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Reverb Lessons - Los Angeles
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 377 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony A.
Verified review

My experience with Will and LessonLodge has been great. For the past few months, I've been taking guitar lessons and it has been the highlight of my week. I've always noodled around, but I've already learned to write some basic songs in a short time.

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Emo Alaeddin
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina O.
Verified review

We chose Emo to work with my 11 year old daughter via Skype for voice lessons. She was really nervous to have her very first voice lesson over Skype, and with a stranger, but Emo quickly put her at ease. He’s patient, encouraging, positive, and also really uses the 30 minutes fully. He wasn’t the cheapest vocal coach to respond to my thumbtack but he really knows what he’s doing and maximizes the 30 minute lesson. My daughter is really happy with him as her teacher and so am I!

Peaceland Music
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Greg L.
Verified review

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip M.
Verified review

Highly Impressed! We’re highly impressed by the first lesson! It was an excellent start. Our instructor Chelsea quickly figured out how to connect with my son, invoking an excitement to learn the basics as well as the fun parts. My son expressed the desire to have longer lessons coming up, which says it all!

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lars T.
Verified review

I have been taking guitar lessons from Kimberly via Skype for about six years. I really like her teaching style which is systematic and focused. She tailors her lessons to my goals and time. Her teaching method is to help you gain insight and skill through patient practice of gradually changing exercises. She doesn't snow you with theory, but presents it to you in digestible amounts just when it will make sense. She welcomes questions and I always learn from our discussions. She has led me to learn techniques on the guitar that I was absolutely sure I could never learn. For something to seem impossible at the start, to seem possible a week later and to be routine a month later is amazingly uplifting. Kimberly's background was first a life of teaching herself and playing gigs with all kinds of bands in all kinds of places. She has also deepened and strengthened her knowledge by gaining academic degrees in guitar and jazz and also by studying under masters. This gives her an incredibly deep understanding of learning and teaching music, an immense skill in playing guitar, and an appreciation for the challenges of playing with other people. I especially love her continued enthusiasm for guitar and that she really enjoys teaching. I have found in Kimberly the best of teachers and highly recommend her without reservation.

Alex's Drum Lessons
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

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.

  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Soinia B.
Verified review

My 5 year old takes drumming lessons. The instructor is patient and encouraging to him. He has a great command of the instrument and his students. My 5 year old can read music after a summer of practice.

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Nolan Wren Music
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sol R.
Verified review

Nolan is a consummate professional, both with his drumming skills and his demeanor. He is able to be firm enough with my 10 year old son (who thinks life revolves around video games), yet never overbearing. This is perfect for a kid with a short attention span! I appreciate the way he challenges my son and encourages him at the same time. I have been a life long musicians playing guitar and singing for over 25 years, and with all the drummers I know, if I was going to take drum lessons I would want to take them from Nolan!

Drum Lessons with Geo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Spyros L.
Verified review

I’d been wanting to learn how to play drums since high school but just never got around to it. A friend recommended Geo highly and I finally bit the bullet and started lessons. I am so glad I did!!! Geo is such a great teacher — really patient, and responsive to my needs as a student. I work full time and Geo is always flexible. I am also not as young as I used to be and not a fast learner, but Geo is super patient and is always coming up with exercises and pieces to learn that are more my speed. He’s also so fun and just a cool dude — 10/10 recommend!!!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ben R.
Verified review

Before I brought my three-year-old son to Shawn for drum lessons, we'd had a lot of experience working together on gigs and in the studio. He's an excellent drummer and a forward-thinking musician. All I can say I that Shawn had a really uncanny way of connecting my son. He knew exactly what to say and do to get Z to listen and understand some basic concepts of playing drums AND music. A lesson that I had expected to last 15 minutes stretched into two hours of focussed learning by my son. It was kind of mind-blowing. I was really not expecting such a connection and level of communication. I can only imagine that he is able to do this at an even higher level with students of all ages. I couldn't recommend Shawn any higher. Just stop reading this and book a lesson with him. Go!

Eugene's Music Studio
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ori S.
Verified review

Eugene’s Music Studio is one of the most professional & kind music studios we had the honor to work with. My son is so excited and cannot wait for his piano lessons. The teacher was able to keep him busy and involved throughout the entire session (not an easy task) and she always comes up with new ways for him to stay involved. We are very happy that we found Eugene's Music Studio. Eugene was very attuned and helped us find the best fit for our child and we look forward to seeing the progress he will make with time.

