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Popular Drum Teachers in North Hills, CA

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Michael C.

57 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael C.

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I've been teaching contemporary drum set in Orange County for over a decade, and many of my students have gone on to not only play and read notated drum set music with ease, but have continued their studies at arts high-schools and music colleges, with several of them continuing on to the professional world. I use an award winning curriculum used at many music academies and conservatories, and have received accolades for my ability to retain many students for many years. Within the first few lessons, a new student will be able to understand the basics of rhythm and snare drum notation, play a plethora of relatable and cool sounding grooves, and build a foundation that will serve the student for a life time.

About Michael

Hi! My name is Michael and I am excited at the prospect of teaching you or your child... I absolutely love to teach, but not just because of my love for the drums or my life-long appreciation of music, but because of my enjoyment of people and the learning process itself. I feel that this is im

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Ryder
Michael is a great drum teacher and very personable. Anyone starting out would be lucky to have him as a teacher.
Emmy
Throughout every lesson I had, I improved a lot. I learned many new techniques and different music pieces. He gave me challenging work but explained it in such a way I was able to play the pieces really well.
James
Mike is great - connects really well with our son and has him very excited to join the lesson every week.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner drum students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

Intermediate
Start to learn about polyrhythms as well as developing your ears and body to play songs more accurately. Start to spice up your playing with ways that are interesting, but not intrusive.

Advanced
Really push your polyrhythms and add asymmetrical meters to your repertoire to expand your grasp of complex rhythms. Also learn to use dynamics, cymbal work, and fills to effectively communicate and lead a band without words.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.

Andrew H.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Best Los Angeles Based Drum Lessons from Lessons.com
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew H.

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Hi, my name's Andy! I've been playing drums since I was 13 years old. I started out taking professional lessons until I gained enough confidence and foundation to go on to perform with various groups and in live settings. I have toured all over the country and played with very talented musicians from many different genres. At the age of 18 I began teaching drum lessons to others to share my knowledge. My students have gone on to form musical groups of their own and challenge themselves with live performances. Contact me if you are looking to learn beginner drum techniques, prepare for an audition, brush up your skills, learn your favorite songs, and play the best instrument in the world! I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you! Let's have fun!

About Andrew

Hi, my name's Andy! I've been playing drums since I was 13 years old. I started out taking professional lessons until I gained enough confidence and foundation to go on to perform with various groups and in live settings. I have toured all over the country and played with very talented musicians fro

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Jonathan
i play guitar mainly, but andy teaches me drums on the side. awesome dude. would recommend.
Philip
Andrew didn't teach me through Reverb, but I made an account just to say how much I appreciate him. His lessons were fun, and worth every penny. I would recommend him to anyone, any age. He taught me drums for 2 years, and it was a blast. He is the most patient, down to earth and funny guy, and his teaching style was so easy to learn from. He is definitely one of a kind!!!
Zenon
One of the greatest drum teachers out there, I highly recommend this, to newcomers, and old timers too!
Great price, offers, and the greatest teacher in Cali!
Tell Andrew that you know Zenon, and he will hug you for free.

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Benk Joseph W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Indonesian, Taiwanese, Mandarin
  • Awarded Best & Creative Yamaha Teacher 2009 from Yamaha Music Foundation
  • Bachelors of Music from Musicians Institute
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Benk Joseph W.

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a new method for learning drum and able to play with song.

About Benk Joseph

My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 15 years ago, and have been consistently teaching private include in Yamaha Music School. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger

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Norm
Easy to get along with. He started the lesson as soon as he walked in the door, very detailed oriented teacher. His style of teaching is very easy to understand especially in my case with no drum lesson experience.
Cristina M.
I'm so glad to find Joseph as my daughter drum teacher.He's an excellent and professional teacher.He makes it so entertaining whenever he teach.He's a great teacher.Home tutoring make it easy to schedule a lesson .
Krystal B.
Our son loves his Drum lessons.

Benk is very flexible, affordable and our son took to him very well. He even records what he has learned each week so we both can keep track of his progress. He is much more affordable then other drum teachers or studio's in the area, and even will come to your home.
If you are looking for a GREAT Teacher you should take some time to talk to Benk.
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Matthew H.

