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  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Brooke M.

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Jason of J-Mann Music played solo guitar for our baby shower, and did a beautiful job! All of our guests commented on what a 'nice touch' Jason's music provided for the event; his large selection of music did a great job of pleasing our multigenerational crowd of family and friends. Jason is extremely polished yet friendly and approachable in his work, and I would definitely hire him again in the future. Thank you again, Jason, for making our afternoon even more special! B & M Marais

Alexandra N.

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Jason was super easy to work with and an awesome musician!

Venkatesh S.

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He is a wonderful musician with excellent work ethics.

  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Kim D.

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Tim is an amazing guitar teacher! He thinks outside the box with ideas and is both knowledgable and talented. He is friendly, personable and makes learning fun. I am so lucky to have found Tim and would not want to learn guitar from anyone else.

Leah N.

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Tim is tailoring lessons for me to go over advanced songwriting concepts. I finally feel like I have the guidance I need! Tim works well over skype which I love (so convenient - no commute! a lifesaver for the busy musician with a day job.)

Michelle V.

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Tim is a positive, uplifting, and talented music teacher. He has had patience working with my 9 year old, keeping him motivated by applying music theory, recent releases, and easy laughter to each lesson. I recommend Tim wholeheartedly!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Diego, CA

Shaun N.

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I needed a musician for a company event and had only one day to hire someone after a miscommunication with the original talent. A coworker told me about Thumbtack, thankfully! After thoroughly reviewing all of the quotes I received, I chose Cameron. I knew he'd be perfect for the group of people we were entertaining. Definitely made the right choice! People were engaged, dancing, truly enjoying themselves. I will be hiring Cameron for future company events and my own personal gatherings as well. If you're looking for a professional musician, I highly recommend Cameron. Cameron is on time, prepared, ready to make great music, he will have you and your guests dancing nonstop. Thanks for taking the job last minute. You put on a great show and I'd even go as far as saying I'm glad the original talent dropped out. It was great doing business with you. You were born to entertain!

Daniella B.

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Cameron has been teaching guitar to my 12-year old son for a few weeks now and so far it's been going great. He's been responsive and accommodating from the get go and has positive attitude and great chemistry with my son.

Amanda K.

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Cameron is friendly, encouraging, creative with new lessons and patient. All the right things you want in your guitar instructor.

TOP PRO
  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • La Mesa, CA

Claire P.

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Amy is a seasoned professional! This past February she played her violin at my wedding and did an incredible job! In the months leading up to the big day she discussed song options with me and helped to figured out just what I wanted. She was also proactive in communicating with the other musicians (a singer and an organist) who I had hired through the church. The music was perfect! Amy plays her instrument beautifully, is prompt and professional, and a pleasure to work with.

Wendy W.

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"Amy was amazing! From our first contact via email to the final moments of her beautiful music on our wedding day, Amy was a joy to work with. Communication was quick and thorough, she was flexible with our music preferences, and very reliable. The violin music on our wedding day provided the perfect backdrop for our vows and our reception. We highly recommend Amy!" -Wendy and Josh, April 2017

Molly A.

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Mrs. Amy Spaulding has been exceptional in bringing me along in my violin career. When I look at the progress I have made in the past few years, I realize how great she has been the whole way.

  • San Diego, CA

Yvette L.

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Armand is the best guitar teacher I've ever seen! His diverse music background and utmost patience is exactly what I was looking for. No matter what I want to learn, he shows me the easiest and BEST way for me to achieve my goals!

Dee W.

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I hired Armand for pit orchestra work, as well as performed in several pit orchestras alongside him. Excellent musician; highly skilled. Utmost professional.

Patrick M.

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Great musician. Very likeable person.

Carolyn M.

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My granddaughter began studying recorder and flute with Dr. Payne about one year ago, and already at age 8 she has performed in two recitals on flute and enjoys serenading her family and friends. Dr. Payne uses firm but supportive teaching techniques and gets great results. Our family is deeply grateful for her influence on our budding musician.

Julee W.

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I have known September for almost 20 years and her dedication to teaching music and flute is an inspiration to all! She is an expert in her field and I would highly recommend her school and teaching to flutists of all ages.

Beth B.

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September is a wonderful flute teacher. She's patient, encouraging and professional. She has been my daughter's flute teacher for 6 years. We would recommend her to any flute student at any level.

  • 42 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • El Cajon, CA

Bill S.

