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Otis Read
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dorothy C.
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High praise for Otis Read. He is a talented musician, and shares his musical creativity and teaching skills with me every Friday morning. He has done so since September 2017. Otis is attentive, patient, congenial and enthusiastic. He has innovative answers for the numerous questions I have about chords, reading music, fingerpicking—anything that comes up during our lessons. He brings himself totally to these lessons, never preoccupied or rushing through them. I am always curious, and he takes the time to show me alternative keys for various songs, styles/methods of strumming/plucking as well as inventive “moves” on the guitar. I have learned so much in the nine months we’ve been working together. Otis is also honest, no false praise from him. He challenges me weekly, making me a better player. When I get discouraged about being unable to negotiate a complicated chord or frustrated with my lack of plucking agility, he’s always encouraging and supportive. One anecdote: Several of my musicians friends,—guitar, mandolin and stand-up bass —were playing at my house recently during a big party. They insisted I play with them—I was petrified, deer-in-the-headlights intimated. I got my guitar and sat in with this talented group, and while I’m not in their league at all, I was able to handle the material and sound good. The musicians complimented me and the rest of our friends applauded. Wow! Thank you, Otis!

Rizzotti's Studio of Music
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Brad S.
Verified review

I had my 1st lesson with Andy last week. I learned more about music and the guitar in that one lesson than I had in years with other teachers. He truly seems to have a gift for teaching music and I'm looking forward to working with him more.

  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Matt S.
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We Worked with The Singing DJ's for our office/client Christmas Party. Total we had approximately 70 people. Ron and Mary were awesome, I highly, highly, recommend them. I am very detail oriented, and had a lot of ideas about how I wanted each piece of the party to play out. We had many clients there, and to pull on this first time party off successfully was extremely important. The Singing DJ's worked with us every step of the way. We wanted to use nice oldies background music for the cocktail hour and Ron and Mary accommodated. We had several songs set to play for different employees and clients upon their arrival and again Ron and Mary navigated this seamlessly, which really added to the vibe of the entire party. The Singing DJ's real talents came out after dinner. We gave them a must-play list about 12 songs long, some of which they sang, and their vocals were a home run. The Singing DJ's were masters at reading the crowd and knowing when to keep the volume on a little lower and when to blast the sound and when to incorporate some karaoke and follow with a awesome vocal number. They kept people dancing all night and every time the music shifted, people had a smile on their face that basically said "oh wow, this is a great song to play right now." December 2014 will be here before we know it and we plan to contract with The Singing DJ's again. In addition to their musical talents, The Singing DJ's, throughout the whole process of planning this party, were honest, enthusiastic, and most importantly to me, genuine. We will be in touch with them soon enough.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Kris and the team at the Drummer's Studio are wonderful people ,and great musicians to boot. I couldn't stay with them long due to life and moving, but definitely enjoyed my short time with them.

Tom Bruhl DJ/One Man Band
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cait S.
Verified review

Tom was absolutely outstanding to work with from beginning to end! We couldn't have selected a better DJ/ musician to work with. From offering suggestions in the beginning on songs to playing live music at the wedding. Our friends and family haven't stopped talking about him! If you want to get everyone out on the dance floor he is your man! He was so great to work with and very responsive! Some people at the wedding couldn't believe it was him singing when they heard him! Definitely book him for your wedding you will not be disappointed! He helped make our day even more perfect!

Fietek Music
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel J.
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Kari is an accomplished musician with a passion for "teaching" music. As a child I wanted to take piano lessons, but never had the opportunity. Now as a senior with some physical limitations, Kari is teaching me to play the piano. She is a very caring person and wants all of her students to succeed. I am having fun! "You are never too old to learn."

John Hanson Music
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Baines K.
Verified review

John is not only a talented musician with a solid ear for music production, but he's also a just an all around great guy. Exceptionally passionate with stellar attention to detail, cannot recommend him enough!

