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  • Monica Schley

    (8 reviews)

    Monica Schley is a classically trained Seattle harpist who freelances in many styles: new music, chamber, improvisational, avant guard, jazz and rock. She has worked with Butch Morris, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jherek Bischoff, Masada, Jesse Sykes, Jim Knapp, Hey Marsailles and Kanye West. She is available to play solo harp and harp with violin or flute for private engagements, weddings, recording, live performance, funerals and harp instruction. The harp is an instrument synonymous with peace, love and relaxation. Harp is an ancient healing instrument. Live harp music will add a calming relief to any stressful event. Monica has experience playing for memorials, funerals, religious ceremonies and other transformative rites of passage. Monica and the harp give a warm touch to institutional and corporate environments such as The Bravern (Bellevue), Virgina Mason Hospital, NW Kidney Center, Providence Healthcare, Seattle Waldorf Schools, Seattle City Hall, Microsoft.

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  • Guitar Lessons/ Solo Jazz

    (4 reviews)

    Hi! My name is Ben, and I cant wait to start playing guitar with you. I have been playing since age 14, and I am a recent college graduate. Most of my professional experience is as a jazz guitarist, but I have spent a good part of my career playing rock, funk, blues, and folk. Whatever your style and experience is, I would love to work with you to make you a better guitarist and musician. My philosophy is to inspire the student. Growing up, I quit various instruments because my teachers failed to give me the tools that I needed to go home and have fun practicing. Giving the student these tools, no matter their age or experience level is my number one goal.

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  • Blackout Sappy

    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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  • Eventful Music

    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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  • RL's Music School

    (5 reviews)

    I have been playing music all my life, mostly with people better at it than myself. That is what makes musicians better. Being self-taught, I aim to bring out each student's unique voice, while still giving them the tools to communicate through music. Theory, technique, feel, and creativity are the building blocks to make practicing musicians good, and great musicians better. Also available for performances-solo, duo, full band!

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  • JD Dorland Music

    (15 reviews)

    Are you looking for affordable piano lessons from an experienced teacher? From someone with a Music Degree? From someone with real live experience playing music? With JD you will get: -the experience and expertise in a teacher that enjoys teaching -one who is organized -one who cares about the safety of the student -one who cares about the student becoming a great musician! What will you learn? How to read music, basic to advanced theory, how to count, how to read from a lead sheet. You may learn to play various styles from classical, rag, pop, to jazz and improvisational techniques. You may also learn how to play in a band, lead a band, and common sense practices for playing for pay. If you are looking for some jazz music to make your event swing, this is the place. I provide service as: -a solo pianist/vocalist -duo (with bass) -trio (bass, drums) -and more depending on your need for your event. I am easy to work with and professional. I play with top notch musicians and add a great sound that'll create a wonderful atmosphere for your event! I have 10+ years experience playing for private functions, restaurants, church, corporate events, weddings and receptions.

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  • Charlotte Dike

    (5 reviews)

    I am a pianist who loves to play in a wide variety of styles including classical, jazz, country, hip-hop, and more. I have a wide variety of repertoire but I love learning new pieces as well. Between my own skills as a solo performer and my wide network of local musicians, I can provide you with excellent and tasteful music for any event.

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  • (11 reviews)

    Do you love acoustic guitar? You have come to the right place! I offer two services, which are the following: 1. Solo finger-style acoustic guitarist "If music be the food of love, play on." Shakespeare My passion is creating the perfect soundtrack for my clients' weddings and special events. I provide beautiful guitar music and favorite songs for both the ceremony and cocktail hour/reception. From Bach, pop, rock and jazz to hip hop, I can play any style. I can arrange most songs for solo guitar, making for a classy, elegant, heartfelt and romantic event. You can have music that is meaningful to you for your special day! What is your favorite song that you would love to have at your wedding? 2. Guitar Instruction I have been a professional musician and teaching private and group guitar lessons for over 14 years. A transplanted New Englander, I moved to California after receiving a degree in music. After a successful career in both playing and teaching guitar in the San Francisco Bay area, I relocated to Whidbey Island, Washington, to focus on composing, recording, and promoting my solo finger-style guitar music. I have taught at U.C. Berkeley, California State University and Antioch University in Seattle. I currently teach at several colleges and educational centers in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Colorado. I teach privately in person in the Seattle/Whidbey area and online via Skype. Are you ready to start playing guitar or take your playing to the next level? I can break down any song or make things more interesting, depending on your level and interests. I am a versatile, encouraging and patient instructor who teaches all styles, ages and levels. My intent for every student is to have a solid foundation, be inspired, and play the music that they love.

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  • Carl Germain Guitar, Bass and Music Theory Lessons

    (7 reviews)

    I offer both individual and group lessons in acoustic, electric, or bass guitar. I've been a performing musician for twenty five years and have experience playing classical, jazz, rock, and many other styles of music as a solo performer and in groups. Since 2012, I have directed young students ages 8-18 in performances at The Triple Door, Crocodile Cafe, Chop Suey, Nectar Lounge, and many other Seattle venues. My schedule is filling up fast, so lesson time availability may be limited. Looking forward to meeting you soon.

