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  • 22 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60623

Nichole T.

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Mike is excellent with kids and makes it easy to learn. The location of lesson is in a cramped space in the Villa Park location but effective and priced right.

  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60622

Doug D.

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Eric is great. My son loves his lessons and is learning a lot. Eric always confirms the lesson and is reasonably priced. I highly recommend him!

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60607

Kimberly D.

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Ist month, still there

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60641

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I put the FUN back into learning how-to play the drums. I teach all ages and levels of experience from beginners to advanced as well as experienced professional drummers. My progressive teaching methods and 35+ years of drumming experience will help you learn faster and easier as well as become an all around musician. If you are looking for a fun, interactive and great way to learn how-to play the drums, or to improve your drumming, I just might be the right drum instructor for you. Please take a few moments to read my thumbtack reviews. I teach the following styles: * rock * blues * funk * reggae * fusion * jazz * r&b * Latin You will find that my teaching style is inspiring and truly great fun. Learn how the great drummers play like Buddy Rich, Jon Bonham, Neal Peart, Terry Bozzio, Ringo Starr, Tony Williams, Travis Barker and others. Many of my students have gone on to study at Berklee, teach, play for their church bands and gig as professional musicians. You will learn the essential drum rudiments, hybrid rudiments, time keeping techniques, drum transcription reading/notation, soloing techniques, linear drumming techniques, the Garibaldi 7, jazz perpetual groove, ostinatos, how-to play odd times, polyrhythms and much more as well as double bass techniques too! I take a dynamic and interactive teaching approach. Each of your drum lessons is personalized and custom tailored to your ability, desire to excel and yes - great fun too! I use various proprietary methods that help my students learn faster, easier and have a lot more fun compared to old school teaching methods. I bring a lifelong love of drumming, and enthusiasm, to each of your private drum lessons. I am a certified member of the Vic Firth Education Team and Percussive Arts Society. Vic Firth is the largest and finest manufacturer of drum sticks and drum accessories located in the USA. Contact me today to schedule your drum lessons - you will be thrilled you did! For further information, feel free to contact me with any questions you might have and to supercharge your drumming experience today. Thanks*** Marcus Master The Art of Drumming Oak Lawn - Beverly - Evergreen Park - Mount Greenwood - Chicago Ridge - LaGrange - Tinley Park - Orland Park - Hickory Hills. ALL OF CHICAGOLAND!!

  • 14 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60612

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Phil was my drum teacher for about two years. I had two other drum teachers before working with Phil. I only stopped my lessons because I had to move out of state. Up until the end of my lessons, he was always very professional, energetic, and well-prepared for each lesson. He even helped me pick out my own drum kit. He provides learning materials so that you can practice on your own and he plays along with you which is very helpful when you are drumming so you can listen to your playing and his in order to improve your playing. I highly recommend Phil for drum lessons.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60612

David D.

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Greg has been wonderful;;I have learned very fast through his teaching

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60622

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Matt's teaching style is perfect for anyone who is enthusiastic about learning to drum and have fun. He is very chill, flexible, and really allows you to make the learning experience what you want it to be. His love for music and drums is evident and makes learning them that much more fun!

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60642

Kent S.

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Eric knew what I needed help with and has helped me out tremendously - great teacher!!

  • Oak Park, IL 60302

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I got to Taylor's class every Saturday, and have a great time! We learn to play each drum part of a rhythm. It is part history lesson and carrying on tradition of the song. In his class you can drop in and be able to play with no experience necessary! I think everyone should try one class, because you might be surprised how you like! you get to go away with worldly knowledge from a worldly man who has patience and fun all in one!

  • 7 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60607

Andrés P.

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I enjoyed the lesson really much. It's was dinamic, funny and complete. We worked in a lot of stuff: rudiments, progressions, groove and fills. I'll keep taking classes for sure.

  • Highland, IN 46322

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HGS Music offers the best music lessons in Northwest Indiana. We are staffed by dedicated musicians who love to teach and work with all ages, from beginners to seasoned musicians. We look forward to sharing with you our joy and passion for music! Find your true calling with lessons in the following instruments: * Guitar * Bass * Drums * Voice * Violin * Piano * Saxophone * Mandolin * Ukulele

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Allegro specializes in music lessons for voice, piano, guitar, drums, and more. We also teach dance classes like ballet, tap and hip-hop. We are now also featuring Zumba dance fitness classes.

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bellwood, IL 60104

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Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons is the best drum instruction business around. We have been teaching drums to thousands of the top players today since 1995. All lessons are recorded on professional take-home DVDs. By doing this, you will learn the drums quickly, efficiently, and effectively. We have a custom lesson plan that has constantly been evolving. Do you want the best? Call us now!

