Drum Lessons With André Custodio

Drum Lessons With André Custodio

5.0 (3)
Best of 2020
1 employee
23 years in business

About this pro

I get you right in by having an immediate understanding of where you are and where you'd like to take your playing. The objectives: Fun and advancement.
I've been playing the drums 30+ years, and have played countless venues and events ranging from weddings to birthdays, to corporate events. I play high-scale hotels, ships, and city-funded live music events. 
I lead my own jazz quartet: Consensual Bop.

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Oakland, CA 94609
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3 Reviews


  • Larry M.

    Excellent focus on technique! Really helped me with all my weaknesses as a drummer.

  • Jeff Nova

    Andre is an ideal teacher. Patient, observant, knowledgeable, open. I can't find a single criticism to share. I studied with Andre after having played already for 15 years, completely self-taught. I was worried because of this unique background, but Andre understood and zeroed in on an exact regimen that addressed my bad habits and propelled my playing forward.

  • Molly Osborne

    André Custodio is an excellent drum instructor that I would highly recommend to anyone new to drums or looking to improve their skills. He is patient, knowledgeable, and makes learning an enjoyable experience. Each lesson you review the homework you went away with from the previous lesson, and he gives you honest but constructive criticism. You usually build on this homework with additional technique lessons, and leave feeling like you've made actual progress which is very encouraging. He puts a lot of thought into his curriculum and is excellent with time management. Again, he is an exceptional choice if you are looking for a drum instructor!

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

I first determine what you know by discussion and demonstration. From there, we create a path towards reachable goals. 

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

Many years of private training and college-level education in music. I've been working in the field for approximately 30+ years.

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

$40 for a 45min lesson. Lessons are once and by arrangement.

How did you get started teaching?

I got started by a demand from a student who saw me perform at a local venue. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners up to professionals. All walks of life. Most ages.

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