Kim McHale Music
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
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Kim is a dynamic personality and gifted vocalist. She has performed at our special events and functions for years. She works with musicians who share her passion for music and performing. In my experience, having Kim McHale means that our guests will be engaged and excited about the event because of Kim's contagious enthusiasm about every gig, large or small. She is a consummate musician, and I would recommend anyone hire her. Just not on a day that I want her!

  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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Felix is a great guitar instructor! He has the knowledge, skills, and sensitivity to teach students of all ages and levels. Personable and enthusiastic, Felix communicates concepts and techniques very well. He is an amazing and inspiring guitarist who teaches the fundamentals while, at the same time, encourages exploration and personal expression. I have been taking private lessons from Felix for a number of years and I know first-hand of his ability and willingness to provide exceptional instruction in a wide range of musical styles and genres tailored to the individual student’s interest. In my case, due to having an eclectic musical taste, Felix tutors me in various categories which include: folk, blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, reggae, both classic and contemporary rock, and even some classical. I learn from him using both acoustic and electric guitar. Very soon after first taking lessons from Felix he began teaching me soloing techniques right alongside strumming rhythms. Felix, a Berklee School of Music alum, is an incredibly talented and passionate guitarist held in high regard among his peers. He is a natural teacher capable of effectively instructing the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level student in equal measure. With his vast knowledge Felix offers informed instruction on reading and transcribing music, theory, and composition for those students who wish to delve that deep in their study. Felix is patient, thorough, and encouraging in his teaching approach. As a long-term pupil of Felix’ I give him my highest recommendation.

Tommy Looney
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Cruz L.
Verified review

As a assistant manager of O'Connor's public house, I have Tommy playing for entertainment often. He's a talented musician and songwriter writer. Which is why I will continue to hire him for gigs in the future.

Private Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jared N.
Verified review

We had our daughter take lessons with Steve Luhmann for 5 years. He was awesome. It was relaxed, comfortable and a great learning experience. He is an incredible musician as well, just go and listen to him play. He is wonderful with piano and Guitar. Jared

Andrew Kaplan
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Carrie D.
Verified review

Andrew is an excellent musician. He learns many new songs in a timely manner.

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan W.
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Katie teaches out of her very nice home in a quiet neighborhood. Her studio location is convenient and easily reached off of I-95. After one meeting, I can say that Katie is an excellent musician and teacher, and, thankfully for me, is very patient. Her observations and suggestions seem to be spot on and helpful. I’m looking forward to studying with Katie for some time to come.

Frankie Ranks Guitar Zone
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Mike S.
Verified review

Frankie is one of those rare teachers who can adapt their teaching style to the individual student regardless of age, aptitude or previous experience. The fact that he is an outstanding musician in his own right just adds icing to the cake!

Bill Reidy Solo Acoustic
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

Everyone at our function commented on how great Bill was. I even had people come ask me where I found him.

Anna Freitas
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Charlie B.
Verified review

Anna has been teaching me lead guitar. I've been playing for years but I have big gaps in my understanding scales, etc. Anna was able to put together a program that had me playing lead in no time. I look forward to working with her to continue to grow a a musician.

Keturah's Dream
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Anthony J.
Verified review

I have seen this band many times and they are just great. Great musicians and Keturahs voice is just one of the best around. Very professional and they have a lot of fun entertaining. You won't be disappointed with this band!

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Amanda is a conservatory trained musician who performs for wedding, corporate, and private events. Amanda not only provides excellent customer service but performs with the highest level of artistry. Amanda also teaches private lessons for guitar, classical guitar, and beginning piano.

About

Matt Fearns is offering various musical needs. I do solo acoustic, with over 400 songs to perform, acoustic duos, and full cover band.

  • 26 years in business
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I have a reputation as someone you can trust and a long track record of successful events. I get to know my clients as friends, so that I can best serve them.

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I am a versatile vocalist and classically-trained pianist. I am available for all types of events including versed in pop, rock, alternative, jazz, and classical. I am prompt, easy-going, and easy to work with!

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