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Peter H.

4 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $20
  • Awarded DiscMakers Gold from DiscMakers
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 to 80
  • Bachelors of Arts In Percussion, Emphasis on Percussion Performance from Humboldt State University
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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

Kevin F.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin F.

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I am very comfortable with all major areas of Percussion: Drumset, Concert Percussion, Marching Percussion, Latin Percussion, Steel Pan, Percussion Ensemble. I work to find effective ways to have people discover their hidden talents and show them how to build skills to play at whatever level they want.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Karen C.
He’s thorough, precise, informative, and enjoyable. Shares great tips, made sure I was understanding what he was teaching before moving forward. He was Interested in my goals, experience, and the music I wanted to learn to play. I look forward to learning more from him.
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Colin R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Colin R.

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Hey my name's Colin! I can get you on the fasttrack when it comes to learning drums. Been teaching for 6+ years. I've taught thousands of students all ages and skill levels. My curriculum will help you become well-rounded on the drums. We'll cover fundamentals, rudiments, reading music, learning to play songs, technique, coordination, etc. I guarantee that you will have an incredible experience as my student. I can cater to your schedule and your specific interests so that you progress rapidly, practice with good habits, and develop a lifelong passion for drumming!

About Colin

Hey my names Colin! I'm a professional drummer and educator living in the LA area. I've toured nationally and internationally, taught clinics, master classes, group percussion classes, and thousands of private lessons since I graduated from New England Conservatory. I've made over 1600 YouTube vide

Dani D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dani D.

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Hey drummers!

Learn to groove to the music you love!

My name is Dani Danor. I am a professional drummer and teacher. Drums and music have always been my biggest passion.

My number one goal in teaching is to get my students as excited as I am about this incredible instrument. And why shouldn't they? This is one of the few (if not the only) instruments that use all four limbs simultaneously. How crazy is that? Imagine how many rhythms, sounds and melodies can be created? Endless!

Drums are the heart of the music all around the world! Whether it's rock 'n roll, funk, jazz, hip-hop, salsa, samba, or electronic music, the drums are what make everything feel so good!

If you too would like to begin (or continue) exploring this amazing world of rhythm and sound, you are welcome to contact me to schedule a lesson. I teach at my studio in Crown Heights as well as at the students' homes.

All ages and levels are welcome! Feel free to contact me for more information.

All the best,

Dani

About Dani

*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide a snare drum and pad for the first few lessons but will require my students to purchase a beginner drum kit once needed ( usually within a month or so). *** Specialties *** I work according to each students level, goals and time constraints. In my les

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Cheryl
I've been taking drum lessons with Dani since January (6 months) and have been really enjoying our lessons. Dani's a great teacher with a positive attitude and that made all the difference. I'd leave the lessons feeling excited and inspired to practice the new beats he taught me. Super glad we're able to continue our lessons online during this period. I can't recommend him enough!
Toby
Dani has been by far the best drum teacher I've had! His enthusiasm really makes me wanna practice and get better. He genuinely cares about my growth and after taking lessons for about a year now, I feel much more confident to play with other musicians.

Dennis L.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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Dennis L.

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Want to be able to play your favorite cover songs with your friends? Or become the next drumming sensation? Let's make it happen! I have 20+ years of experience teaching students of all ages, levels, ambitions and genres.

About Dennis

Dennis L. (most known as the drummer for former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist RON "BUMBLEFOOT" THAL) has recorded and toured with many great artists all over the globe, including 80's hard rock queen LITA FORD, DILANA (Rockstar Supernova), DANGER DANGER vocalist TED POLEY, WITHIN TEMPTATION, EPICA,

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Polina
I started taking drum lessons at age 22 so I felt too old to begin learning how to play a new instrument. I'm so glad that Dennis was my teacher. He gave me confidence and encouragement to become the great drum player I am today. His methods of teaching are well rounded, his lesson plans are efficient and since day one he guaranteed I would be ready to play songs with a band in only 6 months. Indeed I started playing with several bands after 6 months of having lessons with Dennis. I highly recommend him as a drum teacher and mentor!
KV
V patient w/beginners and provided excellent tips and encouragement. Would recommend to anyone starting out on drums or adding another instrument to their repertoire. Provided great insight that also helped in cross-training, if already playing another instrument.
Marshal
I've studied with several teachers over the years, but Dennis was the best. I was a novice and Dennis took me to the next level. I'm forever grateful.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Albany, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Albany is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$64 average

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"Very knowledgeable and friendly. I was surprised at how far I got for the first lesson. Inspired me to practice and give it a go."
Robert Nichols
Took Drum lessons from Richard C.
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"Good first session for my 4 year old. Simple and informative."
Lincoln
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"My son is 7 years old and had his first drum lesson today. I have personally searched long and hard to look for a drum teacher that is great with children. While my son felt challenged by learning something new, Tracy made is extremely easy."
Aidan
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Casey is a great teacher! I've really enjoyed my lessons with him! He makes learning drums tons of fun!!"
Laura
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Today was my first lesson and I found that Yulia is patient and takes the time to review the parts of the drum set and makes sure you are comfortable with the lessons of the day. She demonstratesd the beats several times to ensure that I got it so when I practice, I practice correctly. So far, so good!"
Aruna
Took Drum lessons from Yulia B.
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"friendly ,clear, motivating instruction. Joe was exactly what we were looking for as a drum teacher for our daughter. She loved it."
Marna
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"To the point...

Matthew is very good at knowing where you should start. Instead of pulling out basic rudiments from the start, Matthew had me play my set first. It was then he got a good understanding where I needed to start.

Matthew is very laid back, allows you to progress at your own speed, and always makes sure you got your lesson(s) before he leaves...

I would recommend Matthew to any drummer wanting professional instruction."
Gerry
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Best Drum Instructor North County

We couldn't be happier with Matt. He has taken a shy, not-so-confident young boy and turned him into a proud, musically knowledgeable and darn good drummer !!! Matt is extremely patient, positive,reliable, FUN and a skilled drummer to boot. My son states, "Matt explains things clearly" . I would highly recommend him."
Lisa
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Our son looks forward to lessons with Steve!

Steve is a great drum teacher! He has been working with my son for almost a year. He is very patient and has a nice sense of humor (which is necessary when training kids).

He conducts a review with my son at the start of each session and offers words of encouragement throughout. After the lesson is over, Steve always confers with me and objectively reviews the lesson's achievements, parts to work on, and goals for next week. Our family recommends him for young and adult students!"
EJ
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"Christian is a very knowledgeable and patient drum instructor. As a music teacher and producer myself, I like to have a good understanding of instruments I don't play such as drums, and Christian has helped me have a much deeper understanding of drumming techniques, concepts, exercises, and styles. He is quite versatile, has a great understanding of music, and is a very effective communicator. I highly recommend!"
David
Took Drum lessons from Christian J.
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