Charles Weller

Charles W.

La Mesa, CA

About Charles W.

Charles teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: July 2005
Last sign in: 4 days ago


As far back as I can remember, music has been a central part of my life. I grew up in a musical family; my father a drummer and pianist, my mother a woodwinds player, and my brother a bassist, I have always been surrounded by music.

A little about me:

I attended high school at San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts, where I was involved with a number of nationally award winning music groups. Upon graduating in 2005, I became interested in recording and audio engineering. Eventually I was able to engineer and assist sessions at some of San Diego's top studios. This afforded me the opportunity to work with some really great musicians and recording artists.

In 2008, I attended Berklee College of Music - majoring in Professional Music with an emphasis on performance and composition, eventually graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Music.

Currently, I am an active music performer and teacher in the San Diego area. I recently began teaching at San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts as a music coach, where I work with students in the high school jazz program.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The home studio lessons take place in a music room in the home. The room includes a drum set, keyboard, amps, guitars, bass guitars and seating is available. Parking is on the street and driveway.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their instrument and all necessary equipment, along with their music and a quiet space for the lesson. If it is a private lesson on drums or piano at my house, I can provide the instruments.

*** Specialties ***
I have been in a number of professional playing positions, and am comfortable teaching styles such as Jazz, Rock, Latin, Classical, Show Music and more.

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Bachelor of Music - Professional Music
Sep 2008 - May 2011
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Summa Cum Laude
May 2011
Berklee College of Music

9 Reviews on Charles W.

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Jordan M. Apr 23, 2015
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Charlie is a fantastic music teacher, and an incredible musician. Just go see this guy play, and see who he plays with. So fun to work with and one of the best drummers around :-)
Steve G. Mar 20, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Charlie is exactly what I was looking for. My situation is unique but that didn't phase him. By lesson's end, I felt more like a partner in this process than a student. And that's how I operate the best, and learn the most. I'm excited. After all these years, I'm finally going to learn to play the keys!
Tyler L. Nov 14, 2014
· Drum · In studio
Great teacher, great personalities.
Sean B. Nov 7, 2014
· Drum · In studio
Charles does a great job. Easy going and knows what he's doing. Glad to be learning with him.
Cicely S. Oct 3, 2014
· Drum · In studio
I started taking lessons with Charles a few months ago and he is a great instructor! He is always accommodating and flexible with his time. He leads me through the exercises slowly and makes sure I get each part down correctly (even though I am not at all coordinated and completely stiff lol). It is kind of intimidating as I awkwardly try to copy his moves, but he always reassures me that I'm doing great. The music he picks for our lessons is perfect! It is quite an experience and I highly recommend him if you want to spice up your life with a new skill.
Melonie B. Sep 9, 2014
· Drum · In studio
My son has been taking drum lessons since January with Mr. Charlie, and he's been a great teacher. He keeps my son focused, yet they have lots of fun during lessons. It's now his favorite activity of the week! Thank you Mr. Charlie!
Hillary W. Feb 17, 2014
· Drum ·
Charles is an awesome teacher!

Our 6 year old son looks forward to his drum lesson with Charles every week. He keeps the lesson upbeat and fun, playing different rhythm games and guessing games. I can attest to Charles being great with the little ones. He is a very reliable, professional, upbeat teacher! We are glad our experience has been so positive!
Heather B. Feb 13, 2014
· Piano ·
Definitely recommend Charlie as a piano teacher.

My son takes lessons from Charlie and thoroughly enjoys it. He looks forward every week to his lesson. He has been taking lessons from Charlie for a few months now and I hear a lot of improvement. Charlie is very nice, patient and a great teacher.
anthony N. Feb 14, 2013
· Drum ·
charlie w. overall is a great teacher

Charlie Weller is a great, cool and awsome teacher. I always learn something new when I have a lesson with him. He is flexible with his scheduale and always lets me know if we are going to have a lesson or not. I definatly recommend him for up comming drummers that want to polish their skills.
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