Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro
Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro

Top Pro

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$50/hour
estimated cost


Drum type

Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: I'm doing online lessons exclusively until the studios open. My education and 20 years of performing experience , enable me to communicate the process of learning the drums, in a clear, logical progression, no matter what your skill level may be. I'm really patient and want to see you reach your goals no matter what they are. I love watching my students progress. Some have gone on to gigs with major label rock bands, others are pursuing under graduate and graduate degrees in jazz and some just want to have fun jamming with their friends. Everyone is different so I tailor my concepts to you. You'll be having fun learning what you need to know and what you want to know. Sharing what I know and seeing it make you become better a musician is a pretty cool way to spend the day. Let's set up a free phone consultation.
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Hired 228 times

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29 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Taylor D.
May 19, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I came back to drumming after a 15-year hiatus. As an intermediate level drummer with experience playing throughout high school and college, I was looking for a qualified musician who could provide advice not only on my ability to play the notes, but develop a rock-solid pocket across various music styles. In my first lesson with Mike, he did a holistic diagnosis of my playing style, skill level and technique. He was able to quickly identify key limiting factors in my technique and provide actionable exercises that have allowed me to make some quick adjustments and unlock new capabilities. Having started drumming at a very young age, Mike has extensive knowledge and experience. His teaching style is patient and thoughtful. I highly recommend Mike as a teacher. I really wish that I had a teacher like Mike when I started drumming 30 years ago.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Can read percussion notation • Can read sheet music • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Rock • Jazz • Yes, the student already has drums • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro's reply
Thanks Taylor! It’s great to work with a dedicated and talented person such as yourself. Keep up the good work!!!
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Tammy N.
Apr 13, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Mike is an awesome teacher! He is attentive, thoughtful, and encouraging. I resisted remote lessons during the pandemic because I thought they wouldn't be useful, but I'm glad to say I was wrong. He provides feedback on my drum recordings, gives me lessons to tackle some of my weaknesses, and provides other exercises to expand my vocabulary. He is patient and answers all of my questions and even writes out drum parts when I want to know how to play a fill in a song. He's been incredibly valuable to my journey as an aspiring drummer.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Rock • Blues • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro's reply
Thanks Tammy! You’re doing great stuff. Our lessons are fun and super productive.
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Keith J.
Sep 12, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Mike has the experience, he has the skills, and he has the teaching technique that are necessary to be effective as a remote drum teacher.

Details: 65 years or older • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Can read percussion notation • Can read sheet music • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.) • Rock • Jazz • Yes, the student already has drums • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro's reply
Thanks Keith, our sessions our always fun and productive. Keep up the good work!
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Alex R.
Jan 29, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Enjoyed taking lessons with Michael. He instantly makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Lots of respect for his endless knowledge and his ability to break it down in different ways depending on your learning style. Plus, he was super patient with my rusty skills and nerves! Would recommend him again and again!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Can read percussion notation • Can read sheet music • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Snare drum • Rock • Country • Folk • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro's reply
Thanks!! Excellent to work with you. You’re doing great!
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Heather Felice R.
Jan 29, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Mike has been teaching my teen drums for the last month. He instantly put my anxious kid at ease and this kid is loving his lessons. When a teen says a more mature person is cool, they must be over the moon fantastic, right? So happy to have found Mike and would highly recommend him!!

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro's reply
Thanks Heather! It’s great spending quality drum time with Zack!! We learn and have a laugh at the same time.
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