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

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Anita is awesome along with her music staff. They are exceptional musicians, all kind, patient and very knowledgeable in their field of music expertise. I would not hesitate to recommend them for lessons in the music field of your choice. My daughter is taking drum lessons with Dylan, who is in a band and working on his masters in music, so these teachers are very experienced people. She enjoys his lessons and learns a lot each and every time. She comes out with a smile after each lesson because she gets better and better each time.

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  • 4 years in businuess
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Allston, MA 02134

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Amazing! I couldn't have been happier with the Thumbtack experience and Boston Drum Lessons has been the perfect match for me!

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  • 11 years in businuess
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sudbury, MA 01776

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Justin is intelligent, organized, responsible, and accountable. He works well with our child when providing drum lessons. He reviews orchestra homework from the school and incorporates that into his lesson. His lessons are thorough and our child has learned a large amount of content in the months he has worked with Justin. He is professional and answers calls and emails promptly. He is personable and kind when interacting with our child and our entire family. He is a talented drummer and we have been pleased with his work and highly recommend him. (Our child is in 5th Grade and attends Newton Public Schools)

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  • 14 years in businuess
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Boston, MA 02115

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Page Music Lessons offers music lessons in Boston, including piano lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, drum lessons as well as lessons for many other instruments. Choose to study with us at our studio on Newbury Street in the Back Bay of Boston, in your home in the metro Boston and Cambridge area, or from anywhere in the world via webcam. Our Back Bay facility is conveniently located right by Hynes Convention Center station on the Green Line and is also accessible by the number one bus. Page Music Lessons also offers a unique array of performance opportunities and special events, including our recitals, jam nights, kids jams, song nights and special ensemble classes to enhance your experience and accelerate your learning. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Our experienced music teachers have degrees from highly acclaimed schools such as Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory (NEC), and Boston Conservatory. Our instructors have also worked with well-known musicians, such as Vernon Reid, Gary Cherone, Dropkick Murphys, Mike Gordon, Melvin Sparks, Sonya Kitchell, Sam Hooper, Slightly Stoopid, Enrico Marconi, Charlie Hunter, Bill Frisell, Fritz Gearhart and many more. Page Music Lessons offers music instruction in Boston on the following instruments: * Piano Lessons * Guitar Lessons * Drum Lessons * Voice Lessons * Violin Lessons * Cello Lessons * Viola Lessons * Bass Lessons * Saxophone Lessons * Flute Lessons * Clarinet Lessons

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  • Watertown, MA 02472
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Steve has been great over the last 4 and half years with my son and his drum lessons. They have a great relationship and respect for each other. Steve arranged his first live show just under 2 years ago and that has been the spark that has really made a big difference in my son confidence. I'm a parent so I don't take lessons but I can vouch Steve is a great resource for anyone serious about drums.

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  • Stoughton, MA 02072
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My oldest son started drum lessons with JD over 10 years ago and successfully Played throughout HS in Selected Bands, Jazz bands and Marching band. When is was time for my middle son to play I had no question where to go. JD is patient and knows how to bring out the best in his students. My almost 25 year old has a life long love of music due in part to his time at JD Drums. And I'm excited that my other boys will have that too.

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  • Cambridge, MA 02139
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I teach drum lessons at my personal studio in Brighton, MA, using all of my professional equipment, which includes two drum sets, percussion and a PA system to play along with your favorite tracks. As an educator, I have been teaching drums, percussion and music theory for about 10 years to a very large number of students (all ages, ranging from 4 to 65 years old) in Massachusetts and Italy, including all levels, from beginner to advanced. I taught at several private music schools as well as privately at my personal studios. While teaching drums, I encourage passion for music and introduce many topics related to different musical genres, techniques, learning or improving reading, music theory, improvisation and creativity development, and musical concepts. I also enjoy sharing my experiences as a professional musician. Through my experience, I created a method based on developing the natural skills of the student. Classes are focused on specific goals and building a personal program for each student based on his or her capabilities, environment and commitment. One of the most important objectives is to achieve all of this in a way that both the student and instructor can enjoy and have fun during the process. Bio I was born in Italy and started my musical studies on drums at the age of 6 years old. I graduated from both Berklee College of Music in Boston as a recipient of several scholarships based on merit and the Italian conservatory of music, N. Piccinni in Bari, studying performance on drums, percussion instruments, composition and piano. I am very active both as a performer and an educator. I have an extensive international performance experience in many styles of music, ranging from pop, jazz and world music to classical and symphonic music, from orchestras to small ensembles and solo performances. Some of the venues I performed at are the following: Newport Jazz Festival (RI, USA), Panama Jazz Festival (Panama City, Panama), "Les journee de la percussion" at Conservatoire Superieur de Paris (France), Berklee Performance Center (MA, USA), Festival Duni (Matera, Italy), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Northeastern University (Boston, MA), among many others. TV appearances and radio programs include Spanish TVE LA2, "Entre Dos Aguas," a documentary produced by seven-time Latin Grammy Award winner, Javier Limon; "Boston Strong" video campaign on NECN, Fox 25 (USA); "The New Edge" radio program on WMBR 88.1 FM Cambridge public radio (USA), as well as several appearances on different Italian TV channels. I recorded several albums, covering a wide diversity of music genres, ranging from jazz to pop, rock and world music, both as a leader and a sideman. Please visit my website for more information. Some of the awards I received include Berklee International Grant, outstanding scholarships, Dean's list and the "James David Harber Award" for major contribution to the Performance Division and Percussion Department at Berklee College of music; "Movin' Up" Young Italian Artists and Umbria Jazz (Italy).

