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  • 137 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!

Laura R.

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Alvin Smithson is a fine musician who did a great job tuning my old piano. He is personable and professional. Excellent communicator, arrived on time. I would definitely have him tune my piano again, and I hope we can do something musically together!

Morgan G.

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A lovely person and musician who made my piano sound wonderful!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Amol S.

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Stevie helped make our special moment 10 times better! I hired Stevie to play a couple songs for me in georgetown above the canal as my girlfriend and I walked by... just before I proposed to her. He not only did an excellent job, but he learned "all of me - John Legend just because that was our song. I would recommend Stevie to anyone looking for a professional and very talented musician! Thanks Stevie!!! - Amol & Cari

Nicholle O.

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What an incredibly talented musician! Stevie Matthews played for a select group and he was fantastic! He was professional, arrived early, organized, able to accomdate some last minute set-up changes, and again, an incredibly talented musician. He helped make a very special event even more so for all who attended. Looking forward to hiring him again!

Alexanderia W.

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Stevie was absolutely wonderful. I decided very last minute to hire a solo artist for the cocktail hour at my wedding. Stevie was always responsive to my inquiries and did such an amazing job during the cocktail hour. I would highly recommend him. Thank you!!!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 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!

Mary M.

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Trying to learn an instrument past grade school age is a very daunting task, however, Tona and Aida Studios made me feel so comfortable and made picking up an instrument in my 30s a truly enjoyable experience. I recommend her for all ages, she's a patient and gifted musician and teacher and I am so happy to be one of her students!

Faith S.

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Ms Brown is extremely competent as a musician and teacher. Her professionalism is unquestionable. Our daughter has made marked improvement in her violin playing. We highly recommend Aida Studios.

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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.

Jonathan C.

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There isn't a better musician to work with than Mark. Quite possibly the best that I've ever seen on every level imaginable. We only had him for the ceremony and the cocktail hour but his music was one of the biggest highlights and most talked about things of the night.

Amy R.

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Mark is awesome! He’s detail oriented and played the most beautiful music for our ceremony. He went over the music selections with me, came to the rehearsal, and is a truly talented harpist! Highly recommend!

  • 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.

Jake B.

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THERE IS NOBODY BETTER THEN SAM SHIN!!! I have trained with countless vocal coaches in the past and no one was able to show me and teach me everything I needed to know like Sam Shin has done! After just TWO DAYS I could feel and hear a difference in my singing. He is an outstanding musician who can guide you on your way to greatness!! There is NOBODY else around who has the talent he does nor the ability to break down your singing step by step. I am gaining confidence everyday I work with Sam and I have no doubt that with his help I will become a GREAT singer!! I will always work with Sam Shin from here on out because of his honesty, integrity, and most of all his ability to teach you what you need to know while also making you feel like you can do anything! Sam Shin is the BEST!

Woojin J.

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I first met Sam at church, and I was so impressed by his solo singing. His voice was so soft and sweet and also somewhat powerful. I cannot sing very well, so I started admiring him and taking lessons from him. Sam knows what I am supposed to do, and what is my weakness. I feel very comfortable in his class. In addition to that, he is not only a good singer, but also a great musician who is very good piano and guitar player. Thank you very much Sam

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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!!

Barbara R.

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I unfortunately was hiring David for my mother's funeral. Not the easiest thing to communicate about and plan. He was professional yet personable and respectful of the situation. Planning with him made an unpleasant task actually pleasant. For the venue, his music was lovely and he "delivered" just as he promised, including taking the (short!) time to learn difficult songs I had requested. If you want to hire an entertainer that is not only wonderful to listen to but also completely reliable and easy to plan with - pick David!!

Jeff D.

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David played at our home for 25 guests. He is an outstanding musician with great vocal range and an expansive song book. Communication leading up to the big day was excellent as well. Everyone wanted to know how we found David. It was a great night and David was a big part of it!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Sarah C.

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Brian performed acoustic guitar for our wedding ceremony. He was extremely professional and everyone loved the music. Brian communicated great with us through the crazy wedding planning process and was able to learn new songs we requested. Thank you!

Ashley M.

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The Brian Farley band was great to work with. They were professional, on time, reasonably priced and played great music. They were a crowd favorite for our festival! Thank you!!

Iskedar A.

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Professional, courteous and friendly. Amazing voice, great guitarist!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 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.

Jamesia G.

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Jack did a great job and the kids enjoyed his performance. My daughter now wants to take guitar lessons from him.

Mark C.

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Jack Philipoom, really nice musician , and very talented. I would have him again for sure!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min
  • Washington, DC

Zaynah A.

