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Aaron Gilmartin
Aaron Gilmartin

Aaron Gilmartin

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Introduction: Having played over 500 shows I know how to make sure you have the songs and musical moments best suited to your event. I enjoy bringing music full of passion and joy. Together we share a love of the music while choosing the best songs for the occasion. My 5 star service comes at a price you can afford. I provide sound re-inforcement and amplification as part of my standard service. I perform alone or with a small group of popular, classical and jazz musicians. I feel wonderful bringing great accompaniment to a special day. Often I get a front row seat at the special and personal moments of ceremonies and celebrations. I am grateful that I can provide support for these beautiful moments as part of serving up great music.

Hired 52 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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21 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo

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Jul - Dec

All year

All year

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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  • Poolside Ocean View Fiesta

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  • Summer Evening Outdoor Party

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

42 reviews


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Dawn R.

Music Entertainment

AAron was very communicative, learned new requested music, very warm and friendly. We would hire AAron again!! He is amazing!
Apr 16, 2021
David R.

Guitar Lessons

I recommend Aaron to anyone who is serious about fulfilling their desire to play their best. High return on the dollar.
Jun 12, 2021
Jarrett R.

Music Entertainment

Really appreciate how Aaron was able to sing a beautiful, romantic song for my wife and her friends at a dinner party for her birthday. It was their first time out together in over a year due to Covid, and this sprinkled some magic back into their lives. My wife was elated and charmed, which was my only goal. Thank you Aaron - well done
Apr 17, 2021
Brenda G.

Music Entertainment

Aaron played for my mother’s funeral. He was very personable and worked with me to find the perfect songs for the occasion and how they would fit in the program. He plays and sings from his heart and that shone right through. He is also very professional and punctual.
Apr 13, 2021
Matt & Mal A.

Music Entertainment

Aaron played a surprise b-day party for us and he was a huge hit! He sounds great and is super friendly to the guests. His Beatles covers are spot on and he’s a great guitarist. Will hire again for sure!
Aaron Gilmartin's reply
Thank you Matt and Mal for finding me and for the nice review. I am glad the music was a good fit. Playing for the double birthday party socially distanced outside in the park was really lovely. Thanks for bringing me in to add music to your celebrations
Feb 14, 2021
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Aaron Gilmartin


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Music Entertainment I work within the budget of my clients to make sure they get a great value for their event and also a great show. Often I work to find the best fit and this can mean being flexible with pricing. If for instance there is an extra expense for new music to be learned we can find a way to use our resources wisely and secure the music the client needs with a mix of songs that are already on my play list and ones that need to be learned to make the performance fit the event. Teaching Guitar I have a discount offer for lessons where a package of 5 lessons pre paid will get a 2.5% discount. Likewise a 10 pack pre paid will get a 5% discount.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    After we have gone over the details to make sure the customer is getting the best music for their event I will send a simple contract confirming the salient details. The customer can then read it over and return it with a confirming email or text. At this point I usually request a 20% deposit payable by Venmo, PayPal, check or other electronic payment system.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am constantly learning new songs from great songwriters. I enjoy learning and arranging a new song for the customer or marriage couple when requested. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance. I studied in Brazil for 2 years and have played hundreds of shows singing and playing flamenco guitar, rock guitar and Classical guitar. I have 5 instructional DVDs out on the Homespun Tapes label.

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