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Jeff W.

12 Reviews
Montara, CA
Starting at $45
  • Bachelors Degree, Liberal Studies and Music Performance from California State University, East Bay
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeff W.

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Primary focus: rudiments, chart reading, and hand development. Drum kit: Hip-hop grooves, Pop grooves, Funk grooves, Reggae, Rock, Dance, and country shuffles. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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About Jeff

Hello, My name is Jeff. I have been playing drum set for 20 years, and teaching drum lessons privately for 9 years. I studied Music Performance at Berklee College of Music as well as Cal State, East Bay. I currently play and perform professionally throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I work wi

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Zeon L.
Jeff is a very creative teacher. His play is wonderful. This motivate my son a lot from learning drum with him. My son has a great improve just a few lesson. We all like his hard work and patient be with kid. He is a gentle and polite drummer that impressing us his great play!
David
Jeff totally knows how to let me go off in my own learning direction while keeping me grounded in the fundamentals. He's an excellent teacher.
David
First lesson was great! Will continue learning from Jeff.
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Thomas T.

8 Reviews
Saratoga, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Italian (4 years at University)
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Awarded Winner from Loren L. Zachery Voice Competition
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Thomas T.

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Learn how to play Rock, Blues, Funk, Shuffle and basic Jazz. Is there a song you've always wanted to learn how to play drums to? Let's make the dream a reality.

About Thomas

Career highlights for Thomas include the title role of PARSIFAL for Genoa Opera in Italy; Siegmund in DIE WALKUERE with Brazil's Manaus Festival; Bacchus in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with L'Opera de Monte Carlo; Don Jose in CARMEN with Seattle Opera, Nashville Opera, Dayton Opera, Sacramento Opera, Longvie

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Rena
Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which help me Improved the voice and tone dramatically. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. He customizes his class for different levels of students. I am glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for my daughter and myself.
Rena
Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which helps me a lot on the voice and tone. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. His customizes his class to different level of students. Glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for both my daughter and myself.
Kathy
Thomas is a great teacher and really encourages you. He really improved my voice and his exercises are very helpful. I really recommend him to be your teacher.
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Linda C.

22 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
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Linda C.

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About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
Janet P.
very comfortable and satisfying first lesson.
JoAnn C.
Linda was great! As an adult beginner with the cello she made the lesson enjoyable and easy to follow. She adjusted quickly for where I knew a little and where I knew nothing. Highly recommend her!

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Chuck F.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chuck F.

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Fun, tailored lessons that will have you laughing your way to success. I play and teach most styles of drumming.

About Chuck

I customize your lesson to your needs and musical taste. We will learn timing, grooves, reading and rudiments. Lessons will be fun and you will laugh you way to success.

David P.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
  • Associates Degree-Jazz Performance, B.A. Psychology Continuing Ed. Clinical and Counseling Psychologhy from University of The Art, Temple University, Chestnut Hill College
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David P.

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I teach various styles of music including, jazz, fusion, funk, latin,and rock. I teach rudiments and classical drum technique utilizing various method books in order to facilitate proper technique, coordination,chart reading, and overall musicianship.

About David

I teach children, adolescents , and adults. I have also worked with special needs populations for many years in a variety of settings. I am very patient adept and compassionate. I am also very skilled at my instrument as I studied music at the University Level. My goals are to combine my experience

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Jenifer
David explains things in a manner that I could easily understand. He was calm, patient, and respectful of skill level.
J M.
Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!
Janna R.
David is a very skilled drummer and a very enthusiastic teacher. In lessons, he seems to like to split time between practicing rudiments and learning to play different rhythms on the set. He is also exceptionally patient and supportive with my 9-year-old, highly distractible daughter. David is very positive, pointing out things that are going well and interesting rhythms that they discover. I am really glad we found David--he is an excellent teacher and I love watching my daughter learn so much about music!
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Scott M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Parent's Choice Award from Parent's Choice Award
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Scott M.

7 Reviews
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From how to hold a stick and drum rudiments through reading advanced from music and playing to a click track

About Scott

Hi! I'm Scott. I usually perform using a one-man band setup I created. I modified guitar and made foot pedals to control a drum set, while singing. I have a recording studio at home, and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a sound engineer.

