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Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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My son really enjoys the drum lessons and has learned a lot in a short amount of time. We are very satisfied!

Top Pro
  • 27 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jillian S.
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My daughter started piano lessons with Stacey just a month ago but she is so excited every week to go. We have been very happy with how Stacey has progressed her - continually adding more difficult pieces to work on to see what she can do. This is our first experience w music lessons of any type and we are really happy with Stacey De & Co! Even my son, who never wants to try anything new, has started asking about taking drum lessons there. We couldn't be happier :)

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David O Lessons
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee C.
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David was very patient with my ever-changing schedule and was able to make songs seems easy. He was able to boil down complicated drum skills into simple steps so that every lesson I felt like I was advancing. Sad he's no longer in NYC!

Guitar Chicago
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Kirby H.
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Guitar Chicago is the best option for music lessons in Chicago! Their instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and supportive. They do a fantastic job of working with you to achieve your individual goals. I started as a beginner with no guitar knowlege, and they helped me achieve my goals of playing multiple open mics and music events. I've also been able to meet and work with other Guitar Chicago students! They are always willing to work with my busy schedule, which is very hard to find with other schools or group lessons.

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ESP Drums
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana R.
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I found Eric through a friend of a friend and love him. My 12 year old son has been taking lessons from Eric for about 6 months now and really enjoys it. I never have to remind him to practice anymore. Eric is reliable, always on time and enthusiastic every time we meet.. My son can't wait for his next drum lesson. He really seems to be learning a lot.

ITTY BITTE MUSIC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret P.
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My 8yr old son really likes having his drum lessons with Steve and he explains really well not only to him but explains alot to me which I don't know much about drums so I appreciate that, plus my son loves the songs he picks out for him to play on his drums with. Ask my son "he shows me a lot of good/new things and is a really good teacher" I recommend taking lessons with Steve

Drum Lessons Chicago
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tim S.
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My wife and I am very fortune to have Andrew Sole as a drum teacher for our twin boys. Our boys have been taking drum lessons from Andrew for two years now. His teaching skills and care are main reasons why our boys enjoy his drum lessons. We highly recommend Andrew's drum lessons to all. Thank you, Andrew!

Music Makers For Life, Inc.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kris R.
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I have been taking piano lessons for 5 years, voice lessons for 9 months and flute lessons for 6 months at Music Makers...For Life, Inc. As an adult with prior music experience, I had certain ideas on how I wanted my lessons,and Theresa was very willing to accomodate my wishes. She always tried to work within my schedule as well. Theresa was always kind and patient with me and always made me feel good about my music and myself! I'm also impressed with how her school is structured for kids. They earn "music money" if they've practiced their lesson or land on the right square on the board game the teachers use to reinforce their teaching. Then they can spend their "music money" in her "music store" on small toys, or t-shirts, tote bags, etc. This really motivates the kids to want to practice! Older kids might be invited to join one of her rock bands, which perform around the county. Playing in a rock band helps to keep the teens enthusiastically engaged in their music! Music Makers...For Life is truly "The Fun Way to Learn to Play"!

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy T.
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I contacted Jerry,inquiring about in-home guitar lessons for my daughter. He replied immediately with helpful suggestions of an instructor. When I realized my daughter wanted a female instructor Jerry went out of his way to find out more about my daughter and the kind of instructor who would be compatible with her. He then suggested one of two female instructors he felt would meet her needs. I was impressed with the time and effort he put into helping me find an instructor for her. This was extraordinary that he would take the time to help me when it did not directly benefit him and he did not even know me! I had originally contacted Jerry because of his highly regarded reputation for teaching and instruction. But now I also hold him in high regard for his kindness and dedication to helping others find their way into the world of music.

Altered Stage
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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I got SO much more than I asked for connecting with Altered Stage. Not only does my membership get me access to unlimited guitar lessons with an awesome teacher, it also includes a great space with all the equipment needed, a welcoming community of likeminded and friendly recreational musicians, and the chance to play on-stage with my fellow members once/month. I went from being the guy who could play chords and learn simple songs through tabs to someone who understands music theory and feels comfortable jamming with strangers at the drop of a hat. A huge change from where I started and not at all what I expected. AS gives members the chance to get involved as little or as much as one wants. I could not recommend them more to musicians at any level.

