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  • 17 years in business
  • 81 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

Drum Lessons
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 25 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!

Lessons In Your Home
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 98 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
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Ed Mays Drum Instruction
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
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I had Ed Mays as a drum teacher through most of high school and he was a very good teacher. He was caring about me as his pupil and did the best he could to make me into a better drummer all while making it fun.He is very calm and extremely trustworthy. He also taught me things other then just physical drumming. He taught me some amounts of drumming history and tons about music in general. If you want drum lessons he is definitely recommended.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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I took percussion lessons from Sam. I appreciated his desire to teach what I wanted to learn - and especially his ability to keep up as that changed from lesson to lesson! Experimenting with a raft of different percussion instruments and styles was key to my deciding which ones I wanted to focus on and which ones I didn't enjoy at all. I also appreciated his ability to debug what was going wrong with my technique and to brainstorm drills that not only improved my playing but that I also enjoyed. Without a doubt Sam gets my highest recommendation if you're looking to learn percussion!

  • 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.

Chris Pollina
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica B.
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Chris is a dedicated, creative drum teacher who knows his stuff! My 10 year old son loves learning with him, and has made steady progress since starting lessons about 6 months ago. Chris emphasizes developing good habits from the start, which has given my son an excellent foundation on which to build. One thing I really appreciate about Chris is that he's both firm, and totally supportive and encouraging. He also has a great sense of humor! I wholeheartedly recommend hiring Chris for drum lessons.

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.

Dr. Kendra McLean
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Austin M.
    Verified review

    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

    Music Lessons
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Bonnie P.
    Verified review

    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!

    • 27 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dan K.
    Verified review

    I took drum lessons from Phil for many years. I found he is extremely knowledgeable on the subject and highly skilled in the trade, not to mention easy to be around and he always went the extra mile (even when I didn't practice). Being his student was highly beneficial and I feel I got a premium musical education.

    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!!

    Sagacitydrums
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    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.

    Josh Owen Lessons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Christian N.
      Verified review

      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".

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      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)

      About

      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.

      • 5 years in business
      About

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

      • 28 years in business
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      About

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

      About

      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.

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      Need a Drums Instructor

      Seattle, WA

      • Drum type
        Traditional / Modern drum kit
      • Experience
        No experience
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once or twice a month
      • Details
        Musical background (woodwinds) but want to learn percussion/drums.
      • $100
        Average price

      Need a Drums Teacher

      Seattle, WA

      • Drum type
        Conga
      • Experience
        No experience
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once a week
      • Details
        Fourteen-year-old girl
      • $20
        Average price

      Need a Percussion Cajon Instructor

      Bellevue, WA

      • Instrument type
        Cajon
      • Frequency of lessons
        Once or twice a month
      • Experience
        No experience
      • Details
        New to music, interested in hand drums
      • $45
        Average price
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