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Thomas A.

19 Reviews
Burtonsville, MD
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 to 55
  • Teaching since 1982
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Thomas A.

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If you want to really rock on the drums I can get you started. I have MANY years of playing, performing, and teaching experience. Want to learn to play your favorite songs? And hopefully develope your own style! Let's rock!

About Thomas

I have been playing drums for over 47 years. For 16 years I played and performed professionally with my band Black Widow USA. We toured the US several times in support of our two internationally released CDs. For about 30 years of my time behind a drum set I had given drum lessons on and off. But b

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Cameron
Tom is a great instructor! Cam is learning so much and making great progress on the drums!
Cheryl I.
This is our first Drum instructor and we are thrilled with Thomas. He is patient, kind, and enthusiastic about teaching. His approach is positive in nature, meeting the student where they are at, takes their interest as the lead, and starts teaching there. My 11 year old son really likes him too! We go to our 4th lesson this afternoon.
Paul
These lessons were great. Regarding drums, I was an absolute beginner, and Tommy's lessons turned out to be an excellent jump-start. I used to play keyboards and guitars before, and I enjoy picking up by ear rather than reading notation, so I really liked informal and 'non-notational' way the lessons went. There was no hard notation drill, and yet Tommy had covered most rudiments, basic techniques, and patterns needed to rock in about 10 lessons. I'd recommend this for anyone who doesn't know how to hold sticks but want to get introduced into rock drumming.
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Barbara R.

10 Reviews
Fairfax Station, VA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Languages from George Washington University
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Barbara R.

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About Barbara

Singing is my life! I trained classically from 4/1972 - 4/83, then continued concentrated self study for 5 years. I sang for Voice of America and National Geographic Explorer specials before becoming voice coach for the MD Renaissance Festival. I have sung professionally since '83 and have taught

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Steven F.
Clearly a highly experienced and student-centered instructor. Focus is on the students goals, developing a concise and achievable path to success, and use of proper technique to pursue the individual, would-be singer's aspirations. HIGHLY recommend.
Marc E D.
I have been taking lessons from Barbara for 3 to 4 months now.I live in a condo so when I practice every 2 weeks I take my PA.over to my x girl friends house to practice .She is the person who got me started 12 years ago and she knows my voice well.She rarely compliments me on anything which is common for an x girlfriend, however the last 2 times I practiced at her house ,she cracks a big smile and says with suprise"You have gotten better!"Thanks Barbara!
Marc E D.
Barbara was great,she knows her stuff.Looking foward to my next lesson with her.Also fantastic personality!

Scott D.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate of Arts, Bachelors of Music from William rainey Harper college, Northern Illinois
  • Teaching since 1987
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Scott D.

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I began my music studies at the age of ten with all types of percussion, then graduated on to standard style rock kit drumming. I have been teaching drums for 20 years.

About Scott

Scott D. was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois in 1967. He expressed a keen interest in music at an early age, and subsequently, began his studies with the clarinet, and percussion while performing in the school band. A short time after that, he decided guitar was going to be his instrument of

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Couldnt ask for more

It's easy to say that Scott knows what he's talking about, he has plenty of experience and does a great job breaking things down to a simpler form. I've enjoyed my first month's classes and look forward to gaining a repertoire with him.

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Scott M.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Parent's Choice Award from Parent's Choice Award
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Scott M.

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From how to hold a stick and drum rudiments through reading advanced from music and playing to a click track

About Scott

Hi! I'm Scott. I usually perform using a one-man band setup I created. I modified guitar and made foot pedals to control a drum set, while singing. I have a live-broadcasting/recording studio at home and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a

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Nicole C.
Scott is a professional music coach with extensive knowledge of music theory and methods. He meets you at any level and works on your goals. He made me feel very comfortable in our lessons and would give many tips and exercises. I would say I have improved dramatically since I began the lessons. Thank you again Scott!
Dallas
Great guy and amazing, not to mention patient, instructor..
Best gift I ever had.
Emory
Scott is awesome! Very knowledgeable about singing as well as all sorts of other instruments and recording equipment. Very fun to work with.
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Anna P.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English and Russian
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Anna P.

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Hello, dear students and parents. I am a principal of Magic Flute Montessori Music School in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. I have finished a Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with two master's degrees in Piano and choir conductor; my dissertation was in music therapy. Also, I completed the Montessori Teacher Training Institute in Miami. I offer music lessons for children and adults at any age, starting from Birth to 99 years old.

