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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner drum students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
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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 for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
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.
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Melissa M.

38 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2006
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Melissa M.

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Beginning drum students will be taught the basics in a fun but productive way. I will teach a strong foundation so a student can move forward with confidence. Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

Students will learn to feel rhythms from whole notes up to sixteenth notes and become fluent in simple, compound, and swing rhythm families. You will gain the skills for simple time keeping as well as playing simple songs.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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Raine
My 14 y/o daughter enjoyed her lessons.
Violet H.
Wonderful drawing lesson with my 4 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her next set of lessons with Melissa. I am grateful and I highly recommend!
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Dennis W.

7 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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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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Sarah
Dennis is a fantastic teacher.
Valeryia
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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Anna P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Anna P.

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Hello, dear students and parents. I am a principal of a Music School in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. I have finished a Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with two master's degrees in Piano and choir conductor; my dissertation was in music therapy. Also, I completed the Montessori Teacher Training Institute in Miami. I offer music lessons for children and adults at any age, starting from Birth to 99 years old.

About Anna

I am a highly skilled professional, certified musician. I offer lessons in piano, singing, ukulele, flute, saxophone, clarinet, drums, violin beginners as well as group lessons in ear training and theory, piano and singing, Russian language lessons. My main instrument is piano, and I specialize i

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Great lesson. I left feeling very encouraged and excited to continue learning how to explore my vocal abilities. Thank you!
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Benson B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Benson B.

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Having spent 4 years as a quad player on drumline, I understand the basic mechanics of the drum and drumset. We will focus on understanding spacing, rythmn, and groove at the beginner level. At intermediate we will work on technique and drilling, and for the advanced student we will be covering advanced rudiments.

About Benson

I am a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and artist hailing from Atlanta, GA. I have been teaching one-off lessons to friends and family for years, and have recently decided to take this gig in a bigger direction in Austin, TX. I currently play guitar for a metal band Ibex, as well as write my own

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John M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
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John M.

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No matter what age, or skill level, i will give the student what he/she needs to have a solid foundation. I develop a great rapport with all of my students. Drum(s) include; snare drum work (if you can't wail on one drum more drums won't matter!), this includes reading, rudiments, you know, the good stuff. Drum set work, from beginner to advanced, goes along with snare work, all styles. Mallet percussion, bells, xylophone, marimba. hand percussion, bongos, congas, hand held small percussion.

About John

I enjoy sharing my love and passion for music with others! I have instructed privately for over 27 years. I have instructed in music store studios, my home studio, and in-home lessons. I have instructed in public, private and charter school systems; class room and privately. Besides performing, inst

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Brian L.
John is fantastic teacher and very knowledgeable about music. He has a great rapport with his students. My daughter is very enthusiastic about her drum lessons with John every week and always looks forward to it. I would highly recommend John to anyone interested in music lessons.
Michael D.
Not only is John an off-the-charts professional drummer, he's a fantastic human being as well! He loves music and it comes through in the lessons! In 35 years of playing and hanging around wannabees, John is the genuine musician! Anyone really wanting to learn correctly needs John. I recommend him 100%.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in San Jose 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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"Dor is an excellent drum instructor - knowledgable and passionate about music, and patient too."
Dane
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"Kay is awesome. My daughter loved her. She is very patience and kept Victoria engaged."
VICTORIA
Took Drum lessons from Kay S.
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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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"Mike is an excellent teacher! He’s positive, encouraging, patient, and always flexible. My son has learned so much from him and Mike has inspired in him a love of playing the drums. He learns to play his favorite music and Mike makes the lessons fun and keeps my son engaged throughout the lesson. Very professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. So glad we found him!"
Row
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"ALEX IS THE BEST! He’s actually become a friend of
The families but stil prefessional."
Tristan
Took Drum lessons from Alex J.
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"He is very talented and a great teacher. He takes his time to make sure you are understanding. I would recommend him to anyone!!"
Shay
Took Drum lessons from Jerome M.
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"My son had his first drum lesson with Charles and he was very impressed. He thought Charles was very patient and did a great job of explaining everything. He is very much looking forward to his next lesson. Would definitely recommend Charles to anyone."
Anthony
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Developing passion for music

Richard is doing a wonderful job at developing a passion for musical instruments with my 6 year old son!"
Brett
Took Drum lessons from Richard C.
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"Excellent teacher--highly recommended

We are so glad we found Eric! After trying (and failing) with two other drum coaches who lacked a crucial requirement--in one case, depth of knowledge, and in another case, patience--my son has been taught by Eric for three years and has become an excellent drummer. Eric is highly knowledgeable, very patient, and a great communicator. He is the best music teacher we've found (and that includes three music teachers we used for another child, who took lessons for several instruments). Eric is also very knowledgeable about several other instruments. You cannot find a better music teacher than Eric!"
Benjamin
Took Drum lessons from Eric B.
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"so very happy with my drum lessons
Nicole is a fun and friendly teacher"
Carmelo
Took Drum lessons from Nicole C.
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Drum Lessons in San Jose, CA

Drum Lessons in San Jose, 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 Jose, 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 student

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s 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 Jose, CA

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

Whether you are at the novice or expert music level, we are sure you will enjoy your drum lessons in San Jose 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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