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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
David O.
Verified review

Clifford Lamb is a knowledgeable and talented piano teacher. He is a very patient and knows how to communicate musical concepts to both adults like me and to my teenage sons -- we're all intermediate players. Clifford's teaching methods incorporate a nice balance of music theory and practical technique. Clifford is a working musician and wants his students to learn theory so they begin to "think" like musicians so they can play in any key and not be slaves to a particular arrangement in a particular key. Highly recommended for both adults and teenagers.

Kelly Keys
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Harriot M.
Verified review

Kelly played for my mom's memorial, including accompanying a vocalist. He made extra time for a rehearsal, was punctual, helpful, and friendly. All that and a fantastic pianist able to play anything. I give him my highest recommendation!

Donna Stoering
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores D.
Verified review

Where would I be now if it wasn't for Donna Stoering? In less than two years, when I was 12 years old, she had me performing my first solo piano recital: rhapsody in blue, Chopin's Scherzo B flat minor, a Beethoven Piano Concerto, Liszt's Valse Oubliee, and a Bach Prelude and Fugue. That's one program. And you know why I learned it all so fast? Because Donna made it FUN to learn. She taught me the most important thing about music---MAKING MUSIC. We had laugh attacks at my piano lesson, made up wonderful stories about the pieces I was playing, and learned so much furious technique-I didn't even realize at the time how hard what I was doing was. With Donna, fear was never in my vocabulary when it came to the piano. She is the best. I enjoy music as a profession to this day and I owe much of my amazing career to those 2 years I was so lucky to have with Donna as my teacher.

Citizens Jazz
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi S.
Verified review

I had the opportunity to have this awesome band play at my house party! They were really talented and played a really good mix of jazz and latin which was perfect for our guests. You won't be sorry if you hire this band:)

  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Josh L.
Verified review

Miles is a great teacher and musician. His patient work with me has helped my playing immensely, and he's always been incredibly patient and supportive. He's encouraged me to become a better piano player and to start writing songs of my own!

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suellen P.
Verified review

Ilana is my go-to violinist. A brilliant musician who is a joy to work with. She gives 1000% always. Suellen Primost, Manager of The Espiritu Ensembles

Rob Bennion
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Maayan O.
Verified review

Rob is a highly professional and talented musician. He played at a fundraiser I hosted for the Leukemia and lymphoma society and everyone really enjoyed his music. He knows to adapt his DJing style to his audience and keep everyone happy and engaged. Highly recommend Rob for any type of occasion. It will be money well spent.

YouROK! Music Lessons
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Becca M.
Verified review

Seth is exactly what I was looking for. My boys love music and have learned a tremendous amount from Seth, ranging from taking a guitar solo at a live gig to taking the microphone and singing with gusto. My 8 year old takes private drum lessons for less than a year, and we are impressed by how many beats he now knows. It is clear that Seth loves what he does. He is skilled at relating to children and getting them excited to play music. He is fun and light and that carries over I'm his teaching style. We couldn't be happier and highly recommend him.

Fog City Jazz
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jon S.
Verified review

A skilled and multi-talented musician, composer, and arranger, Jeffery has collaborated with me on a number of projects including notating some of my own pieces. I was extremely happy with the quality of his work. Additionally, he was the band leader and composer-in-residence for San Francisco’s beloved Pickle Family Circus and consistently wrote music of great charm and invention. Highly recommended.

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa N.
Verified review

Chris is a really good musician and teacher. Some musicians are so good they forget what it's like to 'not know'. Chris can be with you, where you're at even though he is a highly skilled player. His patience is very encouraging. It's inspiring to take lessons with him and to remember we all NEED music!

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly W.
Verified review

This teacher is so flexible and a true pro. He's helping me (56), a former professional guitarist, play guitar duets with my daughter (23) a beginning guitarist! He's teaching us both at the same time, and we're both learning new things. Truly a special experience. I highly recommend Jacob for any level player who wants to learn more about playing the guitar.

ModernTone Studios
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elliott A.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons at the studio since it opened. The facility is amazing and all instructors I have met are friendly, professional musicians. I love taking lessons here because they are tailored to fit my style and goals. I would and do recommend the studio to students of any age/ skill level.

  • 24 years in business
MICHAEL B.
Verified review

I hired Greg and Alicia for a corporate event with 400+ guests attending. When they say they are the most “charming” singing duo in the Bay Area, charming is just an understatement. They are the most incredible live music entertainment I’ve ever heard the pleasure of witnessing. Greg has got the musicality, pizazz, and experience of a professional musician of someone who’s been at this for 40+ years. He’s nowhere near 40, but has been playing music from a very young age. You’d swear he’s been doing this professionally all his life. Alicia, with her darling Disney princess voice is a killer combo with Greg’s. I guess you could say they “complement” each other. And when these two blend their voices together, it’s magic. That’s the only way to describe it. By the end of the night, everyone kept asking who they were and were over the moon about them. Greg and Alicia are super professional and really understood my needs for the event. They played perfectly and sounded truly amazing. I’d be lying if I said this isn’t the best duo I’ve ever heard. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work with some incredible musicians of today who are just as humble and kind.

Matt Linder Guitar Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Caiti K.
Verified review

Matt is an incredible musician and teacher, and a wonderful person to know. He was able to meet me where I was at (some experience playing guitar but no formal training), assess what I wanted out of my lessons, and help me reach those goals in a way that was both fun and rigorous. I can't recommend him enough!

Jeremy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura H.
Verified review

Jeremy is an incredibly talented musician AND teacher. He is patient, engaged, and his passion for sharing music shines through and makes me more inspired to learn!

Piano Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary-Marie D.
Verified review

I knew from hearing Martin perform many times that he is a tremendously gifted, knowledgeable, and accomplished musician. But studying with him is a special joy because he strives to make all aspects of his "total musicianship" available to his students. With his guidance, I am delving into the repertoire with new understanding of each composer's style and intention, techniques and tools, and with more feeling and excitement about being at the piano.

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Antoinette H.
Verified review

Jan's guitar was the perfect background to our evening. His style makes it easy to socialize without having to compete with the music. His easy jazz was so nice to listen to. At one point we asked him to turn up the volume a little because once inside our venue, he played softly and we wanted to hear the beautiful music.

Bay Area Strings
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Erica B.
Verified review

Pre-event coordination was easy. I liked that they were flexible with the number of musicians, and Jennifer provided helpful advice on song selection. They arrived on time and played beautifully. Very reasonable rates too!

Heartstrings Music Studio
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tina S.
Verified review

Hugo and his fellow musicians were a very talented and professional group. We received many compliments of people having a wonderful time listening to their lively music - they even got a few kids dancing! Would definitely hire again!

Tyliah Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Yolanda A.
Verified review

Tyliah Productions has provided music for Tamarii Matairea polynesian dance groups Crab feed for the past two years. Theo Tabora is a professional, always arrives early, and has also set up his sound system for our Musicians, Drummers, and singers. I also love that he has a wide range of music for all ages. I would highly recommend Tyliah Productions for your private parties, weddings, and Corporate events.

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Need a Solo Musician for a Birthday Party

Rocklin, CA

  • Number of guests
    25 or Fewer
  • Details
    Seek solo saxophonist to play at private party. Birthday girl will be 80 years old so songs from her era would be great!
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