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Michael C.

36 Reviews
Huntington Beach, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 i

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Theresa
When my son's school mandated that all students learn an instrument and I found out that he had been assigned DRUMS, I was at a loss. The lessons provided by the school were basic and I didn't feel that my son was getting the full benefit of all the drums had to offer. Luckily, we found Mike!

Mike set my son at ease instantly. He is very personable and has the gift of getting to know his students in a genuine manner. His friendly demeanor and willingness to use humor, without talking down to his students, sets him apart. Mike took the time to get to know Tom, including his musical interests, so that he could create high-interest lessons that motivated my son to practice and increased his love of music. Mike was able to explain clearly to my son what they were doing, how to do it properly, and why doing it correctly was worth the time invested. Not having had experience with drums, I had no idea how much technique is involved! Mike provided not only drum lessons, but life lessons as well.

As a parent, I have always appreciated Mike's timely communication. I have never had to wonder when my son's lessons would be, when payment was due, or what to do when I had a scheduling conflict. (By the way, Mike understands the chaos that sometimes goes along with being a working parent.)

To sum things up, Mike is a charismatic teacher who uses his expertise to instruct his students in how to become exemplary musicians and people. I recommend him without reservations.
Derek
I have taken lessons with Mike for over 7 years, and getting into drumming has been the best thing that has happened in my life. Mike is an excellent teacher, who truly loves to teach. You feel his joy, he is never condescending, and he is never more than a couple steps away from making a silly joke.
Drums have given me a hobby to keep improving as I get older. It has given me a passion for music, both performing, and listening. It has also allowed me to have experiences I never would been able to have without learning the drums, such as playing in the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade, winning 1st place with my high school drumline, and making lifelong friends as part of my high school's music program.
I highly encourage to take lessons with Mike. He is the best.
John
Mike has been teaching our son Luis for almost 5 years now. He’s now ten and his play is amazing. Equally as importantly as his knowledge and high skill level, he is a patient and kind man who is great with kids. He built a strong relationship with my son and as a result, Luis loves playing drums. He has just the right balance of support and encouragement to get him to learn without feeling like he’s pressured or it’s homework. Passion make perfect!!! I highly recommend Mike as a teacher for students of any age. He Rocks in many ways!

Ryan S.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • BM Jazz Studies from USC
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Ryan S.

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Experienced drum teacher of 8 years, specializing in all levels and styles of Drumming. All ages 13+ years old welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. You'll be playing songs in whatever style you prefer in no time. Jazz? Pop? Rock? You'll learn it! In addition to learning songs, you'll be getting a strong foundation in chart reading, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Ryan

Ryan Shaw is a drummer who performs and/or records with Michael Bublé, Seth MacFarlane, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Holman, Gilbert Castellanos, Richard Shelton, Graham Dechter, Melissa Morgan and many more. Performing throughout Southern California, Ryan has performed at most of the best Jazz clubs in the

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Athan G.

56 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musician Award from Peter Epstein
  • Teaching since 2012
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Athan G.

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Athan has taught drums for eight years, and strives to provide each student with exactly what they need to excel. He has extensive training, both from CSUN as a Jazz Performance major and performing around the world in various groups. From basic technique, to advanced technical and musical studies, his wealth of knowledge and experience will help you improve immensely. He teaches based on each individual student in order to provide you with the best and most fun learning experience.

About Athan

Hello potential students! I have been teaching music for over eight years, and love teaching as much as music itself. As someone who started late (began drumming at age 16), and quickly progressed from complete (i.e. terrible) beginner to studying at nationally ranked CSU Northridge's jazz program,

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Dymond
Athan is the best! So patient and so helpful!
Jennifer
awesome
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Stephen K.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Bowling Green State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen K.

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I use a variety of method books for drum set, mallet percussion, and snare drum, depending on the student's level and their area of interest. I also share exercises and approaches that I have picked up over the years from teachers and other sources, and I often create exercises on the spot to address the student's unique needs. A good practice method is a tool that the student can apply to anything they're interested in; it also encourages them and allows them to have more fun.

About Stephen

I have been teaching privately since 2010, when I accepted a position as a graduate assistant at Bowling Green State University. My responsibilities included teaching private lessons to undergraduate percussion majors and coaching percussion ensembles. I began teaching students from middle school t

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Michelle
My daughter was shy at the beginning, but Stephen was able to warm her up and get her talk. Even she didn't learn a lot, she is excited about the new class coming next week.
Stephen is good at teaching her in different conversations.
He is a good teacher for kids. Highly recommend!
Yanhao
Stephen is a really good teacher. He is experienced, nice, and patient. Especially I am a Chinese, even my language is bad, he can also find the different way to let me know how to study drum. Every class I feel happy.
Yanhao
Stephen is a really good teacher. He is experienced, nice, and patient. Especially I am a Chinese, even my language is bad, he can also find the different way to let me know how to study. Every class I feel happy.

Matt S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students Male: 3 to 26; Female: 3 to 30
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt S.

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I teach lessons to any grade/age group. I have an extremely open mind to teaching and music in general, so nothing goes out the door in terms of philosophy, however, I've come to realize that some methods work better than others. That said, I tailor my attention and focus as an educator to the needs of student I'm teaching in front of me. I don't consider the student who just walked out of the lesson or the student who is coming in next. I put my all in the student who is in front of me because I believe time is an essential asset to lessons. Also, every case is so uniquely different in terms of students and I take a good amount of time to calibrate the learning style of every student.

