Play Drums LA

Play Drums LA

5.0 (3)
6 hires on
1 employee
14 years in business

About this pro

I am a professional drum teacher with 30 years teaching experience. I teach all genres, concepts and the fundamentals, of course. I also teach my students about the physiology of playing drums. Finding a music instructor that covers physiology is not as common.

I have studied extensively the physiology  of the human body playing a musical instrument. I have earned  a deep understanding of the physiology of playing drums (which can be also be applied to other instruments). Learning the physiology behind  practicing/creating music will have a very positive effect on both your improvisation skills and your daily practice - you’ll leave a practice session looking forward to the next day’s practice!

Playing drums has been a huge passion of mine all my life, since I was 12. I’ve also been teaching professionally for 28 years, and I enjoy teaching others who have the same passion. It’s very rewarding to help them progress and learn to love the instrument.

I enjoy seeing people learning to play and pursuing their passion. I enjoy working with kids and helping to instill confidence. I also enjoy teaching adult students who quite often tell me that they have always wanted to play but put it off for one reason or another. It's rewarding to help all my students meet their goals and explore their artistic side!

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Los Angeles, CA 90028
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3 Reviews


  • Caporello Stefano

    Very good teacher!!!

  • Amy L.

    Michael is a fantastic drum teacher. He is an extremely talented drummer and is skilled in all genres of music, from rock to jazz to latin. As a teacher he is very patient and adjusts to my needs / preferences. He is able to explain in detail both the mental and physical aspects of drumming, which I love, and always has tons of suggestions for improving my skills, from improv to rudiment exercises to jamming along to songs. I’ve learned so much taking classes from Mike!!

  • Karen P.

    I started taking drum lessons later in life as I've always wanted to learn. After a great birthday present from a friend I started lessons with Mike. He is great at listening to what I wanted to learn and was very, very patient with me. I've always had trouble reading music but he taught me in no time and made the lessons very fun and interesting. He let me pick the songs I wanted to learn and he would even play along to help me get it right! Mike is a very talented drummer, musician and teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning the drums, he'll have you playing in no time!!


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

I will get to know the student and find out their musical goals. I will inquire about the music they are passionate about. 

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

I Graduate Musicians Institute in Hollywood CA. with honors.  I have a abundance of live performance experience i can share with students aspiring to be a performer.

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