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Danny B.

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Torrance, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Psychology BA from California State University Long Beach
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Danny B.

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I have been playing and performing the drums for the past 16 years. In a teaching situation I try and provide a relaxed and friendly environment in order to learn a students strengths and weaknesses. I want students to be able to learn at their own pace, and not to worry if they think they are

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Dominic L.
Our son learned so much with his music teacher. We are grateful for his patience
Meghan
Danny is a great teacher - he's really patient and encouraging and my son adores his lessons and looks forward to them every week. Danny has a way of making him both take it seriously and also think he's having the most fun and is a natural. I high;y recommend him.
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Charles S.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches students Male: 4 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Music Performance Percussion from Morgan State University
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Charles S.

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Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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Shawn B.
My son is new at piano and he said Mr. Charles makes him feel comfortable and learning fun.
Trey
My 10 year old son really enjoyed his first lesson

Yuichi H.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 12 to 80
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Yuichi H.

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How to play djembe drum and conga drum,

About Yuichi

Yuichi H. started playing drum set in his adolescence, and joined a few concert bands, rock bands, and jazz big bands. In the spring of 1995 he earned a Professional Diploma in Performance and Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and at The City College of New York, CUNY,

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Ikuko S.
Great Teacher

Yuichi has been a really great teacher for our 7 years old son. He is very patient and really great with kids. He's made a real effort to get our son interested in drumming and music more generally, introducing to different sounds, rhythms and types of music. My son really enjoys his lesson and is making good progress!
David S.
Inspiring teacher

Yuichi inspires you to improve, and shows you how. Simple as that.
MelissaW
Our son is 7 years old and started drum lessons with Yuichi several months ago. My son absolutely loves his classes with Yuichi and would go more than once a week if he could. We are very happy with Yuichi. He makes the lesson fun and interesting for our son, and at the same time teaching him what he needs to know so he continues to make progress. He is a great match for our son.

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David P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associates Degree-Jazz Performance, B.A. Psychology Continuing Ed. Clinical and Counseling Psychologhy from University of The Art, Temple University, Chestnut Hill College
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David P.

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About David

Learning to play music goes beyond understanding how to play an instrument alone. It is a craft and mentorship that teaches us the value of self expression, creativity, communication, focus, and more. As a professional musician, music therapist and educator, I understand what it takes to show you h

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Nicole Tartaglia
Very nice and works well with kids. We are using him for remote piano for our 5 year old daughter, he helped us with the setup and and it works really well! Already recommending him to my friends with younger kids!
Joe
Dave is excellent with my 5 year old daughter. Great approach combining music theory and technical training all while keeping the attention of my child. Could not be any happier with our experience:)
Avi
We had great experience with David. One of my kids learning drums and the second one - piano. Both of them don’t have any experience before and they do great progress during their learning for 3-4 months - bi weekly zoom lessons. David teach them and help us to select the right instruments and other relevant materials
Highly recommended
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Scott M.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Scott M.

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I can teach you advanced drumming techniques on a drum set. How to keep time, rudiments, reading drum notation, and how to let loose. Double Bass not a problem.

About Scott

Hi! I'm Scott. I usually perform using a one-man band setup I created. I modified guitar and made foot pedals to control a drum set, while singing. I have a live-broadcasting/recording studio at home and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a

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Nicole C.
Scott is a professional music coach with extensive knowledge of music theory and methods. He meets you at any level and works on your goals. He made me feel very comfortable in our lessons and would give many tips and exercises. I would say I have improved dramatically since I began the lessons. Thank you again Scott!
Dallas
Great guy and amazing, not to mention patient, instructor..
Best gift I ever had.
Emory
Scott is awesome! Very knowledgeable about singing as well as all sorts of other instruments and recording equipment. Very fun to work with.
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James W.

90 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Australian English, American English, French - Canadian (Quebec) French, British English, Canadian French
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
  • Teaching since 2002
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James W.

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While I do not formally teach drums anymore I do take on students from time to time who show a keen interest and dedication to drums and percussion as it pertains to songwriting and locking in with the bass player.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hal

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donaldo
convinced me of the importance of the fundamentals
Alexis C.
James took the time to make me feel comfortable in my skin which is my biggest flaw. He is amazing and I look forward moving forward
Norman
Very knowledgeable guy. Wealth of info.

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Santa Monica 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 $117 per hour.
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$43 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Great working with Mr. Piper."
Tamaro
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Sean has been teaching my 10-year old son percussion for almost two years. Before covid, my son had lessons in-person. Since covid, my son has been doing lessons online. Sean has done an amazing job teaching my son in-person and online.

Sean really knows percussion. I've witnessed this both during lessons and when my family watched him perform with the Lone Tree Symphony. Sean is wonderful with kids. Although my son has attention issues, Sean is extremely patient, and he is able to efficiently redirect and focus my son. With Sean, music lessons are enjoyable. He has taken the time to get to know my son and how my son learns. I feel like the lessons are tailored extremely well for my child's abilities. Best of all, Sean is just a wonderful person. He's easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. My son looks forward to his lessons with Sean each week. You won't find a better percussion instructor!"
Megan
Took Percussion lessons from Sean C.
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"My daughter has really been enjoying her lessons with Tracy! Many thanks!"
Leah
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"My son loves his lessons!"
Charlie
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Zen is on my Tech staff at CSUSB. He is proficient in everything he does. He is prompt and follows through."
Garry
Took Percussion lessons from Zen R.
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"I have a basic sense and feeling of rhythum but studying under kevin has yielded amazing results. I may not be the next star drummer but he really helped me hone my skills... he comes highly recommended!!"
Greg
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin J.
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"I have been taking music lessons of various types in and outside of school since elementary school and have never had a teacher who introduces concepts quite like Mr.Fuhrman. Things that I have struggled with ever since they were introduced; especially regarding rhythm/counting have become incredibly simple- as they should be! My progress regarding percussion (which I've been working with for over 4 years) has increased exponentially since working with him. Not only will he highly recommend essential practice, but he's willing to give you various strategies to manage time and to be able to fit the practice in. I've had music teachers (all of whom were very competent musicians) telling me to practice since the second grade, but no one's ever set aside some lesson time to discuss how to fit it in. I am a beginning music teacher myself and have already implemented some of the concepts he has taught with my own students. He's not only an incredibly skillful musician, but he is an amazing teacher as well. You won't regret doing lessons with him."
Lindsey
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Great interaction with student makes lessons fun

David is great he motivates my son, provides correction with kindness. Provides helpful suggestions in technique, practice form. It is fun for my son to learn the drums. My son has tried other instructors without having the same motivation and fun so this is refreshing easy way to get him lessons."
Jean
Took Percussion lessons from David B.
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"Mariano was an amazing percussion and drum set teacher. His lessons were engaging and productive, and he was always able to communicate an idea or musical concept in a way that I was able to understand and connect with. After about 2 years of lessons I was accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts for percussion and I owe my success to the lessons I took with Mariano. I continued lessening throughout high school and my skill level contined to grow. What I loved about Mariano's teaching was his unique ability to take very simple exercises and make them more difficult and therefore much more beneficial. Along with stressing the importance of basic technique, he would constantly inteoduce me to new things - Afro beats, traditional grip, Latin beats, new ways to sight read, and 4 mallet marimba technique. I would highly suggest taking lessons with Mariano if you are looking for a fun, encouraging teacher who has lots of experience with a variety of percussion performance!"
Emma
Took Percussion lessons from Mariano L.
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"Great teaching. Goes into detail on what needs practicing and teaches you how to improve in a clear manner."
Jesus
Took Percussion lessons from Josh W.
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