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  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Monica H.

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I cannot say enough good things about Sevryn! We had a Christmas Dinner Party and Sevryn played for us. He was on time, prepared, professional and super talented! He played well over the time we had discussed due to the party goers having too good of a time. Will definitely hire him again in the future.

Dilan C.

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Fantastic musician, quick and easy set and very easy to talk to. Would highly recommend for any event.

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Played our gig with a large repertoire and kindness. Would recommend.

  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Cary, NC

Tom E.

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Jan is a master musician and a superb teacher. Jan's technique is instruction by example rather than the standard boring scales practice etc.. He'll have you playing tunes almost immediately. He will "finesse" your efforts with music theory when and if appropriate and will not "beat you over the head" with it. This produces an altogether pleasurable learning experience and after all isn't that what playing music should be all about?? Jan instructs from a exceptional depth of experience as a working professional musician -- highly recommended.. Tom Evans

John T.

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I highly recommend Jan as a teacher and wouldn't be where I am today without his guidance and instruction. I play with Chatham Co. Line and value and appreciate the time spent with Jan to develop me into the musician I have become. Jan works closely with each student to help them with fundemtnals and proper ear training. His knowledge of music and years of experience help make this an easy choice for finding the teacher you want. Thank you Jan!

Crissy C.

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Jan is a fantastic musician and a very patient teacher.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Raleigh, NC

Jim S.

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Shane is a highly talented, versatile songwriter and performer involved in several area bands. Beyond just rocking, he has a real knack for just knowing how to fit into the groove and what a song needs. He carries these sensibilities over into his studio work at Mariner, where he is able to take raw talent and turn it into a refined and well-layered mix that compliments the artists' vision. He has done both studio and live-at-venue work for bands and solo artists that I have promoted and the results are always stellar. If you are looking to take your chops or sound to the next level, this is the guy to help you do it.

Dom S.

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I have worked with Shane at Mariner Studios on multiple recording projects for Raleigh, NC bands The Pseudo Cowboys and Paper Dolls. The studio has plenty of quality equipment and offers a great space to capture a clean, natural sound from the instruments, whether in a live tracking or multi-tracking environment. Shane is very skilled in recording engineering, mixing, and mastering and knows how to get projects done right. Creative energy flows well during sessions here, and the final products sound polished and professional. Plus he works fast! And is a badass musician to boot!

Sung P.

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I'm very impressed with Shane and will definitely work with him again at his recording studio. He did a studio recording of my song, laid down percussion and lead guitar tracks, and did all the track mastering and the finished song turned out great!

  • 26 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Holly Springs, NC

Patricia K.

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I've only had the first free lesson/interview. Dave was easy to talk to and we had a good discussion about what I wanted to get out of my piano lessons and how he felt he could help me. He had a book ready for me to get started with and I hired him for a semester. I'm really looking forward to working with Dave who I feel will be someone whose musical knowledge and teaching strategy/philosophy will help me reach MY goals.

Jacob C.

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I took piano lessons each week with Mr. Reitmeyer throughout high school. When I first met him, I had an interest in jazz, but didn't know a thing about playing it, especially improvising. Mr. Reitmeyer not only taught me how to play piano, but taught me what it meant to be a musician. Thanks to him and his support, I'm now studying jazz at North Carolina Central University.

Josephine T.

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Excellent musician and teacher. Tailors his instruction to best fit skill and knowledge levels of student.

  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Rachel J.

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Jame Easteppe is a phenomenal guitarist and musician, as well as an incredibly talented, relatable, and compassionate instructor. I have known him for nearly a decade, during which time I've witnessed how he inspires students to not only practice and take pride in their musicianship, but to push themselves beyond their own expectations of their personal abilities and limitations. My personal experience with him took place at a different studio, at which he was easily the most highly-requested teacher, and continuously had a waiting list of prospective students; our entire lesson program expanded astronomically solely because of Mr. Easteppe. One of the most powerful attributes of Mr. Easteppe is his eagerness to improve his craft and abilities in order to become a more well–rounded musician and teacher. He can teach an array of styles (as well as music theory) in a way that's easy to understand at any age or skill level, exudes great patience and care, and provides amazing support when working with his students. I honestly cannot speak highly enough of him, both personally and professionally. Any student would be lucky to learn from him.