About Matt

I am passionate instructor who is fueled by seeing success in others. No other feeling is more fulfilling then seeing the growth of another human. I have been teaching private lessons in my own studio for about 8 years now. I've taught 7 marching bands and currently writing music for some with an

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Clement L.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English, French
  • Awarded Outstanding Performance from Board of Trustees Paris Jazz Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Clement L.

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I am a Berklee College of Music Alumni and have years of experience teaching. I started teaching in France, and then taught some classes in Boston. Spent 4 years studying with some of the greatest drummers out there from Rock to Jazz, and HipHop drumming ( James Murphy from the blue man group, Marko Djordjevic, and Omar Hakim), after spending another 4 years studying Jazz in Paris. I have a passion for teaching and transmission. After touring with bands like Lick Neon and playing around the US I felt like I wanted to go back to teaching drums. My teaching is unique, very centered on playing, and less centered on books because to me the best way to learn music is to play by ear and to learn how to listen. I will teach you basics and rudiments, but very quickly I will show you how to use those in a creative and fun way, so that your appetite for learning more keeps growing. I would love to meet you and get you closer to your drum dreams !

About Clement

Teaching means the world to me. Music has been transmitted from generation to generation during the whole history of humanity and to keep music alive, we need people to be fully dedicated to transmitting what they learned to keep music growing, and to empower people to believe in themselves and tha

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Luca A.
Nice guy
Easy going and good temperament with my 5 year old.
Mia
Being a first time drum student , I took lessons with Clement and he was so patient and really helped me build the confidence that I needed. Although I'm only playing for a hobby, I feel as if I can now call myself a drummer thank you to the guidance as well as the standard that Clement held me too. Also great hip hop producer!
Florence
After having taken some lessons online with various instructors, it is clear to me that Clément has been my best experience. Learning drums online was never easy but I am very busy so that's my only option, and he made sure that I always understood him clearly, sent me some exercises to practice after classes and always encouraged me and made me believe in myself. Still take lessons to this day and now I have my own band ! Thanks Clem :) !!

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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 $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $168 per hour.
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I've had three lessons with Ed and I notice a significant improvement in my playing/practice. Ed will tailor a program for your skill level where you will see results immediately. The key is to practice regularly with Ed's lessons. The lesson studio is professional and fully equipped. I would highly advise any skill level of percussion to sign up for a lesson package with Ed."
- Gregg
Took Drum lessons from Ed R.
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"My 15-year-old son has been taking lessons from Brandon for at least 4 years. When I asked him to review Brandon, he shelved his normal sarcasm and responded with: “I don’t know, he’s Brandon. He’s a good guy. He’s patient with me and he has the knowledge and materials. He knows when to go over simple rudiments and when to relax and teach a song.” As a mom, I can’t say enough about him. He is super talented, respectful, reliable, punctual, and cool. We consider him a friend."
- Amy
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Jordan was a very excellent teacher. He was very well spoken and very patient. Jordan brought humor into his teachings and it was well appreciated. I look forward to the next lesson."
- Caleb
Took Drum lessons from Jordan R.
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"Yulia is patient and takes the time to review the parts of the drum set and makes sure you are comfortable with the lessons of the day. She demonstrates the"
- Aruna
Took Drum lessons from Yulia B.
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"I am very happy to have selected Colin as my drum teacher. He is patient and explains concepts clearly. I find that he provides helpful feedback identifying both what I am doing correctly and where I need to adjust. He adjusts the lessons to my progress, so I feel that I am receiving individualized instruction. I am a long time educator and know good instruction when I see it, and I see it in him!"
- Linda
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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"Super prepared and ontime. Awesome!"
- Colin
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Casey is an awesome teacher! He's really nice, encouraging, and has allowed to me to finally learn how to play the drums!! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to give drumming a try."
- Hope C.
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Colin is an incredible instructor. He pairs very detailed instruction with an easy-going attitude. Colin is a valuable instructor because he is Great at teaching very early beginners, as well as intermediate, and advanced students. Any age or level has something to learn from Colin. Hit him up! He even helped raise my son."
- Matt
Took Drum lessons from Colin T.
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"Thomas is very nice. My 13 yrs old likes his drum lessons very much so far."
- Nathan
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Mike is an awesome teacher. He was really flexible with our schedule, and helped both of us starting at different skill levels and goals. He is well worth the money if you are serious about wanting to become a better drummer!"
- Nadine
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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Drum Lessons in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the place for fantastic rock bands: The Beach Boys, The Doors, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Halen, Metallica, No Doubt, Weezer and many more hail from sunny L.A. With this fertile ground for music legends, it is more important than ever that you pursue Los Angeles drum lessons.

Syncopation, back beats, funky time signatures, montuno or bossa grooves: all of these fantastic ways to keep the rhythm of your band on the drums need to be learned from a master. There is no better way to get a clear mastery of drums than to seek out a master and learn from them. But how do you find the perfect teacher?

Luckily, if you’re searching for Los Angeles drum lessons, TakeLessons is here to help you connect with the best possible teacher for percussion and drums. All of our instructors undergo a rigorous interview process, to ensure you’re being taught by the best of the best. Even better, we offer a 100% money back guarantee with your first lesson, so there is no risk involved!

Once you’ve mastered the basic art of keeping rhythm, there are so many more techniques to explore with your teacher. To get started, simply search our database for instructors near you, or call 1-800-252-1508 to speak with a customer service representative who can answer all of your questions. Los Angeles drum lessons are easy to find and schedule with the help of TakeLessons. So what are you waiting for? Contact TakeLessons to begin your drum lessons today!

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