Dennis Willoner

Dennis W.

Palo Alto, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I make sure all my students play with proper technique and dynamics. You will learn how to play to a metronome, read music and rhythms, play with your favorite songs, and improvise your grooves while playing with other instruments. I teach many various genres of music including those with odd signatures, polyrhythms, and double kick patterns. Over time, you will learn to play like the professionals that inspire you.
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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

I have been playing drums since I was 9 and have been teaching for 4 years. I currently play in a professional band in the bay area. I specialize in many genres and odd signatures. I make sure that every one of my students understand and play with proper technique and dynamics to perform like the professionals. I teach how to read music, play various types of rhythms, play to a metronome, and play along to any of your favorite songs. I will often times play another instrument with my students to give them an understanding of what it is like to play in a band setting. I also offer group lessons where multiple students learn to play different instruments together to make music.


Band Instructor
Feb 2015 - Present
School of Rock, Palo Alto

I have taught many kids how to play multiple instruments together to recreate the songs they know and love. At the end of each season, these kids perform on stage for their parents and friends!


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.
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2 Reviews

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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.

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