Karen H.

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Jame is a wonderfully talented musician with a gift for teaching and passing on his passion for guitar. My son took both classical and electric guitar with Jame and loved every minute of it. It was incredible to watch my son go from a beginning guitarist to playing in master classes and competitions.

Ben D.

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At Easteppe Guitar Studio, I not only learned how to play guitar at an extremely high level, but I also learned a lot about beard grooming. Highly recommended!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min
  • Raleigh, NC

Gray S.

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Can not speak more highly of Steve. He is a great guy and an extremely talented musician who entertained our group with constant music for almost 3 hours straight. I look forward to booking him again as soon as we can.

Amanda G.

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Steve was wonderful, talented, played a variety of music, and entertained our party for three continuous hours (no breaks)!! He is very easy to work with and I highly recommend him.

Mike V.

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Steve is a crowd pleaser. We got lots of positive comments. Would definitely book him again.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Durham, NC

Renee D.

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The musicians that played during our wedding ceremony did an outstanding job. The music sounded great throughout the event and cues appeared to hit in the right places and at the right times. All comments from guests had good things to say about the musicians. I would definitely recommend Event Performances to others.

Brandon B.

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The pianist was wonderful. She played beautifully and kept everything flowing smoothly. I would recommend Event Performances to anyone needing live music for an event. Their website layout is like a menu, which streamlines the whole process.

  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Durham, NC

Debbie H.

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Andy Kleindienst has been an excellent trombone instructor for my daughter! He is very knowledgeable about many different types of playing and so talented on the instrument, and he has just the right touch for encouraging my daughter to play and to practice. I have listened in on many lessons, and I am impressed with his talent for evoking her best effort by example and through using just the right metaphors to encourage her to grow her playing skills and deepen her joy and love of trombone playing. And his trombone playing is beautiful! I credit his deep knowledge of the instrument, his good character, excellent teaching style, and enthusiasm for the craft in helping my daughter excel in various competitions and in choosing to pursue a musical career.

Ted L.

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I'm an adult who started playing bass guitar late in life. My needs for instruction are very specific because I know exactly what my goals and desires are as a musician. Andy listened to what I wanted to accomplish and has tailored his approach to meet my needs specifically. Andy is punctual for all the lessons, and is well prepared. He is a good coach, praising my ability and improvement, while at the same time encouraging areas of weakness and offering suggestions for improvement. When I suggest a song that I want to learn, Andy takes the time to learn the song, and will provide a correct TAB to learn the music from. Andy practices songs that he doesn't know, so he can teach you and show you how the song should be played.

Karen R.

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Andy taught my son trombone from seventh grade through high school. We were so fortunate to have such an inspiring and talented teacher who went above and beyond by coming to our house for lessons. Under his tuition my son was able to achieve placements in many All Disrict bands, first chair in the Allstate jazz band and entrance to the music program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Andy was extremely flexible with lesson times and always reliable. Andy's amazing skills ,patience and work ethic were motivational to my son and we would highly recommend him as an outstanding teacher and person .

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Durham, NC

Vanessa R.

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Words can't even begin to express our gratitude towards Mrs. Jeanetta, whom we credit with first inspiring our kids interest in Music! Since teaching our eldest daughter, Rachel, at the age of 4 to play the piano, who now also plays the violin; it's a family saying around here, that "we owe it all to Mrs. Jeanetta!" She was so gentle, kind and passionate in her instruction with our Rachel, that her younger brother Myles who would tag along with us to lessons, as a toddler, went on to play the piano as well. We credit both of our children's passion for MUSIC to Mrs.Jeanetta's wonderfully, loving relationship with our eldest; and even though she's miles and miles away from us; her name & profound influence lives on in our household! She's the absolute best! ~The Russell family, Alexandria, Virginia

Cecelia S.

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Jeanetta has the perfect mix of Knowledge and love for music that is just infectious. She is patient and wants to empower you so that you aren't reliant on her experience but help you create your own.

Gloria B.

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Very professional musician with experience teaching strings and keyboard.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fuquay Varina, NC

Kaycey M.

