Drum Lessons Unlimited

Drum Lessons Unlimited

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

I have written several, step by step method books which allow students to rapidly progress in an easy and logical manner. I will teach any student of any age and "have the patience of Jobe" according to one student's mother. I have a studio, make house calls and also do Skype/online lessons. I've been teaching since 2001 and have taken lessons with some of the best drummers in the world.

I LOVE TEACHING! It's an awesome feeling when you see a student grow to his or her potential and be able to accomlpish their goals. Whether it's playing a groove, fill or an entire song, the end result is worth the student's effort.

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Credentials

Los Angeles, CA 90055
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1 Review

5.0

  • Gary and Lu, Boxford MA

    Rody is a great teacher! Our eleven year-old son has been taking lessons with him for 6 years and Rody has consistently brought out the best in him. We couldn’t recommend him more.



FAQs


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

I ask what they like about the drums, what music they like and then show them what I call "Basic Beat # 1" and how it will fit into any song that has a 4/4 time signature.


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

I have been playing since 1979 and have studied with some of the best drummers in the world. I studied with Mike Mangini for over 2 years and he encouraged me to go to Berklee and learn about jazz drumming, so I did.


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

$25 per half hour

$35 per 45 minute lesson

$45 per hour - These are for in studio or online lessons. I charge more if I make a house call, depending on the distance I have to travel.


How did you get started teaching?

I just knew it was something I wanted to do, so I put fliers up and went for it. After my first lesson, I was aware that I had a lot of knowledge I could share with students of almost any level.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught students fomr the age of 4 to 80 and will teach those who other instructors consider too young. I have had many students with ADD and other learning challenges who have helped me to focus on being pateint.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have recently started to teach an older student who is self taught and playing for 8 years. He had run into difficulties learning a new song, so he sought out a teacher. It is very inspiring for me to see the "light go on" when teaching a more advanced player. Those "AH HA!" moments are great to see when any student gets it!


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

Try it, you might like it! A good teacher will bring out the best in any student and make it easy to understand.


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

Do you have goals? Is this for fun? What do you want to get out of lessons? Is this to help further your abilities for band at school? What ever you want to know, just ask!