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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

Emo at Granted Records worked with our daughter to prepare her voice for theater auditions and an upcoming vocal performance. He's a wonderful, energetic and positive person and my daughter found him to be a pleasure to work with. She learned so much with Emo's direction and help. Great experience; would definitely hire him again.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lars T.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Kimberly via Skype for about six years. I really like her teaching style which is systematic and focused. She tailors her lessons to my goals and time. Her teaching method is to help you gain insight and skill through patient practice of gradually changing exercises. She doesn't snow you with theory, but presents it to you in digestible amounts just when it will make sense. She welcomes questions and I always learn from our discussions. She has led me to learn techniques on the guitar that I was absolutely sure I could never learn. For something to seem impossible at the start, to seem possible a week later and to be routine a month later is amazingly uplifting. Kimberly's background was first a life of teaching herself and playing gigs with all kinds of bands in all kinds of places. She has also deepened and strengthened her knowledge by gaining academic degrees in guitar and jazz and also by studying under masters. This gives her an incredibly deep understanding of learning and teaching music, an immense skill in playing guitar, and an appreciation for the challenges of playing with other people. I especially love her continued enthusiasm for guitar and that she really enjoys teaching. I have found in Kimberly the best of teachers and highly recommend her without reservation.

Eddie Montana
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Donna F.
Verified review

I hired Eddie to work with my High School Son to assist him with the Jazz Band. Eddie was extremely helpful, patient and adjusted his schedule for my busy teen. I would highly recommend Eddie to someone looking for an excellent tutor!

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keilee O.
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I used LadyMarry for a day of coordinator and DJ. It was great! I found them within a few weeks of my wedding, so I was worried about things being last minute - but they totally came through and everything was flawless! Melissa was our coordinator and she brought along 2 assistants to help set things up for my wedding. She came to our rehearsal as well.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ted K.
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We hired Mr. Varnell for our wedding and could not have been happier with his performance! Not only a true musical talent, but an honest professional who can walk you through the "in's and out's" with ease on an already hectic day. I was so happy we did not hire a tacky DJ or the same old organ/piano player for our wedding...but instead brought the elegance and uniqueness of the saxophone. We received so many compliments from our guests. Would most definitely hire him again!

The Harris Voice Studio
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Peter D.
Verified review

Amanda is a Very busy ,dedicated performer herself and has a long history of singing . She knows the tricks of the trade and is very passionate about Music! She is great with children and big kids like Me! :) Always encouraging Me to study more and to get out and sing if there is an opportunity. Not only is She a Great Teacher but a Lifelong Friend!!! 5 Stars!!!! Peter

Cliff Targum Music & Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Robert R.
Verified review

Cliff Targum (the Maestro) is a consummate professional musician and he brings light into a world in desperate need for joy and great music. I would recommend him to anyone interested with working with this great professional. Thank you. Robert D. Richman TAI CHI INSTRUCTOR/PARALEGAL (818) 299-4081

Taylor Carroll
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
Verified review

Taylor created a very professional, radio ready song for me. He works extremely fast and knows how to construct modern music that sounds like he hired a full band. The mix was fantastic music and singer alike. I highly recommend Taylor for your project.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Glen A.
Verified review

I must say that I am not naturally talented when it comes to music, but Michael is very patient with me despite my challenges. He is a great teacher and a skilled musician. He breaks things down to make even the most difficult things easer. I always wanted to play "lead guitar" and was never quite able to get it right... now I can honestly say that I even surprise myself as I can actually play along to songs and improvise some cool lead riffs! Highly recommended!

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Matt U.
Verified review

Bob did an excellent job at our party. He was very entertaining. People enjoyed his music. I would definitely recommend Bob for your event too.

