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Gabriel C.

9 Reviews
Carmichael, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded CBDA All-State Jazz Band 2015 from CBDA
  • Teaching since 2015
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Gabriel C.

9 Reviews
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I have been playing drums for more than 10 years and have been teaching for more than 3. Throughout that time, I have played across the country in New York City and even in Japan. I am currently a Jazz Studies Major at Sacramento State University. My goal is to make every student a well-rounded drummer who knows whats going on when they are in any type of musical situation. My favorite style to play is jazz, but I am well-rounded in all other styles such as rock, Latin, blues, funk, and country.

In my lessons, I base the material on the student depending on how advanced they are. If the student is just starting out, I will teach them the basics such as holding the drumsticks properly, basic rudiments, reading rhythms, learning about the hardware, and so on.

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask :D

About Gabriel

I started playing drums when I was in second grade and formed a band with my 2 older brothers who played bass and guitar. It was something to do when we younger but when I got into high school, I took playing drums a lot more seriously. I was in a very competitive marching band playing bass drum an

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Anna M.
Excellent. Great teacher.
Holly R.
My 11 year old son loves lessons with Gabriel. He is very knowledgeable and has taught him new things and keeps him motivated. He is very polite and punctual.
Krishh B.
We are very pleased with Gabriel. He is very good with my son!
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Mickey V.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Mickey V.

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Mickey V. has worked as a private teacher for the last 5 years and taught over 40 students of varying ages and skill levels. She is an enthusiastic, warm, and lively teacher who is dedicated to helping her students find their own passion for the instrument. Her overall approach is to equip the student with the technical skills, personal motivation, and creative tools to discover and develop their own voice on the instrument. She guides students towards reaching their own musical goals while also helping to influence, inspire, & expose students to new ideas, techniques, & styles.

V. is also interested in the therapeutic aspects of learning to play an instrument. She studied the therapeutic potentials of music at The Evergreen State College and incorporates this knowledge into her approach to teaching lessons. Some examples of this are:

-Improving the student’s posture while drumming, and therefore improving their overall posture in day to day life. Proper posture can lead to many

About Mickey

Mickey Vershbow has worked as a private teacher for the last 5 years and taught over 40 students of varying ages and skill levels. She is an enthusiastic, warm, and lively teacher who is dedicated to helping her students find their own passion for the instrument. Her overall approach is to equip th

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Liz
Mickey is an incredible teacher who has helped me grow immensely as a musician through their personalized and encouraging approach. Mickey met me exactly where I was at when I first started lessons and has known throughout our time together exactly where I need to be challenged and where I need extra support which has helped me better understand my own progress as a learner. I had been taking lessons with Mickey for a year in-person when we switched to virtual and the quality and attention to detail Mickey provides in our lessons has not been affected in the least. Mickey is a patient and engaging teacher and I can not recommend taking lessons with Mickey enough!
Catherine
Mickey is awesome! We only got the opportunity to do one in-person class before we had to go virtual, and she adopted very well and very quickly to that format. When I expressed frustration at how difficult it felt for me to learn certain things, she would quickly adjust her method or way of teaching that particular skill, or slow it down a bit and break it down more, so I was able to look at things from a different angle and more easily understand them. For me that's huge because I can get down on myself really easily if I don't pick something up quickly. I truly can't recommend her enough.
Michele.
Mickey is an exceptional teacher- patient and adaptable, she knows how to communicate precise technique down to the smallest detail. No small feat considering we’re working virtually. Each lesson feels like I’ve got more usable tools and techniques. She’s equally effective at explaining theory both abstract and in practical terms. Would highly recommend (and have already) to anyone thinking about hittin the drums.
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Scott S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Percussion performance from Brooklyn College
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Scott S.

4 Reviews
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I have a 100% rate of getting my students into their school of choice as of yet. Although I don't guarantee it, I will work relentlessly to make sure you are well prepared though. I will also lend you PDFs of books to help you save a buck.

About Scott

I have been playing drums and percussion since the ripe old age of 9, in 4th grade. Originally wanting to play the clarinet, my music teacher thought my sense of rhythm was too good to waste and placed me in the drum section. I was the only kid who didn't want to play drums. Over twenty years later

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Anthony G.
Had my first lesson with Scott today. I was very happy with the way it went . I'm 50 years old with no experience at all - so I can honestly say the lesson was enjoyable without any pressure.
Jack F.
Scott is amazing with our 7 year son beginner. He has him so engaged and excited to learn & play. He's a one-of-a-kind teacher.
Dakota
Scott is inspiring, motivating, caring, attentive, personal and professional. In only a few weeks my daughter is developing a solid foundation in technique, rhythmic notation and musicianship. I would strongly reccommend him.

