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Bettencourt Drumming
from 42 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Steve H.
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Neil has been awesome and I have learned so much since I started taking drum lessons with Neil about a year ago. I had been a recreational drummer for many years but was lacking guidance to take my drumming to the next level. Neil has a great program that focuses on reading music, playing rudiments and learning various drum beats for rock, funk and more. Neil also play bass, which has been a great accompaniment for practice sessions. In addition, Neil has given me great insights into practicing better with my band, tips for playing live and how to become a better musician in general. Very highly recommended!!

Dynamic Drumming
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Brian J.
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I'm an intermediate level drummer who was seeking lessons to help bring my playing to the next level and I found Brian Fruechtenicht here on thumbtack. I have to say, having taken drum lessons before that this experience has been unlike any other. Brian's novel approach may seem unorthodox if you come into lessons with any preconceived notion of what drum lessons should be like, however his unique take on them (not to mention his enthusiasm) really conveys a lot of the practical knowledge that helps change good drummers into great drummers. In my own drumming, I feel like my style had become rote, but Brian helped me find more creativity behind the kit. I play for a band and I have to say even that sounds leagues better since beginning lessons with Brian Fruechtenicht, and those lessons tend to be some of the most fun I have all week. Brian Fruechtenicht gets a high recommendation from me!

  • 16 years in business
  • 36 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.

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ibis V.
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I strongly recommend Diego as an excellent professor of piano, who really motivates students to develop their ability. He gave piano lessons to my older daughter for more than 5 years since she was in high school, until some months ago. I am very grateful to Diego for encouraging Almudena, my daughter, to find a way of expressing herself through music.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemary Y.
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It is my first time learning drum, and I am very glad that I met Andre, a very professional and experienced drum teacher. He is very patient, observant, and friendly. Each class he makes sure you understand the materials from previous lessons, and he also shows you the best way to approach new materials. Each week I can feel that I make actual progress step by step. No matter if you are a beginner or an experienced drummer, Andre would be an excellent choice for you!

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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.

  • 26 years in business
  • 10 hires 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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
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I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

DeRose Drums
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

  • 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.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Manny G.
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I am manny and he was drum teacher and my advisory and he’s good got great timing , good rythym and has many great teaching lessons that won’t make you forget of those lessons

  • 21 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sarah K.
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I highly recommend music lessons with Leonid at Percussion Player. He is a dedicated and skilled teacher with an extremely impressive professional resume. You can tell that Leonid is passionate about both music and teaching. He brings his insight and humor to his teaching style, and he makes sure to keep me challenged, but never discouraged. He can teach every musical style imaginable, but especially encourages me to learn music that I personally enjoy. His teaching style incorporates a perfect balance of technique, theory, and performance. Whenever he models an excerpt from the piece we are working on, I am inspired by his artistry and expressivity. The studio is another bonus. I've been to other studios, and compared with them, this one is seriously impressive! There are two drum sets, a xylophone, assorted hand drums, and a piano -- all of which Leonid is equally qualified to teach.

Steve Trovao Drums
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Linda C.
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I have been taking drum lessons from Steve Trovao for about a year and a half now. And am having the time of my life, I have seen Steve teach students as young as three and as old as me, Im 52. He is a versatile teacher in that he adapts to every students needs and has amazing patience. I have been learning the blues, and have seen Steve at many venues from rock, blues, jazz,swing, reggae and many more styles, in which he uses in his teaching. I am looking forward to continuing my education with Steve.

Music Lessons
from 1 review
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Suzy A.
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I've never been musically inclined, and he found the instrument that I could easily learn on, then taught me to play in terms even I could understand. Thanks Mike!

La Playa Music School
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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Doing Music Lessons provides fun, engaging music lessons in the East Bay and beyond. We offer lessons on the primary rhythm instruments: drums, percussion, piano, and guitar. Students learn how to jam by playing their favorite songs with the teacher. Along the way, we discuss good technique, how to practice, how to play in a band, how to read music, and how to write music.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

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

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Tutoring one on one drums for aspiring beginner drummers. I can teach any kind of style, such as jazz, soul, rock, etc.

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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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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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Need a Drum Teacher

Berkeley, CA

  • Student age
  • 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?
    No, the student will need the instructor to provide drums
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Early morning (before 9am), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I am the inventor of an air drum toy and am working on a second air drum gadget. My primary goal is to learn drumming to improve the gadget I'm working on and to demo the gadget better.
  • $40
    Average price
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