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  • 14 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allyson P.
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"Bulent is a fun loving teacher who loves music, and is wonderful with children of all ages. He has taught our daughter for both voice and piano lessons and our son for drum lessons. His technical knowledge is wonderful, he is exact with the students in regard to technique, breathing and stretching exercises, and body alignment. His lessons are fun and he is full of enthusiasm which rubs off on the students. He helps make younger students feel at ease, and has a gentle manner, which makes lessons very enjoyable. We would recommend Bulent to anyone, regardless of musical ability." Allyson P. and Jason E.

Dor Herskovits
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ariel S.
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I have been working with Dor as his drum technician for over two years now. His passion, dedication and love to the drum set and to music in general is apparent in every aspect he encounters. Weather it is in his practice routines and methods, his work as a performer or especially as a private drum instructor, he will always take on the most professional attitude, maximizing his musical talent and understanding, and all in the most pleasant and positive manner.

Drum Lessons
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Emily O.
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My 8-year old son had been taking drum lessons at a local music school near our home in Newton, but he wasn't really engaged in or excited by his lessons, and he was frustrated that he wasn't progressing. A friend recommended Justin as an instructor, and in two months, he has progressed significantly. He is enjoying himself and loves to practice what Justin has taught him. I highly recommend Justin Oliver!

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Josh Weinberg Music
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julieta H.
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Josh is a fantastic drum instructor. He's got talent galore, enthusiasm to burn, and the ability to teach at whatever level the student is at. He combines a passion for music with a natural ability to communicate clearly, which translates into lessons that are super fun and productive. He trained at Berkley won awards for teaching, and is highly sought after as a performer He's truly a gem, as a person and as a drum instructor. Could not be happier!

Performing Arts Music Studio
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Starting drum lessons with Jeffrey and it was such a comfortable first lesson! He is laid back, down to earth, personable, and patient! I look forward to learning more with him!

Laura Jordan
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney E.
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I have never touched a drum until I started working with Laura and she has taught me so much in as little as 3 weeks. She is very enthusatic about drumming and sets goals for me to follow and work towards. I always look forward to my lessons with her as she makes it fun and a great learning experience! Thanks Laura!!

Drum Lessons with Sam Ward
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney C.
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Sam is our 8 year old son's drum teacher, but he is the best drum teacher I could imagine for any aged learner.He is responsible about scheduling and a good communicator each week. More importantly, I am beyond impressed by the rapport that Sam has with all people, especially in our case, our son. He treats him seriously as a musician in the way he talks to him and when they jam together. There is no condescending attitude about teaching a little kid; Sam makes the most of every lesson and keeps him playing and engaged right up to the minute. Even more, 10 minutes after each lesson, we get a personal itunes email with a practice song or rhythm that is personalized just for our son! Summer scheduling could be a little tricky, but that worked both ways. I only hope that our rave review does not contribute to our losing Sam as a teacher, because he would be very hard to replace.

Greg's Music Lessons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Don B.
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I have taken two piano lessons from Greg to date. He is an excellent teacher who has a great knowledge of the piano. He has an easy manner and patience with beginners, like me. I intend to continue my lessons with him.

BeatCreature
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Winpoohtwoverizon.Net M.
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My son has taken drum lessons with Brian for a few years. What we all appreciate was that he was is so flexible with the music my son has to play from typical school music to praise music. He also has been very flexible with the times my son has his lessons. Brian has done an outstanding job both teaching and relating to my son. He has never been short with him but has encouraged him to grow in his music and to learn new and different techniques playing the drums. Brian is one of the few teachers I can honestly say without hesitation the lessons are great quality for the money and the lessons can only help my son to grow in the coming years.

