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  • Wes Crawford

    (12 reviews)

    I teach drum lessons, focusing on the drumset and snare drum. I stress good hand positions, good technique, rhythmic reading skills, rudiments as they logically evolve, and all styles on drumset (beginning with the student's choice of styles). My aim is to make everything fun, too! I have a waiting room for parents and students. I also perform with numerous groups throughout the Washington, DC and Baltimore region.

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  • Marty Risemberg Drum Lessons

    (3 reviews)

    Hello, my name is Marty Risemberg. I am a working drum set player in the Northern VA, Washington, DC area. I have been teaching drums for 7 years and have worked with students, from the ages of 5-55. I am well-versed in jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, and many other styles of Latin and contemporary drum set playing. I also like to work on general technique/snare drum etudes with my students to give them a well-rounded approach. If you are looking for an exciting new challenge for your drumming or are just starting out, I can lead you in a positive direction and help develop you as both a musician and a drummer.

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  • Sean's Music Lessons

    (15 reviews)

    I offer private in-home lessons for guitar, piano, drums or bass. I am very convenient. You will learn how to read, play and create music. We will go at your own pace, and the lessons will be personalized. I have played in rock bands, jazz bands and pit orchestras, and I will use my experience to get you to a level you want to be. If you just want to play in your bedroom or in a live venue, I will help you get there. Thumbtack has rewarded me with the Best of 2015 guitar theory lessons in the area. thumbtack.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5c8fe6382202ffeef15b8067c&id=2f970d6acd&e=0ea4998a68 This is from a happy client. Sean is always very punctual and lets us know if he is running late due to traffic. He has developed a good relationship with him, and you can hear the laughter during their sessions. Sean provides songs that interest him, and he inspires him to practice.

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  • Proven Drum Lessons

    I'm a young professional drummer with 17 years of experience in percussion. I got started in a school band and stayed sharp drumming in rock bands throughout high school, college, and even graduate school. These days, I tour the country as part of an indie/alternative rock duo. When I'm not on the road, I am available to give lessons for beginner- and intermediate-level drummers. My approach to drumming revolves around skill and enthusiasm for the craft. I owe much of my proficiency and success to a private instructor I had years back. I'm starting Proven Drum Lessons because I'm confident that I can make the same type of lasting positive impact on today's crop of students. For what it's worth, I'm also an economist with a Master of Science degree from a prominent research university. Hence, the intersection of my background and experience makes me uniquely qualified to offer perspectives on the financial side of life as a musician. This could also be of some use to an aspiring drummer. My pricing is reasonable and I'm a punctual, friendly, and reliable person. I've also developed patience, having taught economics to undergraduates at the university and community college levels. On a good day, I'd like to think I'm also a cool guy and someone to look up to. If you or someone you know is looking for lessons, reach out! I'd love to start a discussion. Kevin Founder, Proven Drum Lessons

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  • Jesus Franco Drum Teacher

    I want to teach you how to play drums, not only rock but also funk. I'd like to teach you the real samba, bossa nova and Latin feel. We are going to enjoy the classes, having a great time, which leads us to a very comfortable and funny environment where you are going to learn a lot because if you feel great, you'll learn great and easily.

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  • I do drum set and snare drum lessons including sticking, stick control, technique, double bass, time, rhythm and meter. Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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  • Pro Drums by Zack

    As a performing drummer for nearly 20 years, I've had experience in all musical styles, from jazz and orchestral, to folk, funk and hard rock. I can cater a lesson plan to the individual needs of each client, with a primary focus on solid fundamentals. Because I travel to my clients, I can provide advice on stick and head choice, setup and tuning of drums, and more. Though I mainly work with beginner-level and intermediate-level drummers, even a seasoned pro can benefit from refreshers and consultations--all at an affordable rate. If you have a passion for drumming, take it to the next level and give me a call!

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  • I am a sound designer with a jazz vocal background. I have been teaching privately for 10 years. I encourage songwriting, self-accompaniment, and motivation to practice and create for one's self. My partner has been a drummer for as long as he can remember. He will be teaching the drum portion. We have a set in our music studio for the studio. It is highly recommended that the student has a set of their own or at least a drum practice pad. Our program is designed for growing children and high school students. We are also trained to help you with college audition processes.