141 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Awarded Student Favorite from Takelessons Community from TakeLessons
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Matthew H.

141 Reviews
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Beginning to Intermediate Drum lessons and beats that are actually used in today's and yesteryear's "hit songs".

It's no secret, drums is the backbone or "foundation" to any hit song.

I break down drumming to its most basic rudiments so that you will grow by leaps and bounds instead of just crawling along.

You have to walk before you can run so getting it right initially is very important to moving forward and getting you playing your favorite songs quickly and accurately..

About Matthew

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

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lakshmaan
So kind and patient very perfect!!!!!!!!!! I will definitely continue lessons with him.
Parasara R
so kind and patient
Catherine
So fun! Matthew is very knowledgeable about music and how to help you meet your goals. I hadn't done anything like this before and am learning so much while having such a good time. Thanks, Matthew! Can't wait for the next lesson!
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Peter Q B.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship from Fondazione Siena Jazz
  • B.A Music from Whitman College
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Peter Q B.

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Full Drum Set in the Studio! Everyone should learn to play the drums, it keeps you healthy!

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to

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Owen
My child really enjoyed his first lesson with peter. Peter is a very talented musician and he made the lesson fun! My child seemed to learn a lot from just one lesson with peter and he enjoys practicing what he learned at home.
John G.
Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?
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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in North Hills, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in North Hills is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $177 per hour.
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"After previously taking lessons from a different teacher who unfortunately moved away , I began taking lessons from Mike when I was about twelve years old. Mike is a very generous and caring teacher, and quickly saw that I had room for improvement. Within the first month, I learned more than I had ever before, from sight reading music, basic rudiments, timing skills, and how important drums really are as an instrument. His great teaching skills and support eventually led me to become accepted in The Academy of the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School. I learn something new from him each lesson and improve on numerous skills that interest me such as Latin, Jazz, Funk, and Pop music. From my first days taking lessons with him to now, I have grown tremendously as a musician. If anyone needs a skilled and trusted drum teacher, Mike is your best option. Over the past several years taking lessons with Mike, I now view him not only as a teacher and instructor, but as a friend too."
Larson
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Chuck has been teaching my son drums for several years now. In addition to being an accomplished musician and sound board technician in his own right, Chuck is also a great drum teacher and all around friendly guy.

I have seen my son’s drumming improve drastically over the last few years while he’s been under Chuck’s tutelage. Chuck has also taught my son how to mix his drumming with other instrument tracks on the sound board in order to create CDs and MP3s to send to his grandfather.

If you want a drum teacher who approaches his craft in a spirit of excellence, Chuck Reichel from Sound Picture Studio is the instructor for you!"
Rick
Took Drum lessons from Chuck R.
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"My daughter loved her first lesson...she had fun and learned a LOT. I've never seen her this enthusiastic about practicing before. Thank you Rufus!"
Belle
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Wonderful teacher! Truly breaks down each aspect while keeping it interesting. Highly recommended!!!"
Aliza
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"Excellent Instructor!!

Our son has been working with Al for nearly a year and we are very pleased with the growth we have seen in our son’s drumming ability!
Al seeks my son’s input when selecting songs to teach him and encourages my son to apply his knowledge to learn new songs on his own. They go over what he taught himself and then he gives him new beats to incorporate to what he knows. My son truly enjoys learning from a skilled professional like Al. He is an awesome instructor!!!"
Timothy
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"Professional, kind and patient. Luke enjoyed the lesson. Thank you!"
Luke
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!"
RIo
Took Drum lessons from Jeff F.
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"Mike is an awesome teacher who takes interest in each student's personality and is able to customize the learning experience accordingly. My son is only 6 and yet he is making excellent progress and always enjoys his lessons. Mike makes sure there is always a personal connection and that makes the student comfortable and confident in playing music. He is always attentive to detail and is able to pinpoint what the student needs to work on and therefore there is always an improvement in technique. We were referred to him by a friend and are very happy with our decision to enroll our son. Highly recommended!"
Clarence
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Ronen is the best drum teacher I have so far. He is knowledgeable, able to tailor to student's need and very patient with students in all age. I am 35 years old and trying to learn drums. He is able to adjust his teaching to the way I used to learned. best teacher ever, pick him."
Kuma
Took Drum lessons from Ronen E.
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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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