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Waltham Solo Musicians

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Otis Read
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Dorothy C.
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High praise for Otis Read. He is a talented musician, and shares his musical creativity and teaching skills with me every Friday morning. He has done so since September 2017. Otis is attentive, patient, congenial and enthusiastic. He has innovative answers for the numerous questions I have about chords, reading music, fingerpicking—anything that comes up during our lessons. He brings himself totally to these lessons, never preoccupied or rushing through them. I am always curious, and he takes the time to show me alternative keys for various songs, styles/methods of strumming/plucking as well as inventive “moves” on the guitar. I have learned so much in the nine months we’ve been working together. Otis is also honest, no false praise from him. He challenges me weekly, making me a better player. When I get discouraged about being unable to negotiate a complicated chord or frustrated with my lack of plucking agility, he’s always encouraging and supportive. One anecdote: Several of my musicians friends,—guitar, mandolin and stand-up bass —were playing at my house recently during a big party. They insisted I play with them—I was petrified, deer-in-the-headlights intimated. I got my guitar and sat in with this talented group, and while I’m not in their league at all, I was able to handle the material and sound good. The musicians complimented me and the rest of our friends applauded. Wow! Thank you, Otis!

Rizzotti's Studio of Music
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Brad S.
Verified review

I had my 1st lesson with Andy last week. I learned more about music and the guitar in that one lesson than I had in years with other teachers. He truly seems to have a gift for teaching music and I'm looking forward to working with him more.

  • 23 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Leena B.
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Julie is an awesome voice teacher. My 9 yr old daughter has grown to love music very much after taking lessons with Julie. Her voice has become professional and she had gained much confidence to perform solo in many concerts. I am very happy that we found Julie.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Kris and the team at the Drummer's Studio are wonderful people ,and great musicians to boot. I couldn't stay with them long due to life and moving, but definitely enjoyed my short time with them.

Bengisu ONAL
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Berfu N.
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Bengisu is a very talented musician and has been a great mentor

Tom B.
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In my role at Berklee College of Music, I see/hear a lot of music. I happened to check out The New Review this week -- this band is the straight-up, no B.S., *real deal,* hands down. Nine-piece mad-tight band. Great musicians and excellent vocalists making a completely fun atmosphere. Nothing at all against DJs, but there's something hella-special about singers and players who love what they're doing to make your body move, and this band does it like few others. They packed the place, and even people with too little room to dance couldn't help bopping their heads. If you're looking for a band that feels the joy of playing and gives it to a whole crowd, The New Review is it. Absolutely "pure funk, uncut funk, the bomb."

New City Music Studio
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
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The teacher, Jim is very professional and polite person. And a great musician, of course! We loved the guittar class he gave to our daughter. Thank you, Jim!

Trevor Mitoma
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen R.
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Trevor was so easy to work with! Him and the other musicians he arranged for our event were friendly, kind, welcoming, and extremely talented. They were flexible with our schedule and open to different styles of music. Their ability to entertain a large group of ages and nationalities was exactly what we were looking for. I would recommend them for any future events and hope to use them again in the future!

Andrew Kaplan
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carrie D.
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Andrew is an excellent musician. He learns many new songs in a timely manner.

Louis Pettinelli Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Aria C.
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We worked with Louis's band for our restaurant's anniversary party. Everything went out great! The band is really professional and punctual. We had a great night! Will definitely work with them again for our future events.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jared N.
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We had our daughter take lessons with Steve Luhmann for 5 years. He was awesome. It was relaxed, comfortable and a great learning experience. He is an incredible musician as well, just go and listen to him play. He is wonderful with piano and Guitar. Jared

Music Lessons with Dennis
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aaron R.
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As a composer, collaborating with Dennis Shafer continues to be a great opportunity to work with an incredibly well-rounded, sophisticated, and poetic musician. After soliciting my musical intentions, such an impeccably pictorial and wonderfully sincere performance of my music could only have arisen from someone so wholly invested not only in his craft, but in a greater concept of what music can mean. I am eager to be again composing music for Dennis to perform. In the spirit of his teaching philosophy, he’s opened my eyes to the thrill of collaborative work. Composers can be recluses, and I needed that eye-opener. His availability, willingness, and capacity to clarify the challenges of writing well for the saxophone makes me a better composer. A chance to work or study with Dennis in any capacity should not be passed up. He is a renaissance man and a worldbeater.

Dave Hines
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leslee C.
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Dave Hines is an excellent, talented musician. I have had the opportunity to hear him on several occasions, and he has also played for me. He is the consummate professional, an accomplished musician, with an extensive repertoire. Ether as a solo musician or, with a band, Dave Hines will not disappoint!

  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin F.
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Everyone enjoys Dave Mack solo or with his band. Has a good play list and plays request too. He is consistent on keeping people entertained while having dinner and drinks or out with others having a few pops and a good time.

NC entertainment
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Michelle O.
    Verified review

    Nico is a fantastic musician! He is adept both at entertaining audiences and also sharing really interesting information about the music he is playing if the opportunity arises. An excellent teacher and performer!

    Matt Chase Music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Savio S.
    Verified review

    Showed up on time during a snow storm. Great performer!

    Mike Hastings
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Diane H.
      Verified review

      Mike is talented, yet humble. He is a great musician as well as educator and I highly recommend working with him.

      • 13 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Jen L.
      Verified review

      We used the Mozart Academy for our son's guitar lessons. The teacher was friendly & fun, the rates were competitive & he even got to participate in a recital. Highly recommend!

      Mark & Wendy Music

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        About

        We are an acoustic duet, trio and full band playing classic rock, pop, country, Motown and blues spanning the '60s through today for all occasions and venues!

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        I am a working DJ and a musician. I also book DJs, solo and full bands and much more. I also have dance lighting available.

        Bill C Music

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          I am a performing musician, keyboardist, pianist, singer, songwriter, educator and studio musician. My artful life also includes graphic design and glass art, but music is my first passion. I have been teaching all ages and all levels of music for 20 years, and I cover basic music, piano technique, improvisation, music theory and live performance technique.

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