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  • I am a professional, freelance musician working out of Rockville, MD, and I teach lessons to aspiring musicians of all skill levels. I have held permanent or extra/substitute positions with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, River City Brass Band, Canton Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, New World Symphony, and National Philharmonic.

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  • Global Music Academy

    (2 reviews)

    We provide private and group instruction for students of all ages and levels. We invite the best artists, musicians, and choreographers from the area to teach on a regular basis. Guests are also invited for workshops. Scheduling is convenient, and our location is close to Braddock Rd. and Fairfax County Pkwy. We offer piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, drums, and voice private lessons, as well as lessons on ballet, belly dance, Bollywood, hip hop, jazz, modern, tango, salsa, and more!

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  • Weeping Willow Studios

    (1 reviews)

    Mixing/Remixing (Online or live) Mastering (Online or live) Drum and bass guitar tracking Producing/Songwriting Live recordings Composing Pre production writing Sound for Film, ADR Private lessons (Drums, Bass, Ukulele and Studio technique)

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  • Songbird Studios

    (1 reviews)

    Songbird Studios officially offers piano, guitar, singing, drums, and trumpet lessons. Our teachers are willing to travel to your home if you are unable to make it to our home studio in Sterling. Our rates will vary depending on the length and location of a lesson. At our home studio, a 30-minute lesson would be $30. Please ask for more information about our rates! We have experience working with young kids, special needs children, and ESL children. We would be happy to work with you to teach you a new instrument!

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  • Jessica's Music Studio

    Jessica's Music Studio offers lessons for the following: * piano * acoustic guitar * bass guitar * electric guitar * ukulele * drums * voice * banjo Lessons are conducted from our convenient location in Old Town Manassas. Our teachers are highly skilled and knowledgeable, with music degrees and/or extensive teaching experience. We strive to make learning music an enjoyable and positive experience! You will find our staff to be fun, engaging, professional, and inspiring. Although our teaching methods are structured, we tailor our lessons to our students' personal needs and encourage our students to learn and play the music that they are most interested in. Our goals are for students to build positive self-confidence, feel a sense of accomplishment, and use their instrument (or voice) as a means of personal expression. We are looking forward to speaking with you soon about becoming a student at Jessica's Music Studio!

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  • Sewell Music Conservatory

    Sewell Music Conservatory has been the leader in music education for over 50 years. Founded in 1952, we have produce musicians that have reached international fame. We specialize in American music (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, etc.), and our motto is "We Bring Out the Music in You".

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  • Will Power Music Co

    We offer live entertainment and music production/engineering. We also offer music lessons. We teach piano/organ, drums, bass and guitar (electric/acoustic).

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  • The School of Music

    Enjoy life more. Teaching hours by appointment are: * Monday to Friday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. * Saturday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. * Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We offer classes for all ages, levels, and genres for: * Saxophone * Clarinet * Flute * Guitar * Bass * Vocals * Piano * Violin * Viola * Cello * Percussion * Ukulele * Mandolin * Banjo * Harmonica * Theory We offer special youth education for: * recorder * piano * tin whistle * harmonica * ukulele * drum classes These are designed for the young ones! Class Options: * Private * Group * Workshops * Standard * Solfege * Suzuki-method lessons Our Success: Our students are accepted to Duke Ellington, Berklee College of Music, and Peabody. Many have also had successful music careers; thanks to the education they've received here. Other Services: * sales * rentals * repairs * free practice rooms for students * free WiFi and fresh coffee in the lobby

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  • Academy Music

    You may request your free trial lesson. We are a small but growing studio of experienced musicians who are dedicated to bringing our community the gift of the highest-quality musical education. We are based right in the heart of Olney, MD. Our music teachers are professional working musicians. You can learn violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar or drums. From rock 'n' roll to jazz or Mozart, we have your needs covered. You can join one of our group classes and play in a rock band or string quartet. The biannual recitals give our students the opportunity to showcase their talents. There are no prior musical experience necessary. We will teach you and your children everything you need to know!

