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Marks Music Studio
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie W.
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Our daughter has been taking piano lessons with Lindsey for one year. She has learned far more in that time than she did with her previous instructor in four years. Lindsey is so encouraging and patient and makes learning fun!

from 7 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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My 11-year-old daughter had taken guitar & piano lessons from Michael over the course of 2 years. He was very flexible with times & even locations for the lessons.....a studio in Ypsilanti, a music room at a nearby music store....or your own home. Michael is old school & understands Music at all levels & as such, communicates with young kids very well. Michael is also a very patient instructor, which he had to be with my daughter. I highly recommend Michael as an instructor to any one.....no problem.

  • 29 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie F.
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My son had never had drum lessons before so he was pretty bad at first. We can definitely tell the difference over the past 2 months when he is down stairs practicing. Scott is very patient and my son really enjoys his lessons.

Sam Nead
from 2 reviews
  • 37 years in business
Alexander B.
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I was a student of Sam's for about two years, and I was extremely pleased with the level of improvement that my drumming took in such a short amount of time. Sam is great at breaking down concepts and explaining them in an easy to grasp way. His analogies are both entertaining and informative, the perfect combo to make any concept stick. The best part about working with Sam is that I could bring any concern or problem I'd been having into a lesson, and he would instantly have a creative way of breaking it down and showing me how I should practice it. Sam not only taught me important technical aspects of drumming, but he taught me how to practice effectively, and how to continue learning outside of lessons. I would highly recommend Sam as a teacher for students of any level.

Guitar & Drum Lessons
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Abraham R.
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Dan was well prepared with the songs I wanted to practice and was clear with his instructions. He has a very good ear for music and I'm excited to learn more from him.

JFMARS Music Lessons
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jacob W.
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Joe is teaching me the guitar. I am 26 with almost no prior knowledge, and he is very patient and understanding. He quickly helped me develop my interests and is making sure that I get exactly what I want out of the lessons. He seems very eager to help me and I am very much looking forward to our upcoming lessons!


Learn bass! Electric and double bass lessons are offered in a fun, interactive environment. I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques. I am a certified Suzuki Method teacher. I have a BFA in jazz studies from the University of Michigan, with a year of concentrated classical technique. I am an improvised music specialist, having curated an ongoing live radio show, "Music is Freedom," for several years as a leader and participant. References are available upon your request.


I offer guitar, bass, piano and drum lessons in your home or at Bill Schaffer's drum shop in Flushing, Michigan, and A Joyful Noise Music Studio in Fenton, Michigan. I also help students put together rock bands.

  • 11 years in business

My instruction stands out because I custom fit your lesson to what you're looking to accomplish musically. Everything we practice is geared toward making you the most effective drummer you can be. It's not always easy or fun. Sometimes it's difficult and frustrating but I'll show you how to push passed those obstacles and become the drummer you want to be. What I like most about teaching drums is that it keeps the art alive. It's something that doesn't take a drumset or even a pair or sticks. Drumming is something you can learn to just do: however, whenever. All you need is the right person to teach you.


I teach guitar, bass guitar and drums in the comfort of my home studio. I use Ludwig drums to teach on. I offer a two-for-one special where two can share the lesson. I encourage parents to sit in on the lessons. The lessons cost $15.00 for 1/2 hour and $25.00 per hour.


I provide lessons for students that range from beginner to advanced levels. I travel to you, as long as you own the instrument you are planning to study. I can assist students in reading, understanding theory, and even writing their own musical scores! Every lesson is personalized for that particular student and, if desired, can be geared in any direction they so choose --recording, theory, song choice, electronic additions, producing, etc. I am very open to adjusting my lesson plan to fit your personal style. As for myself, I have been playing piano and guitar for the longest, but I consider myself a drummer at heart. I have played with many live acts, released a number of recorded albums (some solo and some with groups), and most recently, I've been playing with the touring act, Stikyfut, as their drummer/backup vocalist. Music has taught me so much. It has led me to many adventures, introduced me to so many interesting people, and caused me to think introspectively about my life and the world that I can hand over to future generations. Hopefully, through providing lessons to students now, I can pass along the same love and excitement I have for music to these kids. My rates are $25/half hour lesson and $45/hour lesson.


As a student at the University of Michigan, I have experience in many musical styles and genres. I can teach drums or percussion. Regardless of your experience level, I would love to work with you!

  • 20 years in business

The AAMC has been A2's home for budding musicians since 1998. We offer private lessons in guitar, bass, drums, piano/keyboard, voice, saxophone, flute, clarinet, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, double bass, rock band classes, jazz band and blues band classes and summer day camps for kids ages 8-16. We offer lessons 7 days, year-round from experienced, enthusiastic, and creative teachers. Our instructors are not only accomplished players but skillful teachers. Every instructor we employ has been through our rigorous screening to ensure that every lesson is both geared for the student's learning style but is also steeped in the fundamentals of music. Our students are of all ages with the common goal of achievement. Our students learn to speak the universal language of music and are coached in the application of the skills and concepts that make a well-rounded musician.


Your first lesson is free. We offer lessons on guitar, piano, drums, voice, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and more.


I am a freelance jazz musician in the Michigan area. I am proficient in all forms of music, but I enjoy and am best at playing jazz, soul, hip-hop and funk. I am available for any sort of performance. I can construct a group upon request (i.e., trio, quintet, etc.). I am also available for private lessons on upright and electric bass, piano and keyboards, drum set and percussion and guitar. My main instrument and/or what I studied in university is upright bass, so naturally, I would be able to help most in that area. That being said, I play the drums and the piano professionally as well. All the best, Aidan Cafferty


I am an award-winning composer, published music theorist, and doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan. I have over three years of experience teaching composition and theory, both privately and in the classroom.

  • 3 years in business

My personal experience within music is very broad stylistically and across several instruments with an in depth understanding of music theory. I adore music and love to see the music that developes from students.


I offer a range of music lessons from guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keyboards. I am trained in a variety of instruments and have trained many students from beginners to advanced players. I am here to help with your passion in music and get you to where you want to be, ability wise.

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