Kristen's Drum Lessons (in Los Angeles and online)
Kristen's Drum Lessons (in Los Angeles and online)

Kristen's Drum Lessons (in Los Angeles and online)

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Introduction: *Lessons available locally in Los Angeles or online* - Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music (Drumset Performance) - Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts (World Percussion) I have been playing drums and percussion for 25 years and teaching for 20 years. I have had the pleasure of teaching students privately as young as 3 through adults, and in group capacities ranging from toddlers, to high school drumline students, to college pre-professionals. Aside from teaching I tour occasionally, play live in Los Angeles, and work as a session drummer around LA and from my home studio, both for independent artists and for TV. I also have a great broad background with orchestral and world percussion, which especially comes in handy with the younger students' shorter attention spans, as it allows us to switch around to different instruments in lessons to keep things interesting and fresh. Above all I strive to make students happy and teach them what they want to learn, while also making sure to create a well-rounded and safe lesson experience. There's no place I'd rather be than behind my drumset. Add some extra people in the room that want to learn or share with me, and I couldn't be happier. The look on students' faces when they experience the love and joy of drumming and rhythm fuels me, and the energy I get from teaching is like no other. I'm a people person at heart and genuinely enjoy sharing my craft with others.

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Ryan H.
May 15, 2017

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Hired on Thumbtack

My kids who are 12 and 15 love having Drum Lesson's with Kristen. She is super fun and they both feel like they are learning a great deal.
Drum Lessons (for children or teenagers)
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David B.
Jul 4, 2020

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Hired on Thumbtack

Have only had one lesson so far but really feeling confident about goals and where I’m headed! Definitely seems like a good fit with Kristen.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • Rock • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Drum Lessons
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Emily M.
Jan 24, 2019
Kristen is such an excellent teacher! She has an answer for every question I have and can easily offer suggestions that immediately improve my playing. I have so much fun during our lessons and always walk away feeling like I learned a lot. She’s a wonderful, positive and fun teacher that knows her craft inside and out! The lessons cover all aspects of drums/electronics and are catered to the things I want to learn. A +++
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Aidan R.
Nov 12, 2018
"I love taking drums with Kristen. I have been taking lessons with her for 4 years! She is really good teacher and really fun." - Aidan (student, age 10)
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Allison B.
Nov 12, 2018
"Kristen brings fantastic energy and skilled artistry to her teaching. Her lessons are both fun and challenging, and her understanding of how children learn has been invaluable to my son’s experience." - Allison (mom)
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