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Don Bruce

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min
  • Fairfax, VA

Jacob A.

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My lesson with Don, who's very amicable and respectful of the student's desires, was a good experience. His approach with drumming students is based more in music theory and from the perspective of the other band members (vocalist, guitarist, etc.), so he advocates for a strong base in fundamental beats, staying in rhythm, and understanding how to sync up with other members of a band. Not previously having this perspective, his insight was valuable and I've taken some of the things he's mentioned to heart. For me, the material was pretty easy to pick up since I have some experience both with the drums and piano, but other students may initially fumble with his quick pace - don't let that discourage you though, I believe that even a true beginner could get used to the pace within a few lessons. If your desire is to start gigging, he's very adamant about getting you on a fast track towards doing just that. If you're willing to put in the effort I believe that he speaks earnestly and you'll soon be gigging. Overall I recommend him if you're looking for a good, well-rounded intro.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 51 min

Elizabeth B.

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I got my first guitar last Christmas (at 52!) and thought I'd take a couple of lessons to get started. I saw Bill's ad, liked what he had written (though I have to say I was a little skeptical) but thought, probably no harm in taking a couple lessons and then doing the rest on my own with free YouTube videos. Well, here I am, almost one year and 52 lessons later, playing guitar like I never dreamed possible! And no YouTube in sight. Nothing but Bill Twilde's exceptional guitar teaching and mentoring. You know, you come across true teachers like this once, maybe twice in your life. I wasn't even sure I could form a single chord with my fingers. But because of Bill's gentle, intuitive guidance, I learned I can do more than I ever thought possible! Ok, I guess I'm gushing now but it's kind of hard to stop. He's really that good. Go see him play out somewhere in the meantime, and imagine taking lessons from someone who is also that great a performer. Been an awesome experience for me and can hardly wait to start year two!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Deidre H.

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Tona Brown is an excellent musician and violin instructor. She's pleasant and encouraging, my daughter, who is an advanced student, enjoys Tona and looks forward to the lessons. Tona recognizes my daughter's abilities and tailors the lessons to enhance and further develop them. She is challenging my daughter with advanced concepts and techniques that have helped my daughter grow as a violinist in the short time she's been with her (3 lessons). I'm so glad we found Tona!

  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

Robbie J.

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Mr. Grattan provided videography, a band, and a duo, for my daughter's wedding. It was such a relief having all of that in the hands of one person instead of three different vendors. The band was called the Rockits, and they were fantastic. They played great music and when they went on break, they played new music like a DJ would. It was really perfect. The duo was PG&Robin. They were really good for the beginning when people were heading in and having a champagne before the ceremony. The video Mr. Grattan did was really professional and my daughter got it within a week, which is unheard of. She got a long and short one. I highly recommend Mr. Grattan and PG Productions for video and entertainment.

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  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC

Will J.

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Alvin Smithson is a very gifted classically trained musician. Accomplished in all aspects of piano performance and instruction. He is a leader in the theater community and composer of solo piano and orchestral music in contemporary and classical styles. A very genuine and sincere person, willing to dialogue on music topics with everyone at any level. Alvin is also an expert on tuning and maintenance of pianos. You cannot find anyone more knowledgeable, careful, and trustworthy to tune your piano. His rates are very reasonable. 5 Stars!

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min

Sam H.

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Carey’s talent as a teacher does wonders for bridging the gap between music theory and music performance. I went into lessons with only a very basic knowledge of music theory that I hardly was able to apply to guitar, but his lessons taught me how to play in a way where I can either explore the musical depth of the tune or simply jam, comfortable that what I’m playing will always sound good. It’s broadened my abilities as a musician without taking away the simple fun of playing guitar, something that is invaluable in any teacher.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Melissa P.

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I couldn't have been happier to have David play at my wedding! Nothing but good things to say about my experience with him. He was so easy to communicate with leading up to my event and was more than happy to accommodate anything I needed. I can't say how many people have given compliments on how much they loved listening to him perform. He is extremely talented and has an amazing voice. Not to mention very kind and professional. I would hands down recommend him to anyone who is looking to hire a musician. We didn't get a chance to see him because he played our ceremony and cocktail hour, but we plan to go see him perform as soon as we can!!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • Fairfax, VA

Eileen C.

