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Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA

Learn how to play the drum set.

About Trevor

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of
music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's
fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I
started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the
huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in
place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection.
After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved
me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the
drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the gui
tar.

On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the
guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up
a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the
sitar and, once again, the drums. After only a few years of
practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar.
Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience
that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music
is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way
to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to
be a musician, not just a technician.

*** Lesson Details ***
A student can expect a curriculum tailor-made to their needs and personality. Every person learns differently and this is an important distinction in my teaching style. Some students need a strong hand to keep them working, others need to find many different ways to the same conclusion to keep them focused, while still others need a laid-back friend in order to accept knowledge.

I stress rhythmic literacy, for, as my jazz teacher always said, "rhythm is king." If composition is important to you, then we'll focus on music theory, but if you're just wanting to learn how to play some fun rock tunes with your friends on the weekends, we can do that as well. As I stated before, we'll get you playing in front of people in no time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an amplifier, a loner guitar (if needed), staff and/or tablature paper, metronome, pens and paper for the lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Music theory and composition, guitar, bass, lute, beginner to intermediate piano
Classical, shred, blues, and rock guitar; renaissance lute; blues, rock and slap bass; composition of many styles; world music.
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Cooper W. November 15, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Looking forward to the next one!
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Bobby O. July 11, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Trevor is an amazing teacher. He is one of the best teachers I have come across for music, and I've had several. He has a near encyclopedic knowledge on almost all things music from composition to theory with a genuine interest in the material as well as teaching it. He is extremely patient, friendly, and kind of a nerd on several fronts, in the best, most awesome way possible I mean. If you want a truly comprehensive understanding of music from someone who knows what he is talking about and is fun to learn from, I'd say go with Trevor.
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Christina Frangos April 30, 2015
Drum · In home
Trevor has been my 12 year-old daughter's drum teacher for over a year and has started teaching my 14 year-old daughter and me the guitar. Above all, Trevor instills his love of music into every lesson...and to every student. He custom-tailors each lesson to the student's style, needs and goals. Lessons are always fun, positive and productive. He is responsible, always on time and communicates well. Trevor has been a great find. He is an amazing teacher.
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Trevor H.

Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA 92021
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Batuhan K.

San Diego, CA

I'm a devoted drummer, I study and teach a specific method called the Murray Spivach method that I learned from Chad Wackerman(Frank Zappa). I also studied with Dr. Scott Robinson and couple other teachers. I've spent hours and hours studying technique, coordination, feel and worked on countless exercises (which I will provide for you also). I am completely in love with this instrument. I will teach all students without discrimination, I only need the student to be passionate to learn, and dedicated to practice depending on what goals you like to achieve. If you are looking to learn the drums seriously, I'm the right guy for you.

About Batuhan

I'm a devoted and a passionate teacher, my goal is to motivate and help you to learn what you desire. Even though I'm teaching a wide variety of subjects I'm passionate to teach every one of them. I love teaching and learning in the process

Lessons

Lessons are generally in a relaxed setting and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals, every lesson is as different as every person. What are your goals? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

As a
teacher, my goal is to provide a positive hands-on experience. I strive to create an environment where learning is enjoyed and explored, teaching in an exciting, fun, and passionate mode. I am not strict, although I do expect the students to practice. I have an extremely optimistic, energetic disposition and use positive reinforcement to encourage my students! This has always served me very well in working with students. Give it a try, you will be satisfied!
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Roberto A. January 31, 2016
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Batu and I had a Music Theory class together. He was very helpful in helping me understand complicated rhythms.
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Brennan Plassmeyer October 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Batu's instructional ability is defined by his patience, kindness, and extensive knowledge. He is attentive to the specific needs of his students, and adapts his teaching style to accommodate them. He will teach you what you want to know, and you will enjoy it thoroughly.

I currently study the drums with Batu, and find his curriculum and methods to be perfectly suited to my learning objectives. I asked to learn the fundamentals of drumming through jazz music, and his ground-up approach beginning with proper technique has already improved my playing. I look forward to studying with Batu for years to come.

As a person, Batu is very humble and approachable, despite his exceptional abilities. He is genuinely interested in the well-being of his students, not just their progress. In him I have found not only a teacher, but a friend as well.
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Max M. October 18, 2015
Chess · In home
Verified Student
Batuhan is very profesional and nice guy
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Batuhan K.

San Diego, CA 92123
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starting at
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Julien C.

San Diego, CA

Hello aspiring drummers!

As a teacher, my main focus is behind the drum set.
I enjoy working with all levels of players and many different styles of music, although a lot of what I do as a performer is in the world of Jazz, Brazilian, Cuban, Eastern European, Rock and Funk.

In our lessons we'll focus on grooves, various drumming styles, technique, and build a solid foundation of stick control exercises as a means to develop your own sound as a musical, dynamic and melodic player.

The main thing is having fun and growing no matter what level we're at ;-)

About Julien

Biography
As drummer in San Diego, Julien is highly sought after for his versatile and creative styles. Born into a musical family, Julien 's journey began at a young age, when he first picked up the violin before moving on to the drum set and acoustic guitar. Equally adept at jazz, brazilian, cuban, funk, rock and various other styles of music, Julien performs, records and works with numerous artists.