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Peter is a phenomenal teacher. He will adapt his instruction style according to your needs and desires; he is patient but encourages you to be your best; he is affable and makes lessons enjoyable; and he truly cares about your progress. He knows everything there is to know about the guitar (e.g., music theory, playing styles, history) but will not overwhelm you with information if you don't want it, but will incorporate as much knowledge as you wish to gain. He has expertise in certain areas but I told him that I wanted to be like Taylor Swift and he was more than willing to help me achieve that goal. Whether you want to learn basic chords and impress your friends, or you want to work systematically through methods books, or you want to become a devoted classical guitarist, Peter is your man. I can't speak highly enough of Peter.

Jason H.

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Pete is an outstanding teacher with a fine grasp of both music theory and performance. He tailored his lessons to my learning goals and was able to adapt his teaching style to what I needed to improve. My lessons with Pete greatly improved my playing, my understanding of music theory and my love for music. He is a wonderful teacher and I heartily recommend him for anyone interested in moving beyond the basic chords and understanding how music and the guitar really work. Cheers, J in VA

Rahul R.

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I had barely ever picked up a guitar in 2012. With Peter's instruction over the past few years, I am now comfortable with complex solo Brazilian jazz pieces. Thanks, Peter!

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

Cara K.

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I highly recommend Diane as a vocal coach. So far I have seen her twice and my confidence has already started to increase. I have had a lot of shyness around singing when I think anyone is in earshot of me which is one thing I wanted to get over. I still have work to do on this, but both times I have seen Diane I have been pleasantly surprised at how comfortable I feel with her. That alone is huge, because it allows me to relax and actually learn. I feel like I have had little breakthroughs in just our two lessons and I am excited to continue working with her. Not only is she very experienced and well educated, but she also practices what she preaches and is an excellent vocalist herself.

Shamyra W.

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I took voice lessons from Diane and specifically wanted to specialize in jazz. I learned techniques from her that no one had ever taught me that have helped me be a better vocalist with more projection and power. Diane is amazing at what age does and she knows what she's doing! I'm grateful for my time with her when she and I were in Los Angeles!

Joy P.

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I've been taking vocal lessons with Diane for 5 years now and I would never go to anyone else. I've been to many coaches but Diane is by far the best - not only is she an excellent instructor but a true musician as well. Her musical knowledge comes from both life and classroom experiences making her teaching technique genuine and personable.

  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 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.

Garrett B.

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Peter is an exceptionally experienced musician with experience that not only validates his abilites but places him among the elite. Peter has worked with bands including the Who, Twisted Sister, Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) and my personal favorite, Elton John. As a "newbie" to the field of music, I can assure you that John exhibits exceptional patience as well as the ability to make the complex seem simple. Whether new to music or an experienced professional, I highly recommend you speak to Peter before making a final decision. FIve stars!

Dom P.

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We hired the musical services of Peter and he presented an excellent band for our wedding reception. He was very helpful and played a wide variety of songs. The band had plenty of onstage energy and were really nice performers. Highly recommended! They will keep the dancefloor packed all night long!

  • 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.

Tom C.

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Carey is extraordinarily well-informed in all musical styles and is very patient and good-humored as he communicates to his students a thorough grounding in musical theory. In doing so, he is very passionate about fulfilling his professional obligations to his students. In addition, he is himself an excellent jazz musician. I recommend him to any budding musician without reservation.

Justin M.

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I have hired carry a number of times to play solo jazz guitar at weekly wine tastings in my retail beer and wine store. He is a complete professional. It is if Joe Pass OR Wes Montgomery were playing live right in front of us.

  • 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.

Morna C.

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Simon is the quintessential professional. A professional with exceptional talent and social grace. He offered great guidance in choosing the music for our daughter's wedding that accentuated the ceremony and set the right tones for each part -- grand and stately for part; joyful and celebratory too! Our memories of the wedding will always include memories of the music that was played -- it makes all the difference!

Randall S.

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Simon is a professional musician of the highest order. He is a gifted conductor, accomplished organist, wonderful singer, and genuinely warm-hearted person. He has my highest recommendation.

  • 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!

Kellie B.

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Janet is not only a wonderful violinist as a member of Music By Anthem, but she's a great teacher as well. I first hired Janet about 4 years ago to help my daughter with her self-confidence in playing the violin. Janet was encouraging, patient, and very understanding of her skill level at that time and they became fast friends. I love that she is also supportive and will come to see our daughter at her school performances and other competitions. ...And she has the coolest electric violin *ever*!!

Margaret W.