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Elk Grove, CA

Sergio M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English , Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sergio M.

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About Sergio

Word Percussionist specialist in Flamenco rhythm and cajon, and afrocuban percussionwho have performed and toured around the globe accompanying some of the most important artists in the contemporary scene including names like Paul Simon or Wayne Shorter. Music Education is my vocation as well as

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Joseph M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Music Education from Oral Roberts University
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Joseph M.

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Discover your creative potential on the drums! Learn songs! Improve your reading chops! Spice up your groove! Explore some new fill ideas! I've been performing, teaching and delivering drum clinics around the world for over twenty years. I work with individuals with special needs and I love teaching beginners. I'm an on call, freelance musician in Nashville, TN, where I'm blessed to call home. If you're excited and passionate about learning new things on the drum set thru Take Lessons then let's get together!

About Joseph

You KNOW you have a DRUMMER on your hands when he or she is constantly air-drumming, tapping with their hands and feet, and is completely obsessed with music. Since age ten, that has been my story! And, for nearly fifteen years I have been mentoring drumming students, young and old, sharing an

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Anna
Extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Great for all levels. Has experience as a working musician, so that is a plus, too.
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Andrew G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Diploma Program, Performance Major, Percussion from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1998
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Andrew G.

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Fun drum lessons! I've had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of private students of all ages and skill levels for the past 21 years. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music. I've taught master classes for the California Percussive Arts Society and the Jazz School in Berkeley. I've also taught 4th-8th grade classroom music and intro & elementary concert band and Bandworks rock ensembles for kids and adults. Additionally I've taught kindergarten and pre school music.

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Different Styles: Rock, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Big Band, Country, Reggae...

I’ve performed/recorded with: CAKE, Camper Van Beethoven, Luce, Vince Welnick(Grateful Dead, Tubes, Todd Rundgren), Jonathan Richman, David Immergluck (Counting Crows), Roger Rocha (4 Non Blondes), Steve Fisk (producer Nirvana, Soundgarden, the Posies, Soul Coughing) and many more...

About Andrew

Hi, my name is Andrew Griffin. I'm a professional drummer, drum instructor, songwriter, bandleader, and dad living in the San-Francisco bay area. I've been teaching drums for 21 years. I try to make each lesson super fun and very informative. I will use my many years of experience, working with all

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Elk Grove, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Elk Grove is $66. 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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"Athan has a really easy going teaching style and makes it very easy to learn. The exercises were very well applied and tuned into the music I also liked to hear. He was open to hearing my comments and working with my feedback during the lesson. Overall, I'd definitely recommend Athan to others.

A really good guy as well.

Thank you for the experience."
Scott
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Starting off really well even though Terry's main instrument is not drums he strikes me as being proficient in all of the instruments he teaches. A really nice guy."
William
Took Drum lessons from Terry P.
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"Michael is an amazing teacher, he understands kids and music .He's not only funny but fun, happy, and upbeat. I'm 11 years old and I loved my first lesson! He's Fantabulous!"
christine
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Very interactive and patient!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"We think Eric is great teacher too! I have been bringing my 6 year old son for drum lessons for several weeks and he has been great with him. I was amazed after the first lesson that he already had my son reading music. The progress they make in 30 minutes is amazing! Thanks Eric :)"
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Eric B.
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"Mike is the best teacher!

My son has been taking drum lessons from Mike for about 6 years consistently. Mike is an amazing instructor and all around great person. My son has learned so much from Mike, enjoys going to his lessons every week(the ONLY activity that he has done that there is NO complaining about going to lessons, only enthusiasm). He has grown leaps and bounds with his level of drumming, all due to Mike. Mike's studio is high tech, his teaching ability and knowledge of all kinds of genres of music and general positive encouragement and attitude make Mike the best drum instructor. He is a great role model for my son, as well. You can't go wrong with Mike!"
Kristy
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Murray is the best instructor I have had. He is super supportive, really nice, and a lot of fun. I really enjoy my lessons with him and I am learning a lot more about drumming from him than the other instructors I have had."
Kelsey
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Brandon is a very encouraging and welcoming teacher. He's phenomenal at breaking down ideas in many different ways to ensure you understand the content and will put you to work so that you keep progressing as a drummer!"
Jack
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"John is terrific. I'm an adult learner, and John does a great job tailoring my lessons for the kind of instruction and music I'm most interested."
Jay
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"great teacher, my son came home so excited"
Jake
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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