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Jason Z.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $84
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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Jason Z.

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With over ten years’ experience playing drums/guitar and five experience performing as a professional musician, I offer a comprehensive curriculum covering foundational skills and basics as well as exploring the from kickstarting the initial creative process, to conceptualization and writing, to practicing, promoting, and performing. I offer a fun, approachable method.

About Jason

Beyond covering the basics, I offer a unique perspective of adapting flexibly to different music styles fundamentals to navigating the nuances of being a professional musician.

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Brent E.

17 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $70
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor's in Music from Cal State East Bay
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Brent E.

17 Reviews
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I cater my lessons to fit the students needs. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced drummer looking to refine your skills, I can help you along your musical journey. I play several different styles of music, and love to teach new concepts to aspiring students.

About Brent

I'm a professional pianist and drummer based in the bay area. I have been teaching for over a decade, and find great joy in helping students progress and develop a love for music. As a performer, I am active in several bands and enjoy playing a variety of musical styles. The lessons are personaliz

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Linda
Brent has been teaching my daughter drum for about 1 year now and it has been great!

I highly recommend him as a music teacher.
Gautam
My 7 year old loves music and has shown an affinity towards playing the drums! Brent has been an awesome teacher and has so much patience working with easily distracted kids. He is always encouraging my son and show him both the fun side and the more technical side of playing the drums. We look forward to continuing our lessons with Mr. Brent, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to play the drums
Shalinee
Brent has created a wonderful learning environment for both of my kids. Although they are at very different stages of learning, Brent has been able to meet them individually where they are in their processes. Brent’s approach is calm, engaging and fun. Both kids look forward to learning more each week.
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Peter H.

5 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded DiscMakers Gold from DiscMakers
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Peter H.

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For beginner through intermediate drum lessons, we'll use the state-of-the-art Roland TD-30 Digital Set. All basic rock beats and basic rhythm signatures covered.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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Belle R.
The lesson was very interesting. Peter was really nice & informative. Looking forward to more lessons with him.
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Excelsior

Ryan S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • BM Jazz Studies from USC
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Ryan S.

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Experienced drum teacher of 8 years, specializing in all levels and styles of Drumming. All ages 13+ years old welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. You'll be playing songs in whatever style you prefer in no time. Jazz? Pop? Rock? You'll learn it! In addition to learning songs, you'll be getting a strong foundation in chart reading, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Ryan

Ryan is a drummer who performs and/or records with Michael Bublé, Seth MacFarlane, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Holman, Gilbert Castellanos, Richard Shelton, Graham Dechter, Melissa Morgan and many more. Performing throughout Southern California, Ryan has performed at most of the best Jazz clubs in the area

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Nicole C.

108 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Master's from Dowling College
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Nicole C.

108 Reviews
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Able to teach everything from hand percussion (Congas, Bongos, Djembe, etc.) to full drum kit. Also will cover music theory and teach drum notation. All genres. Online students are expected to have equipment prior to lessons. If you do not want to begin with a full set, please have at least a practice pad and drumsticks.

About Nicole

Nicole began her musical journey on Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of

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so much fun and so very challenging
Nichole is so helpful and supportive. highly recommended

Benk Joseph W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Indonesian, Taiwanese, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 to 80
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Benk Joseph W.

3 Reviews
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a new method for learning drum and able to play with song.

About Benk Joseph

My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 15 years ago, and have been consistently teaching private include in Yamaha Music School. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younge

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Norm
Easy to get along with. He started the lesson as soon as he walked in the door, very detailed oriented teacher. His style of teaching is very easy to understand especially in my case with no drum lesson experience.
Cristina M.
I'm so glad to find Joseph as my daughter drum teacher.He's an excellent and professional teacher.He makes it so entertaining whenever he teach.He's a great teacher.Home tutoring make it easy to schedule a lesson .
Krystal B.
Our son loves his Drum lessons.

Benk is very flexible, affordable and our son took to him very well. He even records what he has learned each week so we both can keep track of his progress. He is much more affordable then other drum teachers or studio's in the area, and even will come to your home.
If you are looking for a GREAT Teacher you should take some time to talk to Benk.

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"Murray Piper is an excellent, excellent music teacher for kids (and adults too). Unlike some of my past music teachers, who's instrument skills far exceed their ability to teach, Murray is an excellent communicator, super engaging, and keeps lessons really fun. My 7 year old Son is receiving drum lessons from Mr. Piper, and loves interacting with him. Murray is also happy to adjust his teaching style to suit the personality of his students. Most importantly as a Father, Murray is kind, upbeat, and professional with every member of my family, including my two children who aren't (yet) receiving music lessons. Thank you Murray! You are truly excellent at what you do."
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Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Rob, has been instructing our 11 year old son for the past couple of years. He is easily the best music instructor I have seen. His passion for music and drums keeps our son excited about his lessons. He teaches in a fun but organized approach that does not overwhelm our son. Our son's improvement after every lesson is very noticeable. I recommend Rob unconditionally. Our son also highly recommends Rob."
Michael
Took Drum lessons from Rob C.
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"Custom Lessons to Improve Quickly

I've had three lessons with Ed and I notice a significant improvement in my playing/practice. Ed will tailor a program for your skill level where you will see results immediately. The key is to practice regularly with Ed's lessons. The lesson studio is professional and fully equipped. I would highly advise any skill level of percussion to sign up for a lesson package with Ed."
Gregg
Took Drum lessons from Ed R.
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"Eric did a great job encouraging my son to participate. He was very patient and kept my son engaged in the whole session. We are looking forward to our next lessons."
Burnam
Took Drum lessons from Eric C.
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"Murray is a great instructor. Take his time to teach and make you understand the concept. He also have a great interaction with kids making them feel comfortable and confident in learning how to play drums."
Evan
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Really good and patient with my 6yr old even gives him homework to practice until his next lesson"
Ashley
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Adam is an exceptional teacher!! His passion for percussion radiates off him and is contagious to others. Adams best quality as an instructor however, is his unshakable patience and light, funny sense of humor that keeps me not only interested in digesting difficult material but also makes me want to come back for more. Adam makes you feel as if no question is a dumb question and is happy to take you along the journey that is mastering an instrument. Great teacher and great guy!! Highly recommended!! his chops are unreal I might add!!"
Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"My son is a current student and has been training with Rob for over 2 1/2 years. Rob is the best! My son looks forward to every lesson!"
Heather
Took Drum lessons from Rob C.
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"David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him."
Jacob
Took Drum lessons from David L.
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"My 9 yr old son has been studying drums with Jesse for about 3 years now. He recently also started piano and ukulele. Jesse is a wonderful teacher. He knows his stuff, is patient but strict and gentle but firm. He even hosts recitals for his students a couple of times a year. We feel very fortunate to have signed up with Jesse. If you are interested in learning an instrument you will be glad to have Jesse as your instructor."
Oscar Baranchuk
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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