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My son has been taking piano lessons with Chris Reed since 2010. He says, "I love having piano with Mr. Chris as my teacher because he pushes me to my limits without me even realizing I am going there." We truly have been blessed to have Mr. Reed as a piano teacher. He is not only a gifted musician himself, but also has a talent in knowing how to reach his students. He is very attentive to their needs and finds a way to meet them where they are. At the same time, he gives them new challenges to push them even further. I am very grateful that he has given my child a creative outlet that he can carry with him for the rest of his life.

Jeannine P.

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Chris provides great instruction to my son and my son can't wait to go to piano lessons.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • Fuquay Varina, NC

Jeffrey L.

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Steve was Great. We were running around trying to get everything ready for the wedding and Steve came in. He set up, got situated and I didnt even realize he was there until I heard this peaceful and beautiful music in the background. Steve is an excellent musician and very professional. You will not go wrong with him. We couldnt have been any more pleased. Todd and Sarah

Jennifer K.

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Steve, thanks so much for playing the piano at our wedding. It was beautiful! Very professional and responsive.

  • 5 years in business
  • Raleigh, NC

Jake E.

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I am so glad to have been referred to Alecia from a good friend! My child has been taking private piano lessons from Alecia for almost a year now. I did a lot of research beforehand on other people and even tried trial classes.... In the end, I chose Alecia, because of her patience and personal attention. I grew up forced to learn piano and as a result, did not enjoy it. I wanted the opposite for my children. Alecia has been able to make piano fun and interesting. She gives her full attention to my daughter and chooses songs for her that are tailored to her needs and creates a book just for her to play from. My daughter actually wants to practice and has picked up the instrument and music theory well. I would absolutely recommend her if you want your child to explore and deepen their knowledge of music for life, not just note learning.

Vicki G.

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Alecia is a very professional. She has a classy style and excellent piano skills. She would be an asset to any event.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chapel Hill, NC

Lisa K.

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My experience with Panos has been overwhelmingly positive. My son, who is 10, has studied with Panos for more than 5 years. Now, my daughter, who is 6, is studying with him as well. I am confident that my children are receiving the highest quality musical instruction under Panos. He has the outstanding ability to motivate and foster a love a music in my children. Our experience with Panos is that he is not only a gifted musician but a teacher as well. My children are consistently improving and, under his guidance, receiving a top-notch musical education. Panos has always emphasized excellence while, at the same time, introducing pieces that inspire and grab the attentions of my children. As a result, he is contributing to my goal of fostering a love of music in my children that will last them a lifetime. Never have I doubted choosing Panos for this responsibility.

Anita E.

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I am a student at Piedmont Community College in Roxboro, NC. I have had the pleasure of having Panos as my instructor in several classes there. I took American Music, Chorus, and Music Theory. He is an excellent teacher. I have to give him so much credit for helping me to get my voice back. I was not able to sing as well as I could when I was younger, and I guess I was also a bit scared to be in a Chorus. With Panos' voice exercises and training, I was amazed at how quickly I could sing better. I also (re)learned how to read music and details about conducting in that class and in Music Theory. He has truly given me an appreciation for music and confidence in my ability as a singer. I highly recommend him, whether you need musical instruction, or as a pianist. He is a consummate.professional.

Kyle M.

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I had Panos Messis for music theory and class piano in community college, and he was a great instructor. He is firm in his teachings, but works closely with you and makes sure you can be the best musician you can be.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Raleigh, NC

Anthony E.

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Working with Kenni was a blast! I discovered Kenni's music services from a local ad. With me being new to the area, I didn't know what to expect. But after reviewing his website and attending a few of his gigs, my gut feeling was that this guy has what it takes! Kenni recorded and produced an instrumental of mine. I was impressed by his time management and ability to provide resources when my ideas ran out! I was also impressed by his ability to "absorb" the song and run with it (and enhance it based on the music genre and current market). I certainly will tap Kenni's KH Productions for my next project. I only would that I had the time and resources to solicit his assistance more often! Anthony Raleigh, NC

Bill M.

