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Otis Read
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Tom Bruhl DJ/One Man Band
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cait S.
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Tom was absolutely outstanding to work with from beginning to end! We couldn't have selected a better DJ/ musician to work with. From offering suggestions in the beginning on songs to playing live music at the wedding. Our friends and family haven't stopped talking about him! If you want to get everyone out on the dance floor he is your man! He was so great to work with and very responsive! Some people at the wedding couldn't believe it was him singing when they heard him! Definitely book him for your wedding you will not be disappointed! He helped make our day even more perfect!

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!

Bengisu ONAL
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Berfu N.
Verified review

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!

  • 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

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.

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.
Verified review

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.

Violin Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Dmitry A.
    Verified review

    Daniel Aizenshtadt is a wonderful musician with great violinistic skills. He can bring wonderful musical experience to the audience

    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!

    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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    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!

    About

    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.

    About

    I'm a violinist, pianist and teacher too. I can play at weddings and other things. I studied classical and contemporary music.

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