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  • 17 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Lancer S.
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I have work with Bryan before he gave me drum lessons very skilled and detailed , easy to understand I would definitely recommend any student that would like to better their skills to Bryan lash

Lessons In Your Home
from 26 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Jason W.
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Started guitar lessons a couple of months ago and couldn't be happier. I was self taught and played by ear. Didn't feel I had time for lessons. But, I was missing a lot of the fundamentals. The lessons have started to fill in the gaps and I'm learning a lot faster than before. I wish I started these lessons a couple of years ago. And way too easy taking these lessons at my place. Highly recommended!

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Jacob Hessburg
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandon F.
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I really enjoy music lessons with Jacob, I've had several teachers and he is by far the easiest to work with and to learn from. He's a great guitar player and keeps the lessons fun, he also does a good job at making sure that what I'm practicing has something to do with what I'm interested in. I've had teachers in the past that did not make guitar interesting, Jacob is great, well worth the money! I'm much better than I was before I started with him.

Ed Mays Drum Instruction
from 13 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Ed has been giving my son Jack drum lessons for awhile now and Jack is really into it and really likes Ed's style of teaching. Being a drummer myself I will say that Ed has a way with kids to get them to learn and enjoy it all at the same time. Thanks Ed.

bluehelixmusic LLC
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Renata F.
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I have been studying Vocals with Sami for 2 years. He is an amazing instructor, he is patient, kind and a blast to learn with. Every lesson is designed for me based on my progression from the week prior. He is always available to speak even when I don't have lessons to offer additional help. Thank you Sami for helping me become a better singer.

  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin R.
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Jason is an outstanding drum teacher. I have been taking lessons with him for a year now. He has taken me from a complete music beginner with no discernable rhythm to the point where I can read the music, HEAR the time of the music, play all kinds of neat rhythms and play my full drum kit along to songs. Jason is organized, passionate and focused on making sure you become the best drummer you can be.

Dr. Kendra McLean
from 7 reviews
    Austin M.
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    Working/studying with Dr. McLean was one of the best decisions I have ever made for my musical career. She was able to take me from knowing very little about percussion to becoming percussion principal in the Tacoma Youth Symphony; all in just under two years. She methodically picked repertoire, introduced techniques and taught me as I best needed. I would definitely recommend Dr. McLean to any hardworking student wanting to learn how to play the drums/percussion. She is a delight to work with and study under. She also does an incredible job integrating music theory into her lessons! Austin Mangle percussion student of Kendra's 2016-2018

    • 14 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Karin T.
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    Heidi has provided music lessons (clarinet, sax, voice, recorder and flute) to my children for the past six years. Heidi is a skilled and versatile musician, and has shared her love of music and technical abilities with my children. She is professional, punctual, and an outstanding music teacher. She has also become a friend to our family! She encourages my children and motivates them in music and in life! She goes above and beyond, challenging them with new pieces and goals. Every year she and my daughter organize a family recital which has become a holiday tradition. I highly recommend Heidi!

    Music Lessons
    from 6 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Bonnie P.
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    We hired James to teach 2 of our children piano lessons and and we have been thrilled with him thus far. He is professional and motivational and our children (both in middle school) have greatly enjoyed working with him. I would highly recommend James!

    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack

    Instructor has done Weddings, musicals, and solo mallet performance. Teaching all styles of drumming, with reading for snare drum, as well as studies for the complete drum set.

    The Music Factory
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 24 hires on Thumbtack
    Karim D.
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    Awesome! Great teacher and great vibes there. See drastic improvement in playing and discipline already! Highly recommended!!

    Josh Owen Lessons
    from 2 reviews
      Christian N.
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      Josh has filled in on drums for my band, Broken By Clouds, on numerous occasions. He's always punctual, prepared, proficient and probably quite a few other words that don't start with the letter "p".

      Owen Barnhart
      from 2 reviews
      • 20 years in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Dayna T.
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      Owen was quick to respond to my request! looking forward to meeting and working with him


      I am an professional-level drummer who has studied under many of the finest teachers in Seattle, most notably Steve Smith at The Seattle Drum School and Jason McGerr of Death Cab For Cutie. I can offer solid instruction to any beginning or intermediate level student. I have an access to a studio in south Seattle that is very easy to find. I have two drum sets there for a more comprehensive lesson experience. My rates are reasonable and negotiable.


      I'm the best guitarist on this planet. If you know someone better, then tell me.

      • 5 years in business

      We provide pre-k music lessons. Plus, piano, guitar, drums, bass, ukulele, and violin lessons. Group classes are also available.

