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Linda C.

22 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaching since 1981
  • 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 students 5 and up
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Joe M.

9 Reviews
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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
  • MIDI “- 2006 (Degree received) from Riverside City College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Josh W.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Drum Performance as well as Electronic Production & Design from Berklee College of Music
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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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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.
Chris
Josh is an awesome teacher. He is patient and supportive and always comes up with ways to connect me to the concept he’s teaching. I asked to learn drums “the right way” so we spend a ton of time on fundamental exercises that i suspect are boring for him but he never shows it. He is always upbeat and positive and I enjoy our lessons a lot. Could not recommend him more highly.

Derrick M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks American English, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Associates in Performing Arts from Musicians Institute
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Derrick M.

7 Reviews
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Specializing in teaching beginners. Can also help more advance students prepare for auditions, and work with advanced curriculum.

About Derrick

Derrick began playing the drums at the age of 8 in the elementary school concert band. He started out on just a snare drum but when he was 12, he got his first real drum set, and started a life of music. Fast forward a few years and Derrick had experience playing in jazz bands, marching bands,

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Mikhail C.
My son really enjoyed his first lesson. He was able to play a little right away, which made it more fun for him.
Mike A.
Great teacher!

Great with my daughter (age 7). She looks forward to her lesson every week, and is learning rapidly. He has great patience and has gotten to know my daughter and listens to her feedback while at the same time offering encouraging instruction.
Shirley L.
Great Drum Teacher

My daughter had been taking private drum lesson for years before she started with Derrick. At the first lesson, Derrick told her how important it was to feel the music, other than just working on technique. That was exactly what she needed to work on. Derrick has a broad experience with playing different type of music. He likes to show her how to play, which helps her understand right away. He is very nice and patient. He is flexible and reliable in terms of lesson schedules. He uses lots of references, songs and exercises in his teaching. Now, my daughter enjoys her lessons and practices a lot more.
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Will F.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Will F.

16 Reviews
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currently working with 2 drum clients

About Will

Will Fletcher Instruction has been going strong since 2009. New students starting this year are doing great along w all the older, more musically advanced students. I want you to play music. I don't care how we get there as long as on your specific instrument you want to learn, you are making music

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Eban P.
Will was everything I expected. I was looking for someone to teach naturally as opposed to rote (boring) learning. I'm sure Will can do rote but he did what I asked.

He really knows his music and can teach in a way that gets my son directly into actually playing music, which is exactly what I was after.

He’s really flexible and can take anything and turn it into something good.

The pace was spot-on, matching perfectly the maximum my son could understand at the time.

I think my son learnt the absolute maximum he could in that short space of time and he learned a LOT.
Eddie
Great Fun!
Alan
things are going well.....Will is a very helpfull and agreeable teacher....am considering more lessons in the future....but i don't like this company's auto renewing me for lessons...but...that ain't Wills fault....i look forward to seeing his Studio in Action!.....that's the next lesson.....

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Sunnyvale, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Sunnyvale is $65. 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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45 min
$53 average
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$65 average

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"Mr. Stewart is a consummate professional who takes great care in working with my son. His patience and positive attitude are a plus. I'm pleased with the level of service provided and his willingness to accommodate our busy schedules. We've seen great improvement since my son started taking lessons with Mr. Stewart and would highly recommend him to others."
Daniel Richardson
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"I enjoyed my first lesson because Athan is encouraging and I like his approach to learning. Unfortunately, the video quality is not great."
Vera
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Murray has been teaching my daughter drums for almost 4 years now. He is fabulous and brings his love for the drums and his positive energy to every lesson! Murray is a fantastic drummer and I am thrilled that he is teaching my daughter how to be as amazing as he is! If you are looking for a professional, energetic, kind, passionate man for a teacher, Murray is your man!!!!"
Gina
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I love working with Garrett. He offers great advice, is easy to talk to, and makes every lesson informative and interesting. The recordings he takes to use as feedback are very helpful too"
Albert
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"If you have been looking for a great drum teacher, Michael is your last stop! He has the ability to communicate with the students and parents and make drumming fun. His students response to him very well and enjoy going to weekly lesson.
My son started with Michael when he entered 6th grade and is now a Junior playing for Marina HS Marching Band, Drum line, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band.
If you have the time and sit in a lesson with your children, you will soon realize that your money is well spent...not a wasted minute in that 1/2 hour lesson."
Ha
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Very knowledgeable and friendly. I was surprised at how far I got for the first lesson. Inspired me to practice and give it a go."
Robert Nichols
Took Drum lessons from Richard C.
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"Yulia is a very good teacher, she's teaching my daughter how to play the drum. I recommend her to be your music teacher. She' s great! Thanks,
Andrezza"
Samira
Took Drum lessons from Yulia B.
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"Murray P is my new Dude! He was a pleasure to talk with, and learn from just on our first lesson! I look forward to working with him to develop my drumming skills in the near future."
Kenneth
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Very friendly and personable teacher. Patient with our son while also encouraging him to learn. He has a great balance of all the attributes to make up a wonderful teacher. Most importantly, he makes lessons fun while at the same time teaching and helping our son learn and grow."
Maxwell
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Emerson is an EXCELLENT teacher! He is patient and kind. He is super organized and efficient. He's able to give wonderful easy to follow instructions. I hope he is my son's music instructor for YEARS to come!"
Angela
Took Drum lessons from Emerson W.
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