Featured Drum Teachers Near Vacaville, CA

Larry V

Larry V

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A professional performer since age 15, Larry draws from a deep well of musical influence, including gospel, blues, funk, jazz and soul.  These various genres have collectively shared his unique sound, his groove “brand”, which is in full display in his performances and music recordings. Larry's resume’ reads like a “Who’s Who” list, having toured and recorded with those musicians listed above, as well as THE WHISPERS, MARTHA REEVES, THE MARVALETTES, CHARLES BROWN, BUFFY SAINT-MARIE, RANDY CRAWFORD and many more.  His work with the popular San Francisco Bay Area blues group, RON THOMPSON & THE RESISTORS contributed to the band earning two Bay Area Music Awards (BAMMY). His impressive career also includes a motion picture role as a nightclub band member in the Academy Award nominated “Peggy Sue Got Married” and being featured on the ABC Television San Francisco local affiliate, KGO for his work with “GRAMMY In The Schools” as a mentor and instructor.  World tours with jazz pianist, BRIAN AUGER and blues harp legend CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE round out a phenomenal career in music making. The true power of the “Groove Merchant” is exhibited in his latest musical creation, the “Oakland Scratch Groove”.  This groove is a true reflection of his talent as he offers his brand of penetrating, soulful, authentic “root music” grooves.

Jacob M

Jacob M

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I have been teaching music since 2001. I was the music program director at Mission Hills Middle School and the guitar and conga teacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland. I have also been a music instructor with Star Power Music, COVA, Art and Soul Music Studios, Hayward Music Center and ALMA. I teach guitar, congas, piano, voice and drum set lessons.

Joy C

Joy C

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I believe that if a student wants to learn music, they will. A big part of learning how to play the drums is patience and learning to control the various parts of your body. One of my main philosophies is, "If you can't play it slow, you can't play it fast. If you can't play it quietly, you can't play it loud. If you can't play one drum very well, what makes you think you can play 4?"    However, I also believe that playing music should be fun, as the word "play" implies. 

Yehoshua J

Yehoshua J

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I'm a lover of music and want those who pursue music to be as well! I am passionately motivated as a musician, minister of music, and singer. I have performed throughout this nation as a guest musician and in my own backyard as a vocalist and musician. Even though my college was not specifically a school of music but of biblical academics, I as highly involved in anything that music was apart of eventually graduating and becoming the schools minister of worship. I have lived my life as a professional musician and singer and believe others can do the same if they are fully committed. I desire to help impart all of my experiences to the next upcoming generation of musicians and those who weren't able to pursue it in their earlier years, its never to late to chase a passion.

Pete E

Pete E

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Teaching has been a constant for me since college (around 2005). I helped tutor both aural theory and written theory, and also helped with beginner piano classes. Later on, I taught at the East Bay Jazz Workshop and offered private lessons part time both at my home studio and at Young World pre-school. I've taught students of all ages and skill levels for many years and also can provide some experience at arranging, theory, and improvisation. I like to find a good balance between discipline and fun. Staying motivated to learn is also key, and I'm always open to new ideas and approaches. Jazz, pop, rock, classical, blues, soul, r&b, and whatever else is fair game!

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