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Northbrook Solo Musicians

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Matthew Steiner
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 31 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.

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Jon Novi
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 62 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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Alex and Elaine C.
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Karl sang at and DJ'd our wedding and we are so glad we picked him! His unique style and personality made him a hit amongst our guests and having him definitely helped make our night more fun! We were so happy he was there with us on our day! Thanks again Karl!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
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Bob works with me in my home. As an adult learner, he is good about keeping me on pace even though I started from square one on the piano. He is kind and professional as well as easy to work with. I recommend him to any learner looking for a good teacher.

Violin by Vicki
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn O.
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Vicki was very sweet and very professional and a superb musician. Everything we wanted.

Max Bessesen
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Hillard C.
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I took sax lessons from Max while he was at Oberlin. He cares about his students and their musical growth. He makes even the most tedious drills fun, especially when he plays the material along with you. He's a fantastic musician as well. I miss working with him.

Classical guitarist
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Steven S.
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I enthusiastically support the recommendation of Nicole Auriemma for employment as an entertainer (guitarist and vocalist) in the Chicago area. I have known Nicole Auriemma for the past year and have employed her numerous times to provide musical entertainment during our summer villa events. Nicole always showed up on time and entertained our guests on a very professional level. Nicole is a pleasure to work with and always brings a smile and positive attitude whenever she plays guitar. It is very apparent that she enjoys performing for audiences in any type of environment." Sincere and best regards, Steven T. Samson

Artist Collective
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Cory B.
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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!!!

Ron Harris Music Group
5.0
from 1 review
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 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!

Greg Jacks Music Studio
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 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!

Richardson's Art and Music
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Seona P.
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Yuen Yee has been teaching our son piano and clarinet for the last 6 years. He has learned to read notes and enjoy playing music. All wouldn’t have been possible without her wonderful teaching technique supported by her calm personality and patience. Thank you Yuen Yee!

  • 33 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip S.
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Began piano lessons with Clara as a mature adult. She is extremely patient and highly skilled at breaking things down to smaller, more achievable goals. Enjoyed each lesson and opportunities to play with others.

Paul William
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires 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.

Kathryn Lachey Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 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.

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.

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