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David R.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David R.

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I have been working with students of all ages and levels for over 26 years and have learned something meaningful from each and every one them. Nothing makes me happier when I see them getting into great schools and acquiring lucrative jobs that make them happy, My students walk away with tools to not just play a musical instrument but a skill set strong enough to tackle any task.
I am equally versed in performing on and teaching drum-set (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin etc...), all the percussion instruments of the orchestra (ask about my state of the art recording studio where all of these instruments live), and hand drums including congas, bongos, Djembe etc... Anything you can strike scrape or shake is available for study either online or at my studios.

About David

David R. has collaborated with some of the finest talents in pop, jazz and classical music. After joining Barry Manilow’s band in 2003, he has appeared to sold out arenas all over the world and recorded Grammy nominated, Emmy winning and chart topping albums and DVDs. David received two Grammy nom

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Heidi
I was honored to take a hand percussion lesson from David after hearing him perform with a major arena tour and a phenomenal jazz trio!. Although the setting for the lesson happened to be intimidating, David was able to help me focus on my strengths as a player and showed me how to build on them. He excels at building confidence and inspired me to integrate world percussion into my work as an elementary school teacher. I highly recommend him as an educator who knows how to motivate and bring out the best in students. I look forward to taking lessons online in the future!
Shiqi
David taught me since 2011. He is the most handsome, serious, responsible teacher I ever had. He helped me become a well-round musician rather than just a percussion player. To be honest, he is the most suitable teacher for me.
Jack
As an instructor, David exudes the perfect balance of amiability and intimidation. He will inspire you to work your absolute hardest without scaring you away. Personality-wise, he is that happy medium somewhere between Mr. Rogers and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash. I studied with David during my college years and 7+ years later I still utilize his concepts in everyday practice. There are many specific stories, ideas and exercises of his that have always stuck with me and come up quite often when I am working on something new or teaching a lesson or class of my own. Whether we were learning orchestral excerpts, 4-way independence, Bach fugues or just playing quarter notes with the metronome, I always left our lessons feeling highly motivated and anxious to practice. It's also great to have a teacher that can blow your mind with his own playing. It might be difficult for some teachers to get students into something like the tambourine or triangle but when he picked one up and casually played some insane rhythms and advanced techniques I was immediately inspired to learn to do the same. Not to mention his drum work on Matt Herskowitz's "Forget Me Not" - some of the things he does on that record still keep me up at night. I'm very grateful for my time as a student of David's and glad I can still learn from him as a friend and colleague!
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Peter Q B.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Peter Q B.

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I've got a drum set, a djembe, and a dumbek in my studio. Along with many shakers, a wooden fish, lots of sticks, tambourines.... We can start at the beginning of counting to four or work out of the the book Pure Rhythm by Adam Rudolph if you are really into advanced Polyrhythms.

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down t

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John G.
Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?
Rami
Great teacher
Debbie P.
Perfect. He matched his lesson beautifully with the music I like and how I am likely to learn quickly. Could not ask for better.
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Aaron C.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aaron C.

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Teaching percussion instruments typical in a school band or orchestra.

About Aaron

In a fun and engaging atmosphere we will develop the tools of musicality. I'm as comfortable with an absolute beginner as an advanced student. I've been a professional drummer and keyboardist for 17 years. The last 13 of these have been touring with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus.

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Jennifer
My son always looks forward to his lessons with Aaron. Aaron is good at keeping my 11-year-old engaged in his lesson. He always follows up with feedback and homework.
Gwen L.
I have learned more in two lessons than in months of classes.

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Alonso F.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Music from CSU Northridge
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alonso F.

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Master of Percussion Performance degree. Percussion is my passion and my first language. I love to help young musicians find their voice in percussion. I have performed solo concerts, and various ensembles in school and as a freelancer around LA with symphonic bands, broadway musical productions and pick-up bands.

