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Kevin Katich drum and percussion lessons
Kevin Katich drum and percussion lessons

Kevin Katich drum and percussion lessons

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Introduction: As a drum teacher, I teach Moeller technique and French technique and go in depth with proper body mechanics. I specialize in rock, reggae, metal, funk, jazz, rnb/soul/neosoul and various world genres. I cover rudiments, hybrid rudiments, linear and non-linear phrasing, odd meters and polyrhythms, multi-stroke bass drum technique and reading. I also teach congas, timbales, djembe, bongos, darbuka, tabla and cajon. I am located in Los Angeles, CA. I can come to you if you live in West LA. My recording studio is in Van Nuys, so you can come to me if that is convenient as well. Otherwise I can teach you over Facetime, Skype, WhatsApp, etc.
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Ryan C.

Drum Lessons

After just one month my speed and comfortability around the kit has increased tremendously the way that he’s able to make playing so much easier on your muscles and body has made it so that I am able to move super freely around the kit with ease and overall is just a great experience!
Apr 4, 2021
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Jon w.

Drum Lessons

My 14 year old son attends School of Rock and loves every minute of it but he felt that he needed some extra technique lessons. I looked on Thumbtack and after reading all the positive reviews about Kevin we decided to try a session with him. From that very first hour we noticed a huge improvement in how tight his playing was sounding and he has gone from strength to strength every week. He really looks forward to his weekly session and is pumped how much more proficient his playing and technique is becoming. If you want to be the best then you need a great coach and we couldn’t be happier with Kevin.
Jul 21, 2020
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Alison B.

We really can’t thank Kevin enough. There has been a huge improvement in our sons playing and love for music since starting lessons with Kevin. His knowledge of all sorts of styles and techniques is huge and how he is able to pass that on is very impressive. We have seen a huge jump in our sons playing, attitude and confidence. Thank you Kevin.
Jan 28, 2020
Joey K.

To be with such an approachable, fun-loving, yet remarkably talented musician 1-on-1 is a rare experience. With Kevin as my drum teacher for a solid 6 years, I am lucky enough to say I had this experience, learning an incredible amount and gaining a good friend on the way. Kevin taught me to play a vast array of musical styles. We’d work on a rock song one week, a funk song the next, and a reggae song the next. His diverse approach to learning and appreciating music helped expand my musical horizon. Kevin teaches a lot of high-level technique which can be applied to all types of drumming. With Kevin as my teacher, I was able to rapidly increase my skill level, going from knowing almost nothing to going on several tours with my band around the country. I’m extremely to have had the privilege of learning from Kevin.
Jan 27, 2020
Hannah N.

I was a student of Kevin's for about five years. During that time, I don't think a single lesson went by without me learning something mind-blowing and simultaneously having loads of fun. Kevin is a teacher who will make you rethink the very concepts of drumming and question everything you've ever learned; his teaching will break down your technique and rebuild it from the ground up, bit by bit, until you become proficient without even noticing.
Jan 25, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $75 per hour of instruction. I recommend a full hour so the lesson doesn’t feel rushed and we have time to go more in depth. However, I do also offer 45 minute lessons for $55 and 30 minute lessons for $40.

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

    After I get a sense of the student's level, I customize my instruction to their needs and wants. More often than not, the issues standing in their way have to do with technique, breath and proper body mechanics. No matter the genres of music, I find myself teaching many of the same concepts universally: proper technique/body mechanics, breathing consistently, getting out of your own way and allowing the sticks and pedals do the work for you, proper rebounds, etc. Technique aside, I cater my musical instruction to the student's desires and will introduce them to related genres/subgenres of music.

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

    I have been teaching freelance consistently for the past eleven years. I have also been teaching at School of Rock for the past seven years. I have taught students of all levels, ages ranging from seven to sixty-five. In my teens, I studied with Mark Craney (Jethro Tull, Jean Luc Ponty, Gino Vanelli, Dweezil and Frank Zappa, Tower of Power), John Molo (Bruce Hornsby, John Fogerty, Moonalice), Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Maynard Furgason) and Tony Pia (Edgar Winter, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Doobie Brothers). In addition to teaching, I have my own recording studio where I work as a recording, mixing and mastering engineer and I write and arrange music for my own project, Dark Moon Tragedy. I have played, recorded and toured with many bands and artists over the years including Edge of Paradise, Living Dead Stars, Void Vator, Adrenalin Red, Lettrice Lawrence, John Fogerty, Gene Simmons, Reba MacIntyre, Stephen Stills, Gnarls Barkley, Solomon Burke, etc.

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