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David B.

43 Reviews
Lakeside, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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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.

22 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Christian Ruiz
Kevin is really friendly and knowledgeable. He has a good grasp of band production! I look forward to working with him in the future
Steve M.
I had 4 lessons with Kevin. I had to stop due to a medical issue. I am a beginner and Kevin successfully got me to relax and feel comfortable on his awesome drum kit. He made a real effort to meet me on my level and made sure I was solid on the fundamentals. Best of all: I had a lot fun at his lessons! Highly recommended.
Steve M.
Excellent first lesson!
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Aaron B.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner
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Aaron B.

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About Aaron

I've been a full time professional musician for 18+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching phi

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John T.
I was surprised at how easy it was to connect with Aaron. His diving right in was fun as we got into playing music from the first moment.
Tate
Aaron knows how to work with kids. After 30 minutes my 6 yo came out confident and ready to play!! He doesn’t realize that he still is terrible because he at least knows one chord!! Lol!
Howie
Very helpful and informative instruction.
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Tom D.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Tom D.

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I have been playing drums for 22 years now. I specialize in many styles and have played on numerous recordings. My students learn how to play beats, fills, and play to a click. I teach them everything they need to know when it comes to drums and make sure they get to where they want to be.

About Tom

My name is Tom Douglas and I am a working musician. I have been playing drums/guitar since i was 10 years old. I have played many gigs and have done many recordings. I was accepted to berklee college of music when i was 21 and I have worked with many professional musicians that have played on broadw

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Granville M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Granville M.

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With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others.

Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.

Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is ...

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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Elisha
He makes the lessons understandable.
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Although I can only compare Granville to one other teacher as a beginner. I can say that he keeps me very engaged. I'm excited to go to class and he always takes time to explain things in a way that feels personalized to me.
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Craig W.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Performance: Percussion from University of Wisconsin Madison
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Craig W.

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Craig Walkner is a six-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry award winner and holds a
degree in Percussion Performance from UW-Madison. A 2019 inductee into the Menomonee Falls High School Hall of Fame for Fine Arts, he is a veteran of the live and studio scene with a discography of 30 albums that have been heard across the globe.

About Craig

Hello! Thanks for looking at my profile. My name is Craig and I am a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in Music Performance: Percussion and an inductee into the Menomonee Falls High School Hall of Fame for Fine Arts. I have performed nationally and internationally as a drummer/percussionist in

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Jordan W.
Craig is the best! not only is he so super talented but he’s a really great teacher. I super appreciated how patient he was and how detailed he was with breaking everything down and really explaining how things work and the technique behind rocking out. i’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time and I really look forward to my lessons with him every time! I highly recommend him to anyone at any age interested in starting their drumming career or just having fun. Thank you Craig!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Descanso, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Descanso is $68. 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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"My son really enjoys his lessons and likes how Joan helps him focus on technique."
Cora
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"I looked until I found the right instructor for my husband...and it was John!. He is very skilled as well as endowed with the ability to teach! Great personality and is a great fit!"
Fred
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"This is Lucas' 3rd lesson and he has enjoyed everyone of them. Joe has been patient and continues until he gets the lesson. He relates to him and teaches at his level (Lucas is 11)."
Lucas
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Professional, kind and patient. Luke enjoyed the lesson. Thank you!"
Luke
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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On time, very professional, amazing skill-set and very patient with my child. We feel fortunate to have Mark as an instructor."
Rubin
Took Drum lessons from Mark G.
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"I'm a percussionist who wanted to enhance my music knowledge. I've seen Ze Bruno play before and finally contacted him for drum lessons. I was in for a surprise, not only did I meet an amazing drummer full of knowledg, but a friend who answers all my drum and musical questions. His extensive knowlegwd in music and drums is at the pro level and most importantly his Latin Drum skills are out of this world good. He can break it all down. Let me tell you that I've had lessons from percussionist from around the world and taken lessons around the world too. I keep coming back to Ze because in the short time I've studied with him. I've become a better musician, reading and writing music. If you're a beginner or advance player, Ze Bruno is your man. I would highly recommend him."
Oliver
Took Drum lessons from Zé Bruno E.
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"After working with Kevin on drum lessons, he was able to help me improve on my ability of building a better playing style, He is very talented in singing, guitar, and drums and would recommenced him as a great teacher ."
Daniel
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"had a great time, looking forward to more lessons!"
Nigel
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"A great experience! I have been learning with Corey for about two months, and am already improving. I am a guitar player with some basic drumming experience. I was looking to finally get to the next level so I could record my own drum beats (also drumming always looked like a lot of fun!), and Corey is helping me to achieve this. He is a talented drummer himself, and was able to quickly assess my playing level so we could start building on it. He has a great eye and ear for issues with my technique and always has an exercise to address them. In a short time I have experienced significant improvement, playing some more creative drum patterns, and am looking forward to continuing.
A lot of fun, very fulfilling, great instructor! Highly recommended!"
Alex
Took Drum lessons from Corey D.
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"John is fantastic teacher and very knowledgeable about music. He has a great rapport with his students. My daughter is very enthusiastic about her drum lessons with John every week and always looks forward to it. I would highly recommend John to anyone interested in music lessons."
Brian
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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