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Mike S.

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

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I teach how to read rhythms 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.
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Danny B.

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

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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.
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Matthew S.

Long Beach, CA
Starting at $50
  • Bachelors of Music from California State University Fullerton
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded John Phillips Sousa Award from Clairemont High School
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Matthew S.

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Matthew Smith is a freelance musician from San Diego California and began playing musically professionally in 2001. Matthew attended California State Fullerton where he earned a bachelors degree in jazz studies in 2012, currently Matthew is pursuing his masters degree at CalArts in jazz drum set.

Goals in teaching percussion
1. Fun
2. Reading and sight reading music (notes and rhythms)
3. Rudiments, technique and sticking
4.

About Matthew

HELLO! My name is Matthew Smith and I love music and I love to teach it even more. Although my upbringing is in jazz and classical music, I am very fluent in latin, hiphop, rock, pop and more world music as well.

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Cody
A great teacher who will inspire you to play the way you dream you can.

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Johnny C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 1974
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Johnny C.

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HOW TO PLAY THE CONGA DRUM..this is what i teach..
This is my curriculum for my Latin Percussion course:

The study of the Conga drum, Bongos and Timbales

Cuban methods as taught in Cuba today which include: Also my methods developed over 25 years of teaching

Also my methods developed over 30 years of teaching
Sound development-utilizing the 5 parts of the hand Heel/Palm/Fulcrum/Inner knuckles/and Tips of fingers- balancing of the hands€¦
Hand exercises which include my S.T.O.M.P method-Slap Tone Open Muffle Palm
Rudimentary hand drumming and approaches on Conga drum
One conga drum, 2 conga drums, 3 conga drums 4 drums
Styles in Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Son, Latin Jazz , Folkloric, R&B, Pop, Jazz and other styles
Counting and keeping time
Stick control for timbales
Baqueteo patterns -Cascara(shell)of the timbal and cowbell patterns in clave
Abanico- 7 stroke and 9 stroke rolls
Styles on timbales-Danzon, Son, Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero
Reading and ...

About Johnny

I have been performing for 53 years on the Conga drum and a teacher of How to play the Conga drum for over 30 years. I have performed with such notables as Carlos Santana, Johnny Lang., Orianthi, Sergio Mendes, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco. and many many other Grammy winning artists. Lessons are

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Nathan
Johnny is a great teacher. He's got all the info, a great method, and he's a fun person. His set up was nice and I'm very excited to continue learning with him. Very lucky I found him.
John
Great first visit with Johnny!
Juan P.
Experienced, patient and down to earth, I highly recommend Johnny Conga.
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Darrell V.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English
  • Music Composition & Conducting from Fredonia School of Music
  • Teaching since 1992
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Darrell V.

26 Reviews
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Online Percussion Teacher

Beginner to intermediate percussion and drum kit; also performance prep for advanced level

About Darrell

Why these lessons are different: - Formally trained conductor/composer/producer - Individual or group session options including full band production - A long roster of satisfied clients - Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band,

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Aviv C.
Good instructor
Frank S.
Darrell helped me a lot to get a handle on my Ableton rig. I needed to set up midi tracks, locate presets to create cool sounds from plugins. Then I needed to export the audio of a couple of those tracks to import into a separate Pro Tools project. Lot of progress, thanks Darrell! -- Frank S
Natalie Watson
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.
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Andrew M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Masters of Music in Percussion Performance from Indiana University
  • Teaches students 9 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew M.

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Andrew has degrees in Percussion Performance from Indiana University and Cal State University Long Beach. He has studied a number of different instruments with some of the best players in the business. You may study any kind of percussion whether it is classical, jazz, marching, or world that you wish to learn.

About Andrew

Andrew is a dynamic educator with years of experience teaching students of all ages. He graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied classical percussion, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music. A native to southern California, Andrew obtained his bachelors degree from th

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Sean C.
To the extent of what I learned in my experience, Andrew is a great percussion teacher for students looking to join a band or marching band. He obviously had a great amount of knowledge and experience with the instrument itself but also the teaching of it. By the end of the first lesson we had already moved to patterns with 8 strikes on each hand and was presented with an arsenal of other exercises for afterwards to find a rate of improvement when given time. He is a very patient teacher and is sensitive to mistakes and which ones to focus on. I could safely recommend him to any of my friends who are also into percussion, and can speak from experience that any nervousness of getting a new teacher quickly dissolves after the first lesson. Great teacher.
Tasos
Excellent teacher!
zain
he is a good teacher

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Glendale, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Glendale is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
30 min
$37 average
45 min
$46 average
60 min
$59 average

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"Good assessment of child's starting point. Wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great introduction into drum kit (we called it drum set in my day). At that point, needed to slow down and give child more fundamental practice time to soak in the concepts before racing on."
Carson
Took Percussion lessons from Matthew H.
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"John is our perfect instructor: approachable, positive, encouraging, upbeat, makes my shy child comfortable and motivated. We love him!"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"Amazing instructor

Erasmo has been my instructor and has taught me mallet percussion for the past year, and over that year I have improved unbelievably. He is an amazing instructor, very patient and helps explain so the student can fully understand. I have gotten very far within such little time thanks to him. I have become such a better musician from the time I started learning from Erasmo, and I have gotten many great opportunities to become an even better musician thanks to the instruction I have learned. I would highly recommend him for anyone of any age."
Adriano
Took Percussion lessons from Erasmo R.
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"My son Enjoyed very much"
Ashton
Took Percussion lessons from Erasmo R.
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"John is THE BEST. He is as knowledgeable as they come, inspires my daughter to become her best self, is communicative and flexible. Honestly, I am scared he will become too popular — he's OURS! <3"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"Mariano was an amazing percussion and drum set teacher. His lessons were engaging and productive, and he was always able to communicate an idea or musical concept in a way that I was able to understand and connect with. After about 2 years of lessons I was accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts for percussion and I owe my success to the lessons I took with Mariano. I continued lessening throughout high school and my skill level contined to grow. What I loved about Mariano's teaching was his unique ability to take very simple exercises and make them more difficult and therefore much more beneficial. Along with stressing the importance of basic technique, he would constantly inteoduce me to new things - Afro beats, traditional grip, Latin beats, new ways to sight read, and 4 mallet marimba technique. I would highly suggest taking lessons with Mariano if you are looking for a fun, encouraging teacher who has lots of experience with a variety of percussion performance!"
Emma
Took Percussion lessons from Mariano L.
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"I take snare drum and drum set lessons with Garrett. He's patient, informative, and really good at breaking down parts that seem complicated at first. Whenever I have friends who are looking for drum lessons, I send them to Garrett!"
Dylan
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"I am a high school band director and Cameron was our percussion instructor last school year. He did a wonderful job with the students! He covered all areas of percussion from marching band, to concert band, and even percussion ensemble. He pushed the students and expanded their skills on all percussion instruments, all while keeping things engaging for the students. He programmed for and rehearsed our three percussion ensembles last year. Cameron was an integral part of our band program and our students loved working with him!"
Hannah
Took Percussion lessons from Cameron D.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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"My son Christopher received private lessons from Ms. Gartin when she was here at Brennan High School. He learned so much from her and gained such a confidence in himself. She taught him so much, and helped him discover his passion for music. HIGHLY recommend her for lessons! We miss you Ms. Gartin!"
Dawn
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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