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Fernanda F.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 2nd place from Hit Like a Girl Contest 2014
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Fernanda F.

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I’m a bilingual professional drummer/musician with a Masters degree in music. I have also been teaching drums for more than 18 years with students of all ages, from beginners to advanced drummers. I have also toured worldwide with many top artists like Becky G., Thalia, Oscar Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui, etc. Part of the things I think are important to learn as a drummer are: How to develop independence, hand/foot technique and speed, rudiments, theory, how to play different genres among other things.

About Fernanda

Hi! I’m Fer. I’m a professional musician/drummer and I’ve been playing drums for almost 20 years now. I’m also bilingual (Spanish/English). I’ve been teaching for around 18 years coaching hundreds of students. I have a Masters degree in Music performance (drums). I am also an active session drummer

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Alexa B.

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Valley Village, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Alexa B.

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I've been teaching drums to students of all ages since 2004. I'm available for lessons at my home studio or your house, and I'm great with kids, however I ask that your child is at least 6 years old. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play basic drum beats and play along to some of your favorite songs. At the same time, we'll work on good drumming technique, note reading, developing good timing, and more. I'm a very patient and positive teacher and would be excited to hear from you! I pride myself on having long-term student retention. :)

About Alexa

Hi, there! My name is Alexa and I would be excited to be your drum teacher. I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have helped 100+ students become better drummers. I strive to make my lessons fun yet productive. If you are a beginner, you'll learn all the foundations for good drumming s

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Steven
I just had my first lesson with Alexa, and it was a lot of FUN!
She has a lot of positivity and good naturedness, easy to relate to. She also was able to come up with some good ideas for how to improve some of my playing.
I look forward to my next lesson!
Erin
I had a lovely first lesson with Alexa! She was patient, encouraging, and fun. By the end of the lesson, I learned something new, knew what I needed to practice, and was excited to go back for another lesson.
Yasmin
WOW! My nephew was so inspired and excited after his first drum lesson with Alexa! She is so professional and knowledgeable ... and made the lesson so much fun! I wholeheartedly recommend her!
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Jason A.

North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Drumset Performance from Musicians Institute
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Jason A.

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I have been playing for over 2 decades and have a lot of experience playing professionally. I am also currently a audio engineer and record music for a living. I have a professional studio that will give the student the ability to sit inside and feel what it like to be in a real studio, not just a practice space like pretty much every teacher i have ever had lessons with. I have a practical approach for any one getting started with drumming. But i also like to teach what the student wants to learn at that time. This varies based on the needs of the student.

About Jason

I love teaching people all that i have learned over the past 2 decades. I have a lot of knowledge and experience to impart. And I have easy ways to teach this material to get you up and running on your own as soon as possible. I teach all styles to any one of any age and any skill level. I have

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Clarence G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Clarence G.

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I provide personalized lesson plans based on the skill level, interests, and personality of each individual student.

About Clarence

Clarence was raised in a musician’s home. By 15, he was the regular drummer for his father’s church. His professional drumming career began at age 17, and since then he has toured the country with multiple gospel, rock, country and jazz artists. He began teaching lessons at 20, and has experience w

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Johnny R.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded World's Fastest Drummer-Guinness World Records from Extreme Sport Drumming
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Johnny R.

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WHAT YOU'LL GET WORKING WITH ME

Now accepting select drum students ages 10+ for live, one on one online lessons.

There's nothing more fulfilling than learning to play, and by studying with me, you'll get an incredible knowledge of the basics and advanced techniques of becoming a great drummer.

Whether your goal is to join your first band, lay down electronic beats for EDM, get better in your current band or church ministry, my goal is to help you excel quicker and better than you ever could by doing it alone.

I am a pretty serious drummer and accept students who are serious about their craft. You don't have to be incredible - but you do have to want to improve and have the dedication to study, practice, and perform. Oh, and we have a TON OF FUN along the way!

So, if this fits your idea of a teacher, please set up a no-risk intro pack of lessons. If you're not satisfied, or I'm not your cup of tea, TakeLessons offers a refund for your remaining lessons.

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About Johnny

Welcome! My name is Johnny and I appreciate you taking the time learn more about me and what I can offer you as your teacher. I am a devoted musician, educator and inventor. I'm also the drummer for platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul. I am an active live and in studio drummer touring and

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Ben K.
Really good. Exactly what I need.
Rich S.
I have really enjoyed taking drum lessons with Johnny Rabb. He is not only a highly accomplished and talented musician, but a phenomenal teacher as well. As an older adult student who has studied with other teachers, I find Johnny's teaching style to be very engaging, creative and fun. His style allows him to challenge his students, but not overwhelm them as they progress with their lessons. I highly recommend Johnny for any student who is looking to take their playing to the next level!
Rich
I have really enjoyed taking drum lessons with Johnny. He is an exceptional player and teacher who is extremely knowledgeable in his craft. As an older adult who has studied previously with other teachers, I find his style to be very creative, engaging and fun! Highly Recommend!
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Brian C.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Brian C.

