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Brian R.

9 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Degree - Jazz Studies Percussion from Western Connecticut University
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Brian R.

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Ready to start playing the drums? I teach drum lessons to beginners, intermediate and advanced players.

About Brian

I'm a 33 year old professional musician who has been playing drums and percussion for the last 19 years. I've taught for a respected music studio in Connecticut and I continue to teach here in Los Angeles. I have played in numerous bands and toured the United States, Europe and Central America. The

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Sam
sooooooo much fun taking hand drum lessons from Brian! Ultra beginner student is me (shhh I'm getting better!). I decided to learn bongos plus the djembe ( I don't own either drum BUT he has them at his studio so it was cool )......He is very supportive when I try the exercises he shows me and no pressure to be a pro right away lol. I will keep coming to learn more and more I like the salsa stuff he showed me at lessons.......and don't worry Brian I am about to buy a set of bongos to practice at home! Cool guy - recommended!!!
Luther
This dude can play! Brian is a great teacher.. we did some hand drums and drum set for the few lessons we had together. I was new to learning music and glad I came across Brian because he is a chill guy with positive light. I felt as if I could take drums as far as I wanted with Brian as my teacher. I will be back for some more lessons when my wife lets me lol.
Jessie
Quality drum teacher. I took lessons with Brian for about a year and his teaching style is relaxed compared to other drummers I studied with. I never felt rushed with the exercises, we always went at my pace. I recommend this teacher.
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Ross H.

17 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Professional Music (Performance & Music Production) from Berklee College of Music
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Ross H.

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My teaching style is very flexible & hands on. My goal is to make beautiful music and I do this by taking technical exercises and giving them musical meaning. This means I focus on the ideas of time, vocabulary & dynamic playings, but within this still teaching essential technical exercises in order to create a well-rounded musician.

After each lesson I will email detailed notes, as well as any supplemental documents and/or music.

About Ross

Using my experience I am able to cater my lessons to students of all abilities, be it brand new or a seasoned player. I shape my curriculum to fit the needs of each and every student I meet & my end goal is always with the goal of maximizing their creativity potential to its fullest.

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Macaidyn G.
Fun and learned something - good lesson
Colin Third
Ross is a BOSS teacher. I've been taking online lessons with him for a few months now & couldn't recommend more!
Terra
Ross is an awesome teacher. Patient, fun to interact with, knowledgeable. I had a great lesson and am looking forward to learning more from him! Definitely recommend!
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Alonso F.

3 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Music from CSU Northridge
  • Teaching since 2010
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Alonso F.

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First timers, advanced players, children, adults let's dig in and have some fun on the drums! Drawing on my experience from the stage and training in music school I will be happy to be your guide to discover your personal relationship with music.

About Alonso

I have been performing on drums with bands since 2004. Currently, I am collaborating with two original rock bands, I freelance as a percussionist and drummer with orchestras, broadway musicals, pick-up bands, and other ensembles in the LA area. I have been teaching guitar, piano, drums and perc

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Lindsay V
My son takes drum and piano lessons with Alonso. Alonso is a fantastic music teacher. Alonso is always on time and really allows my son to be engaged with songs that he enjoys! Alonso has taught online and in home and we are very happy with the progress that our son has made with both the drums and the piano with Alonso!
Jeyme
Alonso is very good at assessing a students abilities and interests and adjusting lessons accordingly, very patient and encouraging ! My son is on the spectrum and his drumming classes have been a positive outlet for his energy and creativity and general self-control. 😊
Levy Strande
Alonso is a great teacher. I used to take piano lessons as a child but that faded. He's been the perfect teacher to help me get back into it and learn more advanced topics. He is very patient and is flexible with scheduling. He works at my pace to make sure that I'm getting the most out of each lesson. In our lessons, the focus is on songs that I am interested in. For anyone trying to get into music for the first time, or anyone who wants to start up again, I highly recommend reaching out to Alonso!

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Luther B.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Arou

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Danni B.
Mr. Blackwell is very patient, especially when it comes to finding the right notes in songs! Every tip I have gotten from him has improved my music time and time again! He always knows how and where I can improve in our music. Thank you very much, Mr. Blackwell!
Kawanda W.
I was intimated to to even try to learn the cello Luther made me feel at ease and confident! I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
Brian Gee
I can't say enough good things about Mr. Blackwell. He is an incredible teacher that gives you what you need at your level. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and patient instructor, Mr. Blackwell is for you! Going on 3 years and I am looking forward to the next 3 years.

Jerry G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Doctor of Education from University of Houston
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerry G.

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This is a play-by-ear approach. Virtually all pop music bands, regardless of genre, have for the past 65 years used drumming that is played by ear. This means, without the use of written music. Few venues today require drumming to written "drum" music charts.

