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  • 17 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia R.
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We unfortunately only attended one of Bryan's drum lessons .(only because my four year old wouldn't practice). Bryan was great! He even had on Aladdin, upon us arriving which made my daughter extra comfortable. It was a great ice breaker for them to talk about. I would absolutely recommend Bryan to anyone needing drum lessons ages kids to adult.

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!

Lessons In Your Home
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Kate K.
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Celsey is doing a great job with my 11 year old daughter for piano lessons! Highly recommend!

Ed Mays Drum Instruction
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ingrid W.
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Ed listening to me and understood that I wanted to learn more about the percussion section and specifically the drums. I also had the chance to become comfortable with the "sticks" and so appreciated his patience.

bluehelixmusic LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire 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
Jessica N.
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Jason is a great teacher. He is great with explaining how to do things in a way that he can understand as well as encouraging him and making him feel confident through the learning process. My son has had only 3 lessons so far but he has already learned so much from Jason. I can see after each lesson he is excited to come back and learn more.

Chris Pollina
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
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Our 12 year old son has been taking drumming lessons from Chris Pollina for over a year. As parents we were truly amazed when we heard real rhythm coming out of the basement pretty quickly after the lessons started. Chris has built a great rapport with our son who enjoys the lessons and is continually challenged. Chris is a talented drummer and instructor. He comes to the lessons on time and fully prepared. He has a solid method to his teaching that develops the very important basics and builds upon them to keep the students excited and progressing. We can wholeheartedly give our recommendation Chris.

Music Lessons
4.8
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!

Max Holmberg
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jundong Y.
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Max is a really good teacher!

Josh Owen Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
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".

The Music Factory
5.0
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!!

Live Music Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Amy K.
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Love this school! It's been great experience for both of my kids. We've been taking piano and guitar lessons for last 4 years

  • 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.

Shoreline Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Pauline D.
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I am writing this recommendation letter to you on behalf of Mr. David George, an instructor who possesses remarkable musical talent and the intangible qualities of a truly great teacher. Clearly, a music instructor must be able to teach theory, conduct disciplined practice, and create performance opportunities for students. As a parent of one of David’s students who had no prior musical training -- not only did David teach how to read notes, practice hard to master playing the instrument; his students played their music well. David encouraged the passion and musical voice of each his student musician in every performance by giving time and energy to help each student grow.

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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We provide pre-k music lessons. Plus, piano, guitar, drums, bass, ukulele, and violin lessons. Group classes are also available.

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

  • 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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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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

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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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