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Michael L.

8 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Michael L.

8 Reviews
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About Michael

I was inspired by drums at a very young age. My intro was playing along to the stereo hitting the floor with a unmatched pair of sticks. At age 12 I received a drumset and was able emulate some rock drumming style pretty fast. My learning hit a plateau soon after tho. My discipline for drum books

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Alexander J.
Great lesson. Michael is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Amy
Michael is a fantastic drum teacher. He is an extremely talented drummer and is skilled in all genres of music, from rock to jazz to latin. As a teacher he is very patient and adjusts to my needs / preferences. He is able to explain in detail both the mental and physical aspects of drumming, which I love, and always has tons of suggestions for improving my skills, from improv to rudiment exercises to jamming along to songs. I’ve learned so much taking classes from Mike!!
Shana
He literally is the best teacher. Thorough, kind, organized and makes huge progress happen in such a a short time.
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Danny B.

2 Reviews
Torrance, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Psychology BA from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaching since 2008
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Danny B.

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I have been playing and performing the drums for the past 16 years. In a teaching situation I try and provide a relaxed and friendly environment in order to learn a students strengths and weaknesses. I want students to be able to learn at their own pace, and not to worry if they think they are

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Dominic L.
Our son learned so much with his music teacher. We are grateful for his patience
Meghan
Danny is a great teacher - he's really patient and encouraging and my son adores his lessons and looks forward to them every week. Danny has a way of making him both take it seriously and also think he's having the most fun and is a natural. I high;y recommend him.
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Matthew S.

Long Beach, CA
Starting at $50
  • Bachelors of Music from California State University Fullerton
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded John Phillips Sousa Award from Clairemont High School
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Matthew S.

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Matthew Smith is a freelance musician from San Diego California and began playing musically professionally in 2001. Matthew attended California State Fullerton where he earned a bachelors degree in jazz studies in 2012, currently Matthew is pursuing his masters degree at CalArts in jazz drum set.

Goals in teaching percussion
1. Fun
2. Reading and sight reading music (notes and rhythms)
3. Rudiments, technique and sticking
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About Matthew

HELLO! My name is Matthew Smith and I love music and I love to teach it even more. Although my upbringing is in jazz and classical music, I am very fluent in latin, hiphop, rock, pop and more world music as well.

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Cody
A great teacher who will inspire you to play the way you dream you can.

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Patrick D.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Outstanding Performance by a College Large Jazz Ensemble from DownBeat Magazine
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2013
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Patrick D.

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I center all of my teaching on music that my students are personally interested in. This means adjusting my teaching style and goals for each individual student. This is a key part in giving each student the high quality instruction they deserve from their music teacher.

Combining student interest with strong fundamentals in technique and theory, helps foster strong musicianship and self-reliance in my students. This set of skills sets students up for success, whatever their goals as musicians are. I have experience teaching students of all age and experience levels, and am always excited to teach new students!

About Patrick

Hi potential new student! My name is Patrick Daly and I teach instrumental music in Buffalo NY, and online via TakeLessons. I have received both my Bachelor's and Master's degree from SUNY Fredonia in Music Education, and music truly is my life! I love listening and performing music of all genres

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Andrea
Patrick was my student tutor during a semester at SUNY Fredonia when I was a member of the New Horizons Band. This is a group of senior citizens who love to create music on instruments. I play the euphonium and wanted to have some one-on-one instruction to increase my proficiency. Patrick was a perfect instructor for me. He was an excellent educator having lots of patience and great suggestions on how I could improve. In one semester - I feel that I made some headway in technique. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone wishing some private instruction. He is full of music knowledge, is able to communicate well, and has a quick smile and wit !!!! Highly recommend!!!

Stephen B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 ten years, and last year finished my master's in percussion performance at CU, after a music education degree in Michigan.

I start my 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.

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Murray P.

98 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Murray P.