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As President of a Chula Vista Senior Center it was my responsibility to hire musicians for our monthly dances: Well! You couldn't do better whether for dancing or just listening. Affordable! Always on time, always entertaining, always on theme, and always a versatile "crowd pleaser"

Barbara L.

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Special Day for my brother, the priest, celebrating a major anniversary with great music and songs. S/S gave us a great show and experience. We had an excellent job done and fun for all. Thanks to Sylvia and Salvador for a memorable time.

Gene R.

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Sylvia and Salvador are consummate musicians. Their repertoire and musicality accommodate extremely well any event and they easily captivate audiences with their genteel and truly professional presentation.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Bonsall, CA

Lennie L.

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I had the good fortune of taking bongo lessons from Hector for about a year. After just a few months, I played at one of his recitals and then performed 2 other times with him and another student. I had to quit because we moved to CO, but I now play bongos at my church on a regular basis! If you or your child is interested in learning an instrument or taking voice lessons, I would encourage you to use Hector as your teacher. Hector knows how to play and teach many different instruments. Everything from drums and guitar to piano and voice. He is an incredible musician and song writer who is passionate about music and truly enjoys teaching his students how to play whatever instrument they are interested in learning.

Danica B.

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I own a music company that Hector sub-contracts for, he is one of our most valued and well loved instructors. Hector's passion for music is infectious and it certainly propels his students in their learning. A huge plus is that Hector is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a lot of experience performing, writing music and teaching ALL ages. Needless to say we love Hector both as a person and an instructor and would highly recommend him!

Mica Rica J.

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Mr. Crespo is an amazing piano instructor. He has so much musical knowledge and patience to be able to instruct my child. We've used Mr. Crespo for several years now he's been so flexible and accommodating to our schedule.

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oceanside, CA

Katrina N.

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Ron and his musicians were outstanding!! I hired them for a '40s Big Band Pary for 2 hours and did the deliver! They were very much accommodating to our residents and the staff. Very upbeat group of men who sang and danced with our residents, which made all the ladies very happy!The music was spot on and made us all feel like we really were in the 1940s. Very happy with the performance and their attitudes, absolutely one of the best!

Johnna M.

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Ron was hired to dj our party and he did an amazing job! Ron has a wonderful personality and really did a good job. He was easy to work with and great communication before party. He played great music and really made the party awesome If you are looking for a dj Ron is the go to guy!.

Sallie S.

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Fabulous, friendly, fun DJ with great music selection - try organized, reasonable priced and great to deal with! Thank you Ron Ebel… just fantastic!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Diego, CA

Mathew R.

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In a world where anyone can claim to be proficient enough at an instrument to be an instructor, it's refreshing to meet a serious musician that deserves the label. Ryan is a diverse player with a large repertoire in a variety of styles including jazz, gypsy jazz, classical, and pop. His students regularly perform in solo and ensemble situations in recitals at The San Diego Music And Art Cooperative and he also teaches separate theory classes that include advanced harmonic analysis. If you or your child would like a musical experience in which the end result includes having a competitive skill set with the top musicians in this area, Ryan's your guy.

Anastasya K.

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Ryan is a great guitar teacher and accompanist. He helps me understand music theory and harmonic development of tunes. He is knowledgable, patient, and kind. His playing is unique and expressive, and he offers a new perspective on traditional musical ideas. My mind had been broadened by his perspective. Highly recommend him!

Lars C.

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Our daughter had been through two previous guitar teachers when we met Ryan through our piano teacher. Ryan has brought her guitar skills to a new level as she is now reading music and applying theory to her playing skills. She is growing as a guitarist and a music student and really enjoying the art of guitar.

  • 11 years in business
  • Oceanside, CA

Sam T.

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We were so glad we chose this band for our wedding. They were spectacular from the solo guitar entrance music, hosting the event, to closing the dance-floor down late night. I don't know how they kept the energy up for the whole night but they played till the very end. They definitely made our big party complete! PS -- I don't like Journey but the band was so good even I sang along!

Anita S.

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Groove Factory was a great band at our corporate holiday party! From the initial coordination to the day of the event, they were a pleasure to work with. Our guests enjoyed the entire evening - the music, the interaction, live karaoke, the dancing. I highly recommend them.

Katie O.

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Joe was our DJ for our company holiday party. He was really fun, played our requests and was dressed for the part. I even had a special request for a retirement presentation we were doing at the party and Joe came through for us! I would recommend Joe to anyone!

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Poway, CA

Christopher S.

