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Gabriel C.

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Carmichael, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded CBDA All-State Jazz Band 2015 from CBDA
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Gabriel C.

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I have been playing drums for more than 10 years and have been teaching for more than 3. Throughout that time, I have played across the country in New York City and even in Japan. I am currently a Jazz Studies Major at Sacramento State University. My goal is to make every student a well-rounded drummer who knows whats going on when they are in any type of musical situation. My favorite style to play is jazz, but I am well-rounded in all other styles such as rock, Latin, blues, funk, and country.

In my lessons, I base the material on the student depending on how advanced they are. If the student is just starting out, I will teach them the basics such as holding the drumsticks properly, basic rudiments, reading rhythms, learning about the hardware, and so on.

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask :D

About Gabriel

I started playing drums when I was in second grade and formed a band with my 2 older brothers who played bass and guitar. It was something to do when we younger but when I got into high school, I took playing drums a lot more seriously. I was in a very competitive marching band playing bass drum an

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Anna M.
Excellent. Great teacher.
Holly R.
My 11 year old son loves lessons with Gabriel. He is very knowledgeable and has taught him new things and keeps him motivated. He is very polite and punctual.
Krishh B.
We are very pleased with Gabriel. He is very good with my son!

Marcos E.

Woodland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Marcos E.

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I have been playing the conga and bingo drums since I was 11 years old and I teach by the ear which means listening to the sound of a tone or music. I try to stray away from teaching directly from the book or notes etc. but I do have experience in that. I’ve played with many bands and every time it’s always by year

About Marcos

Hello there my name is Marcos, I have been playing the congas and bongos since the age of 11 and I love playing them, I normally play in church bands and other bands and every time I play I play by ear and the sound of the music.

Nicholas M.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Nicholas M.

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My students have fun and learn quickly! I teach all skill levels and all styles of percussion, specializing in drum set, orchestra percussion, and four mallet marimba. Every beginner that takes a lesson with me with be able to play a drum beat and a snare drum piece on day one. After a few more lessons, they will be learning songs and creating their own drum beats! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student.

About Nicholas

I am a professional drummer and percussionist. Currently playing with Meadow Brook Theatre's musical productions, in a four piece hard rock band- Rezination, and with the Adrian and Rochester Symphonies. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Music Education. My stud

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Mike S.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
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Mike S.

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I teach reading rhythms, playing with a bend and how to groove!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of

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Logan S.
Fun time
Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
Leo F.
Leo loved jamming out with Michael! We can’t wait until next week. Leo was super focused and he normally has a difficult time listening, but Michael was great.
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Jessie O.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Central Florida
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Jessie O.

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I’ve been rocking out with DRUMS and PERCUSSION for 8 years! I teach DRUMSET, MARIMBA, MUSIC THEORY, RUDIMENTAL DRUMMING, and ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION. I can help you learn anything from your favorite songs to fundamentals of every percussion instrument to concert band music! I can be as casual or as formal as you’d like. I will cater a curriculum specially for you based on your strengths/weaknesses and what your goals are. My goal is for you to surpass me! Let’s grow together!!

About Jessie

I am a professional drummer, percussionist, and teacher. I am currently a music major at the University of Central Florida. I teach privately and at two high schools in the area. I have taught students as young as 4 years old but I have a special place for middle school/ high school students and a

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Paolo
She is a great teacher! She has the patience necessary but can also provide curriculum structure when needed. She communicates her points very clearly. Highly recommend!
John
Jessie is a great teacher. I took some percussion lessons from her and she was fun and knowledgeable!! Highly recommended
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Will F.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Will F.

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currently working with 2 drum clients

About Will

Will Fletcher Instruction has been going strong since 2009. New students starting this year are doing great along w all the older, more musically advanced students. I want you to play music. I don't care how we get there as long as on your specific instrument you want to learn, you are making music

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Eban P.
Will was everything I expected. I was looking for someone to teach naturally as opposed to rote (boring) learning. I'm sure Will can do rote but he did what I asked.

He really knows his music and can teach in a way that gets my son directly into actually playing music, which is exactly what I was after.

He’s really flexible and can take anything and turn it into something good.

The pace was spot-on, matching perfectly the maximum my son could understand at the time.

I think my son learnt the absolute maximum he could in that short space of time and he learned a LOT.
Eddie
Great Fun!
Alan
things are going well.....Will is a very helpfull and agreeable teacher....am considering more lessons in the future....but i don't like this company's auto renewing me for lessons...but...that ain't Wills fault....i look forward to seeing his Studio in Action!.....that's the next lesson.....

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Sacramento, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Sacramento is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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$52 average
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$64 average

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"Murray P is my new Dude! He was a pleasure to talk with, and learn from just on our first lesson! I look forward to working with him to develop my drumming skills in the near future."
Kenneth
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I started taking drum lessons at age 22 so I felt too old to begin learning how to play a new instrument. I'm so glad that Dennis was my teacher. He gave me confidence and encouragement to become the great drum player I am today. His methods of teaching are well rounded, his lesson plans are efficient and since day one he guaranteed I would be ready to play songs with a band in only 6 months. Indeed I started playing with several bands after 6 months of having lessons with Dennis. I highly recommend him as a drum teacher and mentor!"
Polina
Took Drum lessons from Dennis L.
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"Excellent Instructor!!