About Anna

I am a highly-skilled professional, certified musician. I offer lessons in piano, singing, ukulele, flute, saxophone, clarinet, drums, violin beginners as well as group lessons in ear training and theory, piano and singing, Russian language lessons. My main instrument is piano, and I specialize

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Avianna
Great lesson. I left feeling very encouraged and excited to continue learning how to explore my vocal abilities. Thank you!
Daniel
Anna is the best! I’m learning so fast and I feel invigorated with every lesson.
Cristina
Very good 👍
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Corey D.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Corey D.

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My name is Corey, and I have been playing the drums for over 25 years. My teaching style is focused on practical application, and I have helped my students acquire the skills and tools they need to land gigs, perform as part of a group for live audiences, and express themselves creatively on the drum set.

With me, you will learn how to:

- Get great speed with your hands and feet - play FAST!

- Read and write musical notation - get PROFESSIONAL!

- Play awesome beats rhythms - get COORDINATED!

- Make up beats and fills on the spot - get CREATIVE!

- Play any style of music - Rock, Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Metal, Funk, Fusion, Country, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Afro-Cuban, R&B, Hip-Hop, Concert snare, Marching snare - get VERSATILE!

About Corey

My name is Corey, and I have been playing the drums, guitar, and piano for over 25 years. I am currently a full-time working drummer with the Philly-area modern country band Shot of Southern. My teaching style is focused on practical application, and my goal is to help my students acquire the s

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Steve
Corey is a fantastic drummer! Take advantage of time at home while learning new skills, and this is a great way to stay active and keep your energy up. Corey has been drumming for a very long time and has an excellent positive attitude, you can't miss!
Alex
A great experience! I have been learning with Corey for about two months, and am already improving. I am a guitar player with some basic drumming experience. I was looking to finally get to the next level so I could record my own drum beats (also drumming always looked like a lot of fun!), and Corey is helping me to achieve this. He is a talented drummer himself, and was able to quickly assess my playing level so we could start building on it. He has a great eye and ear for issues with my technique and always has an exercise to address them. In a short time I have experienced significant improvement, playing some more creative drum patterns, and am looking forward to continuing.
A lot of fun, very fulfilling, great instructor! Highly recommended!
Maria
Corey is an awesome drummer....truly knows the heart and soul of his craft! He's patient and kind...all around a cool dude! Check him out!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Fairfax, VA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Fairfax is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $177 per hour.
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$55 average
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$68 average

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"Relaxed, patient. Right to the point. Definitely beats rockband or guitar hero."
Seth
Took Drum lessons from Will F.
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"Mattia is so patient and helpful, not just in my learning process, but also with my busy schedule and my own tech issues!"
Alexandra
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums."
Nick
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"My 9 year old daughter started taking drum lessons about two years ago with Michael. He is the best instructor any drummer could ask for. Michael has a big enthusiasm to teach, challenging, encouraging, easy going and a sense of humor. Michael is a very experienced and professional drum teacher that possess great musical skills and techniques. He helped my daughter build her confidence that she has now. My daughter feels free to bring any kind of song style to learn and Michael helps executing it perfectly as he is very knowledgeable about the music industry.
I highly recommend Michael as an instructor for any skill level at any age!"
Blanca Lazo
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Best Drum Instructor North County

We couldn't be happier with Matt. He has taken a shy, not-so-confident young boy and turned him into a proud, musically knowledgeable and darn good drummer !!! Matt is extremely patient, positive,reliable, FUN and a skilled drummer to boot. My son states, "Matt explains things clearly" . I would highly recommend him."
Lisa
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"My 8 yr old son is fired up before and after every lesson!"
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Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"He's very good with the kids and is great at keeping them engaged. Listens to my comments and concerns and has been flexible in his lessons to keep the kids challenged without frustrating them. I have two boys working with him. They are both so excited to share with me what they've learned after each lesson. I've never seen them look so proud of themselves as they do after their weekly drum lessons!

Rates are very reasonable also."
Jeanette
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Great teacher for my son!

Tracy has been an excellent fit for my young son. She is very patient and varies the lesson to hold a young child's attention. She gives lots of praise and encouragement. She seems to have appropriate expectations for a 5 1/2 yr old and is good about communicating with him on a level he can understand. These are concerns I had when looking for a drum teacher for a child who is so young."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Evan is an experienced musician who translates his expertise really well to aspiring drummers. He's super calm and patient which makes lessons fun. He supports students at whatever level they're at vs. excessively pushing. Highly recommend!"
Gary
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Very good with my son. He opened up more to her during the first lesson than in 3 months with his previous instructor."
Gage
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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