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I have used Kenni's services several time and have been very pleased with the product I got. I'm a solo artist and use backing tracks. Some of the tracks I use have fade out endings. Kenni was able to edit, add instruments and drums to all for a seamless hard endings on the tunes. I also play sax on a track for one of his clients, and Kenni played, produced, and sang on the tune. The end result was great. I highly recommend Kenni Hairston.

Angela S.

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Does great work. Not your average Joe. Superior keyboards and definitely one of the most talented arrangers and producers around.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Rocky Mount, NC

Christine B.

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Phil Deans and his band put on an awesome show backing up the Motown Review at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount. The band created a smooth, warm backdrop showcasing the sound that came out of Detroit--Mowtown! It'll be great to see more of the band and one of the many talented acts, Makin a Difference, who brought the evening to a powerful close. In a vastly different venue, Deans recently inspired a group of middle school students, parents, and teachers with an illuminating discussion on the importance of both pencil on paper, and calculator skills, to success in math. His motivational words almost made me want to enroll in a math class again!

Coco R.

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting and working with Mr. Deans at the Motown Revue held this March at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount, NC! He was a an amazing Band Leader and a drummer with great groove in many genre's. However, it was his patience and warm heart as he worked with the musicians and all of us performers that convinced me to hire him as my Manager as I move forward into Songwriter/Recording Artist faze of my journey. He's already managed the recording session for my first song soon to be released in the Fall 2015. I feel blessed to have him on board! Jazzy Coco

Linda B.

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Mr. Deans has outstanding work ethic including honesty and integrity. His sense of humor and warm personality is contagious. He is always punctual and goes beyond any expectations I have requested him to do as his math educational supervisor.

  • 3 years in business
  • Creedmoor, NC

Theresa F.

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We love Mr. Sams. He's very passionate about the drums, very professional, responds quickly to inquiries, and is great with my daughter. She's very comfortable with him and enjoys his classes. I also love hearing them jam!

Mary T.

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Joe Sams is a top notch instructor. He keeps my 14 yr old son motivated, and can coach him regarding a variety of performance environments (drum set for a worship team -clicks/audio, vs. school orchestra-music/conductor).

Jennifer S.

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Joe is an excellent drum instructor and musician. He is patient and knowledgeable, and an overall joy to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to play the drums!

  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Princeton, NC

Becky H.

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Vernon is an excellent piano instructor. I began two years ago with half hour lessons and am now taking hour lessons weekly. His focus on proper technique, lessons, and lots of music, along with his positive and encouraging approach, have all been extremely helpful. He uses additional material and media to support the learning process (learning jazz soloing along with standards and audio comping). I appreciate that he enjoys teaching and constantly encourages his students' progress, yet listens and helps when there are difficulties. Vernon has made learning piano enjoyable and I have learned a lot.

Elisa A.

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Wonderful, professional piano teacher. My son and daughter have enjoyed their lessons and learned a lot. When you have someone in your home working with your children, it's important to find a professional that you trust. I highly recommend Mr. Harkins!

Linda R.

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Vernon was very quick to respond. We spoke on the phone to set up my lessons. He sounds very nice. Have my first lesson in December and am looking forward to it.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Carrboro, NC

Teri J.

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Doug is a gem to work with in that he listens and incorporates my personal preferences in the lesson. He is thorough, won't let you off the hook, and one of my favorite things is that he will video difficult fingering and send to me for practice.

Eric M.

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Doug is a world class musician with a great talent for tailoring lessons to just what each student needs to reach her goals.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cary, NC

Reinier R.

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Cool guy, talented and willing to teach. Will be Taking lessons with him after my Puerto Rico vacation trip for sue!

  • Chapel Hill, NC

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We provide live musicians for private events. We specialize in jazz, classical, and R&B. We provide everything, from a soloist to a 22-piece big band.

Suad Bushnaq Music

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  • Raleigh, NC

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I'm a professional pianist and film music composer with a Bachelor in Music Composition from Canada's top institute, McGill University, Bachelor in Education from the same university, and over 20 years of experience as a pianist with certificates from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (UK) and France. I can communicate in four languages and have studied under British, Russian, and Canadian professors, so my pedagogical method is a combination of the best things I learned from these schools.

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