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Ryan S.

Riverside, CA

About Ryan

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have his/her own instrument or access to his/her instrument on a constant basis.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical, jazz, rock, and co
ntemporary music.
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Ryan S.

Ryan S.

Riverside, CA 92501
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Paul V.

Lake Arrowhead, CA

Classical Percussion
Basic Conga Techniques

About Paul

Whether you would like to play in a band, record your drums (professionally and affordably), create beats, learn to read music, or understand and play different styles of music, I will help to get you
started on your way to achieving your dreams.

With almost 20 years of teaching experience, I can help you reach your musical goals, now matter how big or small. We'll work together on uncovering your talents and use them to your advantage while improving on areas that might be holding you back from reaching your full musical potential.

About Paul:

Paul V., originally from St. Louis , Missouri, studied drums for several years before becoming interested in classical percussion and piano in college, eventually becoming Principal Timpanist for the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and also Guest Artist with the nationally acclaimed St. Louis Brass Band. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2002, Paul has played/recorded with the Jacob and Matthew Band, Jane Lui, Danielle Rose, Warren Charles, Scott Detweiler, Hunter Parrish (from Showtime'€™s Weeds and Godspell on Broadway), Brendan James, Billy Mitchell, Bill Purdy, Don Kirkpatrick (Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker), Jeff Littleton (Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine), John Thomas (Bruce Hornsby), Pete Anderson (Roy Orbison, Dwight Yoakam), and has opened for acts including The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Wailing Souls, Clint Black, Junior Brown, Rodney Crowell, and has also played for members of the Library of Congress. He has performed at numerous venues ranging from Lucas Oil Stadium, the Verizon Center (Washington, DC), and Cowboy Stadium to the Cerritos Performing Arts Center, Hotel Café, the Roxy, and many others. Paul is an active educator and has taught at the Los Angeles College of Music and Music Performance Academy and has also studied with Steve Ferrone, Peter Erskine, Joe Porcaro, and Ralph Humphrey.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Yamaha DTX electronic drums in personal home studio and Pro Tools for recording lesson progress.


Ara D. May 10, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Paul does a great job of balancing the theoretical and applied. He focuses on developing strong fundamentals and good habits but also delves into songs that apply new skills learned along the way at the appropriate pace. As a beginner, Paul has helped me get off to a good start where I'm learning a lot but also having a lot of fun.

A big plus is that he's got a real down-to-earth personality that makes the lessons even more enjoyable and really interesting to talk to about all things drums and otherwise.
cindi G. November 9, 2014
Drum · In home
My son has taken lessons with Paul for over 5 years. Not only is Paul an accomplished musician, he's a great teacher. His teaching style is positive and supportive. He has modified my son's lessons through the years, as his goals and needs have changed. Paul has always been professional, reliable and enthusiastic. He genuinely seems to enjoy what he does, and as a bonus, Paul is also a really nice guy, who has had a positive influence on my teenage son's life.
Alex D. September 18, 2014
Drum · In home
Paul is an awesome teacher! He is super positive, friendly, joyful, and professional. He was always on time and always adequately prepared for the lesson. He is not only a fantastic musician, but also very supportive in helping you accomplish whatever your goals are as he cares about you as a person. I highly recommend Paul!
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Paul V.

Paul V.

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Thaddeus G.

San Dimas, CA

As a PERCUSSION ARTIST, I have a deep understanding of all that is needed to turn all types of rhythms into music that sounds and feels great! I am a true LATIN PERCUSSIONIST and can teach not only how Percussion is used in all types of Latin music, but in ALL other types of music such as; Pop, Church Worship, Jazz, Soul and R&B.
When approaching Percussion, we'll explore how to create the correct sound, feel, rhythms and technique for whatever type of music you're into and how to set-up and create an awesome percussion table that will allow you to create all kinds of rhythms, colors and sounds!
Pay close attention to pricing and length of lessons~When we get together, YOU GET TO LEARN AND YOU GET TO PLAY!!

