Nolan Wren Music
Nolan Wren Music

Nolan Wren Music

Top Pro

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$60/hour
estimated cost


Drum type

Responds in about 4 hours

Introduction: My experience in music began in middle school band, continuing through high school and into college. I have been very fortunate to have many great teachers since I began playing music, including some of the top musicians in Los Angeles. The opportunity to learn from diverse artists introduced me to a wide variety of percussion instruments and styles under their instruction and guidance. Combining my professional experiences with the extensive training from these instructors has allowed me to become a good reference for just about anything in music. I offer private lessons to all ages and create lesson plans for each student to ensure personal and academic goals are met, and even surpassed, all while striving to make learning music fun and enjoyable.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 72 times

1 similar job done near you

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1 employee

13 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2021

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Specialties
Interested musical styles

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Andrew J.
Nov 23, 2022
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At first, I was skeptical of online drum lessons; however, my concerns were put to rest after one lesson with Nolan. His lesson are designed around the student and their goals. Nolan abandons the traditional “one size fits all” approach by finding out what you; the student; want to achieve. He then tailors each lesson to you and your unique goal(s). This was clear after my first 30 minute lesson, as Nolan identified my goal and quickly corrected several aspects of my playing. Since committing to his changes, the quality of my playing has increased dramatically and I have gotten closer to my goal of playing a live set with my band. I cannot recommend Nolan enough. If you’re serious about learning an instrument, sign up with him. You won’t regret it.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • Rock • Country • Jazz • Folk • Blues • Yes, the student already has drums • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Jo B.
Nov 11, 2022
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Nolan gave us a free drum lesson so that I could see how it went over zoom. He focused on what my son wanted and was patient and understanding. My son is looking forward to continuing the lessons with him

Details: 14 - 17 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Can read sheet music • Can read percussion notation • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Snare drum • Bass drum • What the teacher recommends • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Chelsea H.
Nov 4, 2022
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My 4 year son started drum lessons with Nolan, he was so thoughtful in his approach and worked wonderfully with our schedules including times that worked best. Unfortunately we had to pause lessons but Nolan was always so gracious and really made the experience for a toddler approachable and easy to work with. He always followed up the days lesson review so we could continue to practice at home. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn drums especially younger children! Fantastic teacher and such a kind person. :)

Details: Younger than 6 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • What the teacher recommends • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Derik L.
Nov 3, 2021
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"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing," Socrates once said. This is a mindset I picked up when I was 19 years old, and it is the same one I had when I approached drumming lessons with Nolan. Despite my background in music, I learned a lot from him in such a short amount of time. His approach to drumming instruction is well thought out, he is patient, and his instructions are easy to understand.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • What the teacher recommends • Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.) • Rock • Blues • Jazz • Folk • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Amy G.
Aug 11, 2021
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The best! I have a 9 year old with drum experience, and a 10 year old with no experience. Both have been taking individual music with Nolan Wren for about 2 months and this is by far the biggest improvement I have ever seen in their musical ability! Additionally, he records the lessons so I am able to see, he sends me a weekly schedule reminder, and a daily reminder, and an easy online payment system. My kids laugh and talk with him, and he is very patient with them. A total win!

Details: 6 - 9 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Can't read music • What the teacher recommends • Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.) • Bass drum • Snare drum • Traditional drum kit • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    These rates are on a pay-per-lesson basis: - 30 minutes for $40 I currently offer a monthly prepay discount. Pre-payment is due before the 1st of the month: - 30 minutes for $35

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Each private lesson student is unique. Our approach each new student is to start with at their ability level, the pursuing the student's goals from there. This process creates a natural, individual, personal lesson plan in which the student learns to make music on their instrument, all while making the lessons fun and relevant to their personal goals.

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