Steve Bolognese Drum lessons
Steve Bolognese Drum lessons

Steve Bolognese Drum lessons

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: Get SAFE and AFFORDABLE drum lessons with a Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute instructor. That's right! I have also toured the globe for the last 15 years so I got everything you need. The studio features 2 drumsets safely distanced apart with all touched surfaces being disinfected after each use. Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned pro or somewhere in between, take your playing to the next level. Lesson plans include: * All styles (jazz, rock, pop, funk, blues, hip-hop, fusion, metal, Latin, world, etc.) * Hand or foot technique * rudiments * fills * sight-reading * odd time * polyrhythms * linear applications * interdependence or 4-way coordination * double bass * rhythmical concepts * improvising * soloing * speed and endurance workouts, and much, much more Please call/text or email if you are interested. My studio is in downtown L.A. I will travel to your home, if preferred. All levels are more than welcomed, including beginners. I would like to work together with you to structure lessons that we both can agree; it will be fun and educational at the same time. I'm very interested in your input, and I can adjust teaching strategies accordingly to match your learning style and interests. It's never too late to learn to play an instrument. If you've been thinking about picking up the drums for a while and have been putting it off or if you already play but your playing has gotten stale, now is the time to get it together.

Hired 4 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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21 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, PayPal, and Venmo.

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

14 reviews


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Israel L.
Aug 3, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Steve was an absolute lifesaver. I was in desperate need of not only lessons but an actual drum coach that would work with me for hours and put in the time. I had to prepare 24 songs/tracks for a project I was acting in and playing music in and Steve was amazing. He worked with my schedule, was passionate about getting me prepared for the project, and helped me feel confident in playing the set list I had to perform. Steve always checked in and communicated with me. He was kind, patient, and thoughtful in his teaching. He is a total professional that takes the time to break down songs and review as much as needed until you feel good about playing on the set. He doesn’t just demonstrate and expect you to “get it” He teaches you HOW and WHY things work the way they do. The result is that you make progress and feel confident with the instrument. Great person, I highly recommend lessons and coaching with Steve!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • Snare drum • Bass drum • Rock • Blues • Jazz • Folk • Country • Classical • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Satapakorn S.
Aug 15, 2021

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I started learning with Steve a few months ago. He’s very professional and takes his time explaining things thoroughly. I have learned so much. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who’s looking to learn to play the drums.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • Rock • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Michael B.
Jun 2, 2021
Steve is a straight to the point, no nonsense teacher, excellent drummer and awesome guy. Teaches complex things in a way that you understand, which is something not everyone can do! As a student of drums himself, one would do well to take a lesson with Steve B.
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Chris M.
Dec 18, 2020
Steve is one of the best all around drummers I have seen in person. He can play any style, has a ton of knowledge about different players and their individual attributes, and has obviously been teaching for years. I’m lucky to have met up with him. My playing and approach to the drum set have proved dramatically since our first lesson. Chris Mandry
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Keith E.
Apr 2, 2020
Steve is a fantastic drum instructor. I had private lessons with him for many years. I feel like my chops have gotten to an amazing level. Thank you Steve!
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Stephen Bolognese


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The pricing is the best deal in Los Angeles. HANDS DOWN!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    identifying the student's strengths and weaknesses. Developing a lesson plan that turns the weakness into a strength

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been a professional Musician for over 15 years. I have toured the world and have taught at Berklee College of Music in Boston and Musicians Institute in Hollywood.

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