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Michael C.

64 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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Michael C.

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I've been teaching contemporary drum set in Orange County for over a decade, and many of my students have gone on to not only play and read notated drum set music with ease, but have continued their studies at arts high-schools and music colleges, with several of them continuing on to the professional world. I use an award winning curriculum used at many music academies and conservatories, and have received accolades for my ability to retain many students for many years. Within the first few lessons, a new student will be able to understand the basics of rhythm and snare drum notation, play a plethora of relatable and cool sounding grooves, and build a foundation that will serve the student for a life time.

About Michael

Hi! My name is Michael and I am excited at the prospect of teaching you or your child... I absolutely love to teach, but not just because of my love for the drums or my life-long appreciation of music, but because of my enjoyment of people and the learning process itself. I feel that this is im

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Tom B.
He's got the best quality in a teacher which is listening to their student. I'm looking forward to more lessons.
Barry S.
Bottom line: I enthusiastically recommend Mike for virtual drum lessons…esp. if you’re not convinced that virtual music lessons are effective /worth it – Mike’s style is perfect for online lessons.

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About me: adult student, drummed throughout high school (band and private instruction for a few years), but was always more interested in the kit than taking the time to really learn rudiments and develop my hands. Now, with limited space in my home and the pandemic making everything virtual, I thought it was a good time get back into it and give virtual music lessons a shot. I wanted to find a teacher comfortable with focusing on / teaching this discipline. After some research, I found Mike, whom I took ~ 20 lessons with. Though I was initially a bit skeptical of online music lessons (had taken in-person lessons as a kid, before online lessons were even possible), I quickly realized that learning and development was not only possible, but probable with Mike as my teacher (and my willingness to practice regularly).

Mike’s professionalism shows in multiple ways, including his drumming proficiency (of course) and knowledge, overall instruction and communication style, punctuality, and the professional setup / studio that he works out of. He also has a great attitude toward his students’ progression, and an impressive knowledge of drum education (especially), professional drummers, and music and recordings. We had a lot of very enjoyable and insightful conversations re: the techniques of different drummers. I realize that is something that may be harder with younger students, but it’s a nice bonus when you can (if you want) have an actual conversation with your instructor (vs. one way instructional-based communication). He also gave me a ton of recommendations for music and/or instructional resources to check out (which is important for musical growth). I was also able to “bounce” a number of equipment / brand related questions off of him.

Re: the actual instruction - over the course of several months, we reviewed a number of sticking / rudiment exercises that definitely helped to develop my hands, esp. my double stroke roll. To introduce these exercises, he shared them on his screen and reviewed them (including playing them). He’d then email them. He also gave me a rudimentary-based piece to work toward. That was cool because it brought all the lessons together.

To summarize, I learned quite a few things and definitely developed my hands (and can play some things now that I couldn’t play in high school). I had to stop b/c of some major schedule changes that are significantly restricting my free time, but I definitely plan on resuming once my schedule returns to normal.

Like anything, you’ll get the greatest reward (and value for your money) if you take the lessons seriously and practice regularly.
Justin
I have so enjoyed my lessons with Michael. My primary application for drums as been in a church worship environment. He's been able to customize my lessons to best meet my needs for that venue. He's worked with me on specific skills that have brought significant improvement.
His knowledge and skills continue to stretch me to become a better drummer. It's been a joy to work with him.
Highly recommend!
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Mattia C.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks ENGLISH, ITALIAN
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Mattia C.

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Ciao guys, Mattia here.

Have you ever wanted to play drums but you don’t know how to start? Or have you played for a while and feel stuck, like you’re losing time or missing a piece?

I felt the same when I first started, but private lessons helped me achieve my goals and become the person I am today: A Professional Musician.
If I did it, so can you.

I’m excited to offer you online lessons where I will help you achieve your goals through a personalized path which includes technique + reading; groove like pop, rock, jazz; fills + solos; and anything else you wanna work on.

