Dennis Willoner

Dennis W.

Palo Alto, CA
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Art is fun and relaxing, and that's exactly how I like to teach. Whether you're a beginner, aspiring artist, or someone who's always wanted to draw, I can help you create the portfolio of your dreams. I have watched my students grow from beginners to creating some incredible works.

I specialize drawing realistically in graphite, charcoal, and pen. For beginners, I always go over the basics: shapes, shading, and strokes. We will start with simple objects such as cups and boxes, and move on to more advanced subjects, leading to your goals as an artist. I can teach how to draw from life, photo, or even from your imagination.
See all subjects

Dennis teaches



Dennis passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Dennis 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 2013

Hello, my name is Dennis Willoner.

Music and art have always been a huge part of my life. I have been playing drums for 15 years and have been teaching for 7. I grew up learning to play drums from a private instructor, and have been studying on my own ever since. I have played in many bands in my music career and have also tracked drums in studios for local artists. Today, I currently work at School of Rock in Palo Alto as a private and group instructor, and play in a professional band called Constructs.

I have been drawing ever since I can remember. I mostly draw realistically, but also like to get on the creative side. I enjoy drawing faces and people the most out of any subject. After learning so much about art, the world can be viewed in a complete other perspective.

+ Read More


Private & Group Instructor
Feb 2015 - Present
School of Rock, Palo Alto

I teach students to play the songs they know and love with other musicians as they learn how to play in a group setting. These songs are rehearsed for multiple months overtime, ending with a stage performance for all their parents and friends.


Art & Music
Sep 2015 - Present
Foothill College


Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

My band in high school performing at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco
Photo by Dennis W.

Photo by Dennis W.

Photo by Dennis W.

Photo by Dennis W.

Photo by Dennis W.
+ 1 more

2 Reviews

Write a Review
Pavel Nov 27, 2017
Drum · In studio

Great instructor: friendly and patient, clear guidance and fun process

Joey Nov 23, 2017
Drum · In studio

He's an experienced drummer and a good teacher. It helps that we have similar tastes in music.

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: