Mike Caffell

Mike Caffell

5.0 (3)
1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

I am willing to travel to students and I also have a nice home studio in Pasadena, and a 20x20’ lockout outside downtown LA.  I teach a variety of instruments including drums, guitar, piano, and ukulele, and I focus heavily on overall musicianship.  I’m a patient and fun teacher and I make sure my students’ enjoyment comes first.  

I love seeing even small progress on the part of my students and encouraging them to embrace a broader array of music, arts, and culture.  

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Pasadena, CA 91106
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3 Reviews


  • Andrew Boyd

    Mike is an exceptional drum teacher. I have worked with several teachers/coaches in the past and, as far as I’m concerned, Mike is the best out there. From the day we started working together, Mike took an active interest in the songs and styles that I wanted to learn. He constantly pushed me to hone my skills and improve steadily in the most encouraging way possible. Mike is incredibly patient - he was able to gauge my ability and provide tailored coaching. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking to improve their chops, regardless of skill level.

  • Yuriko Katagiri

    My son is nine years old. He was happy with Mike during his drums lesson. Mile is expert at handling of the child of this year. He is very great teacher!!!

  • Michelle Solis

    Mike is very supportive,detailed, and most importantly patient. As an educator these are very important qualities to have. I am a current intermediate drum student and I definitely feel like I have learned a lot with Mike. He redirects you in a fun way when you start to trail off the original beats. Also he assists in breaking down beats to a simpler form if you are having a hard time with syncopation. Mike's in depth knowledge of theory and practice are of top notch quality and you leave the lesson with a lot of material to practice.