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Top Rated Drum Instructors Around Ashburn, VA

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Don Bruce
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David R.
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Guitar lesson for me and drum lesson for my daughter. Don was well versed, switched teaching styles and instruments quickly and i found his rates reasonable.

Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 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.

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Keith John
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina B.
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Keith is a drummers, drummer. Aside from being an exceptional drum instructor, he has LOADS of touring experience, professionally recorded, numerous workings with "Big Names" in the music industry, and not to mention the grammy's are quite impressive :-) Keith not only taught me how to read drum music, but he encouraged me relentlessly when it sometimes became challenging, as things worth while often are. He explained the ever important role of 'time management' in music and how it not only affects music, but also that it affects every aspect of our lives. Keith has been a mentor and also a friend. As a person with my own successes in the industry, I have found a profound inspiration from Keith. I cherish our 30 min together and wouldn't trade them for anything. I highly recommend Keith as a drum teacher for ALL ages.

Miles Lieder Drum Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Greg H.
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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 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shantel K.
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It has been a joy working with Brandon! He is always on time and challenges my son, appropriately, with his guitar progress. Brandon is very warm and engaging, always keeping us parents update on how the sessions are going. We recommend Brandon!

KeJa Music and Drums, Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
My N.
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Kevin has been awesome. Right from hour one, he had me advancing my skill level at drumming. Not sure who was more enthusiastic, me or him! Fabulous teacher, good guy, and a talented musician.

Danny Ortiz Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephen P.
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Excellent drummer and educator! He plays jazz, rock, Latin, and everything in between. Highly recommended for teaching and freelancing!

  • 36 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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Gary is not only an awesome teacher, but an awesome person as well. I've been playing drums for 58 years now and I still learned a lot by taking lessons from him. My 21-year-old son has progressed by leaps and bounds from Gary's lessons.

Lessons In Your Home
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Reshma N.
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“It has been a great learning experience for my two daughters. I don’t think I could ever find a better piano teacher. Not only does Ms. Heather share her great talent with my kids, she is also very friendly and always cheerful and looking forward to teaching them. My daughters have improved dramatically since we started with her a few years ago. We also really enjoy the convenience of in home lessons! I highly recommend Lessons In Your Home for music lessons. My daughters now look forward to their piano practice daily”. Great Falls, VA Resident

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.

  • 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.

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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.

Dream Big Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Thomas D.
    Verified review

    AJ Victoria is probably the best drummer I have ever worked with, and he is very patient in explaining the things that need to be said.

    About

    I am a music teacher with over 10 years of experience in schools, churches, recreation centers, music clinics and private lessons. For ages 3 and above, I am able to provide voice lessons and vocal coaching to advanced levels. I am also skilled to teach youth through teenagers in drum, guitar and violin. With vast years of acting/modeling training from John Casablanca, Millie Lewis and John Robert Powers, I am skilled as an acting coach as well.

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

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    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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    Tom Williams offers private lessons for trumpet and drums. Tom is a trumpeter, drummer, composer, and bandleader. “I think Tom Williams is one of the strongest young trumpeters out here who deserves wider recognition. He’s not only strong melodically and harmonically; he is also strong rhythmically because he’s a drummer as well as a trumpet player.” –– Jimmy Heath, Master Saxophonist-Composer A native of Baltimore, Tom Williams has led a sparkling and varied career since he began studying trumpet and drums as a child. His talent was recognized at an early age by many, and he began working steadily on both trumpet and drums while still a high school student. After matriculating at Towson State University, Tom joined the renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington, with whom he played the national tour of the Broadway smash, "Sophisticated Ladies." He is also toured Japan with the road company. In 1987, he enlisted in the US Army, and served 8 years as a featured soloist and clinician with the “Jazz Ambassadors” and “Army Blues” jazz ensembles. In 1991, he was a finalist and 2nd place winner in the first Louis Armstrong International Jazz Trumpet Competition sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. A versatile performer, Tom has played in the show bands of: • Pattie Labelle • Liberace • Anita Baker • Sid Caesar • Michael Feinstein • Joe Williams • Stevie Wonder • Rosemary Clooney • Aretha Franklin, to name a few He has appeared at numerous jazz festivals and venues with artist such as: • Donald Brown • Hank Jones • Philly Joe Jones • Gary Bartz • The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra • The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band • Michel Legrand • Ben Riley • Steve Wilson • The Woody Herman Orchestra • Frank Foster • Antonio Hart • Slide Hampton • Steve Turre Tom has recorded with: • Rob Bargad • Gary Bartz • Donald Brown • Antonio Hart • Jimmy Heath • The Heath Brothers • Larry Willis • Steve Wilson As a leader on Trumpet, Tom has recorded two CDs—Introducing Tom Williams and Straight Street on the Criss Cross Jazz™ label. As a drummer, Tom has performed with Curtis Fuller, Larry Willis, Javon Jackson, Kenny Drew Jr., Gloria Lynn, and Geoff Keezer. He is the leader of InterPlay, which has recorded “First Time” and “Pick Up The Pieces” on the JazzScapes™ label. He has taught both trumpet and drum set privately for over 20 years, and joined the jazz faculty at Howard Community College in 2009. For further info, please call or email.

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    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.

    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.

    About

    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.

    Frank G.
    Verified review

    Frankey has been the drummer for our church over the last seven years. He has matured into a very gifted drummer. He is reliable, conscientious, professional, and a great musician.