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Santa Cruz Drum Instructors

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Bettencourt Drumming
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 53 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!!

  • 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.

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..

Kaldoa Music
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
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Kenny interviewed me and helped me find a comfortable beginning into the world of music. I thought I was going to take guitar lessons; instead, he taught me music with a bit of guitar to go along, and opened up a whole new world of pleasure. Unfortunately for me, I haven't found time to get back to the structured lessons but I play every day because of the things Kenny taught me. I can't imagine a better, or more fun way to learn, than to sit with Kenny and give it a shot.

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.

MidPeninsula Music Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nandini V.
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Prompt response to schedule, easy payment online. First lesson with cello teacher with Bridget was great - she is good with kids. Still early on, so hoping it continues to go well!

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!

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

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Santa Teresa Academy of Music and Dance was established to bring exceptional music and dance instruction to the city of San Jose. Our beautifully designed facility includes professional floating hardwood dance floors and sound dampened music rooms with windows in every door. Teachers at our school are experts in their instrument or dance style and are experienced in working with students of all levels, especially beginners. We offer dance classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, preschool dance and parent and tot. We are also proud to be one of very few studios in the area to teach ballroom classes for children and teens, as well as adults. We offer private music instruction, as well as group classes in piano, guitar, voice, violin and cello. Our music lessons and dance classes are scheduled at a variety of times so that you can book classes at a time that works best for you. We are conveniently located in the Santa Teresa area, close to Blossom Hill, Almaden Valley, Evergreen, Willow Glen, Cambrian, and South San Jose. We look forward to serving all San Jose families, as well as those in the neighboring communities of Morgan Hill, Campbell and Los Gatos. With our commitment to offering quality instruction to students of all ages and levels and our wide range of programs in music and dance, we are sure to offer just what you are looking for.

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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We offer lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, keyboard, bass guitar, clarinet, saxophone, ukulele, mandolin,and banjo. Our experienced and caring instructors teach in a professional, supportive, and fun setting. Students of all ages and levels are welcome. We are open 6 days a week, by appointment and till late evening. Other services include live bands for all occasions, recording studio services, piano tuning, and guitar repair.

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My career with percussion spans 15 years, includes performances in 45+ states as well as 7 countries, and currently revolves around teaching beginning and intermediate drummers alike.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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).

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I love to teach piano and music to children. I have 25 years of experience in teaching private lessons and 20 years in teaching for the Scotts Valley Unified School District.

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Hi everyone, I am a multi-instrumentalist offering beginner/intermediate guitar, bass and drum lessons for students of all ages in the South Bay area. Many studies show that learning a musical instrument helps improve performance on cognitive tasks, increases the capacity of your memory, fosters your self-expression, boosts your self-confidence, relieves stress and above all else is fun! I am 27 years old and have been involved with various bands and session gigs throughout the Bay Area. I have been playing drums for over 16 years and have approximately 11 years of experience with guitar and bass. I have had many great experiences over the years in teaching music to friends and family. I recently began offering my music instruction services professionally and have had a lot of success with students as young as 7 and as old as 56. My lessons are structured based on your level of experience and musical tastes. I find that it is more fun and effective to integrate music lessons with a student's favorite music. You will not only be learning how to play an instrument but will also learn how to play some of your favorite songs along the way! After a few of my beginner guitar/bass lessons, you will be able to learn the following: • Identify and play basic chords • Use different beginner guitar/bass techniques such as bends, hammer-ons and tremolo picking • Perform basic maintenance of your instrument such as tuning by ear and restringing your guitar/bass • Read and interpret guitar/bass tablature Ultimately, my goal with every student is to help make music a lifetime hobby for them. I understand that learning a new instrument can be very intimidating for some people; instead of focusing on more complex topics like scales and music theory, my aim for beginners is to help build up their confidence by teaching fun songs, iconic riffs, fun beats and cool techniques that show immediate results. I offer one-hour instruction of the instrument of your choice (guitar, bass or drums) for $35. This is a flat rate, and I will not charge extra if you have friends or family who would like to learn alongside you during our lessons! Guitar/bass lessons can be taught either at your home, my apartment or a place of your choosing (i.e. coffee shop, park, etc). Drum lessons can only be taught at your home. I have extra guitars that you can use for the duration of our lessons if needed. Please shoot me an e-mail if you are interested, so we can discuss your availability, level of experience and music tastes. Thanks!

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My services entail hourly lessons around an affordable price ($15 per hour) for those in the area who would like to learn how to play drums. I teach all the quick tip ethics behind drumming, as well as beginning with no experience all the way to mastering rhythm, beats and fills. This is a self-progress experience; you choose how fast you would like to learn. The more practice, the better you get.

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