Brandon Lardner

Brandon L.

Laurel, MD

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
12 years of intense drum training.
-10 years under the mentorship of highly renown drum teachers.

10 years of drum performance.

5 years of drum teaching and lessons.
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Brandon teaches



Brandon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2008


My name is Brandon L.! I have been a percussionist for 12 years, a producer for 5 and an artist since the day I was born! I'd love to share my knowledge of music with you and I want to show you everything you need to know to start learning on your own!

Working with me will kick start your amazing journey as serious musicians. I have a certified sessions player reputation by many industry professionals such as Rob Robinson, Dave Celentano, Matthew Dubbs and many more!

Whether you're just now beginning or you've been doing it for years, these private lessons will push you to your highest potential and maximize your drive, allowing you to access the next stage of your musical endeavors!

Musicianship as a child was very exhilarating and stimulating so I like to put as much energy and excitement into each lesson as possible. Even if there are no signs of progress, the most important thing is to encourage the student because getting better at your instrument is exponential and will usually start off sluggish.

My first steps into getting to know the student better is to begin with having them choose a style of music that they like and play along with some of their favorite artists, in order for them to loosen up and get excited for learning. When I feel the student is fully comfortable and ready to begin our learning process, I will also have them play along with a style more complex, or out of their comfort zone, if you will. This establishes a sub conscious goal that they will want to reach every time they pick up their instrument which result in long-term commitment, respect and understanding of music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Before taking lessons with me, there are only 2 things you need to know:

.You are REQUIRED to express your creative side with 100% honesty, there will be no holding back in creativity in my classroom!

.Keep in my that though we want you to be as open as possible, I will often have strict guidelines for the benefit of your musicianship. It may seem like I may push you sometimes and it may seem to get boring and pointless.. but your musicianship will improvement exponentially with each lesson!

*** Studio Equipment ***

.Roland TD-9 Electronic Drumset
.DW-4 piece Acoustic Drumset
.Pearl 6 piece Acoustic Drumset
.Remo Roto Toms

Audio Production:

.General DAW's (Audio Software)
.Komplete 8 Ultimate
.M-Audio M-Box Interface
.Ibanez Electric Guitar
.2 Acoustic Guitars
.Midi Controller/Interface
.Baby Blue Bottle Microphone
.2 KRK 6's Studio Monitors

w/ sound proof insulated room to amplify the clearest sound possible.

*** Specialties ***
My drumming personality derives from Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, Metal, Rock, Electronic and Pop. I have extensive live performance experience in such genres.

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Jul 2015 - Present
SURE Sales Group

Provide expert advising and consulting in all aspects of the Real Estate transaction. Maintain and nurture client relationships to ensure satisfaction within their financial and home purchase goals. Generate new business through marketing campaigns, social events and lead generation. Service and assist those of which who are in need of Real Estate consultation. • Organize and provide documents, reports and information to department and external clients in an effecient and well-organized manner • Create and maintain active & past client electronic and hardcopies files • Schedule travel, coordinate with travel agency to obtain the best possible trip and prepare travel expense reports accordingly • Plan meetings and conference calls; Arrange and manage meetings • Take and compile notes from meetings & training events • Track office inventory and order office supplies / equipment • Maintain weekly schedules for employees • Check upper-management voicemail and transcribe to text • Handle and screen telephone calls, routine mail and reallocate as required • Train and supervise casual and intern staff • Process client orders, invoices and payments • Create and maintain database records • Manage team member and office calendars • Plan and organize events • Manage and leverage general office tasks to team members • Recruit, interview, hire and train internship and operations team members

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Cook/Food Vendor
May 2009 - Jun 2015
Charm City Hospitality

Responsibilities Maintain safe, sanitary and comfortable work environment for employees and customers. Accomplishments Created a sound work environment by keeping the workplace clean and organized as well as making the customers and co-workers feel comfortable. Skills Used: -Management -Human Resources -Hospitality -Money handling -Inventory Management -Cooking

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Bachelors of Music Education
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Howard Community College
High School Diploma
Aug 2009 - May 2011
Reservoir High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Real Estate License
Jun 2015
Maryland Real Estate Commission

High School Diploma
May 2011
Reservoir High School


1st Place in Symphonic Band Performance
May 2010
Music In The Parks
1st Place in Symphonic Band Performance
May 2009
Music In The Parks

Photos & Videos

Photo by Brandon L.

Video Production, Editing & Engineering
Lesson Room 1.
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Brandon L. May 14, 2013
Drum ·

The best money I could have spent on learning!

Brandon is an amazing teacher. He has so much charisma and drive, all he wants to do is learn with you. These lessons have taught me so much and I can't wait to teach someday myself!

Thanks Brandon!

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