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Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Allison S.
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Our boys are really enjoying their guitar and drum lessons so far, and are excited about practicing and playing their new instruments.

American Music Studio
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Blake H.
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I have taken over a years worth of guitar lessons from American Music Studio and will continue taking lessons into the future. Brett in co. cater lessons to your skill level and learning style, encouraging you to push the limits and learn more. The instructors are approachable, motivational, personable and experts in their craft. I cannot express how educational and enlightening my experience with American Music Studio has been.

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Cadenza Music Studio
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Hanna D.
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We just started lessons with Ms Wanlu. My daughter’s first class was incredible in my opinion. She tapped into things that no other instructor ever did. She is clearly a young and talented instructor. We are excited about our future lessons!

John Sayre Music Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aaron W.
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I have worked with John for years. He is an outstanding professional, incredibly knowledge, and his many years of professional touring experience worldwide makes him an ideal teacher for adults and children. He is able to communicate clearly and can tailor his lessons to each individual appropriately. Equally as important, John is a good-hearted, kind, family-man.

Miles Lieder Drum Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Greg H.
Verified review

I am over 30 years old and went to Miles with zero musical knowledge let alone any experience playing the drums. Miles reaches that perfect balance of being patient and pushing me to learn more. He has introduced information to me at a rate that is appropriate and takes the time to work through the musical concepts with me. At the same time he knows when to push forward with more challenging aspects of playing the drums to get the most out of our lessons. Miles is clearly very knowledgeable and talented and I recommend him highly if you are looking for drum lessons.

Brandon's Music Lessons
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Zoe S.
Verified review

Our daughters have only just started lessons, but we are thrilled to have found Brandon -- he's personable, flexible, responsive, professional and we are confident he'll be a great teacher for our 10 yr olds.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Johnda B.
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Although we ultimately decided my nearly 3-yr-old son is still too young for drum lessons, the lesson went well. Marty reviewed the names of the different drums in a drum set, let my son play them some, and then tried some rhythm exercises by clapping and counting. He is very patient and good with children.

Luis Albanez
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Eunice A.
    Verified review

    I wanted to learn to play Ukelele and YouTube wasn't really helping, so I started to get lessons with Luis cause I had seen him playing and saw some of his students playing as well. I was surprised I was playing my first chords in no time. He was so patient and made me believe I could do it and gave me that push to keep trying when I wanted to give up cause my fingers are so small, and I thought I was never gonna be able to get the chords right, but he would encourage me every class and even took the trouble to place my fingers the right way every time. I messed up a lot but he never made me feel bad about it, not even with facial expressions like other teachers do. I really appreciate the effort and interest he puts in every lesson. He's a very talented, experienced musician and a super patient teacher. Would totally recommend. 10/10

    All About Drums
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Natalie T.
    Verified review

    We have used Dominic Thompson, Sr. at our services and he has been so professional. Always on time and he goes over and beyond what is asked. We needed our drums tuned and he did it with no hesitation because excellence is what he is about. You won't be disappointed with this young man.

    Asher Herzog Drum Lessons
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sheri B.
    Verified review

    I was not positive that drum lessons would be something that my 10 yo son would want to continue for very long. Asher is the perfect teacher! He paces instruction perfectly for my son. Excellent and highly recommended!!!!!

    Chad Rayadurg
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Aman M.
      Verified review

      I have been getting lessons from chad for about 2 months now, and I can honestly say he's the best teacher I've ever had. He has a very unique teaching style, it really engages you and doubles your learning curve. He is the perfect blend of fun and serious. :)

      About

      Our work stands out due to our combined, diverse training. Combined, we have over 40 years of experience in percussion and have studied under or performed with some of the best in the world. We hold degrees from University of Kansas, University of Southern California, and University of Kobe. We use this knowledge and experience to guide our students to success.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I am specific and can read a person well to know how I can critique my teaching to their learning

      • 2 years in business
      About

      I am a recent graduate of the George Mason University Jazz Studies Program. I aim to bring my love of music to students of all ages and levels. I've taught for two years and played professionally for four years. I teach out of my home in Lovettsville, VA.

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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.

      About

      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.

      • 18 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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      I have been teaching guitar and bass guitar to beginners as well as advanced students for more than 20 years. I have also worked for the New York City Parks And Recreation Department at their recreation center located in Harlem, NYC for three years teaching guitar, bass guitar and drum lessons for their after-school programs. I have also worked as a music consultant for The New York City Housing Authority teaching underprivileged children as well as adults in housing projects throughout every borough of New York City. I have participated in performing at citywide special events throughout New York City for NYCHA as well. I've taught guitar and bass lessons for the Music and arts store located in Oxon Hill Maryland. Since then, I have relocated to Germany to record a solo CD with a few of my former bandmates, (rock and roll hall of fame artist, from "George Clinton's band" as my special guest musicians. When I'm not recording, I teach online guitar and bass lessons worldwide.. It works out great! Now, none of my students will ever have to leave their homes, it's just like being in the same room with me! All you will need is a computer cam and mic. The number that I can be reached at here in Germany is +49-1573-1882893.. I am licensed in Germany for Education, teaching music lessons and music production. Ask for my credentials! Thank you for reviewing my profile. Have a wonderful day!

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      I have been giving drum lessons for a very long time, and I love it. I love to play the drums. I also love to teach.

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      The curriculum that I use doesn't discourage the learner, but encourages the learner.

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      I have been an educator for over 20 years. I tour and record with many international professional artists such as Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter, Maxwell, George Duke, George Clinton, Phil Upchurch, Garaj Mahal, Dapp Theory, Meshell Ndegeocello and more. I am also a clinician and have worked as a visiting artist and artist in residency at USC, USD, Cal Arts, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago, The New School NYC, Kimmel Center Philadelphia, and others. I have taught privately and publicly and I also host thericklessons.com featuring content from all genres. Every student excels in every lesson I give.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      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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