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Dennis W.

7 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Dennis W.

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Music is a subject that anyone can relate to. Playing and performing music is a dream that many people aspire. I have watched my students grow from complete beginners to taking stages in front of a large audience.

I am always thorough about teaching my students the basics: understanding proper technique, dynamics, rhythm, and timing. I teach my students to play to a metronome, read music and rhythms, play songs, and play along with other live musicians. I specialize in many various genres of music including funk, rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, Latin, prog, and metal. Over time, you will learn to play like the professionals that inspire you.

About Dennis

Hello, my name is Dennis Willoner. Music and art have always been a huge part of my life. I have been playing drums for 16 years and have been teaching for 8. I grew up learning to play drums from a private instructor, and have been studying on my own ever since. I have played in many bands in m

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Sarah
Dennis is a fantastic teacher.
Valeryia
Really understanding and patient teacher with a clear passion for drums.
Elise
My daughter loved her lesson. Superb drawing and shading instruction! Definitely scheduling more lessons.
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Joshua A.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua A.

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My goal is to unlock your creativity! As an active musician, producer, and teacher, I love helping people learn to read, write, and play the music they love and envision. My teaching philosophy is that every aspect of music is connected and therefore to really get it, you have to learn it all! I take a wide ground up approach inching away at rhythm, melody, theory, technique, and feel altogether, advancing all musical skills equally over time.

About Joshua

I am a Nashville-based musician and record producer, originally from just north of Chicago in Gurnee, IL. I began my musical journey at the early age of three. My parents recount me banging on pots and pans before I could speak, so they placed me in piano lessons at three years old and drum lessons

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Kelli
Josh is AMAZING! He’s helped my son learn to play the drums - he had never touched any music instrument before he started lessons. He’s also teaching him to read music which is important to me. Lastly, Josh really helped to boost his confidence - he was 5 months in and my shy kid signed up for a drum showcase and DID AMAZING!!! Josh is such an awesome young man, and a good role model for kids as well. He was doing in person lessons, but when Josh moved we switched to virtual because he’s so great! HIGHLY recommend working with Josh. He’s the best.
Marilou
Good program and Joshua is a very good listener! I recommend his piano class for every beginner.
Dia B.
Joshua has the gift of teaching. My son is not only enjoying his lessons, but he is excited to show me what he has learned and even practices every now and then without needing a reminder. I would highly recommend him. He relates well with his students and makes learning the piano fun.
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Greg B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Greg B.

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My experience speaks for itself. From Drum Corp to being on tour to studio work to theater shows there really is not much I haven't played or taught, I focus a lot on how to practice because not many people really know how to practice the right way to get the most out of their performance.

About Greg

The way I teach is a little different than most teachers. Not many teachers actually teach how to practice and that seems like it's the biggest setback for new and experienced students. My experience with being on tour and with Drum Corps and theater work and Studio work I have learned that there ar

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Chuck M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Chuck M.

3 Reviews
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One on one private instruction, Online instruction

About Chuck

Influences .Ian Paice, John Bonham, Ginger Baker, (Juilliard Member since 2005)

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Ed V.
My lesson was awesome. Chuck was the best. Very personable. Can't wait for the next one.
Sherrysnne
If you want to be a drummer who knows how to dynamically play drums and understand the various techniques of drumming... Take lessons from instructor Chuck Manton! He is a fantastic teacher!
Kim Holmes
One of the best drummers I have ever played with.
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David B.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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David B.

43 Reviews
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All levels, all styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Theo K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Theo K.

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Experienced teacher and performer of drums and percussion of over 10 years. As a working performer I play many different drums and percussion instrument. Let me know what you are interested in learning and I will teach you! I am here to help you unlock your full potential by providing technical and musical guidance to help you succeed. Beginner-Advanced students are welcome. I also am happy to help provide guidance for any instrument when it comes to the subject of audition preparation and practice coaching.

About Theo

I am a professional percussionist from the New York City Area. I graduated from the New School with a Bachelors in Percussion Performance and a Master Degree in Percussion Performance from DePaul University. As someone who has studied percussion for the past 20 years, all drum students can expec

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"Fun and learned something - good lesson"
Macaidyn
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!"
Caileigh
Took Drum lessons from Tim H.
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"Adam has a warm, easygoing nature that really endears him to Isaiah. Adam genuinely seems to enjoy teaching, which results in Isaiah coming out of his lessons feeling accomplished and enthusiastic. Isaiah is now more self-directed and motivated when it comes to practicing at home. Thanks Adam!"
Julia
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"A very accommodating, experienced, and easy going teacher. Would definitely recommend!"
David
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Michael is extremely knowledgable about all things drum, percussion, and music, and has a gift for explaining and conceptualizing music in ways that are easy to understand. He is my go-to for ANY music related question or discussion. Michael is an excellent and experienced teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn drums or more about music."
Kelsey
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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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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"Matthew did amazing work with teaching drum to both of our sons. Thank you, Matthew!"
Shelly
Took Drum lessons from Matthew H.
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"Will was amazing. My son had so much fun and can't wait for next week."
Zane
Took Drum lessons from Will F.
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"Very professional and was engaged. My son appreciated his kindness."
Arrington
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Max is a wonderful teacher because he is both patient and persevering. He is sensitive to the beginner’s lack of experience but does not overly simplify the steps of learning. He has a two fold approach to teaching technique and feeling rhythm so one develops both at the same time. Perfect!"
Clint
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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