Joan Quinto
Los Angeles, CA
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Joan Quinto

Joan Q.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Whether you're just starting out, wanting to learn Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, or even Taylor Swift repertoire, maybe you're preparing for band or college auditions, or just simply looking to broaden your playing with different styles like jazz, latin, etc., I am here to guide you and help you develop the necessary skills!

I have been teaching drumset for over 15 years. My lessons focus on applying technique and reading, with snare reading exercises and learning popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals.

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!

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

Specialties:
All styles of drumset, hand percussion.

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

Posted May 4, 2020
Joseph
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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
Hartley
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First lesson was great! We are looking forward to our future lessons with Joan.

Posted Aug 18, 2017
Eric
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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
LauraB1

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
PamelaR

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
AnneN

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
JoyH

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
HarrietM

I never thought I could do it

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

Posted Oct 12, 2010
DannyO

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
SheldonC

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

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Experience

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 Joan Quinto Jazz Quartet: 2004 - 2006

Education

Bachelor's of Music in Performance - Percussion Studies
Jan 2008 - May 2010

California State University, Long Beach

Music
Aug 2003 - May 2007

Citrus College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Filipino - Tagalog

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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