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Garrett S.

36 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $35
  • B.A. in Music (Jazz Studies) from University of California, San Diego
  • Awarded 2017 Jazz Society Award from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaching since 2011
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Garrett S.

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Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands, and works as a freelance DJ under the moniker “Seth Vitál”. Garrett has a B.A. in Music from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied under two-time Grammy award-winning producer/arranger Kamau Kenyatta, and was awarded the university's 2017 Jazz Society Award. His performances have allowed him to open for acts such as Khalid, DJ Mustard, Schoolboy Q and Bad Suns.

In addition to performing, Garrett maintains private studios in North Hollywood and East San Diego County where he produces his own music/DJ mixes, composes for various high schools, and teaches DJing, drum set, and percussion to over 20 weekly private students. His past teaching experiences include drumlines/concert bands at Ulysses S. Grant High School, Otay Ranch High School, and West Hills ...

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COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom! Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands, and works as a freel

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Matthew A.
Garrett, is very knowledgeable, professional, patient and thorough. He continuously checks for understanding and is enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. My son had his first lesson and is very excited and is looking forward to his future lessons!
Dillard
Garrett was patient, kind, and professional when he meet with my son virtually. I was a little worried about how the meet was going to go because it was virtual; however, he did an excellent job rearranging the camera whenever he needed to provide the appropriate angles for my son to learn.
Aakomon J.
Money and time well spent! Garrett is very knowledgeable, capable of discussing multiple DJ methods/styles, and is also great at communicating on different levels of music comprehension.

Michael L.

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

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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.

Brian R.

9 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $70
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music Degree - Jazz Studies Percussion from Western Connecticut University
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Brian R.

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I teach Hand Percussion Lessons, Bongo Lessons, Djembe Lessons, Conga Lessons, Darbuka/Doumbek Lessons.

About Brian

I'm a 33 year old professional musician who has been playing drums and percussion for the last 19 years. I've taught for a respected music studio in Connecticut and I continue to teach here in Los Angeles. I have played in numerous bands and toured the United States, Europe and Central America. The

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Sam
sooooooo much fun taking hand drum lessons from Brian! Ultra beginner student is me (shhh I'm getting better!). I decided to learn bongos plus the djembe ( I don't own either drum BUT he has them at his studio so it was cool )......He is very supportive when I try the exercises he shows me and no pressure to be a pro right away lol. I will keep coming to learn more and more I like the salsa stuff he showed me at lessons.......and don't worry Brian I am about to buy a set of bongos to practice at home! Cool guy - recommended!!!
Luther
This dude can play! Brian is a great teacher.. we did some hand drums and drum set for the few lessons we had together. I was new to learning music and glad I came across Brian because he is a chill guy with positive light. I felt as if I could take drums as far as I wanted with Brian as my teacher. I will be back for some more lessons when my wife lets me lol.
Jessie
Quality drum teacher. I took lessons with Brian for about a year and his teaching style is relaxed compared to other drummers I studied with. I never felt rushed with the exercises, we always went at my pace. I recommend this teacher.

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Scott M.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Awarded Parent's Choice Award from Parent's Choice Award
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Scott M.

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I can teach you advanced drumming techniques on a drum set. How to keep time, rudiments, reading drum notation, and how to let loose. Double Bass not a problem.

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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Justin H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers from Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Central Michigan University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Justin H.

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I have been teaching music to students of all ages for 17 years and I absolutely love it! I am a fun loving teacher who has high expectations of my students. I have a bachelor (UM) and Master (CMU) degree in music. I am a school band director as my full-time career. I am able to teach all of the brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, including piano, to varying degrees. You will receive a multi-faceted lesson with me including music theory, music history, new techniques, musicianship skills, performance skills, and much more. I look forward to this chance to work with you!

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting

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Greg
One of the most talented musicians I have ever met. While trombone is his main instrument, he plays and instructs exceptionally well on a myriad of other instruments. He is calm and patient with learners and has a very rich knowledge base when it comes to musical literature and technique. I highly recommend Justin Hammis for anyone interested in private lessons.
Jessie
He was band director for my kids. He is a terrific person and a fun, talented director.
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Douglas O.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Douglas O.

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Congas, Hand Percussion and Frottoir (Zydeco Washboard).

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on

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Gayle
Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.
Sebastian
My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction.
Nick D.
We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums.

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Playa del Rey, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Playa del Rey is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $115 per hour.
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"Off to a great start!"
Heidi
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"very patient and willing to help."
Amber
Took Percussion lessons from Bethany T.
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"To the extent of what I learned in my experience, Andrew is a great percussion teacher for students looking to join a band or marching band. He obviously had a great amount of knowledge and experience with the instrument itself but also the teaching of it. By the end of the first lesson we had already moved to patterns with 8 strikes on each hand and was presented with an arsenal of other exercises for afterwards to find a rate of improvement when given time. He is a very patient teacher and is sensitive to mistakes and which ones to focus on. I could safely recommend him to any of my friends who are also into percussion, and can speak from experience that any nervousness of getting a new teacher quickly dissolves after the first lesson. Great teacher."
Sean
Took Percussion lessons from Andrew M.
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"Great first visit with Johnny!"
John
Took Percussion lessons from Johnny C.
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"Great interaction with student makes lessons fun

David is great he motivates my son, provides correction with kindness. Provides helpful suggestions in technique, practice form. It is fun for my son to learn the drums. My son has tried other instructors without having the same motivation and fun so this is refreshing easy way to get him lessons."
Jean
Took Percussion lessons from David B.
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"I have been taking music lessons of various types in and outside of school since elementary school and have never had a teacher who introduces concepts quite like Mr.Fuhrman. Things that I have struggled with ever since they were introduced; especially regarding rhythm/counting have become incredibly simple- as they should be! My progress regarding percussion (which I've been working with for over 4 years) has increased exponentially since working with him. Not only will he highly recommend essential practice, but he's willing to give you various strategies to manage time and to be able to fit the practice in. I've had music teachers (all of whom were very competent musicians) telling me to practice since the second grade, but no one's ever set aside some lesson time to discuss how to fit it in. I am a beginning music teacher myself and have already implemented some of the concepts he has taught with my own students. He's not only an incredibly skillful musician, but he is an amazing teacher as well. You won't regret doing lessons with him."
Lindsey
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"My 11 year old son lost his drum teacher, and we found TakeLessons online. The hardest part is choosing a teacher because many are all top notch 5-Star rated. I picked Tracy D. seemingly at random!

What a lucky draw it turned out to be. Tracy is a real pro, with a great personality. It took my son less than a few minutes before he was comfortable, having fun, and learning new things (he has 1 year experience).

I’ve been a part time musician for over 40 years, and I can tell you when I meet someone that is a true professional musician and the right person to teach my son. That is this exceptional woman."
Cooper
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"This was my last day. and when I started ms Bethany made me feel so welcome I could be myself around her. She is an AMAZING teacher and I know the students that have her are very lucky.
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❤ Aubriana Colwell 😋"
Amber
Took Percussion lessons from Bethany T.
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"Awesome first lesson with my 16 year old! Looking forward to many more."
Austin
Took Percussion lessons from Danny S.
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"Outstanding!

Always challenging and keeps me informed about stuff that I need to know. Always relates things to other areas of percussion. Is really funny and nice. Always keeps me interested in what is going on during the lesson."
MacKenzie
Took Percussion lessons from Alex J.
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