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Joe A.

8 Reviews
La Mirada, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Associates in Music from Musicans Institute
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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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Richard C.

96 Reviews
Irvine, CA
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1983
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Richard C.

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Learn drum technique for all styles. Rock beats and fills, Jazz drumming and more.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Paula
going on to book two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Annie S.
Very linear and fun teaching style!
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike S.

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I teach reading rhythms, playing with a bend and how to groove!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of t

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
Logan S.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Danny B.

2 Reviews
Torrance, CA
Starting at $35
  • Psychology BA from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Danny B.

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I've been teaching drum set for 5 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to properly hold a pair of sticks and as time goes on you'll be able to effectively keep time, and play along to songs. I specialize in rock, funk, pop, and blues drumming. In my lessons I typically us the instructional books Syncopation by Ted Reed and the Drummer's Bible by Mick Berry. At lessons I have two drum sets, drum pads, sticks, brushes, music stands, and various drum books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and am excited to teach.

About Danny

I have been playing and performing the drums for the past 16 years. In a teaching situation I try and provide a relaxed and friendly environment in order to learn a students strengths and weaknesses. I want students to be able to learn at their own pace, and not to worry if they think they are n

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Dominic L.
Our son learned so much with his music teacher. We are grateful for his patience
Meghan
Danny is a great teacher - he's really patient and encouraging and my son adores his lessons and looks forward to them every week. Danny has a way of making him both take it seriously and also think he's having the most fun and is a natural. I high;y recommend him.
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Michael S.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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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,

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Timur Y.

Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Timur Y.

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The drum set is primarily an ensemble instrument, and I believe it should be studied as such.

My approach focuses mainly on strong fundamentals of playing, particularly on solid time, feel, touch and sound: concepts that are essential for playing music with other people to create meaningful music.

I like to tailor a syllabus for each student in accordance with their own preferences. I want my students to be equally inspired by drumming material in the context of music they enjoy but also to point them towards fundamentals of the instrument that are the foundations for all styles.

About Timur

Having graduated from Berklee College of Music, Timur arrived in NYC in 2008 with a set of drums, a pair of running shoes and a handful of books on meditation, he set about collaborating with as many people as possible. Highlights include playing pop music with Grammy winners and nominees at Flux S

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Whittier, CA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Whittier is $65. 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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"Al is an awesome teacher.

When I was looking for a drumming teacher for my son, I looked at several of the teachers' profiles. I thought that Al's profile was the best fit for my son who had no experience in drumming, and my son has learned so much from Al. Al is a wonderful teacher and very patient. He adjusts to the likes and needs of his students. I like that Al is a professional musician/performer and brings that experience to the table too."
Corinne
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"Very knowledgeable, patient and has great attention to detail. He provides different methods in order for you to understand. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Lobo Soto
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Great first lesson! Neil was very professional and accommodating. It was very obvious that he was passionate about music and eager to pass it on to others. Can’t wait for the next lesson."
Jeff
Took Drum lessons from Neil D.
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"Very patient and keeps the kids interested."
Alan
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Wilma Evangeline B.
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"Love the way David breaks down skill development. I feel like I'm making great progress and I enjoy the lessons provided."
Tim
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"really fun to take the lecture"
Linhai
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Al is knowledgeable, flexible"
Matty
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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Casey is an awesome teacher! Our 10 year old daughter looks forward to her drum class, having fun while learning. Somehow He manages to handle the craziness of teaching a young child online and keeping the her attention with ease. We are really glad we found him."
Shelley
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Solid Teacher

David is knowledgeable, well spoken, and truly has a passion for drums as well as education. He is patient and always has an insightful answer for all of my questions. He has helped me with my technique and given me a deeper understanding rhythm in general. Highly recommended!!"
Eric
Took Drum lessons from David L.
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"Great Teacher!

Andrew Brown is a great teacher! I didn't have any music experience when I signed up for my first class, but he was extremely patient and despite a lack of natural rhythm I learned a lot in every session. Most lessons would incorporate exercises, learning a new beat or technique, learning a song by reading music and learning a song by listening to it. I was never bored during one of his classes as the material was always challenging enough to keep my focus, but not too hard to make me feel frustrated.

I would recommend Andrew Brown to anyone who wants to learn the drums! He's a great teacher and a really nice person!"
Dana
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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