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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.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lars T.
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I have been taking guitar lessons from Kimberly via Skype for about six years. I really like her teaching style which is systematic and focused. She tailors her lessons to my goals and time. Her teaching method is to help you gain insight and skill through patient practice of gradually changing exercises. She doesn't snow you with theory, but presents it to you in digestible amounts just when it will make sense. She welcomes questions and I always learn from our discussions. She has led me to learn techniques on the guitar that I was absolutely sure I could never learn. For something to seem impossible at the start, to seem possible a week later and to be routine a month later is amazingly uplifting. Kimberly's background was first a life of teaching herself and playing gigs with all kinds of bands in all kinds of places. She has also deepened and strengthened her knowledge by gaining academic degrees in guitar and jazz and also by studying under masters. This gives her an incredibly deep understanding of learning and teaching music, an immense skill in playing guitar, and an appreciation for the challenges of playing with other people. I especially love her continued enthusiasm for guitar and that she really enjoys teaching. I have found in Kimberly the best of teachers and highly recommend her without reservation.

DrumLessonsInLA.com
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Cosme P.
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I wanted to start drum lessons in the area and didn't know where to start. A friend mentioned and recommended Stefano. He's a great teacher and definitely knows his stuff. His experience has allowed me to go at my own pace while integrating theory he's taught me and implementing them in my drum playing.

Damien Smith Productions
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna M.
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I took drum lessons with Damien from the end of junior high school until the summer before I left for college and loved every minute of it! Damien's passion for music is contagious and his enthusiasm in our lessons encouraged me to explore music in a way that I had not expected. By incorporating my personal musical likes into his teaching style he created a comfortable atmosphere where I was not limited by self doubt. I miss our lessons and highly recommend him as a musical instructor.

  • 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!!

Alex's Drum Lessons
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Scott C.
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As a former professional musician, I have had a lot of experience with music instructors, and know what qualities make a great teacher. Alex has been my son's drum teacher for seven years now, and has done an outstanding job. He is patient, clear in his instruction, and challenges my son to reach his full potential. Although my son is only 11, he's begun playing with an intermediate-level improvisation class in town that is made up of teens and adults, and has been excelling. I know there is no way he would have gotten this far without Alex's guidance and encouragement. When Alex moved to California a couple of years ago, I was concerned that his lessons with my son would not be as strong without his actual presence. However, we have maintained weekly lessons via skype, and the lessons have been as strong as ever. We also send him short clips during the week of my son's progress, and we get almost instant feedback and guidance. Alex has also taken the time to get to know my son, including his other interests and sensibilities. I can't imagine a better teacher for my son. We feel very blessed. I give Alex my strongest endorsement.

Thompson Drums
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dan R.
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I chose Matt because he does drum lessons via Skype. That way I can use my own drum kit in my own house, and I don't have to travel. It is great! Matt is an excellent teacher who doesn't make you feel like an idiot. He is very patient, and professional. He is also a WORKING drummer himself. I like the fact he plays out and is not some old guy with a beat up drum kit who hasn't been on stage in years. I've tried other drum instructors and Matt is the best. Other instructors always want you to open the book and learn to read music right away. Matt is different, he actually listens to you, and asks you want you want to learn. Most of our lessons are spent learning cool fills and rudiments which help with speed and timing. I really like the fact Matt shows me things I can use at my next gig. Things I can apply right away which make me a better drummer. Bottom line, Matt is really cool and I recommend him for any age, and any skill level. Dan - Hemet, California

Drum Lessons
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Joana Q.
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GREAT DRUM TEACHER! I HAVE A BLAST EVERY SINGLE TIME I GO TO MY LESSON !!!!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
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Frank is a great teacher. I have progressed in my drum skills since working with him.

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Nolan Wren Music
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Sol R.
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Nolan is a consummate professional, both with his drumming skills and his demeanor. He is able to be firm enough with my 10 year old son (who thinks life revolves around video games), yet never overbearing. This is perfect for a kid with a short attention span! I appreciate the way he challenges my son and encourages him at the same time. I have been a life long musicians playing guitar and singing for over 25 years, and with all the drummers I know, if I was going to take drum lessons I would want to take them from Nolan!

Drum Lessons with Geo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Doxa C.
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Geo is a very good drummer with a great attitude!!! I took lessons with him for over two years and thoroughly enjoyed my time. He has a cool approach to the drum kit that makes you look comfortable and relaxed when playing. He is experienced and knows how to quickly help you where you lack. He is patient and nice! Highly recommended for both experienced players and beginners!

