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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!

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
Ted K.
Verified review

We hired Mr. Varnell for our wedding and could not have been happier with his performance! Not only a true musical talent, but an honest professional who can walk you through the "in's and out's" with ease on an already hectic day. I was so happy we did not hire a tacky DJ or the same old organ/piano player for our wedding...but instead brought the elegance and uniqueness of the saxophone. We received so many compliments from our guests. Would most definitely hire him again!

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

Cliff is such a TALENTED MUSICIAN! He's an excellent performer with top quality skills on the guitar! When he puts together a band for an occasion you can be sure that he will arrive prepared and surpass your expectations! He's also a fine composer. As a teacher he is kind, compassionate and truly gifted. He's warm and an excellent communicator. BEST IN LA!!!

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

Taylor Carroll
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
Verified review

Taylor created a very professional, radio ready song for me. He works extremely fast and knows how to construct modern music that sounds like he hired a full band. The mix was fantastic music and singer alike. I highly recommend Taylor for your project.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Grant S.
Verified review

Michael is a very knowledgeable and skilled guitarist, as well as a great teacher. He's very patient, and can answer any questions I have about various techniques and theory. I feel like I've made a lot of progress while studying with him.

Reckless
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly O.
Verified review

We loved Reckless! I threw a surprise party for my husband and they played what I requested, very professional, on time and overall a great experience. Kim was great to work with and made the process very easy. I would definitely hire them again!

Boombox Heroes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

WOW! What an amazing band! We were absolutely blown away by these amazing musicians it is clear that they are all at the top of the field. We chose to book the 6 Piece with both male and female singers and boy! can they really really SING. They sounded amazing, looked fresh and fun and had such energy every single person at our wedding was on there feet even my dad who is 83. We had an absolute blast and everyone could not stopped raving about the band they asked if we stole them from American Idol!!!! I can tell you from the moment we were in contact they were communicative professional and handled everything, even thinking of things we haven't even thought of yet like lighting and sound requirements. The MC was charismatic, funny and charming and was able to tell our story with such class that my wife and I were in tears. We looked around for 6 months before choosing a band most great wedding bands were way way out of the budget, they were reasonably priced and for what you get which is one of the best bands i've ever seen at a wedding I actually think we should have been paying double or more like some of the bands we first looked at that weren't even as good. So thats my rant. Amazing. Blown Away. Memories for a lifetime. They do book up early were lucky we had our wedding on a Sunday so it wasn't a problem. If it was on Saturday we may not have been as lucky!

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
Ellys D.
Verified review

Hugo is very responsive to all my questions and answer it very quickly. Initially I was looking for a band but Hugo sent me email and I liked his video so I decided to hire him. It's 1 of the best decision I've ever made.Everyone at the party is impressed with Hugo. He is really a good singer and I'm really satisfied with his performance which is way better than his video. I will definitely hire him for future events. You hit a jackpot when you hire him so stop looking and just hire him!

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!

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!

Ken Weiner
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

Ken and company showed up to my event on time and played the best jazz music I have ever heard! He is now the only jazz band I will hire for all my business & personal events.

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.

Kirk Margo's Guitar School
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Josh B.
Verified review

Outstanding guitar instructor. Experienced, kind and patient. Kirk was always on time and was able to cater our lessons to my strengths and weaknesses. He was also able to give me great and useful advice on music business related subjects.

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!

Event Acapella Singer
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Jimmy H.
    Verified review

    I prefer to hire Emma over almost any singer for a variety of reasons. The most essential being that not only is she always in the moment like she was a born performer, but she's business savvy and reliably amazing. If she says she'll be there at a certain time ready to perform special songs, I can rest assured she'll make that happen. I recommend her to all my friends on a regular basis.

    Fletcher Entertainment

    New To Thumbtack

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I am easy to work with, listen to the needs of my clients and provide mature and professional musicians perfect for your event.

    About

    For your wedding, holiday party, fundraiser, corporate event, Quinceañera, anniversary or private party — iliana Rose and her crew of talented musicians will play the best of Latin and pop dance music. Services We Offer - We specialize in Latin dance music of all kinds, especially: Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha, Bossa Nova, Samba and Latin jazz. - We can play a wide variety of popular American music including swing, disco, funk, R&B, Motown, classic rock, pop ballads, jazz standards (like Frank Sinatra) and big band swing. - We can provide our DJ-and-band package at a very reasonable rate. The DJ can alternate with the band, giving you all the contemporary dance music that the younger guests will love. - We will be happy to emcee your event at no extra charge. We’ll meet with you in advance and work out a timeline/script for your entire event. - We have a huge list of songs that we play. - We can provide music for cocktail hour, such as jazz standards and Latin jazz, and for dinner music, with Frank Sinatra favorites, Bolero, Bossa Nova, and more. - We’ll customize your event with music that matches your taste and that of your guests. We’ll keep the dance floor crowded. - We can coordinate your event at no additional charge, and saving you the expense of a personal coordinator. - We specialize in awards banquets, too. We’ll play the perfect music for each of the luminaries of your evening as he/she approaches the stage for presentation or acceptance of an award, during any photos, and as each person leaves the stage. It’s almost like the Academy Awards! - We have terrific Salsa dancers who can provide a lively and flashy floor show, teach the Latin dance steps (and swing, too!), break the ice on the dance floor, start a line dance, mix and mingle with the audience, teach the electric slide, dance with the guests or lead a conga line. Together with the band, it’s a perfect party package! - We perform for many types of events — corporate functions, non-profit gala events, awards banquets, company parties, social events, weddings, birthday parties, Quinceañeras, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries, holiday parties, concerts, carnivals, festivals and special events of all kinds. Services Especially for Weddings - We’re happy to serve as master of ceremonies for your wedding reception. We can emcee in English, Spanish or both. We’ll introduce the bridal couple, bridal party and parents in the grand entrance; play your first dance; introduce all the toasts; perform beautiful dinner music; play the father-daughter dance and mother-son dance; emcee the cake cutting; introduce the money dance; create a fun event with your bouquet and garter toss; and take care of all of the formalities of your reception. And of course, we’ll play great dance music, too! You won’t have to worry about a thing throughout the entire celebration. When you hire our band for your wedding, you’ll get an experienced emcee and coordinator for free — and free is good! We will help you plan your wedding. We’ll meet with you a couple of months before your big day and create a detailed itinerary for the reception (and ceremony, too), subject to your approval. You can share this timeline with your photographer, videographer and the coordinator from the location. It’s like getting a wedding planner at no charge! We can perform lovely music for your wedding ceremony with a trio of violin, piano and bass (or a duo of violin and piano). We will play prelude music while your guests are being seated; processional music for the family, bridal party and the bride (or wedding couple); any music that your officiant might request during the ceremony; and recessional music as the wedding couple and bridal party exit the ceremony. For many wedding ceremonies, we find that classical music is a very popular choice. Besides classical, we can also play other musical styles for you ceremony and prelude — for example, ethnic music (such as Jewish music or Bolero); sacred and religious music; and popular, contemporary and romantic music.

    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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