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I really wish there was a 6th star in this rating system, used solely for a professional who brings both passion and genius to his work. Joey Earnest is the real thing. He, unlike the majority, deserves a 6th star. He is an outstanding musician, in sax and piano, in his own right, but he also is incredibly patient with our 12 year old son who is bright but not dedicated to saxophone (yet). I am a college level professor and I can clearly see Joey has the "gift" of a great music teacher. Thank you Joey for coming into our family's lives.

Nakul T.

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Excellent musician and teacher. I've known Joey for almost 10 years now. I am also a music teacher and I am always learning new things from him. He has taught at the university level all the way down to the elementary level. Regardless of age or experience, Joey's helpfulness and patience knows no bounds. I highly recommend Joey as his knowledge of music and teaching far exceeds what is typical of a music teacher.

Nicholas J.

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Joey's an excellent teacher-he helped me get excellent scores on my solo piece when I performed it. Definitely would consider for work on a solo piece for saxophone.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours

Melissa C.

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Josh and I married September 6th at the Scripps Forum in La Jolla and Republic of Music (ROM) made our wedding day the BEST DAY EVER!!!! Since I had been planning our wedding from Washington, I didn't get to see the band live prior to our wedding. My dad and siblings went to see ROM play at Club M in Del Mar and they were blown away!! I was already impressed by the reviews and YouTube videos I had seen and read. I knew they were going to be the perfect match for our wedding day and I was totally right!! ROM is professional, fun, amazing and freakishly good at their craft! Vocals were ON POINT and the musicians brought the funk!! We opted to splurge on horns two weeks before the wedding and it was a great decision!! Our guests LOVED the band and their personalities and stage presence set the mood for the night. I cannot say enough about Tiana and how amazing she is to work with. She eased my way from the moment I spoke with her. (I had already booked another band but changed my mind once I was told about ROM) She provided me with piece of mind and made our day run so smoothly. The band did an excellent job keeping our day on schedule and emceed the entire event perfectly. It was really comforting to know that our families could enjoy the evening and not have to worry about making announcements or keeping the night on schedule. Dinner music was amazing, slower songs really allowed you hear just how amazingly talented the vocalists are. As the evening progressed Josh and I did not stop dancing all night along with our guests! My sisters and I also got to be band mates for the day and sing with the band which was pretty epic!! My dad is a man of few words, but he couldn't stop talking about the band for days!! He already said he wants to book ROM for their 40th wedding anniversary!! If you're looking for a band for your big event, stop looking!!! You have found who you are looking for!! ROM will not disappoint! I wish I could crash all the weddings they performed at so I can sing and dance the night away. That's how awesome they are! Thank you ROM for everything!!! Your forever fans, Mr. & Mrs. Calkins!

Amy D.

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Getting an amazing band was priority numero uno for our wedding and after reading tons of reviews, I was already pretty sold on them. Once we sat down with Tiana, we were practically begging to sign a contract. We got the nine piece band for our wedding and on an epic day full of highlights, I think they take top honors. Our party simply would not have been as great without them. We weren’t really interested in doing the “traditional” wedding things – grand entrance, first dance, cake cutting, etc. and Tiana worked with us to make sure the evening was everything we envisioned, including letting the crowd dictate the flow and timeline. I think it takes an extremely professional crew who truly know their stuff to be able to take on that endeavor. They sang, they grooved, they rapped, they learned songs just for us, and they incorporated a last minute request that I made the day before the wedding. You know you have a good thing going when the oldest and youngest guests at the party are in agreement that they are “the best band ever!” But beyond the music, they are down to earth, gracious, and just seem like a fun bunch to be around – I kind of want to become a roadie now. I also know two people in the hotel business who have seen tons of weddings and they, too, think ROM is the best in the biz. If I were a bajillionaire, I would hire them to play at my house every Friday night just so I could dance by myself. Hurry up and snatch them up before they’re booked – you absolutely will not regret it.

Leo C.

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Holy $h*t, they were absolutely amazing! I'm the groom and I usually don't use expletives or write reviews (wife's orders), but the Republic of Music deserves both. I've never been to a wedding with a live band, so when they came to ours (also my wife's vision) I was so blown away. They add this completely warm energy and unique experience to the surrounding that allowed everyone to relax, loosen up, and just party! They played anything you wanted, they covered mainly top 40 by our request, but they sounded better then the original artists. We didn't have a lot of time to enjoy the band as we were taking pics and making rounds, but I saw everyone having a good time...I even saw my mom dancing, she is an Asian Tiger Mom, and even she was dancing!! They came with a full band, 3 vocalist, AND a DJ; they also brought lighting. So for the price - it was definitely worth it as hiring a DJ on it's own was almost that price. We are also a muslim couple and they were more than accommodating to any request that we had in terms of attire and music selection. If you want your wedding to have the extra special touch that increases the experiences to both you and your guests, get this band, they will make an impression that will last forever.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Diego, CA

Adam S.

