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Drum Teacher  - Athan G
Drum Teacher North Hills, CA

I have been playing drums for eight years and am active musician on LA's thriving music scene. I was exposed to many great styles of music and have aspired to learn many different types of drumming, first studying with some of the Bay Area's finest musicians. I am currently finishing my Bachelors in Music from CSU Northridge. Whether playing in the school's nationally acclaimed jazz A band or touring the country with small bands, I am confident I can teach you many things and you will have a blast studying with me!

Private Drum Teacher - Jose B
Private Drum TeacherPorter Ranch, CA

I have been playing and been absolutely fascinated by drums since I was a young child and I became a professional musician in 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I was born. After a couple of years of playing in bands I start studying everything that involves music and specially drums. i completed many music schools in Brazil and I came to US to further my studies and career. Besides performing live and recording I've been successfully teaching drums for all ages for over 15 years privately and in the LAUSD schools.

Professional Drummer - Dennis L

I was born in The Netherlands, where I made a name for myself with major hard rock acts such as Within Temptation and Epica. In 2004, I relocated to New York to become the full-time drummer for Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, after having been Thal's European touring drummer for several years. In New York, I did many sessions with artists and producers such as Tiffany Giardina, PJ Bianco (Jonas Brothers), Ted Poley (Danger Danger) and many others. I recently relocated to LA.

Drums, Bass, and Saxophone Teacher - Nathan K

I have been playing music for 20 years. I got my degree from Musicians Institute in 2007 studying bass. I have been an active studio musician in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. I've produced official songs for Selena Gomez, Zendaya, and many other names in pop music. I find great joy in sharing my experiences & knowledge of music with students of all ages. Having spent most of my professional career on Bass, I feel comfortable teaching all skills levels. I can also teach beginning to intermediate drums & sax.

Drum Lessons - Evan H
Drum LessonsLos Angeles, CA

I have been playing drums for 23 years and am an active performer and educator. I’ve studied under private instruction since the age of 5 with Gerald “Mickey” Sarver and have experience from playing with musicians above my level (and age) in varying settings. I taught for 2 years at Owens Music in Lompoc while attending Allan Hancock College to study music theory. I find immense joy in being able to share the experience of music with students looking to begin learning, or for those that are coming back to the drums.

Pop Drum Lessons - Kenny S
Pop Drum Lessonsnorth hollywood, CA

I've been teaching almost as long as I have been playing the drums. My teaching and life philosophy is based on what I call The 3 P's; Practice-Patience-Positivity. My students have seen much success through this concept when studying my drum method as well as applying it to other areas of life. I was lead drum instructor for a private lesson school for 8 years and started the Kenny Schwartz Drum Academy in New York, which continues today while I work and teach in Los Angeles. I have a B.F.A in Jazz Performance from the prestigious New School University Jazz Program and have toured the world with pop artists like Adore Delano (American Idol/RuPauls Dragrace) and S.A Martinez (311). Studio sessions (NY and LA) and original album work since the age of 15.

Fun Drum Teacher - Brandon D
Fun Drum TeacherSherman Oaks, CA

Brandon is a graduate of Musicians Institute class or 2010. He was honored with being the top player of his class and most skilled student. Brandon has played on multiplatinum artists ranging from Enrique Iglesias, Smash Mouth and many more. Brandon has also had top placements in national drum competitions such as Thomas Lang’s Big Drum Bonanza (2014) where he placed top 10 out of 600 entries and recently won FDDP+Paiste cymbals drum competition in late of 2014. He was also honored with having a spot on DW’s drum channel where he showcased his talent to thousands watching live. Brandon is a seasoned veteran who wont disappoint. He has gained the attention of some of the top drummers and musicians in the world and has made a career out of it.I also have a recording setup that consists of only the most professional gear. Apogee Symphony I/O for conversion with API, NEVE, John Hardy preamps all going into your DAW of choice (Pro Tools HD or Logic Pro X). Microphone setup consists of 2 x AKG 414 BULS, 1 x RE-20, 1 x AKG D12 Reissue, 3 x SM 57’s 1 x Telefunken M90 1 x Rode NT1000 3 x CAD M179’s and many more to choose from.

In Home Drum Lessons - Rich A
In Home Drum LessonsSherman Oaks, CA

Hi everyone! Rich here and I have been drumming for almost 20 years & teaching drum lessons (ages three-eighty!) for over ten years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance & Jazz Studies from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA & have had the opportunity to perform & tour extensively with rock, blues, funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, pop, reggae, RnB, gospel & brazilian groups (youtube Rich Agren), while sharing the stage with many well-know NYC/Philly/LA musicians & several other world famous artists. Beginner to advanced students welcome!

Drum Teacher - Ray R
Drum TeacherNorth Hollywood, CA

Hello! My name is Ray Rojo 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 65 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. I'm also a published author with 6 educational drum books available in Amazon that are perfect for a beginner/intermediate 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!

Drum & Bongo Lessons - Zach N
Drum & Bongo LessonsSun Valley, CA

Hello, My name is Zach Nazar. I am 32 years old and I currently live in Mission Hills. CA. I grew up studying music and in 2008 I graduated from Berklee College of Muisc in Boston where I studied rhythms and percussion from around the world. In 2007 I traveled to West Africa to learn traditional techniques and rhythms. I then moved to L.A. where I got my Masters Degree in music and teaching (M.A.T.). I am now performing regularly with four different groups as well as teaching classes and private lessons.If you don't have a drum kit, no worries! I have a brand new state of the art music studio, The RuME, in Mission Hills which is now open for lessons!

Drum Lessons - Cain D
Drum LessonsValley Village, CA

Born on January 1, 1995, in Manhattan, New York and raised in in Miami Florida, Cain spent his childhood in studios and venues. He watched as his parents played music entertaining thousands of people, “It was always exciting and everyone enjoyed themselves.” Ever since Cain can remember, he has always loved playing the drums. There are many stories of when his parents would have to physically hide the drums just to get him to stop playing them. As the years went by, Cain’s love for the drums and music intensified. Because his parents are both musicians, he was constantly being exposed to a wide variety of music and musicians. When his father used to take him to his gigs or rehearsals, he would sit completely silent and become completely mesmerized by music alone. Watching and listening to musicians was his favorite thing to do just as video games or football was to other kids.As a result Cain gained a valuable education from these experiences not to mention the vast world travel ... places like China, Australia, Europe and South America just to name a few. Cain began to take a special interest in world music styles such as Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Haitian as well as others more contemporary styles like Jazz and Rock. His many musical influences include Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, David Weckl, Dafnis Prieto, John Robinson as well as bands ranging from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tower of Power, and Batacumbele.But perhaps the most influential people in his music career would have to be his parents, Jimmy Daniel and Marybeth DeSarle. They have provided him with the means as well as the support he needed to pursue his dream. “My Dad has taught me everything that I know and continues to help me along my musical career as well as my life, and my Mother gave me a place to develop as a musician and learn many of the most crucial musical lessons at a young age.”At 21, Cain has already had the privilege of sharing the stage with world renowned artists such as Eddy Francois, Boukan Ginen, Iko-Iko, Lita Ford, Joey Gilmore, Albert Castiglia and many others.In 2014 Cain earned an impressive Full Tuition Scholarship to Berklee and had the opportunity studying with legendary musicians such as Terry Lynn Carrington, Dave DiCenso, Mark Walker, Eguie Castrillo, and John Ramsay to name a few.Today, Cain is following in his Fathers foot steps and lives in Los Angeles pursuing a career in music. Only the future holds what this young man can accomplish!