Joseph Turner

Joseph T.

Redondo Beach, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Focusing on basic techniques, music theory, rhythm, and creativity.
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Joseph delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2008

I have been playing music for over 25 years and teaching for nearly 20 years. I have been a successful part of Rock Bands, Jazz Bands, Blues Bands, Marching Bands, etc. So, whatever style of music you are interested in or wanting to learn, I can help!

I am currently a working musician with multiple groups in Southern California as well as a working Studio session musician. This helps bring a lot of up to date and "real life" knowledge and skills to every lesson.

On top of that, I have spent the past 10+ years honing my skills for Training, Coaching, and Developing. So, I can promise two things. You will get results and you will have FUN!

I will design your lessons around you and your goals......not mine!

*** Lesson Details ***
Ultimately, my goal is to make sure you enjoy yourself and want to keep coming back. In that process I will make sure you get results.

I am laid back and very patient. Two qualities I feel are necessary to be successful in this field.

I design my curriculum for each individual. This is because everyone has their own goals, there own level of ability, and their own needs as far as how to get there.

1) If you are located in Orange County, all lessons will be at my studio in Santa Ana.

2.) If you are located in the Southbay or West LA, I will come to your house for lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drumsets, PA system. Amps, Guitars, and Keyboards.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have acoustic guitars, a practice pad, and a djembe. I expect my students to have their own drumsticks and, ideally, their own guitar and practice pad or drumset.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock/contemporary & marching band style percussion/drums. I also specialize in folk style guitar and bass.

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Drum Instructor/Studio Drummer
Sep 2017 - Present
Granted Records

Drum Instructor
Dec 2016 - Present
Sunset Learning Studio

Personal Trainer
Aug 2014 - Present
Elevation Corporate Health

Personal Trainer/Health Coach
May 2011 - Present
J&L Fitness and Nutrition Counseling

Designed programs and Meal plans for clients. One on one training and consultation.

Music Teacher
Jan 1999 - Present
Private Lessons

Drumset, Marching drum, and Acoustic Guitar lessons

Personal Trainer
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
220 Fitness

Personal Trainer and Manager for this fantastic & unique gym in Santa Monica.

Training and Talent Development Manager
Jan 2008 - May 2012
BJ's Restaurants

Team member and Manager training, coaching, and development.


Personal Trainer Certification
Jan 2012 - Present
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Nutrition Specialist
Jan 2012 - Present
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Bachelor of Arts
Aug 1999 - Aug 2004
Michigan State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fitness Nutrition Specilaist
Jun 2013
National Academy of Sports Medicine

Personal Trainer Certification
Jun 2012
National Academy of Sports Medicine

Photos & Videos

Music Video for Storyline by The Leisurelies
Photo by Joseph T.

Photo by Joseph T.

Photo by Joseph T.

Photo by Joseph T.

Photo by Joseph T.

Photo by Joseph T.

Here's a clip of my band The Leisurelies playing an acoustic version of our song "Happy Song".  I'm the bald guy singing harmonies.  ;)
Photo by Joseph T.
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9 Reviews

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Jordan C. Jun 18, 2016
Drum · In studio

Joseph is a really good drum teacher. He definitely loves what he does!

Arianna J. May 21, 2016
Drum · Online

Great instructor! Very knowledgeable about what he is teaching and relays information in a relaxed and positive environment.

Mitchell Jan 25, 2016
Drum · Online

My 8 year old has been playing a few years but our local instructor moved. He really enjoyed his first lesson with Joe!

Marti M. Jan 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Joe is great! I'm a complete novice and he started me out at the very beginning. He's patient and willing to teach all different types of music, as well as recommend songs that are good for beginners. He's also completely understanding when scheduling conflicts mean I have to miss a week or two. I'd recommend him to anyone!

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Theo A Jun 30, 2015
Drum · In studio

Joe is not only an incredible person and an all-around great guy, but he's also the best drummer I've ever had the pleasure of playing in bands with over the years. And his skills don't stop there - he is a very talented and patient teacher. And he's great with kids too! My daughter just had her first lesson with him and she loved it! Joe's great sense of humor and positive reinforcement really engaged my daughter (who is a hyper-active toddler) and she learned a lot in just her first lesson. I'm looking forward to her becoming a rockstar under Joe's guidance and to many more lessons. Thanks Joe!

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Jake Jun 30, 2015
Drum · In studio

Not only is Joe's musicianship fantastic, but he's incredibly patient and easy to work with. He knows how to break the ice with a new student with humor and a lighthearted attitude!

I first met Joe because he was my personal trainer at the gym he used to work for. I then followed him out of the gym when he decided to start doing it on his own. Little did I know that he was also an amazing drummer and all-around professional musician!

Needless to say, Joe knows how to teach!

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David C. Sep 24, 2014
Drum · In studio

I have been extremely fortunate to work with Joe over the past few years. On top of being one of the best people I have ever met in my life, he is also one of the best musicians I have ever met. Although his musical forte is drums, his knowledge of other instruments contributes to provide an extremely well-rounded instructional approach.

Patient, versatile, and encouraging!

Go with Joe!!!

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Seth B. Sep 22, 2014
Drum · In studio

Joe is awesome - I brought in some songs I wanted to learn and he made me sound like a rockstar! He really makes learning fun. ...and all this coming from a guy with no rhythm - seriously, he's a miracle-worker.

The studio is clean... he's always there on time...very professional... no complaints.

My new musical motto: IN JOE I TRUST!!!

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Andrew H. Sep 21, 2014
Conga Drums · In studio

Joe is a delight. I've always been interested in Conga Drums.
But with zero experience I didn't really know how to get started lol...

Joe was patient, kind, and constructive. AND WHAT A CONGA PLAYER!
I look forward to future lessons and continuing to improve.

Thanks, Joe!

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