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  • 17 years in business
  • 80 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.

Lessons In Your Home
4.7
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
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Collette K.
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Outstanding guitar instructor! Jacob is very patient and easy to get along with. He's a fantastic musician and sincerely works to make sure that I stay interested and continue to get better. I would highly recommend him as a guitar, bass or drum teacher to anyone looking for music lessons!

Ed Mays Drum Instruction
4.9
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
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.

  • 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.

Seattle Drum Studio
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tanisha R.
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Amazing drummer and an excellent teacher. Drumming lessons are detailed and precise yet very enjoyable. Really enjoy the warm up before the lesson and the hands on practice during the lesson really help.

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
    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".

    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.

    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!!

    Shoreline Music
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 18 years in business
    Pauline D.
    Verified review

    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.

    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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    About

    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

    • 28 years in business
    About

    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.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    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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    Need Drums Lessons

    Kent, WA

    • Drum type
      Traditional / Modern drum kit
    • Experience
      No experience
    • Frequency of lessons
      More than twice a month
    • Details
      I'm 58 years old. All my life wanting to learn to play
    • $93.75
      Average price

    Need a Drums Teaching Service

    Tacoma, WA

    • Drum type
      Traditional / Modern drum kit
    • Experience
      Beginner
    • Frequency of lessons
      Other
    • Details
      Please call me as soon as possible? This is a birthday gift for my husband.
    • $75.83
      Average price

    Need a Drums Teacher

    Renton, WA

    • Drum type
      Traditional / Modern drum kit
    • Experience
      No experience
    • Frequency of lessons
      Once a week
    • Details
      my son just turned 5, I bought an electronic drum set and want to get him started. Is it too early?
    • $70
      Average price
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