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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner drum students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
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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 for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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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.
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Melissa M.

37 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2006
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Melissa M.

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Beginning drum students will be taught the basics in a fun but productive way. I will teach a strong foundation so a student can move forward with confidence. Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

Students will learn to feel rhythms from whole notes up to sixteenth notes and become fluent in simple, compound, and swing rhythm families. You will gain the skills for simple time keeping as well as playing simple songs.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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Raine
My 14 y/o daughter enjoyed her lessons.
Violet H.
Wonderful drawing lesson with my 4 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her next set of lessons with Melissa. I am grateful and I highly recommend!
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Dennis W.

7 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Art & Music from Foothill College
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Dennis W.

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Music is a subject that anyone can relate to. Playing and performing music is a dream that many people aspire. I have watched my students grow from complete beginners to taking stages in front of a large audience.

I am always thorough about teaching my students the basics: understanding proper technique, dynamics, rhythm, and timing. I teach my students to play to a metronome, read music and rhythms, play songs, and play along with other live musicians. I specialize in many various genres of music including funk, rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, Latin, prog, and metal. Over time, you will learn to play like the professionals that inspire you.

About Dennis

Hello, my name is Dennis. Music and art have always been a huge part of my life. I have been playing drums for 16 years and have been teaching for 8. I grew up learning to play drums from a private instructor, and have been studying on my own ever since. I have played in many bands in my music c

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Sarah
Dennis is a fantastic teacher.
Valeryia
Really understanding and patient teacher with a clear passion for drums.
Elise
My daughter loved her lesson. Superb drawing and shading instruction! Definitely scheduling more lessons.
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Zen R.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Zen R.

23 Reviews
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I focus on drum grooves such as Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Latin, Swing, Rock, and RnB. I have experience from multiple drum teachers, and have attended Cuesta College (A.A. in Music Performance) and CSUSB (B.A. in Music). If you're a beginner or are looking to improve on some new ideas and techniques, I'd be glad to teach you.

Primary focus: Drums

About Zen

Want to produce, mix, master and perform with Ableton Live? Want to play the drums? Want to be able to DJ? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away! Bio: Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Performa

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Michael M.
Yo, Zen is the best in the game. Gettin' groovy on the drums as well as in the virtual world. Much obliged!
Jason R.
Dj zen is an excellent teacher for someone like me.. He was patient and understanding when it came to the speed at which I pick up things. (Slowly) He was extremely versatile when it came to the types of music i wanted to mix and very knowledgeable about the equipment i had in front of me. I would recommend him to extreme beginners to people looking to polish their skill sets and add even more. Im very happy with what I am learning!
Lorelei M.
Zen has done such an amazing job teaching me how to operate Ableton. I was extremely overwhelmed and had no idea where to start and Zen really broke everything down for me and provided me with the resources I needed to get started.
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Athan G.

80 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German
  • Awarded Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musician Award from Peter Epstein
  • Jazz Performance/Composition from California State University Northridge
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Athan G.

80 Reviews
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I have taught drums for eight years, and strive to provide each student with exactly what they need to excel. I have extensive training, both from CSUN as a Jazz Performance major and performing around the world in various groups. From basic technique, to advanced technical and musical studies, my wealth of knowledge and experience will help you improve immensely. I teach based on each individual student in order to provide you with the best and most fun learning experience.

About Athan

Hello potential students! I have been teaching music for over eight years, and love teaching as much as music itself. As someone who started late (began drumming at age 16), and quickly progressed from complete (i.e. terrible) beginner to studying at nationally ranked CSU Northridge's jazz program,

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vvery gooddd
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Megan
ty so much for being my drum teacher. so excited to start slipknot next week!!
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Daniel B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Musical Studies & Physics from Oberlin College
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Daniel B.

6 Reviews
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Having performed jazz, funk, rock, pop, and blues, among other genres, I use the fluidity between these inform each of my lessons. Whether a student is a beginner looking to play their favorite song on the radio, an intermediate looking for some rhythm theory to give them more options in their playing, or an advanced player looking for improvisatory techniques, I tailor each session to the desires of each student and their learning style.

About Daniel

I'm a gigging musician and teacher with a degree in Musical Studies from Oberlin College & Conservatory. I pride myself on patience and empathy no matter what I teach, whether it be feeling the pulse of a complicated drum groove or polishing up a piano piece for the first time. For music lessons, I

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Iskander B.
It was a great first online lesson for my kid.
Elizabeth
Dan connected well with my daughter and now she can't wait for more lessons.
Sarana J.
Sarina had a great time learning piano with Daniel.

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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 $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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Casey is an awesome teacher! Our 10 year old daughter looks forward to her drum class, having fun while learning. Somehow He manages to handle the craziness of teaching a young child online and keeping the her attention with ease. We are really glad we found him."
Shelley
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Chuck excellent teacher who motivate his students to strive and perfect their skill"
Joseph Jr
Took Drum lessons from Chuck R.
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"Kevin is AWESOME! Our little boy, Elijah (8 years old) loves spending time with Kevin, always leaving motivated to practice and play more music. We have loved the way Kevin teaches a theory during each class and also focuses on playing current pop music...it really keeps our little boy's short attention span engaged! My wife and I definitely recommend Kevin!"
Austin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Hi, I just started taking lessons and I absolutely love it! I have an excellent teacher that takes his time to show me the right techniques and fundamentals to achieve the goal of playing professional. He has great expertise and pushes me to be the best. He makes sure I understand why I need to do certain things such as rudiments and learning to read notes. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. He's always full of energy and ready to teach me so I can go far in drumming. If your looking for a fun cool teacher full of energy who loves teaching the art of drumming Mr. Rufus is your guy! He has the passion and love for it and that motivates me and gives me that drive to keep pushing to go further in music!"
KD
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Matthew has been great with our son! A perfect balance between keeping our 6-year old interested but also teaching the essentials. Other teachers just didn't "get it" when teaching a young, active boy. We are very pleased with Matt's approach, and after only 3 lessons and some practice, I am already able to jam with my son on some simple rock n roll tunes."
Erik
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Ryan is a terrific teacher. My son learned so much from him. I highly recommend him."
Jonathan Dauber
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"Mattia is more than a drum teacher, he was very flexible when dealing with a teenager. he encourages the kids greatly and doesn't overstuff them with homework."
Alejandra Gonzalez
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"Very personable, educated in his field with a degree in music and has a great attitude for teaching My 8 year old son, I would highly recommend Garrett for drum lessons. 😊"
David
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!"
Caileigh
Took Drum lessons from Tim H.
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"Ray is a wonderful drum teacher to my 13 year old son. He is not only, a passionate and talented musician, but also a great instructor, who is capable of conveying his knowledge into age appropriate lessons that are easy, relateball, fun, and customized to fit the individual skill level, interests and goals of each student."
Cintia A.
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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