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Brent E.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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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Andrew G.

Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Diploma Program, Performance Major, Percussion from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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I’ve performed/recorded with: CAKE, Camper Van Beethoven, Luce, Vince Welnick(Grateful Dead, Tubes, Todd Rundgren), Jonathan Richman, David Immergluck (Counting Crows), Roger Rocha (4 Non Blondes), Steve Fisk (producer Nirvana, Soundgarden, the Posies, Soul Coughing) and many more...

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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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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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Samuel F.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Samuel F.

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Drum lessons are unique with me because of my background with all percussion makes lessons flexible and fun. I tailor my lessons to the students wants and desires while also building their technical skill in all areas of percussion so they can play everything while excelling at what they enjoy the most. This makes a very fun and educational experience.

About Samuel

Samuel Fronk is recognized as one of the top Percussion instructors in the Cincinnati area. Samuel has taken the Finneytown percussion program to new heights by achieving superior ratings in state finals for the first time in recent history and multiple percussion ensembles have achieved superior

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Craig H.

12 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Craig H.

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Craig tailors lessons to the needs and goals of the individual student whether they are a beginner or an advanced student. Being able to work with the students to reach their full potential by giving them a strong vocabulary and command on the instrument are areas he is able to shine on them, but more importantly make it fun while they are learning the instrument.

About Craig

Craig Hanna, has taught professionally since 2000, and has made his passion for music and teaching a career. He was taught by some of the best instructors in the GreenBay Area at a young age and has continued to study an array of musical styles. When he is not behind the drums teaching , he provi

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Chuck
Really couldn't ask for more. Craig's been working with my daughter for years and we couldn't be happier.
Stephanie
I came to Craig as an adult, with little to no musical training and was hesitant to take lessons because I had no idea what expect. In the time I have worked with him I have learned to sight read, play along to songs , have a strong grasp on the fundamentals and work on improvisation. He continually challenges me to try new things and expand my vocabulary. As an instructor Craig is professional, non judgmental, patient and is an experienced teacher. A lot of people can play drums, being able to teach others is an entirely different skill.
Billie
Craig has been working with our son for over 5 years. He is an exceptional instructor. Our son had no previous drum lessons prior to working with Craig. Our son really enjoys his lessons with Craig and has really excelled. We would highly recommend Craig

Vir M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Best Bay Area World Music Band from S.F. Weekley
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Vir M.

3 Reviews
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I have a Drumset at my studio and can get you started with the rudiments and basic drumming skills.

About Vir

I am a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.;I have been teaching and performing music for over 15 years. I have toured the United States and other countries playing many types of music. I play Guitar and Bass, Drums, Keys and Sing   I teach in a fun style that emphasizes the students creativity.  Styles rang

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Karen T.
Although I only had 1 lesson with him so far, I can say he's a very good teacher and I had fun.
caroline S.
Vir is a gifted teacher. He has taught my son guitar for more than a year. He meets my son where ever he's at in his practice, attention and interests with calm, skilled focus and intention . Vir's background as performing musician infuses his teaching with an enthusiasm and creativity of practicing his teaching. We are truly grateful for Vir.
Alexander S.
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Vir is beyond your typical vocal coach. He was a huge help on things like pitch accuracy and phrasing, but more than anything, his focus on getting me to tap into and harness my inner power has already paid huge dividends in my recordings and performances. Further, Vir is an amazing person to know and his home-studio in Berkeley is magnificent!

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"Excellent drum instructor

Our son, Jonah, has been taking lessons with Mike for a little over 18 months. It was one of the best decisions we ever made for him. Mike established rapport with Jonah very quickly. He has learned our son's quirks, likes, capabilities - and tailors instruction accordingly. Mike is very professional, reliable, and there has never been a disconnect with communication. His studio is inviting to visitors, and we're so lucky to have him teach in our neighborhood."
Ann
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Mr. Max is a great teacher! He was super patient and knowledgeable. I was a total beginner at drums, but he made things really easy to understand and helped me start playing and reading right away. Would totally recommend taking lessons with Mr. Max!"
Hannah
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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"Murray has a unique way of finding the way to teach an individual based on their strengths and weaknesses and how their brain thinks and learns. My 52 year old brain doesn't always get it but Murray always finds a way or technique for me to understand so that I can play and be the best that I can be whether I playing my drums or playing my cajon.."
Cathy Gertz
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Ronen is an inspiring, dedicated and highly professional teacher, as well as a very communicative and pleasant person to study with. His teaching methods combine thorough knowledge, vast professional experience and masterfully structured lesson program. In addition, his prominent career as a professional drummer brings a valuable factor to his guidance and approach.
Ronen's enthusiasm and love for music and teaching, makes him an outstanding teacher who would make any student enjoy playing and acquire excellent skills.
I highly recommend Ronen's drum lessons!!!"
Amir
Took Drum lessons from Ronen E.
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"Al is an awesome teacher.

When I was looking for a drumming teacher for my son, I looked at several of the teachers' profiles. I thought that Al's profile was the best fit for my son who had no experience in drumming, and my son has learned so much from Al. Al is a wonderful teacher and very patient. He adjusts to the likes and needs of his students. I like that Al is a professional musician/performer and brings that experience to the table too."
Corinne
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"Garrett is an AWESOME instructor! I’ve been taking lessons with him for a few months now, and he’s really helped me take my drumming to the next level."
Ben
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Jon is really helpful, and patient! Also very knowledgeable at his craft and has already helped me a lot! 10/10 recommend!"
Trey
Took Drum lessons from Jonathan R.
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"Best instructor I've had in years

I've been taking lessons with Matt for about a year now, and within that time my skill on the drum kit has improved tenfold. Matt teaches with a vast number of strategies to help me understand the lesson and improve my technique. He makes learning an instrument entertaining (as it should be) and not a chore or boring task. Matt is friendly, relatable, timely, and the best drum/percussion instructor I've had in California. 10/10 would recommend."
Joe
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Thomas is great. He is patient and I am excited about learning drums from him."
Andrew
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Matt is AWESOME. He has been a great musical role model for me since day one. The knowledge that Matt has passed down to me has completely reallocated my purpose as a musician and challenged me to question my role as a drummer in an ensemble situation. What insight! I have absolutely no doubt that I will be prepared to confidently attend college university music ensembles in the next couple of months, because of Matt's mentorship and how it has inspired me (and of course, taught me how) to achieve my best. Matt has exposed me to styles of music I didn't even know existed. His talent is beyond the capacity of any other teacher I've had, and my family and I respect him very much. Very personable, easy-going, and intelligent. Thank you Matt, for everything. :)"
Stacey
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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