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Smithson Music
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard L.
Verified review

I have used Alvin Smithson's services for over five years as a piano tuner, teacher and performer. I am always impressed with his skills, artistry and professionalism. Alvin first came to tune my 100-years old Steinway after it had been neglected for a number of years. He first examined the instrument, diagnosed what needed to be done and then proceeded with his expert tuning. Immediately after he was done and started playing, I was amazed at how good the piano sounded. Alvin explained that with a piano that hasn't been tuned or played in so many years, it will take some time to achieve its best form and sound for which it was built. A short time after, my wife started taking piano lessons from Alvin and as she started gaining proficiency in playing under his guidance, the piano itself gained a rich pleasing sound. Alvin paid close attention and adjusted notes or did a full tuning whenever needed. He also took the time to clean the strings and do minor technical adjustments. When a string needed to be replaced, Alvin recommended a technician from a highly reputable company. Overall, we owe it to his expertise to have the wonderful old piano do what it was built for by the Steinway masters. I should also mention that I heard some great musicians at venues where Alvin is the regular piano tuner. People who visit our house and hear our piano, or play it themselves, always compliment its sound. But the best comes when Alvin himself sits at the keyboard, whether at our house, at a social function or performing in the theater, it's such a joy to hear him play some great classical pieces as well as his own wonderful compositions. He is truly a very talented, sensitive and highly knowledgeable artist. And such a pleasant person, too. My wife and I feel fortunate to have Alvin give us the best piano sound to enjoy live music in our home. I would recommend him to anyone as piano tuner, teacher and overall musician.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark W.
Verified review

We had an engagement party for two of my kids (25/30) and it turned out great. Stevie was so accommodating and professional. People enjoy the ability to request songs from his extensive catalog. And I got to jam with him on two songs. I'll be sure to hire him again for future functions!

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Xen Live
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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We hired Xen Live for my mother in law's 80th birthday party. We had about 50 people and wanted to have live music to shake things up. Our DJ arrived on time (an hour before the party) to set up and do sound checks. We wanted oldies style of music given the audience and what he played was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Xen Live for your special occasion.

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex W.
Verified review

Don knows his stuff, he's easy to get along with and overall a really nice guy. He has an impressive repertoire of musical skills and a lifetime of experience in music to draw from. As far as instruments he can play a little bit of everything, he can basically teach you any instrument you'd find in a regular rock band, folk, country, pop, blues etc. He's probably most proficient on the guitar and piano but he also knows quite a lot about vocals. If you struggle with theory he does a great job demystifying some of the fundamentals of music theory that are useful to beginners. Whether you're an absolute beginner or long time musician Don will be able to help you out. Highly recommend.

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
Verified review

The Brian Farley band was great to work with. They were professional, on time, reasonably priced and played great music. They were a crowd favorite for our festival! Thank you!!

District Strings
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
Verified review

We hired Kaitlin, the violinist to play during our ceremony. It was a small wedding / short ceremony so we didn't need the quartet. I didn't get to really experience Kaitlin's performance because I was busy getting married, but there were rave reviews from the guests. She was easy to communicate with as far as planning went, she was punctual, and she did her job well. It was great to have live music playing- she really added a nice touch to the ceremony.

The Satyr Hill Band
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dee R.
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Baltimore's Best Bluegrass band!! Fun, affordable great for any event.

Cello Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amy O.
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Kevin Jones has done incredible work with our ten-year old. Our son has only been taking lessons for four months, but he has already surpassed what the school orchestra is working on. Mr. Jones is really easy to reach if you need to cancel or reschedule, and uses an easy, pay-on-line system. Mr. Jones is so very mellow, and when my boy gets frustrated, he is amazing at bringing my son back to task. Lastly, imagine an accomplished, professional cellist playing duets with your child in your living room . . . It will bring tears to your eyes. Amy O'Donnell

