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Joe A.

8 Reviews
La Mirada, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Associates in Music from Musicans Institute
  • Teaching since 1993
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Joe A.

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As a teacher, I believe that learning to play music is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. My goal is to help you take your musical aspirations as far as you can! As one of Southern California’s most renowned teachers, I have been teaching for over 20 years and am known as a specialist in using state-of-the-art methods in developing vocabulary, command, and control of the complete drum set. You will learn the masterful stick, finger and foot techniques used by the professionals.
What sets me apart from other teachers is my performance experience as an instructor/clinician. I have performed educational clinics at several universities, colleges, schools and music stores throughout the country. My knowledge and experience, unlimited 24/7 student support, follow-up and passion for music education is unparalleled.
I am the author of the education instructional video series titled, “The True Basics of Drumming”. My video series outlines some of my teaching and playing ...

About Joe

Joe Alessandro, Award winning educator and author of “The True Basics of Drumming” attended Music Institute (MI), Hollywood, California. Joe continued his music education studying with several name musicians such as Paul Cush, formerly of CBS Studios; Terry Bozzio and Chuck Silverman. Joe has st

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Robert A.
My first lesson with Joe was Awesome and eye opening!
Joe has plenty of patience when it comes to rookies like me! I felt very comfortable at his location!
I'm working on the techniques and homework he gave me and now it's making sense as I'm practicing at home what we went over on my first lesson. I feel like I made a great choice from the get go and I'm excited and looking forward my next 14 lessons!
Natasha
I would highly recommend joe to anyone that's looking to learn from a great music instructor!
To be the best, you have to learn from the best! :)
I've been taking lessons w/ joe for a couple of months and Not only is he affordable, but he's patient w/ you, he's passionate about what he does, he's good at communicating & Makes sure you understand what's going on. Joe also values the importance of drum concepts and techniques, & he's always there to help! :)
Chantelle Saad
Joe is an awesome teacher! He is super helpful and patient. He offers practical but essential instruction on the basics of drumming. Can't wait to continue classes with him!
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Ty F.

Riverside, CA
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Our drum classes explore Drum Technique, Rudiments, Reading Music and Playing a variety of musical styles including (Rock, Pop, Jazz and more)!

About Ty

Thank you for your interest in taking Drum Lessons! My name is Ty Fleming I've been performing and teaching professionally over 25yrs. Education: Musicians Institute (Los Angeles, CA) Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps (Philadelphia, PA) Music and Drums have been a part of my life as long as I can re

Lucas G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies - Percussion from Northern Illinois University
  • Awarded Luminarts Jazz Fellowship from Luminarts Cultural Foundation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lucas G.

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I'm Lucas, a professional drummer and educator in Chicago. I'm passionate about playing music and am so grateful that I get to make a living doing what I love. I played drum set with Blue Man Group, I regularly perform at the top jazz clubs in Chicago, and I've toured the country with indie bands. I'm also a high school percussion ensemble director and college drum set teacher, so I have a broad range of experiences to pull from as I craft a customized plan to help you meet your drumming goals.

I started playing the drums in my hometown of Tucson, AZ at 9 years old, following in my mom’s footsteps, who played drums at my church. It wasn’t long before I started playing in punk bands, jazz groups, and youth orchestras. I moved to the Midwest to study music at Northern Illinois University, and eventually went on to earn a master's degree at DePaul University. The Chicago music scene has provided me countless opportunities to play with inspiring musicians over the years, and I'm always

About Lucas

Looking for an experienced teacher to help you stay focused, motivated and improving in your drumming? I hope to be that teacher! I have multiple music degrees, a long performance resume, and 13 years of teaching experience. I’ve taught everyone from 4-year-olds to college music majors and adults,

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Melissa
My 6 year old son loves learning from Lucas! Lessons are fun and personable.
Candice
My high school son has taken lessons from Lucas Gillan for the past three years and has grown musically under his instruction. Lucas brings much expertise and motivation to each lesson, I highly recommend Lucas for percussion lessons!
Megan
Lucas rocks! He was my daughters teacher for an amazing 5 years. She learned so much from him. From rock, jazz, tenor drum in high school marching band, to snare drum in a famous Chicago bagpipe band. He’s very patient and very gifted. We miss having him in our home, felt like a family member.

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Jennifer P.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Guitar Performance from Minnesota State University
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jennifer P.

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Learn to play drums in the way that fits you! Beat making, rhythm keeping, fills, song and so much more. You will learn the basics of music theory as well as the fun little tricks that you love. There is a lesson plan to fit everyone from absolute beginner to rock star player that just wants to up their skills. Lets grow together.

About Jennifer

My name is Jen P. and I have an extensive amount of education and experience within the music industry. I attended Minnesota State University for guitar performance and music industry. My experience includes touring, recording, teaching, writing, singing and playing various musical instruments.

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Midi M.
Very patience. I picked up pretty quick than I expected.
Kimberly M.
Jen has my daughter very excited about her lessons. I am grateful seeing that during this pandemic she has had little to look forward to. It's also great that she's now giving lessons in person, which is much for my daughter.
Kimberly M.
My daughter is totally excited about her lessons and that's great seeing that during this pandemic she has had little to look forward to. She enjoyed her lesson with Jen and is excited about her next!

