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Drum Lessons Los Angeles by Thanasi
Drum Lessons Los Angeles by Thanasi

Drum Lessons Los Angeles by Thanasi

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Offers remote services
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$60/hour
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Introduction: Hello friends! Please check out my drum lessons on youtube to get an idea of me and my studio and also my students' performance videos. I can say I use the easiest and most fun ways to help you play immediately. My background is versatile so I can cover most of music genres on the drum set and levels from beginner to college preparation and professional players. Let's set up a free phone consultation. Credits: Disney, Marty Friedman(Megadeth), Daniel Powter, nicotheowl, Warner Bros, aika (J-Pop Top 10), Ayaka Hirahara, Chris Christodoulou, Shahkar Bineshpajooh etc. Education: Masters Degree - Jazz Performance BA - Jazz Studies Harmony of Music Diploma Counterponit Diploma Bio etc: Thanasi is an experienced drum instructor servicing the Los Angeles, CA area. His passion for teaching comes from his personal joy of playing, inspiring, and developing new generations of talents. Thanasi is a patient and fun teacher who can balance the excitement of playing an instrument with the discipline of learning. During the drum lessons, Thanasi focuses on musicality, musicianship, improvisation, creativity, groove, time, technique and style development. Once the necessary musical level is accomplished, Thanasi customizes a lesson plan to help you achieve your goals and success. His teaching technique is designed around actual performance, in which you will learn to develop a fun and creative practice routine. Thanasi has been collaborating with award-winning producer Nicolas Farmakalidis of NeilaProductions Studios for various recording projects with aika (J-pop top 10), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Ayaka Hirahara, Daniel Powter and more. Some projects include the recording with aika for the trailer of Warner Brothers’ movie “Ironclad” (Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox), and aika’s album “No Mo Games!" Collaborating with producer Aris Archontis at Archon Studios, he has recorded the soundtracks for hit Disney movies “Teen Beach Movie” (2013) and “Teen Beach Movie 2” (2015). Thanasi studied at Columbia College in Chicago with many prominent drum instructors and educators such as Frank Donaldson (Bill Withers), Dana Hall (Ray Charles), and Tom Hipskind (Kick The Cat). Later, he graduated with a specialization in Jazz studies. Furthermore, he received a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at N.I.U. having studied with recognized drummer Rodrigo Villanueva (Eddie Gomez Trio). Thanasi has performed with artists such as aika (J-pop top 10), Alexia (Chick Corea, 25 gold and platinum albums), Laura Rizzotto, Shahkar Bineshpajooh and has shared the stage with artists such as Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan. Some other projects include the recordings of Ayaka Hirahara’s single “Boy I Wish You Were Here,” Laura Rizzotto’s single “Love It” for The World Cup 2014 in Brazil and Hiroaki Tagawa's single "Sky" for the 2021 Olympics in Japan.
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15 years in business

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Emily H.

Drum Lessons

I have been looking to take drum lessons ever since I moved to Los Angeles. After 6 years, I finally decided to try it out... and I'm so glad I did! I ​had no idea that I would find such a great drum instructor on the first try. Thanasi is a really talented drummer, and makes me feel comfortable when playing as well. The studio set up is great, and best of all, there is parking available — a must-have for any LA location, in my opinion! I sort of had a musical background coming into drums, as I've played a few instruments in the past. But it seems like Thanasi is able to adapt to all skill levels, and sort of tailor the learning experience towards each individual student, which is something I love. Can't wait to continue rocking out for months to come!!! 🥁
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Thanks Emily! Teaching you is really easy to me because you are a natural and you are consistent with our lessons. I can't wait to see you perform all of your favorite songs!!! See you in class!
May 5, 2021
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Jessica e.

Drum Lessons

My 7 year old son has been taking drum lessons with Thannasi since October. So many wonderful things to say about him. He’s extremely responsive and communicative, always on time and is very patient. My son is not always the most focused and tends to want to do his own thing but Thannasi has been able to reel him in and give him the foundations to become a really good drummer. I highly recommend Thanassi as a teacher, but also he is an exceptional drummer!! Always enjoy him showing us all his tricks!!
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Thank you Jessica! Our lessons are always fun. I'm impressed to see a talented drummer in such a young age and your help with his homework makes my job easier. I am looking forward to seeing him perform all his Rock favorites! See you guys soon!
Jan 1, 2021
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Christina G.

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Thanasi is such a wonderful drum coach and person! He is thoughtful when evaluating your skill and level and also flexible enough to switch things up if you want to try something new or fun. Most of all, with a beginner like me, he's patient and encouraging. You can tell he has a lot of talent and passion for drumming and it is definitely contagious! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to learn a new instrument. 10/10
Drum Lessons Los Angeles by Thanasi's reply
Thank you Christina! Teaching you is always fun and interesting! Your talent makes it so easy for me and your consistency has already paid off! I also really like your musical taste and can't wait to see you perform all of your favorite tunes! See you in class!!!
Dec 1, 2020
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Alethia L.

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Mr.Thanasi is simply the best! He’s friendly, patient and very encouraging! He takes time to explain any and everything until you understand and he pushes and challenges you to be the best drummer you can be without overwhelming you. I see progress every lesson and I look forward to class every week! If you want a great experience and a great teacher, Mr.Thanasi is your guy!!!
Drum Lessons Los Angeles by Thanasi's reply
Thank you Alethia! You are doing great! You are always focused and came determined to learn and that makes my job easier! See you in class!
Nov 1, 2020
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Stephanie B.

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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience learning from Thanasi so far! He’s made the whole process so enjoyable, easy to follow and fun. I find myself forever looking forward to my next session and excited to furthering my drumming journey. The practice space is decorated so well and you really get a huge sense of musical passion from Thanasi which is great energy to be around. 😎
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Thank you Stephanie! I am also excited to teach you! You are really consistent, respect the process and your talent helps us move quickly forward! See you soon!!!
Oct 13, 2020
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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    According to the student's age and availability, we choose a monthly package - set of lessons. Usually we meet for a first lesson to see how it feels. Then we are ready to start. Even before our first lesson, students can call, so we can discuss details about our lessons.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Masters Degree - Jazz Performance BA - Jazz Studies Harmony of Music Diploma Counterponit Diploma

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    After years of performing live and at the studio, I finally wanted to share my knowledge and passion for music with others. I love being a versatile musician playing different types of music, and meeting different types of students makes teaching also interesting and exciting for me!

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