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Eric is awesome! I never thought I could learn to play drums this late in life but I’m enjoying every bit of it and getting better and better! I am continuing to take lessons because he makes it easy to understand, also has the patience teaching the complicated things I don’t pick up right away! Thanks Eric!Jun 28, 2019Verified
Eric is a wonderful drum teacher. He is very patient with our shy 5 year old! Our son is very excited to go to lessons each week and is eager to practice. We look forward to many more lessons to come.Dec 17, 2018Verified
My son've been taking lessons with him for 3 months so far and have progressed far beyond where I thought he'd be by now. Erick is both an incredible drummer and a very skilled and experienced teacher. Erick is patient and easygoing while still gets to challenge him to achieve a new milestones every week. Erick is a fantastic drummer, knows his stuff, and makes the process fun. If you want to learn the drums, he's the best teacher.Aug 13, 2018
Eric is great. If you are a real beginner, I suggest using Eric. He is very helpful with teaching the basics and capable of taking you as far as you want to go with your drumming. I was playing the drums after 2 lessons!!! Totally worth it!Aug 13, 2018
Working with Eric was great, and I would highly recommend him to anyone! After many years of wanting to learn to play drums, I finally decided to go ahead and take lessons. I am so glad I did! Eric was patient with me as I had no musical training or abilities. He started with the basics and helped me understand how to read music and learn drills to help me better handle drum sticks. The best part was that each session ended with playing on the drum kit to real songs! Eric is very talented and a great teacher who meets his students where they are at at that moment and works to fit their needs.Aug 15, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Lesson are $30 for a half hour, and $50 for a full hour. I teach one-on-one lessons, not group "camp-style" lessons. You get my complete and undivided attention during our lesson time. :-)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically start with a short meeting at my humble home studio to discover what the student is interested in learning, what type of music they like, whether they have any musical experience (none required, of course), and to basically get to know them a little. I'll answer any questions they or their parent(s) have. We'll hit the drum pads and maybe hop on the drum sets for a few minutes. It's a no-pressure thing. If we're simpatico, we'll create a lesson schedule together.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated from the Grove School of Music in Studio City, CA, where I studied drums and percussion with with well-known greats Peter Donald, David Garibaldi, Luis Conte, Chuck Silverman and many first-call L.A. session players. Before that, however, I got my humble start playing percussion in middle school. I continued in high school, playing percussion in concert band and marching band. I was an all-state percussionist, and played the drum set in jazz band, and in musical theatre productions, and like most teens, in garage bands. I've performed for crowds of 20 to 20,000.