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30 Min. Drums Lessons

1/week, billed monthly

Dave A

Dave Allen graduated from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music with a Degree in Music and Performing Arts.  After moving to Los Angeles from Australia, Dave completed the Post Graduate Encore Program at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA.  

Dave has been teaching professionally for over 30 years and loves teaching the drums as much as he loves to play the drums.
Dave specializes in teaching all styles of drumming, and loves to teach students of all ages, from the “wee little ones” to our seniors.  All levels too, the beginners, the kids auditioning for Jazz programs for school and college, and the students who just want to take their drumming to the next level. Whatever age or level, Dave and his students just have fun playing music!  Helping students to create this drumming happy place is what inspires him to teach the most.

Dave has recorded drums on movie and TV soundtracks including: 'American Pie', 'Crash', 'Power Rangers' and 'Me, Myself and Irene', 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', 'Smallville', and the Curious George Cartoons on PBS and HULU. 

In addition, Dave has recorded music for all 6 Disneyland Theme Parks around the world. Dave has also played drums with numerous singers including, Leonard Cohen, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Brett Michaels and Paul Reiser. 


 

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Jake D

Jake graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015. Since that time Jake has had taught a wide variety of drum set styles to students of all ages. Rock, pop, blues, jazz, funk, and more! 

Teaching the role of a drummer plays inside of a band is his primary goal as a teacher. Learning how the student learns and what makes them excited to play the instrument is crucial to their development. 

As well as teaching, Jake has toured and recorded internationally with multiple artists and loves to bring that real gigging experience and information into the classroom

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Mike D

Mike is a Michigan-born drummer who has been teaching professionally since 1999 and with Join The Band for over five years.  

In addition to Join The Band, he is also an instructor at Musicians Institute in Hollywood.  Rather than using the same lesson materials for every student, Mike will design a program based on your experience, musical interests, and performance goals. 

Mike has performed in over 30 countries around the globe with the likes of John Mellencamp, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), W.A.S.P., Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), Eric Sardinas, and Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow).  He attended the Indiana University School of Music where he studied with powerhouse drummer Kenny Aronoff.  

Rock, Metal, Jazz, Marching, Orchestral-- Mike has done it all, and he can help you do the same!
 

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Suraj P

Suraj is a drum set, piano, and voice teacher at Join the Band. He received his Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. 

Over the last decade, he has studied with world-renowned teachers, including Peter Erskine (drums), Russell Ferrante (Piano), and Kathleen Riggs (voice). 

In addition to his work as a musician, he is a professional actor who has worked on various projects, including Ender's Game, Modern Family, and Master of None. 

Suraj brings an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, incorporating ideas from literature, film, and visual art in his lessons. He prides himself on making his relationship with each student unique and personal.
 

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Taylor M

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. 
 

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Zak R

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!

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