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  • 14 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 51 min

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.

Rohan J.

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Excellent teacher! "I've been taking piano lessons with Bulent for over 2 months now and he's been fantastic! He really teaches how to play with a lot of feel for the music and helps hone your intuition for how a piece should sound. He's very precise and is great at identifying areas for you to develop skills on, or what things to practice etc."

Isabelle I.

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Bulent is a fantastic voice teacher. Very professional, knowledgeable, dedicated, caring, attentive. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. I did not have much of a voice prior to starting lessons and with Bulent's teaching and guidance, I discovered and continue to develop my voice. Had I not moved away, I would continue taking lessons.

TOP PRO
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Reet C.

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Josh is an excellent teacher whose drum playing skills and general musical knowledge are impeccable. I started lessons with Josh this past summer to try and pick up a different instrument from guitar and improve my rhythmic abilities and he helped me progress a great deal on the drums. He has a great ear which he has developed from years of playing and which he keeps sharp by playing on a regular basis. He uses his very keen ears to pick up on the most minute details of your playing which will help you develop as a detail oriented player. I like Josh's teaching style, he's a very encouraging person and will celebrate your progress every step of the way, but he isn't afraid to tell you what you need to hear in order to improve as a player. All in all my experience with Josh has been great and I would 100% recommend him to a player of any skill level.

Kelly L.

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Josh is very knowledgeable about music, which is fantastic. He also has great experiences that inform his approach and practice. It's a very comfortable space and easy to get to. I was a little unhappy by the amount of talking. He shared a lot more than I wanted, especially lectures around being a learner. I needed more opportunities to actually drum and do the movements - not write out music and listen to a teacher tell me about learning. I don't feel like I got $50 worth of practice and learning in because so much time was him talking.

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!

  • 24 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 hours

Alura M.

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Just started doing a few lessons for guitar but have plans to do singing lessons as well. He is versatile and flexible and is working on what I need for the goals I have. Great guy and worth the money so far.

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!

Cynthia R.

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Looking forward to beginning singing lessons in June. Thank you! Melody Rajotte

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Kyle H.

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David has been teaching me guitar for a little over a month now. I have already seen great advances in my technique, rhythm, and understanding of music. I have been playing guitar for 9 years off and on, and I have never had professional lessons. I can say that after a month with David, I am playing better than I ever have and believe that my guitar playing skills will continue to progress rapidly with David's help. His teaching technique is very casual and fun, almost conversational, and his insights are spot on. He is exactly what I hoped for in an instructor when I started looking at guitar lessons and I would highly recommend him for anyone who loves guitar, regardless of their skill level. He is a 'must hire' professional!

John M.

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I have been taking guitar lessons with David since 2010. He's a remarkable instructor. He covers everything from technique to songwriting to theory to you name it. I've learned a great deal from him and it has been fun. You'll have a blast too!

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I am still in the process of working out lessons

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • Franklin, MA

Amy K.

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Kris has a way of making the material so easy to learn. Whenever I am stuck with a particular area, he breaks it down and we work on all of the parts together. Soon enough, it all comes together! I have learned A LOT since I first started taking drum lessons at The Drummers' Studio. I drive about 40 minutes after a long day of work to my drum lesson, and it is worth it every single time! I really can't say enough great things about The Drummers' Studio, a truly excellent experience that will leave you with great knowledge and skills.

Emily A.

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What a great treasure the Drummers' Studio is for musicians in the area! Kris is extremely helpful and responsive. My new piano teacher is super supportive of an adult interested in taking up lessons after 30 years away from it. Such an all-around positive experience!

Tisha A.

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My son started taking drum lessons a short time ago. Kris is so kind and patient with my son. He is all about positive feedback and I love that. He is already making progress. He wouldn't be able to do this without the constant positive feedback.

  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Leela M.

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Seven years ago I took drum lessons with my middle school band director. Basically, I stood in front of the drum set and watched him perform a step. Then I tried the step a couple times while the teacher watched me. This process took about 15 minutes. Then the teacher would tell me that for the rest of the hour I was to learn the step, while he went off to do his other stuff, and that I wasn’t to return for another lesson until I mastered the step. I never learned the step (who would with this kind of teaching) and I never returned for another lesson. Seven years later, I had a drum lesson with Jonathan Wollenberger. I was completely blown out of my mind. The lesson began with him showing me how to hold sticks, and him helping me to adjust the heights of the cymbals, chair, and drums. Then he proceeded to try and teach me the same step that I had been taught in middle school. As I tried to get the hang of it, he was extremely attentive, and gave me advice about gripping the sticks, moving my arms and shoulders, how to sit, and more. Above all, his happy charm and patience really made me feel motivated. Jonathan is very knowledgable about drumsticks, drum sets, and teaching materials. Based on our lesson, he was able to recommend me a specific type of stick based on my arm length, strength, and height. He always comes to our lessons well prepared and in a good mood. Apparently, my lesson with him was his first time teaching! I was very surprised, as it seemed like he had been teaching for years. Jonathan is a natural when it comes to teaching, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for drum lessons.

