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Bettencourt Drumming
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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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!!

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Melissa B.
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Thomas is naturally at ease with children which makes them comfortable with him! He makes the lessons fun and is creative in his pedagogy. My son looks forward to his lessons every week and is progressing along nicely. Lastly, Thomas is vey professional, reliable, and an excellent communicator. I strongly recommend him for any family looking to bring music into their child's life!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Miles R.
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I’ve taken multiple drum lessons with Cole over the last few years, not consistently but just whenever I have the time. He has been incredibly helpful and supportive while also recognizing that I can’t take lessons weekly and tailoring the lessons I do get infrequently to be as constructive and useful as possible. A+

Kaldoa Music
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Ken N.
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I have been seeing Kenny for adult guitar lessons. He really is an amazing teacher. Having no musical experience in the past I was pretty apprehensive about taking lessons, but after meeting with Kenny and listening to his instruction I felt much more confident and look forward to working with him in the future.

  • 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.

MidPeninsula Music Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nandini V.
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Prompt response to schedule, easy payment online. First lesson with cello teacher with Bridget was great - she is good with kids. Still early on, so hoping it continues to go well!

  • 43 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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Drum teacher is very busy but was able to help get my daughter in right away. Vast knowledge and experience.

Patrick Talesfore, Jr.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Virginia W.
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I had never attempted to learn drums and Patrick was extremely patient with me and an AMAZING teacher! He gave me exercises to work on at home and encouraged me to write my own music. I feel like I understand drumming and have a newfound respect for the craft!

Shieh Percussion Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Senhor E.
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Megan is teh awesome! She is detail oriented, has high musical standards and the experience to back it up. Her teaching has helped me to grow musically while still having fun and enjoying the lessons. She is flexible on timing, easy to schedule and great to work with! Her large studio is filled with instruments (even a five-octave marimba plus two drum sets) but spacious enough to spread out. Highly recommended.

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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!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am still very active in the music scene so my lessons incorporate all past and current styles of guitar playing.

  • 37 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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listen to the website if ya want to play!

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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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Hello everyone! I am a local drummer and drum teacher, I teach from beginner to intermediate drummers. I have been playing the drums for a number of years as well as teaching. I travel to houses as well as offer lessons at my house. Students are not required to have their own drum set! My rate is $25/half hour.

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I offer professional drum instructions. My lessons are for ages 2 years old to 100 years of age. I have many years of experience in teaching in the Monterey Peninsula. Learn to play mechanics, stick techniques, music and rhythm theories, sight readings, ear training and lots of songs.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The type of work that I do is drum set lessons. I am also a marching band/pit instructor for Los Altos High School, and I teach the zero/morning jazz band at Los Altos High school. I am also a Yamaha regional endorsed drummer. I have been drumming for the past 48+ years. I do drum repairs and drum maintenance. I play in bands around the Bay area. I love playing, but I love teaching drums the most.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Dennis Murphy School of Music in Monterey is an independent teacher collaboration, offering private lessons in all instruments to any age. Each teacher associated with our school is considered a master of his/her trade and offers personalized class material to each student, depending on how he/she would like to learn his/her skill. The school also offers a rock-band-oriented student collaboration, where students can get together on stage and learn to play as a band. This post has been created by Alaina Musich, a vocal and piano teacher at Dennis Murphy School of Music. The link provided is her personal website, which provides links to the school. Alaina is also available for class instruction and as an independently contracted music educator for elementary grades kindergarten through 8th grade.

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I love to teach piano and music to children. I have 25 years of experience in teaching private lessons and 20 years in teaching for the Scotts Valley Unified School District.

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I provide an at-home service of beginning to intermediate drum lessons for all ages. I am passionate about what I do with over 10 years of experience. As a 22 year old professional I have a knack for connecting with younger individuals and being able to get the most out of their time.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have a passion for teaching music and playing the drums. I am from a family of musicians and have a lifetime of experience performing and teaching. My studio is in s safe neighborhood and has a great waiting room for parents, siblings, significant others, etc.

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My career with percussion spans 15 years, includes performances in 45+ states as well as 7 countries, and currently revolves around teaching beginning and intermediate drummers alike.

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