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Popular Drum Teachers Near Van Nuys

Jared J.

Burbank, CA
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Matthew C.

North Hollywood, CA
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Alphonse M.

Porter Ranch, CA
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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 music theory

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Jill C. January 14, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
This is our first experience with online music lessons. We choose Jared because of the reviews he received from his other students. They were not wrong! Jared is great! He is always on time. He communicates very well. He makes our daughter feel comfortable. He even took the time to write a cello piece for a current Maroon 5 song at our daughter's request. You will not be disappointed if you choose Jared.
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Michelle N. January 8, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
My name is Michelle. As of right now, I have taken cello lessons with Jared about four times. He is an excellent teacher, very patient and understanding, very knowledgeable and can answer almost any questions you may have regarding the cello and music. He also works very hard to try and teach you the song you are most interested in learning which makes any session fun!

Most importantly, I am always learning something new and feel like I am always progressing with my skill on the cello.

Kudos to Jared! *5 stars*
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Cindy G. October 30, 2014
Cello · Online
Verified Student
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!
Matthew C. North Hollywood, CA

Depending on the interest and experience level of the student, we will study jazz, funk, rock, Brazilian, and many other styles of drumming. This will always start with basic technique and rhythmic placement then moving on to studying different tunes, researching different drummers in the style the student wants to explore, and even composing our own music together!

About Matthew

Matt C is a GRAMMY nominated percussionist based in Los Angeles, CA. He is involved in projects ranging from experimental art or popular folk music to jazz and international ensembles. Matt can be heard around the country performing with intimate chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, and popular music artists. As an educator, Matt has been a featured clinician and performer at several universities including The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of Southern California as well as at events like the Percussive Arts Society's Days of Percussion and the American Composers Jazz Institute. He has experience consulting and designing curriculum for university students and k-12 programs with success securing them scholarships to major conservatories and Honor bands across ...

Alphonse M. Porter Ranch, CA

When you study drums with me you will gain my vast knowledge of music & drumming, and the ability to play a variety of styles at the highest level. I'm one of the top "100 Greatest Jazz Drummers" in the world and I was voted #4 Jazz Drummer in Modern Drummer Poll in 2010.

About Alphonse

Alphonse musical associations read like a veritable Who's Who of Modern Jazz and Pop Music. His talents cover a broad range of musical disciplines and philosophies. He was the rhythmic foundation for the far reaching musical explorations of pianist McCoy Tyner. He was a charter member along with keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, of the group Weather Report. Along with guitarist Larry Coryell, Alphonse was co-founder of The Eleventh House, the seminal fusion band of the seventies. Alphonse and Coryell still tour together in a trio and with the Eleventh House. Alphonse has also played and/or recorded with Gil Evans, Roy Ayers, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Les McCann, Ronnie Laws, Klaus Doldinger's Passport, Jaco ...

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Cort S. September 19, 2014
Drum · In studio
I have studied drum set with Alphonse on and off for years. He always knows what I need and can assess my needs immediately. He will teach you everything you need and want to know from the beginner through the advanced drummer and may even jam along with you once the time is right on any of the many other instruments that he is proficient at playing including piano, trumpet, congas, and more! If I lived next door to Alphonse and had unlimited time I would schedule a lesson every day, that is how inspiring lessons with Alphonse are. Alphonse is the best, to that I can attest!

Quentin J.

Van Nuys, CA
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Van Nuys, CA
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Van Nuys, CA
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Quentin J. Van Nuys, CA

Beginning drum technique, stick control, groove, reading, chart interpretation, drum part writing.

About Quentin

Music is a part of all of us. We are instilled with the desire to express ourselves through music. If you wish to further your craft in the areas of drum set, playing djembe, or rapping I can help. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Pomona College and am currently studying for my Master of Music degree in drums/percussion performance at Shepherd University in Los Angeles. If you are interested in studying please do not hesitate to contact me. I am very approachable. Skill level is not important. What is important is the drive you feel to learn. FB / Youtube / IG : @Quentinjonesmusic

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.

Osmar O. Van Nuys, CA

I can teach you the basics/intermediate of drum techniques and grooves as well as musicianship.

- As a drum teacher that is also a bass player Ill teach you the the other band members perspective of what a band member is looking for a drummer in a band. How to lock in with the bass player and rhythm section and how to keep perfect time.

About Osmar

I attended Berklee College of Music with a scholarship and graduated with Honors "Magna Cum Laude" in less than 4 years. Performed and taught in some of New England as well as NYC important venues during this time and toured the east coast with renowned Sax player Donald Harrison. During my time at Berklee I also worked in the performance departments as an accompanist and teacher assistant. I am also fluent in Spanish and can teach my classes in both languages. (Tambien doy clases en español) samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeCSDpUDPlY&list=PLB854D6D55918E324&index=53 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kFIxy5GrJY&list=PLB854D6D55918E324&index=59

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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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