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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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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 on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. 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

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Brenden R.
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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Peter H.

5 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
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Peter H.

5 Reviews
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For beginner through intermediate drum lessons, we'll use the state-of-the-art Roland TD-30 Digital Set. All basic rock beats and basic rhythm signatures covered.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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Belle R.
The lesson was very interesting. Peter was really nice & informative. Looking forward to more lessons with him.
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!
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Jesse P.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors degree, Music from University of Minnesota
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Jesse P.

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Whether you are a beginner inspired to learn the drumbeat of your favorite song, or you've been playing for years but just can't seem to make further progress on your own...I've got you covered!

I have taught drum lessons for over 20 years to students of all ages. I care deeply about helping students reach their goals on the instrument, and I never cease to be amazed at the beauty and creativity involved in making music.

My background in a nutshell: I have a degree in music with a focus on percussion and composition from a major university, I've studied with some of the greatest drummers in the world, and I lead and compose the music for a jazz quartet in New York City.

Are you ready? Let's get started!

About Jesse

I have a bachelor's degree in music (percussion & composition) from the University of Minnesota, where I studied percussion with Fernando Meza, jazz drums with Phil Hey, and music composition with Judith Zaimont. I also studied for several years with the renowned jazz drummer Dave King (The Bad Plu

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Hans
As an intermediate drummer, Jesse's lessons were a perfect fit for me! I've been with him for about two years now. He's an experienced and skilled musician, but more importantly he's patient, motivating, and overall just a great teacher. I always feel like I'm getting my money's worth when going to his lessons. My skill level and enjoyment level of drumming have dramatically increased since beginning studying with him. I have no plans to quit taking lessons with Jesse anytime soon!
Thorson
Jesse is a great drums instructor and musical mentor. He has a great set-up for teaching drums online, and a cozy home studio in Morningside Heights if you prefer in person instruction. His hourly rate is the best deal you'll find on Manhattan. I previously paid $150-200 per hour for college instruction, and Jesse's teaching is as good or better than any college instructors. He is clear, friendly, patient, and able to cater instruction to both the ability and aspirations of his students.
Peter
Jesse is a true professional, a technician, and an artist. And he yearns to see his students level up. I love his taste in music! I wish I could receive his tutelage more often.

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David E.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance for Classical/Jazz Guitar from Florida Atlantic University
  • Teaching since 1998
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David E.

30 Reviews
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I've been playing and teaching drums for 10 years now. I will help students develop all the different techniques involved in becoming a proficient drummer. Increasing their coordination in understanding how to execute the basics of rhythmic dictation all the way to complicated syncopations. Drum lessons are not available In-Studio.

About David

A fun, friendly, and professional Music Instructor at your service for Voice, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, & Ukulele! I have a BA degree from Florida Atlantic University in Music Performance for Classical/Flamenco/Jazz/Blues guitar and I've also performed on the Piano/Keyboards for a couple differe

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Leonard A.
David is an excellent instructor. He is clear, patient, and very talented himself. He has a very relaxed personality.
Paula H.
Great teacher. My son has disabilities and David works around this seamlessly. I couldn't ask for a better piano teacher!
Kash & Scarlett S.
So happy with David! Our kids loved him and looking forward to their next session!
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Josh W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's President's Office of Education Outreach: Community Affairs and Campus Engagement
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Josh W.

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I have over 10 years experience teaching drums to all different ages. I received the “Outstanding Youth Advocate” award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. in 2014 for teaching at the Boys&Girls Club in Allston, MA. I perform a lot around the northeast U.S., spanning a diverse spectrum of styles.

If desired, I can teach out of several books - including Garwood Whaley - Musical Studies for Intermediate Snare Drummer, Charley Wilcoxon - The All-American Drummer: 150 Rudimental Solos, Charles Dowd - Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer, and Tommy Igoe - Groove Essentials 1.0+2.0

Or I can teach without any books as I have a wealth of knowledge in me!

I teach rudiments, hand+foot techniques, coordination exercises, grooves - stemming from rock to funk to jazz, bossa nova, samba, west african, and much more.

About Josh

Hi, my name is Josh Weinberg. I have over 10 years experience teaching drums & about 5 years experience teaching music production, & music theory (to all different ages). I have received an award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. for my teaching work in the Boston area (see ph

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Jesus R.
Great teaching. Goes into detail on what needs practicing and teaches you how to improve in a clear manner.
Ethan
My son enjoyed the lesson and wanted to practice right away.
John
Josh is always easy to be around and is able to form any lesson around what I wanted to do, as well as teach me loads of new ideas if I hadn’t planned anything. He has greatly helped improve my own production and give me insight into what professional producers do to set themselves apart. He’s great to work with and always in an uplifting mood.

Mellisa W.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Master of Arts Music Education, Conc. Piano Pedagogy from University of St. Thomas
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mellisa W.

2 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

Group and private drums.

About Mellisa

Mellisa has pursued her love of music from a very young age. With a passion for quality music and education, she opened Eighty Eight Notes School of Music 2007 where she grew the business to include classes for all ages and stages and all instruments. "My ultimate goal as your teacher is to nurtur

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ReggieK
My Ms. Crabtree.

M.W. is wonderful as an instructor because she challenges you to learn and provides great feedback. Also, I've wanted to learn how to read music and she's teaching me music Theory as well. If there was anything that I could be different it would be Time. She's what I was looking for in an instructor. I consider her as my Ms. Crabtree.
PattyN
Sophie has been very happy with her new instructor, Mellisa. She feels that that Mellisa has a way of teaching that really connects with her.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in San Ramon, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in San Ramon 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 $177 per hour.
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$42 average
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$55 average
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$67 average

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"We feel like we hit the teacher jackpot with John! He really knows music & has a passion for sharing this knowledge. Plus he can REALLY hit those drums. He was patient, flexible, & 'made it fun' with my 12-year-old son picking up drum sticks for the first time. So grateful we booked with 'Mr.John!'"
Melinda
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"I gave these lessons to my husband as a gift and he really enjoyed meeting Evan and is looking forward to learning more from him."
Tino
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Kevin is a great teacher. Looking forward to the future !"
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"great teacher, my son came home so excited"
Jake
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Ronen is an inspiring, dedicated and highly professional teacher, as well as a very communicative and pleasant person to study with. His teaching methods combine thorough knowledge, vast professional experience and masterfully structured lesson program. In addition, his prominent career as a professional drummer brings a valuable factor to his guidance and approach.
Ronen's enthusiasm and love for music and teaching, makes him an outstanding teacher who would make any student enjoy playing and acquire excellent skills.
I highly recommend Ronen's drum lessons!!!"
Amir
Took Drum lessons from Ronen E.
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"Highly recommend Kevin! Just started drums and did 2 months of lessons with him at his in-home studio. Really cool set up, and he listens to what you’re interested in learning, while also recommending what to practice during the week between lessons. Also had a few jam sessions with him which were awesome!
Super chill guy, and I’m sure he’s great for every skill level and age. Thanks Kevin, will be back soon for follow up sessions!"
Jon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin C.
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"Murray was awesome! His talent captured our son's eyes and interest. Murray was hands on from the beginning to the end of his lessons. We look forward to our upcoming sessions. Very pleased!!!"
Ethan
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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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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"Brent is very patient and experienced! I've been taking drum lessons with Brent for more than 1 year. I really enjoy the lessons and I feel that I'm making good progress."
Rayna
Took Drum lessons from Brent E.
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"Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

Thank you!"
Nathanielle Gorst
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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