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  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chelmsford, MA 01824

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Music Elements is fantastic. My son has been taking drum lessons there for 2 months. They have taken his love of drums and built on it. He now feels successful in how he is playing and is learning new things every week. His instructor is wonderful and made an effort to learn my son's strengths and weaknesses. This makes for very satisfying lessons. They go at the pace my son sets so he does not feel like it is tedious but fun. Music Elements was recommended to me by a friend and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to learn more and enjoy music.

  • 10 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Allston, MA 02134

Jack C.

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Dor is an exceptional teacher and musician. He fosters a comfortable learning environment where you can really let loose on the drums! Every lesson yields noticeable improvements. I've never played the drums before, and I would 100% recommend Dor to anyone who's trying to learn!

  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sudbury, MA 01776

Jepherson C.

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Would definitely recommend to anyone

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brighton, MA 02135

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Sam was ranked as one of Thumbtack's Best of 2015 in the Carnatic Music Lessons Category in the Boston Area! Sam is a 2013 magna cum laude graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where he was accepted in the top 1% of applicants. Sam teaches private drum lessons out of his studio space in Brighton, MA, as well as his home studio in Ipswich, MA. For more info, such as rates, experience, or teaching philosophy, check out Sam's website.

  • Watertown, MA 02472

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Steve has been giving our son drum lessons for many years (ages 9 - 16) and has a fantastic rapport with his students (and their parents!). He has tremendous expertise in drumming and teaching and an easy-going and engaging manner. He knows how to connect well with, challenge, and engage his students.

  • Stoughton, MA 02072

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I took drum lessons at JD's studio for 4 years while I was in high school. JD taught me the fundamentals I still use when playing in groups of all styles (Jazz, Rock, Classical). After studying with JD, I went on to study music in college, teach music in the public schools and work for Boston Ballet. www.gordonhwilliams.com

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Wakefield, MA 01880

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Rick is a drum instructor, and I've been taking weekly, hour-long lessons with him for 6 months. After trying out a few instructors in Boston who had no methodology, no go-to books, no handouts, and generally no system or materials for teaching, I found Rick via much googling. Rick is a Berklee trained, practicing musician & drum instructor. His facilities are great: a treated room with 2 side-by-side kits, 2 practice pads, metronomes, etc. Rick has an endless supply of ideas, handouts, and also, a great book (that he authored) that's kept me busy for longer than any other books I've worked with (this is a good thing). He teaches in local schools, as well as private lessons, and I'm glad to have found an instructor that's thinking about drumming & instruction at the professional level he's engaged in. I enjoy Rick on a personal level (I'm near him in age), but would consider him a good role model for kids, showing patience & flexibility in his approach, as well as espousing a strong work ethic.

  • Medford, MA 02155

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My son loves taking drum lessons with Shawn! He's enthusiastic, committed, talented, reliable and lots of fun. My son has made tremendous progress under Shawn's guidance.

  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Salem, MA 01970

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My son has taken drum lessons from Brian for several years now and really enjoys their weekly sessions. In addition to excellent technical teaching, my son enjoys Brian's sense of humor and that they work on a variety of music types. Brian is always accommodating about scheduling conflicts for which I have been grateful. All-in-all, Brian is a wonderful music instructor and a pleasure to work with.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cambridge, MA 02141

Peter L.

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Great.teacher

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Ipswich, MA 01938

Steve B.

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David is an insightful teacher who can help you develop new aspects of your drumming. If you are struggling with a path to follow or have information overload, he can help you find a some key areas to work on and help with practicing them...overall great vibe!

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11215

John M.

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I enjoyed working with Oscar very relaxed environment learned a lot and I like how he'd jam with the beats I was playing

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Peabody, MA 01960

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I've been taking guitar lessons from Billy for over 3 years and I have learned so much. He makes the lessons easy and fun.

  • Brookline, MA 02446

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I am an experienced drummer with over 14 years of professional experience. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music and currently perform around the Boston area with a number of up-and-coming artists. I have extensive teaching experience and also perform in a lot of very wide-ranging musical situations, ranging from rock to straight-ahead jazz. I love to teach and have a studio in my apartment in Brookline and a teaching studio in Cambridge near Central Square. Ideally, I'd like to teach at either one of my studios, but I'd be willing to come to where you are, provided your location is easily accessible by train. Yes, I don't drive.

  • Marblehead, MA 01945

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I'm a professional drummer and teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. I travel to your house or studio and teach all styles and all levels. My service costs $40.00 per lesson for every one hour. Thank you.

