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Jesse M.

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Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse M.

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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner drum students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
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Intermediate
Start to learn about polyrhythms as well as developing your ears and body to play songs more accurately. Start to spice up your playing with ways that are interesting, but not intrusive.

Advanced
Really push your polyrhythms and add asymmetrical meters to your repertoire to expand your grasp of complex rhythms. Also learn to use dynamics, cymbal work, and fills to effectively communicate and lead a band without words.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Dylan M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology, magna cum laude from School of Health Professions, Hunter College – CUNY
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Dylan M.

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Can teach a variety of styles and techniques, including but not limited to: stick control, independence, phrasing, linear patterns, composition, rock, funk, jazz, and R&B.

About Dylan

Dylan Mandel is a musician and producer based in Philadelphia. He has made national television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, MTV Campus Invasion Music Festival and MTV Dean's List, sharing the stage with Wyclef Jean, Kelly Clarkson, Portugal. The Man, Amy Schumer and others. In addition to his

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Puneet A.
Dylan is an excellent teacher and an amazing drummer. He is down-to-earth and makes you feel comfortable immediately. He's also very organized regarding scheduling, and his lesson plans are flexible and productive. His teaching style is detail oriented and he explains well. He does not hesitate to correct my child and still encourages her to play better. Dylan is very enthusiastic about drumming and makes lessons a joy to take.

I am so glad we found him as soon as we came to NYC!
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Michael C.

63 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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Michael C.

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I've been teaching contemporary drum set in Orange County for over a decade, and many of my students have gone on to not only play and read notated drum set music with ease, but have continued their studies at arts high-schools and music colleges, with several of them continuing on to the professional world. I use an award winning curriculum used at many music academies and conservatories, and have received accolades for my ability to retain many students for many years. Within the first few lessons, a new student will be able to understand the basics of rhythm and snare drum notation, play a plethora of relatable and cool sounding grooves, and build a foundation that will serve the student for a life time.

About Michael

Hi! My name is Michael and I am excited at the prospect of teaching you or your child... I absolutely love to teach, but not just because of my love for the drums or my life-long appreciation of music, but because of my enjoyment of people and the learning process itself. I feel that this is im

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Barry S.
Bottom line: I enthusiastically recommend Mike for virtual drum lessons…esp. if you’re not convinced that virtual music lessons are effective /worth it – Mike’s style is perfect for online lessons.

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About me: adult student, drummed throughout high school (band and private instruction for a few years), but was always more interested in the kit than taking the time to really learn rudiments and develop my hands. Now, with limited space in my home and the pandemic making everything virtual, I thought it was a good time get back into it and give virtual music lessons a shot. I wanted to find a teacher comfortable with focusing on / teaching this discipline. After some research, I found Mike, whom I took ~ 20 lessons with. Though I was initially a bit skeptical of online music lessons (had taken in-person lessons as a kid, before online lessons were even possible), I quickly realized that learning and development was not only possible, but probable with Mike as my teacher (and my willingness to practice regularly).

Mike’s professionalism shows in multiple ways, including his drumming proficiency (of course) and knowledge, overall instruction and communication style, punctuality, and the professional setup / studio that he works out of. He also has a great attitude toward his students’ progression, and an impressive knowledge of drum education (especially), professional drummers, and music and recordings. We had a lot of very enjoyable and insightful conversations re: the techniques of different drummers. I realize that is something that may be harder with younger students, but it’s a nice bonus when you can (if you want) have an actual conversation with your instructor (vs. one way instructional-based communication). He also gave me a ton of recommendations for music and/or instructional resources to check out (which is important for musical growth). I was also able to “bounce” a number of equipment / brand related questions off of him.

Re: the actual instruction - over the course of several months, we reviewed a number of sticking / rudiment exercises that definitely helped to develop my hands, esp. my double stroke roll. To introduce these exercises, he shared them on his screen and reviewed them (including playing them). He’d then email them. He also gave me a rudimentary-based piece to work toward. That was cool because it brought all the lessons together.

To summarize, I learned quite a few things and definitely developed my hands (and can play some things now that I couldn’t play in high school). I had to stop b/c of some major schedule changes that are significantly restricting my free time, but I definitely plan on resuming once my schedule returns to normal.

Like anything, you’ll get the greatest reward (and value for your money) if you take the lessons seriously and practice regularly.
Justin
I have so enjoyed my lessons with Michael. My primary application for drums as been in a church worship environment. He's been able to customize my lessons to best meet my needs for that venue. He's worked with me on specific skills that have brought significant improvement.
His knowledge and skills continue to stretch me to become a better drummer. It's been a joy to work with him.
Highly recommend!
Laddie F.
We really enjoyed meeting Michael. Very friendly. Easy going. Knowledgeable. Looking forward to lessons. Great skills.
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Miss A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music
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Miss A.