Current Projects:

The Danny Green Trio:
2015 Winner of Best Jazz Album of the Year San Diego Music Awards
Julien joined the Danny Green Trio in 2010 and recorded on Green’s highly accl
aimed 2012 release A Thousand Ways Home which reached #17 on the national jazz charts and was nominated for best jazz album in the SDMA's.

Vimana -
Dusty Brough and Julien Cantelm
Julien performs and records with an exceptional guitarist/composer Dusty Brough in a duo collaboration with frequent guest artists.
2013 release "Tortoise in the Presence of a Goldfish."
(Minor 7th)
“...guitarist Dusty Brough and drummer Julien Cantelm will leave you with your jaw on the floor.”

Allison Adams Tucker - World Jazz Vocalist
http://allisonadamstucker.com/about.htm

Nós de Chita - Educational Outreach Programs - Brazilian Performing Arts - http://www.nosdechita.com/

Hot Blood Orkestar
Hot Blood Orkestar is a high energy fusion group bringing a modern twist to traditional music from the Balkans, Turkey, Greece and beyond!
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Vasco N. November 23, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My son had his first lesson, is excited to practice. And, really looking forward to next week's lesson. I super stoked that he is digging it. Julien was patient, and taught to his 'never touched drums before' ability.
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Eileen L. October 19, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Julien is a cool teacher. His lessons are fun. I enjoy it.
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Julien C.

San Diego, CA 92116
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Jeremy D.

San Diego, CA

Ive been teaching for 10 years now and have had students go on to be accomplished musicians, get signed to labels, and tour internationally. In the first lesson I will hear you play and get to know a little bit about you. We will go on to enhancing your technique, and setting goals to get you there. We are gonna put the FUN in FUNK and have a good time! I have all the Educational material you could ever need as a drummer, but typically find a lot of students do best working out of 'Stick Control' by George Lawrence Stone, and 'Sycopation' by Ted Reed.

About Jeremy

Hi! I am Jeremy and have been teaching drum-set and percussion lessons since 2005 and am currently teaching private lessons at Rock and Roll San Diego, clients homes, and online. I have helped many students grow into great players by using key fundamental ideas and letting students run with the fun. Whether it is technique, reading, soloing, or just grooving I teach each student based on their unique way of learning. I construct the details of their education to mold them into the best drummer possible, and to facilitate them meeting their personal goals as a player and a musician.
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Steve February 1, 2016
Drum · In studio
I hired Jeremy to teach percussion to children at our arts center, and for several music camps. Jeremy's enthusiasm, gentleness and his wonderful way with kids combined with his fantastic drumming chops and passion for the instrument combined to make him a super teacher. Give him a try! You'll have a blast, and so will your kids.
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Beth January 27, 2016
Drum · In studio
If you are looking for a drum teacher who is a pro and ton of fun to be around then Jeremy Deitz is your man. He has been a musician for most of his life, jamming with friends and touring with bands. Jeremy is wonderful with students both young and old. He is excellent at listening to your individual needs and can facilitate lessons based on his student. He is true musician dedicated not only to excellence, but to connecting with the joy of music. I highly recommend him!
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Rebecca January 22, 2016
Drum · In home
Jeremy is an excellent teacher. I am a beginner beginner and he has been thorough in teaching me the foundations of drumming. Will continue to take lessons from him.
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Jeremy D.

San Diego, CA 92110
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$30 / 30-min
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Andy R.

San Diego, CA

I've played/taught drums for 40+ years! If you have experience I will listen to you play during your first lesson and create a custom practice routine to help sharpen your skills. If you are a total beginner I'll cover all the basics in a few lessons and get you playing songs quickly. I specialize in rock but teach most styles. I use "Stick Control for the Snare Drummer" and other books as needed, and we will use my electronic drum kit. Your lessons will be fun, challenging, and inspiring!

About Andy

I have been playing drums and mountain dulcimer since the late sixties. My musical background is in rock but I am comfortable playing and teaching most styles of popular music. I've done a fair amount of recording and have performed in every kind of venue, from private parties to concert situations where the band I was in opened for national touring acts. I'm an encouraging teacher, and I especially like working with beginners (of any age - you are never too old to learn to play an instrument). If you have played before, I can listen to you play and suggest a custom practice routine to addres
s and strengthen any weaknesses. Learning should be fun, so I encourage my students to begin playing songs they like as soon as possible in addition to building their skills. Click the green button to request a lesson!
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Chuck January 20, 2016
Drum
Andy is an amazing artist—creative, collaborative, committed, fun, and always pushing the envelope. He dedicates his whole self to everything he does. His drum and percussion background is rich and deep, and he shares it generously. I've worked with Andy on many projects, and they've all been terrific experiences, and I know yours will be too!
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Dan January 18, 2016
Drum · In studio
As a long-time multi-instrumentalist and guitar teacher, I believe Andy's approach to teaching is one you should always look for in a first teacher. His priorities are to make you fall in love with music-making, and to get you playing the music YOU want to play as soon as possible. His passion for music is as infectious as his smile, and he is a patient, knowledgeable guide into the world of this wonderful art form.
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Michael R. January 12, 2016
Drum · In home
Intuitive teacher, patient and fun. Andy adapted to my level and assisted my learning of world rhythms and patterns previously unconsidered. A highly skilled and professional teacher. It is my pleasure to recommend Andy Robinson.
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Andy R.

San Diego, CA 92115
(14)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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