Ann Marie M.

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Jon has been providing drum instruction to our son and has done an excellent job. He is both patient and encouraging in an empowering way. Our son looks forward each week to his lesson. I highly recommend him.

Pascale R.

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Jonathan is professional, and he was kind and patient with my rambunctious 5 year old boy.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min
  • Pawtucket, RI

Riane J.

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So far I've only taken one lesson with Jen for violin; however, it was very encouraging and I have scheduled future lessons already. She was flexible with me on a time to meet and was quite enthusiastic when I arrived. It took some time to tune my instrument since it's been so long since I last played but she was patient as ever and got it perfect without even needing my digital tuner. The lesson itself went smoothly - she was conscientious of the fact that I have some music background but also no foundation for violin. We did cover some basic things, such as quarter notes and timings, to determine how much music theory I have but it never felt silly. Overall I would recommend trying for sure. :)

Debra B.

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Mat Sunday is my violin teacher and as a beginner he is patient and very knowledgeable. I have learned how to read music in a short time of course I still have a lot to learn. In short Mat is a great Teacher! Debi Baker

Robin G.

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I took piano lessons with Mary. She is a wonderful and professional teacher. I would highly recommend New England Music Studio - Great learning experience and a lot of fun

Tim Carman

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  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Amy C.

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If you have an opportunity to work with Tim I highly, highly recommend it. Here's why - he knows his stuff and he's one of the most gifted teachers I've ever met. Period. I first met Tim a few years ago in California, looking for someone to teach me the drums. As an adult learner I was pretty set in my ways - I'd done customer training for more than 15 years and was usually very skeptical when it came to how other trainers approach teaching students. Simply put, Tim blew me away. He knows the drums, without a doubt. What sets him apart from other teachers is his natural ability to lead, guide, ans instruct. He's patient, he's kind, and he's genuinely invested in your growth as a student drummer. Every student learns a little differently and I've seen Tim easily adapt his teaching methods in ways that best suit his students' learning preferences. That's not something you learn, it's something you feel. If you're an adult like me, or a parent looking for the best teacher to help your child learn, understand and incorporate the beauty of music in to his/her life, Tim Carman is the guy for you.

Leyton H.

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Tim is an amazing instructor! he worked extremely well with me asking how i learn best, as well as would not only teach, but study me as well. when i went in for my lesson he had me play to warm up, taught me a few things to help with technique, and saw a few habits i did and corrected them to make learning easier. Tim was very professional and yet laid back which is great because it didn't feel like i was back in school. he let me learn the songs that i wanted to learn, and wrote down our lesson to practice at home. i am very excited for my next lesson with him.

Thumbtack Customer

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Awesome teacher! Highly recommend. Top notch!! If you want to learn drums from the best, Tim is the teacher to see!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours
  • Quincy, MA

Christopher K.

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I'm 40 years old and, though I have played several musical instruments formally and informally in my past, the last time I played orchestral or rock-n-roll instruments was 20 years ago. When I recently mentioned to my wife that I'd really like to learn to play guitar "right" sometime (having dabbled in teaching myself a long time ago), she got lessons with Greg for my birthday. I've been to around 10 lessons with Greg so far, and I have to say that I'm really impressed with his teaching skills. First off, he adapts very quickly to your skill level; he'll give you things to challenge you while not overwhelming you. Second, he doesn't only teach you scales and musical theory without application like some music teachers do. Third, he listens to what *you* want to do. For example, I told him that I always wanted to learn finger picking, and mentioned a few songs I liked that used that technique; he learned them on his own and the began teaching them to me. Fourth, in a good balance between my second and third points, he will always sneak in some theory into your lessons but always teach you how the theory can help you in practical situations. For example, in my very first lesson he taught me the simple minor pentatonic scale and showed me how I can use it to solo in any 12-bar blues song. Finally, he's someone that makes you feel comfortable at all times -- someone you aren't afraid to screw up in front of, and someone you can bring questions to. I really enjoy our lessons, feel like I'm learning a lot, and plan to continue. When my kids are old enough to start learning an instrument, I'll send them to Greg too. Please consider using Greg as your teacher. I think you'll be very satisfied.

