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Sean's Music Lessons
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Allison S.
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Our boys are really enjoying their guitar and drum lessons so far, and are excited about practicing and playing their new instruments.

American Music Studio
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Blake H.
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I have taken over a years worth of guitar lessons from American Music Studio and will continue taking lessons into the future. Brett in co. cater lessons to your skill level and learning style, encouraging you to push the limits and learn more. The instructors are approachable, motivational, personable and experts in their craft. I cannot express how educational and enlightening my experience with American Music Studio has been.

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Cadenza Music Studio
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Hanna D.
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We just started lessons with Ms Wanlu. My daughter’s first class was incredible in my opinion. She tapped into things that no other instructor ever did. She is clearly a young and talented instructor. We are excited about our future lessons!

Keith John
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Christina B.
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Keith is a drummers, drummer. Aside from being an exceptional drum instructor, he has LOADS of touring experience, professionally recorded, numerous workings with "Big Names" in the music industry, and not to mention the grammy's are quite impressive :-) Keith not only taught me how to read drum music, but he encouraged me relentlessly when it sometimes became challenging, as things worth while often are. He explained the ever important role of 'time management' in music and how it not only affects music, but also that it affects every aspect of our lives. Keith has been a mentor and also a friend. As a person with my own successes in the industry, I have found a profound inspiration from Keith. I cherish our 30 min together and wouldn't trade them for anything. I highly recommend Keith as a drum teacher for ALL ages.

PG Productions
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin D.
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I have always wanted to learn to play the bongos but I was super nervous! Peter was so welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. He instructed me on a couple of instruments which was really fun! Also, he has been so helpful in helping me find my own drum! I look forward to more lessons with Peter!

Jason Hayes
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bridget B.
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My son has been taking drum lessons with Jason for almost a year- he is a wonderful, patient teacher. He looks for unique ways to connect with his students and keep them engaged- for example, my 6yo son loves Michael Jackson, so that’s been incorporated in. He also loves songs by Muse, and Jason has creatively woven that into beat/timing lessons. I can not recommend Jason enough to anyone looking to learn drums.

Dream Big Productions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Thomas D.
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AJ Victoria is probably the best drummer I have ever worked with, and he is very patient in explaining the things that need to be said.

KeJa Music and Drums, Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
My N.
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Kevin has been awesome. Right from hour one, he had me advancing my skill level at drumming. Not sure who was more enthusiastic, me or him! Fabulous teacher, good guy, and a talented musician.

Miles Lieder Drum Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Greg H.
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I am over 30 years old and went to Miles with zero musical knowledge let alone any experience playing the drums. Miles reaches that perfect balance of being patient and pushing me to learn more. He has introduced information to me at a rate that is appropriate and takes the time to work through the musical concepts with me. At the same time he knows when to push forward with more challenging aspects of playing the drums to get the most out of our lessons. Miles is clearly very knowledgeable and talented and I recommend him highly if you are looking for drum lessons.

Studio Papillon
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Sharon S.
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Our son (now 8) has been taking lessons with the studio for about 2 years now. The teachers are great, share their love of music, make the lessons fun and serious all at the same time.

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Frank G.
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Frankey has been the drummer for our church over the last seven years. He has matured into a very gifted drummer. He is reliable, conscientious, professional, and a great musician.

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I am a freelance percussionist in the Northern Virginia and DC metro area. I am an active percussionist, performing with various groups in the area, as well as an on-demand percussion and drumline instructor for high schools in the area. I offer percussion performing services, as well as high-quality percussion and drum set lessons in my percussion studio at a reasonable hourly rate.

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Our work stands out due to our combined, diverse training. Combined, we have over 40 years of experience in percussion and have studied under or performed with some of the best in the world. We hold degrees from University of Kansas, University of Southern California, and University of Kobe. We use this knowledge and experience to guide our students to success.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am specific and can read a person well to know how I can critique my teaching to their learning

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We offer live entertainment and music production/engineering. We also offer music lessons. We teach piano/organ, drums, bass and guitar (electric/acoustic).

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I am a music teacher with over 10 years of experience in schools, churches, recreation centers, music clinics and private lessons. For ages 3 and above, I am able to provide voice lessons and vocal coaching to advanced levels. I am also skilled to teach youth through teenagers in drum, guitar and violin. With vast years of acting/modeling training from John Casablanca, Millie Lewis and John Robert Powers, I am skilled as an acting coach as well.

