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Mike S.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1976
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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.
Logan S.
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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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Joe A.

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

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Torrance, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Psychology BA from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Danny B.

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I've been teaching drum set for 5 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to properly hold a pair of sticks and as time goes on you'll be able to effectively keep time, and play along to songs. I specialize in rock, funk, pop, and blues drumming. In my lessons I typically us the instructional books Syncopation by Ted Reed and the Drummer's Bible by Mick Berry. At lessons I have two drum sets, drum pads, sticks, brushes, music stands, and various drum books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and am excited to teach.

About Danny

I have been playing and performing the drums for the past 16 years. In a teaching situation I try and provide a relaxed and friendly environment in order to learn a students strengths and weaknesses. I want students to be able to learn at their own pace, and not to worry if they think they are n

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Dominic L.
Our son learned so much with his music teacher. We are grateful for his patience
Meghan
Danny is a great teacher - he's really patient and encouraging and my son adores his lessons and looks forward to them every week. Danny has a way of making him both take it seriously and also think he's having the most fun and is a natural. I high;y recommend him.
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Michael S.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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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,

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Isaac W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design from University of Washington
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Isaac W.

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Let’s have some fun.

Yes, technique and repetition and practice are critical to mastering any craft, but music is about the muse—the inspiration. We explore what inspires you, invent methods to increase your skill, and lean into your enthusiasm.

Drums, along with the human voice, are the most accessible musical instruments on the planet. Rhythm is the most important part of music, and drums embody rhythm. Whether you're looking for lessons on a trap set or hand drums, my 25 years of experience will illuminate your way.

We’ll play with a variety of genres, find beats that challenge your coordination, and expand your ability to listen and discover your place in any song. Join my circle.

About Isaac

CUSTOM-MADE FOR YOU Learning involves playfulness, curiosity, and personal connection. I've studied how people learn and how people play, along with 25 years of professional and performance experience, and I focus it entirely on you. We start with what you love, discover what you already know, then

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Danny S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $26
  • Awarded scored 1 on snare drum from Utah State
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 2 Yr. Degree in Drums/Drumset from M.I.(Musicians Institute)
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Danny S.

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Teaching students how to play with bands and read music are both important. I've played over 30 years and taught over 20 of those years. Grooves, coordination, reading and soloing are all aspects of what I teach from mostly my own books. I combine having fun with the commitment of practicing into a well rounded learning experience. I have recitals for students to show off their talents 1-2 times yearly. I'm versatile in teaching new drummers or advanced students. I look forward to our lessons.

About Danny

I've played drums about 30 years and taught lessons about 20 of those years. Each student is different and I've evolved my lessons to accommodate teaching each student. My background consists of all styles of Drumset, marching band, rock bands, soloing and Troopers drum corps. Also playing in jazz,

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Danny is a great teacher with lots of experience. He teaches with clarity and care.
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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Los Angeles is $65. 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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"I thought I wasn’t going to be able learn how to play drums and then I met Max! Very patient person and easily helped me unlock the door into drumming. Made everything clear to me and broke it down to where I was able to understand. Highly recommend, Thank you Max!"
Jacob Sargent
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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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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"Excellent Drumming Teacher

Casey C. is the best teacher for drumming lesson. Sometime I came to his house 5-10 minute late he still give a some extra time. Very understanding teacher. I enjoy every lesson with Casey."
Vicky
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"AMAZING!

This is it! Michael C. is it! I have taught music for years and I have watched my children take music lessons for years, but I have never been so impressed as when I watch Michael C.! My son has been taking lessons with Michael C. for a few months now and without fail he is always so sad whenever Michael's lessons comes to a close. Michael C. has developed his own - (that's right his own work sheets, his own methodology, his own songs) - style of teaching that is so incredibly fun for my son, and as a parent watching I cannot stop wanting to pull out my phone to take video of every moment! My son is learning and building a foundation based on the clear fundamentals of drumming, while at the same time learning how to really control the drum set at a very high level of musicianship. What my son has learned, and how much Michael is able to motivate my son to achieve is simply unbelievable. I have never witnessed a teacher who is this concise and thorough in teaching the core fundamentals and yet so creative and fun in teaching REAL MUSICALITY! Michael C. is a must for your child or students! This guy and his teaching methods are exactly what a parent dreams for their child to experience in a drum teacher."
John
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"By far the best drum teacher I have ever seen and how Ryan adapts his lessons to be most efficient and beneficial in an online setting is remarkable. Don’t think twice about getting a lesson with Ryan. He is a pro who makes you feel like it’s possible to learn any instrument one day at a time!"
Eli
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons"
Calla
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Highly recommend Ronen as a drum instructor! I recently started to take lessons for the first time at the age of 52. Ronen has made this experience so much fun. He is so knowledgeable, extremely patient and understanding. He balances each lesson with not only teaching technical skill but also the history of various drum techniques which makes it so interesting. He is a great teacher and it is a privilege to take lessons from him!"
Jeanae’
Took Drum lessons from Ronen E.
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"Been trying to get my middle-schooler to practice for a few years now. It's like pulling teeth.

Kevin has somehow broken through to him. Fun lessons. Incredibly useful homework. Couldn't recommend him more."
Sam
Took Drum lessons from Kevin W.
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"I have had 5 lessons with David and just renewed for 5 more. He is really a great instructor. Very patient and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to all."
David Lake
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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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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Drum Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

Drum Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

Drummers are the heart and soul of any song. They develop the beat and rhythm, and all the other musicians must follow their lead. There have been countless iconic drummers of the past and present that have shown off the range of a drum set, from Sheila E. and Ringo Starr to Cindy Blackman and Keith Moon. Whether it was their impeccable timing or flawless technique, these drummers have inspired so many musicians to strive to become drummers themselves.

If you, too, dream of becoming a drummer, then now is the perfect time to find drum lessons near you in Los Angeles, CA. Whether you are touching a drum set for the first time or looking to master a challenging new style, turn to our classes here at TakeLessons. Our drum teachers instruct s

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tudents of all ages and skills to help them achieve their drumming goals. Sign up for drum classes today to kick start your musical journey.

If you are looking for private Drum lessons in Los Angeles, CA

At TakeLessons, we offer private drum classes near you in Los Angeles, CA. During your lessons, you receive one-on-one instruction from one of our certified and experienced drum teachers. Our teachers provide students with their undivided attention to help them excel in music.

When you join one of our private classes, we invite you to browse our selection of instructors to find the perfect drum teacher near you. Once you decide on a teacher, you can get right to work. Your drum teacher will determine your level of expertise and inquire about your goals. If you are at the beginner level, you’ll start with the basics, such as learning how to properly hold your drumsticks and how to read drum music. However, if you are at a more advanced level, your instructor will encourage you to tackle more challenging techniques and styles. Whatever it is you want to achieve, your drum teacher will give you the support, encouragement, and guidance to help you reach your drumming dreams.

Enjoy your Drum classes in Los Angeles with TakeLessons

Whether you are at the novice or expert music level, we are sure you will enjoy your drum lessons in Los Angeles with TakeLessons. To prove it, we offer all new students a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on their first sessions. Sign up for affordable and hassle-free drum classes with us today and you’ll be one step closer to mastering all your favorite drum solos.

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