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Bettencourt Drumming
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott G.
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My 9yo son takes drum lessons from Neil and loves him as an instructor, motivator, and great person he is. Neil is clearly passionate about drumming and keeps us parents up to date on how things are progressing, even bringing his own equipment to play along, learn, and have fun. I can already see (hear) my son's progress after a few months, and plan to continue working with Neil for many years. Highly recommended!

  • 16 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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These were my first voice lessons ever. Lessons are fun. Deborah has lots of helpful advice and encouragement.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adrian W.
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Art gave drum lessons to my then 9 year old daughter. He was great! He was always punctual, came prepared, was patient with her, kept it fun and gave good, clear homework assignments. I highly recommend him.

Play it Forward Music School
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tiana K.
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Nick has been providing guitar lessons for my daughter for over a year now. He style is fun, engaging, and hip. Highly recommend his expertise!

Laura D.
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Matthias has been giving my son drum lessons for almost 5 years. He is an outstanding teacher and knows just the way to relate to young people and keep them interested. He is also a terrific drummer.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Korie L.
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Henry Reed is a very good drum teacher. He has been working with my son for 6 months now and we have seen incredible progress. He is patience and very informative in his lessons. I highly recommend using him.

DeRose Drums
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Isabella L.
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Joe is a great teacher and a wonderful mentor. I have taken lessons from him since 2014 and he has taught me many lessons about drumming but also lessons about life and how to become a better musician. He is very kind and willing to help you in any way he can. If you are searching to start drumset for the very first time or you are looking to fine-tune your skills, he is the person to go to. Each lesson I learn something new and they can be structured around something I need to improve on or something brand new that I would like to learn. I truly believe that he is THE BEST drum teacher I have ever had.

The Guitar Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Scott A.
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    I have taken guitar lessons from Chris for quite a while. He is a joy to work with and has developed his own customized approach to teaching. He is amazingly talented and makes learning easy and fun. Sadly I must keep my day job, but that isn't Chris's fault! Scott A.

    Drum and Guitar Lessons
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 22 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Ping H.
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    I had my first drum lesson with Mike Hoffmann today. He is a very professional and I had also fun learning from him. He is excellent and I am happy. Ping Haas

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Alexis L.
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    Ward is very helpful in helping me properly learn how to maneuver different styles to playing drums. He's very encouraging and made me feel very comfortable playing at my own pace. He's very mature, and experienced- I'm very delighted in having him as a Drum Teacher!

    Eyal Satat - Drum Lessons
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jasmine G.
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    I have been taking drum lessons with Eyal for two years. I have grown so much as a musician and as a person from my time with Eyal. He pushes me to practice and to love the drums, in a supportive, kind way. I can't thank him enough for how much he has helped me!

    Benson Music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 18 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Cat P.
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    Great instructor. Thorough and knowledgable. I played two drum beats on my first drum lesson and I had never played drums before. I progressed rapidly and after 6 months can comfortably play with a band.

    La Playa Music School
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Alyse C.
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    Alex is one in a million! He teaches music through a structural perspective rather than by the more traditional method of learn a note here, learn a note there (I haven't played the piano since I was a child, but I still cringe at the memory of the tedious and monotonous scales, finger exercises and simplified classical pieces I used to have to play). Alex's lessons are anything but tedious, and, even though I am essentially a beginner (having forgotten everything I learned as a child), I feel like I am well on my way to having a deeper understanding of what I am playing because I have a developing understanding how it works. I feel like I am learning the language of music through total immersion rather than by the textbook method of learning how to read the notes. I now listen to and hear music differently, and there is much I am learning on my own. I am especially pleased with the way Alex tailors my lessons around what I want to do rather than what he thinks I should do. As a result, I am learning to play jazz piano rather the stuff I was forced to play as a child (unless I want to, of course, in which case he would teach me that). And the best part (as if it could get better)? Alex is so enthusiastic about what he does that it is contagious and makes working with him a sheer joy. There is not much I look forward to and enjoy more than my lessons with Alex. Needless to say, I highly recommend Alex Balmaceda for anyone who is interested in learning more about music than simply reading and playing the notes.

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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    I am offering drum lessons to kids and adults in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Fun, flexible and affordable. Please contact me for more details. Have a great day!

    Thomas Gettys
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Anh O.
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      Thomas is great with the kids. So focused on them and enthusiastic. My son, who has not liked music or playing an instrument, recently signed up with Thomas for drumming lessons. He's like a new kid. LOVES it!

      About

      Hi! I can teach guitar, drums, breakdancing, ballroom dancing, etc. I am versatile and have studied music and dancing for 10 years. The first lesson is free!

