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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.
Verified review

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.

Shaun's Guitar Studio
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Matt W.
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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.

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Jerry D. Tiberi
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard F.
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Jerry is a great musician and a wonderful person to work with. He has played for fundraising events I've run many times. He always engages highly skilled sidemen and he is expert at tailoring the music to fit the ambiance of the event. I look forward to the next time I can hear him play.

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Paul William
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corey P.
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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.

Violin by Vicki
4.7
from 21 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.

The Band Sundance
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 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.

Artist Collective (Chicago)
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 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!!

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!

Dave Brandwein Music
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Heather D.
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Dave has been teaching my son for the past six years. My son always looks forward to his time spent with Dave. Dave is kind, patient, and fun. Dave instills a passion for music. As an educator, I believe that passion is crucial for learning. It's what makes learning so enjoyable. Not only is Dave a talented musician but an excellent teacher. In addition to his musical and teaching talents, Dave is reliable, flexible, and professional.

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.

Anna C.
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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.

Jake Muzzy - Cello
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra S.
Verified review

Jake challenged me to break through my comfort zone both musically and academically. I identify my years under Jake's guidance as those in which I experienced the greatest growth and success in my musical endeavors. His appreciation and enthusiasm for music and deep passion for the cello are very effective and are evident in the way he teaches. He has an incredible ability to weave musical principles into one's everyday life. I feel that Jake really cared for me--as a musician, yes, but more importantly, as a person. I am so thankful that I had the privilege to study the cello with Jake. He has my highest recommendation.

Zazz
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Holly H.
Verified review

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!

Jeff's Guitar Lessons
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Malia A.
Verified review

Loved the Jeff Alterio Band! Jeff is well versed in our favorite rock guitar classics, they expertly executed Stevie Ray, Stones, Eagles, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Skynard, Muddy Waters & Hooker in that jamming guitar style you remember from the greats. They do not disappoint! These guys are fun & very talented musicians. Hope to have them play again soon. I'm sure they'll just get better over time, Now I'd like hear a little more of his original work Trash Opera.

Maggie Mitchell Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
Verified review

Sang solo during my wedding ceremony

  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
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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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katy C.
Verified review

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.

Music Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Brad R.
Verified review

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.

Ron Harris Music Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
Verified review

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!

Some Old Guys

New To Thumbtack

  • 3 years in business
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.

Nick Odman

New To Thumbtack

    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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