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Mike S.
Sherman Oaks, California
Become a pro at playing the drums with an enthusiastic professional with 30+ years of experience
I teach reading rhythms, playing with a bend and how to groove!
About Mike S.

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of them had fun while learning and improving on their instruments. *** Lesson Details *** I am very enthusiastic and can teach students how to read. If they do not want to read music, they can learn to play by ear. I can also show them where to put their fingers. During piano lessons, I often accompany students on guitar and suggest a scale for improvisation, so they can play the blues. During drum lessons, I often play bass so they can learn to groove. *** Travel Equipment *** They should have their own instrument and a music stand. *** Specialties *** I specialize in jazz improvisation on piano and guitar. I also teach recreational guitar and piano for adults, including classical and blues styles. I coach bass players and drummers in playing stylistically correct grooves for jazz, rock and latin music.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1976


Big band jazz

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

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