Chad Marks

Chad M.

Oceanside, CA

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

Teaching since:
August 2016

Hi, there! My name is Chad and I can't wait to meet you! I have over 18 years of working musical experience ranging from recording to live performance. I've been playing drums since age 13 and am currently a busy full time drummer based out of San Diego, CA. However, I'm originally from a small town in Minnesota and studied Percussion Performance in St. Paul under the guidance of some world class drummers.

This is my 1st year teaching private lessons online and I'm excited to finally share my knowledge with you! Things we can work on and discuss are groove, keeping time, playing multiple styles (blues, soul, rock, R&B, country, jazz, reggae, alt and classic rock), working in the field, how to write out a basic music chart and rudiments.

I'm a light-hearted and encouraging person and my teaching style is very down to earth and functional. I look forward to helping you reach your goals! Let's do this!!

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Percussion Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2016
McNally Smith College of Music

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Aaron D. May 15, 2017
Drum · In home

As a fellow musician and TakeLessons instructor in the San Diego area, I can attest that Chad is a true professional. Not only is he very talented, but he works well with others, is an excellent communicator, can play a range of styles, and is always open to learning new techniques and tricks of the trade. He is very thorough in his approach to teaching, and his enthusiasm and love for music is infectious! If you're looking for a great drum instructor, Chad is the man!

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Allen D. May 12, 2017
Drum · In home

I'm actually a full time musician/TakeLessons instructor, and I've been working with Chad for a few months now. He's super nice, patient, and very punctual. He's super versatile with styles and picks up very fast. As a new member in our band, he's impecible with his charting skills and it highly shows in his performance. I can guarantee that all these amazing qualities will transfer in his lessons. Highly recommend Chad!

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