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David B.

42 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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David B.

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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 h

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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.
Jacob P.
David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time.
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Kevin C.

17 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Kevin C.

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Experienced drummer with 13 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more.

I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty and I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly.

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music the

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Sergio P.
Great lesson, I leaned so much from Kevin! He has so much patience and is really good with giving tips and tricks.
Jon
Highly recommend Kevin! Just started drums and did 2 months of lessons with him at his in-home studio. Really cool set up, and he listens to what you’re interested in learning, while also recommending what to practice during the week between lessons. Also had a few jam sessions with him which were awesome!
Super chill guy, and I’m sure he’s great for every skill level and age. Thanks Kevin, will be back soon for follow up sessions!
Ellie M
Kevin is very resourceful and his instruction is clear and effective. As someone who did not have any experience with music software before, I’m already getting familiar with Logic and making songs with it after few weeks. Looking forward to future lessons.
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John M.

22 Reviews
Carlsbad, CA
Starting at $39
  • Awarded Triple A Album of the Year from Los Angeles Music Awards
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
  • Teaching since 1993
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John M.

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Positive, patient and motivating, over 40 years of playing drums & percussion and over 12 years of private instruction with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!

About John

I have 40 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 13 years of teaching beginning and intermediate drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized w

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Jacob
Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!
Serena
Great instructor! Great communication
Royce M.
Best instructor ever!

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Tanner H.

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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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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

Ryan S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Ryan S.

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Experienced drum teacher of 8 years, specializing in all levels and styles of Drumming. All ages 13+ years old welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. You'll be playing songs in whatever style you prefer in no time. Jazz? Pop? Rock? You'll learn it! In addition to learning songs, you'll be getting a strong foundation in chart reading, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Ryan

Ryan is a drummer who performs and/or records with Michael Bublé, Seth MacFarlane, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Holman, Gilbert Castellanos, Richard Shelton, Graham Dechter, Melissa Morgan and many more. Performing throughout Southern California, Ryan has performed at most of the best Jazz clubs in the area

Marisa W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor's of Arts: Music Education from Clarke College
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Marisa W.

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Experienced teacher of ten years. I specialize in beginner and intermediate piano, guitar and drum students. All ages welcome. Lessons will focus on building a solid foundation of note reading and technical skill while also being customized to your interests and goals. Let's get started!

About Marisa

Marisa has been teaching private lessons since 2008 and is currently available to teach lessons online. Marisa received her training at Clarke College in 2008 where she received a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in percussion. Marisa teaches percussion, piano and guitar students and

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"Aaron has been great for my son (who's 8 and just starting). He's fun, super patient and keeps my son's attention well throughout the lesson. He has paced the lessons well so far. We're very happy and totally recommend Aaron."
Noah
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Our daughter has been taking lessons with Craig for a little over a year. We’ve heard a great deal of progress from her since she started. My daughter's feedback: Craig takes the time to correct small details and write out the counts. He won’t rush through lessons and keeps things fun. He adapts to the students interests. e.g. took the time to create specific lessons for cowbell and drum brushes. Overall we couldn’t be happier with Craig and we highly recommend him."
Paul
Took Drum lessons from Craig H.
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"Shon is a very talented and down to earth guy. His approach to music is different than just simply reading. He lets you use your ears also and tries to train your ears. He is also very patient. I would highly recommend him to any beginners wanting to learn no matter what age and seasoned musicians wanting to take their playing to the next level."
Jason
Took Drum lessons from Shon M.
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"Mike was very patient with me, as I am not very coordinated, which helps I'm learning when playing the drums. He not only was able to demonstrate what he wanted me to do, he could explain, even to a novice like myself, WHY I needed to do things a certain way. Great experience and I'm learning a lot!"
Rich
Took Drum lessons from Mike K.
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"My daughter had an easy time connecting and was very excited about drumming."
Tanel
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson."
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Jeff F.
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"The lesson with Ross was fun, spectacular and not boring!"
Brayden
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"This is Lucas' 3rd lesson and he has enjoyed everyone of them. Joe has been patient and continues until he gets the lesson. He relates to him and teaches at his level (Lucas is 11)."
Lucas
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"My daughter is so excited to begin lessons here. First one was fabulous and she's practicing every day."
Noe
Took Drum lessons from Melissa M.
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"Dave is very likable and a great teacher. My son loves learning the drums and really enjoys his lessons."
Rayna
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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