About Thaddeus

Don't miss out on all the fun! There are amazing possibilities that await you!

You're a natural drummer, but don't jive on "really" playing percussion. Learn your stuff. Do your homework. Sorry, b
ut your bandmates and your audience usually can tell if you've never taken a lesson.
So change that tune. (pun) Learn how to sound like the records you've heard, learn what to do to have a lot of fun, and even how to get paid to play!

I will teach you whatever you'd like to learn ~ but most importantly, I can share with you what you "really" need to know...

I can teach you all music styles and the rhythms that will last you a lifetime to fit every song style you'll ever need to play to. Learn to solo and make it fit the music. Learn how to tune, hand technique, sounds and percussion concepts like when to choose shaker or tamborine. Learn what NOT to do - your wind chimes might be driving yours listeners crazy!! ... So learn why...


Matthew G. February 25, 2015
Conga Drums · In studio
I've grown up much of my life witnessing various great conga players that I have been privileged to experience. At a workshop held by Thaddeus with several other students, I was able to gain a much better understanding of conga rhythms and patterns. In addition to this, Thaddeus brings extensive knowledge on the history of the conga to further my understanding and learning. With a group performance at the end of the workshop season, our group was able to demonstrate what we learned for many others.
Matthew G. February 24, 2015
Percussion · In home
Thaddeus helped me learn various characteristics of percussion and I am grateful for his instruction. One thing I appreciated about learning percussion from Thaddeus was his ability to not only be able to explain the music but to be able to artfully explain musical concepts, relationships between percussionist and other musicians in a group, and how to use the various percussive instruments. Thaddeus' decades of experience become evident in his teaching. Thanks to the instruction I received, I was able to perform much more confidently in various performance and live group environments.
Juan R. February 13, 2015
Thaddeus has extensive knowledge of percussion in general. Really enjoyed the lessons that I took with him as they have helped in my development. Thad, is also very patient and an ideal instructor for any one.
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Thaddeus G.

Thaddeus G.

San Dimas, CA 91773
starting at
$50 / 60-min

Haroon A.

Chino Hills, CA

I also did not mention that I also acclimate an ornate syholouge of not drum set but an assortment of precussion that has a tempo for drums that have been heard of with various melosious and enthralling tones to retain. With precussion I can show you guys the origins of drums by their ethnicites that are played in region to be precise continents of the globe , to tablas from , to banana drums from Indonesia , to street drumming of Nepal plus there is a new thing that I am developing. It is going to occur if you can assists me in having an immense amount of curiosity of instruments that are played in an area that nations from the states do not play. If I have a single pupil , this is what no typical teacher would do , since to them it would be a fantasy , I am not a teacher , that lounges around for the sake of utilizing a student for pay no. I should imply not a teacher at any rate. There is no pedagogue but an inquisitor. For example if you have a session you are going to have ...

About Haroon

I am Haroon A, there is nothing that intriguing about me in which I would rather specify , for that it might be boring for students if I formed a conversation based on there personalities or maybe no
t. We could have similar backgrounds. I tend to be tense during my first few lessons that I give when I meet a pupil out of excitement , not through being nervous. Though where music is concerned there is so much to speak about and that I can even teach. Notifying the physics of sound which is my preference since I am into the sciences , It is a pleasure being with take lessons , When I researched this program there was a comfort of teaching where programs as did not have the alluring scenery in enthralling a student. As I progress in teaching musical instruments I also learn . Teacher to student should not be the case for me. It's having a new friend , brother , sister a closeness developed. That is what I am mainly here for. Having a pleasant adventure with them.


Francisco September 22, 2015
Discrete Math · In home
Verified Student
Personalized style of learning to help students achieve goals. He is very patient, and motivates to do you're best. Highly recommended.
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Haroon A.

Haroon A.

Chino Hills, CA 91709
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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