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Learn the drums from a teacher with experience. I offer drum lessons for all ages and skill levels. Whether you want to improve your current skills, or are picking up the sticks for the first time, I can teach you what you want to learn. I've been giving drum lessons for over a decade to more than 100 students, from ages 3 to 65. I teach all styles - rock, jazz, orchestral/symphonic, funk, Latin, punk, blues, hip hop, etc., with an emphasis on proper technique, 4-limb freedom, reading music and counting rhythms, creativity, and musical application - all in a friendly and productive environment. As a drummer, I have extensive experience touring across the US, UK and Europe, and the songs that I've drummed on can be heard in TV shows on networks like E!, CBS, ABC, MTV, History Channel and CW. I teach from my home studio in Addison, IL. Rates are $30 for 30 minutes, $40 for 45 minutes (recommended time), and $50 for 60 minutes. I also do at-home lessons, if scheduling permits. These rates would depend on the length and location of the lesson. Visit my website to learn more about me, my teaching philosophies, and hear from past students and parents.

  • Homer Glen, IL 60491

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We offer high-quality haircuts and color for men, women and children; nail services; massages; waxing; and facials for all of everyone's pampering needs. We also offer drum and percussion lessons for music lovers.

  • Hammond, IN 46324

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Crestone Music has played a role in music education for over 50 years! Here at CMS, we take great pride in our ability to teach people of all ages how to make music with: * Drums * Guitar and bass * Trumpet and saxophone * Keyboard, piano, and more Not to mention, our affordable rates will make sure that you feel good about the lessons you and/or your child are receiving.

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I have 25 years of experience teaching drums in all styles of music - rudiments, brushwork, in the pocket methods, etc. I also teach world music percussion - African, Latin, Brazilian, etc. Lessons would be given at 1 of the 2 schools I teach at or out of my home. I teach in Chicago. Thank you.

  • Oak Park, IL 60302

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We are a charitable 501 (c)(3) performing arts academy located in Oak Park, IL, with a staff of 15 instructors who provide professional instruction in piano, voice, guitar, drums, dance, theatre, and social etiquette. We happily work with the beginner, as well as the advanced student, ages 5 to 85, those who enjoy it simply as a hobby, as well as the working professionals. We offer classes during the day, evening as well as weekends.

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My goal is to provide students with a broad-based understanding of percussion and drum set. This involves building a foundation of solid technique, reading skills, and stylistic versatility. As a graduate of Evanston Township High School and Lawrence University, I have an excellent understanding of school music programs and the requirements of incoming percussionists. Lastly, it's important that my students have fun while learning to focus and discipline themselves.

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We offer private and group music instruction for all styles. Since 2002, North Shore Music Institute has had one goal: to provide kids and adults with the skills and inspiration to appreciate music for a lifetime. Whether you want to have some fun after school, or make a career out of music, we'd love to help. We provide private and group instruction in guitar, electric and upright bass, drums, percussion, piano (classical, jazz, and pop), violin, and viola. We have some of the most qualified instructors in the Chicago area, capable of teaching all styles. This includes a band program as well as a bucket group, and other ensembles. Our teachers' accomplishments and experience include: a grammy, tons of performance experience, tons of teaching experience, music degrees, and positive, encouraging attitudes. We also have twice yearly performance opportunities that are always an amazing time! Flexible commitment requirements separate us from most music schools. Give us a call, or visit our website for more info.

  • Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

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10 reasons to try a free music lesson with Clarendon Hills Music Academy: 1. Learn to play the songs you love and listen to every day while simultaneously developing the essential skills needed to master your instrument. 2. We offer private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums and bass in one convenient location. 3. Our music coaches will create a personalized lesson plan that focuses on your needs and interests (we avoid the "one size fits all" approach). 4. CHMA heavily screens and hires only friendly and highly skilled world-class music coaches/teachers. 5. All of our music coaches/teachers have more than 10 years of performance experience, intense formal training, and/or a degree in music. 6. We have large equipped lesson studios w/ recording capabilities. 7. We offer our advanced students the option to create their own student album. 8. We offer a school of rock program and a glee-i-fied show choir. 9. Parents are always welcome to sit in on the lessons. 10. We do two optional student shows each year (our shows are fun and not like a typical recital experience).

  • Round Lake Park, IL 60073

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WE offer drum lessons and drum exercises designed for all levels of ability from first time beginners to Pros and Instructors. "First learn to think like a drummer, then you can play what you think!" I have been playing drums for over 40 years, starting with 9 years of private lessons myself. I have been teaching drums for over 30 years, and I can see a drummer's weakness and strengths in just a matter of seconds. Always work to eliminate weaknesses and showcase your strengths! Lessons are customized for each student as each of us is different with unique desires and musical tastes. I always recommend video taping your playing and review the video. This allows us to replay our drum play in our mind, while deciding what needs work, what sounds great, and what can be discarded as "not for me". This is the best way to learn fast and develop our own personal style. What other students have to say: "This is what I've been looking for thanks! I have nothing against some of the guy's who are drumming on here, but I want to learn more than what their demonstrating! I'm considering either a, Roland e drum kit or Yamaha which would you suggest for a novice? Great drumming by the way!" (deepbreakfast1960) "Man, kuddos to you! I just saw all parts of 20min workout and found it very inspiring. Thanks." (hujjer) "i like. Your pretty inspirational, I never considered getting an electronic kit before (i got an acoustic), but after a friend got one, playing on one at school and hearing many great artists such as yourself im now looking into it!" "thx helped alot" (callofdutygod1234567) "great. thanks" (georgewatts94) "You are the first person to actually teach something I can understand I can't stop practicing your work outs." (chinguidinsky)

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