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Los Angeles Jazz Drum Instructors

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Greg L.
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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.

Alex's Drum Lessons
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Alex is amazing. I'm new to playing drums (but not to playing music). From the first lesson, Alex gave me exercises that were not only fun to practise, but also musically interesting. He teaches by introducing a student to great beats, not by getting bogged down in theory and technique. That said, my technique is definitely improving ( and Alex himself is a technically impeccable drummer) coming as a byproduct of working on enjoyable exercises (its not unusual for me to end up practising for two hours). In short, Alex knows how to drive home core musical foundations while keeping it fun. Alex is also a fun, friendly and personable teacher. I'll admit that he was not the least expensive quote I received on Thumbtack, but something about his methods and personality told me to give him a shot. I'm so glad I did!

Starliner Music
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Mike F.
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I have been a student with Kimberly for ten years. I have been taking blues guitar lessons from her weekly. Kim is extremely professional. She tailors her teaching to the students interest and playing style. She is very patient and often goes the extra mile to help students progress. I have been a dedicated student because of this. I have had the pleasure of playing guitar with some of her other students in ensemble classes who all give her praise for the way she conducts business and teaches her classes. I highly recommend Kimberly Allison of Starliner music to anyone wishing to develop their skills in music.

Damien Smith Productions
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip S.
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Damien is truly a wonderful music instructor! He is very knowledgeable in music and I'm so glad I was able take drum lessons from Damien!!

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Nolan Wren Music
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
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Nolan has training and experience in several areas of music, but I'm glad that he has a passion for teaching. He understands that people take lessons for different reasons and have individual ambitions. I have found that Nolan’s priority is to identify these goals; to see that his students progress and have fun while they are learning. He gives my daughter constant, constructive feedback during her drum lessons, and works to teach and challenge her. He is always patient and positive, and wants to know that he is helping her achieve her goals. Nolan is professional and reliable, and my daughter is fortunate to be one of his students!

  • 9 years in business
  • 42 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!!

Music lessons with Zeth
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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Zeth was my son’s drum teacher for 2 years in New Jersey. He was so sad when Zeth moved to California. My son loved his lessons with Zeth...he had a way of incorporating fun into his instruction, and my son grew to have a passion for drums. Zeth and his wife also became trusted family friends who would babysit, housesit, and pet sit for us. You will be in good hands with Zeth, he’s a great guy and an awesome musician!

EmpowerDrumming.com
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Amazing experience! I have been doing Skype Drum Lessons for several months, every week it is a way for me to connect my mind with my body. For me it is medatative and is working better than yoga. Highly recommend the experience as a way to connect too mindfulness.

Drum Sync Academy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Debbie N.
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We have been going to Drum Sync for 2 years now and we love drum lessons with Kyle. He is a great teacher and my son looks forward to his class each week.

Drum Shed
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Maria C.
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Efrain was my guitar teacher for a couple of months and was really helpful. He was usually on time and was really patient when I was having trouble with some chords. He also taught my brother the drums and was pretty enthusiastic and focused.

Music lessons with Steve
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Br J.
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My son started formal drum lessons with Steve two and a half years ago. Steve set the bar on professionalism, flexibility, communication, and has the patience to teach music to younger kids. My son went from a kid banging on a toy drum, to a musician that could play drum set rhythms in an elementary school jazz band. We've had other instructors since Steve left the Los Alamitos area but none of them compared to his high level of attributes listed earlier.

Richman Music School
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa Dawn M.
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Howard Richman is not a piano teacher...he is a LIFE CHANGER. I went to him to learn piano...but realized that the lessons I learned studying piano with the MASTER were not merely lessons in music....but lessons that helped me see outside the paradigm in all areas of my life. Often, as adults, we "come back" to our music...to study what we have been "wanting to get back to" for years. I learned that this is often a time of great change and evolution for us personally. Howard, being so intuitive, knows how to tune in to each individual's needs.... and empower them to EMPOWER themselves. He is a BRILLIANT pianist, composer and master teacher. I've watched him perform miracles with young children who struggled with other teachers who simply wanted to teach "by the book." Howard is always able to find your inner talent and abilities, possibly that are even unknown to you...and he can creatively, intuitively and intelligently create a course of action that will leave you amazed! That's why you are reading SO many wonderful comments here about him. If you are lucky enough to get to study with Howard, it will change your life!...and btw, I can now play a mean Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"....Thank you for everything you taught me Howard Richman! Lisa Dawn Miller Producer/Singer/Songwriter

  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Angie O.
Verified review

This is a great school. My daughter takes violin lessons from Eunji Lee. She has vastly improved since she started her lessons. She really enjoys the time she spends at the school.

Drum Lessons with Geo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alex L.
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I moved from LA and I can’t take lessons anymore from Geo and I’m so sad!!!! I relocated to Illinois and I cannot find as fun or as talented a teacher anywhere. Geo is so versatile and knows many different styles — I really appreciated that he tries to expose you to different genres of drumming — like surprisingly (for me) I got really into the jazz style which I don’t think I would have exposed to from a less experienced teacher. If you want to learn how to play drums from an actual professional musician, give him a call he’s the best teacher ever seriously! Miss you Geo!!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly F.
Verified review

Michael has a very straight forward approach to teaching. Whether it was answering a technique question or developing new ways to manuever around the set, each lesson consisted of my thoroughly learning new information in a practical and very efficient manner. Being a percussionist myself, we naturally have good rapport with the language we communicate with. Michael's way of personal interaction alongside his instrument is certainly one of the best forays into any practice and study of music, for those just starting or already proficient.

Bella Music Studios, Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Richard R.
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I signed up for some drum lessons with Aly. I am an adult student and was a little bit apprehensive about seeking instruction. I wanted to focus on playing traditional grip and jattempt to get my chops back to where they were 20 years ago. I'm glad I decided to sign up. Aly is not only a talented musician, but she is also a sincere and sweet person. Her lessons are encouraging, motivating, and fun. I look forward to our sessions. I would recommend her for any age. If you are s parent and thinking about taking your child to her for lessons, I cannot recommend her enough.

Isy’s Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tiffany H.
Verified review

Isy teaches two of my teenagers the drums and guitar. Both started as complete beginners and have grown so much with his help. We appreciate his encouraging and positive approach to teaching and his amazing depth of knowledge. He is very patient and designs the flow of each lesson to meet each student’s specific needs instead of trying to conform the student into a pre-scripted curriculum plan. The girls look forward to lessons each week and are growing in their love for their instrument.

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

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

SoundCheck Music School
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda C.
Verified review

My daughter Shavanie has been with at SoundCheck for about two months. First off I must say Dan & Electra are very friendly and down to earth people. My daughter does Vocal & Piano lessons with Electra, she is one of the best music coach my daughter has worked with so far...... I am amazed by her progress. She also does Guitar lessons with Josh, who is also amazing...she is finally enjoying her guitar :) Since my daughter has been with SoundCheck she has shown more excitement towards music vocally and instrumentally. I can't thank them enough! :-) I truly recommend SoundCheck, you will not regret it.

GoDpsMusic
1.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
Verified review

Every Friday I'm at GoDpsMusic for my drum lesson. Definitely my favorite day of the week! The atmosphere is excellent! The acoustic and electronic drum kits in the lesson studios are the best. If you want to schedule a lesson or purchase equipment, I strongly recommend GoDpsMusic. Kevin, Brendan, Bryan, Steve and Robbie are the "go-to" guys at GoDpsMusic.

David's Music Lessons

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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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