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Peter H.

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Concord, CA
Starting at $20
  • Awarded DiscMakers Gold from DiscMakers
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Peter H.

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For beginner through intermediate drum lessons, we'll use the state-of-the-art Roland TD-30 Digital Set. All basic rock beats and basic rhythm signatures covered.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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Belle R.
The lesson was very interesting. Peter was really nice & informative. Looking forward to more lessons with him.
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!
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James S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor or Arts in Music and Anthropology from State University of New York at Oswego
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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James S.

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As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musicians, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.

About James

Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individua

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Annie
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
Ramya M.
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.
Ramin
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act
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Anthony P.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Awarded 1st Chair All-Region Jazz Band from Texas Region Jazz Band
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Commercial Music from University of Texas at El Paso
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Anthony P.

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As a kid I remembered the feeling after my first drum lesson and couldn't wait to go back to my next one. My goal is to make YOU a better player and have you continue to strive for success! I adapt to any custom goals that my students want to reach as well as giving you the tools that you need to reach those goals! I look forward to working with you soon! :)

About Anthony

Hello! My name is Anthony I am a Drummer/Percussionist from El Paso, TX specializing in teaching Drum-Set, Orchestral Snare, and Marching Percussion. I work as a clinician/tutor at local area middle schools and high schools working with Drum Lines, Symphony Percussionists and Jazz Band Rhythm secti

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Chioma O.
Great first class. I'm confident that I will learn how to use the drums
Christine Ponce-Diaz
Excellent, very skilled, and professional instructor! I have taken lessons for a short time and I am already learning so much. He is so helpful and available for any questions or concerns I have about my technique. I highly recommend him as an instructor!
Ricki
Anthony has been a GREAT instructor for my son. He’s easy going, communicates well, and makes my son feel super comfortable. He’s helped him for his tryouts for all region jazz band as well as high school drum line. I highly recommend him.

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Chaetan N.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Golden Unicorn for "Best Beck" from Boston Band Crush
  • Teaching since 2002
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Chaetan N.

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Online Drum Teacher

(Drum lessons available from in-home only). Drums were my first love, and I always get a special kind of feeling when I play them. I look forward to sharing this feeling with my students, because it really is a lot of fun. Since I've played my whole life, I've spanned a lot of genres. I can teach you subtle finesse, relentless fury, and when to use what.

About Chaetan

Having played music for as long as I can remember (my father is an accomplished Jazz and Soul drummer), music has always been a key ingredient in my life. From playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme on the drum set as a toddler, I have gone on to learn electric/classical/lap steel guitar, e

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Amber F.
Excellent. Keeps the student inspired!
MeganR
Great Beginner Guitar Lessons

I look forward to my weekly guitar lessons with Chaetan because he is a very knowledgeable, relaxed, and patient teacher. He tailors my lessons to meet my personal goals (learning those pinnacle acoustic songs). But as an exceptional instructor, he also guides me to meet goals he has for me as a student, such as learning to build chords on my own. The quality of his instruction has already increased my progress on the instrument. Overall, his talent and interest in music motivate me to practice so I am fortunate to have found Chaetan as my guitar teacher.
PamS1
Excellent and Unique Teacher

Chaetan is a very friendly instructor who tailors his lessons to meet both the experience level and type of music a student is interested in. Chaetan has a lot of energy and makes the lessons fun. He appears to know every aspect of what he is teaching as well as plays other instruments. My daughter and I are both very happy with Chaetan.

George F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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George F.

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Learn drum technique for all styles. Rock beats and fills, Jazz drumming and more.

About George

I am so glad you’re here! The music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.

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Gilbert ..
George explained things very simply.
Alexander J.
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
Tracie S.
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!
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Josh W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's President's Office of Education Outreach: Community Affairs and Campus Engagement
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Josh W.

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I have over 10 years experience teaching drums to all different ages. I received the “Outstanding Youth Advocate” award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. in 2014 for teaching at the Boys&Girls Club in Allston, MA. I perform a lot around the northeast U.S., spanning a diverse spectrum of styles.

If desired, I can teach out of several books - including Garwood Whaley - Musical Studies for Intermediate Snare Drummer, Charley Wilcoxon - The All-American Drummer: 150 Rudimental Solos, Charles Dowd - Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer, and Tommy Igoe - Groove Essentials 1.0+2.0

Or I can teach without any books as I have a wealth of knowledge in me!

I teach rudiments, hand+foot techniques, coordination exercises, grooves - stemming from rock to funk to jazz, bossa nova, samba, west african, and much more.

About Josh

Hi, my name is Josh Weinberg. I have over 10 years experience teaching drums & about 5 years experience teaching music production, & music theory (to all different ages). I have received an award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. for my teaching work in the Boston area (see ph

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Jesus R.
Great teaching. Goes into detail on what needs practicing and teaches you how to improve in a clear manner.
Ethan
My son enjoyed the lesson and wanted to practice right away.
John
Josh is always easy to be around and is able to form any lesson around what I wanted to do, as well as teach me loads of new ideas if I hadn’t planned anything. He has greatly helped improve my own production and give me insight into what professional producers do to set themselves apart. He’s great to work with and always in an uplifting mood.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Lafayette, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Lafayette is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $177 per hour.
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$55 average
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$67 average

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"Passionate, motivating teacher. Gave my son a new spark to grow in his drumming first lesson! He can't wait for next week."
Vincent
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Great teacher, very patient with me and was always flexible with my schedule. Great rate for great lessons. Can't recommend him enough!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Mattia was so kind and helpful.
Highly recommended!"
JB
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"it was really fun and cool."
Brooke
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Adam has a warm, easygoing nature that really endears him to Isaiah. Adam genuinely seems to enjoy teaching, which results in Isaiah coming out of his lessons feeling accomplished and enthusiastic. Isaiah is now more self-directed and motivated when it comes to practicing at home. Thanks Adam!"
Julia
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Mr. Piper is patient with the speed at which students learn, is incredible at translating complex patterns and phrases into simple teaching styles that students can easily comprehend and adjust to, and builds my daughter's confidence in more than using the drum kit but also in her personal experiences. I say he cares about all his students more than just being a "drum" teacher, but a friend and at times a supporting parent for the youth. I interact with many of his adult students, and we are all very appreciative of his professionalism and individual connection to our styles while teaching each of us individually. He is very astute at the art and mechanics of drumming which translates into a flexible personable teacher.

Oh yes, For all the tangibles and intangibles, his prices are soooo affordable and competitive."
Kareem
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Dave is very nice and personable. He welcomes parental involvement. Our son has enjoyed Dave's instruction."
Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"One of the most professional people I’ve worked with. He really knows his stuff. I learn something new every day and there’s never a dull moment. Very laid back and fun to be around. I highly recommend Garrett!"
Alex
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Mr. Mike is fun and full of energy. My 2 boys have been learning drum from him for over a year now and they have improved a lot, and most importantly they really enjoy each session. The virtual setup and sounds system is excellent. With his vast music knowledge, kids can learn varieties of songs and benefit greatly from it."
Gunawan Family
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Craig listens to the needs/wants of the student to make music interesting and still teach the technical aspects of playing drum kit. He is a dedicated and flexible teacher with a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist students with a variety of skills."
Dustin
Took Drum lessons from Craig H.
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