In just a couple of hours, Harry was able to get me to think about musical patterns in a way that I never imagined. I had trouble being able to pinpoint the key in the songs I sang and he was there to correct me along the way until I was able to instantly locate the key to any song I listened to.
Music University student
Harry's teaching was very insightful and he got me to instantly understand how I can retain a song I've learned on the piano by knowing simple theory behind it but in a very streamlined and organic way. I started to play a new song immediately by ear and that was in just one lesson!
Middle School Teacher
Harry completely changed the way I think about playing at the piano. He focused attention on technique, meticulously playing by ear, showed me how to save loads of time in my practice and get me to learn twice as fast. His advice is worth well over the price.
The Harry Rios Band has provided music for both our daughters' weddings. Our guests were so impressed with their performance that they just had to know more about them. This is a most professional and exceptionally talented group of musicians. They took great care to see our music selections were performed and had a crowd-pleasing repertoire of their own! It has been a joy to have them be a part of our special wedding events.
We appreciate Harry and his professionalism. the music was fantastic. I had asked Harry for a mix of Jazz and they gave us just that. Our audience was delighted and we have heard great comments on the show. I as the Executive Director found it very easy to arrange booking and smooth communications with Harry.
Arts Council of Greater Palatka, FL
Harry Rios made the cocktail hour at our Daughters Wedding, unforgettable with his renditions of beautiful songs, and magnificent piano playing. He was very professional, kind, warm, and always smiling. Several of our friends had requested his business card for their own upcoming future parties. Thank you Harry Rios...You Rocked It....
Bride and Groom....never experienced live music like this, and to have it played at their wedding day in their honor, swelled their hearts with love and joy....
Dear Mr. Rios:
The League of Women Voters of Volusia County enjoyed your performance at our holiday party at the Oak Terrace Restaurant in DeLand. We were amazed by your extensive repertoire. Your voice is captivating. Your performance greatly enhanced the spirit of the event.We hope to work with you in the future.
Claudia R., President
We hired the Harry L. Rios Trio to perform at a Black History Month event playing jazz standards written, sung or composed by a black musician. Some comments from the event include 'Very professional', 'awesome', and 'Our Black History Month planners were very busy during the event, however the band was punctual and professional and we did not have to worry about the entertainment for the evening. All we had to do was sit back and relax!'
Please take my sincere thanks concerning the referral of Harry Rios for my wedding. I called you about 6 months ago in a panic . You referred Mr. Rios to me and I cannot thank you enough for that phone call. Harry truly changed the experience of my wedding day. He was beyond professional, as I have known from Stetson grads, and created an atmosphere transformed by music. I was floored by his talent and ease throughout the day, as were my guests. Thank you again for helping me and continuing to share the joy of music,"