Taylor D.

Taylor D.

4 Reviews
Chatsworth, CA


Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

-Warm ups, hand + foot technique, rudiments and how they are applied to the drum set in musical situations
-Stick control and 4 way coordination exercises
-Drum set reading & chart interpretation including appropriate set ups and fills for section and ensemble figures
-Time feel, playing with a metronome.
-Groove, fill, and solo vocabulary for any style including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Funk, Blues, R&B, Hip-hop, Reggae, Country, Punk, Heavy Metal and more
-Correlation between grooves, fills, solos, and phrase lengths
-Orchestral and marching snare drum reading and techniques
-Dynamics, playing musically, getting different sounds out of the drums and cymbals. Utilization of brushes, bamboo "hot rods," and mallets
-Philosophical aspects of drumming and musical in general as well as helpful music business advice
-Learn to play any song you want!

About Taylor D.

Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99


I have two passions in life: Music and helping others. Teaching music is the best of both worlds for me. My goal with music has always been to inspire others the way other great musicians have inspired me. I believe music lessons can benefit everyone in someway. Music is a combination of art and math and is a positive way for anyone to express themselves. Can you imagine a world without it? How boring and monotonous!

Taylor D. is a Los Angeles based drummer/multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and music educator. Since graduating from Musicians Institute’s Drum Program in 2010, Taylor has toured across the U.S. and internationally, tracked drums on major motion picture soundtracks and critically acclaimed records, and has made a number of appearances performing on national broadcast television.

Bands/Artists I have worked with or currently work with: Hunter Hunted, Lady Davnville, Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), Hayley Kiyoko, Body Parts, The Silver Lake Chorus, Monogem, Father Tiger, & more...

Photos and Videos

Taylor Dexter plays fusion-rock song, "Final Notice" (J.Richman) on the drums at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.


Music Instructor Aug 2010 - Present
Foothills Music Academy

Taylor is a private drum, guitar, and bass instructor for Foothills Music Academy

Music Instructor Aug 2010 - Present
Altadena Academy Of Music

Taylor is a private drum, guitar, and bass instructor for Altadena Academy Of Music.


AA - Percussion Institute of Technology Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Musicians Institute

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Taylor is a great teacher, very patient and shows maturity way beyond his age. All in all a very pleasant and fun experience. March 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by My five years old daughter and I love Taylor! He is very patient while teaching her the guitar and give her some fun things to do when it is my time to learn the drums! Taylor makes the learning process easy and really fun. We always look forward our next lesson! :-) Thanks Taylor! May 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patient and helpful Taylor teaches my 5-year-old son, and he's really great. Very patient and encouraging, while keeping things fun for him. Five stars all the way! March 1, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Drumming Taylor is extremely knowledgeable and gives me plenty of work to keep me busy and improving. I highly recommend him August 29, 2010