Joan Quinto

Joan Q.

Santa Monica, CA

About Joan Q.

Background check: Last verified 09/03/2015
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Joan teaches: Ages 6 and 60
Teaching since: March 2008
Last sign in: Yesterday


Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She also performed with Gwen Stefani on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show.

Joan earned her Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. Some of the teachers she studied with are Lynn Vartan, Michael Packer, Brad Dutz, Ricky Lawson, and Mike Shapiro.

Studio Equipment:
Drumset, congas, bongos, cajon, auxiliary percussion.

All styles of drumset, hand percussion.

*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

Photos and Videos

Devil May Care - Diana Krall cover by Joan Quinto Quartet


Bachelor's of Music in Performance - Percussion Studies

Jan 2008 - May 2010
California State University, Long Beach


Aug 2003 - May 2007
Citrus College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Filipino - Tagalog

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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11 Reviews on Joan Q.

Kelly B. Feb 12, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My 15 year old daughter is a beginning drummer. She is really enjoying her lessons with Joan and feels like she is really learning how to be a drummer.
Brooke J. Jan 23, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Joan has been teaching our 5 year old daughter in our home and has incredible patience and finds ways to make it fun for her as well as educational. She also was flexible when we needed to change our lesson times from a weekday to a weekend morning time slot and was always on time and very professional. I would highly recommend her as a teacher for a young beginner!
Azine N. Jul 26, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Joan is very patient as an instructor. I appreciate the feedback she has given me on nuances in my body posture, my grip on the sticks, and seating position to help me be comfortable during the lessons. I began drum lessons with her early in my pregnancy and she has been very accommodating to my busy and hectic schedule.
William B. Sep 24, 2013
Verified Student
Joan is GREAT!

Joan has been a fantastic teacher to our 5 year old son. She is very patient and takes the time to ensure that he is following directions and understanding drumming concepts. She also is flexible with scheduling and kept in constant touch with us if any changes were made to the scheduled practice lessons. We highly recommend Joan to anyone who is looking to take drum lessons from TakeLessons. Thanks Joan!!!
LauraB1 Jun 16, 2012
Drum Lessons

My sons experience with Joan as his drum teacher has been great! She is very knowledgeable in both her musicl skills and working well with young people. She took time to observe my son to fine which way he learns best. He is now getting the most out of each lesson. Most importantly he is happy with his progress and looks foward to his lesson each week.
PamelaR Oct 24, 2011
awsome teacher

miss joan is an awsome teacher and knows what shes talking about... she doesnt leave behind and make sure you know the lesson before she goes on
AnneN Jun 7, 2011
Joan Q.

It is such a pleasure to have Joan. My daughter had no formal music training and Joan's patience made it so much easier for her. She's extreemly knowledgable & very patient.....and very flexible with time changes etc.
JoyH Dec 3, 2010
Joan is a very knowledgeable, patient, & pleasant instructor. I've learned a lot over the past couple months. And every time I struggle with something new, she has a different technique or trick up her sleeve to help me overcome my difficulties. I've even recommended her to a couple friends, but they have yet to discover Joan's impressive talents.
HarrietM Oct 12, 2010
I never thought I could do it

Joan is always smiling.She has great patience.She is a good teacher.
DannyO Feb 21, 2010
My daughter just finished her third lesson with Joan, and I am amazed with what my child can do. Joan is doing a spectacular job with my daughter. Ever since Joan has come around my daughter is on the drums about 2 hrs a day and she sounds really great. I am happy and most of all my child is happy!!!!!!!!!!. I'll be keeping Joan around for a while.