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Andrew G.

Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Diploma Program, Performance Major, Percussion from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Andrew G.

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Fun drum lessons! I've had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of private students of all ages and skill levels for the past 21 years. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music. I've taught master classes for the California Percussive Arts Society and the Jazz School in Berkeley. I've also taught 4th-8th grade classroom music and intro & elementary concert band and Bandworks rock ensembles for kids and adults. Additionally I've taught kindergarten and pre school music.

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About Andrew

Hi, my name is Andrew Griffin. I'm a professional drummer, drum instructor, songwriter, bandleader, and dad living in the San-Francisco bay area. I've been teaching drums for 21 years. I try to make each lesson super fun and very informative. I will use my many years of experience, working with all

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Jason Z.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jason Z.

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With over ten years’ experience playing drums/guitar and five experience performing as a professional musician, I offer a comprehensive curriculum covering foundational skills and basics as well as exploring the from kickstarting the initial creative process, to conceptualization and writing, to practicing, promoting, and performing. I offer a fun, approachable method.

About Jason

Beyond covering the basics, I offer a unique perspective of adapting flexibly to different music styles fundamentals to navigating the nuances of being a professional musician.

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Brent E.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor's in Music from Cal State East Bay
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Brent E.

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I cater my lessons to fit the students needs. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced drummer looking to refine your skills, I can help you along your musical journey. I play several different styles of music, and love to teach new concepts to aspiring students.

About Brent

I'm a professional pianist and drummer based in the bay area. I have been teaching for over a decade, and find great joy in helping students progress and develop a love for music. As a performer, I am active in several bands and enjoy playing a variety of musical styles. The lessons are personaliz

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Linda
Brent has been teaching my daughter drum for about 1 year now and it has been great!

I highly recommend him as a music teacher.
Gautam
My 7 year old loves music and has shown an affinity towards playing the drums! Brent has been an awesome teacher and has so much patience working with easily distracted kids. He is always encouraging my son and show him both the fun side and the more technical side of playing the drums. We look forward to continuing our lessons with Mr. Brent, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to play the drums
Shalinee
Brent has created a wonderful learning environment for both of my kids. Although they are at very different stages of learning, Brent has been able to meet them individually where they are in their processes. Brent’s approach is calm, engaging and fun. Both kids look forward to learning more each week.

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Luther B.

46 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Arou

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Danni B.
Mr. Blackwell is very patient, especially when it comes to finding the right notes in songs! Every tip I have gotten from him has improved my music time and time again! He always knows how and where I can improve in our music. Thank you very much, Mr. Blackwell!
Kawanda W.
I was intimated to to even try to learn the cello Luther made me feel at ease and confident! I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
Brian Gee
I can't say enough good things about Mr. Blackwell. He is an incredible teacher that gives you what you need at your level. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and patient instructor, Mr. Blackwell is for you! Going on 3 years and I am looking forward to the next 3 years.
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Tanner H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tanner H.

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I'm very patient with my students and strive to see personal growth in each lesson. I'm energetic and always like to have fun during lessons!

Tailored lesson plans and benchmarking lets you actually SEE your progress as you learn.

About Tanner

I'm 26 years old and I've been teaching percussion privately and for school districts for 7 years. I place an emphasis on understanding percussion on a tangible level. This means that the way I teach you will result in you being able to remember and apply all that you have learned in your musical j

Michael M.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from CSUSB
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael M.

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First, I would like to get to know the student and their goals in order to tailor lesson plans to reach their goals. In general, many students I have taught in the past are interested in specific genres of music and drumming, so we would go over the necessary skills needed to play those genres. I also like to teach improvisation and chops, if you are interested in learning more of a solo drumming style then I can also facilitate that. The fundamentals I like to focus on are derived from the essential rudiments, video examples and the books: "The Art of Bop Drumming" and "A Funky Primer." Styles I like particularly are: bebop jazz, neo-soul and funk. Some contemporary drummers that I like particularly are: Carter Mclean, Yussef Dayes, Matt Gartska, Eric Harland and Brian Blade. I hope to teach drums in a way that allows for each student to develop their own style with which they can employ in any group setting.

About Michael

My name is Michael Millenheft. I have been playing drums, guitar and piano for 12 years. I have played in multiple bands throughout Southern California and China. I am currently a graduate music student living in Boston, MA. I taught high school and elementary school music in China for 2+ years

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Matt P.
Great first lesson with Michael. Looking forward to making progress over the near future. He listened to my goals and was able to work with me on a learning plan.

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"best teacher i have ever had. really nice and really helps you if you need it."
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Great drum teacher. I studied with Richard about a year. I had played before, but Richard helped me build a better drumming foundation and guided me to me play better.
I now am able to play in a cover band and use some of the concepts and techniques that I learned from my lessons with him.
I highly recommend Richard for drum lessons."
George D.
Took Drum lessons from Richard Baker B.
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"Awesome instructor! Definitely seeing my progress!"
Mario
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"She is thorough and patient! She was able to teach my son to actually read music, not just play it. Recommend!"
Dina
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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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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"Adam is an excellent teacher! I have always been intimidated by playing the drum set, but Adam was so good at explaining each step that it felt almost simple. After just a few lessons I was able to figure out some songs on my own, and felt confident enough to play with friends. Thank, Adam!"
Ellen
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Thank you James! I was not that good with music growing up. Drums and guitar looks so complicated and I was interested. He is very patience. I don't have good rhythm with music! After getting 1 or 2 beats right i was excited! Practice and lessons make Perfect?? I hope so! ""
Layla
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"A lot of what we discussed is where I am and where I want to go; which to me is really good. I am missing a lot of the fundamentals and Scott is helping to bring me up to speed as well as add to my tool kit! Awesome first lesson!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction."
Sebastian
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Murray is awesome!!! Very detailed and organized. He has the right personality for teaching. His patience with students is a great attribute to him being a great instructor. If you want to become a drummer, then Murray Piper is your guy!!!"
D'Juan Chapman
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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