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Janet Rayor

4.9

(27)

  • 14 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Jay H.

Verified review

Janet offers precision and detailed customized instruction while always inviting free and intense feedback in a lighthearted welcoming atmosphere that is most engaging. She speaks from years of personal experience, training and performance as a singer and dancer. She seems to be able to draw on sometimes visceral and somatic awareness and shows a world of experience in her teaching. Her emphasis on foundational basics such as breath awareness and movements to bring forth a solid substantial attention to the needed areas of the struggling student. She seems to be able to gear this attention toward awakening our internal voice so that it can be externalized. She seems to be able to free up her students and challenge them to securely find their personal edge on a daily basis. After her class you will leave feeling you have made progress toward your goals and you will feel rejuvenated.

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

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.

Anne R.

Verified review

Janet is an awesome voice teacher! She has helped me to become a much more confident singer by working with me on so many aspects of technique, musicianship, and performance skills. She has also been very supportive of my songwriting and has given me excellent suggestions for improving my songs and their delivery. I enjoy my own songs and performing them much more after beginning to work with Janet. She's also a fun, dynamic, compassionate person. I highly recommend her!

  • Response time: 13 min
  • Lynnwood, WA

Aaron W.

Verified review

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!

Ted S.

Verified review

Michael Benson Band played at our wedding last month. The band is awesome. They did everything from wedding music for the ceremony, our special requests for our dance, to Frank Sinatra jazz music during cocktail hour, to modern dance music covers until midnight. Friend's and family are still talking about how great the band was. They transition from one song to the next just like a DJ. My great friend in the entertainment industry was impressed by the bands endurance. They kept everybody out on the dance floor for our entire party! Finally, they really only took two short breaks, one during dinner that was barely noticed, and one brief one after 2 hours of pretty intense dancing. They were well worth the money. I highly recommend hiring them for your event.

Mike H.

Verified review

The Michael Benson Band was the highlight of our wedding reception. Every person we've talked to said how awesome the band was. The band is amazing and can play anything. Michael personally made sure we were enjoying the music.

  • 34 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 hours

Melissa L.

Verified review

I have been taking piano lessons with Michael since October. Prior to studying with Michael I took lessons from another teacher for about 6 months. In the short time I have been working with Michael I have learned far more than I did during my whole time taking lessons with my other teacher. Micheal's approach to teaching is comprehensive and fun and is rooted in understanding the essence of the piano itself and music theory. He is very passionate about music and really enjoys teaching. He teaches with methods that are outside of traditional piano books and uses materials that build upon each weeks lessons. I have been very impressed with how much I have learned in such a short time. Michael is a very patient instructor and learning from him has been an extremely fun and exciting experience. He truly cares that his students are learning and comprehending the material and is very in tune with how each person learns. If you are looking to learn and understand piano and music in general, I would encourage anyone to hire Michael.

David R.

Verified review

I've been playing guitar for about 18 years, recreationally. I knew how to play songs and even knew some scales. But I had no idea how my guitar worked or why I was doing the things I had learned. Working with Michael has been very eye-opening. I am learning the "why" and the "how" of the music I play. Michael starts with small building blocks and teaches, step-by-step, how you put those pieces together to make music. This process has really made me enjoy picking up my guitar again. The lessons are fun and interesting. Michael doesn't pressure you and is happy to go as fast or as slowly as you want. And as my knowledge of music increases, I find myself sounding better and better when I goof around and improvise on my own. I would recommend working with Michael if you are like me and have "self-taught" yourself on the guitar and would like to become a better musician.

Claudia R.

Verified review

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.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Federal Way, WA

Laura M.

Verified review

Our 10 year daughter has been under Shireen's tutelage for almost two years, and is already becoming a fine pianist. She is also turning into a very good vocalist! Shireen has never been anything but positive, helpful, and understanding. She is always very thoughtful in the way she teaches. She explains everything, and why it is important, making it easy for the child to understand WHY. She expects the same courtesy, punctuality, and attendance from her students, that she herself gives 100% of the time. We couldn't be happier with the choice we have made for our daughter's piano and voice lessons. Highly recommend!!

Adrian I.

Verified review

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. :)

Melissa B.

Verified review

She is very positive with me. She makes sure that I understand everything that is involved with helping me to become a better piano player.

  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Seattle, WA

Pauline R.

