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Drummers Shed: Drum Lessons
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gloria N.
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Excellent teacher. My daughter enjoys her lessons with Mr. Pham during school and summer months!

  • 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.

We Love Music
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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!

Drumz
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

Potters Wheel Music School
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara W.
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As an older student, I appreciate the dedication, determination, discipline, and direction exhibited by Phil during drum lessons. He has an outstanding ability in both playing and teaching. He understands perfectly what I am striving for and tailors the lesson to this requirement. He is knowledgeable and more than willing to impart this knowledge to the student. By providing background in the history of drumming as well as practical advice he makes the lessons informative, unique, beneficial, and fun. Barbara Wray

Ed Miles Groove Shop
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick D.
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I've worked with Ed on and off over the last few years. As a player, he is a total pro, able to deliver at a high level across many styles. What I really love about playing with Ed is that he is also a great person - always a positive attitude, punctual and prepared. Ed is my first call when I need a drummer, for both live and studio work. He has also given some drum lessons to my son, providing not just style and technique, but also some great philosophy and guidance about music in general.

Drum Lessons Austin
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Suyog D.
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Amazing teacher, will highly recommend to anyone looking for an excellent drum instructor in Austin.

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.

Professional Drum Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 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.

Pete Van Dyck
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Tim M.
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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.

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

Zack Napier Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cody S.
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I met Zack many years ago and began to receive drum lessons from him. Having no prior knowledge or conceptual understanding, he slowly and patiently introduced me to the drums. Everything was explained in an easy to understand manner and as my skills progressed his lessons were more in depth. Everything from basic music notation and theory to keeping time and advanced drum patterns were covered. Very easy to get along with and makes you feel comfortable at your skill level. Never any judgements and plenty of positive reinforcement. Best drum lessons I've taken!

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

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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
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

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I have been drumming for 11 years now, and i am originally from south africa, so i have my own style and twist of drumming that i would love to share.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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!

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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.

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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.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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The goal of my business is to give children and young adults the opportunity to create music through song (vocal) and drums. My vocal and drum lessons are suitable for any skill level.

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