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Emo Alaeddin
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audrey S.
Verified review

Thank you so much for making my birthday party a fabulous night to remember. You were awesome and everyone raved at what an awesome band I had found! I will definitely hire you again!!!! Living Cover Band Rocks!

Damien Smith Productions
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lori V.
Verified review

I learned to play guitar when I was 12, then abandoned it for many years. Wanting to return to it years later as an adult, I wanted someone who could help me pick up where I left off. A friend from work referred me to Damien and I love his teaching style. His knowledge and understanding of music theory is exceptional and he has helped me progress tremendously. Damien takes a personal approach to teaching rather than a "classroom textbook" approach. I occasionally do events at a local venue and have hired Damien and his friends to play on several occasions and received rave reviews on his performance. Damiens musical energy flows from his fingers to the fretboard in a magical way. I highly recommend Damien to anyone looking to further their musical education!

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lars T.
Verified review

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
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andy V.
Verified review

If you are looking for a live saxophonist in Socal, Tyler is the guy. He is very professional, and he is passionate about what he does. Tyler comes prepared. He was a hit at our wedding. His playlist is classy and trendy. I would highly recommend him to everybody. My wife and I were so excited to have him be part of that memorable day.

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

Always on time, always responds to texts & calls promptly, & delivers the BEST, always! I have learned a lot just by watching, and look forward to working with him extensively in the future! And if you're just a student, be sure to check out Cliff at a live gig, because THAT's where the learning really happens!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
Verified review

I Learned All aspects of singing and playing Acoustic guitar classic songs. Michael ( teacher ) was very good and patient bringing my playing and my confidence up to now being able to sing and play songs with & for friends, family and the general public. Michael continues to be a great resource, I really appreciate what he has done for my playing, Thanks Michael !

Taylor Carroll
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tristan S.
Verified review

Taylor is the ultimate Pop Music Producer! He understands every kind of Top 40/Hit Music/Swedish Pop music which is why I chose him for my project. This is a professional you will be working with. He works faster on Pro Tools than I can keep up with my eyes, and I'm a Pro Tools 10 user myself. If you are looking for a HIT SONG, this is the man you need to contact. I have worked with many producers across the country, & he is the opposite than a lot of others. A lot of other producers do NOT like to always be told different ideas and directions, because it takes up their time. Taylor encourages talk within the project at all times. He always says it's the little things that can make a song huge- so speak up! THIS IS KEY to having a song that's not only a hit, but a hit in which you feel comfortable to sing live. I can't say I WOULD go back to him, because I already AM back in the studio working on the next project! :) Taylor is embracing of any styles/flares you prefer your music to have, so let the imagination go crazy while he starts exploring any direction or fusion of directions in music you like, because he will ultimately transfer a "crazy idea" into something radio friendly. I'm a very straightforward person who needs my music mixed/produced professionally,yet kindly with a personality too, in order to make me feel non-vulnerable while recording. Taylor is the ultimate in laid-back and friendly- with a genuine kindness to the table that can't be faked or authenticated. This implies passion within his work, and it shows. Book him yourself to find out, I'm glad I did, have no regrets whatsoever and highly advise people who want to fast-track their pop careers to contact him immediately to have him start working magic.

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
Verified review

I have worked with Bob on various levels. First, Bob provided me with private guitar lessons for several years. Bob made the learning experience fun and enjoyable. I was able to learn and play the kind of music that I wanted to play. Bob is also very patience (staying with me for so many years is a true testament to this!). My youngest son Michael also took private guitar lessons from Bob. On a more professional level, Bob and his band performed at my oldest son's (Bobby) wedding receipion. It was a "blast" with all of the guests dancing and singing. I actually received a call years later from an attending guest asking for Bob's contact information for their wedding reception (obviously they had very fond memories of the event and Bob's music). If and when my 2 remaining kids get married, I can guaranty Bob will be going the music. He makes an event a real party!!!

Mark Monreal Live Sax
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda D.
Verified review

Mark helped us make our 40th wedding anniversary a big hit @ the LaCanada Country Club. We loved his style & music dinner hour impressive how he walk thru with his sax and played to each table with just the right tone. he played upbeat dancing & good listening music ..Can't go wrong with Mark on the saxophone. Fantastic!!! will hire again in a heartbeat All Good. Earl & Brenda DeWitt

Boombox Heroes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny W.
Verified review

We hired this wonderful band for our wedding. They went above and beyond to make our day extra special and worked with our budget. They even learnt our special song requests and all our guests absolutely would not stop raving about how amazing the band was. I would highly recommend.

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

My son started formal drum lessons with Steve two and a half years ago. Steve set the bar on professionalism, flexibility, communication, and has the patience to teach music to younger kids. My son went from a kid banging on a toy drum, to a musician that could play drum set rhythms in an elementary school jazz band. We've had other instructors since Steve left the Los Alamitos area but none of them compared to his high level of attributes listed earlier.

  • 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!

Josh Bierman Entertainment
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Paul H.
Verified review

I hired Josh to perform for my wedding cocktail hour. He was absolutely was worth every penny. His communication and timing was perfect with every step of the process leading up to the day of the performance. He made sure my wife and I received exactly what we wanted. His attention to detail was incredible. A true professional! The only regret I have is that I do not hire him to perform for more time!

Ignition
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

Ignition is one of the best classic rock bands around. I have hired them several times for different events and every single time guests rave about their music. Most importantly they get everyone on the dance floor! As an event planner, that spells success for a party or wedding! On time, professional, great music selection and just fun!

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.

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.

Jennifer Deirmendjian
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie R.
Verified review

I have known Jennifer Deirmendjian for 12 years now and worked with her musically on solo projects off and on as well as performances in bands. She plays and writes violin beautifully. I have learned so much from her musicianship in rehearsals on a professional level more than anyone I have ever worked with. She is patient, kind and disciplined. I highly recommend her teaching experience as she has been my mentor and inspired me in so many ways!

Red Haus Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric H.
Verified review

Meli is great at honing in on problem areas with singing and knows exactly the right technique to overcome it. I've been going to her for years and attribute the great outcome of my debut album to her help. Highly recommended!

Fletcher Entertainment

New To Thumbtack

  • 3 years in business
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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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