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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 74 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.
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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
Mel S.
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Love love love the class and jazz that Tyler brought to our wedding! Never would I have thought Tyler’s touch at the wedding would make such a big difference. We received (and still are) so many compliments and comments about how cool and awesome that was. We had a Chinese & American wedding at a winery & both loved it and were taking videos of him all night. It truly would not have been the same without Tyler there. When I communicated with him when I was planning my wedding, you can tell how much thought he puts into his gigs. He played all the songs we requested and set the scene I wanted. He even communicated with my DJ to make sure all the equipment was compatible. Thank you so much Tyler! Best money spent.

Cliff Targum Music & Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Howard S.
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Oh my God Cliff Targum is a musical geniusHe took my song. " Hidden In The Basement" and turned it into a masterpieceHis producing skills are top-notch his dedication and approach are unprecedented His attention to details are refreshing to work around.He cares about every beat , every measure until he and the client are satisfied none of this " we'll fix it in the mix shit". No Cliff Targum is a true professional in every sense of the word.I look forward to working with him in the future with many of my musical projectsI have the utmost confidence in his abilities.

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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We had a wonderful evening of music from Bob and his guitar. We had a backyard summer party for about 90 people with a range of ages and his music choices were perfect. He added a great dimension to the feativities and ambiance of our party. Highly recommend!

Taylor Carroll
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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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
Daniel G.
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I Learned All aspects of singing and playing Acoustic guitar classic songs. Michael ( teacher ) was very good and patient bringing my playing and my confidence up to now being able to sing and play songs with & for friends, family and the general public. Michael continues to be a great resource, I really appreciate what he has done for my playing, Thanks Michael !

Mark Monreal Live Sax
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda D.
Verified review

Mark helped us make our 40th wedding anniversary a big hit @ the LaCanada Country Club. We loved his style & music dinner hour impressive how he walk thru with his sax and played to each table with just the right tone. he played upbeat dancing & good listening music ..Can't go wrong with Mark on the saxophone. Fantastic!!! will hire again in a heartbeat All Good. Earl & Brenda DeWitt

Boombox Heroes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny W.
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We hired this wonderful band for our wedding. They went above and beyond to make our day extra special and worked with our budget. They even learnt our special song requests and all our guests absolutely would not stop raving about how amazing the band was. I would highly recommend.

Music lessons with Steve
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Br J.
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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.

Jean-Paul Monsché
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Olivier P.
    Verified review

    Jean-Paul has such a phenomenal music background that he has elaborated his own music teaching method for kids and adults. I started piano as an adult and Jean-Paul taught me the music that I really wanted to learn and play which is mostly Blues and Jazz. Between music theory, instrument practice and weekly lessons, I made tremendous progress and I am now capable of improvising and having fun learning and playing my favorite instrument. My 11 years old daughter is also taking piano lesson regularly. Jean-Paul's great personality and patience makes him a wonderful teacher for both kids and adults. Highly recommended.

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Diane F.
    Verified review

    Hugo played for me at a surprise party for my husband. He was fantastic! So many people commented on how great the music was. I would hire Hugo again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend!

    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.

    American Music Group
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Raleigh M.
    Verified review

    Just what I was looking for in a jazz piano teacher! He listened to my goals and is crafting a teaching strategy to make me a better musician while enjoying the process. Looking forward to more piano lessons in the future. He also teaches saxophone.

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

    Kirk has been great to work with. He plays finger style guitar well. I am an adult, and he was extremely patient, yet let me move my pace as fast or slow as needed. Very kind. He came to my home and was always on time. Very dependable and flexible to last minute changes in my schedule. Good guy.

    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!

    Business Time West
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mark F.
    Verified review

    We couldn’t have asked for a better band to make our wedding extra special. From start to finish, Business Time West was professional and reliable and very willing to meet all our requests. I have never seen a dance floor stay so full for so long as ours was. They kept the crowd going all night long and were able to appeal to the wide variety of ages. Most people have said one of the best parts of our wedding was the band, and we agree! They made our wedding the party of the year!!!

    Norm Hughes
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Maui H.
    Verified review

    Norm Hughes always gives more than %100 to every job! His talent, coupled with musical knowledge and focus, is highly commendable and a huge asset. Besides being a superb sight-reader, he can take care of any situation, whether it be a fuller sound needed, or improvisation for jazz style, or filling in sparce accompaniments on the spot. Very dependable and professional.

    • 16 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Erika Y.
    Verified review

    I would highly recommend Dr. Daniel Lessner as a piano instructor/composer, consultant in the music industry utilized in a personal teaching environment or advanced training of academic achievement. Daniel Lessner has been the instructor for our children for almost 3 years now. He works under demanding schedules with other students and professional music industry personnel and is capable of developing the potentials of all his students while contributing to the success in their music careers. Daniel Lessner is one of the few teachers who is a concert pianist and devotes his time to others interested in the love of music. He works with independent music producers as well as major motion picture sound track requirements, bringing to his students the real world essentials whether be Classical, Contemporary or Jazz curriculum. Dr. Lessner is also a certified CM Instructor dedicated to the advancement of academic endeavors for the young. Our sons have built a stronger foundation under the guidance of Dr. Lessner. He is passionate about what he does and inspiring to students. Organized and diligent, Dr. Lessner always has his lessons in order and earned the respect of all students with his integrity and commitment. I would definitely recommend Dr. Daniel Lessner as a Professional Master in any capacity having to do with the training, development and creation of music. Sincerely, Douglas and Erika Young Proud Parents of Vincent and Benjamin

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    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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