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Clifford Lamb Music
from 86 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Ge G.
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I was looking for a piano instructor for a long time. I’m so glad that I finally found Clifford who is the exact the person who I was looking for. He teaches not only with his skill, but his passion as well. He has his own scientific and reliable system for each individual that helps students reach the goals. All the tools and materials that he recommended to me, became instrumental in my learning. He is working on jazz, blues, classical, bossa nova with me. I can see improvement in every class. Clifford is an amazing musician and instructor and I am grateful for his instruction.

Laura Benitez
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren O.
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Laura has a beautiful, clear singing voice, wonderful musicianship, and all the professionalism I could possibly have asked for. Laura tapped a contra-dance-calling and fiddle-playing friend of hers named Erik, and together they played an upbeat bluegrass line-up for my daughter's farm-themed birthday party at a tractor museum. The best part was the contra dancing, which Erik taught the participants in an easy-to-follow and friendly manner. Everyone got the hang of it and had an absolutely splendid time. Thank you so much, Laura and Erik, for making this event exactly the kind of birthday I'd hoped for my daughter. I really appreciate it.

Guitar Tutor
from 29 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Fritz G.
Verified review

Garrick's the Best.......He can literally play anything;and he loves music-All music-.And what makes him such a great teacher is that he loves helping you, and seeing you learn whatever it is that you want to learn.He can really inspire you while you're learning;because as he's teaching you,you feel as if he's learned something in the process too. Fritz Grau Redwood Shores

OrKestra International
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia F.
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I was recently married on June 17, 2017 in L.A. California! Upon planning for the wedding I was slightly worried about finding the proper music to accommodate my husband's family. They are from France and I wanted them to be able to recognize and connect to the ceremony through the music. On the other hand, my family is Jewish. After doing some research I stumbled across Barbara Ochoa and her band OrKestra International. She sings in several different languages, was so personal and accommodating over the phone I thought I have to listen to her sing and prayed that I would love it. Lucky for me and my fiance, we did just that. We fell in love with her voice and knew instantly we had to book them.  She explained how she could do a French song at the ceremory, a trio of European favorites for dinner and an American party band with horns that included the Hora for the dancing portion. On the wedding day Barbara and her band were beyond prepared. She told me “I have all the music covered, don’t worry” at first I though it’s my wedding so I’m going to worry but everything went so smooth all night. Funny everyone was singing along when they did "Volare." So many of the guests that came up to us had the same thing to say: they danced and had a blast. I think she must have handed out about 20 of her cards that night. Thank you Barbara for such a genuine experience that none of us from that night will ever forget.

Citizens Jazz
from 21 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan R.
Verified review

Caroline's band Citizens Jazz were phenomenal! We had them play at our company event and they really blew us all away. Good mix of styles that could accommodate a quieter dinner as well as an upbeat cocktail party. The musicians were extremely talented and even played a few requests! I definitely recommend them and will definitely be hiring them again!

Myhaylo K - DJ and BANDURA
from 14 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan T.
Verified review

Mike is a fantastic DJ. We would hire him again in a heartbeat. He is very communicative, and extremely accommodating and flexible. He’s very easy to work with and has an awesome combination of dj and bandura skills that is perfect for a wedding setting. Mike also works very collaboratively, making sure any music edits suit your specific tastes. If you have a chance, definitely hire Mike!

Volovna Vocal Studio
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Clemi H.
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I have been taking voice lessons with Marla Volovna for 7 months now. In this short time I have progressed faster than I ever had before, in vocal technique as well as in interpretation and musicianship. Marla is very demanding, very honest and very encouraging… a killer combo for success. And Marla’s commitment to her students’ progress really extends beyond the weekly lesson, with regular communication of tips to improve technique, interpretation, links to performances, documentaries, archives, etc… I highly recommend Volovna Vocal Studio.

  • 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.

Peter Feliciano
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elaine S.
Verified review

I highly recommend this talented and gracious performer. I saw Peter perform at several SF venues and have enjoyed his music and his energetic performances. This guy is indeed a "rising star" in the Bay area! His voice is amazing. Recently, as a surprise for a special friend, I hired Peter to write a song using the words from a poem that my friend wrote... Pete skillfully crafted the melody to match the words of the song and he performed it with such musical skill - it brought tears to my friend's eyes! It was just the "perfect music". Peter was on time, professional, reasonably priced, and courteous! Keep following this talented performer. I ‘m sure his career will continue to flourish!

PrinceSF Productions
from 19 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Adam P.
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I can't say enough about my experience with Ken. He is very intuitive. His lessons are balence between exercises and therory. I have alway found myself mentally stimulated, with plenty of work for my fingers. He is very energetic and reaches out between lessons to give you more music to play with. His warm and friendly personality make the lessons fly by. He also willing to work through tought topics without cutting the lesson short (schedule permitting ). I really appreciate his effort into his students. He has also been pretty flexible with my shedule. As an adult these are not the piano lessons I hated as a child. Lol

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn E.
Verified review

The music was awesome! We had a little happy hour in an outdoor courtyard and the trio provided ambient background music without needing amplification, which made our lives so much easier. The bass player was a little late but the other two were early and started playing right on time. (None of the guests could tell that anything was missing). I will be reaching out the them again!

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Kelly Keys
from 27 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Patricia I.
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Kelly did so well at our wedding reception. He played classical, 90s and some slow jazz. Our guests really enjoyed their cocktail hour serenaded by live music. Thanks again Kelly!!

Groovy Judy
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Marie H.
Verified review

We hired Groovy Judy and her band to perform at a biker event. She was extremely professional and the band was great! They played well and their song selection was perfect. I highly recommend her.

Guitar Lessons with Denis
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah L.
Verified review

I've had 3 one hour lesdons with Denis so far. He's been very patient with my slowness since I'm a beginner and can't really read music. He's been very creative in teaching me how to read music and showing me how to move my fingers on the strings. He's very knowledgeable when I ask about the historic guitarists such as Francisco Tarrega and Andre Segovia and many others that I like. Denis is a great teacher and I've signed my 21 year old son up with him to learn to read music and play classical, acoustic and electric styles. He's had many years of experience with all ages. I highly recommend him to all my friends and family, adults and children that maybe interested in learning music! Guitar is the way to go because you can carry it with you wherever you go! :-))

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  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Iulia S.
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Ilana has been a great teacher and working with her over the past few months I've been able to refresh most of my playing abilities after a 12-year hiatus (plus learn to play new musical styles and music theory concepts as well). She is very patient, flexible and pushes you to continue improving your playing without making it a stressful experience. I highly recommend Ilana if you are looking to get back into playing violin or are a first-time student!

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