Our son has been working with Al for nearly a year and we are very pleased with the growth we have seen in our son’s drumming ability!
Al seeks my son’s input when selecting songs to teach him and encourages my son to apply his knowledge to learn new songs on his own. They go over what he taught himself and then he gives him new beats to incorporate to what he knows. My son truly enjoys learning from a skilled professional like Al. He is an awesome instructor!!!"
Timothy
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"Awesome! Very communicative and friendly guy."
Raven
Took Drum lessons from Nicholas R.
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"I have been taking lessons with Khalil for a little over 2 years now and it has been one of the best decisions i've made since landing in L.A. I am a special type of learner and i had never held drum sticks before- Khalil was and still is beyond patient with me and what i appreciate most is that he works with how i learn best. there has been several times he has come up with a couple different ways for me to get certain lessons. he's able to do this because he has soo much experience and such an admirable love for the art.
If you are considering taking drum lessons definitely make sure you take classes with Khalil."
Carmela
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Andrew got along well with Daniel. Andrew enjoyed his lesson."
Andrew
Took Drum lessons from Daniel B.
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"Provides a great ideas of practicing and lots of fun Music rhythms."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Marc W.
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"My son learned a tremendous amount from lessons with Steve

My son took lessons from Steve, in an Aurora music store, for almost four years before Steve left that establishment. Steve had my 8 year old playing on a drum kit within 3 months of beginning lessons (which may not be typical) but it furthered my son's drive to improve. My son was in a band by the age of 10, which produced their own CD and garnered many accolades at local competitions (winning just about every one they entered) and performed at local venues, including our town's summer festival for four years in a row (for which they were paid to perform). I believe that every successful band has a great drummer keeping time. As the rest of the band aged into college, my son continues to play the drum on snare line in marching band at his high school, a position which he earned as a Freshman (which is not typical), but which, we believe, the skill set he learned from lessons with Steve afforded him. He also entered high school in the Symphonic Band (mid level band) as a Freshman and was moved to the Wind Ensemble (top level band) as a Sophomore. Steve worked with him in several aspects of drumming, from rudiments, to school work (middle school jazz band) and pop music, on the drum kit. Steve is serious about teaching and expects students to practice and come prepared to their lessons. Practice is the only thing that makes them improve! If your child is (or you are) serious about learning to play the drums, Steve would be a great teacher to have."
Heather
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"Emerson is an amazing instructor. Besides being a very knowledgeable and gifted musician, he’s patient, kind, and makes learning the drums fun. What I appreciate most about Emerson is that he’s interested in helping me reach my goals. I happen to be interested in learning Latin style drums and lucky for me, Latin is one (of many) of Emerson’s specialties. So many people have told me that Latin is hard to learn, but in four short lessons, I already know how to play a basic Bossa Nova beat. Emerson is a very organized and efficient instructor. We work with handouts, video (I record him as he instructs) and reading exercises from a book. A highlight for me in our sessions is when Emerson accompanies my drum playing with another instrument, the piano for example. I really get the feeling like we’re having a little jam session and it's fun because I can hear that I'm making music and that's an awesome feeling.

Choose Emerson as your music instructor and you will not be disappointed."
Carol
Took Drum lessons from Emerson W.
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"Amazing tenor teacher, he tought me many technical skills and techniques i’ll need for showband and marching down the line!"
Jack
Took Drum lessons from Kevin W.
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Drum Lessons in Sacramento: Your Guide to the Local Music Scene

By Justin B - Sacramento Drum Teacher

If you’re taking drum lessons in Sacramento, you’re in a fantastic city to learn. There are a number of awesome music venues, and several notable drummers have come from Sacramento like Johnny Rabb (Clinician, Author, Collective Soul, Roland), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Dave Buckner (Papa Roach), Zach Hill (Death Grips, Hella), and Mike Johnston (Clinician). All of these great drummers have performed at some of Sacramento’s best music venues. Here are some of the places I recommend for aspiring drummers in Sacramento.

Ace of Spades is one of the bigger venues where you can catch some of the top touring drummers. Musicians play a wide range of genres from rap to rock, metal to jazz, and everything in between. The events calendar is always full, and it’s a great place to see both local performers and well-established drummers.

If you’re looking for a more intimate venue, check out a show at Harlow’s, my favorite place in Sacramento. There’s a great sound system, and I have seen some amazing drummers rock out on Harlow’s stage like Virgil Donati (Allan Holdworth), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), David Garibaldi (Tower Of Power), Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta), Dennis Chambers (Independent), and Zakir Hussein.

The Boardwalk is one of Sacramento’s oldest rock venues. Since the '80s, it has played host to some of rocks’ greatest touring performers. You can also catch some amazing local musicians if you stop by on Thursday nights. The Boardwalk is one of the best places to play, and a great venue for local, up-and-coming artists looking to get their start.

Folsom’s Powerhouse Pub is an awesome place to see a wide variety of performers. Check out cover bands on Friday and Saturday nights, local, up-and-coming drummers on Wednesday nights, and blues and jazz bands on Sunday nights.

There are so many great places to see live music, and watching other performers is a fantastic learning tool for anyone taking drum lessons in Sacramento. Now it’s time for you to get out there and explore the local music scene.

Practice hard, and have fun!

  • Justin B.

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