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Danny B.

2 Reviews
Torrance, CA
Starting at $35
  • Psychology BA from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Danny B.

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I've been teaching drum set for 5 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to properly hold a pair of sticks and as time goes on you'll be able to effectively keep time, and play along to songs. I specialize in rock, fuck, pop, and blues drumming. In my lessons I typically us the instructional books Syncopation by Ted Reed and the Drummer's Bible by Mick Berry. At lessons I have two drum sets, drum pads, sticks, brushes, music stands, and various drum books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and am excited to teach.

About Danny

I have been playing and performing the drums for the past 16 years. In a teaching situation I try and provide a relaxed and friendly environment in order to learn a students strengths and weaknesses. I want students to be able to learn at their own pace, and not to worry if they think they are

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Dominic L.
Our son learned so much with his music teacher. We are grateful for his patience
Meghan
Danny is a great teacher - he's really patient and encouraging and my son adores his lessons and looks forward to them every week. Danny has a way of making him both take it seriously and also think he's having the most fun and is a natural. I high;y recommend him.

Dennis L.

5 Reviews
Reseda, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dennis L.

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Want to be able to play your favorite cover songs with your friends? Or become the next drumming sensation? Let's make it happen! I have 20+ years of experience teaching students of all ages, levels, ambitions and genres.

About Dennis

Dennis Leeflang (most known as the drummer for former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist RON "BUMBLEFOOT" THAL) has recorded and toured with many great artists all over the globe, including 80's hard rock queen LITA FORD, DILANA (Rockstar Supernova), DANGER DANGER vocalist TED POLEY, WITHIN TEMPTATION, E

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Polina
I started taking drum lessons at age 22 so I felt too old to begin learning how to play a new instrument. I'm so glad that Dennis was my teacher. He gave me confidence and encouragement to become the great drum player I am today. His methods of teaching are well rounded, his lesson plans are efficient and since day one he guaranteed I would be ready to play songs with a band in only 6 months. Indeed I started playing with several bands after 6 months of having lessons with Dennis. I highly recommend him as a drum teacher and mentor!
KV
V patient w/beginners and provided excellent tips and encouragement. Would recommend to anyone starting out on drums or adding another instrument to their repertoire. Provided great insight that also helped in cross-training, if already playing another instrument.
Marshal
I've studied with several teachers over the years, but Dennis was the best. I was a novice and Dennis took me to the next level. I'm forever grateful.
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Allan R.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Allan R.

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I cater to the player! Not everyone learns the same way and I take that with heart. Weather you are visual, verbal, numerical, etc. I take that into consideration when teaching someone. I will build the foundation of rhythm with you as we expand on the notion of "time". Complete studio set-up allows me to record the lessons for the students as a learning tool. They can see how far they have come from Lesson one until the last. Message me and we will get started taking rhythm to a whole new level!

About Allan

Hello, My name is Allan and I have been playing drums/percussion for 24 years. I started off in the orchestra in middle school and have never stopped playing since then. I am a touring/studio musician playing with all different types of artist and styles. (I do not teach metal. Sorry never got into

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Aiden H.
Allan,
Is very patient with our son who is a drum beginner and has a great attitude toward his passion. He is a wounderful instructor, and we would highly recommend him.
Ben
In the time I’ve worked with Allan he has imparted me with priceless wisdom and simple, straight forward lessons in drum technique and music theory, music business, and countless other aspects of being a musician in Los Angeles. Patient and hard working. Highly recommended.

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Colin O.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • Speaks Laotian, Spanish, Turkish
  • Awarded Volunteer in the Arts from WQED
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Colin O.

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Why hire me?

Imagine for a moment that you need emergency heart surgery. Would you want your surgeon to have been taught by doctors who have only read about heart surgery, or taught by doctors who have both read about it AND continue operating?

Your music comes from your heart, entrust it to professionals who can care for it and help it flourish!

Make sure when hiring a teacher that your professional has
1) Theoretical knowledge (Book Smart)
2) Practical knowledge (is still working in the field)
3) the ability to teach.

These three factors are essential in hiring a great teacher for you or your loved one to grow best.

Drum Set is my strongest instrument. I have performed all over the world and love every time I get behind the kit.

I can work with you from the first time you put your set together all the way through auditioning for a pro gig or grad school.

Through my travels I have learned diverse styles including become a master of odd meters. I can ...

