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Popular Drum Teachers Near Moreno Valley

Yves L.

Chino Hills, CA
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Joan Q.

Santa Monica, CA
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Jason H.

Riverside, CA
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Yves L. Chino Hills, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

I grew up in Quebec City Canada, where I only spoke French during those growing years. From a very young age, I was always attracted to music and particularly playing drums. My mom has told me that before I could even walk, I was already banging away on whatever I could put my hands on. I would sit down with pots, pans, and spoons and bang away. My parents bought my first “real” drum kit when I was about five years old. It was a Mickey Mouse drum set that they ordered from the Sears catalog. I was ecstatic. Unfortunately, because of the poor quality of the drum, this particular kit only lasted a couple months, but it was on that very drum kit that I gave my first live performance. The concert took place in the basement of my house. This memorable concert included one song, a French version of California dreaming, with me on drums, my brother on guitar and my sister as a singer. The crowd (one uncle and our mom) loved it and saw the potential in what could be a career someday!

My next significant concert was when I was 15 years old. My brother and I put a Beatles tribute band together and did an all Beatles song concert. We were able to convince about 300 of our friends and schoolmates that the $3 dollar ticket would be worth it. During my teenage years, I got really serious about drumming and joined a Drum and Bugle Corp band. I probably learned the most during those 5 years. We had several incredible professional drum teachers that spent countless hours teaching us everything from every single rudiment in the book, drum theory to several techniques on how to play drums. Those years were foundational for me as a drummer.

Fast-forward a couple years and you end up in the glamour rock days: the 80’s. It was a time where it was irrelevant if you knew how to play an instrument well, but the main thing that mattered had to do with the “hairdo” that would sit on top of your head. Still, it was during those years that I started to play regularly. I had a couple different bands and we played around quite a bit as well as spend a lot of time writing our own music. Through it all, even the glamour rock days provided an opportunity for me to grow as a drummer and overall musician. In 1986 we founded our own original rock band. We started writing our own music and found a name that would stick to us like glue once we moved to the US. Our band name was “One Way” and we did eventually to the US in order to pursue our dream.

One Way only lasted a couple years and in 1991, my brother and I started another band. This one lasted for almost 20 years. The Kry was born as we continued writing songs & playing around Albuquerque New Mexico where we had moved in 1988. In 1992, we launched our first album “I’ll find You There” with Asaph Records in Costa Mesa California. My brother and I became Christians while living in Albuquerque and so everything we wrote had to do with our beliefs as Christians.
Throughout the years, The Kry released ten albums with sales of over half a million records. We toured extensively from 1992 through 2002 in over 25 countries as well as numerous times in the US.

In 2010 I stopped playing music on a professional lever for a living in order to travel less and be with my children more. I am still involved with music writing as well as teaching. I did not get a music degree but was trained professionally during my teenage years by different professional drummers with private lessons.

I teach music to school aged children from 5 years old to more advance students of all ages. I track their personal progress, collaborate with parents, and work with students to prepare for school band, contests, and special concerts. I also specialize in advanced development for already established drummers. No matter what, it is always a blast to be able to pour out to other aspiring and younger drummers what I have learn from the many years of playing and touring.

*** Lesson Details ***
Having been a drummer all my life and having been able to earn a living from it for well over 25 years has been one of the biggest blessings for me. I want to be able to impart the joy of playing drums to you. Because of the thousands of shows played during my career, I have acquired a solid knowledge of playing live which helps me impart to young musicians live drumming skills that will be beneficial when playing in front of a crowd. Also, having recorded 10 albums in various studios as well as having been hired to record for other artists, studio drumming will also be taught carefully and with expertise.

The topics that we will be going through together are endless. With younger drummers who are just starting, we will go through basic topics like how to purchase a drum kit. Where and what kind of drum kit to buy. How to set up a drum kit, general glossary, tuning, and maintenance. What size and what brand of drumsticks you should use, how to warm up and practice, as well as stick, bass drum, snare, cymbals and overall techniques. I will teach you all the main rudiments, go through basic and more advanced quarter notes, eighth, sixteenth note drum beats. We will learn some cool grooves, and drum fills. We will make sure that you understand drum dynamics, and independence. I can teach you any songs of your choice or any styles you wish to focus on. Learn to do drum solos and if desired, complete drum theory.

Each lessons and curriculum will be tailor made for every student. I will provide every exercises and practice plan for the student to take home and practice during the week. Every student will be given the chance to understand every aspect of drumming as well as discover the fun and pleasure drumming comes with.

Because every student learns at his or her own pace, there will not be any pressure or unreachable expectation that would make learning drum a drag. (pun intended = drag is a rudiment) but over the period of 6 months, there will be noticeable progress.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ electronic drum set and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Usually the student will have his own instrument which we will use for lessons. Otherwise, I can bring my own equipment.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Since I was heavily trained with using proper techniques (I can play both match or conventional grip on drums) I spend a lot of time focusing on my students developing the proper technique to play with. I was mainly a rock drummer and so my genre is definitely rock drumming but have experience with many styles of music. I also teach percussion, guitar and music theory

Joan Q. Santa Monica, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly with singer/songwriter Matthew Jude, reggae bands Sol Rising and Bodhi Rock, and funk with Tang Gang. She also performed with Gwen Stefani on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show.

Joan earned her Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. She studied with Lynn Vartan, Michael Packer, Randy Drake, Michael Carney, Dave Gerhart, Brad Dutz, Ricky Lawson, and Mike Shapiro.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons focus on technique, reading, and application. I will provide the student with reading/technique exercises to practice between lessons. My teaching will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals. As the student progresses, we will work on transcribing songs and learning advanced styles.

My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, and have fun along the way!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drumset, congas, bongos, cajon, auxiliary percussion.

