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Josh's Music Lessons
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jason H.
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I briefly took guitar lessons from Josh. I wanted to learn to play with other musicians and improvise, and his jazz background is what caught my attention. The sessions were informative and Josh was very encouraging. I had to stop unexpectedly but what I learned in the few lessons I took was very helpful and got me out of the rut I fall into while practicing on my own.

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Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alexander M.
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I've played with Jimi since the first time I picked up the instrument (bass for 11 years). Lessons with him enabled me to play in big bands and small ensembles at the college level, as well as have a steady stream of gigs when I was in school. His method of teaching is sadly growing rarer and rarer in private lesson study. Rather than mandate to the student rote musical examples which are a.) boring and b.) relate nothing about learning actual music, Jimi's approach is a holistic one that has faith in pupil's drive and intelligence. He demonstrates aspects of music theory fundamentals, and then has the student utilize the formulas he has imparted to extrapolate the rest, with his guidance of course. If the student has trouble, Jimi instructs to fill in the gaps but never spoon feeds. This method insures the student actually learns and internalizes the information, rather than becomes an automaton. Moreover, Jimi encourages the students to bring in pieces that they actually like to play! So instead of spending months hammering out a highly diluted version of a Bach morning song, the student can bring in pieces by Zep, the Strokes, the Black Keys, Rihanna, whatever! Jimi then instructs through elucidating the music theory fundamentals within the songs that drew the student to the instrument in the first place! Jimi is professional, yet laid back. I have continued my friendship with him after studying and going on to professional life. He's just a good dude to know. Lastly, and this should be the last thing you consider. Jimi's rates are always reasonable. For private study in college, I paid 3-4 times as much for a lesson as what I paid when taking a lesson with Jimi. I hope you Long Islander aspiring musicians realize what a gem you have there.

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Dave Hall
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Olav C.
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Vocal session as they should be! I can HIGHLY recommend Dave! Whether you are a new to singing, getting back in the swing or just keeping your voice limber, Dave is an absolute joy to work with. I have been touring with a rock band for many years and working with Dave has widened my range significantly and has helped me unlock my hidden potential!

partySWANK PARTYpoopers
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lisa J.
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Marla Mase is an extraordinary event planner, creator of party magic and Producer! After having been in the business for a couple of decades and working in so many different venues, types of events, parties and performances, Marla has an incredible team. She’s amassed a phenomenal, devoted group of performers, artists, designers & caterers whom she employs at all her parties, depending on need and skill set. I have worked with Marla on several creative projects and events and had a ball working with her. She is the ultimate professional, but always works in a relaxed, easygoing fashion. She is open to discussion and will always brainstorm to bring ones vision to life. Recently she produced a Rock show and party in Tribeca for me that hosted an amazing band, along with several international actors, dancers and singers. Marla hired one of her designers to transform the old Tribeca firehouse into an underworld of sea creatures and magic. It was spectacular. The food was a beautifully abundant array of hors devours and beverages. Hailing from Tribeca and having worked in the New York area for so many years for hundreds of high-end clients, Marla is truly cutting edge. She has an eye for the unique, and is able to adapt to the vision of her client. Marla really gets the job done. She’s personable and lovely and I always feel I’m in good hands with her at the helm.

Nico Padden Music
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Daniel R.
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We were very pleased to have Nico play guitar and sing in our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She is very professional, arrived in advance and dressed appropriately for a wedding. She asked us in details of what we need in the ceremony and the cocktail hour, and tailored the song choices to exactly what we wanted.  She recommended songs that would be good and also played my favorite, “Fools Rush In.” In a busy and stressful wedding, Nico’s professionalism made it easy and her beautiful singing made our ceremony really perfect.  My wife was so happy and several of our guests asked for her card.  We’d definitely hire her again.

Sarah Hayes Music
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Cornell F.
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Sarah Hayes is a wonderful human being and an incredibly talented singer! Have seen her perform with amazing musicians in various formats from trio to big bands over the years. What a voice!! Her shows are soulful and full of joy. No matter the size of the room, she has the ability to connect and make you feel as if she's singing only for you. If you haven't experienced her yet, do yourself a favor!

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
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I had started getting into Latin music a little over a year ago when I met first met Nick Herman. Originally, I tried to learn to play Latin percussion (congas, bongos, timbales etc.) from books and instructional videos. I also tried lessons with a few different musicians. I was at it for months, however, I found my progress to be very slow. Eventually, I confronted Nick about lessons. After only 5 lessons, my bongo playing had improved exponentially! I would play my bongos with other musicians in the park and after one or two songs, many people would compliment me on my playing. One night I played a duet with a guitarist who would compliment me on my playing after every song. Later, I came to find out he was the leader of a salsa band who frequently performed around the city! Shortly after that I made Nick my official trainer on the bongos and cowbell! Nick Herman also leads his own band. I think anyone who is serious about learning Latin percussion would benefit greatly by having Nick as an instructor. I wish I had began lessons with him sooner!

Crush Love LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Bill V.
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Im the director of entertainment for 5 restaurant. And have been working with solo to full bands for over 40 years now.

Music Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Felipe V.
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I contacted Marta's band through a common friend to play at the premiere of my last film, "La Última Noche", and the experience was just wonderful. I was impressed not only by the quality of the music -they're all unbelievably talented musicians-, but also for their professionalism and fantastic attitude. They were there way before time -and this is shocking for musicians! :), they lifted the mood of the party with wonderful tunes, they were really nice to all my guests and they left a great impression on all of us. Even Marta's cute Spanish accent was widely celebrated amongst my friends! If you're looking for a classy band to play classy tunes on your event, you can't go wrong with this phenomenal girl and her talented musicians!

Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ronnie S.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of working with Aodhan in a Rockabilly band. He's an Excellent Guitar Player, songwriter, and band leader. Very reliable and talented!

Sound Heights Records
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen K.
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Chanan was a joy to work with! Knowledgeable and skilled and very creative. He helped produce a record of sacred music for me and also provided back up guitar for my band when needed a few times in Dallas. He is an exceptional engineer and guitar player with a fine ear for detail.

The Verdict
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff A.
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The Verdict played at our welcome dinner in VT the night before our wedding for around 150 guests. They were amazing, and exceeded our already sky-high expectations. We and our guests had an awesome time, and we have The Verdict to thank for it! They are extremely talented musicians, and you can tell they love to play together; there is a soul to their music that is not typical of most bands. They really read the mood of the crowd and make sure everyone is having a good time – they played softer background music during cocktail hour and dinner, and then switched to dancing music after dinner that got everyone out on the dance floor. They are true entertainers – getting everyone at the event out of their seats dancing, laughing and celebrating. John, the band leader, was a pleasure to work with and was extremely flexible and responsive. He answered all our questions beforehand and worked with us to make sure the evening was exactly what we wanted. They sound amazing – their song list is extensive and varied, and they can play anything from roots reggae to pop with a great reggae vibe. We highly recommend the Verdict for any party or event – they were a pleasure to work with and will make sure everyone has an AWESOME time. -Emma & Jeff

Sarah Goldstone
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca M.
Verified review

I came to Sarah with a goal of wanting to accompany myself as a singer, instead of having to rely on a guitarist or a band. In less than a year I played my first solo show. Sarah has prepared me to play solo, with a band, how to rearrange songs, how to read sheet music and so much more. Every lesson I learn something different. She’s made learning piano fun and interesting. Sarah is very patient, kind and extremely talented. I’d never go anywhere else!

Dans Band
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jim A.
Verified review

Dan's Band made our fundraiser event extra special. Excellent communication and promptness - they are super professional and arrived, set up, got to performing right away...and took very little break time. You can tell these guys really enjoy what they do. When the time came to finish, they asked if I wanted them to keep going for a bit - totally appreciated that. Oh and they sounded great! Real talent and the price was right. I am literally looking for additional events to use them again.

  • New on Thumbtack
Marcia B.
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I first heard Bria’s band at local coffee shop one weekend. I enjoyed them so much that I invited them to perform at my wedding reception! They were on point! They had everyone dancing...even my grandma. They were so easy to work with and very professional. They customized their set to fit what we requested. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I would definitely recommend them to anyone !!!

Hoboken HiFi
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Karl W.
Verified review

"Riddim Licensing" Jim and his studio band HiFi Rockers served me up some of the most authentic sound reggae.. I was delighted and I was treated very well throughout the whole process. Jim is very knowledgeable in the reggae music production and sound. Not many people can pinpoint the exact tonal characteristics these days. I have found that they don't use much vintage equipment so again, it was a great surprise to hear such impeccable work. The band is super tight, like glue. They are extremely knowledgeable on how to phrase reggae correctly but also understand the fundamentals of music in general. I will definitely use them in the future for a full production.

Muzzi Music
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liann C.
Verified review

Sean is an outstanding musician. He's always professional and reliable; whether it's playing bass in a band or mixing sound in a venue. I definitely recommend hiring him!

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About

Volora Howell is an international jazz vocalist who studied classical music, gospel, voice and music theory for four years, before going on to earn a B.S. in Journalism from Suffolk University and a master's from New England Conservatory of Music. As a vocalist, Volora has performed in New York City hotspots, the Lenox Lounge, Blue Note, Sugar Hill Bistro, Copeland's, and the 5-Spot, among others. She has also toured Italy, Japan, the UK, Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada. Volora is winner of the Producer and Host Cable Award, "Woman of the Week". She received a "Diva Award" for newcomer artist extraordinaire on the Piscataway, NJ Cable Show "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!" Volora was also nominated "Best Female Jazz Vocalist" in Boston for her show "A Tribute to Phyllis Hyman". Volora's band, with Pianist Isaac Ayala, is also with the Sultans of Swing 21. The band has performed multiple times at the Kennedy Center, working with both Quincy Jones and Wynton Marsalis. The band's sax/flute player, Cleave Guyton, has been nominated for a Grammy. Volora's band performs at Red Rooster, Ginny's Supper Club, Smoke Jazz, Lennox Lounge, and Kitano Jazz as well as in festivals, cultural affairs, events, parks, etc. Musicians are as follows: * Isaac Ben Ayala, Keyboard * Belden Bullock, Bass * Vincent Ector, Drums * David Lee Jones, Saxophone and Flute You can listen to songs on YouTube. Jazz Vocalist Legend Etta Jones said "Volora can sing anything". Living Legend Donald Harrison said "I could have been a superstar". Hugelyn Fierce, former CEO at JALC, said Volora's CD is slammin'. Joe Franklin said "Volora's music is sensational". Tony Camillo, composer and Grammy award winner (Midnight Train to Georgia), said Volora has such a beautiful voice

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We are a serious R&B band playing music from the 60's 70's and 80's, with three singers upfront and five instrumentalists.

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Classic Rock, Pop, 90's band. Over 20 years experience. Have played all the major venues, private parties, summer backyard parties, corporate events, etc. We are a 5 piece band with our own sound system. We also offer a 2 man (man/woman) Duo.

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We provide live entertainment for all occasions, from one to ten-piece band, classical music ensemble and best DJs.

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