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

My grandson took lessons on the drums from Dave which were really great. He became a very good drummer but James also became interested in the keyboard and guitar, so along with his drum lessons Dave would give him beginner lessons on the other instruments which gave James an even greater love for music. Dave has a great way with his students and is available to the parents that may have questions or concerns. Many times Dave went above and beyond what was required of him. James has had a very positive experience with Dave and I would highly recommend him to any body that wants to learn drums.

Nick's Drum Lessons
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Susannah F.
Verified review

My eight year old son has really enjoyed his drum lessons with Nick. Nick follows my son's lead and helps him learn to play music he loves. Nick is easy to work with - he's flexible and communicative. He has been a great match for my son!

David's Drum Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dani S.
Verified review

I took drum lessons for quite some time and was absolutely amazed at how well david teaches. I was able to acquire many unique drum skills that David taught me. Definitely recommend him!!! 10/10!!!

Lindsay Artkop Drum Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chris S.
Verified review

My son began taking drum lessons with Lindsay via skype at 6 years old. He will be 9 next month and is still loving his drum lessons. He has learned so much in such a short period of time. Not only is Lindsay clearly a skilled drummer but is also an apt teacher. She is patient while pushing my son to improve his skills. I know from personal experience that learning an instrument can be frustrating to the point that the student will want to give up. This is especially true for a kid. Lindsay understands this and has the ability to balance progress with patience. I highly recommend Lindsay as a drum teacher!

  • 17 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.

David Anderson
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Lisa R.
    Verified review

    I am a singer attempting to learn the drums! David was very patient and extremely educated in teaching first time adults like me . I was definitely encouraged and felt as if the lessons were formulated at an easy and nonintimidating pace.

    • 6 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Isaac K.
    Verified review

    I took some guitar/drum lesson from Sam over the summer break for about a month. Even though it was a very short time having lessons from him, I've learned not only about music in general but also how fun it is to play music. I would take more lessons from him if I had any other chance to do so :)

    Jake Sucher Studios
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Laurie K.
    Verified review

    Jake is a great teacher. His talent, professionalism, experience and knowledge of music is portrayed throughout all his music and lessons. He is friendly, outgoing, accommodating and a really nice person.

    One To Record
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Jerry S.
    Verified review

    I went into their studio to simply lay down a few guitar ideas for some songs I was writing. I mentioned how I heard drum parts in my head to go with my guitars but I don't play drums. The audio engineer suggested I "beat box" my drum ideas and he tracked exactly what I had in mind. I came back home with a legit sounding demo to show my peers in hopes of forming a band. Overall great experience. Would definitely recommend. Great atmosphere, good time!

    Grant Jordan Music
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Stacey K.
      Verified review

      Grant is an excellent and inspired teacher! He's made learning and playing the drums a fun and informative. His studio is a wonderful learning space that's easy to get to and park (big plus in LA!) I look forward to our lessons and what new things he's going to show me.

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      Need drum lessons

      Los Angeles, CA

      • Student age
        26-55
      • Drum type
        Traditional drum kit
      • Able to read music?
        Percussion notation: Yes, Sheet music: No, Understands note durations and rests: Yes, Can't read music: No
      • Does student have drums?
        No, the student will need the instructor to provide drums
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once a week
      • Lesson length
        60 minutes
      • Day preference
        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
      • Time preference
        Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
      • Details
        Been playing for a 10+ years, but self taught. Would love to take my skills to the next level and focus on jazz techniques.
      • $43
        Average price

      Need drum lessons

      Glendale, CA

      • Student age
        26-55
      • Drum type
        Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.), Other (Djembe)
      • Able to read music?
        Percussion notation: No, Sheet music: No, Understands note durations and rests: No, Can't read music: Yes
      • Does student have drums?
        Yes, the student already has drums
      • Frequency of lessons
      • Lesson length
        60 minutes
      • Day preference
        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
      • Time preference
        Evening (after 6pm), Other (weekends mid morning)
      • Details
        interested in someone who knows native american pow-wow, shamanic, tribal, djembe, and bad ass drumming, all traditions
      • $42.5
        Average price

      Need Drum Teacher

      Los Angeles, CA

      • Student age
        26-55
      • Drum type
        Traditional drum kit
      • Level of experience
        No experience
      • Years of experience
        No experience
      • Last piece performed
        (Intentionally left blank)
      • Interested in the following musical style(s)
        Classical, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk
      • Able to read music?
        No
      • Does student have drums?
        No, the student will need the instructor to provide drums
      • Short term goals
        play drums!
      • Long term goals
        play drums!
      • Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
        Indefinitely
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once a week
      • Lesson length
        60 minutes
      • Day preference
        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
      • Time preference
        Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Evening (after 6pm)
      • Details
        i'm more interested in experimental music...
      • $45
        Average price
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