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Ty F.

Riverside, CA
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Professional Performance Certification from Musicians Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Have fun learning to play drums!
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

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Joe A.

8 Reviews
La Mirada, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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!

Ty K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree Percussion Performance from the University of Arizona
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ty K.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner to advanced drum and percussion student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. Want to play your favorite songs? Not only will you be playing them in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of technique, and reading through rudiments and practical applications. Let's get started!

About Ty

*** Travel Equipment *** drumset and/or practice pad, sticks, brushes, notebook, staff paper, and pencil. *** Specialties *** Genres: Rock, Funk, Hip-hop, Soul/R&B, Country, Jazz, and Latin. Use of trancriptions of songs that the student enjoy listening to. Basic rudiments and Mohler Technique.

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Noah
I have know Ty Key for over ten years, he is a human metronome. He can play any style of music and play it to perfection. I have seen him perform with different bands and different styles over the years and one thing is constant, his play stands out. I have seen him record at East West studios In LA tracking both live drums and the total live percussion set and the results were amazing. He plays in the pocket, both rhythm and solos. I could not feel more comfortable recommending someone who has mastered their craft more than Ty. He is easy to get along with and an outstanding teacher. He has worked as a drum technician and teacher at school ever since I’ve known him. He is a great person and you would lucky to learn from him.
Aaron
Great teacher. Clear instruction. Vast knowledge of the instrument and it’s role in music.
Peter
I’ve known Ty for over ten years. He is one of the hardest working musicians I know, and works with integrity and all the highest positive qualities of a professional musician you could hope for. Any organization would benefit from Ty’s involvement.

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Charlie S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelors of Music Jazz Drumset Performance from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Charlie S.

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I have had years of experience playing drums professionally as well as teaching a wide range of students. I graduated from Manhattan School of Music where I studied with the great teacher John Riley. I’ve also studied with Kendrick Scott, Michael Carvin, and Rodney Green. I teach about hand technique, reading skills, different styles of drumming, improvisation, as well as music theory. If you have a passion for learning drums, then I would love to teach you.

About Charlie

I’ve been playing professionally in NYC for about six years now and have played in a wide variety of settings. I graduated from Manhattan School of Music where I studied with legendary teacher John Riley. I’ve also studied with Kendrick Scott, Michael Carvin, and Rodney Green. I teach a wide range

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Aaron B.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Professional Music and Production from The Street
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Aaron B.

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About Aaron

I've been a full time professional musician for 13+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching ph

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John T.
I was surprised at how easy it was to connect with Aaron. His diving right in was fun as we got into playing music from the first moment.
Tate
Aaron knows how to work with kids. After 30 minutes my 6 yo came out confident and ready to play!! He doesn’t realize that he still is terrible because he at least knows one chord!! Lol!
Howie
Very helpful and informative instruction.

Ani K.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Armenian, Turkish, English
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches Beginner
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Ani K.

22 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

Learn the basics. Work on coordination of hands and feet. Full drum set or snare drum

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ‚Äč I've been teaching music to ch

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Nicole N.
soooooooooooo good choose her ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nicole N.
love love love soooooo goood
Nicole N.
so good learned so much from her 10/10.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Upland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Upland 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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45 min
$55 average
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$67 average

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"Craig has been an absolutely wonderful drum teacher for my 9 year old son Griffin. He’s been his teacher for 18 months, and he is patient, fun and such a great teacher! Griffin loves having drum lessons and has grown so much with Craig’s instruction. I would highly recommend Craig!!!"
Melissa
Took Drum lessons from Craig H.
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"So much fun, very patient! Definitely looking forward to the rest of my lessons!"
Britni Liberton
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Best Drum Instructor North County

We couldn't be happier with Matt. He has taken a shy, not-so-confident young boy and turned him into a proud, musically knowledgeable and darn good drummer !!! Matt is extremely patient, positive,reliable, FUN and a skilled drummer to boot. My son states, "Matt explains things clearly" . I would highly recommend him."
Lisa
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"I took lessons from Ray for about 4 months because I wanted to take my drumming skills to the next level. Ray's teaching method is unique and effective. It's simple as that!. After 2 lessons my band mates started noticing better chops, more control on the drum set (as far as dynamics) and tasteful fills. My hand/foot coordination has improved radically thanks to those exercises customized and developed by Ray that target the weak areas. At my first lesson, Ray and I discussed my short but demanding list of concepts that I wanted to work. He was able to understand all my concerns in a heartbeat and put together a teaching plan that covered more than what I was expecting. Needless to say that Ray is a humble person and a great drummer ( I stole a of of licks from him!). The studio is very neat and organized. It has technology and equipment that as a student you can use for free. Another advantage is that Ray's studio has two drum sets so the theory and the actual practice happen in real time. Also, the studio location is very convenience. If you are a drummer looking for effective drum lessons, any style, any level don't hesitate to contact Ray. You won't regret it!. He is an A+ drum instructor."
Marcelo a.k.a Matx The Drummer
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"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!"
Robert
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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"Bobby's a very enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable drummer who also knows how to teach well. Often times musicians don't always know how to teach their craft, talented as they may be, but Bobby certainly knows both how to play and how to teach. I'd recommend him to anyone wanting to learn or brush up on their drumming skills."
Nathan
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Great start! Tracy has a calm way about her that works really well with our daughter. She left her with some fun and doable homework for the next lesson. We’re excited to keep going."
Brooke
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Mr Gabriel is very patient and understanding. He is willing to work with your schedule and my son absolutely loves his lessons"
Abdiel
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel H.
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"I really liked John's patient approach to me as a rank beginner. He jumped right into it which I liked so we could take good advantage of our hour together."
Larry
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"AMAZING!

This is it! Michael C. is it! I have taught music for years and I have watched my children take music lessons for years, but I have never been so impressed as when I watch Michael C.! My son has been taking lessons with Michael C. for a few months now and without fail he is always so sad whenever Michael's lessons comes to a close. Michael C. has developed his own - (that's right his own work sheets, his own methodology, his own songs) - style of teaching that is so incredibly fun for my son, and as a parent watching I cannot stop wanting to pull out my phone to take video of every moment! My son is learning and building a foundation based on the clear fundamentals of drumming, while at the same time learning how to really control the drum set at a very high level of musicianship. What my son has learned, and how much Michael is able to motivate my son to achieve is simply unbelievable. I have never witnessed a teacher who is this concise and thorough in teaching the core fundamentals and yet so creative and fun in teaching REAL MUSICALITY! Michael C. is a must for your child or students! This guy and his teaching methods are exactly what a parent dreams for their child to experience in a drum teacher."
John
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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