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Gabriel C.

9 Reviews
Carmichael, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded CBDA All-State Jazz Band 2015 from CBDA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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!

Thomas T.

8 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Italian (4 years at University)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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

A member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing). 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 Seattl

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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.

Stephen B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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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 eleven years, and last year finished my master's in percussion performance at CU, after a music education degree in Michigan.

I start 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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Bobby C.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Bobby C.

8 Reviews
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Hey everyone! My name is Bobby, I'm a 30-year-old Salt Lake native. I studied at Westminster College and have a minor in Orchestral percussion.

I've been teaching for over 7 years both young and old students and I'm looking to teach beginner/intermediate drum students.

I focus on teaching students to learn how to read drum music, drum kit, beats, fills, songs, and rudiments.

Thank you so much for looking!

About Bobby

A drummer from Salt Lake City, Utah. I have worked with numerous bands and have recorded with artists all over the western coast of the U.S. I graduated in 2014 from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah with a minor in Orchestral Percussion. I can teach students how to read drum sheet mu

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Lucaus C.
Bobby is amazing and accomplished. The kindness and encouragement he has shown my son is unparalleled. We will be continuing our lessons with him! Thanks man!
Nathan
Bobby's a very enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable drummer who also knows how to teach well. Often times musicians don't always know how to teach their craft, talented as they may be, but Bobby certainly knows both how to play and how to teach. I'd recommend him to anyone wanting to learn or brush up on their drumming skills.
Matt R.
Bobby has a wealth of knowledge and passion about music and can help you learn how to play your favorite songs on drums from any genre (alternative, indie, pop, hip-hop, jazz, classic rock, dance and more). 2 months ago, I knew nothing about drums, and in just 9 lessons so far I can now play a handful of songs and grooves. I learn so much each lesson, and Bobby does everything he can to help me succeed. I highly recommend Bobby.
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Rob B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rob B.

8 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

I'm a full time touring musician, I studied music in school for 8 years, but I can honestly say I've learned more about music through my years as a touring musician. I find great joy in sharing all the things I've learned over the years.

I like getting to know my students; their expectations and goals as an aspiring drummer, and I build my curriculum around their needs.

In my lessons you can expect to learn, and have fun!

About Rob

Have you always wanted to play the drums? Do you want to jam along your favorite tracks or play live with a band? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. I take pride in helping every student achieve their goals on thei

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Cameron
great guy, great lessons
Greyson G.
Fantastic! Great for my 10 yo!!
Fran A.
One of the best things about taking a weekly lesson with Rob is that I can practice and learn what he teaches me all week and make a list of questions to ask during our next lesson. I highly recommend his method of learning Ableton.
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Matthew G.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Awarded Louis Armstrong Jazz Award from Van Nuys High School
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Matthew G.

16 Reviews
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If it's difficult for you then it was probably difficult for me too. All levels are welcome; let's get you started, up to speed or over the hump. It's time to get to it!

About Matthew

A drum instructor since 1988, I'm a graduate of Musicians Institutes Percussion Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) and hold a Bachelor of Arts from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. I teach beginning to advanced drums to students of all ages. Before relocating in San Dieg

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Erik
My son and I take lessons from "Mr. Matt." He is always enthusiastic and supportive even if we're not the most musically talented. We love his mix of basic essentials, music style and theory, and plain rocking out to songs we pick that he shows us how to play.
Jessica
We could not be happier with Matthew! He has the perfect deameanor and teaching technique for our 7 year old. Our son has learned an unbelievable amount in the last two months, but more importantly, he thinks playing is fun. We are so happy to have found Matthew!
Michael
Matthew has been great for my son, Michael! He has learned a lot in a short period of time!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Sacramento, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Sacramento 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 $177 per hour.
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$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Great teacher..recommend him highly"
Jake
Took Drum lessons from Thomas V.
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"Michael is a great instructor. I'm an adult learner with no drum experience and my first lesson with Michael was spent getting to know my goals, making sure my set up worked, and then starting me off with the basics and slowly building, Michael was very encouraging and positive throughout and the lesson flew by. Looking forward to working with Michael and becoming a proficient drummer!"
Janelle
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"He is very patient with our grandson who is 10 years old. And he knows how to really work well with children. We are very pleased."
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Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Murray is extremely enthusiastic and energetic during his lessons with my son, Noah. He has a great knowledge of the history and origins of music and is teaching my son to become a well rounded musician. I couldn't be happier with my choice of instructor."
Michael
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Gabriel is great with being patient and explaining specific skills for my 6 yr old son. We appreciate how he shows what he means to give hands-on guidance."
Melissa
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel C.
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"My son has been taking drum lessons from Julian for about six months now. Julian is fantastic with him. He seems very knowledgeable and his demeanor is perfect for kids (and adults!). He likes to incorporate other instruments into the lesson as well, since my son can also play piano. He has a nice energy during lessons, keeping a good balance of having fun and learning. He also just led my son in his first group experience, where he played drums while others played guitar and keyboard. Julian was amazing at keeping everyone on task, while having fun at the same time! I would recommend Julian as a music instructor for anyone and everyone. :)"
Nicki
Took Drum lessons from Julian Y.
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"Joan is GREAT!

Joan has been a fantastic teacher to our 5 year old son. She is very patient and takes the time to ensure that he is following directions and understanding drumming concepts. She also is flexible with scheduling and kept in constant touch with us if any changes were made to the scheduled practice lessons. We highly recommend Joan to anyone who is looking to take drum lessons from TakeLessons. Thanks Joan!!!"
William
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Best drum teacher in Orange County

I've been talking lessons with Mike for about 5 years. He is both a great teacher and person. He combines a high level of skill and teaching ability with unmatched enthusiasm. His lessons are a combination of practice on the pad and on the kit, culminating in learning to play songs. Learning a new instrument is not easy, but this approach works and is very rewarding( as well as fun). Mike is also very friendly, fun, and energetic. To summarize, you WILL NOT regret choosing Mike. He is great teacher, and is someone who you or your child can become friends with. I will never regret having Mike as my drum teacher."
Robert
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Great Teacher!

Andrew Brown is a great teacher! I didn't have any music experience when I signed up for my first class, but he was extremely patient and despite a lack of natural rhythm I learned a lot in every session. Most lessons would incorporate exercises, learning a new beat or technique, learning a song by reading music and learning a song by listening to it. I was never bored during one of his classes as the material was always challenging enough to keep my focus, but not too hard to make me feel frustrated.

I would recommend Andrew Brown to anyone who wants to learn the drums! He's a great teacher and a really nice person!"
Dana
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Starting off really well even though Terry's main instrument is not drums he strikes me as being proficient in all of the instruments he teaches. A really nice guy."
William
Took Drum lessons from Terry P.
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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 alw

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ays 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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