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Austin African Drum Instructors

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  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Bob Z.
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My son took percussion lessons from David Nathan. My son describes him as a solid teacher with a good ear, patience, and good direction. As a parent, I appreciated David's communication -- he would send regular emails. I know he would do a regular showcase of all his students, which was also a lovely thing.

Matthew Danko
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
JP B.
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Amaaazing drummer!!! After a few lessons with him you feel like a pro! Matt Danko is one the best in his field. You won't regret taking lessons from this guy!

Michael Bahan Percussion
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Charlotte W.
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Michael is a fantastic teacher with a great sense of humor and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of songs and drum beats. His enthusiasm and love of drumming of all kinds is contagious. I have been taking lessons with him as an adult beginner (I recommend drumming for a midlife crisis activity!) and not only am I demonstrably getting better, I look forward to my lessons. Michael will tailor concepts to where you are at and teaches skills through music you like. I can now play some Nirvana and Fleetwood Mac and not embarrass myself! His studio is within a welcoming, comfortable rehearsal space (Cascade Studios) and I’ve enjoyed meeting other students and bands practicing there as well.

We Love Music
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Tricia S.
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A friend of mine referred me to Ross for drum lessons for my 13 year old son about a year ago and we have never looked back! My son has some challenging behaviors and takes longer than typical kids to learn new things but he is totally rocking out with Ross. Ross is more than just a music teacher, his passion for music and its benefits is obvious as well as his patience and understanding. He has a natural ability to relate to the needs of each student and teach at their level while pushing them forward at the right pace. My son loves learning drums and I love watching his confidence grow. I’m just thankful that we found Ross…Also, his student showcases are a blast!

Drum Lessons Austin
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Suyog D.
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Amazing teacher, will highly recommend to anyone looking for an excellent drum instructor in Austin.

Drumz
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Sharon B.
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Excellent, compassionate teacher. Well-trained and talented instructor of AUTHENTIC African drumming. Her method is encouraging and totally without judgment. Whether you are a beginner, novist, or a professional drummer, Sherry will help you to find and achieve levels you never thought possible. Oh, did I mention that she traveled to Mali for graduate-level training by Mamady Keita ? ... and that she performed a Djembe solo for an entirely West African audience--it was magnificent! Sherry is an accomplished performer of the djembe and djun-djun drums, bout her passion a greatest contribution to the legacy of West African drumming is her unmatched teaching and training skills.

Professional Drum Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tim B.
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I've been taking drum lessons from John for a few years now and can't say enough good things about the experience. He's patient, kind, supportive and has brought things out in my playing that I never knew were possible.

Franklin Music Academy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julia M.
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I'm very pleased that my nine year old daughter is enjoying her soon to be second year with Franklin Music Academy. Most of all I would like to thank JP for all of the encouragement and confidence he has given her. I appreciated all of the hard work he puts into making piano lessons fun and interesting for my daugther.

Carlin Productions
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Kaci B.
    Verified review

    Thank you Carlin!! You rock!! Had the most fun, best music lessons with you! You made something so complex seem so easy. I wish you all the best for your future endeavors! Mwah!!!!

    Pete Van Dyck
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
      Tim M.
      Verified review

      Sidney seems to be doing very well and making great progress with his drum lessons. We are very content with the work Mr. Pete is doing.

      Odo Sound Music Lessons
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 6 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Keiko L.
      Verified review

      My son has been enjoying private lessons with Mr. Haun for two years. I believe this is beneficial for his band activity @ school. Also Mr. Haun works with my work schedule to accommodate my son's lesson!

      Math Judson Music
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Beth C.
      Verified review

      We had Matt as a teacher for three years, for our children. He was so talented and such a blessing. I am quit convinced that Matt would be able to successfully take on any challenge he is given.

      • 12 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Janet H.
      Verified review

      David teaches my kindergartener with same sincerity as my six grader. Three lessons each and good progress at just the right speed. Each child sorrows needing more of him every day; so, he is our wonderful teacher for many future moons, God-willing.

      • 28 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Shelley D.
      Verified review

      Terry is a very kind, polite and professional musician. He arranged to come and meet my son for a lesson. I appreciated his candor and professionalism in letting us know that he would not be able to meet my son's particular lesson needs.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      Cameron Carbone (@carbonedrums) is an educator and performer in the Austin, TX area with a B.A. degree in Music Education from Texas Christian University. He has performed nationally and internationally, and also teaches around his touring schedule. He believes in the importance behind convenient lessons and loves helping others overcome music-related challenges! Cameron takes great pride in his ability to assist you with the ability to become introspective and viewing the wonderful world of drumming from all angles. If your goal is to improve in any way, he will share EVERYTHING he knows about practice habits, performance psychology, licks & fills, playing in time, being creative behind the kit, tuning, landing a gig, having fun, and everything in between!

