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Peter H.

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Concord, CA
Starting at $20
  • Awarded DiscMakers Gold from DiscMakers
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
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Peter H.

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For beginner through intermediate drum lessons, we'll use the state-of-the-art Roland TD-30 Digital Set. All basic rock beats and basic rhythm signatures covered.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!
Kristen R.
Peter was great, very kind and supportive. I will definitely consider another lesson with him.
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Anthony G.

Mill Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelors of Arts In Percussion, Emphasis on Percussion Performance from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Anthony G.

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I started when I was 10. My first performance was on a single snare drum and a cymbal at the 5th grade talent show, we performed Get Back by The Beatles. From there I became influenced by other drummers and wanted to be the best that I can. I started teaching drum lessons quite a while ago (maybe 10 years?) and have loved it ever since.

About Anthony

I have played percussion for 17 years, gained a degree in Music Performance, and have extensive experience on stage performing with the Golden Gate Brass Band, Mill Valley Philharmonic, and even my local garage band, The Sonic Steps. Additionally I have taught percussion off and on for 13 years (wo

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Jeff W.

12 Reviews
Montara, CA
Starting at $45
  • Bachelors Degree, Liberal Studies and Music Performance from California State University, East Bay
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded Performance Arts from Foothill College, Los Altos, Ca
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Jeff W.

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Primary focus: rudiments, chart reading, and hand development. Drum kit: Hip-hop grooves, Pop grooves, Funk grooves, Reggae, Rock, Dance, and country shuffles. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

About Jeff

Hello, My name is Jeff. I have been playing drum set for 20 years, and teaching drum lessons privately for 9 years. I studied Music Performance at Berklee College of Music as well as Cal State, East Bay. I currently play and perform professionally throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I work wi

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Zeon L.
Jeff is a very creative teacher. His play is wonderful. This motivate my son a lot from learning drum with him. My son has a great improve just a few lesson. We all like his hard work and patient be with kid. He is a gentle and polite drummer that impressing us his great play!
David
Jeff totally knows how to let me go off in my own learning direction while keeping me grounded in the fundamentals. He's an excellent teacher.
David
First lesson was great! Will continue learning from Jeff.

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Alexa B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Alexa B.

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I've been teaching drums to students of all ages since 2004. I'm available for lessons at my home studio or your house, and I'm great with kids, however I ask that your child is at least 6 years old. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play basic drum beats and play along to some of your favorite songs. At the same time, we'll work on good drumming technique, note reading, developing good timing, and more. I'm a very patient and positive teacher and would be excited to hear from you! I pride myself on having long-term student retention. :)

About Alexa

Hi, there! My name is Alexa and I would be excited to be your drum teacher. I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have helped 100+ students become better drummers. I strive to make my lessons fun yet productive. If you are a beginner, you'll learn all the foundations for good drumming s

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Erin
I had a lovely first lesson with Alexa! She was patient, encouraging, and fun. By the end of the lesson, I learned something new, knew what I needed to practice, and was excited to go back for another lesson.
Yasmin
WOW! My nephew was so inspired and excited after his first drum lesson with Alexa! She is so professional and knowledgeable ... and made the lesson so much fun! I wholeheartedly recommend her!
Fred
I was a beginner drummer looking to learn a new skill. Alexa was a patient and extremely talented teacher. I looked at many different individuals before choosing her. I was trying to find someone who was educated in music through formal schooling (To have a strong background in the fundamentals who could actually teach me as an absolute novice) as well as someone that is currently performing (who Rocks !). I have seen her perform a number of times and she is truly talented.
I felt so comfortable with her as a teacher (and a person) I also had her teach my youngest son (who was 11 at the time).
She never missed an appointment, and was always on time (very important for a drummer)
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Cassie B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
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Cassie B.

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Cassie Baker is a writing, performing and teaching musician based in Austin, Texas. When she’s not performing with her band Stretch Panic, entertaining groups of children with Mystic Drumz, or gigging for hire, she spends her time teaching out of her home studio in North Austin.

Cassie received her first drum set at age 10, when her parents grew tired of her beating the pots and pans in the kitchen. Since then, she has not put the sticks down.

