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David B.

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

42 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 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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
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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
  • Studied Music Theroy & Music History from Palomar College
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
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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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Andrew G.

Teaches Online
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.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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.

George F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Bachelors Arts from UFBA
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George F.

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Learn drum technique for all styles. Rock beats and fills, Jazz drumming and more.

About George

I am so glad you’re here! The music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.

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Gilbert ..
George explained things very simply.
Alexander J.
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
Tracie S.
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!

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Teresa
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"He gives lessons that are well understood by beginners. I would recommend him to my friends."
kumar
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"Mike is one of the best drum instructors out there. I've been taking lessons with him from middle school, and he has helped me succeed to become the jazz drummer and drum captain at Marina High School. Mike understands several different styles: rock, jazz, Latin, metal, and more. In addition, he teaches students the proper technique, rudiments and how to read sheet music. Most importantly, Mike stands out from other instructors because he spends time trying to understand his students' interests and incorporates them into his lessons. He is very outgoing and energetic, so his lessons are always fun and educational. Overall, I highly recommend him because he challenges and inspires his students to become better drummers."
Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Very enthusiastic! Only 3 lessons in and can’t wait for the forth!"
Natalie
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Jim has been teaching drums to my son for a year and a half. My son is a difficult student, but Jim is patient, attentive and engaging and his lesson are the right mix of fun and rigorous teaching. My son is loving drumming and always looking forward to his next lesson."
Stefano
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"He is very patient with my 6 year old grandson who is temperamental. Richard speaks to my grandson age appropriately and my grandson looks forward to his drum lessons."
Zia
Took Drum lessons from Richard C.
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"Athan is such a patient instructor. With me being an "older" student who doesn't learn as fast as I used to, he is very encouraging and nurturing. He is very talented and overall a great teacher. I hope I will become as good as him as a drummer one day. =)"
Judy
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons"
Calla
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"We've only had a few lessons with Jesse but my son really likes his teaching style and is always looking forward to his next lesson."
Lynn
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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"Good first session for my 4 year old. Simple and informative."
Lincoln
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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