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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 Highly recommended!
Nick has been giving my son (age 10) drum lessons for a year and a half. Nick has a great repartee with kids and his methods (reading sheets / playing along side) seem to really propel the learning experience. His personality in general is wonderful (friendly, cheerful, easy to work with). His studio is cozy but comfortable (separate waiting area for parents/sibs if desired) and the convenient location is a plus for our busy schedule.
Jeff has given our son drum lessons for 7 years. Jeff is encouraging, understanding and very fun. He is excited and enthusiastic about our son's progress and passionate about music. He strives to teach what is necessary to learn and the type of music the student is interested in. Our "likes to sleep in" son has no problem getting up on a Saturday morning to go to his lesson!
Reverb Lessons put me in touch with a knowledgeable instructor close to my home. I'm enjoying reconnecting with music after many years of being kid and career focused. Reverb Lessons made starting piano lessons again easy.
Naomi 7 year old has had 2 drum lessons and so far is very happy. She ran to the door when we arrived for the second lesson and I see that as a good sign
He's easily the best drummer I've ever seen in person. He's incredibly astute, he listens, and he used both music and education as a way to grow the personal as a whole. Jason is a gift to drumming, and is a great resource for musicians of all ages.
My son has been taking drum lessons with Hayden and continues to improve. He really enjoys working with Hayden and appreciates his patience and enthusiasm.
Tom has been teaching piano to my kids (aged 10 and 12) and me for two and a half years. We all love him. All three of us have come a long way in our abilities to play piano and read music in what feels like a short time. Tom is very knowledgeable, able to answer questions on the fly and create lesson plans that keep us challenged and engaged. He is great with the kids and is all-around very friendly and reliable. The kids have played music at school and at recitals with great self-confidence, and I believe learning an instrument has been a huge lesson in achieving long-term goals for all of us. More recently, Tom has been teaching my youngest (7) the drums and is able to tailor lessons to all of our varying attention spans and abilities. I can’t give him enough praise.
Jason Moore is an outstanding guitar player and teacher. I have started lessons with Jason two years ago and feel very confident about my skills with the electric guitar. I highly recommend Jason as guitar teacher at any level from beginner to pro guitar player. Jason teaches across many different styles from rhythm to lead guitar. Learning a new instrument requires discipline and hard work. Jason makes guitar playing looks very easy. I highly recommend Jason Moore.
Ryan gives drum lessons to my 10 year old son, Josh. Josh has a blast! Ryan is technically a great drummer and instructor, but still connects with Josh like no other instructor has. I highly recommend Ryan.
Just started learning Drums this year - a bit late to the game as I'm in my 50s. Toby has been excellent, knowledgeable and always introducing new concepts and challenges every lesson. I very much enjoy each lesson. Thanks Toby :-)
I care about my clients success in drumming and realize Oregon City may be a bit far from downtown Portland. If you need a ride from the bus stop downtown OC, I may be able to arrange that. I have been through symphonic band, Jazz band, Pep Band, Marching Band and in the last 12 years, full band performance playing on stage with local church worship teams playing all sort of styles of music.
Hey everyone! My name is Benjamin Copsey. I am 21 years old, very friendly and open to anyone with a passion for music. I have been a guitar instructor for 5 years now and would like to expand my clientele. In my classes, it's up to the student what they want to learn! For example, if you or your child wanted to learn guitar so you could play your favorite song and determined to learn it in a week, I would be the man to go to.
My name is Justin Radford, and I offer weekly lessons to those interested in rudimental snare drum, and/or drumset in various musical styles. I also teach stick grip, basic techniques, and music reading. In addition, the ability to express yourself while having fun, are just some of skills that will be taught to all students who walk through my studio doors. I give weekly half-hour lessons at $20 per week, and at $30 for one-hour lessons. My Tuesday evenings are filling up fast, so call or e-mail today!
I provide drum lessons for the totally committed. I am a drumming instructor for students of rock, metal of all extremities, trance, and break beat drumming (i.e. if you wanted to record your own beats using a kit).
I have been playing drums for nine years, and I can teach almost any style of drumming for beginners and onwards. It is difficult to find an honest drum teacher without having you shred your wallet for not even a good-quality teaching. I am not like that. I hate to drag the time and not teach my students anything. I absolutely love seeing my students progress through drumming.
I have been a professional drummer for 22 years. I am a drummer and a songwriter. I can provide private one-on-one practice sessions on my set or travel to your location to help you learn on your set. The following are included in my services: * Learn the basics * Level of lessons (easy to hard) * How to tune, adjust and maintain your drum set with turn of your drum key Drum roll please!
In my experience i have worked with hundreds of students with hundreds of different personalities. I feel i have a very good understanding of people and their drumming needs. You can say I'm a people person :):)
I offer customized drum lessons that are tailored to the student's experience, age and skill level. As a freelance drummer in Portland, my playing experience and knowledge of different styles gives me a well-rounded perspective. As someone that has taken lessons since the age of eight, I've developed my own teaching method by combining the lessons that were most influential to my playing. I play in multiple touring bands and have performed at some of the best venues in town, including Pickathon Music Festival, Mississippi Studios, the 1905, the Jack London and several others. I also have experience working with children. So if you or your child have always wanted to try taking up the drums, now is the time.
I will be training you in the arts of Korean marching drums, Balinese vocal percussion, and hand drumming and drum sets -- oh yes drum sets.
I teach modern and traditional drumming techniques to students. There are no age requirements, just the willingness to learn and to have a love for all things music.