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Popular Drum Teachers in Scotts Valley, CA

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Thomas T.

8 Reviews
Saratoga, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Italian (4 years at University)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music and Theater Degrees from California State University Sacramento
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Thomas T.

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Learn how to play Rock, Blues, Funk, Shuffle and basic Jazz. Is there a song you've always wanted to learn how to play drums to? Let's make the dream a reality.

About Thomas

Career highlights for Thomas include the title role of PARSIFAL for Genoa Opera in Italy; Siegmund in DIE WALKUERE with Brazil's Manaus Festival; Bacchus in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with L'Opera de Monte Carlo; Don Jose in CARMEN with Seattle Opera, Nashville Opera, Dayton Opera, Sacramento Opera, Longvie

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Rena
Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which help me Improved the voice and tone dramatically. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. He customizes his class for different levels of students. I am glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for my daughter and myself.
Rena
Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which helps me a lot on the voice and tone. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. His customizes his class to different level of students. Glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for both my daughter and myself.
Kathy
Thomas is a great teacher and really encourages you. He really improved my voice and his exercises are very helpful. I really recommend him to be your teacher.

Joe M.

9 Reviews
Santa Cruz, CA
Starting at $30
  • Master of Music from California State University of Long Beach
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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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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Linda C.

22 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1981
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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!

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Darien B.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Darien B.

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Working with me will allow you to develop the ability to play proficiently while also learning to read music. It’s a great investment that gives you multiple avenues of choice when it comes to your growth as a percussionist. Whether you’re looking to expand at one percussion instrument or many, I can transform you into the musician you’re meant to be.

About Darien

I welcome you to take your percussive abilities to the next level, and I’m here to help! Do you play Drumset? Do you play in a drumline or are interested in joining one? Are you looking to learn how to read and write music? With me you will get all you need to gain that edge up on the competition a

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Farrokh S.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hindi
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Farrokh S.

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Over 10 years playing drums and percussion
5 years of teaching experience

About Farrokh

I have been playing guitar, piano, bass, ukulele and drums for 11 years now (teaching for 8 years). As a teenager I started playing all kinds of music and quickly became obsessed. At the age of 21 (2013) I went to Berklee College of Music where I studied guitar, composition and music production fo

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Robert F.
He's a good guy.
I'm not young, and I'm hard to teach music theory to, but he was patient, and is helping me figure a way into learning important stuff that I find kinda dry and not fun to practice. (I'm a good player, but music theory is very challenging to me.)
Delilah F.
My daughter enjoyed the first lesson very much! Looking forward to more!
Jessica F.
Great first lesson! He was prompt, experienced and patient. Also flexible with scheduling and how to proceed with the lesson plans. Looking forward to learning more!
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Luke L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Music Production from Full Sail University
  • Teaching since 2018
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Luke L.

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Take affordable music lessons in your home or at my house
Ages as young as 4+ years old

Just imagine... you or your child turning into a piano player. Or play your first song on guitar. Or increase your drumming skills. Or learn to sing, write songs and record them!

Experience what you can accomplish in a short period.

If you're ready to see yourself turn into a musician, this is the best first step. Send me a message to get yourself music lessons!

About Luke

In high school, I was a very shy student and had trouble with getting good grades. At some point, I picked up a guitar and started to sing in front of people. I also developed a discipline for practicing my instrument as much as I can. From there, my musicianship became more than just an art, but

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Scotts Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Scotts Valley 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.
30 min
$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$64 average

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"Michael has been very patient and flexible with my inconsistent schedule as a working adult. He brings a positive energy with a lot of praise and positive reinforcement that makes me look forward to my weekly lesson. If learning how to play drums is on your new years resolution/bucket list, Michael makes that commitment a fun experience! I've tried a few drum teachers but I especially noticed a huge improvement in my drum skills since I started lessons with Michael. I've played songs that I wouldn't have imagined playing a year ago. He is of course very knowledgable with the drums, published his own drum lesson book, but he doesn't just go through rudiments or textbook material. He gives various resources that are useful in drumming and never makes the learning experience dull. Very professional and easy-to-approach guy, I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn drums, especially if you're an adult wanting to try something new!"
Hazuki
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Jeremy was my first drum teacher and he was wonderful. He had a very focused teaching approach that made the path of progress clear. He keeps lessons fun while informative. He is a kind and encouraging teacher who is invested in his students."
James
Took Drum lessons from Jeremy T.
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"First lesson was great! We are looking forward to our future lessons with Joan."
Hartley
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"She teaches to the capabilities of the student (however good or not so good they are playing that particular day), is encouraging, very professional, yet personable. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and I look like a hero for finding such a good online teacher. :>) As I had hoped, this beats the heck out of dealing with a local teacher's schedule, dealing with driving traffic and having to find some way to kill 45-60 minutes while I wait on her to finish a lesson locally. 5 Stars for our new friend up North!"
Meg
Took Drum lessons from Yulia B.
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"David is a world-class musician with the rare ability to communicate the most complex musical ideas clearly and simply to students of all ages. Within the first hour of the first lesson, David helped our son, then age 12, identify technical issues that were causing him problems and stripped away bad habits that were holding him back. With David's professional guidance in both drums and percussion, our son's progress has been remarkable. In our son's own words: “David is creative with a good sense of humor, which always makes lessons fun.” We cannot recommend him more highly."
Andrew
Took Drum lessons from David R.
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"Great first lesson! Very attentive."
Jordan
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Mike is very knowledgeable on the drums, and take his students' learning styles into consideration when teaching. Mike is goal and progress oriented in his teaching methodologies. His lessons are always fun, and I've never walked out of a lesson without having learnt something or accomplished something new."
Bruce
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Excellent Teacher

Mike is a great Drum instructor. I am a beginner and felt he did a great job with my skill level. He has a lesson plan but is very flexible in learning the style of music you want to hear. He helps you achieve the goal you have with drums whether it is to be in a band or just for a hobby.

Lessons are fun and detailed without being boring."
Stefan
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Patient, knowledgeable, motivating! Perfect for me!"
Elizabeth
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"A very fun session for my 9 year old learning basic drumming. He's over the moon excited! We are pleased to have found such an experienced and knowledgeable instructor."
Grayson
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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