Joan Quinto

Joan Q.

Los Angeles, CA
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Joan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5 to 50 and males 5 to 40

Teaching since:
March 2008

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She has also performed 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.

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

All styles of drumset, hand percussion.


Freelance Musician
Jan 2003 - Present
Self Employed

Performing, recording, and touring with various artists and groups.

InVision Worship Band: 2018 - Present
Boogie Agenda: 2017 - Present
Daniel Jimenez Afanador: 2014 - Present
Bodhi Rock: 2013 - Present
Tang Gang: 2013 - Present
Matthew Jude Band: 2012-2015
Holy Name of Mary Worship Band: 2011 - 2018
WeAreSolRising: 2011 - Present
Gwen Stefani: October 2006 - November 2007
Joan Quinto Jazz Quartet: 2004 - 2006

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Bachelor's of Music in Performance - Percussion Studies
Jan 2008 - May 2010
California State University, Long Beach
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Citrus College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Filipino - Tagalog
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Welcome to my drum lessons page!
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Photo by Joan Q.

Learning easy rhythm patterns saying "cherry-pie" and "chocolate."

5 year old, Bernadette, learning hand technique.

Testimonial from my student of 3 years, 18 year old Rowan. She is off to college now!
Uptown Funk cover with Boogie Agenda, 10-piece wedding & corporate band
Performing with singer/songwriter, Daniel Jimenez Afanador, at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles.
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15 Reviews

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Cora R. Oct 7, 2018
Drum · In home

My son really enjoys his lessons and likes how Joan helps him focus on technique.

John M. Aug 28, 2017
Drum · In home

Joan taught my son from first time to an advanced beginner. She was very patient and extremely helpful. My son was fully engaged in his lessons and always enjoyed his time with Joan. Joan was very dependable, always on time for lessons and always flexible with her scheduling. She also assisted in purchasing a drumset for my son. I would recommend Joan to anyone looking to learn the drums.

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Hartley Aug 18, 2017
Drum · In home

First lesson was great! We are looking forward to our future lessons with Joan.

Eric Feb 26, 2017
Drum · In home

Joan has been teaching our 9-year-old son for about two years. She is terrific -- patient, reliable, easy to work with, and has developed a great relationship with our son. Joan takes care to tailor her lessons and songs to you child's interests. We highly recommend her.

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Kelly B. Feb 12, 2015
Drum · In home

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

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!

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Azine N. Jul 26, 2014
Drum · In home

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.

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William B. Sep 24, 2013
Drum ·

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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SheldonC Jun 22, 2008

Wonderful Instructor

My son has completed his third drum lesson and has already learn to read music besides other fundamentals.He had no formal training,only played music by ear. I LIKE before his first class begun,Joan told him to bring a notebook ,because he would have homework and different exercises to practice. I see growth already!

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