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Bettencourt Drumming
from 42 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Scott G.
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My 9yo son takes drum lessons from Neil and loves him as an instructor, motivator, and great person he is. Neil is clearly passionate about drumming and keeps us parents up to date on how things are progressing, even bringing his own equipment to play along, learn, and have fun. I can already see (hear) my son's progress after a few months, and plan to continue working with Neil for many years. 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

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.

  • 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.

Music Lessons For All Ages
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Neena R.
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Jerry is an enthusiastic, skilled, young violin teacher, tirelessly going the extra mile each time, with violin lessons for my daughter. With his highly motivating, fun and skilled gestures, he builds confidence to perform better.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis L.
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Ward is very helpful in helping me properly learn how to maneuver different styles to playing drums. He's very encouraging and made me feel very comfortable playing at my own pace. He's very mature, and experienced- I'm very delighted in having him as a Drum Teacher!

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.

  • 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

Kaldoa Music
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.

  • 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.

Rhythmic Innovation
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tom M.
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Phil is talented, patient and attentive as an instructor. He has helped me explore many different rhythmic directions on the drum kit and djembe. Lots of fun!

Benson Music
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cat P.
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Great instructor. Thorough and knowledgable. I played two drum beats on my first drum lesson and I had never played drums before. I progressed rapidly and after 6 months can comfortably play with a band.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

I am still very active in the music scene so my lessons incorporate all past and current styles of guitar playing.

  • New on Thumbtack

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

  • 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.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

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

  • New on Thumbtack

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!

  • New on Thumbtack

Have drum lessons with Bob Danielson, a seasoned teacher-performer. I've been teaching privately, beginners through professionals, for over 25 years. I am a professional drummer with a music studio in San Francisco. I'm well-versed in a wide variety of musical styles, have a long history in the music business, and a strong understanding of music theory, all of which serve me well as a drum instructor. Your lesson can be a half hour or one hour in length, it's up to you. For a beginner, for the first several lessons, I'll show you how to practice without a drum set, as you decide if drumming is for you. I have excellent references, gladly provided upon request. Thanks for considering me, Bob

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

I am offering drum lessons to kids and adults in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Fun, flexible and affordable. Please contact me for more details. Have a great day!

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Need Drum Teacher

Oakland, CA

  • Student age
  • Drum type
    Traditional drum kit
  • Level of experience
    No experience
  • Years of experience
    No experience
  • Last piece performed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Rock, Folk, Country
  • Able to read music?
    Other (sort of)
  • Does student have drums?
    No, the student will need the instructor to provide drums
  • Short term goals
    learn basic percussion
  • Long term goals
    if I enjoy the drums, I will continue...unsure of what my long term goals are.
  • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
    6 months
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once or twice a month
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Day preference
    Monday, Friday
  • Time preference
    Early morning (before 9am), Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    I have been interested in percussion instruments for a long time, but I live in a small house, so I can't have any here =( I would love to learn a bit, and if I enjoy it - I will continue taking lessons!
  • $43.33
    Average price
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