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As an adult with absolutely no experience with drumming but a desire to learn, I feel very comfortable because of Lucas’ patience and ability to start with the basics. We drum, we laugh, and I learn a lot. Thanks, Lucas.Oct 20, 2020VerifiedVentura Drums's reply
Thank you Cathy!
Working with Lucas has been awesome! He's a great teacher and goes above and beyond for his students! Has a real passion for drumming and it shows in his teaching!Feb 27, 2019Verified
Well done. He is very professional and often quick to responsAug 12, 2020VerifiedVentura Drums's reply
Thank you Tanner! I appreciate the review.
I enjoyed and benefited greatly from my lessons with Lucas. He is a great teacher and knows so much about drumming and music in general. Lucas helped me take my drumming to the next level. Even my bass player noticed and gave me a compliment, LOL.Aug 1, 2019Review from GoogleVentura Drums's reply
That’s stellar Matt! Thank you for the kind words. Be sure to invite me out next time you’ve got a gig near me.
My son has taken drum lessons for two years and we switched him to Lucas a couple months ago. My son has a renewed energy and excitement for music and drums. We couldnt be happier with his progress. My son leaves his lesson with a smile on his face!May 31, 2019Review from GoogleVentura Drums's reply
Thank you so much for the kind and generous review, Heather!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Lessons at my studio are typically $25/half or $40/full hour.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?In our first lesson we assess the student's current drumming abilities while we discuss music, drumming, and the process of learning. Whether beginner or experienced, I address fundamentals (ie. posture, sticking technique) and we begin with a basic reading chart and play out some figures on a practice pad. Once we've established a baseline for the student's technical and reading abilities, we move onto the drum kit and test some coordination skills. Though it sounds like a technical process the way I'm describing it, it's all pretty fun and easygoing. And once we've gone through that, I will have assessed exactly how I can do my best as a teacher to help my new student grow into becoming a great drummer!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been playing for over twenty-five years. I have received countless hours of private instruction since my teens, and have worked with top industry professionals for the entirety of my professional drumming career. For the ten years I lived in Los Angeles, I toured with national acts and recorded in a number of LA's recording studios before I settled down to start a family, and have been a teacher for just about twenty years. In addition to that, I worked for eight years in music retail, running the largest drum shop on the West Coast for two of them.