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I was greeted with optimistic energy immediately from Alex. He was very helpful in making me feel comfortable with my guitar. He started teaching me the basics in a way I could even relate too. ( Having no prior background with the guitar) I have developed a strong desire to want to continue to practice and improve, largely in part, due to Alex's passion for music, as well as teaching. I am more than satisfied with my decision to hire Alex as my guitar instructor.
I am in my late fifties and bought my first guitar in May of '08, never having played guitar. Self-taught, in ten months I learned fifteen chords, all below the fifth fret, and none of them barred. My dream was to learn rock guitar, something I had always wanted to do. Because of my age, I knew I was time-limited, and wanted to focus only on the songs I knew from my early years. By happen-stance I found Mr. O'Malley, and this week will have completed one full year of study with him. My lessons are one hour sessions weekly. It has been nothing short of an inspiring experience, and if I would compare it to anything, it would be like having someone teach the illiterate to read or the deaf to hear. I can now play barred chords without difficulty, up and down the neck. I have learned strum patterns, and how to read notes for these patterns. We do power chords as well. I can now read tab without difficulty. Bends, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, chord progressions, E and A Major pentatonics, and more, are part of every lesson. I am now learning how to solo. He has taught me how to set up my guitar, set up pedals, amplifiers, and which effects to use for which songs. My playlist includes AC/DC (many), Led Zep, Pink Floyd, RHCP, Nickelback, Boston, Clapton, Eagles, Black Sabbath, and Alice in Chains, just to name a few. Currently I am learning some killer blues licks. Six months ago I started bass, and have had 8 or so lessons on this. The bass has helped my guitar playing and vice-versa. I would rate my abilities as very, very average - but I can still cut through a lot of material. None of this would have been possible without Mr. O'Malley. My first lesson he asked ME what I would like to do with guitar. He is extremely patient, encouraging, and an all-around wonderful teacher, who inspires. He is a first-class guitarist. I look forward to my sessions with him. The hour goes way too fast. My goal for this year is to improve my tab reading and picking (without looking), improve my soloing, and to do Stairway. I play a PRS singlecut '06, and a Fender P Bass '62 RI (1968). I use fender amps and an Aguilar head for the bass. Rock On!! Thanks Mike!! Jim
Of the many brass musicians I know Lauren Husting is one of the most knowledgeable and gifted. She is compassionate and kind as a teacher and a truly great performer. I would work with her anywhere any time.
Rockitman was the entertainment at my wedding, and it was an absolute blast! Jon entertained young and old alike, and the dance floor was going all night! He was funny, engaging, and super easy to work with. You pay a bit more for live music than a DJ, but the quality and professionalism Rockitman delivers is far and away better than any DJ, and unlike most live bands, Rockitman is able to customize the show based on requests. I would hire them again in a heartbeat for corporate parties or any kind of event, and I’d recommend them to anyone!
Tim Price was a valued member of our band for over 10 years. His creativity, work ethic and professionalism was always displayed at the highest level. My two favorite things about Tim are his entertaining stage presence and his willingness to be a team player at all times. In addition to these qualities, Tim is a good Christian and a great guy! He comes with my highest recommendation. Paul Shane Banks & Shane Atlanta, GA
Wow, the Dap Squad is amazing!!! I am terrible about following up on anything, I have a million excuses but I am making a point of sharing our experience because these guys made a regular wedding an event to remember. Jason made the experience easy and fun. He was attentive, thoughtful and mindful. The band was explosive from the first note to the last and kept blowing our mind all night. I sat back and laughed as the groomsmen all stood in amazement studying the guitarist as they drooled. These guys are world class musicians that honestly shouldn't be playing weddings, they should be on a national tour or something, but boy are we lucky they are available. Look, grab your cake, your venue, your flowers, bla bla.. Most services do the same thing and you're shopping for price right.... but the band is WORTH your time and money to get right. We checked out quite a few bands and were with our best friends when they made a mistake with his wedding band. We went and saw a showcase for a different band and watched as completely different musicians showed up to his wedding. We watched as their band literally shook hands on stage as they introduced each other before phoning in the rest of their night.... what a mistake.... DON'T MAKE HIS MISTAKE.. HIRE THE DAP SQUAD.. THESE GUYS ARE REHEARSED, TIGHT AND UNFORGETTABLE!!! Best wedding vendor choice we made. Thousands of dollars spent and we could have done the wedding in my garage and with this band it would have been an amazing wedding!!! HIRE THIS BAND it will be the best decision you make.. I promise!!
Dan Schwartz recently provided music for our wedding. We had about 80 adult guests at the Bachelor Farmer, and Dan's music fit the atmosphere and mood perfectly. He is very versatile, easily transitioning from ceremony to cocktail hour, to playing later in the evening with his group, the Neighborhood Trio. Guest after guest made a point of commenting on how much cooler his music was than the typical wedding DJ or top 40 band, and we couldn't have agreed more! Dan was also very easy to work with, coordinating directly with the restaurant's event coordinator regarding set-up and other logistics, so we could just relax and enjoy our wedding. Bottom line: I would HIGHLY recommend Dan to anyone looking for first-rate guitarist!
