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Peter H.

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Concord, CA
Starting at $20
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded DiscMakers Gold from DiscMakers
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Peter H.

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For beginner through intermediate drum lessons, we'll use the state-of-the-art Roland TD-30 Digital Set. All basic rock beats and basic rhythm signatures covered.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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JOANN
Peter is super nice... He is very patient, kind , and encouraging. He made you feel comfortable, believe in yourself that you can make improvement. He plays and teaches multiple instruments as well. Looking forward to the next lesson, and eventually will learn some instruments
Belle R.
The lesson was very interesting. Peter was really nice & informative. Looking forward to more lessons with him.
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
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Andrew W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Communication in Mass Media from Michigan State University
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Andrew W.

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If you're looking to start a band with your friends, play drums for your church, land a gig with a rock, CCM, country or pop artist, or just play along with music as a hobby, I believe I can help equip you with the tools you need to get there. If you're looking to grow as a modern rock, pop or worship drummer, I definitely believe I can help get you to those goals. I'm a hired gun drummer in Nashville and have played with bands and artists in many genres like rock, country, pop and CCM.

About Andrew

Hey! I'm a hired gun based in Nashville with a 4-year degree from a private music school in Kansas City called the Forerunner Music Academy. I spent two of those years as a performance major on drums. I've been playing drums for 20 years and have been playing professionally for the past 3 years in

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Jacob
Andrew is very knowledgeable and very patient. He explains everything throughly. He communicates very well even after the lesson is over and he has left the house.
Ben Sechler
Andrew is a true professional and easy to learn from. He helps you set goals and consistent ways to achieve them. Two words: HUMAN METRONOME.
Kandace
I seriously cannot thank Andrew enough for what he has taught me! He is so patient, knowledgeable, and kind. He is a natural drummer through and through and his skills are truly inspiring. He’s a great guy to learn from and just be around. I feel like a total rockstar now!
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Chresten H.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chresten H.

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I have been performing drums for over 20 years and I have 15 years experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. Within the first few lessons your will be able to play basic songs and take fills and in short time you will be able to play syncopated grooves from all genres of music, make up your own grooves and fills and play essential rudiments. I have written two instructional books which I use along with other classic drum education material like Ted Reed's "Syncopation" and "Advanced Funk Studies" and "Stick Control". I love helping new students discover their talents and I can't wait to meet you!

About Chresten

I have been a performing musician for almost 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist, my first instruments were the drumset and piano and I began studying guitar in my teens. My love of music has led me to study a wide range of subjects, but my prima

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Qwincy
Chresten has been an excellent teacher to our daughter! He's very patient and helpful and he always pushes her to try her hardest!
Angela Viscido
Chresten is a fun and informative teacher. The pace is a little faster but challenged me to move forward. Patient and takes the time to go over any questions asked. Very thorough. Thank you.
STEPHAN
Really nice class on topics I was aware of but not particularly experienced at... Chresten was fast but not too fast....he explained things over and over, aive us time to sample it, and then gave us pieces to practice on!

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James S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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James S.

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Hello my name is James! I'm a professional musician and teacher from Florida. I've earned my Bachelors of Science in Music in 2017, and have been giving one on one lessons since 2014.
I'm proficient in a variety of style of music on the drum; rock, funk, jazz, hip hop, gospel. My goal is to get you playing new beats, fills, songs, and rudiments.
Best part is, I've got all the instruments you would to need to play at my studio!

About James

I strive to provide quality Music education to students of various skill levels, interests, ability. I have extensive experience working with people with special needs as well as intermediate to advanced players. Hey, I’m James! I’ve been playing music professionally since I was a teenager, and

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TK C.
wonderful!
Joe
James is patient and great. definitely has a plan
Andrea
James is very patient with his students. He caters his lessons to his students level. Worth every penny.

Charles W.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Advanced
  • music guitar from Freemont
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Charles W.

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I have been teaching drums for over 20 years I specialize in heavy-metal drumming with fast double bass but also can show students how to play any style country blues jazz rock and incorporate techniques from marching band and all the rudiments needed for drums

About Charles

I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville record

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Cindy
Instructor is very talented!
Brekyn J.
My first lesson with Charles went great! I can tell he's going to help me reach my goals very quickly and efficiently. So excited to feel confident with the piano!
Kristina K.
Great teacher,with innovative ideas, learning a lot, I feel like a real musician

Bobby C.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Bobby C.

8 Reviews
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Hey everyone! My name is Bobby, I'm a 30-year-old Salt Lake native. I studied at Westminster College and have a minor in Orchestral percussion.

I've been teaching for over 7 years both young and old students and I'm looking to teach beginner/intermediate drum students.

I focus on teaching students to learn how to read drum music, drum kit, beats, fills, songs, and rudiments.

Thank you so much for looking!

About Bobby

A drummer from Salt Lake City, Utah. I have worked with numerous bands and have recorded with artists all over the western coast of the U.S. I graduated in 2014 from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah with a minor in Orchestral Percussion. I can teach students how to read drum sheet mu

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Lucaus C.
Bobby is amazing and accomplished. The kindness and encouragement he has shown my son is unparalleled. We will be continuing our lessons with him! Thanks man!
Nathan
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.
Matt R.
Bobby has a wealth of knowledge and passion about music and can help you learn how to play your favorite songs on drums from any genre (alternative, indie, pop, hip-hop, jazz, classic rock, dance and more). 2 months ago, I knew nothing about drums, and in just 9 lessons so far I can now play a handful of songs and grooves. I learn so much each lesson, and Bobby does everything he can to help me succeed. I highly recommend Bobby.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Walnut Creek, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Walnut Creek 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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"Mike is great! My son really loves taking drum lessons with him. Mike has a lot of knowledge and really has a passion for teaching."
Jen
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"The lessons have definitely been worth while and fun.

I came to Mike with no prior experience in playing drums or reading music. Mike's teaching technique is easy to follow and he explains things in a manner that is easy to understand. Mike is very comfortable to study under and he is always so positive."
Robert
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons"
Calla
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"My son had his first lesson today and I can't wait for more. He tends to be very opinionated and distracted but Adam was incredibly patient. My son went on and on about how much he liked him on the way home. Love him!"
Jack
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"My Granddaughter started taking Drum lessons with Mr. Murray a year ago. I find him to be organized, pleasant and focused on teaching. I am very pleased with how he encourages and challenge her to excel in her drumming. He has taught her how to read sheet music. I feel after every lesson she has improved. I am very impressed with his knowledge of the drums and I would recommend him to anyone looking to take drum lessons."
Regina Fernandez
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Mr. Murray is very patient about teaching me all the cool and important techniques I need to play my grooves and he is very helpful on answering all the questions that I encountered during my out and in class practices. I strongly recommend Mr. Murray!"
Joe
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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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 to become a student of his."
Tom T
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Passionate, motivating teacher. Gave my son a new spark to grow in his drumming first lesson! He can't wait for next week."
Vincent
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Started my lessons with Mike having some previous experience, but still a beginner. He broadened my knowledge on styles and helped me get to the point to where I was able to join a band and start gigging."
Chris
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Andrew is a true professional and easy to learn from. He helps you set goals and consistent ways to achieve them. Two words: HUMAN METRONOME."
Ben Sechler
Took Drum lessons from Andrew W.
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