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South River Drum Instructors

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Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 124 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.

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Take Note Lessons
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carolina N.
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Michelle is great with kids. Our 7-year old daughter loves her piano lessons and always looks forward to them. More important, we can hear that she is really learning and making great progress. Two of her school friends have started lessons with Michelle after we recommended her.

  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Kadijah J.
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Conor seems to be very calm and patient. Neha is very responsive and very good to work with in setting you up with a great teacher got your specific instrument. I look forward to the lessons and I felt very comfortable. I’m excited!

Phil Gillette- Drum Teacher
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin J.
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Excellent teacher, with such a broad knowledge of drumming styles. He teaches me to hear rhythms melodically, in ways that I never did before. His teaching has started to change my approach to the instrument. I highly recommend Phil's drum lessons.

WillYouLearn
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Aly G.
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Liv had the most wonderful experience with her first year of learning the ukulele. She loved her instructor and is now playing some great songs. We can't wait to continue and even get into guitar lessons as well!

BJB Music
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Reddy S.
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My 7 year old was new to Guitar lessons and Bryan had handled him so well, with patience... would defy recommend him....

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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My son and daughter have been taking lessons at the Piano Workshop of Chester with Sonia for the past few years and they continue to make great progress!

Piano Workshop at Chester
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen D.
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We have been students of the Piano Workshop for 7 years. Mark, the director, does a great job at matching students with teachers and is very accommodating to work with scheduling lessons especially with families that have very full schedules. We enjoy the recordings done at every recital and they make a good teaching tool as well. There are lots of teachers of various disciplines so students of all musical talents can benefit at the Piano Workshop. It's a professionally run outfit that I would recommend to all families.

Sam Ruttenberg
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Peter R.
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Sam is an excellent drum instructor! I have been playing drums most of life and have taken lessons from many teachers. But none have been as instrumental as Sam in propelling my drumming skills to new heights. Whether in-person or via Skype, Sam's lessons are effective, professional, and responsive.

Creative Music Instruction
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brit B.
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Jed instructed me in guitar and voice lessons. Jed is a great teacher - I learned a lot from him and he helped me to understand the parts of music that were confusing to me before. I appreciated his encouraging, laid back demeanor. He was never late to a lesson and was very accommodating with his schedule. He is extremely knowledgable of his field and I would recommend him to anyone!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Myla K.
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My 12-year old nephew has been taking guitar lessons with John for about three years now and I can't believe how much he has improved! John is patient, kind and inspiring and my nephew is always excited for his next lesson with him. We have had a couple of teachers before John but John is by far the most experienced and motivating. He also has a very structured approach to the lesson and my nephew always walks away with a clear idea of exactly what he needs to practice. I should also mention that my nephew is interested in many different types of music and John is knowledgeable in all fields, and is happy to cater to my nephew's musical tastes while at the same time maintaining an organized teaching regiment. I would recommend John for anyone, he is a great teacher all around!

Big Beat Music Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mike P.
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This is definitely the place to come for top music instruction. As a drummer, Joe has taught me so much and is continuing to teach me more and more during each lesson. In Joe's studio; he's got sound activated lights, smoke and bubble machines, you can play along to RockBand (which is my favorite). For Joe, the sky is the limit. Always thinking of ways for his students to exceed their expectations of music instruction. I've been a student of Joe's for 10 years and he's always having new ideas to make his lesson more enjoyable. Joe's staff is always full of energy! His staff are dedicated to their students and is a lot of fun to jam out with them. The receptionist is great to get along with always helping the students rearrange their lesson to what better suits the student. Joe's one of a kind showcase is always put together with flawless detail! Reasonable rates. But, this is definitely the place to come to for top music instruction; for all ages!! Keep on Jammin' !!!

Saint-Amour Music
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 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.

Oli Nelson
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
CHLOE K.
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My name is Chloe Kim and I am a jazz drumming student. When I was hoping to develop drum techniques such as wrists and feet movements, a lot of Sydney local musicians recommend Oli Nelson without a moment's hesitation. From the very first lesson, Oli arrived every lesson early to warm up and be prepared for the class materials, so watching him play every time I get to the lesson, inspired me to enjoy and work harder on practicing and playing drums. During the lessons, Oli was always so generous with the compliments which encouraged me a lot, but at the same time, he challenged me enough so that I could always take things with me to work on. His general ways of explaining and answering my questions were very systematic and they were all in full detail. He also used to tell me the stories of related artists or albums to check out when I come up with certain topics or questions and that helped me immensely to not only understand but continually take a genuine interest in music. One of my favorite parts was when Oli demonstrated things on drums, as even when the tasks seemed complicated, seeing Oli playing them amazingly gave me hope and showed the possibility to be able to play them like him if I also practice hard. Overall, from my experiences, Oli has professionalism in his teaching method and I would strongly recommend to any age or level of drumming students to get lessons from him. Thanks again for all your hard works and efforts Oli, I really appreciate your passionate teaching and guidance.

Stanley Augonis
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Edvinas A.
Verified review

I had a very good drum lesson, Stanley, is very musical, he also plays in few rock bands, which give him his originality and more creativity. Very recommended.

Joe Huster
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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I have known Joe Huster for the past 3 years. Joe has been my sons drum instructor and mentor. Joe works extremely well with kids and can be trusted. If anyone needs a reference regarding Joe, please don't hesitate to contact me directly. Lieutenant Michael Bergbauer Union City Police Department NJ

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christopher L.
Verified review

Marwan is an excellent percussionist in middle eastern rhythms and music. For drums that are used primarily for drum and dance, he is very versatile and can adapt to many other rhythms aside from it's original ways of playing.

Center Stage Music Center
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Avner L.
Verified review

Great place, great music teachers, my son (6) goes there twice a week, 1 for Keboards, 1 for Drum lessons.

Mike M Drums
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Brad F.
Verified review

As the drummer in my funk band, Middle Blue, Mike provides both an airtight rhythmic foundation and a sense of adventure. In other words, the beat is always concrete, but never *too* straight. He's always doing something interesting or mysterious with it. Also, he's full of surprises. Just the other day, he threw a rhythmic idea at me that I hadn't heard from him, and we've been playing together for over a year. If I were a drummer, I'd be excited to take lessons with Mike.

Maximus Music Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelly M.
Verified review

All of my children have taken music lessons here- they’ve learned new instruments and continue to play.

Les Cleveland
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Earl C.
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I have worked with Les Cleveland on several occasions and he has always given 100%. We have worked together as sidemen (backing musicians) with artists such as international vocalist “Syleena Johnson” where he assumed the role of musical director as well as with saxophonist “Mike Phillips”. He has also been the musical director for my group. When I arrived in town, I had no worries as he’d already hired and prepped a top notch host of Berklee musicians for the concert. Needless to say, it went extremely well. In addition, while in town to perform at The Birchmere with Larry Graham, he stopped through my recording studio to lay down drum tracks for my upcoming contemporary jazz project titled “It Happened To Me”. He’s on the title cut (and others) along with, jazz keyboardist/producer - Glenn Douglass, featured international saxophonist “Michael Lington” and me. Les did a phenomenal job and I’m really looking forward to this release. A top notch professional, well prepared, talented drummer, musical director and man of God that I would recommend for any performance!!!

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