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Fun online lessons for drumset & percussion!

For beginners: patience & individualization
For intermediates: the next step you're looking for
For advanced: unique practice & playing concepts

education:
+ Bachelor's Degree in Music from Berklee College of Music
+ Master's Degree in Education from Lewis University

experience:
+ Private Drum Instructor (individual and small group) 7years
+ Special Education Music Teacher (small and large group) 2 years
+ Special Education Teacher (individuals with Autism) 12 years

Drumset teachers have included:
Kenwood Denard, Bobby Sanabria, Steve Wilkes, Ed Kaspik, and Dave O’fallon.

About Miss Aryiah

Hello fellow musicians and aspiring musicians! Learning music is a lifelong journey, and I'm excited to help you along that path. My lessons are fun, relaxed, and open to a vast potential of learning. We will work on your goals, if you have them, as well as foundations of technique, musicalit

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Tim H.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tim H.

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Students will benefit from a personally customized approach to learning, exploring musical styles that range from rock to pop, blues to country, punk to folk, and at every level of musical experience. Tim is a teacher with 20 years of teaching and performing experience.

About Tim

Tim has been playing music at local venues and with local bands and musicians for 20 years, and has been teaching privately and for music studios and schools for 10 years. He fell in love with music at an early age and quickly picked up a variety of instruments including guitar and drums. As a priva

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Caileigh M.
Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!
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Theo K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Theo K.

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Experienced teacher and performer of drums and percussion of over 10 years. As a working performer I play many different drums and percussion instrument. Let me know what you are interested in learning and I will teach you! I am here to help you unlock your full potential by providing technical and musical guidance to help you succeed. Beginner-Advanced students are welcome. I also am happy to help provide guidance for any instrument when it comes to the subject of audition preparation and practice coaching.

About Theo

I am a professional percussionist from the New York City Area. I graduated from the New School with a Bachelors in Percussion Performance and a Master Degree in Percussion Performance from DePaul University. As someone who has studied percussion for the past 20 years, all drum students can expec

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The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Los Altos 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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"Aaron has been great for my son (who's 8 and just starting). He's fun, super patient and keeps my son's attention well throughout the lesson. He has paced the lessons well so far. We're very happy and totally recommend Aaron."
Noah
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Our son has never played in a marching band before but is interested in playing in the marching band when he attends college in July so we were specifically looking for an instructor who had marching band experience to teach our son since he's never participated in the marching band in high school. We saw Mr. Stewart's profile and decided to have him work with our son. That was the BEST decision that we could have ever made. We have been nothing but impressed with Mr. Stewart. He definitely has the gift of teaching and he is very patient, knowledgeable, and he challenges our son to get better by giving him homework after each session. Our son absolutely LOVES Mr. Stewart and he is always excited for each lesson and to practice what Mr. Stewart has taught him. Our son went from not playing in the marching band at all in high school to making his college band and receiving a scholarship all thanks to Mr. Stewart. We are very grateful for his outstanding teaching and we would definitely recommend Mr. Stewart 100%."
Melanie
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Totally awesome cool! Danny teaches kids drums from first time to having fun playing real songs in just a few lessons. Thank you for making learning fun for my son!"
Luke
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"My daughter got a drum set for her birthday last year. When I was looking for a drum teacher for her, Max's name was passed along to me, and so far he has been a great instructor. Max is always very patient with my daughter and cares a lot about her progression. My daughter really enjoys her drum lessons."
Melissa
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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"He gives lessons that are well understood by beginners. I would recommend him to my friends."
kumar
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"Murray is great implementing the lesson along with fun. I enjoyed the time we spent learning all about the ins and outs of drums. I would highly recommend Murray if you are interested in learning while having fun. Great guy!"
Tony
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"He is a great drum teacher. Charlynne enjoys his class"
Charlene lowe
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Mattia has been such a fantastic drum teacher for my little Arianna! She is only 5 and doing this lesson online - it’s amazing what Mattia has been able to accomplish with her! She loves the class and we definitely will be doing more and more lessons with him. 5 star instructor and so reasonably priced - couldn’t ask for a better instructor, as he goes way beyond what’s expected and helps answer any question."
Anna Hanville
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"Danny is awesome, looking forward for continued lessons"
Scott
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Daniel is a great teacher!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Daniel R.
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