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  • 23 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
William C.
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I was a voice student of Julie's for several years. In that time I grew in my skill and confidence as a singer. I learned how control my instrument, and event after the lessons ended, the impact carries on! She also helped me feel comfortable in many genres including country, blues and rock. Julie was always patient with me, even when I was being thick-headed. I always felt encouraged through by her teaching and mentoring. I can say with full confidence that I would not be the singer I am today without Julie!

Adam Rice Music
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lesley R.
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Adam Rice is a truly gifted artist and tremendously talented. He's also very professional and we will be hiring him again. Thank you Adam. Our guests enjoyed your music repertoire and your lovely voice.

David Moorhead
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle H.
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David has been teaching me guitar for a little over a month now. I have already seen great advances in my technique, rhythm, and understanding of music. I have been playing guitar for 9 years off and on, and I have never had professional lessons. I can say that after a month with David, I am playing better than I ever have and believe that my guitar playing skills will continue to progress rapidly with David's help. His teaching technique is very casual and fun, almost conversational, and his insights are spot on. He is exactly what I hoped for in an instructor when I started looking at guitar lessons and I would highly recommend him for anyone who loves guitar, regardless of their skill level. He is a 'must hire' professional!

Tom Bruhl DJ/One Man Band
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ricky C.
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We hired Tom for our wedding reception. Tom was an entertainer like no other I have seen at a wedding or event. His combination of DJ and musician really wow'ed the guests at our wedding. Tom had ALL of our guests (friends & family of all ages) dancing for the ENTIRE reception. He had uncles who don't usually leave their seats at such events dancing until the final song! He played every song we identified as a "must have" and mixed in his own singing/instrumentals seamlessly. He is super talented and was extremely pleasant to work with.We were totally impressed with his performance and recommend him 100% without reservation.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Valeriya A.
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Christie was my piano music teacher for several years. Before we met with Christie, my mom had spent several years looking for a teacher who was not only a true professional but would be able to guide a student of any age and skills. Christie's skill is unparalleled and she was able to quickly recognize my strong points as well as my weak points. I was able to study not only classical music but jazz, improvisation, as well as music theory. I still play the piano regularly in my church and Christie's lessons stay with me and help me improve to this day.

Red Velvet Sounds
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stefanie P.
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During the preparations for our wedding in 2012, we received recommendations about the beautiful and talented Jazz vocalist/songwriter, Gabriela Martina, from friends of ours. After a fantastic evening at a jazz club in New York and a short meeting with Gabriela Martina, our choice was made right then and there! We just wanted HER for this special day in our life!!! And it was definitively the right decision! Our song requests for the wedding ceremony such as our favorite love songs from stars like Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Bette Middler etc. were not a problem at all for Gabriela Martina and she adjusted her repertoire wonderfully and seemed very accommodating to our wishes. People sat with tearful eyes and deeply touched hearts during the whole ceremony. I will never forget this moment in my life. We asked RED VELVET SOUNDS to play some more smooth jazz, light swing music while our guests were having dinner and later for the party they came out with funky, groovy and soulful songs that fit perfect! They seemed very open and flexible in terms of music genre and cleary - we had a blast!Thanks RED VELVET SOUNDS for a very professional performance in any way and your wonderful voice, Gabriela Martina: you guys made our big day unforgettable for everyone!

Yogi's Bass Lessons
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
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I've worked with Christian on multiple occasions in the studio and on various gigs. He is an incredibly talented and humble musician. He puts his heart into everything he plays and it shows within the first few minutes of meeting him. Christian also has an excellent sense for musical direction and is able to make all the other musicians feel at ease and excited to be playing. Not only is Christian a great musician but also a fun and caring guy to everyone. I highly recommend him for lessons, gigs, studio sessions, and musical direction.

Brandy
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa R.
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Brandy played at our fundraising event last month and they were absolutely fantastic!! From the moment they sang their first song, the guests were engaged and on the dance floor having a great time. The guests were commenting on how they sounded just like the original artists! They are a very energetic band and I would highly recommend them for your event!

Drum Lessons with Sam Ward
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney C.
Verified review

Sam is our 8 year old son's drum teacher, but he is the best drum teacher I could imagine for any aged learner.He is responsible about scheduling and a good communicator each week. More importantly, I am beyond impressed by the rapport that Sam has with all people, especially in our case, our son. He treats him seriously as a musician in the way he talks to him and when they jam together. There is no condescending attitude about teaching a little kid; Sam makes the most of every lesson and keeps him playing and engaged right up to the minute. Even more, 10 minutes after each lesson, we get a personal itunes email with a practice song or rhythm that is personalized just for our son! Summer scheduling could be a little tricky, but that worked both ways. I only hope that our rave review does not contribute to our losing Sam as a teacher, because he would be very hard to replace.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Khaila L.
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Amazing vocalist and vocal teacher, helping me accomplish all my goals as a singer!!!

Trevor Mitoma
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andrzej C.
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Excellent array of music, great with guests, many positive guest comments on artist and repertoire afterwards, easy to do business with, punctual, professional, just a delight to work with.

Yinyu Piano Studios
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Jim S.
Verified review

Yinyu’s performance extremely touching my heart. She is such a great pianist and artist. I would highly recommend her.

Elena Korableva
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chao W.
Verified review

My son started taking cello lessons with Elena when he was 9. He has progress from being a complete novice to being able to play Vivaldi's Cello Concerto in C Major in just over a year. She emphasizes good posture and hand positions, which are very important to building long term success. Elena has a very calm and patient teaching style. She is an active cello performing artist herself, so she can demonstrate the technique or musicality during the lesson to make it easier for my son to follow. I highly recommend her!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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Just started working with Michael. He’s a talented artist and passionate about Music which is exactly what I was looking for in a music (singing) instructor for my 15 year old daughter. She looks forward to her lesson and most recently creating her own songs!

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If you are in need of fabulous illustrations, you've come to the right artist. I love to create whimsical cartoons, or tightly drawn portraits. My skills vary and I can tailor them to fit your vision and together we can come up with the right images for your project!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I aim to please my clients and approach all situations in a professional manner. Music and the arts are my life's work. I especially enjoy working with children and love putting a smile on their faces!

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B J Magoon & Driving Sideways is an established New England based band playing a mix of Swing and Jump Blues, Roots-Country Rock, Groove Jazz and Soul with an emphasis on the groove to make you move. We are a favorite for parties, concerts, wedding receptions and dances.

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Cara Campanelli is a professional vocalist specializing in jazz and blues. Her deep, smoky voice has the ability to capture a room's attention and hold it. She is reminiscent of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, amongst whom she holds her own. Named an Outstanding Vocalist by Downbeat Magazine in 2005, Cara is a consummate professional. With an extensive repertoire, her group can be tailored to your needs, be it a wedding or event, large or small.

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We are a salon offering hair, makeup and alternative spa services such as acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture and herbalism. We custom make skin care and have a certified herbalist in staff. Our owner is also a professional musician and is well connected in the entertainment field.

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I teach the following: * Violin lessons: beginner, intermediate, and advanced Theory lessons * Piano lessons: beginner and intermediate Orchestra coach

  • 14 years in business
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I am a rap/R&B artist who does performance and books parties. We take pics and do autographs, tee shirts, demos, and more. We are known and based out of Worcester, Massachusetts, but my office is in Woonsocket, RI. If interested, hit me up.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

How many mariachis can a band have?

A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

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