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Daniel R.

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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Music from Portland State University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Daniel R.

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I offer 24 years of experience playing, and 17 years teaching privately and as a public school band director. My curriculum focuses on technique, theory, style, and interpretation.

To develop quality drumming technique, an emphasis on playing position, grip, and sticking is incorporated in each portion of a given lesson.

The importance of theory and rudiments is outlined and taught with each lesson. A challenging assignment to improve technical ability and music theory knowledge directly correlated to the assigned repertoire will help students understand the structure of the music they are practicing.

Students will dedicate practice time to both rudimental drumming and set drumming. Demonstrating the highest level of performance and knowledge of a piece is the desired result. A portion of each lesson is also dedicated to students learning the various styles on the drum set.

If you are up for a challenging and fun workout on the drums, hit me up for lessons!

About Daniel

I have been playing saxophone for 24 years, drums for 10 years, and have been teaching both privately and as a public school band director for 17 years. I hold both a bachelor's and a master's degree in music education from Portland State University, and am a National Board Certified Teacher. I p

Lee M.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Percussion from Brown University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lee M.

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My band NRG fortunate to land song "Instruments Of Destruction" on 1986 Transformer The Movie with 12M DvDs, 1M Soundtracks & our song I.O.D. has 4M YouTube .

I self produce a 4 disc Drum School Catalog featuring 6 world drummers with over 50 Million credits on records & dvds sold world wide and teach you their individual styles & experiences. Our Drum School is "Taking it to the Next Level" 2020

About Lee

My name is Lee, drummer for band NRG with song "Instruments Of Destruction" on the original 1986 animated Transformers The Movie that featured Orson Welles, Leonard Nemoy, Judd Nelson etc,,,and on the soundtrack Vince DeCola, Stan Bush , Weird Al Yankavich and still today TF live action series is i

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Paul W.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul W.

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How to groove

About Paul

Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike. Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc. Still Performing, recording all around the United states.

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Esra
Great teacher! Very encouraging and positive!
Justin
My name is Justin, and I've been tutored by Paul since October 2018. I came to him without any prior music experience and unsure if I could ever learn to play the guitar. I'm glad that I chose him as my tutor. He knows how to explain different concepts in a way that I can understand. That coupled with his eagerness for me to get better makes him an excellent teacher. Every time I attend his class I'm always motivated to improve. I would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to play an instrument.
Braylen W.
My son's first lesson with Paul went well. My son has ADHD and keeping his attention takes work. Even though my son had a meltdown during his lesson, Paul showed patience and continued to encourage him. After my son's first lesson, he was excited and told us how much he enjoyed drums.

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Independence, LA

Brett R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Español
  • AAAS digital/analog audio engineering from Shoreline Comm. College
  • Teaching since 2000
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Brett R.

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Wide variety of styles/genres:
e.g. Rock, Swing, Latin, etc.
Includes all snare rudiments, as well as full trap-kit exercises.
Familiarization of multiple time signatures.

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments

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Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Eric C.

39 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Eric C.

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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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Aaron B.

18 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Professional Music and Production from The Street
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Aaron B.

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About Aaron

I've been a full time professional musician for 13+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching ph

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John T.
I was surprised at how easy it was to connect with Aaron. His diving right in was fun as we got into playing music from the first moment.
Tate
Aaron knows how to work with kids. After 30 minutes my 6 yo came out confident and ready to play!! He doesn’t realize that he still is terrible because he at least knows one chord!! Lol!
Howie
Very helpful and informative instruction.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Independence, LA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Independence 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 $160 per hour.
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$54 average
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$66 average

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"I started studying with Dave at the young age of 15. Under his care, he instilled in me a passion for music and the drums that I don’t think I would’ve gotten anywhere else. Because of him, I entered into Berklee College of Music as a competent MUSICIAN, never mind drummer. If you’re serious about learning how to play drums, you want an instructor whose passion is infectious, who will inspire you to want to get better after every lesson. I can’t recommend anyone higher than I recommend Dave."
Geoff M.
Took Drum lessons from David R.
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"Athan is teaching my 10 year old son. So far we have only done one lesson but it was a great experience and we hope to do many more. He has a very easy to understand, clear way of instructing. He is also very upbeat, and seems to genuinely care about the progress of his students."
Kanai
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"I want to update an erroneous review I apparently accidentally made a few months ago. 1 star for Mr. Charles?? Never!

My 8 year-old son looks forward to his lesson with Mr. Charles every week. I was a little nervous about having a 45 minute lesson - but Mr. Charles keeps my son fully engaged and excited the entire time.

Mr. Charles quickly accessed my son's tendencies/needs and has set him up on a track that is a good balance of enjoyment and growth. We look forward to many more lessons with Mr. Charles."
Quiana
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Charles Stewart is a very personable instructor. This first lesson was very well - paced. He explained everything in detail and he gave me enough practise in the lesson so that I know what to do, on my own, during the week."
Donna
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Jason instructs my 6 year old son on a weekly basis, via FaceTime. He’s fantastic. The drum lessons have been a great way to keep my kid engaged in learning music during the pandemic. Jason is patient and thorough and keeps my child focused and happy. If you’re lucky enough to get room on Jason’s schedule, take it!"
Carrie
Took Drum lessons from Jason D.
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"Very knowledgeable and personable. He knows how to teach without you feeling taught. Rare skill."
Jason
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"When my son's school mandated that all students learn an instrument and I found out that he had been assigned DRUMS, I was at a loss. The lessons provided by the school were basic and I didn't feel that my son was getting the full benefit of all the drums had to offer. Luckily, we found Mike!

Mike set my son at ease instantly. He is very personable and has the gift of getting to know his students in a genuine manner. His friendly demeanor and willingness to use humor, without talking down to his students, sets him apart. Mike took the time to get to know Tom, including his musical interests, so that he could create high-interest lessons that motivated my son to practice and increased his love of music. Mike was able to explain clearly to my son what they were doing, how to do it properly, and why doing it correctly was worth the time invested. Not having had experience with drums, I had no idea how much technique is involved! Mike provided not only drum lessons, but life lessons as well.

As a parent, I have always appreciated Mike's timely communication. I have never had to wonder when my son's lessons would be, when payment was due, or what to do when I had a scheduling conflict. (By the way, Mike understands the chaos that sometimes goes along with being a working parent.)

To sum things up, Mike is a charismatic teacher who uses his expertise to instruct his students in how to become exemplary musicians and people. I recommend him without reservations."
Theresa
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Within the first lesson it was obvious how much Scott is passionate about playing music and helping other musicians succeed. What I really liked about Scott was that he didn't beat around the bush when it came to finding areas that I could improve upon, but in the same respect, he made sure he celebrated the successes and progress being made. That's the kind of teacher that can motivate someone to improve and feel fulfilled after the hard work being put into a craft. I unfortunately had to stop taking lessons due to outside circumstances and if I got the opportunity I would take more lessons with Scott."
Josh
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"Aaron has been great for my son (who's 8 and just starting). He's fun, super patient and keeps my son's attention well throughout the lesson. He has paced the lessons well so far. We're very happy and totally recommend Aaron."
Noah
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Ray is a wonderful drum teacher to my 13 year old son. He is not only, a passionate and talented musician, but also a great instructor, who is capable of conveying his knowledge into age appropriate lessons that are easy, relateball, fun, and customized to fit the individual skill level, interests and goals of each student."
Cintia A.
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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