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John M.

22 Reviews
Carlsbad, CA
Starting at $39
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Studied Music Theroy & Music History from Palomar College
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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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Kevin C.

17 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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David B.

42 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
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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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Stephen B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University
  • Teaching since 2008
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Stephen B.

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I am thrilled to hear that you or your kid is ready to start taking drum lessons! I have been teaching drum set and percussion for eleven years, and last year finished my master's in percussion performance at CU, after a music education degree in Michigan.

I start students off with "repeat after me" style exercises to develop technique, coordination, and musical tone on the instruments. Then, we can dig into playing the music (s)he loves! I'm always curious to hear if there is a certain band or drummer my student admires?

About Stephen

Hey drummers! I am a working drummer and percussionist in all major styles, from blues, funk, and jazz to classical and marching band. In my off time, I enjoy playing in the mountains with my girlfriend and our cat.

Itamar S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Itamar S.

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My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and Beit Hamudim (Israel) among many others. I also hold a BM in drum performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. I work with the student to develop a lesson plan tailored to their individual interests and ensure they get as much as possible out of each lesson.

About Itamar

My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and B

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Tanner H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Entrepreneurship from University of Cincinnati
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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

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"im 23, been playing drums for 14 years,I had different teachers all growing up, but I realized that I had no real good knowledge of theory and '' why things works''.
iI've been taking classes with Rafael Leal for six months. During these six months there has been a lot of progress with the knowledge of music theory and my drums skills. There are a lot of music teachers out there, but Rafael's combination of knowledge and skills can not only craft you into a great drummer, but a great musician as well!I highly recommend you contact Rafael leal and pursue taking your music education to a new level."
victor
Took Drum lessons from Rafael L.
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"Mr. Casey is the best. My 6 year old takes lessons from him and adores him. He is very friendly, patient, and understanding. We are very glad to have chosen him as our instructor."
Mioshey
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Aaron is a great instructor! I've been taking drum lessons with Aaron for over 2 years. He brings enthusiasm and positive energy into each lesson. He is very talented, and his passion for drumming is evident in the way he teaches. Lessons are always fun. Aaron is patient and encouraging. I have a very random work schedule, and Aaron is always willing to accommodate me when scheduling a lesson."
Michelle
Took Drum lessons from Aaron B.
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"I’m an adult student with a job and Jimmy has been very adjusting about rescheduling my lessons if the need arises. I bought a set of 5 lessons to get a feel for being taught drumming as a beginner. The lessons have been useful as Jimmy sticks to basics and is patient and knowledgeable."
Asheesh
Took Drum lessons from James R.
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"Attention to detail ! Loving it so far !"
Kristen
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"Mike Enriquez has been our son’s drum teacher over the past few years. In addition to helping introduce our grade school kid to the sweet, sweet sounds of Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes and AC/DC, Mike has introduced my son to the idea of putting in time and effort to achieving goals.

We love the respect and sometimes superhuman patience Mike shows our son. He seems committed to the process of learning rather than the result. It’s an important distinction and we feel extremely fortunate to have found Mike.

Mike sets realistic expectations tailored to our kid, but the main focus is the love of the instrument rather than some cookie-cutter formula. If Duncan is having an off day, Mike takes it from where he is with no badgering or haranguing.

I’d recommend him to anyone looking to learn to play drums. Even if you’re an adult. He’s a great teacher.”

-Dean C"
Dean
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Murray is great instructor implementing the lesson along with fun... Couldn't aak for a better learning situation, benefiting from a top shelf craft. His teaching style is awesome..."
Tony
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I thought he was awesome! I told him what I wanted out of learning how to play the drums and I even brought in a CD to show him a song I desperately wanted to learn. After lessons with him and never playing the drums before that I was playing my favorite songs pretty confidently!"
Lee
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Jason is a really good instructor. He’s an awesome drummer and he helps you discover your abilities by finding out what you want to play then walking you though it so you see yourself how it’s done. And he also makes sure you know the fundamentals every drummer should know. He even checks with me during the week to see how I’m doing and gives me excercises that help me improve. I’d definitely recommend him"
Preston
Took Drum lessons from Jason D.
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"This teacher is amazing and always really helpful!

Kimberly is a great teacher. She is always prompt and ready for the lesson. If a student runs behind she makes sure to catch them up and follows up on their progress. I enjoy taking classes within the convenience of her home. She is very organized and I look forward to her lessons weekly."
Myriah
Took Drum lessons from Kimberly A.
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