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Kevin C.

17 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

17 Reviews
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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 the

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Sergio P.
Great lesson, I leaned so much from Kevin! He has so much patience and is really good with giving tips and tricks.
Jon
Highly recommend Kevin! Just started drums and did 2 months of lessons with him at his in-home studio. Really cool set up, and he listens to what you’re interested in learning, while also recommending what to practice during the week between lessons. Also had a few jam sessions with him which were awesome!
Super chill guy, and I’m sure he’s great for every skill level and age. Thanks Kevin, will be back soon for follow up sessions!
Ellie M
Kevin is very resourceful and his instruction is clear and effective. As someone who did not have any experience with music software before, I’m already getting familiar with Logic and making songs with it after few weeks. Looking forward to future lessons.

Matthew G.

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

15 Reviews
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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!
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David B.

42 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, English
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
  • Teaching since 2005
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David B.

42 Reviews
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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 h

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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.
Jacob P.
David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time.

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Eric C.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Eric C.

39 Reviews
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Rhythm is one of the essential elements of music. A background in drumming can help you to better understand any instrument.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

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Jackie L Micklewright
Eric has been very patient and accommodating of our 7 year old who is learning the ukulele. The instruction is age-appropriate and he provides a lot of positive reinforcement/feedback.
Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.
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Jack G.

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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • music from brokklyn college
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Jack G.

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I teach drumset reading , rudiments, technique and how to play beats your favorite songs, From 1st lesson you play to real band songs.
I am full time pro drummer and can show you how to play in a band.
Learn how to solo, play rock, jazz, AFRO CUBAN beats.

About Morris "Jack"

Jack teaches you how to play rock, marching band, jazz, so you can have fun playing in a real band ! and read drum music to excel in school music programs...prepare for regional school, college bands, auditions HOW TO PREPARE for & get rock band gigs, school band drumming,drumlines, jazz

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Jack is Awesome.
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Aleksis B.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Aleksis B.

49 Reviews
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Whether hand percussion or on a full drum set I can help you develop your rudiments, mono rhythm and poly rhythm in a fun way to the songs you love

About Aleksis

My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do. My educatio

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Julia
I have no strings background and I thoroughly enjoyed my first Ukulele lesson with Aleksis. Not only did we go through techniques, we also got to play a Bob Marley song at the end of the lesson. Who knew it was possible to play an entire song on the first lesson?! It was really fun and I really look forward to our next lesson.
Musa A.
Patience kind and positive. We had a good experience
Johanna H.
Really knowledgable, informative and explain things very clearly. And he taught me several new valuable things in the first lesson. The that they never even mentioned in music school. I'm so happy to have found him to take lessons from. I already look forward to the next lesson!

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"Excellent!

I started learning drums from Colin starting June 2013. I am a beginner and Colin was my first drum teacher.

I really liked the way Colin provided step by step guidance. He has great patience when it comes to work with beginner like me. I am really glad I learnt under his guidance. He was very encouraging which is really helpful especially at the beginning.

Colin teaches how to do and play things right. I learnt really cool beats from him in my first set of lessons. Overall it was fun experience.

I would definitely recommend Colin.

And thanks a ton to Colin for being such an excellent instructor..."
Ritesh
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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"Joe is an awesome teacher! He is super helpful and patient. He offers practical but essential instruction on the basics of drumming. Can't wait to continue classes with him!"
Chantelle Saad
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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"This teacher is amazing and always really helpful!

Kimberly is a great teacher. She is always prompt and ready for the lesson. If a student runs behind she makes sure to catch them up and follows up on their progress. I enjoy taking classes within the convenience of her home. She is very organized and I look forward to her lessons weekly."
Myriah
Took Drum lessons from Kimberly A.
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"Adam is awesome!!!! I wasn't quite sure how the online lessons would work but I'm really glad I signed up with him. He makes things easy to understand and is very patient. Would definitely recommend."
Zack
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"John quickly won over my son with his great personality and fun teaching style. I am impressed by how quickly Blake has improved in such a short amount of time. It's fun to see how much he looks forward to his weekly lessons. Thanks John!"
Lisa
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"Jacob was always so respectful and kind. Great listener and seemed to genuinely desire to find ways to connect with our foster daughter. She is not easy to motivate and he still gave his best."
April
Took Drum lessons from Jacob R.
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"John has been a great drum instructor for our 9 year old son. In a short period of time, John has taught him tons of skills and also helped develop his love of drumming. He keeps it fun, easy and motivational, but also has challenged our little drummer. He is very encouraging and positive with our son's progress. John is always on time and is a great communicator. We definitely recommend John!"
Sarah
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Anthony is a great teacher. He’s been flexible with my goals. We’ve worked on snare rudiments, jazz and transcribing drum solos. I highly recommend him!"
Luca
Took Drum lessons from Anthony F.
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"I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!"
Theresa Lauterbach
Took Drum lessons from Kerry K.
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"Andrew is a true professional and easy to learn from. He helps you set goals and consistent ways to achieve them. Two words: HUMAN METRONOME."
Ben Sechler
Took Drum lessons from Andrew W.
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