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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.
Matt is a wonderful teacher! He takes time to learn what kind of musician YOU want to be and what YOUR musical tastes are and develops your lesson plans from there. Some of the things that he has taught me have stuck with me years after his lessons. Highly recommend.
I love working with Paul! I've been studying guitar and electric bass with him for over two years now. The growth I've experienced as a musician has been tremendous, and we have a blast together during lessons. He's funny, laid back, patient, and super smart (REALLY knows his stuff). You can tell you're working with a professional musician here. I love jamming together, our weekly lessons are the highlight of my week.
I've been taking lessons with Shaun for about two years. I've grown as a musician and as a guitar player mastering songs that I struggled with on my own. I've been playing for 16 years and as an advanced student, never run out of things to learn.
Vicki was very sweet and very professional and a superb musician. Everything we wanted.
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.
We initially hired Brit and her colleague Cassie to play strings at our wedding ceremony. When we discovered Brit is also a talented vocalist/guitarist, we hired her to sing/play for our cocktail hour AND she played our first dance live. She put a ton of time into preparing, and it showed. Everything was perfect and I really appreciate her level of dedication. Thank you Brit & Cassie!
Vinnie is a very talented musician with a wide range of genres. He took requests and rocked them all! We got compliments all night on Vinnie's performance! He was the best part of our event! Highly recommended!!!
5 stars. He has played at my establishment multiple times. Steven is a talented musician who is always on time, has a great local following - and is an all around good guy.
Greg is the best! He is an incredibly talented musician. He is B able to adapt any piece to your abilities. He wants you to play pieces you're interested in. His encouragement was kind, but firm-- which is exactly what I needed. He held me to a high standard that I was eager to meet. He has a great sense of humor, which made lessons fun and stress free. I highly recommend Greg!
Eric was outstanding!! We booked him two days before the party. He took the time to review our requests and desired music. The one song requested for my husband he knocked out of the park! Eric welcomed requests and really made the audience feel a part of the music and the party. All of our guests contacted us after the party to say what a wonderful time they had and how much enjoyed Eric. Would highly recommend!
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.
Gail and her team at Zazz Entertainment were a complete pleasure to work with. We thoroughly enjoyed having them at our event. They added a special element to the night by creating a nice ambiance with their sounds and beautiful music. Will definitely hire again!
Two of my sons took piano lessons from Miss Linda when they were 5-6 and 7-9 years old. Both boys are very different (personality, work ethic, temperament, talent) from one another, but Linda was able to encourage the push them to achieve a level of musical appreciation and performance that has helped both excel in the orchestra and band instruments they have taken up now they are older. A very talented musician herself, Linda also 'gets' kids and has a gentle way of instruction that encourages children to want to practice and improve each week. Highly recommend Linda!
Aaron Dorfman is not only a truly gifted guitarist, but an amazing music teacher. He gave my young daughter guitar lessons for several years, and is a patient and engaging teacher. It brings him genuine joy to see the children he works with succeed on their chosen instruments. Aaron also taught me how to play guitar, even though I didn't start lessons until I was in my 40's. He was able to strike the right balance between encouraging me and challenging me -- something every great teacher strives to do. I also ended up working with Aaron for a couple of years -- both performing together live and recording my original music with him. Aaron can do it all -- he sang harmonies, played guitar, worked on the musical arrangements, played keyboards and bass, did the sound mixing. Sharing the stage with a musician of his caliber was a privilege, and I will always be grateful to him for sharing his many musical gifts with me both on stage and in the studio. Hire Aaron to perform at your next event or as a music teacher. I recommend him without reservation.
Steve is a great guy and a wonderful musician. Steve graduated the year before I started high school. He came back to help the saxophone section learn music for marching band and along the way, gave many valuable pointers to help us all know our instruments better and grow as young musicians. Almost 20 years later and I still regard him as an inspiration to my musical endeavors.
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!
I play in many events as a solo acoustic, but also can assemble and lead bands of any style and size. I'm an accomplished saxophonist as well, and have recorded and toured with many renowned artists. On the days I'm not playing or rehearsing, you'll find me in my well-equipped attic studio writing and recording original music for my band, The E-mics. I do record and produce other acts, including Dave Tamkin, Scottie Long, Holiday House, and many more.
We offer varied services such as wedding officiant, wedding photography and providing music bands for special occasions.
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. The best part would have to be making someone's wedding day, party, or any event extra special with live music, & being able to share & explain their instruments to children & anyone with an interest.
I am a singer from Coal City, IL. If you have any questions, please let me know! I can do any singing jobs including weddings.