Throughout her education, Cassie participated in state-wide percussion competitions, led her school’s drumline, and attended summer music camps at University of North Texas and the local community college. She also coached the younger students in her school’s music program through their own auditions and competitions. Her training instilled a solid foundation of hand technique, reading and composition, and musical versatility.

Today, with 22 years of experience, Cassie uses these skills to educate and inspire her students of all levels

About Cassie

Howdy! My name is Cassie and I've been teaching private lessons full time since January 2019. I have loved every second of it!. Piano/Ukulele/Guitar: I take on a playful approach to music, turning instruments into friends and notes into stories. Students will learn the foundations of music a

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So talented!
beauXjames
From day one, Cassie has not only been enthusiastic about music, but also about creating a relationship with my daughter. I can visibly see progress in my daughter's understanding of rhythm in what we listen to and she loves to create games around the subject. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Cassie.
Erin
We love Cassie! My son, who struggles to focus, loves his time with her...from learning rudiments to playing the music that HE loves. She’s a fantastic drummer AND teacher!
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Luther B.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • 3 years program Voice and Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio Music Major
  • Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • Teaching since 1980
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Arou

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Thank you!
Grant
Luther is an excellent and patient teacher. I’ve been playing guitar for nearly a decade, but have been self-taught and always neglected working on the fundamentals. With extra time on my hands during the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to try online guitar lessons. Luther took me back to square one and has made sure I get everything perfect before moving on. It’s making me a much more consistent and disciplined guitarist, and I’m learning to read music for the first time. I wasn’t sure how useful remote guitar lessons would be before I started, but was pleased to discover that Luther makes it an excellent way to learn.
Tanya
Luther is a great instructor, I came to take the class because I wanted to learn some good vocal techniques. I am not a signer but am planning to be part of a choir. He is quite knowledgeable, patient and is a great listener. I like that he is very serious about ensuring your success and knowing that has helped me to build my confidence.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Alameda, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Alameda is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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45 min
$52 average
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$64 average

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"great drummer, great person!"
Sam
Took Drum lessons from Daniel R.
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"Christian Johnson is one of the finest percussion instructors I have ever known. He worked on our marching band staff for several years serving as the drumline instructor. Thanks to his patience, professionalism, and wonderful personality, the drumline grew to unseen levels and helped thrust the band into one of the finest in the state for many years.

I strongly recommend Christian Johnson for any type of percussion teaching."
Timothy
Took Drum lessons from Christian J.
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"Scott works really well with our son every week and we have seen rapid progess in our sons ability playing the drums. Scott customizes the lesson plans to his abilities and is very supportive. We couldn't ask for anything better and our son really looks forward to the lesson each week."
Erik
Took Drum lessons from Scott B.
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"Not only is Murray a good player, but most importantly he is a true teacher, I have been around many good players in my 57 years and few are real teachers, Murray is both and a pleasure to be around..."
Bill
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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""I have never had any experience playing drums at all. James was great. He was very patient with me, but at the same time pushed me to challenge myself. James was always encouraging, and I look forward to my continued lessons with him.""
Trey
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"Excellent, excellent instructor! Mr. Murray has a great way with children... truly gifted! No need to hesitate if your looking for a drumming instructor...he is the real deal!"
Nasir
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Josh is an amazing teacher! I'm taking both drum lessons and music production lessons from him and really enjoying each and every lesson! He really is very knowledgeable and his passion really comes through in his teaching! Taking lessons with Josh is a lot of fun & I'm closer to where I want to be with my musical goals each and every lesson!"
Fred
Took Drum lessons from Josh W.
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"Jerry is a great instructor, highly recommend taking lessons with him!"
Jon
Took Drum lessons from Jerry J.
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"Danny is a great teacher - he's really patient and encouraging and my son adores his lessons and looks forward to them every week. Danny has a way of making him both take it seriously and also think he's having the most fun and is a natural. I high;y recommend him."
Meghan
Took Drum lessons from Danny B.
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"I decided to look for a drum teacher because I wanted to improve my soloing on drum set. After frustrating experiences with two other teachers, I was relieved when I started working with Garrett. His teaching environment is professional, the exercises we work through have helped me immensely, and he records many of our lessons for me to use as feedback. I look forward to my lesson with him every week."
Martin
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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