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  • My name is Agustin Faundez, and I am currently 20 years old. I am a graduate of South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia, and am currently a junior at the State University of New York in Fredonia Mason School of Music, majoring in music performance and music therapy with a focus on percussion. I have been studying and performing music for nine years now. I have studied under the directions of the following: * Aubrey Adams - Freelance percussionist, retired principal percussionist of Air Force Band, percussionist of Maryland Symphony, substitute percussionist of National Symphony Orchestra, South Lakes High School percussion instructor as well as private percussion instructor and recording musician * Dr. Karolyn Stonefelt - Recording artist, currently head of Fredonia School of Music Percussion Department, principal percussionist and timpanist of Western New York Chamber Orchestra, freelance percussionist, percussionist with Erie Opera Company, on- and off-Broadway percussionist and retired percussionist from Baltimore Symphony * John Bacon - Staff percussionist at SUNY Fredonia Mason School of Music, freelance percussionist and substitute percussionist with Buffalo Philharmonic * Tiffany Nicely - Staff percussionist at SUNY Fredonia Mason School of Music, freelance percussionist, head of Percussion Department at Buffalo University in NY, and substitute percussionist for Buffalo Philharmonic * Bernard Woma - African drumming instructor at Fredonia School of Music, Ghanaian master gyil player Experiences During high school, I performed with the South Lakes wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, marching band, orchestra, choir, the Fairfax Symphony, the Reston Chamber Community Orchestra, and the All District Symphonic Band. I have taught lessons for the past three years in a small percussion studio I hold at my home. I performed in multiple ensembles when in college, such as percussion ensemble, African drumming ensemble, world mallet keyboard ensemble, symphony orchestra and band. I marched in the South Lakes High School drum line for four years and played snare for two. I am proficient in the warmups, techniques, music reading and writing, am open to teaching methods and the discipline of the drum line standard. I also have previous experience with teaching in the South Lakes High School percussion and drum line for two summers after graduation of high school. I am proficient in all main percussion instruments, including the snare drum (orchestral and rudimental/drum corps), the mallet keyboard, the timpani, and the drum set as well as auxiliary instruments, such as the tambourine, the triangle, the shakers, the hand drums, the djembe, and many more. Qualities As a musician, I am able to read, write and perform music, have great patience for working with others as well as always eager to learn something new. I believe that I am a polite, positive, encouraging, friendly, independent, and responsible individual and am always open for new experiences. With the snare drum, I can teach orchestral and rudimental/drum corps styles of snare drum. I focus on 40 rudiments, repertoire, technique (matched or traditional grips), musicality, expression, and quality of sound. I can also teach instrument tuning, care and maintenance. For the mallet keyboard percussion, I am proficient at marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, balophone, and gyil. I also focus on technique, accuracy, musical expression, quality of sound, four-mallet (Stevens/traditional crossed/Burton crossed) and two-mallet technique and grip. On the timpani, I have the ability to teach timpani technique (French/German), musicality, tone quality, tuning accuracy and methods, and repertoire. With the drum set, I am a versatile player on the drum set. I can teach multiple Latin styles, hip-hop/rap, jazz, rock and funk. I focus on limb independence, musical expression, style understanding, ability to play and adjust with other musicians, tone quality, polyrhythms, rudimentary use on the drum set, versatility and popular repertoire for the drum set. Importance of Music I believe that music is a primary necessity in everyone's everyday lives and by studying music through instruments, we learn not only about these instruments but also about ourselves and how our musical personas play a roll in each individual's life. Percussion is as primal as an instrument gets. It dates to prehistoric times with ancient drums and the basic ability to keep a pulse. It is an instinct felt in all our lives through our heartbeat, yet it is a special craft that takes all life to perfection and creates unbelievable moments of joy and passion through music.

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  • Freezee Studios

    I specialize in production, guitar, drums, bass and vocals. I have been doing all of this for 28 years, and I record my students during all lessons for $30 an hour. I teach all genres of music, and I do music production also.

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  • Goose Percussion

    I am a freelance percussionist in the Northern Virginia and DC metro area. I am an active percussionist, performing with various groups in the area, as well as an on-demand percussion and drumline instructor for high schools in the area. I offer percussion performing services, as well as high-quality percussion and drum set lessons in my percussion studio at a reasonable hourly rate.

