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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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Liz S.
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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Dennis W.

7 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Art & Music from Foothill College
  • 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

Hello, my name is Dennis. Music and art have always been a huge part of my life. I have been playing drums for 16 years and have been teaching for 8. I grew up learning to play drums from a private instructor, and have been studying on my own ever since. I have played in many bands in my music c

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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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Melissa M.

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

38 Reviews
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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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Tim H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tim H.

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Students will benefit from a personally customized approach to learning, exploring musical styles that range from rock to pop, blues to country, punk to folk, and at every level of musical experience. Tim is a teacher with 20 years of teaching and performing experience.

About Tim

Tim has been playing music at local venues and with local bands and musicians for 20 years, and has been teaching privately and for music studios and schools for 10 years. He fell in love with music at an early age and quickly picked up a variety of instruments including guitar and drums. As a priva

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Caileigh M.
Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!
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Jaimie L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Houston 2016-18 upcoming musician award from FiyaMediaMogul
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Jaimie L.

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Attacking the students aspirations and goals of their personal requests to the trainer, and getting to know the client and where they would like to see themselves in a limited time of training so the clients money and time isn't left in the mud! We will play and organize our curriculum through music and melody, with a counted rhythm to the beat we are attacking. Listening to our favorite songs is a good way to learn how to play an instrument, it gives a familiar count and sound that we can connect to! Music is simple but fun so our sessions will always revolve around repetitive lessons ,BPM , counting, rhythm, and listening to many many songs and playing them!

About Jaimie

I've played point gaurd and running back for high school and college, walking into the universe of semi pro sports. Now coaching and training I took my education from prairie view a and m university, Arlington Baptist college, and ranger college! These schools and different organizations have given

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Raycurt J.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, Geman
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Raycurt J.

19 Reviews
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Give me the beat. Basic three piece trap-set to eight piece wih cymbols. Have you the drive to make the Rhythm?
To achieve the motion necessary in the music and set the other instruments on the roll to Rock.
Counting the structure of time in musc. Learn the system .
This all applies to purcussion instrtuments alike. Just different techniques to clockwork timing.
Dance makes a music.

About Raycurt

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We expose our children to music to ignite their awareness and stimulate natural learning concepts. I share my knowledge to connect to

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Raycurt is not only knowledgeable, he is extremely skilled. He is thorough and maximizes time by providing superb instruction. My son looks forward to attending his classes; and I am a parent who is beyond pleased with Raycurt’s level of expertise.
Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in San Mateo, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in San Mateo is $67. 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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$55 average
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"I really enjoyed my lessons with Max. He is very patient, great for beginners, but has the knowledge and experience to teach any level. As a singer, he improved my musicianship, which I can see clearly translated into my own original music. Couldn't recommend him more!"
Reise
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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"My son's reaction after one lesson: Charles is awesome!
I whole-heartedly agree! He jumped right in, asked some great questions and quickly deduced Jonathan's skill level.
He was able to give him something tough enough to really challenge Jonathan, but still within his range to be able to do..

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Jonathan
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Hi, I just started taking lessons and I absolutely love it! I have an excellent teacher that takes his time to show me the right techniques and fundamentals to achieve the goal of playing professional. He has great expertise and pushes me to be the best. He makes sure I understand why I need to do certain things such as rudiments and learning to read notes. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. He's always full of energy and ready to teach me so I can go far in drumming. If your looking for a fun cool teacher full of energy who loves teaching the art of drumming Mr. Rufus is your guy! He has the passion and love for it and that motivates me and gives me that drive to keep pushing to go further in music!"
KD
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"He is very understanding."
Charlie
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"You should book this guy right away! He is very proficient, professional, polite, and one of the very best drum instructors in town!"
Kathleen Keller
Took Drum lessons from David L.
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"Kevin is great with kids and inspiring his students to dive into the music while having fun learning."
Jaska
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Evan is a terrific drum teacher for our two sons. My youngest is a beginner; Evan has structured lessons for him but definitely encourages creativity. My oldest is in a band at school and Evan is great at reinforcing the style of music that he plays at school (mostly jazz) and teaching other styles that my son enjoys playing (mostly rock). He is organized, dependable, and easy going. He is flexible when we have conflicts. Most importantly, not only does he have great skill but he has a great demeanor for teaching: he is kind, encouraging, and has a good sense of humor. Highly recommend him!"
Anne-Marie
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Scott is inspiring, motivating, caring, attentive, personal and professional. In only a few weeks my daughter is developing a solid foundation in technique, rhythmic notation and musicianship. I would strongly reccommend him."
Dakota
Took Drum lessons from Scott S.
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"Good first session for my 4 year old. Simple and informative."
Lincoln
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Not only do we love the convenience of online lessons, but we also love our instructor, Blake! Besides his patience and enthusiasm for my 9yo son, who is learning to play the drums with Blake, his communication and flexibility are second to none, which is very important to this busy homeschooling mom. I wondered how effective online lessons would be, and it's been fabulous. Blake and my son hook up with Skype, so they can see each other, talk and form a relationship, making the instructions all the more effective. I highly recommend takelessons.com and of course, Blake. :)"
Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Blake C.
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