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Joseph T.

9 Reviews
Santa Ana, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Personal Trainer Certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Teaching since 2008
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Joseph T.

9 Reviews
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Specializing in drumset and marching band technique/skills. I will work with students on all aspects of drumming to ensure a well rounded education while adapting the lesson to each individual. Great match for most levels of skill and experience! Drumset available for use during lesson.

About Joseph

I have been playing music for over 25 years and teaching for nearly 20 years. I have been a successful part of Rock Bands, Jazz Bands, Blues Bands, Marching Bands, etc. So, whatever style of music you are interested in or wanting to learn, I can help! I am currently a working musician with mul

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Jordan C.
Joseph is a really good drum teacher. He definitely loves what he does!
Arianna J.
Great instructor! Very knowledgeable about what he is teaching and relays information in a relaxed and positive environment.
Mitchell
My 8 year old has been playing a few years but our local instructor moved. He really enjoyed his first lesson with Joe!

Eric H.

1 Review
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded 36th Annual Student Music Award from Downbeat Magazine
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Eric H.

1 Review
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Lessons will be catered to each student's individual needs. Whether you are just looking to have fun or are looking for more serious study, I will give you just what you need to achieve your goals.

About Eric

I am an inspired and hard-working instructor that strives to give his students the best education possible. I graduated from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in Fall 2013 where I was a member of the top performing groups such as the Concert Jazz Orchestra and Pacific Standard Time. In my studie

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Gail
Our son Nick has really enjoyed working with Eric, since he started taking drum and bell kit lessons, since last December 2014. Eric is professional, patient, easy for our son to learn from, approachable, encouraging, gives compliments and helps build confidence. Eric also assists with Nick's music performances and preparation for music tests, and always is dependable. Eric was able to teach our son music notes easily, after taking lessons from a popular music school that did not do justice. We are very impressed by Eric and we as a family would recommend him highly to any student learning percussion.

Joe A.

8 Reviews
La Mirada, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Awarded Contributions to Education from Vic Firth Drumsticks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe A.

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As a teacher, I believe that learning to play music is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. My goal is to help you take your musical aspirations as far as you can! As one of Southern California’s most renowned teachers, I have been teaching for over 20 years and am known as a specialist in using state-of-the-art methods in developing vocabulary, command, and control of the complete drum set. You will learn the masterful stick, finger and foot techniques used by the professionals.
What sets me apart from other teachers is my performance experience as an instructor/clinician. I have performed educational clinics at several universities, colleges, schools and music stores throughout the country. My knowledge and experience, unlimited 24/7 student support, follow-up and passion for music education is unparalleled.
I am the author of the education instructional video series titled, “The True Basics of Drumming”. My video series outlines some of my teaching and playing ...

About Joe

Joe A, award winning educator and author of “The True Basics of Drumming” attended Music Institute (MI), Hollywood, California where he was introduced to music theory, reading, various drum set styles and playing techniques. Joe continued his music education studying with several name musicians suc

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Robert A.
My first lesson with Joe was Awesome and eye opening!
Joe has plenty of patience when it comes to rookies like me! I felt very comfortable at his location!
I'm working on the techniques and homework he gave me and now it's making sense as I'm practicing at home what we went over on my first lesson. I feel like I made a great choice from the get go and I'm excited and looking forward my next 14 lessons!
Natasha
I would highly recommend joe to anyone that's looking to learn from a great music instructor!
To be the best, you have to learn from the best! :)
I've been taking lessons w/ joe for a couple of months and Not only is he affordable, but he's patient w/ you, he's passionate about what he does, he's good at communicating & Makes sure you understand what's going on. Joe also values the importance of drum concepts and techniques, & he's always there to help! :)
Chantelle Saad
Joe is an awesome teacher! He is super helpful and patient. He offers practical but essential instruction on the basics of drumming. Can't wait to continue classes with him!

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Irvine, CA

Derrick M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks American English, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Derrick M.

7 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

Specializing in teaching beginners. Can also help more advance students prepare for auditions, and work with advanced curriculum.

About Derrick

Derrick began playing the drums at the age of 8 in the elementary school concert band. He started out on just a snare drum but when he was 12, he got his first real drum set, and started a life of music. Fast forward a few years and Derrick had experience playing in jazz bands, marching bands,

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Mikhail C.
My son really enjoyed his first lesson. He was able to play a little right away, which made it more fun for him.
Mike A.
Great teacher!

