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Alexa B.

8 Reviews
Valley Village, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2004
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Alexa B.

8 Reviews
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I've been teaching drums to students of all ages since 2004. I'm available for lessons at my home studio or your house, and I'm great with kids, however I ask that your child is at least 6 years old. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play basic drum beats and play along to some of your favorite songs. At the same time, we'll work on good drumming technique, note reading, developing good timing, and more. I'm a very patient and positive teacher and would be excited to hear from you! I pride myself on having long-term student retention. :)

About Alexa

Hi, there! My name is Alexa and I would be excited to be your drum teacher. I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have helped 100+ students become better drummers. I strive to make my lessons fun yet productive. If you are a beginner, you'll learn all the foundations for good drumming s

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Erin
I had a lovely first lesson with Alexa! She was patient, encouraging, and fun. By the end of the lesson, I learned something new, knew what I needed to practice, and was excited to go back for another lesson.
Yasmin
WOW! My nephew was so inspired and excited after his first drum lesson with Alexa! She is so professional and knowledgeable ... and made the lesson so much fun! I wholeheartedly recommend her!
Fred
I was a beginner drummer looking to learn a new skill. Alexa was a patient and extremely talented teacher. I looked at many different individuals before choosing her. I was trying to find someone who was educated in music through formal schooling (To have a strong background in the fundamentals who could actually teach me as an absolute novice) as well as someone that is currently performing (who Rocks !). I have seen her perform a number of times and she is truly talented.
I felt so comfortable with her as a teacher (and a person) I also had her teach my youngest son (who was 11 at the time).
She never missed an appointment, and was always on time (very important for a drummer)

Dennis L.

5 Reviews
Reseda, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • High School from Bonaventura College (Netherlands)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dennis L.

5 Reviews
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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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Eric P.

3 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Eric P.

3 Reviews
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The drums are the backbone of most music, so you have to be able to feel the groove and stay tight and on top of the beat. I encourage students to pick their favorite songs, and we drum to those while learning proper technique, rudiments, song form, fills, rhythm, different grooves / beats, and anything they want to know about the drums. I have been playing the drums for over sixteen years and have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Berklee College of Music. Drums is a beautiful art and form of expression and is just the tip of the iceberg we can tackle called Music.

About Eric

MUSIC! I think music is the most beautiful thing in the world, so lets take time to learn and play music together. I have been playing the drums for over sixteen years, and been in over fifteen bands in the course of that time. I have a degree in Music from the Berklee College of Music were I stu

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Amelia
Excellent teacher
Brinton
Eric is super nice, helpful, and the best part is he didn't laugh too hard when he heard me sing on the recording we were working with! He always works at my pace and is super easy to communicate with. Thanks brother!
Dalton A.
1st lesson went perfectly!

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Ben E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • History from American University
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Ben E.

4 Reviews
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My approach to teaching drums will have you playing within the first few weeks of lessons. I teach with the focus on getting students ready to play in any sort of ensemble. Jazz, rock, pop, funk and free styles will all be discussed.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Danya
Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play.
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Mark G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Classical Snare Drum from Murray Spivack School for Snare Drum
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Mark G.

3 Reviews
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Most recently, my drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, "Reflections in a Rear View Mirror" which was released in March of this year. In additional to acoustic drumming, I have extensive experience with:
- midi programming (Toontrack Superior Drummer)
- drum set recording (Pro Tools, Cubase, Reaper)

About Mark

Most recently, Mark's drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, 'Reflections in a Rear View Mirror.' In addition to being a full-time working drummer, Mark is guiding veteran and up & coming drummers with their musical careers both privately and

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Rubin H.
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On time, very professional, amazing skill-set and very patient with my child. We feel fortunate to have Mark as an instructor.
Brad M.
Mark rocks!