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  • Professional & Fun Drum Lessons

    Unleashed Drum Studio🎶

    (25 reviews)

    Blake Paulson provides fun studio or home drum lessons with custom lesson plan and free 30-minute session. He teaches various topics including stick control, music theory, 4-way coordination and more.

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  • Piano, Drum Set, Percussion, Voice & Ukulele Lessons

    JBS Music

    (17 reviews)

    Learn to play drums and master it with Jay Shields. He provides private drum lessons for beginners and advanced for all styles and ages. He also teaches piano, voice, ukulele lessons, and more.

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  • Drum Teacher

    Thompson Drums

    (15 reviews)

    Matthew is a private music teacher who provides drum lessons for adults and children. He has been trained by world-renowned drummers such as Gregg Bissonette and Jeff Bowders.

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  • Drum Tutorials

    jerry olson, percussion instructor

    (5 reviews)

    Jerry Olson is a private music teacher who provides drum lessons for children and adults. He teaches various drumming styles for beginner and intermediate musicians.

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  • Drum Set Lessons

    Steve Roth's DrumSet4u

    (3 reviews)

    If you've always wanted to play the drums or improve on the skill, get drums lessons from guru Steve Roth. He can come to your location to provide focused and dynamic playing and drum set instruction.

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  • Drummer & Teacher

    Peter Smith

    (1 reviews)

    Learn to play drums with professional performer and teacher Peter Smith. He provides private drum lessons at your home or at his fully-equipped studio. Sessions are tailored to your needs.

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  • Drum School

    West Coast Music Academy

    West Coast Music Academy provides one of the best drum lessons for all ages. They specialize in private music lessons for children and adults. They also teach guitar, piano and bass lessons, and more.

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  • Music Store Services

    Premier Music Lessons

    This music school has been providing group and private instruction services for 4 years. They teach students how to play the drums, bass, piano, guitar, and other instruments.

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  • In-home Percussion Lessons

    JaraDrums

    Effortlessly learn how to play the drums like a professional percussionist by enrolling in this seasoned musician's private lessons. He customizes his percussion classes to suit his students' needs.

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  • Private Drum Instructor

    Magic Power Sticks

    Venia Rasputin is one of the best drum instructors who do percussion and programming. She is also an arranger, songwriter, solo-drummer performer, DJ and sound healer, and more.

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  • Drum Lessons

    Jackson Thompson

    Jackson Thompson has over 9 years of experience in drum set playing and has played on two formal album releases. This dedicated musician offers affordable drum lessons for new students.

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  • Percussion Instruction

    Chris Hudson

    Chris Hudson offers effective and comprehensive drumming and percussion instruction for interested students of all skill levels. He offers fun and enjoyable classes.

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  • Drum Lessons & Consultation

    MEHDrums

    This professional musician offers customized drumming courses for students at any skill level. He teaches anything from rock drum lessons and latin drum lessons to african drum lessons, and more.

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  • Private Drum Instruction

    Nick Mason Drum Lessons

    Nick Mason is one of the best drum teachers who provide private one-on-one lessons in his studio or his client's home. He handles weekly drum instructor jobs.

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  • Guitar & Piano Lessons

    Valley music lessons by Cliff

    Learn to play drums at home or in their studio, through this company's guitar, bass, and drum lessons. They offer personalized beginner and intermediate drum lessons for all ages, levels, and styles.

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  • Drum Teacher

    Leonard Castillo

    Learn the drums from Leonard Castillo. This professional teacher has been providing reliable drum lessons for beginners to advanced students for over 40 years.

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  • Professional Music Lessons

    Peace of Mind Music Lessons

    Justin Ashouri has been teaching online drum lessons for beginners for over 5 years. He also teaches lessons for other instruments, classical compositions and songwriting.

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  • Drum Instructor

    Drum Instructor

    Learn to play the drum and get private lessons from Justin Dempsey or attend his group band workshop classes. His specialty includes beginner, intermediate and advanced drum lessons for students.

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Wilmington, CA

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Traditional / Modern drum kit
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Frequency of lessons
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I am 52 and I have always wanted to learn
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