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  • BCD Entertainment

    I perform with the Jim Basnight Band or solo all over WA, OR and North ID out of my base in the Seattle area. We have performed 150-225 times per year over the last 14+ years in that area and beyond. We are also available on request in MT, WY, UT, CA, NV and beyond. We have traveled successfully to NYC, including a sold-out CD release party in 2009. Go to my bio below find out more.

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  • (2 reviews)

    Dr. Elena Aleksandrova is a lifelong musician. She has always loved to teach and perform the classic music. Ms. Elena's experience is in all aspects of music performance, including piano classic technique. Teaching piano is a large part of her career, as well as working with singers as accompanist. She graduated from the famous Saint Petersburg's Conservatory of Music with honor, where Elena received her master's. Before that, she studied solo piano, theory, harmony and children's education in Kirovograd School of Music. In 2009, she was invited to teach students in the oldest Russian University of Theater Arts - GITIS, where she earned her Ph.D. in performing arts. Teaching Philosophy Ms. Elena really loves to work with kids. She helps students to start thinking musically. As a Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) member, she has all possibilities to participate in MTNA national conference, MTNA certification program, and association leadership opportunities at the local and state levels. State and local festivals will be readily available to her students. Academic Credential Evaluation Report U.S. Equivalency The last education of Aleksandrova Elena is equivalent to a US Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in performing arts earned at a regionally accredited university in the United States of America that offers the program. Her academic credentials include a degree of candidate of art sciences specializing in performing arts, institution: Russian University of Theater Arts - GITIS, country: Russian Federation, date awarded: April 17, 2012. Academic Credential Evaluation Report U.S. Equivalency The first education of Aleksandrova Elena is equivalent to an associate degree in music earned at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States of America that offers the program. Academic Credentials Junior specialist diploma in the specialty of piano music conferring the qualification, of concert master and teacher, institution: Kirovograd School of Music, Ukraine, year awarded: 1989, duration 4 years: 1985-1989.

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  • Elaina Malcolm Music Instruction

    I offer individual and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar as well as music theory, sight-singing, ear-training and musicianship. I also play with music teams in my church and direct choirs in the area. So I know how to help budding musicians build their skill set so that they feel confident in both solo and ensemble performance.

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  • Big Way Music

    We book the Kellee Bradley Band and other bands, DJs, and solo artists, both regionally and nationally. We offer award-winning entertainment with a proven track record and industry references. We can tailor music to fit any event, from wedding ceremonies to birthdays, anniversaries, summer parties and more. If your event requires professional musicians guaranteed to exceed expectations, look no further.

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  • Caleb Tizon

    Caleb Tizon is twenty-one years old and has been playing violin since the age of eleven. He began formal violin training from internationally recognized soloist and music teacher Ye Tao (2004-2006), continuing with fellow EWHS alumni Sarah Chung (2008-2010); he also received vocal lessons from David Paul Mesler (2013), an accomplished pianist, composer and vocalist. Vocally, Caleb is a baritone, with a range of three octaves. Currently serving as concertmaster for the Rainbow City Orchestra, he has also been a member of the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Tacoma Community College Chamber Orchestra, the Louisiana All-State Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Monroe Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many more. This has taken him to venues such as Benaroya Hall, McCaw Hall, the Seattle Center, and Fremont Abbey. Caleb was one of the ten selected scholarship-winning performers in the 2008 Lynnwood Student Showcase. He has also twice been a featured artist in The Show, a production featuring talented college students from around the Seattle area. He has soloed with the Edmonds-Woodway Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, the Issaquah Philharmonic, and the Rainbow City Orchestra. In addition to his solo endeavors, Caleb annually participates in pit orchestras associated with the Driftwood Players and the Madrona Children's Theater. Caleb is an accomplished musician in a number of genres, including baroque, classical, romantic, modernist, jazz, pop, rock, rnb, and more. He continues to appear in Seattle each year as a soloist, ensemble musician, and recording artist. Originally accepted into Cornish College of the Arts, he is now attending Seattle Central Community College, working towards an Associate of Arts. His ultimate goal is to major in Psychology. He is a violinist offering services in Puget Sound area.

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  • Michaud Savage's Guitar Studio

    My name is Michaud Savage, and I am a guitarist based in Seattle, WA. I have an extensive history as a performer and music educator. I am an alumni of the Cornish College of the Arts as a composer and guitarist. I am a regular jazz and classical musician, but I also have an extensive background playing rock, funk, blues, and tango music. I have toured throughout the US, Canada, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia as a solo performer and with various groups. As a teacher, my practice is held to the highest standards, and each lesson is carefully tailored to the specific needs of each student. For my students, I offer a totally personalized approach to understanding and developing with their instrument and musical elements. That said, sometimes there is a well-worn path that leads most directly to desired results and so in that case, we'll take that one. For whichever person is seeking a further understanding of music, I hope to always be able to provide some useful insight for their own musical journey. For more information, please visit me online at the website noted below.

