Joe Mailloux

Joe M.

Santa Cruz, CA
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Lesson Details

Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lesson regiments are tailored to synthesize student goals and musical passions, setting a foundation in the instrument of interest.

Technique and practice-exercises provide the core for study and development (but we won't let that get in the way of the fun!).

My teaching philosophy largely derives from experience with master-drummers of different fields of study; my methods are thus a synthesis of concepts designed to ensure anyones improvement. We all have rhythm!
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Joe teaches



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 am a professional percussionist and drum instructor based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz.

I teach both studio and outcall lessons to all ages, covering drumset, steel pan, hand drumming, orchestral percussion, music theory, and piano.

Additionally, I am a leader in the samba community, teaching classes and leading local performances.

I hold music degrees from CSU Humboldt (BA) and Long Beach (MM).


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

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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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