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Popular Drum Teachers in Santa Cruz, CA

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Linda C.

22 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1981
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Linda C.

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About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
Janet P.
very comfortable and satisfying first lesson.
JoAnn C.
Linda was great! As an adult beginner with the cello she made the lesson enjoyable and easy to follow. She adjusted quickly for where I knew a little and where I knew nothing. Highly recommend her!

Joe M.

9 Reviews
Santa Cruz, CA
Starting at $30
  • Master of Music from California State University of Long Beach
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe M.

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Lesson regiments are tailored to synthesize student goals and musical passions, setting a foundation in the instrument of interest.

Technique and practice-exercises provide the core for study and development (but we won't let that get in the way of the fun!).

My teaching philosophy largely derives from experience with master-drummers of different fields of study; therefore, my modality is a synthesis of concepts designed to ensure anyone's improvement. We all have rhythm!

About Joe

I am a professional percussionist and drum instructor based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. I teach both studio and outcall lessons to all ages, covering drumset, steel pan, hand drumming, orchestral percussion, music theory, and piano. Additionally, I am a leader in the samba

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Calla
Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons
Riley
My son enjoys his lessons with Joe very much. He’s an encouraging teacher.
Olin
My son loves his drum lessons. Being eight, he naturally has an excess amount of energy and a tendency to chat but Joe has a way of engaging him and keeps him learning. Very positive and supportive as well.
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Erasmo R.

11 Reviews
Saratoga, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English and Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Erasmo R.

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Students can expect a relaxed atmosphere, but also making sure that there is a high level of professionalism and expectation of attentiveness from the student.

Of course, I also understand that this all depends on the age of the student, and as we meet and get to see what it is that you want to focus on and I will make sure to concentrate on that and help you reach your goals!

About Erasmo

Hello Parents and Students, I have been teaching and writing music professionally for sixteen years. My first introduction to music was just like some of you, starting in high school, where I had a great teacher that encouraged me to play. This helped me so much, and I wouldn't be where I am if

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Sachin G.
Erasmo is very patient with my 9 year old who had stopped his drums lessons for about a year and his technique of teaching is different from the previous teacher as in he's touching up on more basic techniques and working on fundamentals in addition to just practicing some songs every class. I think in the long run my son will benefit from that.
Ashton G.
My son Enjoyed very much
Mari Larios
Hes such a great tracher. Julia is five years old and enjoyed learning with him. Hes flexible and patient. Thank u Erasmo.

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Andrew F.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
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Andrew F.

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I've been teaching beginning and intermediate drum students on and off for the last 15 years, and I'm excited to take on more students at this time. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Learn drum set so you can play in a band, get going on rudiments and make the snare line, focus on orchestral technique, or get a mix of whatever interests you.

About Andrew

I've been playing the drums for over 30 years and the guitar for over 20. I'm currently accepting beginning and intermediate drum students and beginning guitar students. I studied percussion in college, although I did not earn my degree in music. I was the Drumline Captain at Ricks College (Now B

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Chance
Andy is an excellent instructor.

My 14 year old son had been playing drums for an hour or more every day for several months, and was making fair progress. He was convinced he could learn the drums on his own. But between his first and second lesson he improved exponentially. We were clearly going down the right path.

While my son was uncomfortable with the idea of taking lessons from someone he didn’t really know, Andy established a strong rapport with him by the end of lesson 1. And he was very eager to come back for lesson 2.

We intend to continue lessons with Andy for the foreseeable future.
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Trevor S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Business from Southern Oregon University
  • Teaching since 2013
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Trevor S.

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I have a background in fundamental rhythm, rather than teaching the student to simply play, I teach them to read and write their own rhythms and drum beats in a fun and hands-on manner using methods that music teachers around the country use in their classrooms. Furthermore, I have years of experience teaching children as young as 4 years old from their very first lesson. I’ve developed my own method for children to read drum music using simple and an easy to understand rhythmic language.

About Trevor

No drums? No problem! We can get you started with a pair of sticks and a practice pad. Both can be purchased on Amazon for under $30. My name is Trevor and I’m excited to help you learn to play drums and percussion. I have over 12+ years of experience playing and 5 years teaching. I hold a Bache

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Stephanie
Trevor is an incredibly motivating teacher. He allows students to reach instant success right from the beginning through various instructional strategies. He allows for student choice on repertoire which informs his instruction. Trevor is highly educated and knowledgeable about his subject area and it shows. He is wonderful all around and would recommend anyone to study with Trevor!
John
Trevor is very knowledgeable and skilled and can play many styles of music. He loves playing and teaching and does both very passionately. I recommend Trevor very highly!
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Jason W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jason W.

