Drums Lessons
Brentwood

Angeles Academy of Music provides the finest quality drum lesson in Los Angeles. We provide in person classes in our facility in Brentwood, but also provide online classes to the nation, or for local hybrid options. Central to Los Angeles in Brentwood, we are easily accessible from Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Marina Del Rey and Westwood Village.
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1,213
Students/week
74
Instructors
3
Locations

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Offering different styles

Classical
Jazz
Pop
Mix

Serving All Ages

Drum lessons are open to all ages and levels, and for children ages five and up, but we also specialize in lessons for adults. For almost ten years, we have helped thousands on their musical journey. Our talented, friendly, and qualified faculty can help you learn any style or genre of music, and lay the foundation for proper technique in the process. You will learn proper posture, several foundational beats, and how to go from there to adding exciting percussive details. More advanced drum students learn to refine their technique and develop artistry and musicality. Our instructors know how to not only get you the skill and technique you need, but how to keep it fun and engaging while working on the music YOU love.

Drums

Classes For Kids

Our instructor have a lot of experience with total beginners, and know how to guide them through to an advanced level.
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Drums

Classes For Adults

We have a large group of adult students that enjoy weekly lessons with us.
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Month To Month Lessons

Choose between
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60
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What will you learn in our

Drums

lessons?

The Drumset

A beginner student will start by learning all the parts of the drumset. This is essential to being able to communicate easily as patterns become more complex. A standard drum set will include the Snare, High Mounted Tom, Low Mounted Tom, Floor Tom, Bass Drum, and Four Cymbals. The Hi-Hat, two Crash cymbals, and the Ride Cymbal. All sets are adjustable, and a beginner class will also cover how to sit properly and adjust each of these cymbals and drums so that the student is comfortable and has easy access.

Grips

There are two main grips, and the matched grip is the most basic. The right and left hand should look and move identically. You will also learn the traditional Grip, which is the most common grip. The difference is in a traditional grip, the left hand is significantly different, while the right hand remains identical to the matched grip.

Patterns

Basic Patterns, such as bass drum on one and three, snare drum on beats two and four, and consistent high hat on beats one two three and four, are foundational patterns that are essential for all beginners. It’s important that these patterns be learn correctly, so we strongly encourage students to start very slowly, working towards speed over time. Our goal is also to fairly quickly get the student to begin working on music they are interested in, and luckily, many famous pieces of music contain these basic patterns.

Musicianship

As the student progresses, the basic patterns become second nature, and the student is introduced to all sorts of fills, and complex additional patterns and elements. In advanced level students, sensitivity to group playing, such as in bands is introduced, more improvisational techniques, and detailed dynamic ranges. An advanced student should be capable of playing with a variety of bands and different styles of music, such as pop, jazz, r&b, funk, and reggae.

Our Facilities

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Newly renovated, state of the art facilities on the best streets
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Access to grocery stores, high end shopping and cafes
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Comfortable lobby for parents or students with amenities: water, coffee, tea, and wifi
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Top quality Yamaha and Kawai pianos
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iPads in every room stocked with the latest music education tools

Brentwood

11670 San Vicente Blvd #C

Los Angeles CA 90049
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Westwood Village

10921 Weyburn Ave

Los Angeles CA 90024
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Tarzana

18634 Ventura Blvd

Tarzana CA 91356
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Concerts

Angeles Academy sets itself apart with the highest caliber performance opportunities in leading venues around Los Angeles, such as the Beverly Wilshire Ballroom, (Four Seasons), where such events as the Emmy’s are held, as well as the BP hall at the Disney Center. The rare opportunity to perform in these world-class facilities increases student recital participation, preparation, and results.
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Over 70 Music Instructors On Staff

All our music instructors have been carefully screened and chosen from hundreds of applicants to bring you the finest quality music lessons in Los Angeles! Here are some factors we look for: A fun positive personality, intuition and sensitivity, flexibility in teaching approach, years of experience, and university training from a top music school. We are sensitive to the fact that not everyone learns through the same method. Our instructors will make a plan to help you or your child learn music through the songs you love, while introducing all the essentials of good technique along the way. Learn more.

University Trained
Background Checked
Warm Personalities
Years of Experience

Our hiring process

Become part of our professional team by going through all stages of selection
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Over 5000 candidates per year
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Only 1% selected
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Personality tests and screening
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Background check and due diligence
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10 hours of training in Angeles Academy’s proprietary music education Methodology

What Are They Saying

We have a proven track record of excellence since our founding in 2011. Our testimonials for music lessons in Los Angeles can be found on Yelp, Google, Facebook and many other sites. Please enjoy just a few of our testimonials from happy customers.

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FIVE STAR!! Angeles Music Academy is beyond awesome!!! The staff are so professional and welcoming. The music teachers are so great and I have witnessed my daughter’s fast development in piano and her interest in music growing big that she is starting to learn singing as well.

Mona Namin

My son has been enrolled at Angeles Academy of Music for 2 months and we love it here. He is 7.5 and is taking piano lessons for the first time with Tori. She's amazing with kids and he is having fun and learning so much. I love how they tailor what he learns to his interests. Definitely recommend for families looking to introduce their kids to the joy of a musical education.

Eva Vieyra Osmand

This is the most supportive environment I have ever found for music learning. The teachers and staff are really amazing and welcoming. The school has very high standards AND a very fun environment. I love this school.

Sandra Duran

FIVE STAR!! Angeles Music Academy is beyond awesome!!! The staff are so professional and welcoming. The music teachers are so great and I have witnessed my daughter’s fast development in piano and her interest in music growing big that she is starting to learn singing as well.

Mona Namin

My son has been enrolled at Angeles Academy of Music for 2 months and we love it here. He is 7.5 and is taking piano lessons for the first time with Tori. She's amazing with kids and he is having fun and learning so much. I love how they tailor what he learns to his interests. Definitely recommend for families looking to introduce their kids to the joy of a musical education.

Eva Vieyra Osmand

This is the most supportive environment I have ever found for music learning. The teachers and staff are really amazing and welcoming. The school has very high standards AND a very fun environment. I love this school.

Sandra Duran
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Drum Lessons?

In general, percussion is rewarding in that results can come somewhat faster than other instruments. Percussion has much more collaborative, and social opportunities once a student can play the basics, in contrast for example to the piano, which mostly is a solo instrument. A intermediate to advanced student who knows different styles will always be in demand to play in various groups. There are a huge variety of musical genres that require percussion, such as Jazz, rock, R&B, Reggae, pop, funk, marching bands and even classical orchestra.

When should my Child start Drum Lessons?

Usually 4 and up. This is hard to answer however, because music requires concentration and focus, and children are ready for this at different ages. One positive note on percussion rather than other instruments, is that you can really produce sound quickly, as opposed to an instrument like the violin, which requires much more fine motor skills. The best way to find out is enroll in classes and see how well the child responds. If the parents can provide some structure and oversight to practicing that makes a huge difference.

How long does it take to learn to play the Drums?

Usually a few months to learn a simple piece. That said, everyone learns at a different pace, and this question is difficult to answer. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Also, progress tends to accelerate over time. Most of our students take lessons on a long term-basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.

Is it too late to take Drum Lessons?

No. This is a question we frequently get from adults who are interested in getting back into music after many years, or who are thinking of starting for the first time. We fully believe that it’s possible to learn percussion at any age, and in fact some adults can progress much faster than children because of their intellectual capacity. We have trained students in their 60s, 70s, and 80s, and even worked with a student over 100!

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