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Alan Goodrich, drum teacher with over 30 years experience (studied with Alan Dawson of the Dave Brubeck Quartet), is accepting new students. Learn to play drum set rock, jazz, pop, blues, funk, metal, double bass, snare drum, traditional, latest styles, hand drumming, and more. All levels, beginner to expert. Studies include latest techniques, the 26 Standard American Drum Rudiments, Swiss Rudiments, The 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments, four-limb independence, and more. Learn to musically express yourself through drumming, or improve your existing skills. Alan also teaches beginner guitar and vocals. Lesson prices are $25. For half hour, $35. For forty five minutes, and $45. For one hour. Alan teaches at his home studio in Concord, MA. Also available: Beginner through intermediate guitar and voice lessons.

  • Arlington, MA 02474

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In 2007, multi-instrumentalist Dan Fox founded the Morningside Music Studio in Arlington's Morningside neighborhood. His vision was to have a laid back and supportive environment he and his wife, Jennifer Elowsky-Fox could teach private lessons and jazz ensembles. It has proved a good idea as groups and lesson times have started to fill with musicians of all levels eager to play and improve. Morningside offers weekly ongoing jazz ensembles. You can join one anytime and continue as long as you like. Work on improvisation techniques as well as building a repertoire of tunes. Topics include playing modal jazz, blues, standards, scales for improvisation, how to build a solo, phrasing, pacing, dynamics, and a lot more. Instruments accepted are piano, bass, guitar, drums, vocalists, and horn players. Players should either have some knowledge of harmony or be somewhat new to jazz but have some proficiency on their instruments. The idea will be to group people together who are at similar levels. Steinway grand piano, amps, and drums are available. Each group will be limited to four players. Morningside groups play concerts every few months. Previous venues include The Lily Pad, Ryles Jazz Club, The Chit Chat Lounge, Somerville Cable Access TV, and various coffeehouses. Fee is $25/class. No obligation to continue after first class if you choose not to. All groups are taught by Dan Fox. Schedule: Please contact us for the current schedule of evening and weekend daytime groups. Combos at all levels from beginning to advance are currently being offered. "The Morningside Music student ensemble is the ideal introduction into (or exploration of) the jazz world for the beginner/intermediate level player. In the short time since I've started, not only have I built substantially on my repertoire, but learned useful concepts for soloing and accompaniment. Under competent direction (and with a little hard work) you'll be amazed how you grow as a musician in leaps and bounds- two thumbs up!" Ethan Kaczowka - guitarist, 23 yrs. old

  • Norwood, MA 02062

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We offer private lessons on guitar, bass guitar, piano, voice and drums. We also have join-a-band Program and other classes. Private lessons are a great way to start. Our teachers are excellent and very enthusiastic regarding the growth and implementation of their students' knowledge. We are a performance-driven program, offering our private students many opportunities to perform throughout the year. Band Gig's join-a-band programs offer a first glance into the world of playing in a band. The student will learn at first hand how to play with others as part of a band. Our professional teachers will show you how to read basic symbols and charts, organize arrangements and how to rehearse. Playing in a band is not unlike a sport, where each member has a job to do. It is being part of that group effort that makes this experience so special. The groups are made up of a variety of instruments. The following are 3 levels of Band Gig's join-a-band programs that we are offering: * Band Gig 1 - for the beginner * Band Gig 2 - join a band and play a gig * Band Gig 3 - join a band, play a gig and record a demo.

