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Ray R.

Valley Village, CA

About Ray R.

Background check: Last verified 10/23/2016
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Ray teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: March 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday


Hello! My name is Ray R. and I'm a professional drummer and drum instructor.

I have been teaching private lessons for over four years and I'm currently accepting new students at my home studio, the studio is fully sound proofed and sound treated to make the lessons more enjoyable. I count with two drum sets, which allows me and the student to play together, making the lessons more fun and efficient. I'm also available to travel to your place if that's your preference. I've taught students ranging from 3 years old to 60 years old.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Performance of Contemporary Music from Musicians Institute, where I have also been a private tutor in subjects including technique, reading, and overall drum set playing. Currently a drum instructor in Cornel School of Contemporary Music, teaching reading classes and contemporary styles, and at Modern Music School, where most of my students are kids. I'm also a published author with 6 educational drum books available in Amazon that are perfect for a beginner drummer who is first learning how to play, or for intermediate players who are looking to strengthen their foundations as drummers.

I'm a huge fan of teaching and take the opportunity to help you improve at something you love very seriously. I look forward to helping you accomplish all of your drumming goals!

Photos and Videos

Live video performance with guitar player Felix Martin.


Drum Teacher

Jan 2016 - Present
Cornel School of Contemporary Music

I teach the Certificate program, currently teaching reading classes and contemporary styles.

Drum Teacher

Mar 2013 - Present
Modern Music School

I teach private lessons, as well as group lessons for all levels and ages. I have also been in charge of a "band class", or ensemble.


Bachelor's Degree in Performance of Contemporary Music

Mar 2009 - Mar 2012
Musicians Institute

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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2 Reviews on Ray R.

Max R. Oct 19, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
We Love Love Love Ray. My son is 8 years old. He is a beginner at drums and had his first lesson today at Rays (wonderful!) little studio with two drum sets in it. Ray started with a simple rhythm that my son had to copy and they practiced it together a couple of times. Then Ray showed him what that rhythm looked like, written down on paper and how you can read the notes so you can play it (anything) again. Then they both put headphones on and played the same rhythm along with a song of (in this case) Michael Jackson, picking up the tempo. This made it all the more fun, because my son felt like he was already actually making some real music!
My son loved his first class with Ray and I am very happy too. Ray is structured, has loads and loads of enthusiasm and is very skilled. On top of that he knows how to teach! We can’t wait untill his next class.
Stephanie Oct 8, 2015
Drum · In studio
I've been taking drum lessons from Ray for about 3 years now. It's been a great experience, and I've learned so much from him. He makes sure to focus on what I specifically want to learn, which makes the lessons super fun. He's also knowledgable about all aspects of drumming, and he's really helpful whenever I have a question about anything. Without Ray, I never would have been able to come as far as I have these last few years.
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