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Popular Drum Teachers Near Monrovia

Camilo M.

Pasadena, CA
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Jan P.

Los Angeles, CA
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Ken P.

Anaheim, CA
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Camilo M. Pasadena, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

CAMILO M.

Extremely versatile at the drums with a passion and dedication for excellent work!
Drumming since the age of 13. Self taught for several years, at the age of 19 he attended to college in Bogota, Colombia completing two years of music studies at Pontifical Xaveriana University. In 2005 he went to Los Angeles,CA (USA) to continue his studies enrolling at the Prestigious L.A Music Academy College of Music. He’s a solid and versatile drummer with finesse, he has studied many styles of music such as Rock, Pop, Gospel, Jazz, World (brazilian, latin, african), Worship music etc.

In 2008, he landed his first professional gig touring the United States with Singer/Songwriter ZIV, award-winning for best independent record of the year in Europe. Meanwhile, he also worked as a session and live drummer with numerous artists: Tarik Batal, Arden Kaywin, and others.

In 2009, Camilo received a call to work with Russian celebrity, supermodel and singer IRENE NELSON, member of Techno-House vocal group REFLEX while recording, playing and promoting her solo album debut SUNRISE.

In 2011 he started working as an Ensemble Workshop drummer for LOS ANGELES MUSIC ACADEMY.

Currently he also works as an educator in different institutions in Los Angeles. Also plays Drums at his home church "HRock church" in Pasadena,CA. he keeps very active in the music scene of L.A.

Artist/Organizations/Companies which CAMILO has worked/collaborated/endorsed with:

ZIV
TARIK BATAL
IRENE NELSON
EMMET SPOONER
ARDEN KAYWIN
KENNY PEAVEY
SHAWN FEUTCH
BRYAN & KATIE TORWALT
WILLIAM MATTHEW'S
CATHERINE MULLINS
CHARLES JONES
AUBREY LOGAN
NOBRESIL
DANIEL VINCENT
HROCK CHURCH
LOS ANGELES MUSIC ACADEMY
VILLAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
SOULTONE CYMBALS
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*** Lesson Details ***
Music Is supposed to be fun! and was made for people to be entertained. Based on that, when you take lessons with me, that's the Goal!. The goal is to learn at your own pace always having fun! discovering your strengths and weaknesses as we go. We all learn differently and we all have a facility to learn some styles easier than others. Your goals are my goals: what would you like to accomplish?, how far you want to go? how big are your dreams?. It's all up to you!. I can help you to reach those goals and give you the necessary tools and knowledge to get better everyday. I hope to meet you and have fun learning this awesome instrument!.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full drum kit.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Practice pad, and instructional material.

*** Specialties ***
Teaching little ones age 4 and up, basic, Intermediate and advance. Technique :Stick control, Moeller technique, snare rudiments..
Genres: Jazz, rock, pop, worship, samba, bossa nova, Latin,
Play along, sight reading, drum notation, tuning.
Odd Meters, Polyrhythms.

Jan P. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar

About Me

Learning an instrument in a music recording studio environment has many advantages and is a lot more fun, creative and rewarding. From your teacher jumping on different instruments
for you to develop your independence and timing as a player and
recording prepared projects you've been working on,
to playing at a higher volume to get to know your gear's real sound, the rocking' memories you'll walk away with will fuel your inspiration to practice and improve fast. My focus is to help you achieve your goals on the guitar.

With each individual student, I offer exercises, songs and techniques to practice that will help you to immediately begin seeing positive results. I believe that anyone can play an instrument and sing and take their next step in music. It makes a big difference if you have the right teacher to help you learn the music you love. Most people that have attained musical proficiency had someone that took the time to guide them along their way. Much of what is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only mysterious until it is explained and practiced.

Jan has been teaching professionally since 2001. He graduated with honors from Musicians Institute in Hollywood after earning a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and IT in Germany. He has been playing music for over 23 years, in bands ever since age 16 as a lead guitarist, keyboard player, bass player and singer. In his newest band he is on drums and vocals. He built a music recording studio in the city in 2004 at which he teaches and has engineered and mixed many bands since. He currently also teaches guitar at Brightstar Middle School Charter Academy in Los Angeles, fronts the band Audiocination, plays lead guitar in Clark 8 and drums with OG Booker T.

*** Lesson Details ***
With each individual student, I offer
exercises, songs and techniques to practice that will help you to
immediately begin seeing positive results. I believe that anyone can
play an instrument and sing and take their next step in music. It makes a big
difference if you have the right teacher to help you learn the music
you love. Most people that have attained musical proficiency had
someone that took the time to guide them along their way. Much of what
is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only
mysterious until it is explained and practiced.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum kits, amplifiers, lots of electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, synthesizer, an old piano, a fully equipped professional music studio.

*** Specialties ***
I am mainly a funky rock and blues guitar player, and have been in bands on bass, drums and with my own project, Audiocination, on guitar and Vox. There are so many different styles that get mixed into rock that I find it important to introduce my students to a lot of different styles, so they can find the one that suits them best.

Ken P. Anaheim, CA

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I've been playing music my whole life, but it was as a high school student when I was asked to teach the school's guitar class that I became a teacher. Since that time I've gone on to earn several awards, played in many different types of projects, and earned a Master's degree. You might have heard my music before too if you've ever listened to a podcast, TV commercials, Indy films, or played any video games. My most successful student thus far however, would have to be Jacob Tilley from the rock band Young the Giant.