Jesse Weiss
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sal D.
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I've tried several drum instructors for my son, and Jesse is the best by far. He brought back his motivation. He figures out what the student likes and moves from there. He's easy with programming the dates and provides a really good value for the student. I'll continue to have my child take courses from him and highly recommend him to potential students.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Juan C.
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Cool drum lessons

Mike Levesque Drum Lessons
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Mike is a fantastic instructor - really breaks down the fundamentals for beginners in a very easy to understand way. I would definitely recommend him!

backbaydrumming
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Collyn S.
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I've taken 3 lessons with Ben and I am extremely happy and excited about the potential of my drumming! Ben is a great, thoughtful teacher that is not scared to throw new and exciting rhythms at you. As a beginner drummer with music experience, I value his patience and friendliness and he will even cater his lessons to any style you are curious about! If you are new to drumming or are at a higher level, Ben is the guy that will open your drumming to new levels. I look forward to our lessons and many more throughout the year!

Drum Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anita S.
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Marco is AWESOME! I love my lessons and find him to be so great at making me relaxed and able to understand everything he's showing me and explaining to me. I've had teachers before, Marco is hands-down the best I've had. I feel so lucky to tap in to his knowledge and talents and extensive experience.

Juan Mejia
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher P.
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I have had an excellent experience taking drum lessons from juan. He is extremely good at assessing the skill level of the student and presenting challenging material that will allow the student to grow quickly. Juan has taught me not only very applicable grooves but also concepts that have both transformed my practice time and opened up my mind to the creative possiblities on my instrument. He has shown me several ways to maximize my practice time and ways in which I can most effectively integrate what I am learning into my natural playing. Juan is an extremely knowledgeable musician and I myself have grown as a musician after just over a month of taking lessons from him.

Rob Martin
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nisha B.
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Great communication, respect, knowledge and punctuality

Matt Burwell
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Bonie W.
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My 11 year old has been learning from Matt for more than a year now. Matt is a fantastic teacher. He has instilled a love of music and drums in my son. Matt is not only a great drummer, but also knows how to relate to young folk and keep the sessions interesting with humor. My kid loves his jokes and thinks Matt is way cool! Matt can teach both at his studio or at your home. My kid likes to go to his studio, since he has drumsets, guitars and a piano there. Matt will often teach a lesson and then intersperse it with jamming on the guitar and singing, while my kid drums. It is very motivating to see how all the pieces work together. Matt is also flexible, easygoing and friendly. It is difficult to find a teacher who is excellent at what he does AND can keep kids motivated with humor AND is an overall great guy! Matt also teaches adults. I strongly recommend Matt as a teacher for you or your kid!

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About

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.

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I am a Boston based graduate of Berklee College of Music, with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance. I create fun and engaging lessons for all ages that are tailored to your specific personalities and needs! I have worked with a wide range of age levels from 7 year olds to adults in their 40’s. The skill levels were anywhere from kids just wanting to try drums out, to students wanting an advanced method and perspective on drums and music. I try to cater to the student’s specific needs and preferences, and find great rewards in the various styles of teaching from beginner to advanced. I love to incorporate listening and transcribing famous beats or songs, as well as songs the students might want to learn. I use a mix of learning from notation and reading, with hearing things by ear as well, to develop a balanced connection between the limbs and ears. I use drum method books for things like 4-way independence in the limbs, and having good technique and control. I also think improvisation is an essential part of music, and I allow students to be free in expressing their musical ideas within the context of a song or groove. This is the most fun for me! One fun method I use is a “Call and Response” method, to work on memory and critical listening as well. It all depends on the pace that the student is most comfortable with, and maybe if they only want to learn their favorite pop/rock songs, that’s fine as well. I just might try incorporating the methods above in a more suitable way for that specific individual.

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I offer 1 hour of beginner or intermediate drum instruction on a full-size drum kit, learning stick control and rhythm, from basic beats to more complex beats as time goes on. Everything is provided, snack and beverage as well. I have about 14 drums and 15 cymbals all ready for you to start. Left- and right-handed drummers don't matter.

About

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate and a professional musician. I offer professional drum set, percussion, and music lessons. I teach students ages 10 and up. I create comprehensive lesson plans that cater to each student's individual needs. We will work on the material you want to work on. I want to help you learn an instrument.

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