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Francisco P.

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San Diego, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Bachelor in Music - Performance from Berklee Collefe of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Francisco P.

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Drums is my primary instrument, the one I chose to follow as a career in music. Drums make us dance, make us smile, and they are simply extremely fun to play. The most important thing I focus on is in playing music with the drums. There is nothing more rewarding and fun than playing with and for other people. Whether you are interested in learning how to play your favorite pop or rock song or a jazz standard, I can teach you what makes drumming unique in each style, and what you will need to know to express yourself in the instrument.

About Francisco

I was born in Argentina. I began playing bass when I was ten years old, while my younger brother began playing drums. I started taking bass classes, and also formed several bands as a bass player, although the drums had always been sounding in the back of my head. After listening to Tool’s Danny Ca

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Rebecca
Francisco gave lessons to my 5-year-old daughter. He was patient and attentive, and taught at a level that she could understand while still allowing her to be challenged, but also to have fun! I absolutely recommend him as a teacher for students at any age.
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Francisco is a patient and thorough drum teacher. I took lessons with him for approximately a year and learned so much that I still apply today. I would still be taking lessons with him but moved away from Southern California. He tailors his lessons to your personal goals and gives you actionable steps for the week ahead but also exposes you to larger concepts to show you what's possible. I regularly left lessons with him with my mind blown feeling very excited for the new possibilities in drumming that were being opened to me. After taking lessons with Francisco I feel like I have a toolbox of skills and knowledge that I will use my whole drumming life. He is extremely passionate about his craft and takes your personal goals seriously. I'd recommend him to any drummer of any style.

James G.

2 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
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James G.

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Learn from one of the best rock drummers. Fundamentals and basic essentials are a major key in achieving success in anything in life. Through a relaxed and inspiring approach you can learn the fun asset of the drumming world. Theory and rudiments are included in order to learn the language. There is nothing better than to witness the eyes light up when a student is inspired. Climb aboard!

About James

*** Travel Equipment *** Lessons can start without drums. Students need a drumkit in the near future. This can be an electronic, acoustic, or practice pad set, and a notebook. I buy and sell used drumkits so a great deal is provided. I can provide study materials. I have three decades of experienc

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Rhonda
James is a reliable instructor. He always meets at the scheduled time, and instructs with patience and persistence. Our son has been a student for 8 or 9 years now, and likes Jame's style of teaching. Our son has learned many techniques for playing drums, starting with simple beats. James is well liked and respected. For 11 years James instructed our oldest son on the drums. When the boys started showing an interest in piano, we bought a keyboard for them, and James started teaching them the basics of piano.
Currently James instructs our youngest son on drums and keyboards - rotating each week.
When our son wants to go over something he's been learning at school in his Advanced Keyboarding class, James has been a great help in this area!
Heather
My son has been taking drum lessons from James for a few years now and has grown so much in his love of music and his ability to play. He looks forward to his lesson every week. We are grateful to James for cultivating his passion.
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Noah S.

La Mesa, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Noah S.

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Experienced teacher and performer with over 12 years of experience. I've played well over a thousand gigs and taught many lessons, and I've worked with many of the industry's top professionals, like Tyler Carrol (Jonas Brothers), Kevin Cooper (Ike and Tina Turner), and Dave Elitch (M83, Miley Cyrus, The Mrs Volta).

I work with all skill levels, and my primary goal is to provide you with practical, real-world drumming skills. I want you to feel as free as you can on the kit, and this means developing a solid foundation in technique, timing, dynamics, reading, and much more. If you're a beginner, I'll be working with you on immediately creating great habits. You're gonna be rocking in no time! If you're advanced, I'll work with you on linear phrasing, advanced dynamic and technical concepts, and finding your unique voice as a professional. I look forward to working with you!

About Noah

Yo! I'm a professional drummer with over 12 years of experience performing, recording, and teaching. I am a full time musician in the San Diego and Los Angeles area. It's all I do! I've shared the stage with and learned from many of the industry's top professionals, including Jacob Szekely (Rush),

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Rene T.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Associates in Education from Miami Dade Wolfson College
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Rene T.

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percussion and tempo recognition. techniques and style variation

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choi

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George
My 17 year old Son loves Rene as a teacher!
Jacob
Amazing instructor!!! Taught me the basics and gave me some good homework!!!

Overall I would recommend Rene to anyone!!!
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David E.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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David E.

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Hello. My lessons are for beginning and intermediate students looking to improve their skills for school band (includes marching band) and acoustic drum-set. Students will need to have acoustic drums to allow for practice between sessions. We will work on your skill-set relative to your level of experience. Each lesson will build on the next. In the end, I want my students to be comfortable and confident when performing with bandmates in front of an audience. If you are comfortable and confident then you will have fun. It all works together. Parents are welcome to sit in and listen.

