Private Drum Lessons Los Angeles

Private Drum Lessons Los Angeles

5.0 (1)
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

Ready to start playing the drums? I teach drum lessons to beginners, intermediate and advanced players.

I'm a 31 year old professional musician who has been playing drums and percussion for the last 17 years. I've taught for a respected music studio in Connecticut and I continue to teach here in Los Angeles. I have played in numerous bands and toured the United States, Europe and Central America. The styles I teach are Rock, Jazz/Fusion, Latin, R&B/Hip-Hop, Funk/Soul, Reggae, Folk/Indie, Metal and World Rhythms.

I've always thought that learning should be fun. I consistently try to bring a creative and laid-back approach to teaching drums. After the first lesson, most students realize that I don't take myself too seriously. Sometimes certain techniques and reading exercises can be tiresome or even boring. When this occurs I switch gears and move on to something else. In my opinion, if a student is getting very frustrated it is usually best to relax and try a different exercise.  If we can't enjoy ourselves then what is the point?!

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Los Angeles, CA 90023
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1 Review


  • Gem Canales

    Brian is crazy on them drums and bongos! Awesome drum teacher, I'm glad I found his page. I was total beginner and he was cool with that, he is a real patient dude. I know some teachers don't accept beginners in LA but Brian was chill with it. I'm learning simple rock songs to get myself going. Its a lotta fun so I'm gonna keep coming.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?


No. I have started off teaching many students who only had a drum pad and a pair of sticks. While it is recommended that a student have a basic drum set, it is certainly not necessary in the beginning. If you want to learn hand percussion it is recommended to buy at least a used drum for a decent price.

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

17 years experience playing drums and percussion.  I’ve taught for music studios in Connecticut and Los Angeles. I have played in numerous bands and toured the United States, Europe and Central America.

How did you get started teaching?

I just wanted to have fun and I always loved the drums as a kid.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types and all skill levels!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Watch videos from the drum teacher and see if he/she can play well.  If you like their playing style then try out a lesson with them.  You won't know if you will gel with your teacher until you have taken a lesson.

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