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Reverb Lessons - New York
4.6
from 110 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 577 hires on Thumbtack
Will C.
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I've been wanting to start guitar lessons for awhile but it's always seemed so daunting. Jason took all the pain out of finding an instructor. He set me up with a great teacher and pointed me towards a custom lesson package for beginners. I'm on my second lesson with Jonah and couldn't be happier. Thanks Reverb Lessons!

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan Y.
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Drum lesson for a total beginner - and Mike was terrific: kind, reassuring, extremely knowledgable. He had me playing to Hey, Jude before the session was over. And maybe above all, he made the whole experience lots of fun.

David Cornejo
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Great teacher, very easy to work with. Mixes an important foundation in technique with fun jamming (he plays bass with you!) Seems like he can teach any level. I am a beginner.

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Diana K.
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The drum lessons I've taken with John over the last few years have been invaluable to my drumming, whether it's solo in the studio or playing with others on stage. I had just started to play when we began lessons, working with stick control and timing. John provides an encouraging, positive atmosphere to build skills in technique and efficiency, and outlines practices and exercises to do on my own outside of the lessons. He also introduced me to essential warm up stretches and exercises, which are very handy for endurance or just ensuring I don't wear down too quickly while playing. John's lessons have been paramount to my goal of collaborating and performing with other musicians; I've advanced greatly since I first began studying with him. Highly recommended if you're just starting to play (as I was) or to fine tune your methods and learn something new if you've already been playing a while!

Drum Lessons with Rob Garcia
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maureen S.
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My son takes drum lessons from Rob and I can't recommend him enough. He is a professional drummer and a professional teacher who has inspired my son to play and practice! Aside from being a patient, engaging and very talented teacher, he has the unique ability to make drum lessons both fun and productive.

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff H.
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TL;DR: Jake is an exceptional teacher and I would recommend him enthusiastically. This summer I decided to take the plunge and start learning to play the drums - something I have always wanted to do - from a standing start at age 26. I have some musical background from playing piano growing up, but am a complete beginner on the kit. For a couple months I tried to teach myself to play using YouTube videos (hopefully if you are reading this you have already disabused yourself of this idea), which helped me quickly come to understand the value of live instruction. I started browsing for a teacher reading Craigslist ads and websites, trying to get a sense for teaching styles and what lessons would be like. One resource I found particularly helpful was this video of Jake (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a-dhGt0-3Q) teaching in Italy. Despite the language issues, I think this is very representative of how Jake approaches teaching - he is very good at explaining concepts in plain English and building my understanding of music theory conversationally. My lesson time with Jake is spent in a very different way than I have experienced with other music teachers. Rather than 1) watching him play in hopes that I might learn through osmosis, or 2) having lessons serve as a sort of supervised practice time, my lessons are engaging sessions where Jake explains the concepts we are trying to master and most importantly gives me ideas and tools for how to practice and incorporate these concepts into my playing. This makes my practice time so much more valuable and I believe has really accelerated my learning. I really look forward to my weekly lessons, and my lessons get me fired up to practice during the week. This virtuous cycle has definitely driven improvement in my playing, but most importantly my enjoyment of the instrument and the learning process. What more can you ask of a teacher?

Dustin Kaufman
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jill P.
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Dustin has been giving my 7 year old drum lessons for 2 years, he's great with my son, patient, talented and always on time. I can't recommend him high enough!

Drum Lessons with Paul
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eva H.
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We booked Paul for a Cajon beginner group lesson during a management retreat. He was extremely responsive and cooperative. Also, our group enjoyed the lesson a lot and had a great time. Paul even supported the group after the lesson and sent us notes and tips for a little Cajon show the group wanted to perform the next day.

Mathieu's Drum Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi S.
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Mathieu is an exceptional drum instructor with an extensive background in jazz, rock, etc. He is a very friendly and easy going person and very experienced as a professional drum player, composer and teacher. His lessons are very thorough, detailed and fun at the same time. I've already noticed a great deal of improvement in my drum playing abilities in a very short time and am excited to see where it goes from here. Highly recommend!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
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I have been taking lessons with Michael Winnicki for about a year now. He is an expert player to say the least! His examples and techniques on teaching are very effective. He is very clear with his instruction and lays everything out so a true understanding can be reached. I have learned so many things in a only a short while! He pays close attention to articulation and stresses musical nuances. Michael is very friendly, and seems to truly care about my progress. I highly recommend him as a teacher for any style of drumming. He is an expert in jazz, rock, dance, funk, and classical. He has even given me lessons on the marimba!