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My name is Chris Arminio, I've been playing and studying drums for thirty years. I've been teaching for fifteen years. I teach beginner to advanced levels and teach many contemporary styles, from rock and jazz to rap and rudiments. Also, you will learn the fundamentals of music which will allow you to hear and play songs that you enjoy.

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I teach music to all ages in and around Washington, D.C. My main areas of expertise are electric bass, music production and harmony and theory but also teach guitar, piano and drums, from beginners up. I'm friendly, patient and well-qualified with an English accent. Berklee qualified, 20 years teaching experience, internationally acclaimed performer and educator.

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I do drum set and snare drum lessons including sticking, stick control, technique, double bass, time, rhythm and meter. Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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My name is Agustin Faundez, and I am currently 20 years old. I am a graduate of South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia, and am currently a junior at the State University of New York in Fredonia Mason School of Music, majoring in music performance and music therapy with a focus on percussion. I have been studying and performing music for nine years now. I have studied under the directions of the following: * Aubrey Adams - Freelance percussionist, retired principal percussionist of Air Force Band, percussionist of Maryland Symphony, substitute percussionist of National Symphony Orchestra, South Lakes High School percussion instructor as well as private percussion instructor and recording musician * Dr. Karolyn Stonefelt - Recording artist, currently head of Fredonia School of Music Percussion Department, principal percussionist and timpanist of Western New York Chamber Orchestra, freelance percussionist, percussionist with Erie Opera Company, on- and off-Broadway percussionist and retired percussionist from Baltimore Symphony * John Bacon - Staff percussionist at SUNY Fredonia Mason School of Music, freelance percussionist and substitute percussionist with Buffalo Philharmonic * Tiffany Nicely - Staff percussionist at SUNY Fredonia Mason School of Music, freelance percussionist, head of Percussion Department at Buffalo University in NY, and substitute percussionist for Buffalo Philharmonic * Bernard Woma - African drumming instructor at Fredonia School of Music, Ghanaian master gyil player Experiences During high school, I performed with the South Lakes wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, marching band, orchestra, choir, the Fairfax Symphony, the Reston Chamber Community Orchestra, and the All District Symphonic Band. I have taught lessons for the past three years in a small percussion studio I hold at my home. I performed in multiple ensembles when in college, such as percussion ensemble, African drumming ensemble, world mallet keyboard ensemble, symphony orchestra and band. I marched in the South Lakes High School drum line for four years and played snare for two. I am proficient in the warmups, techniques, music reading and writing, am open to teaching methods and the discipline of the drum line standard. I also have previous experience with teaching in the South Lakes High School percussion and drum line for two summers after graduation of high school. I am proficient in all main percussion instruments, including the snare drum (orchestral and rudimental/drum corps), the mallet keyboard, the timpani, and the drum set as well as auxiliary instruments, such as the tambourine, the triangle, the shakers, the hand drums, the djembe, and many more. Qualities As a musician, I am able to read, write and perform music, have great patience for working with others as well as always eager to learn something new. I believe that I am a polite, positive, encouraging, friendly, independent, and responsible individual and am always open for new experiences. With the snare drum, I can teach orchestral and rudimental/drum corps styles of snare drum. I focus on 40 rudiments, repertoire, technique (matched or traditional grips), musicality, expression, and quality of sound. I can also teach instrument tuning, care and maintenance. For the mallet keyboard percussion, I am proficient at marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, balophone, and gyil. I also focus on technique, accuracy, musical expression, quality of sound, four-mallet (Stevens/traditional crossed/Burton crossed) and two-mallet technique and grip. On the timpani, I have the ability to teach timpani technique (French/German), musicality, tone quality, tuning accuracy and methods, and repertoire. With the drum set, I am a versatile player on the drum set. I can teach multiple Latin styles, hip-hop/rap, jazz, rock and funk. I focus on limb independence, musical expression, style understanding, ability to play and adjust with other musicians, tone quality, polyrhythms, rudimentary use on the drum set, versatility and popular repertoire for the drum set. Importance of Music I believe that music is a primary necessity in everyone's everyday lives and by studying music through instruments, we learn not only about these instruments but also about ourselves and how our musical personas play a roll in each individual's life. Percussion is as primal as an instrument gets. It dates to prehistoric times with ancient drums and the basic ability to keep a pulse. It is an instinct felt in all our lives through our heartbeat, yet it is a special craft that takes all life to perfection and creates unbelievable moments of joy and passion through music.

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