Verified review

I hired this band for my parents anniversary party on April 1, 2017. It was intended to be a surprise party for their 55th year of marriage but the word leaked out to my mom. The part she didn't know about was that there would be live music. I contacted the band, the "Funaddicts", and after several quick and responsive communications with Robert, I hired their 50's/60's project "Bobby Sox & the Jukebox" to perform nostalgic music for the party. Throughout the evening I heard literally every, young and old, talking about the band and how fantastic they were! The music was so great, the vocals and instrumentals were truly spot on and people in the crowd were asking me where I found this band. If I had to name the band I would call them "The Fantastics" because that's really what they were! I would highly recommend them to anyone and that's exactly what I will do when I continue to talk about the great party we had. Than you, "Fundaddicts", for completing a night for my parents that they said they will never forget! Pauline Renick

Mickey J.

Verified review

This band can cover decades of dance music. Each member, talented, friendly, professional. If you have a wedding or company party, this group can handle your ever occasion. I saw them in a casino setting, I thought they rocked !

Danan B.

Verified review

Our wedding reception guests said this was the best wedding reception they had been to,the fun addicts band did a stellar job. The only problem was the time went too fast, I wanted to keep on dancing.

  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Seattle, WA

Bonnie P.

Verified review

We hired James to teach 2 of our children piano lessons and and we have been thrilled with him thus far. He is professional and motivational and our children (both in middle school) have greatly enjoyed working with him. I would highly recommend James!

David J.

Verified review

James is very skilled as a guiterist and politely professional. I would refer out and hire James again for any upcoming special events.

Mark R.

Verified review

James made my little wedding celebration very special. He is a very skilled musician. Highly recommend.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min
  • Seattle, WA

Lily K.

Verified review

November 29th, 2016 To whom it may concern, As General Manager of Perche'No Pasta & Vino, I'm writing to recommend Alexis Maurer for the open position you have. Alexis plays the guitar at Perche'No Pasta & Vino. Since 2 years ago, on and of whenever we need him and when he is available. Alexis is told to entertain to a lot of personal requests. Alexis is an on-time, honest person., and he still works with us to this day once a week and we love having him every time he comes. I would like to recommend him for employment within your organization he will be a good entertainer & be responsible for your customer's music service in the future. Sincerely, Lily Kong General Manager/Owner Perche'No Pasta & Vino, Inc. 1319 North 49th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 547-0222 percheno8@aol.com

Josh O.

Verified review

I hired Lex Maurer's jazz trio (guitar, bass, drums) for my backyard garden party in July 2016, and was very pleased. The band arrived on time and were set up and ready to play when our guests arrived. The musicians were all excellent, and they played a good mix of jazz, latin jazz, and instrumental popular tunes that our family and friends knew and enjoyed. Mr. Maurer and his trio was exactly what I was looking for, and I would hire them again. -Josh O. Seattle WA

  • 10 years in business
  • Woodinville, WA

Brendan K.

Verified review

I use Ian for our monthly music and all of our Wine Club releases as well. He is always professional, easy to work with, and always demanded by our guests to come back. If you are looking for the perfect sound, from a dependable musician, look no further. I highly recommend Ian (and his band if you have the space for it) for any event. He can rock any room, and he can also serenade any audience as well. He also brings an audience with him, and his sound draws in anybody within range. And unlike a lot in his profession; he is dependable and always incredibly easy to work with. Thank you Ian!

Deni M.

Verified review

Ian played at my daughter's wedding...He was there to greet the guests with his songs....and when the bride walked down the aisle....He added that extra touch to make it totally her day! Would love him here for all our Maroni Meadows weddings....Deni Maroni

Tim N.

Verified review

I have had Ian Skavdahl play numerous time at my bar and he has always been an amazing artist. I love the way he blends current and vintage songs together in a fresh and funky way. I would recommend him to anyone!

  • 24 years in business
  • Seabeck, WA

Guitar Cafe P.

Verified review

Ron is up visiting his friend Craig Alden Dell in Silverdale, WA, much to our delight, he was willing to step in and assist in doing a performance that Craig was originally scheduled for, but came down sick! What an amazing performance from a true professional! He joined another one of our 'favorites', Ray Wood on guitar. They both have a love for standards and Jazz and really brought the house down in our small venue, Guitar Cafe. We've booked him again and can't wait to have Ron back! thanks again Ron

Jill C.