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Dean S.
Scott is amazing he was patient and support Scott started the fire and passion I once had so long ago. That I can not put a price tag on. As a Head Softball coach for 50 years I know how much that means.
Matthew T.
Scott is a great teacher, informative, very skilled and fun to work with
Liam
Had our first lesson with Scott. He was great with my 7 year old. We look forward to future lessons with him!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Palo Alto, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Palo Alto is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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"I have taken lessons with Mike for over 7 years, and getting into drumming has been the best thing that has happened in my life. Mike is an excellent teacher, who truly loves to teach. You feel his joy, he is never condescending, and he is never more than a couple steps away from making a silly joke.
Drums have given me a hobby to keep improving as I get older. It has given me a passion for music, both performing, and listening. It has also allowed me to have experiences I never would been able to have without learning the drums, such as playing in the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade, winning 1st place with my high school drumline, and making lifelong friends as part of my high school's music program.
I highly encourage to take lessons with Mike. He is the best."
Derek
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Rom has been very patient and gentle with our son with special needs. He understands our goals, which could, at times, be different from those of the general population and works systematically towards them. On top of it all, he's a genuine professional, always on time and always friendly and courteous."
Beti A.
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"My son (6) and I have both been taking drum lessons with Bobby for close to two years and it's been an awesome experience. My son, of course, started from scratch, and I had some basic chops before starting, but with seemingly endless patience and dedication, Bobby has gotten both of us to sound great. We quickly progressed from basic 4/4 rhythms into the cooler world of paradiddles and ghost notes, learning techniques like dynamic drumming that go a long way towards making us both sound like legitimate drummers.

Knowing basically nothing about the technical aspects of drumming when we started, we needed Bobby's help to set up our kit. He showed us how to tune our drums, position the toms and ride/crash cymbals, and all around just get the best sound possible out of our basic TAMA drum kit. When Bobby gets grooving on our drum set, it becomes obvious that it’s not the size or cost of the kit that matters.

When we talked about what styles of music we were into and the kind of music we wanted to play, Bobby found perfect selections for us to play along to and he seems to have the sheet music to every song out there! One time I filmed a street musician drumming the funkiest of beats and after I showed it to Bobby, he broke it down for me so that I could play it too.

Bobby has been the perfect instructor for us and I strongly recommend anyone at any level to become a student of his."
Tom T
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"WE LOVE OUR DRUM INSTRUCTOR! My son was an extremely high energy very distracted five year old when we started lessons with Mr. Al. Let's just say that my son is not an easy student, but our son had already developed an obsessive attachment to music, most intensely to drums. We expected someone would be able to teach him drums, but we also got someone who is patient, flexible, understanding, and always respectful and kind to our son. We see Mr. Al in his home studio, and at now at seven years old, Joey's skill has definitely progressed. In fact, his learning has a momentum that our entire family can see. But Mr. Al has given Joey so much more than just that. Joey's love of music has flourished beyond measure. Joey now tells Mr. Al that he loves him after every lesson, WOW! We have been so pleased that my seventeen year old daughter now also takes lessons with Mr. Al too. Mr. Al is the perfect instructor for us. My kids think he's cool, and we think he's just fantastic all the way around!"
Debbie
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"It was super fun. My son had a great time!"
Skylar
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"It was great! Looking forward to more sessions! Mr. Murray is talented and patient"
Jouslyn & Justin
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Brent has been providing in-home drum and piano lessons to my son, age 13, over the last year. He is a skilled and patient music instructor. My son has really improved under Brent's guidance, particularly with respect to technique and timing. I also really appreciate his flexibility with scheduling lessons."
Leora
Took Drum lessons from Brent E.
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"Rene is a fantastic teacher! Always patient and great with my 9 year old. He understands my child and always goes the extra mile. Rene is an excellent teacher."
Roxy
Took Drum lessons from Rene T.
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"When I say he is the best instructor ever, I mean that he is the BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER! I took lessons from a teacher closer to where I live, however, did not feel I was effectively learning. I decided to look in the Atlanta area for someone, thinking there would be more options. Casey came up so I decided to give him a try. The hour+ drive I take to get to him is 110% worth it. I have learned so much from him; he is incredibly talented and has the best teaching strategies...not to mention he is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I look forward to continuing to work with him. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to seriously learn to play drums."
Annie
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Murray did a great job with my 6 yr old son's first drum lesson. He was able to teach the fundalmentals while making it a fun experience. My son was very excited and enjoyed his first lesson with Murray."
Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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