Not everybody wants to be a rock star though, and there are many aspects to the world of music. During the course of my musical adventure I've played with orchestras, been in rock, bluegrass, reggae, pop and blues bands, classical ensembles and more. I have also had the opportunity to play for celebrities and diplomats. Basically I've done a little of everything and I believe that it is this diversity of experiences that makes me a better teacher. Having worked in so many settings gives me a broad understanding that I use to help you reach whatever goals you might have.

I have also become adept at writing, recording and producing music, studying under Frank Wright of the legendary rock band Chicago. If you have an interest in creating and/or recording music I can definitely help you get there! Check out my chill/downtempo instrumental album 'Night Music' by Kparx online.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can teach you about playing several different instruments, how to write, how to record your own music, and how to get your music career off the ground! As a youth, I was largely self-taught so my inspiration was always to have fun. I never had to deal with the 'homework' style of practicing so I've naturally incorporated that approach to my lessons. My goal is to keep you (the student) inspired and having fun. When that happens you will become good at your instrument and feel as though you 'played' your way to success! As your teacher I will also provide almost all of the materials for free and show you great free apps to help you along with your learning and keep costs to a minimum! I know we will have fun together while you learn and I look forward to meeting you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, piano/keyboard, drums, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and a ProTools recording studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the learning materials but I expect the student to have their own instrument, be that a guitar, drum set, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Commercial music is definitely my specialty, but I am also capable of doing various styles such as classical, bluegrass, traditional/folk. Just focus on what you want to learn and I can teach it to you.

Lucas G.

Los Angeles, CA
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Pavel V.

Los Angeles, CA
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Paul V.

Glendale, CA
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Lucas G. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, American Government, American History, American Literature, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Arrangement and Composition, Astronomy, Audio Engineering, Banjo, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Beatbox, Bible Studies, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Bongo, Classical Guitar, Composition, Conga Drums, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Creative Writing, Drum, Ear Training, Economics, Elementary Math, English Literature, Essay Writing, European History, GED Test Prep, Geography, Grammar, Guitar, Hand Drums, Harmonica, History, Humanities, Jazz Voice, Language, Literature, Logic Pro Software, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Music Therapy, Percussion, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Speaking, Reading, Religious Studies, Singing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Songwriting, Speech, Spelling, Synthesizer, Test Prep, Ukulele, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, World History, Writing

About Me

Hello! My name is Lucas and I am a very smart guy who is also nice. I have years of experience teaching and have an enthusiastic passion for it.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide my own instruments, instrument stands, music stands, music paper and writing materials.

I would expect/prefer students to provide their own instruments and musical listening equipment (CD player, iPod, etc)

*** Specialties ***
I can teach a wide range of styles including but not limited to rock, jazz, blues, funk, classical, country, and different 'world' music styles. Some examples are Latin/salsa and African guitar and percussion. I also specialize in teaching musical improvisation, songwriting, composition, and production.

I use student-specific musical instruction texts and programs to cater to each individual students needs. I have experience teaching improvisation using creative methods that involve group participation and improvisation, both with voice and instruments.

Pavel V. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum

About Me

I have over 15 years of drumming experience. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music where I studied drum set performance with Dave DiCenso and Mike Mangini.

As a performer, I have been on tours with more than 20 shows in a row before crowds of 10,000+ people, played in studio sessions as a Sony and Universal Music recording artist, and even opened for Dream Theater.

As an educator, I have taught more than 30 clinics under endorsement by Pearl, Paiste and Silverfox around Europe; run several independent drum camps (Pavel V. Drum Days); released a series of YouTube drum lessons (Pavel V. Office Hours); and worked with a wide variety of private students for the past eight years.

My primary style is rock, although I do enjoy playing and teaching Pop, R&B, Gospel, Progressive Metal, and Fusion. I'm looking forward to teaching you how to be a better drummer and musician.

Paul V. Glendale, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

Whether you would like to play in a band, record your drums (professionally and affordably), create beats, learn to read music, or understand and play different styles of music, I will help to get you started on your way to achieving your dreams.

With almost 20 years of teaching experience, I can help you reach your musical goals, now matter how big or small. We'll work together on uncovering your talents and use them to your advantage while improving on areas that might be holding you back from reaching your full musical potential.

About Paul:

Paul V., originally from St. Louis , Missouri, studied drums for several years before becoming interested in classical percussion and piano in college, eventually becoming Principal Timpanist for the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and also Guest Artist with the nationally acclaimed St. Louis Brass Band. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2002, Paul has played/recorded with the Jacob and Matthew Band, Jane Lui, Danielle Rose, Warren Charles, Scott Detweiler, Hunter Parrish (from Showtime'€™s Weeds and Godspell on Broadway), Brendan James, Billy Mitchell, Bill Purdy, Don Kirkpatrick (Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker), Jeff Littleton (Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine), John Thomas (Bruce Hornsby), Pete Anderson (Roy Orbison, Dwight Yoakam), and has opened for acts including The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Wailing Souls, Clint Black, Junior Brown, Rodney Crowell, and has also played for members of the Library of Congress. He has performed at numerous venues ranging from Lucas Oil Stadium, the Verizon Center (Washington, DC), and Cowboy Stadium to the Cerritos Performing Arts Center, Hotel Caf, the Roxy, and many others. Paul is an active educator and has taught at the Los Angeles College of Music and Music Performance Academy and has also studied with Steve Ferrone, Peter Erskine, Joe Porcaro, and Ralph Humphrey.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Yamaha DTX electronic drums in personal home studio and Pro Tools for recording lesson progress.

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