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Dennis W.
Palo Alto, California
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Learn to play your favorite songs with simplicity
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The guitar is a fun but challenging instrument. I teach my students how to play with proper technique, whether it's an acoustic or electric guitar. I make sure that all my students understand the basics of how to play notes and chords while also playing in proper rhythm.
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Hey there! My name is Dennis, and I have been playing the drums for most of my life, and have taught for nearly 10 years. Music has become my greatest passion, and I love to share it with anyone who wants to learn. Music is a very special artform in which everyone can relate, feel, and understand, and creating that nostalgia is an incredible virtue. Over the years, I have the opportunity to share stages with many bands, record drums for artists, and watch my students grow into professionals. If you would like to see me perform, you can find me on Friday nights near Pizza My Heart in Downtown Palo Alto. I can teach lessons to students of any age, skill level, or versatility. If you are willing to learn, I am here to help you reach your goals. Some fundamentals that I teach include proper technique, reading and playing rhythms, ear training, dynamics, ambidexterity, improvisation, feel, and of course any song you'd like to learn.

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Dennis W.
Palo Alto, California
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Learn to play your favorite songs with simplicity
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
The guitar is a fun but challenging instrument. I teach my students how to play with proper technique, whether it's an acoustic or electric guitar. I make sure that all my students understand the basics of how to play notes and chords while also playing in proper rhythm.
About Dennis W.

Hey there! My name is Dennis, and I have been playing the drums for most of my life, and have taught for nearly 10 years. Music has become my greatest passion, and I love to share it with anyone who wants to learn. Music is a very special artform in which everyone can relate, feel, and understand, and creating that nostalgia is an incredible virtue. Over the years, I have the opportunity to share stages with many bands, record drums for artists, and watch my students grow into professionals. If you would like to see me perform, you can find me on Friday nights near Pizza My Heart in Downtown Palo Alto. I can teach lessons to students of any age, skill level, or versatility. If you are willing to learn, I am here to help you reach your goals. Some fundamentals that I teach include proper technique, reading and playing rhythms, ear training, dynamics, ambidexterity, improvisation, feel, and of course any song you'd like to learn.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2013

Education

Industrial Design

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks English

Speaks {{languages}}

Has background check

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Dennis is a fantastic teacher.

Posted Jul 6, 2019
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Really understanding and patient teacher with a clear passion for drums.

Posted May 23, 2019
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My daughter loved her lesson. Superb drawing and shading instruction! Definitely scheduling more lessons.

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Recording Drummer
Jan 2015 - Present
Self-Employed
I have recorded drums for various artists from my own bands and projects to commissioned artists that needed drums in their songs. Recording is a completely different skillset from performing, as it requires special attention to the little details such as precise timing, dynamics, composition, consistency, and lots of patience.
Performing Musician
Mar 2014 - Present
Self-Employed
I have performed with various bands and musicians for many years in a wide range of venues including street performances, restaurants, private events, concert halls, and festivals. Each venue brings its own flavor to the table, and adapting to the circumstances is a challenge within itself.
Private & Group Instructor
Feb 2015 - Dec 2018
School of Rock, Palo Alto
I taught students to play the songs they know and love with other musicians as they learn how to play in a group setting. These songs were rehearsed for multiple months overtime, ending with a stage performance for all their parents and friends.
Industrial Design
Feb 2019
Academy of Art University
Art & Music
Sep 2015 - Dec 2017
Foothill College
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Professional Proficiency

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Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Bryant St, Palo Alto
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
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T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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