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Popular Drum Teachers in La Mesa, CA

Bo W.

4 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bo W.

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I've been teaching Drumset and Percussion for over 20 years. Some of my students have gone on to music school and become professionals. We will initially focus on the rudiments and musical fundementals. Then add to your vocabulary of musical styles.

About Bo

Bo is a versatile and dynamic drummer who can help you increase your musical vocabulary and performance as a Drummer / Percussionist. Learn the rudiments and how to read music. Techniques to help you play at all volume levels with intensity and groove.

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Jack
Bo Wade was my first percussion teacher over 10 years ago. A friend I played guitar with invited me to a Samba dance class set to live percussion. Bo was in charge of the percussion section, orchestrating both the drummers and dancers from behind his drum set. Bo is an elite musician and instructor with a broad understanding of percussion styles from around the globe. Whatever your experience level, focus, or preference of music, Bo will add value to your practice techniques and performance approach. I highly recommend taking lessons and developing a relationship with Bo.
Alexis Trout
Bo was great with teaching our son rudiments, grooves, Latin Jazz beats and much more. He also taught our son how to play live in a large theater setting for musicals. He was always organized and on time, which we appreciated. Jackson learned a lot from Bo and is now in his 3rd year at Juilliard Pre-College for percussion in NYC. Thanks so much, Bo! We'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Anthony
Fine teacher and top-quality musician with incredible depth of experience.
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David B.

40 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, English
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David B.

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About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I h

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Jacob P.
David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time.
Gabriela S.
David is an excellent teacher! Have been taking my 8 year old to him and she has learned a lot in three 30 minute lessons. Looking forward to continuing with David.
Aiden B.
David, Greg, and the female guitar teacher ( I have forgotten her name ) were all very welcoming and offered great insight into my son's advancement with his guitar and drum playing. He can't wait for his next lesson. Regards, Baron Baker

James G.

2 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1987
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James G.

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Learn from one of the best rock drummers. Fundamentals and basic essentials are a major key in achieving success in anything in life. Through a relaxed and inspiring approach you can learn the fun asset of the drumming world. Theory and rudiments are included in order to learn the language. There is nothing better than to witness the eyes light up when a student is inspired. Climb aboard!

About James

*** Travel Equipment *** Lessons can start without drums. Students need a drumkit in the near future. This can be an electronic, acoustic, or practice pad set, and a notebook. I buy and sell used drumkits so a great deal is provided. I can provide study materials. I have three decades of experienc

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Rhonda
James is a reliable instructor. He always meets at the scheduled time, and instructs with patience and persistence. Our son has been a student for 8 or 9 years now, and likes Jame's style of teaching. Our son has learned many techniques for playing drums, starting with simple beats. James is well liked and respected. For 11 years James instructed our oldest son on the drums. When the boys started showing an interest in piano, we bought a keyboard for them, and James started teaching them the basics of piano.
Currently James instructs our youngest son on drums and keyboards - rotating each week.
When our son wants to go over something he's been learning at school in his Advanced Keyboarding class, James has been a great help in this area!
Heather
My son has been taking drum lessons from James for a few years now and has grown so much in his love of music and his ability to play. He looks forward to his lesson every week. We are grateful to James for cultivating his passion.

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving La Mesa, CA

Daniel B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Masters of Jazz Studies from University of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel B.

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About Daniel

Hey there! I'm a Freelance Drummer/Percussionist based in New York City with a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from Philadelphia's University of the Arts. ‚Äč Currently, I substitute on drums/percussion for multiple Broadway shows including Hamilton, Moulin Rouge, Book of Mormon, Wicked, Dear Evan Ha

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Andres
Dan's individualized approach to fundamentals, creativity, and more, makes for a fun and rewarding drumming experience every time. Simply put, if you want the best drum teacher available, do yourself a favor and see Dan!

Mike O.

Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches students 7 to 77
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Percussion Performance, Song Writing and Music Business from Musicians Institute
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Mike O.

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I curtail each lesson to the Students needs no matter what level to go at their pace, and yet give them the tools necessary to improve proficiently and quickly. I enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge with drummers of all backgrounds and experience level, and take immense pride in watching my students grow and improve in their craft!

About Mike

I have 30+ years of Percussion Performance experience along with 20 years experience giving private lessons and Clinics all over the country and overseas from Florida to Los Angeles & Metro Manila in the Philippines.

Stephen B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen B.

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I am thrilled to hear that you or your kid is ready to start taking drum lessons! I have been teaching drum set and percussion for eleven years, and last year finished my master's in percussion performance at CU, after a music education degree in Michigan.

I start students off with "repeat after me" style exercises to develop technique, coordination, and musical tone on the instruments. Then, we can dig into playing the music (s)he loves! I'm always curious to hear if there is a certain band or drummer my student admires?

About Stephen

Hey drummers! I am a working drummer and percussionist in all major styles, from blues, funk, and jazz to classical and marching band. In my off time, I enjoy playing in the mountains with my girlfriend and our cat.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in La Mesa, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in La Mesa 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 $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$66 average

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"Jeremy was my first drum teacher and he was wonderful. He had a very focused teaching approach that made the path of progress clear. He keeps lessons fun while informative. He is a kind and encouraging teacher who is invested in his students."
James
Took Drum lessons from Jeremy T.
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"Great teacher for my son!

Tracy has been an excellent fit for my young son. She is very patient and varies the lesson to hold a young child's attention. She gives lots of praise and encouragement. She seems to have appropriate expectations for a 5 1/2 yr old and is good about communicating with him on a level he can understand. These are concerns I had when looking for a drum teacher for a child who is so young."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Mike is great! My son really loves taking drum lessons with him. Mike has a lot of knowledge and really has a passion for teaching."
Jen
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"I took drum lessons from Perry in Phoenix 20 years ago. VERY patient and helpful teacher. You learn at your own pace but he also moves you on to what you can do. Excellent teaching skills. You won't regret taking lessons from him!"
Cathy
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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"He literally is the best teacher. Thorough, kind, organized and makes huge progress happen in such a a short time."
Shana
Took Drum lessons from Michael L.
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"My son loves his lessons with Mr. Mike! He makes it fun with the music that my son chooses while still learning new skills to improve his drum playing! Since my son has his school online too, Mr. Mike's flexibility with scheduling has made it easy for all of us!"
JA
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"John has helped me take my drumming to the next level. When I started lessons I was fairly new to the drum set and did not know how to read music. Over the past two years he has completely transformed me from a beginner to a gigging musician. John is patient, laid back and very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him to drummers of all skill levels."
Joseph
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"Patient, knowledgeable, motivating! Perfect for me!"
Elizabeth
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Wow! For someone who was completely new to drums and understanding rhythm , Ross was absolutely perfect for what I needed. His attention to detail shows just how knowledgable he is of his craft, and makes hard matters easy to understand! (even a 6 year old could understand him)

His professionalism strives even through online classes, because he's so keen on making sure you understand the context.

Would HIGHLY recommend!"
Sandra
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"My daughter had an easy time connecting and was very excited about drumming."
Tanel
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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