Khalil Hebert
Los Angeles, CA
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Khalil Hebert

Khalil H.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a professional drummer, music educator, producer & audio engineer. Who has been playing & teaching drums professionally for over 20 years, and currently offering lessons to beginning, intermediate & advanced students.

The beginner will learn to read drum modern notation / the four basic drum strokes (natural, down, tap & up) / proper sticking techniques for various applications / all standard rudiments, as recognized by the Percussive Society of America / playing to a click track / creative drum fills / odd meter patterns and many styles including; jazz, funk, fusion, blues, rock, R&B, hip hop, drum n bass, world music and orchestral.

The intermediate to advanced student will learn better control & execution of rudiments & grooves he or she may already be familiar with. Introduction to playing patterns in odd time signatures such as 5/4, 7/8 and 9/16. Visual concepts applied to various genres of music. To be used in an effort to capture a particular mood, as it relates directly to the feeling of a song.

Lessons are held at my project recording studio near downtown Los Angeles. On two sets: An acoustic muffled practice kit, used during the Rudiment & Sight Reading portions of the lesson. As well as an 8 piece Roland Electronic virtual drum set, used during the Drum Set Application portion of the session. Which allows for real time play along with lesson material or any of your favorite songs.

About Khalil H.

Available for: Gigs, Sessions, Touring & Teaching, as well as studio & production services.

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Efrain
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Khalil is an excellent teacher who is patient, knowledgeable, and creative. His words of encouragement are not only uplifting but also a source of inspiration. Additionally, he’s a good mentor.

Posted Jan 4, 2020
Tyler
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Amazing Drum teacher! One of the best musicians I've ever met.

Clear and concise lesson plans that always challenge you. Would highly recommend working together.

Posted Jul 15, 2019
Mattie L.
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Khalil is such a kind, patient, and positive instructor. Would highly suggest working with him at whatever level you are starting out at.

Posted Apr 17, 2019
Lionel
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I am a singer/songwriter and I took drum lessons to help me with my songwriting and to lay down drum tracks while recording, and also work on my timing issues. The drum lessons were tailored to what I wanted and what I needed to learn. If you are a musician and don’t know how to play drums it essential
to know the different type styles and feels to create. In my opinion these lessons are priceless!

Posted Jan 31, 2019
Dane
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Khalil is an incredible teacher. He’s always very accommodating to anything I ask of him, and he’s great at identifying points where I could improve and explaining them in a clear way. I would highly recommend him if you’re looking for a drum teacher in the LA area.

Posted Jan 16, 2019
Reyna
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Was good

Posted Jan 3, 2019
Venus
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Khalil is a wonderful drum instructor. He is very thorough and encouraging and patient. I have tried a few other music/instrument teachers, and have not met more talented instructor than Khalil. Khalil makes me feel confident that I can learn quick and thoroughly and play the drum like I would like to in the near future. Highly recommended to any levels!

Posted Oct 4, 2018
Richard
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I have had other instructors previously and let me tell you, having a great teacher can really change how you improve, your motivational level and discipline in your practices.

Khalil is a great instructor who always prepares and really thinks about his students improving, He is thoughtful about your level and is always pushing you to get better.

Posted Sep 24, 2018
Sirius T.
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I can’t say a five yet because it was just the first lesson. But, if it’s going to go as I believe it will be five star rated. Khalil was very patient with my 6 year old and engaging. That coupled with a comfortable environment, I believe we made a great choice with Khalil. The fact that my son expressed that he had fun after the session is telling.

Posted Aug 27, 2018
Carmela
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I have been taking lessons with Khalil for a little over 2 years now and it has been one of the best decisions i've made since landing in L.A. I am a special type of learner and i had never held drum sticks before- Khalil was and still is beyond patient with me and what i appreciate most is that he works with how i learn best. there has been several times he has come up with a couple different ways for me to get certain lessons. he's able to do this because he has soo much experience and such an admirable love for the art.
If you are considering taking drum lessons definitely make sure you take classes with Khalil.

Posted Aug 8, 2018
Tyler
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Khalil is amazing! Hands down one of the best drum instructors I've ever had.

He is really thoughtful and has you work on both rudiments and time at the kit. He gives you clear instruction and guidance on material to practice each week.

If you're looking to grow and truly learn the drums I would go with Khalil. Definitely one of the best instructors in LA.

Posted May 25, 2018

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Experience

Owner & CEO
Jul 1997 - Present

Melodic Media

I hold a Music Business degree, issued from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Education

Music Theory / Percussion
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003

L.A.C.C

Music Business / Recording Engineering
Sep 1997 - Jun 1999

U.C.L.A Extension

Languages

Rhythm

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Music Business
Sep 1999

U.C.L.A Extension

Affiliations

BMI
Jun 1997
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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