  • Winchester, MA 01890

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Hello, my name is Jeff Muzerolle and I'm currently looking for people of all ages and skill levels to come study music with me. I am offering drumset/percussion lessons, music theory/ear training tutoring, and music production classes. My studio is located in Winchester, MA conveniently near I93 with ample parking and close to public transportation. I also do house calls in the greater Boston area. Here's a little about myself: - 26 years of experience playing drums/percussion - National and international tour experience - Album credits with local/national and international artists - Numerous commercial recordings, including jingles and movie soundtracks - B.A. in drumset performance, currently working on M. Ed. - 15 years of private instruction experience - Author of ‘The Gigging Drummer’, a career-building e-course for drummers Drumset: I offer much value to both beginners and advanced players. For novices, I will help you define goals that will improve your proficiency and the material we work on will be customized based on these goals. For advanced drummers, I can offer an in-depth perspective on the industry and help you gain the tools you need that will get you more work. Moreover, I have lots of experience working and writing with songwriters so if you're a drummer in need of help writing drum parts, I'm more than willing to help out. Regardless of your level of proficiency, I can help you improve your technique, improvisation, feel, independence, and song interpretation, all in multiple genres such as jazz, rock, funk, blues, R&B, Latin and African. More: I have 8 years of experience in theory/ear training studies and I am offering hourly tutoring sessions. I am an experienced studio engineer/producer so if you're in need of assistance with a project or if you just want to learn how to record, I'm your guy. I have extensive experience with Pro Tools, Logic, Sonar, Reason and the plethora of NI applications available. I teach out of a recording studio so our lessons will be hands-on and practical. Concepts such as acoustics, mic placement, eq, dynamics processing, even overall project production are fields of study that I can help with. Rest assured that I am not just a guy looking to make a few extra bucks by giving lessons. I am a professional musician and educator with many years of experience and I take my students’ education very seriously. I guarantee you will learn more while studying with me than you have with anyone else and you’ll have lots of fun along the way. If not, I’ll give you your money back, no questions asked. For more information on my curriculum and my studio, please visit the following website. Testimonials: Jeff’s drum mastery mixed with his eloquence in articulating the drumming experience make him the ideal teacher. He can demonstrate how to play anything and break it down for a drummer at any level. Plus his insights on grooving, playing for the song and maximizing your practice time help build your performance skills. Record every second! - Patti My lessons with Jeff are the highlight of my week. I always receive so much information and we always have fun. I highly recommend him. - Jon Jeff truly cares for his students. I had been playing for several years before I started studying with him and he quickly identified some problems with my technique that had been causing some pain. I thought I had injured myself but after applying Jeff’s suggestions, my wrist pain went away and my technique improved. Thanks for saving my career, Jeff! - Steve Jeff helped me get my laptop running with Pro Tools and showed me some simple things to make my recordings sound more professional. His knowledge is vast and he's a great guy to work with. - Sara

  • Canton, MA 02021

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I'm a drum instructor for ages 7 and up. I teach all styles and can teach kit and percussion, and lessons are taught at your home. Students will learn how to read music, as well as learn how to play. You will learn how to read rhythms and play along with music. Lessons are a half hour to an hour long. Styles include, jazz, rock, pop, and Latin. Please call for more information.

  • Boston, MA 02115

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Do you want to learn to play the drums? Do you want to discover the wonderful world of harmony and ear training? Do you already play, but you are looking for advanced concepts? The learning experience is an important step for every musician. Since when I was young, I have been in contact with great artists who taught me to give great importance to what I do. My strength is surely dedication. If you're looking for a teacher who can understand you and can personalize a course for you (both individually and in small groups) based on your level, then you just have to contact me for more info about rates or any other question.

  • Auburndale, MA 02466

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The Sutherland Pipe Band is a Grade IV competitive bagpipe group looking for a few good drummers! Are you new to highland drumming, or new to music? There is no problem! We teach from scratch (for free!) with our cadre of highly skilled drum instructors. Visit our website, or call Rob directly for more information.

  • Arlington, MA 02474

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Welcome to Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School. Conveniently located at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School provides drum lessons for beginning, high school, and college-bound drumming students in Arlington, Belmont, Concord, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Somerville, Wellsley, Wincester, Woburn and other Boston area communities in greater Boston and Middlesex County. Whether you are preparing for the high school orchestra or jazz band or want to study drums and percussion in college, Gil encourages all his students to learn proper stick control, regardless of their musical preference, whether it is rock, Latin, funk or jazz. Semi-private and class instruction are also available. "Learn more than a drum beat; learn your instrument! You can do it. It's up to you!" -Gil Though Gil is always thrilled to give private drum lessons to anyone interested in the world of percussion, Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School (DPS) goes a step further. If you are aiming to major in music at college or are the parent of someone who does, Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School will offer a unique combination of private drum lessons and labs, geared expressly towards college level performance skills on the drum set. Drum lessons at Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School offer: * a simple, enjoyable, systematic approach for all ages * hand development * stick control * independence * reading or sight reading * a focus on the music you want to learn (e.g. funk, jazz, Latin, rock, etc.) and a drummer's most important function: time Gil Graham has over 30 years of teaching experience. For 14 years, he was on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and also formerly on the faculty of the New England Conservatory Extension. He has also written and published a highly praised book, titled Beginning Drum Chart Reading.

