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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike S.

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I teach how to read rhythms 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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Danny B.

2 Reviews
Torrance, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Psychology BA from California State University Long Beach
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Danny B.

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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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Brett R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner
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Brett R.

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previous experience with hand drums such as Congas, Timbales, Bongos, Djembe, etc.

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT ARE OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments th

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Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Alex L.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Alex L.

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I have been a musician for 29yrs. with Alto Sax being my Primary Instrument. Being a Woodwind player I also play Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion. I have performed in many large/medium/small venues with many Bands and Ensembles throughout my career. I have also, been a Georgia Certified Teacher, member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and member of the Music Educators National Conference for 14yrs. Most recently as an educator in Clayton County I performed with other musicians at a County production of "The Wiz".

About Alex

I have lead others and taught them before ever having my own classroom as a leader in High School and College. It has greatly pleased me that my students have had many accomplishments in many groups. These vary from various Honors Bands, the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many High Valued Sch

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Aaron
Our first class was great! My son learned a lot and Alex was very patient. My son looks forward to his next session.
Nate B.
My 1st lesson was great. Alex is an excellent instructor. His demeanor, engaging approach coupled with his experience makes an atmosphere that is very conducive to learning. I highly recommend him.
Rasheeda P.
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Eric B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded State Winner Battle of the Bands from Cheggs Battle of the Bands
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Eric B.

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Percussion involves knowing your way around many different instruments. Learn how to accent music with the right auxiliary percussion like marimba, xylophone, congas, and bongos. Whether each instrument is played with your hands or with mallets and sticks, learn the skills to being a versatile percussionist.

About Eric

Music isn't just a career choice: it is a way of life. I have been playing music since I was a toddler; everything I have learned about life has been through music. I believe that self-expression is important to being confident with yourself. I look forward to sharing my passion for music and tea

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Shannon A.
Really enjoyed my personalized lessons with Eric! He helped me with finding the rhythm in some of my original songs. He is very encouraging and affirming.
Sam
Great instructor; always prepared and patient. He works towards my goals always.
Ben
Eric is the real deal as a guitar teacher. I personally play the guitar myself, but as any parent knows when it comes to teaching your own child there is going to be some resistance no matter what! Lol. Eric is very well educated in music and has the rapport to teach beginners as well as advanced students. My son looks forward to his time with Eric and considers him a friend as well! In closing, if your looking for an instructor that has a solid music background that can channel that knowledge into your child or self, look no further!
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JP W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Study marimba literature, prepare for your next concert percussion audition, and/or develop your drumset skills with a teacher who understands how to help you achieve your goals.

About JP

I’m a music teacher in the Atlanta Metro area looking to expand what I do to more students! Teaching in the online format has sharpened my focus, and I’ve developed a method for delivering the training that music students need most: technique, ear training, and music literacy. I teach the mus

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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 $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $43 and $89 per hour.
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"chris is the man! super nice dude, great sense of humor, and crazy knowledgable about music! i took drum lessons from him a few years ago, and he took the time to get to know me and where i was coming from musically and tailored our lessons to uniquely suit me. still use the warmup exercises he taught me every time i sit down at the kit! highly recommend"
Joel
Took Percussion lessons from Christopher B.
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From Online pupil from England George D.

Johnny is an awesome teacher. Instructive. Quick to find what you need to focus on. Patient. Insightful. Funny. Just what you need if your time is precious, but you can get in front of webcam for a few hours a week. He's helped me get those tones right and given me the confidence to grow. Really, really importantly he's always there for questions and support outside of the lessons."
Johnny
Took Percussion lessons from Johnny C.
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"Kolja is very patient, enthusiastic and encouraging during lessons. His extensive knowledge of the craft is a treasure to anyone looking to learn more about drumming/rhythm. As great of a drummer he is, I believe his calling is rooted in teaching. Highly recommend"
Erik
Took Percussion lessons from Kolja G.
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"Zaky is great with my son who has a history of brain injury which causes him to have short term memory problems. In just a few weeks he has much more confidence in himself and is even a slight bit ahead in band class. He is now able to help some of the other students which he loves. There are very few things that at school that don't overwhelm him, and Zaky has helped him find success in music."
Andrea
Took Percussion lessons from Zaky N.
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"Kolja is an incredible percussionist/drummer with the kind of patience you have to have when teaching. I have some musical ability, but have never played the drums or any type of percussion. Kola has a very nurturing approach to teaching which makes learning both fun and challenging. I highly recommend him"
adam nash
Took Percussion lessons from Kolja G.
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"My son loves his lessons!"
Charlie
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Puts lesson in easy to understand terms, concepts and exercises."
Gordon
Took Percussion lessons from Rachel H.
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"Mariano was an amazing percussion and drum set teacher. His lessons were engaging and productive, and he was always able to communicate an idea or musical concept in a way that I was able to understand and connect with. After about 2 years of lessons I was accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts for percussion and I owe my success to the lessons I took with Mariano. I continued lessening throughout high school and my skill level contined to grow. What I loved about Mariano's teaching was his unique ability to take very simple exercises and make them more difficult and therefore much more beneficial. Along with stressing the importance of basic technique, he would constantly inteoduce me to new things - Afro beats, traditional grip, Latin beats, new ways to sight read, and 4 mallet marimba technique. I would highly suggest taking lessons with Mariano if you are looking for a fun, encouraging teacher who has lots of experience with a variety of percussion performance!"
Emma
Took Percussion lessons from Mariano L.
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"Zen is a great teacher. He has taught me polyrhythms, timing, and playing subdivisions with different note groupings in jazz styles. He also shows up on time and prepared to get to business. Id recommend him to anyone looking to learn drums or Ableton!"
Shane
Took Percussion lessons from Zen R.
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"Great first visit with Johnny!"
John
Took Percussion lessons from Johnny C.
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