Dennis Leeflang

Dennis L.

Santa Clarita, CA
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Dennis Leeflang (most known as the drummer for former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist RON "BUMBLEFOOT" THAL) has recorded and toured with many great artists all over the globe, including 80's hard rock queen LITA FORD, DILANA (Rockstar Supernova), DANGER DANGER vocalist TED POLEY, WITHIN TEMPTATION, EPICA, SUN CAGED, TIFFANY GIARDINA (Disney), SHANE GIBSON (KORN) and many more.

Dennis offers nearly 20 years of teaching experience, working with students of all ages and playing levels and is featured on Dom Famularo's MODERN DRUMMER list of recommended international drum educators, as well as an official member of the D'Addario Education Collective.

Subjects include:
- hand technique
- foot technique
- limb coordination
- limb independence
- practical sight reading
- drum tuning tricks to make you sound better than other drummers!
- playing with a band
- GROOVE! (how to get that infamous "pocket" everyone always talks about!)
- creating drum parts to music
- creative expression
- inspiration (applying inspiration you get from other musicians into your playing)
- FUN!

Extensive experience teaching students of ALL ages and levels!

The aim of the lessons is to prepare beginning drummers to function in a band setting, as a team player, and to develop comfortable technique and creativity in order to express him/herself as a drummer freely. No matter what your ambitions are! Just wanna be able to jam with friends? Or become the next drumming sensation? We'll do it!
For intermediate to advanced drummers, Dennis offers additional interesting exercises and and inspiring concepts. No matter what your playing level is, there is always something to learn!

BEST RATES IN THE AREA! Many references available upon request (current and former students)!
FREE pair of Promark sticks for every new student!
Several package deals and special pricing promos available.

Other student benefits include big discounts on drum gear, free drum gear and accessories and free concert/drum clinic tickets.

Lessons available in Santa Clarita and Reseda.

Dennis is an official endorser of PAISTE cymbals, Q DRUM CO. drums, PROMARK drum sticks, EVANS drumheads, DRUMTACS and AHEAD ARMOR CASES.

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  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up

Reviews (5)

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Polina Feb 27, 2016
Drum · In studio

I started taking drum lessons at age 22 so I felt too old to begin learning how to play a new instrument. I'm so glad that Dennis was my teacher. He gave me confidence and encouragement to become the great drum player I am today. His methods of teaching are well rounded, his lesson plans are efficient and since day one he guaranteed I would be ready to play songs with a band in only 6 months. Indeed I started playing with several bands after 6 months of having lessons with Dennis. I highly recommend him as a drum teacher and mentor!

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KV Feb 11, 2016
Drum · In studio

V patient w/beginners and provided excellent tips and encouragement. Would recommend to anyone starting out on drums or adding another instrument to their repertoire. Provided great insight that also helped in cross-training, if already playing another instrument.

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Marshal Feb 9, 2016
Drum · In home

I've studied with several teachers over the years, but Dennis was the best. I was a novice and Dennis took me to the next level. I'm forever grateful.

Domagoj Feb 9, 2016
Drum · Online

Dennis was very prompt with his replys, approachable and very good teacher. Lessons have always began at the appointed time and everything was understandable and clear. I would recomend him in any time.

MarcellineD Jul 5, 2007

Perfect !

Dennis replied very fast and my son started lessons right away. He's very happy with Dennis teaching and I am too. I would recommend him any time.

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Want to be able to play your favorite cover songs with your friends? Or become the next drumming sensation? Let's make it happen! I have 20+ years of experience teaching students of all ages, levels, ambitions and genres.



Session Drummer
Jan 1997 - Present


Touring Drummer
Jan 1996 - Present

Many established and up&coming artists


Recording & Touring Drummer
Oct 2002 - Feb 2015


Touring Drummer
Apr 2009 - Feb 2010

Lita Ford


Aug 1995 - Jun 1998

Streekmuziekschool Leiderdorp

Conservatory pre-year
Aug 1995 - Jun 1997

Streekmuziekschool Alphen aan den Rijn (Netherlands)

Aug 1994 - Jun 1996

Hotlant College (Netherlands)

High School
Aug 1991 - Jun 1994

Bonaventura College (Netherlands)



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jan 2008
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