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Jack Philipoom came to my attention at my nieces wedding reception in Williamsburg , Virginia where he was performing jazz guitar with an ensemble. It was there that I booked him for a garden party at my McLean , Virginia home. The flow and style of this extremely talented musician added an elegant ambiance to our evening. His personality is delightful, and our guests found him to be simply charming. I will definitely rehire him, and have highly recommended him to our friends.

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  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Arlington, VA

Kimberly H.

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I have hired musicians for over 25 years for different events. Mark was one of the most talented, professional, gracious and kindest person I have met. He played for a group of 60. The reviews from our guests were unlike anyone we have had in the past. We will certainly have him back in the near future. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a harpist.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

Faheem H.

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I've been going to 7DrumCity for almost a year and really enjoy going there. Not only is it a good place to start to learn how to play drums, but it's a cool spot for experienced drummers as well. It's filled with drummers and other musicians. What better place to meet and connect with other musicians? It's nice being able to bounce back ideas and questions with other drummers. Maybe you have a question regarding in ear monitors or particular drum heads or mics, whatever it is, it's nice being able to ask other drummers who regularly gig, tour, and record. I took lessons long ago when I was a kid and I've missed being able to just sit down and talk drums with someone. In terms of actual lessons, my view is that you're never too old or experienced to learn new beats and styles. It can be very easy to get set in your ways style and technique wise. I think it's healthy to try new things and get another drummer's perspective. All of the instructors are well qualified to teach, no matter your skill level.

  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

My N.

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Kevin has been awesome. Right from hour one, he had me advancing my skill level at drumming. Not sure who was more enthusiastic, me or him! Fabulous teacher, good guy, and a talented musician.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Bristow, VA

Vicki B.

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John Kunu is flexible in his approach to teaching, he brings many styles & skills to the keyboard, and he is willing to teach to what the goals of the student are rather than a regimented steps approach. John has been my daughter's piano teacher for several years. We are a musical family so it was important to us to choose a teacher with the depth in classical but also the breadth of knowledge in contemporary pop music, in order to keep our teen engaged in what she was learning. John's flexibility to teach to her interest areas while still making sure she mastered foundational skills and repertoire are rare in a piano teacher. We love that he weaves both classical instruction and improvisation so that a student is comfortable playing a piece of Bach as well as the latest songs on the radio. This has kept the learning fresh and relevant. But the greatest thing of all is when we hear our daughter wander over to the piano and just play -- she sounds beautiful and it is utter joy hearing your child make music and know that she will have this for a lifetime.

Musical DJs

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  • 11 years in business
  • Vienna, VA

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We are elegant, tasteful, multi-talented, and experienced. The DJs and musicians at Musical DJs have been successfully providing musical support for weddings and private events in the DC/MD/VA area since 1992. We take your wedding very personally, and we want to spend the time to understand your expectations, especially since we know there is no "do over" when it comes to the most important and memorable day in your life. From lighting and professional sound systems to a very complete music library and backup equipment at every event, Musical DJs comes prepared to provide only the finest in musical entertainment for you and your guests. In addition to being a full-time mobile DJ company, we fill a very specific niche in the wedding music market. If you want the luxury of live music as part of your wedding, yet also desire an experienced disc jockey with MC skills to guide the evening, we can create a package for you that will give you the best of both worlds, since four of our DJs are also working pro musicians. Maybe, you don't have the budget for a live band. A reputable and experienced DJ is often the answer, but where most DJ companies simply give you a DJ and a light show, our company provides the added twist of also providing live music for any portion of the event, performed by the DJs themselves, saving you money while still providing seasoned musical professionals to handle what is sometimes the most overlooked, yet the most crucial part of many events, which is the music! As of 2009, we also offer high-quality uplighting for your reception room. Make sure to ask about how we can take your reception room to a whole new level of lighting design. Give us a call or email today to find out how we can make your wedding a roaring success!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Germantown, MD

Harry S.

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As a beginning adult learner, I greatly appreciate John's patience, encouragement, and musical expertise. John draws during each lesson from his own experiences and education to illustrate musical concepts and impart solid technical knowledge. He sets meaningful expectations for the learner and yet is very gentle in uncovering and correcting student weaknesses. John is a warm, generous, and good-humored teacher, and it has been a delight to be his student. I am very happy with the progress I have made on the classical guitar under John's direction.

  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Annandale, VA

Raymond G.

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When I came to Sam, I was a decent singer that many said had great potential but I continued to hit a wall no matter how many trainers I had over the years. The amount of improvement I have had with Sam during the last 8 months has outweighed any trainer I have ever had. I had great tone but horrible range, control, and breathing. Sam revolutionized my techniques and I continue to see growth every month. I have had the opportunity to sing at several events since training and have had numerous people comment on the improvement of my vocal performance and effectiveness. I owe everything to Sam and planned to achieve great heights alongside him as my trainer! No matter what style you seek to perfect he has the right solution to make you a versatile vocalist and distinguished artist. He truly is more than a vocal coach but an artist developer and really will help you to see, feel, and deliver music correctly.

  • Fairfax, VA

Joan F.

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Janet Greene was my son’s private lessons teacher for almost ten years. She worked with him as a 4th grader until after graduation. His love for his viola and music is in large part due to her passion for music and her gentle guidance to the nuances of music and playing. She also encouraged him to practice every day and we have fond memories of him walking around the house every evening playing his instrument. She often found other venues for him play which gave him confidence in his ability to play in front of others. I believe that one reason he is still playing his instrument in college is the love for music she helped him develop. I highly recommend her as an instructor, tutor and person!

  • Arlington, VA

M. B. R.

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I highly recommend Simon for your wedding, funeral, or other need. I was blessed and honored to have Simon provide the music for a funeral service earlier this year. With Simon's talent as a vocalist, as well as his skills as a composer, pianist, organist, and accompanist, the music was superb. He worked with me closely on the planning, and his suggestions for the service were excellent, including the addition of a soloist with whom Simon had worked. Many people told me afterwards how much the music touched them and uplifted them on a sad occasion, and I was touched and uplifted as well.

  • Washington, DC

Frank G.

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Frankey has been the drummer for our church over the last seven years. He has matured into a very gifted drummer. He is reliable, conscientious, professional, and a great musician.

  • 24 years in business
  • Silver Spring, MD

Dell H.

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Ron is well versed in music theory, rhythms, chords, scales, and basically all musical concepts for beginners, mid-level, or even professional level piano players. He relates in a "down to earth" manner, that is easy to understand and apply ! Keep up the good work Ron !! I even received personal calls, to help me improve my playing. I was an absolute beginner, when Ron started helping me, and I didn't know what a chord or scale was, and now, for the last 4 years, I have been the "House" pianist, at a luxury hotel, playing for weddings, corporate events, etc.!! (I would play for FREE, but the hotel is paying me to play...I can't believe it !! I am learning everyday, and I thank Ron, for giving me the foundation tools, needed to learn, to play the piano.

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rockville, MD

Dana I.

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Scott Schoem is a wonderful piano teacher who has worked with my children for four years. He is a talented musician himself who shares his skills and love of music with his students. Scott always is upbeat, patient and encouraging. My children enjoy their lessons with Scott and have learned to play piano well under his tutelage. He varies the songs they learn from classic pieces to jazz, rags and blues to holiday music to keep practice time fresh and fun.

Melissa O.

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I am the head of the vocal dept. at Hillsdale College in MI. Sadie was an accompanist in my studio for four years. She was always prepared for my singers and spent time outside of lessons to help them and rehearse with them. She is extremely musical and is an excellent sight reader. She has a very affable personality and is very fun to be around. I would recommend her for any accompanying job as well as teaching of younger students. She is relialbe and well versed in much vocal music as well as piano literature. Sometimes she takes on too much and that is the only thing that I would have her work on to better her performance. That was in a college setting which can be very stressful when combined with other studies. In the professional world I don't think that would be a problem. She is a very well rounded musician and would be able to excel in many venues. I recommend her most highly.