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Popular Drum Teachers Near Van Nuys

Mike S.

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Emerson W.

Woodland Hills, CA
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Jared J.

Burbank, CA
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Mike S. Sherman Oaks, CA

I teach reading rhythms, playing with a bend and how to groove!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of them had fun while learning and improving on their instruments.

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I am very enthusiastic and can teach students how to read. If they do not want to read music, they can learn to play by ear. I can also show them where to put their fingers. During piano lessons, I often accompany students on guitar and suggest a scale for improvisation, so they can play the blues. During drum lessons, I often play bass so they can learn to groove.

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Aaron G. April 12, 2013
Guitar
Mike S will teach you how to allow yourself to learn a new instrument!

Mike really is incredible. The guitar looked so complicated and confusing before I met Mike. He really teaches you how to allow yourself to learn a new instrument. Within a month I was improvising over simple changes with my own ideas! And within 2 or 3 months, the amount of chord structures I had at my disposal was mind blowing. The speed at which I became comfortable with the instrument was amazing. I really believe that Mike's simple teaching style really was a key part in my ability to play and grow on a new instrument. Other than that, he is one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet and play with. He gives so much of his time to his community by teaching anyone from child to infinity and even bringing them together to create bands to showcase every persons different talents. He is a beautiful human being and I do actively suggest him to anyone that tells me they want to learn either piano, guitar, or bass.
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Alyssa S. April 12, 2013
Piano
AMAZING music teacher!

I have been taking lessons with Mike since I was age 5, and am now age 25. Mike was the first person to make me feel passion and love for music. He helped me discover my talent by allowing and encouraging me to play by ear and was always incredibly supportive, patient, and kind. Lessons with Mike make me eager to practice the piano daily and I have ALWAYS looked forward to our next lesson together because of the fun and easy-going environment he creates. If it weren't for Mike, I would not continue to play the piano as often as I do as an adult. He goes above and beyond for his students and I would HIGHLY recommend him as a teacher. I know I will take lessons from him for as long as he's still teaching!
Emerson W. Woodland Hills, CA

I want to make sure my students have a good time learning drums but I also want to make sure they learn a lot..! I always make sure to ask my students what they want to learn and what their favorite music is... after that, I figure out what type of lessons to plan out.

About Emerson

Ever since I received my first drum set from my family at age 8 I've been studying and playing percussion and drums. Immediately it became one of my passions in life.
In elementary school I expanded my musical circle and met friends who I still play music with today. I played drums for bands in elementary school, middle school and high school, including the school jazz ensembles and marching band. In my senior year of high school I joined Camerata (advanced boys & girls choir) as a tenor. I have also been part of various orchestras, concert bands, alternative, rock, jazz, and even metal ensembles with original music. Some of the notable bands I've performed with and/or still perform with are: Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California, San Fernando Valley Symphony, Los ...

Jared J. Burbank, CA

Drumset only. I can teach students a variety of basic drum grooves in a variety of styles and can help students understand how to incorporate fills into their playing. I can also teach reading basics.

About Jared

I have been happily playing music for over half of my life and it has always been the light in my day. Now it is my hope to shed that same light onto you or your child. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience, even more importantly I love teaching and music with a passion.

I have been playing an instrument since the 4th grade (cello) and, as I learned how music works, was slowly able to pick-up a greater variety instruments with an increasing degree of ease. In high school, I decided to pick-up the guitar just to "have fun and rock out". I joined a band, played in the high school orchestra, joined the high school jazz band and began to practice songwriting and cover songs. Still, it was not until after I took my first class on ...

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Cindy G. October 30, 2014
Cello · Online
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Jared has been helping my 14-year old daughter become passionate about playing cello again. My daughter had taken years of conventional school lessons and had all but given up due to boredom and monotony. She has only had a couple of lesson from Jared but so far, so good. Even the tone in my daughter's voice regarding her cello has improved so much. She sounds excited and proud regarding playing and I am so glad!
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Ford R. October 29, 2014
Cello · In studio
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Jared's lessons have greatly improved my sight reading and overall general knowledge of music. I like how he plays along with me and is always supportive and patient. Highly recommend him, a great teacher for kids.
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David A. October 29, 2014
Cello · Online
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So, Jared is a one-of-a kind person who is able to tailor his craft to you. He is observant and watches you carefully, "tuning" his coaching to exactly what you need, when you need it. He is affable and easy to learn from. As if that isn't enough, he is - hands down - an excellent musician. He is a pioneer, willing to stretch to use technology to make things work for his students. Recently we managed a Bossa duet (guitar and cello) via Skype. He is exceptional and has my highest recommendation.

Pavel V.

Los Angeles, CA
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Jason C.

Los Angeles, CA
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Kurt B.

Van Nuys, CA
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Pavel V. Los Angeles, CA

About Pavel

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, ...

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Kyle K. October 14, 2014
Drum · In studio
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Excellent teacher. Thorough instruction. Above all, he has a pleasant but appropriately stern approach to lessons that keeps you on your game. He truly inspires you to go for gold as he expects nothing less!
Jason C. Los Angeles, CA

Basics of drumming? Rhythms? Play with songs? Rock? Hip-hop?

I began playing drums in 1999, teaching myself in the garage. I took 2 years of drum classes in college and performed in a nationally touring band as a drummer. I have taught drums to a wide variety of students with a wide variety of musical interests.

About Jason

I've been playing music for over 20 years. I've been teaching for over 10 years. My main instrument is guitar but I also play and teach piano, drums, uke and bass. I play with two acts in the area: Nataly Lola (acoustic covers) and We Were Superheroes (original rock). I am constantly listening to new alternative music (98.7 and AltNation) as well as learning the classics for the cover band. I never have a bias for a song and am always surprised when the pop song on the radio is actually quite clever when broken down to its roots. As a teacher I cater to the student. I've taught Old Country, Jazz Theory, New Metal, Russian Ska (yup!) and anything else that you want to learn.

Kurt B. Van Nuys, CA

I can teach beginner/intermediate drum lessons. Subjects would include groove (all important!), timing, ensemble techniques/dynamics, and reading.

About Kurt

I hold a bachelor's degree in electric bass performance from Musicians Institute in Hollywood. I also have national as well as international touring experience playing for a platinum selling artist with a major label. I also worked at MI as a teachers assistant helping to run performance based classes, as well as helping students improve their chart writing and song writing skills. I teach real world principles in electric bass playing, and am able to teach students that only want to play for fun, or those who seek professional work in the industry.

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TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Drum in Van Nuys and nearby areas. Learn how to play drums by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Van Nuys Drum teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Drum lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Drum student, intermediate Drum student, or advanced Drum student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Drums skills. Your choices for a Van Nuys Drums instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Drum instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student feedback, and ...

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