Blake is not only an extremely talented drum player, he is also very knowledgeable of the contemporary music industry! He's always quick to help and support his students in any way he can. He is an incredibly kind, patient, fun, and encouraging teacher!! Every lesson is a pleasure with him and I highly recommend learning from Blake :)
Blake is an amazing musician and an exceptional drum instructor. I've been taking lessons with him for a few months, and I'm inspired by his knowledge and passion for drumming. He has a very effective approach to methods of teaching, and he keeps me challenged while helping me to move forward quickly. I was impressed with his awesome studio in N. Hollywood. It's clean, organized, and the the most practical setting for learning. He's also given me advice on selecting drum equipment, drum tuning, how to approach practicing, and overcoming obstacles. Blake is positive, patient, encouraging, and makes learning the drums extremely enjoyable! I look forward to my lessons each week, and I would highly recommend Blake for drum instruction!
My experience with Blake has been very positive. I am currently taking virtual lessons and am about a month & a half in with zero previous experience. I feel I have improved drastically with the tools he provides/ recommends. Blake does a great job at breaking everything down so that it’s easy for a beginner to follow along. Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • Rock • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.
Blake is the best: he’s just an outstanding teacher, and he’s completely consistent and reliable. My 15 year old has made amazing progress since he started taking lessons with Blake. Blake inspires my son and challenges him at every lesson, but always with a kind and gentle professionalism I have not seen in other instructors. My son’s bandmates are much obliged to Blake as well!
I have a BA degree from Berklee College of Music, and 20 years of professional experience as a drumset artist, and teacher. I've helped artists of all success levels, and students of all abilities.
I'm happy to offer individual lessons, or 5-lesson packages at a discount. Please contact me for all of the details.
Drumming and teaching drums has always been my professional passion and full time career.
I've worked with every type of student! Including beginners, high-school kids, college students, professional drummers, and even TV & Movie stars. All abilities are welcome! (ages 8+)