Joe Costello

Scottsdale, AZ

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have professional experience as a in-demand working drummer. I've been in the recording studio, I have toured and I play a variety of musical genres.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love teaching drums and watching the progress of my students. It's great to see their dreams turn into a reality.

Location

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Background check

Complete

Years in business

45

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Natasha H. Mar 5, 2014
    Drum Lessons
    Verified Review
    I set up a surprise drum lesson with Joe Costello for my husbands birthday. Joe worked with our crazy schedule even when we had to reschedule. He was patient with me and answered all my questions. My husband said Joe adapted to his skill level and quickly figured out how to best use their time. Also the sound system setup was loud and clear. He was friendly and gave my husband confidence.
    Joe C. Mar 5, 2014

    Natasha, thx so much for the kind words. To be honest, your husband will be someone I call to sub for me in the future if he's interested. He is better then both of you might realize ;)

  • Ethan W. Feb 10, 2014
    Joe has been our son's teacher and musical mentor for 2 years and counting. He is a brilliant musician and an inspirational teacher. I recommend Joe with a full six stars.
    Joe C. Mar 5, 2014

    Thx so much Ethan...as you know, it is a joy to teach your son

  • John P. Jan 13, 2014
    Drum Lessons
    Verified Review
    Excellent! Joe is very responsive and flexible. He is an active drummer who is hip but yet very experienced. My son loves working with him. Additionally he will reduce stress by coming to your house for lessons. Could not be happier.
    Joe C. Jan 13, 2014

    Thank you so much for such a kind review!!

  • Kay G. Dec 27, 2013
    great easy to work with= punctual and professional
    Joe C. Dec 28, 2013

    Thank you Kay!!

  • June K. Dec 16, 2013
    Joe has been my sons drum teacher for several years. Joe is extremely talented, organized, patient, professional, and encouraging. My son looks forward to his weekly lessons with Joe. Since working with Joe, my son's drumming skills have improved, along with his drive to learn.
    Joe C. Dec 16, 2013

    Thank you June!

  • Jeff H. Dec 13, 2013
    Joe has been fantastic to learn from. He is an extremely talented drummer himself which is very motivating for me. Joe makes sure you master the basics but does so using fun exercises. He had me playing along with my first Green Day song in no time ... which is awesome. I highly recommend Joe as a teacher, its time I look forward to every week.
    Joe C. Dec 13, 2013

    Thanks Jeff!!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I take lessons myself from time to time and I am constantly reviewing new ideas, exersices and techniques on YouTube and other drum related sites.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Very simply... 1/2 lesson fee and a 1 hour lesson fee. If I come to your home, a 1 hour lesson is the minimum plus I charge a $10 travel fee.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
It has happened over time. People would see me out performing and come up to me and ask if I would teach them. I was also approached by schools to hold drum clinics to encourage the music students to follow their dreams.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I mainly teach lessons in my studio or at my student's home.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently held a free drum clinic sponsored by my endorsement companies Boso drumsticks, Bosphorus cymbals and KickPort International. I was my 4th clinic but only my first as an endorsed drummer. It was a proud moment.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
You need someone with a breath of knowledge and can teach beginners up to advanced. Patience is very important especially when working with younger students and beginners.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I am a college trained musician and I have gained all my experiences being a live playing professional musician. I'm not just book smart but street smart as well.