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After our DJ cancelled just weeks before our wedding, my husband and I were nervous and scrambling to find a replacement. By that point most DJs in our area were booked, but Nick from the Wedding and Party Center had that same Friday night free. Even with the rushed circumstances though, he was very understanding of our budget and worked with our couple to create a DJ - MC - dance light package that was just perfect for our reception needs. Nick was very professional, we didn't need to worry about anything once the reception got started, and worked well with our coordinator to keep everything moving smoothly and according to schedule. The music was fantastic, and once invited up, our guests never left the dance floor. To our surprise and to the entertainment and enjoyment of our guests, he also threw in a few live solos (Nick and his whole family are also musicians and professional vocalists). I was especially appreciative that Nick could cater to our very diverse and international group, half brazilian, and half english-american-korean-japanese-etc. Once he started playing South American and Latin songs the party became even more lively, and our guests stayed to the end of the night. Thank you Nick and the Wedding and Party Center for not only saving the day in a tight spot, but providing and excellent service and helping us celebrate with a great party on our wedding day.
They are a talented group of musicians. They adapted well to the horrible weather we had and the venue being an off the beaten path barn. Format wise, the lead singer was great but I would have preferred a singer who wasn't reliant on sheet music/ a music stand for a lot of the songs. Cocktail hour was an upright bassist and sax which was the hit of the night! I would DEFINITELY work with them again
Chelsea is a warm, positive and encouraging individual and an absolute pleasure to work with! I went to her a few months ago with the intention of learning how to sing and just having fun with it. She was very inviting and encouraged confidence, especially when it came to my apprehension about singing in front of someone when I first started. She asked me what my intentions were and created a lesson plan that was individualized for my personal goals, age and current level of singing. She worked with me in regards to creating a schedule for lesson times and was flexible when I needed to adjust these times. Overall, she is just a very sweet person with an incredible voice and the teaching talent to back it up! I would recommend her to any person interested in singing; young or old, experienced or not, outgoing or shy! Chelsea truly cares about her students and puts in the effort to make their voice class experiences valuable, unique and fun!
I met Gary about 15 years ago, when I moved to the States. His rock music teaching program for aspiring musicians of any age, grouped by skill level and interests rather than just age group, grabbed my attention the first time I visited the (now defunct, unfortunately) East Coast Music store. I joined his program, and before I knew it I became part of many bands that he formed over the years, making lots of new musical friends in addition to improving my skills. Gary's music talent is unparalleled: he knows thousands of songs across different genres by heart, his soloing skills are amazing (especially in jazz and rock) yet he only uses them artfully to refine the sound of the band, complementing shortcomings of the wanna-be musicians that he is teaching love for music to. The result is that any aspiring musician, no matter the age and playing skills, is offered a joyful and enticing environment to play music in, and feel "I did it, I can do even better and I know now what to practice on next". I am fascinated by his ability to interact with children all ages, get the most out of them and make them feel proud of their performances. When I took music lessons as a teen ager, they were all about score reading and practicing passages. Of course they are important steps, but I never had a teacher like Gary who would also bring in the passion of sharing music in a band, learning from each others' mistakes, making commitments to other band members to practice and improve, performing in public every now and then as a motivating challenge to grow musically. More recently I enjoyed playing with Gary some serious jazz. His improvisation skills are amazing and head and shoulders above anybody I know. As I play my part I listen to his soulful re-interpretation of the tune in awe, realizing how much more I need to grow and I can learn from him. I don't think there is any other professional musician that like him can dialog with pro musicians and primary school kids beginners with the same ease.
Marla Mase is an extraordinary event planner, creator of party magic and Producer! After having been in the business for a couple of decades and working in so many different venues, types of events, parties and performances, Marla has an incredible team. She’s amassed a phenomenal, devoted group of performers, artists, designers & caterers whom she employs at all her parties, depending on need and skill set. I have worked with Marla on several creative projects and events and had a ball working with her. She is the ultimate professional, but always works in a relaxed, easygoing fashion. She is open to discussion and will always brainstorm to bring ones vision to life. Recently she produced a Rock show and party in Tribeca for me that hosted an amazing band, along with several international actors, dancers and singers. Marla hired one of her designers to transform the old Tribeca firehouse into an underworld of sea creatures and magic. It was spectacular. The food was a beautifully abundant array of hors devours and beverages. Hailing from Tribeca and having worked in the New York area for so many years for hundreds of high-end clients, Marla is truly cutting edge. She has an eye for the unique, and is able to adapt to the vision of her client. Marla really gets the job done. She’s personable and lovely and I always feel I’m in good hands with her at the helm.
