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  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC

Will J.

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Alvin Smithson is a very gifted classically trained musician. Accomplished in all aspects of piano performance and instruction. He is a leader in the theater community and composer of solo piano and orchestral music in contemporary and classical styles. A very genuine and sincere person, willing to dialogue on music topics with everyone at any level. Alvin is also an expert on tuning and maintenance of pianos. You cannot find anyone more knowledgeable, careful, and trustworthy to tune your piano. His rates are very reasonable. 5 Stars!

Laura R.

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Alvin Smithson is a fine musician who did a great job tuning my old piano. He is personable and professional. Excellent communicator, arrived on time. I would definitely have him tune my piano again, and I hope we can do something musically together!

Morgan G.

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A lovely person and musician who made my piano sound wonderful!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Deidre H.

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Tona Brown is an excellent musician and violin instructor. She's pleasant and encouraging, my daughter, who is an advanced student, enjoys Tona and looks forward to the lessons. Tona recognizes my daughter's abilities and tailors the lessons to enhance and further develop them. She is challenging my daughter with advanced concepts and techniques that have helped my daughter grow as a violinist in the short time she's been with her (3 lessons). I'm so glad we found Tona!

Mary M.

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Trying to learn an instrument past grade school age is a very daunting task, however, Tona and Aida Studios made me feel so comfortable and made picking up an instrument in my 30s a truly enjoyable experience. I recommend her for all ages, she's a patient and gifted musician and teacher and I am so happy to be one of her students!

Faith S.

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Ms Brown is extremely competent as a musician and teacher. Her professionalism is unquestionable. Our daughter has made marked improvement in her violin playing. We highly recommend Aida Studios.

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Don Bruce

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min
  • Fairfax, VA

Jacob A.

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My lesson with Don, who's very amicable and respectful of the student's desires, was a good experience. His approach with drumming students is based more in music theory and from the perspective of the other band members (vocalist, guitarist, etc.), so he advocates for a strong base in fundamental beats, staying in rhythm, and understanding how to sync up with other members of a band. Not previously having this perspective, his insight was valuable and I've taken some of the things he's mentioned to heart. For me, the material was pretty easy to pick up since I have some experience both with the drums and piano, but other students may initially fumble with his quick pace - don't let that discourage you though, I believe that even a true beginner could get used to the pace within a few lessons. If your desire is to start gigging, he's very adamant about getting you on a fast track towards doing just that. If you're willing to put in the effort I believe that he speaks earnestly and you'll soon be gigging. Overall I recommend him if you're looking for a good, well-rounded intro.

Alex W.

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Don knows his stuff, he's easy to get along with and overall a really nice guy. He has an impressive repertoire of musical skills and a lifetime of experience in music to draw from. As far as instruments he can play a little bit of everything, he can basically teach you any instrument you'd find in a regular rock band, folk, country, pop, blues etc. He's probably most proficient on the guitar and piano but he also knows quite a lot about vocals. If you struggle with theory he does a great job demystifying some of the fundamentals of music theory that are useful to beginners. Whether you're an absolute beginner or long time musician Don will be able to help you out. Highly recommend.

Bhanu A.

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Don is a very accomplished guitarist with a wealth of knowledge. It shows that he is eager to impart his knowledge. I had my first lesson with him today and I learned so much. He incorporates music theory in to his lessons to show us why things are played the way they are and where they originated from. He was patient and very encouraging. His soloing skills are phenomenal and I am excited to learn from him. I highly recommend him to musicians of all levels. He is now my jazz guitar guru! Hail to the Guitar Chief Don!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Melissa P.

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I couldn't have been happier to have David play at my wedding! Nothing but good things to say about my experience with him. He was so easy to communicate with leading up to my event and was more than happy to accommodate anything I needed. I can't say how many people have given compliments on how much they loved listening to him perform. He is extremely talented and has an amazing voice. Not to mention very kind and professional. I would hands down recommend him to anyone who is looking to hire a musician. We didn't get a chance to see him because he played our ceremony and cocktail hour, but we plan to go see him perform as soon as we can!!

Barbara R.

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I unfortunately was hiring David for my mother's funeral. Not the easiest thing to communicate about and plan. He was professional yet personable and respectful of the situation. Planning with him made an unpleasant task actually pleasant. For the venue, his music was lovely and he "delivered" just as he promised, including taking the (short!) time to learn difficult songs I had requested. If you want to hire an entertainer that is not only wonderful to listen to but also completely reliable and easy to plan with - pick David!!

Jeff D.

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David played at our home for 25 guests. He is an outstanding musician with great vocal range and an expansive song book. Communication leading up to the big day was excellent as well. Everyone wanted to know how we found David. It was a great night and David was a big part of it!

  • 22 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Patti J.

