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Mike S.

21 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike S.

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I teach reading rhythms, playing with a bend and how to groove!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of

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Logan S.
Fun time
Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
Leo F.
Leo loved jamming out with Michael! We can’t wait until next week. Leo was super focused and he normally has a difficult time listening, but Michael was great.

Ross H.

16 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2011
  • B.A. Professional Music (Performance & Music Production) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ross H.

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My teaching style is very flexible & hands on. My goal is to make beautiful music and I do this by taking technical exercises and giving them musical meaning. This means I focus on the ideas of time, vocabulary & dynamic playings, but within this still teaching essential technical exercises in order to create a well-rounded musician.

After each lesson I will email detailed notes, as well as any supplemental documents and/or music.

About Ross

A Berklee College of Music graduate, I am an internationally recognized drummer & capable of teaching a wide range of genres from jazz to pop. I’m a prominent teacher & performer in the Los Angeles area, having working with artists such as Skylar Grey, Katelyn Tarver, Ethan Bortnick and many more

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Colin Third
Ross is a BOSS teacher. I've been taking online lessons with him for a few months now & couldn't recommend more!
Terra
Ross is an awesome teacher. Patient, fun to interact with, knowledgeable. I had a great lesson and am looking forward to learning more from him! Definitely recommend!
Ayanna M.

Joe A.

8 Reviews
La Mirada, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Associates in Music from Musicans Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe A.

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As a teacher, I believe that learning to play music is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. My goal is to help you take your musical aspirations as far as you can! As one of Southern California’s most renowned teachers, I have been teaching for over 20 years and am known as a specialist in using state-of-the-art methods in developing vocabulary, command, and control of the complete drum set. You will learn the masterful stick, finger and foot techniques used by the professionals.
What sets me apart from other teachers is my performance experience as an instructor/clinician. I have performed educational clinics at several universities, colleges, schools and music stores throughout the country. My knowledge and experience, unlimited 24/7 student support, follow-up and passion for music education is unparalleled.
I am the author of the education instructional video series titled, “The True Basics of Drumming”. My video series outlines some of my teaching and playing ...

About Joe

Joe A, award winning educator and author of “The True Basics of Drumming” attended Music Institute (MI), Hollywood, California where he was introduced to music theory, reading, various drum set styles and playing techniques. Joe continued his music education studying with several name musicians suc

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Robert A.
My first lesson with Joe was Awesome and eye opening!
Joe has plenty of patience when it comes to rookies like me! I felt very comfortable at his location!
I'm working on the techniques and homework he gave me and now it's making sense as I'm practicing at home what we went over on my first lesson. I feel like I made a great choice from the get go and I'm excited and looking forward my next 14 lessons!
Natasha
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! :)
Chantelle Saad
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!

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Duarte, CA

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Max K.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Percussion Performance & Music Education from Eastman School of Music
  • Awarded John Phillip Sousa National Band Award from Mount Sinai Central School District
  • Teaching since 2012
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Max K.

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I can't wait to share my knowledge and passion for the drums with you! I am a professional drummer who performs with different artists and band in New York City and Brooklyn. Every lesson, students will get 100% of my undivided attention as I strive to give each student the exact tools they need to succeed. Beginners will develop stick control & the skills and the coordination it takes to play the drums. More advanced students will enjoy exploring a diverse array of styles, improving reading and developing a posture and technique that will take them to the next level. I emphasis playing in a way that is healthy and comfortable for the hands and bodies. The exact objectives of lessons will also take into consideration the goals of the individual student.

About Max

I am a professional drummer, hand drummer, music producer and recording artist. I graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a degree in music education and percussion performance. I am a New York State Certified music educator with over 6 years of private and classroom teaching experience.

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Ryan
Max is dope. Super patient, really positive, and over all a great dude.

Peter Q B.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship from Fondazione Siena Jazz
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Peter Q B.

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Full Drum Set in the Studio! Everyone should learn to play the drums, it keeps you healthy!

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down t

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Rami
Great teacher
Debbie P.
Perfect. He matched his lesson beautifully with the music I like and how I am likely to learn quickly. Could not ask for better.
Paul
An excellent teacher. He is kind patient and imaginative
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Alec D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches students 12 to 30
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner
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Alec D.

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I have 11 years of experience as a drummer and musician. I specialize in teaching beginner students of all ages who are looking to gain knowledge and skill on the drum set. We will focus on learning good stick technique, foundational rudiments, basic drum grooves, sight reading, and quality musicianship. Our lessons will be catered towards what you are interested in learning. However, if you don't quite know what you are looking for, I will give you the information you'll need to continually improve on the drums. The primary goal of our lessons will be to share knowledge and to have fun doing it! Reach out if we seem like a good match!

About Alec

I have been playing drums and percussion for 13 years. I also play guitar, sing, and am an avid songwriter. However, drumming has always been my true life-long passion. I've been training in music for the entirety of my schooling, and I am currently studying drum performance at the University of Co

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Duarte, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Duarte is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$65 average

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"this guy really made drumming so easy and I learnt basic rudiments in a short time... I will recommend him for any of the above instruments he is a beast on each instrument...
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Dozi
Took Drum lessons from Chuks O.
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"We would like to thank John for becoming our all time favorite drum teacher. In just 7 lesson John managed to not only give our daughter the support and teach the techniques she needed for her upcoming concert, but also boost her self-confidence tremendously. Our daughter is a quite girl and as the only percussionist in the school band, she needed and needs to learn from someone with John's experience at teaching children.
Thank you, John. We can't wait to take more lessons soon!!!"
Katja
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"I recently started to learn the drums and I am glad I'm learning from Jeremy. He is very patient and always asks if I have any questions. He helps me understand something by giving examples. I am learning a lot from Jeremy as my drumming instructor."
Melissa
Took Drum lessons from Jeremy T.
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"This was the first time i learned drums with zero knowledge. Best thing is he answers all your questions with all the patience. And Ofcourse he plays awesome drums 😊 so fun to learn from him"
Sagar
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"I was a little skeptical with my son, who is six years old,to start taking drum lessons because I thought he was too young. Well, it turns out that he is not and I am thankful that David is his teacher because he is awesome with him. He is very kind and patient. My son is learning a lot! I am very happy."
John
Took Drum lessons from David E.
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"Yulia is excellent at taking it up a notch from the very first lesson. I have been playing for a few years at a couple different churches, and she completely changed my thoughts on technique from the get go!"
Arin
Took Drum lessons from Yulia B.
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"Ray is a patient, fun and cool teacher who is well prepared for every lesson. He selected music that our son likes to play along with. He has a great set up in his home studio with two drum sets - one for the teacher and one for the student. My son has made great progress so far after only a few lessons. Highly recommended!"
Lachlan
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Colin has been a great inspiration in my son's playing. It has brought a level of creativity and improvisation that he just wasn't learning from other teachers. He truly cares about his students and has a positive energy that helps motivate my son to be a better player. Colin has the chops and spectacular sense of timing and song memory. I would recommend Colin to students of all age and ability levels."
Josh
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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"Joe is a wonderful teacher. He is very knowledgeable and experienced and generous in sharing what he knows with the student. He takes the time to patiently explain each step of the lesson for the day and is happy to answer any questions I may have. I also appreciate that he’s thoughtful and just a really good human being. I’m grateful to be able to take lessons from him. With Joe’s help, I’m looking forward to becoming the best drummer I can be!"
Suzanne
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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"Joan is extremely patient and quickly adapts to your learning level."
Catherine
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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