|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
Alex's Drum Lessons
About this pro
I have been teaching drum set lessons for 15 years and love it. I have had students go into prestigious music schools, as well as be lifelong hobbyists. I teach all styles and specialize in jazz. I love to empower students of all ages, even as young as 3, learn to internalize how to grow while having fun with their instruments. I have had students stick with me for more than 10 years regardless of where I have moved (I am available for Skype lessons and they work just as well.). I'm always willing to work something out financially, so I use a sliding-scale method of payment where appropriate.
Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
Chico M.Mar 16, 2018Verified
I was, no, am so impressed with every aspect of Mr. Snydman's lessons. Need I say more? Yes! In addition to his musical knowledge, he is a genuinely kind caring person.Oct 27, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I do have a sliding scale but my general rate is $50/hour. However, If I come to you then I need to charge for gas as well as travel time. For example, when I teach a student in Burbank they pay $75 for a 45min lesson (sometimes we go longer). This is because it takes me about 25min each way to travel and there is a gas cost as well.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I try to assess exactly what level a student is at. Then I proceed to try and find any "holes" in their knowledge. Then I devise an organized approach to build the holes into strengths while turning the strengths into GREAT strengths:) I also need to know both how much the student is willing to practice and what styles they are truly interested in. Beyond that, I spend a great deal of lesson time trying to coach the student and reveal to them what excellent practicing ACTUALLY looks like. This process really helps people develop great practice habits.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Outside of receiving my Master's in Jazz Performance at The California Institute of the Arts, I have studied with some of the greatest teachers in the world. This includes John Riley, Eric Harland, Bill Stewart, Bob Gullotti, Joe LaBarbera, Damion Reid, Gregory Hutchinson and more. I have a very earnest desire to understand the best way to teach concepts that a lot of teachers insists "can't be taught". I disagree and have created systems to codify aspects of drumming language to simplify this process so the student can truly learn to internalize vocabulary to express his or herself.
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