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Steve played for our daughter's wedding!! He was so helpful in helping us choose just the right music to make her ceremony everything she wanted!! When our next daughter marries will will be sure and contact him and hopefully he will be free! We have also enjoyed listening to him when he plays at other locations. He is easy to contact and is very responsive to all my emails and prompt to wedding . He sounded fantastic and was a big part of the ceremony! Very personable and great musician.

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Steve was great for our wedding cocktail party. He played "our" song beautifully and for hours kept the music going. His guitar and singing skills are great.

Jeff J.

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We all enjoyed Steve. A talented musician. Easy to work with...

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  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 45 min

Elizabeth B.

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I got my first guitar last Christmas (at 52!) and thought I'd take a couple of lessons to get started. I saw Bill's ad, liked what he had written (though I have to say I was a little skeptical) but thought, probably no harm in taking a couple lessons and then doing the rest on my own with free YouTube videos. Well, here I am, almost one year and 52 lessons later, playing guitar like I never dreamed possible! And no YouTube in sight. Nothing but Bill Twilde's exceptional guitar teaching and mentoring. You know, you come across true teachers like this once, maybe twice in your life. I wasn't even sure I could form a single chord with my fingers. But because of Bill's gentle, intuitive guidance, I learned I can do more than I ever thought possible! Ok, I guess I'm gushing now but it's kind of hard to stop. He's really that good. Go see him play out somewhere in the meantime, and imagine taking lessons from someone who is also that great a performer. Been an awesome experience for me and can hardly wait to start year two!

Jim K.

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Billy was superb ..came early..stayed late helped everyone out and is a great musician

Cait V.

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Billy is a very talented musician.

  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min

Angela C.

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Hannah taught my 2 daughters beginning violin. They first saw Hannah play violin at church when she was a teenager. Both were impressed with her ability to play and the beautiful sound. Hannah instructed my 7 and 8 year old girls in her home. She was always prompt; never kept us waiting and used her instruction time well. She used different techniques and showed her versatility in instructing when one of my daughters would struggle. My daughters have very different personalities and musical abilities and Hannah was able to pull the best out of both of them, encouraging them individually and their specific abilities. Hannah's love of music and her instrument is evident whenever you hear her play or instruct. She was patient, encouraging and desiring my girls to do well, which prompted them to practice and want to do well themselves.

L. T.

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I hired Hannah to play the violin during our August 2017 wedding. She was professionally dressed and played beautifully. She was even willing to learn a few songs I requested. Her prices are reasonable and she is very easy and friendly to work with. I would highly recommend her.

Christine S.

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Hannah was an incredible addition to our wedding day! She learned new music for us and really made our ceremony so special. She was communicative, punctual, and so very talented. I would not hesitate to hire Hannah for future events!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min
  • Washington, DC

Zaynah A.

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Peter is a phenomenal teacher. He will adapt his instruction style according to your needs and desires; he is patient but encourages you to be your best; he is affable and makes lessons enjoyable; and he truly cares about your progress. He knows everything there is to know about the guitar (e.g., music theory, playing styles, history) but will not overwhelm you with information if you don't want it, but will incorporate as much knowledge as you wish to gain. He has expertise in certain areas but I told him that I wanted to be like Taylor Swift and he was more than willing to help me achieve that goal. Whether you want to learn basic chords and impress your friends, or you want to work systematically through methods books, or you want to become a devoted classical guitarist, Peter is your man. I can't speak highly enough of Peter.

Jason H.

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Pete is an outstanding teacher with a fine grasp of both music theory and performance. He tailored his lessons to my learning goals and was able to adapt his teaching style to what I needed to improve. My lessons with Pete greatly improved my playing, my understanding of music theory and my love for music. He is a wonderful teacher and I heartily recommend him for anyone interested in moving beyond the basic chords and understanding how music and the guitar really work. Cheers, J in VA

Rahul R.

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I had barely ever picked up a guitar in 2012. With Peter's instruction over the past few years, I am now comfortable with complex solo Brazilian jazz pieces. Thanks, Peter!

  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Robbie J.

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Mr. Grattan provided videography, a band, and a duo, for my daughter's wedding. It was such a relief having all of that in the hands of one person instead of three different vendors. The band was called the Rockits, and they were fantastic. They played great music and when they went on break, they played new music like a DJ would. It was really perfect. The duo was PG&Robin. They were really good for the beginning when people were heading in and having a champagne before the ceremony. The video Mr. Grattan did was really professional and my daughter got it within a week, which is unheard of. She got a long and short one. I highly recommend Mr. Grattan and PG Productions for video and entertainment.

Garrett B.

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Peter is an exceptionally experienced musician with experience that not only validates his abilites but places him among the elite. Peter has worked with bands including the Who, Twisted Sister, Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) and my personal favorite, Elton John. As a "newbie" to the field of music, I can assure you that John exhibits exceptional patience as well as the ability to make the complex seem simple. Whether new to music or an experienced professional, I highly recommend you speak to Peter before making a final decision. FIve stars!

