Pablo’s Drum Lessons

Pablo’s Drum Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

I have over twenty years of performance experience as a drummer. I have an AA degree in Music from Pasadena City College. I have a BA in Music from California State University, Northridge. I have taught individual and group instruction, focusing on hand technique and sight-reading. I attended Grove School of Music in 1990, where I studied hand and sticking technique and Latin drum-set application. I have performed in a variety of musical situations from big band performances to musicals, jazz trios, rock shows, and an independent film score. 

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Pico Rivera, CA 90660
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Sarah Schlender

    Pablo is a very patient instructor with tons of experience. He is professional and has taught me a great deal in the year that I have been working with him. I would highly recommend lessons with Pablo.

  • Paul Schramm

    I've been studying with Paul for a few years, and I would not be close to my current skill level without his instruction and guidance. Paul is a patient and brilliant observer and expert analyst in developing technique. Every time I think I've got it, he makes some acute observation that brings it to a deeper level of refinement and nuance. And I've learned from him how crucial this refinement is to sounding good in everything you play on the kit. Beyond building the foundation of technique, with Paul you will learn various grooves in different genres, reading notation and drum charts, soloing and comping, as well as prioritizing and organizing your approach and having the right attitude so people will want to play with you. Lessons are always fun and inspiring, and Paul is patient and sensitive to individual needs. He also brings to lessons his experience as a professional drummer. I've seen him perform professionally in various styles: small jazz ensemble, big band, latin, rock, funk etc. And he always sounds great: solid and musical with a great feel. His combination of skill, experience, knowledge, profound insight and sensitivity make him an invaluable teacher for those interested in developing as an artist.



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FAQs


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

Typically I run through several rudiments and notation to evaluate the students level, then take it from there.


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

I have over twenty years of performance experience as a drummer. I have an AA degree in Music from Pasadena City College. I have a BA in Music from California State University, Northridge. I have taught individual and group instruction, focusing on hand technique and sight-reading. I attended Grove School of Music in 1990, where I studied hand and sticking technique and Latin drum-set application. I have performed in a variety of musical situations from big band performances to musicals, jazz trios, rock shows, and an independent film score. 


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

I charge $50.0 per hour or $30.0 per half hour.


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching as a way to supplement my income.  I really enjoy watching a student progress, it gives me a sense of validation.


What types of students have you worked with?

Children age 10 and up and adults, who are interested in learning how to play drums.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My graduation from California State University Northridge (CSUN).


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

To have fun!  Learning should be fun.  It’s a ballance of teaching technique and the sheer joy of playing a drum-set!


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

What are their short and long term goals.  Also if they have the time to dedicate to regular practice and lesson schedules.


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