc.) as a solo, duo or trio act - professional quality backing tracks - songwiting tips. Guitar lessons. I am happy to share my expertise in live blues improvisation. Without going into complicated music theory, I'll give you simple tools to let you intuitively communicate with other musicians on stage and enjoy the process of creating live blues. You'll learn how to confidently play the blues guitar, rhythm and solo -- along with the players of any level. I'll have you actually play at live jams as a way to "battlefield test" your newly acquired skills. Join me to learn to play the real blues. Also - if you need to learn to play and sing a particular song for an occasion (celebration, marriage ceremony etc.) I can coach you on all the aspects of your performance - not only guitar playing, but also vocal, stage presence and behavior, mental and physical preparation, making your performance artistic, technical side (dealing with strings, cables, microphones) - all do's and don'ts of the process. With decades worth of stage experience I'm perfectly equipped for such jobs. Live music for your events. Classy and heartfelt performance of music of various styles in various lineups, from solo guitar/vocal, to jazz guitar/vocal duo, to classical/jazz trio (guitar/violin/cello). Please check the demo videos. Professional quality backing tracks. Another service I offer - if you're a songwriter I'll produce professional quality backing tracks for your songs for live performances. Your solo act will sound like a full band (check out my live performance video for a sample). Songwriting tips. If you write your own songs and feel that you could use a boost in your creative process or just need an advice on your craft - I'll be happy to work with you on your songwriting. Besides English, I speak Russian and French. I enjoy establishing a warm and supportive working environment with my students. I love sharing the tips coming from my experience, and see how this immediately brings my students' to the higher level of playing. I absolutely love the feeling I get when my students play in front of a cheering audience and then come down from the stage and tell me "I didn't know I could do this!". I feel blessed to be in the position to teach the beautiful and universal language of music - the ultimate language of communication.

Times hired on Thumbtack

19

Background check

Completed

Location

Irvine, CA 92604

Photos and Videos

3 photos and 5 videos

    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      PRICING (please check for the same information presented as a table, much easier to understand, in the "Photos and Videos" section) >> Initial consultation 30min/$20. Individual lessons: 30min/$30, 45min/$40, 60min/$50, 90min/$70, 120min/$85. 5 LESSON PACK (10% discount): 5x30min lessons/$135, 5x45min/$180, 5x60min/$225, 5x90min/$315, 5x120min/$380. 10 LESSON PACK (15% discount): 10x30min lessons/$255, 10x45min/$340, 10x60min/$425, 10x90min/$590, 10x120min/$720. ....The lesson packages are payable in full at the first lesson of the pack. They have to be scheduled and used within five (5 pack) or ten (10 pack) consecutive weeks. After the package starts, lessons cancelled by a customer can not be refunded or re-scheduled. The above prices are valid within 5 mile radius from Zip Code 92604. Outside 5 mile radius, if we agree that I come to you - every additional mile is $1.00. A scheduled individual lesson cancelled by a customer with less than 48 hours notice - 50% of the lesson price; less than 24 hours notice - full lesson price. To avoid applying these fees and to assure the consistency of the schedule I request a payment of the current lesson plus one lesson ahead. CASH or VENMO APP. If you refer a new student, after he takes 5 lessons from me - you get a free 45 minute lesson.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      During initial consultation we establish the level of the student, discuss his/her goals and the ways to make the whole experience fun.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      Over 3 decades of performing, recording and songwriting experience. No formal education, self taught. Because of that I have a good practical knowledge and understanding of your needs if you want to start playing right away, rather than spend time digging through music theory books.
    Coverage Area for Sandro Eristavi is about 10+ miles of Irvine, CA.