Drum Lessons!
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Maya S.
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Kate Gentile was my drum instructor at a summer jazz program. She was a fantastic teacher with loads of helpful tips all geared towards improving my skills on the drum set. I would definitely recommend her to anyone look for a knowledgable and enthusiastic teacher.

Saint-Amour Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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I am a 55yo retiree. I decided to peruse drum lessons now that I have time. I’ve always loved the drums since I was a kid. Im not a tech savvy person but I managed to link up with Jim through thumbtack. I could not be more pleased. He is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He is very patient and very knowledgeable in percussion’s. The lessons are a lot of fun. I would highly recommend JIm as a drum teacher whether your just starting out as young person or you just want a hobby as an older person.

  • 16 years in business
Tyler S.
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I took rhythm lessons from Tripp over the course of several years. As a professional wind instrumentalist, I deeply valued the knowledge that Tripp shared with me in a friendly, approachable way. Tripp's understanding of rhythm and groove is very deep and was able to easily convey this to me. He is attentive and gives clear assignments for you to continue your study at home in between lessons. Tripp has positively influenced all aspects of my playing and taking lessons from him has significantly enhanced my career. It was wonderful to gain insight and round out my understanding of the rhythmic side of music with him. Tripp is a master at many world percussion instruments, drum set, and above all, a great teacher. -Tyler Sussman www.tylersussman.com

Paolo Cantarella
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monica G.
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I am a jazz vocalist and have been taking Music Theory & Musicianship lessons with Paolo for the past 4 months. In that time I have felt my understanding of music fundamentals strengthen significantly; Paolo has offered consistent explanation of practical use for these skills when performing and has mapped out the curriculum according to my particular needs. I feel much more confident on stage as a result and look forward to continuing lessons with him. Paolo's flexibility in his teaching, in depth knowledge, and concern for his students' growth make me highly recommend him as an instructor.

DC Drumming
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jerrilyn H.
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Daryl is extremely good and gentle with my young child's emotionally and physically (& he is extremely active) while at the same time balancing that with being serious and firm. He is creative with his lesson plans tailoring them to my child's age, personality, favorite songs and knowledge base. My son loves going 'to see Mr. Daryl to play drums'. Daryl even provides homework and teaches my child each component of the drums... Which my son can name and he is only 3. My family just brought my son his own set of drums so he can continue to practice regularly.

Gohdrums
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jason J.
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He was great at explaining things. I took lessons with him for a few months and I enjoyed it

Jon Loree
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Crous T.
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No reason in the world you should not take drum lessons with Jon. He is very encouraging for improvement, patient, and energetic when it comes to progress. All around great guy too!

Anne H.
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Vito worked with me to teach me to play drums a few years back. He was endlessly patient, understood how to help me work through rhythms that stumped me, and overall the experience was awesome! I would definitely recommend Vito to anyone who wants to learn.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Anna S.
Verified review

Anthony is the reason I am finally learning guitar AND ENJOYING its addition of balance and relaxation to my life. I tried for several years with YouTube videos and one other teacher in NY, but the motivation waned. I've been excited to come to weekly lessons for 6 months with Anthony. He has an unusual combination of extreme skill and extreme humility and warmth. My parents are both professional classical musicians so even though I am a beginner in guitar I appreciate his skill. Also, they have commented that I am making great, steady progress and that the accompanying theory I am learning is very sound. Anthony is flexible, allowing me to learn the songs I want to play for my newborn and my husband, and adjusting them for my level, while working theory in between, always making it fun and laid back. I've lived in NYC 11 years and he is one of the nicest people I've ever met. This guitar teacher is a find -- a true diamond in the rough of manhattan!

Shareef Taher
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mara M.
    Verified review

    The best teacher, of anything, I've ever had. His passion for drums and music is conveyed through his teaching and it makes the lessons exciting, fun and imfornative. He has the perfect ratio of patience to persistence. I leave each lesson a better drummer than I was when I arrived. Even when I haven't practiced.

    Elise T.
    Verified review

    I started taking lessons with Hayley in September. I learned so much since then about world and classical percussion, she taught me how to play the shekere (African drum) for my school's chorus! Hayley is a patient teacher. She really cares about music and her students.

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