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  • 10 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

John P.

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I just started taking guitar lessons - I've taken just two lessons to be exact. I was a little worried when I decided to look for an instructor because I am 60 years old and am mostly interested in learning to play contemporary worship music. Alex Born was a great match. He is a church musician and seems to be very experienced in the type of music I want to learn. The other thing I appreciate is that rather than give you music that he wants you to learn, he has you bring music that you want to learn and he helps you learn to play it. I enjoy his friendly, casual style of lessons and I expect I will be a student of his for quite some time.

Adam J.

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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.

Eric H.

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Alex has been my instructor for nearly four years. There isn’t a style of music or song that he can’t play. More importantly, there isn’t a style of music or song that he can’t teach. He is flexible, adaptive, patient, and an overall great teacher. I highly recommend Alex for beginner to advanced players and everyone in between!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Raf M.

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It is a real pleasure to provide a testimonial for Ms. Maneev. Ms. Maneev was our daughter’s piano teacher for the past two years and has been a true source of inspiration for her. After starting to receive lessons from Ms Maneev, our daughter’s playing skills and musicianship began to progress at a much faster pace, which was not even conceivable to us while she was working with her earlier piano instructor. Ms. Maneev is a great piano player with a wonderful personality, and an outstanding pedagogue and teacher. We are grateful to Ms. Maneev for her or her uncompromising approach, for her attention to detail, and for inspiring our daughter. We could not recommend Ms. Maneev more highly - anyone who has Ms. Maneev as a music and piano teacher should consider himself lucky!

Paul K.

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I started playing piano when I was over 50 years old. I have been taking piano lessons from Shulamit for the last year and a half. She is an excellent pianist and has a great ear- she hears all my mistakes. She has been helping me fix my bad piano habits. My playing is much better thanks to her. It would be difficult to find someone as accomplished as she.

Ruth A.

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I am happy to be paired with Shulamit - she is a gifted musician and even after a few lessons I have been aware of how I can play better. She is a good listener and is really helping me re-learn the musicality of playing piano music.

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  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Minneapolis, MN

Jim H.

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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

Kyle S.

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Mike is an excellent teacher with incredible skills and knowledge of many genres of music. Before taking lessons with Mike, I was only learning guitar by learning simple metal songs with my old guitar teacher. When I started taking lessons with Mike, my guitar playing improved exponentially. Mike helps you reach your goals through a variety of methods like exercises and the underlying music theory to introduce the material, followed up by applications of the material seen in real music you listen to. Mike has also helped me be more open-minded about other good genres of music like the blues, jazz, and classical, which has also helped me to become a more well-rounded player. Overall, Mike is a great guitarist, musician, and teacher who can help you get as far as you want to go as a guitar player.

Jim L.

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Mike is a terrific guitar instructor. He's organized, providing easy-to-follow lesson plans and he tailors the instruction to your interests and pace. Another bonus: he's a working musician and he recently hosted an open blues jam session where his students played with his band Crooked Dice. How cool is that? We (students) got a chance play with other musicians. Isn't that what music is all about?

  • 10 years in business
  • Minneapolis, MN

Jackie T.

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Lauren has taught all three of my sons in private lessons during high school, each on a different low brass instrument - Tuba, Trombone and now Baritone. They all have enjoyed their lessons and have noted significant improvement in technique and performance. As a parent I find Lauren very easy to work with - we schedule lessons and communicate via email. She has been very flexible scheduling during the summer months and consistent with lessons during the school year. Our family highly recommends Lauren Husting!

Gabe M.

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Lauren is a fantastic trombonist and overall musician. She is talented, kind, and smart. It has always been a pleasure to rehearse and perform with her. She is dedicated to her students and continually works to improve her teaching skills. I highly recommend Lauren as a trombonist and an educator!

Phil B.

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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.

  • 35 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Helene A.

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My daughter takes classes with Prairie Music, and she is in her second year for a once a week lesson program. Yet she is able to play fluently almost all the song in the Suzuki book. She can also play songs she heard on TV and at church by herself without the written notes and she is only 7. The teachers are really committed to help each individual student become a great musician. They encouraged my daughter every time she is struggling with a song. The thing I liked the most is how patient the teachers are with the kids. I recommend Prairie Music to anyone who would like to learn how to play piano, flute, piccolo, violin, viola and cello.

Shannon B.

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Fantastic! My husband and I are not musical, and were not raised in musical homes, so when our daughter started to take violin lessons there was a lot of apprehension, particularly with her young age. Dr. Lamb taught her violin and taught us how to help and be supportive. She has been a great influence, patient and kind, while still understanding how to push her forward. She is a clear communicator and sets both short term and long term goals in order to keep practice fresh and fun, while still allowing for the kids to reach their potential.

