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Atl Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larry And Amanda F.
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Our son began lessons with Ryan 5 years ago,after becoming bored and stagnant with his previous teacher of 2 years.With a child that was very talented and serious at pursuing a possible music career,we really wanted to make sure he had the best teacher for him that pushed him and challenged him but at the same time did it in a way that would encourage him, not discourage him.Because our son was easily bored,we also needed a teacher that could teach many different styles or genres,knew theory and could teach sight reading and was able to move at whatever pace was needed to challenge our son.Ryan worked on rock,blues jazz and classical guitar,sight reading ear training, song writing skills, improvisation only to name a few,but above all taught him to work hard and never give up.He helped him prepare for a very challenging audition to get into a very competitive music college, Belmont University. Ryan made sure that when the audition came up, our son was ever so confident when his audition time came up and was totally prepared in every possible way.Through the years,our son developed a strong sense of trust and friendship that he has been able to use as he is in college as a sophomore.While in college,our son will periodically still rely on Ryan for his professional views on different challenges. He also looks forward to breaks and summers to get together with Ryan and play,learn and get advice.It was never about Ryan making his fee,but about making sure our son was pushed during every lesson to the best of his abilities.Even if it meant staying over a few minutes or calling during the week to check and make sure he was able to work at the music homework he had given and was not frustrated.We highly recommend Ryan Strickland. He is a very professional dedicated musician that loves his job and will go over and beyond for all of his students. We feel as parents that Ryan pushed our son to help him fulfill his utmost dreams and passion and realize there are no limits.

Steven Charles Jazz
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kraig G.
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Steven, Hope this message gets to you as I would like to thank you for your performance at the Atlanta Jazz Festival 2010.  Your band had a great set and I feel my trip up from Gainesville FL was worth the trip just to hear your band's version of Cassie's Theme by Grover Washington.  If you have a recording of that please tell me how to get my hands on it. I am so glad I made it to the concert early.  I feel that your band and Trombone Shorty were the highlights of the night and I am a Bass Player.   Can't say it enough, you guys are an incredibly gifted Jazz Band. Great work on the saxes and please let me know the name of the bass player again.  He worked the pocket well and every one of your band members played their role.  Great groove and pocket, your entire set. If you guys ever play in Florida let me know, once again, an incredible set at the Jazz Festival! Kraig G.

  • 38 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha F.
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Love love love this band!! Great music, great people and great fun!!!

The Guitar Room
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
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Derek knows his students and tailors his lessons accordingly. He's not just a guitar instructor; he's more like a music life coach helping with technique, new habits, songwriting tips and band arrangement. It's a very open and laid back environment and you don't even realize what you are learning while it's happening. Very intuitive approach. I highly recommend a visit.

G5 Design Co
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Christopher J.
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Mr. Shakaur has established numerous vendors for multiple genres. Azir has made creativity his band also pursing a business mindset and atmosphere. He helped me with promo events for my media company. Over off piedmont ave. in Buckhead was the venue for that night, it shortly grew within unpacking setting up also for a total of thirty mins. Every minute was pure quality. Mr. Shakur has potential in company branding as a future career with music standing along side him.

Dark Horse Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Reeva G.
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We are very satisfied with Mr Gene, Guitar teacher, his methods of teaching, guiding is unique and different from my sons other guitar teacher from the past. My son likes his way of teaching.

Jules & the Gents
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tonya L.
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Jules and the Gents were amazing. The added ambiance from the band made my outdoor event a great success, I plan to contact them in the future for other events.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Edward P.
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We had Deb Bowman & The Big Love Band performed at RiverPointe Event Venues grand opening event in October 2015 near Montgomery, and it was such a blast. They played a variety of favorite songs all night long from swing to Latin all the way to blues, dance songs and rock! The crowd was thrilled! The band professional, fun, and such a pleasure to work with. Worth every penny! I will hire them again and again. In fact, Deb is singing for my birthday party next week! Deb Bowman has several combinations of her bands, from a solo artist with accompanist to a huge party band with brass. I've heard them all at various events. Buy all you can afford! The bigger the band, the bigger and better the party. They are not only accomplished world class musicians, they are ENTERTAINERS! Big difference. You get Both with Deb Bowman. Your event or club with have a pulse rarely experienced with other bands. I have followed her performances since 2006. Book early for the holiday season or you will be disappointed. Deb is also well connected with an excellent marketing system that can promote your event to thousands of contacts if you wish.

Let It Rip Band
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maxine L.
Verified review

Hiring this band was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They truly made the party happen for us! I assure you that you will not be be disappointed when Let It Rip provides your musical entertainment. These highly talented professionals can handle an audience ranging from from ages seven to seventy, tunes from yesterday and today, and any music genre you can name. Everybody said that I had the best retirement party they had ever attended, and even the kids said that they wanted to have a party like mine one day! If you want it done right for any special occasion, contact Let It Rip!

Greg Shearer
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Scott S.
    Verified review

    Hiring Greg Shearer and his band was one one of the best decisions my wife and I made in planning our wedding. Greg met with us before the big day to see if we had any special requests and to go over the schedule of events during the reception. It was nice to know that after hiring Mr. Shearer we didn't have to worry about audio or the entertainment. Thank you for making our wedding day the best it could be.

    The Shameia Crawford Band
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Mario L.
      Verified review

      I am now a three time best selling author. I had a book singing party on july 30th 2016. When I tell you this band got down. I mean they were perfect. On time and very professional. I don't think I could have found a better band. I will hire this woman and her band a thousand time over again and I look forward to having them at my next book signing event. I love them. They are now my family. I would recommend them to any and everyone. So friendly and witty. Book them now. You will not regret it. My name is Author Mario Lattimore by the way

      Members Only
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 9 years in business
      Joseph R.
      Verified review

      Members Only is easily the best 80s cover band experience my friends and I have ever experienced. They're energetic, they choose excellent song lists and play them masterfully and go the extra mile to excite the crowd.

      • 32 years in business
      About

      We are customer and cost oriented! We play loud enough so you hear us, but not so loud you can't hear the music.

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      We are the best band in the business! We play at corporate functions, political parties, weddings, events, birthday parties, cruises, and any and all music affairs. . Don't settle for a wedding band of second-rate musicians who only half learn your special requests. Hire the best...

      About

      We are a full-service outlaw country, rock, blues and original music band.

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      The After Party Experience™ (APX) is a party band and DJ combination that brings their clients the best of both worlds for a complete entertainment experience! Book the After Party Experience™ today, and transform your next event into an explosion of fun for a lifetime!

      About

      I perform crowd pleasing music on acoustic guitar, vocals and harmonica, or with my award-winning band. I'm available for private parties, weddings, music venues, etc. I have references and testimonials, and I have played more than a thousand gigs all over the world. Check out my websites! I'm very positive and easy to work with, and I have no travel limit.

      • 10 years in business
      About

      The quality of the show stand out my bussiness....

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      We are a live band that plays dance music and jazz suitable for corporate events, dinner parties, weddings and any events where music is appropriate.

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      We are a variety band, from three to eight pieces. We have over 2,000 songs. All of our band members are lead vocalists, male and female, with lots of horn action. We play swing, classic rock, Motown, funk, country, blues, etc.

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      We provide bounce houses, popcorn, cotton candy, airbrushing, and lots and lots more adventures and entertainment.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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