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Wauwatosa Drum Instructors

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  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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Outstanding! I love Kenosha Conservatory of Music and my lessons!

Family Piano Co.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Fran W.
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Everyone I have dealt with at Family Piano has been great. They are all very helpful.

Jared J.
4.6
from 5 reviews
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Joann M.
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Jared was a wonderful drum and violin instructor for my two sons. He helped them improve and learn, but made sure it was fun. I highly recommend him.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
George S.
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I enjoyed practicing with Tim. I only lived in the area for a short time, but he was helpful. I think anyone would benefit from his lessons.

Michael Sulcer
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Adam H.
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Michael is an excellent teacher. He tailors his lessons based on the specific things I wanted to learn. He explains things in terms that are easy to understand and has an easy going demeanor that makes the learning environment very comfortable. After just two lessons I saw much improvement in my technique. I would highly recommend hiring Michael as a teacher.

  • 36 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Trent K.
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I took Drum lessons with Jim for 8 years and it was an experience I would not trade for anything. From beginner in 5th grade to advanced as a senior in high school, Jim always had me learning and challenging me. And not only is he a great instructor, but a great person as well. I highly recommemd Jim to anyone interested in drums/percussion. Trent K

Cedarburg Music
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian Z.
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I am very grateful to have met Matt at Cedarburg Music. After playing guitar for 14 years I decided I needed a fresh perspective, and I signed up for my first ever guitar lesson – a very smart decision. I have taken private lessons from many different teachers for other instruments, and I feel Matt is the best teacher I have ever had for several reasons. Matt takes you as you are, and points you in the direction YOU want to go with great advice. Never once has he ever forced "his opinion" about what's good music. Instead it's a discussion, and he gets you to think. Matt knows his music theory. We often study modal theory, and focus on the intervalic separation of the notes in relation to chord tones with a keen ear toward dissonance and resolution. In my opinion, this is what separates quality musicians from those who just spray notes. A lot of teachers I've had are extremely NOT creative. They just tell you to buy a book and do what it says, then the lesson comes and it's a rehearsal. Sorry; I can do that on my own. But with Matt, it's much different. If we work from a book, we focus on understanding and applying the concepts the book lays out. This involves discussion, interaction and playing notes not written in the book. Most importantly, I am more inspired than ever with my playing, and my confidence in my compositions is growing. I believe I am getting better. Believe me, after over a decade of playing it's easy to feel like you're spinning wheels and not getting anywhere. It's a great feeling to know in my heart that I've got that ball rolling again! Thanks, Matt!

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Seth S.
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He was a great instructor every thing was easy to understand and went at the pace I needed so I could understand what I was doing and still have fun with it.

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My name is Marty Morgan. I've been playing percussion for 13 years. I have a degree from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. I currently teach privately at Outpost Music in Waukesha, WI and at the YMCA in Janesville, WI. I have over 25 students ages 6-45. I co-direct a summer Rock Band program for young kids. I also have my own summer group percussion class for ages 4-10.

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I get excited every time I can help inspire someone new to play the drums .

  • 43 years in business
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I teach snare drum, drum set, hand drums, hand percussion, and improvisation. I mainly use my own books/teaching methods and base my instruction on each students needs and goals. I have been both performing and teaching drums & percussion for over 40 years. I've also written about music and musicians for both magazines & books. From 1983-2008, I was a contributing writer for MODERN DRUMMER magazine, writing feature interviews, technical articles, and both product and music reviews. I've also written for AVANT (UK), DownBeat, Rhythm, and many other music magazines. Among my books are: WHEN IN DOUBT, ROLL! (with Bill Bruford), PERCUSSION PROFILES (with Trevor Taylor), and THE THINKING DRUMMER series of instructional books. My long running blogs, ‘The Way of the Gong’™, and, ‘Percussion Deconstruction’™, have been embraced by both the meditation/sound therapy and percussion communities. I have presented clinics and workshops at schools/universities, yoga studios, and music stores, as well as workshops at the prestigious Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in 2005 & 2012. In 2016 I was the ‘Artist in Residence’ at the MONA FOMA Festival in Hobart, Australia. I use and endorse Paiste cymbals/sounds/gongs, Mike Balter Mallets, and Orpheus Percussion. PRESS QUOTES:  Bettine’s work is the sonic equivalent of action painting. Using mallets as brushes and the Gongs as a canvas, he creates vast washes of vibration and punctuates them with stabs and slashes of crescendo. He’s a combination of abstraction and visceral physicality.  Brian Ritchie, curator of MONA FOMA, Hobart, Australia Bettine played the room as much as the instruments, exploring the beating tones of vibrations that when combined sounded like a train rumbling underground. Creating a shifting wall of sound that washed over the audience, Bettine offered us a distinctive exploration into the craft of percussion.  ~ Delia Bartle, Real Time Arts, Australia Sinking into Bettine's sound world is fascinating and inspiring. ~ MODERN DRUMMER magazine     Bettine has a unique vision that sets him apart from the hoards. ~ DRUM! magazine     Bettine is essential listening for percussionists and anyone interested in solo free-oriented music.  ~The Improvisor

