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Chicago Classical Musicians

Browse these classical musicians with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

I sought Mr. Novi out after taking a long hiatus from piano. I have had many piano teachers but Mr. Novi is definitely one of the most fun and enthusiastic teachers I've had. I have had many years of classical piano instruction but am completely new to jazz. Mr. Novi will give me suggestions on new pieces to learn, but ultimately leaves choosing what I learn up to me, no matter what style I want to learn (classical, jazz, rock n' roll, etc). Because of this I never see practicing as a chore since I am only playing the pieces that I truly enjoy. Mr. Novi is a fantastic musician himself, it's very inspiring to listen to him play! I would absolutely recommend Mr. Novi for anyone interested in studying piano.

Matt Peterson Music
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi D.
Verified review

Matt was wonderful. He was a steal of a deal. Did everything I asked and was very professional and the music was beautiful.

Laura Joy
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Amit E.
Verified review

Laura and her partner were quick to adjust to an ever changing schedule, they were professional and above all sounded great during our ceremony and cocktail hour. hiring The Luckjoys added a an intimate yet strong musical layer to our special day. i would definitely recommend them to anyone that would like to add that special element. Amit.

Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa A.
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Kathryn was exactly what I envisioned when I set out to find a jazz singer for my father in law's birthday party. Her voice is seriously gorgeous and she was very easy to work with. She was flexible with me throughout our time planning the gig and was able to accommodate all of my requests. While her song list is quite vast, there were a few special tunes she specifically learned for this event and they sounded fabulous. She found the perfect accompaniment in a very talented guitar player as well. Throughout the time Kathryn performed and for hours afterwards I received compliments from other guests for finding such a talented duo. The men and women alike were very impressed with the quality of music, song selections, appearance, and demeanor of both musicians. Everyone thought the music really added something special to the party. Most importantly, my father in law was absolutely amazed with what wound up being the perfect gift for him. He was very impressed and I was so happy to see his face when Kathryn sang one of the songs she especially learned for us. He'll never forget it. I'd hire Kathryn again in a heartbeat.

Piano Studio
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia A.
Verified review

I have been taking lessons from Li-Ying for over 6 months and my experience has been excellent! I'm one of her adult students and have played classical piano for a few years before I started taking lessons with Li-Ying. During our lessons she provides very helpful, customized instruction on the exercises and pieces I am working on and describes different methods to help improve my technique. Li-Ying is also flexible with scheduling lessons. I learn a lot from each of our weekly lessons and look forward to continuing working with her!

Greg Jacks Music Studio
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua R.
Verified review

Greg is very personable and patient, and knowledgeable. He is a professional pianist as well as a teacher, so he brings an extra element of skill and experience to his teaching.

Ken Rothacker - Guitarist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dean D.
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A great musician in fantastic performer that works well with a variety of venues, client and guests preferences.

Matt Brown's Guitar Studio
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Aamir A.
Verified review

Matt's a very sharp guy, and he explains things in a way that always seems to make perfect sense. I'm also very impressed by how he is a master of all styles, and doesn't just specialize in playing/teaching 1-2 styles like most teachers. I've learned a little bit of rock, blues, classical guitar, and jazz in just 5 weeks worth of lessons.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey W.
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Solange is a gifted opera singer and music instructor. Her methodology is outstanding and she has a light-hearted and fun way of teaching kids. I highly recommend her!

The Band Sundance
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Noah W.
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We absolutely loved having The Band Sundance play at our wedding! They played for over 4 hours and kept the dance floor packed all night! They had such high energy and are fantastic musicians, and the fun they had on stage was infectious! They offered a personalized playlist of hundreds of songs and we loved everything they played! They even learned a new song for our first dance and it was incredible! It was so easy working with them and they were consummate professionals! They even brought us on stage at one point to play with them, and we had such a blast! They also took their own pictures and videos and provided them to us at no extra charge! We had such a wonderful experience working with The Band Sundance, and we would recommend them to everyone!

