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Popular Drum Teachers in San Diego, CA

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Rachael F.

5 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Rachael F.

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My goal is to inspire students to create and share music that reflects their unique interests and voice, while providing a strong foundation of the fundamentals of music. We will work on rhythm, technique, reading & listening skills, and whatever interests YOU to help you reach your goals.

About Rachael

Hi! My name is Rachael, and I've been teaching piano, drums, guitar, and ukulele throughout San Diego County since 2016. I earned my Bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston where I was a piano major with a focus on contemporary writing and production. After graduating in 2012, my wor

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Somer R.
My grand daughter is eight years old and loved her lesson with Rachel. She learned and memorized two chords after the first lesson. She was very proud of herself!
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David B.

43 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
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David B.

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All levels, all styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Kevin C.

22 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin C.

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Experienced drummer with 13 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more.

I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty and I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly.

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Christian Ruiz
Kevin is really friendly and knowledgeable. He has a good grasp of band production! I look forward to working with him in the future
Steve M.
I had 4 lessons with Kevin. I had to stop due to a medical issue. I am a beginner and Kevin successfully got me to relax and feel comfortable on his awesome drum kit. He made a real effort to meet me on my level and made sure I was solid on the fundamentals. Best of all: I had a lot fun at his lessons! Highly recommended.
Steve M.
Excellent first lesson!
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John M.

24 Reviews
Carlsbad, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John M.

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Positive, patient and motivating, over 43 years of playing drums & percussion and over 12 years of private instruction with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!

About John

I have 43 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 12 years of teaching beginning to advanced drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized when I

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Lucas N.
John personalized the lesson to focus on the songs my son was interested in while he also covered the important fundamentals to start off right!
Jacob
Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!
Serena
Great instructor! Great communication
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Jeff J.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music Education (BME) from University of Illinios
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jeff J.

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As a certified music teacher my lessons help students quickly gain confidence in all types of percussion instruments. With my guidance, students become well-rounded musicians able to play their favorite songs, explore new possibilities, make their own music, and take on new challenges!

About Jeff

My Lessons are customized in a number of ways to create the ideal experience for each student and family. • Curriculum adheres to student and parent generated long-term goals • Musical arrangements and accompaniments are created to accommodate individual interests • Students can learn a

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Barry Gerdsen
He is funny and makes songs of your choice.
Tracy Herman
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Daniel B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in San Diego 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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$43 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Very good with my son. He opened up more to her during the first lesson than in 3 months with his previous instructor."
Gage
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"We're really excited to be taking lessons from Rom. He is laid back yet knowledgeable and has a gift for being able to make the absolute beginner feel confident and inspired to learn."
Luke
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Addison enjoy his drum lesson with John. I think he's a very good teacher and great working with kids"
Addison
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"My child really enjoyed his first lesson with peter. Peter is a very talented musician and he made the lesson fun! My child seemed to learn a lot from just one lesson with peter and he enjoys practicing what he learned at home."
Owen
Took Drum lessons from Peter Q B.
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"Jim is my good friend. He is a master drummer and an even better person. I could not possibly recommend a better teacher for you or your child to take drums lessons with! -Chris"
Chris
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"Mr.Stewart has the gift of teaching, my son started at a very young age he is now 11. Mr. Stewart has the patients of a saint he takes his time to make sure my son as full understanding of the music as well as informing me as the parent his progress He has recitals that are out of this world.. He is the best there is he is also a former professional drum player that played in a popular local band as well as he now has his own band he plays in so the experience goes without saying.."
Raquel T
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Best instructor ever! Took the time to show me what I need to work on and what I need to do to get to where I am trying to be with drumming!"
KD
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Our son(11) is finally enthused, motivated, and excited to practice drumming. He is making consistent progress and takes initiative to practice on his own since we started lessons with Mike! Mike makes lessons fun and engaging by teaching the music our son loves and wants to learn. We were initially hesitant about online lessons, but Mike's sound and video quality are excellent and we have had no problems. We have had some scheduling conflicts (on our end) and Mike is flexible and communicative, and quick to respond. Five stars well earned!"
Quinn
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Kolja is great! I've taken lessons for various instruments since I was young and never had as much fun as I do in drum lessons. He has a great energy and gives positive, constructive feedback. His years of experience as a drummer and instructor were immediately evident. I felt improvement even after the first week of practice! I appreciated that he took time to understand what I wanted out of drum lessons and how I prefer to learn. I have been wanting to start drumming for years and am so glad that I found Kolja!"
Skylar
Took Drum lessons from Kolja G.
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"My son had just 3 Drum lessons with Matt and he was very encouraging while teaching him the Drum rudiments. Vikram made progress in leaps and bounds considering it was such a short time and we thank Matt for his easy going approach. He was always on time and great with communicating ahead of time if there were any changes. I wish him the very best."
Bharathy
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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Drum Lessons in San Diego, CA

Drum Lessons in San Diego, CA

Drummers are the heart and soul of any song. They develop the beat and rhythm, and all the other musicians must follow their lead. There have been countless iconic drummers of the past and present that have shown off the range of a drum set, from Sheila E. and Ringo Starr to Cindy Blackman and Keith Moon. Whether it was their impeccable timing or flawless technique, these drummers have inspired so many musicians to strive to become drummers themselves.

If you, too, dream of becoming a drummer, then now is the perfect time to find drum lessons near you in San Diego, CA. Whether you are touching a drum set for the first time or looking to master a challenging new style, turn to our classes here at TakeLessons. Our drum teachers instruct stude

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nts of all ages and skills to help them achieve their drumming goals. Sign up for drum classes today to kick start your musical journey.

If you are looking for private Drum lessons in San Diego, CA

At TakeLessons, we offer private drum classes near you in San Diego, CA. During your lessons, you receive one-on-one instruction from one of our certified and experienced drum teachers. Our teachers provide students with their undivided attention to help them excel in music.

When you join one of our private classes, we invite you to browse our selection of instructors to find the perfect drum teacher near you. Once you decide on a teacher, you can get right to work. Your drum teacher will determine your level of expertise and inquire about your goals. If you are at the beginner level, you’ll start with the basics, such as learning how to properly hold your drumsticks and how to read drum music. However, if you are at a more advanced level, your instructor will encourage you to tackle more challenging techniques and styles. Whatever it is you want to achieve, your drum teacher will give you the support, encouragement, and guidance to help you reach your drumming dreams.

Enjoy your Drum classes in San Diego with TakeLessons

Whether you are at the novice or expert music level, we are sure you will enjoy your drum lessons in San Diego with TakeLessons. To prove it, we offer all new students a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on their first sessions. Sign up for affordable and hassle-free drum classes with us today and you’ll be one step closer to mastering all your favorite drum solos.

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