About David

I started drumming at age 12. First Junior High Band and Junior High Jazz Band. Then High School Band, Drum & Bugle Corp on the weekends, High School Marching Band, High School Jazz Band, Garage Bands, and rock bands that played gigs. Then College Band, College Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and d

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Mark B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1970
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Mark B.

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Mark Beecher has performed on stage with GRAMMY & CMA Award-winning Country artist, Shania Twain, Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning artists, The Chieftains, GRAMMY Nominee and Multi Award-winner, Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge, Multi GRAMMY Award-winning drummer, Peter Erskine, GRAMMY Nominee, Elio Villafranca, as well as renowned Jesus Music Movement artist, Paul Clark and Bakithi Kumalo - renowned bass player for Paul Simon on his GRAMMY Award-winning Graceland album; Mark had the honor & privilege of performing for Rock and Roll legends and Hall of Fame Inductees, The Rolling Stones - with Synthesis Latin Band - and has also entertained such dignitaries as President Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth, President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing of France, King Carl XVl Gustav of Sweden, Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai and most recently, the surviving daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy - Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; he has shared the stage with a number of national & international recording ...

About Mark

Mark Beecher is the Teacher of Percussion at Drexel University, where he also is the Director of the Percussion Ensemble. He has performed on stage with GRAMMY & CMA Award-winning Country artist, Shania Twain, Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning artists, The Chieftains, GRAMMY Nominee and Multi Award-winner

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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 $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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"Very personable, educated in his field with a degree in music and has a great attitude for teaching My 8 year old son, I would highly recommend Garrett for drum lessons. 😊"
David
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Rufus is an amazing instructor! He connects and encourages, with high expectations and great results. Our daughter has shown significant progress and now has the confidence to join her high school band."
Cindy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Rufus is a dedicated drum instructor who is keenly interested in seeing his students improve. We have seen our son rapidly progress with the drums over a short period of time and look forward to seeing Rufus develop his skills further."
Josiah
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"My 12 year old son took lessons with Richard for 2 years in Antlanta. He is a very friendly and patient teacher. I was amazed how quickly my son progressed within a short period of time. He is now playing in his first band. Unfortunately we had to move out of state and my son truly misses his lessons with Richard, especially because Richard made it always fun. If you are looking for a drum teacher, who can bring the best out of your child, then Richard is the guy for the job!"
Gary
Took Drum lessons from Richard B.
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"Danilo is a really great drum teacher. Challenging, but also meets you at what ever level you're at. When limbs don't know how to rally together for a new thing, he's a very good cheerleader until it comes together or helps make it make sense to break through that wall. Enjoys good music too. Super recommend."
Priscilla
Took Drum lessons from Danilo H.
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"Awesome instructor. Very flexible with the schedule."
Livier
Took Drum lessons from Juan L.
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"Tom is a great instructor! Cam is learning so much and making great progress on the drums!"
Cameron
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Matt has a knack for teaching drums via his personality and experience. My son quickly improved from square one while enjoying this new instrument. Matt was able to find the cues and communication techniques that helped my son learn to love the instrument. All this while using skype! I highly recommend Matt for anyone interested in taking lessons no matter where you live!"
Frank
Took Drum lessons from Matthew H.
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"Great instructor - patient with little kids. We love his affordable and convenient in-home lessons and have seen significant improvement within a month of starting lessons."
Rada
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Erasmo is very patient with my 9 year old who had stopped his drums lessons for about a year and his technique of teaching is different from the previous teacher as in he's touching up on more basic techniques and working on fundamentals in addition to just practicing some songs every class. I think in the long run my son will benefit from that."
Sachin
Took Drum lessons from Erasmo R.
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San Diego: A Great Place to Teach Drums

By David W. – San Diego Drums Instructor

Although I was born in San Diego in 1981, my family moved to Wisconsin when I was very young. Since that time, I have been fortunate to enjoy a successful career as an orchestral percussionist, a jazz and rock musician, a scholar, and a teacher of all things drum and percussion. I moved back to the West coast in September of 2010 to write my (now completed) dissertation.

I love teaching percussion and drum lessons in San Diego. The weather is beautiful, there are many excellent venues for live music, great orchestras, and no shortage of people interested in learning to play! San Diego also serves as a fine base of operations for my career as a performer. Although I'm in San Diego today, yesterday I was playing xylophone in Mississippi at a symphony concert with violin virtuoso Isaac Perlman; a day earlier I was rocking-out at the Soundwave, Mission Beach's top-notch venue for great original rock 'n' roll; the day before that I was performing a solo concert of tabla music and North Indian classical music on drum set; and next week I will share my passion for percussion, drum set, and music to mass audiences of elementary through high school aged youth.

The core of my daily activity revolves around the students in my San Diego percussion studio. I never leave town for very long because being a drum instructor is top priority. Watching kids become inspired and beginners learn valuable life skills brings me great joy, and I hope to be teaching music lessons for many years to come.

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