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Stephan Kalani Sound
from 60 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen H.
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Stephan was a joy. The tuning went smoothly and I had my first piano lesson immediately following it. His breadth of knowledge is very impressive and his sensitivity to the gaps in mine made me feel very comfortable and helped with my own particular learning curve. I would highly recommend Stephan as a tuner and a teacher...

Peaceland Music
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires 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
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level. Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary. Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute. I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.

Damien Smith Productions
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 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.
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Leah M.
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Stefano is a great teacher! I started taking drum lessons as an adult who'd always wanted to learn drums but had no experience. Stefano makes sure to work at your pace, finding the balance between pushing you to grow while ensuring you grasp everything and are actively improving and understanding. He also dives right into your favorite music making practicing fun and satisfying from the very start.

  • 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
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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I was, no, am so impressed with every aspect of Mr. Snydman's lessons. Need I say more? Yes! In addition to his musical knowledge, he is a genuinely kind caring person.

Music Lessons with Davey
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy F.
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We miss Davie. Great piano and drum teacher. Enthusiastic and fun. Your child will love lessons with Davie.

Music lessons with Steve
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Br J.
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My son started formal drum lessons with Steve two and a half years ago. Steve set the bar on professionalism, flexibility, communication, and has the patience to teach music to younger kids. My son went from a kid banging on a toy drum, to a musician that could play drum set rhythms in an elementary school jazz band. We've had other instructors since Steve left the Los Alamitos area but none of them compared to his high level of attributes listed earlier.

  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Becs H.
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Cliff makes learning so much fun! He breaks it down so it really seems easy. I love his motto - he doesn't call it practicing he calls it playing. Also he is the only teacher I know of that plays along with you - he plays different riffs while you are learning the chords etc., so it makes it feels like you are having a jam session while you are learning! I highly recommend taking lessons with Cliff.

Drum Shed
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Martin P.
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Delightful young man. Accommodating schedule and a thoughtful teacher! Our son is enjoying his lessons and practicing them after. Thank you Efrain!

Henry Newmark
from 5 reviews
    Larry M.
    Verified review

    Henry is a great drum instructor. He is an expert professional drummer and has been teaching drumming for many years. His approach to teaching is very systematic, focused on learning fundamental technique before tackling songs. He has a very good manner with students, being very positive, supportive, and good-humored. My 11 year-old son has made great progress with him.

    Conor Malloy
    from 4 reviews
      Albert F.
      Verified review

      If you truly want to get the bang for your buck, having Conor as your drum teacher is ultimately the way to go. Unlike the drum teacher I had before, Conor's approach is individualized and catered to the needs of each student. With my first lesson, Conor was already teaching me both things that I wanted to learn and what would make me a better drummer. You will leave each lesson asking yourself why you didn't start lessons with Conor earlier -- I know I did! Each lesson is packed with useful information and you truly leave each lesson knowing that you have improved as a drummer.

      • 15 years in business
      Christian P.
      Verified review

      Jeffery is the best. I always had so much fun during my lessons with him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn the drums. He’ll tailor the lesson and his teaching method for whatever works best for the student. He’s knowledgeable, patient, and one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. 5 stars all the way.

      Leonard Herman
      from 3 reviews
      • 19 years in business
      Mimi K.
      Verified review

      He focuses on making you a better musician and not just a stick spinning rock star- but he can do that if that's what you are going for. Great lessons to keep your mind and body in rhythm.


      I'm a music teacher with more than 20 years of experience in teaching strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, voice, and piano in public and private schools for ages four through adult. My work experience includes the University of Southern California (USC) and Los Angeles City College. My education includes Master of Music in Music Education (USC), Bachelor of Music in Music Education (USC), and Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (USC). I studied piano with Dr. Lucinda Carver and voice with Janice McVeigh. I'm currently studying double bass with Dr. David Young. I'm committed to the honorable tradition of passing down to others what my teachers have taught me.


      I teach drum and percussion lessons in West Los Angeles. I have over a decade of teaching experience and have played in everything, from rock bands to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. I am currently pursuing a doctorate in percussion performance and would love to share my education with others.


      I am a professional piano teacher for all levels and ages. I teach theory, solfeggio, and keyboard using easy and academic way.

      • 5 years in business

      I have a lot of experience with many levels and abilities of playing, and have taught free lance and with multiple programs.

      • 10 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I specialize in teaching to each student's level and way of learning. I am a classically trained pianist and singer. I am a songwriter and electronic producer. I also record and engineer music. I can teach students to merge classical training and theory into modern compositions. I facilitate each student's unique talent and voice!


      I am 27 years old and have been playing both the drums and guitar for as long as I can remember. I took lessons myself for several years, and I would like to pass my knowledge on.

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      Need a Drums Lesson

      Wilmington, CA

      • Drum type
        Traditional / Modern drum kit
      • Experience
        No experience
      • Frequency of lessons
        More than once a week
      • Details
        I am 52 and I have always wanted to learn
      • $25
        Average price
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