Dom P.

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We hired the musical services of Peter and he presented an excellent band for our wedding reception. He was very helpful and played a wide variety of songs. The band had plenty of onstage energy and were really nice performers. Highly recommended! They will keep the dancefloor packed all night long!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Fairfax, VA

Eileen C.

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Jack Philipoom came to my attention at my nieces wedding reception in Williamsburg , Virginia where he was performing jazz guitar with an ensemble. It was there that I booked him for a garden party at my McLean , Virginia home. The flow and style of this extremely talented musician added an elegant ambiance to our evening. His personality is delightful, and our guests found him to be simply charming. I will definitely rehire him, and have highly recommended him to our friends.

Jamesia G.

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Jack did a great job and the kids enjoyed his performance. My daughter now wants to take guitar lessons from him.

Mark C.

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Jack Philipoom, really nice musician , and very talented. I would have him again for sure!

  • 29 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Peggy K.

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Wayman is an incredibly talented violinist and a great teacher. He is teaching my 11 year old daughter, and she is more than ever, so inspired to learn the violin. She looks forward to her weekly lessons!!! Wayman is a patient and experienced teacher, whose passion for music and energetic personality make classes fun and encouraging! Thank you!

Sue L.

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I highly recommend Strings for Christ for any event! Our daughter's wedding was greatly enhanced by Strings for Christ's beautiful music. Wayman and his musicians are exceptionally talented, dependable, and professional. In addition to that, they are also very nice people. I would definitely hire them again!

Joe S.

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Strings for Christ played for my daughters wedding and did an incredible job. They are a very talented group of musicians and contributed making the wedding a once in a lifetime event.

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Sam H.

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Carey’s talent as a teacher does wonders for bridging the gap between music theory and music performance. I went into lessons with only a very basic knowledge of music theory that I hardly was able to apply to guitar, but his lessons taught me how to play in a way where I can either explore the musical depth of the tune or simply jam, comfortable that what I’m playing will always sound good. It’s broadened my abilities as a musician without taking away the simple fun of playing guitar, something that is invaluable in any teacher.

Tom C.

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Carey is extraordinarily well-informed in all musical styles and is very patient and good-humored as he communicates to his students a thorough grounding in musical theory. In doing so, he is very passionate about fulfilling his professional obligations to his students. In addition, he is himself an excellent jazz musician. I recommend him to any budding musician without reservation.

Justin M.

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I have hired carry a number of times to play solo jazz guitar at weekly wine tastings in my retail beer and wine store. He is a complete professional. It is if Joe Pass OR Wes Montgomery were playing live right in front of us.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min
  • Bristow, VA

Vicki B.

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John Kunu is flexible in his approach to teaching, he brings many styles & skills to the keyboard, and he is willing to teach to what the goals of the student are rather than a regimented steps approach. John has been my daughter's piano teacher for several years. We are a musical family so it was important to us to choose a teacher with the depth in classical but also the breadth of knowledge in contemporary pop music, in order to keep our teen engaged in what she was learning. John's flexibility to teach to her interest areas while still making sure she mastered foundational skills and repertoire are rare in a piano teacher. We love that he weaves both classical instruction and improvisation so that a student is comfortable playing a piece of Bach as well as the latest songs on the radio. This has kept the learning fresh and relevant. But the greatest thing of all is when we hear our daughter wander over to the piano and just play -- she sounds beautiful and it is utter joy hearing your child make music and know that she will have this for a lifetime.

Jeff B.

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John has been teaching my daughter to play piano for a long time. He is an outstanding musician, is very patient and incredibly flexible. His understanding of music theory and approach to the piano is inspiring. He can play and explain any style of music that we have asked and we could not be happier. I highly recommend John.

Ryan H.

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John tutors our family in piano. He has an excellent method of progression of lessons and the role of lessons to expand the appreciation and the understanding of the music. He has a gentle approach which is good for the little ones but also drives the older ones with goals and instills passion for music.

  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

My N.

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Kevin has been awesome. Right from hour one, he had me advancing my skill level at drumming. Not sure who was more enthusiastic, me or him! Fabulous teacher, good guy, and a talented musician.

Emily A.

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He has been a great teacher and very encouraging for the student.

  • Bowie, MD

Sharon S.

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Adruma is probably the best percussionist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is a top of the line musician who I deeply respect for his professionalism, dedication and love for what he does and that means to put on his best performance every time! I highly recommend Adruma for any opportunities that come his way. Sharon Steele, President /Producer, Pasadena Theatre Company, Anne Arundel County, MD.

Thomas D.

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AJ Victoria is probably the best drummer I have ever worked with, and he is very patient in explaining the things that need to be said.

Matthew H.