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I am a lifelong passionate drummer & musician who has taught Drum-Set & Marching Percussion to hundreds of people of all ages, levels and abilities, for nearly 3 decades. I am very versatile and can teach any style. I will personalize every lesson to your interests and goals. All you need is a practice pad and a pair of sticks to take a lesson.

Who do I teach?

I teach General Education & Special Education students (Pre-School, Elementary, Middle and HS), College Students & Adult Learners

Beginner & Intermediate Lessons available in all styles and genres for Drum-Set & Marching Percussion. Advanced Lessons available for Drum-Set in Rock & Metal.

What do I teach?

Learn how to play to your favorite songs, artists & bands (Rock, Metal, Jazz, Pop, Latin, Funk, R&B, Rap/ Hip-Hip, Country, Classical, Broadway and more)

Stick Control, Foot Control, Technique, Rudiments, Double Bass

Music Theory, How to read & write Drum Notation

Prep for Concert band, Orchestra & ...

About Brian

I am a versatile Professional Drummer & Percussion Educator from Long Island, NY with over 30 years experience teaching people of all ages, levels & abilities. I have performed, recorded and toured with numerous bands across several genre's. I am also the Founder & Original Director of the World's

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Corey
Brian Calhoun is a champ! After learning from him in our Drum Corps group I am now taking lessons twice a week online. He is patient, kind and super talented. I'm learning more every day. Thanks Brian!
Marian
Brian is an excellent drum teacher. He is a very talented performer, but he is most passionate about sharing his love for music and drums with anyone who is interested in learning. His passion and excitement are contagious! Brian’s kind, patient and respectful nature helps him connect with his students. He encourages them to develop their skills at their own pace, and builds their confidence while making learning and performing a fun experience. My son enjoyed working with Brian for many years and I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in beginning or expanding their skills on the drums. He is a gem!
Penny
Brian worked with my daughter jenny as part of Free drum corp. He is so patient and caring....and worked miracles with these disabled adults...enabling them to work together to perform as a marching band.

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"Very enthusiastic, easy to connect with. Very skilled in all types of music including my choice, Contemporary Christian."
Greg
Took Drum lessons from Glenn M.
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"He Will ask you to play whatever you have on the top of your head and find small flaws in your playing and help you Improve the little things. I recommend this teacher highly and it will improve your playing greatly!"
Anthony
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Craig is an amazing drummer and an excellent instructor. His patient and professional approach guides and encourages the student to continually excel to their next level. His extensive knowledge of theory and skill set are very evident. I've been with Craig for over 4 years and I can attest to his true passion for drumming and teaching...It's not about keeping a beat, it's about telling a story...Great instructor!"
Darrell
Took Drum lessons from Craig H.
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"Throughout my many years of lessons, Rich had truly been a great support and instructor for drum lessons. He makes sure that progress is accomplished and successfully implements various types of rhythms, techniques, beats, styles, and songs into the curriculum. All in all, I appreciate all that he is taught me and look forward to learning more from him."
Aravind
Took Drum lessons from Rich M.
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"Kerry introduced the basics to my daughter. I could see improvement every
week. She loved going to lessons with Kerry."
James
Took Drum lessons from Kerry K.
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"Patient. Responsive. Listens. Challenges. Supportive. Overall a good teacher. Our daughter likes him."
Rushes
Took Drum lessons from Mike G.
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"Great lesson with Granville! Very insightful and patient teacher and the lesson was a great mix of technique and playing. Very much looking forward to the next lessons."
Raphael
Took Drum lessons from Granville M.
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""I have never had any experience playing drums at all. James was great. He was very patient with me, but at the same time pushed me to challenge myself. James was always encouraging, and I look forward to my continued lessons with him.""
Trey
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"Kevin is a great teacher - he has brought out the drummer in my 2nd grader, and he has been able to do this through Zoom, not even face to face. Highly recommended!"
Lincoln
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"I thought he was awesome! I told him what I wanted out of learning how to play the drums and I even brought in a CD to show him a song I desperately wanted to learn. After lessons with him and never playing the drums before that I was playing my favorite songs pretty confidently!"
Lee
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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