PKA Piano Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nell G.
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I was an adult beginning piano student of Penny's in New Haven for a couple years until I moved, even though her other students were young. At first I was embarrassed because I'd wait a few minutes for my lesson and hear like a 12 year old or so, playing a big Beethoven Sonata or something, and then I'd be in there as an adult playing maybe a few of those level 1 or 2 pieces. But I can't imagine how anyone could stay embarrassed around Penny A.. She's sweet and seems to have a way of helping people feel good about themselves. But she's not the type you'd want to catch you slacking off because she cares so much and is generous so you'd feel very bad about slacking off. She also didn't treat me as a little old lady with limited music abilities. I think she cared as much about me and my progress as she did about that young prodigy I mentioned, for example. I looked forward to my lesson. And the kids before and after my lesson were relaxed and jokey and they seemed to like her as much as I did. But of course I can't speak for them! This thing says I'm supposed to say something went wrong. Probably nothing that wasn't my own fault. Only thing I can think of, maybe she'd always give me and other students a little extra time, so if your lesson is maybe during the second half of her day, you might have to wait 10 minutes, never over 15 minutes, for your lesson. I didn't mind though. Penny A taught very well.. I'm really happy to read music and play so much on my piano that before had been collecting dust. It impresses my family, too!

The New Dominion Band
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

Great local band, with a larg repertoire of songs that most people know and enjoy.

Trackside
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul G.
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From the first gig that I worked with Jay and Trackside, they treated me as part of the group as we worked together to create video and photos worthy of a first class regional band. He and the group have always had my requirements as a priority and keep me informed about the things necessary for me to function in My role with the band. Love working with these guys. One of the best local rock bands ever!!

  • 4 years in business
Kate M.
Verified review

The band sounded great—very together, able to perform in many styles, high energy and great sound. They also were easy to work with, good humor, excited about the show. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing and working with them again!

Xtract Band
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
LaWanda K.
Verified review

Xtract Band was phenomenal. They were dressed nice, performed well, what more can you expect. On top of their performance, working with Clint was very easy and very professional, an all around great experience! Everyone had a great time. The music and sound they projected was perfect. I highly recommend Xtract Band for any live performances.

MC Productions Live
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Sharon F.
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Mike played at our outdoor event. Great music and great interaction with our crowd. Mike has high-tech equipment that didn't require much space. He fulfilled all requests and kept everyone moving to the music. I have already recommended him to others and look forward to having him DJ my next big event.

About

Lajuan Entertainment Group offers the following: * Live Music Services * Recording Studio for Beginners and Advanced Artists * Miscellaneous Production Services * DJ Services * Video Production * Workshops for Youth Click here to hear the Internet broadcast of KSO Productions Radio63. It's ranked in Top 5 Daily. We are preserving the legacy of music innovators while introducing new artists and creating new music landscapes. Our disc jockey experience evolved in the late '70s to the present, professionally doing house parties and evolved to radio programming. We have provided music for clubs, cabarets, art shows, fashion shows, weddings and concerts. We've been a programmer on WPFW 89.3 FM since 1985 to the Present. See our website for the schedule.

  • 15 years in business
About

What makes my organization unique is that we are a MULTI-CULTURAL group of musicians with the ability to cater to a plethura of different genres of music.

About

We do hard drivin' blues with a bite! Blues, blues rock, and rock 'n roll are all done with the Dogfather's growl. We can play up to 4 hours of music. We offer a song list of over 60 tunes. We are punctual, friendly and respectful of your customers and guests. We have very entertaining and engaging guests in the show. We do good dancing music. Bring out those dancin' shoes. It's time to party with Dogfather.

About

We specialize in top-notch quality in music entertainment for both live-band occasions and/or DJ occasions as well. We also provide educational services in all branches of music, from learning how to play the piano, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, African native instruments, and percussion instruments; we also provide vocal services to individuals and/or groups. We have been in business for the past 21 years, and our goal has always been to provide the best essential customer service! We hope to hear from you soon!

About

We provide diverse live band entertainment for lounges, weddings, and social gathering. We do live performances for all genres of music!

About

We provide live band music for all occasions ranging from weddings to house parties, birthday parties, family re-unions, cooperate and business events, church anniversary and yearly events as well as supplying P.A systems for all events. We also render still photography and video coverages and editing, projector services as well chauffeur services.

  • 45 years in business
About

We are a 10-piece musician party/horn band with a 3-piece production crew. We are one of East Coast's finest dance/party bands.

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