For my advanced students, my lessons include theory, audition prep, performance coaching, performance anxiety management, and other "Inner game of music" concepts

About Alonso

I have been performing on drums with bands since 2004. Currently, I am collaborating with two original rock bands, I freelance as a percussionist and drummer with orchestras, broadway musicals, pick-up bands, and other ensembles in the LA area. I have been teaching guitar, piano, drums and perc

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Lindsay V
My son takes drum and piano lessons with Alonso. Alonso is a fantastic music teacher. Alonso is always on time and really allows my son to be engaged with songs that he enjoys! Alonso has taught online and in home and we are very happy with the progress that our son has made with both the drums and the piano with Alonso!
Jeyme
Alonso is very good at assessing a students abilities and interests and adjusting lessons accordingly, very patient and encouraging ! My son is on the spectrum and his drumming classes have been a positive outlet for his energy and creativity and general self-control. 😊
Levy Strande
Alonso is a great teacher. I used to take piano lessons as a child but that faded. He's been the perfect teacher to help me get back into it and learn more advanced topics. He is very patient and is flexible with scheduling. He works at my pace to make sure that I'm getting the most out of each lesson. In our lessons, the focus is on songs that I am interested in. For anyone trying to get into music for the first time, or anyone who wants to start up again, I highly recommend reaching out to Alonso!
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Douglas O.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1978
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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.

Michael J.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Speaks English, German
  • Organizational Adminstration and Communications from UW-Milwaukee
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Michael J.

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I work with students of all ages on pursuing their desires with performing, rudiments, proper technique, reading music, groove and for all percussion instruments.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor for over 12 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former inst

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

Thank you!
Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in San Bernardino, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in San Bernardino is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $100 per hour.
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"Alex is Very knowledgeable. He was great with my 13-year-old daughter. She learns a lot from him and really enjoys working with him. He is very good teacher and very patient. I like the fact that he gives her specific homework to work on. I look forward to working with him for a long time."
Peggy
Took Percussion lessons from Alex J.
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"Rainice has helped me grow tremendously as a musician and develop a greater appreciation for percussion. I've studied with her for two years now and she is always super welcoming and positive in her approach. Rainice has helped me organize my audition preparation, overcome various technical issues I was having--especially on auxiliary percussion and marimba, and develop a better ear which has been particularly helpful for playing in orchestral settings. She has also given me lots of helpful advice based on her experiences in the field. Highly recommend!"
Jeff
Took Percussion lessons from Rainice L.
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"Super helpful, has a great sense of humor, and is super encouraging."
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Took Percussion lessons from Bethany T.
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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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"Mike is the best percussionists, drummers, and teachers I know and is extremely active performing and touring in the music industry today! He is a seasoned, world touring professional that really knows his stuff! Whether you are new to drumming, a pro drummer who needs to tighten up your chops, or strictly a drummer who wants to learn how to approach and play percussion properly, Mike is the guy who can help YOU reach your musical goals and aspirations.

I've had the pleasure getting to know Mike while touring, drumming, marching in Drum Corps drumlines throughout the years. I have learned so much from his extensive musical knowledge and he continues to inspire me to be a better drummer and percussionist today. Mike Washinton is a great teacher, with a giant personality and most importantly a great friend! Book a lesson with him today and you will grow into the great drummer you aspire to be!"
Nate H.
Took Percussion lessons from Michael W.
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"John is our perfect instructor: approachable, positive, encouraging, upbeat, makes my shy child comfortable and motivated. We love him!"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John 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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"Sarah is very detail and always prepared the lesson material beforehand. We are happy that we found her"
Hannah
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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"Sarah taught two of our sons beginning percussion lessons. She is very warm and put the boys at ease, without sacrificing expectations. She made lessons relatable to each boy and never compared them to each other. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience that make her an excellent choice in percussion teachers."
Kelly
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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"My son Christopher received private lessons from Ms. Gartin when she was here at Brennan High School. He learned so much from her and gained such a confidence in himself. She taught him so much, and helped him discover his passion for music. HIGHLY recommend her for lessons! We miss you Ms. Gartin!"
Dawn
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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