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We got married July 2013 outside in La Jolla overlooking the ocean. Marcela and her band did an incredible job playing music for the reception and the insane dance party that ensued after dinner. I could not have been happier with the combination of beautiful melodies during the reception and dance hits during the party. We had a crowd of all ages there and every single person was dancing for hours, even my 84 year old Grandfather! They played an essential role in making our wedding a night to remember and for that I am forever grateful. Timely, professional, honest, giving, flexible, accommodating, excellent.

Susi H.

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Marcela's band Honey Rock played at our wedding 3 years ago, and we still talk about what a great evening of dancing we enjoyed! They played everything from The Stones to Michael Jackson to Adele, so there was something for everyone. Marcela even took some time to learn our special song by Van Morrison so we could have our "bride and groom first dance". We still seek out Marcela and her band on occasion and go for a night out of listening and enjoying. They're fabulous! Tim and Susi Haugh

Delilah P.

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Marcela Mendez Duo was perfect for my husbands 50th birthday celebration! They were so easy to work with and wonderful musicians. I will absolutely use them again! Delilah P.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours
  • La Mesa, CA

Hedy H.

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Jody has been our voice teacher for over 5 years now. He is a dream come true for us. I never thought I was able to sing. I actually had a fear of it. He assured me that I indeed did have a voice and he would help me find it. He did. The best part is he not only helped me to find my voice and sing, but he made it fun for me and my husband. He has a gift. Those of you who have him teach you will be very fortunate in so many ways other than just him being your voice teacher. He is a joy to be with and you will find him to be the highlight of your week. He is so compassionate and he comes with the goods. He is a fantastic singer, songwriter and teacher. We can't get enough of him. Hire him! You will be glad you did!

Derek S.

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I was recommended to Jody because I needed better breathing technique for my singing, since I had never had a proper vocal lesson and I was straining my voice. Jody was wonderful. With singing it is of course very personal and Jody makes you feel very comfortable and he is the consummate professional. He is also an excellent songwriter and guitarist, so if you are a singer-songwriter he can help with every solitary detail, from writing to singing to playing. I highly recommend Jody for anything from piano or guitar lessons to singing lessons to help with songwriting.

Tamra M.

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Jody came highly recommended by a local musician/songwriter/producer. My goal was to overcome the technical and emotional glitches in my voice. Of all the coaches I've worked with over the years, Jody is the most effective. He is innovative, tailoring his skills and insights to my unique needs. Above all, Jody is steadfastly encouraging and supportive, while holding the student accountable to their own goals and potential. And he is great fun to work with.

  • Oceanside, CA

John H.

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Les is a great musician and wonderful entertainer, a true professional. I've heard nothing but good comments about him from fellow musicians as well as the audience. In fact, I have seen him go out of his way out of his way to please his audience. He always seems to be working on something new in a very organized and disciplined way.

  • 33 years in business
  • Vista, CA

Eleanor M.

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I am pleased to say my experience of booking Vic Moraga to perform his music for the retirement community here at Laguna Vista Mobile Estates has been a pleasure. Vic is professional in every way and provides a wide range of musical talents and a great selection if music variety. He is able to provide music to fit the occasion. The residents here fell in love with Vic and we already had him perform on two seperate occasions. I am looking forward to working with him again in the near future. Elanor Moore, Ent. Dir., Laguna Vista Mobile Estates

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I provide professional voice-over for commercials or electronic, mechanical and technical training videos. I have been doing this since 1986 for Bell Atlantic (Sorbus Service Division) Education Center. I can also do local small business commercials or training videos. I am also a professional musician, and I can provide music if needed.

  • San Diego, CA

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Mike Wojniak has over 15 years as a professional musician teaching guitar/music lessons, touring as a performing artist, and recording many albums, both as a solo artist and as a band member. He is currently the president of the San Diego Songwriter's Guild and performs a wide range of genres and cover songs along with original music.

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We are two talented musicians who cover the classics and covers from weddings to two-guest parties. We play music in Italian and Spanish Styles.

  • San Diego, CA

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Number of guests
76-100
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Prefer ukelele or othe beach wedding friendly music :)
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