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  • 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.

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  • 17 years in businuess
  • 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.

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  • 19 years in businuess
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Methuen, MA 01844

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I took drum lessons with Jay for many years. He taught me as I was discovering rock, punk, and metal music, and really instilled in me the ability to listen to a drum track and figure out how to play it. He is a fantastic teacher, and I have to credit him with imbuing me the many skills I've acquired as a drummer. His lesson plan would span many different styles of playing, from rudiments to multi-person African beats (aimed at making your 4 limbs completely independent from one another; it was truly awesome) to very complex syncopation and layering of odd time signatures. We would often deviate from the lesson plan, too, if I found a song I wanted to learn how to play, which made it all the more welcoming. He truly cared about my experience as a student and fit his plan around my interests. I remember all of my lessons with him were always worthwhile, in that he always had something new for us to work on, and I never felt bored by the material. Jay was keen to stay on top of a piece of music if I was struggling with it, walking me through where I was slipping up, and figuring out an exercise to get whatever lesson we were working on to click with me. And it went beyond just learning how to keep a beat, knowing the different between "pp" and "ff", etc. For recitals we would work out these multi-drummer pieces that required a lot of listening and filling of space. It's hard to put into words, because a lot of it really relies on feeling, groove, etc., and now everything comes very natural to me, and I truly feel like I owe that to Jay. Anyway, if you've made it to the end of this review, there should be no question: take lessons with this man!

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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Music Elements is a music school in Chelmsford, MA, that is offering lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, flute, clarinet and ukulele. We have eight of the top teachers in the area who teach all styles of music. Our instructors are graduates of music schools including Berklee College of Music, Smith McNally, UMass Lowell, UMass Amherst and the New England Conservatory of Music. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, a child or an adult, or just jumping back in after years of not playing, we will teach you to play at a pace that's appropriate for you. The goal at Music Elements is not only to teach an instrument but also to show each student how to make studying music enjoyable. Our weekly lessons are 30 minutes, but some students prefer an hour, and we can accommodate that. Students have fun at our school. The lessons are a playing session as well as a learning session. Students learn and develop at their own pace and are taught according to their own individual abilities. Come and join us to discover or rediscover the joys of music!

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • 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.

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Benkadi Drum & Dance

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  • 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!

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Horrigan Music School

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  • 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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Jeff Muzerolle

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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Vishal Nayak

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  • 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.

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  • Concord, MA 01742
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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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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“Need drum lessons”

Brighton, MA

Drum type
Traditional drum kit
Frequency of lessons
Details
I'm a life long musician. I play trumpet, am a singer and guitar player. I played in a samba baterilla in Chicago when I lived there which is where I got hooked. I've been in Boston for a year now and I'm yearning to play again. I'm looking for instruction and also connections to play in different groups with different people.
$35
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“Need drum lessons”

Allston, MA

Student age
18-25
Drum type
Traditional drum kit, Snare drum, Bass drum, Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.)
Able to read music?
Percussion notation: No, Sheet music: No, Understands note durations and rests: No, Can't read music: Yes
Does student have drums?
No, the student will need the instructor to provide drums
Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Lesson length
Day preference
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Time preference
Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
Details
I have rhythm
$44
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“Need a Drums Instructor”

Middletown, CT

Drum type
Traditional drum kit
Level of experience
Beginner
Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Details
I really would like to get into learning them greater, i love music and i feel like they are a great adrenaline rush (drums)
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