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3 years in business
5 hires on Thumbtack
Interested musical styles
I have always wanted to take drum lessons, so I finally took the first step and found a local teacher. I thought it would take me a few tries before I found someone who I liked working with and learning from, but after my first meeting with Ryan, I was in! He allows you to work with him for one session to see if he is right for you and during that time I noticed that he was able to recognize my methods for learning and absorbing information, he explained what my next few lessons would be like and asked me what I would like to get out of this. I could tell he has been teaching for quite some time. It's not difficult to find someone who is good at playing drums, but to find someone who also has the passion and proper teaching methods down is even better...I am lucky to be a student of his! Ryan is a great instructor who goes above and beyond, he is always available for questions if you're practicing at home and when you're ready to buy your kit he will offer his assistance in finding the right set for you. I highly recommend trying him out whether you are a noobie like me or a drum inthusiast already!! Thanks Ryan!!Apr 14, 2016
I had my first drum lesson with Ryan and I'm very impressed with his teaching style. Ryan made me feel comfortable and inspired me at the same time. Ryan seems to really care about his students and is very patient with me. Ryan was able to make the lesson fun while also being very instructive. I look forward to many more lessons with Ryan.Jan 15, 2016Verified
Ryan has been great with my son... exactly what my son needed, nothing short of outstanding. Highly recommended!Dec 19, 2015Verified
Ryan is a patient teacher and was great at helping me build my confidence! As an adult student, I really appreciated his feedback and customization of each lesson.Sep 26, 2015
Taking drum lessons as a Mom/adult has been amazing for my life! Ryan encouraged me to start playing to help my son. I had no idea it would be such a profound experience for me. I highly recommend Ryan as a drum instructor for all ages and abilities!Sep 24, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$50 for one hour lesson - once every two weeks per month $50 for one hour lesson - once every week per month $30 for one half-hour lesson every week per month - for ages under 8 Payment made in advance of lessons each month.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Phone interview and Q/A between instructor and client to determine a good fit. Then, one-month up front payments are taken and a time slot is created for you.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. I've studied drums with noted drummers Karl Latham and Gregg Bissonette. I also continue to seek further instruction whenever possible.