About Lucas W.

Lucas teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: June 2004
Last sign in: Within two months


Hi, my name is Lucas, and I'm excited to be a part of the Take Lessons team.

I've been teaching Music and Meditation since 2004, and have developed tools and techniques that make learning easy and fun.

Whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned pro, I am here to help you reach new levels in your practice, and to assist you in growing to your full potential.

I graduated from Musician's Institute of Hollywood CA, and earned a degree in Percussion in 2007. I'm an experienced and drive person and my teaching style is adaptable and effective.

I studied Meditation and Nutrition at the Optimum Health Institute San Diego, am Krya Yoga Certified, and Have taught workshops and events privately as well as for groups.

I am the #1 Best Selling author "Drum and Grow Rich", and "Lucid Meditation - Your Guide To Gaining Freedom, Focus, & Fulfillment". I wrote, played and produced a full length musical meditation album in the style of EDM, and am happy to help you create your own album too!

You will get huge take always from every lesson, because I really figure out what will help you progress the fastest towards your goals. I look forward to connecting, and helping guide you on your journey!

Photos and Videos

This is a cover of Katy Perry's song "ET" we played in Hollywood CA. Such a fun song! great show.


Music Instructor

May 2004 - Present
Independent Contractor

My first drum student I taught was over 10 years ago. I have been teaching privately on and off since then. I am excited to team up with a company such as Take Lessons because they have a reputation of excellence.

Drum Instructor

Jan 2014 - Jul 2015
US Music Lessons

This is a company I also teamed up with to gain new students, and add another drum teacher to their roster.


Associates in Arts

May 2006 - Sep 2007
Musician's Institute


Mar 2000 - Sep 2001
Je Boutique


Aug 1996 - May 1999

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Instant Customer Consultant

Nov 2013
Instant Customer

This a certification I earned for being proficient at marketing and consulting. I have adapted the information I learned here to the drums and music as a whole. I wrote a book and I am currently developing an online training program that teaches drummers to market themselves and earn money for playing the drums. It is based off of my #1 Best selling book "Drum and Grow Rich"

I am also offering lessons in person or online for marketing, sales, and writing. For more information please visit www.LukeRiver.com

Author Expert Marketing Machines(AEMM)

Nov 2013

I received certification for completing the Author Expert Marketing Machines program. This program taught me how to write for marketing purposes, position myself as an expert in my field, and put what I know into an easy to package formula.

I can teach you how to take your specialized knowledge and put it into a simple yet effective package so that you can reach your clients, or audience and make more money as a musician.


#1 Best Selling Author

Jan 2014
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1 Review on Lucas W.

Patrick Feb 5, 2016
Drum · Online
Hi Meagan!
This is a great lesson with tips for reading charts. Congratulations!
I've been performing for over fifty years (wow!) and I learned something from you today. Great job.
Thank you!
Keep playing!