Mark’s incredible skill as a drummer is only matched by his abilities as a teacher. In just a short time with Mark’s instruction, I have made vast improvements in my drumming. At my first lesson with Mark, he determined my skill level and what I sought to achieve with my lessons. Almost immediately, the fundamentals Mark showed me were translating into my drumming with my band. Mark has opened doors in my playing that I didn’t know existed. Mark is incredibly patient and really cares about ensuring I receive significant benefit from my lessons. Mark really goes out of his way to make sure I fully grasp everything he shows me. I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who wants to learn from a true master at his craft and from a teacher who takes pride in his students and his teaching. Thank you Mark!!
Adam W.
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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
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James D.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Performance (Jazz Drum Set) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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James D.

5 Reviews
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1.How to Practice: Make your practice precise, efficient, and un-intimidating by showing up to the drums with a premeditated plan (we'll collaborate on this)
2. Fundamentals: Basic technique like how to hold the sticks and pulling a good sound out of your drums and cymbals
3. Reading: Learn how to translate music from a page to your drums
4. Transcribing: Take your favorite music, learn to play it, and notate it to better understand whats happening
5. MISC: Tuning your drums, adjusting your set up, posture, basic music theory, music history

About James

Hi! I’m James, a drummer, composer and teacher based in Boston, MA. I gave my first drum lesson when I was 13 years old, and recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Drum Set Performance. I began playing the drums when I was 10 years old, and was fortunat

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Miichelle
We highly recommend James as a drum instructor. He works extremely well with our daughter. She looks forward to her lessons every week. She has improved immensely under his instruction. He is always professional, upbeat, positive, and encouraging!
Matt
I've played with James in various bands for years and he is always incredibly dedicated. His play in multiple styles is super tight and expressive, and he takes a joy in playing that I'm sure will catch on in any of his students.
Alyssa
James is an amazing drum teacher! It is clear that he is very experienced and knowledgeable. He is kind and patient and has a great method for practicing that has helped me to improve not only in lessons but on my own. I definitely would recommend him!!

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"My daughter is so excited to begin lessons here. First one was fabulous and she's practicing every day."
- Noe
Took Drum lessons from Melissa M.
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"Murray is encouraging, humorous, and gifted as a teacher. Glad that we found him to teach a kid who tried a few instruments and nothing really clicked until now."
- Esther
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating."
- Shayla
Took Drum lessons from Daniel R.
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"Joan is GREAT!

Joan has been a fantastic teacher to our 5 year old son. She is very patient and takes the time to ensure that he is following directions and understanding drumming concepts. She also is flexible with scheduling and kept in constant touch with us if any changes were made to the scheduled practice lessons. We highly recommend Joan to anyone who is looking to take drum lessons from TakeLessons. Thanks Joan!!!"
- William
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Working with Garrett has been a wonderful experience. I was nervous to take drum lessons at first, but the environment at Garrett's studio is really comfortable, and he is very easy to talk to. As far as the lessons go, Garrett is great at breaking complicated topics down, and he pays a lot of attention to the fine details. Whenever I have trouble with something, he always has other ways of explaining the concept and fines a way to make it click with me. Garrett is also just as good with jazz as he is with rock and pop. We started with a lot of rock grooves and technique, and now we're working on my reading, jazz comping, and soloing. I learn something new at every lesson and always have a good time doing so--I'd highly recommend Garrett to anyone!"
- Paul
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Very knowledgeable, patient and has great attention to detail. He provides different methods in order for you to understand. Looking forward to my next lesson."
- Lobo Soto
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"An excellent teacher who takes the time to teach practical skills and techniques that can be used in an array of situations."
- Sean
Took Drum lessons from Jeremiah L.
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"My son is extremely pleased with his drum lessons he is receiving from Instructor Jimmy Howell Jr.."
- Tory
Took Drum lessons from Jimmie H.
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"Not only do we love the convenience of online lessons, but we also love our instructor, Blake! Besides his patience and enthusiasm for my 9yo son, who is learning to play the drums with Blake, his communication and flexibility are second to none, which is very important to this busy homeschooling mom. I wondered how effective online lessons would be, and it's been fabulous. Blake and my son hook up with Skype, so they can see each other, talk and form a relationship, making the instructions all the more effective. I highly recommend takelessons.com and of course, Blake. :)"
- Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Blake C.
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"really nice"
- Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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