Jon Berghouse Drum Lessons

Jon Berghouse Drum Lessons

9 years in business

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Learn everything there is to learn about drums! How to play with effective technique, essential grooves, music notation, genres like rock, blues, jazz, and rhythms from all around the world! 

Jon Berghouse works with all ages and all experience levels, and lessons are fun and informative! 

Material and resources are included for you, as well as short post-lesson videos that demonstrates the topics covered in the lesson, and highlights moments from the lesson. Videos are stored in my Dropbox storage and a link is sent for you to view. 

When calling, please leave a voicemail and I will get back as soon as possible. Thank you!

I absolutely love seeing my students progress. When concepts sink in, students feel empowered and it's very humbling to see that in action. Even to those that don't think they are coordinated enough to play, think again! You got this! 

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San Diego, CA 92105
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I typically get an idea of what they already know on drums and their level of experience.  If they are brand new to the instrument, I will start off on fundamentals in an age appropriate way, but also aim to get the student playing along to music within a month.   If the student has some experience I will have them demonstrate that to me and we will take it from there.  If the student has a specific goal in mind, we can make that goal our focus.  

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

I have been playing music for over 25 years.  I started on piano and took lessons from age 5 until 10.  That is when I began playing drums and percussion.  I was drum captain at my high school drum line, and played in jazz band in college at UCSC.  I studied under a jazz drummer, George Marsh.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Individual lessons are: 

$30 per half hour

$40 per 45 minutes

$50 per 1 hour

Packaged 4 Lessons:

1 hour: $190

45 minute: $155

30 minute:  $120

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching drum lessons when I was in college to my friend's 5 year old kids.  I loved working with them, and eventually began pursuing more students.  

What types of students have you worked with?

My students have been all ages as young as 5 years old and as old as adults, all with differing levels of experience.  

Some of my students were trying out for their school band program/in it.  I have had students who already played in their church, but were self taught and needed a few pointers.  I have had students who wanted to focus on snare drum and drumline.  I have had students that wanted start a band with their friends.  I have had students that were simply pursuing a hobby.  

 In addition, I have had a few students with disabilities including ADHD and Autism, however, I should note I do not have specific training with children with disabilities other than hands on experience.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The birth of my daughter born September 2020!

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

Make sure the teacher enjoys teaching, and that they are open to your needs as a student. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Any question you have!

Good things to know are: price, what to bring with you/best way to set up for video chat lessons. 

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