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from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Craig D.
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My son (6 years old) began taking lessons from Eddie about 9 months ago. I wondered if that might be too young to start formal lessons. I was forced to take piano lessons as a child, and it was not a great experience. Eddie has such a warm sense of humor and hospitality that he immediately put my son at ease. Eddie is truly gifted not only as drummer, but as a teacher. He is extremely creative and finds a way to connect with each of his students individually. We are incredibly thankful to have found a teacher who absolutely understands how to reach students of all ages and skill levels. He makes learning fun and is not afraid to stray from his lesson plan if you find a song you really want to learn. Eddie is the BEST!

Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly D.
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Quick and easy to coordinate piano lessons for my six year old.

Reverb Lessons - Scottsdale
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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I was brand new to guitar when I started lessons with Richard. He is great at taking things at the pace you need and being patient with a new student. He is also very flexible with schedule and length of lessons, so you can work lessons into a busy schedule. His knowledge of music theory was evident in his instruction, and he imparted this information at appropriate times as I learned the practical side of playing. I enjoyed our lessons, as I felt like I made progress, but they were fun at the same time. Richard is very receptive of your input and the direction you want lessons to go. He'll focus on what you want to learn and the songs you want to learn. Overall, I was impressed with his skill and ability to teach, and would highly recommend him!

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Robert C.
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I took lessons with Maryanne for several years. She is a brilliant, inspiring guitarist and a great teacher! She is also a warm, thoughtful, beautiful human being. I would enthusiastically recommend her!

The Drummer's Den
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cecilia H.
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My daughter started drumming lessons with Bryan when she was seven years old. Four years later, she is still drumming with Bryan and looks forward to her lessons every week! Bryan is patient and plays along with my daughter until she perfects a beat. He keeps his lessons interesting and fun!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Isaiah V.
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I've been taking lessons with Lou for around 4 years and he is great. It got me out of sticking to one style of music and becoming more open to jazz, Latin, and other styles of music which have helped me become a better player in jazz band at school. I would defiantly check out taking lessons at drum chops, you start our simple and move one to more advanced stuff.

Alex Sanders
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alison C.
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Alex has really made an impression on my 7 yo son and he has only had two lessons. He practices guitar nearly every day and is showing me how to play without getting my thumb lasered off. (This is apparently what happens if one’s thumb is visible above the neck). Alex is very good with my son even though his attention span is short. He is showing him the correct way to hold and play the guitar and my son is really enjoying the lessons. So far, Alex has been very conscientious and reliable. I would certainly recommend him as a guitar instructor.

  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam M.
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Jim has been an excellent teacher for my 2 seven-year old boys. He is very methodical, each lesson building on the previous lessons. I am a musician (piano, trumpet, trombone) so I appreciate that Jim is teaching my boys how to be musicians, not just showing them how to beat the drums. At first I was skeptical about the need for an hour-long lesson, but now I know that there is an awful lot to being a true drummer. I highly recommend Jim to anyone, young or old, looking to learn how to play the drums.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
William D.
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Matt has been an amazing resource in his teaching methods. I am new to drumming completely and Matt was able to give me the tools to build a solid foundation of proper techniques. He really focused on what methods could improve my current progress. Thank you Matt!

Valley Drum Studio
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Memory B.
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Karl is amazing and we are lucky to have found him.

Strum University
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Janet H.
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Wonderful place and exceptional guitar teacher!! Nick's knowledge, talent, support and pure passion for music translates into the perfect teacher!!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Hello! After studying drumset performance at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, I have recently relocated to Phoenix, Arizona to begin teaching and performing. I first began studying percussion and drumset over eight years ago; since then, I have performed in major venues and festivals including the Monterey Jazz Festival (California), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), Frederick P. Rose Hall (New York City), and Carnegie Hall (New York City). Additionally, I have performed with notable artists such as Brice Winston, Charles McPherson, Ray Drummond, and Jason Carder. I have had extensive experience performing and teaching many styles of music including jazz, rock, hip hop, and latin. However, I am just as enthusiastic about teaching beginners the basic fundamentals of percussion and the drumset. My home studio, located just off of 46th St. and Chandler Blvd. in Ahwatukee, is fully equipped with two drumsets and other teaching materials. But I will commute to students' homes/studios for lessons, if requested. I look forward to meeting and working with you!


I offer drum lessons. I've been teaching students of all ages, from beginner to advanced, drawing from my many years of professional experience in the studio and live playing as well as touring. We combine what the student is interested in (more so for advanced) and what they need work on. To get you playing with less effort, more control, better ideas, on top of a very solid groove, I am using traditional books and years of teaching experience. I also offer music lessons, covering beginning piano. The student learns how to read and play notes, rhythms, chords, melodies and scales. I also teach bass guitar. The students will learn to read rhythms, notes on instrument and scales, approach to good technique, articulation and read tab and standard music.


I have been playing and making music for 11 years now and want to pass on my skills to other people who have the same passion that I do. Along with music, I also swim and work as a lifeguard, and I have all the certifications needed to keep you safe in and around pool.

  • 22 years in business

I am one person teaching multiple children on multiple instruments. I get siblings to play music together and absolutely love it. I have abundant proof of typical results that i get at the website provided. I have many, many more youtube channels filled with my students videos. Getting one child to play numerous instruments is my forte.

  • 14 years in business

We are the areas only music business that started out as a drum lessons only teaching facility. We have been in the East Valley for over 10 years and have had outstanding success with meeting our students needs. This stems from our concept of teaching what the student want to learn the most!


We're providing the Mesa community with the highest-quality music instruction. We offer lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, drums, and more to students of all ages and ability levels. Musician's Choice provides students with lots of performance opportunities that you simply won't find anywhere else. We offer a complimentary assessment and look forward to being your studio of choice. We understand that there are many options out there, but when it comes to excellence, convenience and professionalism, we hope to be the option to beat.


Lot's of pint up energy and loves the bang on things, if that's your kid then what better then start them with drum lessons. I am a 15 year experienced drummer (studio, live, and all practice situations) ready to give your child lessons to hopefully start them on a path to musical success. I specialize in kids from 5-12, because I have 5 brothers and sisters under the age 7. All you need is sticks and a pad and I'll do the rest. Let's start your son or daughter soon.

  • 9 years in business


I am providing drum lessons to ages 7 and up. I have been teaching for 5 years. I have cheap prices for the lesson you will receive. You will be playing a beat in two weeks. Call me.

  • 10 years in business

My name is Zachary Smith. I'm a 22-year-old Arizona native, and I have been learning and playing music since I was about 10 years old. I have a superior ear for this hobby that I've grown to love so much! I have played the trumpet, drums and guitar (strings) well enough to teach others sufficiently regardless of playing level and have played piano, sax, flute and french horn well enough to teach someone in their beginning years.

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