  • 5 years in business
  • Tewksbury, MA 01876

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I am a drummer/percussionist offering traveling (meaning I go to your location if desired) lessons in drum-set instruction to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. My focus is on the student and what he or she wishes to accomplish. I encourage students to set achievable goals so that the student can see progress along their journey. I also provide transcribing services. If you can't figure out a favorite drum fill or you wish to have charts written out for your band, then shoot me an email! I'd love to help you out. If you wish to have some transcriptions done, feel free to email me for rates.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saugus, MA 01906

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Drum Lessons Unlimited! Rates are as low as $25! We offer private drum lessons in home, in studio, and online. Affordable drum lessons throughout the North Shore area! Saugus, Revere, Lynn, Lynnfield, Swampscott, Marblehead, Chelsea, Malden, Medford, Everett, Stoneham, Reading, Wakefield, Melrose, Topsfield, Woburn, Danvers, Boxford, Georgetown, Salem, Beverly, Somerville. Drum Lessons Unlimited recording/production studio is located in Saugus, MA. We offer professional, affordable drum lessons at home, in studio, and online! We offer comprehensive drum instruction for students of all ages and skill levels. Dave Rodenhiser, (professionally known as "Dave Rody") is a drummer, instructor, and writer. His first book, "Drum Stuff", is available in print or download. Drum Lessons Unlimited provides private lessons to the Greater Boston area. (Drum Stuff 2002 Dave Rody Publications)

  • Cambridge, MA 02139

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We offer West African drum and dance instruction and performance. We have private and group classes. We give personal attention. We have great energy!

  • Whitman, MA 02382

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Horrigan Music School is all about helping you to achieve your music goals. We offer music lessons in all instruments and in voice. We've been helping students like yourself for years, so you can be confident that you will receive the personalized instruction you need to advance with your music and also to enjoy it more fully. Learn a musical instrument, or take your playing to the next level.  We cover all styles and all levels of rock, jazz, fusion, Latin, drums, big band swing, rudimental, funk, Afro-Cuban, country and western, hip hop, soloing, recording studio preparation, general business preparation, technique development, polyrhythms, transcribing, and music school and college preparation. We teach anyone, from beginners to advanced, and accept all ages.

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The Commonwealth Music School is a traveling music school offering private music lessons in the student's own home. We primarily serve the towns of Hingham, Norwell and Cohasset, teaching guitar, piano and drums. All of our teachers are active professional musicians, with degrees from prominent colleges and universities.

  • Revere, MA 02151

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My name is Alex Melcher, and I am a private drum instructor with 7 years of teaching experience. I have taught young beginners the basics of hand techniques and percussion studies to advanced drum set concepts and improvisation. I have spent my musical career exploring many styles of playing, genres of music, and different ways of creating soundscapes for each particular musical situation. Styles I specialize in include rock, jazz, funk, R&B, Latin, blues, and classical. Finding a teacher who you can relate with makes all the difference. With teaching, I strive to relate with students in new ways, basing my lessons on the student's strengths and personal interests.

  • North Attleboro, MA 02760

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I teach drum lessons in the comfort of your home! I also provide beginner, intermediate, and advanced drum lessons for any age student! Study drums with a Berklee graduate with 20 years of performing experience and 10 years of teaching experience! Great references are available! I will come to your home where I can evaluate drum equipment, set up and surroundings. Enjoy a flexible schedule in a safe environment at an affordable price! You will learn rock, funk, jazz, Latin, country, double bass drum, rudiments, snare drum reading, drum chart reading and more! Aaron is currently teaching students in Wellesley, Weston, Newton, Natick, Norwood, Canton and Providence, RI, and I will travel to any home within an hour drive (55 miles or less) of N. Attleboro. Please call to schedule a lesson.

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We are a dynamic consulting "tool box" with online office offering private and customized French lessons via favorite chat messengers, face-to-face piano and hand-drum lessons, project support, consultant referrals, and more. We offer negotiable prices and hours. You win; we win, and we are all happy. Business moves forward. Visit our website for more details!

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“Need a Drum Teacher”

Providence, RI

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Traditional / Modern drum kit
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This is just for fun, i've always wanted to learn how to play the drums
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“Need a Drum Instructor for a Beginner”

Moodus, CT

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More than twice a month
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“Need a Drum Teacher”

Boston, MA

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Intermediate
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I've been playing for fifteen years and am okay in a rock context. But I want to play jazz and learn more limbic independence.
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