*** Specialties ***
All styles of drumset, hand percussion.

*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

Jason H. Riverside, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Recording, Percussion, Speaking Voice

About Me

Hello there, my name is Jason H. and I am here to give quality lessons to eager people. I have 22 years of hands on experience that I can offer my students and I am more than happy to do so. I have spanned across the entire musical spectrum regarding styles and I have been in front and behind the scenes of the music industry. I am also a husband and a father, so I can relate to boys, girls, young and old! I have been playing drums since I was 8 years old, recording since I was 16 and running a sound production company since I was 22. Other interests of mine are History, Hockey, Baseball, (I still play both when I have time) Hiking, Bike riding, Videography, Teaching and Parenting.

I started playing gigs at 14 with my first serious band “Imperial Dub” featuring the current singer and guitarist of “Inhale” and we played all over So Cal for a few summers. At 18 I went to college and devoted 60 units to music, audio and video production. From 18-22 I learned about all kinds of music that I had never given a chance to hear or play and I absorbed every bit of it. I rented a studio at the Life arts Center and played/recorded music till the wee hours and grew exponentially. At 23 I had went to Jamaica and took a drummers job by accident, I ended up playing 4 nights while on vacation. When I got back to the states, I ended up starting a Bob Marley cover band, one night I man approached me about being in a backing band for Jamaican singer and I agreed. Since then I have backed Andrew Beez , Rankin Joe and various others for periods of time. During the same time I was approached to start giving lessons and the momentum built up with my happy students, I was teaching only in home then. I also was blessed to be a part of a rhythm section named “Peanut Butter and Jam”, this is my favorite project I have been a part of because it is always fresh and changing. Later I filled in for “Ready for Vegas” for one year before the band went on Hiatus and I am working on new stuff with the Guitarist and Bass player. I have filled in for "Inhale" recently and catch myself occasionally playing a Jazz/Funk gig here and there. I have my degree in history/law at UC Riverside, I actively work in the Professional Audio and Video field as a Director of an Auditorium and raise my children during the day.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am happy to be here with Takelessons.com, I teach in studio, in home and on Skype for those who do not live close enough for face to face lessons. I can teach from beginner to advanced, those who can read music and those who can’t. I totally custom tailor lessons to a students needs and ability so I can keep you excited and pumped for the next lesson. I can't wait to get in touch and begin lessons!

A student can expect a fun, laid back atmosphere and a teacher with infinite patience. I will assess a students ability and coordinate it with what each students interests are. I will set monthly goals and make sure that we reach these goals in a timely manner as long as I have willing participants.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum set (Electronic and Acoustic), various world percussion instruments, bass, keyboard and seating for parents.

Via Skype: Possibility of up to 5 Camera angles, 2 are guaranteed at anytime. Fully mixed audio on my end: Direct feed on cymbals and individually channeled drums for the best clarity possible.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sticks, Metronome and books.

Students must provide their own instruments and sticks, there are possibilities of gear traveling; but this is assessed on a case by case scale.

*** Specialties ***
I can do every style of drumming, My specialties are: Rock, Reggae, Ska, Latin jazz and Progressive rock. I can help seasoned drummers clean up their sound, help singers sound better when singing in to a microphone and teach the principals of sound reinforcement.

William S.

Yucaipa, CA
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Fernando M.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Finch J.

Riverside, CA
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William S. Yucaipa, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Upright Bass

About Me

I have performed professionally at Disneyland, was former musical director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and have toured professionally with many groups; including Phil Wilson's Rainbow Band and the AlcoSKAlics.

Teaching has been a passion of mine since the mid-90's. I have taught students that were as young as 5 years old to 80 years old. I can teach and play a variety of instruments, including: keyboards, bass, drums, Latin percussion, brass instruments and acoustic guitar. I also teach composition, arranging, and conducting.

Many of my former students have gone on to become professional musicians, teachers, and recording artists.

*** Lesson Details ***
Within the first few months we will focus on basics. We will be covering reading, technique, and music theory. After that we will focus on the direction you want to take, going more into depth on style(s) that you want to study, with regards to developing skills that we covered in the first three months. The overall plan is to set reasonable goals to efficiently study music so we can achieve our primary goal: to make music we can all enjoy!

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano, electric bass, acoustic guitar, living room w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all the equipment I need, all the student will need is an instrument and an open mind.

*** Specialties ***
Although I have studied many styles, my specialty is in jazz music.

Fernando M. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Percussion

About Me

What I’ve Done...
• Performer for Disneyland Resort , Anaheim, CA 2011-present
•Performer for Tokyo Disneyland Resort, Tokyo, Japan 2012
•Performer for Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan 2010
• Performer for Seaworld Adventure Park, San Diego, CA 2005, 2006
•Member of Riverside Community College Indoor Drumline, Riverside, CA 2002-2005
•Member of The Blue Devils Drumline, Concord, CA 2002-2004

• What you will learn...
•Basic fundamentals of music and rhythms - reading, counting, full understanding
•The development of proper technique that will increase speed, stamina, and precision.
• Critical listening skills.
•The ability to perform with great confidence and skill.
• Anything the student wants...
• I’ll even throw in Stick Tricks!!!

With over 19 years of experience you will learn what it takes to be a great musician and performer for the future "rock star" in everyone!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide Marching Snare Drum w/ stand, Drum Pad w/ stand, Marching Tenor Drum Pad w/ stand. Student must only provide their own set of drum sticks (I can provide sticks for first couple of lessons until student has own pair).

*** Specialties ***
Rudimental, Marching Percussion, Basic Fundamentals

Finch J. Riverside, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting

About Me

I'm a Wildland Firefighter trying to supplement my income by providing Guitar, Bass, Drum lessons for the inspiring student.

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