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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 776 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leather L.
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My experience with Albert was perfect. Quick, efficient, friendly, competent . I will recommend him and will use his video talents again.!! Wonderful attitude, great personality! As a musician I find a lot of ego out there, Albert was a pleasure. Made me feel comfortable to do my music thing!!!

Clifford Lamb Music
4.7
from 90 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 173 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.

Kelly Keys
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 34 hires 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!

Donna Stoering
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores D.
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Where would I be now if it wasn't for Donna Stoering? In less than two years, when I was 12 years old, she had me performing my first solo piano recital: rhapsody in blue, Chopin's Scherzo B flat minor, a Beethoven Piano Concerto, Liszt's Valse Oubliee, and a Bach Prelude and Fugue. That's one program. And you know why I learned it all so fast? Because Donna made it FUN to learn. She taught me the most important thing about music---MAKING MUSIC. We had laugh attacks at my piano lesson, made up wonderful stories about the pieces I was playing, and learned so much furious technique-I didn't even realize at the time how hard what I was doing was. With Donna, fear was never in my vocabulary when it came to the piano. She is the best. I enjoy music as a profession to this day and I owe much of my amazing career to those 2 years I was so lucky to have with Donna as my teacher.

Citizens Jazz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi S.
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I had the opportunity to have this awesome band play at my house party! They were really talented and played a really good mix of jazz and latin which was perfect for our guests. You won't be sorry if you hire this band:)

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

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suellen P.
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Ilana is my go-to violinist. A brilliant musician who is a joy to work with. She gives 1000% always. Suellen Primost, Manager of The Espiritu Ensembles

Astrik
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Artin D.
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I have had the pleasure of working with Astrik as my piano instructor and coach. I played the piano for a long time before starting graduate school. After my practice had lapsed for more than a decade, I decided to get back, regain and refine my technique, and improve certain things that weren't as good as I wanted them to be. Astrik patiently works with me and recommends pieces and exercises that would help me improve my technique. I admire Astrik's open minded approach to music making as she is eager to hear my opinion and interpretation of the music I am working on. Then, together we try different approaches, discuss them, and decide how to move forward. This way, music evolves from one session to the other, it matures, and it becomes a refined and meaningful piece of work in the end. She is a knowledgeable musician, an avid pianist, a patient teacher, and a courteous and wonderful person.

Volovna Vocal Studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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I had an excellent experience with Marla. I was nervous about an upcoming solo performance and hadn't sung publically in awhile. Marla quickly measured my ability and where I needed assistance and gave straight forward and incredibly helpful training and guidance. She certainly knows her stuff and is direct but friendly. I would highly recommend Marla for any voice lesson needs. Thanks Marla!

YouROK! Music Lessons
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Becca M.
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Seth is exactly what I was looking for. My boys love music and have learned a tremendous amount from Seth, ranging from taking a guitar solo at a live gig to taking the microphone and singing with gusto. My 8 year old takes private drum lessons for less than a year, and we are impressed by how many beats he now knows. It is clear that Seth loves what he does. He is skilled at relating to children and getting them excited to play music. He is fun and light and that carries over I'm his teaching style. We couldn't be happier and highly recommend him.

  • 27 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cissy C.
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Stephen is an incredible songwriter/producer/musician. I've worked with him as a vocalist both live and in the studio. The outcome is always awesome. For studio performance, Stephen has an exceptional ear for vocals and the expertise to bring out the best sound from any singer.

Karin Swanson
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brent H.
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Karin Swanson is a specially intelligent, energetic individual and gifted musician. She excels as a pianist and is an exceptional composer with a passion to teach others. As a former student of mine in the very difficult Comprehensive Musicianship class (musicianship integrated with theory) at San Jose State University, she was among the very top of her class. And her private composition lessons with me demonstrated her superb creative intuition and command of craft. Without reservation I recommended her very highly as a piano and composition instructor. Brent Heisinger, DMA (Stanford University) Emeritus Professor of Music (San Jose State University) San Jose State University President's Scholar, 1988-89

Laura Benitez
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen C.
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Laura was amazing. An great musician with a beautiful voice. A true professional. Would hire her again in a heart beat and would recommend highly!

ModernTone Studios
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa S.
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I recommend ModernTone Studios to anyone who is looking to further their musical journey or begin one! The teachers there are so passionate about helping their students get to where they want to be with music. I’ve been taking lessons with Jacob for 1.5 years now, once a week. My progress since I started taking lessons has been lightning speeds faster than if I were to continue learning on my own. Jacob is very patient, knowledgeable about music theory and all kinds of music, and has an amazing knack for teaching. He makes the lessons fun and never wastes a moment of my time. He pays attention to details and explains things in a way that’s easy to understand. Most importantly, I feel that he has helped me gain much more confidence in myself as a musician. My passion for playing music has grown immensely since taking lessons and I’m really looking forward to recording and producing my songs at ModernTone Studios! And in addition to the great teachers, the studio also has a very relaxed professional *modern* atmosphere. Good vibes all around! I am so grateful to have stumbled upon this Bay Area gem!

Michael Lu
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey C.
Verified review

Michael played with a few other musicians for our wedding. He provided music for the ambient setting before the ceremony, the processional, and during our service. We appreciated how he worked with us before our wedding to determine what mood and style we wanted. When we weren't sure ourselves, he asked helpful question and offered suggestions to help us figure it out. He also worked well with the other musicians (both with just a pianist for before the ceremony and during the processional, and also with guitarist, percussionist, and singer for a different section of our ceremony) and was willing to compose original arrangements. The music was absolutely beautiful and what we wanted. He's great and we totally recommend him!

Paula Harris Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Gigi L.
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We’re been big fans of Paula for years! And, having attended as many concerts and shows as we could, she was our choice to sing at our wedding July 7, 2018 She is easy to work with, her players are phenomenal, and the show she puts on is second to none. We love the classics- jazz, blues, soul, R&B, even FUNK! And it is amazing that Paula can deliver this with only 3 musicians and herself. It’s a small ensemble that really packs a wallop. Everyone was dancing, even my grandmother! Yet, the dinner music was the perfect level for conversation. Her voice is second to none, it’s like having Etta James sing at your wedding. Her musicians are the same guys we’ve seen on stage with Greg Allman, Van Morrison and Boz Scaggs. (Amazing we had them at our wedding!). Paula learned a special song “ I believe in you and me” for our ceremony and Whitney herself could not have sung it any better. Paula even acted as emcee to make sure the scheduled events flowed smoothly from the cake cutting to toasts, the garter toss and first dance. She took the stress of knowing we had a great band to set the tone of our wedding off my shoulders. I highly recommend her!

Piano Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary-Marie D.
Verified review

I knew from hearing Martin perform many times that he is a tremendously gifted, knowledgeable, and accomplished musician. But studying with him is a special joy because he strives to make all aspects of his "total musicianship" available to his students. With his guidance, I am delving into the repertoire with new understanding of each composer's style and intention, techniques and tools, and with more feeling and excitement about being at the piano.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 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.

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

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!

Bruno Panunzio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hanna A.
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I had the pleasure of working with Bruno as his accompanist for his final graduate recital. He was always punctual for rehearsals and very knowledgeable in guiding me through the repertoire with him. As a soloist or collaborator, he is an excellent and well-rounded musician.

The Hitmen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Larry D.
Verified review

The band did an amazing job. Our event was for 1000+ people in San Francisco. The band played from 10pm to 1am and the crowd could not have been more energized and excited. The band was extremely professional and flexible with venue and event requirements. Highly recommend them for future events!

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