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Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela W.
Verified review

I went for my first drum lesson with Mike. He's really relaxed and a great teacher! Had a great experience.

Become a Real Drummer
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Sacha D.
Verified review

I am just beginning to learn how to play the drums as an adult for the first time. With in just a few months Tad has given me many tools to make strides toward feeling like a real drummer. The lessons are really fun as well as challenging. He pushes you to break beyond what you feel you are capable of. Awesome lessons, as well as super professional and in a comfortable cool studio. I am excited to see how far I will go with the help of Tad!

T Productions
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tatia F.
Verified review

I sing on my church choir and noticed that I wasn't connecting to the directions of the music director. Terrence taught my son piano several years ago and was on his second year teaching my daughter. So I began taking voice lessons with Terrence and began learning how to control my breathing and protecting my vocal cords as well as learning about tone, pitch and stamina. I look forward to our next set of lessons which also fits my budget!

Glenn Grossman-Drum Teacher
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa K.
Verified review

Fun drum lesson. Plus I learned a lot in only an hour. I'm going to continue taking lessons.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Diana K.
Verified review

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!

Chris Tibaldi Drum Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Nancy M.
    Verified review

    Chris Tibaldi gave both of my sons drum lessons for many years throughout elementary, middle school and high school. My sons had several drum instructors before we found Chris and they wish they had him from the start. He was by far the most talented drummer and teacher out of all of them, and always came prepared with a lesson to teach them if they did not have requests to learn a song or have something for school. They each grew so much as people and musicians because of Chris. My oldest son, already an advanced drummer, learned so much from Chris, who can teach and develop both beginners and advanced drummers. We could not have asked for a better instructor. My sons loved getting drum lessons from Chris and looked forward to their lesson each week. Chris is an outstanding drum instructor, who is extremely talented. Because of Chris's exceptional instruction both of my sons did NYSSMA, were selected for All County numerous times, went on to play in college and were even selected to be the drum major. If you are looking for someone to teach you or your child the value of music, particularly drums and percussion, there is no one better than Chris Tibaldi for the job.

    Saint-Amour Music
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Michael L.
    Verified review

    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.

    Vincente Rhythm Studio
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Terrance M.
    Verified review

    This dude is amazing, he's crazy talented with the drums and has a lot of patience with kids. My 9 year old son has been going to him through out the summer time and he as been teaching him the basics of drumming (of course). He even started teaching my son how to read music. He is reasonably priced, his spot is a little small and dark but hey it works. When you meet him tell him to play a little something he'll definitely impress you!

    Joe Huster
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Michael B.
    Verified review

    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

    Oli Nelson
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    CHLOE K.
    Verified review

    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.

    Drum Lessons
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
      Yugunda H.
      Verified review

      My son enjoys learning from Mr. Danor. He is not rigid in his teachings, but very flexible. He shows patience and caters his lesson to the actual drummers skill set. Drum lessons are fun for my son and that brings a smile to my face.

      Thomas Galliano Drum Lesson
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      John P.
      Verified review

      I've been taking drum lessons with Thomas for a year and I have really improvedmy playing. He's an excellent teacher!

      Mike M Drums
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 13 years in business
      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.

      Gohdrums
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Jason J.
      Verified review

      He was great at explaining things. I took lessons with him for a few months and I enjoyed it

      Drum Lessons with Connor
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 10 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Alicia F.
      Verified review

      Connor took my 3 yr old on as a drumming student and was very helpful, patient and engaging. He is an awesome musician and teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

      Brian O.
      Verified review

      Greg is a great percussion teacher. My daughter just started her lessons (drum set) with him (age 14), and she is learning a lot in just the first few lessons. She also performed in his recital at the end of last year. He is flexible with scheduling sessions and has provided a lot of information on after school activities. Greg also helped us pick out the right electronic drum set, so we didn't buy equipment that we didn't need. My daughter is having a lot of fun as Greg makes sure she learns the basics, but also is playing along with some of her favorite songs from the radio.

      • 15 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Jane N.
      Verified review

      My son really enjoys his lessons with Willy. Willy is a very patient and encouraging instructor and knows how to work with a child and get him to respond. We're hoping my son sticks with drums and continues learning from Willy.

      Elana L.
      Verified review

      Only my two older kids were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take lessons with Ryland. My older daughter had him for her rock band class. It was amazing how well he worked with this group of kids. They were inspired and morivated to learn, grow and perform. He helped transform them from individually talented musicians to a cohesive, professional sounding band in a fun, supportive environment. My son had Ryland for drums and guitar. They would work together for an hour and a half every week. Ryland had unbelievable patience and personability and was able to keep my son focused and fully engaged. The amount that he learned from Ryland about technique, theory and music is immeasurable. Although my kids have found new instructors, they miss Ryland and will forever remember the incredible impact that he had on them as musicians.

      Anthony Racciatti
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Richard C.
        Verified review

        I began studying drums with Tony about 20 years ago when I was 9 years old. His musical and teaching expertise helped to lay a foundation for me that I owe a lot to. I ended up studying jazz guitar at a university world-renowned for its jazz program and a big part of what got me there was my understanding of rhythm and how to practice effectively - all of which I attribute to my formative years studying with Tony. I had the benefit of working with a number of renowned musicians and educators during my time in college (Mulgrew Miller, Harold Mabern, Gene Bertoncini, Vic Juris, and more) and Tony is one of the best teachers I’ve come across. I’ve since resumed my drum studies with Tony and I am seeing great results. He has a ton of ways to work on building coordination and ways to creatively apply the material so that you develop your own voice as a drummer. He has an incredibly vast knowledge of drums, rhythm and different styles. Tony is an outstanding drummer and educator and his personality and sense of humor make the lessons a great time. If you are serious about your musicianship and want to take your drumming to the highest level, study with Tony!

        Bobby M.
        Verified review

        James is the best drummer I've worked with! He is passionate and knows his stuff. He is also never EVER late. He's the best.

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          I give quality drum lessons for 30-60 minutes. I go to Rutgers University for music education and performance with a concentration in percussion. I learn from the best in the business. If your child is thinking about taking lessons or if you're an adult who has always wanted to learn how to play the drums, then I am what you are looking for.

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