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Drum Lessons
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
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Chris is an outstanding drum instructor! My 11 year old son is losing his eyesight due to a degenerative retinal disease, but has been interested in trying his hand at learning to play the drums. As a mother, I was just wanting my son to find something that was "his thing" and that would give him the confidence in himself that he so desperately needed. Chris did not hesitate to take my son on - vision impairment and all! The kindness, patience and compassion he has shown my son has been amazing - not to mention he's a phenomenal drummer! My kiddo had never touched a drum in his life and had no previous experience with a musical instrument. Chris has made the lessons accessible to my child and has gone out of his way to tailor the lessons to my son's needs. My son has a blast! If he's had a bad day or is feeling down, by the time he's done with his lesson with Chris, he comes out energized, smiling and is in the best mood! Chris makes the lessons fun and is so encouraging and positive and makes my kid feel like the best rock star on Earth. In the months we've been going to our drum lessons, I've watched my son's confidence grow exponentially. He feels like he's finally got the potential to be good at something - and that's all because of Chris. You can't put a price tag on that. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Chris Korzin! If you want an instructor who is not only a gifted musician, but genuinely ENJOYS teaching to kids and people of all ages, all levels of experience - and welcomes kids with special needs/circumstances, Chris is the best you will find - hands down!

bluehelixmusic LLC
5.0
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.

Jacob Hessburg
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James K.
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Exactly what I needed. Helped me set up a new drum kit and give a family lesson, most importantly for the kids. Really great to work with and very happy I hired Denali.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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)

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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.

The Music Factory
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Karim D.
Verified review

Awesome! Great teacher and great vibes there. See drastic improvement in playing and discipline already! Highly recommended!!

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

Old and New Tunes Music
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy W.
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Keith is friendly, knowledgeable and demonstrates patience while teaching guitar to a 7 year old beginner. Our son is having fun learning to play and we like the convenience of having the lessons in our home.

About

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.

Rawk Dad Studios and Lessons
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

Dude has the patience of a saint. Justin is technically a talented musician. He also has a teaching skill-set that many artists do not. I have been taking guitar lessons from Justin for over a year, and literally have no complaint. He's a great guy, he is reasonable and flexible in scheduling, and has lots of experience and proper equipment to teach guitar, bass and drums.

Storm Benjamin Percussion
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kavita S.
Verified review

Storm is passionate about his work and tailors his lessons to the individual needs of our children. We appreciate his enthusiasm and empathy in working with young children on two different instruments each, who each have different styles of learning.

Gee-Force Music
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy H.
Verified review

Jeff came to our house, years ago, to teach our son beginning guitar lessons. Jeff is easy to have around and was a great teacher. I would recommend him to anyone needing lessons at any age.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have taken two years of drumming at a college level. I know how to play jazz, rock and several other styles. Drums are my biggest hobby, and I want to pass my knowledge and love for drums to others at a low cost.

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