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Mary Dessein

(3 reviews)

I have wanted to follow my heart, my music, writing, and storytelling, for many years; things lined up like a pinball machine to do it now.

Mary Dessein is an animated storyteller and musician, who captivates audiences. She creates programs tailored to specific needs, often including her harp and psaltery.

With the kind of entertainment she offers, Mary's client list is quite diverse. The most common are couples needing experienced emcees for weddings or events requiring unique, lovely background music like receptions. Mary has even been hired by those wanting storytellers to engage and entertain their group.

My most favorite and most successful project is when I come home with everyone happy and me knowing I have done a good job. A wedding in the Arboretum comes to mind and emceeing for a Women Making Music concert, a radio program during which many phone calls and emails reporting how pleased they were with the stories they heard.

Bring beauty and class to your event. Bring in Mary Dessein.

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    Monica Schley

    (8 reviews)

    Give your event a dulcet and mellifluent atmosphere by acquiring the services of Monica Schley. This solo harp musician for hire is able to play at private engagements, weddings, memorials, and more.

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    (3 reviews)

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    Danny Welsh

    (3 reviews)

    Create the perfect ambiance for your party with mesmerizing soul music from saxophonist Danny Welsh. He has performed in various notable events and also performs as a trio with guitar and percussion music.

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    Michael DeVore Jazz Entertainment

    (3 reviews)

    Hire local artists like Michael if you want to fill your venue with beautiful jazz music. He is a solo pianist but can also play with other jazz musicians depending on your budget.

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  • Elegant Live Piano Music For Events

    Piano Brilliance

    (1 reviews)

    Deborah Gandolfo is an accomplished pianist who is available for weddings, parties, fundraisers, and other occasions. Her styles include classical, jazz standard, pop, and Broadway.

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  • Musician & Entertainment Agent

    Coolen Entertainment

    Dick Coolen is one of the friendly solo musicians who have been providing fun and easy-going entertainment services for any event for more than 50 years already.

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  • Customized Wedding Piano Music

    Iovanne Music Academy, Jennifer Iovanne, Piano and Voice LLC

    Get in touch with Jennifer Iovanne if you want to hire a musician who provides customized music for weddings and other events. She is a seasoned professional pianist and vocalist.

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  • Musician-Bandleader-Songwriter

    BCD Entertainment

    If you want to hire a musician with over 14 years of experience, check out BCD Entertainment. They offer services for coffee houses, weddings, memorial services, job sites, and more.

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  • Bagpipe Musician

    Seattle's Bagpiper Neil Hubbard

    Neil Hubbard offers professional bagpipe music entertainment for weddings, memorials, anniversaries, funerals, birthdays, fundraisers, events, and more. He also has over 22 years of experience.

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  • Ukulele Playing, Song Writing, Singing & Lessons

    Ty's Uke Playing and Custom Song Writing

    Hire musician Alison Rosen if you need a freestyle ukulele player and singer for your dinner or party. She is also available to write original songs and teach ukulele lessons.

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  • Electric & Upright Bass Guitarist

    Shane Smith

    Hire musician Shane Smith if you want to learn how to play bass professionally. She does many different styles such as rock, metal, funk, jazz, country, soul, and even avant-garde, among others.

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Best of 2015

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  1. #1 Monica Schley

    (8 reviews)

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  2. #2 Sunchasers

    (5 reviews)

    Riley M.

    Tandy and Jason were nothing short of amazing. I hired them to sing a song to my GF at a dinner date I had planned for her. They went out of their way to help me keep it a secret/surprise and were in constant communication so that it went off without a hitch. My girl was absolutely blown away. Their rendition of "I see fire" by Ed Sheeran was simply beautiful, and they had the whole restaurant floored by the time they were done. I HIGHLY recommend them.

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  3. #3 Mary Dessein

    (3 reviews)

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  4. #4 Dan Kramlich Music

    (3 reviews)

    Jim G.

    Dan is a true professional. He arrived early to set up and provided an absolutely amazing evening of beautiful Holiday music. I will be looking forward to workining with Dan again in the very near future. ****Highly Recommended

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“Need a Solo Musician Who Can Play Foot-Stompin Music for a General Party”

Deming, WA

Event type
General event/party
Event duration
3 hour(s)
Details
outdoor, in covered arena, chili-cook-off.....looking for musician(s) who can play "foot-stompin'" music for 2-3 hours. Thanks!
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“Need a Solo Musician for Birthday Party”

Tacoma, WA

Event type
Birthday party
Event duration
3 hour(s)
Details
Tex mex,country classics,George jones,Tammy Wynette,Johnny cash etc
$400
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