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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike S.

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I teach reading rhythms, playing with a bend 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 t

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Jason D.

3 Reviews
Burbank, CA
Starting at $52
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Jason D.

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My drum lessons are the most fun for many reasons. I focus you on the music you love, stay as far away from boring material as possible, while teaching you the most important aspects of drumming such as technique, hand positions, posture, pocket, feel, timing, ect. But I use music as the guidance system. We will cover drum rudiments, we will cover different genres like Rock, Pop, Metal, Hip Hop, Classic Rock, Reggae, EDM. We will have a blast.

About Jason

Hello Everyone, I am your future teacher. I have been playing for 25 years, I recently recorded for Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and I have recorded for various other rock and metal artist from NY and LA. I have toured the country with my original group from NY opening for bands like Iron M

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Carrie
Jason instructs my 6 year old son on a weekly basis, via FaceTime. He’s fantastic. The drum lessons have been a great way to keep my kid engaged in learning music during the pandemic. Jason is patient and thorough and keeps my child focused and happy. If you’re lucky enough to get room on Jason’s schedule, take it!
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Joe A.

8 Reviews
La Mirada, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associates in Music from Musicans Institute
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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 ...

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Joe Alessandro, Award winning educator and author of “The True Basics of Drumming” attended Music Institute (MI), Hollywood, California. Joe continued his music education studying with several name musicians such as Paul Cush, formerly of CBS Studios; Terry Bozzio and Chuck Silverman. Joe has

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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!
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Michael S.

Los Angeles, CA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael S.

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I have taught and performed as a drummer for over twenty years. I attended Berklee College of Music as a scholarship recipient and graduated in 2005 cum laude. Following Berklee, I have worked professionally as a performer and an educator. I have taught all ages of student from early elementary school to adult.

I specialize in all styles of music on the drumset, as well as fundamentals including technique, reading, and ear training. In addition to drumset, I also teach marching percussion (drumline) material as well.

I believe in tailoring a program unique to each student that maximizes the student's interest and learning style.

About Michael

Michael Sutton is a professional drummer and teacher who has recently relocated to Los Angeles after living in New York City for more than a decade. Originally from Johnson City, TN he attended Berklee College of Music as a World Scholarship recipient graduating cum laude in 2005. As a teacher, I

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Joan Q.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Filipino - Tagalog
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joan Q.

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Whether you're just starting out, wanting to learn Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, or even Taylor Swift repertoire, maybe you're preparing for band or college auditions, or just simply looking to broaden your playing with different styles like jazz, latin, etc., I am here to guide you and help you develop the necessary skills!

I have been teaching drumset for over 15 years. My lessons focus on applying technique and reading, with snare reading exercises and learning popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals.

My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, become independent learners, while having fun along the way!

About Joan

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She has also performed on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show. Joan earned her Bachelor

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Catherine
Joan is extremely patient and quickly adapts to your learning level.
Joseph
Great to learn from and very personable!
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Carson G.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Carson G.

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I have been teaching on and off for 15 years. In addition to teaching experience, I have real-world music experience that comes from either being a drum tech or touring the world playing huge stages. Whether you just want a hobby to release stress, or you are looking to play on an advanced level, I can help you achieve what you are looking for.

About Carson

I am a drum teacher based in Hyattsville Maryland. I have studied with some of the greatest drummers in the world including Mike Mangini, Dom Famularo, Rod Morgenstein, and Dave DiCenso. I went to Berklee College of Music, and afterward, I played major festivals around the world. After my band broke

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in La Crescenta, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in La Crescenta 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 $130 per hour.
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"Patient, knowledgeable, motivating! Perfect for me!"
Elizabeth
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

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Nathanielle Gorst
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Mattia is excellent--very thoughtful and methodical about building my skills. He never gives up and takes approaches from different angles until I get it right!!"
Alexandra
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"Not only does he teach, but he’s also in high-demand for professional music gigs all over the country! Murray is very patient and has a tremendous passion to teach at ALL LEVELS!! Take me for example, I’m not a beginner, but I needed to sharpen my skills and kick a number of bad habits -Murray is perfect for that!"
Shanelle
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Casey is a great teacher! I've really enjoyed my lessons with him! He makes learning drums tons of fun!!"
Laura
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"I know a bit about drums myself, but wanted to find a professional instructor to teach my son. I've met a lot of teachers in San Diego who advertise that they teach a lot of different instruments and found that most of them know very little about drums and percussion (usually just basic rhythms that they learned from other instruments, and a few rudiments). Garrett on the other hand is exactly what my wife and I were looking for for our son. He specializes in drum set and percussion, is professional and very mature for his age, and an excellent teacher (I've learned a lot from the lessons as well). He gets along great with my son as well, and inspires him to practice hard throughout the week. We'll be sticking with Garrett for a very long time."
Doug
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Murray did a great job interacting with my 9 year old. He has never taken lessons before and had so much fun! I was a little nervous about the online format but it was perfect. He was able to watch and copy everything Murray did and was able to see mistakes and correct my son as needed. I am very impressed with both the instructor and the format."
Gabe
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Mike Marshall. Amazing drummer, wide range of style, overall great guy. He will sit down with you discuss your goals and be certain you're both a good fit. He spent some time with my son and realized that he didn't really need lessons. He recommended more practice rather than soaking us for lessons. 10/10 highly recommend."
Fred
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Ray is a patient, wonderful teacher and I am so happy to have found him!!!! The studio and equipment he provides is an added bonus that I was not expecting. A very pleasant surprise. I highly recommend Ray."
Martha
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Kevin is great! i’ve been playing drums in bands for 15 years and took a couple lessons with him to tighten some things up! i learned a lot of great things from Kevin. made me a better drummer!"
Nick
Took Drum lessons from Kevin C.
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