McKenzie M.

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Dr. Barbara Lamb is an extremely knowledgeable and talented teacher. Her years and years of experience with string music show through in every lesson. She is able to take any student, even the reluctant ones, and turn them into musicians. Her skill with the violin is superb. I would highly recommend working with her.

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN

Morgen S.

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Very professional and talented musician. Asher is especially skilled at fingerstyle and classical guitar but is able to meet unique needs of his students (whether their interests are original work, songwriting, electric guitar or all of the above). I had a great experience learning from him and would highly recommend.

Jason B.

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Asher was great! Happy to now have them in our rotation. Keep killing them bud!

Natalie S.

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Asher learned a new song for my wedding day. He was flexible and professional.

  • Minneapolis, MN

Bob H.

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Park has the ability to teach all styles of music and a knack for knowing what you need to be a better player. I was most impressed by the amount of information he can pack into each lesson. Well worth your time and money.

Susan L.

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Park Evans is a talent musician who is able to impart his knowledge as a teacher. His strength is his ability to be very detailed and precise as he teaches his students the right way to play.

Mary S.

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Park is an exceptional guitar player and teacher!! Very much enjoyed his lessons.

  • Saint Paul, MN

Valerie A.

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Courtney is an attentive and caring instructor. She worked with my high school age daughter to improve her intonation, technique and sound. Courtney adapted to my daughters needs and helped her to prepare for her solo & ensemble contest where she received a superior rating. Courtney's passion and talent shine through and will inspire your child. I highly recommend her cello studio.

Shan H.

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Courtney is a wonderful instructor and inspiration for my daughter. We have had the pleasure of practicing with her over a year now with consistent results. Courtney is always on schedule, a great communicator and an excellent resource for all things cello. We recommend Courtney with no reservations and feel lucky to have found her.

  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • New Prague, MN

David M.

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If Tim Price is not "Guitar God" be is at least an Archangel. I booked him weekly for over six years. Smooth yet fiercely technical fingerwork combined an almost photographic mental music catalogue make Price a "not-to-be-missed" performer. Put this much talent into a guy with a heart as big as Minnesota and you have a commercially viable product that never abandons artistry. Wish I was his agent. #Timprice #music #fingerstyle #guitars #godzilla #musicbyTimPrice

Lindsey C.

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Timothy Price did an outstanding job at our event at Southdale. We were lucky enough to have him perform twice and were blown away by his amazing talent. Not only is he extremely talented, you can see his love for music and performing as he plays. We will definitely have him back for future events!

Vicki V.

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Tim did a wonderful job and couldn't be more pleased with his performance in our restaurant. Our guests offered numerous compliments on his acoustic guitar performance!! He is very talented and easy to work with. We will definitely ask him back to play again!!

  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN

Eric G.

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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!!

Carl W.

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The Jaztronauts are true musicians, in the best sense of the word. The music was excellent, the service was great, and they are just plain nice people. Jason always got back to me in a timely fashion and answered all my questions. On the day of, they were set up well ahead of when guests started arriving. They started and stopped playing exactly on time, and were always friendly and flexible if we wanted them to play a certain song at a different time than originally planned. Then there's the music. These guys are great musicians. My brother-in-law is a professional musician, not easily impressed, and he was definitely impressed—and even if you know nothing about music, you will have fun listening to these guys. Many of their arrangements contain three-part harmony vocals over the instruments—extra tasty! The sound volume was loud enough to be heard well, but not so loud that your ears rang, and not so loud that you couldn't talk. And on top of all that, they looked good, too! You will be very glad you hired these guys. They can really make an evening sound perfect.

Brad J.

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WOW!! EVERYONE KEEPS COMPLIMENTING OUR BAND!!! We checked out every band in town and these guys were head and shoulders above the rest!!! The Dap Squad is THE BEST live band we've heard and we checked them ALL out!! We saw these guys in Iowa at a stranger's wedding (by accident) and we said then if we ever got married, this WOULD be the band. As luck turns out they were actually from Minnesota. We went with the full 10 piece because we are only doing this once and wanted the to make a splash. Wow, I just can't say enough. They KILLED Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Prince, etc.. My sister turned to me at the end and said if she ever gets married they will hire this band... I'm just waiting because I already know. ;-) This band is magic!!!

  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN

Jack T.

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Mr. Correa played at our wedding on 12/28/2012. The addition of a harp to the ceremony made for a very romantic event. I also purchased music CD's as gifts for our guests. Reuben also played a children's medical benefit at my request. Some of the medical staff remembered him from the hospital, as he played there a few years back, and commented how much they enjoyed hearing his soothing harp music during children's surgeries. Reuben's passion for playing the harp and his artistic ability are amazing and they shine through in his music. I highly recommend him for any event.

