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Michael C.

64 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 to 75
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael C.

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I've been teaching contemporary drum set in Orange County for over a decade, and many of my students have gone on to not only play and read notated drum set music with ease, but have continued their studies at arts high-schools and music colleges, with several of them continuing on to the professional world. I use an award winning curriculum used at many music academies and conservatories, and have received accolades for my ability to retain many students for many years. Within the first few lessons, a new student will be able to understand the basics of rhythm and snare drum notation, play a plethora of relatable and cool sounding grooves, and build a foundation that will serve the student for a life time.

About Michael

Hi! My name is Michael and I am excited at the prospect of teaching you or your child... I absolutely love to teach, but not just because of my love for the drums or my life-long appreciation of music, but because of my enjoyment of people and the learning process itself. I feel that this is im

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Tom B.
He's got the best quality in a teacher which is listening to their student. I'm looking forward to more lessons.
Barry S.
Bottom line: I enthusiastically recommend Mike for virtual drum lessons…esp. if you’re not convinced that virtual music lessons are effective /worth it – Mike’s style is perfect for online lessons.

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About me: adult student, drummed throughout high school (band and private instruction for a few years), but was always more interested in the kit than taking the time to really learn rudiments and develop my hands. Now, with limited space in my home and the pandemic making everything virtual, I thought it was a good time get back into it and give virtual music lessons a shot. I wanted to find a teacher comfortable with focusing on / teaching this discipline. After some research, I found Mike, whom I took ~ 20 lessons with. Though I was initially a bit skeptical of online music lessons (had taken in-person lessons as a kid, before online lessons were even possible), I quickly realized that learning and development was not only possible, but probable with Mike as my teacher (and my willingness to practice regularly).

Mike’s professionalism shows in multiple ways, including his drumming proficiency (of course) and knowledge, overall instruction and communication style, punctuality, and the professional setup / studio that he works out of. He also has a great attitude toward his students’ progression, and an impressive knowledge of drum education (especially), professional drummers, and music and recordings. We had a lot of very enjoyable and insightful conversations re: the techniques of different drummers. I realize that is something that may be harder with younger students, but it’s a nice bonus when you can (if you want) have an actual conversation with your instructor (vs. one way instructional-based communication). He also gave me a ton of recommendations for music and/or instructional resources to check out (which is important for musical growth). I was also able to “bounce” a number of equipment / brand related questions off of him.

Re: the actual instruction - over the course of several months, we reviewed a number of sticking / rudiment exercises that definitely helped to develop my hands, esp. my double stroke roll. To introduce these exercises, he shared them on his screen and reviewed them (including playing them). He’d then email them. He also gave me a rudimentary-based piece to work toward. That was cool because it brought all the lessons together.

To summarize, I learned quite a few things and definitely developed my hands (and can play some things now that I couldn’t play in high school). I had to stop b/c of some major schedule changes that are significantly restricting my free time, but I definitely plan on resuming once my schedule returns to normal.

Like anything, you’ll get the greatest reward (and value for your money) if you take the lessons seriously and practice regularly.
Justin
I have so enjoyed my lessons with Michael. My primary application for drums as been in a church worship environment. He's been able to customize my lessons to best meet my needs for that venue. He's worked with me on specific skills that have brought significant improvement.
His knowledge and skills continue to stretch me to become a better drummer. It's been a joy to work with him.
Highly recommend!
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Francisco N.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associate of Arts in Drums Performance from Musicians Institute
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Francisco N.

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I have been teaching drums professionally for 10 years. You will learn everything about proper technique and music theory!

Signing up with me will give you access to personalized practice assignments and support material through my portal.

I love teaching drums and there’s is absolutely nothing else in the world I would rather do. That’s why you can be assured that you will get my 110% in every single session.

About Francisco

I have most experience teaching kids between 6 and 14 years old and I am proud to say that their parents consider me a positive influence in their children’s lives. A great education always starts with good communication with the parents. This is why I try to involve them as much as I can. One thi

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Justin L.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students Male: 5 and up; Female: 5 to 14
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Justin L.

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Want to learn to play drums or get your drum chops even better? I can help! Ever since I started drumming at 10 years old, I fell in love. I've toured the country in multiple pop/ rock acts as the drummer and have tracked on countless albums. Come get better at drums at the beautiful Four Horsemen Studios with Justin.

About Justin

Hi! I’m Justin L. and I love to drum, play guitar, piano and write songs. For more than 15 years I’ve been honing my craft of musicianship, studying with the best music instructors and performing across the United States. If you (or your child) is looking for help playing guitar, drums, piano or

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Tyler A.
Justin is a great piano teach who I've been working with now for going on 7 months. I've learned much more than I thought I would and love how we practice in a way that keeps me wanting to practice by giving me songs I enjoy.
Cody ..
My experience as an electric guitar student of Justin's is nothing short of perfect for what I was looking for. Justin has a great studio with everything you'd need and is very focused on ensuring he's helping me learn what I want, not some standard, boring, antiquated way of teaching. He's got a TON of accomplishments under his belt (music and otherwise, he is also an actor!) from which to draw experience from and share with students. Very professional, personable and contemporary - IMO a perfect teacher and I'd recommend him to anyone looking for lessons!
Saujan
Justin is an excellent vocal and music teacher overall, he's a friendly person and is very professional.

