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Janet Rayor
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Janet is extremely professional and warm. Voice lessons can be very personal, and Janet achieves the balance between guidance and connecting with you as a person and a musician. I had been singing for about ten years when I worked with her, and was looking to improve on my technique, so finding a voice teacher who could teach adults with experience was imperative to me. I enjoyed my lessons with her and continue to use several of the warm-ups and vocal drills that I learned while working with her.

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Mary Lord
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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I’ve been studying guitar with Mary for about two months now, and I can’t say enough good about her. tl;dr: Mary will understand and support your goals for guitar playing, and she is beyond capable of helping you reach those goals. First, Mary is very supportive and cognizant of my goals as a musician. If I had a song in mind that I wanted to learn, I’m absolutely sure she would help me learn it. As a beginner, however, I don’t have anything in mind and happily play the tunes she gives me. Speaking of tunes, she has so many on hand. Every week she gives me new sheets with songs that cover the technique we work on. Mary’s extensive lesson repertoire certainly helps fulfill my goal of expanding my musical vocabulary to more artists and genres, all while developing my skills on guitar. Similar to her supportiveness, Mary is also very understanding yet insistent. As a busy young adult, on average I work eight to ten hours a day and follow a daily workout regimen to boot. While my goal is to practice guitar at least 60 minutes per day, on many days I don’t have time and fall short. Despite less-than-ideal practice, Mary accommodatingly works around the progress I make (or don’t make). At each lesson I can consistently expect help with last week’s trouble areas in addition to new material — Mary sure likes to press on. Can you blame her? There’s technique to master and songs to learn! :) On her teaching style, Mary is very creative. She customizes her lessons to the individual, and — I really like this about her — she tells me exactly what she wants to cover at the next two or three lessons. This way I know what she’ll teach, and I have the opportunity to discuss what I want to learn (e.g. scales, barre chords, etc.). With decades of guitar study under her belt, she can teach anything. By “teach” I mean make you really understand. She has countless analogies, anecdotes, and demonstrations for helping you learn or improve any technique. She’ll try things until it “clicks” for you. Teaching creativity like Mary’s is an invaluable skill that will undoubtedly help any student she has. To end on a light note, Mary truly is a spectacular musician. Her playing is effortless and always a joy to hear. She makes even the beginning things I’m working on sound musical and fun to play. Mary is a gem of a teacher, and I can’t recommend her enough.

  • 34 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia R.
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Michael DeVore is a gifted musician and a very patient teacher. I would recommend his approach to anyone of any age who wants to start to learn or progress in piano or guitar. Also, Michael is very flexible which is valuable to anyone with a busy schedule.

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Jacob Hessburg
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Irena Z.
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Jake is a versatile guitarist musician and can play and teach classical music as well as any other style. He has a wide variety of surprising practice exercises, never boring, always different and fun. He always includes some part of the theory to explain the piece, to make it easier to understand. Jake would come into our house, always on time, and he was very professional in the way he approached me as a student, and I am very sorry that I had to quit my lessons. He charges less than other teachers I have looked at.

The Michael Benson Band
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Aaron W.
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    We hired the Michael Benson Band to play at our wedding at Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island. Since we were bringing the band all the way over to the island, we decided to put them to work throughout the entire event! Michael and one bandmate performed a guitar/sax duo for our Ceremony, then Michael played some keyboard music for the Cocktail Hour, and then the whole 5-piece band played for our four hour Reception. Michael was an absolute pleasure to work with both before and during the event! They are all excellent musicians and we loved the music throughout the event. Michael did a fantastic job of being the "MC" during the reception and made sure that it kept its flow throughout the night! We would not hesitate to hire them again! Definitely one of the best decisions we made for our wedding night!

    Shireen's Music For Life
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 16 hires on Thumbtack
    Adrian I.
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    It was/has been the best decision I have made in my life music wise. She knows her stuff and she pushes/inspires you to be the best musician you can be. If you have a love for music and you are serious about improving your talent then I suggest that you give her call, you won't regret it. :)

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris A.
    Verified review

    With a PhD in music, David Shere brings a wealth of knowledge to music instruction, and he's a fantastic musician and performing artist. I've been in his improvisation class for a year now, in addition to studying theory with him. He's an outstanding teacher and working with him has led to a huge improvement in my performances. Plus his classes are a lot of fun; no small accomplishment considering how much material we cover! I highly recommend David as a teacher.

    Silvia Piano Studio
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 20 hires on Thumbtack
    Joshua M.
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    Sarah introduced our children to the world of music and piano five years ago and was a steady and constant guide on their journey, providing them with exceptional technical skills while encouraging an appreciation for the art of music and what it means to be a musician. She also understands how to keep kids motivated.

    Charlotte Dike
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Laila G.
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    Charlotte played my wedding in Oregon. I gave her a budget and the style I was looking for and she found a group to accompany her that was perfect. They played jazz and a piano solo for the ceremony and country for the reception. It was exactly what I wanted. She was very professional and gave me peace of mind by taking care of things before I could even think about them. I would highly recommend her services.

    • 9 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jannicke T.
    Verified review

    Our daughter has taken voice lessons with Aaron for about 3 years and really loves her time in his studio. Aaron has a wonderful ability to connect and has really helped her become the confident singer she is today. Bitterlake Studio is an extremely warm, positive, safe and inspriring environment and Aaron is the most supportive teacher. He is a very talented musician and a passionate and artistic person. His presence puts her at ease with a confidence to explore her strenghts and weaknesses. We are so grateful for Aaron making it a challenging but very fun learning experience for our daughter.

