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Francisco P.

5 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor in Music - Performance from Berklee Collefe of Music
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Francisco P.

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Drums is my primary instrument, the one I chose to follow as a career in music. Drums make us dance, make us smile, and they are simply extremely fun to play. The most important thing I focus on is in playing music with the drums. There is nothing more rewarding and fun than playing with and for other people. Whether you are interested in learning how to play your favorite pop or rock song or a jazz standard, I can teach you what makes drumming unique in each style, and what you will need to know to express yourself in the instrument.

About Francisco

I was born in Argentina. I began playing bass when I was ten years old, while my younger brother began playing drums. I started taking bass classes, and also formed several bands as a bass player, although the drums had always been sounding in the back of my head. After listening to Tool’s Danny Ca

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Francisco is a patient and thorough drum teacher. I took lessons with him for approximately a year and learned so much that I still apply today. I would still be taking lessons with him but moved away from Southern California. He tailors his lessons to your personal goals and gives you actionable steps for the week ahead but also exposes you to larger concepts to show you what's possible. I regularly left lessons with him with my mind blown feeling very excited for the new possibilities in drumming that were being opened to me. After taking lessons with Francisco I feel like I have a toolbox of skills and knowledge that I will use my whole drumming life. He is extremely passionate about his craft and takes your personal goals seriously. I'd recommend him to any drummer of any style.
Molly M.
Francisco is such a great teacher. He tailors his lessons to your needs and challenges you just enough. I took lessons with him for about 8 months, which ended when he moved to the west coast. Otherwise I would still be with him. But he taught me so much and still checks in to make sure I'm sticking with it months after our sessions have ended. He genuinely cares about his students and their love of music and he enjoys teaching and motivating others to play. I highly recommend Francisco as a teacher as he will get you where you want to be.
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Trevor H.

15 Reviews
El Cajon, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German, Latin
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Music from University of the Pacific
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Trevor H.

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Learn how to play the drum set.

About Trevor

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the huge, black monstrosities t

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Alice F.
Trevor is wonderful, fun and patient every single class!!!! - Our 12 years old son has been with him for a year now and his playing is amazing. So much progress so fast and so many different kinds of style already - I love that my son gets so excited when it is the day of his guitar lesson with Trevor!!!!!
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Michael M.
It was a good getting to know you lesson. Trvor's a good lislener. He has a good easy going style. I am looking forward to future lessons.

Gary J.

8 Reviews
Oceanside, CA
Starting at $43
  • General including Music, Graphic design and Advertising(Still studying) from San Diego State, and Palomar College
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Hall of Fame Blues drummer Award 2013 from Blues Hall of Fame (USA)
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Gary J.

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Enjoy teaching young first time students as well as more experienced
players who make to step up their knowledge and skill level either
Use of Bluetooth speaker to listen and play along with songs on pandora
And YouTube....
for hobbyist or pro drummers. Many practical skills will be discussed and include playing in a Rhythm section for Blues, Country, Jazz, rock, music etc..
Drive to your home

About Gary

Gary has been a professional drummer For over 40 years He has a wide range of drumming and percussion experience in Rock, Blues , Jazz, R&B, Soul, and World Music. He has been teaching for 15 years. Garys lessons are catered to be interactive Based on personal interaction with students. No

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Isaac
Gary is a brilliant drummer and a fantastic instructor, always patient and thoughtful. This is because he is just a genuinely gentle and thoughtful person. You won't be disappointed.
John
Gary Reed Johnson has been an accomplished professional drummer for over45 years. He is an expert not only on technique but also has a deep knowledge of many styles of beats, rhythms and musical genres. And, he's a really cool person. If you're a beginner or already playing Gary can help you get to the level to which you aspire.
Carol
I'm a singer that wanted some help with identifying different time feels and rhythms.
Gary was able to teach me with an easy to understand and down to earth approach.
He made it fun too.

He's got a lot of experience and still plays out on a regular basis.

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Danny S.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded scored 1 on snare drum from Utah State
  • 2 Yr. Degree in Drums/Drumset from M.I.(Musicians Institute)
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Danny S.

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Teaching students how to play with bands and read music are both important. I've played over 27 years and taught over 17 of those years. Grooves, coordination, reading and soloing are all aspects of what I teach from mostly my own books. I combine having fun with the commitment of practicing into a well rounded learning experience. I have recitals for students to show off their talents 1-2 times yearly. I'm versatile in teaching new drummers or advanced students. I look forward to our lessons.

About Danny

I've played drums about 30 years and taught lessons about 20 of those years. Each student is different and I've evolved my lessons to accommodate teaching each student. My background consists of all styles of Drumset, marching band, rock bands, soloing and Troopers drum corps. Also playing in jazz,

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Scott
Danny is a true professional. He understands that in order to improve your skills, you need to drill and practice.
Skylar S.
It was super fun. My son had a great time!
Scott
Danny is Freakin Awesome!!! SO so happy he is my motivator and mentor.
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Michael T.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree: Combined major Sociology and Anthropology. from Oakland University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael T.

