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Clifford Lamb Music
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer K.
Verified review

Clifford has been providing lessons for the past few months to my 5-year old son and 8-year old daughter. Clifford is always very reliable at showing up to lessons, and letting us know in advance if he needs to reschedule. Despite my son’s hyperactivity and my daughter’s difficulty overcoming mistakes and frustrations, Clifford always remains patient. He uses a wonderful balance of firmness and encouragement that keeps them engaged and moving forward. They have both come a long way in a fairly short period of time. I am highly impressed by his talents both as a musician and as a teacher.

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Terri T.
Verified review

Didier performed at our Dia de los Muertos event. He arrived promptly, was very professional and a pleasure to have in our company. His guitar playing is beautiful and everyone enjoyed the music. I will definitely hire him for future events.

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:)

PrinceSF Productions
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn H.
Verified review

I'm a songwriter and have published a worship album in Mandarin last year. Though I'm considered a pretty good singer among people I know, I know there's a big difference between a pretty good amateur singer and a professional one. With the desire to close, or at least to minimize the gap, I looked online for a voice teacher who can help me, and found Ken. I like that he is a singer and composer himself, and more! Ken has good ears and a great sense of humor! He's also very good at communication. I sent him a song I posted on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIJkPgl72b4 before we met. He quickly identified a couple of things I need to work on. I knew right there this is someone I can definitely learn from. I'm glad Ken responded to my inquiry in the first place, though he's out of my range in distance! It takes forty minutes, with no traffic, to drive to his place, but it's all good! I could practice what I have just learned on the drive home by singing every road sign! Ken does not feed me with any standardized curriculum. He works around my needs. I just had my second lesson. We practiced every skill I need to improve with an original song I wrote. I'm sure my second album will sound much better from this point on! Thanks, Ken!

  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan C.
Verified review

Well so far all I did was agree to go to a new class,but I'd give her an honest 5 stars for her politeness and willingness to acomidate me,I have not gone to the class yet and honestly I just hit the hire button like 3 min ago so I'm not shore this reveew will help much.I'll do a follow up if possible on tuesday night after class ,4 days from now,cheers,,

Groovy Judy
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 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.

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

I can't say enough about how happy we were hiring Rob & his band The Gold Standard for our wedding in SF. They were AMAZING. He was the best thing about our wedding. The next day everyone from our friends, to our parents, and us too, were raving about how great the music was. He kept everyone dancing the entire time - even during dinner people were hitting the floor prematurely. They started playing as the guests were entering the reception venue - and when I peeked in to check them out before we entered the room - I was floored with how great they sounded! Rob was playing some electronic music with sax, flute, and there was a drummer, and a singer - Conn Curran (who was FANTASTIC). And then they played our first dance song - again, with Conn singing. It was perfect. I come from a family of musicians and they were all impressed and loved the evolution of music throughout the night. from the more Sinatra style dinner music, a bunch a great 90s stuff that appealed to our early 30s crowd, ending with more contemporary music by the end of the night. My husband and I were pretty busy preparing for the wedding beforehand so didn't give a ton of guidance on music - but we did fill out a questionnaire that Rob provided, which was great. It ended up working out perfectly, and I would recommend him a million times over to anyone getting married or throwing a party. He is professional AND talented.10 stars!!

  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Irene J.
Verified review

My son and his classmate took saxophone lessons with Andrew to be ready for Fall Band in 5th grade. He is straight forward and they learned fast from him. I highly recommend him.

Fog City Jazz
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie H.
Verified review

Jeffrey is a superior piano teacher and pianist. I'm a full-time music teacher in the Bay Area, with over 25 years of experience. I'm also the founding director of a popular after-school music program, so I've hired many music teachers over the years. Jeffrey is by far my favorite! I have recommended Jeffrey to a number of my students and they have all excelled at a rapid pace under his musical guidance. Jeffrey has high standards and expectations for his students and at the same time is gentle and patient with them. He has a systematic approach to music reading, harmony, improvisation and composition which has proven to be most effective with all his students. He knows hundreds and hundreds of songs and can play in any style including classical, rock, pop, Latin and his specialty, jazz. You're musical life will be transformed in a most positive way if you have the privilege of studying with this master teacher. Highly recommended for both children and adults.

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

I'm a beginner to guitar, having played a little piano and drums before. Been working with Chris for a few weeks now and it has been a blast. He's a talented musician who is connected to the music scene. I wanted a guitar teacher who was connected to the local music scene, and so I've really enjoyed working with Chris and even going to see his band perform. I also love how Chris walks through songs and is able to write out the tabs and chords on the fly, and then on top of that show me multiple ways of playing the same song. Highly recommend.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
Verified review

I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

Laura Benitez
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri A.
Verified review

Laura was superior to work with from the beginning to the end. She always got back to me when I e-mailed her or called her, showed up at the event way before the start time, did a super job---she and all of her entertainers are terrific. Sheri Owner & Events Director A TOUCH OF CLASS ENTERTAINMENT tocceo@atouchofclass.tv

Larry's Drum Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paul M.
Verified review

Larry's a great guy and great drum instructor. We always have a blast during my lesson and he's taught me quite a bit over the last year or so that I've been taking lessons from him. He plays in many local bands and different types of music so it doesn't really matter what you want to learn on the drums, Larry will be able to teach you.

