About this pro
14 years in business
25 hires on Thumbtack
Fabulous first couple of lessons. Having so much fun learning drums. I really like Alex's teaching style. He explains and demonstrates really well and doesn't let me get away with bad technique. Alex is giving me plenty of things to practice without overwhelming me. Highly recommended!!Nov 27, 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
Great explanations! Has a profound ability to teach so much through teaching how to fully execute each individual concept. This leads to the student being more fully equipped with their own drumming vocabulary.Sep 24, 2018Verified
Had my first lesson with Alex yesterday and he was great! I'm 28 years old and am experienced on the kit but took a 5 year break and I'm going back to the bare basics. Hes very patient really seems commited to helping build my chops back up! got a great vibe from the dude and look foward to many more lessons!Jul 27, 2016Verified
Fantastic Teacher.. teaches based on how far you want to go with learning. definitely gives you a vision and can see your potential. I really appreciate his patience and explanation in theory and teaching. Would highly recommend him as a teacher.Jul 26, 2016Verified
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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 $60/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 $100 for a 60min 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.
|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.|