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Dennis W.

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Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Art & Music from Foothill College
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Dennis W.

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Music is a subject that anyone can relate to. Playing and performing music is a dream that many people aspire. I have watched my students grow from complete beginners to taking stages in front of a large audience.

I am always thorough about teaching my students the basics: understanding proper technique, dynamics, rhythm, and timing. I teach my students to play to a metronome, read music and rhythms, play songs, and play along with other live musicians. I specialize in many various genres of music including funk, rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, Latin, prog, and metal. Over time, you will learn to play like the professionals that inspire you.

About Dennis

Hey there! My name is Dennis, and I have been playing the drums for most of my life, and have taught for nearly 10 years. Music has become my greatest passion, and I love to share it with anyone who wants to learn. Music is a very special artform in which everyone can relate, feel, and understand

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Dennis is a fantastic teacher.
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Really understanding and patient teacher with a clear passion for drums.
Elise
My daughter loved her lesson. Superb drawing and shading instruction! Definitely scheduling more lessons.
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Carol B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Carol B.

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Hello Students,
I have been playing most of my life. I started playing professionally at 17, playing with a number of professional bands playing all over Michigan. I have been teaching drum students since the age of 19, teaching well over 500 students to date.

Teaching students has been one of my passions with music. I hope to motivate my students to learn to play and love the drums as much as I do.

I work with each student on an individual basis to help them learn and understand drumming technique using books and techniques that will help to develop instinctive skills and ear technique.

I work with snare drum / rudimental technique with all my students and drum set technique, as most students want to learn how to play a drum set. Many of my students are in school band learning snare drum and percussion technique. Basic snare drum technique is important for any student to master and understand to learn to apply to snare drum and drum set technique.

Building a solid

About Carol

I work with students of all experience levels and ages. With all the years playing with a number of band and worked with over 500 plus students, I have developed strong technical skills. I have also studied with several of the top notch teachers in the Metro Detroit area. Patience and motivating

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Very nice teacher. Fun to learn from her
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Eric C.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Eric C.

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Rhythm is one of the essential elements of music. A background in drumming can help you to better understand any instrument.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

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Jackie L Micklewright
Eric has been very patient and accommodating of our 7 year old who is learning the ukulele. The instruction is age-appropriate and he provides a lot of positive reinforcement/feedback.
Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.
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Francisco N.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Associate of Arts in Drums Performance from Musicians Institute
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Francisco N.

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I have been teaching drums professionally for 10 years. You will learn everything about proper technique and music theory!

Signing up with me will give you access to personalized practice assignments and support material through my portal.

I love teaching drums and there’s is absolutely nothing else in the world I would rather do. That’s why you can be assured that you will get my 110% in every single session.

About Francisco

I have most experience teaching kids between 6 and 14 years old and I am proud to say that their parents consider me a positive influence in their children’s lives. A great education always starts with good communication with the parents. This is why I try to involve them as much as I can. One thi

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Louie P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Louie P.

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Hello Everyone! I have been teaching for over 10 years now (private lessons, drumline tech, Percussion Director at 2 different 6A High Schools in Texas).

All Ages Welcome!

Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student!

Experience:

Bachelor's in Music Education, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
- Studied with (2011-2016):
- Robert Lopez (Austin Symphony Orchestra)
- THE Butch Miles (Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr.)
- Wayne Salzmann, II (UT-Austin, Eric Johnson)

Master of Music in Jazz Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- Studying with (2020 - ):
- Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Stan Kenton, Steps Ahead, Diana Krall)
- Will Kennedy (The Yellowjackets)

About Louie

Louie Pereira is a musician, composer, arranger, and educator from South Texas. He is a graduate of the School of Music at Texas State University, receiving his Bachelor’s in Music Education in 2016. In his time there, he was a member of the Wind Symphony, the Symphony Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble

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Kevin F.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
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Kevin F.

32 Reviews
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I am very comfortable with all major areas of Percussion: Drumset, Concert Percussion, Marching Percussion, Latin Percussion, Steel Pan, Percussion Ensemble. I work to find effective ways to have people discover their hidden talents and show them how to build skills to play at whatever level they want.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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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 $64. 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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"Of all my year's of formal education, I can confidently say my time as a student under Rob was perhaps the most significant. He demonstrated a tremendous amount of patience, and genuine care into my development, and took me from a guy who was VERY rough on the drums to a proficiency level.

On top of building the physical mechanics and techniques to become a drummer, Rob put even more emphasis on how I internalized, felt, and heard the music. Each lesson focus was equally weighted with theory, practical use, real-time listening, and execution - developing all my senses and slowly building my foundation so I could take the material and know how to grow upon it outside of the lesson room.

Lessons with Rob is more than learning a cool fill, or a fun groove - even though those do happen - but it is learning how to become a musician, and I'll carry the lessons learned from him with me forever."
Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Rob B.
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"Fantastic. Also taught my autistic older child electric guitar; really good."
Taryn
Took Drum lessons from Jeff J.
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"Michael is extremely knowledgable about all things drum, percussion, and music, and has a gift for explaining and conceptualizing music in ways that are easy to understand. He is my go-to for ANY music related question or discussion. Michael is an excellent and experienced teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn drums or more about music."
Kelsey
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Very enthusiastic, easy to connect with. Very skilled in all types of music including my choice, Contemporary Christian."
Greg
Took Drum lessons from Glenn M.
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"Zen is a true professional! He’s the kind of teacher I’ve been hunting for. He’s so knowledgeable and patient and he makes every lesson fun! He has a great personality and I feel he would be a great teacher no matter what your age,"
Marianna
Took Drum lessons from Zen R.
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"Danny was awesome for my first lesson!"
Carrie
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"It’s been a joy working with Mike the last few years. Our son is progressing wonderfully and is excited about playing drums. He’s only nine years old and has learned so much from Michael. We would recommend him highly."
Cj
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Ryan is a great teacher! Very patient and encouraging!"
Robert
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"My daughter is having a blast with her drum class!"
Sarah
Took Drum lessons from Nicole C.
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"Very knowledgeable, patient and has great attention to detail. He provides different methods in order for you to understand. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Lobo Soto
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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Drum Lessons in San Francisco, CA

Drum Lessons in San Francisco, 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 Francisco, 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 instru

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ct students 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 Francisco, CA

At TakeLessons, we offer private drum classes near you in San Francisco, 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 Francisco with TakeLessons

Whether you are at the novice or expert music level, we are sure you will enjoy your drum lessons in San Francisco 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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As a drummer, you might be faced with sight reading as you practice and audition. Here, San Diego, CA teacher Maegan W. shares her tips for sight reading practice...   There are two types of drummers: those who read music, and ones who don’t. I have met so many talented drummers who have decided they can’t or won’t read music, and never even give themselves a chance to try. Charts and sight reading can be overwhelming, but is a useful skill, and one that is easy if you do it ri …

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