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In these lessons our focus is mainly on hand drumming, teaching the student techniques and styles for various styles of hand drums from around the world including; Cajon, Bongos, Congas, Djembe, etc...

- Develop good time keeping skills by playing with a metronome or click track or all ready recorded music
- Study basic hand strokes specific to the student’s type of drum
- Learn proper hand position
- Gain knowledge of the origins and history of various types of hand drums
- Play and read rhythms specific to the student’s type of drum
- Learn the proper way to hold and position drums

About Murray

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I’v been playing drums since the age of three and now been teaching for over 17 years. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well ro

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Mema (15) A.
He gave me and my friend great energy at the start of class. He also introduced us to what we were going to learn. He is a supportive teacher and he wants to do our best.
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Shelia
My son's first lesson with Mr Piper was AMAZING!! He was patient, kind, and extremely personable! This is gonna be an amazing experience!
Stacie T.
Murray is awesome and I've only had 1 lesson so far. I love his enthusiasm! Looking forward to my future lessons!

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Pacific Palisades, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Pacific Palisades is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $115 per hour.
30 min
$37 average
45 min
$46 average
60 min
$60 average

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"My 9-year-old son, Luke, who is on the spectrum (PDD-NOS) studied with David for the better part of a year and the experience was terrific. In addition to being extremely communicative and reliable, David was kind and patient. David kept Luke focused and entertained while also inviting him to think about rhythm in ways that made sense to Luke's brain. We happily traveled from Inwood to "Downtown Brooklyn" for lessons because the level of instruction was that good and, I think, Luke's progress demonstrates that. Luke was bitten by the hockey bug, so we are taking a break from percussion right now, but I wouldn't hesitate to return to David's studio should time allow in the future."
Mark
Took Percussion lessons from David S.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
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Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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"John is a perfect instructor for my daughter, who is shy & responds to positive yet structured instruction. She is already practicing for next week :)"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"Sarah is a phenomenal teacher. She was an personal instructor for my son for 2 years while here in San Antonio, Texas. My son loved her ability to be personable as well as mold him into a top student that can perform on multiple percussion instruments. Sarah is very professional and talented as well."
Camille
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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"Super helpful, has a great sense of humor, and is super encouraging."
Amber
Took Percussion lessons from Bethany T.
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"Good assessment of child's starting point. Wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great introduction into drum kit (we called it drum set in my day). At that point, needed to slow down and give child more fundamental practice time to soak in the concepts before racing on."
Carson
Took Percussion lessons from Matthew H.
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"My daughter has really been enjoying her lessons with Tracy! Many thanks!"
Leah
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"Kevin asked pertinent questions about my background and used that information to tailor the first lesson. He went beyond the scheduled 30 minutes to provide a complete and coherent beginning to my studies: the extra time did not upset my schedule and I appreciated his going beyond to get me off to a good start. Kevin had a lot of stuff to present yet allowed me to interrupt with questions, which he knowledgeably answered. His personality is relaxed and friendly. Observing him with another student before my lesson, I saw that he offered criticism considerately.
My first lesson was a good experience (4 stars). I don't know if he is the best ever (5 stars), but he must be darn close."
Dean
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Amazing instructor

Erasmo has been my instructor and has taught me mallet percussion for the past year, and over that year I have improved unbelievably. He is an amazing instructor, very patient and helps explain so the student can fully understand. I have gotten very far within such little time thanks to him. I have become such a better musician from the time I started learning from Erasmo, and I have gotten many great opportunities to become an even better musician thanks to the instruction I have learned. I would highly recommend him for anyone of any age."
Adriano
Took Percussion lessons from Erasmo R.
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From Online pupil from England George D.

Johnny is an awesome teacher. Instructive. Quick to find what you need to focus on. Patient. Insightful. Funny. Just what you need if your time is precious, but you can get in front of webcam for a few hours a week. He's helped me get those tones right and given me the confidence to grow. Really, really importantly he's always there for questions and support outside of the lessons."
Johnny
Took Percussion lessons from Johnny C.
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