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John M.

24 Reviews
Carlsbad, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
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John M.

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Positive, patient and motivating, over 43 years of playing drums & percussion and over 12 years of private instruction with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!

About John

I have 43 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 12 years of teaching beginning to advanced drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized when I

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Lucas N.
John personalized the lesson to focus on the songs my son was interested in while he also covered the important fundamentals to start off right!
Jacob
Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!
Serena
Great instructor! Great communication
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Matthew G.

16 Reviews
Vista, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Bachelor Of Arts from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
  • Awarded Louis Armstrong Jazz Award from Van Nuys High School
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Matthew G.

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If it's difficult for you then it was probably difficult for me too. All levels are welcome; let's get you started, up to speed or over the hump. It's time to get to it!

About Matthew

A drum instructor since 1988, I'm a graduate of Musicians Institutes Percussion Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) and hold a Bachelor of Arts from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. I teach beginning to advanced drums to students of all ages. Before relocating in San Diego

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Erik
My son and I take lessons from "Mr. Matt." He is always enthusiastic and supportive even if we're not the most musically talented. We love his mix of basic essentials, music style and theory, and plain rocking out to songs we pick that he shows us how to play.
Jessica
We could not be happier with Matthew! He has the perfect deameanor and teaching technique for our 7 year old. Our son has learned an unbelievable amount in the last two months, but more importantly, he thinks playing is fun. We are so happy to have found Matthew!
Michael
Matthew has been great for my son, Michael! He has learned a lot in a short period of time!
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David B.

43 Reviews
Lakeside, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
  • Teaching since 2005
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David B.

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All levels, all styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Max K.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Max K.

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I can't wait to share my knowledge and passion for the drums with you! I am a professional drummer who performs with different artists and band in New York City and Brooklyn. Every lesson, students will get 100% of my undivided attention as I strive to give each student the exact tools they need to succeed. Beginners will develop stick control & the skills and the coordination it takes to play the drums. More advanced students will enjoy exploring a diverse array of styles, improving reading and developing a posture and technique that will take them to the next level. I emphasis playing in a way that is healthy and comfortable for the hands and bodies. The exact objectives of lessons will also take into consideration the goals of the individual student.

About Max

I am a professional drummer, hand drummer, music producer and recording artist. I graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a degree in music education and percussion performance. I am a New York State Certified music educator with over 6 years of private and classroom teaching experience. A

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Ryan
Max is dope. Super patient, really positive, and over all a great dude.
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Robert K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Robert K.

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I am a professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
I can teach all styles but prefer jazz. I think the most important thing to learn is keeping good time and staying in the pocket. I have two books published: "The Art of Drumming" and "Deeper Into The Art of Drumming" endorsed by Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, and Roy Haynes. The object of the lesson is to get you out there playing gigs and earning money. Go to kaufmansartofdrumming.com to get more information.

About Robert

Professor, Berklee College of Music Jazz drummer, educator Author of The Art of Drumming and Deeper into the Art of Drumming, published by Advance Music, endorsed by Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Tootie Heath and Roy Haynes. Performances with: Bill Frisell, Kert Rosenwinkel, Mike Stern, Mick Goo

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Nicole C.

122 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nicole C.

122 Reviews
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Able to teach everything from hand percussion (Congas, Bongos, Djembe, etc.) to full drum kit. Also will cover music theory and teach drum notation. All genres. Online students are expected to have equipment prior to lessons. If you do not want to begin with a full set, please have at least a practice pad and drumsticks.