    Singerplus Studios
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    Catherine M.
    Verified review

    Melanie Stevens has taught my daughter piano for years. She is a talented musician and a gifted teacher. I have been very impressed with her ability to adapt her teaching to “where my daughter is” at any given time. She is very kind, extremely patient, and makes the lessons fun. I feel so fortunate to have found her and look forward to continuing lessons as my daughter progresses with piano.

    Ron Newman, Pianist
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    Alexis S.
    Verified review

    Ron Is a very versatile musician who is professional and easy to work with!

    Pyramid Scheme
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Wendy G.
    Verified review

    Pyramid Scheme is a very talented trio of musicians that are able to deliver quality music from any era. They displayed the ability to execute country, rock, R&B with seamless ease. I highly recommend them for your event.

    Harpist Lauren Grace
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Cynthia S.
    Verified review

    Lauren was able to accommodate a last minute request to play at my son's rehearsal dinner, when the musician we had hired had a medical emergency. As it turned out, I was SO much happier with Lauren and her harp than I would have been with a Jazz band - she provided the perfect accompaniment to an intimate gathering of close friends and family of the bride and groom. She plays beautifully, and I highly recommend her!

    Two Men and a Bassist
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Melani L.
      Verified review

      Olivia, Collin, and Mitch are everything you could ever wish for is a Jazz Trio. They are professional, friendly, and AMAZING MUSICIANS! These guys have a real magic when they play together! We recently did a recording together and the recording engineer was continually gushing: "Did you hear that? These guys are good!" In addition to all this they're extremely humble and easy to work with. Have a request? They'll go out of their way to meet it!

      Marco de Carvalho
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Geisa D.
      Verified review

      Marco is an outstanding musician and guitarist. A specialist and knowledgeable teacher of Brazilian and classical music. If you are planing on taking lessons from him, you better be ready for a serious professional which I highly recommend. Geisa Dutra, M.M.

      Lindstrom and Company
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      Kristina T.
      Verified review

      Love hearing Lindstrom and Company perform! I've gone to so many of their shows and every time is amazing. Beautiful vocals, and great song selections. It's always a fun evening with this band!

      Puget Woodwind Studio
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 10 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Joe J.
      Verified review

      I've taken guitar lessons from Tarik Bentlemsani for about 2 years. I had only a little previous music experience. Tarik is a highly accomplished musician; he has provided an excellent and comprehensive program for my development with encouragement, patience, and challenging pieces.

      Outta Control
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      Joe P.
      Verified review

      Awesome band. Very nice people. I would hire this band again in a heartbeat. I will have live music again next year for sure.

      About

      Neil provides professional bagpipe music for all occasions: * weddings * funerals * memorials * anniversaries * birthdays * corporate events * fund raisers With over 25 years of experience, Neil's experience and friendly personality guarantee an excellent performance. Neil has been the resident bagpiper for The Golf Club at Newcastle since 2004. Contact Neil today for your personal consultation. Neil also offers professional bagpipe lessons. Neil is an instructor for 4 successful local pipe bands: Seattle Firefighters, Snohomish County Firefighters, Eastside Firefighters and Seattle Police Pipes and Drums. Individual lessons are taught at Neil's home studio in Kirkland. Please call for rates.

      Blackout Sappy

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        About

        About Blackout Sappy Genre: Post-Grunge Related: Kurt Cobain Description: "Blackout Sappy (Band) Post-Grunge" Why this name? Mainly, it was Kurt Cobain who inspired me; he had come to my school casually, sat down, and started playing acoustic songs from various albums. This was 3 months before he passed away tragically. After that, I dedicated myself to write music with passion, with the burning pain that I had; we had such similar backgrounds in growing up. We were both deemed "bipolar" by the doctors, but no medicine had any effect, and the gnawing pain deep inside the soul, that only Kurt and I knew. We seemed to be fated, so when he was gone, I've decided to do a solo project in, thanks. So, I chose the name Blackout Sappy, Sappy being a rare B-side track on a alternative sampler album entitled "No Alternative". It was a hidden track called "Sappy". The Blackout came easy, because I often have blackouts. Do you play live? Yes, at small acoustic venues. My genre is post grunge. Brief Bio: Blackout Sappy is a solo band, the artist's name is Nathan Alan. He writes all music, lyrics, sings all vocals, plays guitar, bass, and uses synth drum kits, and keyboard. How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry? I think it helps artists who wouldn't normally be heard, a voice. Would you sign a record contract with a major label? Sure, as long as I didn't have to compromise myself and why I play. I put everything into my music; to take that away is just not worth it, no price. Your influences? - Kurt Cobain - Elliot Smith - Bush - Linkin Park - Stone Sour - Slipknot - Mudvayne - The Doors Equipment used: - fender jagstang re-issue (designed by Authorized Kurt Cobain) - small clone (foot pedal) - big muff pie (distortion foot pedal/German) - Shure Sm-58 Pro Vocal Microphone Right now, whatever I can get my hands on, I'm working on rebuilding my studio. Final Notes: One day, my message, my voice, my music will be heard. I don't care if I get rich or famous from it, as long as people know what my life was all about in the end. We were a finalist in the Seattle, WA's Hard Rock Cafe "Hard Rock Rising" battle of the bands 2011.

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        Need a Pianist to Play Classical Pieces for My Sister's Wake on April 29, 2013

        Lakewood, WA

        • Event type
          Other (after funeral gathering )
        • Number of guests
          26-50
        • Details
          Looking for classical piano for my sister's wake (after funeral services a small gathering of family at the mountain view funeral home in tacoma). My sister played classical piano, two of her favorite pieces she played and was known for were Beethoven classics: Claire de Lune and Moonlight Sonata. A compendium of classical pieces would be nice while people mill around and eat: Chopin etudes, Bach (Glenn Gould style would be cool:), light classical favorites and the like. Thanks.
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