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Cadenza Music Studio
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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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.

Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Allison S.
Verified review

Our boys are really enjoying their guitar and drum lessons so far, and are excited about practicing and playing their new instruments.

John Sayre Music Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aaron W.
Verified review

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 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.

KeJa Music and Drums, Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 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.

Jason Hayes
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget B.
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My son has been taking drum lessons with Jason for almost a year- he is a wonderful, patient teacher. He looks for unique ways to connect with his students and keep them engaged- for example, my 6yo son loves Michael Jackson, so that’s been incorporated in. He also loves songs by Muse, and Jason has creatively woven that into beat/timing lessons. I can not recommend Jason enough to anyone looking to learn drums.

About

We specialize in top-notch quality in music entertainment for both live-band occasions and/or DJ occasions as well. We also provide educational services in all branches of music, from learning how to play the piano, drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, African native instruments, and percussion instruments; we also provide vocal services to individuals and/or groups. We have been in business for the past 21 years, and our goal has always been to provide the best essential customer service! We hope to hear from you soon!

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.

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

    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.

    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

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    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.

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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.

    • 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).

    • 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!

    • 18 years in business
    Ramy K.
    Verified review

    Mike is an amazing teacher! He is incredibly knowledgable and is willing to work with you where you are. I was around 34 when I started taking drumming lessons with Mike and didn't know much about reading music. It was my first time holding drum sticks and within the first two lessons I had a good understanding of how to read notes and apply what I've learned practically. Within the first couple of months I was doing well and could pretty much understand how to dissect a song, play along and keep up with the pace. My questions were always answered and he worked with me so well whenever I was stuck. Beyond teaching music, Mike very encouraging has an impressive ability to work through intellectual obstacles, equipping his clients with the tools they need to keep progressing and moving forward. I WISH I had starting working with Mike when I was a young kid, but he was probably not born yet...and two continents away. I wholeheartedly recommend this teacher!!!!!!! If you have an opportunity to work with Mike, take it!

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    I am a professional, freelance musician working out of Rockville, MD, and I teach lessons to aspiring musicians of all skill levels. I have held permanent or extra/substitute positions with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, River City Brass Band, Canton Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, New World Symphony, and National Philharmonic.

    Studio Papillon
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Sharon S.
      Verified review

      Our son (now 8) has been taking lessons with the studio for about 2 years now. The teachers are great, share their love of music, make the lessons fun and serious all at the same time.

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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.

      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.