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Jeff W.

(12)
Half Moon Bay, CA
Starting at $37
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree, Liberal Studies and Music Performance from California State University, East Bay
  • Awarded Performance Arts from Foothill College, Los Altos, Ca
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Jeff W.

Half Moon Bay, CA

(12)

Private Drum Teacher

Primary focus: rudiments and chart reading, and hand development. Drum kit: Hip-hop grooves, Pop grooves, Funk grooves, Reggae, Rock, Dance, and country shuffles. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

About Jeff

Hello, My name is Jeff. I have been playing drum set for 19 years, and teaching drum lessons privately for 6 years. I studied Music Performance at Berklee College of Music as well as Cal State, East Bay. I currently play and perform professionally throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I work wi

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October 25, 2018
Zeon L.
Jeff is a very creative teacher. His play is wonderful. This motivate my son a lot from learning drum with him. My son has a great improve just a few lesson. We all like his hard work and patient be with kid. He is a gentle and polite drummer that impressing us his great play!
January 24, 2018
David
Jeff totally knows how to let me go off in my own learning direction while keeping me grounded in the fundamentals. He's an excellent teacher.
January 20, 2018
David
First lesson was great! Will continue learning from Jeff.
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Jesse M.

(101)
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA

(101)

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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner drum students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

Intermediate
Start to learn about polyrhythms as well as developing your ears and body to play songs more accurately. Start to spice up your playing with ways that are interesting, but not intrusive.

Advanced
Really push your polyrhythms and add asymmetrical meters to your repertoire to expand your grasp of complex rhythms. Also learn to use dynamics, cymbal work, and fills to effectively communicate and lead a band without words.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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August 2, 2019
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
June 28, 2019
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
March 25, 2019
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Jeremy W.

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Berkeley, CA
Starting at $75
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeremy W.

Berkeley, CA

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Private Drum Teacher

I love sharing my enthusiasm for music with my students! For the last ten years, I've guided hundreds of students to improve their drumming and percussion performance, their composing, and their musicality. As a drummer and a composer myself, I am able to combine concepts from both disciplines into my lessons, which are specially designed for every students' unique needs. It doesn't matter what your experience level is— beginner, intermediate, or advanced— I can help you improve your skills. All ages accepted. Let's get started!

About Jeremy

I'm a drummer, composer, and music theory instructor from Long Island, NY. I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees in music composition from SUNY Purchase College, and am currently working on my PhD in music composition at UC Berkeley. As a drummer, I love playing and teaching all styles of

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Michael C.

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Drum
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 10 years, and I have been teaching for 4 years. I combine knowledge of contemporary drumming techniques along with applications handed down through other drummers for different learning experiences for students. Whether chosen as a hobby or a possible career route, having an experienced drum teacher is key.

About Michael

*** Lesson Details *** I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 17 years, and I have been teaching for 9 years. I combine knowledge of contempora

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Nicole P.

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Drum
Starting at $42
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Online Drum Teacher

I am a passionate music professional with experience in many facets of the music industry. As a seasoned performer, I have traveled the United States for tours and major performances at festivals and conferences including Lollapalooza, SXSW, and Northside Festival. I was a finalist in the 2017 Hit Like A Girl International Drum contest.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2016 with a degree in Music Business Management and a minor in Music Technology. Currently, I perform across North America with my independent psychedelic rock quartet Bat House. Bat House independently released their debut self-produced record in April 2017 and were nominated for two Boston Music Awards (‘17) -- ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Music Video (unsigned artist)’. The band has recorded work with industry tastemakers Audiotree, Daytrotter, and Converse Rubber Tracks.

As a dedicated educator, I seek to bring a passion and love for music to my students through the music they enjoy. ...

About Nicole

I am a passionate music professional with experience in many facets of the music industry. As a seasoned performer, I have traveled the United States for tours and major performances at festivals and conferences including Lollapalooza, SXSW, and Northside Festival. I was a finalist in the 2017 Hit

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Gregory T.

(1)
Drum
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
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Gregory T.

(1)

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Online Drum Teacher

I make drumming understandable to someone who has not yet learned the craft. I will give you a series of tests to see what level your natural skill for rhythm is at.

We will work on getting you playing beats from day one. Whatever music you're into we will work on getting you playing that type of music. In addition, I will teach a break down of the basics and what has worked best for me.

Essentially I will implement the rudiments necessary to becoming a well-rounded beat maker. Depending on where you're at with your level of playing I will also play guitar to your drum beats so you're able to really enjoy the playing experience.

About Gregory

Hello, Future beatmakers! My name is Greg and I am here to unleash your hidden potential. If you have a burning desire to learn amazing tried and true methods to get you playing and keeping the beat fast, I'm your guy! I will never make you work harder than you want to, however, I will let you know

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November 1, 2019
John Schumacher
Got me behind the kit ASAP. Still remember all hes taught me.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in San Francisco is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $160 per hour.
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$41 average
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$53 average
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$67 average

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"Michael has been very patient wiht my son from the very begining of classes, always trying to encourage him to improve and learn from his mistakes. I would definitely recommend Michael as a Teacher to anyone who is looking to start learning an instrument."
- Thiago
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"Josh is fantastic! He's dedicated, caring, and knows exactly how to foster our son's interest and adapt his style to his personality and strengths and weaknesses."
- David
Took Drum lessons from Josh W.
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"Michael explained a lot of the "why" in addition to helping me understand the "how." He is clearly a skilled musician with many years of teaching experience. I am very much looking forward to my next lesson."
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Took Drum lessons from Michael L.
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"Gabriel is great! he is so patient with my seven year old grandson and has a wonderful personality. He is making the drum lessons fun."
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Took Drum lessons from Paul N.
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"John was patient, very helpful, and met my son where he was in his journey. Already after the firs lesson, he was well improved and excited for the next lesson."
- Maxton
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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Beats in the Bay: Drum Lessons in San Francisco

By Jeff W. - San Francisco Drum Teacher

My name is Jeff and I teach drums in the Peninsula, which covers all the cities between San Jose and San Francisco. I’ve been teaching for five years, and playing drums for 17 years. My favorite styles are pop and funk because of the sweet grooves and accents.

San Francisco is a great place to learn drums. Think about the drumming from Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Metallica, Third-Eye Blind, Green Day, and Rancid; those are just a few of the legends to come out of the Bay Area.

With so many well-qualified teachers in San Francisco, aspiring drummers can feel confident about learning to play a new instrument.

Drum lessons in San Francisco are fun, and aspiring drummers have access to live music of all genres seven days a week. Here are some of the awesome venues you can explore:

Bottom of the Hill

With live shows almost every night, you can check out local, up-and-coming, and well-known artists. The Bottom of the Hill was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine as “the best place to hear live music in San Francisco.”

Davies Symphony Hall

This is the perfect spot for drummers who are interested in classical music and percussion. Make sure to reserve your spot in the pit section for the best view of the percussionists at work.

The SFJAZZ Center

With over 300 performances each year, the SFJAZZ Center is the mecca for jazz in the city. The SFJAZZ Center also offers listening parties, live drum/instrumentalist scores, and a discovering jazz class.

Farley’s Coffee Need caffeine fix to get you amped on learning the drums? Check out Farley’s Coffee in Portero Hill!

With its unique history and rich culture, San Francisco is a great place to experience music and learn to play drums. I love seeing students learn and grow as drummers, so if you sign up for drum lessons in San Francisco, maybe I’ll see you soon!

Time to go teach, -Jeff W.

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