You will learn the basics of music structure, how to provide a rhythmic foundation and then to embellish from there. We will play along with live music (basic Rock-n-Roll) learning to hear and interpret what's going on in the music and how drums help create that sound. Stick control, posture, maneuvers and techniques along with hardware management and maintenance are all included with the focus on becoming a working and productive member of a band.

Student should have access to at least a basic drum set.

About Jerry

Dr. Jerry G. has performed as a professional musician, drummer and vocalist for almost 50 years. He has a background in classical music and has studied theory and numerous instruments and vocals. After playing hits in the 60’s, "Dr. J" performed as an organist doing 10 shows a week in '69 and '

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Michelle W.
Great Instructor!

My 6 year old is well... a 6 year old but Dr. J is so patient with her and has already taught her so many new skills in just a few short lessons. He keeps the lessons fun but is able to refocus her on her lessons. Dr. J is an overall amazing musician that is very skilled in a variety of musical techniques. He is also very professional and extremely reliable (even in inclement weather). I would recommend Dr. J to any family that is wanting their child to learn how to play music.
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Christian F.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Jazz Studies from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Christian F.

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I have studied under many world-renown teachers and have codified a method for creating a strong foundation for all aspects of playing the drums, covering in depth the three key aspects: muscle control, facility around the kit, and tone quality. Everything I teach is universal, it can be applied to any type of drumming.
No matter where you are in your drumming, you will walk away with an understanding of how to find the areas that need improvement and which practice techniques are most effective for you.

About Christian

Hello! My name is Christian Fox, I am a Drummer, guitarist, producer, and projectionist from New York City. I graduated in 2018 with a BFA from The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, specifically in Drum Set studies. My students can primarily expect to develop strong rhythmic sensibilities

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"Patient. Responsive. Listens. Challenges. Supportive. Overall a good teacher. Our daughter likes him."
Rushes
Took Drum lessons from Mike G.
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"Our daughter has had three lessons with Douglas thus far and we could not be happier with him.! He is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for music shows in his work. It is evident that he loves his job!! He is so patient with our daughter which makes her want to return to every visit!!"
Ava
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Tom is a great drum instructor. He took an active interest in the music I liked during the very first interest, and when I came back for the second lesson he had taken the time to listen to all of the bands that I mentioned. I wasn't really expecting that and it showed me that he really wanted to tailor the lessons towards what I listen to.

He teaches out of his house, with two drum sets and full electronics setup for other things as well. It really helps when both you and him can play something at the same time, compared to other places where there is only one drum set available.

I would highly recommend Tom to anyone interested in learning how to play the drums."
Bryan
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Brandon was a terrific drum instructor for my son. He's a true musician and a fantastic teacher. His technical proficiency allows him to identify potential areas of improvement in his students and help them grow. His comfort with many styles of music and professionalism make him an all around great instructor.

He's a good guy too. My son liked working with him a lot."
bob
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"My 15-year-old son has been taking lessons from Brandon for at least 4 years. When I asked him to review Brandon, he shelved his normal sarcasm and responded with: “I don’t know, he’s Brandon. He’s a good guy. He’s patient with me and he has the knowledge and materials. He knows when to go over simple rudiments and when to relax and teach a song.” As a mom, I can’t say enough about him. He is super talented, respectful, reliable, punctual, and cool. We consider him a friend."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Trevor is very knowledgeable and skilled and can play many styles of music. He loves playing and teaching and does both very passionately. I recommend Trevor very highly!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Trevor S.
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"Murray did a great job with my 6 yr old son's first drum lesson. He was able to teach the fundalmentals while making it a fun experience. My son was very excited and enjoyed his first lesson with Murray."
Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Murray is an excellent teacher, musician and all 'round good guy. He is very adept at understanding your deficiencies and giving you the right tools to improve. His positive attitude is contagious!"
Greg Emerson
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"My son has been taking lessons with Anthony for the past two years and I have enjoyed watching his growth throughout this time. Anthony is always prepared for every lesson, and challenges him to learn new songs every week. He is very patient with him and brings a lot of enthusiasm to every class. My son leaves every lesson feeling extremely inspired and excited for the next time that he will get to have another lesson with Anthony."
Joyce
Took Drum lessons from Anthony F.
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"Great teacher for my son!

Tracy has been an excellent fit for my young son. She is very patient and varies the lesson to hold a young child's attention. She gives lots of praise and encouragement. She seems to have appropriate expectations for a 5 1/2 yr old and is good about communicating with him on a level he can understand. These are concerns I had when looking for a drum teacher for a child who is so young."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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