      About

      I teach all styles of music, from beginners to advance. I have been teaching music for over 12 years and playing for over 25 years. To check out my bio and prices, go to my website.

      About

      Beginner, intermediate and advanced students are welcome. I have a studio in South Austin. Since the age of 15, I have been performing. I have played in rock, jazz, pop, Zydeco, cover, funk and experimental projects. As a top drummer for hire in town, I'm the guy you call on short notice when your drummer can't make it for some reason or quits. I also play in a classic rock band and in a variety band. I have extensive stage experience as well as studio experience. I am specifically interested in students who are prepared to take their abilities and stage dynamics to the next level. I teach from the perspective that some musicians have a lot to say (dynamics and phrasing) and some musicians have a large vocabulary (many chops). We will work on what you have to express and say and how to say it through the most passionate and powerful of instruments. Also, I have worked for a Fortune 500 company and have been in the business world for numerous years as a headhunter and consultant. You can rely on a conscientious and professional experience. I also have numerous years of experience as an adult educator and a coach. Rates are $35 per hour at my studio near Riverside Dr. and Pleasant Valley. I love drums, and I love teaching. Call me! Let's set your free first lesson.

      About

      I offer private drum and percussion lessons for all ages and levels of players. I have been a very active member of Austin's teaching, performing, and recording community for many years, including several years as assistant director/lead drum teacher at The School of Rock -- formerly Paul Green SOR. Along with performing with several notable artists from around Texas, I also have a very strong rudimental/marching drum corp-style background that enables me to teach aspiring students of school band programs. Thank you for your consideration.

      About

      I teach drums/percussion of all genres (Latin, funk, hip hop, rock, experimental, fusion, reggae, country, metal, progressive, and creative). I also teach songwriting/ lyric writing. I have a unique approach to teaching/coaching. I am very patient, creative, knowledgable, open minded, fun, and some what talented ;). I want to provide lessons that, at some point, head in a creative direction and, ideally, grow our relationship towards a place where we can inspire each other! I am a strong believer in the fact that everyone is creative, and I will help you find your voice, and use it. Of all these, the main characteristic that I pride myself on as a coach is creativity. I have always practiced different and creative approaches to my students, which is mutually beneficial for both the teacher and student. It benefits the student because I, as the teacher, don't go off a "script" so to say, yet I have fun with it and take a real interest in the progress of the student. It also personalizes the lessons for the student so they can learn at their own pace and get what they want out of lessons while also obtaining an entire wealth of knowledge they didn't previously know existed, and it keeps the student invested and consistently interested in the instrument (because we all know how humdrum music lessons CAN be). I will learn the way you learn, and I will speak your language, and I will be creating ways that constantly improve your skills, increase your knowledge, and keep you constantly curious and full of wonder about the instrument. Who knows, you could revolutionize the instrument for the rest of time. It benefits the teacher in that I am practicing my creativity by seeing the student as a work of art to build, rather than just another person taking lessons. It also benefits the teacher by obtaining faster and more long lasting and rooted results, which is the most rewarding aspect of teaching in my opinion. I will teach you the basics and build a foundation. This will start with the different ways to grip your stick that is most comfortable to you. Then I will teach you rudiments, then beats, then fills and when to and when not to use them. I will teach you how to use space and how to use proper restraint to get the most out of your playing. I will show you all the tricks that will REALLY entertain. I will teach you how to flow through different time signatures. I will teach you 4 way coordination (every limb is playing a different rhythm). I will teach you how to be a player that gets asked to play the most gigs. I will teach you how to maintain your set and how to properly tune it. I will teach you how to get different tones and different sounds out of your drums. I will teach you the ins and outs of being a professional drummer. I will teach you how to improv with other players, and I will bring other players in for you to practice it with. But MAINLY, I will show you the beauty of this wild instrument and I will teach you how to have FUN playing. The part of teaching/coaching I enjoy the most is not just helping you become a true musician, or getting you where you want to be... It is watching you start to develop your own ideas from the formula I use which is taking risks and taking on challenges with a creative approach.

      About

      I am a certified teacher to tutor science or math; guitar, bass, or drums; or pool/billiards or tennis any day of the week.

      • 9 years in business
      About

      I look at getting you confident on the drums ASAP. I don't read or teach reading music per say. Although we will occasionally look at some drum notation, charts and rudiments, it's not a focal point, but more a tool to help explain a concept or idea. For more advanced players, I'm not going to tell you what you are doing is "right" or "wrong" and typically won't mess with your self-taught or learned technique unless I feel it will prevent injury or improve your playing. For the stronger players I will try to stump you with new concepts and styles you probably wouldn't have come in contact with playing in your rock band. These ideas will strengthen your overall playing and adaptability. My goal is to get you to a place where you can teach yourself. Reinforces my own skill set. Forces me to really understand what I do and why I do it. The best way to gauge your knowledge in a subject or skill area is to teach it to someone else.

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