Drum and Percussion Lessons in Los Angeles

Learn to Play the Drum Kit & Percussion

Our Approach to Drum Set and Percussion Lessons

We fully acknowledge that each aspiring drummer is a unique individual. While it is true that everyone must begin in the same place, where you go from there is completely up to you. The flexible style of our instructors will foster your musical creativity, offering wisdom, and guiding your technique to levels of excellence. While creative expression is strongly encouraged, we incorporate certain features across the board for all our students, especially in the beginning phases of instruction.

Drum Lessons Should Be Fun!

Few things in life are more satisfying than sitting down at a set of drums and playing your heart out. Students will find this unbridled joy in drum lessons at Kidz Create Music, as fun is the centerpiece of our teaching philosophy. We want our students to LOVE that feeling, whether it’s their first or five-hundredth time on the throne (and yes, it’s really called that!).

Whether your interest in the drums is currently an individual pursuit or you’re already part of a band or ensemble, Kidz Create Music’s passionate instructors are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals while having fun doing it!

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Students at Kidz Create Music can count on well-rounded instruction, rooted in proper technique. Working with a professional instructor, you will begin to master the fundamentals of drumming: a strong sense of pulse, how to control touch and tone, well-rounded drum vocabulary, ergonomic drum set configuration, good posture, healthy wrist action, four-limb independence, and efficient sticking patterns.

We strive to ensure that all of our drum students have a rich and varied lesson experience and become literate musicians. Students will be immersed in essential elements of music theory including rhythm and notation, and will gain exposure to the rich history of percussion.

We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals

Our teachers pride themselves on helping you discover new ways of connecting with the instrument while also working on music you know and love. The world of drumming is wide and deep – but through our tailored instruction, we help you reach your goals, whatever they may be.

Are you a member of a jazz ensemble? We’ll focus on swinging, dynamics, chart reading, and how to “kick” the band. Is your band hoping to be the next big country/rock/pop act? We’ll focus on playing with power, steady grooving, and bread-and-butter fills. Perhaps you desire to be a virtuosic drummer who can move in and out of all sorts of styles? We’ll help you identify the similarities and differences between them and navigate the precise skills needed for each.

Kidz Create Music staff listens to your needs and drumming goals to tailor lessons based on your preferences. You become a percussion expert as you prepare to achieve your musical ambitions.

Learning to play the drums fosters confidence, commitment, discipline, creative thinking, and cognitive function. We offer in-home and virtual lessons in cities all over Los Angeles county, California.

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Our Drum and Percussion Teachers

The highly-qualified drum and percussion instructors at Kidz Create Music are passionate, experienced, and versatile. With years of playing experience, our talented teachers understand the ins and outs of percussion and eagerly share their knowledge with you in an engaging, supportive, and nurturing environment. We offer customized lessons that give you a strong foundation and help you hone your talent and skill.

Matthew Carlson

Matthew Carlson

Online Piano, Guitar & Drums

Matt Carlson is a piano, guitar, and drums instructor as well as a composer and arranger. He has scored over 20 films as well as TV shows, web series, commercials, and jingles.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Drum Lessons

What is the minimum age to start drum lessons at Kidz Create Music?

We welcome students of all skill levels to take drum lessons at Kidz Create Music. While we create a positive and inspiring environment for all drum players, we’ve found that children generally do better if they’re older than 4 and physically and mentally ready to begin drum lessons.

Physical development is important since drum players must have dexterity, control, and motor skills as they learn rhythms and hold and maneuver the drum sticks. Drum students must also know how to count and have an adequate attention span for lessons and practice sessions.

We welcome you to contact us and discuss your child’s needs, interests and goals as you decide if your child is ready for drum lessons.

Do I need any prior experience?

Players of all skill levels benefit from drum lessons at Kidz Create Music. You may learn faster if you have previous exposure to percussion, understand rhythm, and can read music, but our teachers create customized lessons that allow you to learn foundational skills, develop advanced techniques and discover the joys of drumming.

What styles of drums can I learn?

Kidz Create Music offers versatile instruction for drummers of all styles. Our drum instructors specialize in marching band, orchestral percussion, jazz, pop, country, R&B, and metal.

Tell us what you want to play, and we match you with an instructor who can help you achieve your goals. We can also grow with you as your skills improve or your interests change.

What books will I need?

Every drum student has different needs and interests, and your instructor will customize a curriculum just for you. You’ll receive a personalized list of books to buy after your first lesson.

Your instructor can also recommend drum sets, stools, and other equipment, too.

Are drums the right instrument for me?

We often think of drummers as people who like to pound on things. But drumming requires concentration, technical knowledge, physical stamina, and creativity.

Listen to a variety of music styles and identify the percussion parts or meet with a drum specialist at Kidz Create Music as you decide if this instrument is a good fit for you.

Why choose Kidz Create Music for drum lessons?

If you’re ready to express your musical talents, skills, and creativity on the drums, we’re here for you. Kidz Create Music personalizes lessons to your unique needs, and our experienced, passionate, and skilled instructors create an engaging environment that promotes learning and fun.

With our student-centered approach, you gain a balanced education that helps you develop excellent musicianship and prepare to achieve your future goals.

Ready to begin drumming?

Contact Kidz Create Music today to begin your customized drum lessons. We prioritize your needs whether you want to hone your natural rhythm, land a spot in the marching band, or prepare to perform on stage.

Discover how our balanced approach gives you the foundation and skills you need for success.

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Praise for Kidz Create Music

  • Alexandria has been teaching my three children piano for three years now. She has instilled such a love of music in them. They look forward to lessons every week. Practice and theory assignments are varied and never tedious. I love that my kids joyfully approach the piano without being asked and I directly relate their enthusiasm to the quality instruction they have received through Kidz Create Music.

    Emily C.
  • As an adult student, I can’t ask for a better teacher: patient, flexible, encouraging, and a strong technical instructor. My progress has exceeded peers who started at the same time. Highly recommended.

    Dave B.
  • This is our 5th year of enjoying lessons with Kidz Create Music. My two daughters have developed a true love of music under the guidance of their wonderful piano teachers. They have motivated my daughters with their encouragement, engaging personality, warmth and positive approach. We are happy we found this school and grateful that our house is filled with beautiful music!

    Kim L.
  • Kidz Create Music is a wonderful music program for anyone who wants to learn how to play piano. Alexandria and her staff are all incredible people, and make the process fun and engaging. I highly recommend giving them a shot, whether the lessons are for your kids, or for you as an adult. It’s never too late to start lessons!

    Jeff Bauer, Keyboard Concepts
  • My family and I used this music school for a year and a half and the kids really enjoyed the teachers we had for piano and voice lessons (singing). Both teachers Dante and Michael were very patient and great teachers that inspired both our kids in the world of music. We often found our kids playing the piano on their own, not because we asked them, but because they enjoyed music. The teachers were punctual and followed the curriculum of the school. We also enjoyed the recitals planned by the school.

    Rex H.
  • “Hi Alexandria. My husband, Andy and I wanted to let you know how much my kids are enjoying their lessons with Sophie. She is sweet, patient and encouraging. She worked with Teddy on her voice audition for, ‘Frozen’ and Teddy ended up getting cast as ‘Elsa’. Teddy is so excited and was so appreciative to Sophie for all her work and support.”

    Alana U.
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