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Encinitas Drum Instructors

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GreenTree Music Academy
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Marian G.
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Sid gave guitar lessons to my daughter (14). He was recommended to us by a friend who has a 12 year old son that Sid taught. He is a great teacher and I can tell he is good at relating to kids of all ages. It is obvious, Sid has an appreciation and a passion for music and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Coastal Music Studios
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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Andy at Coastal Music Studios was beyond helpful answering all my questions and getting my son set up with guitar lessons. The studio is very low pressure and accommodating! My son has an excellent teacher and is enjoying his lessons.

Victor The Drummer Guy
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Megan S.
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Victor is the most patient teacher I’ve ever been taught by! He was kind, listened to my concerns and was able to instill the confidence I needed to learn my first song! I can’t wait to start my lessons again.

Glee in Lake Forest
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
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Viewed multiple events and had a blast. Friends have taken lessons and done shows here and was taken care of really well. Always a great time

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carissa D.
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Mr. Dave is so great with our boys! My sons have learned so much in such a short amount of time. My kids look forward to their lesson with Mr. Dave every week. He makes learning the drums fun! He is very patient and you can really feel that he loves what he does. We're so glad we found him!

Drum Lesson San Diego
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Greg L.
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Nothing but good things to say about Ron and his drum lessons. Punctual, knowledgeable, and really tailors his lessons to each student. Would recommend 100%, lucky to have found him. If you've come this far, don't hesitate to book a lesson, you won't regret it.

K1 Drum Lessons
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Cliff H.
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For me, it was the simple things that Kyle taught me during my lessons with him that enhanced my playing. The importance of timing and playing with the track and not against the track. Tools and knowledge for life!

Lucas River Drum Lessons
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kayla S.
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Lucas is simply the best! His teaching methods, skills, and techniques are wonderful, he always keeps my son engaged. He is punctual, well versed and fun.I highly recommend taking lessons wih him.


I am a drum and drum set instructor living in San Clemente. I give beginner to advanced-level drum and drum set lessons to anyone with a thirst for such knowledge in the southern Orange County area. I have performed a drum set in many different settings, including marching bands (snare, bass drums, tenor drums, and cymbals) rock acts, jazz, pop/cover acts, etc. I have been playing in a professional setting for 7 years. I have been playing drums and the drum set for 15 years and counting, and I'm loving every minute of it. I pride myself on giving my students a highly personal experience. I intend to lead any prospective student on a path, where they can take the fundamentals of drumming (rudiments and musicality) and use that to analyze the work of other drummers through listening and/or transcribing, and then take that experience and apply it creatively to any setting.


Have over 25yrs. teaching experience with children and adults of all ages. Listed in the "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" as a drummer with the "Outsiders" band, and currently the founder and drummer of "The Legends", voted one of San Diego's top 5 bands.

  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I'm a private drum teacher specializing in children ages 7 and up. My program is a fool proof method of what I call "break down to build up" meaning that we strip the drum set down to just the snare drum and we learn each drum one at a time. So that we are not overwhelmed with the whole drum set all at once. I'm in the business of building strong self esteem, so let's get to drumming. If you cant come to my studio in vista then I will come to you especially if you have other children. If you don't have drums I will provide my own until you can afford your own.

  • 4 years in business

I provide guitar and drum lessons for beginners. I am a patient teacher who works well with all ages. I have been playing music sense the 4th grade.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We provide lessons on drums, percussion, vibes, marimba, and steel drums. We offer reading, theory, hand technique, and all styles. We cover the following: 1. Drums - Jazz, Latin, rock 2. Mallets - 2 & 4 mallet techniques, scales, chords 3. Steel Drums - Basic Theory, Playing techniques I am a professional player and an alumni of the Berklee College of Music. I have also been teaching for 30 years. Weekly or single lessons available! Please visit my website to see info on my bio, music clips, and calendar!


Professional drum and percussion lessons, taught by Don Wiseman, are offered at Alan's Music Center. Don has been teaching for over 15 years in the San Diego and La Mesa area. In his years as a percussion class instructor at Grossmont High School and Hillsdale Middle School, Don has taught hundreds of students; many have gone on to be professional performers and instructors in the San Diego area. Don has teamed up with Alan's Music Center! Alan's Music Center is the finest music store in the San Diego area that offers everything, from sheet music to high-quality musical instruments. If you are looking to take high-quality drum lessons in a comfortable environment, please call Don Wiseman or Alan's Music Center for available times. Our rate is $70.00/month and pays for 4 half-hour private lessons.


With over 35 years of drum instruction experience, hundreds of students from ages 6 to 50+ years with experience ranging from beginner to seasoned-pro. Mark has a proven tract record with lessons tailored to meet the students’ needs. Mark is patient, organized and results oriented. Mark’s style of teaching is relaxed and incorporates years of experience. His years of teaching have given him an understanding that people learn differently and no two students are exactly alike. What this means is that lessons are tailored to each student in order to meet them at their level of ability and comprehension. Students may lean towards being more Visual Learners, Auditory Learners, Kinesthetic Learners or a combination thereof which is what makes drumming a fantastic vehicle to increasing brain function. As is said, "Neurons that fire together, wire together." For example: Mark employs having a student read drum notation while singing and playing the rhythm on the drum set. Perhaps more importantly is Mark’s ability to tap into his student’s desire to play drums, keeping it fun while he helps them move towards mastery of the instrument.

  • 33 years in business

Because each student learns a different way and I feel my calling as a teacher is to figure out that "way" , then provide the tools the student needs to reach his/her musical goals.


Located in San Clemente's Pico Plaza, the Beach Cities Rock Club provides their student club members with the timeless gift of music. Our music lessons are affordable and convenient! Whether you are picking up an instrument for the first time, or you are an experienced musician, the Beach Cities Rock Club offers the professional training you are looking for. Lessons are given privately, allowing for close one-on-one guidance to give you the most out of each lesson. We also provide personalized YouTube video music lessons made just for you to hasten the learning process. We specialize in band creation and book local shows for our student bands around the Southern Orange County area. We offer instruction for the following instruments: * Guitar (Acoustic, Electric and Classical) * Piano * Voice * Ukulele * Banjo * Mandolin * Drums * Bass Group music lessons are available for students who would like to participate in a class environment with others (seasonal). All of our instructors are well qualified with decades of professional experience to help you reach your goal. Apply today!


Hello, my name is Ishmael Meza. I have an AA-Music Industry Studies and an AA-Social and Behavioral Sciences. My main musical instrument is vocals with experience in piano and drums. My methods include music theory and tonal dictation. I will have you singing and playing better than you ever thought you could.


I have been teaching drum and guitar lessons for the last five years. I studied music and voice at Cal State Fullerton. I get my students ready to play at gigs quickly, because I sing and play guitar at lessons so that we can cover songs during the sessions.


We offer professional and fun classes with a teacher of 30 years. We provide recitals and stage shows twice a year. We have drum, piano, and voice students. We have art classes by a teacher and Disney artist.


You can take drum lessons from the original Slightly Stoopid drummer. If you've ever had an itch to learn how to play drums and want to give it a try, send me a message and we'll set something up! Adam Bausch

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San Diego, CA

  • Student age
  • Drum type
    Traditional drum kit
  • Able to read music?
    Percussion notation: No, Sheet music: Yes, Understands note durations and rests: No, Can't read music: No
  • Does student have drums?
    Other (Will acquire after initial lessons)
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference
    Early morning (before 9am), Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    13 year old. Good pianist, including jazz; wants to learn drums also.
  • $50
    Average price
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