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Popular Drum Teachers in Costa Mesa, CA

George F.

6 Reviews
Lake Forest, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Bachelors Arts from UFBA
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George F.

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Learn drum technique for all styles. Rock beats and fills, Jazz drumming and more.

About George

I am so glad you’re here! The music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.

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Gilbert ..
George explained things very simply.
Alexander J.
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
Tracie S.
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!
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Ty F.

Riverside, CA
Starting at $55
  • Professional Performance Certification from Musicians Institute
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Our drum classes explore Drum Technique, Rudiments, Reading Music and Playing a variety of musical styles including (Rock, Pop, Jazz and more)!

About Ty

Thank you for your interest in taking Drum Lessons! My name is Ty Fleming I've been performing and teaching professionally over 25yrs. Education: Musicians Institute (Los Angeles, CA) Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps (Philadelphia, PA) Music and Drums have been a part of my life as long as I can re

David C.

Torrance, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David C.

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About David

Taught at Berklee College of Music for several years.My students have toured and recorded with Chali 2na, Beyoncé, Everclear, Marcus Miller, Brian McKnight and more. My diverse teaching and playing experiences have equipped me with the tools to provide students a rich learning experience. All styl

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Robert C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Robert C.

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I have been playing drums for over 30 years. I have toured with bands, recorded albums and played with many different musicians. I have also learned to play other instruments such as guitar and piano. And I have found great amazement and wonder while continuously learning on this musical journey. I can give a wide perspective, not just from the drum throne. Drumming can be a very special part of your life. It does not have to be a career, but can be an amazing way to express yourself and learn about the world through many different rhythms and patterns. Music can be very formal, but there's also a lot of room for everyone to learn about improvisation and self expression.

About Robert

I have been playing drums in some form or another for over 30 years. I currently play with a cover band that plays mostly rock from spanning from the 50's to today's music. I have recorded a few albums with bands that I've played with over the years and even toured a little along the way. I have

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Larry Kaufman
Really great instructor with music knowledege and gig experience.

Really easy to work with and presented info so I could understand

Ray R.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ray R.

12 Reviews
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I'm an experienced drum teacher and my main focus is to find out what your goals are and help you achieve them! Lesson with me are tailored to your specific needs in a fun and always musical way. You'll learn rudiments, technique, and reading while playing along to your favorite songs.

About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray R. and I'm a professional drummer and drum instructor. Please watch my "Ray Rojo - Teacher Introduction" video in the video section of my profile for a better introduction and pictures of my studio. I have been teaching private lessons for over six years and I'm currently a

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Cintia A.
Ray is a wonderful drum teacher to my 13 year old son. He is not only, a passionate and talented musician, but also a great instructor, who is capable of conveying his knowledge into age appropriate lessons that are easy, relateball, fun, and customized to fit the individual skill level, interests and goals of each student.
Joel S.
Ray is great. Very knowledgeable and personable. He tuned into what I needed to know right away and had two beautiful drum kits set up and ready to play.
Adler G.
First drum lesson was awesome with Ray!
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Charlie S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Awarded Brooklyn International Film Festival Award for "Best Original Film Score" 2007 from The Brooklyn International Film Festival
  • Undergraduate Degree in Music Performance from Queens College
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Charlie S.

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I follow a mindfulness based approach to teaching which includes breathing techniques, body connections and fluidity with all aspects of drumming. Finding how each student learns most effectively, i.e. auditory, visual, kinesthetic, hybrid I develop a range of practice techniques to being each student to their maximum potential. Rooted in classical and world music I have the tools to teach any style of music on drum kit or hand drums. In addition, I have over 15 years of experience working at the United Nations International School in New York City.

About Charlie

A multi-instrumentalist with a music performance and teaching degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Charlie Schmid is a music instructor with a non-traditional pedagogical style. With over 15 years experience designing intuitive curriculum and musical methodologies for students of all ages

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Costa Mesa, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Costa Mesa 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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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$65 average

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"Our son has never played in a marching band before but is interested in playing in the marching band when he attends college in July so we were specifically looking for an instructor who had marching band experience to teach our son since he's never participated in the marching band in high school. We saw Mr. Stewart's profile and decided to have him work with our son. That was the BEST decision that we could have ever made. We have been nothing but impressed with Mr. Stewart. He definitely has the gift of teaching and he is very patient, knowledgeable, and he challenges our son to get better by giving him homework after each session. Our son absolutely LOVES Mr. Stewart and he is always excited for each lesson and to practice what Mr. Stewart has taught him. Our son went from not playing in the marching band at all in high school to making his college band and receiving a scholarship all thanks to Mr. Stewart. We are very grateful for his outstanding teaching and we would definitely recommend Mr. Stewart 100%."
Melanie
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Both of my boys like him , he is very professional and has a lot of patience to teach my oldest son who has learning disability."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Ray is a wonderful drum teacher to my 13 year old son. He is not only, a passionate and talented musician, but also a great instructor, who is capable of conveying his knowledge into age appropriate lessons that are easy, relateball, fun, and customized to fit the individual skill level, interests and goals of each student."
Cintia A.
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Mark rocks!

Mark’s incredible skill as a drummer is only matched by his abilities as a teacher. In just a short time with Mark’s instruction, I have made vast improvements in my drumming. At my first lesson with Mark, he determined my skill level and what I sought to achieve with my lessons. Almost immediately, the fundamentals Mark showed me were translating into my drumming with my band. Mark has opened doors in my playing that I didn’t know existed. Mark is incredibly patient and really cares about ensuring I receive significant benefit from my lessons. Mark really goes out of his way to make sure I fully grasp everything he shows me. I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who wants to learn from a true master at his craft and from a teacher who takes pride in his students and his teaching. Thank you Mark!!"
Brad
Took Drum lessons from Mark G.
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"I would highly recommend joe to anyone that's looking to learn from a great music instructor!
To be the best, you have to learn from the best! :)
I've been taking lessons w/ joe for a couple of months and Not only is he affordable, but he's patient w/ you, he's passionate about what he does, he's good at communicating & Makes sure you understand what's going on. Joe also values the importance of drum concepts and techniques, & he's always there to help! :)"
Natasha
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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"My 15-year-old son has been taking lessons from Brandon for at least 4 years. When I asked him to review Brandon, he shelved his normal sarcasm and responded with: “I don’t know, he’s Brandon. He’s a good guy. He’s patient with me and he has the knowledge and materials. He knows when to go over simple rudiments and when to relax and teach a song.” As a mom, I can’t say enough about him. He is super talented, respectful, reliable, punctual, and cool. We consider him a friend."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Best drumming instructor ever: funny, patient, knowledgeable, and great with kids! My 9-year-old looks forward to his lessons every week."
Audra
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Extremely patient and encouraging with our eight year old."
RJ
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Best drum teacher in Orange County

I've been talking lessons with Mike for about 5 years. He is both a great teacher and person. He combines a high level of skill and teaching ability with unmatched enthusiasm. His lessons are a combination of practice on the pad and on the kit, culminating in learning to play songs. Learning a new instrument is not easy, but this approach works and is very rewarding( as well as fun). Mike is also very friendly, fun, and energetic. To summarize, you WILL NOT regret choosing Mike. He is great teacher, and is someone who you or your child can become friends with. I will never regret having Mike as my drum teacher."
Robert
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"A very fun session for my 9 year old learning basic drumming. He's over the moon excited! We are pleased to have found such an experienced and knowledgeable instructor."
Grayson
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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