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I've played drums for over 10 years specializing in the rock and metal genres. We'll cover everything from different stick grips, grooves, double bass patterns, your favorite songs and everything in between. If you're looking to improve your overall knowledge on the drum kit and want to have fun while learning, then you came to the right place! Let's get started!

About Jason

I've been playing and studying guitar for 17 years as well as teaching for 14. I grew up in Minnesota and started playing guitar when I was 13 years old. Self-taught for three years, I developed a passion and love for music. Upon turning 16, I expanded my knowledge studying with a local guitarist,

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Josh
Jason is an AMAZING TEACHER!!! He is so fun and knowledgeable. I found him on Instagram. I was always admiring his guitar playing whenever I saw his videos. I reached out to him and I took my first lesson last week via Skype since I'm living in a different state. I'm looking forward to what he is gonna teach me next! Thank you so much Jason!
Jimmy
I took several lessons with Jason and he is a very knowledgeable guitar teacher and he makes the learning experience a good one. He breaks down the teaching experience so even the most beginning student can understand it and he caters to his students individual needs.
Lauren M.
Jason is awesome. He is intelligent, prepared, cool, kind, and patient. I'm really looking forward to getting better at this guitar thing with him. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIM YOU LOVERS, ARTISTS, FRIENDS, AND STRANGERS.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Santa Cruz, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Santa Cruz is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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$52 average
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$64 average

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"Thor really knows what he’s talking about! He has a solid footing in rock, jazz, Latin, and many other settings and his compositional skills and musicianship really back up his expertise as a drummer. I took lessons from Thor for three years while I was in high school and now I study jazz drums at Elmhurst College. Looking back, Thor was definitely my favorite teacher. He brings an enthusiasm and friendly demeanor to each and every lesson and I couldn’t think of a better teacher for a beginner/intermediate drummer."
Tommy
Took Drum lessons from Thor B.
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"Khalil is amazing! Hands down one of the best drum instructors I've ever had.

He is really thoughtful and has you work on both rudiments and time at the kit. He gives you clear instruction and guidance on material to practice each week.

If you're looking to grow and truly learn the drums I would go with Khalil. Definitely one of the best instructors in LA."
Tyler
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Francisco is a patient and thorough drum teacher. I took lessons with him for approximately a year and learned so much that I still apply today. I would still be taking lessons with him but moved away from Southern California. He tailors his lessons to your personal goals and gives you actionable steps for the week ahead but also exposes you to larger concepts to show you what's possible. I regularly left lessons with him with my mind blown feeling very excited for the new possibilities in drumming that were being opened to me. After taking lessons with Francisco I feel like I have a toolbox of skills and knowledge that I will use my whole drumming life. He is extremely passionate about his craft and takes your personal goals seriously. I'd recommend him to any drummer of any style."
Paul
Took Drum lessons from Francisco P.
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"Danilo is a really great drum teacher. Challenging, but also meets you at what ever level you're at. When limbs don't know how to rally together for a new thing, he's a very good cheerleader until it comes together or helps make it make sense to break through that wall. Enjoys good music too. Super recommend."
Priscilla
Took Drum lessons from Danilo H.
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"Terrific teacher and studio.

Rufus is an outstanding teacher. He is passionate about music and enthusiastic during lessons. He caters to a variety of learning styles, offering studio work and music tracks as well as traditional beats. Rufus has been a working musician for many, many years and provides real world experience and insight into the music industry. My son and I highly recommend him."
Tracy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums."
Nick
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Joan has been teaching our 5 year old daughter in our home and has incredible patience and finds ways to make it fun for her as well as educational. She also was flexible when we needed to change our lesson times from a weekday to a weekend morning time slot and was always on time and very professional. I would highly recommend her as a teacher for a young beginner!"
Brooke
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Best drum teacher EVER!"
Barry
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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"1 lesson and he wants to go back so it is a win for me.. Gio is an educator and knowledgeable on many instruments."
Ian
Took Drum lessons from Gio A.
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"Passionate & Reliable

Casey has been an amazing drum teacher. He understands my style of music and motivates me to become a better performer. I've improved lightyears since taking lessons fro him. He always has a positive attitude and is extremely reliable and punctual, which can be very rare in the music industry. I am so happy I met Casey!"
Izzy
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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