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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!

Top Pro
  • 26 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Steve Trovao Drums
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley G.
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My 13 y/o son has taken drum lessons with Steve for just over a year. He has learned so much. Steve provides a good mix of "fun" and "learning". His studio is awesome. He is flexible and helpful. I highly recommend him.

ModernTone Studios
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elliott A.
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I have been taking guitar lessons at the studio since it opened. The facility is amazing and all instructors I have met are friendly, professional musicians. I love taking lessons here because they are tailored to fit my style and goals. I would and do recommend the studio to students of any age/ skill level.

  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca Y.
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It would have been nice to have more information about the actual teacher who would be coming to the house. I took it on blind faith that he was a good teacher and a normal person. There was no resume or bio or picture or anything. Turns out, Adam seems great (2 lessons so far). But more info would have been helpful.

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.

The Guitar Studio
from 5 reviews
    Scott A.
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    I have taken guitar lessons from Chris for quite a while. He is a joy to work with and has developed his own customized approach to teaching. He is amazingly talented and makes learning easy and fun. Sadly I must keep my day job, but that isn't Chris's fault! Scott A.

    Warren Huegel drum lessons
    from 4 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet S.
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    I was in a restaurant a couple of years ago and recognized Warren as the drummer in a Black Sabbath cover band I had seen a couple of times. He mentioned he is teaching and initially I thought I'd ask him to help me with a couple of their songs. The lessons evolved into very helpful instruction on counting, rudiments, syncopation and general skills to improve my playing. He is an enthusiastic teacher and is very flexible with what we cover from lesson to lesson. I have definitely seen an improvement in my skills in the time we have worked together.

    • 5 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Michelle G.
    Verified review

    Steve is a skilled drummer and heartfelt teacher. Each lesson has taken me around the world in music and given me a chance to try a variety of drums. Steve encourages self expression and has a vast knowledge of music theory. I recommend him highly

    Mozart Drum Studio
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jan T.
    Verified review

    I have been with Otto for 2 months and an delighted with my progress. He is clearly a knowledgeable and skilled musician and teacher. He is building my drumming skills layer by layer. Each week I learn new techniques starting with the basics. As well, he shows patience and if I am puzzled he uses a different method to get the point across. I hold a master's degree and play another instrument so understand and recognize a good teacher.

    Music Lessons
    from 1 review
      Suzy A.
      Verified review

      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!

      • 10 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Antonia M.
      Verified review

      Great drum instructor! Really focuses on getting timing down. Kevin does not waste time during the lesson. I hear drums for the whole hour!


      Hey, folks! I'm Nick, a touring and recording drummer from Oakland who has played and still plays all around the world. Drumming is my favorite thing to do. Check out my super extensive music resume at my website. I teach drums privately in my Oakland studio, at some of my students' homes, at the School of Rock at both of the Bay Area locations in San Francisco and San Mateo (these kids are amazing!), I teach as a substitute at the Academy of Language and Music Arts in Orinda, CA, and is exploring music in San Jose. I don't believe in one-size-fits-all music teaching. With that in mind, I tailor my lessons to each individual student's needs and interests. We start with the kind of music that you love most, and we slowly work outward from there, expanding the concepts. I've played and taught jazz (everything, from swing to seriously advanced Elvin Jones and Tony Williams' jazz drumming), hip-hop, R&B, indie rock, metal (blast beats and double bass), Afro-Beat (Gnawa rhythms, etc.), Southern Indian music, experimental and improvised playing, etc. We'll work on whatever you really want to do. Do you want to just learn the basics? Okay! Do you want to learn to play for fun in a garage band? Great! Do you want to be the next drummer for Slayer? Awesome! Do you want to learn drums, so you can produce better hip-hop beats on your MPC? Let's do it!


      Jim Frink provides drum lessons. Jim Frink has several years of experience teaching drums professionally and is available for private lessons in Davis, CA. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome, from complete beginner to advanced. Lessons are catered to suit students' individual interests and needs. Emphasis is placed on both making progress and having fun. Some of the topics covered are the following: * Technique * Music and rhythm theory * Playing in different styles/situations (rock, jazz, funk, etc.) * Limb independence * Reading music * Drum-set soloing concepts Jim's teaching approach draws from his own studies with several great drum teachers (including Rick Lotter and George Marsh), music education at UC Santa Cruz, and experience performing in jazz, rock/pop and classical musical situations.


      I've been a professional drummer for over 30 years and have been teaching drums for 15 years. I do rock band group lessons and performance.


      Music Partners Academy offers small piano, guitar, voice, drum, and violin classes for 4 to 6 students in various age groups. We will take students as young as six years old. Classes are 45 minutes long once a week. The monthly fee is $60.00. Duane Anderson, the owner and piano instructor, is a credentialed music teacher of the State of California with more than 30 years of experience. Martin Cresci is our great guitar teacher with years of professional playing and teaching experience. Michael Anderson, a former drum line captain, teaches beginning drumming. Bring a friend or family member with you. Class will be more fun when you have someone with whom to share the experience.


      I am a drummer with over 10-plus years of experience in all music types. I have experiences in several bands and can teach all levels (beginners to advanced).


      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


      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!



      I've always felt that most guitar teachers are somewhat one sided. My curriculum consists of both tablature reading and musical notation. Being very strict on not only what is played but the quality it is being played at. I strive for cleanliness in my own practicing and performing and expect nothing less from my students.

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      Need a Percussion Instructor

      San Jose, CA

      • Instrument type
        I'm not sure, Other (I'm trying to learn brazilian vocal & my teacher suggeested I take a class in brazilian percussion to help understand the rhythms.)
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once a week
      • Level of experience
      • Details
        Probably weekend lessons, I work full-time.

      Need Drum Lessons

      Santa Rosa, CA

      • Drum type
      • Level of experience
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once a week
      • Details
        I am a beginner/intermediate on conga, cajon and djembe. I like all hand drums.
      • $55
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