The band was very professional and the music was a great fit for us. Thanks guys for making the evening fun!
Downtown sound was amazing. The dance floor was never empty. They worked with all of my requests. So many people still comment on how great the band did.
We really enjoyed Mary as our children's piano teacher. Our daughter is a fluent piano player and uses her musical talent In a band every week. My sons received the musical training they needed to be proficient with drums. Mary is kind, gentle and encouraging. She is prepared for her lessons. We highly recommend her.
To use an acronym to describe Les Izmoore, I would say WTF! (Wonderfully Talented Ferpormers!!!) These guys were Led Zeppelin before there was a dirigible. And who's more popular...J.C., or the Beatles??? Neither, it's Les Izmoore by a long shot. It ain't even close. While you may never hear Lez Izmore and Eye Candy in the same sentence, these guys are all exceptional musicians and amazing performers. Unlike bands I've been in...these guys start and end at the same time. Incredible, right? I've always wondered why I couldn't do that! If you want a great band, at a great price, that is better than you could have hoped for...these guys are it. At some point, they'll have to change their name to Moore Izmoore. Cheers music fans...these guys will make your day!
We were recently lucky enough to have the Neighborhood Trio play at our wedding, which was about 80 adults at the Bachelor Farmer. We didn't want a DJ or top 40 band, as we were aiming for more of a cool, lounge vibe where our guests could enjoy a drink and some music but still have a conversation. After all, many had flown across the country to celebrate and visit with us and each other ... We weren't sure how to go about searching for musicians to fit this bill, but with the Neighborhood Trio we stumbled into the perfect solution. Their music is awesome, and it set the perfect mood for an awesome party! Nothing against Journey covers, but if you are looking for a slightly more sophisticated option, look no further. As their website said, their music is "perfect with a dry martini" ...
Musicians4Musicians LLP performed at my wedding at the Chanhasssen Dinner Theatre on June 20, 2015 and provided for us an atmosphere of fun, love and just plain great entertainment. I hired them before even meeting them in person because I could tell by their online videos that they were the best soul band in town. They were everything I expected and more. If you want real talent at your wedding, hire this band!! Also, very affordable!!
Reception Jazz LLC was a complete delight to work with. They were easy and straightforward to deal with, came in plenty of time to set up, played wonderfully for our event and added greatly to the ambiance. If you want a great quality, talented jazz trio, kind people and no drama- hire them!!! We would hire them again and again.
I have listened to, been in production with, and performed with Greg several times for over 10 years. He has played, written, scored, transposed, adapted, and collaborated to create exactly what was needed for each event, show, and gathering. As a pianist and guitarist he seems a bottomless well of ability and genre capability; he can rock Bon Jovi and then perform an Arvo Pärt piece that will bring you to tears. Pop, classical, jazz, funk, modern, quiet, loud, solo, ensemble, and more. Greg is talented, experienced, collaborative, and a pleasure to work with and to listen to.
No one works harder than Paepke Productions! We are booking and managing musical artists. We specialize in tribute bands and impersonators. We provide bands for county fairs, outdoor festivals, casinos, nightclubs and weddings; you name it! We have bands for any occasion!
Tapestry is an 11 member cover band in Minneapolis, featuring a five-piece band (or eight, when the horns are sober) and three vocalists. We cover rock & roll, soul, pop, country, blues, 80's hair metal, even a little early-90's rap. Adele? Check. Zac Brown Band? Yep. Temptations? You bet. Journey? Of course! Huey Lewis & The News? You'll have to catch a show to find out. Our goal at every show is to fill the dance floor and keep it full. Hit us up on the Web at (powertapband.com) or FB to book us for your next event. See you on the dance floor!
I do live music from a variety of a one-man band, a DJ and karaoke. I have a band of up to four pieces. I also do strolling accordion. I have over 40 years of experience in business. I perform at weddings, fairs, family events, nightclubs, casinos, ship and outdoor events, art shows and polka and senior events.
Classic Gold is comprised of Peter Boyer, Matt Decker, Justin Lansdowne, and Michael Probert. Classic Gold has been playing a fresh brand of covers throughout the Twin Cities since 2010. The 4-piece outfit breathes new life into classics from the 60s, 70s, and 80s; as well as some current Top 40, rock, and pop hits. The band combines a high-energy set of pop hits with a professional feel, designed to get and keep people out on the dance floor. Classic Gold plays at weddings, corporate events, and private parties.
We are a high-energy live band performing inspired covers as well as original material with heavy 80's flavor. The sound is "Santana and Prince meet the Rolling Stones and Kid Rock" with a bit of EWF thrown in. Established in 1981, these 1985 star search winners (The Sweep) were inducted to the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Customers of all ages love our interaction with the audience during our performances. Watch our video clips on YouTube or our website. We're also on Facebook. Full production and sound support are available for an additional fee.
They are a husband-and-wife duo with an option for a full band. In one week, down in Eureka Springs, AR, on tour, they played a blues festival (Bikers, Blues, and BBQ festival), a country bar (Chelsea's), and a jazz lounge (the Voulez-Vous). There's a bit of chemistry going on, and they are enjoyable to watch and listen to. They are a perfect fit for any occasion!