If you want to learn how to play drums QUICKLY then Studio-333 is the place to come. It is a very cool, fun enviroment for learning. I have 2 drum kits facing each other so you can mirror everything that I am doing. My teaching methods aren't like most. I was self taught up until I was 19 where I attended Musicians Institute in 1983. I have a ton of experience. I have had complete beginners playing a drum beat within the very first lesson. NO JOKE! I have been a professional full time working musician for over 30 years. If you want to see more about me Look below.
I've been playing and recording in LA and OC for over 30 years. I am a 1983 MUSICIAN'S INSTITUTE graduate. My biggest influences are John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting), and more recently, Darren King (MuteMath).
Some of the artists I've played and recorded with:
• Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) - https://youtu.be/zU1yA9ojiM0
• Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)- https://youtu.be/6UtI-GXMl44
• Bobby Kimball (Toto)- https://youtu.be/6UtI-GXMl44
• Gian Marco (Latin Recording Artist)- https://youtu.be/kSJjj3uKmFA
• Dave Mason (Traffic)
• Dionne Warwick
• Mariners Church Irivne (primary drummer for 10 years)
• Tim Timmons (popular Christian artist)
• Saddleback Church San Clemente (4 years)
• Disneyland Tomorrowland Terrace (5 years)
I also play live and record with these local Singer Songwriters:
• AJ Degrasse - http://ajdegrasse.com
• Mike Vitale - The Hawkline Monster - http://www.hawklinemonster.com
• Dallas and Doll - https://youtu.be/ty3RxqIiUpM
• Kurt Hunter - http://www.kurthunter.com
• Steve Maggiora - http://www.stevemaggiora.com
• Scott Mickelson- http://www.mickelsonmusic.com
If you are interested in learning more about me, here are a few links:
I love watching students get into drumming, and see them grow.
Wow wow wow! My 8 year old is so happy with her lessons with Frank! My daughter says she loves the way he teaches, he makes learning fun and has a blast! She says he is funn and attentive and is the coolest guy ever! I love the studio and the way he has it set up for focus of his students. He is able to immerse the kids and keeps their focus! A total reccomend! We are very happy and look forward to more time with Frank!!
Frank is awesome! I've been taking drum lessons with him and he really knows how to work with whatever you throw at him. Whether it be tryin to figure out a cool drum part in a song, tighten up your timing or just overall rudiments. His studio is a perfect setting for getting straight to work. With his two drum sets staged face to face, a separate drum recording box and dim lighting to focus your mind on the task at hand, you can't ask for much more to help you feel any more comfortable than his home studio he put together. Definitely recommend!!
Frank and Studio 333 are awesome! Great setup! Great teacher! It's amazing learning from a talented and working musician. Frank is patient and makes each lesson fun. He works well with students of all ages; I met him when he was teaching my then 7 year old son. He's as patient with me as he was with my son. Frank's a great guy and you won't be disappointed!
5 star ratings from previous reviews is well deserved. Had my first drum lesson with Frank and it was such an awesome experience, I had a lot fun and I’m looking forward to many more lessons with him. He doesn’t really have a structured lesson plan like most places that will charge you a ridiculous amount of money, instead his lessons are geared more toward the students skill level which is great if your a beginner like I am and just want to start playing as fast as possible.... a bonus is he won’t charge you an arm and leg for lessons, it’s very reasonable. I would absolutely recommend anyone interested in drum lessons to contact Frank first.
I like to sit with a student, and find out where they are at experience wise. If they have no experience we start with a song that they like, and learn how to play it. I'm a self taught drummer. I didn't learn how to read music until I was 19, when I moved out to Los Angeles to attend Musician's Institute in 1983. I like to make it fun! Lets learn how to play first, then we can get to the reading and rudaments!
I graduated from Musician's Institute in 1983. I've been a full time working drummer for 35 years.
I used to teach at a music school that I felt charged way too much. They were charging $40 per half hour and $80 per hour. I charge $30 per half hour, and $50 per hour at my studio.
People kept asking me if I would give them lessons. I kept saying no for the longest time. I'd tell them "I'm a player, not a teacher". Then one day I decided to give it a shot, and realized that I really enjoyed it!
All types from beginners to experienced
I have been teaching a special needs kid for about 2 years. He is 16 now. It has been so amazing just watching him grow. I've never seen anyone that loves drums as much as he does!
I'd say look for someone with experience and a reputation. I'd make sure you have a teacher that has 2 drums sets so you can face each other during the lesson. I'd make sure that you like the teacher, and think he's fun! That would be me!
Ask the teacher what style they specialize in. Ask the teacher if they can help with a certian issue the student may be having.