Gary's Drum Studio

Gary's Drum Studio

5.0(2 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I have been a private music teacher teaching Drums and Guitar in the High Desert Since 1981. My students enjoy coming to there lessons! I like to work with them and help them to understand and grow on their instrument. Many of my student through the years have succeeded in band programs in schools and the community. Along with the music theory and explanations, we play exercises together and have great workouts for helping to achieve the musical skills necessary to greatly improve performance.

I enjoy what I do. It is a passion and I love working with people of all ages learn and master their skills in music.

Let me help you learn and achieve your musical passion too!


Gary Whitesides

Gary's Drum Studio

I enjoy teaching and helping others begin to achieve a higher standard of skill and development on there instrument. I like working with people and enjoy watching my students grow and improve there skills. I love practicing with my students in my sessions.


Hired 3 times
2 employees
38 years in business
Serves Apple Valley , CA
Offers online services


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    deborah K.

    Gary is so Patient and makes learning easy.
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    August 07, 2023


    Angela H.

    Very professional friendly accommodating with schedule
    Very reasonable price.
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    April 29, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Frequently asked questions

    Establish a working relationship with my new student! Show them what I will begin to cover and get them on a track to begin. Introduce the techniques and theory and ways to practice to and assign their first lesson. I teach them to practice and apply the skills for successful completion of each weeks lesson. Enjoy and share their accomplishments and watching them grow! 

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