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Grayslake Solo Musicians

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 61 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.

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Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Adam Z.
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I am a functionally professional musician as of the last 20+ years, thanks to the outstanding tutelage of Ken Fought. His personally streamlined approach to each individual student sets the standard for hand-over-hand guitar instruction. Compared to any academic teacher, and most guitar teachers, he was the only one who got through to me on a personally inspiring level, and gave me the drive I needed towards something(anything) in life. Ken instills the confidence in the kids like me that had no outlet:sports, academics, etc., that need it most. Thanks to Ken, I went from playing confidently as a teen, to playing professionally as a young(and now old) adult. Get this guy to teach/inspire your kids/adults like he inspired me, and you can't go wrong! -Adam Zierten: singer-songwriter/guitarist/harmonica-Mojo Radio

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  • 21 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Audrey G.
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I would not be the singer and artist I am today without the instruction and guidance I received from William Powers. His years of professional operatic experience and enthusiastic teaching style have given me both the tools and technique I need to compete in the extremely demanding field of opera, as well as the confidence to believe in my talents. His support and mentorship continue to shape me as an artist, and any student of voice would be fortunate to have William Powers as a teacher. I recommend him whole-heartedly and without hesitation!

Matt Peterson Music
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Julie D.
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Matt has been teaching my daughter piano for about 9 months now and we have really enjoyed him. He is patient and imaginative when engaging children to learn an instrument. My daughter has really learned a lot in a short amount of time and is enjoying the piano more and more. He is prompt and courteous. And a very talented musician. We always love it when he treats us to play something. So grateful that we found him.

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Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy K.
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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.

Laura Joy
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart B.
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Great job and great singer. Cheers Laura!

Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 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.

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Everybody Music
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason S.
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We have hired Guy as our sound man for many years at Congregation Shir Hadash. As a fellow musician, I can appreciate his commitment to quality and his remarkable attention to detail. He is reliable. He brings a high level of experience and expertise to his work. I would highly recommend him without question.

EcoLimes
4.5
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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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!

Greg Jacks Music Studio
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jacklin M.
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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!

Donna's Voice Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen H.
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Professional, personable and very accomplished musician. Insightful meeting, looking forward to the lessons.

The Band Sundance
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jamison A.
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Dollar for dollar, hiring The Band Sundance was the best decision we made in our wedding budget. The band gave us a great experience from beginning to end. We had numerous guests say we had the best or one of the best receptions they have ever attended because of the music and our dancing (obviously aided by the music). They kept asking where I found them and how much I must have paid to book them. As great as the band was, they did not detract from us as a couple. Jim and the band planned everything to cater to us. They provided a DJ for the breaks, and a few songs we wanted outside of their repertoire were played on break. They even let me sit in for a song. I found them through this site, and did a lot of other research on them before booking. We wanted a band who could provide the 1940s big band sound for swing dancing and also play contemporary rock, pop, and country with everything in between (50s, Elvis, 80s, polkas, waltzes, etc.). Moreover, we wanted a band who played both “In the Mood”and “Uptown Funk” well. Hard to find, huh? Well, here they are. They read the crowd well and knew what songs to play to keep people excited and on the dance floor. They have a full sound with keyboards, drum set, lead guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, sax, and vocals, and they blended very well as a ensemble. They helped give our reception such an amazing energy. This praise might seem effusive from anyone who has not seen them, but you cannot go wrong with these guys.

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

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

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

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Ankit P.
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SolJAMM is an incredible experience! I have personally taken piano lessons since I was young and my 4 kids have all grown up with piano, guitar or voice lessons in their weekly schedules. Let me tell you that SolJAMM's Instructors perform a service that is nothing short of REVOLUTIONARY!! I SAVED hundreds if not thousands of $$$ over the last 2 years. Using SolJAMM, with my two youngest has forever changed the way I approach personal music instruction. When I previously took lessons there was a lot of time and money wasted just making sure my tired kids were paying attention or doing the tasks they were asked to do. SolJAMM's style allows you to choose the skills you want to work on and sends you all of the necessary material to master that skill or style. They also make awesome personal response videos, live chat sessions and track/update you on your progress. It seems they have actually found a way to make music instruction an easy and fun process. The instructors were extremely respectful and genuinely care for your growth as a musician, almost feels like you are joining a team!!! Again, BEST MUSIC LESSON EXPERIENCE EVER PERIOD.

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
Verified review

My son learned to play guitar there at the age of 5. He is now 12 and has continued his lessons and has formed a Rock Band where they all practice and perform through the music school. They have all learned a tremendous amount and it continues to be a wonderful experience for them.

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

Ethan Keller
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
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Ethan is an extremely talented songwriter, musician, and performer. The reaction of our party guests was unanimously "he can really sing." His vast repertoire includes amazing originals, unique covers, and classic favorites. His personality exudes warmth, intelligence, wit and humor. Book this performer--everyone will love Ethan Keller!

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

Nick Odman

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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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