Brian R. offers Bongo Lessons, Conga Drums Lessons, Drum Lessons, Hand D...

Tutor in Los Angeles, CA 90064

Los Angeles, CA 90064


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Price starts at: $70.00

Subjects: Bongo, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Hand Drums, Music Theory, Percussion

I’m a 33 year old professional musician who has been playing drums and percussion for the last 19 years. I’ve taught for a respected music studio in Connecticut and I continue to teach here in Los Angeles. I have played in numerous bands and toured the United States, Europe and Central America. The styles I teach are Rock, Jazz, Latin, R&B/Hip-Hop, Funk/Soul, Reggae, Folk/Indie, Metal/Hardcore and World Rhythms.

I teach drum-set and various types of hand percussion such as bongos, djembe, darbuka/doumbek and congas.

  • Lesson Details *
    I’ve always thought that learning should be fun. I consistently try to bring a creative and laid-back approach to teaching drums. After the first lesson most students realize that I don’t take myself too seriously. Sometimes certain techniques or exercises can be tiresome or even boring. When this occurs, I switch gears and move on to something else. In my opinion, if a student is getting very frustrated it is generally best to relax and try a different exercise or beat. If we can’t enjoy ourselves then what is the point?!
  • Equipment *
    I expect a student to have at least a pair of sticks and a pad. Eventually they will need a metronome for practicing and if they are serious a drum-set at some point. If you’d like to learn hand percussion I recommend having a hand drum of some kind.
  • Specialties *
    The styles I teach are Rock, Jazz, Latin, R&B/Hip-Hop, Funk/Soul, Reggae, Folk/Indie, Metal/Hardcore and World Rhythms. I teach from the heart and develop a natural feel for my students. I also use multiple books mixed into my teaching.

Child Ages:
3 weeks - 17 years
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Date: January 15, 2004 – May 15, 2008
School: Western Connecticut University
Degree: Bachelor of Music Degree – Jazz Studies Percussion


Date: January 15, 2005 – February 15, 2008
Organization: Jim Clark Music Studios
Title: Drum Teacher
Description: I taught drum-set lessons at Jim Clark’s music studio in Stratford, CT before relocating to Los Angeles, CA.

Date: July 15, 2009
Organization: Los Angeles Drum Lessons & Hand Percussion
Title: Drum Teacher/Owner
Description: I have been teaching drum-set lessons and hand percussion lessons in and around Los Angeles, CA since 2009.


Date: May 15, 2008
Authority: Western Connecticut University
Name: Bachelor of Music Degree – Jazz Studies Percussion
Description: Jazz Studies Percussion Bachelor of Music Degree


Language: English
Proficiency: Fluent / Native Proficiency


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