Mary P.

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Reuben Correa has played for us several times at events at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis. He is an accomplished harpist with a large repertoire of music. Reuben has been a consummate professional in his dealings with us. He is a popular musician that members want to have back. I would highly recommend him.

SUSAN M.

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Excellent. Arrived on time. Played beautifully. Wonderful addition to the event. Thank you Reuben!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rosemount, MN

Elle V.

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Ever since I attended a local gig that Radio Active played at, I have been following their band. I have been to their last few events and have had a blast! They are great musicians and vocalists. I would recommend Radio Active for almost any occasion! They keep the crowd dancing!

Bruce W.

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Great Music! All members had a smile on their faces the entire evening. Michelle is incredible to work with. Guaranteed fun!!!

Kevin C.

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The band was very professional and the music was a great fit for us. Thanks guys for making the evening fun!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Minneapolis, MN

Carolyn C.

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Juan is a fantastic music teacher! He takes the time needed to help a person at any skill level to grow and improve. Lessons are always fun and the time just flies by. When he demonstrates a particular song it is evident he is a skilled musician as well. I highly recommend him.

Maria T.

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Mr. Williams was very patient with my daughter and very detailed with his explanation of understanding how the instrument (Guitar) works and why it is nessesscary to practice. He is doing a great job with her and I have recommended him to all my friends!

  • 6 years in business
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Stillwater, MN

John K.

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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!

Kellie B.

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They performed above and beyond our expectations! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Anoka, MN

Meaghan T.

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We were going to hire megan to play at our wedding September 10th, but we just had the reception dj do the ceremony music. But megan has an awesome voice and is a wonderfully talented musician. I would recommend her to play any event.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Paul, MN

Shelly M.

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In June 2014, Greg Membrez played piano at my mom’s funeral. Greg took the time to review an extensive list of my mom’s favorite songs to choose which he felt would be good piano solos. His three choices were excellent and played with such grace and passion. Greg received rave reviews from my family and friends who attended the service. I was fortunate to hear Greg play at a wedding the year before. Both venues were quite different, of course…one being upbeat and outdoors and one a more solemn occasion held at a funeral home. Greg is a talented artist and his style fit both circumstances to a T. He will forever be on the top of my list to contact when in need for a pianist. Shelly McCune / Lake Elmo MN

Margot B.

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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.

Georgene G.

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Greg is knowledgeable, diverse and very easy to work with. He knows how to work with the crowd when laying music. Greg is always on time and very detailed oriented. Greg played for me at Presbyterian homes Boutwells landing and Folkestone. The residents ask for him to come back! I would highly recommend Greg for any musical gig or performance. Greg is very versatile as well playing the piano and guitar.

  • 19 years in business
  • Minneapolis, MN

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It is has very unique message and energy that is very uplifting.

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When I perform either as a soloist or with musicians that I've hand picked to join me, you are guaranteed the highest quality of sound, musicianship and class act that is like no other. The discipline that have for what I do in my music career is just as equal as the discipline I have for what I do as an Active Duty Military Member...but both are done with passion and enjoyment and success.

  • Eden Prairie, MN

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I am a talented musician and soloist. I play piano and guitar, and I sing along with the songs that I play. I have sang and played for several weddings throughout the twin cities, and I am able to figure out how to play anything. My rates are reasonable, and you won't have to pay extra for a separate pianist or soloist. I can do it all.

  • 38 years in business
  • Saint Paul, MN

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Soloists for wedding ceremonies, private and corporate parties. Example; guitarist/vocalists . Also Top Dance Bands based in the Twin Cities area.

  • 23 years in business
  • Minnetonka, MN

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I play in two different settings and styles. The first ........is my acoustic based solo or small group music. This is a cross between jazz and rock and world music.....but I like to use familiar songs and play acoustic based versions with jazzy twist and some world influences as well. I use a lot of different guitar textures, from 12 string to 6 string to mandolin. I also perform both instrumental and vocal based shows based on the event/club need. My instrumental music has been heard nationwide, for example, it was used at the smooth jazzy background on The Weather Channel and other Film/TV placements. Check out my album T.C. Ortberg The Ninth Tide, or T.C. Ortberg, Hot Jupiters for some of the instrumental selections. The latest album, T.C. Ortberg, Half Finished Novel, has vocals. I often will add the amazing Kenni Holmen on sax, who is also part of the The Hornheads (Prince's horn section) to my shows for an acoustic plus sax vibe.

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