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Teaching drums to adults and children fulfills Caroline’s eagerness to support the musical aspirations of each individual she works with. Caroline combines all of her experience from a rich musical spectrum. This makes her a well-versed teacher. She encourages her students and provides positive feedback to promote practice and dedication. The overall goal is to support sustained improvement and happy students.

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I am looking for young or elderly beginner drummers. I have experience in a multitude of percussion instruments, and I incorporate this into my drum-set teaching.

  • 6 years in business
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Rock Central is a nonprofit community music school providing performance based music education to kids and adults of all ages and skill levels. Students receive weekly individual lessons followed by weekly group rehearsals for their specific program. This is where they have the opportunity to take what they've learned and apply it to a group setting with their peers. Not only will they develop their musical skills, they also develop their confidence and self esteem. At the end of each session, each group gets to perform out in a real life venue with friends, family and community supporters cheering them on.

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WE offer drum lessons and drum exercises designed for all levels of ability from first time beginners to Pros and Instructors. "First learn to think like a drummer, then you can play what you think!" I have been playing drums for over 40 years, starting with 9 years of private lessons myself. I have been teaching drums for over 30 years, and I can see a drummer's weakness and strengths in just a matter of seconds. Always work to eliminate weaknesses and showcase your strengths! Lessons are customized for each student as each of us is different with unique desires and musical tastes. I always recommend video taping your playing and review the video. This allows us to replay our drum play in our mind, while deciding what needs work, what sounds great, and what can be discarded as "not for me". This is the best way to learn fast and develop our own personal style. What other students have to say: "This is what I've been looking for thanks! I have nothing against some of the guy's who are drumming on here, but I want to learn more than what their demonstrating! I'm considering either a, Roland e drum kit or Yamaha which would you suggest for a novice? Great drumming by the way!" (deepbreakfast1960) "Man, kuddos to you! I just saw all parts of 20min workout and found it very inspiring. Thanks." (hujjer) "i like. Your pretty inspirational, I never considered getting an electronic kit before (i got an acoustic), but after a friend got one, playing on one at school and hearing many great artists such as yourself im now looking into it!" "thx helped alot" (callofdutygod1234567) "great. thanks" (georgewatts94) "You are the first person to actually teach something I can understand I can't stop practicing your work outs." (chinguidinsky)

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I run a drum-lesson business that caters to the learning needs of each individual I work with. I choose the name Drum Geek Drum Lessons, because I don't just teach notes. I like to also dive in to the history of drumming and music. I feel this provides a better understanding of the notes that will also be taught.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Private music or production/engineering instruction is offered by instructor who has been trained by Grammy winners!

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I have been playing drums and percussion for 12 years now and am very experienced reading and improvising. I have also been playing guitar for over 15 years now, and I have given lessons in the past.

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Stolfe's Portside Percussion Studio is a playground for drummers and percussion students! A studio fully equipped with professional level instruments, learn how to play the real thing in a percussion-only environment. We are not in the back of a music store or in someone's basement. We are a stand-alone studio for drummers and percussionists! A teacher for 25 years, using the experiences I have gained as a student and performer, I work with students of all ages who have a passion for learning all there is to know about drums and percussion. I offer several courses of study whether you seek to learn the drum set or you seek a total percussion approach, it can be learned at Stolfe's Portside Percussion Studio. Failure is not an option! If you are willing to work hard, be a great student and have loads of fun, then this is the place for you! Play drums and percussion now!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Music and Arts are our passion. The Conservatory of Music and Arts has been providing private and group lessons for the past 20 years. All lessons are instructed by teachers that have degrees in their discipline. With the teaching experience that will keep all students interested in learning more.

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