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Joan Q.

15 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Filipino - Tagalog, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor's of Music in Performance - Percussion Studies from California State University, Long Beach
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Joan Q.

15 Reviews
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Percussion is such a fun subject because of all the instruments you get to play! Whether you just want to learn congas, bongos, cajon, cowbell, or all of them, I'll guide you through the basic patterns, help you develop technique and improvisation ideas, and jam together during our lessons.

I have been teaching percussion for over 10 years. My lessons focus on technique and playing along with popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals. If you'd like to learn all basic percussion instruments, we can develop a rotating schedule per instrument.

My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, become independent learners, while having fun along the way!

About Joan

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She has also performed on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show. Joan earned her Bachelo

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Cora R.
My son really enjoys his lessons and likes how Joan helps him focus on technique.
John M.
Joan taught my son from first time to an advanced beginner. She was very patient and extremely helpful. My son was fully engaged in his lessons and always enjoyed his time with Joan. Joan was very dependable, always on time for lessons and always flexible with her scheduling. She also assisted in purchasing a drumset for my son. I would recommend Joan to anyone looking to learn the drums.
Hartley
First lesson was great! We are looking forward to our future lessons with Joan.
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Jonathan E.

4 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $27
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Jonathan E.

4 Reviews
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Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, jazz fundamentals, rock/pop, recording, composition, & live performance. I'm fairly well versed in many other genres, so I can easily meet your preferences across the board. Cultivate a deeper relationship with your instrument & unlock your potential! :)

About Jonathan

Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, j

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Tina S.
My son enjoyed lessons with Jonathan. He is very knowledgable and friendly. I recommend him for lessons.
Keever
Jonathan is OUTSTANDING! He is effective, very patient and our son is enjoying music lessons . I highly recommend him to work with young children.
Bobby
My son is enjoying

Brian R.

9 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $70
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Brian R.

9 Reviews
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I teach Hand Percussion Lessons, Bongo Lessons, Djembe Lessons, Conga Lessons, Darbuka/Doumbek Lessons.

About Brian

I'm a 32 year old professional musician who has been playing drums and percussion for the last 18 years. I've taught for a respected music studio in Connecticut and I continue to teach here in Los Angeles. I have played in numerous bands and toured the United States, Europe and Central America. The

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Sam
sooooooo much fun taking hand drum lessons from Brian! Ultra beginner student is me (shhh I'm getting better!). I decided to learn bongos plus the djembe ( I don't own either drum BUT he has them at his studio so it was cool )......He is very supportive when I try the exercises he shows me and no pressure to be a pro right away lol. I will keep coming to learn more and more I like the salsa stuff he showed me at lessons.......and don't worry Brian I am about to buy a set of bongos to practice at home! Cool guy - recommended!!!
Luther
This dude can play! Brian is a great teacher.. we did some hand drums and drum set for the few lessons we had together. I was new to learning music and glad I came across Brian because he is a chill guy with positive light. I felt as if I could take drums as far as I wanted with Brian as my teacher. I will be back for some more lessons when my wife lets me lol.
Jessie
Quality drum teacher. I took lessons with Brian for about a year and his teaching style is relaxed compared to other drummers I studied with. I never felt rushed with the exercises, we always went at my pace. I recommend this teacher.

Meet Online Percussion Teachers Serving Los Angeles, CA

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Ben E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • History from American University
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ben E.

4 Reviews
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I am a lifelong percussionist dedicated to giving my students the best musical experience possible. Through an integrated approach, you will learn about rhythm and the potential for self-expression through it.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Danya
Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play.
Henry
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Jonathan E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Jonathan E.

4 Reviews
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Online Percussion Teacher

Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, jazz fundamentals, rock/pop, recording, composition, & live performance. I'm fairly well versed in many other genres, so I can easily meet your preferences across the board. Cultivate a deeper relationship with your instrument & unlock your potential! :)

About Jonathan

Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, j

Recent Reviews
Tina S.
My son enjoyed lessons with Jonathan. He is very knowledgable and friendly. I recommend him for lessons.
Keever
Jonathan is OUTSTANDING! He is effective, very patient and our son is enjoying music lessons . I highly recommend him to work with young children.
Bobby
My son is enjoying
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Emerson W.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Associates of Arts in Performance (Drums) from Musician's Institute
  • Teaching since 2007
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Emerson W.

8 Reviews
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Online Percussion Teacher

I want to make sure my students have a good time learning percussion but I also want to make sure they learn a lot..! I always make sure to ask my students what they want to learn and what their favorite music is... after that, I figure out what type of lessons to plan out.

About Emerson

Thanks so much for your interest in starting music lessons with me. I’m so excited to share my passion for music with you! As Lao Tzu said: “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." Lesson details: My main goal as a teacher is to help my students reach their goals. If my student wa

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Rob S.
Emerson is awesome! The first lesson was great and I look forward to working with him on improving my guitar technique.
Eoghan
Emerson is super patient and a great teacher!
Marla Robbins
I enjoyed the learning process; I just hope my short fingers will stretch & curve in order to play the strings properly!

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Los Angeles is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $115 per hour.
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"Outstanding!

Always challenging and keeps me informed about stuff that I need to know. Always relates things to other areas of percussion. Is really funny and nice. Always keeps me interested in what is going on during the lesson."
- MacKenzie
Took Percussion lessons from Alex J.
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"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."
- Alexis Trout
Took Percussion lessons from Bo W.
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"Sarah is very detail and always prepared the lesson material beforehand. We are happy that we found her"
- Hannah
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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"He's a good instructor, he teaches easy and simple"
- Theo
Took Percussion lessons from Justice E.
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"Michael is a world-class drummer, and I had the benefit of his coaching for my drumline and in private lessons. He's patient with 'dumb questions' and helps students discipline themselves to acheive incredible levels of technique. Also a really gentle, nice guy in general! Highly recommended."
- Corbett
Took Percussion lessons from Michael W.
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"My son Enjoyed very much"
- Ashton
Took Percussion lessons from Erasmo R.
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"Mike is the best percussionists, drummers, and teachers I know and is extremely active performing and touring in the music industry today! He is a seasoned, world touring professional that really knows his stuff! Whether you are new to drumming, a pro drummer who needs to tighten up your chops, or strictly a drummer who wants to learn how to approach and play percussion properly, Mike is the guy who can help YOU reach your musical goals and aspirations.

I've had the pleasure getting to know Mike while touring, drumming, marching in Drum Corps drumlines throughout the years. I have learned so much from his extensive musical knowledge and he continues to inspire me to be a better drummer and percussionist today. Mike Washinton is a great teacher, with a giant personality and most importantly a great friend! Book a lesson with him today and you will grow into the great drummer you aspire to be!"
- Nate H.
Took Percussion lessons from Michael W.
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"Murray is patient, encouraging, and obviously very knowledgeable about his subject area. He is also flexible and creative in unpredictable technology related situations. Looking forward to more lessons. I believe I can learn a lot."
- Michael
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Joe has been super helpful, patient and informative. He brings a special attention detail to his lessons. He is supportive and encouraging at every turn in the process."
- Chuck
Took Percussion lessons from Joe M.
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"I am a high school band director and Cameron was our percussion instructor last school year. He did a wonderful job with the students! He covered all areas of percussion from marching band, to concert band, and even percussion ensemble. He pushed the students and expanded their skills on all percussion instruments, all while keeping things engaging for the students. He programmed for and rehearsed our three percussion ensembles last year. Cameron was an integral part of our band program and our students loved working with him!"
- Hannah
Took Percussion lessons from Cameron D.
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