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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Greg L.
Verified review

Guitar and drum lessons. James is amazing. Personable, easy going, and professional. Teaches according to student's abilities and desires. Can learn any song you want to learn and then show you in a manner you can handle.

  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan B.
Verified review

My son Max has been taking drum lessons from Blake for almost a year. He hit the ground running from day one, teaching the basics including reading music which I believe every musician should know. Blake's methods and personality have made drum lessons enjoyable and Max looks forwarded to his weekly sessions. I would absolutely recommend Blake to anyone interested in learning to play the drums.

Damien Smith Productions
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lezlie K.
Verified review

My son has been taking drum lessons from Damien for the past 8 years now. Damien plays many instruments including drums, guitar, and bass. He is always a professional. He walks the students out after each lesson to say a quick hello to the parent. He is always well dressed and treats each lesson as important. He is an extremely talented musician and I'm so happy we found him. My son still looks forward to seeing him each week after all these years, and really has become a great drummer under Damien's instruction.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level. Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary. Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute. I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.

DrumLessonsInLA.com
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Cosme P.
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I wanted to start drum lessons in the area and didn't know where to start. A friend mentioned and recommended Stefano. He's a great teacher and definitely knows his stuff. His experience has allowed me to go at my own pace while integrating theory he's taught me and implementing them in my drum playing.

  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
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I started taking drum lessons later in life as I've always wanted to learn. After a great birthday present from a friend I started lessons with Mike. He is great at listening to what I wanted to learn and was very, very patient with me. I've always had trouble reading music but he taught me in no time and made the lessons very fun and interesting. He let me pick the songs I wanted to learn and he would even play along to help me get it right! Mike is a very talented drummer, musician and teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning the drums, he'll have you playing in no time!!

Alex's Drum Lessons
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Scott C.
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As a former professional musician, I have had a lot of experience with music instructors, and know what qualities make a great teacher. Alex has been my son's drum teacher for seven years now, and has done an outstanding job. He is patient, clear in his instruction, and challenges my son to reach his full potential. Although my son is only 11, he's begun playing with an intermediate-level improvisation class in town that is made up of teens and adults, and has been excelling. I know there is no way he would have gotten this far without Alex's guidance and encouragement. When Alex moved to California a couple of years ago, I was concerned that his lessons with my son would not be as strong without his actual presence. However, we have maintained weekly lessons via skype, and the lessons have been as strong as ever. We also send him short clips during the week of my son's progress, and we get almost instant feedback and guidance. Alex has also taken the time to get to know my son, including his other interests and sensibilities. I can't imagine a better teacher for my son. We feel very blessed. I give Alex my strongest endorsement.

  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

Frank is a great teacher. I have progressed in my drum skills since working with him.

Dynamic Drum School
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P.
Verified review

My son has been taking drum lessons with Chris for over two years. He really loves it. I don't have to beg him to practice, he always does it on his own. Chris always is fun and so positive with my son. He is a really great role model for young kids. You can tell he really loves to teach. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Drum Lessons with Geo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doxa C.
Verified review

Geo is a very good drummer with a great attitude!!! I took lessons with him for over two years and thoroughly enjoyed my time. He has a cool approach to the drum kit that makes you look comfortable and relaxed when playing. He is experienced and knows how to quickly help you where you lack. He is patient and nice! Highly recommended for both experienced players and beginners!

Music Lessons from Home
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Ali D.
Verified review

Ken is an excellent teacher. He taught my son, JT, guitar lessons for about 3 years. Ken is very patient and motivational, which was very necessary as my son was quite young at the time, . He has an incredible way of connecting with his students.. Ken was able to make the lesson fun for my son and focused on the kind of music JT liked to play. I would recommend Ken to anyone wanting to learn how to play the guitar!

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

My grandson took lessons on the drums from Dave which were really great. He became a very good drummer but James also became interested in the keyboard and guitar, so along with his drum lessons Dave would give him beginner lessons on the other instruments which gave James an even greater love for music. Dave has a great way with his students and is available to the parents that may have questions or concerns. Many times Dave went above and beyond what was required of him. James has had a very positive experience with Dave and I would highly recommend him to any body that wants to learn drums.

Randy White Drum Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alex T.
Verified review

Over the years I've had many drum instructors, but Randy is the only one that I've stayed with. He is top notch and I can't recommend him enough whether you're a beginner or experienced player. Randy's expertise is in jazz, but he can play and teach any genre including latin, rock, and afro cuban. I can ask him for guidance on how to approach any song and he'll help me with both technical and conceptual ideas. His support has helped me become a more confident and musical drummer.

  • 3 years in business
Roberto V.
Verified review

Ulises is an enthusiastic and honest person who also happens to play killer drums, he follows a great method so his classes are well structured and thought out. You will do no wrong in hiring him.

Ty Dennis Drum Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Dennis C.
Verified review

Ty became my instructor from a referral. Along with his extensive experience he brings a very patient and fun atmosphere. He taught me to play my favorite song in the 1st month. Highly recommended!

  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I'm a private drum teacher specializing in children ages 7 and up. My program is a fool proof method of what I call "break down to build up" meaning that we strip the drum set down to just the snare drum and we learn each drum one at a time. So that we are not overwhelmed with the whole drum set all at once. I'm in the business of building strong self esteem, so let's get to drumming. If you cant come to my studio in vista then I will come to you especially if you have other children. If you don't have drums I will provide my own until you can afford your own.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I have been drumming since junior high and been playing all styles. I am, currently, seeking students to teach basic drum beats as well as stage performance. I've played in the Hollywood scene in the 80s and specialized in showmanship and performance. My availability is flexible, and will have to come to you for lessons My rate is $30 an hour I currently play for Chasom Rad band . You can google us to check out performances

About

I play the drums for Black Flag and now have a break from tour. I'm available for anything drum related, including lessons, session work, shows, etc. I have been teaching drums and guitar lessons for 5 years. The following are some of my experience: * Touring: - Black Flag -- 2014 - Stone Sour (opening band) -- 2014 * A few of the producers I've worked with include the following: - CJ Eriksson, 2013 (Credits -- U2, Incubus, Matchbox 20) - Dave Fortman, 2013 (Credits -- Slipknot, Godsmack, and Evanescence) - Ethan Kaufmann, 2013 (Credits -- Avril Lavigne) - Greg Ginn, 2014 (Credits -- Black Flag)

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I am 27 years old and have been playing both the drums and guitar for as long as I can remember. I took lessons myself for several years, and I would like to pass my knowledge on.

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I can teach your children how to play drums. I can teach them with my own drum kit or with theirs, depending on where you live and if I can travel to you or not.

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We offer professional and fun classes with a teacher of 30 years. We provide recitals and stage shows twice a year. We have drum, piano, and voice students. We have art classes by a teacher and Disney artist.

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