Music lessons with Steve
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan L.
Verified review

My son has been learning the guitar for over a year now at two different music schools. His progress was slow and lackluster at best. The school and teachers seemed to be just going through the motions and each time I talked to them they would just nod their heads and say "he's doing great." Progress was S-L-O-W... It wasn't until I tried these one on one private classes with Steve that my son showed immediate weekly progress and improvement. It really does make a big difference when you find a good teacher who actually knows how to teach and push a kid the right way. I'm thankful for meeting Steve and would highly recommend him as a teacher. He cares and likes teaching kids. You can't pretend with something like that... Thanks Steve!

Skip Johnson
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannette H.
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We had Skip Johnson and his band, The Zippers, perform at our daughters wedding and reception last weekend. Skip played acoustic guitar at the ceremony and the band played at the reception. They are all great musicians and performers and definitely know how to keep a party going!! We had so many compliments from the guests and everyone loved their music and personal interaction with the crowd. Having the right band is a huge part in making a party a success – and Skip Johnson and The Zippers nailed it!

Boombox Heroes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

WOW! What an amazing band! We were absolutely blown away by these amazing musicians it is clear that they are all at the top of the field. We chose to book the 6 Piece with both male and female singers and boy! can they really really SING. They sounded amazing, looked fresh and fun and had such energy every single person at our wedding was on there feet even my dad who is 83. We had an absolute blast and everyone could not stopped raving about the band they asked if we stole them from American Idol!!!! I can tell you from the moment we were in contact they were communicative professional and handled everything, even thinking of things we haven't even thought of yet like lighting and sound requirements. The MC was charismatic, funny and charming and was able to tell our story with such class that my wife and I were in tears. We looked around for 6 months before choosing a band most great wedding bands were way way out of the budget, they were reasonably priced and for what you get which is one of the best bands i've ever seen at a wedding I actually think we should have been paying double or more like some of the bands we first looked at that weren't even as good. So thats my rant. Amazing. Blown Away. Memories for a lifetime. They do book up early were lucky we had our wedding on a Sunday so it wasn't a problem. If it was on Saturday we may not have been as lucky!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Diane F.
Verified review

Hugo played for me at a surprise party for my husband. He was fantastic! So many people commented on how great the music was. I would hire Hugo again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend!

HeroMusic Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
Verified review

Worked with my son to improve for school band. Worked with him on his level. Was patient, reliable and my son loved him.

Ken Weiner
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

We hired Ken and his band for my grandmother's 83rd backyard BBQ. When I tell you everyone, even or neighbors were inquiring about where I found them...it was insane. They were awesome and so pleasant. My grandmother is a jazz and blues guru so this literally made her day. They played upbeat music and some very soothing jazz as well. Everyone in the band is amazingly talented. If you are looking for QUALITY and TALENT, Ken and his band are who you need to hire. Thank you so much guys! We are literally planning on when to hire you next, making up an event to throw. Someone said...let's just have a brunch and hire them (lol). Oh, not to mention my 1 year old with the moves like jagger enjoyed boogying to this wonderful band. Again, thank you so much Ken...you and that sax were amazing! ☺️

Kirk Margo's Guitar School
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Debra G.
Verified review

Kirk has been great to work with. He plays finger style guitar well. I am an adult, and he was extremely patient, yet let me move my pace as fast or slow as needed. Very kind. He came to my home and was always on time. Very dependable and flexible to last minute changes in my schedule. Good guy.

Gaku Murata Entertainment
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

I hired Gaku and Dwayne to perform at my wedding ceremony. They were AMAZING!!!! It was a Catholic ceremony, so they had to learn a few new songs. It was as if they had performed those songs a million times- you would've never known that they had just learned them. They sounded so beautiful together and really added something extra special to my BIG day. The highlight was definitely "Ave Maria." I cried because it was the most beautiful version I had ever heard. Do yourself a favor and hire them for an event!

DJ Drew Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Michele P.
    Verified review

    DJ Drew was our dj for my sisters birthday and he was amazing! He also did another event for me last May, and he is forever my go to when I plan any event! Fun, nice, great music and props!

