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Dynamic Drumming
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Brian J.
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I'm an intermediate level drummer who was seeking lessons to help bring my playing to the next level and I found Brian Fruechtenicht here on thumbtack. I have to say, having taken drum lessons before that this experience has been unlike any other. Brian's novel approach may seem unorthodox if you come into lessons with any preconceived notion of what drum lessons should be like, however his unique take on them (not to mention his enthusiasm) really conveys a lot of the practical knowledge that helps change good drummers into great drummers. In my own drumming, I feel like my style had become rote, but Brian helped me find more creativity behind the kit. I play for a band and I have to say even that sounds leagues better since beginning lessons with Brian Fruechtenicht, and those lessons tend to be some of the most fun I have all week. Brian Fruechtenicht gets a high recommendation from me!

Santa Rosa Drum Lessons
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Laura D.
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My son has been taking drum lessons from Matt for three years. He has learned so much and loves working with Matt. Matt is a very talented drummer, kind and easy to be with. Ben skills have progressed tremendously.

Steve Trovao Drums
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Linda C.
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I have been taking drum lessons from Steve Trovao for about a year and a half now. And am having the time of my life, I have seen Steve teach students as young as three and as old as me, Im 52. He is a versatile teacher in that he adapts to every students needs and has amazing patience. I have been learning the blues, and have seen Steve at many venues from rock, blues, jazz,swing, reggae and many more styles, in which he uses in his teaching. I am looking forward to continuing my education with Steve.

  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca Y.
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It would have been nice to have more information about the actual teacher who would be coming to the house. I took it on blind faith that he was a good teacher and a normal person. There was no resume or bio or picture or anything. Turns out, Adam seems great (2 lessons so far). But more info would have been helpful.

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.

Drum and Guitar Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ping H.
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I had my first drum lesson with Mike Hoffmann today. He is a very professional and I had also fun learning from him. He is excellent and I am happy. Ping Haas

The Guitar Studio
5.0
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.

    Warren Huegel drum lessons
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Anna W.
    Verified review

    Warren was super responsive, extremely patient, was great to talk to and structured the lessons really well for us to have a great time but also learn more. Would love to do this again with Warren!

    Drums n' Divas
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Andre H.
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      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.

      Music Lessons
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Suzy A.
        Verified review

        I've never been musically inclined, and he found the instrument that I could easily learn on, then taught me to play in terms even I could understand. Thanks Mike!

        La Playa Music School
        5.0
        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.

        • 10 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Antonia M.
        Verified review

        Great drum instructor! Really focuses on getting timing down. Kevin does not waste time during the lesson. I hear drums for the whole hour!

        Benson Music
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 18 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Cat P.
        Verified review

        Great instructor. Thorough and knowledgable. I played two drum beats on my first drum lesson and I had never played drums before. I progressed rapidly and after 6 months can comfortably play with a band.

        Evan K.
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        I worked with Ty for 3-4 years in his role as a drumline and pit percussion instructor. From technique tips to targeted exercises and on-field marching advice, Ty applied his years of drum corps experience to help us execute a clean, confident, and musical show. Ty is a friendly and perceptive teacher who has logged thousands of hours as a touring drummer. I recommend him highly if you're thinking about drumset lessons.

        About

        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!

        About

        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
        About

        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.

        About

        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.

        About

        Guitar/Drum Teacher, San Diego County, California January 2006-Current Independent Contractor • High school music teacher (Pacific Academy, Encinitas, CA) • Private and group lessons • Leading students from beginner to advanced skill sets • Influence students to practice and become skilled musicians Music Camp Instructor, Encinitas, California June 2010- August 2012 ARIMAW Productions • Week long music camps for kids ages 4-12 • Instructed and managed 10-20 per week • Taught and directed musical performances weekly • Inspired dedication and consistency with campers

        About

        Begin to intermediate conga today. I will show you technique, exercises and Afro-Cuban rhythms. In other words, I will teach you how to get sound from a conga drum and have fun playing. Rhythms are fun. I live in Rockridge District in Oakland. I charge $30 a session, flexible time. Mike Lyons

        • 5 years in business
        About

        I think our work stands out because we're really in it for the love Of music. None of us make a whole lot of money, but you won't find a more enthusiastic and excited group of gifted musicians who can create and enhance original music on the spot, perform with and sub for the best on a moments notice, and give lessons in the community not bent on monetary gain. Hands down, the creativity, meeting new people and new musicians, creating new music, sharing new visions and helping people to develop sense of humor with out fearing the stereotyping we as musicians sometimes must endure to share in the love of performing that we bring. Hands down.. yo mama .. There's nothing we would rather be doing.. Music. . and watching spinal tap.. Eating two whole chickens and a loaf of bread.. Putting a band back together.. Chicken wired stages. . Sturgis in July.. Jazz fest. . Recording sessions.. Music is love..

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