Musical Owl
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Robin L.
Verified review

Allison Cannon is not only a decided musician, but she is also passionate about teaching others. I've known Allison for eight years now and have heard her skill level advance with each passing year. She is hands down one of the most talented musicians I know for her age, and quite frankly most anywhere. She has done a multitude of performances and comes highly recommended by a well renown director, Patrick Henning. If you have the opportunity to work with this shinning-young, talented musician take everything you can in! She will teach you the skill you wish to have from the skill that still surpasses most well known artists.

The Sipos & Young Band
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

My family has hired Sipos & Young for a wedding reception and a celebration of life gathering. Rachel and Chris are fantastic musicians and their song catalogue is deep. They also asked on both occasions if there were any particular songs the family wanted to hear. They set the tone perfectly for each event as diverse as they were and really added something special.

Artist Collective (Chicago)
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

I own Fork It Over Catering and I recommend Vinnie to any of my clients that are looking for a great musician. Vinnie is very talented and super professional! I highly recommend him!!

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jane H.
Verified review

I actually like everything about Christopher Laughlin's School of Music. We have been with the school for almost 10 years. Both of my boys play instruments and I have seen them grow tremendously as musicians. The instructors are excellent, there are opportunities for performance, and Chris & his staff go out of their way to accomodate what are often crazy schedules. If you want your child to develop a true love of music, learn how to make music, and be comfortable performing -- look no further than this school.

  • New on Thumbtack
Anna C.
Verified review

Alex, is a very responsible person, excellent cellist and musician.He was a counselor for me at my cello camp this summer, I found him to be helpful as a teacher, coach, counselor. He was willing to help with just about anything that needed to be done.

Corie's Violin Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole V.
Verified review

Corie was my daughter’s first private violin teacher, and she was the perfect foundation for not just the love of the instrument but also the precise technique and skills needed to develop a true musician. Even years later, my daughter’s current teachers are impressed with the solid foundation she received under Corie’s tutelage. Corie made learning a challenging instrument fun at an age-appropriate level without giving up on any high standards. Whether it was learning to read music, developing ear and intonation, or perfecting a bow hold, Corie had multiple ways to teach, to address habits and difficulties, and to share experiences with the larger studio in group lessons. We still use her teaching reminders and phrases during practices sessions. With Corie’s violin lessons, you get more than just basic instruction; you get a surprisingly well-rounded introduction to true musicianship.

Nick Fane
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie G.
Verified review

Nick Fane is a fantastic bassist and teacher. He has helped me grow as a musician moving from just reading tabs to learning scales and soon sheet music. He has an amazing work ethic and knows exactly how to challenge you the right amount without it being too hard or to easy. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.

  • New on Thumbtack
Pat M.
Verified review

We hired Davin to handle the music for a friend's memorial service. We did not give him much time, but he was able to quickly hire musicians and pick songs and interlude music which added so much to the service. Afterward, many people commented on his beautiful and touching performance and on how powerful the music was. He added so much to the service and we will always be grateful for the way he helped to honor our friend. We highly recommend him.

Some Old Guys

New To Thumbtack

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We are offering a live dance music from the '60s to the '70s, consisting of a three piece trio with professional seasoned musicians. The band is self-contained with PA and lights. The band has versatile list of songs to fit any occasion.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I'm a professionally trained musician who loves to teach eager music students of all ages. Begin or continue a life with music with me, it may be hard at times but I promise we'll have a great time!

Chicago Street Strings

New To Thumbtack

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Both Hannah & Leyla are professionals with 17 years experience each on their instruments, & have been performing together since they started. Having attended middle school, high school, & college together, they are extremely dedicated to their craft & are very close friends. Hannah & Leyla both have degrees in Music Composition, enjoying writing & arranging on the side, & perform in local orchestras, as solo artists, & with various bands, local & national.

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