I came across Duncan on Thumbtack, while looking for someone to teach me to play the drums. I had recently been given a drum set from the guy I'm seeing, who used to be a professional drummer, so I had an incentive to learn. And to learn quickly. I'm so glad I found Duncan!
Even though I'm not in any way musically gifted and have no sense of rhythm, Duncan had me playing four drum rhythms, seven fills, several variations of jazz beats, a disco beat, and basic bossanova within ten weeks, one 30 minute lesson per week. Obviously I'm not going to sound like a pro yet, but my friends and boyfriend were impressed. If you knew my utter lack of talent and rhythm, you'd know that's pretty amazing.
As a kid I was forced to take piano lessons, and because I didn't enjoy them, I was hesitant about the drum lessons. However, the speed with which I've learned useful rhythms with Duncan's "hands on" method has made the drums way more fun than the piano. I practice daily and I love it, because Duncan doesn't waste my time with mindless beginner exercises, I'm actually playing the drums.
Duncan's endorsed (or whatever the word is) by Vic Firth, the company that makes the drum sticks you see everywhere, so Duncan's given me free sticks, a set of brushes, and a bunch of sheet music. Oh, and while I had a head start from playing the piano, I was never really able to read piano music, even after five years. Yet somehow Duncan showed me how to read music for the drums in a single lesson, it turned out to be super easy, and now I can read anything you put in front of me. I'm amazed by the progress I've made thus far.
Now after four months, I can play entire songs from start to finish, I can operate the hi-hat and bass drum at the same time with the pedals while using my hands on the toms and snare, and I have learned a wide variety of techniques