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Joe A.

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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

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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!
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Michael S.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael S.

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I have taught and performed as a drummer for over twenty years. I attended Berklee College of Music as a scholarship recipient and graduated in 2005 cum laude. Following Berklee, I have worked professionally as a performer and an educator. I have taught all ages of student from early elementary school to adult.

I specialize in all styles of music on the drumset, as well as fundamentals including technique, reading, and ear training. In addition to drumset, I also teach marching percussion (drumline) material as well.

I believe in tailoring a program unique to each student that maximizes the student's interest and learning style.

About Michael

Michael Sutton is a professional drummer and teacher who has recently relocated to Los Angeles after living in New York City for more than a decade. Originally from Johnson City, TN he attended Berklee College of Music as a World Scholarship recipient graduating cum laude in 2005. As a teacher, I

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Mel F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English, Hebrew
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1988
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Mel F.

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Sticking techniques as foundation for all percussive endeavors.

About Mel

Calm, caring and supportive are words which have been used to describe my teaching style. I am here to cultivate a lifelong love for music.

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Eric C.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric C.

39 Reviews
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Rhythm is one of the essential elements of music. A background in drumming can help you to better understand any instrument.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

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Jackie L Micklewright
Eric has been very patient and accommodating of our 7 year old who is learning the ukulele. The instruction is age-appropriate and he provides a lot of positive reinforcement/feedback.
Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.
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Kevin J.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Kevin J.

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Kevin J. has been writing, recording, and playing music for over 25 years. Music is meant to be fun and it is his goal to help others enjoy music. He has been a teacher for 11 years and has composed hundreds of songs. He is passionate about teaching his students the songs they want to learn, no matter the difficulty. He specialized in guitar, drums, and song writing.

Kevin has a great way of encouraging others to keep going no matter what challenge is in front of them.

The 75 minute session is to pay for a group jam.

About Kevin

I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something. I

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Lincoln G.
Kevin is a great teacher - he has brought out the drummer in my 2nd grader, and he has been able to do this through Zoom, not even face to face. Highly recommended!
Kristin
Kevin is an enthusiastic and professional teacher! He has built up my son's confidence, and given him opportunities to perform and hone his percussion skills. I highly recommend Kevin!
Aidan
I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.
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Max A.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Drums from The Collective
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Max A.

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I gig, teach, and tour, full time as a drummer living in NYC. I've played drums for over 13 years and studied with numerous teachers across the country.

I perform rock, gospel, funk, jazz, country, and pop music for audiences all over and can help students identify specific, tailored, course work to help them in whatever genre.

My goal is to help students of all ages and abilities sift through the ocean of content to find the *right* challenges for them so they can play what they want to play.

This if my life, this is what I love. I look forward to working with you!

About Max

I live, gig, tour, and teach full time as a drummer in NYC. I have over 13 years of experience playing pop, rock, gospel, funk, jazz, and musical theater. I've taught children as young as 4 years old, and adults over the age of 45, from total beginners to experienced players. What I've learned, an

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Jacob Sargent
I thought I wasn’t going to be able learn how to play drums and then I met Max! Very patient person and easily helped me unlock the door into drumming. Made everything clear to me and broke it down to where I was able to understand. Highly recommend, Thank you Max!
Emmie
Max is an amazing teacher. He is an outstanding, patient,
and compassionate teacher. His lessons were so well tailored to my needs. Each class addressed specific needs and goals of mine. Max is a great drummer and wonderful teacher, highly recommend.
Benji
I was a bit nervous about taking lessons as I had not played drums in front of anyone before. My first lesson was surprisingly a very comfortable expereience and something that I would definitely recommend if you are on the fence. I have been playing for about a year and felt like I wasn't progressing with YouTube tutorials anymore. Max has really been helping to take me to a new skill level!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in West Covina, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in West Covina is $66. 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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$41 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$66 average

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"Joe is a great instructor. I took lessons with him when I was 19 and then stopped. I hit a wall in my progress and was feeling uninspired for months. I was split in so many directions, I was not making any significant progress. I tried online for a while and then it hit me. Go see Joe again. I did and within the first week I was back on track.

If you are a new drummer, go see Joe! I remember when I was first learning from Joe. His teaching style makes it easy to learn.

If you are a drummer who is stuck in a rut and can't progress. Go see Joe. He'll get you back on track.

I won't stop now. I will continue to train with Joe until the student has out-mastered the master."
Zachary Ramirez
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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"My husband and I were hesitant to go with Garrett at first because he looked too young (he's 22), but it turns out he's one of the most professional people we've meet. He's great with our son and daughter, very knowledgeable with the drums, and talented at his craft. His studio is also very comfortable. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Ana
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating."
Shayla
Took Drum lessons from Daniel R.
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"We feel like we hit the teacher jackpot with John! He really knows music & has a passion for sharing this knowledge. Plus he can REALLY hit those drums. He was patient, flexible, & 'made it fun' with my 12-year-old son picking up drum sticks for the first time. So grateful we booked with 'Mr.John!'"
Melinda
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Evan was very nice. This was the first lesson. More to come!"
Drayden
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Definitely the best drum teacher ever!

I received a package of drum lessons for Mike in 2008, for my 12th birthday. I loved them and learned a great deal, but soon I ran out of lessons. A few years later, I was able to continue drum lessons in early 2011, until about July of 2013. During this time, Mike was never at a lack of content, in fact he had a fun worksheet for almost any style of drumming you want! Mike is great at teaching every style; rock, jazz, metal, and much more! I had a great experience, and Mike was a wonderful teacher! I was forced to put a pause on my lessons again in 2013 because I was busy starting my senior year of high school, and balancing a job. At the end of that year, I used some of the money I had saved up to continue my lessons throughout the Summer of 2014. It was well worth every penny!


Mike is a great teacher, for any age! His fun style of teaching allows you to learn, and want to practice as you are mastering even some of the toughest exercises. Over the six years I have known him, he has become more of a friend than a teacher! I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to play drums."
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Dave is very nice and personable. He welcomes parental involvement. Our son has enjoyed Dave's instruction."
Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"i was a self taught drummer and i found myself having a hard time breakig thru/platueing. i decided to take lessons a with Kolja to refine my skill set. I am extremely happy i did! He was professional, yet laid back, so my lessons didnt feel intimidating or boring. i had fun learning from him and i became excited for my lessons because i could see the results! i recommend Kolja to anyone who feels stuck in a rut or who is curious to begin playing the drums. he is inspiring and EXTREMELY talented!"
Elma
Took Drum lessons from Kolja G.
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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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"Tracy is a fun, gifted, patient teacher. She really shines in teaching even shy kids, encouraging them to enjoy the instrument as well as learn to read music. Her style is super friendly and approachable and we would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to rock the drums."
Katie
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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