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Drum Lessons


Why not take one-on-one lessons from some of the best drum teachers in Los Angeles? 

We offer private in-home lessons and studio lessons to drummers and percussion students of all ages and skill levels.

Rock, pop, metal, Latin, electronic, r&b, soul, jazz, hip-hop, country and more!

Funk drum lessons - Los Angeles - Red Pelican Music - Chresten 5


Chresten is one of those rare guys, like Prince or Paul McCartney, that can play anything – drums, guitar, piano.  He’s also a songwriter, and fluent with music software (Ableton, Logic and Pro Tools). Not fair eh? A graduate of Iowa State, Chresten has 20+ years of music experience. He takes a personal approach with each student. As Chresten says, “every student is unique and everyone’s journey in music is different!” You’ll…

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Logan is a very talented and fun drum teacher.  A graduate of USC’s Popular Music Performance program, Logan is very versatile.  He specializes in r&b, soul, hip-hop, pop, and rock.  Logan’s music was recently used in the TV show, “Pretty Little Liars.” Logan has a deep love for teaching – whether you are a 5-year-old beginner or an adult professional, you’ll be energized by his enthusiasm and positive spirit.  Musicality, passion and simply having…

Rock drum lessons - Los Angeles - Red Pelican Music - Matt 1


Matt is a very funky drummer, with an infectious feel – he can lock to modern electronica, classic jazz, or a Stone’s track with pocket and precision.  As a drum student, you’ll enjoy Matt’s enthusiasm and appreciate his patience, and supportive style. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Matt began playing drums at the age of five, after seeing his uncle, a jazz pianist, play live.  He studied jazz drumming at Sonoma State,…

Drum Lessons Los Angeles - Red Pelican Music - Neil


Neil grew up in Cape Town, and began performing professionally at the age of 15.  He spent his teenage years playing with many famous South African artists.  Neil studied music at the University of Cape Town, and then moved to Los Angeles to study drums at Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute. Neil’s groups have opened for Tom Petty, Styx, Paul Simon, and Brian Wilson, and you can hear his drumming on TV shows such as Smallville and…

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Brian graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Specializing in Jazz drumming and World Music, Brian has performed with jazz legends Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Hal Crook and many others. Brian has toured extensively in the United States, Europe and South America, recently returning from a two week engagement in Columbia. In Los Angeles, Brian teaches, performs regularly with rock and jazz groups, and composes for film and…