Highly recommend him!
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Charles S.

27 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 4 and up; Female: 5 and up
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Charles S.

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About Charles

Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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Donna C.
Excellent teaching and Great personality. Charles is very professional in his approach, but still adds fun and excitement to each session. One of the tools that he uses is that of repetitive practicing as the path to mastery. It works very well! He sets reachable goals that I always attain, and he creates a very welcoming environment for learning.
Dionne
Dionne
thank you for being my teacher
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Kierstyn S.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Bachelors of Music (Composition) from Arizona State University
  • Awarded Superior rating from National Federation of Music Clubs
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Kierstyn S.

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Students will start by learning basic patterns and fills that can be applied to many songs of their choosing. More advanced students will learn bass drum independence and advanced foot techniques.

About Kierstyn

Kierstyn St. John is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who possesses a repertoire of more than 1,000 memorized songs in every genre from classical to jazz to contemporary/pop. She has played piano for twenty three years, and has been extensively classically and jazz trained, studying ev

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Peter
Kierstyn is very knowledgeable and very easy to understand and work with.
Jacob
Very well trained piano teacher. Was able to teach the kids in a meaningful way that hooked them on learning the piano.
Jacob
Kierstyn had the incredibly unique ability to teach me every single song I wanted to learn while still teaching a range of classical, jazz, and pop fundamentals all along the way. I couldn't recommend her more.
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Gabriel H.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Awarded Louis Lundemo scholarship award, best film score of the 2011 24 hr film fest from MCC, Milwaukee 24 hr film fest
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Gabriel H.

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I teach the ins and out of drumming up to a professional level

About Gabriel

I graduated with a BA in jazz studies from Columbia in 2007 and have been teaching since 2005. I have played in many different projects, covering many styles including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Hip hop, classical, orchestral, and country. So, I have a strong understanding on the specifics of each of thes

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Yishay L.
Gabriel is an amazing music teacher not only is he helping me with bass guitar but also understanding a bit of music theory. He shows me ways to to help maximize the amount of learning I can get out of practicing. Overall he is a great teacher with knowledge of a multitude of instruments and music in general.
Elliana
Elliana really enjoyed her first lesson with Gabriel. She was able to play some new things for me right after he left. I'm excited to see how she grows.
Josh G.
He is so friendly and professional. I really enjoy his lesson.

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"Murray did a great job interacting with my 9 year old. He has never taken lessons before and had so much fun! I was a little nervous about the online format but it was perfect. He was able to watch and copy everything Murray did and was able to see mistakes and correct my son as needed. I am very impressed with both the instructor and the format."
Gabe
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Ray R. is what I would call a "Performance Teacher" to me. I am a guitarist and play with him to improve everything from rhythm to live performance skills. Not only is Ray an absolute beast of a musician, he is a wonderful teacher. As many people may know, just because one is a good musician it doesn't necessarily mean you also know how to be an effective teacher. Ray is the best of both worlds! I have improved leagues since I started playing with him some months ago. I COULD NOT recommend his as a teacher enough."
Kyler R. Kaufman
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Kevin worked with me on drums for a few months and was incredibly patient with me as he helped breakdown songs bit by bit, was super encouraging along the way, and extremely fun to be around. I couldn't recommend him enough!!"
Eric
Took Drum lessons from Kevin C.
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"Max is an amazing teacher. He is an outstanding, patient,
and compassionate teacher. His lessons were so well tailored to my needs. Each class addressed specific needs and goals of mine. Max is a great drummer and wonderful teacher, highly recommend."
Emmie
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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"I've had several drum teachers in the past, but Mr. Murray is my favorite. He is fun, funny and friendly and also a MASTER of drums!!!
-Alexander C."
Angela
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Kevin is AWESOME! Our little boy, Elijah (8 years old) loves spending time with Kevin, always leaving motivated to practice and play more music. We have loved the way Kevin teaches a theory during each class and also focuses on playing current pop music...it really keeps our little boy's short attention span engaged! My wife and I definitely recommend Kevin!"
Austin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"After working with Kevin on drum lessons, he was able to help me improve on my ability of building a better playing style, He is very talented in singing, guitar, and drums and would recommenced him as a great teacher ."
Daniel
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Great instructor; always prepared and patient. He works towards my goals always."
Sam
Took Drum lessons from Eric B.
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"Ben knows his stuff...very pleasant. I've made another appointment."
Stan
Took Drum lessons from Ben E.
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"Casey is amazing! During our lessons, not only did he provide me with the fundamentals for being a skilled drummer but also perfectly balanced challenging me while allowing me to express myself creatively. He is definitely the best!"
Tiffany B.
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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