38 Reviews
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Learn to play the drums quickly!!!!

About Michael

***IMPORTANT NOTE, PLEASE READ: I am located in the metropolitan Detroit area. But, I am available for online (remote) lessons; with a very good online set up (tripods, cameras, etc). I am also available at my teaching space, and have two great drum sets, set up side by side; one for the student

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Luiz
Mike is a very good Teacher.
I have a 7 years old son that loves him. He is very polite and professional working with the kids.
I totally recommend him to everyone.
Dan
Structured, but not too structured - makes my progress happen very quickly. Always fun!
Lillian
Michael is a patient and encouraging teacher. His lessons are energetic and we always get a lot done. You can tell, too, that he is knowledgeable and passionate about the material. He can apply both technical skill and professional experience to his lessons, while also adapting to the student and allowing them to advance at their own pace. He motivates with praise but will tell you when something needs work/practice. I leave every lesson excited to continue learning and improving. I recommend lessons with Michael!

Colin T.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Drumset Performance from The Drummer's Collective
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Colin T.

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In my teaching, I strive to give students exactly the information they need when they need it. When you take lessons with me, the lesson will not be bound by any one method or concept; I will use a specific combination of ideas and concepts to cater directly to what your playing needs now! Having played drums for the majority of my life, I have a seasoned insight on how to develop playing abilities on the drums as I've brought myself and my playing through the same process! :)

About Colin

Hi! My name is Colin, and to be brief, my life revolves around the drums. I've been playing for 15 years, and I can easily call it my life's passion. From 2013-2015 I studied drum set performance (on scholarships from the school and Zildjian Cymbals) at the world-renowned Drummers Collective School

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Matt
Colin is an incredible instructor. He pairs very detailed instruction with an easy-going attitude. Colin is a valuable instructor because he is Great at teaching very early beginners, as well as intermediate, and advanced students. Any age or level has something to learn from Colin. Hit him up! He even helped raise my son.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Del Mar, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Del Mar is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $160 per hour.
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"I worked with John for around 9 months so far, starting as a complete beginner. He has moved me through multiple genres of music and despite my limited schedule has me progressing much further along in lessons then I ever thought possible! He is great to work with, very accommodating to the students interest and very professional! He has helped me with technique and music theory as well, which has been really helpful. I would recommend him to anyone, young or old, interested in learning the drums!"
- Mary
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"We're really excited to be taking lessons from Rom. He is laid back yet knowledgeable and has a gift for being able to make the absolute beginner feel confident and inspired to learn."
- Luke
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"She is the best!"
- Gayla
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"My son always look forward to next lesson. Richard is amazing."
- Russell
Took Drum lessons from Richard C.
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"My daughter is so excited to begin lessons here. First one was fabulous and she's practicing every day."
- Noe
Took Drum lessons from Melissa M.
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"Awesome teacher!

Since our son started drum lessons, his progress in the past six months with Steve blows away that of his previous four years under two other teachers. Steve stresses fundamental drum skills but also encourages implementation of those skills through songs that are enjoyable, engaging, and current.

Steve has also helped our son succeed outside of just the lesson room. He gave him invaluable tips to help him shine during his Rock School gig. He instilled him with insight and confidence as he prepared to audition for his school's advanced jazz band; when we told Steve that our son was one of only two seventh grade percussionists to make the mostly eighth-grade band, he exuded such genuine pride and joy in our son's accomplishment. As parents, Steve is exactly the kind of teacher we want for our child!"
- Sue
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!"
- J
Took Drum lessons from David P.
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"Alfredo is an incredibly accomplished Drummer and musician! His professional musical experience and accomplishments are quite impressive. It's humbling to have someone with his professional music background as a teacher. But don't let his background intimidate you. He is very patient, and has a well structured methodology to teach you how to become a good drummer. Alfredo's technique is not directed to just learn easy groves to play along with music. Rather, he is committed to teaching you the proper techniques that will give you the foundation to become a skilled drummer if you are willing to put in the time. It's challenging, to say the least, but I think it will pay dividends in the long-run. When you are around Alfredo, it's obvious that he "loves" playing the drums, as well as composing and playing other music/instruments. It's also great fun to play your exercises, while Alfredo plays along with you (challenging not to be distracted) on his drum set or bass guitar. Great FUN!"
- Alan
Took Drum lessons from Alfredo V.
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"Ray is my favorite music teacher I have ever had! He is extremely patient and just wants his students to love the drums. He always makes the lessons interesting and caters to what the students want. He is very encouraging and knows how to teach in a supportive matter. I have learned so much from Ray and would recommend him to any student!"
- Carina
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"I have been taking lessons with Khalil for a little over 2 years now and it has been one of the best decisions i've made since landing in L.A. I am a special type of learner and i had never held drum sticks before- Khalil was and still is beyond patient with me and what i appreciate most is that he works with how i learn best. there has been several times he has come up with a couple different ways for me to get certain lessons. he's able to do this because he has soo much experience and such an admirable love for the art.
If you are considering taking drum lessons definitely make sure you take classes with Khalil."
- Carmela
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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