Billy “T” Wilde  Musical Entertainment
Billy “T” Wilde  Musical Entertainment

Billy “T” Wilde Musical Entertainment

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Introduction: Billy "T" Wilde is one of Thumbtack's most popular and trusted Professional Music Vendors. He is a Full time Performing Musician and one of the most highly sought after Musical Entertainers serving the VA / DC / MD areas. He has opened for many National acts including Dave Matthews, Keith Urban, Zac Brown, Matchbox 20, & Journey performing at notable venues as Jiffly Lube Live Concert Pavilion to The Kennedy Center. Billy is an extremely versatile performer that sings and plays guitar and can deliver musical entertainment either as a solo, or with his combo band covering a wide variety of musical styles from Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk, Motown, Oldies to Modern Pop hits from every decade from the 60's up to Modern day. He is comfortable and adaptable to just about any setting, from Bars and Music venues, Festivals, Wineries, and Breweries. He is also a top trusted vendor for many area Companies and organizations and is hired for all Corporate functions including formal black tie events galas, fundraisers and conferences. Billy is also a very popular addition for private in home concerts and celebrations. He is perfect for your event whether its at a banquet or ballroom, or a summertime outdoor BBQ. In recent years Billy has also become a popular and preferred performer for Weddings and can provide both cocktail hour and or reception entertainment as well as light DJ services and Master of Ceremony duties. Billy is a one stop shop provider and can offer Full production, supplying both Sound and Lighting using only the highest Pro quality equipment to help deliver a premium entertainment experience! Beyond just his world class musicianship, Billy has built his reputation from his reliability and professionalism. He is customer focused and truly cares about his clients putting their needs above all and to make sure he delivers every time. He always conducts himself in the manner in which he is hired and can customizes his performance whether its to provide soft easy going background music or to be a true showman and the life of the party! As A Guitar Instructor: Billy has a degree in Music, and during the day is a part time guitar teacher. He has been teaching private clients to learn to play guitar for over 15 years helping them achieve their guitar playing goals. He teaches both Children and Adults, and all levels from Beginner to advanced and everything in between. He has the patience, to work with all types of learning curves, and can teach all styles of music, from Rock, Metal, Blues, Country Pop, Jazz to Classical. He customizes and tailors lesson plans for all of his students so that they can build a proper foundation to learn how to play correctly, and to help them play the songs and types of music that they wish to be able to play. His lessons are never rushed, and provide a tranquil and fun experience to show the joy and passion for playing one of the greatest and most popular instruments in the World!
Overview

Hired 42 times

Serves Herndon, VA

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4 employees

17 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Pat A.

Music Entertainment

Billy was the highlight of our party. Wish we could give him more stars than 5. He’s an excellent musician, delivering great quality renditions of all our favorite songs across decades and musical genres. Importantly, he’ll charm any audience while fitting in like friend or family. Our “birthday boy” was 80 years old and after the gig was over, Billy came back before leaving to give him a personal guitar lesson of his favorite song. It was a special moment and one that demonstrates what a lovely person Billy is. All our guests loved Billy and continue to rave about his performance. I recommend Billy highly and will book him again in future.
Aug 27, 2021
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Chris D.

Music Entertainment

Billy T took our backyard party to a level we wouldn't have imagined. This man is a true pro! He is exactly what you're thinking about as you think about having live music at your next event. Hire him! Worth every penny.
Billy “T” Wilde Musical Entertainment's reply
Thanks for having me Chris! I had a wonderful time performing for you guys, you have a wonderful family and great group of supportive friends. Thank you so much for all of your kindness, and all of your hospitality you guys were truly special!
Aug 29, 2020
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Erica W.

Music Entertainment

What an incredible night!!! We hired Bill T. in the midst of the Covid weirdness to try to make up for a cancelled special birthday trip to Nashville. I had watched his clips on his website and was excited to have him perform but holy crap did he deliver!!! After a short phone conversation he gave us the best performance we could have possibly imagined, tailored perfectly to the birthday girl! Our roof deck literally felt like a rooftop bar on Broadway in Nashville!! I didn't expect him to bring lights or anything beyond his guitar but he brought EVERYTHING!! We felt like we stumbled into a honkey tonk with a bona fide rock star performing. Everyone there is scrambling to find an occasion to hire him again. Guests from age two to 65 loved every second. Really extraordinary talent and performer and all around great guy!!
Oct 27, 2020
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Anna N.

Music Entertainment

Fantastic! Great entertainment for our backyard birthday bash! Really made the evening memorable and fun for our guests! Bill was very professional and easy to work with and was able to modify his playlist to make it just right for your celebration. Would highly recommend!
Jun 4, 2017
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Liz S.

Music Entertainment

Nice guy but was more a DJ than performer. Many guests asked when he was going to start playing. Did not know that many songs so played recordings instead. Many songs sounded alike when he did play.
Aug 10, 2021
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William Twilde

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I mostly teach at my in-home music studio in Fairfax Va, however I will travel to select students for an additional $10 up to 15 miles away from the 22033 area code. No complicated pricing system. Simply the hourly rate, paid each lesson in cash, check or paypal. No formal commitments needed unless you would like to reserve a specific time slot each week and you only need to pay for one lesson at a time. Students do not need to pay for a block of lessons up front like most music stores.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First I start with a phone conversation to get an idea of what a particular client is looking for in terms of wanting to learn guitar. What types of motivation is driving them to wish to start to learn, followed by a brief discussion in the types of music that they would like to play. After comparing schedules we will find a mutual time to start for a first try a lesson, in which we further get to know one another and I assess what type of background a potential student might have in regards to music. If a student has had any prior learning with Guitar I will find out what skills they have to improve upon and if a student is a total beginner, I start them from step one to build the foundation to get them playing as fast as possible. i'll take an assessment of the types of style and learning method that each particular student seems suited the best for as well as understanding their specific initiatives in terms of how fast they want to be able to be playing at a certain level, and take into consideration how much time they will have to dedicate to practicing so that I can better help assist them in their time outside of our lessons.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a degree in Public Relations and minor in Music Education. I stay in tune with all the latest news in guitar tricks, and techniques and teaching methods.

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