About Colin

Why hire me? Imagine for a moment that you need emergency heart surgery. Would you want your surgeon to have been taught by doctors who have only read about heart surgery, or taught by doctors who have both read about it AND continue operating? Your music comes from your heart, entrust it t

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Peter
I have known Colin for over 2 decades and he is the most knowledgeable and talented in his field of all that I have interacted with.
Tyler
I have had a perfect experience with Colin. He has always has great customer service and everything has gone very smoothly. He takes his job extremely seriously and I have always felt like my learning is his first priority. Highly recommend!

Kerry K.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 80; Female: 7 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded $1,000 from Wright State University
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Kerry K.

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I've been teaching Drums since 2004 and recently started back January 2013. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play all rudiments and as time goes on you'll be able to play in bands and in JH and HS bands. I typically use the Haskell Harr, and now include Alfred's Drum Method book for Snare; Tommy Igo for drum-set. His posters from Vic Firth are great resources. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Kerry

Online Masters Jazz program from University of Arkansas at Monticello, (2018-2019) these studies will help students understand various Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban drum patterns. I attended Wright State University for two (2) years studying Music , and then transferred to Belmont University t

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Mary
Kerry has an incredible knowledge and experience with drumming. He encouraged me and challenged me. I highly recommend Kerry to anyone looking to be a skilled and educated drummer.
Theresa Lauterbach
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!
King Koeller
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!
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Dr. Dave Y.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor in Management and Leadership from Colorado Christian University
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Dr. Dave Y.

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I studied Afro-Cuban Percussion, Percussion and Drums at the University of Northern Colorado, the nation's 3rd largest Jazz school. I bring 17+ years of education and teaching experience to the table.

About Dr. Dave

I've been teaching for over 25 years & I'm pumped to work with you. BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR PRIVATE LESSONS, I've condensed all my beginner-intermediate level teachings into a variety of easy to follow video courses that will save you up to 90% on private lesson costs @ W W W . B I B L E A N D W

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Max H.
Dr. Dave is a rockstar. My son is hooked after one session! Can't wait for our next one!
David S.
Dave is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient an encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone.
Traci H.
Dave has been great with helping improving my son's drum techniques. He is patient, yet to the point and doesn't waste anyone's time with making sure the student understands the lesson. We are looking forward to many more lessons in the future.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in El Monte, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in El Monte is $67. 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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$41 average
45 min
$55 average
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$67 average

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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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"Great teacher, very patient."
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Great Drum Instructor !!

Great Drum Instructor!! He has a true passion for teaching and identifies quickly with his students.

My son has been taking lessons from him since the age of 13 and he learned more in his first year than most kids learn through many years of instruction.

He is a personable, friendly and talented professional !! I would highly recommend him for anyone!"
Michelle
Took Drum lessons from Glenn M.
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"Very very understanding and had a great way of teaching each lesson. Also, friendly and very supportive!"
Javen
Took Drum lessons from Mariano L.
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"Gabriel was on time. He was very respectful, patient in his style and made session interactive and fun for my son."
Roman
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel C.
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"I've been taking lessons from Bobby for 6 months. I already play piano.... but drums are very different from piano. I like his teaching technique and his patience. He's very understanding, his lessons have lots of variety and are fun. He takes the time to get to know his students, so he understands what each student wants to achieve from their lessons. I'm learning a lot from him...two thumbs UP."
Joan
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"I am a 20 year old college student and I've been taking lessons with Mike for almost a year now. There hasn't been a time when I left the lesson without learning something new or improving on my previous skills. Mike is an excellent teacher and is very familiar with many different genres and styles of music. I always look forward to going to my lessons because every week there's something new and challenging waiting for me. I would highly recommend Mike as a percussion teacher to anyone, as he is incredibly nice and talented at the same time!"
Eniko
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Mark Review

I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students"
Adam
Took Drum lessons from Mark G.
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"Jerry's method of teaching is gradual and very informative. He takes the time to listen to what's being said, then analyze the student's needs and sets the pace based upon aptitude.

He asks pertinent and relevant questions to determine the processes to apply that will bring about the best results. Very patient! Great first lesson and good study material."
Clinton
Took Drum lessons from Jerry J.
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"Henri is an awesome teacher and mentor. He has the patience to teach drum by ear and repetition. He has taught me not only to play rhythms but also great songs that I can relate to. Henri has taught me to continue to strive to do my best not only in music but in my personal life. I drive 50 mile round trip in order to have Henri as my teacher. Some day I hope I can play as well as Henri. Robbie"
Carla
Took Drum lessons from Henri B.
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