Drums Private Lessons
From the owner: J Mizenko
"I have known Tommy for over 15 years.. As a young drummer participated in the Join The Band, band program. He was always a hard worker and well-prepared. We are super excited to have Tommy on our teaching staff.
Tommy is a professional drummer and a USC Thornton School of Music graduate. A lifelong Los Angeles resident, he has been drumming for over 15 years, quickly falling in love with the instrument at age 8. As an instructor, Tommy has experience with students of all ages, consistently motivating them to reach their potential with his enthusiastic teaching style and infectious passion for music. Aside from teaching, he can be found performing throughout the LA area for various artists, specializing in genres such as rock, pop, and R&B.
Saturday at Join The Band
Parent Google Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ B Blount
"Terrance has been teaching my son (9) drum for the past couple of months, and we have been so impressed with the range of material he brings to each lesson (everything from Rock to Reggae to New Orleans jazz). As a result, Becket looks forward to every Saturday and thoroughly enjoys his time at JTB. Terrance is amazing!"
"Teaching drums is a beautiful journey because it helps others reach their potential and exceed their expectations.” - Terrance
As a teacher Terrance understands the importance of patience, diligence, compassion, and relatability. He also teaches the importance of proper technique, drumming fundamentals, playing by ear, and the anticipated goals of each student.
Being well versed in a variety of styles including gospel, funk, R&B, classic rock, jazz, and hip hop also expands his value a drum teacher here at Join The Band.
Terrance is a proud Los Angeles native who began playing drums at three years old, gaining early experience playing in church. His music journey would broaden at Cerritos College, studying Commercial Music, then transferring to California Baptist University to study Music for Worship and Ministry, attaining both Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
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“Rhythm is an innately human phenomenon, and our mission as drummers is simple: to make people dance and spread joy.” - Dan
A native of Connecticut, Dan has been playing drums and percussion for 15 years.
After first taking an interest in rock drumming in his early teens, Dan developed his jazz and world percussion backgrounds throughout his schooling at Georgetown University, and has taught private lessons for both drum set and hand drums for the last five years.
Embracing all styles of drumming, Dan has performed up and down the Eastern seaboard with groups ranging in genre from jazz to neo-soul, R&B, country and folk, Afro-Latin, classic rock, and hip-hop. His goal is to help students young and old on their own journey of self-expression and enhance their relationship with music through patience and perseverance.
Tuesday at Join The Band
Wednesday at Join The Band
Parent Google Review: K Clayton 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Our son enjoys studying with Taylor a lot. He started with Taylor when he was 9. We took a break and when he we picked up again our son said he only wanted to continue studying if he could work with Taylor. We love that Taylor focuses on basic techniques while giving our son the option to learn tunes he is interested in learning. He communicates well and is good about following up with assignments."
Taylor is a drummer, composer and producer from Los Angeles and holds a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music. He began playing drums at the age of 7 and was exposed to a wide variety of music from Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis.
He has been teaching drum lessons for over ten years and has been with Join The Band for over eight years now.
Taylor has taught students ranging in age from five to seventy years old. His goal is to personalize lesson plans based on the student’s musical interest, while still covering the fundamentals of drumming.
Monday at Join The Band
Parent Google Review: J Marcus 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Zak is an absolutely amazing drum teacher. He is patient, inspiring, and my son just adores him. He is a class act, and while we live around the corner from the school, I would travel miles for my son to have classes with Zak! We are so fortunate and lucky to have found him."
Zak is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Jazz Performance.
With his students, he inspires passion and excitement by teaching them how to play their favorite songs while also focusing on important fundamentals like grip, approach, rudiments, and musicality.
Teaching is enjoyable for him because he loves seeing students overcome challenges and the excitement they get from becoming a drummer!