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  • 24 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela W.
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I went for my first drum lesson with Mike. He's really relaxed and a great teacher! Had a great experience.

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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.
Verified review

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
  • 42 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!

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
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I had started getting into Latin music a little over a year ago when I met first met Nick Herman. Originally, I tried to learn to play Latin percussion (congas, bongos, timbales etc.) from books and instructional videos. I also tried lessons with a few different musicians. I was at it for months, however, I found my progress to be very slow. Eventually, I confronted Nick about lessons. After only 5 lessons, my bongo playing had improved exponentially! I would play my bongos with other musicians in the park and after one or two songs, many people would compliment me on my playing. One night I played a duet with a guitarist who would compliment me on my playing after every song. Later, I came to find out he was the leader of a salsa band who frequently performed around the city! Shortly after that I made Nick my official trainer on the bongos and cowbell! Nick Herman also leads his own band. I think anyone who is serious about learning Latin percussion would benefit greatly by having Nick as an instructor. I wish I had began lessons with him sooner!

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' !!!

Glenn Grossman-Drum Teacher
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 14 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.

  • 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!

Jon Loree
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Crous T.
Verified review

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!

T Productions
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cedric J.
Verified review

Terrence Bulter is one of the most gifted musicians I've worked with. He is a wonderful composer and as a keyboardist is adept in several musical styles, particularly jazz and gospel.

Jack Goodman Drum Studio
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Kristen J.
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Jack makes everything fun and easy to learn. I’ve been going to his lessons for 4 months, yet it feels like it’s been longer because of the improvement and how well he connects with everyone. He is incredibly talented and has years of experience and knowledge of drums. I love his lessons and I would definitely reccoment him to anyone interested in learning.

Dustin Kaufman
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jill P.
Verified review

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!

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brad M.
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I started lessons with Anthony in December. Throughout my life I have had 3 guitar teachers before him, for as long as a year, and have never been better than I am right now (this is also in half the session time as previous teachers had me start with 1hr sessions). For the first time in my life I am confident to say "I play guitar," despite having started lessons when I was still in elementary school! His knowledge of the guitar, calm demeanour and method of teaching have me more comfortable than ever with a guitar in my hands. I'm confident transitioning between chords, as well as barre chords for the first time in my life! Oh, and now I can read music! Within the first month I was already able to start picking up and learning a few songs and now I can play most songs that I try to learn, picking up the chord progressions rather simply for most songs I attempt. Right now we are still progressing to get better each week, learning cool finger techniques and scales! After just a small time with Anthony I've developed a love and passion for playing the guitar, which has turned into an almost therapeutic experience right in the palm of my hands! Can't say enough good things about Anthony, and if your on the fence then I would say don't wait, start as soon as you can! You will be glad you did as right from day 1, Anthony will leave you amazed with what he can teach you!

Daniel Frank
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan S.
Verified review

I start taking lessons with Dan from 2016,definitely learned a lot and enjoyed playing music more since then. He always has inspiring ideas to spice up our lessons and also gently leads me through all of my technical issues. Dan told me that he was under guidance of the legendary Billy Hart for 5years.. so that was a plus to me for sure. I would highly recommend Dan, you will be suprised and having fun shedding with him.

Learn Drumset with Jay
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tim G.
Verified review

Jay is the best!! I have absolutely no rhythm, but I needed to learn three songs on the drums and somehow - quite magically - made it work. He's patient and kind and smart and funny and, best of all, seriously knows his stuff. We had a blast and I totally rocked out!! I 100% recommend Jay without reservation.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Myla K.
Verified review

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!

Saint-Amour Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gabi L.
Verified review

I don't know where to begin, Jim is one of the best music teachers I've ever had. And I've been playing instruments for over 25 years. Jim is very knowledgeable and well-versed on percussion. He was also really patient with me which I appreciate - since it's been several years since I played drums. But I picked it back up right away with Jim's teaching and I'm really happy with the results of my lessons. I highly recommend Jim Saint-Amour as a drum instructor!

RE Drum Instruction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Chad J.
Verified review

I didn't know what to expect being a first time thumbtack user but I couldn't be happier. Rob was great and my son is SUPER EXCITED to continue learning the drums. Great experience, and we intend to continue lessons.

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.

Murphy's Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 36 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeanneen N.
Verified review

The customer service was outstanding each time we went there, my husband loved his teacher and he had a great time at his lesson. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.

  • 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.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Saman Samadi is an award-winning avant garde composer residing in New York City. Samadi has written an extensive amount of repertoire, including large scale orchestral works, chamber music for various combinations, solo instruments, and electro-acoustic music. Samadi holds a B.A. in violin performance as well as an M.A. in composition. In 2009, Samadi won an award for the 24th annual Fadjr International Music Festival. Also, his composition “Paj” has won first prize for the 2012 Counterpoint-Italy International Composition Competition. Samadi was the director and conductor of Concentus Orchestra from 2005-2007. He is currently the conductor of Enceladus Ensemble. Samadi's music has been influenced by the “New Complexity”. He developed his own unique style which entails a new system of pitch organization that uses microtones from traditional Persian music, improvisation, complex poly-rhythms, and heterophonic texture. In addition, Samadi improvises on the piano which has had a great impact on his compositions. He is also a baritone and uses traditional Persian techniques in his singing. The music department of Stony Brook University offered Samadi a full scholarship as well as a full teaching assistant ship for a PhD in composition.

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Need a Drums Lesson

Brooklyn, NY

  • Drum type
    Conga, I'm not sure
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Frequency of lessons
    More than once a week
  • $60
    Average price

Need a Drum Teacher

Elmhurst, NY

  • Drum type
    Bongo, Conga
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    I need begining class bongo or conga I would like to learn with good technic teaching by from studio could be group class

Need a Percussion Teacher

Ridgewood, NY

  • Instrument type
    Bongos, Congas
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    has owe set of congas and bongos
  • $50
    Average price
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