Michael Enriquez

Michael E.

San Dimas, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I love teaching piano to beginners! My goal is to nurture well-rounded young musicians, and I incorporate percussion and singing into my piano lessons, making for a very fun musical experience. I focus on building essential skills like reading sheet music, playing by ear, playing with accurate rhythm, reading chord symbols, and even composing original songs!

My approach is unique and many of my students go on to be multi-instrumentalists and song writers. I also offer split lessons between piano and drums.

Please message me and let me know what kind of goals you have for your child!

About Michael E.

Hello! My name is Mike and I'd love to help you learn how to play the drums! I'm a lifelong music lover and I started playing the drum set at age 12. I love helping my students learn the drum beats and fills from their favorite songs. I center my teaching around fostering a natural ease and love for playing the instrument, while building strong technique, notation reading skills, and musical knowledge. I have a relaxed personality, and I am quick to recognize your learning style. Whether you excel at learning by ear, or if you are a natural reader, I will help your strengths shine through while also taking the time to strengthen your weaknesses. Most of all, I love to groove, and would love to help you!

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Arthur
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Mike is one of 4 drum teachers to enter my son Larry’s life, and absolutely the best one. Larry has shown more improvement in the last 6 months with Mike than in the last 4 years combined with all of his previous teachers.

As my son has a disability, it is often hard to find a teacher that can not only help him to find enjoyment and enthusiasm, but treat him like the serious musician he is. The best part of his teaching… Larry doesn’t even realize he’s learning. To him, they just jam.

I’ve seen my son grow not just as a drummer, but as a musician and student since Mr. Mike became his instructor. Now, he can listen better, play better, and have more fun on his instrument. I am very grateful for Mr. Mike’s patience, compassion, and skill set as a drum instructor and for the confidence he brought to my son.

Posted Jul 1, 2019
Citlally
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Has challenged me to improve my technique and has taught me how to play more advanced beats.

Posted Jul 1, 2019
Julie
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It’s hard to express how much Mike’s drumming lessons have made a difference in our son’s life. Mike is a visionary teacher who cares about and connects with his students.

Posted Jun 30, 2019
Anthony
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He Will ask you to play whatever you have on the top of your head and find small flaws in your playing and help you Improve the little things. I recommend this teacher highly and it will improve your playing greatly!

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Anthony
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Mike is a really cool teacher. He's very good at showing little details in song and teaching how to play them.

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Dean
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Mike Enriquez has been our son’s drum teacher over the past few years. In addition to helping introduce our grade school kid to the sweet, sweet sounds of Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes and AC/DC, Mike has introduced my son to the idea of putting in time and effort to achieving goals.

We love the respect and sometimes superhuman patience Mike shows our son. He seems committed to the process of learning rather than the result. It’s an important distinction and we feel extremely fortunate to have found Mike.

Mike sets realistic expectations tailored to our kid, but the main focus is the love of the instrument rather than some cookie-cutter formula. If Duncan is having an off day, Mike takes it from where he is with no badgering or haranguing.

I’d recommend him to anyone looking to learn to play drums. Even if you’re an adult. He’s a great teacher.”

-Dean C

Posted Jun 28, 2019
Sloan
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Mike is good at teaching, always plays with you and guides you to play right and comfortable for you. Best teacher I’ve ever had. If they had more stars he deserves them!!!!!!!!

Posted Jun 28, 2019

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Experience

Private Drum Set Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

Music Alley

Work one-on-one with students age 4-17 to learn fundamental drumming techniques, beats, and fills, and songs. I always nurture a love of music in my lessons.

Private Drum Set Instructor
Apr 2014 - Present

Rhythm Everywhere

I manage my own studio of students in Chino Hills, Hacienda Heights, Burbank and adjacent areas.

Private Instructor and Ensemble Director
Oct 2013 - Present

Drum Central

Work with students aged 5-18 with a wide range of abilities in private lessons and in an 8 piece drum set and percussion ensemble which I compose and arrange for.

Education

B.A. Music: Jazz Studies and Music Education
Sep 2011 - May 2014

Cal State Northridge

Fine Arts- Music
Jun 2009 - May 2011

Mount San Antionio College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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