Joan Quinto
Los Angeles, CA
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Joan Quinto

Joan Q.

Los Angeles, CA
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For those who have never read music before! This is an introduction to the fundamentals of music theory: how to read, write, play, and understand rhythms, basic notation, basic harmony, and ear training. We will work on clapping exercises, learning easy piano melodies, and singing.

For kids that are taking music classes, I can also help with their homework assignments.

About Joan Q.

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:
Acoustic drums, electronic drums, percussion.

All styles of drumset, hand percussion.


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18 Reviews
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Joan is extremely patient and quickly adapts to your learning level.

Posted May 4, 2020
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Great to learn from and very personable!

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Cora R.
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My son really enjoys his lessons and likes how Joan helps him focus on technique.

Posted Oct 7, 2018
John M.
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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.

Posted Aug 28, 2017
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First lesson was great! We are looking forward to our future lessons with Joan.

Posted Aug 18, 2017
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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.

Posted Feb 26, 2017
Kelly B.
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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.

Posted Feb 12, 2015
Brooke J.
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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!

Posted Jan 23, 2015
Azine N.
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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.

Posted Jul 26, 2014
William B.

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!!!

Posted Sep 24, 2013

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.

Posted Jun 16, 2012

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

Posted Oct 24, 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.

Posted Jun 7, 2011

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.

Posted Dec 3, 2010

I never thought I could do it

Joan is always smiling.She has great patience.She is a good teacher.

Posted Oct 12, 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.

Posted Feb 21, 2010

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!

Posted Jun 22, 2008
Marc N.
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Posted Jul 27, 2020

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Freelance Musician
Jan 2003 - Present

Self Employed

Performing, recording, and touring with various artists and groups. Boogie Agenda: 2017 - Present WeAreSolRising: 2011 - Present Bodhi Rock: 2013 - Present Daniel Jimenez Afanador: 2014 - Present InVision Worship Band: 2018 - 2019 Tang Gang: 2013 - 2018 Matthew Jude Band: 2012 - 2015 Holy Name of Mary Worship Band: 2011 - 2018 Gwen Stefani: October 2006 - November 2007


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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