Great with my daughter (age 7). She looks forward to her lesson every week, and is learning rapidly. He has great patience and has gotten to know my daughter and listens to her feedback while at the same time offering encouraging instruction.
Shirley L.
Great Drum Teacher

My daughter had been taking private drum lesson for years before she started with Derrick. At the first lesson, Derrick told her how important it was to feel the music, other than just working on technique. That was exactly what she needed to work on. Derrick has a broad experience with playing different type of music. He likes to show her how to play, which helps her understand right away. He is very nice and patient. He is flexible and reliable in terms of lesson schedules. He uses lots of references, songs and exercises in his teaching. Now, my daughter enjoys her lessons and practices a lot more.

Jerry J.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Creole, Creole
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Florida International University
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Jerry J.

8 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

Beginning students will begin studying from the book "Progressive Drum Grooves" by Craig Lauritsen which he/she will be required to have each lesson.

Although instructor will have drumsticks, brushes etc. students should carry them along for every lesson.

A drum set or practice pad will be a very crucial part in seeing growth from our lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
(1st Kit)
Standard sized 5 piece Mapex Drum Set with cymbals.

(2nd Kit) "ideal for young children"
Fusion sized Mapex drum set with cymbals. 18" bass drum

The lesson room also has a PA system for CD/MP3 player capabilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide practice pad if needed. If student is learning the drum set they will need to supply for in-home lessons.

About Jerry

Hello, my name is Jerry and I've been teaching drums for over eight years! I teach various styles of music so whether you're interested in classical theory studies or like would play by ear I am able to teach new ideas and help develop a practice routine to meet your specific needs! In no time, you

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Derick A.
Jerry is great!
Jon
Jerry is a great instructor, highly recommend taking lessons with him!
Shanice C.
Very nice person and a good teacher

jacob C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Malagasy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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jacob C.

1 Review
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Online Drum Teacher

Students using my in-home studio will have access to electronic and acoustic drums.

About jacob

The first time I played a drum set was in 3rd grade music class. I was hooked. I now love the feeling of getting a piece of music, scratching through it a few times, making mistakes, fixing mistakes, rehearsing, rehearsing more, then playing it on stage for a stale audience that ends screaming fo

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TammyG1
Spence is hooked:D

Wow! In just three short weeks, Spence is learning, motivated, and excited to be taking drum lessons from Jacob. He reminds me of his lessons; this is a first!! Jacob is gifted relationally and musically; we are thrilled to have connected with him. Thanks a lot!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Irvine, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Irvine is $64. 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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$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$64 average

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"Shiv is a great instructor and super patient. He is easy going and he loves music which shows through his lessons. I recommend him!!"
Ashley
Took Drum lessons from Shiv T.
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"Attention to detail ! Loving it so far !"
Kristen
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"My son really enjoys his lessons and likes how Joan helps him focus on technique."
Cora
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson."
Nicco
Took Drum lessons from Scott M.
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"Amazing teacher and drummer with a robust knowledge of any genre, able to explain complex concepts in an easy to understand way. Not to mention an insanely friendly dude! Highly recommended"
Erik
Took Drum lessons from James D.
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"Josh is an awesome teacher. He is patient and supportive and always comes up with ways to connect me to the concept he’s teaching. I asked to learn drums “the right way” so we spend a ton of time on fundamental exercises that i suspect are boring for him but he never shows it. He is always upbeat and positive and I enjoy our lessons a lot. Could not recommend him more highly."
Chris
Took Drum lessons from Josh W.
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"Great teacher. Teaching in steps and then adding more to it and repeating is the best way to go and Rufus is doing just that with me. All ready in 3rd lesson as a beginner and im getting the hand of it pretty quick. I will learn this song in no time and perhaps a few more just for the fun of it."
Timothy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Not enough space to write how excited our students. Murray knows drums In and OUT. We are beyond blessed to have him instruct us!"
Jaser
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Shon is an extremely talented musician. As a teacher Shon does a great job of keeping you motivated , giving positive feedback and challenging you to get better.
I would recommend Shon if you are looking for a music instructor."
Bob
Took Drum lessons from Shon M.
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"I had a few great 🥁 lessons from Joe. Great talent. This drummer has patience, knowledge,and a wealth of information pertaining to his passion for Drums. I highly recommend Joe Napoleone. I am now a "Drummer" and Joe and myself get together and have our own battle of the bands. Thanks Joe."
Mccloskey
Took Drum lessons from Joseph N.
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