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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.
Mike was just fantastic. I was putting together a corporate event and my client needed a DJ who could play ambient music for some time, then needed a solo artist who could perform something on strings . Mike just happened to be both !! Everybody loved his performance, and so talented. Would definitely recommend for any event.
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.
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.
She played for two of our kids weddings and did anoutstanding job. She not only has a great voice but is an accomplished musician able to play keyboard, guitar, or accordion. On top of this she writes music and is currently working on recording a CD of her latest material.
Ivan has accompanied me and played for multiple groups that I've been a part of and each time I've had the pleasure of playing with him, there was never a moment where I questioned/doubted his professionalism, demeanor, musicianship, or knowledge of music. I have also witnessed Ivan expertly instruct countless musicians in music theory, which has in turn enhanced their musicianship. I cannot give him a stronger recommendation as a musician, an instructor, a professional, and a person!
I am a professional musician but not a great singer. Ms. Crook showed me how to control my pitch problems and taught me to not strain my voice. Each lesson has been a breakthrough for me. Now I feel more confident about my singing ability.
I take skype lessons with Alexandra. She is a wonderful teacher. Alexandra started me off with real music right away. I didn't have to waste a lot of time playing things that I would never play again to learn a technique. She is very positive and is incredibly talented and well versed in what she teaches. She is a professional musician and knows what she is talking about. I highly recommend her. You would be lucky to have a teacher of this caliber helping you. It is like having a master class each time.
Kenia is an outstandingly gifted musician. I started taking lessons with her a couple of months ago, and I cannot be happier. I started from zero, since I had not studied music since I was I child, and I did not have any guitar experience. I am doing a huge progress thanks to her amazing lessons. I am really motivated and inspired by her classes since we started. Kenia is very knowledgeable, and an excellent and dedicated teacher, with experience with a broad variety of styles. She has also adapted to my musical taste, incorporating some of my favorite songs into our lesson plan. I am currently working on some Belle and Sebastian songs that I love, and I am so happy to be able to play them on guitar and ukulele. I am very grateful with my results and to have Kenia as a music and guitar teacher. I can only strongly recommend her to anyone who loves music and would like to have a truly personalized experience with guitar lessons.
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!
We opened a Filipino/Hawaiian fusion food truck in the Sacramento area last year. We had a great response for our soft opening so we wanted to do it big for our grand opening. Dustin not only provided his absolutely amazing vocals to be our background music for the party, but he brought his band along as well, and we just jammed out for hours. Dustin is an incredible showman and MC in addition to his Kolohe Kai-esque voice, and we would hire again in a second if we had another party with the budget for a live musician or band.
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.
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!
Musicians are very professional and the music is very nice.
Louis is an intuitive and technical voice teacher and musician who directs your voice and musicality growth with original and unexpected tools. Body and movement exercises, creative solutions to instill learnings that you feel, rather than think. I can't praise him enough for how much he gives to every lesson. It's intense, focused, fun, and productive. He's a gem.
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.
Tyliah Productions has provided music for Tamarii Matairea polynesian dance groups Crab feed for the past two years. Theo Tabora is a professional, always arrives early, and has also set up his sound system for our Musicians, Drummers, and singers. I also love that he has a wide range of music for all ages. I would highly recommend Tyliah Productions for your private parties, weddings, and Corporate events.
Neil is an amazing musician and the most patient and level headed person you will ever meet. I've worked with Neil on multiple studio projects - he always knows exactly what to play, nailing his part on the 1st take while maintaining a calm and cool demeanor at all times. Neil would be hands down my top recommendation for anyone wanting to learn piano - regardless of genre.
Mr. Perez is an extremely talented songwriter, musician, producer, and composer. He has great skill and demonstrates it in a variety of music styles. He is also an experienced music director, leading various bands in live performances. Mr. Perez possesses great creativity and professionalism and I would totally recommend to anyone.
Professional, talented musicians. A pleasure to deal with. They get it.
Wildflower is an original music with female vocals, guitar, bass, violin, drums and piano. We can also play an assortment of covers for parties, wineries or special events. We all love music and are passionate about it!