Drum Lessons/Music Production By Joe Devadanam
Drum Lessons/Music Production By Joe Devadanam

Drum Lessons/Music Production By Joe Devadanam

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: {Going forward, ALL lessons will be remote to mitigate the risk of the spread of Covid-19. I will provide lessons via video examples, and we will work through and discuss the videos I create in the live Zoom call. I will be teaching remote indefinitely as to serve as many of you as I possibly can, all around the country. Through remote lessons, we can work to stay safe and control the spread of Covid-19.} Thank you for stopping by my page on your journey looking for the right fit to learn the drums. I am a professional drummer with over 25 years of experience and I have been teaching for 15 years. In the Austin area, you may have seen me at The Musicians Woodshed in Bee Cave, and I have taught privately and at multiple schools in Houston. As of August 2021, I am now in the Atlanta Metro area. I do offer Zoom lessons for anyone in the country. As a professional drummer, I have toured all around the continent, played in all types of arenas, played with Billboard charting artists, and I hold multiple endorsements in the drumming community, as well as have been featured in Drum! Magazine. In addition to my drum lessons, I also teach electronic music production. So if drums aren't your thing, I can teach you how to begin your electronic music career.

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Serves Powder Springs, GA

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4 reviews


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Brenda S.
Jan 5, 2022

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I purchased lessons from Joe as a Holiday gift for my bf. My bf is self taught on the drums and has never taken a lesson. After his first lesson my bf said he clicked very well with Joe and and that “he’s a really great guy! Very relatable and I really like his teaching style“. Thank you! I would highly recommend!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Can't read music • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Matt T.
Jun 27, 2020
Joe's taught my old son for the last two years, starting at around 6 years old. I've never worked with a guy more passionate about drums and music in general. He just gets it. He's taught my son not just the mechanics, but a deep appreciation for music - where the drummer fits into the band, what's the drummer's toolkit look like, and of course basic skills and terminology. And he's somehow kept it fun every step of the way. When I first heard of Joe, I picked him from a handful of other teachers based on a "meet your teacher" video. He mentioned a few drummers, a few albums he considered to be key in his personal development. It seemed like he had a good frame of reference to bring to my kiddo. As soon as the first lesson, I realized that very little of that background mattered as much as I thought it would. Joe worked hard to understand my son - what's easy for him, what's tough, what'll challenge him (either immediately, or in the next few days during practice). He's taught my son everything from AC/DC to Zeppelin to Imagine Dragons and Old Town Road (really took one for the team on that one). If you want a teacher who's love for music is infectious and will craft a deliberate, thoughtful approach to teaching your kid, Joe's your guy. We're so lucky to have met him and I personally recommend him to anyone.
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Connor W.
Jun 22, 2020
I always had an interest in music, especially drums, but I had no idea how to play or even read the notes. After Joe began to teach me about everything from the foundation up, I found myself improving dramatically with every lesson. I even began to be able to play along with songs that I had never even dreamed of catching up to. After some time, I decided I would try something new, and began learning music production from Joe. He taught me all the parts of production, and from there, I have been able to make multiple songs that I am incredibly proud of. Instead of taking the wheel away from you, he gives it to you and guides you on how to use it, while letting you choose your destination. He doesn’t just sit and tell you what to do and how to do it, but he completely involves you in what you are doing, teaching about the history of the music and how it has become what it is, and making jokes and having fun along the way so that no lesson is ever boring.
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Ruth L.
Jun 18, 2020
Joe delivers quality instruction that meets the needs of the learner. He communicates well and can relate to all age groups (especially teenagers)! He is professional in his approach and that transfers to his students which helps in their development. That also makes him a positive role model at the same time. He’s been teaching drums and music composition and my son always does the work to participate and move to the next learning portion of the lessons. Joe is an incredible human with a lot of talent! He is a fantastic teacher of all ages. I can’t say enough good things about him.
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Joe Devadanam


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I know that $65/hr for one-hour lessons, $50/half hour, $250/month seems steep for drum lessons. The reason for those prices is for the fact that not only do I deliver high-quality lessons, but I provide coaching and custom curriculum that is tailored to your goals, but I also teach relevant techniques that are used in current professional standards, as well as mentorship, guidance, and leadership. I have a lot of real-life experience in this business and life experience in general, so I am here to help. No situation is too much.

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

    Our first lesson is an introductory lesson. I want to hear about YOU. I want to hear about what you want to accomplish, what are your goals, what do you want to do? Not all students want a book thrown at them and say "learn this." I'm about teaching to the student, not to the curriculum. I will tailor-make the situation to your liking to keep you engaged. Life is hard, drums and music is fun. Going forward, the way the Covid lessons will work is, I will set up a Zoom link that you'll access. From there, I will film weekly videos that we go through every week and talk through it in lesson. As part of the package, I film the videos in the week between lessons, and then I create a Google Drive folder that you'll have access to at any time for your practice. It's part of the added value of the course, real time instruction with 24 hour access to all materials.

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

    I have over 25 years of professional experience in multiple genre. I have over 18 years of touring experience that has taken me all over North America. I have played clubs, large clubs, arenas, theaters, and ampitheaters. I have been featured in Drum! Magazine, and I hold several endorsements. In terms of my electronic music production, my solo project, JD Lion, I have accumulated thousands of streams on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. I am currently signed to Independent Ear Music Group, and I have released an album and EP in 2020.

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