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David B.

43 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David B.

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All levels, all styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Kevin C.

20 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

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Experienced drummer with 13 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more.

I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty and I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly.

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Steve M.
Excellent first lesson!
Connor J.
I have learned so much in just a few short lessons with Kevin. He is a great teacher, and a great musician. We explored so much more than I anticipated and he put me on the right track to teach myself more on my on time, which I am very grateful for. You will learn a LOT from Kevin!!
Sergio P.
Great lesson, I leaned so much from Kevin! He has so much patience and is really good with giving tips and tricks.
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Michael C.

63 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
  • 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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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!
Laddie F.
We really enjoyed meeting Michael. Very friendly. Easy going. Knowledgeable. Looking forward to lessons. Great skills.
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James S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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James S.

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Hello my name is James! I'm a professional musician and teacher from Florida. I've earned my Bachelors of Science in Music in 2017, and have been giving one on one lessons since 2014.
I'm proficient in a variety of style of music on the drum; rock, funk, jazz, hip hop, gospel. My goal is to get you playing new beats, fills, songs, and rudiments.
Best part is, I've got all the instruments you would to need to play at my studio!

About James

I strive to provide quality Music education to students of various skill levels, interests, ability. I have extensive experience working with people with special needs as well as intermediate to advanced players. Hey, I’m James! I’ve been playing music professionally since I was a teenager,

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TK C.
wonderful!
Joe
James is patient and great. definitely has a plan
Andrea
James is very patient with his students. He caters his lessons to his students level. Worth every penny.
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Al P.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • Awarded Gold Sales Award 500,000+ from RIAA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Al P.

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Through my work with the M Gray Music Academy (Macy Gray) and my tenure at the Hollywood School of Rock as teacher and Show Director, I have developed successful programs for students ranging in age from 5 years old and beyond. I have mentored numerous young musical groups in beneficial rehearsal techniques, live performance and basically all the things you need to know about being in a band that wants to be great!

As we explore the exciting world of music, guitars, drums and percussion, we will cover all aspects of music theory, music history and ear training through video, audio and text examples.

Students will be provided with all the necessary tools to fully understand musical concepts and have the ability to play for recreation or at a professional level.

You won't need any books to start but I do suggest a small 3 ring binder for notes, literature, weekly hand outs and homework .

For drum students: we will start by evaluating your current level of ability and ...

About Al

Updated: 2-12-2021 Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer, music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (1

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Marie
Lessons with Al are always a high point of my week. Learning guitar as an adult is challenging, and he is unfailingly encouraging and motivational. His teaching method - a mix of music theory, exercises, improvisation, and practicing songs - keeps things fresh and challenging every week, and has helped me become better at productive practicing outside of each session. Al is also willing to jump down the rabbit hole with me when I bring him something I can’t figure out on my own. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a wonderful teacher.
James
Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!
Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.
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Theo K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Theo K.

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Experienced teacher and performer of drums and percussion of over 10 years. As a working performer I play many different drums and percussion instrument. Let me know what you are interested in learning and I will teach you! I am here to help you unlock your full potential by providing technical and musical guidance to help you succeed. Beginner-Advanced students are welcome. I also am happy to help provide guidance for any instrument when it comes to the subject of audition preparation and practice coaching.

About Theo

I am a professional percussionist from the New York City Area. I graduated from the New School with a Bachelors in Percussion Performance and a Master Degree in Percussion Performance from DePaul University. As someone who has studied percussion for the past 20 years, all drum students can expec

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The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Bonita is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Casey is the real deal. He was so helpful and willing to listen to exactly what I needed and build lessons to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend him."
Karen
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"WILMA is very good working with Keion. He is very hyperactive however she is very patient with him and after one session he has learned a lot"
Keion
Took Drum lessons from Wilma Evangeline B.
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"First lesson went well!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Michael is a great instructor. I'm an adult learner with no drum experience and my first lesson with Michael was spent getting to know my goals, making sure my set up worked, and then starting me off with the basics and slowly building, Michael was very encouraging and positive throughout and the lesson flew by. Looking forward to working with Michael and becoming a proficient drummer!"
Janelle
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Outstanding instructor!"
Devon
Took Drum lessons from Ronnie B.
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"My son had his first lesson today and I can't wait for more. He tends to be very opinionated and distracted but Adam was incredibly patient. My son went on and on about how much he liked him on the way home. Love him!"
Jack
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Joan is very patient as an instructor. I appreciate the feedback she has given me on nuances in my body posture, my grip on the sticks, and seating position to help me be comfortable during the lessons. I began drum lessons with her early in my pregnancy and she has been very accommodating to my busy and hectic schedule."
Azine
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Charles Stewart is a very personable instructor. This first lesson was very well - paced. He explained everything in detail and he gave me enough practise in the lesson so that I know what to do, on my own, during the week."
Donna
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Working with Shon taught me a lot! Great attitude and awesome personality really helps when you struggle with a part of a song, and that's Shon's way of working! Straight forward gracious and loving in his teaching methods! I appreciate all he did for me in our season together."
Greg D
Took Drum lessons from Shon M.
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"Chuck is a very talented and experienced teacher, he makes the classes relax , entretained and fun. He is very insightful and detects my kid strength and weakness. I have seen my kid improving in his drum skill that eventually would take him to the next level."
Joe
Took Drum lessons from Chuck R.
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