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Bettencourt Drumming
from 44 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 52 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!!

  • 26 years in business
  • 11 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.

  • 12 years in business
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.

DeRose Drums
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
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.

Music Lessons For All Ages
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julie-Grace D.
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Jerry Pajel (Mr. J) is a passionate violin teacher. I have been taking violin lessons for one year now, and I must say that I learned so much in my first month of lessons. While teaching, he communicates effectively and makes learning the violin easy!

  • 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.

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.

  • 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!

Eyal Satat - Drum Lessons
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine G.
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I have been taking drum lessons with Eyal for two years. I have grown so much as a musician and as a person from my time with Eyal. He pushes me to practice and to love the drums, in a supportive, kind way. I can't thank him enough for how much he has helped me!

La Playa Music School
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alyse C.
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Alex is one in a million! He teaches music through a structural perspective rather than by the more traditional method of learn a note here, learn a note there (I haven't played the piano since I was a child, but I still cringe at the memory of the tedious and monotonous scales, finger exercises and simplified classical pieces I used to have to play). Alex's lessons are anything but tedious, and, even though I am essentially a beginner (having forgotten everything I learned as a child), I feel like I am well on my way to having a deeper understanding of what I am playing because I have a developing understanding how it works. I feel like I am learning the language of music through total immersion rather than by the textbook method of learning how to read the notes. I now listen to and hear music differently, and there is much I am learning on my own. I am especially pleased with the way Alex tailors my lessons around what I want to do rather than what he thinks I should do. As a result, I am learning to play jazz piano rather the stuff I was forced to play as a child (unless I want to, of course, in which case he would teach me that). And the best part (as if it could get better)? Alex is so enthusiastic about what he does that it is contagious and makes working with him a sheer joy. There is not much I look forward to and enjoy more than my lessons with Alex. Needless to say, I highly recommend Alex Balmaceda for anyone who is interested in learning more about music than simply reading and playing the notes.

  • 5 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!

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


I love teaching from beginning up to advanced acting principles, voice, speech, movement, improv, and various other fun elements of the dramatic arts. Also, if you're looking for beginning or intermediate guitar, bass or drums, I'm your guy! Are you looking for a band? I've got one! I also have child care experience and can host intermittent afternoons and keep your youngins learning and having a blast!


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!


  • 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.


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


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.


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.


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

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Orinda, CA

  • Student age
  • Drum type
    Other (I don't own a kit)
  • Interested in the following musical style(s)
    Jazz, Rock, Folk
  • Able to read music?
    Percussion notation: No, Sheet music: Yes, Understands note durations and rests: Yes, Can't read music: No
  • Does student have drums?
    No, the student will need the instructor to provide drums
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Day preference
  • Time preference
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I have experience on Piano and I have a very good sense of rhythm. I don't think I will be particularly hard to teach.
  • $40
    Average price
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