Owner + Musical Director
Music in Tahoe was founded in 2008 by Reno/Tahoe local Isaac Freed, a formally trained musician and stellar DJ/MC. Today, Music in Tahoe has grown into a highly-talented team of DJs, musicians and sound/lighting professionals who work collectively to provide a highly personalized experience for clients who want music to tell the story of their relationship and guide the journey of their wedding day. More than simply wedding DJs, our team is creating a personalized soundtrack for your big day. We not only curate playlists but mix/blend/beat match, play live music, create custom arrangements of favorite songs, write original compositions, and deploy the right technology to create unforgettable events.
With musicians who have logged serious tour miles and stage time with well known acts, as well as actively performing in the local Reno/Tahoe music scene, Music in Tahoe is fluent across a wide range of genres including jazz, classical, Americana, funk, soul, top 40, hip hop, and latin styles. Working collaboratively with each couple, we use a meticulous pre-event planning process to ensure that every musical aspect of the event matches your vision and flows seamlessly with the timeline of your day. From the most formal indoor soirees to completely off grid affairs, Music in Tahoe specializes in creating magical musical moments that make for a truly unforgettable experience.
Milton brings unique flavor and an incredible amount of talent to the team. Milton plays the guitar masterfully, speaks fluently in Spanish and English and DJs to top it off! Milton's guitar playing stands out and he has made tasteful arrangements of modern pop music, classic hits, latin favorites and more. Milton grew up in Boston, MA and has lived in Spain, Palm Desert, Santa Barbara and now resides in Reno, NV.
Milton has shared the stage with many top-tier artists; Ozomatli, Michael Franti, George Benson, Jay Leno, Jessey Cook and The Doobie Brothers. If you're looking for a highly-talented guitarist, bilingual emcee and energized DJ for your wedding than Milton is the best fit for you!
Max grew up surrounded by music, thanks to his family who enjoyed a wide range of genres and styles. Max's formal musical education started with piano and then saxophone but 2000s EDM and its power to fuse songs together into something that feels both fresh and nostalgic was an irresistible pull that got him into DJing. Max enjoys blending different styles and finding new sounds within this artform. 'DJing, to me, is a storytelling experience. While individual songs tell short tales, blending them together produces a novel-like experience, unique to each event or session.' Max has performed at many different events and functions, from intimate gatherings to crowded nightclubs since he began in 2010.
Working with Music in Tahoe came as a happy accident; Max and his wife Ingrid had Milton Merlos perform at their wedding in 2021. They were impressed by Milton's professionalism and ability to craft an extraordinary mix with a diverse array of music that they had requested. A few months later, Max and Isaac connected and led to Max joining the team of exceptional DJs and musicians. 'Although I enjoy DJing in many different settings, weddings hold a special place in my heart. Crafting a unique musical experience for our couples is a true delight, and I enjoy the challenge of tailoring mixes to our couples' collective tastes. Every mix I make is one-of-a-kind, making sure the music is spot-on and unique.'