      • 10 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

      If you want to be able to play classical, jazz, acoustic or rock n roll music with your very own two hands as a new and exciting part of your life or continuing lessons to further your repertoire, Alyssa Martini is the teacher for you. Specializing in teaching from fundamentals to intermediate levels of theory, she is also able to teach and play the in's and out's to 5 different instruments, so feel free to pick one or rotate around as many and as often as you's like! Alyssa is also a Certified Harp Therapist, playing in Nursing Homes and Hospitals as well as Restaurants and Weddings as beautiful background or foreground entertainment, so please inquire if that also may interest you or anyone you know. DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE! (5% OFF FOR EACH OF BELOW LISTED ITEMS) *Multiple Student Discount *Driving to Instructor *Referrals


      I offer from beginning to intermediate drum lessons that teach the fundamentals of drumming such as stick control and rhythm training. Students will learn to become fluent in the basics of reading music while also learning how to apply this knowledge to playing songs and rhythms of various style on the drum set. I also help students develop and create their own style of drumming while also helping them play with other instruments. I have been teaching all levels of drum lessons for 5 years, and I have experience playing drums in a variety of jazz and pop/rock bands for the past 12 years.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      About Drum 4 Life Studios is a drum and percussion instruction studio dedicated to excellence. I specialize in drum set, concert percussion and hand drumming (world). Description Drum 4 Life Studios is the drum and percussion studio of Glenn Thilman. My studios are in Issaquah (Mills Music), my East Hill Kent home studio, and now in Maple Valley. Students of all ages, abilities and musical backgrounds are welcome to study with me. I have experience teaching students from beginners to advanced levels. My background includes over 40 years of playing, performing and teaching experience. Mission My mission is to have students excel at drumming and develop a lifelong joy and passion for the instrument and music. My passion is to pass on what I've learned, and share the joy of discovery and learning with them. My goal is to provide professional, quality instruction that challenges and inspires students to reach and attain their unique musical goals. What I teach and what you can to learn at Drum 4 Life Studios: * Drum set: Learn styles in rock, funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latin, and world drumming; the application of the 40 snare rudiments to drum set, made into drum grooves, and use in drum fills and solos. * Drum set: 4-limb coordination and independence, applied to all styles (i.e. jazz, Latin, rock, funk, etc.). You can play with all 4 limbs at the same time and groove; systems that make it easier, step by step. * Applied Music Theory: drum set notation for jazz ensemble charts and general chart reading; the development of creative accompaniment skills to improvise solos for rock, jazz, Latin, or world music is emphasized greatly; understanding song form made simple and logical; how to transcribe drum parts and write drum charts. * Snare Drum: the 40 snare drum rudiments, stick control, roll technique, the Moellor Method (accent control system), sight reading rhythms.; how to use the 4 basic strokes - the rebound, tap, down stroke and upstroke to make learning rudiments easy and fun. * Concert Percussion: technique for snare, bass drum, cymbals, keyboard percussion (bells, etc.), tambourine, triangle, etc.; applied music theory to read percussion music; application of snare/mallet technique to playing percussion parts; memorizing parts through note repetition and ear-training skills for ensemble blending. * Hand Drums: djembe, conga, doumbek, bodhran, and various hand percussions. Playing djembe (hand drums) to modern music styles and using hip grooves for hand drums is everywhere. Learn tips for creating a hand drum or percussion set up for a band. Lessons are often recorded with a digital MP3 stereo recorder and video recorder to enhance the learning experience further and have the student enjoy for reference later. These are often posted on my FB page. Students are encouraged to and can engage anytime with me through my FB page with questions, and posts of a music or drumming nature. My simple mission is to have students excel at drumming and develop a lifelong joy and passion for the instrument and music. Happy drumming to you! Warm regards, Glenn Thilman Testimonial: "My son started playing drums when he was 15. It was his first experience playing an instrument. I thought he was a typical teenage boy wanting to be in a rock band and figured the interest would die, but somehow, Glenn got him hooked and he fed that interest and developed my son's talent. Over the three years of lessons, his skill and confidence grew quickly." -- Lisa (Sept. 28, 2011)


      I am a drum instructor with over 45 years of experiance. I played in all kinds of bands including jazz, rock, funk, symphony, concert bands and fife and drum corp. I offer traditional rudimentary drumming.


      I offer private music lessons for guitar, bass and drums. I teach music reading, scales, chords, freestyle jamming and ultimately to love to play music. I am great with people of all ages and teach according to the student's personality and specifically desired path in playing. I have been playing since I was in the fourth grade and urge parents to start your kids on the musical path, while they are young. They learn quicker and will be able to grow into musical adults! They will thank you in their album liner notes. Talk to you soon, Bradley Tatum

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      Need a Drums Instructor for a Beginner on a Once a Week Session

      Dupont, WA

      • Drum type
        Traditional drum kit
      • Level of experience
        No experience
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once a week
      • $51.67
        Average price
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