Ross Hodgkinson

Ross H.

North Hollywood, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My teaching style is very flexible & hands on. My goal is to make beautiful music and I do this by taking technical exercises and giving them musical meaning. This means I focus on the ideas of time, vocabulary & dynamic playings, but within this still teaching essential technical exercises in order to create a well-rounded musician.

After each lesson I will email detailed notes, as well as any supplemental documents and/or music.

About Ross H.

Using my experience I am able to cater my lessons to students of all abilities, be it brand new or a seasoned player. I shape my curriculum to fit the needs of each and every student I meet & my end goal is always with the goal of maximizing their creativity potential to its fullest.


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17 Reviews
Macaidyn G.
Profile-location-online Online

Fun and learned something - good lesson

Posted Oct 1, 2020
Colin Third
Profile-location-online Online

Ross is a BOSS teacher. I've been taking online lessons with him for a few months now & couldn't recommend more!

Posted Mar 19, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Ross is an awesome teacher. Patient, fun to interact with, knowledgeable. I had a great lesson and am looking forward to learning more from him! Definitely recommend!

Posted May 21, 2019
Brooke H.
Profile-location-online Online

it was really fun and cool.

Posted Feb 5, 2019
Brayden H.
Profile-location-online Online

The lesson with Ross was fun, spectacular and not boring!

Posted Jan 15, 2019
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Ross is a wonderful drum player, teacher and person. He is always very calm & patient. Totally recommend him.

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Ross is super organized, a very efficient teacher & immensely talented as a drummer/musician. You can't go wrong taking lessons from him!

Posted Nov 29, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Ross has improved my drumming so much in such a short period of time. He is truly amazing!!

Posted Jul 1, 2018
Lobo Soto
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Very knowledgeable, patient and has great attention to detail. He provides different methods in order for you to understand. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Jun 27, 2018
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Posted May 28, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Ross is the best! He's a top young LA musician, by far the best musician AND teacher I've studied with. I feel very very thankful to have an hour of his time every single week to learn from him. He's improved my drumming vastly in such a short period of time, its amazing!

Posted May 12, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

My son has been through a couple of different teachers now & it is clear to me Ross really knows what he's doing. He's young, engaging & has a unique teaching method that magically captivates my son every week!

Posted May 12, 2018
Ayanna M.
Profile-location-online Online

Initially, my son didn't want to change drum teachers but we lucked out by finding Ross. Ross stepped right in and literally has taken my son to the next level of drumming seamlessly. Ross has a great balance of challenging and encouraging his students and I highly recommend him as a drum teacher.

Posted Mar 29, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Wow! For someone who was completely new to drums and understanding rhythm , Ross was absolutely perfect for what I needed. His attention to detail shows just how knowledgable he is of his craft, and makes hard matters easy to understand! (even a 6 year old could understand him)

His professionalism strives even through online classes, because he's so keen on making sure you understand the context.

Would HIGHLY recommend!

Posted Jun 22, 2017
Ayanna M.
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Posted Feb 19, 2019
Brooke H.
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Posted Jan 29, 2019
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Posted Jan 24, 2018

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Teacher/Live/Studio Drummer
Sep 2009 - Present



B.A. Professional Music (Performance & Music Production)
Sep 2013 - May 2017

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Drum Set Grade 8
Jun 2009

Trinity Guidhall


Professional Music Excellence Award
Mar 2016

Berklee College of Music

Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year
Jun 2012

Scottish Jazz Federation


Berklee College of Music Alumni
Jun 2017
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