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      Guitar/Drum Teacher, San Diego County, California January 2006-Current Independent Contractor • High school music teacher (Pacific Academy, Encinitas, CA) • Private and group lessons • Leading students from beginner to advanced skill sets • Influence students to practice and become skilled musicians Music Camp Instructor, Encinitas, California June 2010- August 2012 ARIMAW Productions • Week long music camps for kids ages 4-12 • Instructed and managed 10-20 per week • Taught and directed musical performances weekly • Inspired dedication and consistency with campers

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      Hey, folks! I'm Nick, a touring and recording drummer from Oakland who has played and still plays all around the world. Drumming is my favorite thing to do. Check out my super extensive music resume at my website. I teach drums privately in my Oakland studio, at some of my students' homes, at the School of Rock at both of the Bay Area locations in San Francisco and San Mateo (these kids are amazing!), I teach as a substitute at the Academy of Language and Music Arts in Orinda, CA, and is exploring music in San Jose. I don't believe in one-size-fits-all music teaching. With that in mind, I tailor my lessons to each individual student's needs and interests. We start with the kind of music that you love most, and we slowly work outward from there, expanding the concepts. I've played and taught jazz (everything, from swing to seriously advanced Elvin Jones and Tony Williams' jazz drumming), hip-hop, R&B, indie rock, metal (blast beats and double bass), Afro-Beat (Gnawa rhythms, etc.), Southern Indian music, experimental and improvised playing, etc. We'll work on whatever you really want to do. Do you want to just learn the basics? Okay! Do you want to learn to play for fun in a garage band? Great! Do you want to be the next drummer for Slayer? Awesome! Do you want to learn drums, so you can produce better hip-hop beats on your MPC? Let's do it!

      • 7 years in business
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      Tom Metropoulos, drum instructor in San Mateo, Bay Area, California, is offering lessons at San Mateo Piano,

      About

      Hi everyone, I am a multi-instrumentalist offering beginner/intermediate guitar, bass and drum lessons for students of all ages in the South Bay area. Many studies show that learning a musical instrument helps improve performance on cognitive tasks, increases the capacity of your memory, fosters your self-expression, boosts your self-confidence, relieves stress and above all else is fun! I am 27 years old and have been involved with various bands and session gigs throughout the Bay Area. I have been playing drums for over 16 years and have approximately 11 years of experience with guitar and bass. I have had many great experiences over the years in teaching music to friends and family. I recently began offering my music instruction services professionally and have had a lot of success with students as young as 7 and as old as 56. My lessons are structured based on your level of experience and musical tastes. I find that it is more fun and effective to integrate music lessons with a student's favorite music. You will not only be learning how to play an instrument but will also learn how to play some of your favorite songs along the way! After a few of my beginner guitar/bass lessons, you will be able to learn the following: • Identify and play basic chords • Use different beginner guitar/bass techniques such as bends, hammer-ons and tremolo picking • Perform basic maintenance of your instrument such as tuning by ear and restringing your guitar/bass • Read and interpret guitar/bass tablature Ultimately, my goal with every student is to help make music a lifetime hobby for them. I understand that learning a new instrument can be very intimidating for some people; instead of focusing on more complex topics like scales and music theory, my aim for beginners is to help build up their confidence by teaching fun songs, iconic riffs, fun beats and cool techniques that show immediate results. I offer one-hour instruction of the instrument of your choice (guitar, bass or drums) for $35. This is a flat rate, and I will not charge extra if you have friends or family who would like to learn alongside you during our lessons! Guitar/bass lessons can be taught either at your home, my apartment or a place of your choosing (i.e. coffee shop, park, etc). Drum lessons can only be taught at your home. I have extra guitars that you can use for the duration of our lessons if needed. Please shoot me an e-mail if you are interested, so we can discuss your availability, level of experience and music tastes. Thanks!

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      Need a Drum Teacher

      San Francisco, CA

      • Student age
        26-55
      • Drum type
        Traditional drum kit
      • Able to read music?
        Percussion notation: No, Sheet music: No, Understands note durations and rests: No, Can't read music: Yes
      • Does student have drums?
        Other (Plan on getting an electric drum kit...)
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once a week
      • Lesson length
        60 minutes
      • Day preference
        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
      • Time preference
        Early morning (before 9am), Evening (after 6pm)
      • Details
        I've been a musician for 15 years. I have been primarily playing guitar, but also jam with folks on drums. I can jam to any pop song... I want to get really good and technical. I want to learn how to play jazz.
      • $53.33
        Average price

      Need drum lessons

      Emeryville, CA

      • Student age
        26-55
      • Drum type
        Traditional drum kit
      • Able to read music?
        Percussion notation: No, Sheet music: No, Understands note durations and rests: No, Can't read music: Yes
      • Does student have drums?
        Other (at first, then will buy)
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once or twice a month
      • Lesson length
      • Day preference
        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
      • Time preference
        Early morning (before 9am), Morning (9am-noon)
      • Details
        want to work on: sticking technique (military grip) rudiments grooves increase speed, control learn various rhythms
      • $45
        Average price
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