The Music Connection, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Valerie V.
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My daughter has paino lessons and the teacher is great.

Dan Leali Drum Instruction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Stephanie H.
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We had a wonderful experience with Dan as my son's drum instructor. My son started at a fairly young age (6) and was interested in playing more what he heard on the radio, anywhere from Taylor Swift to Metallica. Dan was extremely patient in developing his lessons with my son by incorporating these types of songs in his lesson and keeping my son's interest up throughout the 30 minute lesson/"jam session." I'd highly recommend Dan to anyone interested in learning drum skills like those of Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, and other rock and roll legends.

Traveling Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steph H.
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Piano lessons in the home are so convenient!! My family loves this service, and the teacher is fantastic! I would recommend to anyone needing music lessons!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Janet R.
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Herman worked with our adolescent son in Westchezter County, NY. He was a patient yet demanding teacher who helped build Ben's skills and confidence. Ben is now an adult, and I feel grateful that Herman took part in his development.

  • 17 years in business
About

Our teaching philosophy is to instill a love of music through inspiration. Along with several years of teaching and performance experience, as well as successfully clearing a background check, Musika™ teachers are also graduates from reputable domestic and international conservatories, colleges, and universities. Musika™ Music Lessons takes time and consideration in pairing each student with a professional music educator that will help develop an understanding of all fundamental principles in music. We are happy to accomodate each student with any special requests that they may have.

About

Bella Angel Music has been serving Chicago and Chicagoland since 1986, providing music lessons for all ages and levels -- piano, guitar, singing/voice, bass, sax, drums, and more! Bella Angel Music also provides beautiful music for weddings, parties, and other special occasions. The founder, Ellen Bartolozzi, has a music degree from DePaul University and is also a recipient of the Studs Terkel Humanities Award for her contributions to the arts. "Music is well said to be the speech of angels." -- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

About

I have played drums for 40 years and was in the music industry. I worked with Buddy Rich, L. Bellson, and G Krupa. In the area of rock, I have worked with Kansas, Alice Cooper, Rush, Chicago, BS&T, and many more. I teach a standard practical method but also apply what is being taught, so that the student understands theory and develops taste. In this way, they will get invites and earn spots at auditions.

About

I'd say that I stand out because I'm somewhat younger than other teachers but well experienced already. I am more up-to-date on the newer styles of drumming but have also taken the time to learn the classics such as jazz and shuffles.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

Simple. CDL (Chicago's # 1 Drum Lessons) is the only in person one on one drum instruction that offers an extremely original lesson plan on DVD to take home where you can not learn from another teacher, book, etc. Our custom curriculum has been thought out to get a student from point A to point B in their drumming extremely fast, and efficiently. We can also help with a students school band pieces. Just watch some of our sample videos of actual current students. That's our proof!

About

I have been playing drums for 15 years, and I played violin before that. I have played in numerous bands, and I put an EP with my brother's band, Needers & Givers. Some of the tracks were used in episodes of Gossip Girl, a TV show. I come from a long line of professional musicians in my family, including my brother Chris Hoffman, a professional cellist with many professional accomplishments including a piece that was used in the end credits of the movie Shutter Island! I am fluent in rock/pop drumming and many other styles. I like to focus on rhythm and coordination for beginning drummers. I am available some evenings and weekends.

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Need a Drums Teacher

Addison, IL

  • Student age
    26-55
  • Drum type
    Traditional drum kit
  • Able to read music?
    Percussion notation: No, Sheet music: No, Understands note durations and rests: No, Can't read music: No, Other: I'm trying to teach it to myself still learning
  • Does student have drums?
    Yes, the student already has drums
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Lesson length
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I'm really trying to get control over my drums ..I need help breaking thru barriers one is bass Drum..I guess most important to me is if I could get a review of what I'm doing now and where I'm at and where I need to go next ..
  • $35
    Average price
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