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Clifford Lamb Music
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
David O.
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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.

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Kelly Keys
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Harriot M.
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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!

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy T.
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Amazing musician. We will hire agin for sure.

Jules Leyhe
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Liv C.
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Lessons with Jules are really fun...he has a lot of experience working with all genres of music and a super creative teaching style. As a professional musician, he gives really good advice when it comes to writing songs/performing/navigating the field of music. Everything is really clear and he is super nice!

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa N.
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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!

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

  • New on Thumbtack
Lucia C.
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I hired Los Boleros for my 40th bday party and they were awesome! My whole family is in music, so we know who is good and who is not. These guys are very professional, great repertoire, great fun. I STRONGLY recommend them! I had only 5 musicians; lead singer, guitar, drums, trumpet and saxophone so they would fit in my living room. Just perfect!

Paul's Bass Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Heather N.
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I work with Paul on a regular basis, hiring him as a bassist for live performances and studio recording. He is very skilled on his instrument, he is always willing to work on songs and is very quick to pick up new material. He brings a lot to projects by way of his knowledge of various rhythm options and is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher in this regard. His work add a lot to the music we perform together. He is very professional about the work he does too. His replies are always super prompt, which is much appreciated when it comes to organizing music related jobs.

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

Pepin Productions Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Maria L.
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Great instruction from a Grammy winning musician!

  • 42 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Art A.
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Joe and J Silverheels were an awesome cover band! They tailored my wish list as requested and all four musicians had amazing talent. The energy was perfect as they engaged the audience throughout the performance. It was an intimate urban outdoor setting, they were able to adjust the sound level accordingly and brought some cool lighting to spice things up just that much more. The dance floor opened up quickly and it was a great synergy. I would not hesitate to recommend this band; especially if you want to mix in some quality jazz with a wide selection of rock and roll. Last but not least, they play a mean harmonica plus tenor and alto saxophones to boot!!

Harvest Moon Studios
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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I've been recording with Michael Peterson at Harvest Moon Studios for several years. Michael is an excellent producer and sound engineer with a high quality studio set up. Michael is great to work with - he can work with all levels of musicians which is important to me as an amateur - he is very patient while constantly encouraging me, and always has positive, creative suggestions. Examples of the results of our recording sessions can be found at mikemetzger.bandcamp.com. I look forward to recording more songs at Harvest Moon Studios.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Antoinette H.
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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.

Tyliah Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Yolanda A.
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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.

JustinSound
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Landra B.
Verified review

My husband & I hired Justin to play at our wedding ceremony in SF's Golden Gate Park. What immediately drew us to Justin was his talent of playing a wide range of music. My husband is a musician and had high standards for the guitarist we were going to choose. Justin met those standards and was very personable and professional. We were able to share our vision of the ceremony with him and he played samples for us over a meeting on Facetime, which was so easy. Justin delivered a great performance that was complimentary to our ceremony. We highly recommend Justin to anyone looking to hire a guitarist.

  • 31 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ze J.
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Musicians are very professional and the music is very nice.

Marc LeGrand Music!
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron C.
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Marc is an exceptionally talented musician. I have worked with Marc for a few years now, and I cannot begin to describe this man's talent and passion. He is always practicing and his stage presence is very engaging. If I am ever in the market for a solid performer, with a skill set such as his own, you can rest assured that I will be knocking on his door.

CelloJoe
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Bill M.
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He's my cello teacher. I'm a beginner at cello but have extensive music training and experience. Joseph is a very skilled cellist. He's classically trained but is proficient at a variety of styles including hip-hop, jazz, etc. His teaching style (for me at least) encourages breaking down the parts of playing to focus on specific techniques, often assigning exercises that require patience but can push me to the next level. He has good feedback for me and lets my interests drive the program. When I had minor complaints about the workload, he took the feedback well and quickly enacted adjustments. His schedule is a little chaotic during the summer since he's a working musician but he's always punctual and communicates (mostly through texts) responsively.

Gloria Mendieta Gazave
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Anna Maria M.
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I am a classical musician and music contractor. I've hired Gloria for many performances from concerts to private events. Gloria is an extremely talented artist and a professional at the highest level. For private events, she is sensitive to the needs of the situation and ready to accommodate every request. She always provides the appropriate musical selections & presentation for the occasion. As a concert artist, she is a true performer and knows how to entertain and engage the audience. She is well versed in many styles and I am always delighted to hear how she is able to sing any request. She continually gets the highest reviews from clients. I know that when I am hiring Gloria, the event will be a success. Thank you Gloria

The Giant Garage Spiders
4.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Vic K.
Verified review

Professional, talented musicians. A pleasure to deal with. They get it.

  • New on Thumbtack
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