Thuan T.

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Greg is a great piano teacher. He is very knowledgeable about the music. Even my daughter has only had two lessons so far, she likes it already. Learning with Greg, my daughter feels very comfortable. The way he explains is very easy to understand. Greg is very enthusiastic about teaching, and very patient instructor. We are so glad that we chose him as a right teacher for my daughter. She is so excited about learning new stuffs , and can't wait to get through another lessons . Greg is a third instructor we select within the past three years. My daughter is very happy to have him as a teacher this time. I would definitively recommend Greg to anyone who is looking for a piano teacher to learn at any level. Thuan

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.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Allston, MA

Derek Z.

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As a self-taught drummer for quite a few years, a point was reached where I wanted to finally take some lessons to get a feel for areas to focus on in my playing, so I got set up with James. James is a fluid player in practically any style, and was able to get into in-depth feedback right from the start. Was great to have some detailed focus on my playing, as he quickly started working out how to tweak some less-than-great habits I'd built up over the years. Flow of the lessons was great as well, some very detailed technique work alternating with times where we'd work on some new grooves and patterns to build into my playing, kept it fresh and engaging the whole time. Really got me excited to get home and keep working with all the new material, tons of great ideas and bits to practice and work into new fills and beats.

Jonathan B.

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Great teacher, very professional, very knowledgeable. I would absolutely return for more lessons! I should note his teaching approach made me feel at ease and left me motivated.

Juan C.

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Cool drum lessons

  • 6 years in business
  • Response time: 30 min
  • Somerville, MA

Kimberly M.

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My son was only 2 years old when he showed great potential with the drums. By age 5 he was taking weekly lessons but not growing at all. At age 7 I changed teachers & he again didn't progress. He was not engaged at all. THEN WE MET JUNGHO! Our son is 9 & been taking private lessons for a year now & can play like a teenager. The lessons are very engaging, age appropriate and very exciting. He is getting all the fundamentals but in a way that he can connect with. Jungho's gentle demeanor and genius skill level would MAKE ANY MOTHER COMFORTABLE teaching their child. I only wish I would have found him sooner!

Jeremy Q.

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After a few failed attempts at learning drums on my own, Jungho guided me in the right direction with encouragement, precision, and clarity. I highly recommend to anyone looking for drum lessons at any skill level.

  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

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!

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

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.

Emily D.

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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.

Lisa P.

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Brian is a positive and encouraging instructor. The lessons are fun and something I look forward to each week. He has adapted the lesson to meet my needs and goals and it is clear that he has the experience in both the field and the classroom. I highly recommend him.

  • 3 years in business
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Jamaica Plain, MA

Jose V.

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Upon meeting Ben, I was very impressed by his professional attitude and his engaging approach to our first lesson. He had us begin by playing a 4 on the 4 floor groove, and payed close attention to my hands and technique so he could assess where I was, and where I wanted to/could be. He wasted no time in giving me helpful tips to improve my left arm. He also wrote out exercises for me, and reading is imperative for me as a personal goal, so it was perfect. I'm very thankful that I went with Ben over the other two teachers who quoted me. I'm excited for our next lesson!

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!

Jd C.

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Ben is great! Clear and articulate teacher and knows more about drumming than anybody I've met.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Boston, MA

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.

Danny N.

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Amazing drummer and musician! I have been playing with Juan for about 3 years almost and he is my first call for any projects. He had a very strong sound.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours
  • Cumberland, RI

Eric L.

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I just completed my second lesson with Gail. She seems very nice and very knowledgable within the field of music. I do believe that I will be able to stay on course and learn the piano with her help! I will update this review as time goes on. eric

  • Cambridge, MA

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!

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.

About

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.

  • 21 years in business
  • Peabody, MA

About

I am a professional drummer with over 20 years of teaching experience. House calls are available for all levels, from beginner to professional. I am patient. I have a fun and relaxed approach.

About

I am Berklee student giving lessons in the north shore area. I will travel to your place. I am specializing in new students but I can handle all levels and styles of playing. I will teach rock, jazz, latin rhythms, rudiments, reading and solo construction.

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