Kazuko and her friend who played the violin in my wife and I ceremony was amazing. They really did our wedding a lot more special in every aspect. They were able to play songs that we wanted and everything sounded so beautiful. i recommend Kazuko for any occasion. Thanks for everything!
Yuto was an excellent mentor. Not only he was brilliant in teaching the technical and conceptual aspects of guitar, he was also very advanced in suggesting philosophical perspectives of music. He was also very kind and friendly as a person always providing me with new insights and information regarding the music I favored. He even walked me to interesting jam sessions which I enjoyed a lot. I am sure there are many great guitar instructors in New York, but Yuto was one of a kind in that he was much more than just an instructor. Not many instructors actually spend the time and give full attention to their students but with Yuto, I cannot ask for more. I definitely recommend him as one your guitar instructors who actually cares for you.
Had a great time. Great selection of music and awesome singers.
I came to Sarah with a goal of wanting to accompany myself as a singer, instead of having to rely on a guitarist or a band. In less than a year I played my first solo show. Sarah has prepared me to play solo, with a band, how to rearrange songs, how to read sheet music and so much more. Every lesson I learn something different. She’s made learning piano fun and interesting. Sarah is very patient, kind and extremely talented. I’d never go anywhere else!
One of our all-time favorite singers, RL has been featured in many of our "Musical Chairs" concerts to great audience response. Highly recommended. Derrik Lewis, Producer, Palm Springs
Whenever I want to impress and dazzle my friends I take them to hear Karen sing! She is equal or even surpasses many jazz singers I have seen and regularly heard, on satellite radio, including some of the greats. The voice, the performance, the sheer heart that I enjoy every time I see her perform has no equal! The only improvement I can think of is for me to alter my schedule and see her more often!
I had Peter play my house party Family BBQ. He truly is a pro. He played q great variety of tunes and truly entertained our guests. He took requests and at one point had us singing along. He is the whole package and I would highly recommend. From my party, Peter ended up playing with a full band at a friend in Huntington. They thanked me for the recommendation. Jackie J.
Just started and find that Jonathan is very talented and patient. Never felt this comfortable trying to learn guitar from a teacher before. I am an experienced player and can confidently say he can teach blues both pick and finger style as well as jazz and rock. Peace fellow musicians.. Darren.
Here at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, I've had a number of opportunities to work with Ms. Kelly as a solo act and with her bands, in all of our different venues. Always professional, on time and a pleasure to work with! And musically outstanding as well!
Lyghtin Up and their catalog of classic rock songs are unmatched by any tribute band out there. The singer had me believing I was listening to the actual band! Would hire again and definitely recommend for your musical gatherings.
I've been taking violin and voice from Sarah for over a year now, and I have seen vast improvements! I love visiting her studio on the UWS, it's a beautiful space to learn. Sarah's ongoing experience as a professional opera singer and musician always informs our lessons. It's very inspiring! I highly recommend studying with Sarah!
Karen is an incredible teacher! She has an amazing ability to find exactly what you need in your training and to provide you with the tools and advice to excel at it. I found her so easy to work with and her guidance has helped me become a much, much better performer and singer. Highly recommend! Thanks Karen!
I do anything I put my mind to. I'm a professional singer, dancer and model. I love to do hair, nails and makeup.
I have experience singing in musical theatre, choral, operatic, classical, and popular styles, and I am always looking to learn something new!
I am a professional singer/songwriter. I am willing to perform for events, proposals, etc., doing either my own songs or covers, or whatever you have in mind.
We are a group usually with three members. We sing and play many styles of music, including old times, folk, Irish, and American songbook. Samples can be emailed.