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Janet was our son's violin teacher for 8 years. She was fantastic! She really catered to his interests. She is a patient and encouraging teacher. She kept him interested and challenged. She was very supportive of his concerts and Solo Ensemble - attending if she was available. He continues to play in college. She held intimate recitals in her home which were a great experience for the students. Thanks, Janet!

  • 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.

Omri M.

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Learning to play the drums with 7DrumCity has been, and still is, a pure joy. The teachers are experienced, professional drummers and the staff is responsive and attentive. You will get the best value for your musical education, a great space to develop your skills and an opportunity to confidently pave your musical path. But you'll also find that what makes this place so unique is its sense of community and support. Whether you are a beginner drummer, an experienced band player or just a curious guest, you will be immediately embraced and you will always feel welcome by this amazing, professional, super talented and super nice group of people. I know I do. Love you guys!

Benjamin E.

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This place is amazing. The instructors are diverse with different pedagogies and they're all flexible and so talented. Miles is good at pairing you with instructors who best meets your learning style. I've been a student for 2 years or so. I love the lessons, the events, and the people. Overall just an awesome place for anyone musician.

  • 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.

Sonal S.

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My older 2 children (now the ages of 12 and 10 years old) have been Scott's students for 5 1/2 years. Scott works great with children and teaches them the art of music at a level which is comprehensive and fun for them to understand. He really understands children and different learning abilities, styles and preferences. The lessons incorporate musicianship, theory, creativity and skill.

Kathy G.

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We have received piano lessons for 4 years with Scott. He was very patience and professional. My daughter learned how to read notes and theory while learning songs that kept her attention. Scott adapted his lessons for my daughters interest in music and level.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Annapolis, MD

Abigail T.

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Mike did a fantastic job as the musician at our wedding ceremony. He was able to play acoustic versions of the songs we wanted better even though they weren't on his list of recommended songs. We had multiple guests come up to us afterwards to say he did a great job. Mike was quick to respond to any emailed questions and he plays gigs in the area so we were able to check him out before signing the contract with confidence. With all of the other moving parts involved in planning an outdoor wedding at a family farm, it was great knowing that our music was covered by a professional who showed up on time, performed well, and was a very good sport about the hot and buggy weather. Thanks again Mike!

MaryJane J.

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Mike’s performances are truly one of a kind. He recently played at an outdoor event I hosted with 100 people in attendance and it could have not gone more smoothly. Before booking Mike I had read a past review from someone saying, “Book him while you can because he’s going to get big fast!” – and that could not have been more true. A large part of the night’s success was from Mike’s ability to play to the crowd, I received compliments on Mike’s behalf all night because of his stellar performance. He is a true artist and professional, thank you again Mike. I look forward to booking you in the future!

Dara S.

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I highly recommend Mike for any event you have. He is a talented musician; singer and guitarist in a variety of genres: Rock, Reggae, Funk/Soul, Acoustic Pop and Country, as well as some original music. He is definitely an up and coming artist you should hear. Everyone at my event absolutely loved him!

  • 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.

Ryan H.

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I took guitar lessons with John for a number of years at the Music and Arts center in Germantown. John was an incredible music mentor to me and challenged me to push myself further with every session. John and I stay in touch, and even though I no longer take lessons with him he continues to provide me with advice and support. Incredible musician, incredible teacher.

Adrian A.

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John's an outstanding teacher and a wonderful musician.He's also incredibly flexible and a really nice guy.

  • 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.

Barbara M.

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I have had Ron as my piano instructor for the last three years. I am not a beginner, but slightly advanced, and it is my intention to try to pick up where I left off approximately 20 years ago. His techniques are great, and the exercises that I was given to practice have given me the confidence to continue, and I, as well as others, can see a difference in my playing. His rates are very reasonable, andit is my hope that I will be able to continue with him. A fine gentleman, and very serious about his work. He is also an experienced musician!

Michael D.

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Ron gave me a lot of help when I was learning to accompany singers and saxophone players. He showed me chord configurations that made me sound like a pro. I was asked to join a jazz combo. He was also great at accompanying me as a singer.

  • 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.

The Readys

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  • 12 years in business
  • Halethorpe, MD

About

Hi, folks! We are The Readys, a Baltimore based pop, rock, and Americana cover band. The Readys can accommodate your solo, duo, trio, and full band performance needs. We are also available to provide pro lights, sound, and video tailored to your venue or event. We thank you kindly for swinging by our website and reviewing what we have to offer. Thank you again for your time and consideration, and we look forward to bringing you some of Baltimore's most accomplished and talented musicians!

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