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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!

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.

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!

Jazz Drum Lessons - Alex P
Jazz Drum LessonsLos Angeles, CA

I am a professional musician with 25+ years of teaching and performing experience on the drums. I am knowledgeable, having received my music degree from the California Institute of the Arts, and having studied with legends such as Joe LaBarbera, Mike Clark, Dave Elitch, Tootie Heath, Sherman Ferguson, Rick Latham, and many others. There are a wealth of credits to my name, having taught at the renown Stanford Jazz Workshop, and performed and/or recorded with such names as Oranyan Coltrane (and other members of the Coltrane Family), legendary jazz trumpet players Jack Walrath, country artist Stephanie Quayle, soul/funk singer Big Joe Hurt, Persian music legends Bahram Bajelan and Mehrdad Arabifarb, and many, many, more. My drum lessons are comprehensive and are tailored to all ages and levels of ability. Learn everything from fundamental stick control, physical technique including Gladstone and Moeller approaches, sight reading, four-way independence, and linear technique, to advanced genre studies such as jazz, hip-hop, rock, country, and many others! You will also learn music theory, sight reading, ear training, the history of the instrument, as well as receiving instruction in the nuts-and-bolts of drum maintenance and tuning. Want to learn studio recording techniques? My studio is fully equipped. I will transform you from "just a drummer" into a knowledgeable artist with a firm foundation in excellent musicianship! I also feature super-fun teaching methods for children under 8 (parental supervision required). I offer solid approaches used by professionals everywhere, as well as a fun and relaxed learning environment.

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 Instructor - andy a
Drum InstructorLos Angeles, CA

I started playing drums when I was 9 years old. My passion grew through high school and I decided to go to college for music. I attended the Jazz / commercial music program at Temple University, graduating in 1988 with a bachelor of Music degree. During my university training I had the opportunity to play in all kinds of Jazz, Funk, Fusion and Rock bands. I also played snare drum with the Temple Diamond Marching Band for 2 seasons under the drum line direction of Alan Kinsey as well as playing a season with the classical percussion ensemble directed by Glenn Steele.Upon graduation I became involved with many local Philadelphia rock bands and played shows all over the Delaware Valley. I also began teaching drum lessons at 2 area music stores (George’s and Roxbury Music) as well as getting a job as a recording engineer at a production music company called Musicrafters. Always hungry to learn more about my instrument, I traveled to New York to study at Drummers Collective with Sandy Gennaro (Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper) and Pete Zeldman. During this time I played with two very successful Philly based rock bands, Tenth House and Iota and the Minor Details.In 2001, after being very successful at racing bicycles for many years, I started coaching endurance athletes. Currently I am located in Los Angeles California, where I work as a coach with one of the leading endurance coaching companies in the world along with performing and teaching drums.

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.

Fun Drum Teacher - Jimi E
Fun Drum TeacherNorth Hollywood, CA

Hello there!My name is Jimi Engund and I've been a professional drummer for over 25 years. I've been lucky to have been able to play and record with some amazing musicians through the years. I've toured with the broadway show STOMP, which was so fun, we got to play trash cans and brooms and swing high above the stage. I've played on many CD's and Movies too. One of the great things about learning and playing music are the connections you make with really cool people. My best friends are because of music. Oh yeah, and it should be fun, or you're doing something wrong. You can learn more about me at my websites: www.burlybeats.com www.jimienglund.comThanks!Jimi

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.