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Top Pro
  • 26 years in business
  • 11 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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nir K.
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I am a bass player who has always played guitar here and there but nothing too serious, and about a year ago decided I really want to know the fundשmentals of guitar. A friend recommended Jacob Light, whom I've heard play before in local bands, and I decided to take the chance. I wasn't dissapointed to say the least. Jacob is a really down to earth guy who immediately understood my musical style and focused mainly on what I wanted to know, unlike other teachers I've had experience with. Even so, he knew what subjects to insist I learn, like improvisation. and scales. all this was done in a friendly, calm, cool yet persistent atmosphere which is just the right blend for learning, in my opinion.Soon enough I started feeling I really understand guitar, and this new kno'ledge even helped me with my bass guitar playing. Ive been taking guitar lessons with Jacon for 6 months and the only downdise I can think of is the fact he moved to California, otherwise I would have still take lessons from him, without a doubt.

  • 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.

ModernTone Studios
from 7 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.

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.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Alexis L.
    Verified review

    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!

    Brent Elberg
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Talyn I.
    Verified review

    I have been taking jazz piano lessons from Brent for the past 8 months and I've really enjoyed getting to work with him. He is very knowledgeable on the topic of jazz. Every week we practice improvising over jazz standards and he plays along with me on the piano or sometimes drums of there is a kit in the room. Brent if friendly and cares about his students. Would recommend to anyone wanting to take drum or piano lessons!

    Warren Huegel drum lessons
    from 4 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet S.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Manny G.
    Verified review

    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

    Drums n' Divas
    from 3 reviews
      Andre H.
      Verified review

      Mike was an excellent teacher of the drums and I highly recommend him to anyone starting to learn how to drum. He is skilled in conga drums along with standard kits.

      • 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

      La Playa Music School
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Alyse C.
      Verified review

      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.

      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.


      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


      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).


      • 4 years in business

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

      • 7 years in business

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


      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.

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      Need Drum Lessons (for adults)

      Mill Valley, CA

      • Student age
      • Drum type
        Traditional drum kit, Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.)
      • Level of experience
        No experience
      • Years of experience
        No experience
      • Last piece performed
        (Intentionally left blank)
      • Interested in the following musical style(s)
        Jazz, Rock, Folk
      • Able to read music?
      • Does student have drums?
        No, the student will need the instructor to provide drums
      • Short term goals
        Have fun and learn a new skill
      • Long term goals
        Remember how to read music and improvise on the drums
      • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
        3 months
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once or twice a month
      • Lesson length
        60 minutes
      • Day preference
        Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
      • Time preference
        Evening (after 6pm)
      • Details
        I have some music experience but haven't played for over 10 years. Simply always wanted to play the drums and want to start.
      • $20
        Average price
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