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  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Falls Church, VA

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I provide the very best music and guitar instruction in the Washington, DC, area. You don't have to take my word for it, though. See my reviews here and on my website. I teach all styles of guitar lessons such as rock, jazz, blues, folk, country, and beginning classical. In addition, you have access to guided rehearsals (Jam Class) in order to develop your skills playing in a group. I emphasize creativity and improvisation, so that you can learn to jam on your favorite tunes with others. Unlike many other teachers, I have studied and continued to study with some of the best music educators (W.A. Mathieu, Mick Goodrick, John McNeil, Larry Snitzler) so that I can bring the best from the conservatory to "just plain folks."

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fairfax, VA

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I offer private in-home lessons for guitar, piano, drums or bass. I am very convenient. You will learn how to read, play and create music. We will go at your own pace, and the lessons will be personalized. I have played in rock bands, jazz bands and pit orchestras, and I will use my experience to get you to a level you want to be. If you just want to play in your bedroom or in a live venue, I will help you get there. Thumbtack has rewarded me with the Best of 2015 guitar theory lessons in the area. thumbtack.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5c8fe6382202ffeef15b8067c&id=2f970d6acd&e=0ea4998a68 This is from a happy client. Sean is always very punctual and lets us know if he is running late due to traffic. He has developed a good relationship with him, and you can hear the laughter during their sessions. Sean provides songs that interest him, and he inspires him to practice.

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Silver Spring, MD

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I teach drum lessons, focusing on the drumset and snare drum. I stress good hand positions, good technique, rhythmic reading skills, rudiments as they logically evolve, and all styles on drumset (beginning with the student's choice of styles). My aim is to make everything fun, too! I have a waiting room for parents and students. I also perform with numerous groups throughout the Washington, DC and Baltimore region.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Burke, VA

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Hello, my name is Marty Risemberg. I am a working drum set player in the Northern VA, Washington, DC area. I have been teaching drums for 7 years and have worked with students, from the ages of 5-55. I am well-versed in jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, and many other styles of Latin and contemporary drum set playing. I also like to work on general technique/snare drum etudes with my students to give them a well-rounded approach. If you are looking for an exciting new challenge for your drumming or are just starting out, I can lead you in a positive direction and help develop you as both a musician and a drummer.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fairfax Station, VA

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We provide private and group instruction for students of all ages and levels. We invite the best artists, musicians, and choreographers from the area to teach on a regular basis. Guests are also invited for workshops. Scheduling is convenient, and our location is close to Braddock Rd. and Fairfax County Pkwy. We offer piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, drums, and voice private lessons, as well as lessons on ballet, belly dance, Bollywood, hip hop, jazz, modern, tango, salsa, and more!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Mount Rainier, MD

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If you need relaxed, affordable, and effective music lessons, then Stephen J Leas Music is for you. I teach guitar, piano, bass, drums, and banjo lessons. I love teaching and playing a variety of styles and instruments and have played cruises and festivals, bars and churches, as well as multiple events with actor Kevin Spacey. I have taught for 9 years experience, have taught ages 5 to 60 on styles as vast as classical to rock to jazz. Feel free to peruse my reviews and website. I look forward to working with you!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glenwood, MD

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We offer music instruction for guitar, voice, bass, drums, piano, keyboards, saxophone and trumpet. We teach in a music conservatory atmosphere. Our faculty is highly experienced in instruction and performance. Most instructors hold music degrees. We offer contemporary and practical music instruction that is fun and extremely effective. Our students go to all state competitions, and are accepted to major music schools such as Berkeley College, NYU, The New School and North Texas State and Indiana University, to name a few. Many of our students get full scholarships.

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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.

  • Chevy Chase, MD

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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.

  • Washington, DC

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As a performing drummer for nearly 20 years, I've had experience in all musical styles, from jazz and orchestral, to folk, funk and hard rock. I can cater a lesson plan to the individual needs of each client, with a primary focus on solid fundamentals. Because I travel to my clients, I can provide advice on stick and head choice, setup and tuning of drums, and more. Though I mainly work with beginner-level and intermediate-level drummers, even a seasoned pro can benefit from refreshers and consultations--all at an affordable rate. If you have a passion for drumming, take it to the next level and give me a call!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Olney, MD

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You may request your free trial lesson. We are a small but growing studio of experienced musicians who are dedicated to bringing our community the gift of the highest-quality musical education. We are based right in the heart of Olney, MD. Our music teachers are professional working musicians. You can learn violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar or drums. From rock 'n' roll to jazz or Mozart, we have your needs covered. You can join one of our group classes and play in a rock band or string quartet. The biannual recitals give our students the opportunity to showcase their talents. There are no prior musical experience necessary. We will teach you and your children everything you need to know!

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Sewell Music Conservatory has been the leader in music education for over 50 years. Founded in 1952, we have produce musicians that have reached international fame. We specialize in American music (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, etc.), and our motto is "We Bring Out the Music in You".

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With over 30 years of experience, I am now offering to teach drums to teens and adults for the first time. Beginners, intermediates and advanced players are welcome. For beginners, we can start with as little as a snare drum only on up to full drum sets for intermediate to advanced. As an avid drummer since 13 years old, learning classical and jazz percussion throughout junior high and high school and participating in marching band, I quickly became referred to as the best drummer in the area. Since that time, I have played with many bands primarily for fun. Now at 45 years old continuing on over the years with my passion for drumming and my skills excelling more with each passing year, I have decided to dedicate my time to teaching all I have learned over the years to others. First, I will inquire what type of music you envision yourself playing. From there, I will walk you through each progressive level to best attain your goal. If the student is very young, I will begin with classical and jazz to provide a strong foundation from which to build on before entering into other genres.

  • Columbia, MD

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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.

PRODRUM

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  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Reisterstown, MD

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I offer drum lessons for all ages and all levels. Everything from the basics of drumming and reading music to complex patterning and playing. The styles of music covered include Rudimental, Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Odd Times, Concert Band/Orchestra, Soloing, etc. I challenge the student(s) to apply their Intuition and Imagination through playing with music, Relaxation, Breathing, Confidence, and the philosophy of self Learning and Appreciation of Music and how it fits in the world we live in. I cover all aspects of the instrument and develop the instruction around each student’s needs, knowledge, abilities and desires while helping them develop a solid foundation and approach to the instrument. I show each student how to use drums and music as a creative outlet. To learn discipline while constructively critiquing themselves, to learn how they learn. If the student is a member of their school band I always encourage them to bring the assigned material to lessons. I show them how to use what they learn to succeed and to exceed their dreams whatever they may be, Music or otherwise. I have unbeatable rates and plenty of references.

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Hey, I'm Brandon Reeder. I've been teaching private drums lessons since 2007 down in Crofton and currently live in Baltimore City. My styles include traditional rudiments, matching grip techniques and double kick patterns with influences from rock, jazz, samba, reggae, punk, and heavy metal. I can teach anywhere from beginner to advanced drums, either on my kit in my in-home studio or at your house on your own drum set. Any age group is fine. I have experience in teaching students as young as five years old up to students at 50 years old. I have a high retention rate, and most of my students have been with me for years. I am particularly good at keeping lessons fun and engaging for young students. I charge $30 for a half-hour session and $60 for an hour-long session. My hours/days of the week can be pretty flexible. Just get in contact with me through e-mail to try out a lesson or if you have any questions. References are available upon request.