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Bettencourt Drumming
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Rocknrollschool
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Wei G.
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Awesome drum lessons and amazing instructor. Very patient and good instruction to beginners.

Wally Schnalle Drum Lessons
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jim L.
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I first saw Wally at a San Jose drum workshop and was speechless after seeing his playing and explanation of odd meter. Being a guitarist, I wondered if Wally would teach me. Six + years later, my lessons have evolved from scratching the surface of odd meter, learning how jazz chords and related elements work, to employing and using what I've learned in composition. I get excited and look forward to my lesson every week. Wally is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. I highly recommend him as an instructor.

  • 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.

  • 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.

DeRose Drums
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Lynn H.
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My son started taking drum kit lessons from Joe when he was just 10 years old. Thanks to Joe's patience, willingness to be flexible and inspiration, Chris has enjoyed a successful career in summer drum corps, high school marching band and he is now in college studying to be a music teacher. What I liked most about Joe was that he approached the whole person. He worked with Chris on technique, but he also had him learning to play a song form the first day. Plus, he gave Chris a couple of very short writing assignments that were really simply about encouraging him to explore other drummers and techniques - it wasn't graded or pressured. Note: Joe works well with kids with special needs. He is truly inspirational.

  • 29 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey D.
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Craig is fantastic! He's patient, friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone wanting drum lessons.

Jeff is Drums
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Wellida L.
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Jeff is a very professional and nice person. he is training my 3 year old son, and he uses a teaching method that is fun and very effective. My son and I are loving having him as drum teacher. So I highly recommend him..

  • 1 year in business
Edmundo O.
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Thomas is the best music teacher ever. He's giving our whole family lessons at this point and we couldn't be happier with his approach and with our progress. The great thing about Thomas is that he understands music so well, so inside and out, that he can magically see what you need, and how you need to learn, and then teach you that way. He does not bring a one-size-fits-all approach. Take my family for example... he sees that I enjoy abstract thinking and theory... so we talk about the mathematics of music and song structure and why John Williams sucks. My wife on the other hand is more naturally talented, so he has her composing melodies and learning complicated fingering techniques. My daughter is learning how to read music and keep time, and my mother-in-law is starting with simple versions of Vivaldi. We're all roughly at the same level, but he's helping us each approach music in our own way so that we LOVE it. It's difficult to overstate what a truly gifted teacher Thomas is. He's also just a warm, wonderful person. Good luck finding someone better.

Brian Andres
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ray R.
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I was skeptical initially when going online to seek a professional drum instructor for my son. Thumbtack made this process an experience parallel to buying an item from Amazon online. It was easy and I got immediate results.

  • 43 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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Drum teacher is very busy but was able to help get my daughter in right away. Vast knowledge and experience.

The Jam Center
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Annaliese N.
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I was looking for a guitar teacher for my 10 year old son who is a beginner. Mario and the staff are friendly and helpful. We were able to pick a teacher and a time slot that worked for us. My son loves going to his lesson and his band practice. The bands are a great add on to enhance what is being taught in the lessons and its a fun way for the kids to practice their skills. We would recommend the Jam Center to anyone looking for a guitar or drum teacher.

Drums, Drums, Drums
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Cheryl O.
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I started learning how to drum at age 51! It was a great experience working with Seinen! She made learning easy and fun. If you have a certain song you want to learn, bring it to her and she will make it happen!

Mike Shannon
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tam H.
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My young son, who has some learning challenges and anxiety, has been working with Mike for a couple of months now. When I initially contacted Mike I was concerned he may be put off by these challenges but he did not miss a beat (pun intended ;) and responded right away to his needs without hesitation. Mike's expertise and easy going patient manner make him a perfect instructor. He has lit a fire in my son and made him see that he too can be a drummer. For this I am so grateful! If you're considering drum lessons for yourself or a family member, I highly recommend Mike Shannon!

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I have a very unique and complicated style that I would like to share with others, also my previous teaching experience gives me an advantage.

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My work stands out from others because I focus less on formal training and discipline by centering lessons around what students really want to play. If your goal is to learn how to accompany a big band, I can teach you how to "set up" licks and accents. If your goal is to learn how to "jam" with a rock band, I will teach you. If you simply want to learn how to play your favorite songs, we will break those down and learn section by section.

  • 37 years in business
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listen to the website if ya want to play!

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Hello everyone! I am a local drummer and drum teacher, I teach from beginner to intermediate drummers. I have been playing the drums for a number of years as well as teaching. I travel to houses as well as offer lessons at my house. Students are not required to have their own drum set! My rate is $25/half hour.

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

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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).

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The type of work that I do is drum set lessons. I am also a marching band/pit instructor for Los Altos High School, and I teach the zero/morning jazz band at Los Altos High school. I am also a Yamaha regional endorsed drummer. I have been drumming for the past 48+ years. I do drum repairs and drum maintenance. I play in bands around the Bay area. I love playing, but I love teaching drums the most.

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