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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
David O.
Verified review

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 29 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Harriot M.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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 22 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi S.
Verified review

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:)

  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Josh L.
Verified review

Miles is a great teacher and musician. His patient work with me has helped my playing immensely, and he's always been incredibly patient and supportive. He's encouraged me to become a better piano player and to start writing songs of my own!

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suellen P.
Verified review

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

Rob Bennion
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Maayan O.
Verified review

Rob is a highly professional and talented musician. He played at a fundraiser I hosted for the Leukemia and lymphoma society and everyone really enjoyed his music. He knows to adapt his DJing style to his audience and keep everyone happy and engaged. Highly recommend Rob for any type of occasion. It will be money well spent.

Granada Studios
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Guillermo G.
Verified review

My tango band Trio Garufa recorded our 2012 album at Granada Studios under the supervision of Stevan Pasero. We had an excellent experience and were delighted with the quality of the results. Many factors make Granada Studios an outstanding recording facility: First, the studio equipment, room design and acoustics are top notch. It's also a very nicely-decorated space, which makes you feel comfortable and relaxed during your long recording sessions. Second, Stevan Pasero strives for nothing short of excellence: he is extremely knowledgeable, detail-oriented and uncompromising when it comes to recording quality. He spent several hours optimizing the mic placement for each of our instruments (double bass, bandoneon and guitar), and was on top of every single technical detail, allowing us to fully concentrate on the music. It does make a big difference when your recording engineer is a very experienced performing and recording musician himself: Stevan gave us very valuable feedback on our music and was extremely supportive when we had to work long ours to finish our album. He even spent an entire night working with us when we had to deliver the master mixes the next morning. Lastly, Stevan's wide knowledge of the music industry can also be of great value to those who need advice in that area. In summary, I highly recommend Granada Studios to any musician looking for top-notch professional recording quality.

YouROK! Music Lessons
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Becca M.
Verified review

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.

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

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.

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa N.
Verified review

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!

ModernTone Studios
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elliott A.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons at the studio since it opened. The facility is amazing and all instructors I have met are friendly, professional musicians. I love taking lessons here because they are tailored to fit my style and goals. I would and do recommend the studio to students of any age/ skill level.

  • 24 years in business
MICHAEL B.
Verified review

I hired Greg and Alicia for a corporate event with 400+ guests attending. When they say they are the most “charming” singing duo in the Bay Area, charming is just an understatement. They are the most incredible live music entertainment I’ve ever heard the pleasure of witnessing. Greg has got the musicality, pizazz, and experience of a professional musician of someone who’s been at this for 40+ years. He’s nowhere near 40, but has been playing music from a very young age. You’d swear he’s been doing this professionally all his life. Alicia, with her darling Disney princess voice is a killer combo with Greg’s. I guess you could say they “complement” each other. And when these two blend their voices together, it’s magic. That’s the only way to describe it. By the end of the night, everyone kept asking who they were and were over the moon about them. Greg and Alicia are super professional and really understood my needs for the event. They played perfectly and sounded truly amazing. I’d be lying if I said this isn’t the best duo I’ve ever heard. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work with some incredible musicians of today who are just as humble and kind.

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
  • 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.

Bay Area Strings
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Erica B.
Verified review

Pre-event coordination was easy. I liked that they were flexible with the number of musicians, and Jennifer provided helpful advice on song selection. They arrived on time and played beautifully. Very reasonable rates too!

Marc LeGrand
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron C.
Verified review

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.

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!

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!

CelloJoe
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
Bill M.
Verified review

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.

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    Need a Solo Musician on June 29, 2013

    Palo Alto, CA

    • Event type
      Wedding ceremony
    • Number of guests
      101-150
    • Details
      Looking for someone to play outside at the park during the ceremony and possibly inside the venue during the reception for an hour or two.
    • $500
      Average price

    Need a Solo Musician on 22nd June 2013

    Roseville, CA

    • Event type
      General event/party
    • Number of guests
      25 or Fewer
    • $262.5
      Average price
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