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Jon Novi
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruce D.
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Our daughter (Kivi) started with the recorder in 4th grade, and soon graduated to clarinet. By Middle School, she was taking lessons from a classical teacher who advanced her skills markedly. Upon reaching high school, she was in demand by the jazz band - whose leader persuaded her to take up the saxophone. Kivi loved the sax, and loved jazz, but clarinet remained her first instrument. I thought of the great jazz clarinet players: Pete Fountain at the top of a substantial list. But we could find no one who could teach jazz clarinet. Finally, we attended an event at VanderCook, and one of the presenters gave us Jon's name. Kivi studied with Jon for about two years. I was disappointed with the amount of time Kivi had to spend practicing Jon's lessons - what high schooler has time for anything? Nevertheless, Kivi learned a great deal from Jon, and was the only student to ever perform a clarinet solo in our high school's jazz band history ("Jack the Bear"). Jon was unique in my experience in that he taught what Kivi wanted to learn - rather than imposing a rigid course of instruction. If you are considering private lessons that offer something both valuable and unique, please look no further than Jon Novi.

Piano Performance Lessons
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Marija B.
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I would like to recommend piano teacher Mr. Jesus Garcia as an outstanding instructor and pianist. He is also very patient and always strives to create the best possible approach to each student individually. I have been very pleased with Mr. Garcia and I am looking forward to more collaboration with him!

Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Paul K.
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Not just an accomplished guitarist but an actual teacher. Very adaptive but actually has a sense of scope and sequence to his instruction which, in my experience, is tough to find in a guitar teacher outside of college level instruction. Can really teach authentic rock, blues, and jazz styles.

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Paul William
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John B.
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More than just a teacher. I took guitar lessons with Paul for eight years. He helped me realize my natural ear for music, and allowed me to figure out what I wanted to learn. Our lessons were always different. Sometimes I would bring in songs that I wanted to learn, and sometimes he would have things he thought I should know how to play, which helped me learn similar songs later on. When I was applying to college and needed to learn how to read music and play jazz guitar, he tailored all of our lessons so that I could learn those techniques quickly and most importantly, efficiently. Paul's personality transcends the teacher-student relationship, which allowed he and I to become very good friends. Paul William is an excellent teacher for whatever you need to learn. You can't go wrong taking lessons from him.

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Jerry D. Tiberi
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nate G.
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Jerry and the trio were a perfect fit for our event. They provided excellent music and adjusted their volume to the room perfectly. I would highly recommend the trio to anyone looking for solid jazz musicians! Our cocktail party was a huge success and I know Jerry and the gang played a huge role in this. Thanks again guys!

Alyssa Conde
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew M.
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Alyssa was my pianist for my artist diploma recital back in March 2016. She was super flexible with my busy schedule, was always prepared for our rehearsals, and most importantly she plays incredibly well with so much love for the music. It's hard to find much better. :)

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Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Nick Roach Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos C.
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Nick and his mate, Sam showed up on time....ready to work and continued to play three sets during a three hour period. This is my first time hiring a band for my personal party and I could not have worked with a better pair. I will definitely use him again. Well worth the money. Nice guys and open to my inexperienced suggestions. Lol! And I haven't even mention the quality of their music (jazz) was outstanding. They were the hit and highlight of the party.

Greg Jacks Music Studio
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua R.
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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.

Dave Brandwein Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Fraline J A.
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Dave Brandwein has worked with our son since 2012. He was 12 years old when he began taking lessons and he is now a senior in high school. Dave's drum instruction is exceptional and helped our son matriculate into elite jazz and ensemble programs. Dave is always professional and has a great one-on-one relationship with our son.

  • 5 years in business
Jacob S.
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Clarke is a very talented pianist!

Zazz
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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Our Community so enjoys Zazz when they perform. They are excellent musicians and always enjoy working with the crowd.

Shihui Yin's Piano Studio
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shiungor V.
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Both of my daughters (ages 10 and 13) are so excited to have ShiHui as their new teacher. She is kind and encouraging while keeping pace with advancing their skills. After a long and extensive search for the right fit for our girls, ShiHui is answered prayer. Pedagogue was a huge reason why we chose ShiHui. She is not only an amazing pianist but also a fantastic teacher. We can hear the rekindled love in our girls' playing.

Eunice's Piano lesson
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee W.
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Eunice is wonderful. She's patient, kind, and someone my children seem to feel comfortable with. We've only had three lessons, but so far I am very pleased. Thanks Eunice!

  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua F.
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When you first listen to his music you think he's this old dude playing the saxophone, but he's not , he's a young black man with talent beyond his years. He has a gift and a talent that shines in him. I've always liked jazz, but after listening to Rico Maatre, i like it even better.

Ron Harris Music Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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The Ron Harris Music Group was terrific! Ron will create a wonderful evening of background music perfect for a party when you want your guests to socialize. Ron took care of all the details including coming out to our venue ahead of time and checking the space out! Ron and his keyboardist played pop music, jazz, oldies-a wonderful range. He also chose the right volume for the party space. The Ron Harris group are excellent musicians and really nice guys. I recommend them wholeheartedly!

Jeff Manuel Pianist
5.0
from 1 review
  • 48 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer K.
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We were thrilled with Jeff! He was very professional, and easy to work with from start to finish. He arrived early for the event, and his wonderful music created just the atmosphere I was looking for. He went above and beyond to help create a memorable evening for all.

About

I have 12 years of classical training and performance and two years of improvisational solo performance. The venues include Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret, Northbrook Court, open houses, improv comedy show accompaniment and private events.

About

I am a solo pianist. The genres of music I can play include jazz, rock, new age, Christian, gospel, southern gospel, and pop. I am 18 years old and have been playing for 11 years. I have had the opportunity to play with well-known musicians. Music is one of my greatest passions.

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I offer private piano lessons to students of all ages. I also play the harp for private events and wedding ceremonies.

About

I'm a keyboard/piano player. I write music/beats. I mostly write music, not vocals. I like all styles of music and am capable of writing most styles. This includes pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, etc. I am also a DJ. Mostly, I am looking to write music with other talented people.

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