    Big Boi Inc
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Thumbtack Customer
      Verified review

      DJ DZL was on point! He made sure my event was enjoyable for everyone. I got more then what I paid for. I am definitely going to refer him to all my friends and family members. Thanks for all the great memories you helped creat DJ DZL!!!

      About

      For your wedding, holiday party, fundraiser, corporate event, Quinceañera, anniversary or private party — iliana Rose and her crew of talented musicians will play the best of Latin and pop dance music. Services We Offer - We specialize in Latin dance music of all kinds, especially: Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha, Bossa Nova, Samba and Latin jazz. - We can play a wide variety of popular American music including swing, disco, funk, R&B, Motown, classic rock, pop ballads, jazz standards (like Frank Sinatra) and big band swing. - We can provide our DJ-and-band package at a very reasonable rate. The DJ can alternate with the band, giving you all the contemporary dance music that the younger guests will love. - We will be happy to emcee your event at no extra charge. We’ll meet with you in advance and work out a timeline/script for your entire event. - We have a huge list of songs that we play. - We can provide music for cocktail hour, such as jazz standards and Latin jazz, and for dinner music, with Frank Sinatra favorites, Bolero, Bossa Nova, and more. - We’ll customize your event with music that matches your taste and that of your guests. We’ll keep the dance floor crowded. - We can coordinate your event at no additional charge, and saving you the expense of a personal coordinator. - We specialize in awards banquets, too. We’ll play the perfect music for each of the luminaries of your evening as he/she approaches the stage for presentation or acceptance of an award, during any photos, and as each person leaves the stage. It’s almost like the Academy Awards! - We have terrific Salsa dancers who can provide a lively and flashy floor show, teach the Latin dance steps (and swing, too!), break the ice on the dance floor, start a line dance, mix and mingle with the audience, teach the electric slide, dance with the guests or lead a conga line. Together with the band, it’s a perfect party package! - We perform for many types of events — corporate functions, non-profit gala events, awards banquets, company parties, social events, weddings, birthday parties, Quinceañeras, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries, holiday parties, concerts, carnivals, festivals and special events of all kinds. Services Especially for Weddings - We’re happy to serve as master of ceremonies for your wedding reception. We can emcee in English, Spanish or both. We’ll introduce the bridal couple, bridal party and parents in the grand entrance; play your first dance; introduce all the toasts; perform beautiful dinner music; play the father-daughter dance and mother-son dance; emcee the cake cutting; introduce the money dance; create a fun event with your bouquet and garter toss; and take care of all of the formalities of your reception. And of course, we’ll play great dance music, too! You won’t have to worry about a thing throughout the entire celebration. When you hire our band for your wedding, you’ll get an experienced emcee and coordinator for free — and free is good! We will help you plan your wedding. We’ll meet with you a couple of months before your big day and create a detailed itinerary for the reception (and ceremony, too), subject to your approval. You can share this timeline with your photographer, videographer and the coordinator from the location. It’s like getting a wedding planner at no charge! We can perform lovely music for your wedding ceremony with a trio of violin, piano and bass (or a duo of violin and piano). We will play prelude music while your guests are being seated; processional music for the family, bridal party and the bride (or wedding couple); any music that your officiant might request during the ceremony; and recessional music as the wedding couple and bridal party exit the ceremony. For many wedding ceremonies, we find that classical music is a very popular choice. Besides classical, we can also play other musical styles for you ceremony and prelude — for example, ethnic music (such as Jewish music or Bolero); sacred and religious music; and popular, contemporary and romantic music.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is a mariachi band?

      Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

      How many mariachis can a band have?

      A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

      How much does a mariachi band cost?

      A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

      • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
      • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
      • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

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      Need a Jazz Band

      Woodland Hills, CA

      • Number of guests
        Less than 25
      • Music genre desired
        Fusion Jazz: No, Big band or swing: No, Modern Jazz: No, Blues: No, Classical: No, Brass: No, Other: 1920's
      • $300
        Average price
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