Joshua's Drum Studio
Joshua's Drum Studio

Joshua's Drum Studio

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: My passion for teaching goes beyond the scope of music and extends to the personal development of each student.  My approach, directly influenced by my experience working with children with developmental disabilities--demands thoughtfulness and patience--to customize a vision that best fits the needs and skill set of the individual. Over the past decade I have taught students ranging any age from pre-K to working adults, and skill levels ranging from new beginners to seasoned veterans. Students can expect to have lessons that are structured around their personal musical goals and interests. Raised in Southern California and Colorado, my love for music became apparent at the age of 8 when I taught myself how to play drums by ear after church service.  During my time at Woodbridge High School, I immersed myself in music by joining drum line, jazz band, and a world-champion percussion ensemble.  After graduating high school in 2010, I was admitted to The Berklee School of Music and The California Institute of Arts, however I opted to continue my teaching and performing career in San Diego. I went on to attend UCLA where I received my B.A. in Sociology in 2018.  During my studies, I was involved in the university's jazz combo and frequently performed local shows. Shortly after, I relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where I continue to teach and perform music.

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

Excellent 4.9

19 reviews


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Kevin R.

Drum Lessons

My 10-year-old son has taken lessons with Josh before, and we've signed up to take lessons with him again. We've always had a great experience with Josh. He is an outstanding drum teacher, perfect for my son.
Nov 18, 2020
Naif A.

Drum Lessons

Been taking lessons with Josh for like a month. I had 0 drumming experience before starting, and he has been making drumming so fun. He pays close attention to my playing and is able to do a very good job of explaining how to imrpove my technique. He has also been very open in taking the lessons in directions I am interested in, finding good ways to teach me a variety of songs I am interested in. Could not reccomend him more.
Feb 18, 2020
Michael B.

Drum Lessons

Joshua gave a great introductory lesson - he's patient and kind and smart and explains things well. He has responded promptly to follow-up emails, and I'm looking forward to my second lesson. I think he would be a very good instructor for kids as well as adults, and I will recommend him to a couple of family members with an interest in drumming.
Jul 23, 2019

Drum Lessons

I am an adult beginner of drumming. Joshua is really good at teaching drum and is patient in explaining the knowledge of drumming. He could break down the learning into small steps that I could easily follow so I could see my growth. Highly recommend him.
Oct 26, 2019
Thumbtack Customer

Been coming here for a while now and Josh is very easy to train with! Before I would just drum as a hobby with no actual structure but now through Josh's lessons I've learned a lot more about drumming fundamentally. Thanks Josh, see you again soon!
Aug 23, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Private Studio Lessons: Studio lessons take place in my home studio located in the Excelsior District in San Francisco. 30 MINS -- $180/month ($45/lesson) 45 MINS -- $220/month ($55/lesson) 60 MINS -- $280/month ($70/lesson) Private Online Lessons: Connect with me online from anywhere in the world for one-on-one lessons via Zoom. 30 MINS -- $140/month ($40/lesson) 45 MINS -- $180/month ($50/lesson) 60 MINS -- $240/month ($65/lesson) Private Home Lessons: Private lessons can be arranged to be held weekly at the comfort of the student's home. If you don't have a drum set, I can bring my own! (prices and availability may be subject to change depending on driving distance) 45 MINS -- $300/month ($75/lesson) 60 MINS -- $360/month ($90/lesson) 90 MINS -- $480/month ($120/lesson) Reduced Drum Lessons: To make music more accessible, I offer reduced fees for those who can provide proof of financial assistance -- Medi-Cal, EBT. The reduced fee only applies to 30 min private studio lessons. 30 MINS -- $100/month ($25/lesson)

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

    By the end of the lesson we should have an idea of how to structure lessons going forward regarding learning fundamental technique, drum set coordination, and the 'art of the groove'.

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

    21 Years of Musical Training 18 Years of Drumming 10 Years of Private Drum Lessons Work Experience with Children with Developmental Disabilities

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