Anthony Fung
North Hollywood, CA
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Anthony Fung

Anthony F.

North Hollywood, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Drums are the heartbeat of any musical situation. The way the drum-set is laid out makes it easy to feel how music works and fits together. In our lessons we'll be sure to cover the basics of hand technique, rhythm, melody and theory to ensure a solid foundation to build upon. Concepts are taught through the use of various method books in addition to listening exercises, ensuring a well-rounded approach to becoming a great musician.

About Anthony F.

Anthony is a drummer, educator and composer based in Los Angeles. He studied at Berklee of Music for his (B.M.) and Thelonious Monk Institute at UCLA for his (M.M.)

He performs professionally and has experience teaching a wide variety of music genres including Jazz, Funk, Rock, Afro-Cuban and Pop.

With his experience in pedagogic lesson planning, he adapts to all levels of experiences and styles.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons include the basics of hand technique, rhythm, melody and theory to ensure a solid foundation to build upon. Concepts are taught through the use of various method books in addition to listening exercises, ensuring a well-rounded approach.

*** Specialties ***
Students will learn how to play a variety of styles:
- Rudimental studies (drum-line, concert band, snare etudes, etc.)
- Jazz (Improvisation, big band drumming & interpretation, combo drumming, etc.)
- Rock, Pop, Funk & Afro-cuban drumming.
- All levels of audition prep
- Drumline

*** COVID guidelines ***
Currently teaching remotely or virtually.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Chairs, music stands, drums, sticks.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student preferably brings their own music notebook and method books. They may also need to purchase their own lesson books when the time comes.


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13 Reviews
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Not many world-class musicians are also great teachers. They either aren’t humble enough or never took the time to learn how to explain what they do. Anthony Fung is a true exception. As a lifelong fan of the drum set but someone who was always too intimidated to learn, I tried many teachers in-person & online and walked away feeling confused more often than not. Anthony was the teacher who changed that.

I first discovered Anthony’s drumming hearing him at the Newport Jazz Festival playing the drums with Grammy Winner and virtuoso pianist Danilo Pérez. Never have I been more blown away by hearing a musician live. He was in his early 20s at the time and had all the signs of someone with a special gift who would go very far in the music world. The drumming spoke for itself.

Then, later that day, he taught a drum clinic for hundreds of under-privileged high school students and adults that had the room buzzing. I saw the profound difference in the students’ playing immediately. And it became clear why people all over the world contract Anthony for his teaching.

We kept in touch over the years and I took lessons whenever I was in Los Angles at his studio. After the first lesson, I found I had already learned more facility at the drum set than from years of slogging through method books and teachers who didn’t know what they were doing.

Since the beginning of this year, I have switched over to weekly online lessons, which I found to be just as effective as in-person studies. We are now studying advanced concepts and exercises for developing technical facility and versatility as a drummer in the 21st century (and I played my first gig on the drums!). I feel truly fortunate to be able to take lessons with one of the world’s greatest drummers. No matter what genre you play, and whether you’re a complete beginner or advanced drummer, I know you’ll benefit immensely from Anthony’s experience, world-class artistry, and personable approach.

Posted Nov 26, 2020
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My nephew takes lessons with Anthony and he wanted to play like Travis Barker. He learned how to play All The Small Things and Adam’s song with Anthony, and he sounds great!

Posted Nov 26, 2020
Alex Hahn
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Anthony is a tremendous teacher who does a great job sharing his passion for music. He has amazing experience and has thoroughly studied many different genres. I highly recommend studying with him to take your musicianship to the next level!

Posted Nov 25, 2020
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Anthony is an incredible musician and teacher. He has so much experience and knowledge to share. I love learning from Anthony!!! If you are considering taking some drum lessons, Anthony is the guy for you.

Posted Nov 25, 2020
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Anthony has a tremendous wealth of knowledge in music and beyond as well as being a great facilitator and communicator. You will learn a great deal from him!

Posted Nov 24, 2020
Frank O.
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Anthony's knowledge of the subject matter, and patience, are really what make him an excellent teacher. He's a great explainer, an exceedingly professional person, and a kind responsive teacher. From basics, to the more advanced stuff Anthony is a great educator. Even via zoom, his knowledge of music and the drums was super helpful to me.

Posted Nov 24, 2020
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My son has been taking lessons with Anthony for the past two years and I have enjoyed watching his growth throughout this time. Anthony is always prepared for every lesson, and challenges him to learn new songs every week. He is very patient with him and brings a lot of enthusiasm to every class. My son leaves every lesson feeling extremely inspired and excited for the next time that he will get to have another lesson with Anthony.

Posted Nov 24, 2020
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Anthony is an incredible teacher. Before I even started with him, I reached out on a whim with some drumming questions and he immediately responded and was extremely helpful. He is super knowledgeable and is a tremendous player that has put in years of love into his craft. He passes down invaluable information from mentors he has had, many which are living legends. One of my favorite aspects of his teaching style is that he really communicates to you as a fellow artist and encourages and motivates you through the lens of his own experiences. Hands down I would %100 recommend studying with Anthony.

Posted Nov 24, 2020
Bill T.
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To anyone looking to learn the drums from an incredibly talented working musician, gifted teacher and even better person - book your lessons with Anthony now and don't hesitate for another second!

Since I started studying drums with Anthony he's been able to help me improve as a drummer in so many different ways and also clueing me in on things I wasn't paying enough attention to before. His expertise in the subject is second to none and his friendly and encouraging attitude keep me engaged and working hard towards my musical goals.

I can't highly recommend Anthony enough and I'd totally give him more stars if I could!

Posted Nov 24, 2020
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Anthony is a fantastic musician and teacher who has vast musical experience. He has a great attitude and clear communication style, which helps create a super inspiring learning environment.

Posted Nov 24, 2020
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Was very patient and helped me learn a lot of concepts that have really improved my playing and given me more enjoyment after years of not taking lessons. Knowledgeable in any style I wanted to learn about. Highly recommend!

Posted Nov 24, 2020
Anton Peterson
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Anthony is a very informative and skilled teacher! Presents information in a way that is easy to absorb and practice. Teaches concepts that translate out of the practice room! I I highly recommend him! Well worth the money!

Posted Nov 24, 2020
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Anthony is a great teacher. He’s been flexible with my goals. We’ve worked on snare rudiments, jazz and transcribing drum solos. I highly recommend him!

Posted Nov 24, 2020

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Master's of Music
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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at UCLA

Master's of Music
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Berklee College of Music

Bachelor's of Music
Sep 2011 - Jul 2015

Berklee College of Music



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