Verified review

Ron played at a holiday fundraiser. The choice of music was perfect for the event. He also kept the volume at a pleasant level, loud enough to enjoy, quiet enough to visit with others.

Alexis S.

Verified review

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

  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Renton, WA

Louisa C.

Verified review

Charlotte is a FANTASTIC pianist and took my wedding day from great to pure magic. She listened carefully to what I wanted for our prelude, processional and recessional music and made it all sound even better than I imagined. Our guests so enjoyed the sounds of her playing after they ceremony as they mingled while sipping wine & chatting. Charlotte was such a pro & a class act and made us seem that much classier too! I highly recommended her to anyone looking for a professional pianist who will make their event perfect.

Maggie W.

Verified review

Charlotte absolutely shined at our Christmas party. She is such an accomplished pianist who was focused and kept playing amidst the chaos of a child filled home. Charlotte happily took many, many request from the children. And the hightlight was a special rendition of Fairytale of New York. She learned this song for us so that I could surprise my husband with his favorite Christmas song. The whole party enjoyed singing along to all the songs.

Laila G.

Verified review

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.

Pianist

5

(5)

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Seattle, WA

Olga S.

Verified review

It's been a while since Daniel start teaching me piano. He is great! He is professional and very knowledgeable. He is passion about what he is doing. Daniel does not just give me some theory and show basics, but really teach to hear music and play it. It's amazing that he follows student's speed. He knows when to slow down and when to speed up when to add more detail and when to repeat twice. It gives much more progress than just following lessons in a book one-by-one. I like his teaching style. Daniel always gives me honest feedback what was great and what could be improved and always helps me to develop and improve. I also appreciate that he is flexible about a schedule and is able to teach on weekends and holidays.

Melanie M.

Verified review

I've had 2 lessons with Daniel. Not only is he punctual, professional, and clearly, very knowledgable about piano and music theory, but he is also an excellent teacher and generous with time and materials. He has a calm demeanor and is a very clear communicator. I feel lucky to have been placed with Daniel, and hope to continue working with him for a while.

Julie F.

Verified review

Daniel was professional, engaging with our five year-old, and plays the piano with heart-stopping beauty. As a pianist and parent, I am absolutely delighted to have found Daniel to teach my son how to appreciate the profound and moving music of the piano. He is a musician and teacher of the highest caliber.

  • Kirkland, WA

Lynne V.

Verified review

I hired this jazz combo to play during the reception at my wedding and they were fantastic! They showed up on time, they were very professional, musically they were tight, and they came practiced and prepared! Not only did they perform above and beyond the day of, but they also took time to talk with me and make sure we were all on the same page of what I was expecting from them and the style I was hoping for. I didn't really have specific song requests, but mostly just explained the style I was going for and left it up to them to put together a good mix. They did not disappoint! They met my expectations and went above and beyond, and they really put that final touch on the reception that I was hoping for! :) I highly recommend them!!

Todd P.

Verified review

Band was absolutely amazing and with much better musicians at a lower price than other bands we checked out. They were able to learn and master our first dance songs on a last minute basis, play some unexpected live requests, and even allow our friends to join and sing on a couple tunes. Many people complimented the vocalist and the band in general at the end of the night as well. Highly recommend. I have background in music, and these guys know how to play.

Taya G.

Verified review

Drew and his band are excellent! They performed second time at our kids wedding, I loved their dedication and professionalism in playing jazz music. Recommend to anyone who loves jazz! Taya

Free Rain

4.5

(9)

  • 25 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jack M.

Verified review

Free Rain have performed for the Clan Gordon Pipe Band Tartan Ball for more than 10 years. They are a great band and are great to work with. Their tune selections are greatly appreciated. Our Tartan ball has around 500 guests each year and this is our 54th annual. The Tartan Ball would not be the same without Free Rain. Sincerely, Jack Montgomery - Secretary Clan Gordon Pipe Band

David O.

Verified review

I am a bit of an audiophile so I'm picky about music and bands. These guys are excellent musicians. They have an extensive list of songs they cover and each song was played extraordinarily well. Definitely recommend them to a friend; but I don't have to because my friends were here and they loved the band too. Dave Orr Kelso Wa

CG G.

Verified review

Free Rain has been our main event for the last two years at our Concert in the Park during Medina Days. They are so easy to work with and are very professional. They set up quickly and do a great job choosing music according to the crowd. I would recommend them for any event.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Steve C.

