- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I have been teaching percussion for over 10 years. My lessons focus on technique and playing along with popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals. If you'd like to learn all basic percussion instruments, we can develop a rotating schedule per instrument.
My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, become independent learners, while having fun along the way!
- 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.
Drumset, congas, bongos, cajon, vibraphone, auxiliary percussion.
All styles of drumset, hand percussion.
Performing, recording, and touring with various artists and groups.
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 - Present
WeAreSolRising: 2011 - Present
Gwen Stefani: October 2006 - November 2007
Joan Quinto Jazz Quartet: 2004 - 2006
My son really enjoys his lessons and likes how Joan helps him focus on technique.
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.+ Read More
First lesson was great! We are looking forward to our future lessons with Joan.
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.+ Read More
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.
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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!!!
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.
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
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.
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.+ Read More
I never thought I could do it
Joan is always smiling.She has great patience.She is a good teacher.
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.+ Read More
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!