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10/10 Great drum lessons that cater to my style and needs for 10 plus years now!

  • Fairfax, VA

Joan F.

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Janet Greene was my son’s private lessons teacher for almost ten years. She worked with him as a 4th grader until after graduation. His love for his viola and music is in large part due to her passion for music and her gentle guidance to the nuances of music and playing. She also encouraged him to practice every day and we have fond memories of him walking around the house every evening playing his instrument. She often found other venues for him play which gave him confidence in his ability to play in front of others. I believe that one reason he is still playing his instrument in college is the love for music she helped him develop. I highly recommend her as an instructor, tutor and person!

Kellie B.

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Janet is not only a wonderful violinist as a member of Music By Anthem, but she's a great teacher as well. I first hired Janet about 4 years ago to help my daughter with her self-confidence in playing the violin. Janet was encouraging, patient, and very understanding of her skill level at that time and they became fast friends. I love that she is also supportive and will come to see our daughter at her school performances and other competitions. ...And she has the coolest electric violin *ever*!!

Margaret W.

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Janet was our son's violin teacher for 8 years. She was fantastic! She really catered to his interests. She is a patient and encouraging teacher. She kept him interested and challenged. She was very supportive of his concerts and Solo Ensemble - attending if she was available. He continues to play in college. She held intimate recitals in her home which were a great experience for the students. Thanks, Janet!

  • 10 years in business
  • Washington, DC

Robert G.

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Julien did a really good job playing for our wedding. Our original musician cancelled on us last minute and Julien was able to pull together a great set for us and even learn a piece that my now-wife really wanted to have played during the reception. He was really friendly but also very professional and knowledgable.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Crofton, MD

Mellie M.

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Emily Donaldson is an excellent teacher. She's very easy to get along with and is an excellent musician. Treats students with respect. Genuinely invested in the success of every student, and helps each one reach their potential. I can say firsthand that she's the kind of teacher that makes you excited about music.

Alie K.

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One of the sweetest and most considerate teachers I've ever had! As a choral instructor and musical director, Mrs. Donaldson has shown great care for me and all other students. She really makes me feel confident in my voice and i always feel like a more mature vocalist after learning something with her.

Paige C.

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A wonderful pianist and amazing teacher! Couldn't have asked for someone better to learn from the past few years!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Harry S.

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As a beginning adult learner, I greatly appreciate John's patience, encouragement, and musical expertise. John draws during each lesson from his own experiences and education to illustrate musical concepts and impart solid technical knowledge. He sets meaningful expectations for the learner and yet is very gentle in uncovering and correcting student weaknesses. John is a warm, generous, and good-humored teacher, and it has been a delight to be his student. I am very happy with the progress I have made on the classical guitar under John's direction.

Ryan H.

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I took guitar lessons with John for a number of years at the Music and Arts center in Germantown. John was an incredible music mentor to me and challenged me to push myself further with every session. John and I stay in touch, and even though I no longer take lessons with him he continues to provide me with advice and support. Incredible musician, incredible teacher.

Adrian A.

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John's an outstanding teacher and a wonderful musician.He's also incredibly flexible and a really nice guy.

  • 24 years in business
  • Silver Spring, MD

Dell H.

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Ron is well versed in music theory, rhythms, chords, scales, and basically all musical concepts for beginners, mid-level, or even professional level piano players. He relates in a "down to earth" manner, that is easy to understand and apply ! Keep up the good work Ron !! I even received personal calls, to help me improve my playing. I was an absolute beginner, when Ron started helping me, and I didn't know what a chord or scale was, and now, for the last 4 years, I have been the "House" pianist, at a luxury hotel, playing for weddings, corporate events, etc.!! (I would play for FREE, but the hotel is paying me to play...I can't believe it !! I am learning everyday, and I thank Ron, for giving me the foundation tools, needed to learn, to play the piano.

Barbara M.

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I have had Ron as my piano instructor for the last three years. I am not a beginner, but slightly advanced, and it is my intention to try to pick up where I left off approximately 20 years ago. His techniques are great, and the exercises that I was given to practice have given me the confidence to continue, and I, as well as others, can see a difference in my playing. His rates are very reasonable, andit is my hope that I will be able to continue with him. A fine gentleman, and very serious about his work. He is also an experienced musician!

Michael D.

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Ron gave me a lot of help when I was learning to accompany singers and saxophone players. He showed me chord configurations that made me sound like a pro. I was asked to join a jazz combo. He was also great at accompanying me as a singer.

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  • Spencerville, MD

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We are a full-scale music performance company, from just a three-piece (violinist, Latin percussionist, and bell chimes) group to and full 8-member orchestra. Our specialty is that we are all professional musicians that have traveled around the globe to put together a sound to host anyone's ear. Our customers love that we play familiar tunes, from "Bach to pop". We provide entertainment for any special occasion.

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