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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Mt Baldy

Erasmo R.

Murrieta, CA
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Karoly K.

Running Springs, CA
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Yves L.

Chino Hills, CA
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Erasmo R. Murrieta, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

Hello Parents and Students,

I have been teaching and writing music professionally for ten years. My first introduction to music was just like some of you, starting in high school where I had a great teacher that encouraged me to play. This helped me so much, and I wouldn't be where I am at if it weren't for his help and positive encouragement. Now I try to encourage all of my students the same way.

After high school I went on and played percussion with various Orchestras such as the "œInland Valley Symphony Orchestra" and "Mt. San Jacinto Symphony Orchestra."

I have also been involved in the DCI (Drum Corps International) and Drumline community. I toured for four years and experienced performing with groups such as Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps 2002-2005, Black Knights 2006, and RCC marching and winter percussion under the direction of Scott Johnson & Jeff Lee in 2002, and Sean Vega & Jim Wunderlich in 2003.

During my college years I started playing Jazz Vibraphone in my school'™s top big-band. This allowed me the opportunity to play Jazz Piano which I have performed and still study until this day. As a result, Jazz has now become one of my biggest passions.

As a Professional International Composer, I have had the privilege of writing and arranging for many marching bands, wind ensembles, and indoor percussion ensembles, including orchestrations, recordings and sequencing projects for media, and musical theatre in the United States and Japan.

I am also currently an adjudicator for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) and a member of the Vic-Firth Education Team.

I hope that this gives you a close and personal Idea of where I come from and hope that I can help you get the most out of your experience with music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that in order for you to get the most out of our lessons it takes both, the Teacher'™s and Student'™s understanding and attention from both ends. sometimes giving all of the information in the world won't help if one there is no engagement and two if me as a teacher don't make sure that you understand. So I like to make sure to explain things in more than one way to make sure the student understands the concepts and what to practice.

I like to keep a relaxed atmosphere, but also making sure that there is a high level of professionalism and expectation of attentiveness from the student.

Of course, I also understand that this all depends on the age of the student, and as we meet and get to see what it is that you want to focus on and I will make sure to concentrate on that and help you reach your goals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(Acoustic and Electric Piano are available depending on the time we arrange our lessons at the studio)
(Electric Drumset Available soon)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(I sometimes bring additional implements, such as hand drums, like a djembe and other accessories, depending on the focus of our lessons.)
I may be able to bring a Keyboard upon request

*** Specialties ***
I have been performing with Drum and bugle corps since 2002, (DCI)

Marching Rudimental, and Concert Percussion styles. All Percussion.
Orchestral, Marimba, Vibraphone, and Marching Percussion.

I specialize in the Jazz genre, and have performed Jazz piano.. which includes sight-reading and chord recognition in the Jazz idiom.

Karoly K. Running Springs, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion, Piano

About Me

Karoly started playing drums at an early age, and continued his studies throughout his teens, and later at the University of North Texas. After college Karoly spent the next seven years playing in Minneapolis, where he played an average of over two hundred shows a year with acts such as Mazarati, The Nathan Anderson Project, Charlie's Cafe and the Twin Cities Jazz Orchestra.

In 2002 Karoly made the move to Los Angeles, to continue his career on the west coast. First establishing himself as an in demand live player Karoly has worked with many local, and international acts including R&B singer Indeya, Blackbyrd McKnight, Lige Curry, and alternative soul artist Brig Feltus. For years Karoly has also been first call drummer for many of the biggest artists from the Philipines. He has toured with Vina Morales, Jay-R, Banig, Ella May Saison, Phillipine Idol winner Erik Santos, and many more. The live performances have also led Karoly to recording sessions at Capitol Records, Warner Brothers, Fox Studios, and Universal Publishing. Currently Karoly is touring and recording with Damian Brell as well as freelancing with a number of other great artists in the Los Angeles area.

Along with keeping a busy performance schedule, Karoly is very involved in music education. He has authored a number of drum method books, and currently is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.

*** Travel Equipment ***
students provide all equipment

*** Specialties ***
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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.

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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

Jason H.

Riverside, CA
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Dansby S.

Victorville, CA
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John C.

Hemet, CA
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Jason H. Riverside, CA

Subjects Taught

American Government, American History, AP European History, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Baseball, Drum, European History, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Ice Hockey, Inline Skating, Music Recording, Percussion, Philosophy, Public Speaking, Reading, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Speaking Voice, Speech, World History

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.

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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.

Dansby S. Victorville, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Drum, Elementary Math, Math, Music Recording, Percussion, Pre Algebra, Pro Tools Software

About Me

I am young but have experience performing at the highest level as a percussionist and as a pianist I have been playing since I was 5 years old. I also have years of experience using audio recording software I have worked in a studio recording songwriters and artists alike. My dad is a vocal instructor so I have seen how to instruct and develop skills all my life.

John C. Hemet, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Percussion

About Me

I have a two part approach to playing and teaching the drums, Time and Taste. Playing the drums is more than just rhythm, it is also about musicianship and groove.

I Look forward to meeting you soon!

John C Drummer

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