About Nicole

Nicole grew up in a small town on Long Island, New York. She had an active young mind with a love for music and rhythm. Luckily, she began her musical journey with private piano lessons at age five. Having lessons this young certainly helped her understand the student experience of learning how t

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Valley Center, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Valley Center is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Rufus is an amazing instructor! He connects and encourages, with high expectations and great results. Our daughter has shown significant progress and now has the confidence to join her high school band."
Cindy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Best instructor ever! Took the time to show me what I need to work on and what I need to do to get to where I am trying to be with drumming!"
KD
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Mike has been teaching our son Luis for almost 5 years now. He’s now ten and his play is amazing. Equally as importantly as his knowledge and high skill level, he is a patient and kind man who is great with kids. He built a strong relationship with my son and as a result, Luis loves playing drums. He has just the right balance of support and encouragement to get him to learn without feeling like he’s pressured or it’s homework. Passion make perfect!!! I highly recommend Mike as a teacher for students of any age. He Rocks in many ways!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Great teacher!!!

My 7 year old son had his first drumming lesson this week with Joshua and he loved it! He learned so much on his lesson and was intrigued with what Joshua was teaching him. What a great teacher!!!! Patient, reliable and extremely skilled! We can't wait for our lesson next week!!"
Meredith
Took Drum lessons from Joshua G.
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"Evan is a terrific drum teacher for our two sons. My youngest is a beginner; Evan has structured lessons for him but definitely encourages creativity. My oldest is in a band at school and Evan is great at reinforcing the style of music that he plays at school (mostly jazz) and teaching other styles that my son enjoys playing (mostly rock). He is organized, dependable, and easy going. He is flexible when we have conflicts. Most importantly, not only does he have great skill but he has a great demeanor for teaching: he is kind, encouraging, and has a good sense of humor. Highly recommend him!"
Anne-Marie
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Our son has never played in a marching band before but is interested in playing in the marching band when he attends college in July so we were specifically looking for an instructor who had marching band experience to teach our son since he's never participated in the marching band in high school. We saw Mr. Stewart's profile and decided to have him work with our son. That was the BEST decision that we could have ever made. We have been nothing but impressed with Mr. Stewart. He definitely has the gift of teaching and he is very patient, knowledgeable, and he challenges our son to get better by giving him homework after each session. Our son absolutely LOVES Mr. Stewart and he is always excited for each lesson and to practice what Mr. Stewart has taught him. Our son went from not playing in the marching band at all in high school to making his college band and receiving a scholarship all thanks to Mr. Stewart. We are very grateful for his outstanding teaching and we would definitely recommend Mr. Stewart 100%."
Melanie
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"My son (6) and I have both been taking drum lessons with Bobby for close to two years and it's been an awesome experience. My son, of course, started from scratch, and I had some basic chops before starting, but with seemingly endless patience and dedication, Bobby has gotten both of us to sound great. We quickly progressed from basic 4/4 rhythms into the cooler world of paradiddles and ghost notes, learning techniques like dynamic drumming that go a long way towards making us both sound like legitimate drummers.

Knowing basically nothing about the technical aspects of drumming when we started, we needed Bobby's help to set up our kit. He showed us how to tune our drums, position the toms and ride/crash cymbals, and all around just get the best sound possible out of our basic TAMA drum kit. When Bobby gets grooving on our drum set, it becomes obvious that it’s not the size or cost of the kit that matters.

When we talked about what styles of music we were into and the kind of music we wanted to play, Bobby found perfect selections for us to play along to and he seems to have the sheet music to every song out there! One time I filmed a street musician drumming the funkiest of beats and after I showed it to Bobby, he broke it down for me so that I could play it too.

Bobby has been the perfect instructor for us and I strongly recommend anyone at any level who's interested in drumming to become a student of his."
Tom
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Joan is extremely patient and quickly adapts to your learning level."
Catherine
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Richard gave my son, who never played drums before lessons. He thought him how to practice correctly for better results. Richard is a great teacher because my son now plays in Jazz band at school. Hire Richard for great results."
Monia Simms
Took Drum lessons from Richard T B.
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"I had a good time with Scott as my coach and first time playing on a drum set! I hope to continue more lessons and maybe do some studio work later.
He showed me basic techniques that I could understand and practice with music. I am happy that I met him."
Aidan
Took Drum lessons from Scott K.
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