Are you ready to improve your skills?

About Mattia

Mattia has been playing the drums for more than 15 years. He is an exciting player and teacher with a big love for music. He has performed a range of musical styles with many bands and artists in Italy and UK and has been part of the entertainment on board the Costa Cruise ships. Mattia is a patient

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Was concerning how an online lesson would go for a beginner. Now I am so pleased to highly recommend Mattia even you have zero experience. He is very responsive and patient answering any questions. Really enjoyed learning and playing drum from scratch with Mattia, one step up a time and keep practicing. Time will reward you
Rina
Just had my first lesson with Mattia and he gave me a lot of valuable tips right away. Exercises to practice on my free time every day which I think will provide a solid base for my practice in the future. Looking forward to seeing how far I can go!
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Ross H.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • B.A. Professional Music (Performance & Music Production) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year from Scottish Jazz Federation
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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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Kevin J.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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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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Ben E.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • History from American University
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Ben E.

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My approach to teaching drums will have you playing within the first few weeks of lessons. I teach with the focus on getting students ready to play in any sort of ensemble. Jazz, rock, pop, funk and free styles will all be discussed.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operetta

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Stan W.
Ben knows his stuff...very pleasant. I've made another appointment.
Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
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Mann B.

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Starting at $40
  • Awarded Outstanding Player Award from Musicians Institute
  • Associate of Arts in Drum Performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mann B.

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Learning drums with me will give you full round knowledge from holding the drum stick right to advance technique to play drum more musical and with great sound and impact. Understanding the principles of rhythm correctly which will make it easier for you to learn any complicated rhythms.

About Mann

Hello Guys my name is Mann Bipin. I have been Playing drum for more than 15 years now. Currently Playing with Artur Menezes Winner of Gibson Award”/ Albert King Award for Best Guitarist by The Blues Foundation (IBC 2018). Played at Crossroad Guitar Festival 2019. QUALIFICATIONS ➢ The degree o

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"He is a great drum teacher. Charlynne enjoys his class"
Charlene lowe
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Great instructor, very knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with and adjusts to what your needs are. He even sent personalized drum tutorials for me to practice . Also has an amazing studio which is a huge plus."
Adriana
Took Drum lessons from Chuck R.
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"Very good with my son. He opened up more to her during the first lesson than in 3 months with his previous instructor."
Gage
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Awesome drum teacher! Super engaging, makes students feel comfortable, and has really fun and exciting lesson plans!!"
A L
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"I thought he was awesome! I told him what I wanted out of learning how to play the drums and I even brought in a CD to show him a song I desperately wanted to learn. After lessons with him and never playing the drums before that I was playing my favorite songs pretty confidently!"
Lee
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"He’s thorough, precise, informative, and enjoyable. Shares great tips, made sure I was understanding what he was teaching before moving forward. He was Interested in my goals, experience, and the music I wanted to learn to play. I look forward to learning more from him."
Karen
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Danny is really patient with my 10 year old son and gives detailed notes after each lesson by email. My son loves his lessons."
Mateo
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Michael is an amazing teacher, he understands kids and music .He's not only funny but fun, happy, and upbeat. I'm 11 years old and I loved my first lesson! He's Fantabulous!"
christine
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Charles is calm and patient, and yet gently pushes for better and better performance every lesson. As the parent, it is amazing to me to see how much my son has learned in only 3 lessons... and working on a drum set right from the beginning has been very inspiring to my son. We highly recommend Charles!"
Wesley
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"THE BEST!!! We are so blessed to have met Mr. Spencer. My 10 year old son is so engaged in the lesson and the practice at home because Mr. Spencer is so encouraging!! Mr. Spencer is so generous with his time and talent. He helped us choose an appropriate starter set for my son and set it up for us at our house. We are so grateful for that! We are excited to see where drums lead for our son with Mr. Spencer's guidance!"
Denise
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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