Verified review

I was very satisfied with Pyramid Scheme performance at my retirement party. I received my complements from my guests about their music. I would absolutely recommend them to a friend. Best wishes to you in the future. Steve

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.

Donald A.

Verified review

What a great band and true gentlemen. There were professionals with tremendous talent and crowd appeal. Ideal band for any occasion!

  • Seattle, WA

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!

LeAnne L.

Verified review

Two Men and a Bassist played my wedding reception, and they were terrific both in terms of sound and being easy to work with. They played a variety of jazz and some funk, and people danced and had a great time. And when my husband turned to Collin at the end of a number and asked, "Do you guys know the theme song for 'Peanuts'?" they didn't miss a beat, playing it right away. I whole-heartedly recommend them!

Joshua J.

Verified review

Two Men and a Bassist are all that you could want in a small ensemble. They play great music, they are fantastic people to interact with and best of all, if they don't have the song you want, they will write an arrangement for you. Talent oozes from this group and I have nothing but great things to say about this group!

  • 3 years in business
  • Response time: 22 min
  • Seattle, WA

Rick J.

Verified review

Lindstrom and Company are truly great performers and musicians. They can be the highlighted talent, or perform as house music. They are capable of mastering a wide selection of music that easily makes them art for any occasion. You will never be dissapointed in hearing them perform.

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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Olympia, WA

The Tuned In A.

Verified review

Thomas is a great guy. For me, the number one quality I look for in a colleague or partner is that they are someone that I would want to be my friend. Call me crazy, but I prefer to work with friends even though many might choose otherwise. To me this means working with people I trust, people I enjoy spending time with, and people that I know will work hard. All of these things are true of Thomas. Thomas is also of course a skilled musician that isn’t just a good guitar player and a teacher, but he loves music and he loves people, two essential components for being a great music teacher and a faculty member at TIA. Call us and book your lessons or classes with Thomas! Start having fun and making music.

Shannon C.

Verified review

Thomas is fantastic - he is super patient with my teenager and knowledgeable about music theory. I would highly recommend him.

Mark F.

Verified review

Great teacher. Attentive to my interests

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Brandon F.

Verified review

I really enjoy music lessons with Jacob, I've had several teachers and he is by far the easiest to work with and to learn from. He's a great guitar player and keeps the lessons fun, he also does a good job at making sure that what I'm practicing has something to do with what I'm interested in. I've had teachers in the past that did not make guitar interesting, Jacob is great, well worth the money! I'm much better than I was before I started with him.

Collette K.

Verified review

Outstanding guitar instructor! Jacob is very patient and easy to get along with. He's a fantastic musician and sincerely works to make sure that I stay interested and continue to get better. I would highly recommend him as a guitar, bass or drum teacher to anyone looking for music lessons!

Tony T.

Verified review

Jake is a very knowledgeable guitar instructor and is awesome to work with. I very much look forward to working with him in the future and would absolutely reccomend him to anyone looking to learn how to better their guitar playing!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Megan M.

Verified review

Working with Juju Music Edition was so wonderful. He played our tenant holiday party and was perfect for the setting. He was very responsive and easy to submit payment to. We will 100% look for a chance to hire him again in the future!

Kelsey C.

Verified review

Jan was great; thanks again for being a part of Northwest Meetings + Events magazine!

  • Mukilteo, WA

Lana E.

Verified review

Sarah provided viola instruction for my daughter through her 5th and 6th grade years. Beyond being an exceptional musician, the thing that really stood out was that Sarah worked to make a connection with my daughter. She found ways to teach her that followed her interests, integrating technique in ways that felt fun and encouraging creativity and exploration with her music. We were very sad when Sarah moved to her new home but happy to have had her as an instructor.

Eventful Music

New To Thumbtack

  • 10 years in business
  • Seattle, WA

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Set your event from the ordinary; make it extraordinary! "Darren Loucas plays beautiful, familiar melodies that soar and glide in the atmosphere of your unique event. His guitar playing is a masterful cocktail of pop, rock and blues, served with a feel for dynamics and pacing that will harmonize perfectly with the ambiance of your event." Depending on your event, you might want the "oomph" of upright bass or the "kick" of the drums, if you want people up and dancing. I have the privilege of playing with many of Seattle's top musicians, and I will work with you to assemble the perfect combo to meet your needs.

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