Amaya Voice Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bong W.
Verified review

Natalie has been fantastic to work with! Her instruction through exercises, general tips/suggestions, and specific ideas when working on a particular song has all been stellar and on point throughout my work with her. I feel like I have improved dramatically over the course of our lessons, and my band members have made several comments about my improvement as well. She has an uncanny knack for knowing what I am doing with my breath, diaphragm, throat, mouth, etc., and being able to suggest just the right adjustments to make things sound better and more comfortable to sing. Natalie is a wonderful person, too, very encouraging, supportive, and respectful. I highly, highly recommend her!!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina W.
Verified review

Mike's band is fantastic! From start to finish, I felt I was in good hands. Mike and his band did jazz music at the brunch reception for my wedding. All the musicians are highly experienced and professional. Their music was a true highlight, setting an upbeat, jazzy ambiance for all of the guests (including myself!). They accommodated my music requests, were responsive on messages beforehand, offered a great price, and were a pleasure to work. Thank you very much to Mike and his band for making my wedding reception so special!

Tyliah Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nina A.
Verified review

Tyliah Productions is very talented, detailed, professional and absolutely fun! Tyliah Productions hosted my wedding in April and they were absolutely amazing! They were on time, very professional and were absolutely amazing with their music. All different styles from old school to modern as well as Mexican music, which was tough since it was far from their genre. They delivered and much more. They also helped coordinate our reception so that music and our schedule flowed throughout without flaws. Also amazing was the slideshow that I requested to put together and they were happy to help out. One of the best surprises was an Instagram LIVE feed. People would post pictures on Instagram and they would enter #ninarolo and the picture was on a live feed for everyone to see. It was such an amazing surprise! They have the newest equipment and they make sure you're music is absolutely perfect. They definitely work with you and make sure that you get what you want with their input as well. Pricing is very affordable and they have different pricing depending on the event and timing. I really enjoyed meeting with them and making sure that everything comes together before the big day. You're not left hanging wondering whether you'll here from them or not. You'll always have a way to get in contact with them. My husband and I are extremely happy to have had Tyliah Productions not just the DJs at our wedding but have been lucky to have had them become part of our wedding. We had an amazing time and we wouldn't ask another DJ to host our events. Can't wait for the next event!!

Isaac and The Haze
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Becky L.
Verified review

Isaac and the Haze is a fantastic dance band! They were really the perfect entertainment for last two parties of about 60 people each. We hired them because some of our co-workers had heard them play at the Crow's Nest in Santa Cruz. The guys arrived about an hour early to set up their sound equipment and were ready to play right on time. Isaac, the lead singer, plays a keytar and electric cello. He has a great voice, with a big range of emotion, and really engaged the audience in between songs. The lead and back-up vocals were great and consistently held up against the big beat of the band. Other band members played lead guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard. I was worried that their 5-member band would overpower the relatively small venue, but the sound levels were perfect, and they didn’t blast us to the back of the room. There were 20 or more people dancing all the time, including young kids and a grandma in her 90's. We really liked the numbers they performed, which were mostly covers of R&B music from the 2000's, like Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, DNCE’s Cake By The Ocean, Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jaggar, and works by Justin Timberlake. You could tell the band members were all having a good time too and enjoyed what they were doing. Great music! Great entertainment!

The Giant Garage Spiders
4.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Vic K.
Verified review

Professional, talented musicians. A pleasure to deal with. They get it.

Club Illusions Palo Alto

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  • New on Thumbtack
About

We offer the following: * Pop/Latin Fridays (second and fourth Fridays) * Fuz Fridays (first and third Fridays) * Frat/Sorority Weekdays * College Thursdays * Teen Starz We are featuring the hottest Bay Area weekly and biweekly parties; three full bars; and 6,000 square feet including two VIP areas, full stage, lounge, heated patio, and water fountain. We offer full DJ, bands, artists, production, and entertainment on-site and off-site supported for both public and private events.

The Refugees

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  • New on Thumbtack
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The Refugees are the most authentic Tom Petty tribute band in the nation! The band was named the top tribute band in the entire SF Bay Area in 2009 on KFOX 98.5 FM.

The drD Band

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  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

The drD Band is a five piece band that plays Funk, R&B and Rock. drD is based out the San Francisco Bay Area and is comprised of five seasoned musicians. drD covers songs by Carlos Santana, Chaka Kahn and Rufas, Heart, Sheryl Crow, Led Zeppelin, Sly & the Family Stone, Pink Floyd, Kool & Gang and many others.

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Need a Wedding Band

San Francisco, CA

  • Number of guests
    25-50
  • Details
    Can someone play from gypsy kings, to daft punk, to michael buble, Bruno Marz, salsa music ?

Need a Wedding Band

Saratoga, CA

  • Number of guests
    101-150
  • $2250
    Average price
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