Joe Mailloux

Joe M.

Santa Cruz, CA
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Lesson Details



Joe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2011

I'm a professional percussionist and educator based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, CA. I received a B.A. in Music from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Music from Long Beach State University.

Versed in drum-set, hand drums, and Western and contemporary percussion, I've performed professionally in settings ranging from cruise-line house bands and symphony orchestras, to Hong Kong and bay area parades and festivals.

My 20 years of performance experience has given to teaching percussion-appreciation and world-music at summer camps, non-profit youth-group organizations, and after school classes.


Master of Music
Sep 2007 - May 2011
California State University of Long Beach
Bachelors of Music
Sep 1999 - Jun 2004
Humboldt State University


State of California Emergency 30 Day emergence Substitute Teaching Permit
Aug 2014
California Commission of Teacher Credentialing


Photos & Videos

Bateria Samba Cruz Drum & Percussion Class @ The Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center
Photo by Joe M.


8 Reviews

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Riley Nov 28, 2017
Drum · In studio

My son enjoys his lessons with Joe very much. He’s an encouraging teacher.

Olin Nov 6, 2017
Drum · In home

My son loves his drum lessons. Being eight, he naturally has an excess amount of energy and a tendency to chat but Joe has a way of engaging him and keeps him learning. Very positive and supportive as well.

April R. Jun 16, 2017
Drum · In studio

Great instructor, very patient, positive and passionate about music!

Lucas H. Mar 26, 2017
Drum · In home

This is Lucas' 3rd lesson and he has enjoyed everyone of them. Joe has been patient and continues until he gets the lesson. He relates to him and teaches at his level (Lucas is 11).

Marna Feb 16, 2017
Drum · In studio

friendly ,clear, motivating instruction. Joe was exactly what we were looking for as a drum teacher for our daughter. She loved it.

Ryder R. Feb 12, 2017
Drum · In home

He is very patient and positive.

Rosemary K. Jul 10, 2016
Drum · In studio

She learned so such and had fun

Chuck P. Mar 16, 2016
Percussion · In studio

Joe has been super helpful, patient and informative. He brings a special attention detail to his lessons. He is supportive and encouraging at every turn in the process.

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