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Popular Drum Teachers in Carlsbad, CA

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David E.

30 Reviews
Oceanside, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic Unversity
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David E.

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I've been playing and teaching drums for 10 years now. I will help students develop all the different techniques involved in becoming a proficient drummer. Increasing their coordination in understanding how to execute the basics of rhythmic dictation all the way to complicated syncopations. Drum lessons are not available In-Studio.

About David

A fun, friendly, and professional Music Instructor at your service for Voice, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, & Ukulele! I have a BA degree from Florida Atlantic University in Music Performance for Classical/Flamenco/Jazz/Blues guitar and I've also performed on the Piano/Keyboards for a couple differe

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Leonard A.
David is an excellent instructor. He is clear, patient, and very talented himself. He has a very relaxed personality.
Paula H.
Great teacher. My son has disabilities and David works around this seamlessly. I couldn't ask for a better piano teacher!
Kash & Scarlett S.
So happy with David! Our kids loved him and looking forward to their next session!
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John M.

22 Reviews
Carlsbad, CA
Starting at $39
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Studied Music Theroy & Music History from Palomar College
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John M.

22 Reviews
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Positive, patient and motivating, over 40 years of playing drums & percussion and over 12 years of private instruction with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!

About John

I have 40 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 13 years of teaching beginning and intermediate drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized w

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Jacob
Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!
Serena
Great instructor! Great communication
Royce M.
Best instructor ever!

Matthew G.

15 Reviews
Carlsbad, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Matthew G.

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If it's difficult for you then it was probably difficult for me too. All levels are welcome; let's get you started, up to speed or over the hump. It's time to get to it!

About Matthew

A drum instructor since 1988, I'm a graduate of Musicians Institutes Percussion Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) and hold a Bachelor of Arts from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. I teach beginning to advanced drums to students of all ages. Before relocating in San Dieg

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Erik
My son and I take lessons from "Mr. Matt." He is always enthusiastic and supportive even if we're not the most musically talented. We love his mix of basic essentials, music style and theory, and plain rocking out to songs we pick that he shows us how to play.
Jessica
We could not be happier with Matthew! He has the perfect deameanor and teaching technique for our 7 year old. Our son has learned an unbelievable amount in the last two months, but more importantly, he thinks playing is fun. We are so happy to have found Matthew!
Michael
Matthew has been great for my son, Michael! He has learned a lot in a short period of time!

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Carlsbad, CA

Joe M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Master of Music from California State University of Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe M.

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Lesson regiments are tailored to synthesize student goals and musical passions, setting a foundation in the instrument of interest.

Technique and practice-exercises provide the core for study and development (but we won't let that get in the way of the fun!).

My teaching philosophy largely derives from experience with master-drummers of different fields of study; therefore, my modality is a synthesis of concepts designed to ensure anyone's improvement. We all have rhythm!

About Joe

I am a professional percussionist and drum instructor based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. I teach both studio and outcall lessons to all ages, covering drumset, steel pan, hand drumming, orchestral percussion, music theory, and piano. Additionally, I am a leader in the samba

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Calla
Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons
Riley
My son enjoys his lessons with Joe very much. He’s an encouraging teacher.
Olin
My son loves his drum lessons. Being eight, he naturally has an excess amount of energy and a tendency to chat but Joe has a way of engaging him and keeps him learning. Very positive and supportive as well.

Ben E.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ben E.

6 Reviews
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My approach to teaching drums will have you playing within the first few weeks of lessons. I teach with the focus on getting students ready to play in any sort of ensemble. Jazz, rock, pop, funk and free styles will all be discussed.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Suzanna W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • B.A. in Communication Studies with a Minor in Music from Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Teaching since 2016
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Suzanna W.

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Drum set! Everyone wishes they can play the drums but do you have what it takes? I believe you do! In drum set lessons I will teach you the fundamentals and skills you need to play by yourself at home, make a drum cover video for YouTube, or play in a band.

About Suzanna

Hi there! I've been a percussionist for 13 year. In that time I've been a Texas middle school and high school percussion director, performed with premier college ensembles, played drum set, cajon, and djembe with multiple contemporary worship groups as well as concert percussion for multiple orches

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Cassandra S.
My daughter says she's amazing and can't wait for the next lesson.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Carlsbad, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Carlsbad is $65. 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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"Casey is an incredible teacher! Within a few lessons I made an enormous amount of progress all the while having a great time. He is a genuinely kind, personable guy who I would highly reccomend to anyone who wants to learn how to drum, or just wants to better their current abilities!"
Eliza
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Passionate, motivating teacher. Gave my son a new spark to grow in his drumming first lesson! He can't wait for next week."
Vincent
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Learning from Adam was an amazing experience! He is extremely professional, welcoming and knowledgeable. His mentorship made me feel capable and confident as a musician. I’d recommend Adam to anyone."
Katherine
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Rufus is a dedicated drum instructor who is keenly interested in seeing his students improve. We have seen our son rapidly progress with the drums over a short period of time and look forward to seeing Rufus develop his skills further."
Josiah
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Tyler worked with our daughter for over a year prior to relocating to Portland. He was engaging and a talented teacher (and drummer!). We were sorry to see him leave Chicago, but whoever works with him will be in for a treat."
Alan
Took Drum lessons from Tyler B.
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"Dave has been great with helping improving my son's drum techniques. He is patient, yet to the point and doesn't waste anyone's time with making sure the student understands the lesson. We are looking forward to many more lessons in the future."
Traci
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"David is a good and patient teacher. He really helped me with honing the fundamentals."
Eric
Took Drum lessons from David L.
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"Mark is a great teacher for advanced students. Even after years of learning from other teachers Mark was able to find a number of spots for improvement on my first lesson."
Evan Kravitz
Took Drum lessons from Mark S.
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"Michael has been my son's drum teacher for the past year. Michael, in a short period of time, has taught my son a lot! Michael's lessons are both engaging and fun!"
David
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Jon is really helpful, and patient! Also very knowledgeable at his craft and has already helped me a lot! 10/10 recommend!"
Trey
Took Drum lessons from Jonathan R.
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