Music Lessons from Home
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ali D.
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Ken is an excellent teacher. He taught my son, JT, guitar lessons for about 3 years. Ken is very patient and motivational, which was very necessary as my son was quite young at the time, . He has an incredible way of connecting with his students.. Ken was able to make the lesson fun for my son and focused on the kind of music JT liked to play. I would recommend Ken to anyone wanting to learn how to play the guitar!

Drum Shed
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy H.
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Efrein is teaching me theroy and steel pan drum. Hes very patient with my learning skills. I am learning quicker then I thought I would. I would recommend him because he is very knowledgeable in music. jh

Affordable Drum Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alan M.
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As a guitar player I wanted to learn how to play drums and Steve provided an excellent intro to understanding the very basic beats, and did a great job building on those beats. He teaches in a clear, interesting way, making complex rhythms seem simple. I highly recommend him to a beginner or advance student. And he's a hell of a drummer too!

Lindsay Artkop Drum Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chris S.
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My son began taking drum lessons with Lindsay via skype at 6 years old. He will be 9 next month and is still loving his drum lessons. He has learned so much in such a short period of time. Not only is Lindsay clearly a skilled drummer but is also an apt teacher. She is patient while pushing my son to improve his skills. I know from personal experience that learning an instrument can be frustrating to the point that the student will want to give up. This is especially true for a kid. Lindsay understands this and has the ability to balance progress with patience. I highly recommend Lindsay as a drum teacher!

Steve Roth's DrumSet4u
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tal A.
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Steve is an excellent teacher with vast knowledge of drum techniques and styles. He is a very relatable and friendly person who has a method of teaching that can work with almost any student. We are still doing lessons and I am thoroughly enjoying each one.

Mud Dog Drum Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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Mike is a true professional in every sense of the word. His extensive knowledge and skill of his craft is extraordinary!!! A pleasure to work with ! Highly recommended!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea W.
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We love having Brian Griffin as a drum/percussion teacher. My son began lessons as a young elementary student, and Brian was able to engage him immediately by creating lessons around the music he was drawn to. Over the years Brian's teaching continually evolved with my son's interests and focus. There has always been an excellent rapport between them, while maintaining the dynamic of student/teacher relationship. Brian has always shown a high level of professionalism, he's always engaged and enthusiastic, and my son has developed not only in the mechanics of percussion but also what it means to be part of an ensemble and just an overall well-rounded musician. We are grateful for his years of instruction and support.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Alicia S.
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Michael is an excellent teacher and knows about many percussion instruments, not just drums. He makes learning fun and engaging. He's also very patient with kids.

Drum Lessons

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Learn drums from a professional drum teacher with years of teaching and recording experience. Learn the joys of music using fun and exciting techniques taught to you in the comfort of your own home. I come to you! Don't get frustrated trying to learn how to play. There is no substitute for a good teacher and informative lessons. Choose between half hour or hour lessons. You will learn the following, including: * Note reading * Proper technique * Rudiments * Time keeping * Basic to advanced rhythms * Tuning and care for your drums * Drum fills and drum solo

Thanasi Moustogiannis

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Thanasi is an experienced drum instructor. His passion for teaching comes from his personal joy of playing, inspiring and developing new generations of talents. Thanasi is a patient and fun teacher who can balance the excitement of playing an instrument with the discipline of learning. During the lessons, Thanasi focuses on musicality, musicianship, improvisation, creativity, groove, time, technique and style development. Once the necessary musical level is accomplished, Thanasi customizes a lesson plan to help you achieve your goals and success. His teaching technique is designed around actual performance, in which you will learn to develop a fun and creative practice routine. Born and raised in Sparta, Greece, Thanasi Moustogiannis had the desire to learn music and be a professional musician from an early age. This passion led Thanasi to become a versatile first-call freelance drummer and percussionist, with the ability to support any kind of music, ranging from ethnic/eastern Mediterranean music to pop and jazz. Although his primary focus is the drum set, Thanasi is also a trained pianist with degrees in both harmony of music and counterpoint. Thanasi is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Recently, he has performed with singer Mika Cole (LA music award), Aika (J-pop top 10) and Alexia (Chick Corea, 25 gold and platinum albums). Additionally, Thanasi collaborated with Neila Productions Studios (Marty Friedman, Ayaka Hirahara, Aika) for various recording projects such as the trailer as well as the theme song for the Warner Brothers movie "Ironclad", starring Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Brian Cox.

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