Michael Enriquez
Chino Hills, CA
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Michael Enriquez

Michael E.

Chino Hills, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! My name is Mike and I'd love to help you learn how to play your favorite songs on the drums! Check out my videos below to see me and my students play some cool beats. You can also watch a video tour of my online teaching studio.

About Michael E.

Whether you want to play rock, hip hop, pop, or anything else, I am a great choice for beginning drummers starting at age 4. I break everything into small pieces, teach each piece one at a time, and then put all of those pieces back together. I focus on practical drumming skills, and I have tons of teaching strategies to help drummers with different learning styles.

My online teaching studio features pro level audio and multiple camera angles to make sure my students see every detail they need to. Check out my studio tour video to see what my online lessons look and sound like.

After each lesson, I record a short (2-4 minute) video where I review the main ideas from our lesson and explain exactly what and how to practice. I also offer online group practice sessions every week. My students and I get together online and hold a technique practice session to help develop strong, smooth and quick hands.

My program is unique because I give my students a chance to collaborate with each other on projects. Check out the video below of a rock song I made with 4 of my students. The drummers in this video have been playing drums for around 8 months - 2 years. You can also watch videos of my drum set ensembles, and my distanced and masked drum circles. I’m always looking for new ways to get my students working together on something fun and interesting!

I hope I can be your drum teacher! If you have any questions, send me a message!

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Teena
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Michael is a very patient and supportive teacher. I am amazed by the full attention he pays to details of playing techniques when playing drums. He always finds the best teaching approach to suit each student's own level and interests. He gives students choices to play, which makes learning a more enjoyable experience. We are really glad that we found Mike for our twins.

Posted Mar 24, 2021
Brad L.
Profile-location-online Online

Enjoyed my first lesson. I found Michael to be an excellent teacher and extremely interested in the "art" of teaching drums.

Posted Feb 23, 2021
Joshua S.
Profile-location-online Online

Mike is a great teacher. He has a unique way to teach kids. I really enjoy learning from him along with my child. I highly recommend him.

Posted Dec 7, 2020
Memo Oelke, age 12
Profile-location-online Online

Mike is a very good drummer and a very good instructor! I'm a student and it's a very fun, productive time, and just an all around good experience. All the songs I am/have learned are awesome and it's not confusing. In fact, its the exact opposite. If you ever have a question it isn't awkward or uncomfortable. All the songs I learn fit in my music taste and the way he teaches is very simple and I feel like i have made an incredible amount of progress. I can't wait for next lesson!

Posted Aug 2, 2020
Kelsey
Profile-location-online Online

Michael is extremely knowledgable about all things drum, percussion, and music, and has a gift for explaining and conceptualizing music in ways that are easy to understand. He is my go-to for ANY music related question or discussion. Michael is an excellent and experienced teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn drums or more about music.

Posted Jul 26, 2020
JA
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My son loves his lessons with Mr. Mike! He makes it fun with the music that my son chooses while still learning new skills to improve his drum playing! Since my son has his school online too, Mr. Mike's flexibility with scheduling has made it easy for all of us!

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Row
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Mike is an excellent teacher! He’s positive, encouraging, patient, and always flexible. My son has learned so much from him and Mike has inspired in him a love of playing the drums. He learns to play his favorite music and Mike makes the lessons fun and keeps my son engaged throughout the lesson. Very professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. So glad we found him!

Posted Jul 22, 2020
Quinn
Profile-location-online Online

Our son(11) is finally enthused, motivated, and excited to practice drumming. He is making consistent progress and takes initiative to practice on his own since we started lessons with Mike! Mike makes lessons fun and engaging by teaching the music our son loves and wants to learn. We were initially hesitant about online lessons, but Mike's sound and video quality are excellent and we have had no problems. We have had some scheduling conflicts (on our end) and Mike is flexible and communicative, and quick to respond. Five stars well earned!

Posted Jul 22, 2020
Blanca Lazo
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My 9 year old daughter started taking drum lessons about two years ago with Michael. He is the best instructor any drummer could ask for. Michael has a big enthusiasm to teach, challenging, encouraging, easy going and a sense of humor. Michael is a very experienced and professional drum teacher that possess great musical skills and techniques. He helped my daughter build her confidence that she has now. My daughter feels free to bring any kind of song style to learn and Michael helps executing it perfectly as he is very knowledgeable about the music industry.
I highly recommend Michael as an instructor for any skill level at any age!

Posted Jul 21, 2020
Sandy
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Mike is not only a gifted musician, but also highly skilled at teaching. He makes the lesson fun and challenging. Students learN to play the music they like. He works great with families. He is respectful. Communication with Mike us easy and flexible. He has a very good sound and video quality. My son has shown consistent progress and growth. He always looks forward to his drum class with Mike!

Posted Jul 21, 2020
Gunawan Family
Profile-location-online Online

Mr. Mike is fun and full of energy. My 2 boys have been learning drum from him for over a year now and they have improved a lot, and most importantly they really enjoy each session. The virtual setup and sounds system is excellent. With his vast music knowledge, kids can learn varieties of songs and benefit greatly from it.

Posted Jul 20, 2020
Richard
Profile-location-online Online

Michael is an excellent music/drum teacher. My son and daughter love their lessons with Michael. They enjoy the music choices and both always tell me how much fun the lessons are and I love watching them thrive in their classes. Michael is a very good communicator. I appreciate his punctuality and his commitment as a teacher.

Posted Jul 20, 2020
Gail
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Mr. Mike is awesome! Our daughter has been taking lessons with him for 9 months. She has a blast and loves that she is learning songs that she liked before taking drum lessons. I wasn’t sure how well virtual lessons would work out but we see huge and consistent improvements in her skills and she has so much fun! Mr. Mike really knows how to effectively communicate with the kids and parents. Highly recommend him!

Posted Jul 20, 2020
Jordan L.
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Great first lesson! Very attentive.

Posted Apr 18, 2020
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
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 person drum set and percussion ensemble which I compose and arrange for.

Private Drum Set Instructor
Jun 2018 - May 2020

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.

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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