Christian J.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Management from William Paterson University
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Christian J.

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Hello, my name is Christian and thank you for checking out my page! I look forward to working with you on your journey to becoming a better drummer!

I'm an easy-going and passionate educator who truly enjoys welcoming others to the world of drumming. I love helping students like you become better players as you deepen your love of music and feel great about yourself in the process.

I devote time to helping you develop a strong foundation of fundamentals while also guiding you as you immerse yourself into your passions. Simply, I can teach you how to learn and appreciate music - a skill that can be applied to all areas of your life.

I believe that we can be complete musicians, not JUST drummers, so I like to involve music making into all we do in our time together. I’m also a constant learner, so if you want to learn something that I don't know, then we can explore it together and I'll teach you my process for educating myself.

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About Christian

I work with students of all proficiencies and desires - from drum circle to the concert stage. You can read more about me below, but first let's talk about my plan for you! It all starts with your goals as a musician. We'll talk about the types of music you want to learn and your plans for that

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Timothy
Christian Johnson is one of the finest percussion instructors I have ever known. He worked on our marching band staff for several years serving as the drumline instructor. Thanks to his patience, professionalism, and wonderful personality, the drumline grew to unseen levels and helped thrust the band into one of the finest in the state for many years.

I strongly recommend Christian Johnson for any type of percussion teaching.
Reagan
I started a bit behind the other kids in elementary school band. Chris was the drum instructor for the high school marching band at the time and my band teacher highly recommended him for private lessons.

Chris was able to get me caught up to the other drummers within a couple months. I was finally able to read sheet music fluently and began to be assigned more advanced parts to play in the school band. Each week Chris gave me homework assignments such as working on different rudiments or reading and playing different types of percussion sheet music (bells, xylophone, etc). My lessons with a Chris paid off over the years, as I was able to join the high school marching band as a middle schooler and went on to win accolades for my drumming in the school plays. Everything I learned and accomplished most definitely stemmed from my lessons with Chris!
David D.
Christian is a very knowledgeable and patient drum instructor. As a music teacher and producer myself, I like to have a good understanding of instruments I don't play such as drums, and Christian has helped me have a much deeper understanding of drumming techniques, concepts, exercises, and styles. He is quite versatile, has a great understanding of music, and is a very effective communicator. I highly recommend!
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Darrell M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Awarded Barbershopper of the Year from Lawrence/Ottawa Barberhawks (Barbershop Chorus)
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Bethany College
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Darrell M.

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Taking drum lessons online is a great option at this time. I have taught drum lessons for 47 years and have been a band instructor in the public schools. I emphasize good technique, sight-reading skills, improvisation and applying these skills to repertoire in preferred styles. I primarily teach beginning snare drum and bass drum students.

About Darrell

My goal is to personalize a music lesson that is designed around each student’s learning style, skill level, schedule and interests. My specialty is in teaching elementary age students, but I have taught all ages, including adults through the years. My philosophy for teaching involves these eleme

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Santa Ana, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Santa Ana 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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"A lot of what we discussed is where I am and where I want to go; which to me is really good. I am missing a lot of the fundamentals and Scott is helping to bring me up to speed as well as add to my tool kit! Awesome first lesson!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"Murray is great implementing the lesson along with fun. I enjoyed the time we spent learning all about the ins and outs of drums. I would highly recommend Murray if you are interested in learning while having fun. Great guy!"
Tony
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Fun and learned something - good lesson"
Macaidyn
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Casey is professional and makes learing easy and fun.

Casey is an amazing teacher. I have ZERO musical talent and Casey had me playing songs within a week. He makes learning fun and very easy. He is very knowledgeable not to mention a pretty sick drummer.
I started taking drum lessons just to check it out... and I keep coming back to learn more.
If you want a very relaxed and good time while learning to play. Casey is your guy."
Joe
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Awesome teacher very respectful and knowledgeable"
Donna
Took Drum lessons from Zen R.
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"Mattia is a good instructor, he knows what I learnt and what I didn't. He also revised some exercises with me."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"Murray is a dedicated and a serious teacher. Very enthusiastic and really good with children. He is extremely professional. I highly recommend him as a teacher!"
Ilan
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Matthew has been great with our son! A perfect balance between keeping our 6-year old interested but also teaching the essentials. Other teachers just didn't "get it" when teaching a young, active boy. We are very pleased with Matt's approach, and after only 3 lessons and some practice, I am already able to jam with my son on some simple rock n roll tunes."
Erik
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Chuck is a fantastic teacher! He is really patient but also pushes me to go beyond what I think I can do. He is very systematic and fundamental, which has given me a great foundation in my rhythm skills."
Kim
Took Drum lessons from Chuck R.
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"My 12 year old son took lessons with Richard for 2 years in Antlanta. He is a very friendly and patient teacher. I was amazed how quickly my son progressed within a short period of time. He is now playing in his first band. Unfortunately we had to move out of state and my son truly misses his lessons with Richard, especially because Richard made it always fun. If you are looking for a drum teacher, who can bring the best out of your child, then Richard is the guy for the job!"
Gary
Took Drum lessons from Richard T B.
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